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TO MASTER WYOMING WATERS?

Become a Master Angler

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is pleased to provide a program that recognizes the catch of trophy sized fish from our phenomenal Wyoming waters. There are three levels of acheivement; Master Angler, Trophy Angler and Ultimate Angler. 

  • MASTER ANGLER

    • Catch one fish of a qualifying length to become a Master Angler.
       
  • ULTIMATE ANGLER

    • Catch any 10 species of a qualifying length to become an Ultimate Angler.

RULES

• Open to all Wyoming anglers, Resident and Nonresident.
• Fish must be caught with legal methods and during open seasons in Wyoming.
• Entries must be for fish captured after June 1, 2019.
• Anglers are limited to one Master Angler entry per species per calendar year. Submissions for Trophy Angler and Ultimate Angler have no time limitations.
• Each entry must be accompanied by one side-view photograph, preferably with either the angler or another object (e.g. ruler) that can be used to validate length.
• Qualifying fish must meet or exceed the minimum length established for that species. Length is defined as the Total Length of the fish (nearest 1/2 inch); from the snout to the tip of the pinched tail.

QUALIFYING LENGTHS

How to measure a fish: take the total length of a fish in inches, as measured in a straight line along a flat surface, from the tip of the snout to the tip of the tail.

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Fish Species


For the Master Angler Program, qualifying fish must meet or exceed the minimum length established for that species.

Select a species from the drop down menu to see more information on each fish.
 


 
Species Name Minimum Qualifying Length Species Image
Brook Trout 16 View Illustration of Species
Brown Trout 23 View Illustration of Species
Burbot 28 View Illustration of Species
Channel Catfish 28 View Illustration of Species
Crappie 12 View Illustration of Species
Cutthroat Trout (Bonneville, Colorado River, Snake River, Yellowstone) 18 View Illustration of Species
Freshwater Drum 22 View Illustration of Species
Golden Trout 16 View Illustration of Species
Grayling 16 View Illustration of Species
Kokanee 20 View Illustration of Species
Lake Trout 36 View Illustration of Species
Largemouth Bass 16 View Illustration of Species
Mountain Whitefish 16 View Illustration of Species
Northern Pike 34 View Illustration of Species
Rainbow Trout 20 View Illustration of Species
Sauger 23 View Illustration of Species
Shovelnose Sturgeon 32 View Illustration of Species
Smallmouth Bass 16 View Illustration of Species
Splake 20 View Illustration of Species
Sunfish (Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, Rock Bass & Green) 8 View Illustration of Species
Tiger Muskie 38 View Illustration of Species
Tiger Trout 23 View Illustration of Species
Walleye 23 View Illustration of Species
Yellow Perch 12 View Illustration of Species
 

Master Rewards

The only way to win is to fish, so get out there!

When you catch a qualifying fish, you will be awarded a Master Angler decal sticker of that fish species.

Catch five different species of master angler qualifying fish, and you'll earn the Trophy Angler Award challenge coin.

If you catch ten different species of master angler size, you will earn the Ultimate Angler award comprised of a special prize package and statewide recognition.

Master Angler Coin image

SUBMIT YOUR CATCH

Click the link below to register your catch and earn your Master Angler reward.

MASTER ANGLERS AWARD RECIPIENTS

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First Name Last Name Species Measurement Location Date of Catch
David Tarr Kokanee 20" Flaming Gorge Reservoir June 01, 2019
Wayne Swann Rainbow Trout 20" North Platte River June 01, 2019
Sara Thronburg Cutthroat Trout 18" North Platte River June 01, 2019
Sara Thronburg Rainbow Trout 20" North Platte River June 01, 2019
Donald Taylor Walleye 25" Glendo Reservoir June 01, 2019
Randy Baldwin Brown Trout 24" Lake Hattie June 01, 2019
Brandon Fullmer Cutthroat Trout 20" Alsop Lake June 01, 2019
Brandon Fullmer Rainbow Trout 21" Wheatland Reservoir #3 June 01, 2019
Diana Halbmaier Crappie 12.5" Keyhole Reservoir June 01, 2019
Shane Filipi Walleye 24" Glendo Reservoir June 02, 2019
Steven Hector Rainbow Trout 20.5" North Platte River June 02, 2019
Zachary Calaway Crappie 12" Hawk Springs Reservoir June 02, 2019
Zachary Calaway Walleye 23" Hawk Springs Reservoir June 02, 2019
Chris Iverson Cutthroat Trout 21.5" Hogan Reservoir June 02, 2019
Shane Filipi Largemouth Bass 20" Glendo Reservoir June 02, 2019
Bradley Jones Northern Pike 35.5" Keyhole Reservoir June 03, 2019
Matt Rasmussen Lake Trout 39" Flaming Gorge Reservoir June 03, 2019
Jacob Paintin Rainbow Trout 20" Diamond Lake June 04, 2019
Karsen Stotts Walleye 23" Hawk Springs Reservoir June 04, 2019
Dylan Calaway Crappie 12" Hawk Springs Reservoir June 04, 2019
Carson Hiser Rainbow Trout 22" Pathfinder Reservoir June 06, 2019
Rudy Torres Rainbow Trout 24" Wheatland Reservoir #3 June 06, 2019
Bruce Jensen Walleye 26" Glendo Reservoir June 07, 2019
Vincent Ploucha Brown Trout 31.5" UP Ice Pond June 07, 2019
Jason Davis Lake Trout 42" Falming Gorge June 07, 2019
Jada Banks Rainbow Trout 20" Hams Fork June 07, 2019
Ronald Cook Rainbow Trout 23" Pathfinder Reservoir June 07, 2019
Dalton Moore Rainbow Trout 22" Lake Hattie June 08, 2019
Dylan Calaway Walleye 23.5" Grayrocks Reservoir June 08, 2019
Eli Boley Smallmouth Bass 16.5" Grayrocks Reservoir June 08, 2019
Eric Boley Crappie 12.5" Grayrocks Reservoir June 08, 2019
Karsen Stotts Crappie 12" Hawk Springs Reservoir June 08, 2019
Larry Sydow Crappie 12.5" Grayrocks Reservoir June 08, 2019
Christopher Lopez Cutthroat Trout 18" Shoshone River June 08, 2019
Jacob Sutter Crappie 12" Hawk Springs Reservoir June 08, 2019
Joseph Goddard Crappie 13" Glendo Reservoir June 08, 2019
Reese Seiver Rainbow Trout 21" North Platte River June 09, 2019
Nolan Wilson Walleye 23" Keyhole Reservoir June 10, 2019
Brandon Fullmer Brook Trout 16" Lake Owen June 10, 2019
Mark Weston Cutthroat Trout 24.5" Atlantic Creek June 11, 2019
David Argenbright Crappie 14" Glendo Reservoir June 12, 2019
Kayla Higgins Rainbow Trout 20" North Platte River June 12, 2019
Charles Hiser Walleye 25.5" Glendo Reservoir June 12, 2019
Eleanor Wigginton Rainbow Trout 22" Boulder Lake June 12, 2019
Kyle Russell Rainbow Trout 22" Granite Reservoir June 14, 2019
Brett Carlson Rainbow Trout 22" North Crow Reservoir June 15, 2019
Stuart Campbell Crappie 12.5" Glendo Reservoir June 15, 2019
Mark Poore Tiger Trout 26" Savery Creek June 15, 2019
Sean Gardea Crappie 12" Glendo Reservoir June 15, 2019
Brenden Sich Smallmouth Bass 16" Keyhole Reservoir June 15, 2019
Tracy Edmunds Crappie 12.5" Glendo Reservoir June 15, 2019
Tracy Edmunds Walleye 23.5" Glendo Reservoir June 15, 2019
Kyle Russell Crappie 12.5" Hawk Springs Reservoir June 16, 2019
Sue Stilwell Rainbow Trout 20.5" Wheatland Reservoir #3 June 16, 2019
Katie Ward Kokanee 20" Flaming Gorge Reservoir June 16, 2019
Gannon Bade Walleye 25" Keyhole Reservoir June 17, 2019
Cody Salmon Walleye 25.5" Keyhole Reservoir June 22, 2019
Joseph Davidson Cutthroat Trout 19.5" Beck Lake June 22, 2019
Shawn Salmon Walleye 23.5" Keyhole Reservoir June 22, 2019
Travis Scott Crappie 13.5" Glendo Reservoir June 22, 2019
Travis Scott Walleye 23" Glendo Reservoir June 22, 2019
Travis Scott Yellow Perch 13" Glendo Reservoir June 22, 2019
Bruce Jensen Crappie 13" Grayrocks Reservoir June 22, 2019
Troy Bumguardner Smallmouth Bass 16" Laramie River June 23, 2019
Casey Pushchak Brook Trout 17" Wildcat Reservoir June 25, 2019
Christopher Fulghum Cutthroat Trout 19.5" Bighorn River June 25, 2019
Dustin Salmon Northern Pike 41" Keyhole Reservoir June 25, 2019
Taivyn Odom Rainbow Trout 20" Green River June 26, 2019
Thomas Durst Cutthroat Trout 18" Alcova Reservoir June 26, 2019
Samuel Patton Rainbow Trout 22" Twin Buttes Reservoir June 27, 2019
Riley Smith Brook Trout 17" Diamond Lake June 29, 2019
Shane Filipi Crappie 12" Glendo Reservoir June 29, 2019
William Thompson Channel Catfish 35" North Platte River June 29, 2019
Jeff Winters Kokanee 23.5" Flaming Gorge Reservoir June 30, 2019

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