HAWG Ice Fishing Derby

HAWG Ice Fishing Derby


What were the results of the HAWG?
Huge thank you for Joseph’s new fishing pole. He loves it! 💙❄️🎣
Do have any results of the weekend.
How are the ice conditions at Pathfinder?

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

[01/29/20]   Thank you to all that came out and participated in the 31st Annual Hawg Derby! Great turn, great weather and tons of fish!!

The Hawg Winner went to Aaron Courntey (5.63), John Bever (5.46) Second, Matt Elliott (5.32) took third and James Stewart (5.26) took fourth, all trout! The biggest walleye turned in was 2.44 pounds.

Kids Division- Brock Anderson took first place, Alex Debor took second and Tarin Pena took third!

The second weigh station at Bishops Point was a huge success! Thank you again to Wagner's Outdoor Outfitters for providing the scale to make this happen. Another big thank you to G-Ma's Diner, Grizzly Excavation and Smith RV for their sponsorships!

Rocky Mountain Discount Sports, Wagner's Outdoor Outfitters, Sloane's General Store and the Hideway Bar, we thank you for your sponsorships and assisting us with selling tickets! Without your support in selling tickets, this event would not be as successful or go as smoothly as it does!

Another thank you for each business and individual who donated to have over 70 door prizes and successful raffles. What a supportive community we live in and we appreciate you all!

[01/24/20]   Sean Gardea, you’re the lucky winner of the gun raffle! Thank you for supporting, sharing and participating in this event! To all our fishing friends, good luck!

[01/24/20]   The weather looks great for the derby and the ice is plenty thick! We are prepared with a food truck, beverage sales and two weigh stations. Tons of door prizes to give away and pay outs paid out every HOUR!!

Thank you again to our major sponsors and to everyone who donated to make the raffles such as success! We will have raffle tickets available for sale at the Diabase Shelter, cash or check only.

Two kid's lifetime fishing licenses- $25 each or 5 for $100. Thank you to Lifetime Fitness for the kid's fishing license donation!

Browning 300 Win Mag or 6.5 Creedmore- only 75 tickets sold...$50 a ticket.

A women's package; facials, microblading, lip blush, jewelry, haircut/color and product, DoTerra Wellness Package, Spruce Nails gift certificate, two hour photo session, BioTe Hormone Pellets! Only a few of these tickets available. $25 a ticket or 5 for $100!!

Purchase at the Diabase Shelter or through the venmo app @pathfinder-boatclub.

See you this weekend! Let's go fishing!

[01/24/20]   Derby participants. Due to the lack of service, we’re cutting off the venmo sale for raffle tickets. We just don’t want any communication errors!

We have a FEW women’s raffle tickets and gun raffle tickets left. Please stop by Diabase Shelter to pick up your lucky ticket!

FINALLY, the second weigh station...BISHOPS point! Hawg Derby 2020!! Thank you to all the sponsors who made this happen!

[01/23/20]   You can purchase your tickets at Sloane's General Store until 10am Saturday morning or at the Diabase Shelter until noon. For your convenience, grab your tickets and supplies at Rocky Mountain Discount Sports, Wagner's Outdoor Outfitters, Sloane's or the Hideaway Bar!

We would like to thank Wyo Hunters and Fisherman for donating more items for the Youth Division! We can't wait to get the youth out on the ice and winning great prizes!! Don't leave anyone home, we have items for everyone! Another big thank you to Gracey @gde307art for this beautiful handprinted picture! So many more prizes to give away!

Get your Hawg Derby tickets at Rocky Mountain Discount Sports, Hideaway Bar, Wagner's Outdoor Outfitters, Sloane's General Store (until 10am Saturday) or at the Diabase Shelter!

[01/22/20]   We have great door prizes so you won't want to miss the giveaway at 3pm on Sunday! Check out the giveaways...
3 Augers donated by Rocky Mountain Discount Sports, Sloane's General Store and Pathfinder Boat and Marina!
2 guided fishing trips by Recycled Eyez Walleyes Walley Guides and Guiding Grizz.
A spray in bed liner donated by Sonny's RV and a men and women's package donated by Girl in Air!
We have wine baskets and a beer basket donated by Skull Tree Brewery and much, much more!
We have well over $5000 in prizes and something for everyone!

[01/22/20]   Bring the kids to the Hawg Fishing Ice Derby- the first 50 kids will get a free fishing pole! First, second and third place prizes paid out for youth overall ($100, $50 and $25) and kids can win the overall Hawg Prizes ($1000, $300, $200 and $100), additionally their tickets are eligible for all of the door prizes. Top three hourly weights are paid out.

Get your tickets to the Derby at Sloane's General Store, Rocky Mountain Discount Sports or Wagner's Outdoor Outfitters or at the Diabase Shelter!

Girl in Air is proving gift baskets for the door prizes but you should also check out the cute stuff designed just for the derby and get your orders in!!

Thank you Michelle!!

We are sponsors of the upcoming HAWGS fishing derby...we have put together 2 gift baskets to giveaway! One for women and one for men both valued at $250 each!

So make sure you snag a raffle ticket for a change to win, along with many many other amazing prizes...and of coarse no need to be present to win!

Better Get your tickets for the "31st Annual Hawg Derby" and beat those winter Blues! Tickets can be purchased at Rocky Mountain Discount Sports, Wagner's Outdoor Outfitters, Hideaway Bar and Sloan's General Store. They also can be purchased on our website at :http://pathfindermarina.com/hawg-derby/

WI - FI Not Included ( Or Needed) We Just need YOU!!!

Join us for the 31st Annual Hawg Derby on January 25th-26th, this year we have several raffles for the whole family from guns to a ladies package and a kids package. ALSO a second weigh station at Bishops Point this Year! Please go to http://pathfindermarina.com/hawg-derby/ for all the details!!

Better Get your tickets for the "31st Annual Hawg Derby" and beat those winter Blues! Tickets can be purchased at Rocky Mountain Discount Sports, Wagner's Outdoor Outfitters, Hideaway Bar and Sloan's General Store. They also can be purchased on our website at :http://pathfindermarina.com/hawg-derby/

Update on conditions at Pathfinder

Update on Ice and Road Conditions at Pathfinder Reservoir:

I went out to Pathy early this afternoon to scout around a little bit. It was apparent that Pathfinder Road had been drifted but a grader/plow has been out there clearing snow. I encountered the grader at the junction of the main road and Bishop Point Road. Unfortunately, the grader made no attempt to clear the Bishop Point Road which is impassible. The main road was open all the way to the marina. However, I did not check the Canyon Creek Road on the south side. There were people fishing and I talked to a guy who was leaving. He said the ice was about 10 inches thick but had some sand in it. He also said they caught a few trout.
If you are planning on going out, carefully check the ice for sand because it will quickly dull your auger blades.

Have you checked out the Hawg Derby Ice Fishing Raffle? Lots of great packages for the Men, the Ladies and of course the Kids! Go to:

Here is the latest report of Ice on Pathfinder!

Ice Report on Pathfinder Reservoir:

I drove out to Pathfinder around noon today. It was apparent that this country received a lot of snow and wind recently.
- Sweetwater Arm- The Bishop Point road is snowed in and needs to be plowed. It looks like someone tried to get in via the side of the road but I have no idea whether he/she was successful or not. From a distance, the upper part of the Sweetwater arm appears to be frozen and snow covered.
-Platte Arm- The lake appears to be frozen with areas of very clear ice. There is open water south of Canyon Creek Point and the Bird Island area. Though I believe some areas may have safe ice, I saw no signs that anyone has been ice fishing yet.

Need a Christmas Idea? Why not give them what they really want , a "Hawg Derby Ticket" for the 31st Annual Ice Fishing Derby, go to http://www.pathfindermarina.com/hawg-derby/ and purchase your ticket Now!!

The "31st" Annual Hawg Derby is January 25th and 26th! Get your Vacation homes ready!!!!

The 31st "Hawg Derby" is scheduled for January 25th.! Lets get to making some ice!!

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.


“HAWG” Ice Fishing Derby |

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!

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