Pat Scouten is a well-known angler and respected expert – one who “knows it all” about fishing on Utah Lake.
Carp aren’t the most beloved freshwater fish. They’re invasive, non-native to American lakes, and frumpy looking.
By Don Allphin Utah Lake is viewed by some as a dirty, muddy, smelly and unsightly reservoir beyond help.
With a fish net the size of three football fields, commercial fisherman are hard at work right now removing 40 million pounds of carp from Utah Lake, KSL reports.
The following guest column is written by Jodi McKee, a fourth grade teacher from southern Utah County and contributor to the Utah Lake curriculum.
Four years ago, 21 area governments — including neighboring municipalities of Utah County, the Department of Natural Resources, and the great state of Utah — created the Utah Lake Commission.
If there’s one thing Utah Lake isn’t known for, it’s clear blue water. But there’s no reason it can’t be translucent again, preservationists say. Which is why local officials are working hard to restore it.