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Yellowstone National Park
Perhaps no other region in the country is more renowned for its spectacular setting for trout fishing than Yellowstone National Park. Many of the streams in the Park are native trout strongholds offering anglers the opportunity to catch beautiful native cutthroats among herds of bison, elk, and antelope. Justin Edge (Owner of Edge Outfitting) formerly worked as a predator biologist in the Northern Range of Yellowstone National Park, and is intimately familiar with Park geography, wildlife, and natural resources, which he enjoys sharing with clients on fishing trips. We offer fly fishing only trips in Yellowstone National Park which requires a special permit, for which Edge Outfitting acts as an Authorized Permittee of Yellowstone National Park. All trips inside Yellowstone National Park are exclusively wade only.
Springtime in Yellowstone is a magical time. Fishing on the Firehole River as soon as the Park season opens is a fantastic and bizarre experience. The Firehole River begins at Madison Lake in the western portion of Yellowstone and flows for 33 miles before joining with the Gibbon River to create the Madison River. Often referred to as the "strangest trout stream on Earth," the Firehole is a hot spring-fed river flowing through the most active geyser basins in Yellowstone including Old Faithful.
With the onset of summer and post-runoff conditions, numerous other streams inside Yellowstone National Park become fishable and are legendary streams for the fly angler. These include: Gibbon River, Nez Perce Creek, Yellowstone River, Lamar River, Soda Butte Creek, Slough Creek, and Pebble Creek, among others.
As fall arrives in the Park, the Madison River inside the Park boundary is the main attraction, as aggressive Rainbow and Brown Trout make their way up from Hebgen Lake. Late September, October and early November are amazing times to explore the Madison river in Yellowstone National Park. These fall lake run Rainbows and Browns, are darker in coloration and aggressive in their behavior. With the summer crowds having subsided, enjoying a crisp fall day catching lake run Brown Trout among bugling elk and golden aspen stands is truly spectacular.
Fly fishing in Yellowstone National Park is a very unique experience that every angler should move to the top of their bucket list and our guides are extremely knowledgeable about techniques and strategies to connect you with a trout in some of the most amazing settings in the world.
Regulations for fishing inside Yellowstone National Park vary slightly from those of the states surrounding it. Anglers are required to have a special license for fishing in Yellowstone National Park which can be purchased in many local shops in West Yellowstone as we pass through. Lead weight is prohibited within the Park boundaries as well, so we use only non-toxic split shot when necessary. Additionally, wading boots with felt and barbed hooks are prohibited inside the Park. The fishing season in Yellowstone National Park is from the last Saturday in May to the first Sunday in November, so be sure to consider this experience during your visit!
2021 Yellowstone National Park RATES
Full Day Yellowstone National Park Walk/Wade Per 2 Anglers: $600
*Yellowstone National Park fishing Season is traditionally the last Saturday of May through first Sunday of November
**Edge Outfitting, LLC acts as an Authorized Permittee of Yellowstone National Park