Fly Fish Wyoming Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout

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BLM fees, Tips, Travel and Personal gear.

Fly Fishing Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout 
Yellowstone Meadows – Summer Season
Maximum Group size of 8 individuals
Requires Nonresident Fish License

Season Dates: Late June – Mid August 

Pack-in Camp

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

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

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

Yellowstone Lake and the Yellowstone River together contain the largest inland population of cutthroat trout in the world. While the Yellowstone cutthroat trout is historically a Pacific drainage species, it has (naturally) traveled across the Continental Divide into the Atlantic drainage. One possible such passage in the Yellowstone area is Two Ocean Pass, south of the park in the Teton Wilderness.

The variety of habitats resulted in the evolution of various life history types among Yellowstone cutthroat trout. Some populations live and spawn within a single stream or river (fluvial), some live in a stream and move into a tributary to spawn, and still others live in a lake and spawn in a tributary. Life history diversity within an ecosystem helps protect a population from being lost in a single extreme natural event.

Habitat remains pristine within Yellowstone National Park, but nonnative fish species pose a serious threat to native fish. Brown, brook, and rainbow trout all compete with cutthroat trout for food and habitat. Rainbow trout also pose the additional threat of crossbreeding with cutthroat trout. Because of the lack of barriers in the lower reaches of the drainage, non-native fish have been dispersing upstream and have replaced, or threaten to replace, cutthroat trout.

Fly fishing for Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout in Wyoming is one the most sought after, exciting, native species to pursue while attempting to achieve your Cutt Slam.  Mature Cutts are wary, extremely cagey, and can make for a very challenging trout to catch on a dry fly.  The mountains and plains of Western Wyoming are famous for producing this native trout specie and are home to one of the greatest populations in the country.

There are several factors specific to our area which allow for Yellowstone’s to grow and maintain a healthy population.   These factors include remote mountain streams that provide a fabulous fishery habitats.  The quality waters make for a great feeding ground that benefit our thriving population of trout, giving them the nutrition necessary to survive the harsh Wyoming winters.   Along with these factors, the remote Wyoming river has kept the fishing pressure low which allows our Yellowstone Trout to have an even better chance at reaching their genetic potential at maturity.

Our many pack in camps are accessible from our trail head facilities located around Western Wyoming. These locations allow us easy access and the ability to fish a few of the best drainage’s in the State for Trout.  These areas routinely produce fish 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 high country, with elevations up to 7,000 feet and over 10,000 feet in some areas, such as the Continental Divide.  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.

If wildlife viewing, once you reach a vantage point, we will spend some time glassing and locating wildlife with binoculars while eating your lunch and catching an afternoon nap. 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.

Your evenings will end at sunset, at which time your guides will already have you back in camp and the cook with have your meal prepared.  We will all meet in the dining tent for a hearty supper and tell stories of the day.

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.