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Fishing in Broken Bow
Fishing in Broken Bow
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trip description for Half day Drift Boat in Broken Bow

The only fly fishing service to offer drift boat fly fishing. We have two boats available that can fit two anglers each. Read More

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Fishing in Eagle
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Charlie and Conner specialize in guided Fly Fishing trips in the Vail Valley. Specifically, Walk-and-Wade trips on the Eagle River. With guides all over the Valley, they have the opportunity to put you on fish in multiple different spots along the Eagle River. As stewards of their water, your guides focus especially on Catch and Release fishing. This helps us keep the ecosystem strong, and allows many generations of Fly Fishing Anglers to continue to use these resources. Their half-day trips last 4 hours and trips focus on getting on the water early and getting fish. Charlie and Conner provide Rods, Reels, Line, Tippit, Flies, Waders, and Boots. All you need to bring is a valid Colorado Fishing license, hat, sunglasses,or sun protection and a good attitude! Their full-day trips are 8 hours, and give you the time needed to work A LOT of water. These days are long, but they will provide lunch from Smiling Moose Deli, water, and snacks with the full day trip! A valid Colorado Fishing license and a great attitude are required. Read More

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trip description for Browns and Rainbows Walk-n-Wade in Littleton

Wade your way into the water with Ken and prepare for an action-packed day of Trout fishing on the fly! This is a catch and release trip. Ken offers a couple of exciting options to best tailor your trip to your needs. Depending on what you want to do and how much time you have, you can opt for a half or full day on the water with Ken: **Half-Day:** This trip is 4 hours. A great introductory trip, you’ll have the opportunity to learn to cast, tie some knots and then have plenty of time to practice your new skills. Advanced anglers will enjoy a morning or afternoon of great fishing as well! You will drive to one of Ken and his team’s best fishing spots to target some Rainbow and Brown Trout. **Full-Day:** This trip is 7-8 hours. On this trip, you will get to go to some of the premier fishing spots in the area. The South Platte, Clear Creek, Williams Fork and Blue River are a few of the rivers you may fish, where you'll be going after some impressive Rainbow and Brown Trout. It is not uncommon to land a fish over 20 inches on these trips! The drives are as scenic as they get. If you are a beginner, you will learn to cast, tie some knots and much more throughout the day. With the whole day, you will have plenty of time to practice your new found skills, and the possibilities are endless. As an experienced angler, you will get to fish to your heart's content all day long! Book your trip and get ready to catch some Trout! Read More

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Fishing in Big Sky
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Wade your way into the water with Ennion for a memorable day of Big Sky fly fishing! Big Sky is well known for its hundreds of miles of Trout-filled waterways, which is why fly fishers are always flocking to this scenic hotspot. On this half or full-day trip, Ennion will wade you into one of these productive rivers such as the Madison, Yellowstone, Beaverhead, Bighole or Missouri where you'll be targeting Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout and Rainbow Trout. From here he'll give you some of his expert fly-fishing tips and let you try your luck. These rivers are great for throwing your first fly casts or honing in your skills on a relaxing day of river fishing. Whether you're new to fly fishing or not, Ennion will give you some helpful pointers to help get some fish on your line! Ennion will provide all rods, reels, flies, transportation to and from the river, snacks and non alcoholic beverages. Let him know when booking if you will need to rent waders and wading boots, which he will provide at an additional cost. All you need to bring is a valid Montana Fishing License. A hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, and a rain jacket are recommended. Come enjoy the beautiful mountain waters with Ennion! Read More

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trip description for Sequoia National Forest Fly Fishing in Hume

Embark on an unforgettable fly fishing expedition in the heart of Sequoia National Forest, guided by the seasoned expertise of Scott, boasting an impressive 39-year legacy in the realm of angling. With the majestic beauty of Sequoia as your backdrop, Scott invites you to delve into the art of fly fishing to target a diverse array of Trout species. Set against the awe-inspiring landscapes of Sequoia, this expedition promises a harmonious blend of nature's grandeur and angling finesse. Scott's extensive experience ensures that you'll receive invaluable insights and techniques honed over decades, elevating your fly fishing encounter to a whole new level. As you cast your line in pristine waters, guided by Scott's unparalleled skill, the symphony of nature and sport unfolds. The tranquil beauty of the Sequoia National Forest provides an idyllic setting for pursuing a variety of Trout species, a testament to the region's rich aquatic diversity. Immerse yourself in a journey characterized by professionalism, angling mastery, and a deep appreciation for the natural world. Scott's dedication to sustainable fishing practices guarantees an experience that is not only rewarding but also environmentally conscious. Discover the thrill of fly fishing in Sequoia, California, where every cast is an invitation to explore the tranquil waters and create cherished memories amidst nature's splendor. Read More

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Everything to Know About Booking a fishing trip

What are the best brown trout fishing trips?

Why should I book a brown trout fishing trip with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 108 brown trout trips, and the most popular trips are Full Day Guided Trip guided by Chris, Guadalupe River Drift guided by Kevin, and Wild Trout Classic guided by Tad.

Our guides are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 2924 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Looking for kid friendly brown trout guides / fishing lessons? Check out our beginner and family friendly brown trout guides.

What types of brown trout fishing trips are common?

River fishing is the most popular for brown trout as well as lake fishing.

The most common fishing techniques are fly fishing, light tackle fishing, and drift fishing but wading and trolling are popular as well.

How much does a brown trout fishing trip cost?

for brown trout prices can range anywhere from about $375 to $1,562, but the average price for a half day trip for brown trout is $527. The average price for a full day trip for brown trout is $1,398.

What month is best for brown trout fishing?

The most popular season for brown trout fishing is summer, and most anglers book their trips 63 days in advance.

Do I need a fishing license for brown trout and what are the bag limits for brown trout?

See here for more information on brown trout fishing licenses, brown trout bag limits, and fishing season regulations for brown trout. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right brown trout rules and regulations.

What is a Brown Trout?

The brown trout (Salmo trutta) is a diverse species of salmonid native to Europe and Asia, that has been introduced globally and flourished in all other continents except Antarctica. Morphs of the species have expanded across multiple ecosystems including rivers, lakes, and oceans, some even migrating between them. Lake trout, for example, are potamodromous, meaning they migrate from lakes to rivers or streams to spawn, whereas sea trout are anadromous, meaning they will migrate from oceans to freshwater.

Due to the multiple morphs and environments inhabited by brown trout, their appearance will vary. Freshwater brown trout will range from coloring that is so silvery and lightly spotted, that they will be mistaken for rainbow trout, to the well-known brassy brown spotted top, that fades into a creamy white belly. There are also regional variants, such as the Loch Leven trout, found in Scotland, which can be identified by their larger fins, slimmer body, and heavy black spotting.

Although they have a large footing worldwide, brown trout are much less plentiful than their cousins, the rainbow trout, though they do tend to live in the same cooler waters. Brown trout are also much tougher to catch than rainbow, making them a worthy prize to even the most skilled anglers. These exceptional game properties were actually the driver to introduce them into so many environments across the world.

How big do Brown Trout get?

Brown trout are a medium-sized fish that vary greatly in size according to their environment. In some rare cases they can grow to over 40 pounds and 20 inches long. However in smaller rivers, they can weigh less than 2.2 pounds. An average brown trout is around 2 to 10 pounds, and between 12 and 14 inches long.

What's the biggest Brown Trout ever caught?

In 2013, the world record brown trout was caught in New Zealand. The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) recognizes Otwin Kandolf as the record holder after he landed a 42-pound, 1-ounce behemoth on a rod and reel.

Previously, the record was held by an Arkansas man, who in May of 1992 caught a 40 pounder out of the Little Red River, a tributary of the White River.

Where is the best place to catch Brown Trout?

Although brown trout can be found worldwide, from the oceans, to the Great Lakes, they are most commonly found in streams and rivers. Some of the best streams to rope your personal record fish are in Colorado, Montana, and Ontario, among other places. They are also strong in numbers in places they have been introduced to such as New Zealand and Argentina.

When should I catch Brown Trout?

Brown trout are a finicky fish who are difficult to catch. Once you’ve found them in one location, you will not see them there again! The best time to target them is early in the morning or right at dusk, when you can fish shadows of overhanging structures.

Brown trout can be caught year round, though the time of year will affect the areas of best fishing. In the summer, be sure to fish the deep holes at the base of rapids to avoid currents. Fall should be spent casting from a bar by a feeder creep where the browns will be migrating for their spawn. Finally, in the winter you’ll need to follow the water flow to where they can be found in oxygen-rich dam trails.

How do you catch Brown Trout?

As early as 1496, anglers have been tested by the challenges of brown trout, who were mentioned in literature at the time as a “right dainty fish.” They can be caught on light spinning tackle, with spoons, spinners, plugs, and jerkbaits when using careful casting. These lures should be the color of the local forage, what the browns will typically be feeding on. This can include common insects, frogs, and mice, as well as patterns of baby trout that the fish will predate. Live bait is also a possibility, with nightcrawlers being the best option.

Fly fishing is the most popular choice of anglers targeting brown trout. There are two recommended tactics for big browns on the fly. One would be to sight fish from the bank using small nymphs. The other is to cast large articulated flies, like streamers.

In rivers, brown trout will hide out near structures or holes where they have easy access to prey going by. Lakes and oceans can be a bit trickier as they will spread out to feed, but the time of year and local knowledge will give you some clues where to start.

Are Brown Trout good to eat? What are the best Brown Trout recipes?

Browns are typically caught and released, but if kept they are delicious to eat. They are the only truly wild freshwater fish available to most consumers, as most salmon are farmed, and farmed trout are typically rainbows. This makes them quite a delicacy, free range, and organic. As carnivores, they have a meaty flesh rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, with a strong fishy flavor.

Typically the smaller the fish, less than two pounds, are the best for eating. It is recommended to soak the filets in milk overnight to pull some of the oil and overly-fishy taste from the flesh. They can then be cooked in a multitude of ways. The most traditional is to grill them over a fire, flayed, after lightly seasoning them with salt, pepper, and lemon juice.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Clement is a fabulous guide with great local knowledge and happy to impart lots of technical skills to get you on the fish. Despite the inclement weather he made it a wonderful days fishing.

    Russell Y. with Clément C. of Belberaud, Occitanie

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip. Cory is very knowledgeable and enjoyed our time on the water with him. I brought my 14-year old son along and Cory went above and beyond to ensure he enjoyed his time. Highly recommend and we will fish with Cory again in the future.

    John S. with Cory W. of Brule, Wisconsin

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Joe was the best! And he knows how to get on them BIGS!!!

    Jaxon H. with Joseph S. of Lewiston, New York

  • ★★★★★
    Attentive, helpful, got us on fish. Great guy to float the Guadalupe with. I recommend him any day that I am not planning a return trip

    Christopher G. with Kevin S. of New Braunfels, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Kevin was fantastic! Super informative, very patient and treated us like kings. We couldn’t been happier with him as a guide. And he put us on fish and knows the River like the back of his hand. Don’t hesitate to book, you won’t be disappointed.

    David M. with Kevin S. of New Braunfels, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Chris was a great guide. He made this a very educational trip and put us on plenty of fish. I would highly recommend booking a trip with him.

    Preston M. with Chris S. of Broken Bow, Oklahoma

  • ★★★★★
    Great guide. Knew how to do the job and did it.

    Mayo . with Chris S. of Broken Bow, Oklahoma

  • ★★★★★
    Jordan is an absolute Master of his craft. His understanding of fish is unparralled. Honestly its like he is one. The yellowstone was blown out due to heavy rains so we audibled to a 17 mile float on the Lower Madison. We fished a new and totally unique set of techniques fishing indicators with crayfish pattern followed by a nymph. He told me exactly when to mend, when to let the flies drag a hair, and when to re adjust with a new cast to get the perfect action on the flies. I missed a lot of big eats and landed some beautiful (and fat) rainbows and browns! Back at the ramp no one had the succes we did. I learn so much from Jordan everytime im out there. Can’t reccomend booking a trip with him enough.

    David I. with Jordan G. of Emigrant, Montana

  • ★★★★★
    Casey was an awesome guide!

    Rodney A. with Casey R. of South Boardman, Michigan

  • ★★★★★
    We had an awesome trip with guide Matt!

    Trenay H. with Nate S. of Helena, Montana

  • ★★★★★
    Mate Jeremy and Captain Issac were an awesome team. My son, grandson and I caught 9 fish....7 kings and 2 rainbows. Biggest king was 41.5 inches long. Great trip!!

    Skip T. with Dan S. of Whitehall, Michigan

  • ★★★★★
    Tad was a great guide! We had a wonderful time learming from him and celebrating our catches.

    Adele J. with Tad M. of Blue Ridge, Georgia

  • ★★★★★
    It was a great trip Captain Jim really knew what he was doing. We limited out in about 3 hours.

    Michael L. with Jim C. of Elk Rapids, Michigan

  • ★★★★★
    This was my second trip with Chris and this time I brought a friend. We had a great 1/2 day with Zach and Austin. Great trip for beginners.

    Simon S. with Chris S. of Broken Bow, Oklahoma

  • ★★★★★
    Had an absolute blast. Great guide, patient, and very knowledgeable. Will do it again soon!

    Scott P. with Chris S. of Roswell, Georgia

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great half day on the river with Chris. We went right to the fish and a very productive session. I was concerned about severe weather in the area but Chris kept me informed in the days before and everything turned out fine. This is a great trip for people who want to try fly fishing ... I will definitely be going back.

    Simon S. with Chris S. of Broken Bow, Oklahoma

  • ★★★★★
    This is a truly world class fishery. We caught 20+ fish on fly and lost a lot more (including a couple of really nice ones dammit). Dan was a great guide, a great host and we had a great day. I highly recommend this trip, I will be doing again.

    Simon S. with Dan R. of Cotter, Arkansas

  • ★★★★★
    Absolutely fantastic trip with Shane. He explained everything we needed to know and set expectations before the trip and was easy to find when we got there. Super knowledgable, patient, and fun, his boat was clean and he was extremely efficient. Learned a lot, got on some major trout and salmon action, and had a blast. Looking forward to the next time we can get out there with him!

    Shawna S. with Shane L. of Kenosha, Wisconsin

  • ★★★★★
    Zach was very personable and a very good guide. I fought several large salmon. We only got one in the boat but we had dozens of opportunities. I am going again.

    Tay B. with Zach G. of Custer, Michigan

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great time out there with these guys! Got all of us on some fish and taught us along the way. My only feedback would be asking us if we wanted to go with quantity or quality, we caught some bigger ones, but would have rather had more action. That being said, still brought some in and could not have asked for a better morning!

    Evan H. with Charlie S. of Eagle, Colorado

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