Hot Spots for Cold Fishing in Northeastern Utah


The Division of Wildlife Resources are once again urging locals to get out and try some ice fishing, this time providing their list of the best locations in northeastern Utah for success. “In my opinion,” shares Sport Fisheries Coordinator Randy Oplinger, “Utah has some of the best ice fishing in the country. The state provides a wide variety of fish to catch. And many of these opportunities are close to your home.” In no particular order, Basin ice fishing spots include Brown’s Draw Reservoir for rainbow, brown and tiger trout; Steinaker Reservoir for rainbow trout, bluegill and largemouth bass; Starvation Reservoir for walleye, rainbow trout and yellow perch; and Flaming Gorge Reservoir for rainbow and lake trout, burbot and smallmouth bass. “Fishing on the ice is a blast,” says Oplinger. “New lakes, new opportunities and new species of fish are waiting for you.”


Kristin Baldwin

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.