Boise Valley Fly Fishers
 
 
Since 1971

 


WESTSLOPE CUTTHROAT TROUT

BVFF CUTT SLAM CHALLENGE

The BVFF Cutt-Slam Challenge is part of the BVFF Education and Conservation programs.  The Challenge is an effort by BVFF to encourage members to learn more about cutthroat trout and highlight the value of species diversity in the fisheries.  Learning to value these cutthroats throughout their range is a critical first step for their conservation and recovery.

That said the Cutt-Slam Challenge is also designed to give BVFF members another reason to go fishing and to build fellowship among the members.

Those BVFF members in good standing who successfully catch four subspecies of cutthroat trout will receive a certificate and be identified on the BVFF website in recognition of their accomplishment.

In  addition members completing the challenge may qualify for the following:

CATEGORY

 AWARD

 RECIPIENT

DATE 

First member to catch all five subspecies of cutthroat trout in Idaho.


TBD

 


First member to catch all five subspecies of cutthroat trout outside of Idaho, and by completing Wyoming Cutt Slam, Utah Cutt Slam, or FFI Cuttcatch.  The member only needs to submit a copy of the certificate from one of these other programs.  All fish must be caught after the start of the BVFF Cutt-Slam Challenge

 

TBD

  
First BVFF member catching five subspecies of cutthroat trout from any location.


x


Ted Eisele


2/2020

Second BVFF member catching five subspecies of cutthroat from any location.

 

TBD

  
Third BVFF member catching five subspecies of cutthroat from any location.

 

TBD

  
Fourth BVFF member catching five subspecies of cutthroat from any location.

 

TBD

  
Fifth BVFF member catching five subspecies of cutthroat from any location.


TBD

  
Sixth BVFF member catching five subspecies of cutthroat from any location.


TBD

  

GUIDELINES

GOAL

Catch and release 5 subspecies of cutthroat trout using fly tackle and single barbless hooks.

RULES

  1. You must be a BVFF member in good standing.
  2. The cutthroat trout must be caught from legally catchable populations.
  3. The fish must be caught on a single barbless fly, using fly fishing tacklel
  4. The fish must be photographed with minimal stress; that is, raised above the water, photographed, and then released unharmed, not photographed flopping on the bank.  (Use the Keep'em Wet method.  See www.keepemwet.org for principles and tips.)
  5. All fish must be caught and posted after the BVFF challenge program start date of 5/9/2019.

HOW TO APPLY

When four different subspecies of cutthroat are caught, send your documentation and photographs to:

Boise Valley Fly Fishers

Attn:  Education Chair

PO Box 311

Boise, ID  83701

Entries need to be mailed to BVFF so that the postmark can be used to identify the order of arrival.  If more than one entry is mailed on the same date the BVFF board members will determine the order of arrival by flip of a coin.

BVFF Cutt-Slam Log forms and other information files are available for download here:

 BVFF Cutt-Slam Log Sheet
MS WordPDF
 BVFF Cutt-Slam GuidelinesMS WordPDF
 List of Cutthroat Trout SpeciesMS WordPDF

WESTERN CUTTHROAT TROUT


COMMON NAME SUBSPECIES WHERE FOUND (RANGE)
 1   Coastal Cutthroat O.c. clarkii Oregon & Washington
 2   Bonneville Cutthroat O.c. utah Idaho, Wyoming, & Utah
 3   Lahontan Cutthroat O.c. henshawii (T) California, Nevada, Oregon, & Washington
 4   Paiute Cutthroat O.c. seleniris (T) California
 5   Snake River Fine-spotted Cutthroat O.c. behnkei Idaho & Wyoming
 6   Westslope Cutthroat O.c. lewisi Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Oregon, & Washington
 7   Yellowstone Cutthroat O.c. bouvierii Idaho, Wyoming, & Montana
 8   Colorado River Cutthroat O.c. pleuriticus Wyoming & Utah
 9   Greenback Cutthroat O.c. stomias (T) Colorado
 10   Rio Grande Cutthroat O.c. viginalis New Mexico & Colorado

IDAHO CUTTHROAT TROUT

  COMMON NAME
 1   Bonneville Cutthroat
 2  Snake Rver Fine-spotted Cutthroat
 3  Westslope Cutthroat
 4  Yellowstone Cutthroat
 5  Lahontan Cutthroat

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