Fall Still a Great Time for Fishing in the Basin


There are plenty of reasons why fall makes a prime fishing time including the fact that there are fewer anglers and fewer recreational boats. “If you want to enjoy great fishing in less-crowded conditions, fall is the time to do it,” shares DWR sport fisheries coordinator Randy Oplinger. “Recreational boating and fishing pressure drop off dramatically in the fall.” Other great perks to fall fishing is enjoying some of the best scenery, weather and fishing of the year. To help families take advantage, the Division of Wildlife Resources is highlighting great family fall fishing around the state and the Basin makes the list. Topping the recommendations is walleye fishing at Starvation Reservoir with the note that walleye fishing is best from a boat. Trout fishing is recommended on the Green River below Flaming Gorge. Finally, the DWR recommends the lakes, streams, and rivers in the Uinta Mountains for trout and grayling fishing and some of the best scenery in the state.

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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.