Boise Valley Fly Fishers
Since 1971


Virtual White Fish Derby IV

  • 01 Feb 2024
  • 29 Feb 2024
  • Any river in Idaho


Registration is closed



February 1 to February 29

Open to all waters in Idaho

Catch & Release – See Derby Rules listed below.

Outing Type:


Open to Members and Guests

Registration required

Fish Species:

Mountain Whitefish

Boat/Float Tube

Not advised


Caution, winter conditions. Wading stick and belt are highly recommended.

Distance from Boise:



BVFF Host:

Brian Martin

(208) 447-9596


Please send an email to:

BVFF has traditionally held a White Fish Derby in the month of February.  During COVID-19 pandemic the VIRTUAL WHITEFISH DERBY was introduced.  This event has become popular and has carried forward.  Additionally, the traditional in-person White Fish Derby will also be held in March.  You can participate in one, the other, or both.

The Virtual White Fish Derby is during the time period of February 1 to February 29

The in-person White Fish Derby outing event is listed HERE.


1.    Participation is open to BVFF members and guests. In order to win a prize, you must be a current BVFF member for 2024.

2.    Each participant must register for the event. Registration is by using the registration link for this event on the website.

3.    Derby participants will post directly to the BVFF Facebook Page or email their entries to In your submittal add the following data:

  • A picture of the whitefish held next to a tape measure, BVFF trough, or object that is measurable. If used, make sure the tape is readable. See document HERE on measuring your fish.
  • BVFF Throughs are available to borrow. Contact Brian Martin at to arrange for pickup.
  • Date and Time of catch.
  • Location (which river, e.g., Boise Main, SF Boise, etc.)
  • Fly used (optional)

4.    By posting photo you are giving BVFF rights to post your picture on our website, Facebook, and Instagram.

5.    Please use this Hashtag on your photo's: #VWFD_id


As required in our permit from Idaho Fish and Game (IDF&G) for this event, we will comply with this section:

Tournament Permits — All boats and/or anglers are required to have a copy of this permit in their possession during the event.

Prior to the start of the outing, we will forward to you a PDF copy of the permit. We request that you keep a copy of the permit on your mobile phone or print a copy to have you during the BVFF sponsored derby.


1st Place:  Longest Fish:    A $25.00 gift certificate from a sponsor of EXPO.

2nd Place:  Drawing:   BVFF SWAG

Links to Idaho Fish and Game, Fish Panner:

Where are the Whitefish? From the Fish Planner, locations of Mountain White Fish:

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