Hebgen Lake is located about 20 minutes west of West Yellowstone and is created by the Hebgen Dam. It is well known for the 1959, 7.5 earthquake that took place nearby and created Earthquake ‘Quake’ Lake, which is located just downstream. Hebgen Lake is considered by some guides to be the finest dry fly lake in North America. Hebgen has a healthy population of browns, cutthroats and rainbows. Fly fishing can be productive whether you use wet or dry flies.
The Madison and South Fork arms are a favorite amongst fly fisherman. Both are on the eastern section of Hebgen where the Madison River feeds into it. The fish typically range between 14 to 18 inches with some into the 20 inch category.