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Daily limit increased to 16 fish at Miller Flat Reservoir until end of year

Miller Flat Reservoir
Miller Flat Reservoir

SALT LAKE CITY - Beginning Monday, Sept. 9, the daily fish limit at Miller Flat Reservoir will be increased to 16 fish.

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Director Mike Fowlks issued the emergency change to the 2019 Utah Fishing Guidebook on Monday. The change was necessary because of recent damage to the reservoir’s structure, which will require the waterbody to be drained for repairs.

"After the reservoir is partially drained, the water level will be low, which may lead to fish dying this winter," Southeastern Region Aquatics Manager Justin Hart said. "We wanted to increase the fish limit so anglers could catch and eat these fish and ensure they aren’t wasted."

The previous daily limit at Miller Flat Reservoir was four fish. The increased 16-fish limit will remain in effect until Dec. 31, 2019. All the other rules in the Utah Fishing Guidebook regarding this waterbody remain in effect.

The repairs to the reservoir will likely take place this fall so the reservoir can naturally fill with snow runoff in the spring.

Miller Flat Reservoir is a 160-acre lake located in the Manti-La Sal National Forest. It is typically stocked with rainbow trout and also contains some naturally-occurring cutthroat trout.