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Club Objectives

  • Provide active dialogue among fellow Rocky Mountain Anglers
  • Provide continuing angling education to club members
  • Provide a basis for community action activities and education
  • Provide regularly scheduled fishing activities for members

Meeting Times and Location
RMA meets the second Tuesday of each month, 7:00 p.m., at:
The Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1760, 10 West Fourth Avenue, Murray, Utah, upstairs. Directions

2014 RMA Meeting Schedule
January 14
April 8
July 8
October 14
February 11
May 13
August 12
November 11
March 11
June 10
September 9
December 9


2014 Club Officers
President:
Eljay Gibson
Vice President: Tom Underhill
Secretary/Treasurer: Del Bigelow
Tournament Director: Dan Gates & Randy Kaufman
Editor/Librarian: Lonny Brynjulfson
Environmental Officer/Program Director:


Mailing Address
Rocky Mountain Anglers, P.O. Box 926
Midvale, Utah 84047-092
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Next RMA Meeting: Tuesday, October 14, 2014
The public is encouraged to attend. Email for more information.

Next Tournament: Wednesday, October 24 & 25, 2014, Lake Powell, Bullfrog
You don't need to be an RMA member to participate in club tournaments. For more information, attend the next RMA meeting or email for more information.

RMA NEWS, NOTES & EVENTS

 

COMING IN SPRING, 2014:
22nd Annual RMA/DWR Utah Walleye Seminar
Tuesday, March 18, 2014,
at the DWR, 1594 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City. Learn about fishing Utah’s walleye lakes from top Utah walleye anglers.
Download the 2014 RMA Walleye Seminar flyer
Email for more Information
.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
21st Annual RMA/DWR Utah Walleye Seminar
Tuesday, March 19, 2013,
at the DWR, 1594 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City. Learn about fishing Utah’s walleye lakes from top Utah walleye anglers. Download seminar flyer pdf / Email for more Information.

2012 Tournament Champions
1st-Eljay Gibson, 2nd-Lonny Brynjulfson, 3rd-Tim Duke
Congratulations on a great year, everyone!!!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!!
20th Annual RMA/DWR Utah Walleye Seminar
Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 7 p.m.,
at the DWR, 1594 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City. Learn about fishing Utah’s walleye lakes from top Utah walleye anglers and fisheries professionals. Download the flyer. Email for more Information

Come visit Rocky Mountain Anglers in the Utah Anglers Coalition booth at the 2012 International Sportsmen's Expo, March 14 - 17, 2013, at the South Town Exposition Center in Sandy. See what's new and interesting at the show, and stop in and say hi while you're there!
SEE YOU AT THE SHOW!!!

2011 Tournamant Champions
1st-Tim Duke, 2nd-Eljay Gibson, 3rd-Leroy Humke
Congratulations on a great year, everyone!!!

Catch a Cure for Cancer Bass/Walleye Tournament
June 25, 2011, at Starvation State Park, Duchesne, Utah. A fun day to benefit Camp Hobe for kids with cancer. Visit website Download entry form

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
19th Annual RMA/DWR Utah Walleye Seminar
Tuesday, March 29, 2011,
at the DWR, 1594 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City. Learn about fishing Utah’s walleye lakes from top Utah walleye anglers. Download seminar flyer pdf.

Come visit Rocky Mountain Anglers in the Utah Anglers Coalition booth at the 2011 International Sportsmen's Expo, March 17 - 20, 2011, at the South Town Exposition Center in Sandy. See what's new and interesting at the show, and stop in and say hi while you're there!
ISE show flyer (pdf)

SEE YOU AT THE SHOW!!!

2010 Tournamant Champions
1st-Dan Johnson, 2nd-Eljay Gibson, 3rd-Jason Willard
Congratulations on a great year, everyone!!!

2010 RMA Awards Banquet
January 15, 2011, at Archibald's in Midvale. RSVP to George Walker ASAP.

18th Annual RMA/DWR Utah Walleye Seminar
March 22, 2010, at the DWR, 1594 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City.
Learn about fishing Utah’s walleye lakes, from top Utah walleye anglers.

2009 RMA Awards Banquet
January 16, 2010, at Archibald's in Midvale. RSVP to George Walker ASAP.

2009 Tournamant Champions:
1st-Eljay Gibson, 2nd-Tim Duke, 3rd-Jason Willard
Congratulations on a great year, everyone!!!

NOTICE: The Yuba Walleye Roundup Walleye Tournament scheduled for May 30 & 31, 2009, at Yuba Reservoir has been CANCELLED

RMA statements passed by the membership at the April 14, 2009 meeting:
In opposition of tournaments that avoid official oversight by setting their prizes and number of contestants just outside of coverage by the DWR fishing contest rule, and RMA's policy for pursuing manufacturer discounts as a membership benefit.

2009 RMA/DWR Walleye Seminar
On Wednesday, March 18, 2009, a panel of top Utah walleye anglers will tell how they do it at the 17th annual Rocky Mountain Anglers/Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Utah Walleye Seminar in Salt Lake City. This year's seminar will be at a new location: Utah Department of Environmental Quality, 168 North 1950 West, Salt Lake City, Room 101, at 7 p.m.
RMA Walleye Seminar Flyer (pdf)
Map to the location of our 2009 walleye seminar

Come visit Rocky Mountain Anglers in the Utah Anglers Coalition booth at the 2009 International Sportsmen's Expo, March 12 - 15, 2009, at the South Town Exposition Center in Sandy. See what's new and interesting at the show, and stop in and say hi while you're there!
ISE show flyer (pdf)

SEE YOU AT THE SHOW!!!

Reel Recovery fundraiser
Salt Lake Tribune Outdoor Editor Brett Prettyman will be hosting an event on Thursday April 3, 2008, at the Café Trio, 6405 South 3000 East, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Reel Recovery is a national program that arranges free fly-fishing retreats for men diagnosed with life-threatening cancer.

RMA Awards Banquet
Saturday, January 17, 2009, 7 p.m. at Archibald's in Gardner Village, Midvale. Contact George Walker to make reservations.

Utah ice fishing forecast for 2008/2009
By Dan Potts of the Salt Lake County Fish & Game Assn.
Find it in the "Ice Fishing" section on our Links page.

Catch-and-Release isn't an an option in spearfishing. . .
These links
from the spearfishing community have helped generate a lot of controversy.
utahspearfishing.com

spearfishing.com discussions: Deer Creek/Jordanelle - Fish Lake - Fish Lake - General
Discussion thread on bft about Fish Lake: Make sure to read through these posts! Sort through the emotion and there's a lot of insight on both sides of the issue.
Another must-read discussion.
Utah Spearfishing Records

IMPORTANT NOTICE!!! Please read before you go fishing.
From RMA President Brad Cutler, Sept. 11, 2008:
Recent sampling has found what appears to be quagga mussel veligers (the larval stage of a quagga mussel) in Red Fleet, Midview, and Pelican Lake. Further testing is underway to confirm the identity of the veligers. Effective immediately, the DWR would like us to decontaminate our boats after fishing any waters in the Uinta Basin, including Starvation Reservoir.
Link to September 19, 2008, DWR press release

RMA members Jason Willard, Doug Cutler, Jerry Pendleton, Brad Cutler and Ray Schelble traveled to Yuba with KUTV's Roughin' it Outdoors crew. See links to the fishing and state park segments here, and Jason's tip on lure retreiving here.

Results for the Yuba Walleye Roundup Tournament in May, and information on the Catch-a-Cure for Cancer Bass/Walleye Tournament in June, as well as information on the September Starvation Walleye Classic, can be found here, or contact George Sommer.

Keep checking out the Buying the Perfect Bass Boat blog by transplanted RMA Randy Brudnicki.

Free RMA Utah Walleye Seminar March 18!
Be ready when the walleyes heat up at Starvation and Yuba this year! RMA and the Utah DWR are co-sponsoring a free walleye seminar that is open to the public. Join us on Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 7 p.m., at the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Auditorium
1594 West North Temple, Salt Lake City. More information

Come visit with Rocky Mountain Anglers in the Utah Anglers Coalition booth at the 2008 International Sportsmen's Expo, March 13 - 16, 2008, at the South Town Exposition Center in Sandy. See what's new and interesting at the show, and stop in and say hi while you're there!
ALSO - Learn about Utah walleyes at the Rocky Mountain Anglers Utah Walleye Workshop at the ISE show Friday, March 14, 7:30 p.m. in the Campfire Theater.
SEE YOU AT THE SHOW!!!

Reel Recovery fundraiser
Salt Lake Tribune Outdoor Editor Brett Prettyman will be hosting an event on Thursday April 3, 2008, at the Café Trio, 6405 South 3000 East, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Reel Recovery is a national program that arranges free fly-fishing retreats for men diagnosed with life-threatening cancer.

RMA sends our condolences to the family of Roger Rue, who passed away February 1, 2008, in Jerome, Idaho.
Roger was a dedicated walleye angler who contributed much to the sport. He was an avid participant in walleye management issues in Idaho, and a regular at Utah walleye tournaments. His knowledge, enthusiasm and leadership will be greatly missed.
Link to Roger's obituary in the Magic Valley Times-News

Don't Miss the RMA AWARDS BANQUET
Saturday, January 19, 2008, at Archibald's Restaurant at Gardner Village, 1100 West 7800 South. Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Please contact George Walker ASAP for reservations.

THE CLASSIC'S BACK!!!
The Starvation Walleye Classic will have its 16th running the weekend of September 13 & 14, 2008. Set these dates aside and watch for details on the NEW Starvation Walleye Classic website, sponsored by RMA, early in 2008.

Info on 10 lb.-plus Starvation walleye caught by Kevin Lund
Copy of news item (pdf)

Tournament date change: Lake Powell
The dates for the Lake Powell club tournament have been changed from October 6 & 7, 2007, to October 20 and 21. Please mark your calendars and hope to see you there.
Sorry for any inconvenience this change may have caused.

RMA sends our condolences to the family Kent Erickson, who passed away July 14, 2007, in Casper, Wyoming.
Kent was a former member of RMA and an innovative, accomplished angler. In the early 1990s Kent adapted the technique of spinner rigging from the long snells, light bottom bouncers and full night crawler popular in the Midwest, to short snells, heavier weights and half a crawler that worked better in our Utah reservoirs. He proved his spinner rigging technique in tournaments, and he shared his knowledge with anyone who would listen.
Link to Kent's obituary in the Casper Star Tribune.
Link to Kent's obituary in the Salt Lake newspapers.

IMPORTANT:
Starvation Walleye Classic Up In the Air for 2007

The Duchesne County Area Chamber of Commerce (DCACC) has sent around a lengthy letter making two MAJOR announcements: 1.) Alice Larsen has left the organization to pursue other opportunities, and 2.) that DCACC will not be sponsoring the Starvation Walleye Classic in 2007. The DCACC is planning to hold a "family fun day" at Starvation on September 8. At this time (June 28, 2007) it is not known whether there will be a tournament at Starvation on September 8, although the DCACC says they are strongly encouraging "independent jackpot competitions" that weekend. More information will be posted here as it becomes available.
RMA extends our deepest gratitude to our good friend, Alice Larsen, for her dedication and hard work over the past 16 years of serving Utah's anglers. We wish the very best to her and her family in the future.

Come visit with Rocky Mountain Anglers in the Utah Anglers Coalition booth at the 2007 International Sportsmen's Expo, March 15 - 18, 2007, at the South Town Exposition Center in Sandy. See what's new and what's interesting at the show, and stop in and say hi while you're there!
ALSO - Learn about Utah walleyes at the Rocky Mountain Anglers Utah Walleye Workshop at the ISE show Thursday, March 15, 6:30 p.m. in the Fishing/Campfire Theater.
SEE YOU AT THE SHOW!!!

RMA Awards Banquet, January 20, 2007
(See the Story and Photos!)

Don't miss the festivities at the Loco Lizard Border Grill, 6550 South 3000 East, Salt Lake, 7:00 p.m. Please RSVP to RMA President George Walker before January 19. Dinner will be from the menu and the restaurant serves cocktails. There's a full slate of awards to be given out!

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the 2006 RMA club tournaments, especially Tournament Champion Eljay Gibson and runners up Jason Willard and Morris Warpness.

Link to the OFFICIAL Rocky Mountain Anglers position on opening Yuba to the harvest of yellow perch for 2007

Doug Miller passed away Sunday evening, August 20, 2006. Our hearts go out to Doug's family, close friends and co-workers.
He was a legendary presence in Utah's wildlife community and a long-time supporter of Rocky Mountain Anglers. We will all miss him terribly.
For more information and to send a message
A message from RMA president George Walker
Doug's Obituary

Salt Lake Tribune Article, August 21, 2006 (download pdf version)
Deseret News Article, August 21, 2006
Salt Lake Tribune Article, August 15, 2006
(download pdf version)

Annual RMA Family Outing August 26, 2006
Rockport State Park, Lariat Group Area. Potluck.
Please contact George Etherington for more information.

April 11 RMA Meeting / Fishing Seminar a Huge Success
RMA's April 11, 2006, meeting raised fishing education to a new level for club members and guests.

DWR's Tom Pettengill Honored
At November, 2005, RMA Meeting
Photos and Presentation

Results from the 2005 Starvation Walleye Classic
34 teams & challenging fishing

LOOK What's In Jordanelle Reservoir
It's a BEAUTY!!!

RMAs Help DWR with spring Fish Surveys
Highlights from April, 2005, survey at Yuba

2005 RMA Walleye Seminars

 

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