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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

(Nov 28) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked.

Bear Lake

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Nov 22) The Bonneville whitefish run has just begun and should continue from now until about the second week of December. Anglers were just beginning to catch a few whitefish this week and fishing will only get better. The run is about a week earlier than normal. Likely, the cold weather triggered the fish into spawning a little early. Try using a light action spinning rod with four- to six-pound line and 1/16- to 1/8-ounce jigs tipped with a one-inch piece of nightcrawler or mealworm. Cast along the rock shoreline on the east side and off the Utah State Park marina for best results. Anglers report catching both cutthroat and lake trout by trolling with downriggers and flatfish in the U-20 and T-4 sizes. Try fishing the rockpile area off Ideal Beach Resort in 40 to 60 feet of water and from along Cisco Beach northward to North Eden. Begin trolling at about 1.4 to 1.9 miles per hour, but try going faster or slower to figure out what the fish want that day. Focus on jigging for both lake trout and cutthroat trout with tube jigs tipped with cisco in the same locations mentioned above.

The water levels are very good. You can launch all sizes of boat at the Utah State Park marina and off the east side at the 1st Point boat ramp. Due to icing conditions along the shoreline, the docks have been removed at the Rainbow Cove and Cisco Beach boat ramps.

Remember, in order to keep a cutthroat trout from Bear Lake, it must have a healed fin clip (usually the adipose fin). Cutthroat trout with all fins intact have to be released, including fish that are tagged with all of their fins. You may also want to consider releasing large lake trout to help maintain the fishery.

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

(Nov 7) Irrigation flows have ended, but the water is low and clear. You'll need to be stealthy when you fish. Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn. Streamer patterns, spinners or flashy lures can produce well. You may also want to try egg patterns.

Regulations

Benches Pond Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Big Sandwash Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 28) The reservoir hasn't iced over yet, and water levels are now rising. At last report, fishing was fair to good for rainbows and slow for bass and yellow perch. The best fishing times vary, which is common for fall fishing. Most anglers report good fishing for a few mid-morning hours before the action slows around mid-day. Then, it picks up again in the late afternoon. Trout are moving up in the water column, so you may see some action on the surface. Bass and perch are going deeper. Trout baits, such as a worm-and-marshmallow combination or floating PowerBait, work well on the bottom. Also, try going deep or even just a few feet below the surface with a sinking fly, crankbait, jig or brightly colored spoon.

Birch Creek Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Nov 28) The reservoir is still open water. Ice has not started to accumulate. The road over Monte Cristo is closed, so you'll need to access Birch Creek through Woodruff from Logan Canyon or Evanston.

Blacksmith Fork River

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Whitefish

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Nov 28) There are still a few brown trout spawning. Anglers report fair fishing using egg patterns and zebra midges. Ice shelves are starting to form on the slower sections of the river and there is a thin ice layer forming on the second dam. The water levels are at base flows.

Blue Mountains

Brook Trout, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Boulder Mountain Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 7) Most Boulder Mountain lakes are now closed to fishing.

Regulations

Boulger Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Bountiful Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 28) All of the ice from last week has melted. The water temperature is around 37F and the pond is all open water. Not many people have been out fishing lately. Many of the trout have congregated around the inlet. The water is very clear by the inlet, so you can see the fish take your bait while you're fishing.

Regulations

Box Creek Reservoirs

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Brough Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Nov 28) There aren't many anglers fishing the reservoir right now. We've received some reports of ice in the shallows. You'll likely find fair to good fishing for trout during the day, and then the action will slow in the evening hours.

Regulations

Brown's Draw Reservoir

Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Whitefish

No recent reports.

Browne Reservoir

Brook Trout, Kokanee Salmon, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Bullock Reservoir

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Musky (hybred)

(Nov 21) Recent reports from anglers say that fishing has been slow.

Regulations

Burraston Ponds

Albino Trout, Bluegill, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 28) Fishing is slow. Try using traditional baits.

Regulations

Calder Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Nov 28) The lake is now covered with ice, but we haven't had any recent reports from anglers.

Regulations

Causey Reservoir

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

(Nov 28) There aren't many anglers fishing the reservoir. The water temperatures is around 40 F, so the reservoir still has open water. The water is very clear especially around the edges be careful when you walked down the steep sides.

Regulations

Chalk Creek

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clear Creek

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Cleveland Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Nov 21) Anglers report slow fishing using worms and PowerBait. The shoreline is covered with snow.

Clinton City Park Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Corn Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 7) Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn. Streamer patterns, spinners or flashy lures can produce well. You may also want to try egg patterns.

Cottonwood Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

No recent reports.

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

(Nov 28) Anglers report fair fishing for cutthroats, rainbows and tiger trout. It's no longer critical to fish early or late in the day. Try deep-drifting worms or a worm-and-marshmallow combination floating a few feet above the bottom. Fish are also taking lures and flies near the surface. The Uintas have received some snow, so access past the dam is questionable.

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

(Nov 28) The docks have been removed and the reservoir is 75-percent full. The 70,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout that we stocked last week are feeding, so traditional baits should work well. Perch are biting in deeper waters. Trolling near the island with bait is working well.

Regulations

Duck Fork Reservoir

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Nov 28) Duck Fork has iced over. The U.S. Forest Service gate may be locked at any time.

Regulations

East Canyon Reservoir

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

(Nov 28) There were not any anglers out this past week. The week before, anglers reported good fishing using pop gear and rainbow-colored lures. Shore anglers recommended rainbow PowerBait or a worm and marshmallow combination. There is no ice yet. The wedge dock will stay in the water until the lake freezes.

East Fork of Sevier River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Nov 7) Kingston Canyon: Water flows are below 20 cubic feet per second because it's the end of irrigation season. Recent surveys found good numbers of brown and rainbow trout, with some browns exceeding 20 inches and two pounds. Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn. Streamer patterns, spinners or flashy lures can produce well. You may also want to try egg patterns.

Black Canyon: Fishing is fair to good with a variety of fly patterns. Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn. Streamer patterns, spinners or flashy lures can produce well. You may also want to try egg patterns.

Upper: Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn. Streamer patterns, spinners or flashy lures can produce well. You may also want to try egg patterns.

Regulations

Echo Reservoir

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

(Nov 21) The water is very low and not many people are fishing the reservoir, even on the weekends.

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

No recent reports.

Enterprise Reservoirs

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

No recent reports.

Fairview Lakes

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Farmington Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 28) There is still a lot of ice covering the majority of the pond. Last week's warmer weather melted a lot of the ice near the inlet. There is now open water near the inlet and along the east side. One angler reported great fishing in the inlet using bright-yellow Berkley power eggs with a single small weight. He would let the eggs float to the bottom with about eight inches of leader on the end. Another angler reported good fishing on Nov. 22 using ice jigs and meal worms under a bobber. The wooden steps near the inlet are covered in ice and are very slippery. Please use extreme caution when you walk to the pond from the parking lot.

(Nov 22) Spencer of Farmington fished the creek inlet with a partner and caught 20 rainbows 3, 5 largemouth, 3 cutts, and 2 browns using flies. "the fish were farthest from the creek inlet by the big tree is where i caught most fish"

Regulations

Ferron Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Nov 28) The reservoir has iced over. The U.S. Forest Service gate may be locked at any time.

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

(Nov 7) Boat anglers report good fishing for rainbow trout by trolling pop gear. Shore anglers are doing well using flies or bait near Twin Creeks. Yellow perch also offer fast action by jigging just outside the weedline. To target splake, jig outside the weedline in 20 to 60 feet. Lake trout move to shallow water during October to spawn and, although they can be very visible, they are fairly hard to catch.

Regulations

Flaming Gorge Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Nov 28) You'll find good to excellent fishing for many species right now.

Kokanee salmon: Closed All kokanee caught from September 10 through November 30 must be immediately released. Sheep Creek, a tributary stream near Manila, is also closed to fishing.

Rainbow trout: Most anglers report good results. Spoons, jigs and crankbaits, along with common trout baits such as worms, are working from the shore and from boats. We've received reports of small schools cruising the shoreline and good fishing off rocky points, inlets and in the backs of some of the bays. Rainbows are also being caught in deep water, when anglers are fishing for lake trout.

Lake trout: Anglers report good to excellent fishing. Schools, small groups and singles can be anywhere, although most are still being taken in deeper water. If you find a group, try holding your position and drop a vertical presentation such as a jigging spoon (chartreuse) or a three-inch tube jig (white). Tip your lure with a small chunk of sucker meat and vary jigging activity until you learn the fish's behavior. Also, try trolling through or just above the school, usually around 45 to 75 feet deep. Try different crankbaits or brightly colored spoons. Deep trolling right on the bottom with small, white crankbaits or flatfish is also working well, especially if you're going after big fish. Keep your limit of small, tasty lake trout to reduce competition and help both the lake trout and kokanee fisheries. Please remember that Linwood Bay is closed to nighttime angling (sunset to sunrise) from Oct. 15 through 6 a.m. on Dec. 13. The closure is in place west of a line from the easternmost point of the south shore of Linwood Bay (mouth of canyon) to the easternmost point of the north shore of Linwood Bay (Lucerne Point).

Smallmouth bass: Fishing has slowed, and the bass are moving to deep water. Smaller fish are now more than 20 feet down, and the larger fish are even deeper. Try using darker crayfish colors in just about any kind of bass lure, including flies, grubs, worms, crankbaits and spoons. If they are not hitting, try going smaller and working your lure down close to the bottom.

Burbot: Reports indicate that fishing is starting to pick up. Pick a spot in late afternoon, so you can see your area and figure out where you want to go when it gets dark. Start fishing before sunset in 50 to 75 feet of water and move shallower as the night progresses. Burbot will hit during the day, generally in deep water (around 75 feet down), but they become more active during the twilight and evening hours when they move into shallower waters (approximately 20 feet down) to forage. Some will follow channels and move into water that is less than 10 feet deep. Try fishing along the rocky shores, points, cliffs and the old channels. Fish the bottom or just slightly above it. Use just about anything that glows (including spoons, tube jigs, curly-tailed jigs, minnows or jigging spoons) and tip your lure with some type of bait. (Cut bait, like sucker meat, is recommended.) Another good option is to use a worm with a marshmallow placed about 6 to 10 inches above the weight. Place your lure or bait within inches of the bottom and recharge the glow frequently. It is common to catch a fish immediately after re-glowing and dropping a lure. You'll help the Flaming Gorge fishery by harvesting as many burbot as possible. There is no limit on burbot.

Regulations

Forsyth Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Nov 7) The reservoir is filling. Fishing is fair to good for tigers in the cove near the boat ramp.

Fort Buenaventura

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Fremont River

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Nov 7) Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn. Streamer patterns, spinners or flashy lures can produce well. You may also want to try egg patterns. Fishing is good in the upper Fremont above Mill Meadow and slower in the Bicknell Bottoms and below Highway 12.

Gigliotti Pond

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 28) On Nov. 22, a large percentage of the pond had iced over.

Regulations

Glassman's Pond

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Grantsville Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 28) Brown trout are spawning, so now is a good time to try your luck at the reservoir. Try using traditional baits and a spinner.

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(Nov 28) Anglers report good fishing for browns and rainbows. Try the winter combinations, either a top/bottom combination or streamer/bottom combination. For example, use grasshopper or large terrestrial on top followed by a scud or egg imitation as a trailer. Streamers are usually a fish imitation followed by a scud or egg. Lures are also working well. Try crankbaits, spinners, spoons and jigs in fish, crayfish, black, white, silver and gold colors.

Regulations

Gunlock Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

No recent reports.

Regulations

Gunnison Bend Reservoir

Catfish, Largemouth Bass, White Bass

(Nov 7) Michael Boyack of Delta fished the SW outlet with a partner and caught 11 perch, 5 bullheads, 3 crappie and 2 white bass using nightcrawler and white paddle bugs. "We Did really well this time, What surprised me the Most was the Amount of Yellow Perch we Caught. We have Caught More Yellow Perch here and At DMAD Res than we have in the Last several Years, Hopefully this is a Good sign When you catch more Perch and White Crappie than Carp and Catfish. What concerned me the most was the Water Level at Gunnison Bend is at a Max depth of only 4ft, The Dock at the Boat ramp is on Dry Ground and not even touching Water"

(Nov 4) Michael Boyack fished the west end of DMAD Res. with a partner and caught 28 bullheads, 4 perch, 2 white bass and 1 each crappie and channel cat. "Lately we have Been Catching Dozens of 4 to 6 Inch Yellow Bullheads using Plain Nightcrawlers, Back in 2013 DWR Stocked Both DMAD and Gunnison Bend res with 10,000 to 15,000 of these Little Mud Cats, so the fishing Has been Really Good But the "Cats" arent very Big at All. We have Been Catching Crappie, Perch and White Bass In Both outlets Coming out of DMAD Using Nightcrawlers and White Paddlebug Jigs Tiped with Carp Meat"

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Walleye

(Nov 28) There is a little ice in the cove on the east side and near the dam. The rest of the reservoir is open water with surface temperatures ranging between 32 and 40F. The water is very clear, especially around the edges. Be careful not to step in the water unless you're dressed for the cold temperatures.

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)

(Nov 28) The reservoir is ice-covered. On Nov. 17, Aquatics Biologist Calvin Black reported an inch of ice. Since that time, frigid weather has undoubtedly thickened the ice considerably.

Regulations

Hyrum Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Nov 28) Fishing is good from the shore and fair from a boat. PowerBait has been effective, but trolling has not. Anglers are catching 14- to 20-inch fish from the shore, with most averaging 15 inches. Ice hasn't started forming yet, so the reservoir is all open water. The tagged fishing contest ends Sunday, November 30. Some tagged fish have already been caught, but there are many still out there.

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

(Nov 7) The water clarity is very poor and fishing is slow.

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

(Nov 28) All docks have been pulled for the winter season, and wedge docks have been put in. All restrooms are closed, except for the one near the top of the ramp. Use traditional baits (worms, PowerBait) and lures (tube jigs tipped with worm).

Regulations

Kaysville Ponds

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

(Nov 28) The warmer weather has melted all the ice, so all four ponds are open water with water temperatures around 40F. Very few anglers have been fishing here recently.

Regulations

Kolob Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 7) The reservoir is closed to bait fishing until May 2015. The water level has been fairly low this year. Fall fishing is typically fair to good.

Regulations

Koosharem Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Nov 7) Fishing is slow from the shore, but trolling has produced fair results. There is no boat ramp, but you can launch small boats near the dam.

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)

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

(Nov 28) There are still a few brown trout spawning. Anglers report fair fishing using egg patterns and zebra midges. Ice is forming on slower sections of the river above the second dam.

Regulations

Lost Creek Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 28) There are not many anglers fishing the reservoir. There is some open water. The surface water temperature is hovering around 40F. The boat ramp and the road leading to the boat ramp are not plowed during the winter. As of the time we received the report, they were both covered in snow.

Regulations

Lower Bowns

Rainbow Trout

(Nov 7) The Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop reports good fishing from float tubes and small boats. The water is low and there is no boat ramp, so you'll have to hand-launch your boat from the shore. Hare's ears, pheasant tails and brown wooly buggers have all worked well lately. You may also want to try fishing with flashy lures, spinners and spoons.

Mabey Pond

Crappie, Catfish, Largemouth Bass

No recent reports.

Regulations

Mantua Reservoir

Bluegill, Cutthroat Trout, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 28) Fishing is very good for trout using nightcrawlers or PowerBait. Most of the lake is ice free.

Regulations

Matt Warner Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 28) New ice now covers the reservoir. It looks like anglers have been on the ice, but we haven't had any recent reports. Before the reservoir froze, anglers reported fair to good fishing.

Mill Meadow Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Nov 7) The reservoir is mostly full. The Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop reports good fishing near the inlets in the afternoon with brown and black wooly buggers.

Regulations

Miller's Flat Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Nov 21) Fishing is good using PowerBait and worms.

Millsite Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 21) Park Manager Jonathan Hunt reported catching a lot of 5- to 6-inch cutthroat trout. Conservation Officer James Thomas reported slow fishing, but said that PowerBait seemed to produce the most fish.

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Nov 7) Irrigation releases have ended and the lake level has stabilized. Trout are starting to get more active and fly fishing is improving for anglers in float tubes.

Regulations

Misc.

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Monroe Mountain Lakes

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Nov 7) There are good numbers of rainbow trout left in Big and Deep lakes. The fish in Big Lake have grown well this year; some are up to 14 inches long.

Moon Lake

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Navajo Lake

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 7) Look for splake to become more active because of the cooler weather.

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

(Nov 28) There are one or two inches of ice on the reservoir, but the ice is unsafe.

Regulations

Nine Mile Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Ogden River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Nov 28) The ice from last week has melted, but the rocks are still very slippery. Use caution when venturing out. The Magpie and Botts National Forest campgrounds are still open, which makes it easier to access to the river. Some brown trout may still be spawning, so be careful not to step on their redds (spawning areas) while fishing.

Regulations

Otter Creek Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Nov 24) Shore fishing has picked up lately. Anglers are catching a lot of recently stocked rainbows, but a few nicer fish have also been seen.

Regulations

Palisade Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Nov 28) Fishing is slow, but some anglers are catching fish from the shore using spinners. Water levels are currently up. The docks have been removed for the winter season, but the boat launch is still open. There's a little bit of ice in some of the coves.

Panguitch Lake

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

(Nov 24) Fishing is fair to good, depending on where you go and what you fish with. Shore anglers are catching rainbows on popular baits like PowerBait and worm-marshmallow rigs. Fly anglers are catching fish from shore with nymphs and streamers. Large cutthroat and tiger trout have moved in close to shore and are feeding actively. The best way to target these fish is with cut bait (chub, sucker, minnows or anchovies). Use either a large hook with no weight or use the bait to tip a white tube jig. Most fish caught with this method are in the slot and will need to be released. In order to avoid deep-hooking, hold the rod in your hand and set the hook as soon as the fish hits. Large single hooks (size 1 to 00) help ensure hooking in the mouth. If the fish does swallow the hook, cut the line instead of trying to pull the hook out.

Regulations

Paragonah Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Nov 7) Fly and lure anglers report fair to good fishing. Trolling flashy lures can also provide good results. These fish are wild, so natural baits like nightcrawlers work better than PowerBait.

Regulations

Payson Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 28) The road to Nebo Loop is closed at the lowest gate outside of Payson.

Regulations

Pelican Lake

Bluegill, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass

(Nov 28) There is a ring of ice in the shallows, and it extends roughly 100 feet out from the reeds in some places.

Regulations

Pine Lake

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 7) Catchable-sized rainbows have been stocked and should provide fair to good fishing.

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

(Nov 28) Water temperatures have dropped to around 40F. The reservoir is still open water, but will probably freeze during the next another cold spell.

Regulations

Pioneer Park Pond

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Piute Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

(Nov 7) The reservoir is now refilling after it was drained and treated with rotenone. 44,000 8- to 10-inch rainbow trout have been stocked in the last few weeks.

Porcupine Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Nov 28) The reservoir is ice free, but the road to the reservoir may be icy or wet.

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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

(Nov 28) Lower: Brown trout are now spawning, so please be cautious of their redds. The water levels range from 101 cubic feet per second below Deer Creek, to 84 cubic feet per second near Harbor Drive. Sow bugs and egg drop patterns work well. Whitefish are also pretty active this time of year, and anglers report catching nice-sized fish.

Middle: Brown trout are now spawning, so please be cautious of their redds. Throw streamers in the deeper pools and fish them slow this works well with the cooler weather and cloud cover. Try San Juan worms and egg patterns with a midge dropper. Look for blue wing/midge hatches mid-afternoon, and Baetis hatches in the late afternoon. Water levels are near the winter minimum of 126 cubic feet per second.

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Quail Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Nov 7) Bass fishing is fair to good.

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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

(Nov 28) Anglers report fair to good fishing for rainbows and slow fishing for bass and small walleye. The best bank fishing has been near the dam and in the east bay near the dam. The most consistent fishing has been during the mid-morning and late-afternoon hours. Try trolling or casting crankbaits and brightly colored spoons. You may also want to try fishing with a worm-and-marshmallow combination, a worm and floating bait a couple of feet above the bottom, or a worm or cut bait suspended below a bobber.

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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

(Nov 28) Fishing is fair for anglers trolling from a boat. Fishing is good in the river below the dam. Park manager Joe Donnell and a coworker caught a lot of brown trout using spinners. They caught fish every few casts. Joe reported that there were about three inches of ice at the south end, but it's likely that the ice has melted and we won't see more until the next cold spell.

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Salem Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 28) Try using a bubble, traditional worms and PowerBait. Jake's spinners also work great for catching trout off the docks or near the bridge.

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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

(Nov 7) Bass fishing is starting to slow down.

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Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 28) On Nov. 20, State Park employee Jerry Jones reported a complete ice cover with 3-4 inches of ice. He talked with three anglers who said the fishing was fast for 10 to 12-inch fish.

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Settlement Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Nov 28) Try using traditional baits.

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Silver Lake

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Smith & Morehouse Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Starvation Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Smouthmouth Bass, Walleye

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Nov 28) Anglers report fair to good fishing for rainbows from the bank. A few boats were out last week, and some diehard float-tubers reported fair to good fishing for rainbows and walleye. The bass and yellow perch are few and far between. Because of the cold weather, you'll find the best fishing in the mid-morning and late-afternoon hours. For trout, try trolling or casting fish-colored crankbaits, beadhead streamers or a worm rig in 20 to 30 feet of water. If you're fishing from shore, try a marshmallow-and-worm combination or a floating PowerBait-and-worm combination. For walleye, go deep into the rocks or shallow into the backs of the bays. Use rainbow or perch-colored crankbaits or worm rigs. Most of the walleye are small, and you can help the fishery by taking them home. Watch out for the afternoon winds, which can quickly generate big waves.

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Steinaker Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Nov 28) Anglers report fair to good fishing for rainbows and slow fishing for bass and bluegill. The reservoir is quite low, so watch for submerged sandbars, humps and rocks. Try fishing with trout baits and deep-diving lures for trout. For bluegill, focus on the flats or just off the dam in roughly 20 to 30 feet of water.

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Strawberry Reservoir

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

(Nov 28) The ramps are packed with a foot of snow and access is very limited. The parking lots haven't been plowed yet, but we expect them to be later in the week. The marina docks have been pulled and the restrooms are also closed. The water temperature is now hovering around 34F. There's no ice yet, but shore fishing is hot. Try tipping a white tube jig with chub meat or worms.

(Nov 21) Mark and Jody Covington fished the west side and caught 22 cuts and 4 rainbows using PowerBait from shore. "We had two hooks on poles and three time we caught two cuts at a time. Awesome day in a cold snow storm!!!"

(Nov 7) Richard of Salt Lake caught 8 cutts trolling a crawler tipped with red PowerBait. "fishing rated as slow and due to size all were released"

(Nov 7) Richard Abel fished the Narrows and caught 8 cutts using crawlers tipped with red PowerBait.

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Thousand Lakes Mountain

Trout

(Nov 7) Fishing is good for brook trout at Deep Creek and Meeks lakes with wooly buggers. Fishing is fair to good for cutthroat and tiger trout in the Solomon Basin lakes.

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 28) The roads to the reservoir have been plowed. Ice is forming around the dam, but it's still thin. The brown trout in the reservoir are active. Try using traditional baits (PowerBait or worms) and/or a Jake's spinner. Be aware of changing weather conditions in the canyon over the weekend.

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Tropic Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Nov 7) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked.

Uinta Lakes

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

(Nov 28) The high country has received over 30 inches of new snow. The lakes are frozen, but ice thickness is currently unknown. Be prepared for winter survival conditions!

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Utah Lake

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Nov 28) Ice has formed in the marina, and anglers are reporting catching white bass. Please use caution; the ice conditions change rapidly.

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Vernon Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

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Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Nov 28) The ice that was forming last week has melted off the rocks, but they are still very slippery. Use caution when venturing out. The water level is very low in some places. Some brown trout may still be spawning, so be careful not to step on their redds (spawning areas) while fishing.

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Wide Hollow Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 24) The state park reports good fishing for rainbows from boats.

Willard Bay

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

(Nov 21) Fishing pressure has been very light. On November 16, there were only three parties fishing the reservoir. There was no ice was forming at that time.

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Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Nov 28) The lake has 4-6 inches of ice. Last week, Calvin Black fished for 20 minutes and while jigging with a 1/4-ounce Kastmaster, caught six fish, ranging from 10-14 inches.

Willow Pond

Bluegill,Brown Trout, Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 28) Anglers report catching good-sized brood stock trout. Brood stock are identifiable by their large size (20-25 inches) and worn fins. Try using a bubble, PowerBait and/or worms. Corn and garlic-flavored PowerBait also works great.

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Woodruff Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Yankee Meadow Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 7) The water level is fairly low, but will slowly rise now that irrigation releases have ended. Fall is a great time to target brook trout.

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Yuba Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Nov 28) Northern pike and walleye are very active right now! Big pike feed actively in cold water. Try using spinnerbaits. Winterizing has begun and most of the campsites are closed, though some of the campgrounds will remain open year-round. Both launch ramps are still open, but the docks and buoys have been pulled.

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