FLAMING GORGE FISHING COMPANY
GUIDING AREA FOR 40 YEARS
Flaming Gorge Fishing Company has been dedicated to presenting the best trips possible for it's clients the last 20 years. We have the perfect boat to provide the finest fishing experience for our customers. Very stable, fast to get around the fishing areas, saving time. It also has the top for protection from elements and has a heater to beat the cold. Our location is in the small town of Dutch John which resides just 3 miles north of the Dam on the East side of the Reservoir.
While boating the lake opportunities of spotting wild game are frequent. You will have chances to see many Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep, Elk, Deer, Antelope, Bears, Mountain Lions, Bobcats, Foxes, Coyotes, Bald Eagles, Golden Eagles, Osprey, Red Tail Hawk, Turkey Vultures, and so many other smaller animals and Birds.
Make Flaming Gorge Fishing Co. your official source for angling this magnificent lake. It would be our pleasure to show you the fishing and the splendor of this National Recreation area.
Our guided trips on Flaming Gorge begin at the Mustang Ridge Boat Ramp which is positioned across the Bay from the Dam and Cart Creek Bridge. The species of fish we will be after is determined between Guide and Client.
Mackinaw Trout are the most popular, but there is some great fishing for Rainbows, Kokanee Salmon and Small Mouth Bass. Carp and some Browns also reside. Call us at any time to get an idea of the type of outing you are looking for. We can answer all questions you may have about the area, how to get here, other things to do while you are here.
Lodging, Camping, other fishing possibilities, dining are all things we can help make easier.
Lake Shoreline: 350 miles
Lake Length:91 Miles
Water Depth: 436 feet
Dam Height 502 feet
Lake Altitude: 6040 feet
Flaming Gorge Reservoir has one of the fastest Growth rates for Lake Trout as compared to any others in North America.
Lake Trout (Mackinaw) They attain a very large size in the cool deep waters of the lake and are in good numbers. We can fish for them in several ways.
Rainbow Trout: great fly-fishing or spin fishing adversaries and at times create more excitement than going after the giant Lakers. We have Cicadas, Wasps, and other terrestrial insects that can be on the water fairly heavily and they can attract some exciting Rises from both beautiful rainbow trout and small mouth Bass. Of course many fishermen troll lures for the Rainbows and Kokanee.
Small Mouth Bass: You will find them at different Depths thru the year, and you will fish for them tight to the ledges and structure.
Kokanee: Depth is the key throughout the seasons, find the right depth and fishing should be good.
Carp: Usually saved for the fly fishermen who pursue them like fishing flats in the ocean.
Imagine yourself floating in a Jet boat or Flats boats, drifting among towering cliffs over thousand feet high, and on water that could be over 300 feet deep. The canyon walls in most areas are straight cliffs above the water level. The guide has you perched over a shelf somewhere between 60 feet and 120 feet. You've dropped a weighted Jig to the bottom and working it up and letting it fall back, when the line goes slack at first you are startled by the slack line, then instantly a response makes you set the hook. initially It feels as though the hook has set into a car body which has abruptly been put in gear as your line rips off the reel.
This is one of the large Lake Trout (Mackinaw) and you better get set for a heavy battle, akin to a weight training session.
MEET THE TEAM
Terry has Been a guide on rivers and lakes for over 45 years. He recently sold his River permit on the Green River so he could focus on the Flaming Gorge lake. There are so many good fish throughout this beautiful fishery and Terry concentrates on the area near the dam and up into the canyon for 30 miles.
Jim is from Colorado, but began fishing the Green River in the late 1980s and back to the Private Ranch Guiding in Colorado. He has a house in Dutch John, therefore he still does summer trips on the Green or on Flaming Gorge. His winters now are captaining a boat in the Caribbean.
Jimmy likes to chase all species of fish, mainly with light tackle and flyfishing.
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Lance was born and raised in Vernal, Utah, just 30 miles south of flaming Gorge. this proximity to the lake gave him a lifetime of knowledge on fishing for all species of fish in the lake. He probably concentrates on the Mackinaw (Lake Trout) the most. At two seasons of the year Lance goes after the Berbot, just after ice thaws and right before the thaw.
Terry Collier-Owner of Flaming Gorge Fishing Co
Living in Dutch John makes it harder for us to except Credit Cards for deposits or payment. We would prefer checks or cash.
We charge $250.00 for the trip deposit which is refundable up to within 30 days of the trip.Reserving your guided trip well ahead, is the easiest way to insure the dates or time period you would prefer. Speaking or communicating with Terry before booking is the ultimate way to get the correct season for the kind of fishing you are thinking of.
Mornings are fishing time, so phone calls in the afternoon or evenings are your best chances to get a hold of us.
To get your Fishing lic. on line click on the Natural Resources sign and follow their directions.
Because of the unique fishing equipment we use, we will supply the gear. If you have gear you wish to bring, let us know before the trip so we can have the right setup when we meet.
We also have coolers on board for the trip. If there will be any fish taken it would be a good idea to have a cooler in your vehicle for transport.