GILLETTE, Wyo. – Over a hundred anglers documented catching one of Wyoming’s four native subspecies of cutthroat trout this past year, cementing their fishing legacy for completing the state’s Cutt-Slam.
The Wyoming Cutt-Slam is a program that has run for the last 26 years and was developed by Ron Remmick, a former fisheries supervisor for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, to draw attention and appreciation for the habitat needs and management efforts for the state’s four unique subspecies of cutthroat trout, per game and fish.
This past year, 123 anglers recorded catching all four cutthroat subspecies, those being: Bonneville, Colorado, Snake River, and Yellowstone. It was the fifth consecutive year more than 100 anglers achieved the accomplishment marking a positive trend for one of the most prestigious fishing challenges in Wyoming, game and fish says.
“Completing the Cutt-Slam is a great way to learn about Wyoming’s four native subspecies of cutthroat trout and see some fantastic country while you are doing it,” Alan Osterland, chief of fisheries, said in a statement. “It can also be a great family project, spending quality time outdoors fishing.”
Rewards for completing the Cutt-Slam include a personalized certificate and a vehicle decal from game and fish as well as a medallion from Wyoming Trout Unlimited.
“The Cutt-Slam program continues to garner interest and support for native cutthroat trout conservation,” Osterland said in a statement, thanking participants and to Wyoming Trout Unlimited for their continued support.