With the unusually warm temperatures in northeast Wyoming during the past few weeks there are some things that anglers should remember when it comes to ice fishing, says the Game and Fish.
Sheridan Game and Fish Information Specialist Warren Mischke.
As for Lake DeSmet...
He added that there have been reports of people fishing the bays in Lake DeSmet.
On Monday, The Wyoming Game and Fish Department released a reminder of Liberalized Ice Fishing Regulations that include 23 waters covered under the Special Winter Ice Fishing Provision. On these waters, anglers can use up to six lines when fishing through the ice. When anglers use more than two lines the angler's name must be attached to each pole, line or tip-up, and the angler must be within 300 yards from all of his/her lines, reads the regulation. On waters not covered under the provision anglers can use up to two lines.
Special Winter Ice Fishing Provision waters include Lake DeSmet and Keyhole Reservoir. The full list can be found below:
Alcova Reservoir in Natrona County
Big Horn Lake in Bighorn County
Big Sandy Reservoir in Sweetwater County
Boysen Reservoir in Fremont County
Deaver Reservoir in Park County
Flaming Gorge Reservoir in Sweetwater County
Fontenelle Reservoir in Lincoln County
Glendo Reservoir in Platte County
Goldeneye Reservoir in Natrona County
Gray Reef Reservoir in Natrona County
Grayrocks Reservoir in Platte County
Guernsey Reservoir in Platte County
Harrington Reservoir in Bighorn County
Keyhole Reservoir in Crook County
Kortes Reservoir in Carbon County
Lake DeSmet in Johnson County
Ocean Lake in Fremont County
Pathfinder Reservoir in Carbon and Natrona Counties
Pilot Butte Reservoir in Fremont County
Seminoe Reservoir in Carbon County
Sulphur Creek Reservoir in Uinta County
Wardell Reservoir in Bighorn County
Woodruff Reservoir in Uinta County
As always, contact the Game and Fish at 672-7418 if you have questions.