Wyoming Fishing - Catfish Fishing in Wyoming For Channel and Flathead Catfish in WY
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Wyoming Catfish Fishing

Catfish Fishing in Wyoming

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. They can be found in all types of water including ponds, streams, lakes and rivers. 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.

Catfish Fishing Lakes In Wyoming

Many of the warmer rivers inthe 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.

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

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.

Channel Catfish
Ictalurus punctatus

Channel Catfish

Flathead Catfish
Pylodictis olivaris

Flathead Catfish

Catfish Bait

Catfish Bait

Catfish Organizations & Resources

Catfish Conservation Group
U.S. Catfish Anglers Tournaments
Planet Catfish

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58 lbs - 0 oz

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Preferred Water Temperature

65 - 90 Degrees

Preferred Habitat

Prefers slightly stained to murky water with mild current and sand or rock bottom.


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Preferred Water Temperature

75 - 84 Degrees

Preferred Habitat

Prefers streams or large bodies of slightly stained to murky water with moderate current and hard bottom.

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