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Wyoming Catfish Fishing

All about fishing for flathead and channel catfish in Wyoming.

Catfish fishing in Wyoming

Catfish Waters In WY

Many of the warmer rivers in the state are apt to contain catfish So are small lakes and ponds. The major Wyoming lakes with catfish include Bighorn Lake, Big Sandy Reservoir, Flaming Gorge Reservoir, Glendo Reservoir, Grayrocks Reservoir, Guernsey Reservoir, Keyhole Reservoir and Woodruff Narrows Reservoir.

Fishing for catfish in Wyoming

Channel Catfish

Channel catfish

World record: 58 lbs 0 oz

WY State Record: 27 lbs 15.5 oz

Flathead Catfish

Flathead catfish

World record: 123 lbs 9 oz

WY State Record: 22 lbs 7 oz

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Catfish fishing from the bank

Flaming Gorge Reservoir produced the Wyoming state record channel catfish and the state record flathead catfish came out of the North Platte River.

There are many species of catfish and even more ways to catch them. Adults range in size from less than a pound to hundreds of pounds. Catfish are found in all types of water including ponds, streams, lakes and rivers throughout Wyoming. There are even species which spend a limited amount of time on dry land. Big giant catfish put up a very noble fight once hooked.

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Camping and campgrounds nearby fishing

Additional resources for catfishing information.

Catfish Conservation Group

U.S. Catfish Anglers Tournaments

Planet Catfish

Most catfish are considered bottom feeders to one extent or another. They will generally eat anything that can get in their mouth. Their strongest sense is smell which they use to locate potential food sources. Capitalizing on this sense is the primary weapon in your search for these creatures. Aggressive catfish have been caught on most types of fast moving bass lures so don't under estimate their ability to catch live bait.

Catfish fishing information for states with catfish.


Learn the lifestyle of catfish

The more you know about the seasonal migration of catfish, the easier it will be to catch catfish in Wyoming lakes and rivers. Catfish feed on a wide variety of food sources. They can be caught on prepared baits as well as live and dead baitfish.

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