There sure are a lot of Chub at Scofield Reservoir, however most people don't consider Chub as a worthwhile fish. In fact, they are considered by most anglers to be a nuisance.
Along with input from fishermen like you, the DWR has decided to introduce three new fish species to Scofield Reservoir in hopes to improve fishing by reducing the amount of chubs in the lake naturally. Wiper, Tiger Muskie and Walleye were added to the reservoir recently. Each of the species will not only prey on the chub as a food source, they will also proved trophy fishing opportunities to the lake. Additionally these three species of fish are sterile which will allow managers to control the population of these fish in the reservoir by stocking the correct amount each year.
The new fish species are not meant to replace the current population of Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout and and Tiger Trout that the reservoir has become famous for, but rather to offer additional sport fish to catch while trying to control the Chub population at the same time. The purpose is not to eradicate the Chub from the reservoir because they are a useful forage fish, but rather to control their numbers.
The DWR will continue to monitor the reservoir over the next five years to see if the plan is working and if additional steps may be required in the future management plans for the reservoir.
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We Fish Utah Staff