2020 Tournament Results

What a great way to usher in a new decade!  This years tournament at Curt Gowdy State Park was held on Saturday Jan 11th 2020.  All 3 reservoirs were open to fishing.  In previous years, Crystal and Granite reservoirs were more heavily fished.  This year all 3 reservoirs had equal pressure, and interestingly, North Crow reservoir produced most of the size-able fish this year.  There were no tiger muskie caught in spite of the WGF reports of quickly growing tigers in the fishery.  

The wind was very mild this year!  Held steady for most of the day and was clear all day. Just under 200 people turned out for the event.

This year the prizes were:

  • 1st prize winner: $1,500 cash
    • Congratulations to Cullen Marutzky!
    • Rainbow. Length: 22-3/8", Girth: 11-1/4", Weight: 4.28 lbs
    • North Crow Reservoir
  • 2nd prize winner: $600 cash
    • Matthew Vigil
    • Splake. Length: 22-1/4", Girth: 11", Weight: 3.56 lbs 
    • North Crow Reservoir
  • 3rd prize winner: $400 cash
    • Tim Kreutzer
    • Rainbow. Length: 20-7/8", Girth: 11-7/8", Weight: 3.92 lbs
    • North Crow Reservoir
NON CASH Species Prizes (Sponsored Prizes).  These were the species prizes given out for the largest of all 7 species caught.
  • Striker Ice Predator suit (bib and jacket) - $460 (Striker Ice)
  • Rifle bipod x2, glasses x2 - $400 (Magpul)
  • Eskimo Mako 10 inch power Ice Auger - $342 (Sportsmans Warehouse)
  • Custom Ice Rod with WFT logo  - $300 (Lambert Custom Rods)
  • $300 in gift certificates (West Laramie Fly Store)
  • $250 in cash (K's Trailers)
  • Eskimo QuickFish3 - $199 (Sportsmans)
  • Shappell EL Jet Sled - $79,  Mr Heater -  $99, (Sportsmans), Loot bag - $150 (Big Ds)
  • $100 coupon for Sportsmans Warehouse
NON CASH Species prizes were awarded to:
  1. Cuttthroat - Dale Bjorke. Length: 14-14", Girth: 7-1/2"
  2. Brown - Brian Kussy. Length: 12-3/4", Girth: 6"
  3. Rainbow - Granger Gallegos. Length: 20-7/8", Girth: 11.5"
  4. Splake - Mathew Vigil's was the only splake caught. 
  5. Perch - Jake Winkler. Length: 11-3/4", Girth: 8-1/8
  6. Graying - none caught
  7. Brook - none caught

Youth prize was awarded to: Sienna Galllegos! Rainbow. Length: 17-1/4", Girth: 9-1/2" 


    Free Giveaways for attendees:
    • Admiral Beverage Company provided soft drinks for all who checked in.
    • $10 off Sportsmans Warehouse coupons to all who checked in.
    • Laramie Peak Anglers donated hats

     The photos are on our Facebook Page.

    Also, please see the report in the Wyoming Tribune Eagle.  Thank you for recording another tournament!

    Feel free to email us your feedback so we can continue to improve the event.  Requests to slow the wind will be taken into consideration :)