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Fishing heats up at Flaming Gorge

Despite fickle weather in northeastern Utah, water temperatures at Flaming Gorge Reservoir are approaching 60 degrees. Ryan Mosley, the lead aquatic biologist at Flaming Gorge, says these are the temperatures that make "magic" happen in the water.

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So. Utah ready for summer anglers

Fish in southern Utah — including splake up to five pounds — are hungry and hitting hard after spending all winter under the ice. If you want to catch trout in Utah's Dixie, Navajo Lake and lakes on Boulder Mountain are good places to try in early June.

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Take your family to Bench's Pond

Just a few minutes northeast of Fairview is a hot little fishing hole called Bench's Pond. You may know it by one of its aliases: Beaver Dam Reservoir, or the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) Pond. No matter what you call it, though, this pond is a great spot to take your family fishing.

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Great fishing Memorial Day weekend

For many families in Utah, fishing on Memorial Day weekend is a family tradition. Drew Cushing, warmwater sport fisheries coordinator, has suggestions for where you'll find waters that are easy to access and have large numbers of healthy fish.

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Migratory birds arriving in Utah

Waterfowl and birds of prey have started arriving in northeastern Utah. Now that the ice and snow are melting, it's the perfect time to get out and see these migratory birds.

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Weber County's backyard fishing holes

Whether you're in the mood to catch lunker tiger muskie in Pineview Reservoir, or you're feeling adventurous and want to fish the upper part of Ogden River, Weber County offers a variety of spring fishing hotspots. Weber even has three community fishing ponds for days when you want to stay close to home.

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Dove, pigeon hunt recommendations

You might be allowed to hunt band-tailed pigeons across Utah this fall. The following are among the changes Division of Wildlife Resources biologists are recommending for this fall's upland game hunts:

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Stop mussels: clean, drain and dry

Searchers are still finding quagga mussels at Lake Powell. And, as Memorial Day weekend gets closer, you need to be aware of a three-step process you must put your boat through if it's been on the lake.

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Greater sage grouse plan

Governor Gary R. Herbert today announced the completion of a conservation plan to preserve greater sage grouse in Utah. The plan will protect more than 90 percent of Utah's greater sage grouse through incentive-based provisions on private and school trust lands, and through reasonable regulation by federal agencies that manage land in Utah.

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Deer hunting permits reduced slightly

On May 2, the Utah Wildlife Board approved a slight decrease in the number of general buck deer permits available for hunts in Utah this fall.

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