USU Study Says Fishing Nets Bring $ 259 Million To Utah Economy

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Steve Griffin | Salt Lake Tribune Geoff Stevens, of Cottonwood Heights, crosses the middle of the Provo River as he fishes near
Al Hartmann | Tribune file photo Ken Mahal, left, a fishing guide for Park City Outifitters, catches a brown trout in the cold w
Rick Egan | Salt Lake Tribune Mickey Anderson drills a hole in the ice as he prepares to go ice fishing at Panguitch Lake,
Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune It’s so cold that George Sommer’s breath spins around his head as he pulls his sled full
Rick Egan | Salt Lake Tribune Mickey Anderson drills a hole in the ice as he prepares to go ice fishing at Panguitch Lake,
Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune awaiting strike while fly fishing on the Green River below the Flaming Gorge Dam.
Al Hartmann | Salt Lake Tribune Flaming Gorge Resort fishing guide Brian Hoskisson watches John’s Dutch resident Ryan Mosl.
Al Hartmann | Dutch John’s Salt Lake Tribune Ryan Mosley throws a fly in hopes of catching a rainbow or brown trout while floating
Al Hartmann | Salt Lake Tribune fishermen prepare for the boat launch just below the Flaming Gorge Dam to float them down the Gree
Al Hartmann | Dutch John’s Salt Lake Tribune Ryan Kelly throws trout on April 25, 2012 while boating on Flaming Gorge
Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune An effective lure for catching trout and bass at Flaming Gorge Reservoir.
Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune fishing boat winds its way to Sevenmile Canyon at Lake Powell.
Al Hartmann | Tribune file photo The proposed pipeline project would take water from Lake Powell in southeast Utah and displace i
Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune George Sommer lands a fish in Good Hope Bay of Lake Powell.


Steve Griffin | Salt Lake Tribune Geoff Stevens, of Cottonwood Heights, crosses the middle of the Provo River as he fishes near Heber on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. A new report from USU economists says with caution, they believe that Anglers contributed $ 259 million in direct spending to the state’s economy in 2011, about $ 184 million spent specifically to fish Utah’s Blue Ribbon waters, such as the Provo River.
Al Hartmann | Tribune file photo Ken Mahal, left, a fishing guide for Park City Outifitters, catches a brown trout in the cold waters of the Middle Provo River on Monday, just west of Heber City. His fly fishing client Kevin Foley of Minneapolis lowers the net to get the prize. Fishermen were scarce on the river but the fishing was good.
Rick Egan | Salt Lake Tribune Mickey Anderson drills a hole in the ice as he prepares to go ice fishing at Panguitch Lake, Monday January 4, 2010
Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune It’s so cold that George Sommer’s breath hovers around his head, as he pulls his sled full of ice fishing gear, as he prepares to go ice fishing at the lake Panguitch, Monday January 4, 2010
Rick Egan | Salt Lake Tribune Mickey Anderson drills a hole in the ice as he prepares to go ice fishing at Panguitch Lake, Monday January 4, 2010
Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune awaiting strike while fly fishing on the Green River below the Flaming Gorge Dam.
Al Hartmann | Salt Lake Tribune Flaming Gorge Resort fishing guide Brian Hoskisson watches John’s Dutch resident Ryan Mosley pounce on a fish going up the Green River below the Flaming Gorge Dam on April 26, 2012.
Al Hartmann | Dutch John’s Salt Lake Tribune Ryan Mosley throws a fly in the hopes of catching a Rainbow Trout or Brown Trout while floating on the Green River below the Flaming Gorge Dam.
Al Hartmann | Salt Lake Tribune anglers prepare for the boat launch just below the Flaming Gorge Dam to float them down the Green River.
Al Hartmann | Dutch John’s Salt Lake Tribune Ryan Kelly throws trout on April 25, 2012, while cruising the Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Kelly landed around 70 rainbow trout in three hours on this trip.
Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune An effective lure for catching trout and bass at Flaming Gorge Reservoir.
Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune fishing boat winds its way to Sevenmile Canyon at Lake Powell.
Al Hartmann | Tribune File Photo The proposed pipeline project would take water from Lake Powell in southeast Utah and move it to population centers in southwest Utah. In this file photo, a fishing boat heads for Sevenmile Canyon at Lake Powell.
Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune George Sommer lands a fish in Good Hope Bay of Lake Powell.

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