Fishing the waters of Wyoming is like finding paradise on earth. With 4,200 lakes, 27,000 miles of rivers and streams and 14 reservoirs that are home to more than 22 species of fish, the opportunities are endless for casting a line on Wyoming’s blue-ribbon waters. Whether you’re an expert angler, a first-time fly-fisher or a winter lover who ice fishes, the Cowboy State has plentiful options for every level year-round. Wyoming also provides plenty of expert fishing guides for any of your questions, fears or ambitions. So, the real question is, what will it be… trout, walleye, catfish, bass, sunfish, yellow perch, salmon or whitefish?
Fishing the waters of Wyoming.
A Wyoming fishing license is required for any type of fishing in Wyoming. You can purchase the appropriate fishing licenses through the Wyoming Game & Fish Department. Kids under 14 fish for free; nonresidents must be with a licensed adult. If you plan to fish on the Wind River Indian Reservation, you will need to purchase a Wind River Tribal Fishing/Trespass Permit or a Yellowstone permit. Local guides and outfitters are valuable resources for any fishing trip to heighten your experience and increase your chances of success.