facebook pixel

Cutthroat Trout Fishing Guides In Yellowstone National Park

Check real-time availability on Yellowstone National Park cutthroat trout fishing trips. Online booking | 5 / 5 stars | Guides from $410

Experts Available 24/7

Licensed & Insured Guides

100% Weather Guarantee

Recently Booked Cutthroat Trout Fishing Guides Near Yellowstone National Park, Wy

Fishing in Yellowstone National Park

River Fishing Trip in Yellowstone National Park

Soda Butte Walk-and-Wade In Yellowstone

NEW
1 - 2 People From $650
Fishing in Gallatin Gateway

River Fishing Trip near Yellowstone National Park

Full Day Float (Multiple Rivers)

100% (1)
1 - 2 People From $650
Fishing in Big Sky

River Fishing Trip near Yellowstone National Park

Half Day Walk And Wade

NEW
1 - 3 People From $325
Fishing in Madison River

River Fishing Trip near Yellowstone National Park

Multi Boat Madison River Float

NEW
1 - 6 People From $1,300
Fishing in Emigrant

River Fishing Trip near Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone River Float Trips

100% (1)
16 ft 1 - 4 People From $500

“Our Damn Good Guides go above and beyond to provide you an incredible trip, and we’ve handpicked every single one. We’re passionate about the outdoors and about empowering people to find the perfect-match guide for the trip of a lifetime, every time.”

Jonathan and Attison   |   Co-founders   |   Austin, Texas

Other Trips in Yellowstone National Park

Fishing in West Yellowstone
Fishing in West Yellowstone
Fishing in West Yellowstone
trip description for Madison River Walk-n-Wade in Yellowstone in West Yellowstone

Wade your way into the water with one of our guides and get ready for an action-packed day of Yellowstone Park fishing from one of the best guides around! On this fly-fishing trip, you'll be wading into the Madison River from the grounds within Yellowstone National Park to target some Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout. The Madison River hosts wild Rainbow and Brown trout ranging in size from 10″ to 28″ at an average length of 18″. The Fall spawning run out of Hebgen Lake will give you some of the best fish. In October through November, expect to see big Browns and Rainbows averaging 19 inches with the occasional 28″ Brown Trout. If you go fishing out here in the fall, be ready for winter conditions, where temperatures can drop below zero on any given day. The Madison River in Yellowstone National Park opens to fishing on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend each year and stays open through October 31 each year. We recommend waiting until the river clears up in early-mid June. Once the conditions are favorable, you can take advantage of the famous salmon fly hatch to catch a nice Brown Trout on a dry fly. Some other hatches that may be more productive depending on the day include Pale Morning Duns, Baetis, and Caddis. Your guide will quickly figure out which one the fish are targeting when you fish with him! On these full-day excursions, your guide will wade you into the river from one of the Yellowstone Park access points. From here, your guide will give you some expert fly-fishing tips and let you try your luck. Whether you're new to fly fishing or not, your guide is eager to teach and will get some fish on your line! Regardless of where you are staying – Bozeman, Ennis, Cameron, Helena, Livingston, West Yellowstone, or Fort Smith, Montana – We have you covered. Your guide(s) will be able to pick you up at your vacation rental, lodge, hotel, campsite, or the airport. If your place of lodging is out of the way, just meet your guide at a convenient location for your day(s) on the water. Your guide will provide all the rods, reels, flies, and tippet you need to get out on the water and catch some fish. They will even have a tasty lunch for all guests. Let them know when booking if you will need to rent waders and wading boots, which they will provide at an additional cost. 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 enter the park. A hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, and a rain jacket are recommended. Enjoy your day out on the water with your guide! **We have several listings for wade fishing trips at nearby locations in the Bozeman / Yellowstone National Park area. They want you to have the best experience possible, so if the fishing is better in another lake or river, they may recommend another location. Whether you want to stick with this spot or hear about other spots, feel free to book your wade fishing trip on this listing, and they will contact you about the details!** Read More

River Fishing Trip near Yellowstone National Park

Madison River Walk-n-Wade In Yellowstone

NEW
1 - 2 People From $500
Fishing in Yellowstone National Park
Fishing in Yellowstone National Park
Fishing in Yellowstone National Park
trip description for Firehole River Walk-n-Wade in Yellowstone in Yellowstone National Park

Wade your way into the water with one of our guides and get ready for an action-packed day of Yellowstone Park fishing from one of the best guides around! On this fly-fishing trip, you'll be wading into the Firehole River from the grounds within Yellowstone National Park to target some Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout. The Firehole River has some of the most unique Trout fishing in the lower 48, and maybe even in the world, due to its structure and temperatures. The Firehole River has several hot water Geysers that act as tributaries, adding water volume to the river and increasing water temperatures. This can be advantageous in the colder months but may drive the fish elsewhere in the summer months. Fishing on this river is open from Saturday of Memorial Day weekend through the first Sunday in November. Most of the fish on the Firehole are Rainbow and Brown Trout, averaging 5”-12”, with an occasional 14”-16”. During October and November, there are above average Rainbow and Brown Trout below Firehole Falls, averaging 16”-24” long. On these full-day excursions, your guide(s) will wade you into the river from one of the Yellowstone Park access points. From here, your guide will give you some expert fly-fishing tips and let you try your luck. Whether you're new to fly fishing or not, your guide is eager to teach and will get some fish on your line! Regardless of where you are staying – Bozeman, Ennis, Cameron, Helena, Livingston, West Yellowstone, or Fort Smith, Montana – We have you covered. Your guide(s) will be able to pick you up at your vacation rental, lodge, hotel, campsite, or the airport. If your place of lodging is out of the way, just meet your guide at a convenient location for your day(s) on the water. Your guide will provide all the rods, reels, flies, and tippet you need to get out on the water and catch some fish. They will even have a tasty lunch for all guests. When booking, let them know if you need to rent waders and wading boots, which he will provide at an additional cost. You will also need to purchase a Yellowstone National Park fishing license (no state license is required) and pay a $20 entrance fee to enter the park. A hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, and a rain jacket are recommended. Enjoy your day out on the water with your guide! **We have several listings for wade fishing trips at nearby locations in the Bozeman / Yellowstone National Park area. They want you to have the best experience possible, so if the fishing is better in another lake or river, they may recommend another location. Whether you want to stick with this spot or hear about other spots, feel free to book your wade fishing trip on this listing, and they will get in contact with you about the details!** Read More

River Fishing Trip in Yellowstone National Park

Firehole River Walk-n-Wade In Yellowstone

NEW
1 - 2 People From $650
Fishing in Yellowstone National Park
Fishing in Yellowstone National Park
Fishing in Yellowstone National Park
trip description for Gibbon River Walk-n-Wade in Yellowstone in Yellowstone National Park

Wade 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 fly-fishing trip, you'll be wading into the Gibbon River from the grounds within Yellowstone National Park to target some Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout Cutthroat Trout, and Arctic Grayling. The Gibbon River is easily accessible and walk-n-wade friendly for all ages. This is a smaller stream with notable features such as meandering meadows, cascading falls, and timbered seclusion. In the summer months, you can spend a day wading and expect smaller wild Rainbow and Brown Trout looking to eat a terrestrial. The fall months are the best time to fish for larger run-up rainbows and browns averaging 16″-20″. On these full-day excursions, your guide will wade you into the river from one of the Yellowstone Park access points. From here, your guide will give you some expert fly-fishing tips and let you try your luck. Whether you're new to fly fishing or not, Your guide is eager to teach and will get some fish on your line! Regardless of where you are staying – Bozeman, Ennis, Cameron, Helena, Livingston, West Yellowstone, or Fort Smith, Montana – We have you covered. Your guide(s) will be able to pick you up at your vacation rental, lodge, hotel, campsite, or the airport. If your place of lodging is out of the way, just meet your guide at a convenient location for your day(s) on the water. Your guide will provide all the rods, reels, flies, and tippet you need to get out on the water and catch some fish. They will even have a tasty lunch for all guests. Let them know when booking if you will need to rent waders and wading boots, which they will provide at an additional cost. 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 enter the park. A hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, and a rain jacket are recommended. Enjoy your day out on the water with your guide! **We have several listings for wade fishing trips at nearby locations in the Bozeman / Yellowstone National Park area. They want you to have the best experience possible, so if the fishing is better in another lake or river, they may recommend another location. Whether you want to stick with this spot or hear about other spots, feel free to book your wade fishing trip on this listing, and they will get in contact with you about the details!** Read More

River Fishing Trip in Yellowstone National Park

Gibbon River Walk-n-Wade In Yellowstone

NEW
1 - 2 People From $650
Fishing in Yellowstone National Park
Fishing in Yellowstone National Park
Fishing in Yellowstone National Park
trip description for Lamar River Walk-n-Wade in Yellowstone in Yellowstone National Park

Wade 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 fly-fishing trip, you'll be wading into the Lamar River from the grounds within Yellowstone National Park to target some native Yellowstone Cutthroat trout. The Lamar River in the Lamar Valley is one of the most picturesque locations to fish in Yellowstone National Park. Indigenous Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout are more than willing to eat your hopper, beetle, or ant during the summer months of July, August into September. Accessing the Lamar can be as easy as a 5-minute walk or as adventurous as a 5-mile hike. Trips on the Lamar River with our guide(s) are two-day minimums. On these full-day excursions, Your guide will wade you into the river from one of the Yellowstone Park access points. From here, your guide will give you some expert fly-fishing tips and let you try your luck. Whether you're new to fly fishing or not, your guide is eager to teach and will get some fish on your line! Regardless of where you are staying – Bozeman, Ennis, Cameron, Helena, Livingston, West Yellowstone, or Fort Smith, Montana – We have you covered. Your guide(s) will be able to pick you up at your vacation rental, lodge, hotel, campsite, or the airport. If your place of lodging is out of the way, just meet your guide at a convenient location for your day(s) on the water. Your guide will provide all the rods, reels, flies, and tippet you need to get out on the water and catch some fish. They will even have a tasty lunch for all guests. Let them know when booking if you will need to rent waders and wading boots, which they will provide at an additional cost. You will also need to purchase a Yellowstone National Park fishing license (no state license is required) and pay a $20 entrance fee to enter the park. A hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, and a rain jacket are recommended. Enjoy your day out on the water with your guide! **We have several listings for wade fishing trips at nearby locations in the Bozeman / Yellowstone National Park area. They want you to have the best experience possible, so if the fishing is better in another lake or river, they may recommend another location. Whether you want to stick with this spot or hear about other spots, feel free to book your wade fishing trip on this listing, and they will get in contact with you about the details!** Read More

River Fishing Trip in Yellowstone National Park

Lamar River Walk-n-Wade In Yellowstone

NEW
1 - 2 People From $650
Fishing in Yellowstone National Park
Fishing in Yellowstone National Park
Fishing in Yellowstone National Park
trip description for Yellowstone River Walk-and-Wade in Yellowstone National Park

Wade 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 fly-fishing trip, you'll be wading into the Yellowstone River from the grounds within Yellowstone National Park to target Yellowstone Cutthroat trout. The longest free-flowing river in the lower 48 states, ​the Yellowstone River is most effectively fished from a drift boat or jet boat in Montana (wade fishing only in YNP) due to its size. Its fishing season typically starts later than tailwaters like the Madison, Bighorn, and Missouri Rivers. Nate recommends that every angler experience the incredible scenery and quality trout fishing of this river at least once. The Yellowstone River in Yellowstone National Park offers several options with several miles of river. This particular fishing trip is a two-day minimum excursion. On these full-day excursions, Your guide will wade you into the river from one of the Yellowstone Park access points. From here, your guide will give you some expert fly-fishing tips and let you try your luck. Whether you're new to fly fishing or not, your guide is eager to teach and will get some fish on your line! Regardless of where you are staying – Bozeman, Ennis, Cameron, Helena, Livingston, West Yellowstone, or Fort Smith, Montana – We have you covered. Your guide(s) will be able to pick you up at your vacation rental, lodge, hotel, campsite, or the airport. If your place of lodging is out of the way, just meet your guide at a convenient location for your day(s) on the water. Your guide will provide all the rods, reels, flies, and tippet you need to get out on the water and catch some fish. They will even have a tasty lunch for all guests. Let them know when booking if you will need to rent waders and wading boots, which they will provide at an additional cost. 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 enter the park. A hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, and a rain jacket are recommended. Enjoy your day out on the water with your guide! **We have several listings for wade fishing trips at nearby locations in the Bozeman / Yellowstone National Park area. They want you to have the best experience possible, so if the fishing is better in another lake or river, they may recommend another location. Whether you want to stick with this spot or hear about other spots, feel free to book your wade fishing trip on this listing, and they will get in contact with you about the details!** Read More

River Fishing Trip in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone River Walk-and-Wade

NEW
1 - 2 People From $650
Fishing in Yellowstone National Park
Fishing in Yellowstone National Park
Fishing in Yellowstone National Park
trip description for Soda Butte Walk-and-Wade in Yellowstone in Yellowstone National Park

Wade your way into the water with your guide and get ready for an action-packed day of Yellowstone Park fishing from some of the best guides around! On this fly-fishing trip, you'll be wading into Soda Butte Creek from the grounds within Yellowstone National Park to target Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout. With a majority of this body of water bordering highway 212, Soda Butte Creek has stunning scenery, and great structure, and grants easy access. This is perfect for anglers who want the awesome experience of Trout fishing in the northeast area of Yellowstone National Park without a rigorous hike. The average fish size on the lower end of Soda Butte (below Icebox Canyon) to the Lamar River is 12”-16”, but you'll see some fish in the 18”-20” range. The average size of fish on the upper section of Soda Butte is closer to 8”-12”. We require that Soda Butte Creek trips are a two-day minimum. On these full-day excursions, your guide will wade you into the creek from one of the Yellowstone Park access points. From here, your guide will give you some expert fly-fishing tips and let you try your luck. Whether you're new to fly fishing or not, your guide is eager to teach and will get some fish on your line! Regardless of where you are staying – Bozeman, Ennis, Cameron, Helena, Livingston, West Yellowstone, or Fort Smith, Montana – We have you covered. Your guide(s) will be able to pick you up at your vacation rental, lodge, hotel, campsite, or the airport. If your place of lodging is out of the way, just meet your guide at a convenient location for your day(s) on the water. Your guide will provide all the rods, reels, flies and tippet you need to get out on the water and catch some fish. They will even have a tasty lunch for all guests. Let them know when booking if you will need to rent waders and wading boots, which they will provide at an additional cost. You will also need to purchase a Yellowstone National Park fishing license (no state license is required) and pay a $20 entrance fee to get into the park. A hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, and a rain jacket are recommended. Enjoy your day out on the water with your guide! **We have several listings for wade fishing trips at nearby locations in the Bozeman / Yellowstone National Park area. They want you to have the best experience possible, so if the fishing is better in another lake or river, they may recommend another location. Whether you want to stick with this spot or hear about other spots, feel free to book your wade fishing trip on this listing, and they will get in contact with you about the details!** Read More

River Fishing Trip in Yellowstone National Park

Soda Butte Walk-and-Wade In Yellowstone

NEW
1 - 2 People From $650

Everything to Know About Booking a fishing trip in Yellowstone National Park

What are the best cutthroat trout fishing trips in Yellowstone National Park?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 5 cutthroat trout trip in Yellowstone National Park: Soda Butte Walk-and-Wade in Yellowstone guided by Nate.

Our guides in Yellowstone National Park are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 2705 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.

Looking for kid friendly cutthroat trout guides / fishing lessons in Yellowstone National Park? Check out our beginner and family friendly cutthroat trout guides in Yellowstone National Park.

What types of cutthroat trout fishing trips are common in Yellowstone National Park?

River fishing is the most popular for cutthroat trout in Yellowstone National Park.

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

How much does a Yellowstone National Park cutthroat trout fishing trip cost?

for cutthroat trout in Yellowstone National Park prices can range anywhere from about $410 to $1,530, but the average price for a half day trip for cutthroat trout in Yellowstone National Park is $604. The average price for a full day trip for cutthroat trout in Yellowstone National Park is $1,025.

What month is best for cutthroat trout fishing in Yellowstone National Park?

The most popular season for cutthroat trout fishing in Yellowstone National Park is summer, and most anglers book their trips 0 days in advance.

Do I need a Yellowstone National Park fishing license for cutthroat trout and what are the bag limits for cutthroat trout in Yellowstone National Park?

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

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

  • ★★★★★
    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

Other Fishing Species in Yellowstone National Park

Didn't Find What You Were Looking For?

Our guides are Damn Good Guides, which means they’re licensed, insured and vetted by our team of outdoor experts who know them on a first-name basis. We hand pick our Damn Good Guides, and our network spans all across the country and beyond.

The proof is in the pudding, and we’re incredibly proud of our 4.9 / 5 average review score. Hit the button below to see more trip options:

See All Cutthroat Trout Trips in Yellowstone National Park