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Utah Travel Headlines Blog

Monday, August 15, 2005

Lake Trout vs Kokanee At Flaming Gorge

Flaming Gorge Reservoir offers very good fishing for kokanee salmon, lake trout, rainbows and smallmouth bass. And in late summer the kokanee turn a bright red and spawn in tributary streams, creating a unique opportunity to view this interesting species.

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources biologists are afraid there are too many lake trout in the reservoir – that the lake trout are preying too heavily on the kokanee. They are proposing fishing regulation changes to protect the kokanee and allow a more liberal harvest of lake trout. Public meetings are being held around Utah to gather input.

This newspaper article describes the issues.

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