Saturday, January 12, 2013

Upcoming Events

Be sure to mark February 2nd on your calendars!

2013 Panguitch Lake Ice Fishing Derby
Wildland Firefighter Foundation Benefit
Saturday February 2nd,   0830-1400
Panguitch Lake, Utah
$20 entry fee– 100% of all entry fees will go to the
Wildland Firefighter Foundation.
Check-In will start at 0730 at the North Boat Ramp at Panguitch Lake and the Derby will start at 0830.  First and second place finishers will be determined by length of longest legal trout landed between the times of 0830 and 1400.  All entrants need to be registered before 0830, February 2nd.   All entrants must adhere to all Utah Division of Wildlife Resources rules and regulations.  We are limited to 50 contestants so be sure to preregister to ensure a spot.  Come support an outstanding cause and enjoy a great day of ice fishing with friends and co-workers on the Dixie National Forest.  Please let us know if you plan on competing.  If you can’t make it to the derby, donations are sure welcome and encouraged to help support the Wildland Firefighter Foundation.
For info call Brian Burbridge 435-691-7702 or Steve Barker 435-590-1061.

Registration Contacts/Info
Registration deadline for the derby is at 0830 Feb. 2nd 2013.  You are encouraged to pre-register to avoid delays the morning of the event.  You can pre-register with any of the following contacts:
Cedar City, Utah
Brian Burbridge -435-691-7702
Steve Barker- 435-590-1061
Bill Roach-  435-865-1429
Escalante, Utah
Jason Porter- 435-691-4741
Panguitch, Utah
Chet Hatch-435-691-9371

YETI Cooler
Propane Stove/Oven
Fish Finder
Every entrant will also receive a raffle ticket for an opportunity to win several raffle prizes.
Thanks to Bill Roach who again is donating all prizes, one hundred percent of all entry fees will go directly to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation.  Food will also be provided, thanks again to Bill Roach.
February 2nd holds to great events for anglers.  If you are a seasoned angler looking for a challenge, or you have been wanting to get into ice fishing and you just don't know what to do, either way there is something for everyone at these two events.  Come on out either way and enjoy good food, and good times with great people.

Arizona:  If you are looking to apply for pronghorn or elk in Arizona now is the time!  You have until February 12th to get your application in!  Follow this link for details on applying:
In Arizona, you must purchase a hunting license to apply.  The hunting license (non-resident) is $151.25.  You have to have this to obtain a bonus point as well.

Utah:  A little confusion exists on applying in Utah this year.  Many people are talking about the need to get applications in by the end of this month, however Utah went back to February again this year for the application period.  Starting on February 1st you may begin to apply for big game permits (except antlerless which will follow in June).  The Application period will run through March 4th.  Follow this link to access the guidebook online:

Fishing Reports:  We are doing pretty good on keeping our fishing reports up to date right now for a few southern Utah waters.  Check them by clicking the "Fishing Reports" tab at the top of the page.  

If you have a fishing report to share, feel free to leave a comment on our fishing reports page, post it to our Facebook page or send us an email to
We would also love to see your fishing pictures to add to our bragging board!