Includes the Madison and Gallatin river drainages, including Firehole and Gibbon rivers and tributaries.
Permanently Closed to Fishing
Use only artificial flies regardless of the type of rod or line.
Native Trout Conservation Area
Nonnative Trout Tolerance Area
Catch a Fish
Be a responsible angler and understand the regulations before you come.
Fishing Regulations (PDF)
Download the Yellowstone Fishing Regulations booklet.
Native Fish Species
Native fish underpin natural food webs and have great local economic significance.
Native Fish Conservation Program
Learn how the Native Fish Conservation Program works to preserve Yellowstone Lake cutthroat trout and to restore fluvial trout populations.
Clean, Drain & Dry
Prevent damaging aquatic invasive species from reaching Yellowstone.
Last updated: May 25, 2023