River Steward Bryce Levin with a healthy Oregon coastal cutthroat trout. Photo: Conrad Gowell

Saturday, October 27th 2018 - Sunday, October 28th 2018

State of Oregon

Last Cast: Native Trout-A-Thon

Help us give Oregon's native trout the attention they deserve and raise support for their conservation!

The Last Cast: Native Trout-A-Thon is an outreach and education event that encourages anglers to discover and share Oregon's remarkable trout with their friends and neighbors while raising support for conservation and promoting responsible catch and release angling practices.

Up for a challenge? Fishing for these Oregon gems begins at dawn on Saturday, October 27th and wraps up one hour after sunset on Sunday, October 28th. This 48 hour catch and release trout fishing event will test your skills, knowledge, and endurance as you crisscross the state catching as many different species of native trout to maximize your score. Points will be awarded based on 9 trout (and char) species and size, with only one fish per species being scored (see scoring bracket below).

Conservation:

To raise support for native trout conservation participants will collect pledges from friends, family, and co-workers on a per fish basis. This year funds will go toward the North Creek Campaign to reconnect sea-run cutthroat trout with pristine habitats on the Oregon Coast.

North Creek Campaign from Native Fish Society on Vimeo.


Get Registered & Get Ready for the Native Trout-A-Thon!

Registration for this epic 2 day trout-filled adventure opens on October 1 and runs through October 22nd. There's a $25 fee for individuals and a $100 fee for teams up to four anglers.

[Fill out the form at the bottom of this page to register for the Native Trout-A-Thon!]

What do you get for your $25 registration fee? Lots! Stickers from Keep 'Em Wet Fishing, Native Fish Society, Trout Unlimited and the 2018 Last Cast: Native Trout-A-Thon. You will also receive a Native Trout Score Card, Pledge Form, and a Welcome Packet with rules for the Trout-A-Thon and instructions for gathering pledges. When you register, make sure to include your t-shirt size, so we can thank you after the event with a 2018 Last Cast: Native Trout-A-Thon t-shirt. By registering you'll also be eligible to win prizes! What kind of prizes? Check out the prizes section below.

Individual & Team Scoring:

A maximum of 9 wild, native fish species can be scored per person or per team. Many of these fish species can be worth an additional 10 points if they qualify for the large size bonus. For example, if an angler fishes the Deschutes and catches a 12" redband trout and a 36" steelhead they would earn 35 points total (10 for the redband and 25 for the large steelhead).

To qualify for prizes, a "Keep 'Em Wet" photo (the majority of the fish must be in the water, especially the head and gills) of each trout species submitted must be posted on the Last Cast: Native Trout-A-Thon Facebook event page tagged with #nativetroutathon #keepemwet along with their total score.

Teams up to four can work together to submit a total of 9 trout species, choosing the best fish among their team.

Prizes:

Prizes will be awarded for 1) Most individual points 2) Most team points, 3) Longest fish 4) Best Keep Em' Wet photo and 5) Most support pledged. A panel of judges will review the Keep Em Wet photo submissions and choose a winner.

Prizes include a day for two fishing on the McKenzie River with TU's Kyle Smith, a day of steelhead fishing on the Rogue River with NFS's Mark Sherwood, a day of walk and wade sea run cutthroat fishing with NFS's J. Michelle Swope, Simms G3 waders, a Yeti cooler and swag, and cases of delicious of craft beer.

Native Trout Scoring Bracket:

Species

ODFW Legal

Over size add 10 pts.

Coastal Rainbow

10pts

16”

Redband

10pts

18”

Coastal Cutthroat

10pts

15”

Sea-run Cutthroat

10pts

18”

Whitefish

10pts

15”

Bull Trout

15pts

25”

Steelhead

15pts

34”

Westslope Cutthroat

20pts


Lahontan Cutthroat

25pts


Event Sponsors:

Native Fish Society, Trout Unlimited, & Keep Em Wet Fishing

Event Donors:

Yeti, Simms, Pelican Brewing Company

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