Lake trout numbers spur upcoming derby

Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Green River fisheries biologists recently completed annual spring netting at Flaming Gorge Reservoir and are still concerned about the numbers of small lake trout in the reservoir.

For that reason, they are encouraging anglers to sign up for the Hell on Reels fishing derby June 11-12.

The contest is a multi-species contest with several categories for lake trout less than 25 inches that will be fun and challenging for contestants to win.

“The overall catch rates of lake trout increased this spring by 25% compared to 2021, this is in part due to an increase in...


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