FLAMING GORGE FISHING DERBY
OFFICIAL RULES AND REGULATIONS COMING SOON
MAY 18th and 19th, 2024
Violation of regulations: All contestants must have a valid fishing license. Any participant who is cited for a violation of WGFD or UDWR Fishing, Watercraft or Aquatic Invasive Species Regulations while participating in the contest from 5:30 am on May 18th through 1:00 pm on May 19th, will be disqualified.
Culling is not permitted. The decision to release a fish or keep it for contest entry must be made immediately upon capture. Any fish caught that is not to be entered into the contest shall be immediately released to the water with as little injury to the fish as possible. Once a fish is put on a stringer, in a container or in a live well it cannot be released. Participants violating this rule will be disqualified.
AIS Inspection requirements: Any contest watercraft coming from out of the state of Wyoming by land from March 1 through November 30, is required to undergo a mandatory inspection by an authorized WY AIS inspector prior to launching. Participants violating that regulation will be disqualified. Derby Captains must provide their “Mussel Aware Certification” number from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and watercraft bow number in order to complete online registration. Please go to https://stdofthesea.utah.gov/ for more information and to complete the certification.
Trophy Lake Trout only: The large Lake Trout in Flaming Gorge are a resource that the Flaming Gorge Fish Derby, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and Wyoming Game & Fish want to protect. We are providing a catch and release option for entering trophy Lake Trout into the derby. Lake Trout will not be weighed but will be measured for overall length. Fish must be freshly caught and be a minimum length of 40-inches for entry eligibility.
Note: In order for the fish to qualify, the picture must be taken from directly above the fish, not at an angle. The entire front of the ruler and line of the ruler must be clearly visible. The snout must be clearly visible at the beginning line of the ruler and the tail clearly visible in relationship to the ruler.
Digital Option – Via MyCatch App: