The Biggest Fish Ever Caught in Wyoming
According to your Uncle Larry, the largest fish ever caught in Wyoming was the 65 pounder he reeled in on a hot summer day in 1989. Unfortuanately for Uncle Larry, who may have had a couple drinks before recounting his epic catch, the other guys on the boat that day all swear it was a 1 pound crappie.
The largest fish ever officially recorded by the Wyoming Game and Fish Deparment was a 50 lb. lake trout at the Flaming Gorge Reservoir in 1995. The massive fish was four feet long and had a girth of 32 inches.
Another 50 lb. lake trout was reeled in eight years earlier by a woman in Jackson Lake. Although the official weight for both of the biggest fish was officially listed at 50 lbs on the nose, the fish caught at Flaming Gorge in 1995 was slighly longer.
Wyoming's other fishing records include a 35.6 lb. carp, caught at Sloans Lake in Cheyenne in 2012.
The largest catfish ever caught in Wyoming weighed in at 27.99 lbs at the Flaming Gorge Reservoir in 2005.
In 1992, a Rawlins man reeled in a 29.37 lb. tiger muskie at the Grayrocks Reservoir in Platte County.
The largest Pike ever caught in Wyoming was a 47 inch long, 27.4 lb. monster in 20014 at the Keyhole Reservoir.
Wyoming's largest walleye weighed in at 17.4 lbs, caught in 1991 at the Boysen Reservoir.
The biggest bass ever caught in the Cowboy State was a 7 lb, 14 oz. largemouth, which was recorded in 1992 at a stock pound near Sheridan.
Check out the full list of Wyoming fishing records here.