Yellowstone Fishing Report

Yellowstone Fishing Report- Yellowstone River Fly Fishing

Yellowstone Fishing Report

Yellowstone Fishing

This is a trout fishing paradise. Yellowstone Park has unlimited fishing possibilities, which are best discovered through exploring the backcountry and experience gained from fishing these waters. We focus our guides options in the southern portion of the park.

Lewis Lake and River offer prime brown trout fishing as soon as the ice melts on the lake. Yellowstone Lake is a great early season option. Fishing for native Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout on Yellowstone Lake is as good as it gets. A native species of trout, in its home water, in our nations oldest park–unforgettable.

The Madison, Firehole and Gibbon Rivers offer great wade fishing on smaller rivers for energetic fish. If you are traveling to Yellowstone Park and do not fly fish, it’s worth learning just so you can fly fish this volcanic caldera.  Check Westbank Anglers Yellowstone Fishing Report for weekly updates on Yellowstone River fishing conditions.



July 3rd, 2017

Stillwater: Our area lakes are still fishing well, and can provide an exciting day on the water. The surface water is getting warmer and fish can be found near the surface eager to eat dry flies. Lewis and Yellowstone lakes are great options if you are willing to drive. Closer to home, Phelps and Jenny lake are both fishing with dries and small...... read more

June 24th, 2017

Stillwater: If your looking for a fun day of fishing with friends, family or just need a personal day, Jackson, Jenny and Lewis lake offer great fishing with stunning views. You can expect to catch Lake Trout, Brook Trout and Cutthroats. Now is the best time to fish the lakes,  both sinking and floating lines will all be useful for fishing here....... read more

June 16th, 2017

Stillwater: While the Snake is still in run-off, many of the lakes in the area are still proving to be consistent fisheries. Fishing streamers at variable depths on Jenny, Jackson, and Lewis Lake continue to keep anglers smiling and coming back. Look to fish streamers all day long. Patterns: JJ Special (#6-#10), Jake’s CDC Squirrel Leech...... read more

June 10th, 2017

Stillwater: With the Snake and its tributaries still high and muddy, our local lakes have been the ticket to catching fish. Jenny, Jackson, and Lewis Lakes are all great options this time of year. Streamers will produce fish all day long worked at the right depth, and the surface action has begun to heat up. Look for the flying ants on Jenny Lake...... read more

June 2nd, 2017

June 2nd Update:  South Fork of the Snake River: Flows on the South Fork were bumped up to 14,000 cfs, the water is starting to look better in terms of clarity, but expect the fishing to be off for a few days as the fish adjust to the new flows. We expect the South Fork to be pretty dynamic in the coming weeks with water clarity improving with...... read more

May 8th, 2017

  Snake River (Jackson Hole) and it's Tributaries: Spring is finally here, bringing with it warm temperatures and high water. The Snake River and it's tributaries are blown out from Pacific Creek all the way to Palisades Reservoir, the only remaining clear water is the 5 mile stretch from Jackson Lake Dam to Pacific Creek Landing. With 5...... read more

Brown Trout Yellowstone River

June 17th, 2014

Yellowstone National Park opened for fishing May 24th and we have been poking around the areas closest to Jackson .  The Firehole has been getting the majority of attention and has been quite productive over the last couple of weeks.  We are offering guided trips on the Yellowstone waters that are feasible for us to get to in a day.  The...... read more

Snake River Conditions Improving

June 14th, 2013

Yellowstone National Park has a multitude of options available for any type of angler.  There's so many possibilities you can't even list them all, but the Firehole and the Madison garner the most attention, and are fishing well right now.  If you're headed up there, you'll want caddis and PMD's, both in nymph and adult stages.  Don't forget,...... read more

May 26th, 2012

Yes!  Fishing season 2012 is here!  The opening on Yellowstone's fishing season always gets us excited.  It marks the beginning of the fishing season in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, and this year looks to be one for the books.  The Firehole is in great shape with clear, good flows and is poised to have some strong hatches of Baetis and...... read more

January 9th, 2012

Yellowstone National Park is covered with snow, albeit not as much as we would like to see, but it is a winter wonderland and cold. Fishing opens in the majority of the park the 3rd Saturday of May. In the meantime if you want to see Yellowstone in winter, call Togwotee Snowmobile and Snowcoach tours and ask for our own fishing guide Brandon...... read more


July 13th, 2011

Fishing in Yellowstone National Park has been very productive recently. Both lakes and rivers are fishing well in the park. Lewis Lake and Yellowstone Lake are both fishing well. Stick with sub surface flies such as nymphs, leeches, and wooly buggers. The Firehole River is also fishing well. Caddis flies, PMD's, and Parachute Adams are all...... read more


May 18th, 2010

The days are counting down to Yellowstone opening many of its rivers to fishing. It is important that if you are venturing up to Yellowstone Memorial Day weekend to be aware of which rivers are open. Of course, one of everyone’s favorite (the Firehole) opens memorial day weekend and is always a great place to spend a day fishing when other local...... read more


July 16th, 2009

The river below Fishing Bridge opened this past Wednesday (15th). The reports we got back from the opener was that the water levels were very very high. In most spots on the river it was also impossible to take more then two steps off the bank because the water was just too high. This high water should help multiple aspects of the river system for...... read more


July 19th, 2007

The voluntary closures from noon to 6:00 PM have now been made mandatory. The warm water temps have prompted the Park Service to issue mandatory closures on many of the popular rivers from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. I recommend not fishing past Noon, so get up early, take a walk (be sure to have bear spray and make noise) and go fishing. There are...... read more