Information about fishing in Utah

Information about fishing in Utah

  • How old is that fish?

    Cross-section of the spine of a five-year-old catfish at Willard Bay Reservoir Have you ever wondered how long it took to grow that big fish you just caught? You're not alone. Fishery biologists are very interested in answering that question too, and we do a lot of work behind the scenes to find the answer.
  • The strategy and science behind fish stocking

    Tiger muskie fingerlings "Why did you stock that species of fish in that water?" is one of the most common questions I get as a fisheries professional. That question is usually followed by "And, why did you stock the fish at that size?"
  • When good algae goes bad

    Jordanelle Reservoir with algal bloom Warm weather in the summer months can sometimes cause a harmful algal bloom at your favorite Utah waterbody. Just a few years ago, we rarely heard about these blooms. Now, there are advisories every year. What changed? And how do these blooms affect recreation and fishing?
  • Why high water shouldn't mean low expectations

    Angler in a small boat casting a fishing line into the water Variations in our snowpack lead to fluctuations in water levels in our reservoirs, lakes, rivers and streams, which in turn impact the quality of fishing. Here's a summary of how we anticipate water levels — both high and low — impact fishing in Utah in the coming months and beyond.
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