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Revised 07-22-16


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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

(Jul 8) All San Juan County waters are open and stocked. The most recently stocked waters are Blanding Three and Four. Each were stocked with about 1,400 nine-inch rainbow trout each on May 16. The Rattlesnake ponds were stocked with nearly 2,000 nine-inch rainbows on May 16. Lloyds Lake was stocked with nearly 4,000 eight-inch rainbow trout on April 13. Fishing for pike and bass at Recapture Reservoir is improving as the water temperature rises. Aquatics Biologist Calvin Black suggests fishing with weedless swimbaits in shallow, weedy areas.

American Fork River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Baker Reservoir

Crayfish, Brown Trout, Green Sunfish, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 22) Access to Baker Reservoir and Pine Valley Reservoir is open again.

Bear Lake

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jul 22) Fishing continues to be pretty good. Many anglers are catching their daily limits of cutthroat trout and lake trout. Local angler Darin Pugmire reports good cutthroat fishing with double-hooked lead jig heads. The fish are biting on white, chartreuse, orange and green-and-black jigs — or on anything that glows. Many anglers also report success while trolling at speeds from 2.5–4 mph. Fishing in the early morning has produced the best results. Anglers are seeing success at First/Second Point, Cisco Beach/South Eden, Fish Haven, Rainbow Cove/North Eden and North Eden/Ledges. Please remember that you must release cutthroat trout that don't have a healed fin clip.

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

(Jul 22) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked in all lakes. The Indian Creek road has been fixed, and the reservoir has been stocked.

Beaver River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jul 22) Lower: Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked. Look for fair to good fishing with summer irrigation flows.

Upper: Small brown and rainbow trout are abundant and can be caught on small spinners, flies and natural baits (like nightcrawlers and salmon eggs). A foam hopper beadhead nymph dropper rig can be especially fun and effective here. Don't hesitate to hit some of the higher tributaries like Merchant Creek.

Regulations

Benches Pond Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jul 8) Try using nightcrawlers and other standard baits.

Regulations

Big Sandwash Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 22) Anglers continue to have good success trolling for rainbows; try trolling crankbaits or spoons along the shoreline in deeper waters. Smallmouth bass and perch fishing is great right now as well. Perch have been found throughout the reservoir; for best success cast small jigs tipped with a piece of worm along sandy shorelines, and let the jig sink to the bottom before slowly retrieving. For bass, try casting along the shoreline with crawfish or perch patterns. Single tail jigs in various colors including chartreuse have been productive for bass as well.

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

(Jul 22) Anglers from Round Rocks fly shop in Logan report that green and gray drakes have started coming off on the Logan and Blacksmith Fork rivers. Fishing is excellent throughout the day. Caddis hatches have also been heavy, so try fishing with size 14–18 elk hair caddis. Nymphing small beadhead pheasant tails and Prince nymph rigs works well, too.

Blue Mountains

Brook Trout, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Boulder Mountain Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 22) You can find fair to good fishing across the mountain. Try getting away from the most popular lakes for better success. Also, don't hesitate to move to a new lake if you find slow fishing. Spin fishers should try marabou jigs, tube jigs, Gulp minnows, spinners, Jake's and Kastmasters. Bait fishers should focus on natural baits like nightcrawlers or cut bait. (This is especially effective for large tigers.) Fly anglers should bring an assortment of streamers, terrestrials, beadhead nymphs and your favorite dry patterns. Most Boulder lakes are full of freshwater shrimp, so scuds are a must in your fly box. Midsummer is an ideal time to target grayling and cutthroat trout. These fish can often be caught on dry flies or nymphs. The Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop reports that callibaetis mayflies are hatching in many lakes, so be prepared with nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners to match the particular stage of the hatch. Anglers have also done well lately with leech patterns and scuds.

Regulations

Boulger Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jul 8) Try using nightcrawlers and other standard baits. Fishing has been better in the mornings.

Regulations

Bountiful Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 22) On July 18, anglers Lucas P. and Porter E. enjoyed a great evening of fishing at Bountiful Pond. Between 6 and 6:30 p.m., they caught 21 black bullhead catfish. They fished from the south pier and had the best success when using worms on the bottom of the pond. They also tried PowerBait, but it didn't work as well. You may see larger broodstock rainbows cruising near the inlet. Bountiful is a popular spot for evening anglers. As the day starts to cool down, people enjoy fishing from the shore and from their canoes and kayaks.

Regulations

Box Creek Reservoirs

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Brough Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jul 22) With warmer temperatures, fish will likely be in deeper water. Fish during early morning or evening hours, and try trolling crankbaits or spoons, or casting spinners.

Regulations

Browne Reservoir

Brook Trout, Kokanee Salmon, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 22) Anglers report slow fishing from shore and boats. Once water levels are low enough, we anticipate that dam repairs will happen. Hopefully this improves the fishery.

Bullock Reservoir

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Musky (hybred)

(Jul 22) Recent growth of aquatic vegetation has made fishing the reservoir a little difficult. Even so, anglers report decent fishing for largemouth bass. Shoreline access is limited due to vegetation; small boats or float tubes are recommended.

Regulations

Burraston Ponds

Albino Trout, Bluegill, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Calder Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jul 22) Catchable-sized rainbows have been stocked to restart the reservoir after the winterkill.

Regulations

Causey Reservoir

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

(Jul 22) Water levels continue to be very good. During the day, most visitors are canoeing, kayaking or riding paddle boards. Anglers will probably have the best success in the mornings and evenings. That's when the fish are most active, and there are fewer people at the reservoir. Try a topwater fly or small pop gear in the evening as the sun is starting to go down. Trolling at a wakeless speed is also producing good results for anglers. Try fishing relatively close to the rocks and in the upper arm, near the inlet. Fishing with PowerBait on the bottom (or a few feet off the bottom) typically produces good results.

Regulations

Chalk Creek

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clear Creek

Rainbow Trout

(Jul 22) The restoration of Bonneville cutthroat trout is complete in the Clear Creek drainage, and anglers are now reaping the benefits. Look for catchable-sized fish throughout the entire stream this year. Some of the tributaries — including Mill, Fish and Shingle creeks — will also provide good fishing opportunities. Anglers report good to excellent fishing.

Cleveland Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jul 8) Fish shallow in the morning and move to deeper water in the afternoon. A variety of spinners and lures (Jake's, Kastmaster and spoons) have been working well. You might also want to try using nightcrawlers and other standard baits.

Clinton City Park Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Corn Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 22) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked near campgrounds in Corn, Chalk and Oak creeks. Tiger trout have also been stocked in Chalk and Oak. You can find lots of wild brown trout in Corn, wild rainbows in Chalk, and Bonneville cutthroat trout in Oak.

Cottonwood Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

(Jul 22) Fishing is improving. Anglers report catching a few tiger muskies, wipers and trout while trolling crankbaits, spinners and spoons. Rainbow colors have been the most productive. Some anglers are catching tiger muskie (18 to 20 inches) while casting toward shore with crawfish pattern plastics. A few carp were recently seen in the reservoir. Please bring along your bow-fishing tackle and help remove them.

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

(Jul 22) Fly fishing from float tubes near the inlets for rainbow and cutthroat has produced good results; anglers recommend using woolly buggers in black, olive and yellow. Boat anglers trolling crankbaits in brown and brook trout colors in 10 to 25 feet of water have been successful too. Shore anglers report good fishing with worms and PowerBait. Anglers have seen fish taking flies from the surface, making a fly and bubble setup a good option. The water temperatures are in the low to mid 60s.

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Duck Fork Reservoir

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Jul 8) Dry flies (like mosquitoes) have been producing nice cutthroat trout along the shorelines. Try using a beaded nymph under a strike indicator for tiger trout.

Regulations

East Canyon Reservoir

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

(Jul 22) Since July 13, bass and trout fishing has really started to pick up. Anglers report good fishing from the shore and from boats. Shore anglers are catching trout on salmon eggs, corn-scented PowerBait and green garlic PowerBait. Boating anglers have had success trolling with pop gear and worms on a lead-core line about 3.5 to 4.5 colors out from the boat. Smallmouth bass are biting on worms suspended under a bobber in shallow bays and along rocky shores.

East Fork of Sevier River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jul 22) Kingston Canyon: Irrigation releases from Otter Creek Reservoir have increased to more than 300 cfs, which is making it difficult to fish.

Black Canyon: Fishing is fair to good, depending on the area you fish. Don't hesitate to move around. Summer is a great time to throw a hopper-dropper combo or other terrestrials.

Upper: The upper East Fork Sevier River and many of its tributaries hold good populations of brown, rainbow and brook trout. Look for mostly small fish, although you can catch an occasional big brown just above Tropic Reservoir. These streams are perfect for honing your fly-fishing skills. Hopper-dropper combos and other terrestrials can be particularly effective. Spin-fishing anglers can do well with small, flashy spinners.

Regulations

Echo Reservoir

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

(Jul 22) Anglers report good fishing for bass along the rocky shore using Senko worms and other traditional bass lures.

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

(Jul 8) Anglers report catching a lot of nice tiger trout and cutthroat trout off the shore and from boats. Try bait fishing with dead minnows along the weedline for the best success.

Enterprise Reservoirs

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jul 22) The upper reservoir is still fairly low. Only small boats can be launched. Fishing has been good lately for 10- to 12-inch rainbows. Smallmouth bass are active and can be caught on small jigs tipped with nightcrawlers or curly-tail grubs in dark colors. Catchable-sized rainbows have been stocked in the lower reservoir.

Fairview Lakes

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Farmington Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 22) Anglers report that the best fishing is in the evenings, and they are catching catfish and bluegill. On July 18, four young anglers caught seven catfish and bluegill in an hour. They had the best success using worms and fishing on the bottom near the inlet. When they used PowerBait, they had quite a few bites but had difficulty landing any fish. Many people who visit the pond are kayaking, paddleboarding and swimming.

Regulations

Ferron Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jul 8) Try using nightcrawlers and other standard baits. Anglers are also using beaded streamers to catch cutthroat trout and brook trout in deeper water.

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

(Jul 22) Fishing has been good to excellent in the morning and evening hours. Afternoon winds are blowing most boats off the lake. Trollers are finding good success with pop gear and worms. Lots of recently stocked rainbows are being caught in shallow water. Trolling deeper (below 20 feet) has produced bigger rainbows and splake, as well as an occasional pup lake trout or brown trout. One angler even reported catching a fat 10-inch kokanee. Some anglers have caught larger splake by jigging off the slide areas on the east shore. Anglers have also picked up a few lake trout while jigging tube jigs tipped with cut bait in deep water. Perch action can be fast while jigging just outside the weedline. There are still a few prizes left over from the perch tournament for lucky anglers who catch tagged perch. Just check in at the Lakeside General Store before you go fishing to be eligible. Before you go to the lake, call the Fish Lake Lodge at 435-638-1000 or Bower Haven Resort at 435-638-1040 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

(Jul 22) Fishing is fair to good depending on species and location. The water is 70°F in the Canyon (Utah portion of the reservoir).

Kokanee salmon: Fishing is fair to good. Surface temperatures have warmed, so expect fishing to get better for fish deeper in the water column. Many of the kokanee caught last weekend were found at around 35 feet. If you're graphing and not catching fish, change out your lures. Try spoons and dodger/squid combos. Good spoons to try include #1 and #2 Needlefish in pearl/red, silver/red and pearl bikini, along with Rocky Mountain Tackle Viper spoons in tequila sunrise and Caribbean sunset. Silver dodgers are a great attractor, followed by squids in pink, orange or white. Try smaller squids (1.5 inches) for wary fish. A good average speed is 1.8 miles per hour, but you should vary your speed by doing S-turns to see if fish want the lure faster or slower.

Rainbow trout: Fishing is good. Whether you're casting jigs toward the shore, trolling the open water or fishing from the shoreline, fishing for rainbows has been good. While trolling last weekend for kokanee, rainbow trout (up to 20 inches) were caught using the gear presented above. Rainbows are also biting along shallow points, near inflows and even along cliffs while casting tube jigs, curly tailed grubs and marabou jigs in olive, white, pink or black. Shore anglers are also having success soaking worms, PowerBait, etc., especially early in the morning and late in the day.

Lake trout: Fishing for lake trout is good. Reports have been spotty, specifically in the Canyon Region. Anglers are catching a few smaller lake trout (pups) while trolling for kokanee and rainbows. Last weekend, anglers caught several smaller lake trout while trolling along the red cliffs in Sheep Creek Bay. Fish were suspended above the bottom from 40 to 80 feet. Lures like the Rocky Mountain Tackle Viper spoons in tequila sunrise worked best. The boat speed was 1.6–1.8 miles per hour. If you locate a good concentration of lake trout, try dropping a white tube jig, or jigging a spoon tipped with sucker/chub meat.

Smallmouth bass: Fishing for smallmouth bass is great. Smallmouth are most active now with the warmer weather. They can be caught using a variety of methods and techniques. Jigs in 1/4- to 3/8-ounce weights rigged with tubes, curly tails, hula grubs, etc., in earth tone colors are almost always a good choice. Drop shot rigs with four-inch artificial worms or minnows are also very effective. For some excitement, try top water poppers early and late in the day when the conditions are calm. The surface activity can be exceptional this time of year.

Burbot: Fishing is fair for burbot. Burbot activity decreases in the warm summer months, so expect spotty success. Look for burbot on rocky points and shorelines in 20 to 40 feet of water. As always, fish at night and use 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 and recharge the glow frequently. Jig the presentation close to the bottom.

Regulations

Forsyth Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jul 22) A recent netting survey found that most of the larger fish went downstream when the reservoir was drained last year. The tiger trout stocked last summer stayed in the creek, however, so there are plenty of 10-inch fish to catch (as well as a handful of bigger fish).

Fort Buenaventura

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Fremont River

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jul 22) Johnson Reservoir is full and spilling, so flows have come up and the fishing has slowed down a little. However, fish are still feeding and can be caught. The Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop recommends throwing large, attractor-style dry flies, caddis, and terrestrials.

Gigliotti Pond

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 8) The pond was recently stocked. Try using nightcrawlers and other standard baits.

Regulations

Glassman's Pond

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Grantsville Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(Jul 22) Flows are currently at 2,690 cubic feet per second. Fishing is picking up as the flows drop. Expect higher recreational (rafting) pressure during the heat of the day and on weekends. Flows are dropping, but that's scheduled to change. Be sure to check the USBR website for current releases from Flaming Gorge Dam. Nymph fishing has been most productive using large scuds, soft hackles and San Juan worms. Rigs should be set deep, 10 to 14 feet, and fished along seams. Expect dry fly fishing to pick up as flows are reduced. A few cicadas have been spotted, but hatches have been minimal to this point. Spin fishing is almost always good. Marabou or hair jigs (Zig Jigs) in earth tone colors are a good option in shallow or deep water. Also, try crankbaits like Rapala Xraps and Husky Jerks in deeper water. Pinch down the barbs for a quick release. Brightly colored spoons and spinners will also entice fish.

Regulations

Gunlock Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jun 30) Gunlock Reservoir was treated with rotenone in October 2015 to remove illegally introduced smallmouth bass that posed a serious threat to native fish in the Virgin and Santa Clara rivers. We have begun re-stocking largemouth bass, bluegill and crappie, but fishing opportunities will be limited for two or three years while these populations establish.

Regulations

Gunnison Bend Reservoir

Catfish, Largemouth Bass, White Bass

(Jul 22) Anglers report fair to good fishing for a variety of fish species. Focus on the area near the outlets of Gunnison Bend and DMAD reservoirs, as well as in the river and canals below the outlets.

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Walleye

(Jul 22) On July 18, a couple of anglers reported good fishing in the mid-morning and in the evening. They caught two trout and two bass. They floated garlic PowerBait just off the bottom to catch the trout and used a pearl octopus tube jig for the bass. Local angler Brian Winter and his son also had a pretty good trip. They fished from 9 a.m. to noon and caught 10 fish, nine trout and one bass. They used nightcrawlers behind a clear bubble (filled to the top) with a couple feet of leader. They were fishing from the dock on the east side. Water levels are slowly decreasing, but the reservoir is still has clear water and good visibility. People are leaving a lot of trash along the shores of the reservoir. Please pack out your garbage and pick up any trash you see. No one wants to lose fishing privileges at this beautiful pond. Please remember that this pond is private property. You must obtain a free Walk-in Access authorization number prior to fishing.

Regulations

Honeyville Ponds

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Huntington Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jul 8) Anglers are catching a few fish at the Forks of Huntington and upstream on both forks.

Regulations

Huntington North Reservoir

Crayfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 8) Rainbow trout have been biting early in the morning, before water temperatures get too warm along the shallow shorelines. Fish the deeper water later in the day.

Regulations

Huntington Reservoir

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

(Jul 8) Tiger trout fishing is fast and furious if you are out in a boat or float tube. Fish in 15 to 35 feet of water using beadhead buggers and leech patterns.

Regulations

Hyrum Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jul 22) On the evening of July 18, anglers reported good fishing for trout from boats and from the shore. Try using PowerBait and fishing it on the bottom, but don't hesitate to try other baits and lures as well. Bass fishing continues to be pretty slow right now.

Joe's Valley Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jul 8) Splake fishing is slow to fair. Anglers should fish in deeper water for better success. Tiger muskie fishing is good right now. Anglers who fish in the early morning hours along the rocky shorelines have reported catching tiger muskie longer than 40 inches.

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Kaysville Ponds

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

(Jul 22) Anglers report pretty good fishing from all four ponds, especially for catfish. Those who've had the most success are fishing in the evenings and using worms. On July 18, one angler reported catching bass in the fourth pond. He used Senko worms and fished from shore. He targeted areas where there was a lot of vegetation and good underwater structure (which is where bass usually reside). Bluegill are still regularly biting salmon eggs and small pieces of worm. Nearly any kind of bait, placed on a size 8 or 10 salmon egg hook, will work when suspended a foot or two under a bobber. The bluegill are spending most of their time near the docks and bridges.

Regulations

Kolob Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 22) Fishing is slow to fair. Fish have moved to deeper water with the warmer weather. Bait fishing is allowed until Sept. 10.

Regulations

Koosharem Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Lake Powell

Bluegill, Brown Trout, Channel Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Striped Bass, Rainbow Trout, Walleye

STOP QUAGGAG MUSCLE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jul 22) Lake elevation: 3,620 feet
Water temperatures: 77-83°F

Stripers have moved out of the main channel and toward the backs of canyons. The move indicates that the shad food source has been well used in open water of the channel and bays. Slurping stripers have been relentless in pursuit of small newly hatched shad. Those shad that have survived are seeking a sanctuary in the brush that now lines the shoreline. Shad have a better chance of avoiding predation if there is some kind of brushy cover available. Shad are clever but stripers are hungry. Stripers keep searching and moving until more shad are found.

The prime shad striper battleground is now found in short U-shaped coves near the main channel or main bay. Shad move into coves to look for brush while stripers guard the mouth of these coves to prevent shad from escaping. Search for striper surface activity at first light in the morning. Top water lures are working well when any surface action is seen. Shallow running crankbaits and Kastmaster type spoons work well when cast into active boiling fish.

If surface-feeding stripers are going down quickly, try to locate the retreating school on the graph. These flighty fish are hungry and will eat a shad-like offering while they are down at 30 feet under the boat. One sure fire technique is to drop a rattletrap type lure into the deep school and then reel it up through the school as the fish reorganize and get ready for the next surface burst.

Striper boil fishing is best from the San Juan north, but a slurping boil can be seen anywhere. In the southern lake bait fishing is king. Huge catches are still being reported along main channel walls particularly where these walls meet a rockslide, rock pile or shallow boulder field. Hungry main channel stripers stay deep to stay cool but periodically come shallower (20 feet) to look for crayfish on rocky structure.

Bass fishing is slower in the heat of summer. Largemouth bass are tucked in the comforting arms of abundant submerged brush. Smallmouth bass have gone deeper than most anglers prefer to fish. It is much better to get the bait down to 30-50 feet now than to fish along the shallow shoreline.

The surprise fish right now is the walleye. They are still hungry despite the abundant shad spawn. Walleye are found in the U-shaped canyons where stripers and shad are competing. They are in shallow shoreline habitat where one or two trees attract sunfish. Walleye really like to eat small sunfish.

Slow rolling spinnerbaits, worm-tipped plastic grubs or tubes, and slow trolled bottom bouncers with worm harnesses are all working right now. More walleye have recently been tagged from Wahweap Bay to Dungeon Canyon in the southern lake. The greatest numbers of tagged walleye are found near Bullfrog Bay. Remember the tagged walleye contest is still going on and we are looking forward to awarding our second prize to the next lucky angler to catch a tagged walleye.

There are many coves now that contain tumbleweed piles, tamarisk trees and other brush. In each of these coves a school of panfish can be found and caught. Bluegill, and green sunfish are abundant and getting larger than in recent years. Perhaps the sunfish in the southern lake are increasing in size due to the opportunity to eat quagga mussels. Our food habits investigations have determined that panfish are eating mussels. These larger sunfish can be caught well on a live worm by a small child.

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

(Jul 22) Anglers from Round Rocks fly shop in Logan report that green and gray drakes have started coming off on the Logan and Blacksmith Fork rivers. Fishing is excellent throughout the day. Caddis hatches have also been heavy, so try fishing with size 14–18 elk hair caddis. Nymphing small beadhead pheasant tails and Prince nymph rigs works well, too.

Regulations

Lost Creek Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 22) On July 17, Daniel Gonzalez and his son, Sam, took their neighbors fishing at the reservoir. It was their first time fishing at Lost Creek and their neighbors' first-ever fishing trip. Sam fought and landed a nice cutthroat. They caught the fish while trolling pop gear with a worm at about 30 feet. With the hot daily temperatures, trout can get stressed easily and die if you handle them too much. Consider using barbless hooks, artificial flies/lures and cutting the line if a fish is deep-hooked. Trout can pass a hook within a few days of it being in their stomach. It's best to keep fish in water, if possible. Remember, the daily slot limit is three fish under 15 inches and one fish over 22 inches. All fish between 15 and 22 inches must be immediately released.

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Lower Bowns

Rainbow Trout

(Jul 22) You can access the reservoir, and anglers report good fishing.

Mabey Pond

Crappie, Catfish, Largemouth Bass

No recent reports.

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Mantua Reservoir

Bluegill, Cutthroat Trout, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 22) Fishing is pretty good for bass and perch. For bass, the best techniques and baits vary, depending on the time of day. When fishing in the morning, try using topwater frogs and buzz baits. In the middle of the day, people are having success with spinner baits, Rat-L-Traps and jigs. There seem to be a lot of fingerling bass in schools, so try mimicking those. Perch are also in schools and, if you find them, you can catch quite a few at one time. Small jigs tipped with worms work well for catching perch. The bluegill have finished their spawn and moved to deeper water. Some vegetation has creeped to the surface (along the shore) and appeared in a few spots along the edges, but most of the reservoir is clear of surface vegetation.

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Matt Warner Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 22) The water clarity has improved some and fishing has picked. Anglers report fair to slow fishing with traditional trout baits including worms, marshmallows and PowerBait. Those casting spinners and flies have had better success. The most recent reports indicate trout have been actively feeding on the surface, creating a good opportunity for fly fishing or fly and bubble rigs.

Mill Meadow Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jul 22) A recent netting survey found lots of small to medium-sized brown trout, as well as a handful of nice tigers and splake that washed down from Forsyth last summer. Catchable-sized rainbows have also been stocked. Look for fair to good fishing for rainbows and browns.

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Miller's Flat Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jul 8) Anglers should fish in the early morning along the dam. A variety of spinners and lures (Jake's, Kastmaster and spoons) have been working well. Try using nightcrawlers and other standard baits.

Millsite Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jul 22) Trout are surface-feeding on midges in the morning before the wind comes up. Later in the day, you can catch them while trolling or fishing streamers and lures under the surface. The trout are healthy and strong this year. Smallmouth bass and wipers are active, especially in the early morning.

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Misc

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Monroe Mountain Lakes

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Jul 22) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked in the Box Creek reservoirs and north-end lakes, and they should provide fair to good fishing. A survey this spring also found some nice tiger trout in Lower Box Creek Reservoir. Manning Meadow Reservoir is now open, and fly fishing has produced good to excellent success for cutthroat trout up to 17 inches. Throwing dry flies in the evening has been particularly exciting. The limit has changed this year at Manning Meadow — you can now keep two trout, with no size restriction.

Moon Lake

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

No recent reports.

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Navajo Lake

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 22) The road into Navajo Lake is being paved this summer. Construction runs Monday–Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. You can expect 30-minute delays during these times. No construction is scheduled on weekends or federal holidays. Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked and should provide fair to good fishing. Splake fishing has been slow this year because chubs are abundant, and splake are not very hungry.

Newcastle Reservoir

Smallmouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Wiper (hybrid)

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jul 22) Anglers report fair to good fishing for rainbow trout with bait, lures and flies. The fish range in size from eight to 15 inches. Smallmouth bass should also be active. Anglers are catching a few wipers on nightcrawlers.

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Newton Reservoir

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

No recent reports.

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Nine Mile Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Ogden River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jul 22) The South Fork of the Ogden is still flowing nicely. The water continues to be crystal clear, and visibility is excellent. Grasshoppers are abundant this time of year, so try using hopper patterns, nymphs, rainbow sows and chironomids.

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Otter Creek Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jul 22) The reservoir is at 78 percent of capacity and is steadily dropping with irrigation releases. Boat-launching conditions are still good. Most anglers are fishing with PowerBait. Trout have moved to deeper water, so boats and anglers fishing the steeper shorelines on the south end are finding the best success. Garlic-flavored PowerBait seems to be producing best. A few anglers have also found good success while trolling.

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Palisade Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.

Panguitch Lake

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

(Jul 22) Fishing is fair until the wind picks up, which has been happening at about 10 a.m. each day. Trolling with pop gear and a worm, or shore fishing from the steeper shorelines has been the most productive.

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Paragonah Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jul 22) The rainbow trout are wild here, so they typically respond better to flies, lures and natural baits — like nightcrawlers — than they do to PowerBait. Some catchable-sized tiger trout were also stocked this year.

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Payson Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

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Pelican Lake

Bluegill, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass

(Jul 22) Bass fishing is still great at Pelican. Anglers report fast fishing and good catch rates. Focus your attention on the weeds and other structure where bass like to hide. Spinner baits have been working well lately, but don't overlook your favorite largemouth tackle including plastic worms and jigs. Bluegill fishing has reportedly slowed down, but if you're targeting bluegill, try floating worms under a bobber, retrieving small jigs or drifting worm-tipped jigs from a boat.

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Pine Lake

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 22) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked, so fishing should be fair to good.

Pine Valley Reservoir

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jun 30) Because of the Saddle Fire, access to Baker Reservoir and Pine Valley Reservoir is closed indefinitely.

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Pineview Reservoir

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

(Jul 22) Anglers report good fishing for crappie (when they can find them). Crappie are biting aggressively. Target areas with a lot of submerged vegetation and structure. In general, fishing has slowed down for most anglers. A few lucky people have caught bass from the shore and tiger muskies (in the early morning) from boats.

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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

(Jun 30) The reservoir was mostly drained last summer for irrigation needs. It is unknown how many fish were lost.

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

No recent reports.

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Quail Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jul 22) Bass and crappie 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

(Jul 22) The reservoir is being restocked. Fishing for smaller rainbows and cutts has been fair to good. Fishing for other species — including wipers, crappie, walleye and yellow perch — is on the horizon but may take a while to fully establish.

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Redmond Reservoir

Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike

No recent reports.

Rockport Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jul 22) Rockport fishing is still productive in the early-morning hours. Anglers are using worms and pop gear. The fish are deep, and the best way to catch them is by trolling in about 25 to 30 feet of water. Anglers seem to be doing well along the dam and in the southeastern portion of the reservoir. Garlic or cheese PowerBait seems to be the choice this week. Fly-fishing has increased along the inlet and below the dam on the Weber River. Those who are fly-fishing have found the most success about an hour before sunset, when it finally starts to cool down.

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Salem Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

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Sand Cove Reservoirs

Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Sand Hollow Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass

STOP QUAGGAG MUSCLE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jul 22) Bass fishing is good to excellent. Bluegill are also active and can be found suspended in 25–30 feet of water. Many anglers are fishing in the early morning or at night to avoid the heat and waterskiers, and they are finding great success for bass. Try casting topwater lures, spinner baits in dark colors or lipless crankbaits after dark. Night fishing can be especially effective during a full moon. Just remember that you need to pay an overnight camping fee if your vehicle will be in the parking lot after 10 p.m.

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Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 8) For the best chance at catching cutthroat trout, try fishing with dead chubs along the shoreline in the mornings.

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Settlement Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

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Silver Lake

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Smith and Morehouse Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jun 29) Joseph Randall of West Bountiful fishing in a group of 3 and caught 30 rainbows and 15 artic graylings using Rapalas trolling from kayaks.

Starvation Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Smouthmouth Bass, Walleye

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jul 22) Walleye fishing is improving. Anglers report good success trolling bottom bouncers in 18 to 25 feet of water. Walleye in the 16- to 25-inch range have been fairly plentiful with a few larger fish in the mix. For rainbow trout, try trolling popgear and worms or using PowerBait from the shore. Bass fishing is hot at the moment, and water temperatures have come up, but it's still cool enough to hold fish in shallower waters along the shore. Anglers report good shore fishing for bass and walleye casting and retrieving jigs along the bottom.

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Steinaker Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jul 22) Anglers good fishing for rainbows by trolling crankbaits, spoons and popgear along the shorelines. Vertical jigging with small, worm-tipped curly tail jigs has also been productive for trout sitting on the bottom in about 30 to 40 feet of water. Bluegill fishing is good. To target bluegill, look for tight schools of fish suspended near the middle of the water column in 30 to 40 feet of water. Once located, vertical jig small, worm-tipped jigs and be prepared for the hook-set. Bass fishing is fair to slow. For bass, try casting curly tailed grubs along the shoreline allowing the jig to follow the contour of the shoreline while occasionally lifting the rod tip and allowing the jig to fall a few feet before retrieving again. A number of rainbow trout have been tagged for the Fox Family fishing contest, so look out for yellow tags with the word 'win' and a number. Tags need to be turned in at Basin Sports in Vernal or Paragon Oilfield Products in Roosevelt by August 17 to be eligible for the prize drawing.

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Strawberry Reservoir

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

No recent reports.

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Thousand Lakes Mountain

Trout

(Jul 22) The Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop reports good to excellent fishing with damselfly patterns.

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

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Tropic Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jul 22) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked and should provide fair to good fishing. A recent netting survey found a handful of nice brown trout, some of which weighed up to five pounds.

Uinta Lakes

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

(Jul 22) Local angler Shaun Bloomquist recently fished several lakes in the Uintas and had excellent success. At one of the lakes, he caught 51 fish in an hour. He caught several golden trout at Echo Lake and commented that Marshal Lake produced the biggest brook trout. Kastmaster lures and worms worked the best. Other anglers report catching fish on small flies (in sizes 14 and 16) and small hooks with worms, PowerBait or salmon eggs (in sizes 8, 10 and 12). Just use enough bait to cover the hook. Anglers are also catching fish at Smith and Morehouse on spinners and Jake's lures.

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Utah Lake

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jul 5) Lee of West Jordan launched out of Lincoln beach and fished Bird Island with a partner and caught 23 channel cats and 11 bullheads using Carolina rig with 2 size 2 octopus in tandem. "Skinny water at the boat launch, good. Caught a lot of channels on shrimp and chicken livers. Biggest going 8 lb. most 4-6 lb range."

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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

(Jul 22) Anglers report that fishing has slowed down quite a bit from Wanship to Echo Reservoir. More people have been floating the river recently, especially on the weekends. Law enforcement officers are still encountering many anglers who think they are okay to be in the river on posted private property. Those anglers are actually trespassing. You must have written permission to fish waters that flow through posted private property. If you plan to fish in a Walk-in Access area, be sure to obtain a free Walk-in Access authorization number. Please be respectful of all property and remember to pack out your trash.

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Wide Hollow Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 22) The state park reports water temperatures in the 60s and active bass and bluegill fishing.

Willard Bay

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

(Jul 22) Overall, fishing continues to be pretty good. Boat anglers are catching wiper, walleye and catfish while trolling bottom bouncers and using mussels and worms. If bait isn't working well, try trolling two-toned crankbaits that imitate shad. Rat-L-Traps seem to work better than diving crankbaits. Try trolling quickly (around three miles per hour). Shore anglers are catching catfish using slip-sinker rigs and traditional catfish baits.

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Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Jul 8) The lake is now accessible, although spring stocking hasn't happened yet.

Willow Pond

Bluegill,Brown Trout, Catfish, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

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Woodruff Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Yankee Meadow Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 22) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked. Pressure is high on the weekends. Fishing from boats generally produces better than shore fishing, although one group recently found success on shore with corn-flavored PowerBait. One angler also reported fast action on dry flies near sunset.

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Yuba Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

No recent reports.

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