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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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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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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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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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Biologists move bighorn sheep

Biologists with the Division of Wildlife Resources moved 16 bighorn sheep from the Moab area to San Juan County recently. The crew moved four rams, seven ewes and five lambs.

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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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Pheasants released in three counties

Nearly 2,000 pheasants — paid for by Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife (SFW) — were released in Sevier, Wayne and Millard counties. Division of Wildlife Resources biologists and SFW members released the birds on state-owned wildlife management areas that are open to public hunters.

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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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Checkpoints for boaters and anglers

The Division of Wildlife Resources will conduct administrative checkpoints for boaters and anglers across Utah this spring, summer and fall. At these checkpoints, officers will inspect watercraft and monitor compliance with the state's fishing regulations.

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Learn to catch walleyes

Many Utah walleye anglers think the spring spawn is the best time to fish for walleyes. In reality, the best walleye fishing doesn't start until after the spawn. And, in Utah, good walleye fishing can be found through the summer and fall.

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