Wyoming Game and Fish has stocked over 5 million fish in Wyoming waterways. Photo: WGFD

JACKSON, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has stocked nearly 5.4 million fish into Wyoming waters in 2021.

According to the Department, about three-quarters of the fish were trout and kokanee salmon raised in Wyoming’s ten fish hatcheries and rearing stations. The rest were cool and warm-water fish brought in from out of state which primarily consisted of channel catfish, walleye and sauger.

The majority of the fish stocked in Wyoming go into large reservoirs and other standing waters. Game and Fish plans to drop fish into more than 300 standing waters this year.

In 2021, Wyoming Game and Fish stocked a total of 34,241 fish in Teton County waterways. 32,435 Snake River Cutthroat and 1,806 Yellowstone Cutthroat were stocked in 14 lakes from May 2021 through Sept. 2021.

While fish stocking tapers off in the fall, the fishing doesn’t. Wyoming Game and Fish has a tool on their site to find stocked waters near you.

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Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.