If biologist from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources get their way, starting in 2017 corn will become a legal bait for catching trout in that state. This is positive news for the Canned Corn Cartel. Unknown at this moment is how much corn will be diverted to Utah at the expense of the struggling ethanol market.
Currently Utah is the only state in the West that doesn't allow anglers to use corn for bait. State biologists are recommending a two-year pilot study at eight waters in Utah. The study would help biologists determine if corn should eventually become a legal bait in the state.