Burbot Classic Saturday – February 3, 2018
Sometime in the late 1990's or early 2000, someone or some persons illegally introduced burbot, also known as ling, into the Green River Drainage. The invasive species began showing up in WGFD Green River netting surveys in 2003. Their presence as changed area fishing management and opportunities forever. The only way to have some sort of control on burbot is with angler harvest and liberal regulations.
*This fishing derby, which will be held February 3rd and 4th, 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.
"A dead Burbot, is a good Burbot"
Visit burbotclassic.com for all registration information