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Utah Lake: Facts, Fiction, Fun

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The official podcast for Utah Lake. Hosted by the Utah Lake Commission, this podcast discusses the facts, fiction and fun to do with Utah Lake. Topics include projects at the lake, answering questions and dispelling rumors, featuring popular recreation activities at the lake and more. Each episode a… read more

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Ep. 57 – Utah Lake Google Questions

September 11th, 2021

20:33

People have all kinds of questions about Utah Lake, and Google has the answers…sort of. In this episode, we discuss the top 6 questions people ask about the lake on Google, and what the answers are.

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Ep. 56 - Water Safety at the Lake

June 24th, 2021

13:35

We want you to stay safe out on Utah Lake. We want you to have fun too, but safety comes first. There are some tips and great resources to help you stay safe. Wear a life jacket, download the Windy Lookout app to be …

Ep. 55 - June Sucker Updates with Russ Franklin

June 10th, 2021

35:48

Russ Franklin with the June Sucker Recovery Implementation Program shares the latest updates on their recovery efforts. The June sucker has been downlisted from endangered down to threatened, carp removal is adapting to …

Ep. 54 - Scavenger Hunt Tips

June 3rd, 2021

19:46

Sam and Audrey share tips on what is the Utah Lake Scavenger Hunt, the when/where/why and don't forget, how to increase you chances of winning prizes! Two inflatable paddleboards is the grand prize giveaway, but you'll …

Ep. 53 - Provo River Delta Project Spring Update

May 13th, 2021

20:55

Melissa Stamp with the Mitigation Commission updates us on how things are going down at the Provo River Delta Restoration Project. Almost 1/2 of the delta channels and ponds are completed already and they expect to make …

Ep. 52 - Utah Lake Resorts, 20 of ‘em!

April 29th, 2021

17:56

This episode discusses the lake as a gathering place. Over the course of a hundred years, there were over 20 resorts on Utah Lake. Swimming, restaurants, excursion boats, races, dancing, a mock naval battle and more …

Ep. 51 – The Truth About Algae at Utah Lake

April 15th, 2021

21:29

What are harmful algae blooms? How can you stay safe while visiting lakes this summer? Is Utah Lake the only one dealing with algae issues? Learn the …

Ep. 50 – Camping at Utah Lake

April 1st, 2021

15:54

Camping is extremely popular of late, might have something to do with people feeling trapped at home and wanting to get outside during the past …

Ep. 49 – Targeting Walleye at Utah Lake

March 18th, 2021

21:07

Pat Scouten, aka TubeDude, share insights on how to target walleye at Utah Lake. Pat has fished at Utah Lake for over 60 years and is renowned in the fishing community at Utah Lake. He talks about everything from time …

Ep. 48 – Projects at Utah Lake in 2021

March 12th, 2021

22:47

$9.8M is going to projects as Utah Lake this year! In this episode we talk about where that money will be going and highlight 7 conservation and improvement projects that are making progress in 2021. An open-space park, …

Ep. 47 - Events at Utah Lake in 2021

February 18th, 2021

14:12

Making plans for summer time? There are several events happening at Utah Lake this year from spring through fall. In this episode, we share some details on those events PLUS, if you listen until the end, a sneak peek of …

Ep. 46 - Living on the Utah Lake Shoreline

February 11th, 2021

30:26

Clayton Wolf is passionate about Utah Lake, so much so that he spent 12 years trying to buy a lot in Vineyard so he could live with his backyard on …

Ep. 45 – Winter Fishfest: Tips to Have Fun

February 4th, 2021

14:37

The first ever winter fishing challenge is coming next week at Utah Lake! The Winter Fishfest (Feb 8 – Feb 15) is a virtual fishing challenge; you submit photos of your catch online and get points based on species. In …

Ep. 44 – Ice Stacks: Where and When to Find Them

January 15th, 2021

31:56

Have you seen this amazing photo of ice stacks at Utah Lake? It is one of many such photos. Utah Lake ice stacks are a popular phenomenon in winter. …

Ep. 43 – Bald Eagle Viewing at Utah Lake

January 7th, 2021

25:26

Not many know that you can find bald eagles right here in Utah County! Utah Lake is a great place to start looking for these majestic birds. Scott Root with Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and Sterling Moore, a …

Ep. 42 – June Sucker Downlisted to Threatened Status

December 31st, 2020

16:42

BREAKING NEWS: The endangered June Sucker has been downlisted to “threatened” status. With us on this episode is Chris Keleher from the Utah Department of Natural Resources, who has worked on these efforts for over 20 …

Ep. 41 Winter Sailing: Ice or No Ice

December 24th, 2020

31:11

Sailing is HUGE on Utah Lake, even during the winter. Ice or no ice, these sailors will brave the cold to go sailing at their favorite lake. Special …

Ep. 40 – Jim Skates, Skis and Bikes on Frozen Utah Lake

December 17th, 2020

24:31

Jim Harris enjoys spending his winters recreating on Utah Lake. In this episode, he shares with listeners his three favorite winter activities at Utah Lake: ice skating, cross-country skiing and bike riding across the …

Ep. 39 – Ice Fishing at Utah Lake

December 10th, 2020

22:36

Pat Scouten, a.k.a. Tube Dude, has fished at Utah Lake for over 60 years. He knows the ins, outs, ups and downs of fishing at the lake. In this episode he shares insights on how to enjoy ice fishing at Utah Lake. With …

Ep. 38 – Kayaking Kleanup with Sarah Ryan

December 3rd, 2020

15:43

Sarah loves kayaking. She also loves kleaning up litter. During this pandemic, Sarah has been out on her kayak down at Utah Lake on a daily basis. While there, she wanted to make a difference by picking up litter she …

Ep. 37 – Top 10 Things to Do when Utah Lake is Frozen

November 26th, 2020

18:27

If you think lakes are only for summertime, you are missing out! Utah Lake is a winter wonderland, and we’ve got the ideas to prove it. Listen in for our top 10 wintertime activities at Utah Lake, as well as some ice …

Ep. 36 - 200 People on a Flat Bottomed Boat at Utah Lake

November 19th, 2020

11:21

Ever heard of the S.S. Sho Boat? Created in the early 1900’s, this flat-bottomed boat held upwards of 200 passengers, with a full kitchen, orchestra …

Ep. 35 – 5 Things to Do During Fall at Utah Lake

November 12th, 2020

26:18

In this episode, we cover 5 things to do during fall at Utah Lake, including: photography, sailing, trails, fishing and waterfowl hunting. We share …

Ep. 34 - Provo River Delta Features Starting to Take Shape

November 5th, 2020

12:32

Melissa Stamp with the Mitigation Commission updates us on the construction of the Provo River Delta Restoration Project. In 4 1/2 months, they've accomplished a LOT! They've excavated 1 mile of new river channels, 4 …

Ep. 33 - Zions Mount: How Timpanogos Replaced Utah Lake

October 29th, 2020

15:36

How much do you know about the history of Utah Lake? Did you know that if you looked at a pre-1850's map of the area, Timpanogos doesn't even show up as a landmark? So why is "Timp" such a big part of society and Utah …

Ep. 32 - Utah Lake Photo Club

October 16th, 2020

23:52

Did you know there was a photo club at Utah Lake? We interviewed some of the photo club members talking about the club and why they love Utah Lake. The Utah Lake photo club was started 4 years ago by a small group of …

Ep. 31 – Research to Rid Utah Lake of Algae Blooms

October 8th, 2020

27:16

What is being done to address algae blooms at Utah Lake? Erica Gaddis, Director of Utah’s Division of Water Quality and Eric Ellis, Executive Director of the Utah Lake Commission discuss the efforts to rid Utah Lake of …

Ep. 30 – 5 Things you Need to Know about Waterfowl Hunting at Utah Lake

October 1st, 2020

34:12

Special guest Derek Murdock, an avid waterfowl hunter who also works at Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, talks about 5 things you should know …

Ep. 29 – Save-A-Life – Utah Lake Life Jacket Drive

September 24th, 2020

17:51

The Utah Lake Commission is excited to announce a life jacket drive to gather life jackets and monetary donations to support a new loaner program in partnership with the families of Priscilla Bienkowski and Sophia …

Ep. 28 – Understanding Water Levels at Utah Lake

September 17th, 2020

17:40

Ever wondered why Utah Lake water levels are so low? Drought is one of the largest contributors to lake levels, setting that aside, there are four main reasons why water levels fluctuate. First, upstream water use that …

Ep. 27 - What is the Utah Lake Commission? - Membership, Objectives, and More

September 10th, 2020

20:42

*This episode is a follow-up to EP. 24 - Wake Up Thinking of Utah Lake with Lewis Billings, where we discussed the history and formation of the …

Ep. 26 - Q & A with Sea Scouts

August 14th, 2020

25:13

Did you know your club, chamber of commerce, school or other group can request a presentation about Utah Lake? Our staff recorded the Q & A …

Ep. 25 - Snapshot of Current Events at the Lake

August 7th, 2020

9:21

Our staff shares updates on 5 current events at the lake: the Provo River Delta construction, the Utah Lake Scavenger Hunt, algae blooms and more! If you like the format of this episode, short updates on several current …

Ep. 24 - Wake Up Thinking of Utah Lake with Former Provo Mayor Lewis Billings

July 30th, 2020

28:54

What is the Utah Lake Commission? Former Provo City Mayor Lewis Billings explains about the creation of the Commission. In 2007, the Commission was created, but before that, there was no entity with Utah Lake as its …

Ep. 23 - Utah Lake Scavenger Hunt - Tips and Clues

July 16th, 2020

16:40

Announcing the Utah Lake Scavenger Hunt! Listen in to get inside tips on missions that haven't been shared anywhere else! Details on how the scavenger hunt will work, how to join the hunt, the main objectives of the …

Ep. 22 - Marina Algae Treatments

July 9th, 2020

16:47

Summer 2020, the Utah Lake Commission and partners are pilot-testing algae treatments at two public marinas at Utah Lake: Lincoln Beach and Lindon …

Ep. 21 - Kite Boarding at Utah Lake

July 2nd, 2020

25:29

Guests Leo Chan and Tyler Lyon from the Utah Kiters Club talk favorite kiting spots, how to learn and how to have a great time kiting at Utah Lake. The wind and beaches at Utah Lake are great for kite boarding, the view …

Ep. 20 - Three Places to Staycation at Utah Lake

June 25th, 2020

16:38

Are you tired of being stuck inside during this pandemic? There are 3 places to staycation, right here at Utah Lake! Lincoln Beach, Lindon Marina and …

Ep. 19 - How and Where to Catch a BIG Catfish at Utah Lake

June 18th, 2020

40:28

Our last episode on fishing at Utah Lake (Ep. 14) was so popular that we brought back Mike Packer with Utah Division of Wildlife Resources! He talks …

Ep. 18 - Utah Lake Stories

June 11th, 2020

15:34

In this episode, we spoke with Rick Cox, a local businessman and avid Utah Lake boater. He shares stories from his family and his father of experiences they had on Utah Lake. The stories shared range from his father …

Ep. 17 - Provo River Delta Tour

June 4th, 2020

20:21

This week, our staff toured the Provo River Delta Restoration Project site, along with several other agencies. We met to discuss weed management, tour the project to discuss specific areas for treatment, and get a …

Ep. 16 - A Wilde Triathlon at Utah Lake

May 28th, 2020

22:59

Erika Wilde is a local triathlete who has completed a triathlon ACROSS Utah Lake. Think about that. We literally mean across the lake. She's swam across (5 miles), and she has run and biked across during the winter when …

Ep. 15 - Meet Your Marinas: Lindon Marina

May 21st, 2020

23:31

This is the first episode in a series we are calling Meet Your Marinas. There are five public marinas at Utah Lake: Saratoga Springs City Marina (aka Pelican Bay Marina), American Fork Marina, Lindon Marina, Utah Lake …

Ep. 14 - Fishing at Utah Lake (An Introduction to Access, Species, and more!)

May 14th, 2020

38:27

We discuss fishing at Utah Lake with awesome guest Mike Packer from Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. This episode is a great place to start for a beginner or for someone who isn't familiar with fishing at Utah Lake. …

Ep. 13 - Paddling Provo River to Utah Lake

May 7th, 2020

26:16

Have you ever paddled down Provo River? If you have, chances are it was the section of Provo River in Provo Canyon. We're talking about paddling down the river all the way to Utah Lake. Done that? We recently did, and …

Ep. 12 - Birdwatching Basics

April 30th, 2020

23:44

What is your favorite bird to spot at Utah Lake?? Keeli shares a couple of her favorites in this episode! Keeli Marvel, former president of Utah County Birders, speaks with the Utah Lake Commission about the basics of …

Ep. 11 - Kayaking in Provo Bay

April 23rd, 2020

29:17

Mark Greenwood, a Utah County resident and long-time fan of Utah Lake tells us stories of his adventures kayaking in Provo Bay. He shares some tips on things to know before kayaking at Utah Lake, how to be safe and not …

Ep. 10 - A Utah Lake Miracle, Part 2

April 16th, 2020

23:53

The story continues! This episode covers a first-hand account of that frightful day’s events was given by Grant Hammon, one of the twin brothers who …

Ep. 09 - A Utah Lake Miracle, Part 1

April 9th, 2020

14:10

Every now and again, our thoughts and perspectives are uplifted by a story.  Unexpectedly, someone comes along who unselfishly touches lives and then continues on his or her way, oblivious to the impacts they have had.  …

Ep. 08 - June Sucker: Making Progress

April 2nd, 2020

36:48

In this episode, we speak with Mike Mills, the head of the June Sucker Recovery Implementation Program. He updates listeners on the exciting proposal to "downlist" June Sucker from endangered to threatened, background …

Ep. 07 - Provo River Delta Starts Construction

March 26th, 2020

24:10

In this episode, we interview Melissa Stamp with the Provo River Delta Restoration Project. This project is an effort to recreate the Provo River delta as habitat for the endangered June Sucker fish. Efforts have been …

Ep. 06 - Utah Famous Podcast interview

March 12th, 2020

1:13:56

We were interviewed on the Utah Famous Podcast! Sam talked with Utah Famous hosts Jordan and Sarah about algae blooms, Utah Lake history, events happening this year at the lake and more! 

Ep. 05 - Utah Lake Monster

February 27th, 2020

20:20

Sam discusses the history behind the Utah Lake Monster, covering sightings stretching back to the mid 1800's. He also discusses the Utah Lake Monster …

Ep. 04 - Walkara Way Conservation Project

January 30th, 2020

14:32

Announcing a 1,000 acre open-space public park!!!

We interviewed Jake Holdaway, the founder of the Walkara Way Conservation Project. This project is …

Ep. 03 - Why Recreate at Utah Lake

January 23rd, 2020

26:58

Why should you recreate at Utah Lake? It seems there's plenty of reasons not to, but today we're going to help you learn the truth about Utah …

Ep. 02 - Top 5 Questions about Utah Lake

January 16th, 2020

13:01

In this episode, we address the top 5 questions we got about Utah Lake at an educational booth we did over the summer of 2019. The topics include: algae blooms, carp removal, the Utah Lake Restoration project, the Utah …

Ep. 01 - The Future of Utah Lake

January 10th, 2020

28:32

Utah Lake Commission staff discuss the future of Utah Lake, breaking it up into four categories: Water Quality, Habitat and Wildlife, Recreational Access and Amenities and Transportation. Within those four categories …

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