Game and Fish Dept. stock fish in Southeast Wyoming

Laramie, WYO (Release) The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is excited to inform anglers of recent fish stocking in community fisheries in southeast Wyoming.

There are many water bodies within 30 miles of various communities within the Laramie Region such as Cheyenne, Laramie, Wheatland, and Medicine Bow that offer excellent fishing opportunities. Whether you ride your bike, drive your car, walk, or take a bus, you can make it to the places listed below; just remember your rod, bait, fishing license, and a current copy of the fishing regulations. Most important, is that you get out and explore some of these spots that might be just outside your backdoor. Also remember, the Wyoming Free Fishing Day is Saturday, June 7 this year.

Huck Finn Pond is a youth fishing pond located in La Prele Park in Laramie. It is currently unlawful for persons 14 years of age or older to fish at Huck Finn Pond. The pond is stocked with rainbow trout at five different times throughout the year. It just received 924 rainbow trout in April.

Lake Absarraca (Country Club Lake) is located in Frontier Park in Cheyenne. Interstate 25 bisects the lake and the west portion is located on private land and is not accessible to the public. The lake is stocked with catchable (8.5 inch) rainbow trout every spring. Also, when available, broodcull cutthroat trout (16-18 inches) are stocked in the spring. Other warm water species are present in Lake Absarraca including largemouth bass and crappie.

Sloans Lake is also located within Frontier Park in Cheyenne. All areas of the lake can be accessed by the public. Motorboats 15hp and under are allowed. The lake was stocked with catchable rainbow trout in April. Warm water species like catfish, crappie and largemouth bass can alos be caught at Sloans Lake.

Sodergreen Lake, one of the Laramie Plains lakes, was also stocked with rainbow trout in April. To get to Sodergreen Lake, follow Wyoming 230 22 miles southwest from Laramie. The lake is on the right (northwest) side of the highway.

Johnson Creek Reservoir is located about 30 miles west of Wheatland. It was stocked with rainbow trout in April. To get to Johnson Creek Reservoir, follow U.S. 34 west 26 miles from Wheatland. Turn right (north) at the WGFD Sybille/Thorne/Williams area and follow the dirt road up Johnson Creek.

Elk Mountain Reservoir was stocked with rainbow trout in April. To get to the reservoir turn south off I80 at exit 255 near the Town of Elk Mountain. The reservoir is one mile south of the interstate on Highway 72.

Teton Reservoir near Rawlins was also stocked with rainbow trout in April. To get to Teton Reservoir, follow Wyoming Highway 71 south from Rawlins for 13 miles. The reservoir is visible from the road and is marked with a Bureau of Land Management recreation sign.

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