“HAWG” Ice Fishing Derby


We apologize to our fishing patrons that due to the unseasonably warm weather we have had to cancel the 2018 HAWG Ice Fishing Derby. We know that this is an event that you as well as we look forward to each year, but as difficult as it was, we had to put safety above all else. For those who had purchased a ticket to this years event, full refunds will be made. We are in the process of collecting all ticket stubs from our selling partners and will be mailing refund checks as soon as possible. Our goal is to have all refunds mailed by February 4th. If you do not receive your refund by February 15th, please email pathfinderboatandfishingclub@gmail.com. We appreciate your patience as we work to provide full refunds.


29th Annual “HAWG” Ice Fishing Derby

at Pathfinder Reservoir

$57,000 in Cash and Prizes Available!

January 27th – 8th, 2018
Diabase Shelter at Pathfinder Reservoir
Entry Fee $35.00 per person

Prizes for Game Fish by Weight:

First Place “Hawg” $1,000.00
Second Place $300.00
Third Place $200.00
Fourth Place $100.00

Hourly Cash Prizes:

Largest Fish Per Hour $100.00
2nd Largest Per Hour $50.00
3rd Largest Per Hour $25.00

$25,000 Matching Weight Prize

$25,000 matching weight on largest trout and largest walleye. The largest trout and walleye will be eligible for one of each prize matching weight exact fractional weight measured in 100ths of a pound. (See official rules for details)

Tickets and Registration

Save the date and don’t miss this Pathfinder tradition. Tickets available at Rocky Mountain Discount Sports, Sportsman’s Warehouse and Sloane’s in Alcova during regular business hours through 6:00pm January 26th, and at the Diabase Shelter at Pathfinder Reservoir from 3:00pm Friday January 26th until noon on January 27th. Ticket purchase confirms that registrant has read and understands all derby rules and regulations. Please review the 2018 “Hawg” Derby Flyer for additional information details, contest rules and contact information.

Tickets will be available to purchase at the shelter thru 12:00 Noon on Saturday December 29th.  All ticket sales are NON-REFUNDABLE!

Derby Camping & Accommodations


Camping is available at Pathfinder Reservoir through the Natrona County Parks. Nightly camping fees apply. Please visit the Natrona County Parks Department website for more details on fees and regulations for camping at the Reservoir. Limited RV sites with power are also available for this event for $35.00 per night or a special 3 night stay (Thursday, Friday & Saturday) for $100.00 via the Pathfinder Boat and Fishing Club. Please contact Teddie Bird at (307)234-9308 for reservations.

Discounted lodging in the Casper Area is also available thru the Casper Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.   Check out the savings and reserve a room in Casper saving up to 20% by clicking here!

Ice Conditions

For current ice conditions and more information contact Randy Bird at (307)234-9308, or check the Current Conditions page for updates.  Like us on Facebook for condition and derby updates!

Special Thanks to our 2018 “HAWG” Derby Sponsors!
Wyoming Walleye Stampede
JW Morgan Trucking, Inc.
Casper Mini Storage
Homax Oil Sales
State Farm Insurance(Cheryl Feraud)
Interior Solutions
Dirt buster Car Wash
Indian Ice
Design Studio LLC
All-Out Fire Extinguisher Sales & Service
PV Liquor


We’ll see you January 26-27, 2019 for the 30th Annual “HAWG” Ice Fishing Derby