FISHING AND BOATING

Wyoming Youth Fish Challenge

The Wyoming Youth Fishing Challenge was created to expand fishing skills and introduce young anglers to the amazing diversity of fish resources in the state.  To recognize angler accomplishments, the Wyoming Game and Fish will issue collectable certificates to eligible youth who complete one of the following challenges.  
 
Go catch a fish! In fact, catch a number of them!
Eligibility Requirements:
  • Any youth (resident or nonresident, 18 years of age and under)
  • All fish must be caught in Wyoming
  • Photos must be taken with the youth and the fish at the water of capture
  • Verification sheet and photos must be submitted to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department for authorization
  • Fish can be caught over multiple years, prior to the 19th birthday
  • Native fish do not have to be taken from their native range, unless it is the Cutt-Slam
  • Youth who successfully complete any slam will receive a collectable certificate recognizing them for their accomplishments and showing the species caught.
 

Cutt Slam

Catch Wyoming's four cutthroat trout subspecies in their native range in Wyoming

Trout Trio

Catch any three separate species or sub-species of trout found in Wyoming including: brook, brown, rainbow, cutthroats, kokanee, tiger, splake, lake and golden

Cool Catch

Catch any one of the following species: golden trout, grayling, tiger trout, northern pike, tiger musky, kokanee, whitefish

Wyoming's Wild One

Catch any one of these fish that are native to Wyoming: sauger, channel catfish, stonecat, black bullhead, whitefish, shovelnose sturgeon, burbot. Unlike the Cutt Slam, they do not need to be from their native drainages

Pan Pair

Catch any two species or sub-species found in Wyoming: bluegill, green sunfish, pumpkinseed, yellow perch, rock bass, black crappie, white crappie

Habitat Counts

Catch a fish from three of the different habitats: lakes, beaver ponds, tail waters, small streams and rivers

Percid Prize

Catch two of the three fish in the perciade family: walleye, sauger, yellow perch

Bass Battle

Catch any on of the following: smallmouth bass or largemouth bass

Hatchery Hop

Visit four separate Wyoming fish hatcheries or rearing stations, must send pictures with hatchery sign

XStream Angler

Fish any three streams with a secured Instream Flow water right. No catch necessary on this one!

Youth Master Angler

Complete any five of the nine total challenges to receive special recognition from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Trout Unlimited, The North Platte Walleyes Unlimited and the 4-H Sportfishing Program

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