The 5 primary trouts are the rainbow, brook, brown, cutthroat and
lake trout. Brown trout are considered the most difficult to catch
and brookies are the easiest. Pure cold water is key to survival
of the trouts and the brook trout is the most sensitive to temperature.
The others are comfortable in slightly warmer waters.
Trout Fishing Lakes In Wyoming
Trout swim in pretty much all waters in Wyoming. Creeks, streams,
rivers, ponds, parks and lakes of all sizes are likely to offer
trout fishing. The major lakes with healthy populations of trout
include Alcova Reservoir, Bighorn Lake, Boulder Lake, Big Sandy
Reservoir, Boysen Reservoir, Buffalo Bill Reservoir, Flaming Gorge
Reservoir, Fontenelle Reservoir, Fremont Lake, Glendo Reservoir,
Heart Lake, Jackson Lake, Lake Hattie Reservoir, Lewis Lake, Ocean
Lake, Pathfinder Reservoir, Seminoe Reservoir, Shoshone Lake, Viva
Naughton Reservoir, Woodruff Narrows Reservoir and Yellowstone
Green River Lakes produced the Wyoming state record brook trout
and the state record brown trout came out of Flaming Gorge
Reservoir. Native Lake yielded the WY state record
cutthroat trout and Cook Lake
gave up the state record golden trout. There is a tie for the state
record lake trout with one coming from Flaming Gorge Reservoir
and the other from Jackson Lake. The North Platte River was home
to the state record ohrid trout and Burnt Lake turned out the Wyoming
state record rainbow trout.
Organizations & Resources
All About Fishing for Trout in Wyoming.