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Brett Prettyman
Brett Prettyman writes about the outdoors, recreation and fishing for The Salt Lake Tribune
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Updated on Apr 21, 2014 09:12PM

Ryan Mosley, Flaming Gorge Project Leader for the UDWR, spend shis off time fishing the gorge. He sent in this report Monday.

Spring fishing for rainbow trout on the Gorge is getting better ...

Updated on Apr 18, 2014 04:00PM

Ryan Kelly is not only a gifted fly fishing guide, but apparently a closet writer. Love the stuff he has been cranking out lately. The Green is obviously providing all kinds of inspiration for him ...

Updated on Apr 7, 2014 10:38AM

Ryan Kelly, the Green River Fly Fisher, obviously had a long winter. Check out his report.

Despite strong snow pack in the Wind River range and a designation as a moderately wet year, t...

Updated on Apr 7, 2014 10:21AM

Reservoirs across the state are largely ice free, but many have low water. Boat with caution.

Here's the weekly reservoir conditions report from Utah State Parks for the week of April 7.

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Updated on Apr 1, 2014 02:31PM

Minersville Reservoir Trend Net Survey by Michael Hadley with the DWR's Southern Region.

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources conducted a trend net survey on March 27, 2014, to monitor fi...

Updated on Apr 1, 2014 10:32AM

It's spring and for Utah fisheries folks that means survey time at waters across the state. I'll be posting these reports as they are provided throughout the spring.

Newcastle Reservoi...

Updated on Apr 4, 2014 07:39AM

Lake Powell Fishing Report
March 31, 2014
Lake Elevation: 3575
Water Temperature 51-55 F
By: Wayne Gustaveson of Wayne's Words

Stripers continue to be the most readily ca...

Updated on Mar 26, 2014 11:26AM

Lake Powell Fishing Report
March 26, 2014
Lake Elevation: 3575
Water Temperature 52-60 F
By: Wayne Gustaveson of Wayne's Words

The weather is warming, but the changes are ...

Updated on Mar 26, 2014 11:13AM

Ryan Mosley, Flaming Gorge Project Leader for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources sent in this report.

There's a lot of talk about good "ice-off" fishing right now, and that's appropriat...

Updated on Mar 24, 2014 04:11PM
The 8th annual Wasatch Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Expo is being held March 28-29 at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy. More than 20 fly tiers are scheduled to be at public viewing vises throughout t...

Updated on Mar 14, 2014 03:31PM

Lake Powell Fishing Report
March 15, 2014
Lake Elevation: 3575
Water Temperature 49-52 F
By: Wayne Gustaveson of Wayne's Words

Does anyone have any exciting fishing storie...

Updated on Mar 13, 2014 04:32PM
Ryan Kelly - the Green River Fly Fisher - sent in this report.
Streamer fishing remains by far and away the most entertaining form of fishing. The A section fish have lost interest in cannibalis...

Updated on Feb 11, 2014 03:09PM
Burbot fishing contests at Flaming Gorge are turning out to be a winning situation for anglers, and more importantly, for the massive reservoir on the Utah/Wyoming border.
Over the weekend Randy T...

Updated on Feb 10, 2014 11:11AM
Utah State Parks reservoir conditions for the week of February 10.

Bear Lake State Park Marina: Launch Ramp CLOSED/33 degrees- lake is 50% ice
Bear Lake First Point: Launch Ramp CLOSED/33...

Updated on Feb 7, 2014 03:08PM

Ryan Kelly with Green River Flyfisher found some time on the river. Maybe you should as well.

With lots of blue sky days and warm weather the fishing has stayed really good. Streamer fishin...

Updated on Feb 3, 2014 05:04PM
Eight of the 13 new styles from Costa for 2014 are designed for women. The lines come with all the standard features of other Costa glasses, but are distinctly fashion forward. No more spending a day ...

Updated on Jan 13, 2014 10:13AM
Here's the Utah State Parks reservoir condition report for the week of January 13:

Bear Lake State Park Marina: Launch Ramp OPEN/32 degrees- watch for ice
Bear Lake First Point: Launch Ra...

Updated on Dec 31, 2013 09:58AM

Here's the Utah State Parks reservoir conditions report for the last days of 2013 and the first of 2014.


Bear Lake State Park Marina: Launch Ramp OPEN/33 degrees- watch for ice
Bear...

Updated on Dec 12, 2013 10:55AM

Ryan Mosley, Flaming Gorge Project Leader for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, sent in this report.If you go, dress warm.

Here's his report

Ice has been forming uplake and now...

Updated on Dec 10, 2013 12:03PM

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources fisheries officials sent me a report for known ice conditions on some northern Utah water as of Monday afternoon. Thanks James Abbott for the information.

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Updated on Dec 9, 2013 03:41PM

Here's the Utah State Parks reservoirs conditions report for the week of Dec. 9.


Bear Lake State Park Marina: Launch Ramp OPEN/36 degrees
Bear Lake First Point: Launch Ramp OPEN/36...

Updated on Dec 6, 2013 01:01PM

Ryan Kelly, the Green River Fly Fisher, brings up the age-old debate of fly vs. non-fly in this week's report. Oh, and its really cold.

Here's his report.
While the myopic procreative pr...

Updated on Dec 3, 2013 02:55PM

Sounds like lake trout are patrolling the shallows looking to fill up after spawning. Trolling for lakers can be a ton of fun.

Good news for the Wyoming side of the reservoir as fisheries of...

Updated on Dec 2, 2013 03:10PM
Safe ice fishing conditions are just emerging across on Utah's popular waters, but it isn't too early to mark the calendar for a new tournament being held by Utah State Parks in 2014. The first annual...

Updated on Dec 2, 2013 02:32PM
The Utah State Parks reservoir conditions report for the week of December 2:

Bear Lake State Park Marina: Launch Ramp OPEN/42 degrees
Bear Lake First Point: Launch Ramp OPEN/42 degrees <...

Updated on Nov 27, 2013 11:23AM

Ryan Kelly, the Green River Fly Fisher, sent in this Thanksgiving report. Sounds like his family has eggs on the brain. Which makes me wonder. How do you stuff eggs with dressing? Good luck with th...

Updated on Nov 27, 2013 10:50AM

It looks like Scofield Reservoir is sticking to its long-held tradition of capping with ice on Thanksgiving weekend.

Calvin Black, a fisheries biologist in the Utah Division of Wildlife's s...

Updated on Nov 26, 2013 05:00PM
Scott Tolentino, Bear Lake Project Manager for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, sent in this report just in time for the long holiday weekend.
Bear Lake Fishing Report:

Surface w...

Updated on Nov 19, 2013 02:51PM

Just when you didn't think anything could be done to improve fly rods Redington decided to produce a line of rods without a cork grip. There is a variety of grips out there for standard spinning ...

Updated on Nov 19, 2013 02:51PM
The report filed on the national hatchery system last week is an important one for Utah anglers and the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. The fish from Jones Hole Hatchery dumped in Flaming Gorge d...

Updated on Nov 18, 2013 10:18AM
The Utah State Parks reservoir conditions report for the week of November 18:

Bear Lake State Park Marina: Launch Ramp OPEN/45 degrees
Bear Lake First Point: Launch Ramp OPEN/45 degrees ...

Updated on Nov 12, 2013 12:43PM

The water is cooling down and fishing has been good across the state for trout in the shallows.

Here is the Utah State Parks reservoir conditions report for the week of November 12:

Updated on Nov 8, 2013 05:03PM
Some interesting regulations were passed, or ignored, by the Utah Wildlife Board Thursday when the 2014 Fishing Guide and Rule Book was approved. But it seems like the more interesting debate is still...

Updated on Nov 8, 2013 04:14PM

Ryan Kelly, the Green River Fly Fisher, sent in this report.

This past week on the Green was definitely one of transition. To use a football term, we took what the defense gave us. We had s...

Updated on Nov 8, 2013 04:04PM

With a new format and earlier start for the Burbot Bash, fisheries officials are busy tagging fish for the contest from recent netting. Here's a report from Ryan Mosley, Flaming Gorge Project Leade...

Updated on Nov 8, 2013 03:46PM

Ryan Mosley, Flaming Gorge Project Leader sent in this report earlier this week. Sorry for the delay in getting it posted, but with good weather holding on it seems things would be the same. Here's...

Updated on Oct 31, 2013 09:56AM
Ryan Kelly, also known as the Green River Fly Fisher, sent in this aptly themed report from the Green River. Halloween marks a natural transition to new methods, according to Ryan.

Halloween...

Updated on Oct 30, 2013 11:31AM

Wayne Gustaveson has provided another awesome year of reports from Lake Powell. Read his last report of 2013 and, if you get a chance, shoot him a note or post a thank you on the Wayne's Words page...

Updated on Oct 29, 2013 02:48PM
The Utah State Parks reservoir conditions report for the week of October 28:

Bear Lake State Park Marina: Launch Ramp OPEN/50 degrees
Bear Lake First Point: Launch Ramp OPEN/50 degrees <...

Updated on Oct 25, 2013 09:39AM

The Utah Angler Advocate Social is being held Nov. 2 from 6:30 to 9:30 at the South Towne Expo Center, 9575 S. State, in Sandy.
The event is designed to introduce anglers to various Utah anglin...

Updated on Oct 24, 2013 09:43AM

Lake Powell Fish Report
October 23, 2013
Lake Elevation: 3591
Water Temperature 64-67 F
By: Wayne Gustaveson of Wayne's Words

When the full moon came out fishing success ab...

Updated on Oct 22, 2013 03:54PM

Calvin Black, a regional aquatics manager from the DWR's southestern region, sent in this report long ago, but time slipped away and I'm just getting around to posting it now. Thanks to DWR videgra...

Updated on Oct 22, 2013 03:44PM

Utahns are accustomed to their annual doses of fish porn video in the late winter or spring, but the folks at Fishwest Fly Shop in Sandy are hosting the world premiere of "Waypoints" by Confluence ...

Updated on Oct 15, 2013 03:46PM
Lake Powell Fish Report
October 15, 2013
Lake Elevation: 3591
Water Temperature 66-70 F

By: Wayne Gustaveson of Wayne's Words

Striper Fishing HOT!

Lake Powell i...

Updated on Sep 26, 2013 04:29PM

Green River Fly Fisher, also known as Ryan Kelly, sent in this report for fishing on the Green below Flaming Gorge Dam. Better eat these reports up. With snow on the mountains...

Updated on Sep 26, 2013 12:02PM

Lake Powell Fish Report – September 24, 2013
Lake Elevation: 3591
Water Temperature 73-76 F
By: Wayne Gustaveson of Waynes Words website

Lake level is holding steady for the ...

Updated on Sep 24, 2013 07:31PM
Here's the Utah State Parks current reservoir conditions report for the week of September 23. Check those water levels carefully and be prepared for low water hazards.

Bear Lake State Park Ma...

Updated on Sep 25, 2013 04:43PM

Lake Powell Fish Report for Sept. 17, 2013

Lake Elevation: 3,591

Water Temperature 76-80 F

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Updated on Sep 12, 2013 06:40PM
Here's the Utah State Parks reservoir conditions report for the week of September 9:

Bear Lake State Park Marina: Launch Ramp OPEN/68 degrees
Bear Lake First Point: Launch Ramp OPEN/68 d...

Updated on Sep 5, 2013 02:08PM

Scott Tolentino, Bear Lake Project Manager for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, shared this report of fishing at Bear Lake and some other local waters.

Thursday, September 05, 2013

 
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