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Fishing with Your Family at Flaming Gorge Reservoir

If you’re looking to spend some quality time with your family and not drain your pockets, head over to Flaming Gorge Reservoir and catch-up with your family while you try to catch some fish for dinner. The lake, dominated by brown trout, at Flaming Gorge attracts locals as well as travelers from far and beyond.  If you’re a seasoned angler, Flaming Gorge Reservoir is for you as you can take advantage of the distinguished fishing. Flaming Gorge reservoir’s fisheries are swarming with smallmouth bass, channel catfish, burbot, rainbow trout, and cutthroat trout, promising you happy-catch day. Go down to Flaming Gorge and make some beautiful memories while fishing, capturing the breath-taking scenery.

What You Will Need?

If you’ve decided to take a trip down to Flaming Gorge and spend your day with your family, make sure to pack a few things in your tackle box:

  • A fishing rod
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Bait to attract the fish to the line. Worms, marshmallows, cheese would do the trick
  • Medium sized spinners
  • Carry at least 0.125 – 0.25 oz. Black or brown marabou jigs
  • Extra hooks
  • Nail clippers

All this can easily be purchased from any sports shop in your neighborhood for around $50 or wait till you get there and visit one of the marinas to get your gear, recommended by experts. However, if planning on going there, you’ll need to own a fishing license as its part of two states, Utah and Wyoming.

Nonetheless, young children can fish without a license. You can get a fishing license which will be valid for three days, seven days or a whole year. If you reside in Utah, you can apply online for your license. If you live in Wyoming, apply here for a one day license or an annual permit. However, your children aged 13 and below don’t need one. You can get a $10 permit if you plan on taking a boat ride.

Kid’s Fishing Hole and the Uinta Mountains

Head over to the Kid’s Fishing Hole which is at Red Canyon Lodge and see their smiling faces when they catch their first rainbow or brook trout. If you’re lucky, you might see a deer by the pond in the evening. All the fishing will surely make you and your young ones hungry, so head to Red Canyon Lodge’s restaurant and dine in.

If you’re a seasonal fisherman, Buckboard, Lucerne, and Cedar Springs Marinas are the perfect place for you as you can enjoy fishing and end up with a few fish for dinner. You can rent a kayak or paddleboard from one of the marines and make the most of it.  Another place to visit is the Uinta Mountains. If you go there when the weather is warm, you can fill your fish net easily. You can also rent an old-style cabin in the mountains, wake up early to catch your lunch, just like in the old days.