No matter the season that brings you to West Yellowstone, there is something to offer for everyone! The long summer days provide outdoor enthusiasts unlimited access to explore and play in the splendor of the high country. And, no other season rivals the wonder of Yellowstone in the winter.
Surrounding the western boundaries of Yellowstone National Park are some of the country’s top trout streams: the Madison River, Gallatin River, Yellowstone River, and the Henrys Fork of the Snake River. The Gallatin River, one of Montana's most magnificent, offers blue-ribbon rainbow, Yellowstone cutthroat, and brown trout streams.
West Yellowstone earned the title of America’s “Top Ten Fishing Towns” (Forbes Magazine) for unparalleled year-round fishing. Top blue-ribbon trout streams surround West Yellowstone: the Madison, Gallatin, Yellowstone and the Henrys Fork of the Snake. The upper Madison, the Firehole, and the Gibbon Rivers are just minutes away in Yellowstone. Unbeatable float and deep-water fishing abound on Hebgen Lake and Earthquake Lake, Henrys Lake and Island Park Reservoir. In winter, Hebgen Lake features ice fishing including NAIFC and regional ice fishing tournaments and events.
In winter, Hebgen Lake features ice fishing including a North American Ice Fishing Circuit (NAIFC) qualifier and regional ice fishing tournaments and events. The annual NAIFC tournament is held the first weekend in February is winter's equivalent of summer's big time bass and walleye tournaments, is filled with seminars, a kid's free ice fishing clinic (with free rod & reel for every child), and the fishing competition itself. More information is available at www.westyellowstoneicefishing.com
Don’t miss the fly-tying action, news, equipment and guide service available in our fly-fishing shops. And don't miss the September fishing phenomenon of "gulper fishing!" Read more!