Yellowstone River Fishing Guides

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River Fishing Trip in Yellowstone River

Yellowstone River Float

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1 - 2 People From $250 / person

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Half Day Walk And Wade

1 - 3 People From $108 / person

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Yellowstone River Float Trips

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River Fishing Trip in Gallatin Gateway

Full Day Float (Multiple Rivers)

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River Fishing Trip in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone River Walk-and-Wade

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River Fishing Trip in Yellowstone River

Yellowstone River Full-Day Jet Boat

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Fishing Guides Near Yellowstone River

Missoula Montana offers a slew of incredible blue-ribbon rivers within a short distance from downtown. Mike's outfit and his slew of incredible guides are committed to offering you the highest quality Montana fly fishing experience available. He and his experienced guides will row the extra mile to ensure this fishing trip is one you’ll remember for a lifetime. They will provide all the terminal tackle (flies, tippet, floatant, etc). They've got you covered on rods and reels if you need them and will provide a gourmet on the river lunch for you as well. The Yellowstone River is one of the greatest trout streams in the world and holds the title for the longest undammed, known as a ‘freestone’ river in the lower 48 states. There is outstanding trout water from its tributaries high inside Yellowstone Park, downstream through Gardiner, the Paradise Valley, Livingston, and down below Big Timber,a total of almost two hundred river miles. Explore the legendary river with our Yellowstone fly fishing guides for a fun, guided fly fishing day trip in Montana. The quality of the fly fishing is excellent here. We float fish in several different sections of the prime trout water between Gardiner and Big Timber, depending on the time of year, water conditions, and water levels. Highway 89 takes you through the Paradise Valley to the town of Gardiner, the Gateway to Yellowstone National Park. Explore and catch cutthroat trout, large whitefish, rainbow trout, and brown trout with our Yellowstone fly fishing guide. Join our guided tour at Fishtales Outfitting and enjoy some fantastic fly fishing on the Yellowstone River today! Read More

River Fishing Trip in Sheridan

Yellowstone River Fish Frenzy

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14 ft 1 - 2 People From $275 / person

Float your way into the water with your guide and get ready for an action-packed day of Yellowstone Park fishing from one of the best guides around! On this fishing trip you'll be floating into Whitefish Lake to target some Whitefish. On this 8 hour excursion, your guide will float you into Whitefish Lake. From here he'll give you some of his expert Whitefishing tips and let you try your luck. Whether you're new to fly fishing or not, you guide is eager to teach and will get some fish on your line! Regardless of your fishing needs, you guide's got you covered. He will provide all the rods, reels, flies and tippet you need to get out on the water and catch some fish. You will also need to purchase a special Yellowstone National Park fishing license (no state license is required) and pay a $20 entrance fee to get into the park. Feel free to bring your wading gear if you're eager enough to take a dip into the water. If your guide happens to come upon a wade-friendly area, this could definitely be a possibility. A hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, and a rain jacket are recommended. Enjoy your day out on the water with your guide! Read More

Lake, River Fishing Trip in Whitefish

Whitefish MT Float Trips

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1 - 2 People From $300 / person
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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Guide in Yellowstone River

What are the best fishing trips in Yellowstone River?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 8 trips in Yellowstone River, and the most popular trips in the area are Yellowstone River Float guided by Nate, Half Day Walk and Wade guided by Ennion, and Yellowstone River Float Trips guided by Jordan.

Our guides in Yellowstone River are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 9577 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

The most popular cities to book a charter in are Yellowstone River and Bighorn River.

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What types of fishing trips are common in Yellowstone River?

River fishing is the most popular in Yellowstone River as well as lake fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Yellowstone River are: 1. brown trout, 2. rainbow trout, and 3. cutthroat trout.

The most common fishing techniques in Yellowstone River are fly fishing, drift fishing, and wading.

How much does a Yellowstone River fishing trip cost?

in Yellowstone River prices can range anywhere from an affordable $325 to $1,350, but the average price for a half day trip in Yellowstone River is $584. The average price for a full day trip in Yellowstone River is $753.

What month is best for fishing in Yellowstone River?

The most popular season for fishing in Yellowstone River is summer, and most anglers book their trips 9 days in advance.

Do I need a Yellowstone River fishing license and what are the bag limits in Yellowstone River?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Yellowstone River, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Yellowstone River. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Yellowstone River.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Jordan is an absolute Master of his craft. His understanding of fish is unparralled. Honestly its like he is one. The yellowstone was blown out due to heavy rains so we audibled to a 17 mile float on the Lower Madison. We fished a new and totally unique set of techniques fishing indicators with crayfish pattern followed by a nymph. He told me exactly when to mend, when to let the flies drag a hair, and when to re adjust with a new cast to get the perfect action on the flies. I missed a lot of big eats and landed some beautiful (and fat) rainbows and browns! Back at the ramp no one had the succes we did. I learn so much from Jordan everytime im out there. Can’t reccomend booking a trip with him enough.

    David I. with Jordan G. of Emigrant, Montana

  • ★★★★★
    One of the things I wanted to be dang sure I did while I was there was fish the Yellowstone in a drift boat, and was lucky enough to get it done. With lots of fishing travel under my belt you never know how it will go and in this case the plan came together and it was a good day to be alive. The Boss and I met our guide Nathan at the ramp at 8:00 and it was not long before we were on the water. The Boss and I are really fly fishing neophytes with lots to learn and Nathan was a perfect guide and teacher for our day on the water. He has fished those rivers for 35 years, was patient, technically proficient, and just an overall good guy to spend the day with. As I noticed in the park there were lots of grasshoppers and it turned out to be our plan for the day. In my case catching any particular fish on topwater is the bomb, and we spent most of the day fishing larger hoppers with a smaller floating “something or other” on a dropper around 8″ behind. And it was so interesting to see the fish react. A few smashed it, (At least for a trout.) most barely slurped it under, and others could not resist rolling on it, or just taking a look. It took me a bit to get the hang of setting the hook like you need to and after a while I managed to toss a couple of small rainbows completely over the boat. It really was a new way to fish for us and it took a while to get the hang of it but I intend to put those lessons to work in Colorado when I head there this fall. Since this was our 5 or 6th run at it the Boss commented that each place and method was different, it is all part of the learning process. I probably went about 10 for 20 with one whitefish, the Boss struggled. So late in the day Nathan put us on a nymph rig with an indicator. (Or as we regular folks call it, a bobber.) He wanted to be sure the Boss caught a fish and she finally boated a rainbow and a native whitefish. But the Boss was happy just sitting in the back and enjoying the day and the view, but I give her credit, she kept casting like a trooper. He was so patient as we tangled, crossed, casted like the rookies we are, and he just continued to act like the professional he is. (Except we all laughed like crazy when at one point when we were thrashing multiple messes he said; “Stop casting!”) Of course I told him I would trash him here so let me do it now – One of the best guides to spend the day with I have had the pleasure to fish with. So take that homie. From the Great Barrier reef, Belize, Colorado we have fished with our share and today was one of the best all around experiences we have ever had. The fishing was not fast by any means, but the bite was consistent. I was not surprised by the number of refusals with the traffic and it being late in the season. Nathan made several fly changes during the day until we finished the day with the nymph rig and put the last couple in the boat. He worked hard to put me on a little bigger fish and his efforts were appreciated. Probably if I would have bullshitted less and fished harder I might have boated one of the better fish I missed, but I could have cared less as numbers were not the reason for the day. Being a Saturday there was quite a bit of traffic, but it is a big river, and when compared to Froggie’s on the weekend no big deal. Of course we had a few incidents where both guides and the public cut us off, or were just plain were clueless. (Sound familiar you coastal boys?) As you know one of my rules to live by on our busy waterways – Be nice, be the bigger man, and just because you have the right of way let them go. Nathan naturally lives and practices that making our day on the water pleasant and fun and he is a credit to the profession. I can be pretty hard on guides. It really was comfortable fishing from the drift boat. The Boss loved the safe manner he operated and being able to stand up and cast from the leaning post, or whatever it is called. I learned a lot about the drift boat and how it preforms on the water. As we accelerate our search for our place in the mountains Montana has made the list. Of all the places I have fished Montana gets an A+ for the access available to the public. (So thanks Nathan for offering to be my new best friend and take me fishing all the time if we end up in the area. At least I thought I heard him say that!) And a big thanks to Jonathan of Captain Experiences, , for booking and following up on our trip. The home of Damn Good Fishing Guides, this site has guides all over the country and they lived up to their name when they hooked us up with Nathan. Nathan guides out of Bozeman, Montana, fishing the Yellowstone, Madison, and a couple of other great Montana rivers. Nate, the owner, kept us informed with a full written itinerary, with constant follow up both before and after the trip. It was a professional job all the way around. So if you are looking for a guide anywhere, or wanting to fish the Yellowstone area, give Jonathan a call and he will put you with the best. Overall a first class trip. So when it is all said and done it was a great way to spend a day along with our park expedition. And here is a taste of what is next, as soon as I organize all of the park stuff. We saw almost everything we wanted to this trip and were so fortunate to see the wolves everyday along with enough wildlife to keep us happy. (For a while!) And to Nathan, I have added the Madison to my bucket list. Thanks for reading my stuff.

    Doug C. with Nate S. of Yellowstone River, Montana

  • ★★★★★
    Had a really great time fishing the Yellowstone, Upper Madison on drift boats. Caught nice browns and rainbows. Wades the Gallatin and caught nice fish on dry flies. Our guide was Matt and he was great to work with not to mention he’s a trained chef so the lunches were fantastic. Highly recommend these trips. The booking process was simple and effective thanks to Captain Experiences.

    Jay W. with Ennion W. of Gallatin Gateway, Montana

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