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CHEYENNE - 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 Wyoming waters covered under the Special Winter Ice Fishing Provision, anglers can use as many as six lines when fishing through the ice. The provision requires that when anglers use more than two lines on these waters, their names shall be attached to each pole, line, or tip-up. In addition, anglers must be no more than 300 yards from all lines.
On waters not covered under the provision, anglers can use as many as two lines.
Waters covered under the special provision are as follows:
• Alcova Reservoir, Natrona County
• Big Horn Lake, Bighorn County
• Big Sandy Reservoir, Sweetwater County
• Boysen Reservoir, Fremont County
• Deaver Reservoir, Park County
• Flaming Gorge Reservoir, Sweetwater County
• Fontenelle Reservoir, Lincoln County
• Glendo Reservoir, Platte County
• Goldeneye Reservoir, Natrona County
• Gray Reef Reservoir, Natrona County
• Grayrocks Reservoir, Platte County
• Guernsey Reservoir, Platte County
• Harrington Reservoir, Bighorn County
• Keyhole Reservoir, Crook County
• Kortes Reservoir, Carbon County
• Lake DeSmet, Johnson County
• Ocean Lake, Fremont County
• Pathfinder Reservoir, Carbon and Natrona Counties
• Pilot Butte Reservoir, Fremont County
• Seminoe Reservoir, Carbon County
• Sulphur Creek Reservoir, Uinta County
• Wardell Reservoir, Bighorn County
• Woodruff Reservoir, Uinta County
Find complete regulations for waters covered under the Special Winter Ice Fishing Provision at wgfd.wyo.gov and on page 7 of the 2012-2013 Wyoming Fishing Regulations.
(Contact: Al Langston (307) 777-4540)