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Jenny Lake, WY

Popular Fish Species Jenny Lake, WY

Jenny Lake Popular Fish - Cutthroat Trout

Cutthroat Trout

This year, fishing for cutthroat trout in Jenny Lake is again delivering great results, year round. While the ideal setting for cutthroats is in a river or stream, they are also stocked in reservoirs, Like Jenny Lake. For those who enjoy fly fishing, the key is to match the hatch. Like all fish, cutthroat like to have some sort of cover. They will hang out in boulders, fallen trees, along drop-offs and ledges. Catching cutthroat trout here with lures or bait is also productive. Presented properly, cutthroat trout can be caught on small spinners and spoons. This is a very popular lake for ice fishing when the lake freezes over.

Jenny Lake Popular Fish - Lake Torut

Lake Trout

Fishing for lake trout in Jenny Lake is often quite good, they grow big and the fish are plentiful. These large trout can be caught from as shallow as 15 to 30 feet in Spring and Fall, to as deep as 150 feet or more during Summer and Winter. Good electronics are a big help in locating lake trout. They feed on baitfish, so jigs rigged to imitate their prey often work well straight down under the boat. Trolling with numerous set-ups can also produce good catches. It is a monumental help to use fish finders to locate lake trout. When the lake freezes over, ice fishing for big lake trout with spoons can deliver some great catches.

Jenny Lake Popular Fish - Rainbow Trout

Rainbow Trout

This year, fishing for rainbow trout in Jenny Lake continues to please anglers. Catching rainbow trout here often involves using worms, salmon eggs, prepared baits, small spinners, spoons, and crankbaits in vibrant colors to mimic their preferred prey. Additionally, floating or sinking flies, such as nymphs, streamers, or dry flies, are popular choices for fly fishing enthusiasts targeting rainbow trout. Trolling with lures or flies behind a boat, casting near shoreline structures, or still fishing with bait can all yield success. Adjusting lure size, color, and retrieve speed can enhance chances of enticing these colorful and spirited fish. When the lake freezes over, these rainbows can be caught while ice fishing.

Fish species to fish for...

Guide to fishing for cutthroat trout, rainbow trout and lake trout at Jenny Lake in Wyoming.

Less notorious than other popular lakes in the area, Jenny Lake is a 1,200-acre gem in the Grand Teton National Park, 5 miles north of Beaver Creek, WY. Follow the Jenny Lake Trail around the 7 miles of lake shoreline for hiking, sightseeing or fishing from the bank.

Nestled within Grand Teton National Park, Jenny Lake is a pristine alpine lake that captivates visitors with its serene beauty and opportunities for outdoor recreation. While fishing is not permitted in Jenny Lake, the lake is renowned for its crystal-clear waters and the breathtaking scenery that surrounds it. Anglers can explore nearby lakes and rivers within the park, such as nearby String Lake or the Snake River, for fishing opportunities. These water bodies are home to various fish species, including trout, such as cutthroat, brown, and rainbow trout, providing anglers with thrilling fishing experiences amidst the stunning backdrop of the Teton Mountains.

Jenny Lake, with its scenic splendor, non-fishing recreational activities, and camping opportunities, offers a tranquil escape in the heart of Grand Teton National Park. Whether you're exploring the nearby fishing spots, paddling across the pristine waters, or embarking on scenic hikes, Jenny Lake provides a memorable outdoor experience in one of Wyoming's most breathtaking natural settings.

Fishing Boats For Rent In Wyoming

Primary fish species residing in Jenny Lake

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Cutthroat Trout Rainbow trout Lake trout

Jenny Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: NO
Campgrounds: NEARBY
RV Hookups: NEARBY
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: NO
Bait & Tackle: NO
Restaurant: YES

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While fishing may not be a primary activity at Jenny Lake, it offers other recreational opportunities for visitors to enjoy. Boating enthusiasts can rent canoes and kayaks at the Jenny Lake Visitor Center and paddle across the serene waters, taking in the majestic mountain views and the tranquil atmosphere. Non-motorized boating is allowed on the lake, creating a peaceful and eco-friendly experience.

There is one boat launch ramp, and boat motors are limited to 10 horsepower, so kayaks, canoes and inflatable are popular here. Cutthroat and lake trout thrive here in good numbers and grow to bragging size. This is one of the most popular ice fishing destinations in the area. Daily boat tours are available during the season.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Jenny Lake Boating
Rentals: Kayaks and canoes
307 734-9227

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Jenny Lake Boat Landing
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off Lupine Meadows Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

Fishing Guides On Jenny Lake

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

Jenny Lake Fishing Video
Fishing License

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Camping options are available near Jenny Lake, allowing visitors to fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the park. The Jenny Lake Campground offers tent camping sites in a wooded area, providing a peaceful and rustic camping experience. From the campground, visitors can access hiking trails that lead to breathtaking viewpoints, such as Inspiration Point and Hidden Falls. These trails offer stunning vistas of the lake, the Teton Range, and the surrounding wilderness.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Signal Mountain Campground - 307 543-2831

Jenny Lake WY Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Jenny Lake
Jenny Lake Boating
Jenny Lake Visitor Center
Moose, WY 83012
307 734-6227


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