Tuesday, July 7, 2020

SUBSCRIPTIONS

Moab, UT

93.2 F
Moab
More

    Fishers can now rate and rank Utah’s fishing holes

    Featured Stories

    At 99, Moab man is knighted by France

    “The French people will never forget his courage and devotion to the great cause of freedom,”

    Leaving Guatemala, Part 4: ‘A year in the land of eternal spring’

    Though I planned to return someday, whether as a Peace Corps volunteer or not, this experience proved that even the best-laid plans go awry.

    Leaving Guatemala, Part 3: Sudden departure came with painful goodbyes

    Men donned wooden masks and numerous layers of sweatshirts and ponchos then proceeded to hit each other with whips as they danced around the town square.

    Leaving Guatemala Part 2: There wasn’t enough time to say goodbye

    To say I woke up on the Monday morning of the evacuation...

    Ignoring own standards and experts, Utah commission pushes reopening

    The COVID-19 model from the CDC predicts an increase in deaths from the coronavirus from Utah in the coming weeks, and key indicators predict more hospitalizations are to come.
    Submitted
    Submitted
    Public submissions to The Times-Independent can range from press releases to obituaries to feature stories and news. All submissions are subject to editorial review and approval.
    New interactive map helps enhance fishing experience at Otter Creek, above, and other Utah fishing holes.
    Photo courtesy of Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    For those who enjoy fishing in Utah’s beautiful outdoors but aren’t quite sure where to fish, now they can easily find out what anglers are saying about each local body of water.

    In late April, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources launched a new website that offers an in-depth, interactive fishing map. While the DWR has provided online fishing reports for nearly 20 years, this interactive map will provide a lot more details. It includes improved mapping technology, which allows users to find a place to fish near their current location. The new map also gives the public a chance to rate waters based on their recent fishing trips. The public feedback will help the DWR improve the management of the state’s fisheries.

    Along with allowing anglers to rate the waterbodies, the new page, https://dwrapps.utah.gov/fishing/fStart, was designed to be a one-stop shop for anyone going fishing: It includes updated forecasts of fishing conditions from the DWR, details on what types of fish are at each location, specific directions to each fishing hole, stocking reports, fishing regulations and the amenities in each area.

    “This new fishing map caters to the fact that anglers are diverse, and not all anglers want the same fishing experience,” DWR sportfish coordinator Randy Oplinger said. “Our concern is that some anglers are turned off from fishing when they go to a water and find an experience that doesn’t match their expectations. The new page provides a lot more information about the waterbodies. Hopefully, anglers can use it to better find waters that provide the fishing experience they’re looking for.”

    The new fishing web page is also mobile friendly, so it provides a better user experience on smartphones. There is also a new alert feature that informs anglers of important updates like access and ice conditions in an area.

    “Fishing is looking really good for this spring,” Oplinger said. “Fishing is currently really good at many of our lower elevation reservoirs that are ice free and will pick up at other reservoirs as the ice melts. The large snowpack will make spring streamflows higher than normal this year, which could create tough stream fishing conditions. However, the streams should have good water levels throughout the summer, so summer fishing should be better than average.”

    Because rivers are running high and fast this spring, anglers should be very cautious in and around the water. If going out on the water via a boat or float tube, anglers must have a personal floatation device.

    Share this!

    - Advertisement -

    Latest News

    GOP’s Cox, Reyes move on to General Election

    If the figures hold, Cox will face off against University of Utah law professor Christopher Peterson, a Democrat, and Libertarian Daniel Cottam, a surgeon, in November’s general election.

    Man pleads guilty to double manslaughter

    He faces up to 15 years apiece for the deaths of Vilsar Camey, 45, and Camey’s 10-year-old son, Israel on Feb. 9.

    Eklecticafe was cramped but quaint. Then the virus hit

    “It’s so sad to say that, even though there’s a relief for me, but the COVID thing… I just couldn’t sustainably reopen."

    500K facemasks headed to Utah students, teachers

    The state procured the masks from H.M. Cole and Totopazi and will be distributed to school districts in the “greatest need."

    After three years and a tripled budget, Seekhaven has new director

    My main goal is to stabilize our current programming and fortify our working relationships with the first responders in our community.