BY SHAIN GILLET
Clipper Sports Editor
DAVIS COUNTY — On Saturday, June 8, anglers of all skill levels will be able to take to the waters for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources’ “free fishing day.”
The day, which has been an annual event from the division for many years, is mostly for younger anglers just learning how to fish.
Many of the fishing reports released just before the free fishing event came in as either good or excellent for catching all types of fish including channel catfish, bluegill, rainbow trout, largemouth bass and white bass, among others. Local hotspots include the Bountiful Pond, Farmington Pond, Layton’s Holmes Creek Reservoir, Syracuse’s Jensen Nature Park Pond and the Kaysville Ponds.
“Make plans now to take your family out and enjoy a free day of fishing,” said Drew Cushing, warm water sport fisheries coordinator for the division. “June is one of the best times to fish during the entire year. This Saturday’s event should be exciting for all anglers.”
Many of the aforementioned ponds and lakes were stocked with extra fish.
Community ponds, such as Bountiful Lake and the Kaysville Ponds, will be filled with catfish, which Cushing said could be up to 18 inches in length.
“Catch one of these cats, and you’ll be in for a fun fight,” he said.
A small change to last year’s event will be in the number of special event booths placed in local fisheries. In Northern Utah, only Logan’s Skylar Pond will have interactive activity booth’s available for young and inexperienced anglers.
Last year, about a half a dozen such booths were spread out among many of the local fisheries in the Layton and Syracuse areas.