CHEYENNE – We, at the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, love fishing and we love NCAA basketball so why not combine them? That’s what we have done with the first ever, Best of Wyoming Top Fishing Spot Tournament and Game and Fish wants your help to crown the champion fishing spot in the Cowboy State for 2015. Vote here in the first round.Every few days the Wyoming Game and Fish Department will have a new round of voting until Wyoming has its 2015 champion fishing spot. The tournament will continue through the beginning of April.
There are also plenty of opportunities for people to decide if the selection committee got it right or if there are some spots that were left out this year. We look forward to hearing comments on our Facebook page, on Twitter or at the local coffee shop. The top seeds in each region are:
- Sheridan Region - Keyhole Reservoir
- Casper Region - Glendo Reservoir
- Laramie Region - Lake Hattie
- Lander Region - Boysen Reservoir
- Cody Region - Buffalo Bill Reservoir
- Jackson Region - Snake River
- Green River Region - Flaming Gorge Reservoir
- Pinedale Region - Green River above Fontenelle
Game and Fish stocks about five million fish each year in 443 different waters. This includes 19 different species.
“We have had good moisture the last couple years and when you combine that with efficiencies and investments in our hatcheries we are seeing bigger and more abundant fish,” Fowden said.
To buy a fishing license for 2015 or learn more about fishing access visit the Game and Fish website wgfd.wyo.gov. The link to the voting is: https://wgfd.wyo.gov/web2011/fishing-1002541.aspx