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Yellowstone Lake Float – Yellowstone National Park

World’s largest population of inland cutthroat trout

At 280 square miles, Yellowstone Lake is North America’s largest mountain lake and also boasts the world’s largest population of inland cutthroat trout. When the lake opens to fishing on Memorial Day, we begin guiding both fly and spin fishermen.


Trip Includes: 

  • Rods, reels, and waders if needed
  • Transportation to and from Jackson
  • Delicious lunch

Per Boat: $775.00 for 2 people, $1075.00 for 4

Additional Person: $150 per person

Additional Information

This is an extremely productive lake in which most of the fish you catch are between 18 – 22 inches and the average tends to be about 19 inches. Both wets and dry flies work on this lake and which you use will depend on the time of the year and hatches. Sometimes we troll wet flies and other times we anchor and cast from a stationary boat.

If conditions are right we will cast a dry fly to a cruising trout; this is much like stalking a bonefish on the flats.

Spin fishing also works well on Yellowstone Lake and we are happy to take spin fishermen. We use ultralight rigs with 6 – 8 pound line. If you don’t wish to bring rods with you we will be happy to supply you with a loaner.

All our fishing is done from one of our comfortable guide boats. Lunch, transportation, park entrance, and loan equipment all included in price. You will just need to get license and a few flies or lures and you’re set to go. We begin guiding fly fishermen on the Yellowstone Lake starting Memorial Day.

Find current conditions for the Yellowstone Lake on our Yellowstone Lake Fishing Report

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Hatch Chart

What’s Biting and When

You’ll need the right fly for the right day. Our Hatch Chart can help you decide.

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When to Fish

Lots of Options

We answer the question, “When’s the best time for fly fishing in Jackson Hole?” Hint: Always!

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Fishing Report

Current Fishing Conditions

What are the fish biting on today? View our latest Jackson Hole Fly Fishing Report update!