Game and Fish stocks local fish ponds


GREEN RIVER — Fisheries managers with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department will be stocking local fish ponds in September, so don’t put your fishing poles away just yet.

WGFD Green River Fisheries Supervisor Robb Keith says the fish will be stocked in the community ponds in the towns of Evanston and Kemmerer in early to mid September. “The idea with both fish plants is to stock new fish in the first half of September so the community, especially the kids, have the opportunity to fish the ponds in the fall as water temperatures cool,” Keith said. “The calendar may read September and the kids may be back in school, but there are still plenty of warm afternoons and evenings left to go fishing.”

The ponds were scheduled to be stocked the week of Sept. 11. On average, the fish will be eight to nine inches in length. The Bear Ice Ponds in Evanston will receive 1,200 trout; half will be Bear River cutthroat trout and the other half will be rainbow trout. The Kemmerer Community Pond will receive 400 rainbow trout.

For more information on fishing in Wyoming visit https://wgfd.wyo.gov/fishing-and-boating and for more information on fishing in southwest Wyoming visit https://wgfd.wyo.gov/Regional-Offices/Green-River-Region/Regional-Fish-Information. Anglers may also call the WGFD Green River Region Office at (307) 875-3223.


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