Game and Fish to host public meetings on Flaming Gorge fishing regulations
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GREEN RIVER—The Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Green River region will host public meetings to discuss proposed changes to fishing regulations at Flaming Gorge Reservoir. The changes follow a series of public open house meetings regarding the fishery at Flaming Gorge. Attendees of those meetings requested quick implementation of meaningful changes to the regulations aimed at improving the fishery. 


Although fishing regulations were changed on January 1, 2024, and are usually set for a two-year period, any approved changes will become effective October 1, 2024, following action by the Commission in July 2024. The proposed changes are necessary to address an overabundant and growing population of lake trout in Flaming Gorge Reservoir and to coordinate the timing of these changes with the State of Utah, with whom Wyoming shares joint management of this interstate reservoir.


 Proposed regulation changes only apply to Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Some of the proposed changes include classifying lake trout in Flaming Gorge as nongame fish while still only allowing possession of one lake trout over 28 inches in length and reducing the creel limit for kokanee from four to three in the aggregate limit of four trout. 


The meetings will include a presentation about the proposed regulation changes and their justification. Written public comments will also be accepted at these meetings. Game and Fish fisheries biologists will be available to answer questions during and after the presentation. Anglers who fish Flaming Gorge are encouraged to attend. 


Game and Fish has opened the public comment period, which closes on Jun. 10, 2024, at 5 p.m. Comments may be submitted in person at a public meeting, online, or by mail to: 

Wildlife Division

ATTN: Regulations 

3030 Energy Lane

Casper WY  82604 


Flaming Gorge Public Meetings:





Apr. 24, 2024

6:00 p.m.

Green River

Game and Fish Regional Office

Apr. 25, 2024

6:00 p.m. 


Bear Community Center


For more information about this open house or the fishery at Flaming Gorge, please contact Green River Fisheries Biologist John Walrath at 307-875-3225 ext 8617.


The State of Wyoming supports the Americans with Disabilities Act. Anyone needing auxiliary aids should contact the Game and Fish. Every effort will be made for reasonable accommodations.

John Walrath
Green River Region Fisheries Biologist

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