Yellowstone invites anglers to annual spring meetings

Wildlife officials are working to restore native fish species like Yellowstone cutthroat trout to waters across the region.

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Wildlife officials are working to restore native fish species like Yellowstone cutthroat trout to waters across the region.

Yellowstone National Park staff members will travel to gateway communities next week to talk with anglers about the ongoing efforts to restore native fish species, the threat of aquatic invasive species, and the park’s fishing regulations.

In addition to the general public, local fly shop employees and fishing guides are encouraged to attend one of the following outreach meetings:

  • Monday, April 25 in Bozeman, MT at Hilton Garden Inn, 2023 Commerce Way.
  • Tuesday, April 26 in West Yellowstone, MT at Holiday Inn, 315 Yellowstone Ave.
  • Tuesday, May 3 in Cody, WY at Best Western Premier Ivy Inn, 1800 8th St.
  • Wednesday, May 4 in Jackson, WY at Wort Hotel, 50 N. Glenwood St.

The meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a brief presentation on native fish restoration projects including a plan to create a native fish refuge in the upper Gibbon River as well as Grebe and Wolf lakes.  A discussion on angling regulations and a question and answer session will follow the presentation.

Fishing season in Yellowstone opens Saturday, May 28. Information on fishing regulations, fisheries science, and fish conservation in Yellowstone is available online at http://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/fishing.htm.

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