Fremont River Guides


Region Overview

Fly fishing near Capitol Reef National Park is the best southern Utah has to offer.  This region is all about the Fremont River drainage and the Boulder Mountain lakes where weeks and months of fishing would not be enough to learn it all.  Various other watersheds exist, but none more productive than these.  Deer are plentiful and if you’re lucky, the occasional Desert Bighorn Sheep will add to this angling adventure.


The Fremont River is the crown jewel of less traveled trophy waters which meander through awe inspiring red bluffs near the park boundary. Mountain plateaus meet the high desert and “color country” is formed. A gem of a freestone stream found in the south-central region of the beehive state. The Fremont, near Torrey, can be a great example of big fish in small water. This unique fishery is very suitable for anglers with some experience. Sight fishing to big browns with dries is common, as well as nymphing or streamers throughout the year.


The upper river receives cool water released from Johnson reservoir providing a nutrient rich environment that grows strong browns.  Opportunities in the middle section near the towns of Fremont, Loa and Lyman dwindle as a result of being de-watered as well as over grazing from cattle.  Near the town of Bicknell, the lower Fremont is a completely different stream.  Springs fed from the Boulder and Parker plateaus keep flows consistent during the summer months except when flash floods from monsoon rains blow out the river.  Private water completely dominates and access is difficult if not impossible.  Guides have access to most of this lower stretch where public water is non-existent. 


Capitol Reef National Park borders the Boulder Mountain and Fremont River.  Torrey, Utah is the hub-town where you will find a variety of great restaurants, coffee shops, gift shops, hotels, rv parks, gas stations and more.  Other services can be found in the neighboring towns of Bicknell and Loa. 


Open Year Round

Prime Season – April to October

Species of Trout

  • Brown Trout
  • Rainbow Trout
  • Brook Trout
  • Colorado River Cutthroat
  • Bonneville Cutthroat Trout
  • Tiger Trout hybrid
  • Splake hybrid
  • Grayling

Guide Trip Options

  • Full Day – $595 for 2 anglers
  • UTV Full Day – $850 for 2 anglers on remote waters
  • Half Day – $425 for 2 anglers
  • Private water guide trips available
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Lodge & Fly Shop (435) 425-3999