Welcome to Fish Explorer Wyoming
by: Hunter Hastings 2/1/2014
Welcome to Fish Explorer Wyoming!
My name is Hunter Hastings and I am the state editor for Wyoming. I am excited to announce the addition of the state of Wyoming to the Fish Explorer family. Efforts started in 2009 to bring Wyoming online, and through the help of people from all over the state in the past year we have finally launched Fish Explorer Wyoming
I am originally from Tennessee, so my background is heavily centered around bass fishing. When I joined the military and moved to Colorado in 2006, I had never even seen a trout in person. I struggled to find a starting place to learn a whole new area as well as how to catch these strange and very disinterested fish. I went to some sporting expos and talked with a few locals to learn the ways of the trout. Eventually I stumbled across Fish Explorer Colorado. It was a wealth of information all in one place without having to wade through the politics of getting an old man to reveal his honey hole. I could now plan a trip for the weekend and know exactly what I could expect when I got to the water.
I left Colorado in 2010 and eventually made my way to Wyoming a year later in 2011. Remembering my previous success, I found myself utilizing Fish Explorer once again and making the journey to Colorado on the weekends with a non-resident fishing license. In Wyoming, I was stuck in the same position I was in when I first moved to Colorado. I had no idea where the good fishing spots were located as well as what type of fish were in the lakes I saw on the maps. In early 2013 I saw that Fish Explorer was expanding to Wyoming, so I took the opportunity to jump on board and took on the role as state editor.
With this opportunity, I want to build FishExplorer.com as the primary source for fishing information in Wyoming. My goal is to create an environment for sharing information and experiences on the water that could be useful to other anglers in the area. This is where I need your help. If you toss a line in the water at one of the lakes we have activated, go ahead and throw up a fishing report when you get home. If we don't have your favorite lake activated, let us know and you can help us input a new one. If you have a question about general fishing related topics or about a certain lake, ask the question in the forums. The success of Wyoming will depend heavily on people like you providing conditions reports and being active in the discussion forums, so don't be shy. And if you would like to be more deeply involved we have a place for you as a skipper, lake editor, blogger, or even field editor.
I look forward to what 2014 has in store for us here in Wyoming and encourage you to participate and get out there and fish!
Blog content © Hunter Hastings
culinarypunk, WY 2/1/2014 7:25:45 AM
What's up Hunter!
Whenever you make it to the middle of nowhere west side of the state, let me know!
Thanks for everyone's hard work in getting WY FXR going!
Lloyd Tackitt, TX 2/1/2014 9:14:27 AM
Way to go Hunter! It's good to see Wyoming on the map in the upper right corner. I'm looking forward to years of entertainment and new knowledge on this new state site.
Dan Swanson, CO 2/1/2014 9:27:35 AM
It's been a long time coming. Looking forward to it.
Hunter Hastings (Hunter Hastings), WY 2/1/2014 10:08:23 AM
Thanks for the comments guys. Culinarypunk, I plan on doing a bit of traveling around the state this summer so I will let you know when I'm in the area.
IceFishingFool, CO 2/2/2014 2:42:11 PM
Will be sure to keep you guys in mind should I find the HOG boat heading your way, never know if any of the days might work out for a get together. Might even talk that BITEME semi-retarted guy into a trip.
culinarypunk, WY 2/2/2014 10:51:25 PM
Do it Bud!