HAWG Ice Fishing Derby

The Pathfinder Boat & Fishing Club is proud to sponsor the annual "HAWG" Ice Fishing Derby at Pathfinder Reservoir in Central Wyoming.

Are you ready? The 30th Annual "HAWG" Derby ice fishing derby is here. Come grab your spot and let the fun begin!

Only two more days for the Hawg Derby!! Weather conditions show Saturday and Sunday to be breezy(nothing new to Wyoming) but with freezing day and night temperatures we will have some great ice. We will have hot refreshments for sale at the Diabase Shelter for anyone wanting to get out of the weather. Please join us for this Family fun winter event.

Let the Hawg Derby make every hour your Happy Hour with hourly Cash Prizes! Come Join us on January 26th and 27th for the 30th Annual "Hawg" Ice Fishing Derby.

There is some fantastic ice out at Pathfinder now with 11 to 20 inches out at Bishops and 11 at the Marina. Upcoming cold temperatures will help keep this ice safe for the Derby. So for those who were skeptical about the ice conditions for the Derby , it appears we have Mother Nature on our side and looks like it will be good to go on January 26th! Come join us!

Only 15 more days till the "Hawg" Ice fishing Derby, Do you have your ticket yet?

Current Ice Conditions at Pathfinder have 6 inches of ice at the marina area and the lake is fully capped. Hopefully it can stay that way through our 40 degree weather the next few days!! Looking forward to some great ice fishing at the Hawg Derby!

If you have never been ice fishing here is you chance to enjoy the great outdoors and win Big money at the "2019 Hawg Derby", Tickets are on Sale at Rocky Mountain Discount Sports, Hideaway Bar, Wagner’s Outdoor Outfitters and Sloane’s General Store in Alcova during regular business hours., What are you waiting for?

Today is the DAY !! Tickets Available at Rocky Mountain Discount Sports, Hideaway Bar, Wagner’s Outdoor Outfitters and Sloane’s General Store in Alcova during regular business hours for the 2019 Hawg Derby

Tickets are ON SALE STARTING TOMMORROW !! Available at Rocky Mountain Discount Sports, Hideaway Bar, Wagner’s Outdoor Outfitters and Sloane’s General Store in Alcova during regular business hours for the 2019 Hawg Derby!


MAKE A MEMORY AT 2019 HAWG DERBY, JANUARY 26TH - 27TH 2019. TICKETS ON SALE AT http://www.pathfindermarina.com/hawg-derby/

Need an Idea for a Christmas gift this year? Why not purchase a Hawg Derby ticket on our Website Pathfinder http://www.pathfindermarina.com/hawg-derby/ and bring the whole family out?

The Pathfinder Boat and Fishing Club is needing sponsors for the 2019 "Hawg Derby" Fishing Tournament scheduled for Jan 26th and 27th, 2019 at the Pathfinder Reservoir. This fishing derby is a yearly family event that welcomes all ages. We are seeking monetary donations as well as door prizes and all sponsors will be recognized. If you are interested in becoming one of our sponsors please visit our website at www.hawgderby.com for sponsorships forms and tickets. For any door prizes please email at [email protected]. We appreciate your support!

Are You getting Ready? Well We are and the count down begins, 121 days till the 2019 "Hawg Derby"

[04/12/18]   We have a new date for the 30th Annual "HAWG" Fishing Derby which will be held on January 26th and 27th, 2019. We again want to thank everyone for their cooperation on our cancelled Hawg Derby this year. We are working toward a great Derby this next year and hope that you will join us!!!

[01/25/18]   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 [email protected]. We appreciate your patience as we work to provide full refunds.


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URGENT UPDATE! The HAWG Derby for this weekend has officially been cancelled due to poor ice conditions and safety concerns for our guests. We are working out the details for ticket refunds, but they have not been set yet. Please check our website at www.hawgderby.com for pending details as they become available and we apologize for having to cancel this event. Please help spread the word.


Only 4 Days until the 2018 HAWG Derby! Don't forget tickets are available online at www.hawgderby.com thru midnight Wednesday 1/24! Tickets will also be available until noon on Saturday 1/27 at the Derby HQ at the Diabase Shelter at Pathfinder. Reminder that it is a new year, be sure to have your 2018 Wyoming Fishing License and Conservation Stamp!

Be sure to drop in to the Derby HQ at the Diabase Shelter for some warm food and beverages and to check the winners board and door prize boards for updates while you're at the 2018 Derby!


29th Annual "HAWG" Ice Fishing Derby

The Dates for the 29th Annual "HAWG" Ice Fishing Derby at Pathfinder Reservoir are set for January 27-28, 2018! Tickets are now available for purchase online using the link below or by visiting www.hawgderby.com! See you all in January!

eventbrite.com The “HAWG” Ice Fishing Derby, held annually in late January, is the regions longest running, and most anticipated ice fishing derby. January 27th & 28th, 2018 will mark the 29th annual derby hosted by the Pathfinder Boat and Fishing Club. The “HAWG” derby draws more than 600 anglers and their famili...

[02/08/17]   The 28th Annual HAWG Derby was a tremendous success! I thought everyone might like to see a few statistics from this years HAWG Derby at Pathfinder Reservoir:

Total Fish Weighed in: 299
Total Fish Weight Weighed in: 929.24lbs
517 Registered Participants
8 States Represented by Participants
17 Brown Trout Avg Weight 3.55lbs
1 Cutthroat Trout 3.29lbs
46 Walleye Avg Weight 1.98 lbs
258 Rainbow Trout Avg Weight 3.17lbs.

Thanks to all of our sponsors, volunteers and most of all anglers for making this event a tremendous success. We will see you next year at Pathfinder Reservoir a the HAWG Derby!

Total Fish Weighed in: 299
Total Fish Weight Weighed in: 929.24lbs
The 28th Annual HC



Hi everyone! My brother is the Game Warden that was injured during the derby. He is doing great and thanks to all of you and his protective gear is home recovering. He is bruises from head to toe and has some broken bones but will recover. His family can not express how lucky we feel that he is doing so well. We also can not even begin to tell you how grateful we are to all of you that helped get him safely to lifeflight and took care of his things. Please take credit for being amazing!!!!!! I am a nurse and know how important everything that you did for him is. We really appreciate you. Again thank you thank you.

Congratulations to our 2017 HAWG Derby Winner.....Mr. Dave Herdesty and is 6.06 lb HAWG of a Rainbow. Perhaps the only thing better than the $1,000.00 Prize is the excitement of his son! Great Job Dave and Congratulations!

Thanks to all of our volunteers and participants in the 2017 HAWG Ice Fishing Derby! We look forward to seeing you in 2018 and with luck we can figure out the internet connection challenges. Here are the final day hourly winners and the overall derby winners. If you have an hourly check that was not picked up at the derby, have no fear, the check is in the mail!

Great first day of the HAWG Derby 2017! Our apologies for the difficulties getting service to post more frequently. Here is the hourly winners board from Day 1 and the door prize winners. Don't forget the awards at 3:15pm tomorrow and the ice auger drawings! We'll have hot Breakfast Burritos and Biscuits and grace ready at 7:00am.

First hourly Update. Some nice fish already coming in! Be sure to stop by the HQ, Biscuits and Gravy and loaded Breakfast burritos are ready to fill you up!

First Hourly Update

1:00 leader Board update! Keep bringing them in! $175.00 per hour in cash prizes!

Sorry everyone. We are having major issues connecting to the web. Here is an update they 1:00 pm. Payout checks are available for all winners listed. Unfortunately we cannot get hourly updates out, but we'll post as frequently as possible. Stay safe and have fun!

7:00-8:00 and 8:00-9:00 hourly winners! Some nice fish coming in the door! Drop in for a peek ar the leader board and grab a Breakfast Burrito or some Biscuits and Gravy!

[01/27/17]   Sending a shout out to the Natrona County Road & Bridge Department. The roads around Pathy and to Bishops have been plowed and are in good condition. Thanks for helping out!

It's a gorgeous day at Pathfinder and we're getting everything ready for the Derby! Great Ice, great folks, great prizes and a great weekend in store! Come on out to Pathfinder to see what all the buzz is about!

[01/26/17]   Don't forget to make sure you have a 2017 Wyoming Fishing License and conservation stamp when you come out to the Derby! New year means new license needed! 2 days till the Big one! Online ticket sales will close tonight at 9:00pm. Tickets still available at our partners and at the Derby HQ!


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Don't forget the HAWG Derby is this Saturday/Sunday at Pathfinder. Tickets are on sale now at our local merchants, or online at www.hawgderby.com. Visit our website for full derby details and dont miss your chance at a share of $57,000.00 in available cash and prizes! New this year we will be trying to post hourly updates on FB (connection permitting) so like our page at "HAWG Ice fishing derby" and stay up to date on the winners!


There will be plenty of good food and snacks to be had at this years Derby! Be sure to stop by the Diabase shelter to view the leaders board, weigh in your catch and have some hot Breakfast, Lunch or snacks!

9 lbs of meat go into every batch of Pathy's Breakfast Burritos! Be sure to stop into the Derby Headquarters at this years event to get a nice warm breakfast to start your day on the ice!

Nothing tastes better on a day of catching HAWG's than a bowl of warm homemade Chili! Just a preview of this years concessions at the HAWG Derby!


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The temperatures are finally starting to drop! It won't be long now until ice on! Tickets for the 28th Annual HAWG derby are now available and make great stocking stuffers! You don't want to miss the big one January 28th and 29th 2017! Tickets available at Casper businesses including: Rocky Mountain Discount Sports, Wagners Outdoor Outfitters, Sloanes General Store, Extreme Performance, the Hideaway Bar and Sportsman's Warehouse! Tickets and full event details are also available online at www.HAWGderby.com! Derby tickets make great stocking stuffers!

www.hawgderby.com “HAWG” Ice Fishing Derby 28th Annual “HAWG” Ice Fishing Derby $57,000 in Cash and Prizes Available! January 28th– 29th, 2017 Diabase Shelter at Pathfinder Reservoir Entry Fee $30.00 per person Prizes for Game Fish by Weight: First Place “Hawg” $1,000.00 Second Place $300.00 Third Place $200.00 Fourt...

[08/25/16]   The Dates and Details of the 2017 "HAWG" Derby are now available! Check out all the details at hawgderby.com! See you in January!


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Thanks to all of our fantastic HAWG Derby participants, Volunteers and Sponsors for making the 27th annual HAWG Derby a huge success! The final hourly and derby results are now available at www.hawgderby.com! We look forward to seeing you all next year January 28th-29th at Pathfinder Reservoir!


[01/29/16]   Big shout out to the Natrona County Parks Department and Road and Bridge! Just got out and they are all over the roads and keeping them open! Thanks Guys! Be sure to thank them for working their tail off to beat the drifts! They have plows and blowers working overtime!

[01/29/16]   Still plenty of time to get in on the Hawg Derby! Online sales are closed but you can get tickets at RMDS and Sportsmanship warehouse Thru the end of the day. Sloanes at alcova will have tickets available until 11:00 tomorrow morn and you can get them until Noon Tomorrow at the Diabase Shelter near the Marina at Pathfiner. Come on out and get your share of more than $57,000.00 of available cash and prizes! See you at the lake!

[01/26/16]   We're getting a lot of questions about plowing for the derby. The Natrona County plow crews are planning to plow all major access roads and many of the campground roads this week in preparation for the HAWG Derby including Bishops Point!


Do you guys allow atv's for the derby?


“HAWG” Ice Fishing Derby

Was out at Pathy yesterday and the Ice is looking great for the Derby! Drilled near bishops point and 20"+ of good ice where we were. It's going to be a great year! Get your tickets now at www.hawgderby.com or at Rocky Mountain in Casper, Sloanes at Alcova or Sportsmans warehouse in Casper!

www.hawgderby.com 27th Annual “HAWG” Ice Fishing Derby Like us on Facebook for updates and derby information! $57,000 in Cash and Prizes Available! January 30th – 31st, 2016 Diabase Shelter at Path…


“HAWG” Ice Fishing Derby

We are officially out of RV sites with power for this years derby. Plenty of space left to camp, but the sites with power are sold out. Be sure to check out www.hawgderby.com for full derby details and to reserve your tickets!


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