Northeastern Utah the Place to Fish for Memorial Day Weekend

Waters in northeastern Utah are among the top picks of DWR biologists to enjoy fishing this Memorial Day weekend. “It can be challenging to pick a water that best meets what you’re looking for,” shares fisheries coordinator Randy Oplinger. “Fortunately, our biologists know these waters like the backs of their hands. And they’re happy to provide direction.” The best family fishing waters listed for northeastern Utah are Brown’s Draw, Cottonwood, Currant Creek, East Park and Steinaker Reservoir.  “These five waters are great family-fishing waters because they’re places where everyone, regardless of their fishing experience, can catch fish,” explains Oplinger. “Experienced anglers and new anglers can have a great time catching fish together. Both bait and lures work at these waters, and shore anglers can catch a lot of fish...Depending on where you go, you and your family might catch trout, bass, bluegill and even tiger muskie.” If your family wants to give fishing a try for the first time or it’s just been a while, visit to learn how to fish or brush up on skills.


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.