Flat Creek Fishing Report – (7.28.21)
Water temperature is important for anglers who plan to release their catches. For locations like Flat Creek on the National Elk Refuge with mandatory catch-and-release regulations for trout, Wyoming Game and Fish Department strongly encourages anglers to not fish Flat Creek on the refuge after 2 p.m., when water temperatures are at their highest, to increase trout survivability. Fishing at Flat Creek opens Aug. 1.
Additionally, it is recommended that anglers throughout the region practicing catch and release angling, play and land fish as quickly as possible to reduce exhaustion stress. Other best practices include keeping fish in the water as much as possible, not squeezing the fish or placing fingers in the gills and removing the hook gently. If hooked deeply, it is best to simply cut the leader.
Anglers needing more information can contact Diana Miller or Clark Johnson at the Wyoming Game and Fish Department Jackson Regional office (307-733-2321).
Flat Creek in the National Elk Refuge is now closed until August 1st, 2021. Anglers should look to the South Fork of the Snake, the Henry’s Fork and the Snake for their most consistent summer fly fishing options.
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