The 2020 Utah Fishing Guidebook is out. There are not as many changes this year as there has been in years past, but there are some worth mentioning.
Starting Jan. 1, 2020, the Utah fishing records for cutthroat trout, native non-game fish species and species no longer in Utah will be archived. No new records will be accepted for those categories. All other records will remain in place, and there will be a new opportunity for anglers to set records for Utah’s different cutthroat subspecies.
Another noteworthy change pertains to Pelican Lake or Steinaker Reservoir. If you catch bluegill or green sunfish at either Pelican Lake or Steinaker Reservoir during the 2020 calendar year, you must immediately release them. This change will remain in effect through Dec. 31, 2020 to help both fisheries reestablish strong populations.
Each year the Division of Wildlife Resources recommends changes to the fishing proclamation to help better manage Utah's fishery. Learn about these and other changes for the 2020 fishing season, as well as general fishing rules for the state of Utah, by obtaining a 2020 Utah Fishing Proclamation .
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