Thursday, December 16, 2010

Burbot Bash Jan 22-29 2011

Presented by the Chambers of Commerce of Flaming Gorge, Green River and Rock Springs. They are getting serious about the Bash this year with over $10,000 in cash prizes. The basic layout, teams of 2-4 people, tagged fish in the lake ( everyone who catches a tagged fish will have their name put in the pot, one is drawn for $5,000 at sat closing ceremony), lots of giveaways at opening and closing from William Joseph, Sportsmans Warehouse, and Cabelas. Cash prizes for biggest fish ($1,500), most fish ($600), kids big fish, kids small fish ($100).

We have plenty of rooms available here at the Flaming Gorge inn ($40 per night 435-784-3088). We also have the restaurant open serving up the good grub. I also may have a little bit of inside info on where the fish are. The Forest Service will be giving out maps of where the fish were tagged.

Burbot are primarily fished at night for the best bite. They tend to be very abundant on the north end of the lake down to about Horseshoe. The north end of the lake should be all iced over however it is possible that it may be open water toward Horseshoe. They are expecting a lot of people so it should be pretty fun. Heck its the middle of winter, you need something to do.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Bur-Bot Bugger

Well im willing to bet that not a whole lot of people have ever caught a Burbot on a bugger. Burbot you say, what is that? Burbot are a fresh water Ling Cod that were supposedly illegaly stocked into flaming gorge. Many people are panicing and thinking that they are going to destroy the trout fishing in the gorge. Ive talked to several guys from Wyoming who have said that several of Wyomings best trout lakes have had Burbot in them. I was hoping for a big bow and all i got was this damn Burbot...