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Burbot Classic Fishing Derby starts Friday


There could be up to $20,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs at the annual Buckboard Marina Burbot Classic Fishing Derby.

Permitted by the Ashley National Forest, this years event will take place Friday and end Sunday.

Lauretta Tanner of Buckboard Marina said this is the third derby they have hosted and they are hoping for a good turnout, but they never know what it will be till the day of the event.

She said the tournament is important because burbot or ling were illegally introduced to the Flaming Gorge and they need to get rid of them.

She said participants will be allowed to fish from b...

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