West Yellowstone has unparalleled year-round fishing. Top blue-ribbon trout streams surround town making it the heart of fly fishing in the Rocky Mountains.
Unbeatable float and deep-water fishing abound on the lakes near West Yellowstone. Hebgen Lake is known as one of Montana’s premier stillwater and dry fly fisheries. Several marinas offer convenient boating and fishing supplies, including rentals.
In the spring, fishermen test their skills to catch rainbow and brown trout covered in stunning patterns and vivid color. Early summer brings the amazing salmonfly hatch. Late summer and fall offer the chance to hook trout chasing the Callibaetis moth hatches and the famous Hebgen Lake gulpers.
Fishing isn’t only a fair weather excursion. Fly fishermen can be seen wading waste deep in the icy waters of the Gallatin and Madison Rivers, and ice fishing on the lakes is quickly becoming a popular winter experience.
Take a day and enjoy the waters of Montana with an experienced guide making it a trip to remember. Be careful as you may become hooked for life.