Overview

Below is a list of ice fishing locations near Sheridan, Wyoming. Locations include several lakes in the Bighorn Mountains within the Bighorn National Forest. The stocked fish at these lakes will be primarily trout. 4WD or snowmobile may be required for ice fishing sites removed from the highways.

Healy Reservoir

Healy Reservoir

Fishing opportunities are plentiful in northeastern Wyoming. Healy Reservoir is one of the most popular spots, according to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. Healy Reservoir is a great spot to take kids ice fishing due to the typically steady numbers of fish.

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  • Kleenburn Recreation Area
  • Kleenburn Recreation Area
  • Kleenburn Recreation Area

Kleenburn Recreation Area

Sheridan County owns and operates the Kleenburn Recreation Area that is located just east of the Acme exit of Interstate 90 north of Sheridan. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Tensleep Fish Hatchery keeps the Kleenburn Pond well stocked with catchable size Rainbow Trout.  The Game and Fish stock the

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Lake DeSmet

Lake DeSmet

Lake Desmet occupies a natural un-drained basin on the divide between Piney Creek, and one of its tributaries, Boxelder Creek. It is one of several basins in the Buffalo area that were formed by coal seam fires. After the coal deposits burned, the clinker and other sediments collapsed into the

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Sam Mavrakis Pond

Sam Mavrakis Pond

Located just off 8th street, Sam Mavrakis pond is a great place to spend the afternoon.  The waters are stalked with fish throughout the year and it features easy access to Sheridan’s pathway.  

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Shell Reservoir Camping Area

Shell Reservoir Camping Area

Fishing allowed year-round, ice usually clears around early June. This fishery is comprised mainly of Brook trout, which are maintained by natural reproduction. Directions: From Shell, WY, east on Hwy 14 to FSR 17 to FSR 271, 4WD highly recommended.

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Sibley Lake

Sibley Lake

A fully developed campground, with electrical hookups, situated along Sibley Lake off of the Bighorn Scenic Byway. Directions: From Dayton, WY, take Hwy 14 west 21 miles.Turn left at sign and go 0.4 miles to campground. Reservations: This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free or on-line. Fees $16

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Tongue River Reservoir

Tongue River Reservoir

Enjoy this 12-mile long reservoir situated among scenic red shale, juniper canyons, and the open prairies of southeastern Montana. The park is loved by Montana and Wyoming anglers, campers, and boaters. Excellent fishing as two “state record” fish have been pulled from its waters. Large bodies of water such as

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