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Revised 12-12-18


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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.


Abajo Mountain

Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 12) Blanding Reservoir Nos. 3 and 4 were each stocked on Sept. 18 and 19 with more than 1,600 rainbow trout. Monticello Lake and Lloyds Lake have also been stocked with rainbow trout that averaged about 10 inches long. Expect snow in most areas of the Abajo Mountains, which will limit access

American Fork River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Baker Reservoir

Crayfish, Brown Trout, Green Sunfish, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 2) There are no recent fishing reports. Catchable sized rainbow trout have been stocked.

Bear Lake

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Dec 11) The whitefish spawn is in full swing at Bear Lake. Anglers are catching 12- to 22-inch whitefish and 16- to 22-inch cutthroat trout. Try using 1/8-ounce plastic or roadrunner jigs in green, dark red, or black. Tip them with small Berkeley power worms, white or green curly tail jigs or wooly buggers. The Utah State Park marina boat ramp is clear of snow and ice and there is still a courtesy dock in place.

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

No recent reports.

Beaver River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Dec 2) Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn. Streamers, egg patterns, spinners and flashy lures can produce well.

Regulations

Benches Pond Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Dec 12) Benches Pond has frozen over, but the ice may not be thick enough for ice fishing. Use caution here.

Regulations

Big Sandwash Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 12) Water levels are currently at 26 percent. Because the reservoir is filling quickly, the water's edge isn't freezing solid. Ice anglers report about four to five inches of fishable ice, but getting on and off the ice could be dangerous. Please extreme caution on the ice. Anglers are having the best success for perch off the main boat ramp in 20 feet of water using small jigs and jigging spoons tipped with bait, perch eyes and gulp minnows. If you park at the Sportsman's Access, be prepared for a walk to the shoreline, and use caution crossing the mud, especially if it thaws midday.

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

(Dec 11) There is no ice yet. Anglers have been catching 12- to 16-inch brown trout. Try using egg patterns, midges and BWOs

Blue Mountains

Brook Trout, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Boulder Mountain Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Boulger Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Dec 2) Boulger Reservoir has frozen over, but the ice may not be thick enough for ice fishing. Use caution here.

Regulations

Bountiful Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 11) There is a one-inch layer of ice covering the majority of the lake. You can still shore fish in a few open spots on the east and south ends and around the spillway. Please use extreme caution as the ice conditions continue to change. Anglers are catching 10- to 12-inch rainbow trout in the spillway. Try using Mafia Pete flies, salmon eggs or chartreuse PowerBait.

Regulations

Box Creek Reservoirs

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Brough Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Dec 12) We haven't received any reports on ice thickness or fishing success. Please extreme caution on and off the ice, and drill test holes

Regulations

Browne Reservoir

Brook Trout, Kokanee Salmon, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 12) The gates to the Red Cloud Loop are now closed and locked for the season. Biologists report the lake has eight to ten inches of ice in most areas. Fishing for rainbow trout and brook trout is reportedly slow. Try targeting depths 10 to 20 feet using small jigs and jigging spoons tipped with bait. Please use extreme on and off of the ice.

Bullock Reservoir

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Musky (hybred)

(Dec 12) Biologists report open water near the canal, with thin ice in some spots. Please use extreme caution when entering the ice, and drill test holes. Let us know if you catch any tiger muskies through the ice. Remember, you must release any tiger muskies smaller than 40 inches.

Regulations

Burraston Ponds

Albino Trout, Bluegill, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 2) Fishing is slow to fair using traditional baits. This Juab County pond has picnic tables and portable restrooms on site.

Regulations

Calder Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Dec 12) The reservoir is capped with ice, but there is still open water near the windmills in the middle. Please use extreme caution when entering the ice, and drill test holes. The reservoir has special catch-and-release regulations. You must use flies and lures only — bait is not allowed.

Regulations

Causey Reservoir

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

(Dec 11) Skiff ice is forming on the reservoir. Please use extreme caution as the ice conditions continue to change. There has been little angling pressure. Try using traditional fishing methods.

Regulations

Chalk Creek

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clear Creek

Rainbow Trout

(Dec 2) Bonneville cutthroat trout are abundant throughout Clear Creek and its tributaries. Fishing is good to excellent with nymphs and small streamers.

Cleveland Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Dec 12) Anglers have been able to find stable ice on Cleveland Reservoir, but fishing has been slow.

Clinton City Park Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Corn Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 2) Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn. Streamers, egg patterns, spinners and flashy lures can produce well.

Cottonwood Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

(Dec 12) There is unsafe ice on the edges, and it melts throughout the day. The water district is working to fill the reservoir, so the ice isn't freezing solid. You may have some success with shoreline fishing still. Remember, you must release any tiger muskies that are smaller than 40 inches.

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

(Dec 12) The reservoir is capped with ice, but we're unsure of the thickness.

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 2) The Main and Island boat ramps are still open, with small loading docks in place. The ramps can be slick, though, so use four-wheel-drive vehicle and be very careful—especially if the ramp is wet or has snow. Shore fishing is fair. Most shoreline anglers are using PowerBait

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)

(Dec 11) The south end of the reservoir is beginning to freeze over. Please use extreme caution as the ice conditions are still changing. Highway 65 is closed for the winter. You can, however, still get to the park via I-84 Morgan or Hennifer. The reservoir was recently stocked with 6,200 rainbow trout averaging 10.39 inches in length. Anglers are having luck trolling at 1.5mph using popgear and worm. There is a courtesy dock in place. The boat ramp is covered with snow, so you will need a four-wheel-drive vehicle to launch a boat.

East Fork of Sevier River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Dec 2) The water flow is below 15 cfs, which is perfect for fishing. Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn. Streamers, egg patterns, spinners and flashy lures can produce well.

Regulations

Echo Reservoir

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

(Dec 11) The reservoir is capped with about two inches of ice. Use extreme caution because the ice conditions are still changing.

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

(Dec 12) Electric Lake doesn't have any ice yet, but accessing the boat ramp may be difficult with highway vehicles because of recent snowfall. Anglers have been catching cutthroat trout while trolling and jigging with gulp minnows and dead shiners. Electric Lake was stocked with 15,000 fingerling cutthroat trout on Oct. 31.

Enterprise Reservoirs

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

No recent reports.

Fairview Lakes

Rainbow Trout

(Dec 12) Fairview Lakes and other waterbodies within the Manti-La Sal National Forest have had unstable ice lately — it might not yet be thick enough for ice fishing. Use caution here.

Farmington Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 11) The pond is capped with ice. There is open water, though, near the dam and around the north end. Please use extreme caution when you enter the ice and make test holes.

Regulations

Ferron Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Dec 2) Ferron Reservoir and several other waters on the Manti-La Sal National Forest are likely inaccessible to highway vehicles because of recent snowfall.

Regulations

Fish Creek (lower)

Rainbow Trout

(Dec 12) Fishing below the dam at Scofield Reservoir is good if you want to catch chubs. Try using soft-hackle flies here. This waterway may freeze over soon as snow accumulates.

Fish Lake

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Dec 2) Harvest of kokanee salmon opens again on Dec 1. The ice is starting to form around the edges and the marinas are locked in. December is a tough time at Fish Lake. It's difficult to launch a boat and we are still waiting for safe ice. Due to the depth of the lake, it takes Fish Lake longer to get cold enough to freeze than shallower waters nearby. The first safe ice usually shows up by the end of December—though it often takes a week or two more for the whole lake to cap. If you're brave enough to launch a pontoon, the Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop in Loa reports fast fishing for rainbow trout using olive and brown leeches. Call the Fish Lake Lodge at 435-638-1000 before you go to check on 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

(Dec 12) There's ice from Lost Dog (Confluence) up to Firehole. The ice at Firehole is reportedly six to seven inches thick. Lost Dog recently capped, so the ice is still marginal and not fishable.

Lake trout: Anglers report good fishing for small lake trout trolling or jigging in 50 to 100 feet of water near the main channel points and ridges. Watch for suspended concentrations on your fish finder and 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 or chub meat. If you're trolling, try spoons like RMT Viper Serpents, Northland Forage Minnows, Super Dupers and #3 Needlefish. Lake trout smaller than 25 inches have become overabundant, causing competition for food and a decrease in growth rates. If this trend continues, it will impact the trophy lake trout component (less food to grow big fish). Please help the resource by harvesting your limit of small lake trout. This size class of fish makes exceptional table fare.

Kokanee salmon: We haven't received any recent angler reports.

Rainbow trout: As temperatures drop, expect excellent fishing from the shoreline and boats. A boat is essential to access most of the lower reservoir. There is shore fishing near the Dam Point Visitor Center and boat ramps. Marabou jigs are very effective in earth tones and 1/4-ounce weights. Spinners, spoons and other jigs will work, too. Boat anglers will likely pick up rainbows on small spoons, spinners and crankbaits trolled at 10 to 40 feet.

Smallmouth bass: We haven't received any recent angler reports.

Burbot: Fishing should start to pick up now that water temperatures are in the mid to upper 40s and ice is forming uplake. 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 or chub meat, recharge theglow frequently and jig the presentation a couple inches from the bottom.

Regulations

Forsyth Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Dec 2) There are two to four inches of ice by the dam; the rest of the reservoir is open. Fishing is slow.

Fort Buenaventura

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Fremont River

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

No recent reports.

Gigliotti Pond

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 12) Recent warm temperatures have made the ice at Gigliotti Pond too thin for ice fishing. Wait for colder temperatures and thicker ice before you fish here.

Regulations

Glassman's Pond

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Grantsville Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 2) Fishing is slow to fair. Try using traditional baits and techniques from the shore.

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(Dec 12) The average flow is 2,000 cfs and the temperature is 43 degrees F. The crowds are gone and now is great time to fish the Green River. Double peak flow operations are taking place in December, but a day of stable flows will take place on December 16 — this could help angler success. Check for current releases from Flaming Gorge dam. Nymphing and egg patterns have been most productive using small zebra midges, San Juan worms and scuds. Some midge and small BWO hatches have been reported and anglers have had success using those patterns. Streamers in olive or black have been effective early or late in the day, or during flow changes. Spin fishing has been good. Marabou jigs or tube jigs in earth tones, white/chartreuse and ginger are a good option in shallow or deep water. Rainbow or brown trout-patterned crankbaits and spoons also work well. Pinch down the barbs for quick release.

Regulations

Gunlock Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Dec 2) Largemouth bass fishing has been fair to good for fish up to two pounds. Anglers have caught a few crappie recently. The fish restocked after the 2015 treatment to remove smallmouth bass have experienced exceptional spawning and growth. Look for conditions to continue to improve over the next year.

Regulations

Gunnison Bend Reservoir

Catfish, Largemouth Bass, White Bass

(Dec 2) Anglers report fair fishing for a number of species at Gunnison Bend and DMAD. Try using small jigs and nightcrawlers.

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Walleye

(Dec 11) The reservoir is capped with ice. Use extreme caution as the ice conditions continue to change. Fishing pressure is low.

Regulations

Honeyville Ponds

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Huntington Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Dec 2) Anglers have had success catching brown trout in the afternoons using elk hair caddis dry flies along the edges of the channel where the water slows. A recent electrofishing survey produced some impressive brown trout in the creek below the Electric Lake Dam, near the bridge.

Regulations

Huntington North Reservoir

Crayfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 12) The reservoir still has some open water, and the existing ice is too unstable for ice fishing.

Regulations

Huntington Reservoir

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

(Dec 12) The reservoir has stable ice. Try using jigs tipped with worms to catch trout here.

Regulations

Hyrum Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Dec 11) Fishing is good for rainbow trout, largemouth bass and perch. PowerBait, spinners and nightcrawler have been reliable baits.

Joe's Valley Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Dec 12) The reservoir still has a lot of open water, so please stay off any ice until it thickens. Anglers have had some success fishing from a float tube. Try using size 6-8 beadhead leeches and crystal buggers on medium- or fast-sinking line.

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

(Dec 2) The water level is low. The main Hailstone ramp and the personal watercraft ramps are still open. The smaller wedge docks are still available too. Rock Cliff ramp is closed. Boat anglers report good fishing for trout. Remember: you cannot keep kokanee salmon from Sept. 10–Nov. 30. Anglers are mostly catching trout, but you may also catch smallmouth bass, tiger muskie, kokanee salmon or wipers. For camping information, call the state park at 435-649-9540.

Regulations

Kaysville Ponds

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

(Dec 11) Ice is beginning to form on all of the ponds. Anglers have been catching 10- to 18-inch rainbow trout in the afternoon. Try using spinners, soft jigs or egg patterns.

Regulations

Kolob Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Koosharem Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Dec 2) The reservoir has been completely drained for irrigation use.

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 12) Kens Lake was stocked twice in November with about 2,300 rainbow trout that were more than 11 inches long. Rattlesnake Ranch Pond was stocked with 2,000 rainbow trout on Oct. 10. Dons Lake and Hidden Lake were both stocked with more than 700 rainbow trout on July 9. Dark Canyon Lake and 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. Access to waterbodies on the La Sal Mountains may be limited because of recent snowfall.

Locomotive Springs

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Logan River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Dec 11) Anglers have been catching 10- to 18-inch rainbow and brown trout. Try using midges Mafia Pete, salmon eggs or beadhead pheasant tails.

Regulations

Lost Creek Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 11) Ice is beginning to form along the shoreline. Angler pressure is low. Try using egg patterns, zebra midges, caddis or green PowerBait.

Regulations

Lower Bowns

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 11) Mantua is capped with three inches of ice. Please use extreme caution as the ice conditions continue to change. Anglers are catching eight to 10-inch perch and rainbow trout near the boat ramp area. Try using tungsten jigs tipped with nightcrawler and ice flies

Regulations

Matt Warner Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 12) The reservoir is accessible by 4-wheel drive vehicle and has 12 inches of solid ice. Anglers report fast fishing in the morning for rainbow trout and the occasional tiger trout. Try using vibrant-colored pink and green ratfinkes, jigging spoons and paddlebugs tipped with mealworm in 15 to 20 feet of water. Please use extreme caution when entering onto the ice.

Mill Meadow Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Dec 2) There is thin ice from the boat ramp to the Fremont River inlet. Fishing is fair in the open water using brown leech streamer patterns.

Regulations

Miller's Flat Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Millsite Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 12) The reservoir is currently capped in ice, but recent warm temperatures have made the ice too unstable for ice fishing.

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Dec 2) Anglers report fair fishing for trout. Try trolling streamers on sinking line or behind a bubble on spinning gear. Drifting nymphs under a strike indicator also works well.

Regulations

Misc

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Monroe Mountain Lakes

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.

Moon Lake

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Navajo Lake

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

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

Nine Mile Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Ogden River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Dec 11) There is no ice yet and anglers are catching 10- to 12-inch rainbow trout. Try using fireball salmon eggs, streamers, beads and midge hatches.

Regulations

Otter Creek Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Dec 2) There is thin ice covering much of the reservoir, but there is still enough open water for some shore fishing. Safe ice is probably at least a couple of weeks away.

Regulations

Palisade Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Dec 2) Fishing is fair. The reservoir is currently 50 percent full. Ice conditions change daily. A thin layer of ice covered half of the reservoir on Nov. 27, but it had melted the next day.

Panguitch Lake

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

(Dec 2) Thin ice covers about 70 percent of the lake, but it will probably take a couple of weeks for safe ice to form. There is still plenty of open water for shore fishing, which has been good to excellent lately. You can catch rainbow trout with popular baits, like PowerBait or nightcrawlers. If you're targeting larger cutthroat and tiger trout, try using dark green tube jigs, swimbaits and cut bait. Fly fishing with streamers is also producing well.

Regulations

Paragonah Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Dec 2) Ice is starting to form, but there has still been enough open water to fish for the active tiger trout. Look to access to get a little more difficult with the forecasted storms.

Regulations

Payson Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Pelican Lake

Bluegill, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass

No recent reports.

Regulations

Pine Lake

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Pine Valley Reservoir

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Pineview Reservoir

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

(Dec 11) Ice is beginning to form in the shallow pockets of the reservoir. There has been little angling pressure. Try using traditional methods.

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

(Dec 2) The daily trout limit at Piute Reservoir has been raised to eight through the remainder of 2018 due to extremely low water. The reservoir is at 7 percent capacity and is rising very slowly.

Porcupine Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

No recent reports.

Regulations

Price River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Provo River

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

(Dec 2) Brown trout are in the heart of their spawn. Trout are responding to spinners, fly patterns, sow bugs, egg imitations and similar approaches. Most fly anglers are using smaller sizes, between 18 to 22. Try using a copper-colored spinner. Please stay away from the cleared spawning beds, or redds, in the river.

Regulations

Quail Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Dec 2) Bass fishing is fair to good. Spinnerbaits, swim baits, crankbaits, and Texas-rigged soft plastics are all good choices.

Regulations

Red Creek Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Red Fleet Reservoir

Bluegill, Brown Trout, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Dec 12) The reservoir is at 40 percent full and is not completely capped yet. Please use extreme caution when entering onto any fishable ice, and drill test holes. We haven't received any recent angling reports.

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 11) Ice is beginning to form on the reservoir but there is still a lot of open water. Anglers have been reporting good fishing for brown trout. Try using streamers, beadhead nymphs and egg patterns.

Regulations

Salem Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 2) Fishing is fair using PowerBait. Salem often has some open water during the winter. Trout are the main cold-weather catch.

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

(Dec 2) Largemouth bass fishing is fair to good. Bass are holding in 30 to 40 foot depths. Spinnerbaits, swim baits, crankbaits, and Texas-rigged soft plastics are all good choices.

Regulations

Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 12) The reservoir is covered in ice, but ice thickness varies across the reservoir, so use caution. Fishing has been good with jigs or paddle bugs (in various colors), tipped with chub meat. Try using white or green glow-in-the-dark jigs. Anglers have reported the fishing to be best when the fish see lots of movement from jigs.

Regulations

Settlement Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Dec 2) Fishing is fair and fishing pressure is light. The reservoir was stocked a couple of weeks ago with rainbow trout. Most anglers are using traditional baits.

Regulations

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

(Dec 12) The reservoir is still ice free. Rangers report that trout fishing has picked up with the cooler temperatures. The reservoir water level is increasing slowly at 70 percent, with water temperatures hovering in the mid 40s. Anglers are encouraged to harvest small walleye to help balance the fishery and produce healthier populations. Also, if you catch crappie, we are asking that you voluntarily release them to help establish the population in the reservoir.

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Steinaker Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Dec 12) Small pockets of water have about four inches of ice. Please use extreme caution on and around the ice. Shore access is scattered and may become nearly impossible when the mud and silt thaw during the day. There is less than five square acres of open water, which equates to about 400 acre feet. Though the water is at dead pool, many fish are still alive. We are now asking the public to harvest the fish, but consider leaving some for possible carryover during the winter season. Biologists are hopeful that some fish will survive and help repopulate the water once the project is complete. Currently, there is no daily bag limit for any species, including largemouth and smallmouth bass, rainbow and brown trout, and bluegill. This change will remain in effect until December 31, 2018. Work on the dam has begun and will continue through the winter. We will not stock brown trout or rainbow trout in 2018 or 2019, and we hope to be begin restoring the fishery in 2020.

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Strawberry Reservoir

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

(Dec 2) There is about a foot of snow in Strawberry Valley. The water is mostly open but Mud Creek and some other areas have some thin ice along the edges. The thin ice can melt off on warmer days. Colder temperatures over the next week could create more ice, but it would be thing and unsafe for fishing. The Strawberry marina ramp has been plowed, but there are no docks in the water. You will need a four-wheel-drive vehicle to launch a boat. Ramps can become very slick on cold days. Anglers are catching trout that average about 17 inches. Remember: you must immediately release any cutthroat or fish with cutthroat markings in the 15 to 22 inch range.

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Thousand Lakes Mountain

Trout

No recent reports.

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

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Tropic Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Uinta Lakes

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

(Dec 11) All of the lakes and reservoirs are capped with ice. Please use extreme caution when you enter the ice or create test holes. Most of the lakes and reservoirs are only accessible by snowmobile.

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Utah Lake

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Dec 2) There is some open water. Shore anglers report fair fishing for white bass using small, bait-tipped action lures. There is a thin layer of unsafe ice forming along portions of the lake. This ice melts on warmer days.

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Vernon Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 2) Expect fair fishing using traditional baits and lures.

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Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Dec 11) There is no ice yet and anglers are catching 16- to 19-inch brown and rainbow trout. Try using egg patterns, beads, streamers and large prince nymphs. Anglers are having the greatest success fishing from 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

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Wide Hollow Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 2) The reservoir is slowly filling. There are no recent fishing reports. 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

(Dec 11) Unsafe ice is beginning to form around the edges of the reservoir and in the south and north marina areas. Fishing pressure is low. Try using traditional baits.

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Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.

Willow Pond

Bluegill,Brown Trout, Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 2) Fishing is fair. Anglers are mainly catching trout, but there are some sunfish and catfish in the pond.

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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

(Dec 2) Only the Oasis campground is open. There are no docks, but you can launch a boat using the north two ramps at Oasis. We received no reports about ice forming. For more information, call the state park at 435-758-2611.

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