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Guide to top places to fish for bass, catfish, crappie and more in WY.

By AA-Fishing Staff Writers

Boysen Lake, Flaming Gorge Reservoir, Glendo Reservoir, Pathfinder Reservoir, Seminoe Reservoir and Yellowstone Lake are the most popular places for fishing in Wyoming, offering anglers the chance to pursue a variety of fish species. Opportunities are available year round, including ice fishing in winter. The purpose of this page is to share basic information about the best fishing lakes in the state, and the species found in each lake. The Boat Rental Page lists options for fishing boat rentals at some of these lakes.

  • Alcova Lake, WY
  • Bighorn Lake, WY
  • Boulder Lake, WY
  • Boysen Lake, WY
  • Buffalo Bill Lake, WY
  • Flaming Gorge Reservoir, WY
  • Fontenelle Reservoir, WY
  • Fremont Lake, WY
  • Glendo Reservoir, WY
  • Grayrocks Reservoir, WY
  • Guernsey Reservoir, WY
  • Jackson Lake, WY
  • Jenny Lake, WY
  • Keyhole Reservoir, WY
  • Lake DeSmet, WY
  • Lake Hattie Reservoir, WY
  • Lewis Lake, WY
  • Ocean Lake, WY
  • Pathfinder Reservoir, WY
  • Seminoe Reservoir, WY
  • Wheatland Reservoir #3, WY
  • Yellowstone Lake, WY

Wyoming boasts a wide range of fishing lakes, each offering a unique angling experience based on their water temperature and the species they support. Warm water lakes in Wyoming provide excellent fishing opportunities for species such as bass, walleye, catfish, and panfish. Popular warm water lakes include Glendo Reservoir, Boysen Reservoir, and Keyhole Reservoir. These lakes feature fertile waters, submerged vegetation, and ample prey species, making them ideal habitats for warm water fish. Anglers can enjoy casting for bass, trolling for walleye, bottom fishing for catfish, or targeting panfish using various techniques and baits.

On the other hand, Wyoming is also home to a number of cold water lakes that support trout species, including rainbow trout, brown trout, and cutthroat trout. These lakes are fed by mountain streams and maintain cooler temperatures, providing suitable conditions for cold water fish. Notable cold water lakes in Wyoming include Yellowstone Lake, Jackson Lake, and Lake Solitude. Anglers can enjoy fly fishing, spin casting, or trolling to catch these prized trout species, immersing themselves in the stunning mountain landscapes and enjoying the thrill of hooking into a beautiful trout.

Wyoming's fishing lakes offer a diverse array of fish species, catering to anglers with varying preferences. In addition to the aforementioned warm water and cold water species, lakes in Wyoming may also be home to a variety of other fish such as kokanee salmon, northern pike, crappie, and perch. These species can be found in specific lakes throughout the state, adding to the angling opportunities and ensuring that there is always something exciting to target regardless of the time of year or fishing location.

Whether you're seeking the thrill of reeling in bass and walleye from warm water lakes or the serenity of fly fishing for trout in cold water lakes, Wyoming's fishing lakes offer a diverse and rewarding experience for anglers. With its pristine landscapes and abundant fish populations, Wyoming's lakes provide the perfect backdrop for memorable fishing adventures and the chance to connect with nature in one of the most beautiful regions of the United States.

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Bass Lakes

Flaming Gorge Reservoir, Glendo Reservoir, Grayrocks Reservoir, Guernsey Reservoir, and Keyhole Reservoir are considered the best options for largemouth and smallmouth bass. More...

Catfish Lakes

Flaming Gorge Reservoir, Glendo Reservoir, Grayrocks Reservoir and Keyhole Reservoir are favorite options for channel and flathead catfish. More...

Crappie Lakes

Boysen Lake, Glendo Reservoir, Grayrocks Reservoir, Keyhole Reservoir and Pilot Butte Reservoir are popular choices for black and white crappie. More...

Sunfish & Panfish Lakes

Boysen Lake, Glendo Reservoir, Grayrocks Reservoir, Keyhole Reservoir, Lake Hattie Reservoir, Lewis Lake and Ocean Lake are popular spots to fish for bluegill, perch and other sunfish. More...

Walleye Lakes

Boysen Lake, Glendo Reservoir, Grayrocks Reservoir, Keyhole Reservoir, Lake DeSmet, Ocean Lake, Pathfinder Reservoir, Seminoe Reservoir and Wheatland Reservoir #3 are considered the top locations for walleye fishing. More...

Trout Lakes

Alcova Lake, Bighorn Lake, Boysen Lake, Boulder Lake, Buffalo Bill Lake, Flaming Gorge Reservoir, Green River Lakes, Hog Park Reservoir, Jackson Lake, Jenny Lake, Lake Hattie Reservoir, New Fork Lake, Pathfinder Reservoir, Pilot Butte Reservoir, Seminoe Reservoir, Wheatland Reservoir #3 and Yellowstone Lake are the favorite options for rainbow, cutthroat, brook, brown, golden and lake trout. More...

Salmon Lakes

Alcova Lake, Flaming Gorge Reservoir, Fontenelle Reservoir, Fremont Lake, New Fork Lake and Rob Roy Reservoir are popular lake for kokanee salmon fishing. More...

Visit the Wyoming fishing page for links to information covering a wide variety of fish species and destinations in the state. Visit the Wyoming map to identify your best route to these top fishing locations.


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