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Learn to catch walleyes

SALT LAKE CITY — Want to catch more walleye in Utah?

A man with a large walleye in Utah.

Want to catch more walleye in Utah? Learn how at a free seminar.

Photo courtesy of Kevin Lund

If you answered yes, plan on attending the Annual Utah Walleye Seminar.

The free seminar will be held in Salt Lake City on March 18. It starts at 7 p.m. in the Department of Natural Resources Auditorium, 1594 W. North Temple. This year marks the twenty-second year the seminar has been held.

If you attend, you'll hear some of Utah's top walleye anglers share their secrets and insights about how to catch "ole' marble eye" in the Beehive State.

Eljay Gibson, president of Rocky Mountain Anglers, says many Utah anglers think the spring spawn is the best time to fish for walleye.

"Actually," he says, "the best walleye fishing happens after the spawn is over. And, in Utah, good walleye fishing can be found throughout the summer and fall."

Gibson says all of the panel members have extensive experience fishing for walleye in Utah and surrounding states. "You'll learn about the best times of year to fish for walleye and where to go," he says. "You'll also learn about hot lures and techniques, including trolling. Tips that will help you use spinner rigs, jigs, crankbaits and live baits effectively will also be covered."

Each of Utah's best walleye waters — Deer Creek, Lake Powell, Starvation, Yuba and Utah Lake — will be discussed during the seminar.

Rocky Mountain Anglers and the Division of Wildlife Resources are sponsoring the event. For more information, visit the Rocky Mountain Anglers website or call the DWR at 801-538-4700.

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