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Yellowstone National Park in Park County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Off the Hook

Historic Fishing Bridge

 
 
Off the Hook Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 30, 2015
1. Off the Hook Marker
Inscription.
Before Fishing Bridge closed to fishing in 1973, visitors fished here elbow to elbow – their hooks snagging each other as well as passing motorists. Regulations were changed when park managers realized that fishing from the bridge was decimating the trout population.

Now this spawning area, vital to both river and lake fish, is recovering. Watch for white pelicans – their huge yellow beaks ready to catch a meal – and other fish-eating birds. After an absence of many decades, they have returned.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 44° 34.031′ N, 110° 22.976′ W. Marker is in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, in Park County. Marker is on E Entrance Road (U.S. 20) 0.3 miles east of Grand Loop Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Yellowstone National Park WY 82190, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cutthroat (here, next to this marker); Why is there no fishing from Fishing Bridge? (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilderness Architecture (approx. 0.4 miles away); Leaping the Rapids
Off the Hook Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 30, 2015
2. Off the Hook Marker
(approx. 2.8 miles away); Black Dragon’s Caldron (approx. 4.5 miles away); Churning Caldron (approx. 4.5 miles away); Mud Geyser (approx. 4.6 miles away); Cooking Hillside (approx. 4.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Yellowstone National Park.
 
More about this marker. The background of the marker contains a photograph of people fishing from the bridge in 1962. A photo of White Pelicans appears at the top right of the marker.
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Off the Hook Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 30, 2015
3. Off the Hook Marker
The Fishing Bridge can be seen in the background.
Markers at the Fishing Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 30, 2015
4. Markers at the Fishing Bridge
Two markers are at this location. The Off the Hook marker is seen on the left.
Fishing Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 30, 2015
5. Fishing Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 109 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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