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Wyoming Fishing

All about fishing in the Cowboy State

Jackson Lake, Wyoming

In the state of Wyoming you can fish for smallmouth bass, crappie, catfish, walleye, salmon and perch. But this is trout country. Big healthy rainbow, brown, brook, cutthroat, lake and golden trout.

Here, you can fish for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, brook trout, brown trout, golden trout, lake trout, bluegill, green sunfish, rock bass, yellow perch, kokanee salmon, tiger muskie, northern pike and sauger in local lakes, rivers, ponds and/or streams.

Major Wyoming Lakes

Wyoming major lakes and fish chart

Lake & Fish Chart

This chart shows the major fishing waters in Wyoming, cross referencing these waters with the major types of fishing to be found in each of the lakes or impoundments. For a more complete list of fish species in Wyoming, see the list below, which also includes state records.

Wyoming Fishing Lake Sizes & Locations

Alpine Lake, Wyoming

Alcova Reservoir is a 2,500-acre lake in the central part of the state, at Alcova, WY.

Bighorn Lake is a 5,500-acre lake in the northwest part of the state, at Kane, WY.

Boulder Lake is a 3,500-acre lake in the west-central part of the state, at Boulder, WY.

Big Sandy Reservoir is a 2,500-acre lake in the southwest part of the state, 5 miles north of Farson, WY.

Boysen Reservoir is a 19,500-acre lake in the central part of the state, in Boysen State Park, WY.

Buffalo Bill Reservoir is an 8,500-acre lake in the northwest part of the state, at Cody, WY.

Flaming Gorge Reservoir is a 42,000-acre lake on the southern border part of the state, south of Green River, WY.

Fontenelle Reservoir is an 8,000-acre lake in the southwest part of the state, at La Barge, WY.

Fremont Lake is a 5,000-acre lake in the west-central part of the state, at Pinedale, WY.

Glendo Reservoir is a 12,000-acre lake in the east-central part of the state, at Glendo, WY.

Grayrocks Reservoir is an 1,800-acre lake in the east-central part of the state, 6 miles southwest of Fort Laramie, WY.

Guernsey Reservoir is a 2,400-acre lake in the east-central part of the state, in Guernsey State Park, WY.

Heart Lake is a 2,200-acre lake in the northwest corner of the state, in Yellowstone Park.

Jackson Lake is a 25,500-acre lake in the northwest corner of the state, in Grand Teton National Park.

Keyhole Reservoir is a 9,300-acre lake in the northeast part of the state, at Pine Haven, WY.

Lake Hattie Reservoir is a 3,000-acre lake in the southeast part of the state, at Jelm, WY.

Lewis Lake is a 3,500-acre lake in the northwest corner of the state, in Yellowstone Park.

Ocean Lake is a 6,000-acre lake in the central part of the state, at Kinnear, WY.

Pathfinder Reservoir is a 22,000-acre lake in the central part of the state, 10 miles southwest of Alcova, WY.

Seminoe Reservoir is a 20,300-acre lake in the south-central part of the state, in Seminoe State Park, WY.

Shoshone Lake is an 8,000-acre lake in the northwest corner of the state, in Yellowstone Park.

Woodruff Narrows Reservoir is a 2,300-acre lake in the southwest corner of the state, 5 miles north of Almy, WY.

Yellowstone Lake is a 89,000-acre lake in the northwest corner of the state, in Yellowstone Park.

Ox Bow Bend, Wyoming

Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Wyoming with one of many cabin rentals in WY for accommodations nestled into the great outdoors on your fishing trip.

Apply here for a Wyoming fishing license. Visit the Wyoming Game and Fish Department website for details and regulations for fishing in Wyoming.

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We are also looking for information on local guides who offer services within Wyoming. You can find a listing of WY fishing guides here. If you are a fishing guide in Wyoming or know of a good resource, please send us information for consideration.

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Fish for big bass in Wyoming

Excellent largemouth and smallmouth bass fishing opportunities are available to anglers in WY.

Fish Species in Wyoming

Fishing for bass in Wyoming

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass

World record: 22 lbs 4 oz

WY State Record: 7 lbs 14 oz

Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth bass

World record: 11 lbs 15 oz

WY State Record: 5 lbs 15 oz

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

Fishing for crappie in Wyoming

Black Crappie

Black crappie

World record: 6 lbs 0 oz

WY State Record: 2 lbs 7.4 oz

White Crappie

White crappie

World record: 5 lbs 3 oz

WY State Record: 2 lbs 7 oz

Fishing for walleye in Wyoming

Walleye

Walleye

World record: 25 lbs 0 oz

WY State Record: 17 lbs 6 oz

Fishing for trout in Wyoming

Rainbow Trout

Rainbow trout

World record: 42 lbs 2 oz

WY State Record: 23 lbs 0 oz

Cutthroat Trout

Cutthroat trout

World record: 41 lbs 0 oz

WY State Record: 15 lbs 0 oz

Brook Trout

Brook trout

World record: 14 lbs 8 oz

WY State Record: 9 lbs 11 oz

Brown Trout

Brown trout

World record: 40 lbs 4 oz

WY State Record: 25 lbs 13 oz

Lake Trout

Lake trout

World record: 72 lbs 0 oz

WY State Record: 50 lbs 0 oz

Golden Trout

Golden trout

World record: 11 lbs 4 oz

WY State Record: 11 lbs 4 oz

Fishing for panfish in Wyoming

Bluegill

Bluegill

World record: 4 lbs 12 oz

WY State Record: 1 lbs 14 oz

Green Sunfish

Green sunfish

World record: 2.1 lbs

WY State Record: 0 lbs 14 oz

Rock Bass

Rock bass

World record: 3.0 lbs

WY State Record: 1 lbs 12 oz

Yellow Perch

Yellow perch

World record: 4 lbs 3 oz

WY State Record: 2 lbs 4 oz

Fishing for salmon in Wyoming

Kokanee Salmon

Kokanee salmon

World record: 9 lbs 10 oz

WY State Record: 6 lbs 4 oz

Fishing for other species in Wyoming

Northern Pike

Northern pike

World record: 55 lbs 1 oz

WY State Record: 27 lbs 4 oz

Sauger

Sauger

World record: 17 lbs 7 oz

WY State Record: 7 lbs 8 oz

Tiger Muskie

Tiger muskie

World record: 51 lbs 2 oz

WY State Record: 29 lbs 5 oz

By clicking on the images and links above, you will be taken to a page offering more information about the selected species.

Fishing information for each state.