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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 have a boat, and can locate a school of them, fast and furious fishing awaits. Once you hook a kokanee, it’ll give you all the fight you can handle.

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 April 9 at the Department of Natural Resources, 1594 W. North Temple. It runs from 7–9 p.m.

Four 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 April 9 seminar, here’s what you’ll learn:

Utah’s kokanee fisheries: how they’re managed and where they’re located
Equipment needed to catch kokanee
How to catch kokanee at Flaming Gorge Reservoir
How to catch kokanee at Strawberry Reservoir

The seminar is free, but you must preregister to attend.

Utah’s Blue Ribbon Fisheries Advisory Council and the DWR are offering the free event.