Yellowstone National Park in Park County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Oﬀ the Hook
Historic Fishing Bridge
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. Touch 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 Black Dragon’s Caldron (approx. 4˝ miles away); Churning Caldron (approx. 4˝ miles away); Mud Geyser (approx. 4.6 miles away); Cooking Hillside (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 143 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 3, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.