Below are just some of the waters we fish. The fly fishing around Jackson Hole is some of the best in the country. There are options for all ability levels, fishing in all 4 seasons, and a multitude of great rivers and lakes nearby. The one unifying theme of our waters is a beautiful backdrop wherever you look. We practice catch-and-release fishing and use barbless hooks to ensure that these special rivers remain fertile for generations to come and to minimize our impact on the places we visit.
Our guidable water:
-115+ miles of floatable river miles between 5 rivers and creeks with several exclusive private access launches
-45+ miles of wade fishing options between 7 rivers and creeks (outside of Yellowstone National Park)
-Hundreds of miles of wade fishing options in Southern / Central Yellowstone on 12 rivers and creeks
-141 square miles of stillwater lake fishing options
-7 miles of private spring creek water
Contact Us to book the perfect trip for you or to talk about fishing options at a certain time of year
The iconic Snake River winds it's way through the Northwestern U.S. for 1000 miles before its confluence with the Columbia River. Our local stretches near the headwaters are full of native Snake River fine-spotted cutthroat trout, a cutthroat sub-species famous for eating dry flies. Days on the Snake are spent fishing from the comfort of a drift boat while floating along the base of the Teton Mountain Range. Access to this river is extremely convenient - a 15 minute drive from the center of town. The Snake typically fishes best from when it starts to warm up in March to early May, and then again from mid Summer late into the Fall, but like any river, local weather conditions and water flows will affect the resident trout from day to day. High Alpine Anglers is a licensed outfitter of the Teton County Snake River Management Plan. Ask us about our exclusive, private access launch on the Snake River for half and full day floats!
The upper Green River is a one hour (breathtakingly scenic) drive from the town of Jackson. This incredible fishery winds down from the Wind River Mountains and wide open plains of Sublette County, Wyoming. This river is smaller than the Snake, more challenging and technical to fish, but anglers are often rewarded with very large rainbow and brown trout. The chance for that "fish of a lifetime" is a real possibility on any given day. Typically, streamer fishing produces large fish here but the Green River has some of the best dry fly action at certain times of the year as well. It usually fishes best in the Spring and then again from late June into the Fall. Ask us about High Alpine Angler's exclusive, private access boat launch on the Green River.
Another off the beaten path fly fishing experience. This meandering river bends through miles of pastureland in Star Valley, Wyoming, about an hour away from Jackson. There are many stretches of this river to float, and few who float it. You can expect to have numerous encounters with Snake River fine spotted cutthroat trout on the Salt River (the same subspecies of cutthroat trout that inhabit the Snake River) as both rivers empty into Palisades Reservoir close to each other. The river bottom here contains more silt than other, higher gradient rivers in the area and because of this, the insect hatches can be different. We'll teach you how to match this hatch during a day on the Salt River. In the Fall, the brown trout population of the Salt increases dramatically when the resident brown trout are joined by fish migrating up from Palisades Reservoir. These fish can be monstrous and are ready to rumble.
For fly fishermen seeking large, wily cutthroat trout while fishing on foot, Flat Creek offers a unique experience in Jackson Hole. Cascading out of the Gros Ventre Mountains, it enters the meadow of the National Elk Refuge where fast pocket water gives way to slow, meandering oxbows. This section of the creek mimics a spring creek fishery and holds big fish in deep, tasty pools. The insect populations on this water are prolific and if you're on the water at the right time, the fishing can come alive. PMD and mahogany dun mayflies, craneflies, and grasshoppers are just a few of the varieties of trout food available on Flat Creek on a Summer day. When hike in fishing on a technical fishery such as this, an angler's ability to present an accurate cast and natural drift with an accurate fly imitation are extremely important. High Alpine Anglers guides are experts in this fine art and will show you the secrets of this special place.
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
The world's first national park is just over an hour drive North of Jackson Hole. This drive is one of the most scenic routes in the country and passes by mountains, glaciers, and abundant wildlife along the way. We mostly fish on the Yellowstone waters closest to Jackson (Lewis Lake, The Lewis River Channel, the Snake River, and the Lewis River) but MANY other world class waters can be accessed and fished in the park including the Firehole River, Little Firehole River, Yellowstone River, Cascade Creek, Slough Creek, Soda Butte Creek, the Gibbon River, Madison River, Lamar River, Yellowstone Lake, and dozens of other world class waters. Some Yellowstone waters take some considerable driving and hiking to access so we recommend a muti-day Yellowstone fishing adventure for certain locations. There are literally too many rivers and fishing packages to mention in this beautiful landscape so give us a call to set up your custom Yellowstone fly fishing adventure that you'll never forget. High Alpine Anglers is an authorized permittee of Yellowstone National Park.
High Alpine Anglers has access to over 7 miles of private creek water that holds monstrous rainbow and cutthroat trout. For a $100 per person rod fee for full day wade trips, we can hunt for the trophy of a lifetime on the fly. This option typically fishes best from mid June through October.
The above rivers make up the majority of our waters but there are MANY other world class fishing options depending on the time of year and the weather. Use the Contact Us page to ask about conditions or water options or to book a trip.