Utah Fishing Alexa Skill Helps Find Hot Fishing Spots

Amazon Echo Is The Best New Fishing Expert

SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nothing beats good advice when you’re looking for a great day of
fishing. Now, Utahns can simply ask a personal digital assistant for
some of the best advice from the state’s best experts. Today, the
Division of Wildlife Resources announced the launch of the Utah Fishing
Alexa skill for the Amazon Echo. The Alexa skill gives full fishing
reports for fishing spots across the state of Utah.

“It’s incredibly fun to play with,” said David Fletcher, Utah Chief
Technology Officer. “But then it becomes clear that it is a great tool
to learn about some of Utah’s best fishing holes.”

Utah Fishing will help anglers find the best fishing spots across the
state. The Alexa skill tells fisherman the status at the Utah fishing
spots, the conditions, bait that has been working, and what species are
biting. The reports are updated regularly by local experts who have the
best information.

“If you’ve ever had a friend that kept you up-to-date on fishing
hotspots, that’s what it’s like,” said Mike Fowlks, Division of Wildlife
Resources’ Interim Director. “Except you have all the expertise of the

To use the Alexa skill users simply:

  • Tell Alexa to enable Utah Fishing
  • Ask, “Alexa, open Utah Fishing.”
  • Then say, “Alexa, what’s the fishing report for Strawberry Reservoir?”

Or any of the 148 fishing spots cataloged in the Alexa skill.

For an interactive fishing reports map visit: https://wildlife.utah.gov/hotspots/

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Utah Interactive
Sara Watts, 801-983-0275
of Wildlife Resources
Mark Hadley, 801-538-4737
Information Officer