Kipton Vipperman, 8, completed the Virginia Trout Slam challenge at the Mayo River on April 8 during Kids Trout Fishing Day. He caught all three species – Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout, and Brown Trout in the same day to earn the award from the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources.
Trout Slam is a challenge to anglers to catch all three species of trout all in the same day. Both stocked fish and wild fish of any size count toward the slam but catching all three in a wild trout stream is the ultimate trifecta. Chasing the slam not only offers a new challenge to anglers, but it also promotes some lesser-known trout fisheries. (Contributed photos)