You spoke and the DWR listened. Many changes are on their way for the 2015 fishing season in Utah. These changes are designed to encourage Utah fisherman to keep and eat more fish. Among the biggest change will be eliminating the ‘home' possession limit—the number of fish an angler can have in his or her freezer at home— it is hoped this will help anglers develop a new ‘mindset' that encourages them to keep more fish. Additionally, some limits are being increased or completely removed on some fish species at certain bodies of water. For example, you will be able to keep as many Perch as you want beginning next year at Fish lake. Some lakes simply have too many fish which result in smaller fish and larger winter kills. Brook Trout limits are also being redefined in the Boulder Mountains in hopes of larger trophy trout. These changes are welcome news to many Utah fisherman by proving them more to harvest and eat and also opportunities to catch larger fish in the future. You can see all of the changes the board approved in the 2015 Utah Fishing Guidebook. The guidebook will be available on this website as soon as it is published or at www.wildlife.utah.gov/guidebooks.
Before you go fishing you need to make sure you are familiar with the local rules and regulations. Three fishermen found out the hard way last week at Scofield Reservoir when they were cited for not following the currant fishing regulations. They had too many fish in their possession and some fish that were not in the legal slot limit. Click here for a copy of the 2014 Utah fishing proclamation and be sure to follow these rules as they are in place to help all fishermen have better fishing experiences..
If you enjoy fishing in Utah you probably also enjoy eating your catch. You should be aware that some fish in some of Utah waters can propose health risks due to elevated levels of some chemicals. Recently, officials have added a few more fish to their advisory list.
New Fish Added to Advisory:
The following link http://www.fishadvisories.utah.gov/ provides detailed information of Utah's effected waters and fish.
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We Fish Utah Staff