Where to go Fishing
The diverse range of fishing in Wyoming is sure to please all types of anglers – with areas like the large Snake River, the high-mountain Green River Lakes, and the lesser-known North Platte River Valley providing more fishing in more beautiful places than anyone could hope to take advantage of in just one trip. Also check out Palisades Reservoir.
Eastern Idaho/Teton Valley
Idaho seems to be an oft-missed corner of the West, with Montana, Wyoming and Utah drawing more visitors. Don’t let this gem of a state fly under your radar, as the fishing here is easily equal to that of its neighboring states, often with less people. Some of the best fishing locales include the Henry's Fork of the Snake, Fall River, South Fork of the Snake, and the Teton River.
Montana is home to countless waterways famed for their fishing; Yellowstone, Clarks Fork, Gallatin, Madison, Stillwater, Boulder, and the Bighorn Rivers – all contain some of the best trout fishing in the country. Whether you go for a day or a month, a fishing trip to Montana is sure to be a success.
Grand Teton National Park
Fishing at the base of the Tetons is a must-do for any angler. Highlights include Jenny Lake, which never disappoints with some of the best scenery in the Park, and the Snake River, which offers excellent trout fishing the entire way through the park. The Jackson Lake Dam, and especially the tailwater, is a popular and reliable place to fish.
Yellowstone National Park Fishing
Yellowstone National Park and the surrounding area have some of the best trout fishing in the U.S., with rivers and lakes filled with large trout and surrounded by truly spectacular country home to an abundance of amazing wildlife. Try lake fishing on Yellowstone Lake, Shoshone Lake and Lewis Lake or fly fishing along the
Firehole, Madison, Lamar, and of course the fabulous Yellowstone River.
The best ice fishing around can be found at Palisades Reservoir, just south of Jackson near Alpine. Slide Lake in the Gros Ventre Range also offers great ice fishing. Closer to home, ride your snowmobile out on Jackson Lake in Grand Teton National Park, one of the few places that allows snowmobiles within the park.
Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, as well as the National Parks have different regulations and licensing systems. Stop in at your nearest fly fishing shop and ask for some advice on which type of license to buy.
Guides & Shops
Whether you want to take advantage of one of the Jackson Hole fly fishing guide services for a day or two, find a local fishing shop to pick up some hot tips and flies, spend a weekend at one of the area’s fishing lodges or a quick and fast report on recent hatches and river flows, you’ll find the right info here.