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I got this email from Chris Crockett from the DWR a couple days ago. I thought I would post it here. Some of you may be available to help.




WHEN: Wednesday May 20, 2015: 8:00am-5:00pm


WHERE: Lincoln Beach Marina (Utah County): Look for UDWR vehicles and personnel near the boat ramp.


The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is in the process of establishing a hatchery program to produce wipers, a hybrid cross between a female white bass and a male striped bass. Wipers are fast growing, aggressive fighters, and also make great table fare. The Division is in the preliminary stages of establishing a production program to help increase their ability and efficiency to provide wipers for reservoirs such as Willard Bay and community fishing ponds.

Several anglers have reported sizable concentrations of female white bass in the vicinity of Lincoln Beach. The Division will be on site from 8am-5pm on Wednesday May 20th to collect female white bass from willing anglers to assist with the program. The female white bass will then be transported to the Springville Hatchery for egg collection and incorporation into a fledgling brood stock.

Female white bass are generally larger than males and may express eggs upon handling. Males are generally smaller and will express milt upon handling. If in doubt of the sex of the fish please deliver to Division personnel for identification. Please take care to keep the white bass in a well aerated live well or fish basket prior to delivery to Division personnel to reduce stress and prevent mortality of the fish. For more information about this effort please contact Chris Crockett or Mike Slater with the Central Region UDWR 801-491-5678.


Please Note: It is illegal to transport live fish away from the water they were caught. We are only collecting live female white bass caught by anglers from the Lincoln Beach area or those legally transported by boat via livewell from other locations on Utah Lake. Do not transport fish by land-based vehicle from other areas of Utah Lake.


Chris Crockett
Native Aquatics Project Leader
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
 

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Just a quick addendum. Went over to the boat harbor this morning and both the crappie and the white bass were very cooperative. If you get the chance, UL is starting to fish very well for multiple species.
 
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