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
  • Youth who successfully complete any slam will receive a collectable certificate recognizing them for their accomplishments and showing the species caught.

Cowboy Chase

Catch any two of these fish that are native to Wyoming: burbot, channel catfish, sauger, shovelnose sturgeon, stonecat, and whitefish.

Cool Catch

Catch any two of these fish commonly found in larger, cooler waters: crappie, northern pike, smallmouth bass, tiger muskie, walleye, yellow perch.

Pond Pair

Catch any two of these fish commonly found in smaller, warmer waters: black bullhead, bluegill, green sunfish, largemouth bass, pumpkinseed, rock bass.

Trout Trio

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

Habitat Counts

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

Hatchery Hop

Visit four separate Wyoming state or national fish hatcheries/rearing stations:  Auburn, Boulder, Clark’s Fork, Daniel, Dubois, Speas, Story, Ten Sleep, Tillett, Wigwam, Saratoga (national), or Jackson (national). Must take picture with hatchery sign.

Champion Angler

Complete five of the six challenges.

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