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Steinaker Reservoir Bluegill Tournament

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Steinaker State Park

4335 US-191 Scenic Hwy

Vernal, UT 84078

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On June 9th, UDWR and partners are hosting a bluegill fishing tournament at Steinaker Reservoir. The tournament is intended to encourage public support and involvement in the Division’s salvage effort of bluegill. The tournament will be family friendly, and focused on providing an environment conducive to all levels of fishing skills.

The BOR dam repair project at Steinaker Reservoir will take place this fall 2018, so salvage of fish is necessary before the reservoir reaches dead pool.

This is a total number fish caught tournament. There will be prizes for:

  • Top three individuals with the most bluegill caught.
  • Largest bluegill caught.

TIMES

  • Check-in 7 AM
  • Tournament start 8 AM
  • Tournament end 2 PM
  • Award ceremeny 3 PM

REGISTRATION

  • Registration is open until Wednesday June 6th at midnight.
  • All participants must pre-register online.
  • Registration spots are limited to 250 individuals.
  • The tournament is free, but participants must pay the entrance fee into the state park.

RULES

  • Multiple participants can fish from the same boat.
  • No ride alongs allowed, if you are on a boat you must be registered.
  • All individuals must possess a valid fishing license. Youth under the age of 12 do not need a fishing license.
  • Fish must be handled humanely and turned in alive. Deceased fish will not count towards an individual’s total, or towards the largest bluegill and bass payouts.
  • Individuals must turn in their fish multiple times throughout the tournament in order to prevent unnecessary crowding in live wells and stressful conditions on the fish.
  • As participants turn in their fish, officials will track each person’s submissions.
  • All rules of the 2017-2018 Utah Fishing Guidebook must be followed.
  • You can fish from a boat or the shore.
  • You must provide your own equipment and follow all state boating regulations.
  • Poor sportsmanship, cheating, any type of foul play, or failure to comply with the rules will result in an immediate disqualification from the event.

Reminder:

  • Fish must be turned in no later than 2:00 PM in order to be processed for the tournament results.
  • Any bass caught during the event must be collected, especially those that are 14 inches in length or over.

For more information, please contact Natalie Boren or Chante’ Lundskog.

Natalie Boren

Ph: 435-219-2644

Email: natalieboren@utah.gov

Chante’ Lundskog

Ph: 385-225-4322

Email: clundskog@utah.gov

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Vernal, UT 84078

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