Wyoming Fishing

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Number of Fish Species:  78

State Sportfish:  Cutthroat Trout

Notable Records:  A 25 lb 13 oz. brown trout from Flaming Gorge Reservoir, a 23 lb rainbow trout from Burnt Lake, a 17 lb 6oz. walleye from Boysen Reservoir, a 7 lb 8oz. sauger from Boysen Reservoir

Fishing Regs:  To view the fishing regulations click here or download (right click, save as) here (Wyoming fishing regs).

Fishing License Info:  

  Residents Non-Residents
Annual $24.00 $92.00
1-day $6.00 $14.00

Fo more fishing license information click here.

Quickcast:  Welcome to Wyoming where you’ll find mountains, streams, lakes, rivers and…trout!  Starting in Yellowstone Lake is good place to spot some native cutthroat trout as well as lake trout.  To the east is a blue ribbon trout stream known as Greybull River.  This river is one of the best cutthroat trout rivers in America but will also yield browns and whitefish.  Farther East is the 290 mile long  Belle Fourche River that holds black bullhead, channel cats, smallmouth bass and various sunfish.  Heading south one will come across the North Platte River which is home to monster rainbows and nice browns.  There are some studies that suggest this freestone river will yield over 4,000 trout per mile!  At the bottom of the state is the famous Flaming Forge Reservoir.  This 91 mile long reservoir is known for producing record-sized fish like brown trout, rainbows, lake trout, kokanee, tiger trout, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, channel cats and burbot.  Finally, in the center of the state is Boysen  Reservoir.  This sizeable reservoir is a great place to hook into walleye, sauger, black crappie, largemouth bass, rainbows, cutthroat trout and brown trout.