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What’s new this season?
Free Fishing Day:
This year, Free Fishing Daywill be held on June 2. This annual event is a greatopportunity to share your passion or shing witha riend or amily member. For more inormation,seepage 7.
New community sheries:
Six new communi-ty sheries are scheduled to open to the public in2012. They will be located in Garden City, Layton,Monroe, Ogden, Washington and Wellington. Fora complete list o Utah’s community sheries, seethe inormation box onpage 23.
Discounted licenses or disabled veterans:
The Division began oering discounted shinglicenses to disabled veterans in July 2011. To see i you are eligible or one o these licenses, see theinormation box onpage 5.
New experimental shery:
Hobbs Reservoir isa new shery in northern Utah. The Utah WildlieBoard approved some experimental regulationsat the reservoir that will hopeully produce largersh over the next ve years. For details, see thearticle onpage 42.
Reduced wiper limit at Willard Bay:
Thedaily wiper limit at Willard Bay Reservoir haschanged rom six sh to three sh. For details andmore inormation on Utah’s wiper program, seethe article onpage 38.
Changes at Lake Powell:
Beginning in 2012,you may llet sh—and possess lleted sh—atany time while shing at Lake Powell. There willalso be no limit on the number o walleye you cankeep. For details, seepage 26.
Limits removed or some species and wa-ters:
To combat illegal sh stocking, the WildlieBoard removed the daily bag and possessionlimits or some species at a handul o waters, par-ticularly in central and southern Utah. For moreinormation, see the article onpage 34.
HOW TO USE THIS GUIDEBOOK
1. Review the general rules, starting onpage 7. These rules explain the licenses you need,the shing methods you may use, and when you can transport and possess sh.2. Check general season dates and bag and possession limits, starting onpage 16.3. Look up a specic water in the section that starts onpage 20. (I the water you’re lookingor is not listed there, it is subject to the general rules.)
Who makes the rules?
The Utah Wildlie Board passes the rulesand laws summarized in this guidebook.There are seven board members, andeach serves a six-year term. Appointed by thegovernor, board members are not Divisionemployees.The Division’s director serves as the board’sexecutive secretary but does not have a vote onwildlie policies.Beore board members make changes towildlie rules, they listen to recommendationsrom Division biologists. They also receive inputrom the public and various interest groups viathe regional advisory council (RAC) process.I you have eedback or suggestions orboard members, you can nd their contactinormation online at
Wildlie Board members
Jake AlbrechtJohn BairCalvin CrandallBill FenimoreMichael KingDel Brady,
James F. Karpowitz,
Division Director Executive Secretary