The Wyoming Youth Fish Challenge Program aims to provide you with angling challenges that will expand your fishing skills! By identifying different Wyoming watersheds and fish species and determining the appropriate methods of catching a particular fish in a particular place you will hone your angling. To prove your prowess the Wyoming Game and Fish will issue collectable certificates to all eligible youth who complete one of the following challenges! Go catch a fish! In fact, catch a number of them!
Any youth (resident or nonresident, 18 years of age and under) fishing Wyoming waters.
• All fish must be caught in Wyoming
• Photos must be taken with the youth and the fish at the body of water of where the fish was caught
• Verification sheet must be submitted to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department for authorization
• Fish can be caught over multiple years, prior to the angler’s 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 color certificate recognizing them for their accomplishments and showing the species caught. Please send in the verification sheet along with photos and all other information requested on the sheet to be eligible.
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, grayling, tiger trout, northern pike, tiger musky, kokanee, or 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 percidae family: walleye, sauger, or yellow perch
BASS BATTLE – Catch any one 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
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
The Wyoming Youth Fish Challenge Program aims to provide you with angling challenges that will expand your fishing skills! By identifying different Wyoming watersheds and fish species and determining the appropriate methods of catching a particular fish in a particular place you will hone your angling.Fish Challenge Application
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the Wyoming Youth Fish Challenge.