Fishing on our Gros Ventre River

A September Afternoon Spent Fishing on the Gros Ventre River

For this blog, we spent some time fishing with a few of our guests and our wonderful guide, Tate. The goal of this excursion was to capture guest’s perspectives on what it’s like to fish with us during their dude ranch vacation.

John, from Virginia, told us why he enjoyed fishing our river. First, he noticed the beauty of the cutthroat trouts he was catching. John credited their stunning colors and patterns to the fact that they are wild, not farmed. Secondly, John complimented our fishing guides and our “quality, name brand equipment.” We pride ourselves on providing our guests excellent and well-maintained equipment so they don’t have to worry about bringing their own. Finally, John appreciated being able to fish immersed in beautiful scenery. John is an experienced fisherman, and he was pleased that our river was challenging and kept his fishing interesting. For our guests looking for a less demanding experience, we have two stocked ponds that are great for those learning the fly fishing basics!

Also along for the afternoon was Mike from California. We asked Mike what made his fly fishing experience special. He said, “With the river literally running through the ranch, the expert guides bring you straight to the fish for a once in a lifetime experience.”

Lastly, we spoke with guide Tate who has fished all over the world to see what stood out to him. He said he loved the variety of water on our stretch of river. He said that there are runs, pockets, and holes that all require different fly fishing techniques which keep the experience interesting. Finally, he mentioned the amazing perk of having two miles of private river just for our guests.

We hope this blog has provided a look into fishing at the Gros Ventre River Ranch! Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions, and we hope to see you in 2019.

Photo Credit: Randall Benson

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