Steamboat's 11th Golf/Trout Tourney

The Yampa Valley Stream Improvement Charitable Trust in cooperation with the Yampa Valley Fly Fishers chapter of Trout Unlimited invite you to beautiful Steamboat Springs and the Yampa Valley to join in the 11th annual Golf/Trout Tournament, a fun, two-day fund raising event. COME JOIN US FOR A FUN WEEKEND IN STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO SEPT 7-9

Proceeds go toward the preservation and improvement of coldwater fisheries in the Yampa Valley and Northwest Colorado.


It all begins with a Friday evening kick-off (location TBA) featuring refreshments and a buffet dinner. The evening also features a live auction for some very special water, after which teams will be paired with their guide to assess equipment needs and determine winning strategies.

Saturday consists of a fully guided fly fishing adventure on some of Steamboat Springs’ finest private trout water along with one or more public water options where teams of four and a guide will compete for top honors in the fishing category. After fishing, teams meet for a festive evening that includes food, fun, beverages and a silent auction at the Three Peaks Grill in Steamboat Springs.

Sunday the same groups of four and their guide will meet at the world-class Tom Weiskoph championship Catamount Ranch and Club course. There will be a shotgun start using the “best ball format” with all the traditional opportunities to make or lose money along the way – remember, this is for a good cause. Following the golf tournament, the final awards and prizes will be presented. (more schedule details below)


Registration for the entire weekend is $700 per participant or $2800 for a team of four. Groups of four can register at a reduced rate of $2600 if paid in full by June 30TH. For registration information, please contact Jim Zuccone at 970 846-8677 or email


There are several sponsorship opportunities available. For more information, please call or email Bruce Carta at (970) 819-3633 or Click here for a sponsorship form.


Friday, September 7th  

Arrive early and fish the Yampa River Thursday evening or Friday morning to tune up. The three local sponsoring fly shops can help you with current fishing conditions and fly selections. The fly shops are: Bucking Rainbow Outfitters (970) 879-8747, Straightline Outdoor Sports, (970) 879-7568 and Steamboat FlyFisher, (970) 879-6552 and don’t forget to mention the tournament when calling.

Official check-in and registration is from 5-7 p.m. at a yet to be determined location. Refreshments and buffet dinner 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.

Saturday, September 8th.

Each team will meet their guide at 8:00 a.m. at a location mutually agreed upon. Fishing officially starts at 9:00 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 6:30 p.m. After everyone is assembled at dinner at Three Peaks Grill, Steamboat Springs and liquid refreshments will be served. As in years past everyone will have a chance to purchase raffle tickets for a fabulous array of fine fishing, and golf equipment, outdoor gear, clothing; gift certificates for great dining, lodging and other fishing opportunities.

During dinner, the days winning teams for the fishing portion of the tournament will be announced.

Sunday, September 9th.

The day begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Catamount Ranch and Club where donuts and coffee will be served. During coffee teams will be able to hit some practice balls and to purchase “Mulligans” that may come in handy in the final scoring. At 9:30 AM we will tee off with a “shotgun” start using a best-ball 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.