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Friday, January 13, 2012

23 Wyoming Waters Have Liberalized Ice Fishing Regulations

1/09/2012 Wyoming Game And Fish Department

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 waters covered under the special provision, anglers can use up to six lines when fishing through the ice. The regulation requires that when anglers use more than two lines on these waters, the angler's name shall be attached to each pole, line, or tip-up. In addition, the angler must be no more than 300 yards from all lines.

On waters not covered under the provision, anglers can use up to two lines.

Waters covered under the Special Winter Ice Fishing Provision are as follows:

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• Alcova Reservoir in Natrona County
• Big Horn Lake in Bighorn County
• Big Sandy Reservoir in Sweetwater County
• Boysen Reservoir in Fremont County
• Deaver Reservoir in Park County
• Flaming Gorge Reservoir in Sweetwater County
• Fontenelle Reservoir in Lincoln County
• Glendo Reservoir in Platte County
• Goldeneye Reservoir in Natrona County
• Gray Reef Reservoir in Natrona County
• Grayrocks Reservoir in Platte County
• Guernsey Reservoir in Platte County
• Harrington Reservoir in Bighorn County
• Keyhole Reservoir in Crook County
• Kortes Reservoir in Carbon County
• Lake DeSmet in Johnson County
• Ocean Lake in Fremont County
• Pathfinder Reservoir in Carbon and Natrona Counties
• Pilot Butte Reservoir in Fremont County
• Seminoe Reservoir in Carbon County
• Sulphur Creek Reservoir in Uinta County
• Wardell Reservoir in Bighorn County
• Woodruff Reservoir in Uinta County

Complete regulations for waters under the Special Winter Ice Fishing Provision can be found under Fishing Regulations on the Game and Fish website and on page 7 of the new 2012-2013 Wyoming Fishing Regulations
(Contact: Al Langston (307) 777-4540)


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