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ELECTRIC LAKE GIVING UP DISEASE-FREE CUTTHROAT

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Fisheries biologist have initiated a study to examine productivity in Electric Lake. This lake is currently the only certified disease-free source of Yellowstone cutthroat trout eggs in Utah.

Each spring, DWR personnel spend considerable time trapping cutthroats that enter upper Hunting Creek from the reservoir. They collect eggs that are reared in hatcheries and then stocked statewide.In 1991, strict catch and release regulations were placed on Electric Lake in an effort to preserve this important brood stock. This study is being done, in part, to determine how well these regulations are working. The study will review analysis of various physical and chemical features as well as survey living organisms.

NO MORE CAMOUFLAGE - Under new laws, hunter orange apparel with a camouflage pattern no longer meets the hunter orange requirement identified in the big game proclamation.

Centerfire rifle hunters are required to wear 400 square inches of hunter orange material on their heads, backs and chests while hunting any species of big game animal.

NEW SPOTLIGHT LAWS - This past winter, legislation was passed making it possible to hunt red foxes and skunks at night with the aid of artificial light.

The law, however, makes spotlighting more restrictive than in the past. Spotlighting may only be done pursuant to county ordinance.

For the night hunter the most significant aspects are:

1. A permit must now be obtained from the county.

2. Spotlights may not be attached to or powered by a motor vehicle.

3. While hunting with artificial light, a hunter may not occupy or operate any motor vehicle.

WINS FISHING TOURNAMENT - George Haley, a Salt Lake attorney, recently participated in and won the Boca Paila fly fishing competition in Quintana Roo, Mexico.

Haley caught a tarpon, permit, bonefish and barracuda on a fly rod.