Wyoming Fishing Regulations and License Fees

Wyoming is a big state with lots of water to fish. The Wyoming fishing regulations are simple with limits for trout, bass, pike, whitefish and walleye. Fishing makes up a significant part of the tourism dollars spent in the state and nonresidents can expect higher fees than residents. In many cases, simply buying the annual license is the best way to go. Some Wyoming waters like the South Platte river tailwater trout fishery will have special regulations.

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Wyoming Fishing License Costs

Angling License Fees Resident Nonresident
Annual Fishing License $24.00 $92.00
Daily Fishing $6.00 $14.00
Youth Annual Fishing $3.00 $15.00
Wyoming Conservation Stamp $12.50 $12.50
Lifetime Conservation Stamp $180.50 NA
Resident Lifetime Fishing License $302.00 NA
Flaming Gorge Reciprocal Stamp $10.00 NA


Wyoming Fishing Regulations and General Limits:

Species Daily Limits
Trout (brown, cutthroat, grayling, golden, rainbow, salmon, splake, tiger) 6 in lakes, 3 in streams with none over 16 inches. 6 total combined
Brook Trout 16
Bass (largemouth and smallmouth) 6
Northern Pike and Tiger Muskie 3, Only fish over 30 inches
Walleye 6
Whitefish 6


Wyoming is a great state to explore. Keep in mind that landowners can actually own sections of river bottom. This means you must pay close attention to public land boundaries, especially on the rivers. The reservoirs have a ton of potential. Wilderness opportunities also offer high mountain lakes and remote streams to explore. The Wind River Range is a a major attraction for backpacking fisherman. Trout anglers can visit Jackson Hole or one of of the many mountain towns in the state.

If you visit or fish Wyoming in the fall months, over the counter antelope tags may be available as well. The state has large populations of antelope and doe tags in some areas are easy to come by.

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