Steinaker Still Brimming With Bluegill

How many bluegill do you think are still in Steinaker Reservoir? Guess higher. Although water levels have dropped dramatically as the reservoir dam is being repaired, the deepest channels are at fifteen feet and the bluegills are thriving. Utah Division of Wildlife Resources recently tagged 100 bluegill and only had 3 report back. It might not sound like much but it helps the DWR to know that there are anywhere between 37,000 to 39,000 bluegill still in Steinaker. It makes the 1,500 bluegills that were caught and transported to Pelican Lake recently seem like a condo of fish instead of the entire apartment complex that it was. Even so, remember that normal fishing limits have been restored to Steinaker and are in effect.


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.