Area Fishing News

Yellowstone National Park to Host a Presentation on Native Fish Conservation

Posted on April 15th, 2024

On April 30, YNP is hosting a virtual presentation about ongoing native fish (Yellowstone and westslope cutthroat trout and Arctic grayling) recovery efforts in the park. There’s a pretty fair chance they’ll talk about the rationales and details on the new year-round fishing opportunities on the Gardner & Madison Rivers, too.

The meeting takes place at 11:00AM MDT on Tuesday, April 30.

Here’s the official announcement.

The meeting will take place on Microsoft Teams (online video meeting software). There are usually Q&A opportunities associated with these meetings. Here is the link to the Teams meeting.

YNP Opening to Year-Round Fishing!

Posted on April 7th, 2024

Year-round fishing in Yellowstone National Park will be possible for the first time in many decades beginning in November. The park is opening sections of two rivers to year-round angling. This will be the first time in decades any portion of the park will be open to fishing during the winter.

The Madison River from the WY/MT state line (near the Barns Pools) and more importantly for us the Gardner River from Osprey Falls to the Yellowstone River confluence will officially be open year-round starting May 25.

The Gardner River will be one of the best winter and spring wade-fisheries in the Rocky Mountain West. Due to the influence of the Boiling River hot spring, this water never gets too cold for trout and insects to remain active, and the late winter and early spring rainbow run rivals the fall brown trout run, without the crowds.

We will be offering SUBSTANTIAL discounts for brave anglers who want to plan a December-March ski/fish trip or and April-May shoulder season fishing trip. Details will appear on our website in the next few weeks, along with a winter fishing page and edits to other pages.

This might well revolutionize our business: fifteen trips a year between November and April inside YNP is a Roth IRA contribution for the year, or the payment on a new truck…

Here’s the NPS News Release.