The Yellowstone River is a big river that flows through Yellowstone National Park and out of the park as well. It is a huge river that flows for close to 700 miles. In the park, anglers usually report better fishing, however, there are plenty of trout that can be found in the waters that are outside of the park. Float trips are popular ways to fish these waters outside of the park. It’s big water and you need to be careful on this river.
The Yellowstone River flows near several towns, so you have the option to fish this river from several different areas. Near the Livingston area, the fishing is very good. Anglers target cutthroat trout, brown trout and rainbow trout. There are some big fish in this river too.
The Madison River is a phenomenal river for fishing and a very diverse fishery. There are many different sections of this river as it winds from the Yellowstone Park through several different lakes, through the valley and eventually will join the Gallatin and Jefferson Rivers. The area you’re fishing will dictate the type of fishing you will experience, however, the river is known for having a very good fishery for brown trout and rainbow trout. Whitefish are available too in some stretches.
The Boulder River is a rougher river so you won’t find the drift boats out here and there are no boat ramps either. This usually keeps many anglers off this river, so the ones that do fish the river will usually experience some good fishing for trout that aren’t used to seeing a bunch of artificials. There are some guides that use white water rafts on this river and the fishing can be quite good. Anglers fish for cutthroat trout, rainbow trout and brown trout. Some big fish are here too.
Don’t let its name fool you. The Stillwater River is anything but still. It has a lot of whitewater, rocks, large drops and lots of current. The river is very scenic and provides for an exciting adventure on the water. In these waters, rainbow trout, brown trout and cutthroat trout are here. Good numbers of fish are available with some big fish too.