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Learn how to catch walleye (updated)

SALT LAKE CITY — You can learn how to catch walleye from some of the best walleye anglers in the West.

Utah is home to plenty of big walleye. DWR biologist Evan Freeman shows a 31-inch walleye he caught in a net during a 2007 survey at Deer Creek Reservoir.

Photo by Drew Cushing

And the instruction is free!

On March 29, 2011 Rocky Mountain Anglers and the Division of Wildlife Resources will present the 19th Annual Utah Walleye Seminar.

The seminar is for everyone, including those who have never fished for walleye before all the way to experienced anglers.

"The seminar is for anyone and everyone," says Drew Cushing, warm water sport fisheries coordinator for the DWR. "If you're interested in catching walleye in Utah, you need to attend."

The free seminar will be held March 29, from 7 to 9 p.m., in the Department of Natural Resources auditorium. The auditorium is at 1594 W. North Temple in Salt Lake City.

"All of the panel members have extensive experience fishing for walleye in Utah and surrounding states," says Ray Schelble with Rocky Mountain Anglers.

Schelble says you'll learn about the best times of year to fish for walleye and the best waters in Utah to catch them at. "You'll also receive information about hot lures and techniques," he says, "including how to troll and how to use spinner rigs, jigs, crankbaits and baits effectively."

For more information, call the DWR at 801-538-4700 or e-mail Rocky Mountain Anglers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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