Kolob Reservoir to be drained after officials find illegally stocked fish

Local News
KOLOB RES_1535916131510.jpg.jpg

VIRGIN, Utah (News4utah)  – Officials with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources will be draining Kolob Reservoir after finding illegally stocked fish in the water.

In a press release issued by the DWR officials recently discovered three illegally stocked yellow perch, green sunfish and bluegill. The fish “pose a substantial threat to the endangered fish species that live downstream in the Virgin River”, according to the release.

As a result, Kolob Reservoir will be drained this fall in order to be treated with rotenone to remove all fish.

As of Saturday, the daily bag and possession limit has been changed to eight trout, with no size restriction. Bait will also be allowed.

A $3,000 reward is being offered for any information that leads to the prosecution of those responsible. If you have information about who introduced perch, sunfish and bluegill to Kolob Reservoir, please call the UTiP hotline at 1-800-662-3337. 

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

John Legend PSA

Thumbnail for the video titled "John Legend PSA"

Latest News Videos

Avalanche in Little Cottonwood Canyon 1/17/20 Courtesy: UDOT

Thumbnail for the video titled "Avalanche in Little Cottonwood Canyon 1/17/20 Courtesy: UDOT"

Rain sweeps through New South Wales

Thumbnail for the video titled "Rain sweeps through New South Wales"

Social media users in Australia rejoice for rain

Thumbnail for the video titled "Social media users in Australia rejoice for rain"

Clerk goes down, firefighters ring up customers

Thumbnail for the video titled "Clerk goes down, firefighters ring up customers"

S.D. bill could criminalize doctors who perform gender affirming surgeries

Thumbnail for the video titled "S.D. bill could criminalize doctors who perform gender affirming surgeries"

Midway Ice Castles daily maintenance list longer than their biggest icicle

Thumbnail for the video titled "Midway Ice Castles daily maintenance list longer than their biggest icicle"
More Video News

Don't Miss