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The best Utah waters to fish in 2013

As the weather warms and the ice melts, the hearts of many anglers in Utah are beating a little harder. They know that months of fishing adventures — on open water across Utah — is almost here. To help you get the most from your fishing trips in 2013, Drew Cushing, warm water sport fisheries coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources, provides suggestions for can't-miss waters in Utah.

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Fish for large pike at Yuba Reservoir

Right now is the best chance you'll have all year to catch a big northern pike at Yuba Reservoir. During an eight-hour population survey, Division of Wildlife Resources biologists netted more than 100 northern pike.

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Land exchange benefits many

What do motorists on the west side of the Salt Lake Valley have in common with school children and wildlife in Utah? All three will benefit from a recent land exchange.

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Lake Powell requires decontamination

If your Easter weekend plans include boating on Lake Powell, you'll have to decontaminate your boat before you leave the lake.

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Fast fishing in southern Utah

Right now is a great time to dust off your fishing gear and head to your favorite lake or reservoir in southwestern Utah. Some great early-spring fishing is waiting for you.

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Spring fishing in southeastern Utah

The ice is receding from the shoreline at many low-elevation waters in southeastern Utah. And that means some of the best trout fishing you'll find from the shore all year is about to begin.

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Catch big fish in northeastern Utah

A week of warm weather and a howling windstorm have changed the face of reservoirs in the lower elevations of the Uinta Basin. The reservoirs have gone from an ice- and snow-covered shade of white to sprinkles of blue to large expanses of blue open water, which means a couple of weeks of great fishing for larger fish are about to begin.

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Antler hunters: stay on roads and trails

The warmer weather is bringing more and more people into Utah's backcountry. But many of these folks aren't hiking or mountain biking — they're "hunting" for shed antlers.

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Spring fishing is almost here

As the weather gets warmer, hungry fish in northern Utah — trapped under a layer of ice all winter long — are getting more active. And so are anglers. They're getting their fishing gear ready to fish open water during that magical, early-spring period called ice off.

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Fishing is heating up near the shore

If you like to catch trout from the shore, pay attention to Utah's fishing reports — some of the best shore fishing of the year is about to begin.

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