Navigation Home - AA-Fishing Lakes Fish

Fishing Glendo Reservoir

AKA: Glendo Lake

Pick A LakePick A SpeciesPick A State

By AA-Fishing Staff Writers

Glendo Reservoir, WY

Popular Fish Species Glendo Reservoir, WY

Glendo Reservoir Popular Fish - Walleye

Walleye Fishing

Thanks to good fisheries management by the Wyoming Game & Fish Department, a healthy population of walleye are now thriving in the waters of Glendo Reservoir this year. This is considered the best walleye factory in the state. May and June tend to be the best time for weekend anglers to catch them. During this time they tend to move shallower and closer to shore. Other times of the year they are more likely to roam around in deeper water. As always, staying close by schools of baitfish. They are eager to feed throughout the lake, but tend to concentrate around structure on points, flats and ledges off the river channels. A proven method for catching walleye here is trolling with spinners tipped with live bait, or trolling with long-billed, deep diving crankbaits. However casting live bait, jigs, worms and spoons also works well at times. When the lake freezes over in winter, ice fishing for walleye can be very productive. Use GPS to locate spots you normally fish during other times of the year.

Glendo Reservoir Popular Fish White Crappie

White Crappie

Plenty of healthy white crappie reside in Glendo Reservoir, as they are making a nice comeback this year. The fish population is healthy and crappie fishing is excellent. Crappie always like cover and structure, so locate shallow brush and vegetation in Spring and Fall focusing on the 8 to 12 foot range. As the crappie move deep in summer and winter, follow points out to as deep as 30 to 35 feet, as well as ledges near channels at these depths. Black crappie, in smaller numbers, also make this lake their home. In winter, when the ice is safe, try your luck at ice fishing.

Glendo Reservoir Popular Fish - Channel Catfish

Channel Catfish Fishing

This year a healthy population of channel cats populate the waters of Glendo Reservoir, and can be found all around the lake. In Spring channel cats migrate toward incoming water, so stay up river away from the main lake. Night fishing for channel catfish often delivers better results than fishing during the day. In early summer look for rocky banks, the bigger the rocks the better. In summer and winter deeper structure is where to look. Fishing for channel catfish is often productive around any kind of structure in the area. Road beds, creek channels and rocky points are all good places to begin. Use a slip sinker or Carolina rig with popular catfish baits. Other catfish in the lake include flathead and blue catfish.

Glendo Reservoir Fishing Video

Fish species to fish for...

Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye and yellow perch at Glendo Reservoir in Wyoming.

Famous for big walleye and perch, Glendo Reservoir, aka Glendo Lake, is also home to quality catfish and crappie. The surface area is 12,000-acres, located in the east-central part of the state, at Glendo, WY.

Nestled in the scenic landscapes of southeastern Wyoming, Glendo Reservoir is a haven for fishing enthusiasts seeking a memorable angling experience. This expansive reservoir, formed by the Glendo Dam on the North Platte River, offers excellent fishing opportunities in a picturesque setting. Anglers flock to Glendo Reservoir for its diverse fish species, including walleye, catfish, wiper, crappie, and white bass. The reservoir's fertile waters provide a thriving habitat for these species, making it a sought-after destination for both novice and experienced anglers.

Glendo Reservoir, with its exceptional fishing opportunities, invigorating boating experiences, and convenient camping sites, stands as a remarkable destination for outdoor enthusiasts in Wyoming. Whether you're an avid angler, a boating aficionado, or simply seeking solace in nature, Glendo Reservoir offers a memorable retreat. Its diverse fish species, expansive waters, and picturesque camping spots combine to create an unforgettable outdoor experience that will leave visitors with cherished memories of Wyoming's natural beauty.

There is access to quite a bit of the 40 miles of shoreline for fishing from the bank or portage of canoe, kayak or small fishing boat. There is plenty of camping, including RV spaces with hookups. Rooch's Glendo Marina provides boat rental, boat launch, a restaurant and a store with groceries, ice, sundries and drinks. Ice fishing is popular once the ice is safe.

Fishing Boats For Rent In Wyoming

Primary fish species residing in Glendo Reservoir

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Yellow Perch

Glendo Reservoir Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

Today's Weather & Forecast

Glendo Reservoir is not just a paradise for fishing; it also caters to boating enthusiasts looking to enjoy the water. The reservoir's vast surface area and calm waters create an ideal setting for boating adventures. Whether you prefer cruising on a motorboat, water skiing, or simply enjoying a leisurely ride, Glendo Reservoir offers ample space for various water activities. Boat ramps and marinas are available, providing convenient access and ensuring that boaters can make the most of their time on the water.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Bellwood Boats
Rentals: Fishing boats and pontoon boats
307 735-4211

Rooch's Marina
Rentals: Pontoon boats and kayaks
307 735-4216

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Bennett Hill Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Bennett Hill Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Elk Horn Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off State Route 319, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Glendo Reservoir Marina Boat Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off Marina Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Reno Cove Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off Reno Cove Road, this is a two, one-lane, concrete ramps with gravel parking.

Whiskey Gulch Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off State Park Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.


Rooch's Marina
383 Glendo Park Rd
Glendo, WY 82213
307 735-4216

Fishing Guides On Glendo Reservoir

Rockin' Horse Adventures Guide Service - walleye

If you offer fishing guide services on this lake, please contact us for a free listing, to be posted here.

Fishing License

Click here for a Wyoming Fishing License.

For those looking to extend their stay, Glendo Reservoir offers well-equipped camping facilities along its shores. From tent camping to RV sites with hookups, there are options available to suit different preferences. Campers can wake up to stunning views of the reservoir, enjoy lakeside picnics, and take advantage of the nearby hiking trails and nature exploration opportunities. Whether you're seeking a peaceful getaway or a fun-filled adventure, camping at Glendo Reservoir allows you to immerse yourself in the beauty of the surrounding landscapes.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Glendo State Park Campground - 307 735-4433

Lakeview Motel & Campground - 307 735-4461

Glendo Lakeside RV Park - 307 735-4161

Glendo Reservoir WY Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Glendo Reservoir
Rooch's Glendo Marina
383 Glendo State Park Rd
Glendo, WY 82213
307 735-4216


Fishing lakes in each state.

AL Fishing Lakes AR Fishing Lakes AZ Fishing Lakes CA Fishing Lakes CO Fishing Lakes CT Fishing Lakes DC Fishing Lakes DE Fishing Lakes FL Fishing Lakes GA Fishing Lakes HI Fishing Lakes IA Fishing Lakes ID Fishing Lakes
IL Fishing Lakes IN Fishing Lakes KS Fishing Lakes KY Fishing Lakes LA Fishing Lakes MA Fishing Lakes MD Fishing Lakes ME Fishing Lakes MI Fishing Lakes MN Fishing Lakes MO Fishing Lakes MS Fishing Lakes MT Fishing Lakes
NC Fishing Lakes ND Fishing Lakes NE Fishing Lakes NH Fishing Lakes NJ Fishing Lakes NM Fishing Lakes NV Fishing Lakes NY Fishing Lakes OH Fishing Lakes OK Fishing Lakes OR Fishing Lakes PA Fishing Lakes
RI Fishing Lakes SC Fishing Lakes SD Fishing Lakes TN Fishing Lakes TX Fishing Lakes UT Fishing Lakes VA Fishing Lakes VT Fishing Lakes WA Fishing Lakes WI Fishing Lakes WV Fishing Lakes WY Fishing Lakes