Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Utah
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Utah Project

Flaming Gorge Burbot: Diet and Distribution, Early Life History Addendum

July 2012 - December 2013


Participating Agencies

  • Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

There is a need to identify the extent of seasonal movement by burbot and evaluate the primary prey resources contributing to the diet of burbot and lake trout in Flaming Gorge Reservoir. This study will provide contemporary information about the effect of burbot on food web structure in Flaming Gorge Resevoir and document the extent of burbot migration and location of spawning sites in the reservoir, to guide the development of targeted removal efforts.