Visiting Guide

March Fishing in West Yellowstone

It’s still March, but there’s been enough melt that those of you who want to fish, but don’t like hovering over an ice hole, can find some good spots around West Yellowstone.

Hebgen Lake, around the Horse Butte area, has open water and last week I caught a very nice brown trout casting with an earth worm while standing on the shore.

And, of course, the Madison River downstream of the Hebgen Lake Dam is open and I’ve been seeing many more fishermen there in the last week as the weather has improved.

Above is a video from yesterday in which I walked up the mountain across the highway from the Madison River at the bend just downstream of the dam. I noticed a couple of people fishing way down below and focused in on them, taking new shots as I made my way back to the highway.

This is a beautiful location and worth a drive when visiting West Yellowstone, even if you don’t fish. Just find a place to pull over and start walking. Here’s a Google Map showing where I shot the video, and the route to get there starting from my store location:

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