By The Associated Press - Fri, Jul 22, 2011 2:11 pm
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s Division of Wildlife Resources is offering a free field trip to watch ospreys in their natural habitat. Those wishing to participate should meet at the Rockport Reservoir dam about 45 miles east of Salt Lake City between 6 and 7 p.m. on July 30. Watchable Wildlife coordinator Bob Walters will lead the caravan to Summit County. He says the birds with five-foot wing... Read more.
By Utah Division of Wildlife Resources - Tue, May 14, 2013 1:19 pm
Bear Lake The surface water temperature is 38°F. Shoreline anglers are catching cutthroat trout in the morning by casting spoons off the Utah state park marina and off Cisco Beach. Fish average between three and seven pounds. Gill nets have caught cutthroat trout at depths ranging from 15 to 175 feet, but the shallow areas along the shoreline have produced more and larger fish. Anglers are also... Read more.
By The Associated Press - Mon, May 13, 2013 3:55 pm
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — It’s not that easy to catch crawfish in Lake Tahoe. Turns out, it may be harder to keep them. Tahoe Lobster Co. owner Fred Jackson says someone’s been stealing his traps ever since he launched Tahoe’s first commercial crawfish harvest operation last year. Since fall, 160 traps have gone missing at a loss of more than $21,000, he said. Jackson suspects it’s a disgruntled... Read more.
By The Associated Press - Mon, May 13, 2013 1:50 pm
PAGE, Ariz. — More than 150 invasive mussels have been found at two marinas at Lake Powell over the last month. Officials with the National Park Service say the individual adult quagga mussels found at the Wahweap and Antelope Point marinas weren’t close enough to successfully reproduce. The mussels are being physically removed from the lake, which straddles the Arizona-Utah border. The... Read more.
By Bryan Brasher, Scripps Howard News Service - Fri, May 10, 2013 4:49 pm
With so many quotations and pre-made signs and sayings floating around Facebook these days, I’ve reached the point where I just pass right over a lot of them. But last week, one caught my eye and really started me thinking. Over an orange background with black and white lettering, it said, “Remember when your GPS and fish locator were rolled into one trusty unit called Grandpa?” It hit home... Read more.
By Standard-Examiner staff - Tue, May 7, 2013 3:21 pm
Even though the overall number of deer in Utah is going up, the number of general buck deer permits available for hunts in Utah this fall is going down. Last week, the Utah Wildlife Board approved a decrease of nearly 2,000 permits for this year compared with last year. A total of 84,600 general deer permits will be available for 2013, down from 86,500 in 2012. Anis Aoude, big game coordinator... Read more.
By Utah Division of Wildlife Resources - Tue, May 7, 2013 1:51 pm
Bear Lake The surface water temperature is 38°F. Shoreline anglers report good fishing for cutthroat trout by casting spoons in the morning off the Utah State Park marina and off Cisco Beach. Fish are averaging between 3 and seven pounds. Anglers also report good fishing for cutthroat trout by trolling minnow-type lures in 10 to 40 feet of water from near the Utah State Park marina-rockpiles... Read more.
By The Associated Press - Fri, May 3, 2013 5:25 pm
JACKSON, Miss. — It’s called grabbling, hand-grabbing or noodling. Whatever it’s called, catching catfish by hand begins Wednesday in Mississippi. The season ends July 15. State wildlife officials say hand-grabbers can catch channel, blue and flathead catfish. John Skains is a biologist with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. Skains says a valid sport fishing license is... Read more.
By Utah Division of Wildlife Resources - Tue, Apr 30, 2013 5:53 pm
Bear Lake You can launch boats at the Utah State Park marina, but all other ramps are inaccessible because of ice along the shoreline. Try Rapalas and flatfish while trolling, or try jigs tipped with cisco while jigging. Bountiful Lake Spring is a great time to catch fish with a beadhead hare’s ear. For tips on how to use the hare’s ear with a spinning outfit, watch this brief video. All... Read more.
By Brad Kerr, Standard-Examiner correspondent - Tue, Apr 30, 2013 5:50 pm
This summer, we’re going to Hawaii. And while there will be time by the pool and on the beach, I’ve also done research into finding a charter boat to take us out for a day’s sport fishing. We will be going after mahi mahi, marlin, and yellowfin tuna. All day; 10 hours’ worth. And while you never know what will happen on a day on the water, we feel good in knowing that these are the best times for... Read more.