23 Wyoming waters have liberalized ice fishing regulations
by Wyoming Game & Fish
January 10, 2012
Ice fishing is becoming increasingly popular in Wyoming, and while most waters in the state are open under general regulations to ice anglers, there are 23 waters that have liberalized regulations covered under the Special Winter Ice Fishing Provision.
On waters covered under the special provision, anglers can use up to six lines when fishing through the ice. The regulation requires that when anglers use more than two lines on these waters, the anglers name shall be attached to each pole, line, or tip-up. In addition, the angler must be no more than 300 yards from all lines.
On waters not covered under the provision, anglers can use up to two lines.
Waters covered under the Special Winter Ice Fishing Provision are as follows:
Alcova Reservoir in Natrona County
Big Horn Lake in Bighorn County
Big Sandy Reservoir in Sweetwater County
Boysen Reservoir in Fremont County
Deaver Reservoir in Park County
Flaming Gorge Reservoir in Sweetwater County
Fontenelle Reservoir in Lincoln County
Glendo Reservoir in Platte County
Goldeneye Reservoir in Natrona County
Gray Reef Reservoir in Natrona County
Grayrocks Reservoir in Platte County
Guernsey Reservoir in Platte County
Harrington Reservoir in Bighorn County
Keyhole Reservoir in Crook County
Kortes Reservoir in Carbon County
Lake DeSmet in Johnson County
Ocean Lake in Fremont County
Pathfinder Reservoir in Carbon and Natrona Counties
Pilot Butte Reservoir in Fremont County
Seminoe Reservoir in Carbon County
Sulphur Creek Reservoir in Uinta County
Wardell Reservoir in Bighorn County
Woodruff Reservoir in Uinta County
Complete regulations for waters under the Special Winter Ice Fishing Provision can be found under Fishing Regulations on the Game and Fish website http://gf.state.wy.us and on page 7 of the new 2012-2013 Wyoming Fishing Regulations.