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5x WY master angler awards

Post By: eholm      Posted: 1/12/2024 4:16:03 PM     Points: 17793    
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.
 Reply by: Matt      Posted: Jan. 14, 12:00:06 PM     Points: 95594
Nice work! Here's more WY Master Angler info for anyone wondering: [log in for link]
 Reply by: Honks34      Posted: Feb. 12, 11:38:42 AM     Points: 1544
Good work. I'm jealous that you've actually managed to catch fish at Lake Hattie. I've lived in Laramie for 3.5 years and still have never caught a trout there, out of probably 30+ days of fishing. Gave up trying a long time ago. Our Master Angler program is pretty cool. I'm currently sitting at 18 species. Hoping to become the first 2x Ultimate Angler.