Cheyenne – Wyoming’s Cutt-Slam program continued strong in 2008
with 89 anglers completing the requirements to earn their Cutt-Slam
recognition. This brings the total to 562 anglers who have
completed their slam since the program was started in 1996.
During the year, a significant milestone was reached when
Cheyenne angler Matt Hoobler became the 500th person to submit a
completed cutt-slam application. The Wyoming Game and Fish
Department continues to get numerous inquiries from anglers
planning their own Cutt-Slam expedition.
The Cutt-Slam was the brainchild of the late Pinedale area
fisheries supervisor Ron Remmick who wanted to draw attention to
the management efforts being done on behalf of the cutthroat. He
looked at Wyoming’s four cutthroat subspecies and the Cutt-Slam was
Since that time, cutthroat management efforts have continued
with some of the most notable efforts being the reclamation of
LaBarge Creek and waters in the Little Snake River drainage for
Colorado River cutthroat.
Anglers who complete the Cutt-Slam are recognized for catching
Wyoming’s four subspecies of cutthroat in their native range in
Wyoming. The four subspecies are the Yellowstone, Snake River,
Bonneville and Colorado River cutthroat trout. Successful anglers
receive a certificate listing the name of the angler, color artwork
of the four subspecies and notation on the date and location of
each catch. The Cutt-Slam program has been featured in fly fishing
magazines and on several television programs.
Anglers completing the slam come from most states and several
foreign countries. To qualify, an angler needs to provide a
photograph of each fish and information on the date of catch and
water where it was caught. There is no minimum size requirement.
Releasing of fish is encouraged and may be required depending on
the regulations for different waters.
Anglers interested in participating in the Cutt-Slam program can
contact Game and Fish regional offices and Game and Fish
headquarters in Cheyenne for information on drainages and different
waters in the state where the various cutthroat subspecies are
available. Cutt-Slam applications and listings of different
cutthroat waters can also be found on the Game and Fish Web site