in Wyoming for Bluegills, Green Sunfish, Hybrid Sunfish, Rock
Bass, Yellow Perch and Other WY Panfish.
One or more species of sunfish populate virtually all warm water
streams, ponds and lakes throughout Wyoming and around the world
for that matter. They can survive in waters that provide their
natural food source of minnows, crustaceans, insects and worms.
Their competitive nature amongst themselves for food, makes them
relatively easy to catch.
Sunfish Lakes In Wyoming
The major lakes hold the larger schools of sunfish. These lakes
include Bighorn Lake, Boysen Reservoir, Flaming Gorge Reservoir,
Glendo Reservoir, Grayrocks Reservoir, Guernsey Reservoir, Keyhole
Reservoir, Lake Hattie Reservoir, Ocean Lake and Pathfinder Reservoir.
Panfish are also found in most ponds, rivers and small lakes in
the warmer sections of the state.
Lake View North Pond produced the Wyoming state record bluegill
and the state record green sunfish came out of a private pond.
Mayland Pond yielded the WY state record yellow perch.
Panfish are prolific spawners and repopulate the waters as fast
as they are harvested. A common problem with panfish fishing is
that the waters are under-fished causing panfish to overpopulate.
As a result they tend to stay small in size due to lack of food
The list of panfish is comprised of many fishes each called by
a variety of names. The bluegill tops the list and is the most common.
Check for Wyoming bluegill fishing
articles in the articles section.
Crappie are also considered panfish. For details on crappie visit
World Record: 2.1 lbs.
World Record: 3.0 lbs.
USA Record: 3.75 lbs
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WY Sunfish Fishing - All About Fishing for Bluegill
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