Heavy Rains in Southern Utah Boost Fishing Forecasts

Heavy Rains in Southern Utah Boost Fishing Forecasts

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ST. GEORGE (AP) -- Grab your bait and rod. The fishing's gonna be fine in southern Utah.

Recent heavy rains in the area have muddied up the Baker Reservoir, but officials say it and other fishing holes are likely to get better.

The rain has helped flows return to normal after water levels had been low.

The Santa Clara River between Pine Valley and Central was dry last year and has now returned to near-normal flow. The same holds for Beaver Dam.

The two Sandcove reservoirs have filled and the two Enterprise reservoirs that were low in early autumn have received enough water to be restocked for next year.

Many reservoirs had lost fisheries in the late summer to drought conditions.

Officials say additional snowpack through spring could make the picture even brighter for anglers.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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