Tuesday, 31 July 2012 00:00
Starting July 20, you keep up to 8 trout per day at 2 eastern Utah waters
Effective July 20, 2012, the limit on rainbow trout at Kens Lake was increased to eight fish. This limit will remain in effect until January 1, 2013.
Photo by Tom Ogden
Effective July 20, 2012, the limit on rainbow trout at Kens Lake was increased to eight fish. This limit will remain in effect until January 1, 2013. Like many reservoirs in Utah, Kens Lake in Moab is experiencing lower than normal water levels this year. As water levels drop, water temperatures increase. When water temperatures rise above 70 degrees Fahrenheit, trout struggle and may even die. There have already been minor fish kills reported at Ken's Lake, and anglers may continue to see some dead fish as summer turns to fall. High water temperatures are the cause.
The remaining fish are safe to harvest and eat. Ken's Lake is stocked with rainbow trout in the spring, right after ice-off, and in the fall, when the water cools down. Stocking doesn't normally occur in the heat of the summer. Anglers are encouraged to get out and harvest the fish at Kens Lake. Kens Lake also contains brown trout, largemouth bass, and sunfish.
For more information, call the DWR's Southeastern Region office at (435) 613-3700.
Middle Fork of Sheep Creek & Spirit Lake
The Middle Fork Sheep Creek drainage in the Uinta Mountains, including Spirit Lake, will be treated with rotenone in September. The trout limit has been raised from four trout to eight trout to allow anglers to take fish that will be lost when the lake is treated.
Spirit Lake is in Daggett County. For more information, call the DWR's Northeastern Region office at (435) 781-9453.
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