Its no secret that fishing on the lakes in Yellowstone is best immediately after the ice comes off. While this is often talked about among local fisherman, the wildlife also take advantage of the trout feeding on the surface. Yesterday, on our day paddle kayak trip, we saw a bald eagle swoop down and catch a fish right next to us.
There are many eagles along the lakes and rivers throughout Yellowstone as well as along the Snake River through Jackson Hole. Kayaking is one of the best ways to get close to them.