CHEYENNE - Walk-in area fishing atlases for 2014 are now available online on the Game and Fish website at wgfd.wyo.gov. A walk-in-area is a tract of private land or inaccessible public land on which the Game and Fish has leased rights for fishing.
The Walk-in program has been responsible for establishing access to streams and lakes and ponds throughout Wyoming. The atlas contains maps showing a listing of the various walk-in fishing areas the species of fish available in each area.
The walk-in atlas contains 60 fishing spots in11 drainages. Fishing atlases are valid for the calendar year. According to the Game and Fish areas now available through the walk-in fishing access program encompass nearly 5,000 acres of lake/pond access and more than 100 miles of stream access on private lands. Many of these areas allow anglers to get through private lands to get to public lands where much more access is available.
The Walk-in fishing areas supplement the more than 100 places to fish that anglers can access through Game and Fish public access easements and Game and Fish wildlife habitat management areas. In addition, Wyoming has extensive public fishing opportunities on National Forest, Bureau of Land Management and Wyoming State lands.
Walk-in fishing areas are part of the same public access program that provides walk-in and hunter management area access for hunting on private lands.
The walk in program is funded to a large extent through the Game and Fish AccessYes program from contributions of anglers and hunters usually at the time of license purchase and application.
(Contact: Al Langston (307) 777-4540)