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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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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
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    (|  Courtesy photo)  Green River Fishing Report — 'It takes a good sized hatch to make a beard'
    Ryan Kelly with Green River Fly Fisher starts off the 2015 Green River fishing reports in style. "How long have these bugs been on my face?" These wor...
    Updated Mar 16 2015 02:12 pm   |     |   Share
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    (JP Keisling and his Dad, Collin, from Page. Arizona, had a great time fishing for fat stripers while trolling in Navajo Canyon. JP was strong enough to land this striper and then hold it up for the picture.  All fish have had a great winter with a bumper crop of shad.  All sport fish species are fat and strong waiting to do battle with anglers. Be prepared for big fish and lots of fun. 
Courtesy photo)  Lake Powell Fishing Report - Fish in "best condition seen in this century"
    Lake Powell Fish Report – March 2, 2015 Lake Elevation: 3592  Water Temperature 49-53 F By: Wayne Gustaveson of Wayne's Words  Welcome to a Happy N...
    Updated Mar 02 2015 04:06 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Uinta Mountains -  A grayling breaks the service of the water after being caught on a fly by DWR aquatic biologist Matt McKell, on the Hayden Fork river in the Uinta Mountains Monday Jul 20, 2009.  Steve Griffin/The Salt Lake Tribune)   7/20/09 

TRCP’s Top 10 Underreported Conservation Stories - No. 1 has a major Utah connection
    Utah’s sportsmen haven’t really weighed in on efforts of some in the Legislature to obtain federal lands. Groups representing sportsmen and women acro...
    Updated Dec 18 2014 09:51 pm   |     |   Share
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    Outdoor Gear Gift Guide - Stocking stuffers from Montana Fly Company
    Searching for ideas for the outdoorsy folks on your Christmas list? Salt Lake Tribune staffers who contribute to the Hiking Utah and Fishing Utah blog...
    Updated Dec 12 2014 01:56 pm   |     |   Share
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    Outdoor gear gift guide - Nomad Native fishing net from Fishpond
    Searching for ideas for the outdoorsy folks on your Christmas list? Salt Lake Tribune staffers who contribute to the Hiking Utah and Fishing Utah blog...
    Updated Dec 10 2014 12:23 pm   |     |   Share
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    ((Courtesy photo)  )  Redington carries Kate and Marilyn wader models to accommodate female angler of all sizes. Sirens come with all the technologies and extras of the men’s three-layer breathable versions. $219.95 

Outdoor gear gift guide - Siren women’s fishing waders from Redington
    Searching for ideas for the outdoorsy folks on your Christmas list? Salt Lake Tribune staffers who contribute to the Hiking Utah and Fishing Utah blog...
    Updated Dec 09 2014 03:21 pm   |     |   Share
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    New film tells anglers "If we let this slide we fail"
    Todd Tanner is a quiet man with deep thoughts. That was my first impression of a guy who would come to be a great friend and role model. I remember cl...
    Updated Nov 21 2014 03:26 pm   |     |   Share
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    Bear Lake Fishing Report - Fishing heats up as weather cools
    Scott Tolentino, Bear Lake Project Leader for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, sent in this report. Thursday, November 13, 2014   Bear Lake Fi...
    Updated Nov 14 2014 02:42 pm   |     |   Share
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Fall fishing at Flaming Gorge Reservoir Flaming Gorge Fishing Report - Few anglers and falltastic fishing this time of year
    The "other" Ryan - Mosley, the one in charge of the Flaming Gorge Project for the Utah DWR, from Dutch John sent in this report for the reservoiir. F...
    Updated Nov 12 2014 04:51 pm   |     |   Share
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    (|  Courtesy Photo)  Green River fishing report - Roe vs. Wade?
    Ryan Kelly, the Green River Fly Fisher, sent in this report. Enjoy... If you've ever traveled through Big Piney, Wyo., they have a welcoming sign that...
    Updated Nov 12 2014 04:46 pm   |     |   Share
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    Flaming Gorge Reservoir burbot netting report - steep decline in numbers, but it is a good thing
    Ryan Mosley, Flaming Gorge Project Leader for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, sent in this report on burbot netting. Remember, burbot are non...
    Updated Nov 07 2014 01:50 pm   |     |   Share
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The Green River below Flaming Gorge Reservoir can be tricky but the treats are worth the effort.
Tricks and treats - a reflection on Green River fishing
    Few have spent as much time on the Green River below Flaming Gorge Dam as guide Ryan Kelly. He sent a little goody to my email candy bag over the week...
    Updated Nov 03 2014 02:52 pm   |     |   Share
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Yuba Gillnetting Report - Northern pike full of carp
    Mike Slater, regional aquatics biologist with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, sent in some photos and a brief report from annuall fall gillne...
    Updated Oct 31 2014 01:04 pm   |     |   Share