This year’s Golf Trout Tournament, to be held the weekend after Labor Day, September 9, 10 and 11, 2022.

We have reached the 12 team limit constrained by private water availability. We expect to find additional private water before the tournament. Please continue to sign-up and your team will be added on a first-come first-served basis.

We hope you will join us in this great fund raising event to benefit the Yampa River! 

Registration is available online here or ask for a Registration form to be sent by email.

We hope to see all of you this September! 

As we plan for this year’s tournament, we are working to provide a fun and safe event for all participants.  Of course everything is dependent on circumstances existing nearer the time of the Tournament.  We are committed to compliance with all Routt County Public Health Orders and will do everything possible to ensure a safe and healthy event.  If conditions prohibit such group events, we will alert everyone as soon as possible of cancellation and refund all entry fees promptly.

Great fishing and golfing with friends old and new, while contributing to the restoration of a very special stretch of our local water make us all winners in this tournament.

What the heck is Golf Trout ?

  • 4-Person Team Event
  • One day of Guided Fly Fishing
  • One day of Golf on a Championship Course
  • Prizes, awards, meals, swag, and fun fun fun

Why we do this

The Yampa Valley Stream Improvement Charitable Trust (YVSICT) in association with the Yampa Valley Fly Fishers Chapter 929 of Trout Unlimited (YVFF) invite you to beautiful Steamboat Springs and the Yampa Valley to join a three day fund raising tournament. YVSICT and YVFF are 501(c)(3) charitable organizations benefiting the improvement and preservation of cold water fisheries in the Yampa Valley of Northwest Colorado since 1982.

Funds raised through the tournament have fostered numerous stream improvement projects over the years. The current Pleasant Valley Project is nearing design completion and permitting, with anticipated equipment in the river late summer or fall. We look forward to an enhanced fishing experience in what already is quality water.

A busy weekend of Events

Friday, September 9

Arrive early and fish the Yampa, Elk and surrounding waters and get tuned up. Get your gear dialed in at one of the outstanding local fly shops. They have been the back bone of this tournament throughout its history, providing water access, guides and donations. They know the valley – and they’ve got the goods. They can help you with current fishing conditions, gear, fly selections and licenses.

Straightline Outdoor Sports /
Steamboat FlyFisher /

Don’t forget to mention the tournament!

Official check-in and registration is from 5-7 p.m. at the Catamount Ranch and Club Boathouse. Refreshments and appetizers will be served. Members of the YVSICT and TU will be on hand along with the guides to assist participants with any questions and to welcome teams to this great event. Each participant gets a great swag bag full of golf and fishing gear.

Saturday September 10

Saturday morning teams will meet their guide no earlier than 7:00 a.m. at a location mutually agreed upon Friday night. Guides will bring lunches and limited beverages. Fishing officially starts at 8:00 a.m. and runs until 5:00 p.m. The guides will be the official judge and scorekeeper. Scores will be turned in to the tournament directors by 6:00 p.m. for official scoring and posting on the scoreboard. We wrap up at the Three Peaks Grill with cocktails about 6:00 and dinner 7:00(ish).

Guides are donating their time on Saturday and Sunday! Your tips are very

During dinner, the day’s winning teams for the fishing portion of the tournament will be announced and prizes awarded.

Sunday September 11

The final day begins at 9:00 a.m. at the Catamount Ranch and Club practice greens where pastries and coffee will be served. During coffee, teams will be able to hit some practice balls and purchase “Mulligans” that may come in handy in the final scoring. At 10:00 AM we will tee off with a “shotgun” start using a scramble format. On the course, opportunities exist to compete for the longest drive and closest to the pin and other fun events. Lunch consisting of hamburgers and brats will be served on the course at two locations on the course.

Following the golf competition, the final awards for the golf tournament and the overall Golf Trout winner will be named.

Entry Fees and Deadlines

Registration for the entire weekend is $800.00 per person or $3,200.00 for a team of four. Your donation includes the Friday beer and appetizers, Saturday fishing, lunch, and dinner, Sunday coffee service and lunch, guide fees, rod fees, green fees, swag, and a hell of a lot of fun.

The number of teams is limited – Don’t Delay !

So sign me up already !!