Corn Approved as Bait on Flaming Gorge

Who knew corn could make headline news? But for anglers, the Utah Wildlife Board’s approval last week of corn as bait on limited Utah waters is big news. Flaming Gorge is among the very limited waters where anglers can fish with corn starting January 1st, 2017. Utah was the only state in the west where corn was not allowed to be used as bait but last week’s approval doesn’t guarantee the change will be permanent. DWR sport fisheries coordinator Randy Oplinger says officials will be looking for any negative effects such as littering on the shore or waters. “If we find that is has [negative results],” says Oplinger, “ we can recommend not allowing corn as bait in 2019.”

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Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.