Green River Regional Fish Information

Fishing was great this summer on Flaming Gorge!

Photos of WGFD Green River Office Manager Regina Dickson (center) and her family (Larry Olson, Rusty Dickson, and Jerry Olson) having a fun and successful day of fishing on Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Regina's dad, Larry Olson, is the lucky man holding the nice kokanee salmon. The Gorge is a short trip down south on Highway 530 out of Green River, Wyoming. Both Utah and Wyoming share management of this wonderful gem! Grab your fishing gear and the family (maybe even the dog), go catch some fish, and some fun in the summer sun. Summer is pretty short here in Wyoming so don't let it pass you by. 


​Game and Fish Stocks Jim Bridger Pond and Fontenelle Reservoir

WGFD’s Adam Leiferman, Statewide Response, Dan Speas Fish Hatchery recently stocked 500 Snake River cutthroat trout (SRC) from the WGFD Auburn Fish Hatchery into Jim Bridger Pond and 800 SRC into Fontenelle Reservoir. The fish were all brood culls and of larger size. This will make some anglers very happy!
Crazy hatchery guy Adam having fun as always driving around stocking fish!

Game and Fish Stocks Green River County Pond and Big Sandy

Photos: Lucy Wold, WGFD
​Game and Fish's Dustin Cram stocks 5200 Eagle Lake Rainbow into the County Pond in Jamestown.
​You can't miss the brightly colored, wrapped fish stocking trucks as they roll into your town! The fish stocked were 6 to 8 inches in length from Clarks Fork Fish Hatchery. We are hopeful they will grow into the "big one" that you might catch this summer. Great job Dustin!

15,000 Brown trout were stocked into the Big Sandy River. The fish are 3 inch fingerlings from Dan Speas Fish Hatchery near Casper. (below)




Recreational use advisory issued for Kemmerer City Reservoir and Lake Viva Naughton

Per the Harmful Algal Bloom Action Plan that Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) developed with the cooperation of the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH), a recreational use ADVISORY has been issued for Kemmerer City Reservoir and Lake Viva Naughton due to elevated densities of cyanobacteria.

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Questions and Answers Regarding Lake Trout in Flaming Gorge Reservoir

So many anglers have asked a variety of questions about lake trout in Flaming Gorge Reservoir that Green River fisheries managers have put together a hand out for anglers.

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Tasty Fish Recipes from southwest Wyoming

If you have a good day of catching small lake trout or burbot you might want to try one of the following recipes.


What good is catching fish to eat if you are unsure of how to cook them in a way they come out delicious?! Your Green River Fisheries Crew will be featuring their favorite fish recipes and they hope you will give the recipes a try.

If you have a recipe you would like to share with us and our readers, please contact John Walrath at:


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Rock Springs angler catches new state record channel catfish

Photo: Brandon Chadwick
​Christian Cosby with record channel catfish


When Christian Cosby threw out a chunk of sucker meat on his six pound test he never expected to catch a huge channel catfish.

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Arctic Grayling Stocked in SW Ponds

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department recently stocked Arctic grayling in southwest Wyoming, providing anglers an opportunity to catch this unique fish.​

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Bass then and now

Many anglers probably remember when they couldn’t see the rocks along the water’s edge of Flaming Gorge Reservoir because it was teeming with smallmouth bass.  Not the case today.

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Fishing at night is fun, but can be dangerous

Cooler weather is upon us and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department would like to remind anglers that this is a good time to start catching burbot at night. 

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Anglers please keep smaller lake trout!

High numbers of small lake trout in Flaming Gorge Reservoir is prompting area fisheries managers to ask anglers to legally harvest all the lake trout they can use.



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