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Pelican

Rating - Good   

Tuesday, Oct 19 2021
Fishing has been excellent for largemouth bass the past few weeks. Find the clear water in the middle of the lake and you will find fish. Please be aware we have very low water and the ramp area is shallow and weedy. There is a good year class of largemouth in the 10-to 13-inch range that are active and taking plastics, flies and lures. Bluegill are also taking flies right now. The pH at Pelican Lake is very high right now due to the abundance of vegetation in the lake. If you note any odd fish behavior, please let us know by calling the main office line: 435-781-WILD. Carp removal efforts will continue this fall. Thank you for your help removing carp and please continue to do so if you catch one this year. If one of them has a tag sticking out of its back, call 435-781-WILD and report it to us. Also, please be aware that black bullhead catfish are very abundant right now. As expected, they survived the 2018 treatment. Larger black bullheads can be filleted and cooked just like other catfish species. Bluegill regulations have gone from a zero fish limit to a 15 fish limit, with only five of them over 7 inches long. Regulations are on a two-year cycle. This regulation will be updated as this fishery progresses and our management plan goals are evaluated. On Sept. 24, 2020, Pelican was stocked with 10,000 fingerling largemouth bass (brought in from a hatchery in Arkansas). Expect to see good growth of these fish over the next year as bluegill numbers looked great in the mid-August surveys. The current condition of bass as of May 2021 ranged from 127 to 132, which is phenomenal as 100 is a plump, healthy fish on this condition scale. Condition of bluegill is excellent as well and ranges from 87 to 96. Despite its challenges, this fishery is currently on the rebound. Update: In an effort to assist our carp removal efforts, we have stocked thousands of small tiger muskie this and last year and transferred 127 18-inch tiger muskie this spring from Yuba Reservoir. Let's face it, predators in the system can do a better job than we can keeping carp numbers lower. We will continue to monitor this species and stock them as needed, balancing our need to keep carp numbers low with our need to keep the bluegill population healthy.




Tuesday, Oct 19 2021



Access Info

Location: Uintah County
Directions: Take State Road 88 South from Highway 40 for about five miles till you see the lake.
Type: Blue Ribbon
Size: 1,680 acres
Elevation: 4,797 feet
Hours: 24/7
Likely catch: Bluegill, Largemouth Bass



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Pelican


Rating - Good

Fishing has been excellent for largemouth bass the past few weeks. Find the clear water in the middle of the lake and you will find fish. Please be aware we have very low water and the ramp area is shallow and weedy. There is a good year class of largemouth in the 10-to 13-inch range that are active and taking plastics, flies and lures. Bluegill are also taking flies right now. The pH at Pelican Lake is very high right now due to the abundance of vegetation in the lake. If you note any odd fish behavior, please let us know by calling the main office line: 435-781-WILD. Carp removal efforts will continue this fall. Thank you for your help removing carp and please continue to do so if you catch one this year. If one of them has a tag sticking out of its back, call 435-781-WILD and report it to us. Also, please be aware that black bullhead catfish are very abundant right now. As expected, they survived the 2018 treatment. Larger black bullheads can be filleted and cooked just like other catfish species. Bluegill regulations have gone from a zero fish limit to a 15 fish limit, with only five of them over 7 inches long. Regulations are on a two-year cycle. This regulation will be updated as this fishery progresses and our management plan goals are evaluated. On Sept. 24, 2020, Pelican was stocked with 10,000 fingerling largemouth bass (brought in from a hatchery in Arkansas). Expect to see good growth of these fish over the next year as bluegill numbers looked great in the mid-August surveys. The current condition of bass as of May 2021 ranged from 127 to 132, which is phenomenal as 100 is a plump, healthy fish on this condition scale. Condition of bluegill is excellent as well and ranges from 87 to 96. Despite its challenges, this fishery is currently on the rebound. Update: In an effort to assist our carp removal efforts, we have stocked thousands of small tiger muskie this and last year and transferred 127 18-inch tiger muskie this spring from Yuba Reservoir. Let's face it, predators in the system can do a better job than we can keeping carp numbers lower. We will continue to monitor this species and stock them as needed, balancing our need to keep carp numbers low with our need to keep the bluegill population healthy.


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