Fly Fishing

Fly fishing is excellent in the Bridger-Teton National Forest and Gros Ventre Valley area, with one of the largest fish populations in the country. The Gros Ventre River is home to the native cutthroat trout; this river runs through the meadows of our historic Goosewing Ranch. If you love to fish in a peaceful and remote location, Wyoming is the place for you.

For those who are interested in fly-fishing for the first time, or wish to improve knowledge and skills of the sport, we offer fly-fishing instruction twice a week or by request on our stocked pond (this is not a guide service). We have equipment available for those guests who would like to participate in this activity.  We also have fishing pontoon float rafts, fly rods, spinner rods, flies, lures, and additional fishing equipment available at the ranch for guests to use.  Children under 12 years of age can use spinner rods only.  Maps of great fishing locations are available at the main office.  Fishing is best early June (before heavy runoff) and early August through September.  Late June to July the snow runoff can create muddy water and poor fishing.  Even during June and July there are many areas with great fishing still available including a trophy lake.

If fishing away from the ranch, a fishing license is required and costs $14 per day (this permit can be purchased at the ranch or online through the Wyoming Game and Fish Website).

Brown Trout