Minersville Reservoir, a 990-acre reservoir in central Utah, will be treated this summer.
The project is part of a new management plan to restore fishing at the reservoir, located about 15 miles west of Beaver.The public has until March 31 to offer comment on the plan, and must do so in writing. Comments should be sent to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Southern Utah Regional Office, Box 606, Cedar City, UT 84720.
The reservoir was last treated in 1984.
The primary target of the treatment is the Utah chub, a non-game fish that quickly proliferates and reduces food for game fish.
Additionally, studies at the Minersville Reservoir have estimated birds consumed 13,000 pounds of trout during a single year, mostly because the young trout grow slowly and are vulnerable to feeding birds for a longer period of time.
Lake Powell has released a few of its larger fish. Last month, Lannie Sitterud of Emery, caught a lake-record walleye - 9 pounds, 15 ounces. He was using a "gitzit" in 10 feet of water in Two-Mile Canyon near Hite.
Joe Schwenk, general manger at the Hite Marina, also said that several large stripers and largemouth have been pulled from the lake recently.
Wayne Gustaveson, fisheries biologist for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, said walleye and largemouth fishing should progressively improve and peak in April.
He also predicts striped bass fishing will be excellent this spring, with most of the fish in the 1 1/2- to 6-pound class. The limit on striped bass is 20.