Like much of the continent, itís been ridiculously cold and windy so I havenít fished in a couple days. However, I just got a nice surprise in the mail. I received all 5 Wyoming Master Angler awards that I applied for, plus the Trophy Angler award which is achieved by accumulating 5 Master Angler awards! All of them were caught in the second half of 2023.
Perhaps Iíll be able to accumulate 5 more species in 2024 and qualify for the Ultimate angler award. The species I got so far are brown trout, rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, Kokanee salmon, and yellow perch. Of those, I consider most of them to be fairly standard ďbigĒ catches for what Iíve been catching in Wyoming, with the exception of the brown trout. It was a 27 inch, 8+ pound female, which was my PB brown trout and one of my best fish of the year.
The program is open to anyone with a WY fishing license and you can apply on their website. The standards are based on length and uploading a picture.