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Revised 08-09-18


Links give descriptions of the lake and facilities available. Check proclamtion for details on fishing restrictions as these may not be complete.

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Bullock Reservoir

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Musky (hybred)

No recent reports.

Regulations

Clinton City Park Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Cottonwood Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

(Jul 27) Wiper fishing is fast. Trout fishing is slow. Remember: You must release any tiger muskie that have not reached the 40-inch length limit. Please use care and good catch-and-release techniques.

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

(Aug 9) Recreation traffic is heavy, but fishing has been good. Anglers are catching smallmouth bass, perch, 18-inch rainbows and walleye. For trout, try trolling at 1.8-2.0 mph with the lure suspended in 25 to 30 feet of water. Try using Rapala X-Rap CountDown crankbaits, Rapala BX Swimmer crankbaits, Mack's Lures Smile Blades, or Mack's Lures Wedding Rings. For perch, try fishing from the north shore in about 25 to 30 feet of water. Use a neon colored 1/31 jighead or tungsten jighead with 1/2 inch of a nightcrawler about six to 12 inches off the bottom. For smallmouth, try using a curly tail grub, Gary Yamamoto Senko, and Lost Creek Trick Stick in whacky style rig, and Berkley Gulp! Minnow or Rat-L-Trap crankbait.

(Jul 27) Recreation traffic has been heavy, and fishing has slowed down. Anglers have been catching smallmouth, black crappie, and 16- to 18-inch rainbows. For those fishing from shore, try fishing just north of the island, near the Wallsburg Group area, or adjacent to the northwest corner of the dam. Try using garlic, cheese, or corn PowerBait Natural Scent Trout Bait or nightcrawler tipped with a white marshmallow with about 18 to 24 inches of leader off the bottom. For those trolling, try at 1.8-2.0 mph with the lure suspended in 25 to 30 feet of water. Try using neon colored wedding rings, Luhr-Jensen popgear, Luhr-Jensen Hydro Vibe Extreme spinners, or Rapala X-Rap Deep crankbaits. For smallmouth bass, try using a curly tail grub, Gary Yamamoto Senko, and Lost Creek Trick Stick in whacky style rig, and Berkley Gulp! Minnow, Rat-L-Trap crankbait, or Yo-Zuri 3DB Popper lure.

Regulations

East Canyon Reservoir

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

(Jul 27) Fishing has been fair to good with a variety of baits and lures. PowerBait, worm-and-bobber, spinners, Rapalas and Jake's lures were all recommended and several anglers reported good catch rates. Try PowerBait in garlic, rainbow and chartreuse flavors. Remember that the reservoir may be very busy with recreational watercraft, especially during the weekend.

Echo Reservoir

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

(Jul 27) A large number of anglers reported fair to good fishing for smallmouth bass and rainbow trout. Most of the smallmouth bass were small, but some anglers caught a lot of fish and had a few larger bass mixed in. One angler caught 10 8- to 10-inch smallmouth in 90 minutes using a crawfish imitation.

Perch fishing was tougher. One angler caught an eight-inch perch using a dropshot setup with a small jig tipped with worm. Another angler trolled at multiple depths throughout the morning and reported catching planter-sized rainbow trout and one nine-inch perch. They didn't have any success jigging for perch.

Regulations

Enterprise Reservoirs

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jul 20) Water levels are fairly low in both reservoirs. The water level is well below the boat ramp at the upper reservoir, so you can only launch small boats. Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked in the lower reservoir. Smallmouth bass are active and can be caught on curly-tail grubs or Ned rigs.

Farmington Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 27) Fishing is fair. One group of anglers caught a few small catfish and many very small bluegill. Try tying a small hook to your line and covering up the hook with bait like salmon eggs or a piece of a worm. If you're fishing off the dock, you often won't need a bobber to indicate you've gotten a bite: you can see the tiny bluegill come up and take it in the water. Keep an eye on the stocking reports as fishing at community ponds tends to be best within a few days after stocking. Basic baits, such as nightcrawlers or PowerBait, are generally good to try.

Regulations

Flaming Gorge Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jul 27) Fishing is good for most species.

Lake trout: Catch rates are increasing. Anglers are catching small lake trout while trolling or jigging in 70 to 80 feet of water near main channel points and ridges. Recently, anglers reported high catch rates from Jarvies Bay along the eastern shore. You can locate fish above the bottom using a fish finder. Vertically jig a 1/4- to 3/8-ounce, 3.5-inch white or glow-n-the-dark tube jig (Dry Creek Outfitters) tipped with sucker/chub meat. If you're trolling, try targeting aggressive pups with spoons like RMT Viper Serpents, Northland Forage Minnows, Super Dupers and #3 Needlefish. Small lake trout, less than 25-inches, have become overabundant. This is causing competition for food and a decrease in growth rates. If this trend continues, it will impact the trophy lake trout component because there will be less food to grow big fish. Please help by harvesting your limit of lake trout less than 25 inches. This size class of fish also makes exceptional table fare.

Kokanee salmon: Fishing is good at 30 to 60 feet with downriggers. Colors and lures have become more variable as well. Pink has been a go-to color this season, but recent reports of good catches have come on multicolored, green, white and even spinner blades in brass. Successful reports from the Utah side of the reservoir have recently come from Sheep Creek Bay near the red cliffs, Kingfisher Island near the rope swing, North Skull Creek, Jarvies Bay and near Mustang Ridge. Kokanee salmon are susceptible to higher mortality due to warm water and air temperatures, and now that water temperatures are above 70 degrees F, anglers should minimize catch and release.

Rainbow trout: Expect excellent fishing from the shoreline and boats. A boat is essential to access most of the lower reservoir; however, there is shore fishing near the Dam Point Visitor Center and boat ramps. Fish are shallow and cruising the shoreline, especially in the backs of canyons, near inflows, and along shallow rocky points. Where you catch one, you will likely catch many. Marabou jigs are very effective, in earth tones and 1/4-ounce weights. Spinners, spoons, and other jigs will work as well. Boat anglers will likely pick up rainbows on small spoons and spinners trolled at 30 to 40 feet.

Smallmouth bass: Excellent fishing was reported along rocky shoreline throughout the main channel from the dam up to Hideout. High catch rates have been reported using Ned rigs and dropshot rigs with 3- to 4-inch dark curly tails or worms on 1/8 jig head. Jigs mimicking crayfish, their primary forage, are also a good option. Use earth tone colors.

Burbot: There are few angler reports. 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 the glow frequently and jig the presentation a couple inches from the bottom.

Regulations

Gigliotti Pond

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 9) The pond was most recently stocked on June 13 with about 750 rainbow trout that averaged almost 11 inches long. To catch them, try using nightcrawlers or PowerBait.

(Jul 26) Gigliotti Pond was most recently stocked on June 13 with about 750 rainbow trout averaging almost 11 inches long. Try using nightcrawlers or PowerBait for catching rainbow trout here.

(Jul 19) Gigliotti Pond was most recently stocked on June 13 with about 750 rainbow trout averaging almost 11 inches long. Try using nightcrawlers or PowerBait for catching 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

(Jul 20) Gunlock Reservoir was treated with rotenone in 2015 to remove illegally introduced smallmouth bass. Smallmouth 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- and medium-sized largemouth bass (10 to 12 inches) are now abundant and can provide some fun action.

Regulations

Gunnison Bend Reservoir

Catfish, Largemouth Bass, White Bass

(Jul 20) Largemouth bass, white bass and channel catfish are all active and providing fair to good fishing. Anglers report good fishing with small jigs in green and yellow tipped with nightcrawler and one-inch perch pattern swim baits.

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Walleye

No recent reports.

Regulations

Huntington North Reservoir

Crayfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 9) Anglers have been catching bluegill, rainbow trout and bass. The best fishing has been in 15 to 25 feet of water. If you'd like to use fly tackle, try using a size 8 bead head soft-hackle fly in tan. A recent electrofishing survey at Huntington North produced several wipers along the shallow shorelines. All of the fish were more than 18 inches long. The largest wiper was 25 inches long and weighed nearly eight pounds. Biologists also found several sunfish and largemouth bass.

(Jul 26) Fishing has been fair at Huntington North Reservoir. Anglers have caught bluegill and rainbow trout using a size 10 copper bead head soft hackle fly with an olive tinsel body and a size 8 white bead head tan soft hackle fly. Most of the fish are being caught in 15 to 30 feet of water.

(Jul 19) Anglers have had success catching rainbow trout and wiper using a size 6 bead head crystal bugger in brown/green/pearl colors. Fishing was best in the vicinity of the boat ramp.

Regulations

Hyrum Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jul 27) Anglers reported fair to good fishing at Hyrum over the past couple weeks for rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, bluegill and perch. Anglers recommended fishing in the very early morning or late evening. If you're fishing from shore, worms and PowerBait are good basic approaches to try. One group of boat anglers that caught their limit of trout up to 15 inches in length used a piece of perch meat or a piece of nightcrawler on a 1/32-inch jig.

Several anglers warned that the reservoir can get busy with recreational watercraft during the summer, especially during the weekend. Be sure to plan your fishing trips accordingly. One angler mentioned that the first recreational boater hit the water as early as 8:30 a.m.

(Jul 19) Fishing is best when you can get out on a boat or a float tube, into deep water away from the shoreline. With fly tackle, anglers have been successful using size 6-10 buggers and soft hackle flies. You might also do well with bead head green tinsel leeches, brown/green/pearl crystal buggers, and plum leeches with a purple tail. The tiger trout have been between 13 and 19 inches long. Highway 31 is open, and tributaries to Huntington Reservoir are now fishable.

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

(Aug 9) Recreation traffic is heavy, but anglers have been quite successful catching 16-inch kokanee, 15-inch rainbows and 16- to 18-inch smallmouth bass. For kokanee, try trolling at 1.3-1.5 mph with the lure suspended in 35 to 50 feet of water in front of the main boat ramp or adjacent to the dam. Try using orange or light pink squids with an orange/silver streak dodger tipped with pink Berkley Gulp! Maggots. For rainbows, try trolling at 1.5 mph with the lure suspended in 10 to 20 feet of water and use pink/silver, orange/silver, blue/silver or gold D&H Custom Lures spoons.

(Jul 28) Kathleen of Park City fish Rock Cliff without catching anything. "Reports indicate good fishing here. We have fished 5 or 6 times in the last 3 weeks. Fishing is horrible. I ask others fishing here, and have only found that 1 or 2 people have caught anything. I have no idea how the good fishing report has been posted, someone should ask the 'general public' that are trying to catch fish at Jordonelle."

(Jul 27) Recreation traffic has been heavy, but anglers are proving to be quite successful. Anglers are catching kokanee, smallmouth bass, wipers, browns, rainbows and perch. For kokanee and trout, try trolling at 1.3-1.8 mph with the lure suspended in 20 to 45 feet of water, and troll adjacent to the dam or near the inlet. Try using Christenson's Lakeshore Tackle pink spotted glow squids or D&H Custom Lures pink Hot Heads with neutral colored dodgers tipped with a Berkley Gulp! Maggot. If you are fishing from shore, anglers have had success fishing near the Rock Cliff Use Area using lime twist PowerBait Trout Bait or a nightcrawler with a white marshmallow.

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Kaysville Ponds

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

(Jul 27) Fishing is slow for larger fish, but more anglers are catching tiny bluegill near the shore. Use a small piece of a worm on a small hook, and you can potentially catch the bluegill over and over very easily. Keep an eye on the stocking reports as fishing at community ponds tends to be best within a few days after stocking. Basic baits, such as nightcrawlers or PowerBait, are generally good to try.

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

(Jul 28) by Wayne Gustaveson

Lake elevation: 3,603 feet Water temperatures: 80–86°F

The very best place to fish this week on Lake Powell begins at Bullfrog and gets better by traveling further north. The hot spot is Good Hope Bay with the target being boiling stripers.

Shad schools that were hiding in the backs of the canyons have now moved out into open water hoping to avoid striper schools that were feeding ferociously on shad hiding in the canyons. That escape tactic did not work very well since shad swim in large schools that are easy for stripers to locate and then attack. This does work well for anglers who can see the large splashes created when 2- to 3-pound stripers drive shad to the surface and/or against the shoreline and feed for long periods of time. It is now possible to see ‘boiling fish’ that stay on the surface for an hour or more. If you can get close enough to cast a lure into the boiling melee you will catch lots of stripers with a few bass mixed in as well. It is wise to take binoculars with you to quicken the search for boiling fish.

There have been a few boils reported near Halls Marina in the mornings or evenings. Boils can pop up anywhere over the length of the lake. It is likely to see boils in the San Juan, Escalante, and main channel from Rainbow Bridge to Bullfrog. There have been only a few boils seen from Rainbow Bridge to the dam due to a lack of shad schools in open water in the southern lake. Stripers have been very efficient in slurping up most of the larval shad produced in the southern lake this spring. There is some hope for boils occurring in the south later this year as some shad schools are hiding effectively in shallow, murky, warm water in the backs of some canyons.

Larger adult stripers are not able to stay near the surface in 80-degree water (warm temperature intolerance) so they are holding at 30-50 feet looking for food. They are finding crayfish on the bottom at 20-30 feet in the backs of canyons and on rocky shelves and drop-offs. These stripers can be caught trolling to find schools and then casting to catch more fish. Spoons or bait works well once a school is located holding on the bottom. From Wahweap to Padre Bay there are many campsites, houseboats, and wake boats in the backs of canyons where adult stripers are found. You’ll have more success if you go fishing from Last Chance uplake where there’s less summer boat traffic.

Smallmouth bass provide the best fishing from Wahweap to Rainbow Bridge. Best success is achieved by getting on the water at first light and casting surface lures toward the shoreline where bottom depth is 10-25 feet. Look for rocky points, islands, and deep coves along the shoreline where bass like to congregate. Bass feed aggressively as the sky starts to lighten but then action declines as the sun comes up. Bass then move deeper and can be caught on double and single tail plastic grubs from 15-30 feet.

On our last sampling trip in the south, we caught lots of smallmouth bass at first light on surface poppers fished with a big splash and then a pause followed by smaller splashes. When the sun came out we dropped double and single tail grubs to the bottom at 15-25 feet on rocky points jutting out from shore. We had a nice largemouth bass, a three-pound striper, and a big catfish join in with the smallmouth menagerie. We had a great full day of fishing and returned to the dock by 11 a.m.

(Jul 27) by Wayne Gustaveson

Lake elevation: 3,605 feet Water temperatures: 79–84°F

Boiling stripers are busting loose in the northern lake. Stripers search for larger shad at first light in the morning and drive them to the surface where they surround the shad school and eat as many as possible. These feeding forays can be seen for a long distance. Since striper boils last longer than slurps it is possible to see the school and quickly drive within casting range. In boils, feeding is intense so virtually any surface lure or shallow running crankbait or spoon cast into the boil will be consumed. This is the beginning of the best striper fishing of the year as stripers switch over from slurping small shad to crushing bigger shad.

Boils have been seen in Good Hope Bay along the shoreline. Stripers feed more effectively when they trap shad, not only against the surface, but also against the shoreline, which limits the escape routes for fleeing shad. Slurps were previously seen in the backs of the canyons and coves where small shad reside but now the open bays have larger shad so stripers have moved there. Small groups of stripers are in the open bays but they are either single fish on top or a resting school at depth. The single stripers can be caught occasionally but catching is more productive when a feeding school is found closer to shore.

Wind and rain can stop these boils but stripers are patient and will start feeding on the surface again as soon as the water calms and shad become visible once more. Stripers go deep while waiting for shad. If a school is seen on the graph stripers can be caught on spoons deployed directly under the boat.

In the rest of the lake there are still more slurps than boils. These slurps are starting to get a bit ‘jumpy’ as a few larger shad are swimming with the newly hatched shad. Larger shad swim faster and cause chasing stripers to speed up and hit the surface in the process. Over the length of the lake it is wise to keep an eye out for any surface disturbance. If it is big and bold it is worth it to stop and fish. If the disturbance is small and quick then it may be better to wait until a bigger more aggressive striper group is found.

Smallmouth bass fishing is steady along the rocky shorelines and over newly visible rock islands that are appearing as the lake level declines. It has been a really good year for catching larger (two-pound plus) bass on a variety of plastic baits fished along the bottom. Still the best technique is to use topwater baits in the early morning hours along the rocky shoreline and on rocky points sticking out into the main lake.

Largemouth bass can be found in coves with lots of aquatic weed growth. The most common weed is Spiny Niada. Look for coves where the bottom is covered with green plants from the surface to 10 feet deep sometimes covering more than an acre of lake bottom. Largemouth bass love weedy cover. Unfortunately it is difficult to work a lure in the weed zone. The good news is that largemouth will come up to hit a loud surface lure like a Whopper Plopper with early morning or late evening being the best time to fish.

(Jul 19) by Wayne Gustaveson

Lake elevation: 3,606 feet Water temperatures: 79–84°F

Lake Powell’s water level is declining at the rate of about a foot per week. That will slow down slightly in September or level out if the monsoon season provides more inflow to counter that being released. This decline will bring the lake level back down to near the five-year average of 3590-3600 feet (MSL). That means the Castle Rock Cut will remain open for those boaters launching at the south end of the lake and running upstream. We certainly hope that the winter of 2018 will provide more moisture to the parched southwestern area of the US and allow the lake to remain in this comfort zone.

Fishing continues to be good for smallmouth bass across the lake. The hot spot this past week was the San Juan Arm. Bass there average one to two pounds, but they are super aggressive. If you’re looking for a great family fishing trip, the San Juan is a good choice.

Over the length of the lake, smallmouth bass fishing is consistent and the best lures are green (crayfish colored) plastic grubs. A wide variety of lures, baits and techniques work well, with time of day being as important as which lures are used. Make sure to get out early and stay out late for the best bass fishing results. While jigging along the 12- to 25-foot bottom for bass, a few walleye, largemouth bass and catfish will join in the fun. Topwater action at first light in the morning is still the best bass fishing technique.

Striped bass are boiling in the northern lake from The Horn (just upstream from Good Hope Bay) to Trachyte and White Canyon. Boils happen there because the shad crop is larger in size and numbers. It’s a long run to launch at Halls or Bullfrog and run to Trachyte but the fishing results are quite productive. Boils are performed by a wide range of small to adult size stripers. Adult stripers are only able to stay up in warm surface water for short period of time. They feed quickly on two-inch shad and then dive down to deep water to cool off before hitting the surface again. This behavior makes stripers vulnerable to topwater lures when fish are boiling. When they are resting, deep trolling with down riggers work well, along with spoons when the striper school is seen on the graph.

From the Horn downstream, stripers are still slurping on the surface because they target the small shad that were recently spawned and have not found a good hiding place. Shad that were spawned last month have to find murky-colored water to be able to hide and survive the constant onslaught of juvenile striper predation. These slurps are seen virtually every day in most canyons. A school of stripers finds a shad pod, comes to the surface for 15 seconds and then goes back down. Anglers awaiting the slurpers see the school and rush to get in range to cast. The hard part is trying to predict where the school will resurface for the next 15-second burst. If the boat is in casting range when the school pops back up, a good cast, beyond the school, will likely catch a fish as the lure is retrieved through the surfacing school. If they come up out of range, then the boat has to be repositioned again to hopefully be in range when the school resurfaces. It’s a real cat-and-mouse game with the fish winning most of the time. The visual portion of seeing a lot of fish and catching a few makes for an exciting day.

Regulations

LaSal Mountains

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

(Aug 9) Dons Lake and Hidden Lake were both stocked with more than 700 rainbow trout on July 9. Kens Lake and Rattlesnake Ranch Pond, as well as several others on the La Sal Mountains, have been stocked with several thousand rainbow trout this year. (The fish averaged about 10 inches long.) Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners to catch them.

(Jul 26) Dons Lake and Hidden Lake were both stocked with more than 700 rainbow trout on July 9. Kens Lake and Rattlesnake Ranch Pond, as well as several others on the La Sal Mountains, have both been stocked with several thousand rainbow trout averaging about 10 inches in length so far this year. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners for catching these.

(Jul 19) Dons Lake and Hidden Lake were both stocked with more than 700 rainbow trout on July 9. Kens Lake and Rattlesnake Ranch Pond, as well as several others on the La Sal Mountains, have both been stocked with several thousand rainbow trout averaging about 10 inches in length so far this year. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners for catching these.

Locomotive Springs

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Mabey Pond

Crappie, Catfish, Largemouth Bass

No recent reports.

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Mantua Reservoir

Bluegill, Cutthroat Trout, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 27) Fishing is slow. The algae covering the reservoir is extensive.

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Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jul 20) Fishing is slow to fair. Trout have moved away from the shorelines, so anglers on boat and float tubes are finding better results. Try trolling streamers on sinking line or behind a bubble on spinning gear. Surface action on midges is common on calm mornings and evenings. Wipers are getting more active, with the best fishing at dawn and dusk.

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Newcastle Reservoir

Smallmouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Wiper (hybrid)

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jul 20) Fishing is fair to good for rainbow trout during the early morning and late evening using nightcrawlers. Anglers are catching a few smallmouth and wipers.

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Newton Reservoir

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

No recent reports.

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Pelican Lake

Bluegill, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass

(Jul 27) Bass fishing is excellent on warm days. Anglers also reported catching very large catfish this week. Try throwing bass jigs online the weeds beds. 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.

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Pineview Reservoir

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

(Jul 27) Anglers reports that fishing is fair to good for smallmouth bass, tiger muskies, catfish and perch.

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Pioneer Park Pond

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

No recent reports.

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Piute Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

(Jul 20) Because of the extremely low water level, the daily trout limit at Piute Reservoir has been raised to eight for the rest of 2018. The reservoir is down to 5 percent capacity, with a depth of only 10 feet. There are some 14- to 15-inch rainbow trout available, so it may be worth trying to fish the reservoir before its drained completely. The water level is below the end of the boat ramp, which makes it very difficult to launch a boat.

Quail Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jul 20) Bass fishing is fair to good. Check the Sand Hollow report for techniques.

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Red Fleet Reservoir

Bluegill, Brown Trout, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jul 27) Anglers report catching perch from shore in the shallow weed beds. The wipers and cutthroat have also been very active. If you fish from a boat, you may have success fishing for the crappie and walleye. Try getting jigs to mimic smaller panfish. For perch and walleye, try fishing a jighead and worm in about 10 to 15 feet of water.

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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

(Jul 27) Fishing is fair to good. One angler recommended using popgear with a worm.

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Sand Cove Reservoirs

Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Sand Hollow Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass

STOP QUAGGAG MUSCLE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jul 20) Bass are very active and providing good to excellent fishing. Anglers are finding fair to good success with senkos, crank baits and ned rigs. Anglers are catching bass from both boats and shore. Topwater action can be particularly exciting at dawn and dusk. Bluegill are also getting active. Fishing early and late can also help you avoid the heat and pleasure boat traffic.

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Starvation Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Smouthmouth Bass, Walleye

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jul 27) Anglers have been very successful catching rainbow trout, smallmouth bass and walleye. Try using bottom bouncers with nightcrawlers for the walleye. For smallmouth bass, fish the rock edges. Biologists have been conducting surveys and have found high densities of smaller walleye. Anglers are being encouraged to harvest these small walleye to help balance the fishery out and produce healthier walleye populations. Biologists are also asking anglers to voluntarily release crappie to help establish the population.

Regulations

Steinaker Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jul 27) Water levels are at 25 percent, extremely low and dropping daily. We are anticipating only a couple more weeks of boat ramp use. Largemouth bass fishing has been excellent during the warmer parts of the day. Remember, there is no daily bag limit for any species at Steinaker: largemouth or smallmouth bass, rainbow or brown trout and bluegill. Steinaker will be drained to dead pool by Sept. 1, per construction contract. This means the boat ramp will most likely be unusable by mid to late July. This change will remain in effect until Dec. 31, 2018. 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

(Aug 9) Fishing has slowed down, especially for kokanee. Anglers have been catching 15- to 17-inch cutthroat regularly and quite a few slot busters. For trout, try trolling at 1.5-1.8 mph with the lure suspended in 22 to 30 feet of water. Try trolling adjacent to rocky shorelines near the mouth of the Narrows and use Christenson's Lakeshore Tackle white, orange or pink squids with a silver dodger, or various crankbaits

(Jul 27) Anglers have been catching 17- to 22-inch cutthroats and catching their limits of kokanee. Try trolling at 1.3-1.6 with the lure suspended in 30 to 45 feet of water. Try using Christenson's Lakeshore Tackle white, orange, or pink squids with a silver dodger, and tip with white Berkley Gulp! Maggots and scent with Pro-Cure Kokanee Special.

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Utah Lake

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Aug 9) Anglers are catching 25-inch (and larger) channel catfish, white bass, carp and crappie. For catfish, fishing at night has been the most productive and try using chicken livers encased in nude nylon, shrimp, nightcrawlers, white bass cut bait, or Catfish Charlie Blood Dip Bait.

(Jul 27) Anglers are catching 25-inch (and larger) catfish. Try using chicken livers encased in nude nylon, shrimp soaked in chicken blood, nightcrawlers, PowerBait Catfish Bait Chunks, or Catfish Charlie Blood Dip Bait.

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Wide Hollow Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 20) The water level is dropping quickly and there have been some trout dying due to warm temperatures. Fishing is slow to fair for bass and bluegill. The boat dock has been pulled due to low water level. We began introducing black crappie in 2017 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.

Willard Bay

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

(Jul 27) We received a variety of angler reports on Willard Bay over the past two weeks for slow, fair or good fishing depending on the species. Wiper fishing is slow to fair. Fishing for catfish is good, with several anglers reporting catching decent-sized catfish or a large number of catfish. One angler caught a large number of catfish in about 15 feet of water early in the morning. Another angler fished the reservoir after dark and had good success catching wipers and catfish. He caught some catfish that were nearly six pounds.

One angler observed a boil outside of the South Marina on July 23 in the evening. They ended up catching a few wipers during the boil, but they were only 10 to 13 inches in length. Another angler reported good fishing in the inlet around 7:30 p.m. on July 24. This angler caught three small bluegill, one seven-inch bluegill, one seven-inch bullhead catfish and four 15- to 20-inch channel catfish. This angler was using worms the entire time and reported receiving a huge number of bites.

Mosquitoes can get very thick this time of year. One angler reported that they were especially thick after 9:00 p.m.

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