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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.

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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
Diana Halbmaier Crappie 12.5" Keyhole Reservoir June 01, 2019
Donald Taylor Walleye 25" Glendo Reservoir June 01, 2019
Randy Baldwin Brown Trout 24" Lake Hattie June 01, 2019
Troy Mauk Tiger Trout 29" High Savery Reservoir June 01, 2019
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
Brandon Fullmer Cutthroat Trout 20" Alsop Lake June 01, 2019
Brandon Fullmer Rainbow Trout 21" Wheatland Reservoir #3 June 01, 2019
Michael Hegwood Rainbow Trout 20" Seminoe Reservoir June 01, 2019
Michael Lamoreaux Cutthroat Trout 21.5" Flaming Gorge Reservoir June 01, 2019
Shane Filipi Largemouth Bass 20" Glendo Reservoir June 02, 2019
Zachary Calaway Crappie 12" Hawk Springs Reservoir June 02, 2019
Zachary Calaway Walleye 23" Hawk Springs Reservoir June 02, 2019
Shane Filipi Walleye 24" Glendo Reservoir June 02, 2019
Chris Iverson Cutthroat Trout 21.5" Hogan Reservoir June 02, 2019
Steven Hector Rainbow Trout 20.5" North Platte River June 02, 2019
Hugh Baggs Rainbow Trout 22" Sloans Lake June 02, 2019
Matt Rasmussen Lake Trout 39" Flaming Gorge Reservoir June 03, 2019
Bradley Jones Northern Pike 35.5" Keyhole Reservoir June 03, 2019
Jacob Paintin Rainbow Trout 20" Diamond Lake June 04, 2019
Dylan Calaway Crappie 12" Hawk Springs Reservoir June 04, 2019
Karsen Stotts Walleye 23" Hawk Springs Reservoir June 04, 2019
Duane Christensen Walleye 23" Hawk Springs Reservoir June 06, 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
Jada Banks Rainbow Trout 20" Hams Fork June 07, 2019
Ronald Cook Rainbow Trout 23" Pathfinder Reservoir June 07, 2019
Vincent Ploucha Brown Trout 31.5" UP Ice Pond June 07, 2019
Jason Davis Lake Trout 42" Falming Gorge Reservoir June 07, 2019
Eli Boley Smallmouth Bass 16.5" 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
Jacob Sutter Crappie 12" Hawk Springs Reservoir June 08, 2019
Joseph Goddard Crappie 13" Glendo Reservoir June 08, 2019
Dalton Moore Rainbow Trout 22" Lake Hattie June 08, 2019
Eric Boley Crappie 12.5" Grayrocks Reservoir June 08, 2019
Christopher Lopez Cutthroat Trout 18" Shoshone River June 08, 2019
Brick Cegelski Tiger Trout 25" Savery Creek June 08, 2019
Peter Jacobson Tiger Trout 25" Savery Creek June 08, 2019
Gregory Halvorson Tiger Trout 24.5" Savery Creek June 08, 2019
Reese Seiver Rainbow Trout 21" North Platte River June 09, 2019
Juan Alonso Largemouth Bass 21" Crosby Pond 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
Charles Hiser Walleye 25.5" Glendo Reservoir June 12, 2019
David Argenbright Crappie 14" Glendo Reservoir June 12, 2019
Eleanor Wigginton Rainbow Trout 22" Boulder Lake June 12, 2019
Kayla Higgins Rainbow Trout 20" North Platte River June 12, 2019
John Wolf Rainbow Trout 21" Pathfinder Reservoir June 12, 2019
Hugh Baggs Walleye 24" Hawk Springs Reservoir June 12, 2019
Garrett Isaacson Sunfish (Bluegill, Green, Pumpkinseed, Rock Bass) 8.5" Deaver Reservoir June 14, 2019
Stuart Campbell Crappie 12.5" Glendo Reservoir June 15, 2019
Sean Gardea Crappie 12" Glendo Reservoir June 15, 2019
Tracy Edmunds Crappie 12.5" Glendo Reservoir June 15, 2019
Tracy Edmunds Walleye 23.5" Glendo Reservoir June 15, 2019
Brett Carlson Rainbow Trout 22" North Crow Reservoir June 15, 2019
Brenden Sich Smallmouth Bass 16" Keyhole Reservoir June 15, 2019
Hugh Baggs Yellow Perch 12" Hawk Springs Reservoir June 15, 2019
Izak Aksamit Cutthroat Trout 19.5" Sawmill Lake #2 June 15, 2019
Izak Aksamit Splake 22" Sawmill Lake #2 June 15, 2019
Katie Ward Kokanee 20" Flaming Gorge Reservoir June 16, 2019
Sue Stilwell Rainbow Trout 20.5" Wheatland Reservoir #3 June 16, 2019
Gannon Bade Walleye 25" Keyhole Reservoir June 17, 2019
Robert Johnson Cutthroat Trout 19" Pelham Lake June 18, 2019
Hugh Baggs Largemouth Bass 20.5" Sloans Lake June 18, 2019
Tyler Humphrey Walleye 23" Hawk Springs June 19, 2019
Hugh Baggs Cutthroat Trout 18" Lake Absarraca June 20, 2019
Colleen Kindt Crappie 15.5" Big Horn Lake June 20, 2019
Eric Eller Crappie 14" Glendo Reservoir June 21, 2019
Roark Eller Crappie 13.5" Glendo Reservoir June 21, 2019
Cody Salmon Walleye 25.5" Keyhole Reservoir 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
Joseph Davidson Cutthroat Trout 19.5" Beck Lake June 22, 2019
Bryan Petersen Crappie 12.5" Glendo Reservoir June 22, 2019
Wayne Miller Walleye 26.5" Glendo Reservoir June 22, 2019
Jesse Phillips Largemouth Bass 20" Lake Cameahwait June 23, 2019
Kayla Phillips Largemouth Bass 16" Lake Cameahwait June 23, 2019
William Thornock Largemouth Bass 16.5" Lake Cameahwait June 23, 2019
Troy Bumguardner Smallmouth Bass 16" Laramie River June 23, 2019
George Kegler Largemouth Bass 18" Lake Cameahwait June 23, 2019
Shannon Bumguardner Sunfish (Bluegill, Green, Pumpkinseed, Rock Bass) 8" Guernsey Slough June 23, 2019
Dustin Salmon Northern Pike 41" Keyhole Res June 25, 2019
Casey Pushchak Brook Trout 17" Wildcat Reservoir June 25, 2019
Christopher Fulghum Cutthroat Trout 19.5" Bighorn River June 25, 2019
Jason Riedel Lake Trout 42" Freemont June 25, 2019
Duane Christensen Crappie 12" Hawk Springs Reservoir June 26, 2019
Dyan Christensen Crappie 12" Hawk Springs Reservoir June 26, 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
Brian Jensen Crappie 13.5" Grayrocks Reservoir June 28, 2019
Peter Toothaker Brown Trout 31" North Platte River June 28, 2019
Lynn Stewart Cutthroat Trout 18" Pelham Lake June 28, 2019
Shane Filipi Crappie 12" Glendo Reservoir June 29, 2019
Riley Smith Brook Trout 17" Diamond Lake June 29, 2019
William Thompson Channel Catfish 35" North Platte River June 29, 2019
Paul Piro Rainbow Trout 23" North Platte River June 29, 2019
Raymond Adams Rainbow Trout 21" twin buttes June 29, 2019
Jeff Winters Kokanee 23.5" Flaming Gorge Reservoir June 30, 2019
Bransen Bumgaurdner Smallmouth Bass 16" Laramie River July 01, 2019
Hugh Baggs Crappie 15.5" Hawk Springs Reservoir July 02, 2019
Kevin Burton Crappie 12" Hawk Springs Reservoir July 02, 2019
Troy Bumguardner Largemouth Bass 16" Guernsey Slough July 03, 2019
Edward Maes Rainbow Trout 21" North Platte River July 03, 2019
Scott Kegler Largemouth Bass 16" Lake Cameahwait July 04, 2019
Jesse Phillips Sunfish (Bluegill, Green, Pumpkinseed, Rock Bass) 9" Muddy Ridge Reservoir July 04, 2019
Kayla Phillips Sunfish (Bluegill, Green, Pumpkinseed, Rock Bass) 8" Muddy Ridge Reservoir July 04, 2019
Jordan Rhodine Walleye 28" Keyhole Reservoir July 04, 2019
Lucille Bumguardner Sunfish (Bluegill, Green, Pumpkinseed, Rock Bass) 8" Guernsey Slough July 04, 2019
Scott Kegler Sunfish (Bluegill, Green, Pumpkinseed, Rock Bass) 8" Lake Cameahwait July 05, 2019
Christian Wiseman Freshwater Drum 24" Keyhole Reservoir July 05, 2019
Jessica Huckins Smallmouth Bass 18" Keyhole Reservoir July 06, 2019
Michael Smith Rainbow Trout 21.5" Seminoe Reservoir July 06, 2019
Juan Alonso Rainbow Trout 20.5" North Fork Shoshone River July 06, 2019
Christine Olson Northern Pike 36" Keyhole Reservoir July 06, 2019
Samuel Patton Cutthroat Trout 18" Twin Buttes Reservoir July 06, 2019
Donald Taylor Largemouth Bass 20.5" Bryan Stock Trail Pond July 07, 2019
Logan Claytor Rainbow Trout 20" Popo Agie River July 08, 2019
Hugh Baggs Northern Pike 34" Keyhole Reservoir July 09, 2019
Hugh Baggs Sunfish (Bluegill, Green, Pumpkinseed, Rock Bass) 11.5" Lake Absarraca July 10, 2019
Michelle Morris Cutthroat Trout 18.5" Diamond Lake July 11, 2019
Scott Sanders Cutthroat Trout 21" Snake River July 13, 2019
Matteo Paperini Cutthroat Trout 18.5" Snake River July 13, 2019
Matteo Paperini Mountain Whitefish 16" Snake River July 13, 2019
Terry Adams Cutthroat Trout 20" Smiths Fork River July 13, 2019
Nancy Vernon Rainbow Trout 21" Hams Fork River July 13, 2019
Robert Keith Kokanee 20" Fontenelle Reservoir July 14, 2019
Cody Denison Walleye 31.5" Seminoe Reservoir July 14, 2019
Britt Heath Crappie 14" Hawk Springs Reservoir July 15, 2019
Scott Morris Cutthroat Trout 19" Diamond Lake July 16, 2019
Scott Morris Rainbow Trout 21.5" Diamond Lake July 16, 2019
Samuel Patton Brown Trout 23" Twin Buttes Reservoir July 18, 2019
David Vaughn Rainbow Trout 20.5" Seminoe Reservoir July 19, 2019
Travis scott Cutthroat Trout 20" North Platte River July 19, 2019
Travis scott Rainbow Trout 20" Alcova Reservoir July 19, 2019
Eric Makelky Rainbow Trout 24" Green River July 19, 2019
Tyrell Perry Rainbow Trout 21" Kortes Reservoir July 20, 2019
Barbara McCarthy Cutthroat Trout 18.5" North Fork Shoshone River July 20, 2019
Matt Rasmussen Kokanee 20.5" Alcova Reservoir July 21, 2019
Jeremiah Schrader Walleye 27" Pathfinder Reservoir July 21, 2019
Casey Pushchak Crappie 13" Hawk Springs July 21, 2019
Jonathan Bolin Crappie 12.5" Hawk Springs Reservoir July 21, 2019
Sean Quass Brook Trout 16.5" Moore Reservoir July 21, 2019
Garrett Isaacson Channel Catfish 28.5" Bighorn River July 22, 2019
Samuel Davidson Rainbow Trout 20.5" Shoshone River July 22, 2019
Kirby Fuerst Kokanee 20.5" Flaming Gorge Reservoir July 22, 2019
Ted Bade Rainbow Trout 23.5" Wheatland Reservoir #3 July 24, 2019
Dallin Davidson Cutthroat Trout 18" Greybull River July 26, 2019
Samuel Davidson Cutthroat Trout 19" Greybull River July 26, 2019
Dace Rhea Kokanee 21.5" Flaming Gorge Reservoir July 26, 2019
Matt Rasmussen Rainbow Trout 21" Pathfinder Reservoir July 27, 2019
Matt Rasmussen Walleye 30" Pathfinder Reservoir July 27, 2019
Riley Piippo Rainbow Trout 21.5" Viva Naughton Reservoir July 27, 2019
Eric Makelky Cutthroat Trout 20" Green River July 27, 2019
Toby Rundle Cutthroat Trout 18" Green River July 27, 2019
Gregory Allen Cutthroat Trout 18" North Fork Shoshone River July 28, 2019
Michael Hegwood Largemouth Bass 16.5" Lake Cameahwait July 28, 2019
Tylor Stankey Rainbow Trout 20" Pathfinder Reservoir July 28, 2019
Michael McCarthy Cutthroat Trout 20" North Fork Shoshone River July 28, 2019
Blaine Saunderd Brown Trout 24.5" Hams Fork July 28, 2019
Blaine Saunderd Mountain Whitefish 18.5" Hams Fork July 28, 2019
Santos Rodriguez Crappie 12.5" Hawk Springs Reservoir July 28, 2019
Joseph Nielson Largemouth Bass 18" Lake Cameahwait July 31, 2019
Lori Nielson Largemouth Bass 18" Lake Cameahwait July 31, 2019
Kerry Lanza Cutthroat Trout 18" Hoback River July 31, 2019
Jeff Gillett Channel Catfish 31.5" North Platte River July 31, 2019
Kenny Ainsworth Cutthroat Trout 21" Thorofare Creek August 01, 2019
John Walker Golden Trout 24" Elbow Lake August 01, 2019
William McDowell Sunfish (Bluegill, Green, Pumpkinseed, Rock Bass) 8.5" Lake Cameahwait August 02, 2019
Tyrell Perry Smallmouth Bass 17" Clear Creek August 03, 2019
Austin Hansen Walleye 29" Pathfinder Reservoir August 03, 2019
Derik Dry Walleye 25.5" Wheatland Reservoir #1 August 03, 2019
Ezekiel Thomas Kokanee 20.5" Flaming Gorge Reservoir August 03, 2019
Monte Myers Rainbow Trout 20" Pathfinder Reservoir August 03, 2019
Frank Newman Rainbow Trout 21.5" North Platte River August 03, 2019
Luke Sommers Smallmouth Bass 17" Strip Mine Pond August 06, 2019
George Kegler Kokanee 20" Alcova Reservoir August 06, 2019
Gregory Halvorson Rainbow Trout 21" North Platte River August 06, 2019
Jason Riedel Kokanee 20" Flaming Gorge Reservoir August 06, 2019
Cory Stovall Brown Trout 25" North Platte River August 07, 2019
Joseph Goddard Largemouth Bass 17.5" Lake Cameahwait August 08, 2019
Cory Stovall Sunfish (Bluegill, Green, Pumpkinseed, Rock Bass) 9.5" J Bar U Reservoir August 08, 2019
Austin Hansen Rainbow Trout 21" Pathfinder Reservior August 10, 2019
Cory Honstein Walleye 24" Wheatland Reservoir #3 August 10, 2019
Jeff Winters Cutthroat Trout 19" Green River August 10, 2019
Jeff Winters Mountain Whitefish 18" Green River August 10, 2019
Jeff Winters Rainbow Trout 21" Green River August 10, 2019
Matt Rasmussen Smallmouth Bass 18" Wheatland Reservoir #1 August 11, 2019
Britt Heath Largemouth Bass 17" Lake Absarraca August 11, 2019
Marissa Smith Walleye 25.5" Seminoe Reservoir August 11, 2019
Joseph Goddard Kokanee 20" Flaming Gorge Reservoir August 12, 2019
Britt Heath Channel Catfish 30.5" Grayrocks Reservoir August 12, 2019
Britt Heath Freshwater Drum 23" Grayrocks Reservoir August 12, 2019
David Argenbright Cutthroat Trout 22" Alcova Reservoir August 12, 2019
Eva Fischer Brown Trout 24" North Platte River August 13, 2019
Rudy Torres Cutthroat Trout 19.5" Diamond Lake August 14, 2019
Jarom Davidson Grayling 16" Willow Lake #1 August 15, 2019
Dallin Davidson Grayling 16" Willow Lake August 15, 2019
Gunnar Kron Rainbow Trout 23" North Platte River August 15, 2019
Kian Stewart Mountain Whitefish 19" East Fork Wind River August 16, 2019
Austin Clark Rainbow Trout 23.5" Pathfinder Reservoir August 16, 2019
Mark Widdison Channel Catfish 28" Bighorn River August 16, 2019
Garrett Keever Cutthroat Trout 19.5" North Platte River August 16, 2019
Jesse Phillips Rainbow Trout 20" Wind River August 18, 2019
Seth Rohn Largemouth Bass 17.5" Lake Cameahwait August 18, 2019
Donald Taylor Sunfish (Bluegill, Green, Pumpkinseed, Rock Bass) 8" Guernsey Slough August 19, 2019
Nicholas Carter Cutthroat Trout 18" East Fork Wind River August 19, 2019
Jason Goodwin Sunfish (Bluegill, Green, Pumpkinseed, Rock Bass) 9" Coffee Reservoir August 19, 2019
Jesse Phillips Crappie 12" Boysen Reservoir August 20, 2019
Cory Stovall Largemouth Bass 18" Big Muddy Reservoir August 21, 2019
David McWilliams Rainbow Trout 20" North Fork Shoshone River August 21, 2019
John Adams Rainbow Trout 21" North Platte River August 21, 2019
Jeff Gillett Sauger 25" Popo Agie River August 22, 2019
Tyrell Perry Cutthroat Trout 23" Lilly Lake August 24, 2019
Garrett Isaacson Rainbow Trout 23.5" Bighorn River August 25, 2019
Jeff Scheetz Cutthroat Trout 20" North Tongue River August 25, 2019

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