Laramie, WY – More than 15,000 fish will be dropped into high country lakes in the Big Horn Mountains next month.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department plans to use a helicopter for this stocking effort, which is tentatively set for August 3rd.
Yellowstone cutthroat trout, golden trout and splake will bestocked in a dozen lakes. The fish will be small, no more than 4 inches long, meaning they won't be large enough for anglers to keep for at least a couple years.
Only a small portion of wilderness lakes in Bighorn National Forest and Shoshone National Forest are kept stocked with fish. Many other lakes have self-sustaining fish populations or don't have any fish.