2009 Fishing Walk-In Atlas now available
by Wyoming Game & Fish
January 27, 2009
January may not be the time when the thoughts of most Wyomingites are with fishing, but the 2009 Game and Fish Walk-in Fishing Atlas is now available to help anglers plan their trips for the coming year.
The 46-page atlas features 55 fishing spots in 10 Wyoming drainages containing a mixture of stream and reservoir/pond access. The atlas provides detailed directions to the areas along with a listing of the species of fish found in each location. The atlas is also on the Game and Fish Web site http://gf.state.wy.us under Public Access.
This year walk-in access for fishing decreased slightly from 275 lake acres to 272. Stream miles also decreased slightly from 97.28 to 96.92. However, Game and Fish statewide access coordinator Matt Buhler said that while there were small losses in a few areas, several new areas have been added.
To maintain access that is now available and help gain new access, Buhler urged anglers to be on their best behavior when using these areas. Itís very important to pack out all trash, stay on roads and abide by walk-in area rules Buhler said.
As with the walk-in hunting areas, walk-in fishing areas are funded in part through the AccessYes program. AccessYes donations are used solely for funding access. The Game and Fish urges anglers and hunters to contribute to the program when purchasing or applying for licenses.