Fly Fish Wyoming Bonneville Cutthroat Trout

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BLM fees, Tips, Travel and Personal gear.

Fly Fishing Bonneville Cutthroat Trout 
Lake Alice – Summer Season
Maximum Group size of 12 individuals
Requires Nonresident Fish License

Season Dates: Mid-June – Mid-August 

Pack-in Camp
3-day
5-day
7-day
10-day

Or we are happy to tailor make a trip to your specific wants and desires…

Deposit
A 50% deposit of the value of your trip will reserve your available dates – (non-refundable). Remaining balance of 50% is due 60 days prior to your trip dates or you may pay with cash the day before your trip begins.

License Fees
Follow this link to the WG&FD Regulations

Nonresident Fishing License Fees
Purchase Online or Over the Counter | Daily $14.00 | Five (5) Day $56.00 | Annual $102.00

Note
All prices are subject to State taxes, 3% Forest Service and/or BLM Use Fee | All are subject to change at any time.
License Fees for fishing license are set by Wyoming Game & Fish Department (WG&FD), purchased on the WG&FD website. You can process your license applications online yourself at: Apply Here

The Bonneville Cutthroat Trout is one of the rarest of species and was historically found in the Bonneville Basin, including suitable habitat within Utah, Idaho, Bear River Basin of Wyoming, and Nevada. Although scientists believed that pure strains of Bonneville cutthroat were extinct, a few isolated populations were discovered in the 1970s and biologists began an in-depth search for the species, and cutthroat recovery became a priority across the West. In 1978, only six Bonneville Cutthroat Trout populations were known to exist. Field investigations by many agencies and groups increased known population numbers to 29 by the early 1990’s. Today, after an aggressive, coordinated recovery effort by a multi-agency conservation team, there are now at least 202 Bonneville cutthroat trout populations that occupy about 2,728 miles of stream in habitat in 21 watersheds in Utah, Idaho, Nevada, and Wyoming. These populations qualify as conservation populations under standards developed by the States. Of the 202 conservation populations, 55 percent are considered core populations. Conservation populations have at least 90 percent cutthroat trout genes and core populations have at least 99 percent cutthroat trout genes. Over the last 30 years, Bonneville Cutthroat Trout populations have been expanded in every management unit in Utah. Presently, Bonneville Cutthroat Trout brood populations exist in all the management areas of the state. With these brood populations, Bonneville Cutthroat Trout can be stocked into even more areas within their historic range to provide both sport fisheries and population expansion. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is the lead agency in developing and implementing the Range-Wide Conservation Agreement for Bonneville Cutthroat Trout signed in 2000.  The conservation of this subspecies has involved biologists at all levels and regions of many agencies and organizations. Funding and conservation efforts continue and have been instrumental in preventing this subspecies from being listed.

Our Lake Alice pack-in camp is accessible from our trail head facility located on the Tri Basin Divide. This location allows us easy access and the ability to fish a few of the best drainage’s in the State for Cutthroat’s.  These areas routinely produce Cutt’s ranging from 16” to well over 24” trout every year. Our season typically runs from Mid June thru Mid August, offering us a wide range of fly fishing opportunities.

This trip takes place in the Wyoming’s, with elevations up to 7,000 feet and over 10,000 feet in some areas, such as Wyoming Peak.  You will be viewing high alpine bowls, boulder fields, rocky slides, and timber areas often higher than 9,000 feet.

Your mornings will begin at 8:00 am, at which time your guides will already be catching, feeding, and saddling horses if needed for that day.  We will all meet in the dining tent for a hearty breakfast; pack your lunch and discuss the plans for the day. After breakfast, you and your guide will ride from camp and head up the trails a horseback for a full day of fly-fishing, trail-riding, wildlife viewing, hiking or maybe you elected to stay around camp for a relaxing day by the campfire.  Once you reach a vantage point, we will spend sometime glassing and locating wildlife with binoculars while eating your lunch and catching a afternoon nap. If out to view the wildlife, our time and efforts are focused on areas where we have historically found and recently located elk, deer, moose, sheep and black bear.  Once we spot our native game animals, we will plan our stalk carefully and hike to a vantage point to where you may take photos.

In summary, the rugged and steep terrain is challenging whether riding or hiking the trails to camp or out to view the countryside.  This can be a physically demanding trip or one that is unbelievably relaxing, depending on what you want to achieve out of it.  This is without a doubt the trip of a lifetime for that outdoorsman who is looking for a true Wyoming back country adventure.