CHEYENNE (AP) -- There are 2,000 catchable trout per mile in the stretch of the North Platte River from the Colorado-Wyoming border to I-80, according to Wyoming Tourism.
This prime fishing river and nearby Encampment River are packed with wild brown and rainbow trout, the agency says.
Other top spots in the state: the Grey Reef Area, a tailwater section of the North Platte and home to the six-pound trout; the Shoshone River, near Cody, loaded with cutthroats, rainbows and browns; Middle Fork of the Powder River, a source of rainbow and brown trout; fishing streams in the Bighorn National Forest, for brookies and rainbows; and lakes in the Cloud Peak Wilderness area, stocked with rainbows, cutthroat, cutbows, greyling and splake.
Some fishing areas have limited public access. For access and licencing information, contact the Wyoming Game and Fishing Department, Information & Education Services, (307) 777-4600.
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