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Best Bets for Summer

  • Lake Powell striped bassare now boiling on the surface on the extreme upper lake, from Good Hope Bay to North Wash. Probably also boiling on the upper San Juan arm. We are now starting some of the most exciding fishing of the year. See wayneswords.com for current reports and recommendations.
  • Kokanee fishing is very good at Flaming Gorge, Strawberry and other waters, and the action will probably get even better as we move into late summer. The fish are deep; jig or troll with downriggers to get down to them.
  • The high country (Uintas, Boulders) is open and providing great fishing. Dark flies or small lures work well in most lakes and streams.
  • First light and last light are now key times to fish
  • 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

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 paracordgalaxy.com 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 SouthwestAdventureTours.com for guided Utah National Park Tours.