Summer fishing season has begun in Yellowstone!
Our “Summer” has finally started! well….. almost. Our weather has fluctuated between 45-85 degrees depending on where you are in the Park. We are taking almost all of our trips in Yellowstone National Park right now because the fishing is good! We have also taken some float trips on our local secluded lakes. Our Yellowstone River fly-fishing trips should start to go out at the end of the month (around June 27th… depending on flows and clarity). We just took one of our family trips to one of our secluded lakes. The kids, parents, and guides all had a blast! We had our youngest angler to date on the boat who was 1 year old! He mainly slept and got a little sun tan…… and, yes, he wore a life jacket the entire time.
Here we have Rosalee, Alexa, and Ella…. They are the next generation fly-fishers…and were so excited to fish! Two sisters and one cousin… Not a bad way to bond as a family. Nice job, ladies!
More and more spots are opening up to fish in Yellowstone National Park as our run-off starts to drop. There is always a place to fish in Yellowstone National Park. We have been spending a lot of our time on the Firehole River. This is an amazing Spring fishery because it has tremendous thermal influences from Biscuit Basin and Old Faithful thermal features. From Gardiner it is about a 2 hour drive with the construction….. but the fishing and scenery are worth it! We have also been fishing the Gibbon River, as it also has some thermal influence and is running clear. There are also several lake options that are fishing very well this time of year for the angler who is willing to go on a back-country adventure!
ABOVE- YRO Guide Zach Petrich working a spot on the Firehole River. What do our Yellowstone fly-fishing guides do on their days off? Fish!
RIGHT- Here is an Arctic Grayling caught on a wilderness lake in Yellowstone. There are not many spots where you can still catch Grayling in the Lower 48 states… But, Yellowstone in June is one of them!
BELOW- Everyday our water in the Park is dropping and small, hidden-gem type creeks start becoming fishable. This little creek is almost there!
Please give us a call with any Yellowstone area fishing questions. If you are interested in booking a Yellowstone fly-fishing trip, one of our Yellowstone fly-fishing guides would love to take you on a trip!
Yellowstone River Outfitters