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Revised 02-16-17


Links give descriptions of the lake and facilities available. Check proclamtion for details on fishing restrictions as these may not be complete.

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

No recent reports.

American Fork River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Baker Reservoir

Crayfish, Brown Trout, Green Sunfish, Rainbow Trout

(Feb 16) 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

(Feb 16) There is currently no access for fishing (ice, boat or shore) at the lake. Once the lake is ice-free, fishing should be good for cutthroat trout and lake trout by jigging and trolling. You'll find fish at any depth at 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

(Feb 16) Flows are low and clear. You may need to be stealthy to avoid spooking the fish. The slow-moving runs have less oxygen in winter, so target stretches with fast-moving water in between deep pools.

Regulations

Benches Pond Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Big Sandwash Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(Feb 16) 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. A week ago, perch fishing was hot on small HALI lures tipped with perch eyes. The bite was really good in the mornings, but it died off in the afternoon hours.

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

(Feb 16) Use caution as the water is running extremely high.

Blue Mountains

Brook Trout, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Boulder Mountain Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Boulger Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Bountiful Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Feb 16) All remaining ice has melted, leaving open water throughout. Anglers report successful fishing in the early morning, especially with zebra midges.

Regulations

Box Creek Reservoirs

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Brough Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Feb 16) Anglers should use caution and check ice thickness before proceeding. As of Jan. 1, regulations changed from artificial fly-only use to the statewide regulations listed on page 24 of the Utah Fishing Guidebook. There haven't been any recent reports from anglers.

Regulations

Browne Reservoir

Brook Trout, Kokanee Salmon, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Bullock Reservoir

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Musky (hybred)

(Feb 16) The reservoir has approximately five to six inches of ice with snow on top. Reports indicate that fishing is slow.

Regulations

Burraston Ponds

Albino Trout, Bluegill, Rainbow Trout

(Feb 11) Recent warm weather has made the ice unsafe. Please use extreme caution and stay off of thin ice. An angler recently reported success using ratfinkees and ratsos as well as jigging Rapalas and puppet minnows.

Regulations

Calder Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Feb 16) The reservoir's ice has become unstable. There haven't been any recent reports from anglers.

Regulations

Causey Reservoir

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

(Feb 16) Conservation Officer Trevor Doman reports slow fishing.

Regulations

Chalk Creek

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clear Creek

Rainbow Trout

(Feb 16) Bonneville cutthroat trout are abundant throughout Clear Creek.

Cleveland Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Feb 11) Be prepared for lots of slush as temperatures rise. Also, be mindful of the possibility of highway closures and unstable ice, especially near the shoreline. Try using white or bright-colored jigs tipped with mealworms or nightcrawlers.

Clinton City Park Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Corn Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Feb 16) Snow is making it difficult to access the creek.

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

(Feb 16) The road is closed at the highway turnoff because it hasn't been plowed. The last reports we received said that the best success was on the north side of the reservoir, uplake from the dam. Small red and pink jigs, including Berkley Atomic Teasers, proved very effective when tipped with mealworms. Please use extreme caution on and off the ice.

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

(Feb 11) Ice conditions are very unsafe. Please use extreme caution and stay off of thin ice. There are at least four to six inches of standing water on top of the ice. Anglers have been catching 8- to 10-inch perch, 15- to 18-inch browns and planter rainbows. Try using white curly-tail grubs, green paddle bugs, white Gitzits, and white tube jigs tipped with a wax worm or nightcrawler.

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)

(Feb 16) The ice is now inaccessible as the edges of the reservoir contain at least 20 feet of open water. Use caution.

East Fork of Sevier River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Feb 16) Flows are below 10 cfs. Recent warm temperatures have melted the surface ice. The slow-moving runs have less oxygen in winter, so target stretches with fast-moving water in between deep pools.

Regulations

Echo Reservoir

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

(Feb 16) Use extreme caution when accessing the ice. Anglers report a five- to ten-foot stretch of open water at the edges with one-foot-thick ice closer to the center of the reservoir. Fishing is fair for rainbow trout.

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

(Feb 11) Be prepared for lots of slush as temperatures rise. Also, be mindful of the possibility of highway closures and unstable ice, especially near the shoreline. Try using white or bright-colored jigs tipped with mealworms or nightcrawlers.

Enterprise Reservoirs

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Feb 16) Conditions are changing rapidly. The snow around the reservoir is gone and access is good. The reservoirs are ice-free and filling quickly. The water levels at both reservoirs are already higher than they have been in years, with plenty of snow still to melt above. Fishing is a little slow as water clarity is very low. The lower reservoir is murky, while the upper is muddy.

Fairview Lakes

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Farmington Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Feb 16) The ice has melted off the east end of the pond, while the west end still contains some ice at the center. All remaining ice is inaccessible and unsafe. One angler reports catching fish on a white spinner.

Regulations

Ferron Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Feb 11) This waterbody is currently inaccessible by car or SUV. You may need snowshoes or a snow machine to access the area.

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

(Feb 16) Only six prizes remain from the perch tournament, so you better get up there before they run out! Turn in any tagged perch you catch at the Lakeside General Store. A dozen were turned in just last weekend, so the rest of the prizes will likely get awarded during the upcoming weekend. Ice is good all across the lake, and most of the slush is gone. There are a few pockets left, however, so use caution when riding ATVs and snowmobiles on the ice. Also, access points for these machines are limited because of snow. Fishing is still good, though intensive fishing pressure is starting to have an impact on success at the most popular areas. You may need to move around, try lightly pressured areas, or adjust techniques, tackle and baits until you find success. Sight-fishing out of a tent can also help you react to picky fish behavior. Look for perch and small trout outside the weedline in 10 to 25 feet. The more consistent depth for catching perch is 15 feet. 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, nightcrawler or perch meat. Artificial imitations like Berkley Gulp maggots are also working well. Larger rainbow and splake trout can be found at 25 to 50 feet and are often caught suspended at those depths over deeper water. 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. 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. Corn is now legal to use as bait at Fish Lake. Remember, however, that chumming is still illegal and that corn cannot be used at other nearby waters. Corn is considered effective bait for kokanee salmon, so try tipping a small jig or ice fly with a single kernel and fish it suspended over deep water. Corn is also turning out to be effective for rainbow trout and perch. Before you go out, check conditions by calling the Fish Lake Lodge at 435-638-1000.

Regulations

Flaming Gorge Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Feb 16) Fishing is generally good at the Gorge right now. Here's a closer look at individual species.

Kokanee salmon: The possession restriction has ended, and you may now keep salmon. There haven't been any recent reports from anglers.

Rainbow trout: Fishing is good. Please use extreme caution. Ice has diminished throughout most of the bays, and a lot of open water is beginning to show. There are spots where the ice appears safe, but recent warmer weather has created pockets of thin, unsafe ice. During the past few weeks, a variety of lures have worked, including small tube jigs, curly tail grubs and jigging spoons in vibrant colors. Be sure to tip your lure with nightcrawler, PowerBait or a mealworm.

Lake trout: Anglers report good fishing, especially from the ice-covered portion of the reservoir. Anglers are catching smaller lake trout (pups) while jigging in 40 to 70 feet of water. Using a sonar or fish finder can help you easily locate fish that are suspended above the bottom. Try dropping a white, watermelon or glow-in-the-dark tube jig or jigging spoon and tip your jig with sucker/chub meat. Gulp minnows also work well.

Smallmouth bass: Fishing is slow. Smallmouth bass activity slows substantially in the winter when water temperatures drops into the 40s and below. Bass are extremely difficult to catch at this time of year.

Burbot: Anglers report good fishing. There are many places that have very unstable ice, so please use extreme caution when venturing out, whether you're on the Utah side or the Wyoming side. The ice is currently about eight inches thick at the Confluence, nine inches at Sage Creek and 10 (or more) inches at Firehole. Look for burbot on rocky points and shorelines in 10 to 40 feet of water. Anglers reported finding bigger burbot at depths of 80 feet or more. The best activity will be found at night using glow-in-the-dark lures like Yamamoto grubs, Radical Glow tubes, Maniac Cutterbugs and Northland Buckshot spoons. Tip your lure with sucker/chub meat, recharge the glow frequently and jig the presentation close to the bottom

Regulations

Forsyth Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Feb 16) The reservoir is filling quickly. It is now within two feet of the spillway, so the edges of the ice are getting weak. Fishing has been slow this winter, so there has not been much pressure.

Fort Buenaventura

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Fremont River

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

No recent reports.

Gigliotti Pond

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Feb 11) Fishing has been good at Gigliotti Pond, but warm temperatures may soon make the ice unstable. Use caution when fishing. Try using white or bright-colored jigs tipped with mealworms or nightcrawlers.

Regulations

Glassman's Pond

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Grantsville Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(Feb 11) Ice conditions are very unsafe, and the edges are extremely soft. Please use extreme caution and stay off of thin ice. Anglers have been catching 10- to 14-inch rainbows using glow or white tube jigs, paddle bugs, Marabou jigs, or chartreuse and white ratfinkees tipped with a wax worm or mealworm.

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(Feb 16) Flows currently average 1,800 cubic feet per second (cfs), with peak midday and evening flows up to 3,000 cfs. Temperatures average around 39F. Fishing has been good, and angler pressure is low. Flows can change daily, so check out information about recent releases from Flaming Gorge Dam. Expect to see midges down around the Little Hole area, especially on warmer days. Streamer fishing has been good on cloudy days and when the water is high. We're also hearing that blue-winged olives (BWOs) have been a hot item! Fish midday for the best results. 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 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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Gunnison Bend Reservoir

Catfish, Largemouth Bass, White Bass

(Feb 16) The ice is gone. Water levels are rising: Gunnison Bend is up to 61 percent of capacity, while DMAD is at 45 percent. There haven't been any reports on fishing.

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Walleye

(Feb 16) The open water around the edges makes this reservoir hazardous to access.

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

(Feb 11) Warm temperatures and rising water levels will likely make the ice at Huntington North Reservoir unstable, especially along the banks. Use extra caution when fishing here.

Regulations

Huntington Reservoir

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

(Feb 11) Be prepared for lots of slush at Huntington Reservoir as temperatures rise. Also be mindful of highway closures and the possibility of unstable ice, especially near the shoreline. 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

(Feb 16) Water was recently released from the spillway. There's five to ten feet of open water along the edges, and the ice is inaccessible and unsafe.

Joe's Valley Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Feb 11) Be prepared for lots of slush as temperatures rise. Also, be mindful of the possibility of unstable ice, especially near the shoreline. Try using white or 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

(Feb 11) The reservoir is frozen, but it's extremely slushy. Reports indicate six to eight inches of ice with four to six inches of slush. The edges are soft in some places. Anglers have been catching perch and planter rainbows. For perch, try using chartreuse, pink or orange ratfinkees, chartreuse Marabou jigs, or white tube jigs tipped with a mealworm or wax worm. For trout, try using Gitzit Bait Saver with corn- or garlic-scented PowerBait; Maniac Gizzy Bugs; Maniac Cut'R Bugs; glow or white tube jigs; or white curly-tail grubs tipped with bait.

Regulations

Kaysville Ponds

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

(Feb 16) The ice has melted completely. Anglers report good fishing with nightcrawlers, PowerBait and sinking flies.

Regulations

Kolob Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Koosharem Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Feb 16) The water level is rising and the edges of the ice have pulled away from shore. There is currently eight to ten feet of open water around the edges. Very few anglers have been out fishing.

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

(Feb 11) Josh of West Haven reports: Fish have all died off due to lack of oxygen in the water(dead 5k+ carp and assorted fish, I can provide link to my video of proof). I used my sonar in several areas and seen no activity under the ice.

Logan River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Feb 16) The river is running very high, so use caution when fishing.

Regulations

Lost Creek Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Feb 16) Conservation Officer Trevor Doman reports 10 inches of ice. Anglers report good fishing for fish within the slot.

Regulations

Lower Bowns

Rainbow Trout

(Feb 16) The reservoir should have safe ice, but winter access is limited by snow. Ice fishing is usually fair to good if you can get there.

Mabey Pond

Crappie, Catfish, Largemouth Bass

No recent reports.

Regulations

Mantua Reservoir

Bluegill, Cutthroat Trout, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Feb 16) There's still ice on the reservoir, but be prepared for slush. Recent storms have left large puddles on the reservoir. One angler reports good fishing for rainbow trout and bluegill.

Regulations

Matt Warner Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Mill Meadow Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Feb 16) The ice is still thick enough to fish, but the edges are getting soft with warm weather and rising water level. Fishing is fair to good for rainbow and brown trout, with a few tigers and splake mixed in. Tip jigs with mealworms or nightcrawlers for rainbows, and cut bait if you want to catch more browns and hybrids.

Regulations

Miller's Flat Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Millsite Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Feb 11) Warm temperatures and rising water levels will likely make the ice at Millsite Reservoir unstable, especially along the banks. Use extra caution when fishing here.

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Feb 16) The ice is gone and the water level is rising quickly. Fishing is slow to fair, but should improve as the water starts to warm. Clarity is fairly low, which will also affect success. Fly anglers report fair fishing dragging streamers (leeches, woolly buggers) from pontoons. Spin anglers are casting flashy spinners from shore. Those fishing 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

(Feb 13) Josh Parsons of West Haven fished Clinton Pond on the east side and caught 12 rainbows using a Kastmaster. "move around the pond and find the fish, if they arent biting after 15 minutes move areas, concertrate on the deeper pools. I also had sucess with the original rapala and a bigger 1/4oz spoon I lost."

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

(Feb 16) Access is limited to snowmobiles. The ice is 18 to 24 inches thick with a couple feet of snow and slush on top. Fishing is fair for rainbow trout and some nice splake.

Newcastle Reservoir

Smallmouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Wiper (hybrid)

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Feb 16) The ice is gone and anglers report slow fishing.

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

(Feb 16) The river is running unseasonably high, so use caution when fishing.

Regulations

Otter Creek Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Feb 16) The ice disappeared quickly over the last week and the reservoir is now completely open. The water level is rising quickly and the reservoir is now up to 65 percent of capacity. Fishing is a little slow, but should improve as the water starts to warm.

Regulations

Palisade Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Feb 11) Reports indicate five to six inches of ice with a lot of slush and soft edges. Anglers have caught more than 25 fish per day on white tube jigs tipped with wax worms. Recent reports indicate that anglers have been catching 10- to 14-inch tigers and 12- to 14-inch rainbows. Try using Maniac Cut'R Bugs with a split tail, glow or white tube jigs, chartreuse Marabou jigs or green paddle bugs tipped with bait.

Panguitch Lake

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

(Feb 16) The ice is 12 to 16 inches thick with some snow and slush on top. The water level is slowly rising, but the edges are solid. The ice should stay safe for a couple more weeks, but March could bring changes. We've received mixed fishing reports. Fishing is slow to fair in the most popular areas as fishing pressure has pushed fish away. Try walking a little further along the shoreline or even out to deep water. You may also need to keep changing spots, depths, techniques, baits and jigs until you find success. One angler recently found great success in ten feet using spoons and jigs tipped with shrimp or nightcrawler, with an ice mealworm dropper below that. You can also try for cutthroat fishing in the middle of the lake at 30 to 40 feet. Tip jigs with shrimp or cut bait (chub, sucker, anchovy, minnows). A fish finder can really help you see individual fish as they come through.

Regulations

Paragonah Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Payson Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Pelican Lake

Bluegill, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass

(Feb 16) Please use extreme caution when accessing and exiting the ice. 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 a Kastmaster anchored without the hook above a small ice fly. Be sure and tip it with a mealworm or nightcrawler.

Regulations

Pine Lake

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Pine Valley Reservoir

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Pineview Reservoir

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

(Feb 16) Anglers reported good fishing for crappie and perch over the weekend. The best crappie bite was between 9:00 and 10:30 a.m., but anglers reported catching fish until noon. Anglers fishing in 40 to 48 feet of water reported perch right on the bottom and crappie within the bottom five to seven feet. Try using a small Kastmaster with a tear drop jig about a foot below. Anglers caught crappie on both, and perch took the tear drop.

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

No recent reports.

Porcupine Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

No recent reports.

Regulations

Price River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Provo River

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

(Feb 11) Lower: You'll find similar fishing on the Lower Provo and the Middle Provo. Anglers have been catching 10- to 15-inch browns and smaller rainbows. Try using rainbow warriors, iron lotuses, Prince nymphs or worm patterns. For those who aren't fly fishing, try using gold Jake's Spin-A-Lures, Rapalas or spoons.

Middle: Angling pressure has been consistent. Watch for the midge hatch. Try using Prince nymphs, BWO midges, dry flies or worm patterns. Anglers have reported catching 14-to 15-inch browns and 12- to 13-inch rainbows. For those who are spin casting, try using Mepps Aglia Streamers, gold spinners or Rapalas.

Regulations

Quail Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Feb 16) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked and are providing fair to good fishing. Bass activity slows down with the cold weather, but anglers are still catching a few nice fish during the colder months. The keys are to fish deep (20 to 30 feet) and use a slow presentation. Finesse baits like Senkos, drop shot rigs and shaky heads are very conducive to a slow presentation. Slow-rolling spinnerbaits can also be very effective.

Regulations

Red Creek Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Red Fleet Reservoir

Bluegill, Brown Trout, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

No recent reports.

Regulations

Redmond Reservoir

Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike

No recent reports.

Rockport Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Feb 16) The safe ice is about 20 feet from shore. Try using jigs with a nightcrawler to catch trout. For perch, fishing near the marina's launch ramp has been successful.

Regulations

Salem Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Feb 11) Some of the pond is iced over, but the east arm that goes under the bridge has open water. Ice fishing is prohibited on Salem Pond, per Salem City ordinance. Try using traditional methods such as PowerBait under a bobber; a nightcrawler tipped with a marshmallow; salmon eggs; or tube jigs, curly-tail grubs or paddle bugs tipped with bait.

Regulations

Sand Cove Reservoirs

Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Sand Hollow Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass

STOP QUAGGAG MUSCLE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Feb 16) The recent nice weather has drawn a few more anglers out and they have found some mild success. The water temperature is in the high 40s, so largemouth bass are still deep. Bass activity slows down with the cold weather, but a few nice fish are still picked up every year during the colder months. The keys are to fish deep (20 to 30 feet) and use a slow presentation. Finesse baits like Senkos, drop shot rigs and shaky heads are very conducive to a slow presentation. Slow-rolling spinnerbaits can also be very effective.

Regulations

Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Feb 11) Be prepared for lots of slush as temperatures rise. Also, be mindful of the possibility of unstable ice, especially near the shoreline. Try using white or bright-colored jigs tipped with mealworms or nightcrawlers. Chubs have been biting about six feet from the bottom.

Regulations

Settlement Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Feb 11) Reports indicate one to two feet of open water around the lake with six to eight inches of ice. There is an extraordinary amount of slush. Please use caution the weather can change quickly. Anglers have caught more than 10 fish per day, and those have mostly been planter-size tigers and rainbows. Try using glow or white tube jigs, paddle bugs, gold tungsten jigs or bright-colored ratfinkees tipped with bait.

Regulations

Silver Lake

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Smith and Morehouse Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Starvation Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Smouthmouth Bass, Walleye

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Feb 16) Starvation rangers report that the ice looks gray, with no snow and standing water on it. The edges have softened, and there is very weak ice throughout the reservoir. Please use extreme caution if you venture out onto the ice. Most reports indicate fairly slow fishing for rainbow trout near the bridge.

Regulations

Steinaker Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Feb 16) Biologists report that the ice edges are melting very quickly. Please use extreme caution. As the weather warms, be prepared for spring ice-off fishing conditions.

Regulations

Strawberry Reservoir

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

(Feb 11) Reports indicate 18 inches of ice with significant slush. We do not recommend taking four wheelers out on the ice at this time. Also, please use extreme caution when fishing near the Ladders. The running water from the Current Creek tunnel makes the ice near the Ladders extremely weak, and there is currently open water near the Ladders. Anglers have been catching 15- to 20-inch cutthroats, 10- to 15-inch rainbows and a few slot-breaker cutthroats. Recent reports indicate success fishing near Renegade, Haws Point and near the old dike. Try using chartreuse ratfinkees, Maniac Gizzilas, white tube jig with 1/8 red jig head, or paddle bugs tipped with a wax worm, nightcrawler, mealworm, or chub meat. Please remember to immediately release all cutthroats between 15 and 22 inches. You may harvest two cutthroats under 15 inches and one over 22 inches. We had an incredible turnout (more than 600 participants) at the Strawberry Ice Fishing Event on Feb. 4. A big thanks to our generous sponsors: Sportsman's Warehouse, Fish Tech Outfitters, Maniac Custom Lures, Cabela's, Priority One Fishing, Strawberry Bay Marina, Striker Ice, Scheels and Smith's Food and Drug for making the day awesome!

Regulations

Thousand Lakes Mountain

Trout

(Feb 4) The ice should be safe on most lakes. Access to Solomon Basin is usually possible from Emery County, although you will need a four-wheel-drive vehicle to access the area.

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Tropic Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Uinta Lakes

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

(Feb 16) Despite recent warm temperatures in surrounding areas, come prepared for winter survival. Access to North Slope lakes and Provo River Drainage Lakes is by snowmobile on SR-150 and the North Slope Road out of Mountain View Wyoming.

Regulations

Utah Lake

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Feb 11) Recent reports indicate that the lake has two to four inches of ice, but the weather and ice conditions can change rapidly. Please use extreme caution and stay off of thin ice. Anglers have been catching 25-inch northern pike near Lincoln Beach. If you catch any northern pike in Utah Lake or the accompanying tributaries, please turn in your fish at the DWR's Springville Office. The Division is currently sampling northern pike for a research study.

Regulations

Vernon Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Feb 11) The reservoir is frozen; however, recent warm weather has rendered the edges very unsafe. Try using ratfinkees; various tube jigs; white, chartreuse, pink, or red jigs; white curly-tail grubs; pink or green paddle bugs; or tungsten jigs tipped with bait.

Regulations

Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Feb 16) Conservation Officer Trevor Doman reports that the river is running high and murky brown.

Regulations

Wide Hollow Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Feb 16) 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

(Feb 16) There's eight to ten feet of open water on the shoreline, making ice access hazardous.

Regulations

Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.

Willow Pond

Bluegill,Brown Trout, Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Feb 11) The pond is frozen, but the warm weather has opened up some of the water. Remember, ice fishing is prohibited on Willow Pond per Murray City ordinance. Try using traditional methods when fishing.

Regulations

Woodruff Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Yankee Meadow Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Feb 16) The reservoir should have safe ice, but winter access is limited by snow. Ice fishing is usually fair to good if you can get there.

Regulations

Yuba Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Feb 11) One-fourth of the lake is open, mostly near the dam. The ice is moving quite a bit due to the wind. Ice conditions are very unsafe, so please use extreme caution and stay off of thin ice. Try using white or glow tube jigs, paddle bugs, curly-tail grubs, brightly colored ratfinkees or jigs, or Berkley Atomic Teasers tipped with bait.

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