Great fishing spots in the Yellowstone Area

Avoid the crowds by fishing Jackson Lake in Grand Teton National Park. With a professional guide, Jackson Lake rewards anglers with trophy-sized fish.
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Avoid the crowds by fishing Jackson Lake in Grand Teton National Park. With a professional guide from Signal Mountain Lodge, the waters of Jackson Lake reward anglers with trophy-sized fish.

Lodges of East Yellowstone are situated along the spectacular North Fork of the Shoshone River—a world-class, blue ribbon wild trout stream. Call 307-587-9595.

Fairmont Hot Springs Resort serves as the perfect base camp while fishing for blue ribbon trout on the scenic, unspoiled Big Hole River, on Georgetown Lake, or in the many rivers, creeks and pristine streams in southwest Montana.

• In Wyoming, test your skills against rainbow, brown, cutthroat, grayling, golden and brook trout on the grand-slam waters of the Bighorn or Tongue rivers near Sheridan.

• The Green and New Fork Rivers near Pinedale provide excellent public access to high quality fly-fishing opportunities, both by boat and from the bank. The Wyoming Range waters offer a great start for anglers trying for the Cutt-Slam, a program that recognizes those who catch each of the 4 cutthroat trout subspecies: the Yellowstone, Snake River, Bear River and Colorado River.

• To the east of Laramie is Curt Gowdy State Park, and to the west are the Snowy Range Mountains. Gowdy has lakes and beaver ponds, while the Snowy Range offers high mountain lakes and streams. Both areas are easily accessible by vehicle or a short hike.

• Fish some of the best lakes and streams in Wyoming. Buffalo and Johnson County have world-class fly-fishing opportunities at reservoirs and creeks in the foothills, as well as in the pristine mountain lakes and streams of the Big Horn Mountains. The region has a great variety of species including grayling, brookies, rainbows and browns.

• The legendary Henrys Fork country of Eastern Idaho boasts some of the world’s finest trout fishing. Set up camp near excellent fishing in one of Eastern Idaho’s 65 RV parks and campgrounds. For a free Idaho campground directory, call 800-847-4843.


Yellowstone trout

Yellowstone Fish Fact File

Yellowstone cutthroat were once widely distributed throughout the Yellowstone River system, including portions of northwestern Wyoming, southeastern Idaho, southern Montana, plus northern Nevada and Utah.