Game and Fish to discuss fish regulations May 10 in Pinedale
by Wyoming Game & Fish
May 9, 2011
People in western Wyoming will have a chance to hear proposals and provide comments on fishing regulations for 2012-2013 at a public meeting to be held at 7:00PM, May 10, at the Pinedale Wyoming Game and Fish office.
Some proposed changes to the statewide daily creel include allowing up to six trout of any size in lakes and reservoirs and a general limit of 16 brook trout of any size. There is also a statewide lake trout regulation of 6 lake trout with only 1 over 24 inches. Another proposed statewide change is to reduce the mountain whitefish limit from 25 to 6 fish daily. The flowing water regulation for Area 4, which is three trout per day with only one over 16 inches, and no more than one cutthroat trout over 12 inches, remains the same.
"We are proposing to add a couple Union Pass Lakes to the special regulation waters, to protect the trophy brook trout populations," said Pinedale Fish Supervisor, Hilda Sexauer. "We also removed the age restriction on the Spring Creek channel near Cokeville. We felt this would make it easier for parents to fish with their kids, creating more opportunity for anglers of all ages."
Watercraft and license issuance regulations will also be presented at the meetings. Proposed fishing regulations may be viewed at http://gf.state.wy.us/fish.
Comments on fishing regulations can be mailed to Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Attn: Fishing Regulations, 5400 Bishop Blvd. Cheyenne WY 82006. The deadline for comments is June 6. Fishing regulation comments will also be accepted online at: http://gf.state.state.wy.us/fish/regulations/index.asp. Comments on watercraft and license issuance regulations can be sent to Wyoming Game and Fish Department, 3030 Energy Lane, Casper WY 82604.
All comments will be presented to the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission prior to their July 7-8 meeting in Sheridan where they will make final decisions on these regulations. Fishing regulation changes approved by the Game and Fish Commission will go into effect for the 2012-2013 regulation period.
The Game and Fish supports the Americans with Disabilities Act. Every effort will be made for reasonable accommodations by contacting the nearest Game and Fish office.