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.
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