Burbot Bash 2019, Annual Flaming Gorge Fishing Contest Friday – January 25, 2019
Event DescriptionBurbot, also called ling cod, are just one of the species that make Sweetwater County one of the best places for cold water 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, January 25-27, 2019, is an annual Flaming Gorge Fishing Contest! 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 over $31,000 in cash prizes while helping to purge the infestation of burbot in the beautiful Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Prizes are 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.
Rules, online registration and website updates will be made over the next month and should be ready in early December 2018.
For more information and to register for the event, contact the Flaming Gorge Chamber of Commerce at www.flaminggorgecountry.com, keep an eye on the Burbot Bash Facebook page, or call 800-FL-GORGE.