Changes are in store for the 2019 Utah fishing season. Each year the Division of Wildlife Resources recommends changes to the fishing proclamation to help better mange Utah's fishery and this year several changes have been recommend and approved.
The most notable change pertains to the use of corn as bait. Beginning in 2019, fisherman will be able to use corn as bait at all Utah waters. Last year a few waters were added on a trail basis and the trail went so well that biologists recommended that corn should now be allowed as bait everywhere. It is important to note that chumming is still not allowed.
Another note worthy change is that the limit of Lake Trout at Flaming George will be increased to 12 fish next year (only 1 of which may exceed 28" long.) There is an overabundance of small Lake trout in the lake and this should help restore the balance of more larger trout in the years to come.
The two day possession limit will will also be increased at Flaming George and Strawberry Reservoirs. This will allow anglers to keep more fish and spend more time fishing at these destination reservoirs.
Learn about all the changes for the 2019 fishing season as well as the general fishing rules for the state by obtaining a 2019 Utah Fishing Proclamation. They should be available next month and are free online and at many sporting good stores throughout the state.
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We Fish Utah Staff