Fishing in Glacier National Park provides challenge, variety, and scenic settings. Glacier National Park supports a variety of fishing options for all types of anglers.
Flyfishing is the most popular method used throughout the region. Guided fly-fishing is offered on both the West and East side of the park. Fishing inside of Glacier National Park requires only that you follow the Park regulations, no license is required as of 2018. The western park entrance town of West Glacier provides access to rafting companies like The Great Northern Raft and Resort, Glacier Guides, and Glacier Raft, all offer guided trips and lessons. The Eastern border of Glacier National Park is home to the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. Known for trophy rainbows, licensed Blackfeet guides provide both fishing knowledge and local historical flavor.
Anglers will find a variety of fish to be caught both inside and outside of Glacier National Park. Trout are common including the native West Slope Cutthroat. The park was originally designed and often stocked to support recreational fishing. Angling in the park provides opportunity to catch non native species including rainbow trout, brook trout, Yellowstone cutthroat trout, kokanee, lake whitefish and grayling. Bull trout are native to the park and as of 2018 federally listed as an endangered species.
Hand tied fly's and hatches provide local anglers with unique knowledge and advantages when it comes to the balance of a solid fishing experience. Guides can hike you to a hidden lake, float you down the Flathead river, or float tub along weeded shorelines. There are many small streams, mountain lakes, campground shorelines that will provide the casual angler with good opportunities to locate rising trout or graying, with Instagram backgrounds.