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Increased limits at Newton Reservoir
As of today, there are higher daily limits at Newton Reservoir: http://wildlife.utah.gov/...newton_reservoir.pdf

The daily bag and possession limit has increased to:
Twelve (12) largemouth bass
One hundred (100) bluegill
One hundred (100) crappie
One hundred (100) yellow perch
Sixteen (16) channel catfish
One (1) tiger muskellunge over 40 inches

This change is effective immediately and will remain in effect through December 31, 2013. Water levels in Newton Reservoir are extremely low and not anticipated to significantly increase in the near future. These conditions may lead to a fish kill this coming winter due to low oxygen levels combined with an abundant fish population. Limits are being temporarily liberalized to allow anglers to harvest fish that may otherwise be lost.

Amy Canning
Communications Specialist
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
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Re: [AmyC] Increased limits at Newton Reservoir In reply to
Thanks for the update Amy! Hopefully these fish don't get wasted Unsure

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Re: [AmyC] Increased limits at Newton Reservoir In reply to
They should net as many tigers as possible and transplant them into PV so that MORE money isnt lost in our Tiger musky program -
whisker time.....
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Re: [Utcatman] Increased limits at Newton Reservoir In reply to
http://www.bigfishtackle.com/...d;page=unread#unread

Suggestion already answered. Why can't they transplant them to the Lee Kay ponds though? They're putting up fencing and a net over the pool.

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Re: [Utcatman] Increased limits at Newton Reservoir In reply to
From Drew's post:
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Moving fish from Newton to Pineview is not legal according to our fish health rules otherwise that would be a great idea.

Insert Lee Kay ponds where it says Pineview.

Plus, the idea for the Lee Kay Ponds are to produce fingerling Tiger Muskies, not keep a few dozen alive to move them again. They wouldn't help produce any more Tigers.


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(This post was edited by Fishrmn on Aug 15, 2013, 4:32 PM)
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Re: [AmyC] Increased limits at Newton Reservoir In reply to
Round up those muskies and put them in the cutlar marsh, before they're all dead. At least give them a fighting chance. The water that runs out of newton ends up there anyways so what's the hold up?




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Re: [catmaster23] Increased limits at Newton Reservoir In reply to
That's a great idea! But, seeing how the UDWR is always understaffed and it's illegal to move fish it wont happen. Actually, they should take all the fish out and dump em in Cutler.




Thanks, Kent

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Re: [cachecustomlures] Increased limits at Newton Reservoir In reply to
I'm a likeen' dees idea! We shoulda get a volunteer bucket brigade and roun'um up!

Yeah I know. But the fact the water already connects, and every species - except the Musky - already exist in both waters.

Think ya pretty well gotta start thinking like ice fishing and bring boards if you hope to get lakeside. It's a pretty muddy mess along the shore.

So - I wonder why even hold to the 40" rule on the Musky? I can see there might be hope some younger ones (the last plantings?) might have a better chance to suffer a hard winter freeze.

Curious if anyone has any sort of time-table on their construction efforts? I think MY best chance of launching there are from an inflatable! Watch out for Musky Teeth!
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Re: [CoyoteSpinner] Increased limits at Newton Reservoir In reply to
I hope you are not serious, because what you are proposing is illegal.


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Re: [kentofnsl] Increased limits at Newton Reservoir In reply to
Of course - sorry, thought my Jar-Jar Binks imitation would make that clear.
There was talk last year about Condie, and the notion that the DNR didn't have funding or manpower to move fish, folks were willing to step up and volunteer.

Just seems the controllers are more focused on the control that the survival of the fish. It's unfortunate, but I appreciate there's reasons beyond what we average anglers are aware of.
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Re: [CoyoteSpinner] Increased limits at Newton Reservoir In reply to
If the upgrades prescribed for the release gates in cutler dam are approved then there will be no cutler marsh in October. Although it will fill the next spring I don't think the muskie will stay. Even then if they were to dump em in cutler they would likely migrate up the river with or without the marsh.
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Re: [AmyC] Increased limits at Newton Reservoir In reply to
Man, I would hate for all of those fish to go to waste. Is there any way to access the waters. I hear there is a lot of mud, and I am not passed getting dirty to catch some fish, but I don't want to get stuck out there.
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Re: [CoyoteSpinner] Increased limits at Newton Reservoir In reply to
Coyote some body has already transplanted some tiger muskies into cutler. They have been caught trolling large white twirly tail jigs with in the channel. When one of my friends asked a dwr officer at the marina about it he confirmed that there were infact muskies within cutler and he advised my fried to kill them on scene if he happened to land one they didn't want them re-released into the water to create more havoc amongst the species that are already in there.