Utah Division of Wildlife Resources fisheries technician
Josh Verde holds a 25-inch, 5.6-pound cutthroat trout caught
and released during the trend net survey
at Panguitch Lake on May 7, 2013.
Mike Hadley with the Utah DWR shares with us his report of the recent gill net survey of Panguitch Lake. The report is good news to anglers, and looks like good news for years to come! Here's Mike's report:
During the annual trend net survey at Panguitch Lake on May 7, 2013, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources found good numbers of rainbow and cutthroat trout, as well as a few tiger trout. 13- to 18-inch trout were abundant in the catch, while a number of larger fish were also observed. Big fish for the day included a 25-inch, 5.6-pound cutthroat trout and a 28-inch, 7.7-pound tiger trout. This whopper was the largest fish seen in the netting surveys since the fishery restoration project of 2006. The other good news from the survey was that no Utah chubs were caught. Fishing from shore and boats is fair to good right now and this should continue through Memorial Day.
I know many have been eager to see this report this year, and your wait will not disappoint you! It looks like another great year to catch a lot of fish, with the possibility of catching some very large fish! When you do, send those photos into us, let's see how you did!
Thanks again Mike for sharing your report with us all here at SUH&F!