215 County Road 152 

Evanston, Wyoming, 82930

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Fishing

All fishing at KBR must be done with barbless, artificial flies. Fishing with bait, spinners or lures is not allowed at KBR.


More than two private, seldom-fished miles of the Bear River meander through the heart of KBR holding five species of trout (native Bear River cutthroat, German brown, rainbow, brook and tiger) and Arctic grayling. Anglers on the river may encounter
beavers, geese, ducks, deer, moose, owls and other wildlife. Every year, a few trout over 20 inches are landed (and released) at KBR.


Fishing in the Bear River is legal year-round, but ice makes winter fishing difficult at best and high spring flows make fishing problematic from about mid-April until the flow in the river stabilizes which usually occurs sometime between late June and mid-July. With stable flows, the Bear River provides excellent fly fishing for several months of every year. All trout caught in the Bear River must be promptly and carefully released. If you are unfamiliar with proper catch and release technique, please watch the instructional video at the following link catch and release tips.

If you are new to fly fishing or if you would like to have the services of a professional fishing guide for a day or more on the Bear River – both at KBR and on other nearby portions of the Bear River – Marc Weston of Dreamcatcher Outdoors has guiding rights at KBR. Marc’s contact details are: www.dreamcatcherflyfishing.com, 801-980- 9448.


Youth under 14 don’t need a Wyoming fishing license to fish the Bear River if they are accompanied by a person age 18 or older with a Wyoming fishing license. Licenses and conservation stamps may be purchased online or at Walmart in Evanston. 2018 non-
resident Wyoming fishing license prices are:

  • One day license - $14 for youth or adults

  • Annual youth (between 14th and 18th birthday) license - $15 plus a $12.50 conservation stamp

  • Five consecutive days adult license - $56

  • Annual adult license - $102 plus a $12.50 conservation stamp

Guests may also fish for stocked trout in our 1½-acre private pond – fishing from shore or from our small rowboat. Use of a spinning rod and reel with a plastic bubble and a fly is allowed and effective on the pond. No license is needed to fish the pond. Long-handled fish landing nets are available for use by guests fishing at the pond. Normal practice is to promptly and carefully release trout caught in the pond, but, during their stay at KBR, a family may keep ONE fish caught in the pond if it will be cooked and eaten while the family is at the ranch. Stocked trout are expensive! A properly released fish can be caught many times during its life bringing excitement and joy to not just one person, but to many.

 

The world-famous Green River tailwater trout fishery is just over two hours from KBR and some excellent fishing in remote lakes is available in the nearby Uinta Mountains.