If you have been reluctant to plan a fishing trip to Strawberry Reservoir this year, don't be. Recreational facilities will be open and the fishing will be good, said Don Nebeker, Uinta National Forest supervisor.
Chemical treatment of the reservoir has been postponed until 1989. Only half of the needed rotenone chemical was available for purchase this year. The remainder of the chemical will be purchased next year.The Division of Wildlife Resources has stocked the reservoir to maintain quality fishing. People are encouraged to get out early. Lower water levels and warmer weather will help peak fishing to occur approximately one month earlier. There are no changes in the limits at Strawberry Reservoir this year.
Strawberry Bay Marina still has boat slips available for rentals, gasoline, commodities, boat repairs and parts, and a good restaurant.
Free Fishing Day is June 11. Along with fishing without a license, the public will also be able to participate in special activities planned at Strawberry Bay Marina and at other locations around the north shore of the reservoir.
A new visitor center will open in mid-June to provide service and information to the public. This facility will be operated jointly by the Forest Service, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, and the Bureau of Reclamation. It is located just off U.S. Highway 40 near the west side of Strawberry Road.