What: Known for its ugly face and tasty flesh, the eel-like burbot is a menace to the other fish in Flaming Gorge Reservoir. It has a huge appetite and sharp teeth that are carving into the reservoir’s sportfish populations. To do their part in combating this invasive fish — and have a chance at cash and prizes — hundreds of anglers will participate in the Burbot Bash from Jan. 29–31. DWR employees will be working at the fish weigh-in stations for the competition and will get a close look at all the fish that come in.
Reporters and photographers are invited to join DWR biologists at the Manila weigh-in station, get photos of the fish and learn more about the burbot problem. Note: Reporters and photographers should plan on following COVID-19 safety guidelines and will need to drive their own vehicles to the weigh-in site.
When: Jan. 30–31 from 8–10 a.m. each day
Where: The park pavilion in Manila, Utah (behind the rodeo grounds). Call the contact if you need additional directions or information.
Contact: Tonya Kieffer-Selby, 801-995-2972