Burbot Bash Saturday – January 27, 2018
Event DescriptionBurbot, also called ling cod, are just one of the species that make Sweetwater County one of the best places for coldwater fishing in the nation. Four types of cutthroat trout teem the waters of the county's reservoirs, lakes, rivers and streams, along with other varieties of catfish, whitefish, salmon and smallmouth bass. The ice fishing season in the gorge gets rolling around mid-December when burbot, rainbow and smaller lake trout abound under the ice, giving anglers a chance to hone their line-flinging skills before January’s Burbot Bash.
This fishing derby, which will be held January 20-22, is a combined effort of the Green River, Rock Springs and Flaming Gorge Chambers of Commerce. It aims to diminish the population of illegally stocked, invasive burbot in the Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Anglers of all ages, in teams of up to four, can compete for cash prizes while by helping to purge the infestation of burbot in the beautiful Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Prizes will also be awarded in youth categories, as well as in adult groups for the most fish reeled in and the biggest fish caught. Expert and novice ice fishers can all enjoy a few days on the frozen Flaming Gorge.
For more information and to register for the event, contact the Flaming Gorge Chamber of Commerce at www.flaminggorgecountry.com or call 800-FL-GORGE.