Yellowstone staff will be hosting a series of meetings centered on angling in the Park, before the season is underway.
Currently, the angling season in Yellowstone is slated to start Saturday, May 28.
Specifically, representatives will discuss ongoing native fish restoration, aquatic invasive species, and Yellowstone’s current angling regulations.
The meetings are free and open to the general public, although according to a Yellowstone National Park press release, local fly shop employees and guides are heartily encouraged to attend. Below is the full list of meetings scheduled:
• Monday, April 25: Bozeman, MT at the Hilton Garden Inn (2023 Commerce Way).
• Tuesday, April 26: West Yellowstone, MT at the Holiday Inn (315 Yellowstone Avenue).
• Tuesday, May 3: Cody, WY at the Best Western Premier Ivy Inn (1800 8th Street).
• Wednesday, May 4: Jackson, WY at the Wort Hotel (50 N. Glenwood Street).
Every meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. with a presentation on native fish restoration projects currently underway in the Park, as well as a plan to create a native fish refuge in the upper Gibbon River and in Grebe and Wolf lakes. Question and answer sessions will be held after each presentation.
2015 was a fairly fruitful year for native fish conservation in Yellowstone, between separate efforts to restore cutthroat trout and Arctic grayling to their original waters. Further, 2015 saw a record removal of invasive lake trout from Yellowstone Lake.