It is going to cost you a little more money to register your boat. The 2015 Utah State Legislature approved a $10.00 increase in the annual boat registration fee which will be used to help fight the spread of Quagga Mussels in the state. This invasive species of mussels destroy fisheries and damages water distribution systems. They have been found in some of Utah's waterways already including Lake Powell and Deer Creek Reservoir. Responsible boaters can help the Utah Department of Natural Resources try to control the spread of Quagga Mussels by cleaning there boat and fishing equipment after each outing. The increased revenue from boat registration will also be used to help control the spread of this species. For more information on what you can do to help, visit STDofthesea.com.
For many anglers, this is the best time of year to be fishing in Utah. The weather is warm and the days are long. Whether you enjoy fishing for warm water spices such as Bass, Catfish and Bluegill at places like Lake Powell and Utah Lake, or cold water species such as Trout and Arctic Graying in the high Unita Lakes and Boulder Mountains, Utah has plenty of fishing opportunities for everyone of all ages and skill levels. Many of the higher level lakes in the state are doing quite well and provide a nice retreat from the hot valley temperatures. Many of the lakes along the Mirror Lake Highway have been recently stocked with pan sized fish and are perfect for kids who are just learning or the experienced fly fisherman honing their skills. Grab your family or friends and plan an outing. Be sure to visit the fishing report found here before you go to find the best waters and baits to try before heading out. These Utah fishing reports are updated weekly with valuable insights and information that will help you have a successful outing.
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