The Yellowstone River is the longest river in Montana. Throughout its entire length from its beginning in Yellowstone National Park to its confluence with the Missouri River in North Dakota, the river is free of any major dams, although a couple of diversion dams do exist. As such, none of its flows are regulated in any way.
Quality trout fishing exists on the Yellowstone River for more than 300 miles, providing lots of water for anglers to choose from.
Annually, anglers from all over the country and abroad come to the banks of the Yellowstone to pay homage to this revered river.
he Yellowstone commands respect and inspires devotion, with a veritable Whos Who of Fishing in its roll call of admirers. Some have even called the Yellowstone the Yankee Stadium of trout fishing. Key species: Yellowstone cutthroat, rainbow trout, brown trout, brook trout, whitefish, walleye, northern pike, bass, sturgeon, paddlefish, catfish, and other warm water species.
The Yellowstone is a big river varying in width from 75 to 300 feet. Only in low water can one wade across the river, so the best access is by drift boat. The most scenic portion of the Yellowstone is through "Paradise Valley" and this is also some of the very best fly fishing.
River bed rocks, holes, brush, submerged riprap. Riffles.
Legendary among fly-fishers, this is America's largest undammed natural river. THE place for nymphs.
Rocky Mountain whitefish are abundant, and provide plenty of action and fun on days when trout are tougher to catch.