WYOMING — It was another successful year for anglers across Wyoming involved in the Wyoming Cutt – Slam, a fishing challenge offered by Wyoming Game and Fish (WGFD).
The Cutt-Slam capped its 26th year in 2022 with 123 anglers who documented catching the state’s four native subspecies of cutthroat trout: Bonneville, Colorado, Snake River and Yellowstone. It’s the fifth consecutive year that more than 100 of the state’s anglers achieved this feat. Since Cutt-Slam’s inception in 1996, 2,213 anglers have joined that club.
“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. It can also be a great family project, spending quality time outdoors fishing,” said Alan Osterland, Game and Fish fisheries chief.
Cutt-Slam recipients receive a personalized certificate and vehicle decal from Game and Fish, and since the summer of 2018 a medallion from Wyoming Trout Unlimited. The Cutt-Slam was the idea of the late Ron Remmick, a former WGFD fisheries supervisor in the Green River and Pinedale regions who worked for the department for 25 years. Remmick developed the Cutt-Slam to draw attention and appreciation for the habitat needs and management efforts for Wyoming’s cutthroat species.