Fish in a creek.
Where can I go fishing?

Gros Ventre River is open April 1 - November 30. The Gros Ventre River from the east Refuge boundary downstream to the U.S. Highway 89 bridge is closed to fishing from December 1 through March 31 to protect wintering wildlife. Access is through Grand Teton National Park along the Gros Ventre Road.

Upper Flat Creek is open upstream from the McBride Bridge to the Bridger-Teton National Forest boundary from May 1 through November 30.

Lower Flat Creek and Nowlin Creek are open to fishing from August 1 through October 31 between posted boundaries. These boundaries are from the posted southern boundary upstream to the McBride Bridge on the Flat Creek Road and up Nowlin Creek from its confluence with Flat Creek to the Closed Area boundary sign. Area restricted to artificial flies only.

Fish Hatchery Pond is located at the Jackson National Fish Hatchery. Fishing hours at the pond are from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. The creel limit is restricted to one fish per day per licensed angler. This location is also designated as an area for anglers with disabilities.

All other Refuge waters are closed to fishing.

Where can I get a fishing license?

A State of Wyoming fishing license is required when fishing Refuge waters. A conservation stamp is also required for resident and non-resident annual license holders; holders of daily fishing licenses do not need a conservation stamp.

A Wyoming fishing license can be purchased through the Wyoming Game & Fish Department agency website.

National Elk Refuge Fishing Regulations (pdf)