Summertime is just about here and with the weather starting to heat up, so is the fishing across much of Wyoming!  Fishing conditions should continue to improve as we expect summer-like temperatures statewide all the way through the weekend.

Free fishing day is this Saturday, so there is no excuse not to grab a fishing pole and head out to your favorite fishing spot and don't forget to take the kids!!

But the real question is - where to go?  Should you head to the lake or hit the river? Of course there is also what to use to entice the fish to bite?

Let's take a look and see what the first weekend in June has in store for us.

Lake Fishing

LakeWhat's BitingWhat To UseStatus
AlcovaTroutWorms, PowerbaitFAIR to GOOD
WalleyeJigs, Minnows, Worms,
Leeches, Spoons
PathfinderTroutWorms, MinnowsFAIR to GOOD
WalleyeJigs, Minnows, Leeches
GlendoWalleyeJigs with Minnows or LeechesGOOD
SeminoeWalleyeJigs with Minnows or LeechesFAIR
BoysenWalleyeJigs with Minnows or LeechesGOOD
GreyrocksWalleyeSpoons, Jigs withFAIR
Minnows or Leeches

River Fishing

RiverWhat's BitingWhat To UseFlow / Status
Gray ReefTroutSan Juans, Leeches, Midges3000 CFSClear
Brown and Olive BuggersVERY GOOD
Scuds, Sculpin, Rockworms
Trappers RouteTroutSan Juans, Leeches3000 CFSMuddy
Eggs, Scuds, SculpinsPOOR
Rockworms
Miracle MileTroutLeeches, Buggers, San Juans, Scuds3200 CFSClear
Eggs, BWO's, RockwormsFAIR to GOOD
Red and Black Midges
SechristTroutSan Juans, Scuds, Eggs3000 CFSMuddy
Rockworms and LeechesPOOR
CardwellTroutRockworms, Scuds, Buggers700 CFS
Copper Johns, MidgesFAIR to GOOD
Wind RiverTroutBuggers, Sculpins2200 CFSClear
Midges, Copper Johns,GOOD
Pheasant Tails and San Juans
Glenrock - Pwr PlantCatfishNightcrawlers, Cutbait2800 CFSOff Color
Chicken LiversFAIR

Whether your passion is angling with a traditional spin gear or if you prefer the art and beauty of fly fishing you will want to set aside the honey-do's and make a trip to wet a line at one of the amazing fisheries right here in our own backyard.

For more information on where to fish in and around Central Wyoming, be sure to check out the Wyoming Game and Fish website.