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2018 DAV Event At Strawberry

Disabled veterans are invited to fish at Strawberry on June 23. Volunteers with boats are needed to take them fishing. Details.

Best Bets for Summer

Fishing has been very good this spring (2018). Typically, action slows a bit as we move into the heat of summer. Here are tips to stay on the fish.

  • First light and last light will be key times to fish
  • Head into the mountains (Uintas, Boulders usually offer creat fishing)
  • At Strawberry and other reservoirs you will need to fish deeper. A fish finder really helps. Bait fishing, jigging and trolling can be effective.
  • On streams, runoff has ended and action can be great. Talk to the guys in the fly shops to see what is working.
  • Lake Powell striped bass will soon start feeding on the surface. Typically, some action will start in early July and become very good later that month. Lake July, August and early September usually offer incredibley good fishing.
  • Catfish action remains very good through summer. The hotter the better for cats. They are a great target for all night fishing adventures.

What's New

Wiper fishing seminar April 26, 2018

Utah DWR is teaming up with Smith & Edwards to help anglers learn to catch wipers at Willard Bay and other waters. Details.

Public Help Needed Moving Bass From Steinaker Reservoir

The reservoir is scheduled to be drained for dam repairs and biologists hope anglers will help catch and move as  many bass as possible. The event will take place on May 5. Details.

Pelican Lake Treatment Postponed

Pelican Lake will not be treated with rotenone until October 2018. Details.

Lake Trout Record Revoked

The huge catch-and-release lake trout recently hauled in at Flaming Gorge, mentioned below, will not stand as a Utah record because the guy's license had expired the day before he caught the fish. Details here.

550 Paracord

Paracord is a must-have in any gear bag or survival kit. My friends at really do have have the best cord, best selection and best price.

Food For Camping

For camping food, we recommend Mountain House pouches - complete meals freeze-dried and easy to prepare.

Guided Tours

We recommend for guided Utah National Park Tours.