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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 DWR."

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/

To learn more visit Utah.Gov

Twitter: https://twitter.com/UtahGov
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Utah blogs: http://www.utah.gov/blogs/

About Utah.Gov

Utah.gov is the entry point to over 1,000 online services and benefits over 3 million residents in the state of Utah. Utah.gov provides citizens and businesses with more convenient options for interacting with government. Through Utah.gov, citizens can find public meetings, renew their vehicle registration, buy a hunting and fishing license, register a business, find a transparent state budget, and much more. In 2016 alone, Utah.gov received 20 awards making it the nation's most honored state website. Utah.gov is managed and operated through a public-private partnership between the state and Utah Interactive, the Salt Lake City-based official digital government partner for the state of Utah. Utah Interactive is part of digital government firm NIC's family of companies.

About NIC

Founded in 1992, NIC Inc. (NASDQ: EGOV) is celebrating 25 years as the nation's premier provider of innovative digital government solutions and secure payment processing, which help make government interactions more accessible for everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies has developed a library of more than 12,000 digital government services for more than 4,500 federal, state, and local government agencies. Among these solutions is the ground-breaking digital government personal assistant, Gov2Go, delivering citizens personalized reminders and a single access point for government interactions. More information is available at www.egov.com.

Contact:

Utah Interactive
Sara Watts, 801-983-0275
General Manager
swatts@utahinteractive.org
or
Division of Wildlife Resources
Mark Hadley, 801-538-4737
Public Information Officer
markhadley@utah.gov

@UtahGov
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