Wyoming's Wind River Mountain Range is famous for its pristine alpine lakes and streams teeming with wild trout, an adventure paradise for fly fishermen. Cutthroat trout are the only native fish in the Wind River Range. However, thanks to the old-timers who horse packed young fingerlings in milk cans to secluded lakes, today you can also enjoy fishing for golden trout, rainbow trout, mackinaw, brook trout and beautifully colored hybrid trout.
Our part of the Wind Rivers is so vast that most avid fishermen sign up for one of our 5 - 7 day pack trips to reach some of the 30 lakes and many streams available from the Diamond 4 Ranch. Choose a Guided Pack Trip (complete with camp, horses, guide and cook); or hire us to pack your group in on a Spot Pack Trip (you bring your own camp gear and meals; we haul everything in and out for you.) Our Mountain Ranch Vacation option does allow for fun fishing from the cabins, but larger fish will be found deeper into the mountains on a pack trip.
Fishing rods should be in hard protective cases; shorter pack rods are better on the pack horse. We encourage catch and release fly fishing. All trip participants are expected to follow all applicable Forest Service rules and Game & Fish laws while with us.
WYOMING FISHING LICENSE FEES
Non-Resident Daily Fishing License - $14/day
Non-Resident 5 Consecutive Day Fishing License - $56
Non-Resident Youth (under 14) - No license needed if accompanied by an adult possessing a valid Wyoming fishing license. However, the nonresident youth’s bag limit shall be applied to and limited by the fishing license held by the adult person in his/her company.
Wyoming fishing licenses may be purchased ahead online at https://wgfd.wyo.gov/elso/ELSOWelcome.aspx, or buy it in Lander from Wind River Outdoor Company, Wild Iris, The Good Place or the Exxon Station. For fishing supplies, visit Wind River Outdoor Company or The Good Place in Lander.
LIMIT - WYOMING LAW
The creel limit on trout shall be 6 per day from lakes, 3 from streams, or total 6 in possession. No more than 1 shall exceed 16 inches. No more than 1 cutthroat shall exceed 12 inches. Limit on brook trout is 16.