Fishing with the Fox Contest

Join us for the 12th annual Fishing with the Fox tagged fishing contest in partnership with Vernal’s The Fox 98.5 FM radio station!

We’ve tagged fish with plastic tags marked ‘2022 DWR WIN’ which are numbered 001-550 and have been distributed at three Uintah Basin waterbodies:

Big Sand Wash Reservoir (Duchesne County)

Browne Lake (Daggett County)

East Park Reservoir (Uintah County)

What to do if you catch a fish

  • Tags can be registered and turned in for verification from noon on May 23 until August 7, 11:59 p.m.
  • You must have possession of the physical blue tag to win. You can catch-and-keep trout with the tag or catch-and-release tagged trout. If you choose catch-and-release fishing, please swiftly pull or clip the tag from the trout, then release it.
  • Register for the contest (required). Register on our Eventbrite page to enter your contest registration information and tag number; once registered for the contest, you’ll be prompted to print out or download the “tagged fish registration ticket,” which must accompany all tags submitted.*
  • Turn in your registration ticket and the physical blue tag for verification, which you can mail in to the DWR Vernal office or drop off at select Uintah Basin locations. See our Eventbrite for contest rules and details!

*If you do not have a printer, call the Vernal DWR office at 435-781-9453 or visit during office hours and staff will assist you.

All tags registered are automatically entered for the ‘Alive After Five’ grand finale prize drawing!

The prize drawing will occur on Thursday, August 11, 2022, from 5-8 p.m. at the Uintah County Library park (204 E. 100 North, Vernal). You must be present to win or register an alternative person to represent you at the grand prize drawing. 

All Utah fishing rules and regulations apply throughout the contest.

Thank you to participating sponsors

  • Basin Sports
  • B & D RV
  • Heritage Ford
  • Patriot Marine & Diesel
  • Stewart’s Marketplace/Ace Hardware
  • The Fox 98.5 FM radio station

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