The Utah Cutthroat Slam is a program designed to help sustain the Cutthroat Trout fishery in Utah and to recognize anglers who catch all four cutthroat trout subspecies found in Utah from their native drainages. The Bonneville, Bear River, Yellowstone and Colorado River Cutthroat.
To participate in this event, you need to register for it by visiting the DWR website. There is a $20 fee to participate in the Cutthroat Slam; However, that money goes directly into a fund dedicated to conserving cutthroat trout in Utah.
Once you register for the Slam, you will need to take a picture the cutthroat trout you catch, noting the date and location. Once you have caught all four species found in Utah in thier native drainages, you need to upload the information to the DWR website. Fishermen who complete the Slam will receive a certificate and medallion. Once completed, anglers will also be recognized on the Utah Cutthroat Slam Facebook page .
There's just one catch (pun intended) - to qualify for the Slam, you must catch cutthroat trout in their native drainage. For example, a Bear Lake cutthroat from Strawberry Reservoir won't count towards the Bear Lake cutthroat goal in the Slam.
Click here for more information and an interactive map of Utah's native Cutthroat Trout fisheries.
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We Fish Utah Staff