Wyoming has fewer fish to restock lakes, rivers

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Casper, WY (AP) - Anglers might have worse results on some Wyoming lakes and rivers this year because the state Game and Fish Department has fewer fish to stock.

The Casper Star-Tribune reported Friday (http://tinyurl.com/o4wprsm ) the department cut by 25 percent the number of fish it has to stock more than 100 waters The cutbacks came after the Legislature rejected a 2013 fishing license fee increase.

Al Conder, Casper-area fisheries supervisor for the department, says managers are looking for ways to soften the impact, but he isn't sure what the solution would be.

Officials say waters that won't be restocked include Goldeneye Reservoir, the Little Popo Agie River, the Sweetwater River near the Shoshone National Forest and Jenson and Carr reservoirs.

Fishing should still be good on larger rivers, lakes and streams.

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