Guide To Great Trout Fishing Locations In Wyoming
All about fishing for rainbow, cutthroat, brook, brown, golden and lake trout in area lakes and streams.
Trout swim in pretty much all waters in Wyoming. Creeks, streams, rivers, ponds, parks and lakes of all sizes are likely to offer trout fishing. Mant trout lakes in the state are open for ice fishing in winter. The major lakes offering trout fishing include Alcova Lake, Bighorn Lake, Boulder Lake, Big Sandy Lake, Boysen Lake, Buffalo Bill Lake, Flaming Gorge Reservoir, Fontenelle Reservoir, Fremont Lake, Green River Lakes, Heart Lake, Hog Park Reservoir, Jackson Lake, Jenny Lake, Lake DeSmet, Lake Hattie Reservoir, Leigh Lake, Lewis Lake, Lower Slide Lake, New Fork Lake, Pathfinder Reservoir, Phelps Lake, Pilot Butte Reservoir, Seminoe Reservoir, Shoshone Lake, Wheatland Reservoir #2, Wheatland Reservoir #3, Woodruff Narrows Reservoir and Yellowstone Lake.
Trout Species In The State
World record: 42 lbs 2 oz
State Record: 23 lbs 0 oz
World record: 41 lbs 0 oz
State Record: 15 lbs 0 oz
World record: 14 lbs 8 oz
State Record: 9 lbs 11 oz
World record: 40 lbs 4 oz
State Record: 25 lbs 13 oz
World record: 72 lbs 0 oz
State Record: 50 lbs 0 oz
World record: 11 lbs 4 oz
State Record: 11 lbs 4 oz
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Select the best trout lures and baits
Trout spinners, crankbaits and jerkbaits work well for shallow, reasonably active fish. Salmon eggs, worms and prepared baits will work at virtually all depths.
Wyoming State Record Trout
The state record rainbow trout was caught from Burnt Lake.
The state record cutthroat trout was caught from Native Lake.
The state record brook trout was taken out of Green River Lake.
The state record brown trout came from Flaming Gorge Reservoir.
Two state record lake trout (tie) - one was caught in Jackson Lake, the other came from Flaming Gorge Reservoir.
The state record golden trout was caught from Cook Lake.
Additional trout information
Visit the Wyoming Game & Fish Department website for details on trout stockings in Wyoming.
Watch trout fishing videos to see trout anglers in action.
The 5 primary trouts are the rainbow, brook, brown, cutthroat and lake trout. Browns are considered the most difficult to catch and brookies are the easiest. Pure cold water is key to survival of the trouts.
Trout locations and info, by state.
The habits of trout.
Trout are considered some of the most difficult fish to fool. Once you locate Wyoming waters with a population of trout, the challenge becomes identifying trout flies and lures that will trigger strikes. Visit the trout fishing page to learn more about the habitat each of the trouts prefer.