State agency hosting walleye fishing seminar

Published: Friday, March 7 2014 4:10 p.m. MST

Ray Grass, Deseret News Archives

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SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Natural Resources will host its annual Utah Walleye seminar later this month.

The free seminar will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, in the Department of Natural Resources Auditorium, 1594 W. North Temple. Some of Utah's top walleye anglers will share their secrets and insights about how to catch "ol' marble eye" in the Beehive State.

Eljay Gibson, president of Rocky Mountain Anglers, said many Utah anglers think the spring spawn is the best time to fish for walleye.

"Actually, the best walleye fishing happens after the spawn is over," Gibson said. "And in Utah, good walleye fishing can be found throughout the summer and fall."

Gibson said all of the panel members have extensive experience fishing for walleye in Utah and surrounding states.

"You'll learn about the best times of year to fish for walleye and where to go," he said. "You'll also learn about hot lures and techniques, including trolling."

Each of Utah's best walleye waters — Deer Creek, Lake Powell, Starvation, Yuba and Utah Lake — will be discussed during the seminar.

Rocky Mountain Anglers and the Division of Wildlife Resources are sponsoring the event. For more information, visit the Rocky Mountain Anglers website or call the DWR at 801-538-4700.

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