SALT LAKE CITY — If you're interested in fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass in Utah, you won't want to miss a free workshop on Feb. 7.
In addition to learning how to catch bass, the workshop will cover a wide array of topics related to the management of bass in the state. Those topics include the future of bass in Utah, how to get involved in the management of Utah's bass fishing waters, and illegal fish transplants and how they affect bass in the state.
Biologists will also share information about how bass are doing in three popular Utah bass fishing waters: Pelican Lake, and Pineview and Jordanelle reservoirs.
The free workshop will be held Feb. 7 in the auditorium at Department of Natural Resources, 1594 W. North Temple in Salt Lake City. It runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. You're welcome to come and go whenever you like.
Drew Cushing, warm water sport fisheries coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources, says in addition to the information you'll receive, you might also win some free fishing gear.
"If you're interested in bass fishing in Utah," Cushing says, "we hope to see you at the workshop. We look forward to meeting you and talking about something Utah anglers and biologists are passionate about — bass fishing."
Utah's Blue Ribbon Fisheries Advisory Council put the workshop together. Other sponsors include Berkley, the DWR and the Utah Bass Nation. You can get a schedule for the workshopon the DWR wildlife calendar.
If you have questions about the workshop, call the DWR's Salt Lake City office at 801-538-4700.