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Revised 03-17-17


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

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


Abajo Mountain

Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout

(Feb 25)

American Fork River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Baker Reservoir

Crayfish, Brown Trout, Green Sunfish, Rainbow Trout

(Mar 17) The reservoir is nearly full, and rainbow trout have been stocked. The fall, winter and spring seasons provide the best fishing at Baker. Those are the times of year when the reservoir is filling and the water temperature is cooler. In addition to rainbow trout, some large brown trout also live here

Bear Lake

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Mar 17) The lake is now ice free for boat fishing, but some areas along shore are still difficult to access because of snow and ice on the banks. Fish can be found at most depths during this time of year.

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

(Mar 17) Flows are low and clear. You may need to be stealthy to avoid spooking the fish. Brood brook trout were recently stocked.

Regulations

Benches Pond Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Big Sandwash Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(Mar 2) The edges have softened and pulled away, making it difficult to access the ice. The warmer weather has also made the ice weak in areas. Please use extreme caution on and off of the ice. Try perch fishing with small hali lures tipped with perch eyes. A lot of eight- to ten-inch perch are being reported coming from the Sportsman's Access, with some jumbo perch in the mix. Rainbow trout are also starting to bite more frequently as the weather begins to warm.

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

(Mar 17) The river continues to flow very high. Please use caution. One angler reports slow fishing, even in the calmer areas.

Blue Mountains

Brook Trout, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Boulder Mountain Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Mar 17) Some Boulder Mountain lakes are closed to fishing until April 2017. Consult the Utah Fishing Guidebook before you go to see which lakes are closed. Lakes are listed under individual names, not Boulder Mountain Lakes. You can now access Coleman Reservoir, which is starting to lose its ice. All other lakes are still iced over, and access is limited by snow.

Regulations

Boulger Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Bountiful Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Mar 17) Fishing has been slow for most reporting anglers who were using traditional baits and sinking flies. On Tuesday, March 14, the water was very turbid.

Regulations

Box Creek Reservoirs

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Brough Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Mar 4) Anglers should use extreme caution as the ice is very thin. As of Jan. 1, regulations changed from artificial fly-only.

Regulations

Browne Reservoir

Brook Trout, Kokanee Salmon, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Bullock Reservoir

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Musky (hybred)

(Mar 4) The reservoir ice is very thin, so please use extreme caution. There haven't been any recent angler reports.

Regulations

Burraston Ponds

Albino Trout, Bluegill, Rainbow Trout

(Mar 16) There hasn't been much angling pressure. Try using chartreuse and/or garlic PowerBait, nightcrawler tipped with a marshmallow or Gitzit Bait Savers. Stocking at community ponds will resume in early April.

Regulations

Calder Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Mar 4) The reservoir ice has become unstable. There haven't been any recent angler reports.

Regulations

Causey Reservoir

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

(Mar 17) DWR staff visited Causey on Monday, March 13, and found soft edges on the ice. We haven't seen any anglers on Causey overt the past two weeks. In light of increasing temperatures, please use caution if attempting to access the ice.

Regulations

Chalk Creek

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clear Creek

Rainbow Trout

(Mar 17) Bonneville cutthroat trout are abundant throughout Clear Creek. Flows have been turbid lately because of low-elevation snowmelt.

Cleveland Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Feb 25) Fishing is fair. Try using white or bright-colored jigs tipped with mealworms or nightcrawlers. As the temperature rises, be prepared for lots of slush and unstable ice — especially near the shoreline. There may also be highway closures.

Clinton City Park Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Corn Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Cottonwood Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

(Mar 4) Biologists report open water at the inlet canal that extends several hundred yards into the reservoir. Anglers may try using jigs or Rapalas to target the tiger muskies, wipers, brown trout and rainbow trout. Please use caution when venturing out onto any remaining ice.

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

(Mar 4) The road is closed at the highway turnoff, but you may be able to gain access close to the dam with the warmer weather. Please use extreme caution on and off of the ice. There haven't been any recent angler reports.

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

(Mar 16) The main boat ramp is open to launch boats. Anglers have been extremely successful over the past few weeks. Likely catches include planter rainbows, 15- to 18-inch rainbow trout and 18-inch (plus!) brown trout. Try using rainbow Rapalas, spoons and popgear and a worm. For those fishing from shore, try using PowerBait or nightcrawler off the bottom with 12 to 15 inches of leader. For walleye, try using minnow-imitating lures and spoons that vibrate and rattle in order to attract walleye and encourage a strike. Target shelves where prey species are abundant and jig about a foot off the bottom. Try using Rapala flat jigs and Buck-Shot Rattle Spoons. Walleye begin spawning in late February–early March.

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)

(Mar 17) The ice that remains is unsafe and inaccessible for ice fishing, but one angler reported good fishing on March 14 in the open water where the streams empty into the reservoir. Recent ice melt has caused water levels to increase rapidly. Call East Canyon State Park at 801-829-6866 for daily updates on ice conditions.

East Fork of Sevier River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Mar 17) Flows are running just under 20 cfs. Spring provides some of the best fishing of the year before irrigation releases begin. The water is often murky with low-elevation snowmelt.

Regulations

Echo Reservoir

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

(Mar 17) As March 13, the reservoir was less than 50 percent ice covered. Because temperatures were very warm this week, the ice might be too thin or rotten to access, and the edges have likely opened up.

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

(Feb 25) Fishing is fair. Try using white or bright-colored jigs tipped with mealworms or nightcrawlers. As the temperature rises, be prepared for lots of slush and unstable ice — especially near the shoreline. There may also be highway closures.

Enterprise Reservoirs

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Mar 17) Both reservoirs are ice-free and filling quickly. Water levels are already higher than they have been in years, and both reservoirs are likely to fill soon. Fishing is slow because water clarity is very low. The lower reservoir is murky, and the upper reservoir is muddy.

Fairview Lakes

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Farmington Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Mar 17) Anglers report that fish are biting on salmon eggs and flies, but not PowerBait.

Regulations

Ferron Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Fish Creek (lower)

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Fish Lake

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Mar 17) The ice still measures 12 to 18 inches thick. The north end has the thickest ice. The edges are still solid, but use caution on warm afternoons, especially when driving ATVs and snowmobiles. We should see good ice-fishing conditions for most of March. Fishing pressure is starting to wane as anglers get the itch to fish open water at lower elevations. Fishing is still good, but you may need to move around, try lightly pressured areas, or adjust your techniques, tackle and baits until you find success. Sight-fishing out of a tent can also help you react to picky fish behavior. Staying in one spot and waiting for the fish to bite is the last thing you want to do right now. Look for perch and small trout outside the weedline in 10 to 25 feet of water. Fifteen feet is the most consistent depth for perch. Don't hesitate to move around until you find an active school. Use small ice flies, jigs and jigging spoons tipped with mealworms, wax worms, nightcrawlers, perch meat or corn. Artificial imitations like Berkley Gulp maggots are also working well. The best trout fishing can now be found 10 to 20 feet below the ice over deeper water. For rainbows, use the same gear that you would in the shallows. For splake, use a little bit larger jig and tip with perch, sucker or chub meat. Targeting lake trout through the ice can also be very effective. Fish large jigs or spoons tipped with cut bait on the bottom in 60 to 100 feet of water. Action has been a little better out at 100 feet lately. Lake trout often come by and look at your jig without biting, so a fish finder is a must for seeing fish and enticing them to bite with movement. You'll also need a lot of patience. Before you head to the lake, call the Fish Lake Lodge at 435-638-1000 to check on current conditions.

Regulations

Flaming Gorge Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Mar 4) The only two launch ramps open at this time are Cedar Springs and Mustang Ridge. Ice currently extends uplake from Sheep Creek, but has been extremely questionable due to spring-like conditions. The ice above Buckboard Marina is thicker than ten inches. Here's a closer look at each species.

Kokanee Salmon: The possession restriction has ended, and you may now keep salmon. There haven't been any recent reports from anglers. Fishing picks up when the water temperature warms into the 50s.

Rainbow Trout: Fishing is fair to good. In the canyon, fishing is good along the shore using bait or casting small jigs and spinners. Marabou jigs (Zig Jigs) in earthtone colors are a good option in shallow or deep water. If you're fishing from a boat, try casting jigs near creek inlets and shallow points. If you're fishing from shore, cast parallel to the shoreline, let the bait sink some and slowly retrieve with occasional jigging motions. If you catch one, there are likely more. Trolling can be productive near the surface (at 10 to 20 feet) using pop gear and a worm, spoons, or even small crankbaits. Pinch down the barbs for quick release. Fishing has also been good through the ice further uplake. Please use extreme caution on and off of the ice. Target depths of 10 to 20 feet along shallow points and flats along the main channel of the lake. A variety of lures work, including small tube jigs, curly tail grubs, jigging spoons in vibrant colors and tipped with nightcrawler, PowerBait or a mealworm.

Lake Trout: Fishing is good. Please use extreme caution on and off the ice. Anglers are catching smaller lake trout (pups) while jigging in 50 to 70 feet of water near main channel points and ridges. Fish might be easily located suspended above the bottom using a sonar or fish finder. Try dropping a white or glow-in-the-dark tube jig or jigging spoon tipped with sucker/chub meat. Gulp minnows also work well.

Smallmouth Bass: Fishing is slow. Smallmouth bass activity drops substantially in the winter when the water reaches the 40s. They are extremely difficult to catch until weather warms up in the spring.

Burbot: Burbot fishing is fair. Please use extreme caution on and off the ice. Look for burbot on rocky points and shorelines in 10 to 40 feet of water. The best time to fish for burbot is at night using glow-in-the-dark lures like Yamamoto grubs, Radical Glow tubes, Maniac Cutterbugs and Northland Buckshot spoons. Tip the lure with sucker/chub meat, recharge glow frequently and jig the presentation a couple inches from the bottom.

Regulations

Forsyth Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Mar 17) The ice is pulling back and you can find five to ten feet of open water around most of the reservoir. There is plenty of open water to fish at the springs.

Fort Buenaventura

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Fremont River

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Mar 17) Access is possible from Mill Meadow Reservoir up to Mamoit Springs. The flow is still low and clear in the upper section, with good fishing for abundant small brown trout using hare's ear nymphs. The lower river below Highway 12 is high and turbid.

Gigliotti Pond

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Mar 16) Fishing at Gigliotti Pond will likely be slow until the pond is restocked this spring.

Regulations

Glassman's Pond

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Grantsville Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(Mar 16) The reservoir is open. There haven't been any recent angling reports. Try using inline spinners such as Mepps, Panther Martin and Vibrax, or plastics such as tube jigs, Maniac Cut'R Bug or Berkley Gulp Minnow. Tip with a wax worm, mealworm or nightcrawler.

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(Mar 4) Because of heavy snowpack in the upper Green River drainage, flows are up, and already averaging 3,000 cfs. Flows are 3,170 cfs during the day and increase to 4,170 at 7:00 p.m. Fishing has been good, and angler pressure has been fairly low. Streamer fishing is good, especially on cloudy days and when the water is high. Nymph fishing has also been productive using scuds, soft hackles, midges and egg patterns. Mix it up by using a dry dropper, with a large terrestrial as an indicator and nymph trailing two to five feet below. Midge and mayfly hatches have been good at Little Hole on warm, calm days. Spin fishing is almost always good. Marabou jigs (Zig Jigs) in earthtone colors are a good option in shallow or deep water. Also, try crankbaits in deeper water. Brightly colored spoons and spinners may also entice fish. Pinch down the barbs for quick release.

Regulations

Gunlock Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Mar 17) Gunlock Reservoir was treated with rotenone in October 2015 to remove the illegally introduced smallmouth bass that pose a serious threat to native fish in the Virgin and Santa Clara rivers. We have begun stocking largemouth bass, bluegill and crappie, but fishing opportunities will be limited for two or three years while these populations grow.

Regulations

Gunnison Bend Reservoir

Catfish, Largemouth Bass, White Bass

(Mar 17) Anglers report slow to fair fishing at Gunnison Bend and DMAD reservoirs. The water temperature is still in the mid 40s, but the current warm weather should help get the fish moving. Catfish are starting to bite more often. You can also catch a variety of other fish by targeting any visible structure.

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Walleye

(Mar 17) The reservoir is ice free. Anglers have seen success with traditional baits.

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

(Mar 16) Anglers report catching brown trout at Huntington North Reservoir with fly tackle, including sinking line and a size 6 beadhead soft hackle fly in tan, green and pearl. The last of the ice is just about gone, and the reservoir is about 97 percent full.

Regulations

Huntington Reservoir

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

(Feb 25) The warmer temperatures and rising water levels mean that the ice is likely unstable — especially along the banks. Use extra caution when fishing here. Try using white or bright-colored jigs tipped with mealworms or nightcrawlers.

Regulations

Hyrum Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Mar 17) While there was a thin layer of ice on March 13, it had all melted by March 15. Anglers report slow fishing from shore.

Joe's Valley Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Mar 16) Joes Valley still has about 16 inches of ice along the east shoreline, but use caution as open water has started forming on the north end of the reservoir. Some parts of the shoreline also have unstable ice. Fishing has been slow in the late morning and early afternoon. Try using bright-colored jigs tipped with mealworms or nightcrawlers.

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

(Mar 16) The ice is unsafe. The edges are soft and there is open water near the inlet and dam. Please continue to use extreme caution as ice conditions change with the warmer temperatures. Ice off should begin at any time now.

Regulations

Kaysville Ponds

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

(Mar 17) Anglers report fair fishing with nightcrawlers and PowerBait.

Regulations

Kolob Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Koosharem Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Mar 17) The reservoir is full and spilling. The ice is retreating quickly, and there is plenty of open water to fish. There haven't been any recent reports on fishing success.

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

(Mar 17) Lake elevation: 3,593 feet Water temperatures: 55–61°F

Spring weather has been warm and wonderful. The surface water temperature yesterday morning (March 15) was 55 degrees, which is six degrees warmer than last week. That is impressive and the various fish species are reacting in their own way. Here is a rundown by species and location.

Smallmouth Bass: Warming has allowed smallmouth to move shallower. They come up because warm water is only on the surface. It will take a while before the thin warmer water layer will expand enough for full participation by smallmouth. Right now they are more likely to react to lures in the 60 degree afternoon water than in the 55 degree morning. As the lake wide temperature continues to increase, bass will be more responsive throughout the day. Right now take advantage of other more active species in the morning and then switch over to smallmouth later in the day.

Largemouth Bass: Largemouth respond well all day long but there are not as many largemouth as smallmouth making fish success steady but not super productive. You have to search for largemouth. They can be very shallow and visible in clear water. They can be near a bush, which are few and far between, or in big uneven rocky structure. A rocky cove is more likely to produce largemouth than a large main channel rockslide.

Effective bass lures this week included soft plastics in brown, chartreuse, green pumpkin, watermelon, shad or white. Casting a grub to shore structure or drop-shotting under the boat both worked well. Bass tournament anglers this week caught some nice largemouth in the six-pound range.

Walleye: Walleye are spawning but they will respond to bait and lures at dawn and dusk each day. Females are the most likely fish to catch. Walleye are a good target while waiting for smallmouth to wake up. Cast to the 10- to 15-foot strata in the backs of coves or canyons. Use conventional bass tackle but attach a small piece of night crawler to the hook then slow down the retrieve and maintain bottom contact. Use the same advice if trolling or casting a bottom bouncer with a worm harness and night crawler.

Crappie: These fish are getting more active and a few have been caught, but they are very limited in the lake. Reproduction has been hampered by lack of brushy cover during spawning season so numbers are down. A few crappie have been found in Navajo Canyon and Last Chance but if looking for a serious crappie trip then go to the San Juan, Escalante or Good Hope Bay. One angler interviewed at the cleaning station yesterday said he caught crappie when he changed out his small crappie jigs to a three-inch plastic worm. Crappie could apparently find the bigger worm in cloudy water or the fish they feed on were of larger size.

Stripers: We traveled from Wahweap to Dungeon Canyon looking for stripers yesterday. We tried trolling and casting in Dungeon, Dry Rock, Main Rock Creek, Dove, Padre Canyon and Gunsight. Results were similar at each location. Only 1 or two stripers were caught in the backs of each canyon. It is obvious that warming has changed striper dynamics and they are on the move. We left the backs of canyons and started looking in clear water. Surprisingly, we were successful in visually finding schools of stripers in Labyrinth, Face, and Buoy 25. Fish were skittish and ran from us so spooning and casting did not work.

Finally we found success with a long range trolling technique. We went to the back of the canyon and cast out a small (three-inch) shallow running crankbait (Lucky Craft pointer 65, ghost color). With the bail open we then trolled slowly out crossing over the visible school. When almost out of line (100+ yards) on the spinning reel the bail was closed and a pause and retrieve jerk bait technique was employed. When the small lure passed over the school with the boat well out of range the fish responded well and ate the small lures.

As expected, at the fish-cleaning station with the normal 30 stripers, we found these fish to be fat and healthy with stomachs containing plankton. Healthy stripers are on the move and are able to subsist on plankton until the new shad crop is produced in May and June.

There are still striper schools in the backs of canyons where shad are available. These fish can be caught on spoons, casting and trolling. They will likely stay in the backs canyons and wait for shad to spawn. Other stripers that are not yet mature (14-18 inches) can survive on plankton and they will be found widely scattered throughout the lake.

Mature stripers that are not finding shad will move to the deep water in the main channel. These fish have shown up at Glen Canyon Dam this week. Catches of 30 fish in four hours of fishing have been reported.

This spring will be a delight for all anglers. From now to the end of May there will be fish available to suit your preferred fishing techniques and locations. Bait fishermen can find stripers in the channel. Trollers and casters can find many species of fish in the backs of canyons. Bass anglers will find their targets along the rocky shoreline. As an added bonus the lake will rise to levels not seen for many years. It’s a great year to be at Lake Powell.

Regulations

LaSal Mountains

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

No recent reports.

Locomotive Springs

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Logan River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Mar 17) Since the river is still very high, you should use caution. Anglers report slow fishing, even in the calmer sections of the river.

Regulations

Lost Creek Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Mar 17) As of March 13, the edges were softening. Use caution as recent warm temperatures this week might have rapidly changed ice conditions.

Regulations

Lower Bowns

Rainbow Trout

(Mar 17) The reservoir is ice-free, but access is not possible yet. Vehicles have been getting stuck just half a mile down the road. Access may be possible in one to two weeks, if warm weather continues.

Mabey Pond

Crappie, Catfish, Largemouth Bass

No recent reports.

Regulations

Mantua Reservoir

Bluegill, Cutthroat Trout, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Mar 17) One angler reported safe ice on March 14, but use extreme caution as temperatures have been very warm since then. A section on the southwest end is open water. Fishing has been slow on the reservoir, according to anglers.

(Feb 25) Garett Halligan of Hyrum fished in a group of 3 and caught 8 bluegill, 6 rainbows and 2 largemouth using Zippy fly tipped with waxie worm. "Thanks to my buddy FD Fredericks teach Ing me th rope on this frozen gem."

Regulations

Matt Warner Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Mar 4) The roads are open quite a ways on the Diamond mountain side, but are still closed all the way to the reservoir. As the warmer weather continues, the roads should begin to clear. We haven't received any recent angler reports.

Mill Meadow Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Mar 17) The ice is retreating, with 10 to 20 feet of open water around most shorelines and more at the boat ramp and inlets. Anglers report good fly fishing at the inlets with leech patterns. Also try flashy spinners and lures.

Regulations

Miller's Flat Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Millsite Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Mar 16) Anglers are catching rainbow and cutthroat trout using medium- and fast-sinking lines with flies, such as bead head leeches and soft hackles in tan/green and midnight fire. Jake's spinners or nightcrawlers may also work well. On March 13, about half the reservoir was still covered with ice. Fishing has been best after noon. Starting Wednesday, March 15, and going until March 15, 2018, the daily limit at Millsite will increase to 16 fish.

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Mar 17) The water level is rising, and the reservoir is a little murky. Fishing is slow to fair, but should improve as the water continues to warm. Fly anglers report fair fishing while dragging streamers (leeches and woolly buggers) from pontoons. Spin anglers are catching fish while casting flashy spinners from shore. Those who fish nymphs under strike indicators — both from shore and pontoons/tubes — are finding slower success. This is likely due to the water clarity.

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

(Mar 17) The water is clear, but fishing has been slow.

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

(Mar 17) Like previous weeks, the river is still flowing high and turbid. Please use caution. There haven't been any recent fishing reports from anglers.

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Otter Creek Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Mar 17) The reservoir continues to fill and is now up to 74 percent of capacity. Fishing has been slow since ice-off, but reports from last weekend indicate that rainbow trout may be getting more active with the warm weather.

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Palisade Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Mar 16) The boat ramp is open for launching, but the docks aren't in place. Try using lures that have a natural pulse in the water such as living plastics (Marabou Jigs, AEROJIGs or Berkley Gulp! Minnows). Or for more active fishing, try using spoons such as Buck-Shot Spoons Baitfish, Kastmaster's or Swedish Pimples.

Panguitch Lake

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

(Mar 17) As of last weekend, the ice was 15 to 19 inches thick with good edges, but this week's warm weather may be changing that. Take a board with if you go and use caution. Fishing has been slow to fair for rainbow trout using standard ice tackle.

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Paragonah Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

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Payson Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Mar 16) Payson Lake is closed for the 2017 winter season. The entrance gate is closed (tentatively) until Memorial Day.

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Pelican Lake

Bluegill, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass

(Mar 4) Please use extreme caution when accessing and exiting the ice. The lake is steadily rising, but the edges are extremely soft. Ice off will happen soon. Daily limits have been increased to 12 largemouth bass and no limit on bluegill because of a treatment planned for the fall of 2017. Try using jigs tipped with bait in 8 to 16 feet of water. If anglers want to target just bass, fish the weed line, drill lots of holes and move often.

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Pine Lake

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

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

(Mar 17) DWR personnel spotted visitors walking on the ice on March 13, but use extreme caution as warm temperatures this week might have made the ice unstable since then. There haven't been any recent reports from anglers.

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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

(Mar 17) High runoff is making the entire reservoir muddy. The reservoir was mostly drained again last year, and it is unknown if any fish survived. Approximately 50,000 seven-inch rainbow trout were stocked in February.

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

(Mar 16) Lower: There is a midge and BWO hatch happening. Anglers report catching 16- to 20-inch browns. Try using all stages of midge patterns, nymphs and BWOs. Spin caster should try using a gold Jake's Spin-A-Lure's, Rapalas and spoons.

Middle: There is a significant midge and BWO hatch happening. Try using BWOs, nymphs, midges, sow bugs and scuds. Spin casters should try using Mepps Aglia Streamers, gold spinners and Rapalas.

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Quail Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Mar 17) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked and are providing fair to good success. Bass activity slows down with the cold weather, but a few nice fish are still caught every year during the colder months. The keys are to fish deep (20 to 30 feet down) and use a slow presentation. Finesse baits like Senkos, dropshot rigs and shaky heads are very conducive to a slow presentation. Slow-rolling spinnerbaits can also be very effective.

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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

(Mar 4) Biologists report seeing anglers upstream of the boat launch, but we're not sure of the success rates. Please use extreme caution if venturing out. Ice off fishing will begin soon, and it should be hot.

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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

(Mar 17) As of March 13, the south end was still open and there was least 10 feet of open water on the edges. Recent warm temperatures have likely caused the ice to retreat even more since then.

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Salem Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Mar 16) The angling pressure has increased. Anglers have been catching 8- to 10-inch rainbow trout. Traditional methods work well. Community pond stockings will resume in April.

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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

(Mar 17) The recent nice weather has drawn a few more anglers out, and they have found fair success. The water temperature is in the upper 40s, so largemouth bass are still deep. Bass activity slows down with the cold weather, but a few nice fish are still caught every year during the colder months. The keys are to fish deep (20 to 30 feet down) and use a slow presentation. Finesse baits like Senkos, dropshot rigs and shaky heads are very conducive to a slow presentation. Slow-rolling spinnerbaits can also be very effective.

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Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Mar 16) Scofield still has 16 or more inches of ice. Anglers report some success using white or bright-colored jigs tipped with mealworms or nightcrawlers.

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Settlement Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Mar 16) Angling pressure is limited. Try using inline spinners, plastics or blade baits, or stick with traditional methods such as PowerBait, nightcrawler tipped with a marshmallow or salmon eggs.

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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

(Mar 4) Starvation rangers report that the reservoir has dropped more than eight feet in the past weeks. The edges have softened and ice is spotty throughout the reservoir. Please use extreme caution if you venture out onto the ice, as it's been measuring only two to eight inches thick in most spots. As of March 1, there wasn't open water under the bridge, but warmer weather should change that soon. All fishing has been spotty, but walleye and brown trout fishing are picking up.

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Steinaker Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Mar 4) Biologists report that the edges are freezing and thawing. The reservoir has risen several feet, so it won't be long before the edges are gone again. Please use extreme caution as the ice is becoming sketchy with warming conditions and rising water levels. Ice off will happen soon. Bluegill fishing has been slow all winter long and continues to get slower as winter progresses. Look for bluegill in 20 to 30 feet of water in rock structure, fishing with glow jigs and wax worms. Trout fishing has been fair to good in various locations across the lake. Wax worms and mealworms have been used to catch fish, but various flavors of PowerBait have been the most successful.

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Strawberry Reservoir

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

(Mar 16) Reports indicate 24 inches of ice with slush beginning to form. An auger extension might be necessary in some locations. Anglers are catching 12- to 18-inch cutthroats and 10- to 15-inch rainbows consistently. Try using Ratfinkees, ice flies, Maniac Gizzilas, 1.5- to 2-inch white tube jigs, Marabou jigs, Maniac Cut'R Bugs (remember to split the tail) and spoons. For an attractant, use a flasher (Swedish Pimples, Kastmaster, Forager Minnows, etc.) approximately 8 to 12 inches above your lure. Popular flasher displays include silver, gold, green, blue, orange and pink.

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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)

(Mar 9) According to anglers, the lakes are still frozen. Come prepared for winter survival. Access to the North Slope lakes and Provo River Drainage lakes is by snowmobile on SR-150 and the North Slope Road out of Mountain View, Wyoming.

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Utah Lake

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Mar 16) Anglers report catching 15- to 25-inch catfish, 22- to 24-inch northern pike and white bass. Angler targeting catfish report catching them on shrimp. For northern pike, try using minnow-imitating lures or crankbaits. For white bass, try using a white grub with a chartreuse 1/8-ounce jig head, crankbaits or Mepps Aglia lures. Remember, starting this year, Utah Lake tributaries will no longer be closed to fishing in the spring. You must, however, release any walleye you catch in the Utah Lake tributaries from March 1, through 6 a.m. on May 6. Also, you must immediately kill any northern pike you catch in the Utah Lake tributaries.

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Vernon Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Mar 2) The reservoir is open water, but there haven't been any recent angler reports. Try using spoons, tube jigs, white curly tail grubs, pink or chartreuse paddle bugs, and tungsten 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

(Mar 17) The river is still flowing very high. Please use caution. There haven't been any recent reports from anglers.

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Wide Hollow Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Mar 17) The ice is off, and the water level is rising quickly. Catchable-sized rainbow trout will be stocked soon.

Willard Bay

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

(Mar 17) While some anglers are catching catfish, most are reporting slow fishing for other species. On March 12, the water temperature was about 40°F.

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Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.

Willow Pond

Bluegill,Brown Trout, Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Mar 16) Angling pressure is increasing. Try using traditional methods such as PowerBait, night crawler tipped with a marshmallow, or dry fly under a bubble. Community pond stockings will resume in April.

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Woodruff Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Yankee Meadow Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Mar 17) The reservoir should have safe ice, but access is still limited by snow. Ice fishing is usually fair to good, if you can get there.

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Yuba Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Mar 16) The boat ramp is open for launching. Anglers report catching 24- to 40-inch northern pike. If you're targeting pike, try using minnow-imitating lures or crankbaits. For walleye, try using minnow-imitating lures and spoons that vibrate and rattle in order to attract and encourage a strike. Target shelves where prey species are abundant and jig about a foot from the bottom. Try using Rapala flat jigs and Buck-Shot Rattle Spoons.

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