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Wyoming Fish Species

Arctic Grayling
Black Bullhead
Black Crappie
Bluegill
Bonneville Cutthroat Trout
Brook Trout
Brown Trout
Burbot (Ling)
Channel Catfish
Colorado River Cutthroat
Common Carp
Creek Chub
Cutbow Trout
Cutthroat Trout
Flathead Chub
Freshwater Drum
Gizzard Shad
Golden Shiner
Grass Carp
Green Sunfish
Kokanee
Lake Chub
Lake Trout
Largemouth Bass
Longnose Sucker
Mountain Whitefish
Northern Pike
Pumpkinseed
Rainbow Trout
River Carpsucker
Rock Bass
Sauger
Smallmouth Bass
Snake River Cutthroat
Splake
Tiger Muskie
Tiger Trout
Walleye
White Crappie
White Sucker
Yellow Perch
Yellowstone Cutthroat

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FishExplorer Lakes with Rainbow Trout
Lake Absarraca
Alcova Reservoir
Alsop Lake
Big Horn Lake
Big Sandy Reservoir
Blackhills Power and Light Reservoir
Boulder Lake
Boysen Reservoir
Buffalo Bill Reservoir
Burnt Lake
Lake Cameahwait (Bass Lake)
Cook Lake
Crystal Reservoir
Lake DeSmet
Diamond Lake
East Allen Lake
Flaming Gorge Reservoir
Fontenelle Reservoir
Fremont Lake
Gelatt Lake
Glendo Reservoir
Granite Springs Reservoir
Grayrocks Reservoir
Halfmoon Lake
Lake Hattie
High Savery Reservoir
Hog Park Reservoir
Jenny Lake
Jim Bridger Power Plant Surge Pond
Leazenby Lake
Lower North Crow Reservoir
Meeboer Lake
New Fork Lake
Newton Lakes
Lake Owen
Pathfinder Reservoir
Pilot Butte Reservoir
Ring Lake
Rob Roy Reservoir
Rock Lake
Saratoga Lake
Seminoe Reservoir
Sheridan Fairgrounds Pond
Sloans Lake
Sodergreen Lake
Tie Hack Reservoir
Toltec Reservoir
Torrey Lake
Trail Lake
Turner Creek Reservoir
Twin Buttes Reservoir
Upper North Crow Reservoir
Wheatland Reservoir #3
Willow Lake
FishExplorer Rivers with Rainbow Trout
Only lakes in the Fish Explorer database are included in this listing. Lakes we feature on this website are hyperlinked.
Rainbow Trout

The rainbow trout is one of the most respected and sought after of all game fishes.  Rainbow trout have the typical streamlined salmonid form, although body shape and coloration vary widely. Color of the back varies from blue-green to olive, with a reddish-pink band along each side.  The belly is typically white and small black spots are present over the back, upper fins, and tail.
 
Adult rainbows usually seek out the shallow, gravel riffles in late winter, or early spring to spawn. Female use their tails to prepare redds where they deposit up to 8,000 eggs that are fertilized by a male, and covered with gravel.  Depending on water temperature incubation can take from a few weeks to months.  After hatching the fry assemble in groups and seek shelter along shore lines.
 
Opportunistic feeders, rainbows feed on variety of food items ranging from small insects to crayfish. Stream trout often feed heavily on terrestrial insects. Rocky streams produce a many aquatic invertebrates that are also fed upon. In lakes and streams crustaceans, snails, leeches, small fish, and fish eggs also serve as food.
 
Rainbows are popular with anglers for their willingness to take a large number of baits and lures.  Add that they are easily reared to catchable sizes; rainbows are stocked heavily in many states to offer recreational fishing opportunities for many.
 

Most Recent Rainbow Trout Forum Posts
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Rainbow Trout Articles, Blogs, & Podcasts
Blog: First Ice Trout 12.07.16 by Bernie Keefe
Blog: Urban River Fishing 11.09.15 by David Coulson
Blog: Stocking reports 07.31.15 by Dale Daugherty
Blog: Montana FIshing Trip - Day 3 07.04.15 by Tom McInerney
Blog: Montana FIshing Trip - Day 2 07.03.15 by Tom McInerney
Blog: Montana FIshing Trip - Day 1 07.02.15 by Tom McInerney
Blog: Fishing Staycation - Days Four through Six 06.26.15 by David Coulson
Blog: Filling Commitments 06.09.15 by David Coulson