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January 2, 2018

Fontenelle Burbot Raffle is now underway through F
Fontenelle Burbot Raffle is now underway through February 11, 2018 The 2018 tags will be pink in color, with the phone number 307-875-3223. GREEN RIVER—The Fontenelle Burbot Raffle is back thanks to the Upper Bear River Chapter of Trout Unlimited. The group is sponsoring the 2018 Burbot Raffle on Fontenelle Reservoir, with a $1,000 grand prize! There is no fee to participate in this raffle. To be entered into the drawing, anglers need to catch a burbot with a pink “2018 Burbot Raffle” floy tag. The tag is the angler’s “ticket” for entering the drawing. Each tag is imprinted with “2018 Burbot Raffle WGFD 307-875-3223”. “If you catch a burbot wearing a pink tag, call the phone number on the tag and a Game and Fish employee will provide the address and instructions for mailing the tag with your contact information to the Green River Game and Fish Office,” Green River Fisheries Biologist Troy Laughlin said.” Successful anglers will be officially entered into the drawing when their tag and contact information is received at the Green River office.” The raffle will run from late October until the La Barge Ding the Ling Burbot Derby Closing Ceremonies on February 11, 2018. Laughlin said only the pink 2018 tags submitted during that time period will be eligible for the drawing. “The winning tag will be drawn on February 11, 2018 at the awards ceremony for the La Barge Ding the Ling Burbot Derby,” Laughlin said.” One tag will be drawn and the owner of that tag will win the $1000 grand prize. Anglers need not be part of the derby, nor present during the drawing, to win the 2018 Burbot Raffle. In the event no burbot wearing a 2018 Burbot Raffle tag are caught by the closing ceremonies on February 11, 2018, the raffle will continue until June 30, 2018. The first tag turned in on or prior to June 30 will win the $1000 grand prize. The 3rd annual La Barge Ding the Ling Burbot Derby on Fontenelle Reservoir will be February 10-11, 2018. Anglers can get more information about the Derby at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/labargedingtheling/. The raffle is already underway, with 42 burbot tagged on October 17th. An additional 18 burbot will be tagged the week of October 23rd, resulting in 60 burbot tagged for the raffle. “We encourage anglers to begin fishing as soon as possible, as water temperatures are becoming optimum for catching burbot,” Laughlin said. “Burbot are best caught with luminescent lures after dark. Tip a lure that glows, be it a grub bodied jig or a jigging spoon, with a little sucker meat or other legal bait and hold on. Burbot prefer rocky habitats and will start cruising slopes adjacent to and within rocky habitat as soon as the sun sets. Start fishing depths between 20 and 50 feet, but don’t hesitate to try shallower or deeper on any given evening. Two additional pointers: recharge your lure frequently, every 10-15 minutes. Lures with a bright glow catch more fish than those with a dim glow or no glow. Burbot typically travel in packs. If you catch one, get the lure back down as soon as possible because there may be more waiting below. Good luck!" ~WGFD~
Jan. 2- Resident and non-resident applications ope
Jan. 2- Resident and non-resident applications open for deer, elk and antelope, spring turkey, moose, sheep and mountain goat. for deer, elk and antelope, spring turkey, moose, sheep and mountain goat.

January 6, 2018

Lake Hattie ice derby
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January 7, 2018

Lake Hattie ice derby
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January 8, 2018

Fontenelle Burbot Raffle is now underway through F
Fontenelle Burbot Raffle is now underway through February 11, 2018 The 2018 tags will be pink in color, with the phone number 307-875-3223. GREEN RIVER—The Fontenelle Burbot Raffle is back thanks to the Upper Bear River Chapter of Trout Unlimited. The group is sponsoring the 2018 Burbot Raffle on Fontenelle Reservoir, with a $1,000 grand prize! There is no fee to participate in this raffle. To be entered into the drawing, anglers need to catch a burbot with a pink “2018 Burbot Raffle” floy tag. The tag is the angler’s “ticket” for entering the drawing. Each tag is imprinted with “2018 Burbot Raffle WGFD 307-875-3223”. “If you catch a burbot wearing a pink tag, call the phone number on the tag and a Game and Fish employee will provide the address and instructions for mailing the tag with your contact information to the Green River Game and Fish Office,” Green River Fisheries Biologist Troy Laughlin said.” Successful anglers will be officially entered into the drawing when their tag and contact information is received at the Green River office.” The raffle will run from late October until the La Barge Ding the Ling Burbot Derby Closing Ceremonies on February 11, 2018. Laughlin said only the pink 2018 tags submitted during that time period will be eligible for the drawing. “The winning tag will be drawn on February 11, 2018 at the awards ceremony for the La Barge Ding the Ling Burbot Derby,” Laughlin said.” One tag will be drawn and the owner of that tag will win the $1000 grand prize. Anglers need not be part of the derby, nor present during the drawing, to win the 2018 Burbot Raffle. In the event no burbot wearing a 2018 Burbot Raffle tag are caught by the closing ceremonies on February 11, 2018, the raffle will continue until June 30, 2018. The first tag turned in on or prior to June 30 will win the $1000 grand prize. The 3rd annual La Barge Ding the Ling Burbot Derby on Fontenelle Reservoir will be February 10-11, 2018. Anglers can get more information about the Derby at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/labargedingtheling/. The raffle is already underway, with 42 burbot tagged on October 17th. An additional 18 burbot will be tagged the week of October 23rd, resulting in 60 burbot tagged for the raffle. “We encourage anglers to begin fishing as soon as possible, as water temperatures are becoming optimum for catching burbot,” Laughlin said. “Burbot are best caught with luminescent lures after dark. Tip a lure that glows, be it a grub bodied jig or a jigging spoon, with a little sucker meat or other legal bait and hold on. Burbot prefer rocky habitats and will start cruising slopes adjacent to and within rocky habitat as soon as the sun sets. Start fishing depths between 20 and 50 feet, but don’t hesitate to try shallower or deeper on any given evening. Two additional pointers: recharge your lure frequently, every 10-15 minutes. Lures with a bright glow catch more fish than those with a dim glow or no glow. Burbot typically travel in packs. If you catch one, get the lure back down as soon as possible because there may be more waiting below. Good luck!" ~WGFD~
Game and Fish seeks comments on proposed regulatio
Game and Fish seeks comments on proposed regulation changes related to license selling agents licensing and raffles The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is holding a public meeting next week in Cheyenne on proposed changes to Game and Fish Commission regulations. 1/3/2018 2:14:30 PM Cheyenne - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is holding a public meeting next week in Cheyenne on proposed changes to Game and Fish Commission regulations. The meeting will address changes regarding Chapter 31, Regulation Governing Authorized License Selling Agents and Chapter 44, Regulation for Issuance of Licenses, Permits, Stamps, Tags, Preference Points, Competitive Raffle Chances and Coupons. These changes update both regulations. The proposal for Chapter 31, which impacts private businesses that sell licenses, also would reduce regulations per the Governor’s initiative. The meeting is set for Jan. 8 at 5:30 p.m. at the Game and Fish Headquarters office in Cheyenne, 5400 Bishop Blvd. All interested persons, groups and agencies are invited to attend. The Commission will take action on proposed changes to these regulations at their March 14-15, 2018 meeting, in Cody, Wyoming. In order for written comments to be reviewed by the Commission prior to the public hearing, they must be received by 5 p.m., February 5, 2018. The draft regulation and ability to submit comments are available on the Game and Fish website or by mailing to: Wyoming Game and Fish Department Wildlife Division Attn: Regulations 3030 Energy Lane Casper, WY 82604 Copies of the draft regulations may be obtained from the address listed above in accordance with regulations governing access to records. The State of Wyoming supports the ADA. Anyone requesting auxiliary aids should contact the Game and Fish Office where the meeting will take place. Every effort will be made for reasonable accommodations. (Wyoming Game and Fish (307) 777-4600) - WGFD -

January 10, 2018

Sportsman's Warehouse will be hosting the Wyoming
Sportsman's Warehouse will be hosting the Wyoming Game and Fish for a ling and lake trout seminar on Wednesday, Jan 10th at 5:30pm. They will be discussing proven tactics and tips for catching ling and lake trout. They will also be talking about the smaller lake trout in Flaming Gorge. Come in, pick up a few tricks and some gear!
Anglers invited to a presentation on the managemen
Anglers invited to a presentation on the management of Buffalo Bill Reservoir and the North Fork Shoshone River Join Wyoming Game and Fish Department fisheries biologists and Montana State University researchers next Wednesday for an evening presentation on the management of fisheries in Buffalo Bill Reservoir and the North Fork of the Shoshone River. The presentation will take place January 10 at 6 p.m. in the Grizzly Room of the Park County Library in Cody. “Buffalo Bill Reservoir and the North Fork of the Shoshone River are two of the most unique and popular fisheries in the Bighorn Basin,” said Cody Regional Fisheries Biologist Jason Burckhardt. “The presentation will include trout population trend information, the foodweb dynamics of Buffalo Bill following the illegal introduction of walleye, efforts to suppress walleye population growth, and the future management of these waters.” “Over the last decade, Game and Fish in collaboration with researchers from Colorado State University and Montana State University have investigated the effects of the illegal walleye introduction,” Burckhardt said. “We are eager to discuss the results of this research and future walleye suppression options with the public.” ~WGFD~

January 13, 2018

Lake John ice contest
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January 14, 2018

Lake John ice contest
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January 15, 2018

Fontenelle Burbot Raffle is now underway through F
Fontenelle Burbot Raffle is now underway through February 11, 2018 The 2018 tags will be pink in color, with the phone number 307-875-3223. GREEN RIVER—The Fontenelle Burbot Raffle is back thanks to the Upper Bear River Chapter of Trout Unlimited. The group is sponsoring the 2018 Burbot Raffle on Fontenelle Reservoir, with a $1,000 grand prize! There is no fee to participate in this raffle. To be entered into the drawing, anglers need to catch a burbot with a pink “2018 Burbot Raffle” floy tag. The tag is the angler’s “ticket” for entering the drawing. Each tag is imprinted with “2018 Burbot Raffle WGFD 307-875-3223”. “If you catch a burbot wearing a pink tag, call the phone number on the tag and a Game and Fish employee will provide the address and instructions for mailing the tag with your contact information to the Green River Game and Fish Office,” Green River Fisheries Biologist Troy Laughlin said.” Successful anglers will be officially entered into the drawing when their tag and contact information is received at the Green River office.” The raffle will run from late October until the La Barge Ding the Ling Burbot Derby Closing Ceremonies on February 11, 2018. Laughlin said only the pink 2018 tags submitted during that time period will be eligible for the drawing. “The winning tag will be drawn on February 11, 2018 at the awards ceremony for the La Barge Ding the Ling Burbot Derby,” Laughlin said.” One tag will be drawn and the owner of that tag will win the $1000 grand prize. Anglers need not be part of the derby, nor present during the drawing, to win the 2018 Burbot Raffle. In the event no burbot wearing a 2018 Burbot Raffle tag are caught by the closing ceremonies on February 11, 2018, the raffle will continue until June 30, 2018. The first tag turned in on or prior to June 30 will win the $1000 grand prize. The 3rd annual La Barge Ding the Ling Burbot Derby on Fontenelle Reservoir will be February 10-11, 2018. Anglers can get more information about the Derby at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/labargedingtheling/. The raffle is already underway, with 42 burbot tagged on October 17th. An additional 18 burbot will be tagged the week of October 23rd, resulting in 60 burbot tagged for the raffle. “We encourage anglers to begin fishing as soon as possible, as water temperatures are becoming optimum for catching burbot,” Laughlin said. “Burbot are best caught with luminescent lures after dark. Tip a lure that glows, be it a grub bodied jig or a jigging spoon, with a little sucker meat or other legal bait and hold on. Burbot prefer rocky habitats and will start cruising slopes adjacent to and within rocky habitat as soon as the sun sets. Start fishing depths between 20 and 50 feet, but don’t hesitate to try shallower or deeper on any given evening. Two additional pointers: recharge your lure frequently, every 10-15 minutes. Lures with a bright glow catch more fish than those with a dim glow or no glow. Burbot typically travel in packs. If you catch one, get the lure back down as soon as possible because there may be more waiting below. Good luck!" ~WGFD~

January 17, 2018

Game and Fish Commission to meet in January in Dou
The public is invited to attend meeting open house Cheyenne - The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission’s next meeting is Jan. 17-18, 2018 and the public is invited to attend and provide input. The meeting will be held in Douglas at the Wyoming State Fair and Rodeo Grounds, McKibben Cafeteria Building, 400 West Center Street. Topics the Commission will address at this meeting include proposed fee changes for limited quota applications, an informational presentations on Hornyhead Chub conservation efforts, on chronic wasting disease work, on emerging technologies for hunting, and a look back at the 2017 hunting season. An update on the ongoing Wyoming Game and Fish Public Engagement and strategic planning process will also be given. On Jan. 17 beginning at 3 p.m., representatives from the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Wyoming Board of Agriculture, and the Wyoming Department of Agriculture will hold a joint meeting between the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission and the Wyoming Board of Agriculture. Discussion topics will include animal damage management board funding for wolf depredation, and updates on prairie dogs, sage grouse, grizzly bears and wolves. In-person public comment opportunities are available during each specific agenda item and on any topic the public can speak to the Commission on Jan. 17 and 18 at the end of the day an agenda can be found on the Commission webpage. The meeting will be live-streamed on the Internet. Learn more and watch here. Game and Fish is also hosting a public open house with commissioners and department staff beginning at 5:30 p.m on Jan. 16 at the State Fair McKibben Cafeteria. Refreshments will be served and youth are encouraged to attend. The State of Wyoming supports the Americans with Disabilities Act. Anyone needing auxiliary aids should contact the Game and Fish at (307) 777-4501. Every effort will be made for reasonable accommodations. (Sara DiRienzo (307-777-4540)) - WGFD -

January 18, 2018

Game and Fish Commission to meet in January in Dou
The public is invited to attend meeting open house Cheyenne - The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission’s next meeting is Jan. 17-18, 2018 and the public is invited to attend and provide input. The meeting will be held in Douglas at the Wyoming State Fair and Rodeo Grounds, McKibben Cafeteria Building, 400 West Center Street. Topics the Commission will address at this meeting include proposed fee changes for limited quota applications, an informational presentations on Hornyhead Chub conservation efforts, on chronic wasting disease work, on emerging technologies for hunting, and a look back at the 2017 hunting season. An update on the ongoing Wyoming Game and Fish Public Engagement and strategic planning process will also be given. On Jan. 17 beginning at 3 p.m., representatives from the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Wyoming Board of Agriculture, and the Wyoming Department of Agriculture will hold a joint meeting between the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission and the Wyoming Board of Agriculture. Discussion topics will include animal damage management board funding for wolf depredation, and updates on prairie dogs, sage grouse, grizzly bears and wolves. In-person public comment opportunities are available during each specific agenda item and on any topic the public can speak to the Commission on Jan. 17 and 18 at the end of the day an agenda can be found on the Commission webpage. The meeting will be live-streamed on the Internet. Learn more and watch here. Game and Fish is also hosting a public open house with commissioners and department staff beginning at 5:30 p.m on Jan. 16 at the State Fair McKibben Cafeteria. Refreshments will be served and youth are encouraged to attend. The State of Wyoming supports the Americans with Disabilities Act. Anyone needing auxiliary aids should contact the Game and Fish at (307) 777-4501. Every effort will be made for reasonable accommodations. (Sara DiRienzo (307-777-4540)) - WGFD -

January 19, 2018

Boysen winter carnival
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January 20, 2018

Boysen winter carnival
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Saratoga Lake Ice Fishing Derby
Get Hooked! at the annual Saratoga Ice Fishing Derby. January _______________ will be your opportunity to compete for the $2,000.00 first prize for catching the largest fish during the two-day derby. Prove your skills at Saratoga Lake in Saratoga, Wyoming while competing for over $6000.00 in guaranteed cash prizes and up to $35,000 in additional prize money. The big prize money is $2000 for first place, $1000 for second and $500 for third. Registered fishermen have more opportunities to win—catch one of only three Trophy Trout during the Derby and it could be worth $20,000 or $10,000 or $5,000! Keep your eyes open for the many Bounty Fish-- a fish with a pink tag behind the dorsal fin—the first Bounty Fish to be caught and verified during the derby and is worth $500!
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Saratoga Lake Ice Fishing Derby - 7:0 am
Cash prizes will be awarded, including $2000 prize for the largest game fish caught during the derby and gift certificates for the largest fish caught each hour. There will be more than $6,000 in guaranteed cash prizes and up to $35,000 in additional prizes possible. "Trophy Trout" have been added--catch one and it may be worth $20,000 or $10,000 or $5,000! http://fishexplorer.com/wy/fxrforum.asp?action=det&pid=683513&n=n
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January 21, 2018

Saratoga Lake Ice Fishing Derby - 7:0 am
Cash prizes will be awarded, including $2000 prize for the largest game fish caught during the derby and gift certificates for the largest fish caught each hour. There will be more than $6,000 in guaranteed cash prizes and up to $35,000 in additional prizes possible. "Trophy Trout" have been added--catch one and it may be worth $20,000 or $10,000 or $5,000!
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Saratoga Lake Ice Fishing Derby - 7:0 am
Cash prizes will be awarded, including $2000 prize for the largest game fish caught during the derby and gift certificates for the largest fish caught each hour. There will be more than $6,000 in guaranteed cash prizes and up to $35,000 in additional prizes possible. "Trophy Trout" have been added--catch one and it may be worth $20,000 or $10,000 or $5,000! http://fishexplorer.com/wy/fxrforum.asp?action=det&pid=683513&n=n
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January 22, 2018

Fontenelle Burbot Raffle is now underway through F
Fontenelle Burbot Raffle is now underway through February 11, 2018 The 2018 tags will be pink in color, with the phone number 307-875-3223. GREEN RIVER—The Fontenelle Burbot Raffle is back thanks to the Upper Bear River Chapter of Trout Unlimited. The group is sponsoring the 2018 Burbot Raffle on Fontenelle Reservoir, with a $1,000 grand prize! There is no fee to participate in this raffle. To be entered into the drawing, anglers need to catch a burbot with a pink “2018 Burbot Raffle” floy tag. The tag is the angler’s “ticket” for entering the drawing. Each tag is imprinted with “2018 Burbot Raffle WGFD 307-875-3223”. “If you catch a burbot wearing a pink tag, call the phone number on the tag and a Game and Fish employee will provide the address and instructions for mailing the tag with your contact information to the Green River Game and Fish Office,” Green River Fisheries Biologist Troy Laughlin said.” Successful anglers will be officially entered into the drawing when their tag and contact information is received at the Green River office.” The raffle will run from late October until the La Barge Ding the Ling Burbot Derby Closing Ceremonies on February 11, 2018. Laughlin said only the pink 2018 tags submitted during that time period will be eligible for the drawing. “The winning tag will be drawn on February 11, 2018 at the awards ceremony for the La Barge Ding the Ling Burbot Derby,” Laughlin said.” One tag will be drawn and the owner of that tag will win the $1000 grand prize. Anglers need not be part of the derby, nor present during the drawing, to win the 2018 Burbot Raffle. In the event no burbot wearing a 2018 Burbot Raffle tag are caught by the closing ceremonies on February 11, 2018, the raffle will continue until June 30, 2018. The first tag turned in on or prior to June 30 will win the $1000 grand prize. The 3rd annual La Barge Ding the Ling Burbot Derby on Fontenelle Reservoir will be February 10-11, 2018. Anglers can get more information about the Derby at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/labargedingtheling/. The raffle is already underway, with 42 burbot tagged on October 17th. An additional 18 burbot will be tagged the week of October 23rd, resulting in 60 burbot tagged for the raffle. “We encourage anglers to begin fishing as soon as possible, as water temperatures are becoming optimum for catching burbot,” Laughlin said. “Burbot are best caught with luminescent lures after dark. Tip a lure that glows, be it a grub bodied jig or a jigging spoon, with a little sucker meat or other legal bait and hold on. Burbot prefer rocky habitats and will start cruising slopes adjacent to and within rocky habitat as soon as the sun sets. Start fishing depths between 20 and 50 feet, but don’t hesitate to try shallower or deeper on any given evening. Two additional pointers: recharge your lure frequently, every 10-15 minutes. Lures with a bright glow catch more fish than those with a dim glow or no glow. Burbot typically travel in packs. If you catch one, get the lure back down as soon as possible because there may be more waiting below. Good luck!" ~WGFD~

January 25, 2018

Public invited to help chart the future for cutthr
Public invited to help chart the future for cutthroat trout in the Bighorn Basin CODY- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is convening a series of public gatherings later this month that will determine the path of future cutthroat trout restoration efforts in the Bighorn Basin. Game and Fish invites you to attend a gathering in a community near you to share your interests, thoughts, ideas, and concerns about this important topic and to discuss future restoration projects for cutthroat trout. “We want to hear from you and we need your help to make this effort successful,” said Cody Regional Fisheries Supervisor Sam Hochhalter. This will be a very different level of public engagement than what has occurred in the past on cutthroat trout restoration projects. Game and Fish will not be proposing specific projects and asking for public input on them. Instead Hochhalter said, “Game and Fish is asking the public to work with us to develop a set of specific recommendations for future cutthroat trout restoration efforts in the Absaroka, Beartooth, and Bighorn Mountains.” Participants of the meetings will not only have the opportunity to share their thoughts, but will also be afforded the opportunity to listen to other participants and learn about the current status and conservation challenges associated with cutthroat trout. “We have a lot to learn from each other through this process,” said Hochhalter. “We are asking people to roll up their sleeves and work with us.” Yellowstone cutthroat trout populations continue to be lost. Without active restoration, long-term persistence of Yellowstone cutthroat trout in the Cody Region is questionable. With your help, Game and Fish will be able to better balance the public’s interests and needs with the obligation to secure cutthroat trout for present and future generations. Past restoration locations such as Eagle Creek and Porcupine Creek are likely to be discussed in addition to other popular streams in the Absaroka, Beartooth, and Bighorn Mountains. “If you have an interest in fishing or recreating in mid to upper elevation streams and lakes, this will be your chance to have your interests and ideas heard and considered,” Hochhalter said. “This is your opportunity to help shape the future of Yellowstone Cutthroat trout restoration in the Cody Region.” Meetings will be held: Jan. 25 in Worland at the Washakie Co Fairgrounds, Emergency management room from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 29 in Cody at the Park Co Library, Grizzly room from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 in Lovell at the Lovell Community Center from 5:30-7:30 p.m. ~WGFD~

January 26, 2018

3 Lakes Ice Fishing Contest
3 Lakes Ice Fishing Contest DATE: 1/26/2018 6:40 am DETAILS: Join us in Granby on January 26th, 27th, & 28th, 2018 for Three 1-Day Ice Fishing Contests. Enter 1, 2, or all 3 days. You must be registered prior to fishing to be eligible for each contest! The weigh station is at North Shore Resort, 928 County Road 64 The contest begins at 6:40 am each day. Weigh station hours: Fri. & Sat. 9am – 4:30pm, Sun. 9am-2pm You must be IN LINE at the weigh station by 4:30pm on Fri. & Sat. – 2pm on Sun. to be eligible for cash prizes All CASH winners must be present at 5:30pm on Fri. & Sat. – 3pm on Sun. at (location to be determined) to receive their award. If not present award will go to the next biggest fish. Forest Service passes are available at the ANRA office, 9 Ten Mile Drive, Granby, CO. (open M-F 8am-5pm) and at pay station kiosks ANRA/Forest Service Office: 970-887-4100 Passes: 1 day $5/vehicle – 3 day $10/vehicle – 1 week $15/vehicle Pre-register/pay by Jan. 19th. First 500 entries receive a commemorative hat. HAT QUANTITIES ARE LIMITED! Any question, email info@granbychamber.com Cost: $35 - $50
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Flaming Gorge burbot bash
Flaming Gorge burbot bash

January 27, 2018

Flaming Gorge burbot bash
Flaming Gorge burbot bash
29th Annual “HAWG” Ice Fishing Derby at Pathfinder
29th Annual “HAWG” Ice Fishing Derby at Pathfinder Reservoir $57,000 in Cash and Prizes Available! January 27th – 8th, 2018 Diabase Shelter at Pathfinder Reservoir Entry Fee $35.00 per person Prizes for Game Fish by Weight: First Place “Hawg” $1,000.00 Second Place $300.00 Third Place $200.00 Fourth Place $100.00 Hourly Cash Prizes: Largest Fish Per Hour $100.00 2nd Largest Per Hour $50.00 3rd Largest Per Hour $25.00 $25,000 Matching Weight Prize $25,000 matching weight on largest trout and largest walleye. The largest trout and walleye will be eligible for one of each prize matching weight exact fractional weight measured in 100ths of a pound. (See official rules for details) Tickets and Registration Save the date and don’t miss this Pathfinder tradition. Tickets available at Rocky Mountain Discount Sports, Sportsman’s Warehouse and Sloane’s in Alcova during regular business hours through 6:00pm January 26th, and at the Diabase Shelter at Pathfinder Reservoir from 3:00pm Friday January 26th until noon on January 27th. Ticket purchase confirms that registrant has read and understands all derby rules and regulations. Please review the 2018 “Hawg” Derby Flyer for additional information details, contest rules and contact information. Purchase your tickets online: Tickets are available to purchase online thru 11:59pm on January 25th, 2018. Online purchased tickets must be picked up at the registration desk at the Diabase Shelter beginning at 12:00 Noon on January 26th. Please bring your receipt and a photo ID to pick up your tickets purchased online. Tickets will be available to purchase at the shelter thru 12:00 Noon on Saturday December 29th. All ticket sales are NON-REFUNDABLE! Derby Camping & Accommodations Camping is available at Pathfinder Reservoir through the Natrona County Parks. Nightly camping fees apply. Please visit the Natrona County Parks Department website for more details on fees and regulations for camping at the Reservoir. Limited RV sites with power are also available for this event for $35.00 per night or a special 3 night stay (Thursday, Friday & Saturday) for $100.00 via the Pathfinder Boat and Fishing Club. Please contact Teddie Bird at (307)234-9308 for reservations. Discounted lodging in the Casper Area is also available thru the Casper Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. Check out the savings and reserve a room in Casper saving up to 20% by clicking here! Ice Conditions For current ice conditions and more information contact Randy Bird at (307)234-9308, or check the Current Conditions page for updates. Like us on Facebook for condition and derby updates! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/29th-annual-hawg-ice-fishing-derby-tickets-38856689404?ref=ebtnebtckt
3 Lakes Ice Fishing Contest
3 Lakes Ice Fishing Contest DATE: 1/26/2018 6:40 am DETAILS: Join us in Granby on January 26th, 27th, & 28th, 2018 for Three 1-Day Ice Fishing Contests. Enter 1, 2, or all 3 days. You must be registered prior to fishing to be eligible for each contest! The weigh station is at North Shore Resort, 928 County Road 64 The contest begins at 6:40 am each day. Weigh station hours: Fri. & Sat. 9am – 4:30pm, Sun. 9am-2pm You must be IN LINE at the weigh station by 4:30pm on Fri. & Sat. – 2pm on Sun. to be eligible for cash prizes All CASH winners must be present at 5:30pm on Fri. & Sat. – 3pm on Sun. at (location to be determined) to receive their award. If not present award will go to the next biggest fish. Forest Service passes are available at the ANRA office, 9 Ten Mile Drive, Granby, CO. (open M-F 8am-5pm) and at pay station kiosks ANRA/Forest Service Office: 970-887-4100 Passes: 1 day $5/vehicle – 3 day $10/vehicle – 1 week $15/vehicle Pre-register/pay by Jan. 19th. First 500 entries receive a commemorative hat. HAT QUANTITIES ARE LIMITED! Any question, email info@granbychamber.com Cost: $35 - $50
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January 28, 2018

3 Lakes Ice Fishing Contest
3 Lakes Ice Fishing Contest DATE: 1/26/2018 6:40 am DETAILS: Join us in Granby on January 26th, 27th, & 28th, 2018 for Three 1-Day Ice Fishing Contests. Enter 1, 2, or all 3 days. You must be registered prior to fishing to be eligible for each contest! The weigh station is at North Shore Resort, 928 County Road 64 The contest begins at 6:40 am each day. Weigh station hours: Fri. & Sat. 9am – 4:30pm, Sun. 9am-2pm You must be IN LINE at the weigh station by 4:30pm on Fri. & Sat. – 2pm on Sun. to be eligible for cash prizes All CASH winners must be present at 5:30pm on Fri. & Sat. – 3pm on Sun. at (location to be determined) to receive their award. If not present award will go to the next biggest fish. Forest Service passes are available at the ANRA office, 9 Ten Mile Drive, Granby, CO. (open M-F 8am-5pm) and at pay station kiosks ANRA/Forest Service Office: 970-887-4100 Passes: 1 day $5/vehicle – 3 day $10/vehicle – 1 week $15/vehicle Pre-register/pay by Jan. 19th. First 500 entries receive a commemorative hat. HAT QUANTITIES ARE LIMITED! Any question, email info@granbychamber.com Cost: $35 - $50
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29th Annual “HAWG” Ice Fishing Derby at Pathfinder
29th Annual “HAWG” Ice Fishing Derby at Pathfinder Reservoir $57,000 in Cash and Prizes Available! January 27th – 8th, 2018 Diabase Shelter at Pathfinder Reservoir Entry Fee $35.00 per person Prizes for Game Fish by Weight: First Place “Hawg” $1,000.00 Second Place $300.00 Third Place $200.00 Fourth Place $100.00 Hourly Cash Prizes: Largest Fish Per Hour $100.00 2nd Largest Per Hour $50.00 3rd Largest Per Hour $25.00 $25,000 Matching Weight Prize $25,000 matching weight on largest trout and largest walleye. The largest trout and walleye will be eligible for one of each prize matching weight exact fractional weight measured in 100ths of a pound. (See official rules for details) Tickets and Registration Save the date and don’t miss this Pathfinder tradition. Tickets available at Rocky Mountain Discount Sports, Sportsman’s Warehouse and Sloane’s in Alcova during regular business hours through 6:00pm January 26th, and at the Diabase Shelter at Pathfinder Reservoir from 3:00pm Friday January 26th until noon on January 27th. Ticket purchase confirms that registrant has read and understands all derby rules and regulations. Please review the 2018 “Hawg” Derby Flyer for additional information details, contest rules and contact information. Purchase your tickets online: Tickets are available to purchase online thru 11:59pm on January 25th, 2018. Online purchased tickets must be picked up at the registration desk at the Diabase Shelter beginning at 12:00 Noon on January 26th. Please bring your receipt and a photo ID to pick up your tickets purchased online. Tickets will be available to purchase at the shelter thru 12:00 Noon on Saturday December 29th. All ticket sales are NON-REFUNDABLE! Derby Camping & Accommodations Camping is available at Pathfinder Reservoir through the Natrona County Parks. Nightly camping fees apply. Please visit the Natrona County Parks Department website for more details on fees and regulations for camping at the Reservoir. Limited RV sites with power are also available for this event for $35.00 per night or a special 3 night stay (Thursday, Friday & Saturday) for $100.00 via the Pathfinder Boat and Fishing Club. Please contact Teddie Bird at (307)234-9308 for reservations. Discounted lodging in the Casper Area is also available thru the Casper Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. Check out the savings and reserve a room in Casper saving up to 20% by clicking here! Ice Conditions For current ice conditions and more information contact Randy Bird at (307)234-9308, or check the Current Conditions page for updates. Like us on Facebook for condition and derby updates! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/29th-annual-hawg-ice-fishing-derby-tickets-38856689404?ref=ebtnebtckt
Flaming Gorge burbot bash
Flaming Gorge burbot bash

January 29, 2018

Fontenelle Burbot Raffle is now underway through F
Fontenelle Burbot Raffle is now underway through February 11, 2018 The 2018 tags will be pink in color, with the phone number 307-875-3223. GREEN RIVER—The Fontenelle Burbot Raffle is back thanks to the Upper Bear River Chapter of Trout Unlimited. The group is sponsoring the 2018 Burbot Raffle on Fontenelle Reservoir, with a $1,000 grand prize! There is no fee to participate in this raffle. To be entered into the drawing, anglers need to catch a burbot with a pink “2018 Burbot Raffle” floy tag. The tag is the angler’s “ticket” for entering the drawing. Each tag is imprinted with “2018 Burbot Raffle WGFD 307-875-3223”. “If you catch a burbot wearing a pink tag, call the phone number on the tag and a Game and Fish employee will provide the address and instructions for mailing the tag with your contact information to the Green River Game and Fish Office,” Green River Fisheries Biologist Troy Laughlin said.” Successful anglers will be officially entered into the drawing when their tag and contact information is received at the Green River office.” The raffle will run from late October until the La Barge Ding the Ling Burbot Derby Closing Ceremonies on February 11, 2018. Laughlin said only the pink 2018 tags submitted during that time period will be eligible for the drawing. “The winning tag will be drawn on February 11, 2018 at the awards ceremony for the La Barge Ding the Ling Burbot Derby,” Laughlin said.” One tag will be drawn and the owner of that tag will win the $1000 grand prize. Anglers need not be part of the derby, nor present during the drawing, to win the 2018 Burbot Raffle. In the event no burbot wearing a 2018 Burbot Raffle tag are caught by the closing ceremonies on February 11, 2018, the raffle will continue until June 30, 2018. The first tag turned in on or prior to June 30 will win the $1000 grand prize. The 3rd annual La Barge Ding the Ling Burbot Derby on Fontenelle Reservoir will be February 10-11, 2018. Anglers can get more information about the Derby at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/labargedingtheling/. The raffle is already underway, with 42 burbot tagged on October 17th. An additional 18 burbot will be tagged the week of October 23rd, resulting in 60 burbot tagged for the raffle. “We encourage anglers to begin fishing as soon as possible, as water temperatures are becoming optimum for catching burbot,” Laughlin said. “Burbot are best caught with luminescent lures after dark. Tip a lure that glows, be it a grub bodied jig or a jigging spoon, with a little sucker meat or other legal bait and hold on. Burbot prefer rocky habitats and will start cruising slopes adjacent to and within rocky habitat as soon as the sun sets. Start fishing depths between 20 and 50 feet, but don’t hesitate to try shallower or deeper on any given evening. Two additional pointers: recharge your lure frequently, every 10-15 minutes. Lures with a bright glow catch more fish than those with a dim glow or no glow. Burbot typically travel in packs. If you catch one, get the lure back down as soon as possible because there may be more waiting below. Good luck!" ~WGFD~
Public invited to help chart the future for cutthr
Public invited to help chart the future for cutthroat trout in the Bighorn Basin CODY- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is convening a series of public gatherings later this month that will determine the path of future cutthroat trout restoration efforts in the Bighorn Basin. Game and Fish invites you to attend a gathering in a community near you to share your interests, thoughts, ideas, and concerns about this important topic and to discuss future restoration projects for cutthroat trout. “We want to hear from you and we need your help to make this effort successful,” said Cody Regional Fisheries Supervisor Sam Hochhalter. This will be a very different level of public engagement than what has occurred in the past on cutthroat trout restoration projects. Game and Fish will not be proposing specific projects and asking for public input on them. Instead Hochhalter said, “Game and Fish is asking the public to work with us to develop a set of specific recommendations for future cutthroat trout restoration efforts in the Absaroka, Beartooth, and Bighorn Mountains.” Participants of the meetings will not only have the opportunity to share their thoughts, but will also be afforded the opportunity to listen to other participants and learn about the current status and conservation challenges associated with cutthroat trout. “We have a lot to learn from each other through this process,” said Hochhalter. “We are asking people to roll up their sleeves and work with us.” Yellowstone cutthroat trout populations continue to be lost. Without active restoration, long-term persistence of Yellowstone cutthroat trout in the Cody Region is questionable. With your help, Game and Fish will be able to better balance the public’s interests and needs with the obligation to secure cutthroat trout for present and future generations. Past restoration locations such as Eagle Creek and Porcupine Creek are likely to be discussed in addition to other popular streams in the Absaroka, Beartooth, and Bighorn Mountains. “If you have an interest in fishing or recreating in mid to upper elevation streams and lakes, this will be your chance to have your interests and ideas heard and considered,” Hochhalter said. “This is your opportunity to help shape the future of Yellowstone Cutthroat trout restoration in the Cody Region.” Meetings will be held: Jan. 25 in Worland at the Washakie Co Fairgrounds, Emergency management room from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 29 in Cody at the Park Co Library, Grizzly room from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 in Lovell at the Lovell Community Center from 5:30-7:30 p.m. ~WGFD~

January 31, 2018

Public invited to help chart the future for cutthr
Public invited to help chart the future for cutthroat trout in the Bighorn Basin CODY- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is convening a series of public gatherings later this month that will determine the path of future cutthroat trout restoration efforts in the Bighorn Basin. Game and Fish invites you to attend a gathering in a community near you to share your interests, thoughts, ideas, and concerns about this important topic and to discuss future restoration projects for cutthroat trout. “We want to hear from you and we need your help to make this effort successful,” said Cody Regional Fisheries Supervisor Sam Hochhalter. This will be a very different level of public engagement than what has occurred in the past on cutthroat trout restoration projects. Game and Fish will not be proposing specific projects and asking for public input on them. Instead Hochhalter said, “Game and Fish is asking the public to work with us to develop a set of specific recommendations for future cutthroat trout restoration efforts in the Absaroka, Beartooth, and Bighorn Mountains.” Participants of the meetings will not only have the opportunity to share their thoughts, but will also be afforded the opportunity to listen to other participants and learn about the current status and conservation challenges associated with cutthroat trout. “We have a lot to learn from each other through this process,” said Hochhalter. “We are asking people to roll up their sleeves and work with us.” Yellowstone cutthroat trout populations continue to be lost. Without active restoration, long-term persistence of Yellowstone cutthroat trout in the Cody Region is questionable. With your help, Game and Fish will be able to better balance the public’s interests and needs with the obligation to secure cutthroat trout for present and future generations. Past restoration locations such as Eagle Creek and Porcupine Creek are likely to be discussed in addition to other popular streams in the Absaroka, Beartooth, and Bighorn Mountains. “If you have an interest in fishing or recreating in mid to upper elevation streams and lakes, this will be your chance to have your interests and ideas heard and considered,” Hochhalter said. “This is your opportunity to help shape the future of Yellowstone Cutthroat trout restoration in the Cody Region.” Meetings will be held: Jan. 25 in Worland at the Washakie Co Fairgrounds, Emergency management room from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 29 in Cody at the Park Co Library, Grizzly room from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 in Lovell at the Lovell Community Center from 5:30-7:30 p.m. ~WGFD~

February 1, 2018

Fontenelle Burbot Raffle is now underway through F
Fontenelle Burbot Raffle is now underway through February 11, 2018 The 2018 tags will be pink in color, with the phone number 307-875-3223. GREEN RIVER—The Fontenelle Burbot Raffle is back thanks to the Upper Bear River Chapter of Trout Unlimited. The group is sponsoring the 2018 Burbot Raffle on Fontenelle Reservoir, with a $1,000 grand prize! There is no fee to participate in this raffle. To be entered into the drawing, anglers need to catch a burbot with a pink “2018 Burbot Raffle” floy tag. The tag is the angler’s “ticket” for entering the drawing. Each tag is imprinted with “2018 Burbot Raffle WGFD 307-875-3223”. “If you catch a burbot wearing a pink tag, call the phone number on the tag and a Game and Fish employee will provide the address and instructions for mailing the tag with your contact information to the Green River Game and Fish Office,” Green River Fisheries Biologist Troy Laughlin said.” Successful anglers will be officially entered into the drawing when their tag and contact information is received at the Green River office.” The raffle will run from late October until the La Barge Ding the Ling Burbot Derby Closing Ceremonies on February 11, 2018. Laughlin said only the pink 2018 tags submitted during that time period will be eligible for the drawing. “The winning tag will be drawn on February 11, 2018 at the awards ceremony for the La Barge Ding the Ling Burbot Derby,” Laughlin said.” One tag will be drawn and the owner of that tag will win the $1000 grand prize. Anglers need not be part of the derby, nor present during the drawing, to win the 2018 Burbot Raffle. In the event no burbot wearing a 2018 Burbot Raffle tag are caught by the closing ceremonies on February 11, 2018, the raffle will continue until June 30, 2018. The first tag turned in on or prior to June 30 will win the $1000 grand prize. The 3rd annual La Barge Ding the Ling Burbot Derby on Fontenelle Reservoir will be February 10-11, 2018. Anglers can get more information about the Derby at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/labargedingtheling/. The raffle is already underway, with 42 burbot tagged on October 17th. An additional 18 burbot will be tagged the week of October 23rd, resulting in 60 burbot tagged for the raffle. “We encourage anglers to begin fishing as soon as possible, as water temperatures are becoming optimum for catching burbot,” Laughlin said. “Burbot are best caught with luminescent lures after dark. Tip a lure that glows, be it a grub bodied jig or a jigging spoon, with a little sucker meat or other legal bait and hold on. Burbot prefer rocky habitats and will start cruising slopes adjacent to and within rocky habitat as soon as the sun sets. Start fishing depths between 20 and 50 feet, but don’t hesitate to try shallower or deeper on any given evening. Two additional pointers: recharge your lure frequently, every 10-15 minutes. Lures with a bright glow catch more fish than those with a dim glow or no glow. Burbot typically travel in packs. If you catch one, get the lure back down as soon as possible because there may be more waiting below. Good luck!" ~WGFD~

February 3, 2018

Wyofishtourney.com Curt Gowdy state park ice derby
https://www.facebook.com/events/323819001450085/?ti=cl https://wyofishtourney.com Ice Fishing Tournament 2018 $2,500 IN CASH PRIZES GUARANTEED TO BE WON Location: Curt Gowdy State Park Date: February 3rd, 2018 Time: 7am – 3pm Reservoirs: Granite: Rainbow, Cutthroat, Brown, Brook, Perch Crystal: Rainbow, Cutthroat, Brown, Brook, Perch North Crow: Rainbow, Cutthroat, Brown, Brook, Grayling, Splake, Tiger Muskie Cash and check payments are not available at this time. EARLY REGISTRATION FEE: Purchases through Jan 26th are $40 adult / $20 youth REGISTRATION FEE: $45.00 Adult and $25.00 Youth (under 18). The first 100 participants to "check-in" the morning of the event will receive a free PK Lure ($5 value). Their manufacturing facility is right here in Cheyenne! The 1st 200 participants to "check-in" will receive a free drink courtesy of the Admiral Beverage Company. ABC distributes Pepsi products to much of the western US. To be eligible for prizes you must check in when you arrive for the derby. Fee's paid the day of the tournament will be received on a CASH ONLY basis.
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February 5, 2018

Fontenelle Burbot Raffle is now underway through F
Fontenelle Burbot Raffle is now underway through February 11, 2018 The 2018 tags will be pink in color, with the phone number 307-875-3223. GREEN RIVER—The Fontenelle Burbot Raffle is back thanks to the Upper Bear River Chapter of Trout Unlimited. The group is sponsoring the 2018 Burbot Raffle on Fontenelle Reservoir, with a $1,000 grand prize! There is no fee to participate in this raffle. To be entered into the drawing, anglers need to catch a burbot with a pink “2018 Burbot Raffle” floy tag. The tag is the angler’s “ticket” for entering the drawing. Each tag is imprinted with “2018 Burbot Raffle WGFD 307-875-3223”. “If you catch a burbot wearing a pink tag, call the phone number on the tag and a Game and Fish employee will provide the address and instructions for mailing the tag with your contact information to the Green River Game and Fish Office,” Green River Fisheries Biologist Troy Laughlin said.” Successful anglers will be officially entered into the drawing when their tag and contact information is received at the Green River office.” The raffle will run from late October until the La Barge Ding the Ling Burbot Derby Closing Ceremonies on February 11, 2018. Laughlin said only the pink 2018 tags submitted during that time period will be eligible for the drawing. “The winning tag will be drawn on February 11, 2018 at the awards ceremony for the La Barge Ding the Ling Burbot Derby,” Laughlin said.” One tag will be drawn and the owner of that tag will win the $1000 grand prize. Anglers need not be part of the derby, nor present during the drawing, to win the 2018 Burbot Raffle. In the event no burbot wearing a 2018 Burbot Raffle tag are caught by the closing ceremonies on February 11, 2018, the raffle will continue until June 30, 2018. The first tag turned in on or prior to June 30 will win the $1000 grand prize. The 3rd annual La Barge Ding the Ling Burbot Derby on Fontenelle Reservoir will be February 10-11, 2018. Anglers can get more information about the Derby at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/labargedingtheling/. The raffle is already underway, with 42 burbot tagged on October 17th. An additional 18 burbot will be tagged the week of October 23rd, resulting in 60 burbot tagged for the raffle. “We encourage anglers to begin fishing as soon as possible, as water temperatures are becoming optimum for catching burbot,” Laughlin said. “Burbot are best caught with luminescent lures after dark. Tip a lure that glows, be it a grub bodied jig or a jigging spoon, with a little sucker meat or other legal bait and hold on. Burbot prefer rocky habitats and will start cruising slopes adjacent to and within rocky habitat as soon as the sun sets. Start fishing depths between 20 and 50 feet, but don’t hesitate to try shallower or deeper on any given evening. Two additional pointers: recharge your lure frequently, every 10-15 minutes. Lures with a bright glow catch more fish than those with a dim glow or no glow. Burbot typically travel in packs. If you catch one, get the lure back down as soon as possible because there may be more waiting below. Good luck!" ~WGFD~

February 7, 2018

Hunting film tour - Casper
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February 11, 2018

Fontenelle Burbot Raffle is now underway through F
Fontenelle Burbot Raffle is now underway through February 11, 2018 The 2018 tags will be pink in color, with the phone number 307-875-3223. GREEN RIVER—The Fontenelle Burbot Raffle is back thanks to the Upper Bear River Chapter of Trout Unlimited. The group is sponsoring the 2018 Burbot Raffle on Fontenelle Reservoir, with a $1,000 grand prize! There is no fee to participate in this raffle. To be entered into the drawing, anglers need to catch a burbot with a pink “2018 Burbot Raffle” floy tag. The tag is the angler’s “ticket” for entering the drawing. Each tag is imprinted with “2018 Burbot Raffle WGFD 307-875-3223”. “If you catch a burbot wearing a pink tag, call the phone number on the tag and a Game and Fish employee will provide the address and instructions for mailing the tag with your contact information to the Green River Game and Fish Office,” Green River Fisheries Biologist Troy Laughlin said.” Successful anglers will be officially entered into the drawing when their tag and contact information is received at the Green River office.” The raffle will run from late October until the La Barge Ding the Ling Burbot Derby Closing Ceremonies on February 11, 2018. Laughlin said only the pink 2018 tags submitted during that time period will be eligible for the drawing. “The winning tag will be drawn on February 11, 2018 at the awards ceremony for the La Barge Ding the Ling Burbot Derby,” Laughlin said.” One tag will be drawn and the owner of that tag will win the $1000 grand prize. Anglers need not be part of the derby, nor present during the drawing, to win the 2018 Burbot Raffle. In the event no burbot wearing a 2018 Burbot Raffle tag are caught by the closing ceremonies on February 11, 2018, the raffle will continue until June 30, 2018. The first tag turned in on or prior to June 30 will win the $1000 grand prize. The 3rd annual La Barge Ding the Ling Burbot Derby on Fontenelle Reservoir will be February 10-11, 2018. Anglers can get more information about the Derby at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/labargedingtheling/. The raffle is already underway, with 42 burbot tagged on October 17th. An additional 18 burbot will be tagged the week of October 23rd, resulting in 60 burbot tagged for the raffle. “We encourage anglers to begin fishing as soon as possible, as water temperatures are becoming optimum for catching burbot,” Laughlin said. “Burbot are best caught with luminescent lures after dark. Tip a lure that glows, be it a grub bodied jig or a jigging spoon, with a little sucker meat or other legal bait and hold on. Burbot prefer rocky habitats and will start cruising slopes adjacent to and within rocky habitat as soon as the sun sets. Start fishing depths between 20 and 50 feet, but don’t hesitate to try shallower or deeper on any given evening. Two additional pointers: recharge your lure frequently, every 10-15 minutes. Lures with a bright glow catch more fish than those with a dim glow or no glow. Burbot typically travel in packs. If you catch one, get the lure back down as soon as possible because there may be more waiting below. Good luck!" ~WGFD~