2007 Wyoming Walk-In Fishing Atlas Available
Pick up from License Agents and Game & Fish Offices
by Wyoming Game & Fish
January 27, 2007
The 2007 Walk-In Area Fishing Atlas is now available from the Wyoming Game & Fish Department. The 42-page fishing guide features 49 fishing spots enrolled in the Game and Fish Department's Private Lands Public Wildlife Access Program.
The new atlas, available at license agents and Game and Fish offices, lists prominent species found in each stream or lake, plus detailed directions to reach the waters. All walk-in fishing area information can also be found on the department's web site under "Public Access."
The program's lake acreage increased from 276 acres last year to 281 acres. Stream length enrolled has gone from 100 to 98.46 miles.
Landowners who would like to receive a payment for allowing public fishing access to their stream or pond should contact their local Game and Fish office or game warden. Fishermen can also contact the Game & Fish if they know of some potential fishing on private land, and they will contact the landowner. Contracts for 2008 need to be signed by Oct. 1, 2007 and landowners can enroll for one to five years.
To promote the enrollment of more waters, anglers are urged to pack out their trash and any other litter they see. Anglers are also urged to use care on roads that may be wet due to snow or rain so as not to not tear up the access roads on private property.
Anglers and hunters are encouraged to contribute to the Access Yes program whenever they purchase or apply for a license. Access Yes donations are used strictly for providing access through easements to offer more places for sportsmen to hunt and fish.