Drought Should Make For Good Fishing

Laramie, WY – Wyoming's ongoing drought could actually result in better fishing this fall and winter. Erin Smith of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department in Lander says dry conditions and low water levels have stressed the state's fish. Drought has dried up habitat and brought higher temperatures to lakes and streams. But Smith says these tough living conditions can make for easier fishing.

Smith says most adult fish are resilient enough to endure the dry spell. For struggling populations such as trout, however, the Game and Fish department has stocked locations such as Boysen Reservoir with adult fish.