More waters added to liberalized ice fishing regulations
by Wyoming Game & Fish
January 8, 2014
Wyoming Waters now under the Special Winter Ice Fishing provision have increased from 23 to 26 from the previous 2012-13 fishing regulation period. The three new waters added under the provision are Boulder Lake in Sublette County and Lake Hattie and Wheatland Reservoir #3 in Albany County.
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 liberalized regulations on the waters covered under the Special Winter Ice Fishing Provision.
On these waters, 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 anglerís 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
Boulder Lake in Sublette 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
Lake Hattie in Albany 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
Wheatland Reservoir #3 in Albany 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 wgfd.wyo.gov and on page 6 of the new 2014-2015 Wyoming Fishing Regulations.