Online registration has closed as of Sept. 11, 2017. Please register at the door.

pdf file Read about the history of the Wild Trout Symposium (Fisheries Magazine, Aug 2014)

The Wild Trout Symposium brings together a broad and diverse audience of governmental agencies, non-profit conservation groups, media representatives, educators, anglers, fishing guides, and business interests associated with trout fisheries to exchange technical information and viewpoints on wild trout management and related public policy. Held every three years, each symposium has led to innovative wild trout management approaches.

Wild Trout XII offers a unique forum for professionals and anglers to interact, where participants are exposed to the latest wild trout science, technology and philosophies. This conference will equip participants to better manage, preserve, and restore these significant but declining resources.

Progam details are here:


Check out the Program page for a Schedule at a Glance and links to the full agenda.

Casting clinic opportunity!


Big Sky Anglers, a West Yellowstone based fly shop, outfitter, and angling travel business, will be presenting a casting demonstration and tune up for attendees of the Wild Trout Symposium on Tuesday afternoon, September 26th. The Demo will start at 2pm and will be held at the Casting Pond in West Yellowstone behind (south of) the Police Station and Yellowstone Historic Centre (Yellowstone Ave between S. Electric and S. Canyon Streets). There will be a few shop demo rods or if you have your own fly rod bring it along to get some pointers on casting, be it distance or presentation.

If you would like to attend, directions can be provided from the Wild Trout Symposium registration desk.

If you are interested in "Spey" casting for trout, which is a casting style that can open additional opportunities to fish, Big Sky Anglers will be hosting a "Spey Days" event on the 29th and 30th. Details can be found on their webpage at: Big Sky Anglers.

For additional information - Contact the Program Committee Co-chairs below

Patrick Kennedy
Idaho Fish and Game Department
(208) 465-8404 x271
Email: program@wildtroutsymposium.com

Matt Mitro
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
(608) 221-6366
Email: program@wildtroutsymposium.com