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The California Game and Fish Commission Adopts Salmon Season Regulation Packages

The Fish and Game Commission adopted ocean and inland salmon fishing regulations for 2012 at its April meetings. Inland salmon season regulations were adopted for the Central Valley, and Klamath and Trinity rivers. Longer seasons and increased fishing opportunities are the hallmarks of what is expected to be a banner season for ocean and river anglers. “We are optimistic that…

Fishing Report for Central Utah April 20, 2012

BURRASTON PONDS: (April 20) You'll find good fishing with traditional baits. CANYON VIEW PARK POND: (April 20) Conservation Officer Shawn Bagley reports that the pond is stocked with fish. You'll have the best success with traditional baits and lures. Fish congregate in deeper water. DEER CREEK RESERVOIR: (April 20) Anglers report fair to good fishing from boats. They are trolling,…

Fishing Report for Southern Utah April 20, 2012

BAKER RESERVOIR: (April 20) The reservoir was stocked with catchable-size rainbow trout. Anglers report slow to fair fishing success. A recent population survey found good numbers of quality-sized brown trout weighing up to four or five pounds. Spring is a good time to target brown trout with minnow-imitating lures and flies, or frozen minnows. BARKER RESERVOIRS (NORTH CREEK LAKES): (April…

Fishing Report for Southeastern Utah April 20, 2012

ABAJO MOUNTAINS: (April 20) Sergeant J. Shirley reports that fishing has been challenging. The wind, snow and rain prevented a lot of anglers from fishing. Shirley says that all San Juan County waters are ice-free. BENCHES POND: (April 12) The pond remains iced over. BOULGER RESERVOIR: (April 12) This pond is still covered with ice. CARBON COUNTY COMMUNITY FISHING POND:…

Fishing Report for Northern Utah April 20, 2012

BEAR LAKE: (April 20) Anglers are reminded that Swan Creek is closed to protect spawning cutthroat trout until the second Saturday in July. BIRCH CREEK RESERVOIR: (April 20) The ice is off but there haven't been recent reports on fishing success. Fishing should be good for rainbow and tiger trout. BLACKSMITH FORK RIVER: (April 12) Conservation Officer Matt Burgess reports…

Fishing Report for Northeastern Utah April 20, 2012

BIG SANDWASH RESERVOIR: (April 20) The ice is off, and anglers report fair to good fishing for rainbows. BROUGH RESERVOIR: (April 20) Anglers report fair to good fishing for rainbows that range from 13 to 20 inches. Anglers are also catching a few browns. The reservoir has special catch-and-release regulations. You must use flies and lures only — bait is…