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Brett Prettyman


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They have been a highlight this spring and the rainy weather only seems to increase angler success.  Last weekend we caught limits of fish in the Canyon reach up to 17-inches and about 2 lbs.  Most of the fish have been shallow, 0-10 feet, but watch the graph because kokanee will also show-up deeper when the sun is high and as the water warms.  A variety of lures will work, including, but not limited to: Cripplures, Needlefish, RMT Viper spoons, and dodgers with squids.  Lures with pink or orange are always a good choice. Troll 1.6-2.2 mph. Flaming Gorge Memorial Day Fishing Report - A memorable Memorial Day awaits anglers
    Ryan Mosley, Flaming Gorge Project Leader for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, found time to do some recreational fishing in the midst of the ...
    Updated May 21 2015 04:38 pm   |     |   Share
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    (UDWR Technician Brent Leite while pumping midges from a lake trout and Conservation Officer Shane Kitchen with a 23 lb lake trout before it was released.  
Courtesy photo)  Flaming Gorge Spring Netting Survey - Big lakers, tiny midges and lost lures
    Flaming Gorge Project Leader Ryan Mosley sent in this report from the final day of the annual netting survey on Flaming Gorge. Under stormy skies, we ...
    Updated May 20 2015 01:14 pm   |     |   Share
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Dave Sellers, expert fly fisherman from California, found stripers using flies while anglers using conventional tackle struggled. The technique that all can use is tying a fly on a spinning rod and trolling it along the surface to catch plankton eating stripers. Lake Powell Fishing Report - Case of the missing stripers solved
    Lake Powell Fish Report – May 19, 2015  Lake Elevation: 3592  Water Temperature 64 - 70 F  By: Wayne Gustaveson of Wayne's Words   LOST STRIPERS ARE F...
    Updated May 20 2015 09:46 am   |     |   Share
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Wildlife Technician, Kenley Gottlob holds a 30-inch brown trout. Porcupine Reservoir Spring Survey - 30-inch brown trout and healthy salmon
    Chris Penne, an aquatics biologist with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, sent in this report from the spring survey at Porcupine. Porcupine Re...
    Updated May 18 2015 05:15 pm   |     |   Share
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Pictured is Brent Leite with a 32lber before it was released to fight another day.
					Flaming Gorge Spring Survey Report - 220 pounds of lake trout
    From Ryan Mosley, Flaming Gorge Project Leader for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. We only did lake trout netting today, but the results were...
    Updated May 14 2015 02:09 pm   |     |   Share
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The large Brown trout we sampled at Deer Creek Reservoir this past week. Deer Creek Reservoir Spring Survey - Massive nearly 17-pound brown trout caught
    Mike Slater, a regional aquatics biologist with the Utah DWR, sent in this report from the recent gill netting at Deer Creek Reservoir During our annu...
    Updated May 13 2015 04:57 pm   |     |   Share
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Not a lot of change in day two, but some minor exceptions.  We collected some larger smallmouth bass today, most of which were females.  UDWR technician Brent Leite poses with a chunky 3.5 lb female which we were able to release after a quick length, weight, and photo.  Bass of this caliber in Flaming Gorge are well over 10-years old and we enjoyed the shower it gave us as it darted away from the boat! Flaming Gorge Spring Netting Day 2 - Old smallmouth in the nets
    Ryan Mosley, Flaming Gorge Project Leader for the Utah Divison of Wildlife Resources, sent in this report from the second day of spring netting at Fla...
    Updated May 13 2015 04:10 pm   |     |   Share
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    Lake Powell Fishing Report - The water is rising and the fish cooperating
    Lake Powell Fish Report – May 12, 2015  Lake Elevation: 3590.6  Water Temperature 62- 70 F  By: Wayne Gustaveson of Wayne's Words  Lake Powell is risi...
    Updated May 12 2015 05:15 pm   |     |   Share
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    Bear Lake Fishing Report - Fishing for cutthroat and lake trout remains good
    Scott Tolentino, Bear Lake Project Leader for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, sent in this report of Bear Lake and other local water May 12, ...
    Updated May 12 2015 05:12 pm   |     |   Share
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DWR Technician Brent Leite with some lake trout at Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Flaming Gorge spring survey report - Variety is the spice of life and a 23-pound lake trout
    Ryan Mosley, Flaming Gorge Project Leader for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, sent in this reportat the start of the annual spring survey at ...
    Updated May 11 2015 04:51 pm   |     |   Share
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Panguitch Lake Spring Survey - Fat fish and tigers up to 22 inches
    Michael Hadley, an aquatic biologist with the UDWR out of Cedar City, sent in this report. We conducted a fish population monitoring survey this morni...
    Updated Apr 29 2015 09:33 am   |     |   Share
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    (Rockport Reservoir continues to provide excellent trout fishing close to the Wasatch Front. We observed plenty of healthy rainbow trout, with many fish in the 16-18 Rockport Fishing Survey - Plenty of trout and smallmouth
    Chris Penne, an aquatic biologist with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources out of northern Utah, sent this report  Rockport Reservoir continues to...
    Updated Apr 28 2015 04:26 pm   |     |   Share
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    Bear Lake Fishing Report - Fair to good for lake trout and cutthroat
    Scott Tolentino, Bear Lake Project Leader for the UDWR, sent in this report. Bear Lake Fishing Report: Surface water temperature is about 45 degrees. ...
    Updated Apr 27 2015 11:27 am   |     |   Share
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Green River Fishing Report - The fish are healthy and the angling exceptional
    Ryan Mosley, Flaming Gorge/Green River project leader for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, sent in this report of electrofishing surveys condu...
    Updated Apr 23 2015 05:41 pm   |     |   Share
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    Lake Powell Fishing Report - First weeks of May could be best fishing all year
    Lake Powell Fish Report – April 22, 2015  Lake Elevation: 3590.5  Water Temperature 59 - 65F   By Wayne Gustaveson of Wayne’s Words  Weather in the s...
    Updated Apr 23 2015 04:09 pm   |     |   Share
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Green River fishing report - A shocking experience and diet straight from the trout gut
    Guides and volunteers have been helping the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources conduct bi-annual electrofishing surveys on the Green River below Flam...
    Updated Apr 22 2015 03:18 pm   |     |   Share
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Kokanee salmon make a splash at Fish Lake
    Anglers can add a new species of fish they might catch at Fish Lake in the coming years. Utah Division of Wildlife Resources biologists released 244,0...
    Updated Apr 22 2015 02:51 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Steve Roberts from Clear Lake, Iowa, holds a striper weighing in at 30.9 pounds with a girth of 24 inches. It's the largest fish caught at Lake Powell in 2015.
Courtesy photo)  Angler's first striped bass tips the scales at 30.9 pounds
    Wayne Gustaveson from Wayne's Word sent in this fun report of a big fish.  Steve Roberts from Clear Lake Iowa had a great first trip to Lake Powell. ...
    Updated Apr 21 2015 10:58 am   |     |   Share
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    (Courtesy photo)  Green River Fishing Report - Late spring snow storms are for bums and kids like yellow snow
    For those who didn't know, Ryan Kelly - The Green River Fly Fisher, spends the other part of his life on a different form of water. Here he mixes his ...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 02:33 pm   |     |   Share
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Eli Price, 10 year old from Flagstaff AZ, enjoyed fishing with his dad and caught lots of smallmouth bass at Lake Powell. The smallmouth bite is on and will continue through May. It is a good time to come fish with kids and anyone else that likes to catch fish. Lake Powell Fishing Report - Look north and deep for striped bass
    Lake Powell Fish Report – April 14, 2015 Lake Elevation: 3591 Water Temperature 56 - 62 F By Wayne Gustaveson of Wayne's Words The fishing reports ...
    Updated Apr 15 2015 09:53 am   |     |   Share
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Most people drive right by Koosharem Reservoir on their way to Fish Lake or Otter Creek Reservoir, but you may want to stop and try fishing it next time. We found cutthroat trout up to 25 inches and six pounds and rainbows up to 19 inches and three pounds during a recent netting survey. Utah chubs are fairly dense in the reservoir so fishing is often tough, but the chance at a lunker is worth it. Last fall, an angler caught an eight-pound cutthroat at Koosharem. Try trolling chub-imitating lures along the dam. We're also stocking tiger and splake trout in hopes that they'll eat chubs and grow large, so look for even more opportunities in the coming years. Koosharem Reservoir Spring Survey - 6-pound cutthroat and 3-pound rainbow show up in nets
    Michael Hadley, an aqautics biologist with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, sent in this report from a water many anglers never bother fish, b...
    Updated Apr 08 2015 02:48 pm   |     |   Share
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    Lake Powell fishing report — Waiting for another warm up
    Lake Powell Fish Report – April 7, 2015 ...
    Updated Apr 07 2015 04:47 pm   |     |   Share
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While fishing for stripers in Warm Creek my lure ticked the bottom 
momentarily.  It was long enough for a small quagga mussel to snap shut on the hook.  This is my first shell-hooked catch of a live mussel. If 
a mussel can bite a rattletrap there is no reason that it could not catch an anchor rope,ski rope or any other object under the water.  Make sure to clean, drain and dry your boat when leaving Lake Powell. Lake Powell Fishing Report - Everything biting, including quagga mussels
    Lake Powell Fish Report   Lake Elevation: 3591.25  Water Temperature 55 - 63 F  By: Wayne Gustaveson of Wayne's Words   This is an incredible time to ...
    Updated Apr 02 2015 02:43 pm   |     |   Share
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    Lake Powell Fishing Report - End of April/May conditions
    Lake Powell Fish Report – April 1, 2015  Lake Elevation: 3591   Water Temperature 60 - 65 F  By: Wayne Gustaveson of Wayne's Words   April is here bu...
    Updated Apr 02 2015 02:39 pm   |     |   Share
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    Courtesy  |  Ryan Mosley, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Natalie Boren, UDWR Reservoir Biologist from Vernal, with a big Flaming Gorge rainbow trout. Flaming Gorge Report - Fast-forward fishing
    Flaming Gorge Fishing Report from UDWR Flaming Gorge Project Leader Ryan Mosley. What a spring! We need the snow, or at least some form of precipitat...
    Updated Mar 31 2015 12:49 pm   |     |   Share
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    Lake Powell Fishing Report - Spring has arrived and energized the fishery
    Lake Powell Fish Report ­ March 18, 2015 from Wayne Gustaveson of Waynes Words  Lake Elevation: 3591.85  Water Temperature 55-60 F  By: Wayne Gustaves...
    Updated Mar 20 2015 03:30 pm   |     |   Share
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    Bear Lake Fishing Report - "Very good" fishing for cutthroat and lake trout
    Bear Lake Fishing Report provided by Scott Tolentino, Bear Lake Project Manager for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. There is no snow on groun...
    Updated Mar 20 2015 03:18 pm   |     |   Share
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Baker Reservoir Spring sampling - Big trout with a taste for goldfish
    Mike Hadley, an aquatics biologist with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources in Southern Utah, sent in this report. His reports are always interest...
    Updated Mar 20 2015 02:57 pm   |     |   Share
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    Green River report - Sipping, scenic and saying goodbye
    Ryan Kelly — the Green River Fly Fisher — sent in this report. “....sipidy do dah, gulpity eh, my, oh, my, what a beautiful day. Plenty of sunshine co...
    Updated Mar 20 2015 03:03 pm   |     |   Share
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Late winter and early spring have always been a good time for anglers to visit Lake Powell. The biggest striped bass are caught at this time each year and other species are also caught in large numbers. No one knows more about fishing at the massive reservoir, than Wayne Gustaveson, Lake Powell Project Leader for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. Gustaveson has caught his fair share of fish at Powell and claims to remember each by name. He didn’t mention the name of this 20-inch largemouth bass he caught on a recent excursion. Check out a Lake Powell Fishing video here - http://youtu.be/VYfuKYpXB8g Lake Powell Fishing Report - Look forward to a 'special' year at Powell
    Lake Powell Fish Report ­ March 11, 2015  Lake Elevation: 3591  Water Temperature 50-54 F  By Wayne Gustaveson of Waynes Words   The striper hot spot ...
    Updated Mar 16 2015 02:27 pm   |     |   Share