Fishing is a fantastic sport/activity to do. It is cheap to get into, fun for the family, perfect for relaxing after a long day of exploration, and you get a meal out of it! We love to fish and Wyoming is one of the best states to just kick back, relax, and fish. Here are some of our top picks for this year!
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone is one of the most well known national parks in the US and for a good reason! They have amazing geysers, trails, and great fishing! If you are in search for some good trout fishing there is no need to go elsewhere. Yellowstone has some of the best trout fly fishing around almost year long. Yellowstone has not been stocked since the 1950s but because of the water’s high alkalinity you will find very healthy populations of cutthroat, brown, brook, rainbow, lake trout, mountain whitefish, and grayling. July and August are prime months (clear weather and frequent hatches) for fishing in some of the most beautiful locations on Earth.
Pinedale is host to several fishing locations including the Green River and the New Fork. You can find many different species of fish including cutthroat,, mountain whitefish,, brown, golden, rainbow, brook, and lake trout. A good time to fish around this area is mid-June. You will also run into a lot of private land so always make sure that it has public access!
Flaming Gorge Reservoir
Flaming Gorge has spectacular views, big fish, and awesome trails. The previously mentioned Green River feeds the gorge and you can find tiger trout, rainbow trout, brown trout, lake trout, Mackinaw trout, channel catfish, carp, Kokanee salmon, burbot, and smallmouth bass. Spring is a great time to fish for the trout and salmon and the summer is usually when you want to stop by for the bass. It is possible to fish from the shore and by boat. We highly recommend you pay it a visit.
Miracle Mile and the Gray Reef, North Platte River
These are legendary fishing locations for any angler. You can fish here year round! You’ll find rainbow trout, brown trout, and cutthroat. It is recommended to go by boat but you can also have great success fishing just on the shore. Just make sure to not disturb any fish eggs and to always check river flows before you head out.
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