How to Find Regulations for Specific Waters
See Statewide Regulations, but there are many exceptions to these.
Please see Exceptions to Statewide Regulations for each drainage area beginning on Area 1 Regulations which are organized into the five Drainage Areas shown on the map below.
- Locate the Drainage Area you are in on the map below and go to those regulations (Yellowstone National Park and Wind River Tribal regulation information is below).
- Review the table of Creel and Possession Limits for your Area. Some limits will differ from Statewide Creel Limits. The Area Creel and Possession Limits apply to the entire area shown on the Area map below the table, unless a water is listed with a limit specific to that water.
- Check to see if the drainage area or the specific water you are fishing is listed. If listed, the water has specific regulations you must know. Waters are listed alphabetically and numbered. Regulations that apply to drainage areas appear in YELLOW boxes. Locations (numbers) are indicated on maps;
- Drainage Exceptions are shown as yellow dots
- Stream Exceptions are shown with blue dots
- Other Exceptions (reservoirs, lakes and ponds) are shown as black dots
- Review the Statewide Regulations.
- Contact a regional or statewide office if you have questions.
Yellowstone National Park Fishing Regulations
A Yellowstone National Park fishing permit is required for fishing in Yellowstone National Park, but a state fishing license is not required. Find detailed information on the web or by calling 307-733-7381.
Wind River Tribal Reservation Fishing Regulations
The Wind River Tribal Reservation requires anyone traveling on or within the boundaries of the Wind River Indian Reservation to possess a Wind River Tribal Fishing /Trespass Permit whether one is fishing or just hiking. Find tribal fishing regulations at https://www.windriverfishandgame.com/ or by calling 307-332-7207.
Drainage Area 1
420 North Cache - PO Box 67
Jackson, WY 83001
Drainage Area 2
260 Buena Vista
Lander, WY 82520
2820 State Highway. 120
Cody, WY 82414
Drainage Area 3
700 Valley View Drive
Sheridan, WY 82801
Drainage Area 4
351 Astle Avenue
Green River, WY 82935
432 East Mill - PO Box 850
Pinedale, WY 82941
Drainage Area 5
1212 Adams Street
Laramie, WY 82070
3030 Energy Lane
Casper, WY 82604
WGFD Telephone Information Center
5400 Bishop Boulevard
Cheyenne, WY 82006-0001