Yellowstone National Park
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With some exceptions, Yellowstone's fishing
season begins on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend (last Saturday
of May) and continues through the first Sunday of November. Major
exceptions are Yellowstone Lake, where the fishing season opens June
15, and Yellowstone Lake's tributary streams, which open July 15.
A current Yellowstone fishing permit is
required. Anglers 16 years of age and older are required to purchase
either a $10 ten-day permit or a $20 season permit. Anglers 12-15
years of age are required to obtain a non-fee permit. Permits are
available in the park at all ranger stations, visitor centers, and
Hamilton General Stores, and at numerous locations in adjacent
communities outside the park. No state fishing license is required
in Yellowstone National Park.
Yellowstone has implemented a non-toxic
fishing program. Fishing tackle such as leaded split-shot sinkers,
weighted jigs (lead molded to a hook), and soft lead-weighted ribbon
for nymph fishing are no longer allowed. Only non-lead alternatives
are allowed to accompany these types of fishing tackle.
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