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Anglers urged to take DWR fishing survey

FILE — Doug Cloward, left, Morgan Clark and Courtney Sessum pull fish from a net as the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources conducts a seasonal gill netting survey at Scofield Reservoir, Thursday, May 12, 2016. Biologists examined chub, tiger trout and cu
FILE — Doug Cloward, left, Morgan Clark and Courtney Sessum pull fish from a net as the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources conducts a seasonal gill netting survey at Scofield Reservoir, Thursday, May 12, 2016. Biologists examined chub, tiger trout and cutthroat trout size and numbers.
Ravell Call, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Should corn be a legal fishing bait in Utah? How long must a tiger muskie be before anglers are allowed to keep it? Should the size restriction on smallmouth bass at Jordanelle Reservoir be removed?

Those are just a few of the questions fishing enthusiasts will find in a Utah Division of Wildlife Resources survey at wildlife.utah.gov/fisheries-surveys. The survey is an opportunity for anglers to let biologists know their thoughts about changes to fishing regulations being considered for 2017 and to share recommendations, complaints, concerns or general ideas about how to make fishing better in the state.

The 13-question survey must be completed no later than Friday, June 17.

After evaluating the survey results, biologists will present their final recommendations at public Regional Advisory Council meetings in September.

The Utah Wildlife Board will make the final decision about Utah’s 2017 fishing rules at a meeting on Sept. 29.