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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

Lakes with Rainbow Trout on FishExplorer
Rivers with Rainbow Trout on FishExplorer
Green River - Fontenelle to Flaming Gorge
North Platte (Miracle Mile)
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2 rivers were found with Rainbow Trout that have incomplete research and may not be active, but are listed. Log in or create a free account to view the rest of the list of rivers with Rainbow Trout.
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
open fishable water 06.22.20 by Steelhead
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The smile says it all 06.26.16 by culinarypunk
Decent day on the ice 03.06.15 by Ronvon
TWIN BUTTES 07.26.14 by Steelhead
Floating this weekend 07.01.14 by bvan
saratoga lake 05.24.14 by Steelhead
less burbot equals more rainbows 05.19.14 by culinarypunk
Rainbow Trout Articles, Blogs, & Podcasts
Blog: Winter and early spring float tubing 03.05.20 by Bill Prater
Blog: Spinfishing open water in winter 02.03.20 by Bill Prater
Blog: LFC Senior Fishing Derby 09.26.19 by Matt Snider
Blog: Unconfirmed Rumors? 05.26.19 by Mike McConnell
Blog: 2019 South Park: Season Premiere 05.01.19 by Mike McConnell
Blog: Night Ice Fishing in Steamboat 01.10.18 by Matt Snider
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