New website will help fishing fans find a new favorite fishing hole

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If you love fishing in Utah but have been looking for a new place to try, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has a new tool to help you out. Randy Oplinger, a sportfish coordinator with DWR, joined Good Morning Utah to talk about it.

You can try out the new web tool by visiting this website.

While the DWR has provided online fishing reports for nearly 20 years, this interactive map will provide a lot more details. It includes improved mapping technology, which allows users to find a place to fish near their current location. The new map also gives the public a chance to rate waters based on their recent fishing trips. The public feedback will help the DWR improve the management of the state’s fisheries.

Along with allowing anglers to rate the waterbodies, the new page was designed to be a one-stop shop for anyone going fishing: It includes updated forecasts of fishing conditions from the DWR, details on what types of fish are at each waterbody, specific directions to each fishing hole, stocking reports, fishing regulations and the amenities in each area. 

The new page is also mobile friendly, so it provides a better user experience on smartphones. There is also a new alert feature that informs anglers of important updates like access and ice conditions in an area. 

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