Since 2004 we have been building, stocking, and improving our onsite fishing ponds and springs. Cutthroat, brown, rainbow, and brook trout all can all be caught on or within 1/4 mile of our ranch location. We often have great fishing at the Ranch in the months of May and June when the local rivers can be too high to fish due to the winter runoff.
The Salt is a fairly small river with consistent flows allowing us to fish year-round. A good number of nice sized Cutthroat trout can be expected on an average day but the willow lined undercut banks hold some huge Browns. A recent study by the Game and Fish concluded that 70% of the fish caught in the Salt are Cutthroat but 70% of the fish in the river are Browns. Great Big fish potential!
The Snake River upstream from Alpine, the “white water” section, consistently produces some of the best catches in the area from mid July to late September.
The Greys river is the most wade friendly river in the area. This pristine, 60 mile section of river is entirely spring fed and flows through the Wyoming and Salt River Mountain Ranges. Fabulous Wyoming fly fishing!
This is great place for the lake fisherman! In addition, several small streams feed Palisades including Big Elk Creek, Indian Creek, Bear Creek, and McCoy Creek. With a small amount of hiking, these creeks can provide a great, peaceful day of Wyoming fly fishing with a good chance of not seeing another fisherman.
The South Fork is a world-class section of the Snake River with larger hatches including the notorious salmon fly hatch in the first part of July. During this time 50 to 100 fish days are not uncommon. Year-round fly fishing is now open on the South Fork giving opportunity at some larger fish.
The Hoback is a small, boulder filled river flowing into the Snake 24 miles upstream from Alpine. The adjacent road easily accesses the Hoback, and its steeper gradient makes for several deep-fishing holes.
The Green is a bit of a drive, but worth it! The Green is a smaller river meandering through the meadows and ranch lands at the base of the Wind River Mountain Range. The Green’s best fishing is usually in the month of June, although any gray sky day will likely increase your odds dramatically. Over twenty inch fish are fairly common on this river. If size matters, spend some time on the Green.
Many other mountain lakes, rivers, and creeks can be accessed with a slightly longer drive, including Teton Park and Yellowstone, or let our Trout Fishing Guides lead the way.