Written by Robert Lovell Tags: Channel Catfish/Corn Bait/Cutler Reservoir/Division of Wildlife Resources/DWR/Flaming Gorge/Lake Trout August 28, 2018 /Sports News – Local DWR proposes fishing changes for 2019 and 2020 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBiologists with the Division of Wildlife Resources are recommending changes that will affect anglers in Utah for the next two years. If the changes are approved, you’d be allowed to use corn as bait at all of Utah’s fishing waters, keep more lake trout at Flaming Gorge Reservoir, enjoy a two-day possession limit statewide, and have a better chance at catching big channel catfish at Cutler Reservoir.And that’s just the start. The biologists are recommending numerous changes for the 2019 and 2020 fishing seasons. You can see all of their recommendations at www.wildlife.utah.gov/public_meetings/rac/2018-09_rac_packet.pdf.Learn more, share your ideasAfter you’ve reviewed the ideas, you can share your thoughts with your Regional Advisory Council members by attending your upcoming RAC meeting or by sending an email to them.RAC chairmen will share the input they receive with members of the Utah Wildlife Board when the board meets in Salt Lake City on Sept. 27 to approve rules for Utah’s 2019 and 2020 fishing seasons.Dates, times and locations for the RAC meetings are as follows:Central RegionSept. 46:30 p.m.Springville Civic Center110 S. Main St.SpringvilleNorthern RegionSept. 56 p.m.Brigham City Community Center24 N. 300 W.Brigham CitySouthern RegionSept. 117 p.m.Hurricane Community Center63 S. 100 W.HurricaneSoutheastern RegionSept. 126:30 p.m.John Wesley Powell Museum1765 E. Main St.Green RiverNortheastern RegionSept. 136:30 p.m.DWR Northeastern Region Office318 N. Vernal Ave.VernalEmailYou can also provide your comments to your RAC via email. Email addresses for your RAC members are available at www.wildlife.utah.gov/dwr/rac-members.html.The group each RAC member represents (sportsman, non-consumptive, etc.) is listed under each person’s email address. You should direct your email to the people on the RAC who represent your interest.Fishing with cornOver the past two years, anglers have been allowed to use corn on eight lakes and reservoirs in Utah. During that time, DWR conservation officers have kept a close eye on the amount of litter those fishing with corn have left behind. The officers are happy to report that they haven’t seen an impact.Randy Oplinger, sport fisheries coordinator for the DWR, says anglers who responded to a survey earlier this year had the same observation. “A total of 1,636 of the 4,718 anglers who responded to the survey had fished at one or more of the eight waters in the past two years,” he says. “Only 3% of them had witnessed any kind of negative impact from allowing anglers to use corn as bait.”If approved by the Utah Wildlife Board, anglers could use corn—at all of Utah’s fishing waters—starting Jan. 1, 2019.Keep more lake trout at Flaming GorgeChanges at Flaming Gorge Reservoir would give you more chances to help reduce a growing population of smaller lake trout. Reducing the number of smaller lake trout should help the reservoir return to its ‘glory days’ when it produced some of the largest lake trout in the country in good numbers.Biologists are recommending that the daily lake trout limit be increased to 12 lake trout, but only one could be over 28 inches long. Currently, anglers are allowed to keep only eight lake trout.Oplinger says a growing population of smaller lake trout is causing problems for anglers. “The smaller lake trout are competing with kokanee salmon and rainbow trout for food,” he says.Oplinger says the competition is affecting both the number and size of kokanee and rainbows in the reservoir. “Kokanee and rainbows are the two fish lake trout prey on,” he says. “If we can reduce the number of smaller lake trout, they’ll be more kokanee and rainbows for anglers to catch and for the remaining lake trout to eat.”Oplinger says Flaming Gorge used to produce good numbers of huge lake trout. “If the increased limit is approved,” he says, “and anglers keep their limits of smaller lake trout, we should see more trophy lake trout caught at the reservoir in the future.”Two-day possession limitSome anglers who take the time to travel to Flaming Gorge and Strawberry reservoirs want to spend more than one day fishing before coming home. To give them a chance to keep more fish, DWR biologists are proposing that two-day possession limits be established at both waters. Currently, you may not have more than one daily limit in your possession while fishing at either water.“With the exception of Flaming Gorge and Strawberry,” Oplinger says, “two-day possession limits are allowed at all of the fishing waters in Utah. We haven’t seen any biological impact on the waters where a two-day possession limit is allowed. We’d like to give anglers who fish Flaming Gorge and Strawberry the same chance those who fish other waters have.”Bigger catfishIf changes recommended by the biologists are approved, Cutler Reservoir could become ‘the place’ in Utah to catch big channel catfish.At Cutler and its tributaries, biologists would like to reduce the daily catfish limit to four fish. Reducing the limit from eight fish to four fish would keep more channel cats in the reservoir and allow them to grow to a bigger size.
(CMC) – BARBADOS has hired legendary Trinidad and Tobago midfielder, Russell Latapy, as head coach of the senior men’s national team on a two-year contract.The 50-year-old Latapy, a previous T&T head coach who has also had spells as assistant coach at Boavista in Portugal and Inverness Caledonian in Scotland, will oversee his first match in charge when Barbados hosts Nicaragua in a crucial CONCACAF Nations League qualifier here Sunday.“Mr Latapy and I have been talking for the past two years about the possibility of his working in Barbados,” Barbados Football Association president, Randy Harris, told a media conference.“It is not just a situation of Russell looking for a job; he has been very interested in our team and its development. He is happy with the talent that we have in Barbados, and he believes that he can take it to the next level.“I think that he has convinced me early o’clock that he would play a significant role in the successes of Barbados team now and in the future.”Latapy was a member of the famous Strike Squad who narrowly missed out on qualification for the 1990 World Cup, but was part of the historic side who qualified for the 2006 World Cup in Germany.Following his retirement, he was appointed T&T head coach in 2009, succeeding Colombian Francisco Maturana.Latapy also boasts a glittering club career, winning league titles with top Portugese side FC Porto before also turning out for Boavista.In Scotland, he played for top sides Rangers and Hibernian, along with Dundee and Falkirk, before winding down his club career.Latapy was looking forward to imparting his extensive knowledge to the Barbadian players.“I have spoken to the technical director and watching the game they played a few weeks ago, and I am happy to say that we have a bunch of players who are talented and not only talented, but are also prepared to work very hard,” Latapy said.“And I think for any coach if you have a team that is willing to work hard then that is half of the battle done.”He continued: “I would do my best to improve the level of the team and whatever I can do to assist in the improvement of Barbados football, and that would improve football in the region in general.“That is one of our main goals: to help improve football in this region which gives the young players the opportunity not only to play professionally but also to improve their standard of life; because this is what football has done for me and I would like to pass on some of this experience and give some of the younger players the opportunity to do the same.”Latapy replaces Ahmed Mohammed who will now oversee the FA’s youth programmes.
“This year I think that was the biggest difference in my wrestling, was my mental game. Going into every match I was real relaxed, real calm. But before that, before this match, it was nothing but butterflies. I felt like I was going throw up, I was so scared I almost started crying.“But it’s just the atmosphere. It’s the true athletes that are able to just overcome that.”In the team competition, Penn State, led by 184-pound champion Quentin Wright, won its first NCAA wrestling title in 58 years by outpointing Cornell. The Nittany Lions finished with 107½ points to Cornell’s 93½.“In my mind, I’ve wanted to be a part of a national championship program since I started at Iowa State as a freshman in 1998,” Penn State coach Cael Sanderson said. “Having not been able to do that for so many years until here we are no and it’s finally happened.”Wright began the tournament as the ninth seed and won his first national title with a 5-2 decision over Lehigh’s Rob Hamlin.“It’s a great feeling,” Wright said. “It hasn’t hit me yet. I just got out of the match. But it’s going to get better for a long time.”The three-day event drew a record attendance of 104,260. HISTORY-MAKER—Arizona State’s Anthony Robles, right, poses after beating Iowa’s Matt McDonough in their 125-pound finals match, March 19, at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) PHILADELPHIA (AP)—Anthony Robles finished his NCAA wrestling career in history-making fashion. Robles, who was born without a right leg, took a 7-1 decision from Iowa sophomore Matt McDonough to win the 125-pound title at the NCAA wrestling championships March 19. The Arizona State senior got the only takedown in the first period of the match and worked a pair of tilts to secure five back points.“I had a lot of butterflies going out there,” said Robles, who admitted he’s most likely done as a competitive wrestler but wants to remain involved in one facet or another.