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HOW Family Outing at Grantsville Reservoir
Sat, October 14, 2017, 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM MDT
Please join us to close out our 2017 season at Grantsville Reservoir for a day of kayak fishing, floating, and fun. We will have plenty of on-shore and off-shore activities for the entire family. A complimentary lunch will be provided by our fine volunteers and sponsors. Come out and see old friends and make new ones.
As always, our events are free and open to Active Duty Military, Veterans, First Responders and their Families.
Event Coordinator: Email questions regarding this event to firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers should arrive by 7:00 be rigged and ready and setup by 8:00 AM
Participants and their family members should arrive at 8:30 AM
Please follow HOW Event signs for parking. Everything you will need to enjoy a day of kayaking and fishing will be provided to include kayaks, life jackets, fishing gear, bait, food, and drinks. Lunch will be served and snacks and drinks will be provided during the day.
If you plan to fish, a valid fishing license is required. For more information on obtaining your Veteran Disability discount on Utah State Fishing license please visit: http://wildlife.utah.gov/home-disabled.html
Grantsville Reservoir is a small lake in the west desert west of the Oquirrh Mountains in Tooele County. The lake is primarily used for irrigation water for area farmers, and can suffer large drawdowns in late summer especially during drought years. Grantsville is stocked by the DWR with Rainbow Trout.
- Statewide Trout limit: 4 fish (in the aggregate)
Fishing is usually best very early in the morning or very late in the evening, when the water cools just a bit, and the bright sun is off the water. Grantsville doesn't have much cover for fish to hide in, so they tend to be a bit shy in the middle of the day during the summer months.
Grantsville has some very large Browns and Rainbows that feed heavily on carp minnows when they are still small enough to be targeted. This means that summer through late fall you can catch some monster trout by fishing with carp minnows. You can catch the minnows right at the reservoir using dipnets or cast nets.
From Grantsville, take West Street until it turns into Willow Road, the reservoir is on the west side of the road
Weather Considerations: Events are rain or shine, dress appropriately for the weather. You will be notified if the event is cancelled for any reason. You may get wet during the outing. Its always a good idea to pack extra dry clothes for the way home.
A Few Rules:
HOW events are ALCOHOL FREE.
Vets/guests are NOT allowed to go kayak fishing during the event without a HOW guide.
You MUST wear your PFD the entire time you are out in a kayak.
Food will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own snacks/food/drinks if you have special needs/preferences.
We love our non-service dogs as most of you love yours, but for the safety of all of our participants and volunteers, we ask that you refrain from bringing your non-service dogs to our event.