Guided Fly Fishing Trips
Fish Outstanding Rivers in Wyoming, Idaho and Yellowstone
Westbank Anglers is fortunate to be based in Jackson Hole, WY, the most centralized location to enjoy a myriad of rivers in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The variety of fly fishing opportunities in and around the Jackson Hole area will keep you casting for a lifetime. Our main fisheries include: The Snake River as it flows through Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Hole, The South Fork of the Snake River as it flows out of Palisades Reservoir in Idaho, The Green and New Fork Rivers near Pinedale, WY, and Yellowstone National Park.
Our main fishing season begins around Memorial Day weekend and runs through October. However, we have a great window in late March and April for pre-runoff fishing before our spring melt. November fishing will also reap rewards for hearty anglers.
With all this variety, how do you decide where to fish? Leave that to us, Westbank Anglers has some of the most experienced guides in the area that want you to catch fish as much as you do! With our wide variety of permitted waters, we focus fishing the waters that are most productive at the time of your trip. If you are looking to get out on your own, our knowledgeable shop staff is happy to share their secrets and be sure you are armed with flies you need to ensure success.
COVID-19 Protocol: Due to the current pandemic, Westbank Anglers has implemented new policies and procedures to ensure the safety of our clients and guides. We are scheduling meeting times and places to minimize or eliminate the time that clients and guides spend in vehicles together. When possible, we ask the clients to meet the guide at the boat launch sites, then at the end of the float, the guides can take the clients back to their car, or if the clients prefer not to be in the vehicle with the guide at all, we will cover the cost of the shuttle for the client. When clients and guides are in the same vehicle, we try to keep time in the car to under 30 minutes and strongly encourage the use of face coverings for both the client and guide.
We have also redesigned our food preparation so that thee clients are responsible for providing their own food in order to minimize the uncertainty of preparation, after all, we are fishing guides, not stewards of food preparation. We are happy to help clients obtain their own food and beverage needs.
As always, we continue to clean and wash our boats and vehicles between trips, but with added attention to disinfecting the small spots and highly used areas.
Included with all guided fishing trips: Use of rods, reels and waders if needed, transportation and a delicious stream-side lunch.
Not Included: Fishing license, flies, leaders, Lunch / Snacks and beverages for the clients and gratuity for guide.
Snake River (Wyoming)
The Snake River offers one of the best all around fishing experiences in the Rocky Mountain West. It is an unforgettable experience fishing in the shadow of the Tetons for native Snake River fine-spotted cutthroat trout. We are able to guide the entire length of the Snake River through Jackson Hole. Beginning below Jackson Lake Dam in Grand Teton National Park all the way through Bridger-Teton National Forest. This means over 60 miles of river are available to our experienced guides. They’ll certainly be able to select the best stretch of water for the day.
Rates: Full Day Trips $600 – Half Day Trips $500
Season: July through the end of October (depending on river conditions)
South Fork of the Snake (Idaho)
Downstream from the Snake in Jackson Hole is the legendary South Fork of the Snake. It is one of the most revered river systems in the world, known mostly for it’s incredible dry fly fishing. Depending on the season, you might be throwing a size 8 Chubby Chernobyl or a size 22 Blue Wing Olive. But rest assured, no matter the season, these hungry trout love to look up to bugs on the surface. But, that’s not to say they won’t eat a nymph or streamer as well. Many anglers come to fish the South Fork in the fall solely with big articulated streamers. This is the place to catch that monster fish you won’t have to exaggerate about.
In addition to full day trips, we offer an incredible experience with our South Fork Overnight Adventure. Comfortable, cozy amenities and gourmet food are just the icing on the cake. You’ll have two days of world-class fishing through the canyon section of the South Fork. Check out additional information about this incredible opportunity here.
Rates: Full Day Trips $625 – Overnight Adventure $2400/boat (2 boat minimum)
Season: Year round (depending on weather). Prime season June through October.
Green and New Fork Rivers (Wyoming)
These Pinedale area rivers provide a great backdrop for chasing trout. A trip to either of these rivers is suggested mostly for adventurous and intermediate to experienced anglers. Both the Green and New Fork usually clear well before the Snake, making them a great option for anyone with the itch to catch some trout in the Spring. Brown, rainbow, and some cutthroat live in these secluded rivers. Because the Green and New Fork are about an hour and a half drive from Jackson Hole we only offer full day trips.
Rates: Full Day Trips $625
Season: April through October(depending on water levels)
Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming)
Yellowstone seems like another planet when you think about geysers and other geothermal features. But, when it comes to fishing it seems more like heaven. There is an abundance of water in Yellowstone, but much of it is a long drive from Jackson Hole. However, near the South entrance, the upper Snake and the Lewis River hold great quantities of big fish. So that’s where we head for guided fishing. The legendary streams in the Northeast corner of the park are some of the most storied trout waters in the world, but many anglers overlook the opportunities in the rest of the park. Most of our trips to Yellowstone are in the fall, when flows are ideal for a walk/wade trip.
Rates: Full Day Trips $625
Season: Yellowstone opens to fishing Memorial Day weekend and closes the end of October. Prime season is before July 4th and after September 1st.
We practice catch-and-release on all our guided trips. Together, we can preserve and enhance our valuable fishing resources.
Cancellation Policy: A credit card is required to reserve your trip. Cancellations made prior to 72 hours will not be charged any fee. Cancellations made within 72 hours of the trip will be charged 50% of the cost of the trip. Cancellations made the night before, or day of will be charged full price. For more information about payment and cancellation see our rates page.
Permittee Bridger Teton National Forest, Yellowstone National Park
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