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HOW Family Outing at Mantua Reservoir
Sat, May 13, 2017, 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM MDT
Please join us at Mantua 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.
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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
Mantua is a 500-acre reservoir located 15 miles east of Brigham City. This is a place where you can catch fish easily, whether you're in a boat or on shore. Onsite restrooms and a boat ramp make it a convenient recreation spot, and shoreline access around the entire reservoir draws many float-tubing anglers.
Mantua has two fishing opportunities that are hard to beat. The bluegill in Mantua are very plentiful and can grow to record-breaking sizes. The current Utah state record bluegill was caught in Mantua (2 pounds 7 ounces). In the spring, bluegill are very catchable on flies, jigs and poppers. Just wait for the water temperature to reach 60 degrees in May or June and go have a blast.
The other opportunity you shouldn't miss is Mantua's topwater largemouth bass fishing. It's second to none throughout the spring, summer and fall. Throw any topwater bass bait along the shoreline and just hang on to your pole.
In the winter, the yellow perch and rainbow trout also make Mantua a great place to fish through the ice.
- Yellow Perch limit is 50 fish
From Brigham City, drive east on Highway 89 towards Mantua. Take the Mantua exit. Turn left on Main Street then right on to 750 North. Take a right on Indian Tails Rd. Event will be in lot on right next to lake.
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.