Although it's not the most sought
after species in Yellowstone
National Park, the mountain
whitefish is a game fish.
It can be found in many streams
and will take flies readily. They
seem to prefer nymphs and wet
flies more so than dries, but they
will take a dry every once in a while.
The one in the photo took Angie a
few minutes to land on a light tippet.
It was caught in the Gallatin River
where they are plentiful. Whitefish
are strong fighters that provide a lot
of fun for the fly-angler. Most
anglers are upset to learn they
have a whitefish on instead of a
trout, but on some streams, if it
were not for the whitefish, there
would be little action.