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Anglers who successfully catch all four of Utah's native trout will receive a medallion, donated by the Utah State Council of Trout Unlimited, and TU chapters across Utah. Participants who finish the Slam will also receive a certificate of completion.
As of April 1, 1,648 people have registered for the Slam, and 377 medallions have been sent to anglers who completed the challenge. People from 40 states, including Hawaii, have registered for the Slam. Anglers ranging in age from 3 to 84 years old have earned their completion certificate.
Along with registering for the fishing challenge, people can also follow the Utah Cutthroat Slam on social media platforms, including Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, to see other people's catches.
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Utah's Cutthroat Slam Enters 3rd Year
Submitted by: TBC Press
Posted on: 04/15/19
Anglers across Utah and the country have embraced a program called The Utah Cutthroat Slam created by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and Trout Unlimited since 2016.
Utah is home to four cutthroat trout species, the only native sport fish in the state. The goal of the Slam is to catch each of the four native Utah cutthroat trout–Bonneville, Colorado River, Bear River and Yellowstone — in their historic range.
There is no time limit requirement to complete the Slam. Anglers have a day, a month, a year or a lifetime to catch each of the fish. However, participants must register for the Slam before they start their attempt.
Registration costs $20 for adults and $10 for youth, and anglers can register on the DWR website. All but $1 of the registration cost is dedicated to conservation projects throughout the state. Anglers are required to submit pictures of each of the fish they caught during their adventure and report the date and location of the place the trout was landed. A list of some of the best places to catch each species, and a map showing their native range, is available at www.utahcutthroatslam.org. Pictures of every fish caught for the completion are also available on the site.