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Wyoming Cutt-Slam

Wyoming Cutt-Slam

To celebrate the Cutthroat Trout as the only native trout species in Wyoming, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department developed a program called the Wyoming Cutt-Slam. It recognizes anglers who catch each of the four sub-species of cutthroats.
Wyoming Cutt-Slam

Wyoming Cutt-Slam
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Preserving the Legacy at Jackson Fork Ranch
Preserving the Legacy at Jackson Fork Ranch
Preserving the Legacy at Jackson Fork Ranch
It's a great opportunity to Catch and Conserve™
Preserving the Legacy at Jackson Fork Ranch

Cutt-Slam History

In 1996, Wyoming fisheries coordinator, Ron Remmick, had an idea to increase public awareness of the native Wyoming cutthroat trout with the intention of better managing and protecting the species. His solution: The Wyoming Cutt-Slam.
Preserving the Legacy at Jackson Fork Ranch
The native Cutthroats are generally less aggressive than their non-native cousins, the Brown and Rainbow trout, which were introduced earlier in the century. Because they often share the same waters, the Cutthroat population was in danger of diminishing-or cross-breeding into extinction.
Preserving the Legacy at Jackson Fork Ranch
The purpose of the Cutt-Slam is to encourage anglers to appreciate the uniqueness of this native game fish, increase their popularity-and their populations. While some eastern Wyoming waters are now being stocked with Cutthroats, the Cutt-Slam recognizes only those caught in their native western habitat. Preserving the Legacy at Jackson Fork Ranch
Preserving the Legacy at Jackson Fork Ranch

The Rules of The Cutt

While it may seem rather simple to catch the four subspecies of Cutthroats, fewer than 500 anglers have completed the challenge so far, according to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. The rules are simple enough: catch Wyoming’s four subspecies of cutthroats in their native Wyoming range waters. There is no time limit and no size requirement – cutthroats from 6 to 20 inches have been recorded. And since all Wyoming cutthroats are “catch and release,” you only need to submit a documented photograph along with location and date information.
Preserving the Legacy at Jackson Fork Ranch
At The Lodge at Jackson Fork Ranch, we’ll take care of everything. We’ll organize your trip, hire guides, coordinate the processing of all authorized photos and paperwork for you. Once that documentation is submitted to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, we’ll frame and send you your authorized color certificate featuring the four native Cutthroat species.
Preserving the Legacy at Jackson Fork Ranch
At the Lodge at Jackson Fork Ranch, we’re proud to partner with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department to promote the conservation of these remarkable species. Preserving the Legacy at Jackson Fork Ranch

Preserving the Legacy at Jackson Fork Ranch
Preserving the Legacy at Jackson Fork Ranch
Preserving the Legacy at Jackson Fork Ranch

Cutt-Slam Rivers

One of the best things about the Cutt-Slam is that three of the subspecies can be found in relative proximity to each other. Most Snake River Cutthroat are being caught now in the Snake River and its tributaries, the Greys and Hoback Rivers. Popular waters for Bonneville Cutthroat include Salt Creek and the Smith’s Fork. A great place for Colorado River Cutthroat continues to be the Green River and LaBarge Creek, but you may want to try one of the many smaller streams like Fish Creek and other streams in the Green River Drainage. As you might expect, most Yellowstone Cutthroat come from the Yellowstone Park waters. Yellowstone River and Yellowstone Lake are popular spots but you may want to try smaller streams like Slough Creek and Lamar River. Call us and ask about our Cutt-Slam package. We’ll organize a full Cutt-Slam trip for you, handle all logistics and provide you with guides for each of the rivers. Preserving the Legacy at Jackson Fork Ranch
Preserving the Legacy at Jackson Fork Ranch