Fontenelle Reservoir Burbot Raffle heats up!

The Burbot bite is on at Fontenelle Reservoir and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Green River Region, has already received the first burbot tagged with a pink 2018 Burbot Raffle tag. The popular Fontenelle Burbot Raffle is back thanks to the Upper Bear River Chapter of Trout Unlimited. The group is sponsoring the 2018 Burbot Raffle on Fontenelle Reservoir, with a $1,000 grand prize! 

11/10/2017 9:05:28 AM

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The rules are simple.  There is no fee to participate in this raffle.  To be entered into the drawing, anglers need to catch a burbot with a pink “2018 Burbot Raffle” Floy tag.  The tag is the angler’s “ticket” for entering the drawing.  Each tag is imprinted with “2018 Burbot Raffle WGFD 307-875-3223”.  If you catch a burbot wearing a pink tag, call the phone number on the tag and a Game and Fish employee will provide the address and instructions for mailing the tag with your contact information to the Green River Game and Fish Office.  Successful anglers will be officially entered into the drawing when their tag and contact information is received at the Green River office.
The raffle will run from late October until the closing ceremonies of the La Barge Ding the Ling Burbot Derby on February 11, 2018.  Only the pink 2018 tags submitted during that time period will be eligible.  The $1000 will be awarded to the first tag drawn at the awards ceremony for the La Barge Ding the Ling Burbot Derby on February 11, 2018.  Anglers need not be part of the derby nor present during the drawing to win the 2018 Burbot Raffle, but you do need to catch a burbot wearing a pink tag to enter the drawing.  Anglers can get more information about the La Barge Ding the Ling Derby at the following link: 

 “Burbot fishing at Fontenelle is going to keep getting better this fall and winter,” says Green River Fisheries Biologist Troy Laughlin. “Sixty Burbot were tagged for the 2018 Burbot Raffle and all but one of those tagged fish are still in the reservoir waiting to be caught by you. So make plans to spend several nights fishing Fontenelle Reservoir for burbot and start fishing right away because that lucky bite from a tagged fish could happen at any moment!
Anglers can get tips on how to catch Burbot and recipes on how to cook your catch at the following link:

(Troy Laughlin 307-875-3223)

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