How to Catch a Kokanee Salmon in Wyoming

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How to Catch a Kokanee Salmon in Wyoming

Yes, it is true. There is also great kokanee salmon fishing in Wyoming, known for its blue ribbon trout waters. Cowboy State has a thriving population of wild Kokanee salmon, and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department also breeds Kokanee in our fish hatcheries. We fish over 1.6 million Kokanee annually, many of them from eggs harvested from our wild population.

When you’re ready to go after this elusive but delicious fish, Speas Hatchery’s brood overseer Lars Alsager shares the best trolling setups, rigs, baits, materials, and methods to help you get one into your line.

To catch a Kokanee, head into these Wyoming waters:

  • Flaming canyon
  • Alcova reservoir
  • Boulder Lake
  • Fremont Lake
  • Fontenelle Reservoir
  • High Savery Reservoir
  • Lake Hattie
  • Lower Green River Lake
  • New Fork Lake
  • Rob Roy Reservoir
  • Louis Lake

Wyoming has a daily non-resident fishing license for $ 14 / day and residents for $ 6 / day. Non-residents can also purchase a 5-day license for $ 56. Young people under 14 fish for free; Non-resident youth under the age of 14 must fish with a licensed adult. Annual licenses are also available. Buy a Wyoming fishing license online.

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For more information, contact the Wyoming Game and Fish Department at (307) 777-4600