Learn How to Catch Kokanee Salmon

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You can learn how to catch kokanee salmon at the free May 18 seminar. These anglers caught kokanee in both of their color phases — the red color the fish change into during their spawning period, and their typical silver hue.

DWR Press Release

Free seminar on May 18

Salt Lake City — Kokanee salmon are one of Utah’s tastiest fish. And, if you can locate a school of them, get ready for some fast and furious fishing.

So, how do you find the schools? And what techniques will bring you the most success?

You can learn all of those things—and more—at a free seminar in Salt Lake City. The seminar will be held May 18 at the Department of Natural Resources, 1594 W. North Temple. It runs from 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Three experienced kokanee salmon anglers, including Randy Oplinger, sport fisheries coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources, will present the seminar.

“Kokanee are one of my favorite fish to catch,” Oplinger says. “Some of my most memorable fishing experiences have happened while I was fishing for them.”

If you attend the May 18 seminar, here’s what you’ll learn:

·         Utah’s kokanee fisheries and how they’re managed

·         Equipment needed to catch kokanee

·         Fishing for kokanee on Flaming Gorge Reservoir

·         Fishing for kokanee on Strawberry Reservoir

If you pre-register for the seminar, you’ll be in the running to receive a free kokanee salmon fishing trip on Strawberry Reservoir. To register, visit http://bit.ly/Kokanee2017.

Utah’s Blue Ribbon Fisheries Advisory Council and the DWR have teamed up to make the seminar possible.

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