Beginning in 2016 you will not be allowed to keep Kokanee Salmon caught between Sept. 10 - Nov. 30 in any of Utah's fisheries. This change is to help protect the species during their spawning period. Kokanee Salmon are a land locked Sockeye Salmon and are present in many waters in Utah. They have a three year life cycle and typically move into rivers and tributaries to spawn their 3rd year of life. During the spawn the males turn a bright red making them very visible and fun to watch as they spawn.
Strawberry Reservoir, Causey Reservoir, Porcupine Reservoir and Flaming George have been popular places o fish for Kokanne Salmon in the past, but the DWR have been adding these fish to more waters in Utah including stocking over 200,000 in Fish Lake this year.
The 2016 Utah Fishing Guidebook will be released in November and will include this change as well as many other changes in store for the 2016 fishing season.
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We Fish Utah Staff