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Revised 08-18-17


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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.

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Abajo Mountain

Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

American Fork River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Baker Reservoir

Crayfish, Brown Trout, Green Sunfish, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 17) Trout fishing slows down during the heat of summer.

Bear Lake

Cisco, Cutthroat Trout, Mackinaw (Lake Trout), Rainbow Trout, Whitefish

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Aug 18) Bear Lake is basically at full capacity and boat launching is possible at all ramps on the Utah and Idaho sides of the lake. Water temperature is 73 degrees. Anglers have been doing fair for Cutthroat Trout by trolling minnow type lures and flatfish in 65 to 85 feet of water. The DWR sampled the lake recently and found the majority of Cutthroat Trout and Lake Trout in 85 to 170 feet of water. The highest concentrations of fish were off the east side. One interesting method to try before the sun comes up, is to troll early in the mornings off the mouths of North Eden and South Eden canyons. Troll chartreuse or green colored minnow-type lures on flat lines 100 feet or more behind your boat.

Even though the water is warm, in the early morning the canyon breezes sweep grass hoppers out onto the surface of the water where they are fed on by Cutthroat Trout. Sometimes fishing can be fast and furious. Later in the day, use downriggers to get your line down within five feet or so from the bottom and pay attention to your sonar unit. If you see fish continue to troll in that same area. If you are not seeing any fish, then move deeper. Use larger minnow-type lures and flatfish. Good spots are off Cisco Beach, Second Point and off the two canyon mouths mentioned above.

Regulations

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.

Beaver Mountain Lakes

Rainbow Trout

(Aug 17) Fishing is fair to good. For rainbow and tiger trout at Kent's Lake, anglers report that trolling gold Jake's Spin-a-lures have worked well. Some anglers are catching rainbows from the shore with PowerBait.

Beaver River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Aug 17) Catchable-size rainbow trout have been stocked. Fishing should be fair.

Regulations

Benches Pond Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Aug 17) The pond was stocked with 500 rainbow trout on July 12. To catch them, try using spinners, worms or PowerBait. You might also catch fish using fly patterns, such as leeches, bead heads and soft hackle flies.

Regulations

Big Sandwash Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 18) The best trout fishing is happening early in the morning and later in the evening. Perch are biting well. Continue using PowerBait, nightcrawlers and Jake's Spin-A-Lures to catch trout and perch. If you plan to fish from a boat, try targeting bass in mid-afternoon. Bass are biting on PowerBait and crankbaits.

Birch Creek Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.

Blacksmith Fork River

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Whitefish

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Aug 18) The fishing is still good up the Blacksmith, according to anglers. If you've got a spinning reel, try worms or floating Rapalas. Fly fishers reported that caddis, hopper and emerger patterns have worked well recently.

Blue Mountains

Brook Trout, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Boulder Mountain Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 17) Fishing is fair to good across the mountain. Spin anglers should try marabou jigs, tube jigs, Gulp minnows, spinners, Jake's and Kastmasters. Focus on natural baits like nightcrawlers or cut bait this is especially effective for large tiger and splake trout. Fly anglers should bring an assortment of streamers, terrestrials and beadhead nymphs, along with your favorite dry patterns. Most of the Boulder lakes are full of freshwater shrimp, so scuds are a must in your fly box.

Regulations

Boulger Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Aug 17) The reservoir was stocked on July 12 with 400 rainbow trout. The rainbows were about 10 inches long. PowerBait, night crawlers and spinners are a safe bet to catch them.

Regulations

Bountiful Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 18) Fishing has been fair to good for catfish this week, according to anglers. Worms have worked well recently.

Regulations

Box Creek Reservoirs

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Brough Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Aug 18) Fishing has been really slow this past week. Try using PowerBait and/or a Jake's Spin-A-Lure in the morning hours.

Regulations

Browne Reservoir

Brook Trout, Kokanee Salmon, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 18) The reservoir is full, and fishing has improved since the lake was restocked with rainbow and cutthroat trout. Try fishing bait near the bottom or casting small spoons and spinners near the inflows. Fly fishing has been good early and late in the day.

Bullock Reservoir

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Musky (hybred)

(Aug 18) Fish are very active throughout the day. Try using a Jake's Spin-A-Lure in gold or silver. Nightcrawlers and PowerBait should also work. Tiger muskie are a fun fish to target in the summer. Please let us know if you catch one.

Regulations

Burraston Ponds

Albino Trout, Bluegill, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 4) The ponds were stocked on July 25, so fishing should be fair. Try fishing off the bottom with egg-weight sinkers or traditional methods. You'll want to target areas where the water appears to be deeper, where there are good pond structures or where there is a fair amount of shade.

Regulations

Calder Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Aug 18) More than 3,500 cutthroat trout have been stocked this summer, but we haven't received any recent angler reports to let us know if they're biting. The six-inch cutthroat trout that were stocked last year survived in significant numbers. They're about 1112 inches long this year and are in good condition.

Regulations

Causey Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Kokanee Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Splake (hybrid), Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Aug 18) Fishing has been fair to good at Causey this week, and the water level is still high. One angler reported catching a large number of small rainbow trout using a spinner.

Regulations

Chalk Creek

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clear Creek

Rainbow Trout

(Aug 17) Bonneville cutthroat trout are abundant throughout Clear Creek. Anglers have reported catching fish up to 15 inches. Fishing is good with dry flies, terrestrials and nymphs. Spin fishers should use flashy spinners (Mepps, Panther Martin, Blue Fox) or natural baits like nightcrawlers or salmon eggs.

Cleveland Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Aug 17) In July, the reservoir was stocked with 2,500 rainbow trout. Try using spinners, PowerBait and worms to catch them.

Clinton City Park Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Corn Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 17) You can find various species of wild trout in Corn, Chalk, Meadow and Oak creeks. Summer fishing can be fair to good using small spinners, natural baits like nightcrawlers, or dry flies. A foam hopper-beadhead nymph dropper rig can be especially fun and effective. Catchable-sized rainbow trout are also stocked near campgrounds in Cork, Chalk and Oak creeks.

Cottonwood Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

(Aug 18) Wipers are super active, and anglers are catching them on Rapalas in the evening. You might also try jigs or Rapalas to target tiger muskie, brown trout and rainbow trout in the reservoir. Biologists surveyed the reservoir a few weeks ago. The tiger muskie they found were in good condition.

Regulations

Crouse Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Currant Creek

Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Currant Creek Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 18) If you visit this reservoir, you can enjoy cool mountain temperatures while fishing from the boat ramp. Anglers are catching fish in the deeper areas of the reservoir. Try fishing worms or PowerBait right on the bottom. Anglers are also finding success casting sinking Rapalas (in trout patterns) from the shoreline. The road is very rough, so take your time getting there. Be aware of afternoon thunderstorms.

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 4) Fishing is fair. Anglers have been catching smallmouth bass using swimbaits. Anglers recommended Keitech Swing Impact Fat swimbaits (in black, black shad, green pumpkin or silver flash minnow), Big Bite Baits swimbaits (in baby bass green flake, sunfish or silver shiner) or Lost Creek Swimmers in green pumpkin. Try fishing with these baits at a variety of depths and along rock ledges, next to points or across ambush points. When you using swimbaits, you can also try popping, ripping, splashing or using a steady retrieval. Trout fishing has been slow, but try trolling with chartreuse or neon-orange wedding rings or popgear tipped with bait.

Regulations

Duck Fork Reservoir

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.

Regulations

East Canyon Reservoir

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

(Aug 18) Fishing for trout has been fair to good and the wiper bite is still good, according to anglers. Try using PowerBait, Kastmasters, or pop gear with a worm.

East Fork of Sevier River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Aug 17) The water flow has increased to 200 cfs because of irrigation releases from Otter Creek Reservoir. Fishing is difficult at this flow level.

Regulations

Echo Reservoir

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

(Aug 18) If you just want tugs on your line and don't care how large the fish on the other end are, Echo is a good place to go right now. Anglers have been catching tons of perch and smallmouth bass, only rarely of decent size.

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

(Aug 17) Anglers have had some luck trolling for kokanee salmon using downriggers, dodgers and pop gear. The water has been murky and mossy, though. Some anglers have also caught cutthroat trout using bead head red leech lures.

Enterprise Reservoirs

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Aug 17) Trout fishing is slow. Smallmouth bass fishing is good to excellent. Anglers have observed some dead trout, which is a result of the warm water temperature. This does not mean, however, that all the trout are gone. Most are able to escape the heat by going deep.

Fairview Lakes

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Farmington Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 18) Fishing at Farmington Pond has been slow, according to anglers.

Regulations

Ferron Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Aug 17) Trout are biting on bead head buggers in black/orange and black/green, and leeches in red and olive. These flies have been especially effective for rainbow trout, but some cutthroat and brook trout are taking them too. Anglers have also had success using PowerBait. Spinners have been less effective lately; the fish will chase the spinners, but they seldom bite them.

Regulations

Fish Creek (lower)

Rainbow Trout

(Aug 17) The creek was stocked with more than 17,000 brown trout on June 14. As the fish grow, try using woolly buggers, caddisflies and other nymph patterns to catch them.

Fish Lake

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Mackinaw (Lake Trout), Splake (hybrid), Rainbow Trout, Yellow Perch

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Aug 17) The typical summer fishing pattern continues. Fishing is best in the morning and evening. You can catch rainbow trout while trolling or bait fishing from a boat. Perch fishing is providing fast action. Anchor just outside the weedline and fish with small jigs tipped with nightcrawler. Remember that there is no limit on perch at Fish Lake and you are encouraged to harvest all the perch that you catch. Kokanee anglers report fair to good fishing for fat salmon measuring 14 to 15 inches by trolling dodgers and squids tipped with Gulp maggots at 30 to 40 feet in depth. Call the Fish Lake Lodge at 435-638-1000 or Bowery Haven Resort 435-638-1040 before you go to check current conditions and get up-to-date fishing reports.

Regulations

Flaming Gorge Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Aug 18) Fishing is currently fair to good for most species.

Kokanee salmon: Fishing is fair. The reservoir has risen 10 feet this summer, and water temperatures have now climbed to 70F. Kokanee have begun to school up. The early morning bite is most consistent, but some anglers have done well later in the day along the shade of the main channel. Most of the fish caught this week came from depths of 45 to 80 feet and at trolling speeds of 1.6 to 2.0 mph. Watch your fish finder and adjust your lure depth to where you're marking fish. If you're not marking fish, move to another spot. Spoons (#23 Needlefish and Vipers), squids (pink, orange and green), and dodgers (silver, pink and green) have been working best. Try dropping deeper and using larger dodgers/squids or spoons to reduce your catch of smaller kokanee, which are more abundant this year. Also, tip your lures with Gulp! maggots, mealworms or corn.

Rainbow trout: Fishing is fair, and you may also catch some cutthroat trout incidentally. Now that water temperatures are high, be sure to fish during the cooler part of the day, especially early in the morning. Fish are also in deeper, cooler water, so adjust accordingly. If you're fishing from a boat, try casting jigs near creek inlets and shallow points, or trolling pop gear at depths of 20 to 30 feet along the shoreline. If you're fishing from shore, cast parallel to the shoreline, let the bait sink some, and slowly retrieve with occasional jigging strokes. Marabou jigs in earth-tone colors are a good option in shallow or deep water. When you catch rainbow, there are likely more. Pinch down the barbs for a quick release.

Lake trout: Fishing is fair to good. Anglers are catching smaller lake trout (pups) while trolling for kokanee salmon or jigging in 50 to 80 feet of water near the main channel points and ridges. Use a fish finder to locate fish that may be suspended above the bottom. Troll spoons like Williams Wablers, Northland Forage Minnows, and #3 Needlefish to target aggressive pups. Vertically jig a white or glow-in-the-dark tube jig or jigging spoon (Northland Buckshot) and tip your lure with sucker/chub meat. Gulp! minnows and blade baits (Sebile Vibrato) can also work really well.

Smallmouth bass: Fishing is good. Top-water fishing can be very entertaining this time of year, especially early and late in the day. Try poppers like Rebel PopRs in silver or rainbow trout colors. Jigs mimicking crayfish (in earth-tone colors), their primary forage, are the best option. Try fishing depths greater than 20 feet for bigger fish.

Burbot: Fishing is slow, and there haven't been many reports from anglers. Boaters should target burbot on rocky points and shorelines in 30 to 40 feet of water. You'll find the best activity 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 of inches from the bottom.

Regulations

Forsyth Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Splake (hybrid), Tiger Trout (hybrid)

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Aug 17) Anglers report good fishing for nice-sized tiger trout by casting streamers from a boat or fishing nightcrawlers from the shore.

Fort Buenaventura

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Fremont River

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Aug 17) The water flow in the upper Fremont has increased.

Gigliotti Pond

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 17) Rainbow trout are biting on worms and PowerBait. Salmon eggs have also been effective.

Regulations

Glassman's Pond

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Grantsville Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 4) Fishing has been slow. Anglers suggest spincasting Vibrax Blue Fox spinners near the north end of the reservoir. Traditional fishing methods should work too.

Regulations

Green River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Channel Catfish, Cutthroat Trout, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(Aug 18) Dry fly fishing has been fair. Some PMDs and caddis have been reported. It is also time for large attractors and other terrestrials. Crickets, beetles, ants and hoppers are excellent choices. Try a caddis with a grey or black abdomen. Nymphing is good. Try a dropper with a cicada or hopper on top and midge, mayfly or caddis nymph trailing a few feet below. Fishing late in the day should provide the most success and the lowest angling/recreational pressure. Spin fishing is fair. Marabou jigs or tube jigs in earth-tone colors are a good option in shallow or deep water. Rainbow or brown trout patterned crankbaits will also entice fish. Pinch down the barbs for quick release.

Regulations

Gunlock Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Aug 17) Recent surveys have found that fish that were stocked in 2016 have spawned and the populations are building, though most fish are still very small (between four and six inches).

Regulations

Gunnison Bend Reservoir

Catfish, Largemouth Bass, White Bass

(Aug 17) Anglers are catching channel catfish and largemouth bass at Gunnison Bend and DMAD reservoirs. The outlets at both reservoirs are also good places to fish. A recent netting survey in Gunnison Bend found a good number of catfish up to nine pounds in size. Nightcrawlers and cut bait are good options for catfish.

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Walleye

(Aug 18) Fishing for bass has been fair to good at Holmes using plastic lures.

Regulations

Honeyville Ponds

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Huntington Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

No recent reports.

Regulations

Huntington North Reservoir

Crayfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Huntington Reservoir

Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Aug 17) Tiger trout have been biting on crystal bugger fly patterns in tan, green and pearl. Anglers are also catching them using bead head olive soft hackle flies. Spinners are another good choice. Many fish have been caught near the bottom in water that's between 20 to 35 feet deep.

Regulations

Hyrum Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Aug 18) Anglers reported good fishing by boat for perch, bluegill, rainbow trout and largemouth bass. Worms and PowerBait worked well for reporting anglers. One group of anglers reported catching something every few minutes for the whole morning that they fished.

Joe's Valley Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid), Splake (hybrid)

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

No recent reports.

Regulations

Johnson Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Musky, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

No recent reports.

Regulations

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 4) Anglers have been catching rainbow trout and bass. Try fishing for all species along the Rock Cliff shoreline, coves along the east side of the lake and near the Provo River inlet. For bass, try using plastic worms rigged either in a Texas rig, Carolina rig, whacky rig or nose rig. When locating bass in deeper water, use a drop shot setup and remember to adjust the distance between the rig and drop shot depending on where the fish are suspended. For trout, anglers suggest trolling at slower speeds (about 1.21.7 mph) and using wedding rings, popgear and spinnerbaits.

Regulations

Kaysville Ponds

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

(Aug 18) Fishing at the ponds has been fair to good for bass, catfish and bluegill.

Regulations

Kolob Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 17) Bait fishing is allowed until September 9. Remember: the limit allows the harvest of two trout under 15 inches or over 22 inches all trout between 15 and 22 inches must be released. Fishing is fair to good for fly and lure anglers fishing from boats. Bait fishing is slower.

Regulations

Koosharem Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Aug 17) A recent netting survey found few trout, although there were a few big cutthroat trout. It appears that water fluctuation in recent years has been pretty hard on the trout stocked here. You have the chance to catch some large fish at Koosharem, but you'll have to put in plenty of time. Rainbow trout have been stocked this year.

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

(Aug 17) by Wayne Gustaveson

Lake elevation: 3,633 feet Water temperatures: 7983F

Lake Powell is still warm on the surface (7983F), active stripers are sporadically boiling lakewide and smallmouth fishing is improving dramatically.

Striped bass are boiling over the length of the lake. The boils are larger and last longer from the mouth of the San Juan to Hite. There are commonly many schools that come to the surface and feed on shad for extended periods occurring both morning, mid-day and evening. When stripers are actively feeding on top, it is possible for anglers to stay within casting range of the schools as they pop up and down often. Sometimes they come up out of range, but other times they are close enough to make a short cast and catch many fish in a short time. One group of anglers caught over 100 stripers during a morning of fishing.

Be aware, though, that stripers often take a day off. They can boil prolifically in one spot two days in a row and then be missing completely on the third day. When they don't show up, spend time looking for another active group. Heading north from Bullfrog may be the best way to find another active school, but boils occur randomly and can be hard to predict. When stripers do not come to the surface as expected, keep a rod ready to cast while traveling up or down the lake. When the fish start to boil, get in range quickly and cast to the feeding fish. They will go down quickly and then pop back up close to spot where first seen. It is wise to travel in a pattern between the spots where you've previously seen boils. Stripers can miss a day and then come back up in the same spot where they were found a few days ago.

The boil pattern in the southern lake is very similar to that reported uplake. The exception is that boils are less abundant, quicker and the fish take more days off. On my trips uplake, I often see a few quick boils in only a spot or two. I can catch 10 to 20 fish instead of 50 to 100.

The great news lakewide is that smallmouth bass are feeding actively and are easy to catch. They were missing in action during the first part of the month. The declining lake level has allowed them to find the habitat and forage they like and to stay in it. Their prime location is along a shallow shoreline covered with brush. It is possible to find smallmouth along the tall main channel walls or in rocky coves, but the most consistent spot is along sandy flats with brush. I took my young grandson fishing and trolled along the brushy shoreline of West Canyon and Neanderthal with a lure that ran at 12 feet over the brushy bottom at 20 feet. Smallmouth were holding near the tree tops and were very excited to attack my shad lure (2.5-inch Live Target, Threadfin Shad Silver Bronze) as it swam past their bush. He caught a lot of bass.

Trolling over tree tops is a great way to find walleye as well. Now that shad are abundant, it is best to fish for walleye at first and last light. Walleye prefer to feed at night in summer conditions, but they are fat and healthy and you can catch them by trolling and casting.

Catfish are another night prowler. They are easy to catch off a sandy beach near camp or where your houseboat is parked for the night. Fish using some table scraps on a (#4) circle hook behind the boat.

Bluegill and green sunfish are active now and often use a parked houseboat for shade. Take the kids to the back of the houseboat. Put a Gulp Minnow or small worm on a tiny hook and catch some sunfish. There are still lots of things to do at Lake Powell.

Regulations

LaSal Mountains

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

(Aug 17) Dons, Hidden, Oowah and Warner lakes in Grand County were stocked with rainbow trout in late July. Oowah and Warner lakes received another stocking of rainbow trout on Aug. 8. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners to catch trout at these lakes.

Locomotive Springs

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Logan River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Whitefish

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Aug 18) Fishing has been good in the Logan for brown trout and cutthroat trout. Try a floating Rapala or any kind of spinner. One angler recommended a Jake's Spin-A-Lure in gold and silver. Fly fishermen reported that caddis patterns have worked well recently.

Regulations

Lost Creek Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 18) One angler reported slow fishing at Lost Creek, having not even received a bite during their time there. Last week, a reporting angler only caught one rainbow trout in the slot.

Regulations

Lower Bowns

Rainbow Trout

(Aug 17) Fishing is good to excellent.

Mabey Pond

Crappie, Catfish, Largemouth Bass

No recent reports.

Regulations

Mantua Reservoir

Bluegill, Cutthroat Trout, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 18) Bass fishing has been fair to good using plastic lures. Recently, anglers have even been doing well from the shore and by boat alike. We have not received any recent reports on the bluegill bite, but perch fishing in Mantua has been good.

Regulations

Matt Warner Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 18) Because of a widespread algae bloom and resulting low oxygen levels a large fish kill has occurred at Matt Warner Reservoir. Anglers may see dead fish and crayfish along the shoreline, and this may continue until water temperatures cool and the algae bloom subsides.

Fishing success will be limited until the weather cools. We recommend that all people, pets and other animals stay out of the water. Although there is no evidence of consumed fish being harmful to humans or pets, we recommend that you practice catch-and-release fishing and not consume any fish from the reservoir until the algae bloom subsides and the reservoir returns to normal.

Blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria, grow naturally in lakes, ponds and reservoirs when the water is warm. As the bacteria die and are broken down by other microbes, oxygen in the water is depleted, and can result in fish kills. Unfortunately, there is little that can be done to alleviate these conditions. We will assess the impact to Matt Warner and other nearby reservoirs this fall when temperatures cool down and conditions allow. Our findings may affect future management decisions for the reservoir.

Mill Meadow Reservoir

Brake (hybrid), Brownbows (hybrid), Perch, Rainbow, Splake (hybrid), Tiger Musky (hybrid), Tiger Trout (hybrid)

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Aug 17) Fishing is fair to good for small- and medium-sized rainbow and brown trout when casting streamers from float tubes. Fishing is slow to fair from the shore.

Regulations

Miller's Flat Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Millsite Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Aug 17) Trout fishing has slowed down in the heat of the summer. You can catch come trout by trolling in deep water. Also look for hatches in the early morning and late evening. Smallmouth bass are active and you can catch them on crayfish-imitating tackle. Wipers are most active at sunup or sundown, and you can can catch them by trolling or casting topwater lures. Our annual monitoring survey found a fair number of fat, healthy rainbow trout. Fish in the 17- to 22-inch range are readily available. Wipers are also doing fantastic, and there is an abundance of four- to six-pound fish. We also saw a few larger wipers, up to eight pounds

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Misc

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 4) Silver Lake: Fishing is fair and anglers report catching rainbow trout. Try using an assortment of dark-colored flies (sizes 12-18) fished under a clear bubble. Leave about 2.5 to 3.5 feet between the bubble and fly, and use a slow retrieval to bring the fly back in. This will keep the fly near the surface of the water and the bubble will act a strike indicator.

Monroe Mountain Lakes

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Aug 17) Fishing is fair to good at the Box Creek reservoirs. Fishing is slower at the north end lakes and Manning Meadow Reservoir.

Moon Lake

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Kokanee Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Splake (hybrid), Whitefish

No recent reports.

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Navajo Lake

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 17) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked and are providing fair fishing.

Newcastle Reservoir

Smallmouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Wiper (hybrid)

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Aug 17) Anglers are catching wipers fishing at night from the shore with anchovies or other cut bait. Smallmouth bass are active, and you can catch them on crayfish-imitating tackle.

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Newton Reservoir

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

No recent reports.

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Nine Mile Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Ogden River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Aug 18) Fishing is still fair to good for brown trout in the Ogden. Try using worms.

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Otter Creek Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Aug 17) The water level is dropping with irrigation releases, but the reservoir is still 68 percent full. Trout head for deeper water during the summer, so the best fishing right now will be from boats either trolling or bait fishing. If you're fishing from shore, focus on steeper shorelines around the south end and state park. Anglers who have caught rainbow trout have noticed sores and spots on some of the fish. These are caused by parasites that attack when the fish get stressed by warm water. The meat is safe to eat if it's fully cooked and the sores should disappear once the water cools down in the fall.

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Palisade Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Aug 4) There haven't been many anglers fishing at the reservoir. Fishing may be slow, but traditional methods should work well.

Panguitch Lake

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Aug 17) Trout have moved to deeper water because of the warm temperatures, so fishing is best from a boat. Many anglers are bait fishing from boats and doing well for rainbow trout. Nightcrawlers and PowerBait are producing best. You can also troll lures and flies and catch plenty of fish.

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Paragonah Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Aug 17) Access to Paragonah Reservoir is open. It appears, however, that the trout population has been lost due to intense flooding and ash flow from the Brian Head fire scar.

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Payson Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 4) Anglers have been catching rainbow trout. Anglers recommend using a nightcrawler tipped with a salmon egg or rainbow, white and pink PowerBait along with a slow retrieval the bait. Target areas that are deeper and receive some shade.

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Pelican Lake

Bluegill, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass

(Aug 18) Fly anglers are using a range of patterns, from dry flies to nymphs to tiny jigs. Those using spinning gear are throwing a worm or two-inch Berkley Power Grub on a No. 12 hook. If you're interested in catching larger bass, throw a weedless frog pattern among the reeds early or late in the day. The daily limit at the lake is 12 largemouth bass. There's no limit on bluegill.

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Pine Lake

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 17) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked. A recent netting survey found that improvements to the water delivery system improved overwinter survival and there are plenty of holdover rainbow and cutthroat trout. Fish in the 17-inch range are more abundant than in recent years.

Pine Valley Reservoir

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

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Pineview Reservoir

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

(Aug 18) Fishing at Pineview has recently been fair to slow. Some anglers have been pulling in tiger muskie and bass, but the crappie bite has been struggling. A few reporting anglers had no bites at all.

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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

(Aug 17) The reservoir is dropping rapidly and is currently at 9 percent capacity. A recent netting survey found that suckers are still abundant, despite the near-draining of the reservoir last year. Trout numbers are very low right now.

Porcupine Reservoir

Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Kokanee Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Splake (hybrid)

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

No recent reports.

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Price River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

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Provo River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Walleye

(Aug 4) Lower: Fishing has been best from late afternoon to dark. Anglers have observed caddis hatches and pale morning dun hatches. Try using caddis dries, larvae and pupae, or pale morning dun emergers, pheasant tails and sow bugs (sizes 16 to 18).

Middle: Fishing is hot. There is plenty of surface activity. The caddis hatches are prominent, but there is some pale morning dun activity. Try fishing from late afternoon to dark using caddis dries, larvae and pupae, or pale morning dun emergers, pheasant tails and sow bugs (sizes 16 to 18).

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Quail Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Aug 17) Bass fishing should be fair to good. See the Sand Hollow report for technique and tackle recommendations. Try fishing early and late to avoid the heat and the pleasure boat traffic.

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Red Creek Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Red Fleet Reservoir

Bluegill, Brown Trout, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Aug 18) Yellow perch and eight-inch wipers are active and biting. During a recent survey, biologists discovered that some of the wipers stocked last year have reached almost 19 inches in length. Anglers are encouraged to harvest larger yellow perch to help grow a larger population of fish. Anglers have been actively catching wipers, walleye, yellow perch and black crappie from the shoreline and from boats. Try fishing from the shoreline during the middle of the day and use Rooster Tails and Jake's Spin-A-Lure lures tipped with bait. Anglers who fish in the evening are catching tiger trout, brown trout and mountain whitefish near the Brush Creek stream inlet and in the backs of many of the coves.

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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

(Aug 18) Fishing is still good at Rockport. One angler who was trolling spoons in about 20 feet of water, caught their limit of rainbow trout in the morning. Shore fishers were doing well using PowerBait. Other anglers reported catching several smallmouth bass by boat.

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Salem Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 4) Fishing is fair. Traditional fishing methods are working well for trout. For largemouth bass, try using Gary Yamamoto Senkos rigged in a Texas rig or Carolina rig and use a steady retrieval.

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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

(Aug 17) Largemouth bass are very active and various techniques have been producing. The key is to find the fish and use a bait you are confident in. The Ned rig is increasingly popular and productive this year. The Ned rig is half a Senko threaded on a jig head. Wacky-rigged Senkos, swimbaits, spinner baits, dropshots and crayfish-imitating jigs can all be productive. Try fishing early and late to avoid the heat and pleasure boat traffic.

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Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 17) Fishing for Utah chub has been easy using worms and PowerBait. So far this summer, the reservoir has been stocked with more than 143,000 catchable cutthroat trout. To catch the cutthroats, try using spinners or trolling with rainbow- and frog-colored double leg flatfish.

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Settlement Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Aug 4) Fishing is slow, but traditional fishing methods are working well. If you're targeting tiger trout, try using Mepps spinners, Blue Fox Vibrax spinners or minnow-immitating lures.

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Silver Lake

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Smith and Morehouse Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Starvation Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Smouthmouth Bass, Walleye

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Aug 18) Walleye and kokanee fishing is still great! Try trolling a pink mini squid with a garlic-scented silver dodger for best results. Biologists are encouraging anglers to harvest their limits of 10- to 18-inch walleye to help out the yellow perch population. Try fishing in 15 to 24 feet of water, tip jig heads with worms or try Rapalas. The walleye are very aggressive and will bite on almost anything you cast at them. Fly-fishing anglers have had success with size 6-8 beadhead leeches and buggers in olive, black/orange and purple. DWR biologists recently moved 250 crappie from Pineview to Starvation to establish a new population of forage fish. If you catch any crappie, please voluntarily release them so they can help establish a stable population.

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Steinaker Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Aug 18) Summer irrigation has begun and the water levels are beginning to drop. Bluegill fishing is still fast from a boat. Try fishing along the northern shoreline for bluegill and along the eastern rocky shore for largemouth bass. Try using small tube jigs tipped with a nightcrawler in about 8 to 15 feet of water. If you're fishing from the shore, you may use a bubble or bobber to suspend your line off of the bottom. Note: The DWR has issued an emergency change that removes all fish limits at Steinaker. You're welcome to keep all of the fish you catch. This change will remain in effect until Dec. 31, 2017 and will likely be extended into 2018. The Bureau of Reclamation will be drawing Steinaker down this year, and in 2018, so the dam can be repaired. The drawdown will take the reservoir past dead pool, and a complete fish kill is expected. It will be restocked with bluegill, rainbow trout and brown trout soon after it refills. Largemouth bass will be restocked the year after refilling begins.

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Strawberry Reservoir

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

(Aug 4) Fishing has slowed down for all species. The peak of the kokanee season is coming to an end as we near the spawning season in the next month. For kokanee, try using orange, pink and chartreuse squids with neutral colored dodgers. Anglers are catching kokanee in two zones: 29 to 32 feet of water and 38 to 42 feet of water. Fishing is better for anglers trolling at 1.3 to 1.6 mph in the early to mid-morning. Cutthroat have been hitting on neon colored wedding rings and popgear tipped with a grub or nightcrawler. For cutthroat, anglers recommend trolling near the knolls, Mud Creek or Jake's Bay. For rainbows, try using nightcrawlers tipped with a marshmallow or lime-twist PowerBait. You may also want to try pink and white curly tail grubs tipped with a mealworm or nightcrawler.

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Thousand Lakes Mountain

Trout

(Aug 17) Access is good to all areas. There are no recent reports, but fishing should be fair to good.

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 4) There is a steady number of anglers fishing the reservoir. Try using a nightcrawler tipped with a marshmallow or salmon egg, PowerBait, and spinners.

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Tropic Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Aug 17) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked. Fishing should be fair.

Uinta Lakes

Albino Trout, Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Aug 18) One angler reported catching a few tiger trout, a brook trout and a large rainbow trout using a worm under a bobber in Washington Lake. For flies, anglers are doing well using streamers and dries.

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Utah Lake

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Aug 4) The Utah Department of Environmental Quality has issued a moderate algal bloom warning advisory for the lake. Use extreme caution because the toxins can be fatal if ingested and can cause headaches and gastrointestinal issues. Anglers have been catching 25 to 32 inch channel catfish using nightcrawlers, chicken gizzards and stink bait. To avoid losing your chicken gizzards, try encasing the chicken liver using panty hose and then tie it to your live bait hook.

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Vernon Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 4) Fishing is slow, but anglers are catching rainbow trout. Traditional fishing methods are workubg well, but you can also try using spinners, spoons and plastic jigs tipped with bait.

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Weber River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Whitefish

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Aug 18) Anglers have been doing excellent catching brown trout on the Weber this summer, and this week is no exception. A few anglers have even reported catching some smallmouth bass this week.

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Wide Hollow Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 17) Largemouth bass and bluegill are active and providing good to excellent fishing using jigs and minnow imitations. 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

(Aug 18) Some small boils have been sighted. A few anglers have been catching wipers out of these occasional boils, but the action has yet to pick up. Try larger shad-imitating lures if you're trolling. Other anglers report catching a lot of catfish and a few smallmouths, but crappie fishing has been slow.

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Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.

Willow Pond

Bluegill,Brown Trout, Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 4) Anglers have been catching catfish and bluegill. For catfish, try using chicken livers, nightcrawlers and stink baits. For bluegill, try using 1/32 jigs tipped with nightcrawlers or European Red Wiggler Worms.

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Woodruff Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Yankee Meadow Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

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Yuba Reservoir

Channel Catfish, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout, Walleye, Yellow Perch

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Aug 4) Water has dropped to low levels and you can only launch from the Oasis boat ramp. There have been few anglers fishing the reservoir. For northern pike, try using the Rapala Husky Jerk (size 14) in any of the ghost-color combinations.

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