The stillwater habitat is perfect for providing a quality fly fishing experience. Under a strict policy of catch and release, it is well managed, quiet and un-pressured, perfect for the growth of large trout. With an average length of 17 inches and the big fella's being around 26 inches, the LC Ranch is a fly fisher's dream world!
Some guide services choose to fish The Ranch from float tubes. Fishwest Guides enjoy having our guests in our drift boats (shown above). This allows the guide to do all the work, put you were the fish are, and be there to help you with any of your needs. These needs may include fly selection, knot tying, food & drink or casting assistance.
There are also some wading opportunities here. Some of the smaller ponds offer a more intimate experience while you cast your fly to LARGE cruising Brown & Rainbow Trout. If the fishing is slow on one pond, we can easily jump to another pond for some faster action. That is just one of the advantages of fishing the LC Ranch!
The Ranch ensures solitude for up to 8 rods a day and single groups of up to 12. All anglers are accompanied by quality Fishwest Guides who can make this fishing trip an experience of a lifetime.
The LC Ranch is also home to some very large Rocky Mountain Elk. While the Elk have no bearing on the fishing, the sight of these magnificent animals up close can leave you breathless.
Who would have guessed that tucked away in a remote corner of Northeast Utah lies a fly fishing and lodging recreation resort where the beauty of nature entices us with her pleasures. The LC Ranch is home to over a dozen spring creek ponds and lakes amidst red rock and juniper on the south slope of the Uintah Mountains. The ponds and lakes offer a variety of exciting fishing conditions throughout the season.
Your guided fishing trip includes, if needed, all necessary equipment (rod, reel, waders, etc), lunch and flies. Because this is a private ranch, a Utah State fishing license is not required. Not included is Utah state sales tax and the gratuity for all your guides hard work.
In order for Fishwest guides to provide you with the highest service level possible, we will only allow three people maximum per guide. If your party is of four or more we will be happy to book your group with more than one guide.
The lodging accommodations at the "LC" are almost as spectacular as the fishing (I said almost!). Enjoy a great night of rest in one of the several luxurious cabins that are spread throughout the ranch. With names like the Honeymoon Cabin, the Trophy Lodge, the West Cabin, and the Hideaway Cabin, you know that each one is unique. Some have Jacuzzi tubs and Satellite TV systems and others offer an escape from modern technology to some peace & quiet.
As long as the ponds aren't frozen, we are fishing them. The season is generally from late March through Mid-November.
Most of the Trout at the LC demand at least a 9' 6 weight fly rod, but we also throw 7 weight rods with sinking / sink tip lines. Boots and waders are generally not needed, unless we are fishing from pontoon boats.