Fishing Cone is a hot spring on the edge of West Thumb Geyser Basin that is partially submerged in Yellowstone Lake. It got its name in the late 1800’s from reports of fisherman boiling their fish in the spring.
This hot spring – along with others in the West Thumb area – can be seen up close via kayaking. Kayaks can be put in the lake from the parking area to the southwest of Bluff Point. From there, the kayaker can follow the travertine-lined lakeshore south to Fishing Cone.