2021 Burbot Bash Fishing Derby to Benefit Flaming Gorge Fishery
By Kristin Forbis, Jan 19, 2021
It's that time again! The Flaming Gorge Chamber of Commerce, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department have joined forces to host the Burbot Bash – an ice fishing derby to be held January 29th through the 31st. Mark Wilson, President of the Flaming Gorge Chamber of Commerce, states, “We are excited about using the Burbot Bash as a forum to increase public awareness of this threat to the Flaming Gorge fishery. It is also a great way to introduce anglers to the family-friendly sport of ice fishing that is so popular in Flaming Gorge.” This year all registration is online to maintain COVID-19 protocols and social distancing. Angler can be in teams of four and need to register by January 24th. In fact, anglers are encouraged to pre-register as soon as possible so that more prizes can be purchased for angler giveaways. There is over $40,000 in cash and prizes, including cash awards for most burbot caught, largest burbot and tagged burbot rewards. There is even a Union Broadband Tagged Burbot Grand Prize of $2,000. There will be no closing ceremony, to maintain social distancing, but chamber crews will roam the ice during the event presenting teams with random prizes. For more information visit www.burbotbash.com.