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Wyoming Fishing

Wyoming is a fisherman's dream come true. With legendary trout fishing and beautiful mountain lakes your dream of the perfect fishing trip can come true in Wyoming.

Non-Resident fishing license: $65 annually

Wyoming Fishing Lodges

The Day Lodge

The Day Lodge, hosted by Steve and Jill Cakebread, is a luxury fly fishing ranch and organic farm in Star Valley Wyoming. Located just 45 miles south of Jackson Hole, it sits on the banks of the Salt River beneath the peaks of the Salt River and Caribou mountain ranges. Come and fly fish with an experienced guide, plant lavender in our small organic farm, or dine on home grown ingredients in our intimate, gourmet restaurant. Whether you seek adventure or tranquility, the Day Lodge is your sanctuary.

Call 307.200.1575 or email jennybaker@thedaylodgewyoming.com for more information.

Places to Fish in Wyoming

Afton - Brown trout and cut throat trout fishing can be done year round on Salt River. You can also enjoy fishing at the Pallisades Reservation in nearby Alpine.

Pinedale - In the Bridger-Teton National Forest, you will find the Bridger Wilderness and many opportunities for fishing in the 1,300 mountain lakes and streams. Fish found in the area are grayling, rainbow, mackinaw, brown trout, and golden. During the winter months, you can go ice fishing north of town.

Rawlins - Head over to Seminoe State Park where you can fish for trout and walleye at Seminoe Dam.

Thermopolis Hot Springs State Park and Boysen State Park have year round fishing for trout and walleye.


The North Platte River provides a challenge which lends to the overall experience. The trout here are unusually strong and it is not uncommon to catch 5-7 pound fish as well as the occasional 10 pound trout. Standard fishing is nymphing with a 2 fly rig; streamers are also done on 2 fly set-ups and dry fly fishing can also be enjoyed.

Flaming Gorge - When fishing here, you will find large numbers of 8-15 inch small mouths, which can weigh 4 pounds or more. They love anything that even remotely resembles crayfish—their favorite food. Also at Flaming Gorge Reservoir you will find lake trout, brown trout, and rainbow trout. The Flaming Gorge Dam is one of Wyoming’s most popular fishing areas. This warm muddy water is home to protected squawfish, razorback sucker, humpback chub, bonytail chub and the round tail chub.

Green River is best visited during the spring when the trout are spawning and the large trout have moved into the shallow waters. Flies recommended are fish egg patterns, scuds, small nymphs, midges, emerges or riseis. During the summer there are many recreational floaters but the fishing is still good with pale morning dun, midges and caddis. In late summer the small baetis are hatching with a large one being a size 18.

For a complete guide to fishing in Wyoming we suggest Flyfisher's Guide to Wyoming: Including Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks (Flyfishing Guides) (Flyfishing Guides) (Flyfishing Guides) (Flyfishing Guides)

Photo Credits: Banner photo by Tiare Scott; River through Trees by BL Murch; Fly Fishing Wyoming by J Hull