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Revised 12-09-17


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WHIRLING DISEASE -- For waters indicated, please prevent the spread of WHIRLING DISEASE by cleaning mud from waders and equipment. DO NOT TRANSPORT any parts of fish caught here to other waters. Click here for DWR information.

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY -- For more information on individual lakes and fish species: Click here for DWR information.

Bear River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Bullhead Catfish, Channel Catfish, Crappie, Cutthroat Trout, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Walleye, Whitefish, Yellow Perch

No recent reports.

Brough Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Dec 9) Launching a boat may be difficult with extremely low water levels. The fishing has been really slow again this week. Try using PowerBait, crank baits in rainbow patterns and/or a Jake's lure in the morning hours. As of Jan. 1, 2017, regulations changed from artificial fly use only to the regular statewide regulations.

(Nov 30) Launching a boat may be difficult with extremely low water levels. The fishing has been really slow again this week. Try using PowerBait, crank baits in rainbow patterns and/or a Jake's lure in the morning hours. As of Jan. 1, 2017, regulations changed from artificial fly use only to the regular statewide regulations.

Regulations

Bullock Reservoir

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Musky (hybred)

(Dec 9) Ice has begun to form around the edges of the reservoir and down near the outlet. Trout are active but slow in the afternoon, so try using a Jake's lure in gold or silver. You may also try using traditional nightcrawlers and PowerBait for quick results. Please let us know if catch any tiger muskie.

(Nov 30) Ice has begun to form around the edges of the reservoir and down near the outlet. Trout are active but slow in the afternoon, so try using a Jake's lure in gold or silver. You may also try using traditional nightcrawlers and PowerBait for quick results. Please let us know if catch any tiger muskie.

Regulations

Clinton City Park Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Cottonwood Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

(Dec 9) Wipers were active two weeks ago, with a majority of the fish measuring 22 inches. Try using Rapalas in the warmer parts of the afternoon, though colder temperatures will decrease their urge to feed. Anglers were using medium sized streamers and hooking up the tiger muskies from the shoreline. Anglers are encouraged to remember good catch-and-release techniques with tiger muskie, as most fish have not reached the 40-inch length limit.

(Nov 30) Wipers were active two weeks ago, with a majority of the fish measuring 22 inches. Try using Rapalas in the warmer parts of the afternoon, though colder temperatures will decrease their urge to feed. Anglers were using medium sized streamers and hooking up the tiger muskies from the shoreline. Anglers are encouraged to remember good catch-and-release techniques with tiger muskie, as most fish have not reached the 40-inch length limit.

Regulations

Cutler Reservoir

Bass, Catfish, Crappie, Sunfish

No recent reports.

Regulations

Deer Creek Reservoir

Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Yellow Perch

(Dec 9) Fishing has been slow, but anglers are catching 14- to 16-inch rainbows, 20- to 22-inch browns and perch. For trout, try using bleeding pearl, yellow perch, silver Original Floating Rapalas, prey-colored inline spinners or soft plastics (worms, curly tail grubs, etc.) tipped with bait. For perch, try using neon-colored jigs or spoons tipped with bait, and fish within 12 to 18 feet off the bottom. Remember, once you catch a perch, you are most likely going to find others. Quickly remove the hook, re-bait and resend your lure. There have been no reports of ice formation at this time.

(Nov 24) Anglers have been catching 14- to 16-inch rainbows using traditional methods. Anglers are using chartreuse and sherbet PowerBait or a nightcrawler tipped with a marshmallow. If you are fishing from a boat suspend your bait in 14 to 20 feet of water, and troll at about 1.51.8 mph. Try using 1.5- to 2-inch white or chartreuse tube jigs, frog or rainbow colored Worden's Flatfish Lures, purpledescent or firetiger colored Rapala Original Floating Lures, or black/chartreuse colored Blue Fox Flash Spinner.

Regulations

East Canyon Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Dec 9) As of last week, fishing was still good for rainbow trout. One angler caught several rainbows in a few hours by trolling a brightly colored lure.

(Dec 1) Fishing is still good for rainbow trout. One angler caught several rainbows in a few hours by trolling a brightly colored lure.

(Nov 24) Ever since the reservoir was stocked with over 23,000 rainbow trout on Oct. 31, anglers are reporting good fishing for mainly planter-sized trout with a few 15- to 16-inch trout mixed in. Fishing was still good this week, according to reporting anglers. One group of anglers last week reported catching over 20 planter-sized trout in about four hours. Try using a rainbow Rapala or pop gear tipped with a worm.

(Nov 19) Anglers have reported good fishing primarily for planter-sized trout with a few 15- to 16-inch trout mixed in since the reservoir was stocked with over 23,000 rainbow trout on October 31. One group of anglers reported catching over 20 planter-sized trout in about four hours. Try using a rainbow Rapala or popgear tipped with a worm.

Echo Reservoir

Bass, Brown Trout, Channel Catfish, Crappie, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 9) Fishing has been good for rainbow trout at Echo, according to one angler report this week. Try fishing PowerBait off the bottom. Although we have not received any reports on ice conditions at Echo, one DWR biologist suspects that the reservoir is going to need more time before it starts to cap. You cannot launch boats, but shore fishing is possible. The east side of the reservoir on the end closest to the dam is a good spot to try.

(Dec 1) One angler reported slow fishing at Echo this week.

(Nov 24) Shore fishing is available still at Echo Reservoir, but all of the boat ramps are closed. We have not received any reports from Echo this week, and recent reports have indicated slow to fair fishing on the reservoir.

(Nov 19) You can still shore fishing, but all of the boat launch ramps are closed. Try using a golden Jake's lure. We have not received any new reports this week, but one angler recently reported a steady bite by the dam.

Regulations

Enterprise Reservoirs

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Nov 30) Trout fishing has been fair to good. The water level has been low this year.

(Nov 19) Trout fishing should be improving with cooling water temperatures. The water level has been low this year.

Farmington Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 9) According to one angler, the pond is partially covered in about an inch of ice. Fishing has been slow to fair.

(Dec 1) Fishing is still slow at Farmington Pond. One group of anglers fished the pond for 2 hours, but got very little action.

(Nov 24) Fishing is currently slow to fair at Farmington Pond. Traditional shore fishing methods, such as a worm under a bobber or rainbow garlic PowerBait, are good to try.

(Nov 19) Fishing is currently slow.

Regulations

Flaming Gorge Reservoir

Brown Trout, Burbot, Channel Catfish, Crayfish, Kokanee Salmon, Mackinaw (Lake Trout), Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Dec 9) The reservoir's elevation is at 6,032 feet and descending. The water temperature is <50 degrees F in the canyon of the Utah region.

Kokanee salmon: Fishing for kokanee reopened Dec. 1.

Rainbow trout: Fishing is good. Now that water temperatures have cooled, trout are active along the shoreline. Casting jigs and spoons and retrieving with the occasional jig and pause is most effective. Watch your line during the pause, as many of the hits will come as the lure drops through the water column. Good lures are 1/4-ounce marabou jigs in earth tones and spoons in silver, copper and chartreuse. If fishing from shore, cast the lure in a 45-degree angle from shore, and let the lure drop 10 to 15 feet before retrieving.,Trolling 10 to 20 feet deep and 1.5-2 mph with pop gear, spinners and small spoons has also been effective. Let the lure out 100 to 150 feet before attaching the line to the downrigger or inline weight. The longer set-back will help decrease spooking of shallow fish. You might catch lake trout using these same tactics.

Lake trout: Fishing is fair. The spawn is coming to an end and lake trout are hungry once again. Anglers are consistently catching smaller lake trout while trolling or jigging in 50 to 80 feet of water near main channel points and ridges. Fish may be located suspended above the bottom using a fish finder. Troll spoons like Williams Wablers, Northland Forage Minnows and #3 Needlefish to target aggressive pups. Vertically jig a white or glow-n-the-dark tube jig or jigging spoon (Northland Buckshot) on a 3/8-ounce head tipped with sucker/chub meat. Gulp minnows and blade baits (Sebile Vibrato) can also work really well. Some lake trout are being caught while casting jigs and spoons along the shoreline, and longline trolling shallow running crankbaits like Rapala Shad Raps and Xraps. Linwood Bay is closed to nighttime fishing (sunset to sunrise) until December 9. See the Utah Fishing Guidebook for details.

Smallmouth bass: Fishing is slow. Now that water temperatures have dropped into the 40s, bass fishing has slowed down considerably and they will be only the occasional catch until spring. Jigs mimicking crayfish (earthtone colors), their primary forage, are the best option.

Burbot: Fishing is good. Some recent reports indicate that fishing success is picking up. Many are jigging for lake trout, even during the day, but the best activity has been at night. Boaters can target burbot on rocky points and shorelines in 20 to 40 feet of water at night using glow-in-the-dark lures like Yamamoto grubs, Radical Glow tubes, Maniac Cutterbugs, and Northland Buckshot spoons. Tip the lure with sucker/chub meat, recharge glow frequently, and jig the presentation a couple inches from the bottom. Hot spots are uplake of Buckboard near the Confluence/Lost Dog and Firehole boat launch. Ice will start to form uplake with the next cold snap.

(Nov 30) The reservoir's elevation is at 6,032 feet and descending. The water temperature is <50 degrees F in the canyon of the Utah region.

Kokanee salmon: Fishing for kokanee reopens Dec. 1.

Rainbow trout: Fishing is good. Now that water temperatures have cooled, trout are active along the shoreline. Casting jigs and spoons and retrieving with the occasional jig and pause is most effective. Watch your line during the pause, as many of the hits will come as the lure drops through the water column. Good lures are 1/4-ounce marabou jigs in earth tones and spoons in silver, copper and chartreuse. If fishing from shore, cast the lure in a 45-degree angle from shore, and let the lure drop 10 to 15 feet before retrieving.,Trolling 10 to 20 feet deep and 1.5-2 mph with pop gear, spinners and small spoons has also been effective. Let the lure out 100 to 150 feet before attaching the line to the downrigger or inline weight. The longer set-back will help decrease spooking of shallow fish. You might catch lake trout using these same tactics.

Lake trout: Fishing is fair. The spawn is coming to an end and lake trout are hungry once again. Anglers are consistently catching smaller lake trout while trolling or jigging in 50 to 80 feet of water near main channel points and ridges. Fish may be located suspended above the bottom using a fish finder. Troll spoons like Williams Wablers, Northland Forage Minnows and #3 Needlefish to target aggressive pups. Vertically jig a white or glow-n-the-dark tube jig or jigging spoon (Northland Buckshot) on a 3/8-ounce head tipped with sucker/chub meat. Gulp minnows and blade baits (Sebile Vibrato) can also work really well. Some lake trout are being caught while casting jigs and spoons along the shoreline, and longline trolling shallow running crankbaits like Rapala Shad Raps and Xraps. Linwood Bay is closed to nighttime fishing (sunset to sunrise) until December 9. See the Utah Fishing Guidebook for details.

Smallmouth bass: Fishing is slow. Now that water temperatures have dropped into the 40s, bass fishing has slowed down considerably and they will be only the occasional catch until spring. Jigs mimicking crayfish (earthtone colors), their primary forage, are the best option.

Burbot: Fishing is good. Some recent reports indicate that fishing success is picking up. Many are jigging for lake trout, even during the day, but the best activity has been at night. Boaters can target burbot on rocky points and shorelines in 20 to 40 feet of water at night using glow-in-the-dark lures like Yamamoto grubs, Radical Glow tubes, Maniac Cutterbugs, and Northland Buckshot spoons. Tip the lure with sucker/chub meat, recharge glow frequently, and jig the presentation a couple inches from the bottom. Hot spots are uplake of Buckboard near the Confluence/Lost Dog and Firehole boat launch. Ice will start to form uplake with the next cold snap.

Regulations

Gigliotti Pond

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 9) Gigliotti Pond was covered with unstable ice as of Dec. 6.

(Nov 19) Try using worms and PowerBait to catch rainbow trout here.

Regulations

Glassman's Pond

Bluegill, Black Crappie, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Gunlock Reservoir

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Crappie, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Nov 30) The boat ramp is closed until March, but it is possible to launch kayaks and float tubes from shore. Gunlock Reservoir was treated with rotenone in 2015 to remove illegally introduced smallmouth bass which pose a serious threat to native fish in the Virgin and Santa Clara rivers. We have begun re-stocking largemouth bass, bluegill and crappie. Small, largemouth bass (up to 10 inches) are now abundant and can provide some fun action.

(Nov 19) The boat ramp is closed until March, but it is possible to launch kayaks and float tubes from shore. Gunlock Reservoir was treated with rotenone in 2015 to remove illegally introduced smallmouth bass which pose a serious threat to native fish in the Virgin and Santa Clara rivers. We have begun re-stocking largemouth bass, bluegill and crappie. Small, largemouth bass (up to 10 inches) are now abundant and can provide some fun action.

Regulations

Gunnison Bend Reservoir

Catfish, Largemouth Bass, White Bass

(Nov 30) The water level at Gunnison Bend and DMAD reservoirs is getting fairly low, but fishing has still been fair to good. Anglers are finding success using small jigs, spinners and Rapalas. Most fish are small, but you have a chance to catch quite a variety, including white bass, perch, largemouth bass, white crappie, catfish and even northern pike.

(Nov 19) The water level at Gunnison Bend and DMAD reservoirs is getting fairly low, but fishing has still been fair to good. Anglers are finding success using small jigs, spinners and Rapalas. Most fish are small, but you have a chance to catch quite a variety, including white bass, perch, largemouth bass, white crappie, catfish and even northern pike.

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Walleye

(Dec 1) Fishing continues to be fair for rainbow trout. Try using worms or PowerBait.

(Nov 24) Fishing has been fair for rainbow trout at Holmes. Try using worms or PowerBait.

(Nov 19) Fishing has been fair to good for rainbow trout. Try using worms or PowerBait.

Regulations

Huntington North Reservoir

Crayfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Hyrum Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid), Yellow Perch

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Dec 9) One report from an angler drove by the reservoir and reported that there is a thin layer of ice. We have not been able to verify ice coverage or thickness with the state park or other anglers yet.

(Dec 1) If you're looking for a quiet place to fish this week, Hyrum might be a good place to consider. The State Park reports fair fishing this week and very few anglers on the water. Boat anglers are having the best luck, while shore anglers are having more trouble. Try PowerBait and worms if you're shore fishing. If you're using a boat, trolling has worked best this week, according to the State Park.

(Nov 24) Although a DWR employee was unable to find anyone fishing the reservoir this week, fishing has consistently been fair to good at Hyrum these past few weeks. Perch and trout have been the most likely catch. If you're going for perch, try jigging about two feet off of the bottom. For trout, your standard worms and PowerBait are good to try, especially if you're fishing from shore.

(Nov 19) We didn't receive any angler reports this week, but fishing has consistently been fair to good the past few weeks. Perch and trout are the most likely catch. If you're going for perch, try jigging about two feet off of the bottom. For trout, try worms and PowerBait especially if you're fishing from shore.

Jordan River

Brown Trout, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Sunfish, Walleye, White Bass

No recent reports.

Jordanelle Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Dec 9) Anglers are catching 14- to 16-inch rainbows, browns of all sizes and 16-inch cutthroats. Try using Original Floating Rapalas, Mepps Spinners, or Rooster Tails. You will also have success using traditional methods such as PowerBait Trout Bait or Zekes Garlic Trout Bait. There have been no reports of ice formation at this time.

(Nov 24) Anglers are catching 13- to 15-inch rainbows, 14- to 16-inch browns and 8- to 10-inch perch and having success fishing near the inlet of the Provo River, along the east shore, and in the channel. For trout try trolling in 15 to 20 feet of water at speeds of 1.5-2.0 mph and use Rapala BX Minnows, Rapala Original Floaters, Yakima Flatfish Lures, or Mepps Comet MX Minos. For perch try using neon colored jig heads tipped with a nightcrawler or Berkley Gulp! Minnow and bounce your lure off the bottom in order to entice the perch. Please remember that you cannot possess kokanee from Sept 10 through Nov. 30.

Regulations

Kaysville Ponds

Black bullhead, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 9) Fishing has been fair to good at Kaysville. Spinners, PowerBait and worms are all good to try.

(Dec 1) Fishing at Kaysville has been good, according to reports last week. Try using a spinner.

(Nov 24) One angler reported good fishing for rainbow trout at the ponds using a green spinner.

(Nov 19) Anglers report fair to good fishing for rainbow trout and bluegill. Traditional methods, such as fishing a worm off the bottom or using a worm under a bobber, are a good bet.

Regulations

Lake Powell

Bluegill, Brown Trout, Channel Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Striped Bass, Rainbow Trout, Walleye

STOP QUAGGAG MUSCLE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

No recent reports.

Regulations

LaSal Mountains

Albino Trout, Bluegill, Grayling, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Splake (hybrid)

(Dec 9) Many waters on the La Sal Mountains are either inaccessible to highway vehicles or covered with unstable ice.

(Nov 19) Anglers should find success catching rainbow trout at Dons, Hidden, Oowah, Warner and Kens lakes using worms, PowerBait and spinner lures. Kens Lake has also been stocked with 10,000 largemouth bass. The bass will grow throughout the fall and winter.

Locomotive Springs

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Mabey Pond

Crappie, Catfish, Largemouth Bass

No recent reports.

Regulations

Mantua Reservoir

Bluegill, Cutthroat Trout, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 9) The reservoir is capped with approximately 1-2 inches of ice, according to reports from Division employees. Ice this thin is not safe to walk on, so hold on for a bit longer! You cannot launch boats either, since the boat ramp is frozen over. Prior to current ice conditions, we received a few reports of anglers having extremely good success fishing for trout from shore using green PowerBait. Once the ice is safe, winter fishing should be great!

(Dec 1) Anglers report good fishing for rainbow trout, but no bites from perch. One angler who fished from shore reported an excellent trout bite in the morning that turned off around noon. Over the course of their trip, the angler caught rainbows on a small jig, a worm under a bobber, and a woolly bugger on a fly rod. For shore anglers, recent angler reports recommend fishing off the tree-covered areas especially on the east side of the reservoir. On Nov. 6, an algal bloom warning was maintained for this reservoir and no updates have been posted since then. Please make sure to clean fish thoroughly and discard the guts.

(Nov 24) Mantua's trend of slow fishing reports has finally been broken! One group of anglers reported catching some nice rainbow trout from shore using nightcrawlers under a bobber. On Nov. 6, an algal bloom warning was maintained for this reservoir and no updates have been posted since then. Please make sure to clean fish thoroughly and discard the guts.

(Nov 19) We did not receive any angler reports this week, but fishing has been consistently slow the past several weeks. An algal bloom warning was still in effect as of November 6, and no updates have been posted since then. Please make sure to clean fish thoroughly and discard the guts.

Regulations

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Nov 30) The reservoir level is low and the water is fairly murky. Trout don't appear to be concentrating on the shorelines. Fishing is fairly slow, but a few nice rainbows have been caught. We have noticed a reduction in trout numbers due to low water levels in recent years, but the fish that have survived seem to be growing well enough.

(Nov 19) The reservoir level is low and the water is fairly murky. Trout don't appear to be concentrating on the shorelines. Fishing is fairly slow, but a few nice rainbows have been caught. We have noticed a reduction in trout numbers due to low water levels in recent years, but the fish that survived seem to be growing well enough.

Regulations

Newcastle Reservoir

Smallmouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Wiper (hybrid)

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

No recent reports.

Regulations

Newton Reservoir

Bass, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Musky (hybrid), Yellow Perch

No recent reports.

Regulations

Pelican Lake

Bluegill, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass

(Dec 9) As water temperatures begin to fall, bass will start moving to deeper waters. If you can locate them, fishing can be good, especially for larger fish. Look for underwater structure and fish these areas slowly as fish are more likely to limit their efforts in cooler water. Try slowly trolling small chartreuse spinners and jigs baited with a piece of nightcrawler. Due to a treatment that has now been moved to the fall of 2018, limits have been liberalized to 12 largemouth bass and no limit on bluegill.

(Nov 30) As water temperatures begin to fall, bass will start moving to deeper waters. If you can locate them, fishing can be good, especially for larger fish. Look for underwater structure and fish these areas slowly as fish are more likely to limit their efforts in cooler water. Try slowly trolling small chartreuse spinners and jigs baited with a piece of nightcrawler. Due to a treatment that has now been moved to the fall of 2018, limits have been liberalized to 12 largemouth bass and no limit on bluegill.

Regulations

Pineview Reservoir

Bluegill, Bullhead Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Tiger Musky (hybrid), Trout, Yellow Perch

(Dec 9) A little bit of ice is forming along the edges, but the reservoir is still virtually ice-free. Fishing has been fair to good for panfish, bullhead catfish, and tiger muskie. According to recent reports, bluegill are biting readily near the shore. Although the crappie caught have been decent-sized, angler reports on crappie have been mixed. The perch bite has overall been better than the crappie bite. We are receiving occasional reports of anglers catching tiger muskie as well.

(Dec 1) Fishing has been fair to good for panfish, bullhead catfish and tiger muskie. According to reports, bluegill are biting readily near the shore. Although the crappie caught have been decent-sized, angler reports on crappie have been mixed. The perch bite has overall been better than the crappie bite. We are receiving occasional reports of anglers catching tiger muskie too.

(Nov 24) Fishing has been fair to good for panfish, bullhead catfish and tiger muskie. According to reports, bluegill are biting readily near the shore. Although the crappie caught have been decent-sized, angler reports on crappie have been mixed. The perch bite has overall been better than the crappie bite. A solo angler who was targeting perch last week caught well over 50, forcing them to choose the largest ones to bring home. These perch were caught in approximately 25 feet of water. If you're targeting perch, try using a Ratfinkee under a Swedish Pimple as this rig did fairly well last week. Anglers are still landing bullheads, too, usually as an unintended catch while targeting panfish. We are receiving occasional reports of anglers catching tiger muskie, but these amazing fish do require quite a bit of persistence in order to land!

(Nov 19) Fishing was fair to good for panfish, bullhead catfish and tiger muskie this week. One group of anglers marked large numbers of crappie, but didn't catch more than 20 in total. They did manage, though, to hook large numbers of bluegill near the shore. Anglers report that crappie they're catching this year are larger than they were last year. One angler reported that fishing slowed dramatically at noon, but other anglers did not mention the time of their catches. A solo angler who was targeting perch in about 25 feet of water caught more than 50, which forced him to choose the largest ones to bring home. f you're targeting perch, try using a Ratfinkee under a Swedish Pimple. Anglers are still catching bullheads, too. Two anglers also reported catching a tiger muskie.

Regulations

Pioneer Park Pond

Black Bullhead, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Piute Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

(Nov 19) The reservoir was nearly drained again this year. Suckers are still abundant, despite repeated draining in recent years. Trout numbers are very low right now.

Quail Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Nov 30) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked and are providing good fishing from shore and boats. See Sand Hollow report for cold weather bass fishing tips.

Regulations

Red Fleet Reservoir

Bluegill, Brown Trout, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Dec 9) We have received no recent angler reports. Biologists have discovered that some of the wipers have reached almost 19 inches. Anglers continue to report good wiper fishing and are catching fish from 10-12 trolling crank baits. Anglers are encouraged to harvest larger yellow perch to help grow a larger population of fish. Summer surveys show an abundance of yellow perch in the 5- to 6-inch range and anglers are encouraged to take advantage of them DWR biologists transferred select sizes of largemouth bass back into Red Fleet within the last month. These fish are larger than 12 inches and longer and have a metal jaw tag on the lower jaw. Walleye caught this fall have been in the 8- to 12-inch range.

(Nov 30) We have received no recent angler reports. Biologists have discovered that some of the wipers have reached almost 19 inches. Anglers continue to report good wiper fishing and are catching fish from 10-12 trolling crank baits. Anglers are encouraged to harvest larger yellow perch to help grow a larger population of fish. Summer surveys show an abundance of yellow perch in the 5-6" range and anglers are encouraged to take advantage of them DWR biologists transferred select sizes of largemouth bass back into Red Fleet within the last month. These fish are larger than 12" and longer and have a metal jaw tag on the lower jaw. Walleye caught this fall have been in the 8-12" range."

Regulations

Redmond Reservoir

Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike

No recent reports.

Rockport Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid), Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Dec 9) According to several angler reports, fishing on the reservoir was so-so this week. One shore angler reported catching one decent-sized trout and having no other bites. Other anglers caught a handful of fish over the course of a day. Although one Division biologist suspects that the reservoir needs more time before it will cap with ice, bear in mind that there might be ice on the edges if you're looking to launch a boat.

(Dec 1) One pair of anglers who fished Rockport on November 25 caught eight rainbow trout in about four hours of fishing from a kayak. The fish ranged from 8 to 16 inches in length. They stayed south of the boat ramp on the highway side of the reservoir, trolling a shallow-running crankbait on one rod and a dodger and apex on the other. Running lures just a few feet under the surface brought them the greatest success.

(Nov 24) Fishing at Rockport was fair to good this week. The boat ramp is still clear of ice and snow. If you're fishing by boat, trolling with a Rapala on the south end of the reservoir is recommended. If you're shore fishing, try garlic PowerBait or shrimp.

(Nov 19) Fishing has been slow, but one group of anglers reported fair trolling this week with a black-and-silver Rapala tipped with nightcrawler. They received several strikes and landed two fish.

Regulations

Sand Cove Reservoirs

Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Sand Hollow Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass

STOP QUAGGAG MUSCLE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Nov 30) The unseasonably warm weather kept bass shallow longer than usual, but it appears that the big fish are finally heading to deep water. You can still find some smaller fish in the shallows. Bass activity slows down as the water cools, but a few nice fish are still picked up every year during the colder months. The keys are to fish deep (20 to 30 feet) and use a slow presentation. Finesse baits like Senkos, drop shot rigs and shaky heads are very conducive to a slow presentation. Slow-rolling spinnerbaits can also be very effective.

(Nov 19) Due to mild fall temperatures, largemouth bass are still shallow and fishing has been fair to good along the dikes using swim baits. As the water cools down, bass activity will slow, but a few nice fish are still picked up every year during the colder months. The keys are to fish deep (20-30 feet) and use a slow presentation. Finesse baits like Senkos, drop shot rigs, and shaky heads are very conducive to a slow presentation. Slow-rolling spinnerbaits can also be very effective.

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Starvation Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Smouthmouth Bass, Walleye

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Dec 9) State parks staff reports no ice. Fly anglers were having success with size 6-8 green and maroon bead head jigs, but report that the fishing is rather slow in the Rabbit Gulch area. Kokanee fishing reopens statewide on Dec. 1. The water temperature is 44 to 45 degrees F and the visibility in the water is about six feet. The reservoir level is still 85 percent full. Biologists are encouraging anglers to harvest their limits of walleye from 10 to 14 inches to help thin out the walleye population and to help the yellow perch population. Also, consider voluntarily releasing crappie to help establish the population in the reservoir.

(Nov 30) State parks staff reports no ice. Fly anglers were having success with size 6-8 green and maroon bead head jigs, but report that the fishing is rather slow in the Rabbit Gulch area. Kokanee fishing reopens statewide on Dec. 1. The water temperature is 44 to 45 degrees F and the visibility in the water is about six feet. The reservoir level is still 85 percent full. Biologists are encouraging anglers to harvest their limits of walleye from 10 to 14 inches to help thin out the walleye population and to help the yellow perch population. Also, consider voluntarily releasing crappie to help establish the population in the reservoir.

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Steinaker Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Dec 9) Anglers have been successful using spinners to catch large trout from the shoreline. Water levels are low. Fishing has moved from summer to fall patterns with increased trout activity and slower bass fishing. Shore anglers can also expect to find success casting or fishing suspended trout baits including worms and PowerBait. Bass have slowed down with the cooler temps but can still be caught if you are patient. Bass anglers should focus on rocky structure in 20- to 30-foot depths and slowly fish jigs or crawfish patterns to hook sluggish fish. Bluegill are also catchable if you can locate schools; once located, try vertically jigging with small worm-tipped jigs. There are still no limits in place as there are lots of fish in the lake. The Division has issued an emergency change, liberalizing limits at Steinaker. There is no daily bag limit for any species: largemouth or smallmouth bass, rainbow or brown trout, and bluegill. This change will remain in effect until December 31, 2017. The Bureau of Reclamation will fill Steinaker to the same level as previous years in 2018. It will be drawn down to dead pool over the course of the 2018 irrigation season. We have been told that boaters will be able to launch through the 2018 summer, but we expect to lose access to the reservoir via the boat ramp in October 2018, with no storage water in Steinaker for all of 2019.Work on the dam will commence in late fall and will continue through the winter. We will not stock brown trout or rainbow trout in 2018 or 2019. We hope to be able to begin restoration of the fishery in 2020.

(Nov 30) Anglers have been successful using spinners to catch large trout from the shoreline. Water levels are low. Fishing has moved from summer to fall patterns with increased trout activity and slower bass fishing. Shore anglers can also expect to find success casting or fishing suspended trout baits including worms and PowerBait. Bass have slowed down with the cooler temps but can still be caught if you are patient. Bass anglers should focus on rocky structure in 20 to 30 foot depths and slowly fish jigs or crawfish patterns to hook sluggish fish. Bluegill are also catchable if you can locate schools; once located, try vertically jigging with small worm-tipped jigs. There are still no limits in place as there are lots of fish in the lake. The Division has issued an emergency change, liberalizing limits at Steinaker. There is no daily bag limit for any species: largemouth or smallmouth bass, rainbow or brown trout, and bluegill. This change will remain in effect until December 31, 2017. The Bureau of Reclamation will fill Steinaker to the same level as previous years in 2018. It will be drawn down to dead pool over the course of the 2018 irrigation season. We have been told that boaters will be able to launch through the 2018 summer, but we expect to lose access to the reservoir via the boat ramp in October 2018, with no storage water in Steinaker for all of 2019.Work on the dam will commence in late fall and will continue through the winter. We will not stock brown trout or rainbow trout in 2018 or 2019. We hope to be able to begin restoration of the fishery in 2020.

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Strawberry Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Kokanee Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

(Dec 9) Anglers are catching 15- to 20-inch cutthroats, a few slot buster cutthroats and 18- to 22-inch rainbows from the shore and on boats. Anglers are having success using PowerBait, neon-colored jigs tipped with a nightcrawler, 1.5- to 2-inch white tube jigs, gold Hammered Regular Panther Martin spinners, rainbow trout or black Rooster Tail Minnows, and Original Floating Rapalas. There is little ice formation and only a few of the smaller bays have ice at this time.

(Nov 24) Anglers are catching 15- to 20-inch cutthroats, a few slot buster cutthroats, and 18- to 22-inch rainbows. Both shore and boat fishing are hot right now. Anglers are having success fishing from shore using PowerBait or floating a nightcrawler tipped with a marshmallow or salmon eggs. Anglers that are trolling have reported success trolling in about 15 to 20 feet of water at speeds of about 1.5-2.0 mph. Try using 1.5- to 2-inch white or chartreuse tube jigs, neon colored Mack's Wedding Rings, rainbow colored Worden's Flatfish Lures, and silver-hot lime/chartreuse or silver-hot pink/lime Mepps Syclops Spoons, and tip with a white Berkley Gulp! Maggots scented with garlic. Please remember that you cannot possess kokanee from Sept. 10 through Nov. 30.

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Utah Lake

Bluegill, Bullhead Catfish, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Smouthmouth Bass, Walleye, White Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Dec 9) Ice is starting to form in the harbors and along the lake shore. Please use extreme caution as ice conditions continue to change.

(Nov 24) The bite has slowed down, but anglers are still catching channel catfish and white bass. For white bass try using a neon colored plastic jig tipped with a nightcrawler or mealworm. For channel catfish try using Magic Bait Catfish Bait, nightcrawlers, Berkley Gulp! Nightcrawlers or chicken livers.

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Wide Hollow Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 30) The water level is rising quickly. The dock has been pulled out for the winter. The state park says that the fishing was better this year for trout, bass and bluegill than it has been since the dam was re-built. We began introducing black crappie this spring in order to establish a new population for anglers to target. If you catch any crappie, we request that you release them so that they can spawn next spring.

(Nov 19) The water level is low, but is starting to rise again. The dock has been pulled out for the winter. The state park says that the fishing was better this year for trout, bass and bluegill than it has been since the dam was re-built. We began introducing black crappie this spring in order to establish a new population for anglers to target. If you catch any crappie, we request that you release them so that they can spawn next spring.

Willard Bay

Bullhead Catfish, Channel Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Perch, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Wipers (hybrid), Yellow Perch

(Dec 9) Fishing has been fair for catfish and slow for all other species, according to recent reports from anglers.

(Dec 1) One group of anglers reported fair fishing for catfish. Another angler reported catching a 23-inch catfish at Willard last week. Fishing for wiper and perch was slow this week, according to anglers.

(Nov 24) Willard's water temperature was in the mid-40s this week. Two anglers reported fair fishing for catfish, and one of them caught a single perch. We received no reports on the quality of the walleye or wiper bite this week, but last week the fishing for those species was slow.

(Nov 19) he water temperature was in the mid- to high 40s this week. Anglers report fair to good fishing for catfish and perch, but slow fishing for wipers and walleye. Catfishing was described in multiple reports as steady: not too fast and not too slow. One angler reports catching a decent-sized perch this week.

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