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

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


Abajo Mountain

Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 18) Fishing is slow and there aren't many anglers out on the water.

(Dec 5)

American Fork River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Baker Reservoir

Crayfish, Brown Trout, Green Sunfish, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 18) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked.

Bear Lake

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Dec 12) Get ready to dipnet for Bonneville cisco (a fish found only in Bear Lake) at the annual Cisco Disco. The free, family friendly event takes place on Jan. 24, 2015.

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

(Dec 18) Access is restricted to snowmobiles only after the most recent storm.

Beaver River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Dec 18) Lower: Flows are low and clear. You'll need to be stealthy to avoid spooking the fish. With recent mild temperatures, the river is still ice-free. The slow-moving runs have less oxygen in winter, so target stretches with fast-moving water in between deep pools.

Upper: Anchor ice should start forming soon.

Regulations

Benches Pond Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Dec 18) This pond is capped with ice. There are very few anglers fishing the pond.

Regulations

Big Sandwash Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 4) The reservoir hasn't iced over yet, and water levels are now rising. The last report was slow to fair fishing for rainbows. We haven't received any reports on bass or yellow perch fishing. Most anglers report better fishing for a few hours mid-morning, then picking up again in late afternoon. Trout can be anywhere in the water column, and the bass and perch are going deeper. Try trout baits such as a worm-and-marshmallow combination or floating PowerBait near 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)

(Dec 18) Nighttime temperatures have been below freezing, so there should be ice on the reservoir. The road over Monte Cristo is closed. You'll need to access Birch Creek through Woodruff, from either Logan Canyon or Evanston. There have not been any recent fishing reports from this remote Rich County reservoir.

Blacksmith Fork River

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Whitefish

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Dec 18) The spawn is over, but browns are still protecting their redds (spawning areas). Use caution and avoid stepping on the redds. Richard from Roundrocks Fly Fishing Shop reports that zebra midges and orange egg patterns are working well.

Blue Mountains

Brook Trout, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Boulder Mountain Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 5) Most Boulder Mountain lakes are now closed to fishing.

Regulations

Boulger Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Dec 18) The pond has iced over, but it's difficult to access. Very few anglers are fishing at the reservoir.

Regulations

Bountiful Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 18) Patches of ice are accumulating in the slow water just west of the inlet. Anglers report good fishing for the many trout congregating near the inlet. Angling pressure has increased in this spot, and fish are quick to chase a lure, but slow to bite. Anglers are catching fish on PowerBait, worms and flies. The trout are favoring green PowerBait. Fishing from the piers can be a spotty.

Regulations

Box Creek Reservoirs

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Brough Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Dec 4) 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 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

(Dec 12) Anglers are catching large brood stock trout. Try using traditional baits (worms, Jake's spinners, etc.).

Regulations

Calder Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Dec 4) The lake is now covered with ice. The ice was thick enough to fish on, but recent warm days have made it unsafe. There is open water along some of the edges (but it wasn't there a week ago). Anglers caught a few fish though the ice last week, mostly on small, natural-colored tube jigs. Calder has catch-and-release regulations. You must use flies and lures only bait is not allowed.

Regulations

Causey Reservoir

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

(Dec 18) Angling pressure continues to be very light. The reservoir still has open water and you can still launch a kayak or canoe. There is a little snow pack on the road, but a 2-wheel drive sedan can easily get to the inlet near Causey estates.

Regulations

Chalk Creek

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clear Creek

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Cleveland Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Dec 12) The reservoir has a thin covering of ice and is unsafe for ice fishing.

Clinton City Park Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Corn Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 18) Snow is limiting access to the creek.

Cottonwood Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

No recent reports.

Regulations

Crouse Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Dec 4) Water levels are extremely low.

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

(Dec 12) The docks have been removed and the reservoir is 75-percent full. The warm weather has anglers catching walleye and smallmouth bass with suspended jigs.

Regulations

Duck Fork Reservoir

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Dec 18) You can only access the reservoir by snow machine. There are no recent fishing reports.

Regulations

East Canyon Reservoir

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

(Dec 18) Boat anglers are having great success trolling and catching rainbows. You can still launch a boat until the reservoir freezes. There aren't many shore anglers fishing. The first leg of Wasatch Back Quad-fishalon will be at East Canyon on January 31. The Quad-fishalon is four ice-fishing tournaments at four separate reservoirs. You can choose to enter one or all. Cabela's is sponsoring the event and will award an ultimate ice fishing package worth thousands of dollars. Thanks to Park Manager Chris Haramoto and Park Ranger Kent Cummings for that report!

East Fork of Sevier River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Dec 18) Kingston Canyon: Flows are below 20 cfs and the river is ice-free, for now. The slow-moving runs have less oxygen in winter, so target stretches with fast-moving water in between deep pools. Recent surveys found good numbers of brown and rainbow trout, with some browns exceeding 20 inches and two pounds.

Black Canyon: Black Canyon usually remains ice-free in the winter because of spring inflow. The slow-moving runs have less oxygen in winter, so target stretches with fast-moving water in between deep pools.

Upper: Snow is limiting access to the river.

Regulations

Echo Reservoir

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

(Dec 18) The reservoir still has open water. The water is very low and not many people are fishing here, even on the weekends.

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

(Dec 5) Randall Stilson reported that the lake was ice free on Dec. 1. Accessing the boat ramp on the north side is very difficult because of the snow, ice and mud.

Enterprise Reservoirs

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Dec 18) There haven't been recent reports from anglers. Any ice will likely be unsafe.

Fairview Lakes

Rainbow Trout

(Dec 18) Both of the lakes have iced over, but access will be difficult even by snow machine. There are no recent fishing reports.

Farmington Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 18) The trout are active and anglers are having success all around the reservoir. The water is so clear you can see the fish take your line. Anglers are having success using traditional ice fishing plastics and mealworms, as well as traditional open-water lures and baits. Water levels are still good and the clarity is very high. Most anglers have had the best success while fishing during the last two hours of daylight.

(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

(Dec 18) You can only access the reservoir by snow machine. There are no recent fishing reports.

Regulations

Fish Creek (lower)

Rainbow Trout

(Dec 18) You'll have a difficult time accessing the creek unless you're in a snow machine. We haven't received any recent fishing reports.

Fish Lake

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Dec 18) There isn't much fishing pressure. The marinas and shallow bays at the north and south ends are starting to ice over. Look for safe ice between Christmas and the beginning of January.

Regulations

Flaming Gorge Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Dec 4) You'll find good to excellent fishing for many species right now.

Kokanee: We haven't received any recent reports from anglers.

Rainbow trout: A few anglers have reported fair to good fishing. 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. Anglers are catching rainbows in deep water when they're out 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 is slow. The bass have moved to deep water and are mostly inactive.

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

(Dec 18) The reservoir is capped, but the ice is still not safe enough to fish on.

Fort Buenaventura

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Fremont River

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Dec 18) Anglers report good fishing in the upper Fremont above Mill Meadow. They are using egg patterns and hare's ear nymphs. Success is slower in the Bicknell Bottoms and below Highway 12.

Gigliotti Pond

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 18) The pond is frozen, but we don't have any reports on ice thickness. Please use extreme caution on and around the ice.

Regulations

Glassman's Pond

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Grantsville Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 12) Brown trout are almost done spawning. 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

(Dec 4) 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

(Dec 5) The boat ramp is closed until spring. There haven't been any recent fishing reports.

Regulations

Gunnison Bend Reservoir

Catfish, Largemouth Bass, White Bass

No recent reports.

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Walleye

(Dec 18) There aren't many people fishing the reservoir. Water temperatures are around 35F. There is a light current bringing a lot of debris (and leaving film on the water) near the dam. The water is very clear throughout the rest of the reservoir. There's no ice on the reservoir, so launching non-motorized watercraft should not be a problem. Please remember to show respect and pick up your trash at this privately owned waterbody. And don't forget to obtain your Walk-in Access authorization number before visiting the reservoir.

Regulations

Honeyville Ponds

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Huntington Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Dec 5) Except for a mile or so below the dam, there are no fish in the creek because of last fall's flash floods. You can find fish in the fly fishing-only section.

Regulations

Huntington North Reservoir

Crayfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 18) On Dec. 15, park manager Jonathan Hunt reported that the reservoir was ice free, except for a small zone of ice along the edges. The cold weather since then has probably caused a partial ice over.

Regulations

Huntington Reservoir

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

(Dec 18) There is a thick sheet of ice, but there aren't many anglers fishing. Anglers report 8 to 12 inches of ice under a foot of snow. Fishing has been very good according to multiple anglers on BigFishTackle.com. One angler recommended a 1/16-ounce white glow jig head with a one-inch gulp minnow. That angler reported that his average catch was 15 to 18 inches, with the biggest one measuring more than 20 inches. Another angler fished on Dec. 14 and reported catching a number of eight- to 12-inch fish. A third angler reported an average catch size of 13 to 16 inches. He did best with a small white and yellow sparkled tube jig on a 1/32-ounce head, tipped with a piece of nightcrawler. Huntington Reservoir is also known as Mammoth.

Regulations

Hyrum Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Dec 18) Fishing continues to be good. One shore angler interviewed over the weekend reported catching three fish within ten minutes. Orange PowerBait works best. There aren't many perch biting just trout. Thanks to Park Ranger Eric Bradshaw for the report.

Joe's Valley Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Dec 12) Calvin Black fished on Dec. 9 for 1.5 hours. In that time, several cutthroats chased the curly tail jig on his line, but nothing took the hook.

Regulations

Johnson Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Musky, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Dec 18) Winter access is difficult.

Regulations

Jordan River

Brown Trout, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Sunfish, Walleye, White Bass

No recent reports.

Jordanelle Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Dec 12) 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. Water temperatures are around 42F. Try fishing near the inlet and use traditional baits (worms, PowerBait) and lures (tube jigs tipped with worm/mealworms/maggots). Browns are biting!

Regulations

Kaysville Ponds

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

(Dec 18) There haven't been many anglers out on the ponds. The water temperature is around 37F. There's no ice on the ponds, so now is a good time to fish from a kayak, float tube or any other non-motorized watercraft. Anglers recently reported having great success catching trout using a brown bead-headed fly on a fly rod, or a fly and a bubble with about three feet of leader. The trout seem to congregate near the reeds, so try to cast close to the cattails.

Regulations

Kolob Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 18) The reservoir is closed to bait fishing until May 2015. The water level has been fairly low this year. There haven't been any recent reports, but there may be some thin ice.

Regulations

Koosharem Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Dec 18) Ice covers much of the lake, but there is open water around the edge and in the middle. It should be safe once temperatures get colder.

Lake Powell

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

STOP QUAGGAG MUSCLE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

No recent reports.

Regulations

LaSal Mountains

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

(Dec 18) Conservation Officer TJ Robertson reported fair fishing for rainbow trout at Kens Lake, using nightcrawlers, rooster tails or other spinners.

Locomotive Springs

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Logan River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Dec 18) Richard from Roundrocks Fly Fishing shop reports the Logan and Blacksmith Fork are fishing very similar. The spawn is over, but browns are still protecting their reds. Zebra midges and orange egg patterns are working well. Snow conditions along the Logan River deepen from Ricks Spring up. Some areas are completely frozen over with unsafe ice conditions. The south side of the third dam has unsafe ice. The second and first dams are free of ice.

Regulations

Lost Creek Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 18) The boat ramp is open again and you can launch boats and other small watercraft. There is a little snow on the road, but it's packed. Water temperatures are around 37F and the reservoir is completely ice free. The water is very clear and angling pressure is very light.

Regulations

Lower Bowns

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Mabey Pond

Crappie, Catfish, Largemouth Bass

No recent reports.

Regulations

Mantua Reservoir

Bluegill, Cutthroat Trout, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 18) On Dec. 13, the reservoir was all open water. Overall, angling pressure is still very light, but there have been a few anglers venturing out and catching fish. Anglers fishing from the rocky shore on the east side have had fairly good success using lures and small jigs.

Regulations

Matt Warner Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 4) The reservoir is covered with ice, but it may not be safe for long. Anglers reported good fishing last week, but several said the ice was getting thinner with some open water near the banks. Check the ice carefully and be aware that conditions can change rapidly.

Mill Meadow Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Dec 18) The reservoir is 80-percent covered by thin ice.

Regulations

Miller's Flat Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Dec 18) You can only access the reservoir by snow machine. There are no recent fishing reports.

Millsite Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 18) On Dec. 15, Park Manager Jonathan Hunt reported that Millsite was ice free. The cold temperatures since this report has probably changed the ice conditions. We don't have any new reports, but fishing has been good in recent weeks for shoreline anglers using traditional baits.

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Dec 18) There haven't been any recent reports. There should still be open water due to mild weather.

Regulations

Misc.

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Monroe Mountain Lakes

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.

Moon Lake

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Navajo Lake

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 18) The lake is covered with ice, but there are some weak spots. Access will be difficult after the latest snowstorm.

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

(Dec 18) The recent warm weather has melted all the ice off the reservoir. Water levels are still low. Launching a boat from the boat ramp is not recommended.

Regulations

Nine Mile Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Ogden River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Dec 18) Bruce Van Horn from Bountiful had a great day on the Ogden, using gray sow bugs and egg patterns. Bruce found fish still hanging close to redds. He caught one that was about 18 inches long.

Regulations

Otter Creek Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Dec 18) Some thin ice forms on cold, calm nights. Shore fishing should be fair to good until the reservoir completely ices over.

Regulations

Palisade Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Dec 12) Try traditional baits, such as PowerBait, Jake's spinners, etc. The docks have been removed for the winter season, but the boat launch is still open.

Panguitch Lake

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

(Dec 18) The lake is now capped with thin ice. However, it may not be safe for another week.

Regulations

Paragonah Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Dec 5) Thin ice covers much of the lake, but there is still some open water to fish in. Safe ice may still be a couple weeks away because of the recent mild weather.

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

(Dec 4) There is a ring of ice in the shallows, and it extends roughly 100 feet out from the reeds in some places. Before the ice formed, anglers reported slow fishing for largemouth bass. Bluegill have also been difficult to find.

Regulations

Pine Lake

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 18) There should be some thin ice. Please use caution.

Pine Valley Reservoir

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Pineview Reservoir

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

(Dec 18) Water temperatures are around 38F and the reservoir still has open water. Anglers report fair fishing for perch. The fish are scattered throughout the reservoir, so you can catch them from anywhere, as long as you fish near the bottom. Jigging spoons and ice fishing gear have worked the best so far. Anglers have found schools of crappie at various depths, but the wind has made fishing difficult.

Regulations

Pioneer Park Pond

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Piute Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

(Dec 18) The reservoir is now refilling after the recent draining and rotenone treatment. Approximately 100,000 rainbow trout were stocked this fall. There's no safe ice yet.

Porcupine Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Dec 18) Watch out for ice and mud along the shady parts of the road leading to the reservoir. The reservoir is ice free. There aren't many anglers fishing the reservoir.

Regulations

Price River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Provo River

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

(Dec 12) Lower: The brown trout spawn is winding down and there aren't as many fish on the redds. Please continue to be cautious. The water levels range from 101 cubic feet per second below Deer Creek, to 86 cubic feet per second near Harbor Drive. Sow bugs (size 16 and 18) and egg drop patterns work well.

Middle: The brown trout spawn is winding down and there aren't as many fish on the redds. Please continue to be cautious. The mild weather has blue wings and midges coming on strong. Look for blue wing/midge hatches mid-afternoon, and Baetis hatches in the late afternoon. Throw streamers in deeper pools and fish them slow. Cloudy days make for the best streamer days. Nymphs, size 20 and smaller, will work well throughout the entire day. The water levels are near the winter minimum of 126 cubic feet per second. The flows near Jordanelle and Charleston areas are around 150 cubic feet per second.

(Nov 28) Jonathan of Salt Lake fished between Jordanelle and Heber and caught 4 browns using BWO.

Regulations

Quail Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Dec 18) Bass fishing slows down during the winter, but a few nice fish are usually caught. Target deep water (2030 feet down) with a slow-moving presentation. Senkos, drop-shot rigs and spinnerbaits can be effective when retrieved slowly. Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked and should produce fair to good fishing.

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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

(Dec 4) 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. 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

(Dec 18) Not many anglers were out fishing this week. Bank fishing is slow and not producing very many fish. Boat fishing is better and anglers are catching very nice 18-inch rainbow trout. One angler was having good success jigging from his boat using ice fishing techniques. We're hoping to see some ice in the next week or so. Thanks for the report, Joe!

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Salem Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 12) 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

(Dec 18) Bass fishing slows down during the winter, but a few nice fish are usually caught. Target deep water (2030 feet down) with a slow-moving presentation. Senkos, drop-shot rigs and spinnerbaits can be effective when retrieved slowly.

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Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 18) Multiple anglers report good fishing for both rainbow and cutthroat trout in the 11- to 13-inch range. On Dec. 15, Joe Christensen fished near Madsen Bay and reported more than eight inches of ice under a layer of snow. He didn't see any open water. Joe reported catching a large number of trout in shallow water. His biggest catch was am 18-inch cutthroat. His most effective method was a tube jig tipped with chub meat. Joe caught the chubs he needed in deeper water using ice flies and mealworms. Several anglers on BigFishTackle.com reported good to excellent fishing. One anglers reported that the ice in the dam arm was 10 inches thick. He fished using small white and green tube jigs tipped with a piece of chub meat. The consensus among all of the anglers in the Madsen Bay area was that fishing for cutthroats was seven feet deep or shallower. Chubs were more likely found in 10 or more feet of water.

On Dec. 27, Utah State Parks is sponsoring an ice fishing tournament at Scofield Reservoir on Dec. 27. The five anglers with the largest rainbow trout will receive valuable gift certificates from Cabelas. A number of door prizes will also be raffled off. Registration will start at 6 a.m. at the Madsen Bay boat ramp. Park manager Jonathan Hunt expects safe ice conditions for the tournament.

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Settlement Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Dec 12) Try using a Jake's spinner, 1/8-ounce, and/or traditional baits such as PowerBait and worms.

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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

(Dec 4) Reports range from slow to hot for rainbow trout. Bank anglers report good to excellent fishing. 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

(Dec 4) 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

(Dec 12) The ramp is dry and you should have no problems launching boats all week. The docks have been pulled and restrooms are also closed. The marina road is half snow packed. Anglers are catching fish from the shore by tipping a white tube jig with chub meat/worms. Anglers report good fishing in shallow water during early morning. In the afternoon, fishing is better around 2528 feet deep. The surface temperature is about 39F. Jake's Bay has been a fairly popular area among kick boaters. Fishing will remain great before the ice forms in a couple of weeks. Please use caution as ice begins to form.

(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!!!"

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Thousand Lakes Mountain

Trout

(Dec 18) Access is more difficult because of recent snowfall. Ice fishing can often be good in the Solomon Basin lakes.

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 12) If you can access the reservoir, you'll find some active brown trout. Try using traditional baits (PowerBait, worm) and/or a Jake's spinner. Be aware of changing weather conditions in the canyon.

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Tropic Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Uinta Lakes

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

(Dec 18) On Dec. 17, the ice was checked at Stateline Reservoir, Bridger Lake and Hoop Lake. The ice was ten inches thick at all three waterbodies. You can only access Bridger and Stateline by snowmobile. The road to Hoop Lake had four inches of snow and was accessible by 4-wheel-drive truck, but that could change quickly. The fishing at Hoop and Bridger was very good for rainbow trout. Try using standard ice fishing techniques. Be prepared for winter survival conditions and use extreme caution when checking the ice.

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Utah Lake

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Dec 12) The warm weather has melted the ice in the marina and anglers report catching large numbers of white bass off the shore. Try using minnow-colored lures. Anglers are also catching crappie and bluegill.

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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

(Dec 18) Water conditions are low and clear. There are a lot of anglers out fishing, especially over the weekends.

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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

(Dec 5) There haven't been many anglers at the reservoir, and fishing has been slow.

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Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Dec 18) The lake is frozen and safe for ice anglers. Anglers report good fishing with jigs or tube jigs with bait. There is a large snow drift blocking the road, so you should prepare for a short hike if you want to fish the lake.

Willow Pond

Bluegill,Brown Trout, Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 12) 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

(Dec 18) There are two to three inches of ice at the dam, and thin ice (along with a little open water) at the upper end. Access was possible with a four-wheel-drive vehicle on Tuesday, but it will be more difficult to access the reservoir after the latest storm.

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Yuba Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Dec 12) Anglers are having a difficult time catching pike. The warm weather has caused a larger than normal halt to feeding. Try spinnerbaits, but be prepared for a long trip. 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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