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The Yellowstone

The Yellowstone Float is our premier trip, allowing anglers to experience a part of Yellowstone Park that many of the annual 4 million visitors will never access.

experience a part of Yellowstone Park that many of the annual 4 million visitors will never access.

From early season ice-off, to Autumn’s clear waters, this pristine lake contains brown, brook and lake trout. For the more adventuresome angler, Lewis Lake offers plenty of action, with ice-off occurring around Memorial Day. When the sun warms that open water for the first time in six months, those trout love it!

Dress warmly, as weather in early June in Yellowstone Park, at 7,000’ can be chilly. Our powerboat cabin enclosures offer excellent protection to anglers at this time of year.

We can meet you at the boat ramps during your stay in Yellowstone Park.

All fly-fishing and spin fishing gear is included in every trip, as well as lessons in its use, at no extra charge.
Details

6 Hour Trip

Per Angler

Age 13 and over

$765

Additional Anglers

3+

$150/person

Details

4 Hour Trip

Per Angler

Age 13 and over

No Half Trips Available

Additional Anglers

3+

$150/person

For any given fishing trip the guide will provide: transportation to from and on the river, personal flotation devices, fly rods, flies,snacks (lunch on full days) and beverages.

The client will be responsible for: purchasing a fishing license that is valid for the days they are fishing, sunscreen, clothing for any weather we expect to have, a hat, and sunglasses.

Getting to Jackson Hole

Staying In Jackson Hole

Whether you fly fish, or spin fish, this catch and release area has some of the largest cutthroat trout in the park.

Why Fish The Yellowstone?

The lake is home to a diverse and abundant fish population, including the native Yellowstone cutthroat trout, known for its vigorous fight and acrobatic leaps, making it a highly sought-after species for fly fishing enthusiasts. The pristine, clear waters of the lake, set against the breathtaking backdrop of the park’s varied landscapes, offer not just a fishing experience but an immersive connection with nature. Additionally, the park’s strict conservation policies ensure a healthy and sustainable fish population, providing an unspoiled and authentic fly fishing experience.

The combination of these factors – ecological diversity, scenic beauty, and conservation efforts – makes Yellowstone Lake a premier destination for fly fishing aficionados seeking a unique and rewarding adventure.

FAQ's

General Teton Troutfitter Inquires

Where Do You Guide?

We offer guided fly fishing trips in various locations around Jackson Hole, including the Snake River, The Green River, and The New Fork River. Our guides are experienced and knowledgeable about the best fishing spots in the region.

Do You Offer Beginner Fly-Fishing Lessons?

Absolutely! We provide beginner fly-fishing lessons for those who are new to the sport. Our instructors are patient and skilled at teaching the fundamentals of fly casting, knot tying, fly selection, and basic techniques. We aim to ensure that beginners feel confident and comfortable on the water.

What Do I Need to Bring?

When you book a guided trip with us, we will provide all the necessary fly-fishing gear, including rods, reels, flies, and terminal tackle. However, you’ll need to bring appropriate clothing, such as waders and a fishing hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, and any personal items you may need during the trip.

Do You Have Waders & Boats to Use?

Yes, we have a range of waders and boats available for our clients to use. Whether you prefer fishing from the bank, wading in the river, or floating on a drift boat, we can accommodate your preferences and provide the necessary equipment.

Do you offer an outfitting service to help me select the correct outfit and tackle that I need to get started in fly fishing?

Absolutely! We offer an outfitting service to assist beginners in selecting the appropriate fly-fishing outfit and tackle. Our experienced staff will help you choose the right rod, reel, line, and other gear based on your needs, budget, and fishing goals.

Licensing Questions

Where can I purchase fishing licenses?

Fishing licenses can be purchased online through the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s website. You can also visit local sporting goods stores or the Game and Fish Department office in Jackson Hole to obtain a fishing license.

Where can I find the fishing information and the rules and regulations for the state of Wyoming?

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s website is the best resource for fishing information and the rules and regulations specific to the state. It provides up-to-date information on fishing seasons, limits, special regulations, and any closures or restrictions that may be in place.

Common Fly Fishing Questions

What weight rod, reel, and line should I purchase?

The weight of the rod, reel, and line you should purchase depends on the type of fishing you plan to do. In our area, a 4-6 weight rod is versatile and suitable for most trout fishing situations. Match the reel and line to the rod weight for optimal performance.

Which fly line should I use?

For most trout fishing situations, a weight-forward floating line is the most commonly used and versatile option. It allows for easy casting and presentation of flies on the surface or just below it. However, specific fishing conditions or techniques may require different types of lines, such as sinking or sinking-tip lines.

How much backing should I use on my fly reel and how do I attach it to the reel?

Typically, 100 to 150 yards of backing is sufficient for most trout fishing scenarios. To attach the backing to the reel, you’ll first tie an Arbor Knot around the reel spindle. Then, wind the backing onto the reel, making sure it is evenly distributed and tightly wound.

What is the difference between fluorocarbon and mono leaders in fly fishing?

Fluorocarbon leaders are less visible underwater than monofilament leaders, making them advantageous in situations where fish are particularly wary or the water is clear. Mono leaders, on the other hand, tend to be more supple and are better suited for dry fly fishing or situations where presentation and delicacy are crucial.

What is tippet and how do I attach it to the leader?

Tippet is a separate, thinner section of monofilament or fluorocarbon line that you attach to the end of your leader. It allows for easier fly changes and serves as the final connection between the leader and the fly. To attach tippet, use a surgeon’s knot, blood knot, or a loop-to-loop connection.

What are mayflies?

Mayflies are aquatic insects that belong to the order Ephemeroptera. They are an essential food source for trout and other fish species in many rivers and lakes. Mayflies have a distinct life cycle, transitioning from nymphs (juveniles) to emergers and then adult winged insects. They are known for their delicate appearance and the hatches they create, attracting feeding fish.

What are nymphs?

Nymphs are the immature stage of aquatic insects, including mayflies, caddisflies, and stoneflies. They live underwater and resemble miniature versions of the adult insects. Nymph patterns imitate these underwater insects and are often used to catch fish when they are feeding below the water’s surface.

What are dry flies?

Dry flies are designed to imitate adult insects that float on the water’s surface. They are typically made with materials that make them buoyant, such as feathers or synthetic fibers. Dry fly fishing involves casting the fly onto the surface and imitating the movements of an insect in distress or laying eggs, enticing fish to rise and take the fly.

What are streamers?

Streamers are large, often bulky flies that imitate baitfish, leeches, or other large aquatic creatures. They are typically fished below the water’s surface, either by stripping or swinging them through the water. Streamer fishing is often associated with targeting larger predatory fish, such as trout, bass, or pike. The action of the streamer can trigger aggressive strikes from these fish.

Related Trips

Let us join you on your next excursion in Jackson Hole and discover an experience that is ideal for you or your group, as we provide fly fishing trips to suit all skill levels, from novice and kid-friendly outings to the most experienced anglers.

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Jackson Hole & Surrounding Waterways

Seasonal Fishing Conditions

The best times to fish the rivers with Teton Troutfitters are as follows:

The Snake River is ideal in April, the last week of June, and throughout July, August, September, and October, but please note that only half-day trips are available during these peak times.

The Green and New Fork Rivers are excellent fishing spots year-round, except for late May and early June.

The Salt River follows the same schedule as the Snake, with prime fishing in April, the last week of June, and the months of July, August, September, and October.

Questions on When You Should Book?