Yellowstone National Park Fishing Guide

YNP Fly Fishing - Lamar Valley

Besides fishing the Park stretches of the Madison and the Gallatin, with Lost Fork Outfitters you have the expanse of Yellowstone National Park to explore. From the fabled Northeast Corner, home of Slough Creek, Soda Butte, and the Lamar River, to the thermal-strewn Firehole River in southeastern Yellowstone, and every stream, lake, and river in between, you could spend a lifetime fishing the Park. Start with one day and Lost Fork Outfitters.

Northeast Corner

Slough Creek, Pebble Creek, Soda Butte Creek – names synonymous with crystal clear water, spectacular beauty, and the deliberate rise of cutthroat trout. If you’re interested in hiking, honing your casting skill, and occasionally looking around for wildlife, these waters are for you. The Lamar River offers long flats, canyon water, meadows, boulders, and pocket water for the adventurous angler, along with all the fishing challenges these varied waters hold.


A day in the northwestern section of Yellowstone could find you fishing the Gardiner River, small mountain creeks like Indian, Blacktail Deer, Solfatera, Fan, or the beautiful Gibbon River. Technically the Gibbon flows out of the center of the Park, but as you follow it through backcountry lakes as it meanders through meadows and then through a stunning waterfall and canyon to meet the Firehole and form the Madison, you’ll see parts of Yellowstone many visitors never experience.


The Firehole River is magical. There’s no other way to say it. Heat, nutrients, and organisms from 70% of the Park’s thermal features drain into this ever-changing, ever-popular river, creating a unique fishery dotted with hot pots, wildlife, and rising fish. Mist, steam, and insect hatches float above the water, and feisty trout float below. From the smallest beginnings to the dramatic canyon and confluence with the Gibbon, you will want to experience this river firsthand.

Southeast and Central

The true heart of Yellowstone is made up of the Yellowstone River and Yellowstone Lake. The river starts south of the Park in Wyoming, where the North Fork and the South Fork of the Yellowstone River converge, feeding and then draining the Lake before continuing over the Upper and Lower Falls at the head of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. After passing through the Black Canyon of the Yellowstone farther downstream, the river leaves the Park and flows northward into Montana and onward.
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