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Learn how to catch kokanee salmon

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.

You can learn how to catch kokanee salmon at the free May 18 seminar.

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.

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