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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

(Jan 22) Low elevation waters have unstable ice. Snow has blocked access to Monticello Lake and Foy Reservoir.

American Fork River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Baker Reservoir

Crayfish, Brown Trout, Green Sunfish, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 16) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked.

Bear Lake

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jan 22) Bear Lake has open water, and there is no ice on the lake. With mild temperatures predicted for this coming week, there is no chance of it freezing over for at least another week. There is just a skiff of snow on the ground and the east side boat ramps are open for launching, but the courtesy docks aren't in the water because of ice formation on the docks. Fishing has been good for cutthroat, lake trout and a few whitefish. Anglers report success while jigging tube jigs tipped with cisco or worms off the bottom in 35 to 70 feet of water. Other anglers are trolling and also catching some fish, but jigging has been the more productive method. The best spots have been off the east side in the Cisco Beach/North Eden area, Second Point and the rockpile off Gus Rich Point. Some fish have also come from off the rockpiles just north of the Utah State Park marina. The Bonneville Cisco run is expected to begin any day. Anglers have not started dipnetting for cisco along Cisco Beach yet. In years with open water, the cisco tend to begin their run a little later. A few anglers started catching cisco off the rockpile from boats. Remember, you must use lures that are legal for fishing for other types of fish. Foul-hooked cisco can be kept, but any other foul-hooked species must be returned immediately. The Cisco Disco/Polar Plunge/Chili Cook-off will be on Saturday, January 24, beginning at sunrise.

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

(Jan 16) All lakes are ice-capped, but access is limited by heavy snow.

Beaver River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jan 16) Some surface ice may have retreated with recent mild temperatures. 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

(Jan 22) Access by foot from the road is not possible. There aren't many ice fishing trails and holes, which usually suggests that fishing is slow.

Regulations

Big Sandwash Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 23) The east side and northern bays have about six to eight inches of fishable ice. The west side has some unsafe ice. The reservoir is being filled, which is also thinning the ice along the edges. Anglers report a steady catch of rainbows and small perch. Try using small, light-colored jigs tipped with a piece of worm or mealworm. Plain hooks or jig heads tipped with bait are also working, especially white or yellow with big eyes. Check the ice carefully before venturing out.

Birch Creek Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Jan 23) Ice is about eight inches thick. Fishing is slow to fair with some anglers catching good-sized rainbows and tigers. Be prepared for extreme, windy conditions. We recommend you use an ice tent with good stakes. The road over Monte Cristo is closed. You'll need to access Birch Creek through Woodruff, from either Logan Canyon or Evanston.

Blacksmith Fork River

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Whitefish

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jan 23) The second dam has open water, but there is ice on the bank. Please be extremely cautious.

Blue Mountains

Brook Trout, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Boulder Mountain Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 16) Changes have been made to seasonal closures for Boulder Mountain lakes in 2015. Most lakes are now open year-round, but check the new Utah Fishing Guidebook to see which lakes are closed for the winter. Also, note that lakes are now listed by their own names, not under Boulder Mountain Lakes. All lakes are ice-capped, but access is limited by heavy snow.

Regulations

Boulger Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jan 22) The pond is only accessible via snowmobile.

Regulations

Bountiful Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 23) On Jan. 22, there were five inches of good ice throughout the pond, with few patches of cloudy ice. There is some open water and unstable ice in the inlet near the boat ramp and the edges near the parking lot are a little soft. We recommend avoiding that area. You can access the ice near the fishing pier on the east side of the pond. Please keep in mind that warmer temperatures can quickly melt the ice. Use extreme caution and common sense when venturing out.

Regulations

Box Creek Reservoirs

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Brough Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jan 23) There haven't been any new reports from anglers. The ice is five to eight inches thick. Check the ice carefully before venturing out. There are special catch-and-release regulations at the reservoir. You must use flies and lures only bait is not allowed.

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)

(Jan 23) The surface is now covered with new ice, and other lakes in the area have five to eight inches. There haven't been any recent reports from anglers, but fishing was slow before the ice thickened. Check the ice carefully before going out.

Regulations

Burraston Ponds

Albino Trout, Bluegill, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 15) Try using peach or garlic PowerBait and traditional lures, like worms or Jake's spinners.

Regulations

Calder Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jan 23) The ice is now about eight to 12 inches deep. Anglers report slow fishing. 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)

(Jan 23) The ice is about seven or eight inches thick. Some anglers are venturing out, but they report slow fishing. Please use common sense and extreme caution when venturing out. Many thanks to Conservation Officer Devin Christensen for the report.

(Jan 17) Luke of Clinton fished the north inlet in a group of 3 and caught 5 rainbows using worms. "Ice was about 8 inches, edges were very thin bring a plank."

Regulations

Chalk Creek

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clear Creek

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Cleveland Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jan 22) The ice is solid and ranges from 8-17 inches thick, depending on where you're at on the reservoir. There haven't been many anglers out fishing. On Jan. 17, one party of anglers reported catching two fat 14-inch rainbow trout in their first 20 minutes. They used white jigs tipped with wax worms, sucker meat or chub meat. Another party of four failed to get a bite in hours. They were using worms, PowerBait and Spam.

Clinton City Park Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Corn Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 1) Access is limited because of snow.

Cottonwood Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

No recent reports.

Regulations

Crouse Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jan 15) The water level is extremely low. Expect very slow fishing.

Currant Creek

Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Currant Creek Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 23) Anglers report slow to fair fishing near the dam and fair to good fishing near the inlet. They are catching rainbows, tigers and a few cutts. The ice is roughly eight to 12 inches thick, but it can be thinner in places. Check any ice carefully before venturing out, especially near the inlet. Warmer flows will undermine the ice, creating thin areas. As anglers can testify, the flows can hollow out the ice fairly quickly, sometimes within 30 minutes.

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

(Jan 15) The reservoir has ice near Charleston Bay. Daytime temperatures may thin the ice, especially near the shoreline, so please be extremely cautious. Anglers report catching nice-sized rainbows near the dam wall on Kastmasters and peach PowerBait. You could also try tipping a jig with chub meat. The ramps are currently dry and snow free. The reservoir is 80-percent full and the island is surrounded by water.

Regulations

Duck Fork Reservoir

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Jan 22) Snow drifts block access, even via snowmobile.

Regulations

East Canyon Reservoir

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

(Jan 23) The ice is about eight inches thick and most anglers report very good fishing. Jigs tipped with any kind of worm nightcrawlers, wax worms and meal worms have been working very well. Anglers fishing with PowerBait report slow success. The trout coming up are beautifully colored and about 17-18 inches long. Anglers report good fishing near Dixie Hollow and west of the ramp near the dam. Fish are schooling and biting throughout the water column. Because ice thickness varies and can change quickly in warmer weather please use extreme caution and common sense. The first leg of the Wasatch Back Quad-fishalon will be held 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.

East Fork of Sevier River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jan 16) Ice has retreated with recent mild temperatures. 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

(Jan 23) The reservoir is mostly capped with ice. There is some open water near the inlets. Because ice thickness varies and can change quickly in warmer weather please use extreme caution and common sense. There aren't many people fishing the reservoir.

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

(Jan 22) On Jan. 17, snow machine tracks from two sleds ran the length of the reservoir. Water had filled one track near the dam. Anglers were fishing on the ice near the mine water discharge, which has kept a pool of water open. Fishing is fair to good. Small jigs tipped with dead minnows or chub meat work best. You can access the boat ramp and lake using a snowmobile.

(Jan 19) Tight Line of Huntington fished the dam with a partner and caught 4 tiger trout and 3 cutts using jigs. "5" good ice 5" of layerd ice 8" slush"

(Jan 2) Tight Line of Huntington fished the dam with a partner and caught 1 rainbow and tiger trout using jigs. "2 inches ice"

Enterprise Reservoirs

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

No recent reports.

Fairview Lakes

Rainbow Trout

(Jan 22) You may have difficulty accessing the lakes, even with a snowmobile. The trout population in both lakes is low because of reconstruction and minimal water storage.

Farmington Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 23) The majority of the pond is covered in seven inches of good, clear ice with a few areas of cloudy ice. There is a little bit of open water and thin ice near the inlet and the edges on the north side of the pond. Anglers continue to report good fishing for rainbow trout. Some are still catching brood stock rainbows that were put in the pond at the end of November.

(Jan 21) Chris Sullivan of South Jordan fished the open water by the inlet and caught 2 rainbows. "21" and 17" rainbow trout caught. Other anglers by me caught a bunch. ice fishing extremely productive..."

(Jan 20) Spencer of Farmington fished by the dock with a partner and caught 35 rainbows using ice jigs. "the ice is super thin is some spots but the fishing is hot so if you want to take the risk the fishing pays off."

(Jan 1) Spencer of Farmington fished on the ice with a partner and caught 14 rainbows using ice flies. "caught a big 22 inches on a small jig tipped with a small minnow"

Regulations

Ferron Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jan 22) Deep snow and drifts are making access impossible.

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

(Jan 16) Ice is safest on the south end, where it's four to six inches thick. It's only about three inches thick from just north of Lakeside to Mackinaw. There is also six inches of ice in the narrow neck on the north end, but snow makes access difficult. There is open water between Bowery Haven and Joe Bush. The north end also has some large cracks that you should avoid. It's easy to be overconfident with snow on the ice, so you should check thickness before venturing out too far. Fishing is good to excellent for perch and small trout near the weedline in depths of 1525 feet. Larger rainbows and splake can be caught at 2535 feet down (on the bottom or suspended over deeper water). Lake trout can be caught on the bottom in 70100 feet of water, but it requires a lot of patience. Sonar can be very helpful in deep water, whether you're fishing on the bottom or suspended.

Regulations

Flaming Gorge Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jan 23) Deteriorating ice conditions and warm weather in the forecast have forced the cancellation of the 2015 Burbot Bash. You will only find ice in the uppermost reaches of Flaming Gorge, starting immediately above Buckboard Marina in Wyoming. Currently, eight out of ten boat launches are usable and many anglers are fishing from boats. Only the Firehole and Buckboard launches are closed by ice formation.

Kokanee salmon: Fishing reopened on Nov. 30, but there haven't been any recent reports from anglers.

Rainbow trout: A few anglers have reported fair to good fishing in Utah and in Wyoming from a boat or through the ice. Spoons, jigs and crankbaits, along with common trout baits such as worms, are working well from the shore, through the ice or from a boat. 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 in areas where there is safe ice or while fishing near the ice in boats. Fish can be anywhere, although most are still being taken in deeper waters. If you mark a group, try holding position and drop a vertical presentation such as a jigging spoon (chartreuse) or 3-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 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 for those going after big fish. Keep your limit of small, tasty lake trout to reduce competition and help both the lake trout and kokanee fisheries. Linwood Bay is now open.

Smallmouth bass: Fishing is slow. The bass are deep and will stay there until the water warms up.

Burbot: The 2015 Burbot Bash has been cancelled because of deteriorating ice conditions. Currently, fishing is slow to good through the ice and from boats. Ice conditions are changing rapidly, so check the ice carefully and don't run your machines on ice you haven't checked. Burbot are breeding, so now is a good time to target them. Try picking a spot in late afternoon, so you can see your area and figure out where you want to go when it gets dark. Be sure to take lights to find your way back. 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 four to six 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

(Jan 16) Anglers report six to eight inches of ice. There haven't been any reports on fishing success yet, but you probably won't have much competition for space.

Fort Buenaventura

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Fremont River

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jan 16) Anglers report good fishing in the upper Fremont above Mill Meadow. They are using midge, hare's ear and pheasant tail nymphs. Success is slower in the Bicknell Bottoms and below Highway 12.

Gigliotti Pond

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 22) A week ago, the ice was too thin to support an adult's weight. Please be extremely cautious when venturing out onto 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

(Jan 15) Anglers report four inches of ice. Please use extreme caution if you venture out onto the ice.

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(Jan 23) Anglers report good fishing for browns and rainbows. Try the winter streamer/bottom combination. Streamers are usually a fish imitation followed by a scud or egg. Lures are also working well. Try crankbaits, spinners, spoons and jigs in fish, crayfish, black, white, silver and gold colors.

Regulations

Gunlock Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

No recent reports.

Regulations

Gunnison Bend Reservoir

Catfish, Largemouth Bass, White Bass

(Jan 1) There are no recent fishing reports. Use caution on any ice, since it will be new and will still be thickening.

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Walleye

(Jan 23) The ice has thickened up since last week. There is two inches of thin, unstable ice along the rocky and western shore, and four inches of good ice along the edge on the west side. In the middle of the reservoir the ice is 6-7.5 inches thick. Because ice thickness varies and can change quickly in warmer weather please use extreme caution and common sense.

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

(Jan 22) DPR employee Jerry Jones reports four inches of ice with open water at the mouth of the inlet. Pressure cracks are common. The reservoir's ice thickness and stability can change quickly. Please be extremely cautious when venturing out onto the ice.

Regulations

Huntington Reservoir

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

(Jan 22) Snowmobile track crisscross the surface of the reservoir. The ice pack is split by several layers of frozen slush. Each of two ice layers has been about a foot thick. Multiple anglers report very slow fishing.

Regulations

Hyrum Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jan 23) Fishing is good, and some anglers are catching their limits in a couple hours. Orange, pink and white jigs tipped with a mealworm or piece of shrimp work best. The ice is about six to eight inches thick. Hyrum State Park is hosting the Best Dam Ice Fishing Contest on Jan. 24. 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

(Jan 22) On Jan. 17, Conservation Officer James Thomas visited the reservoir and the ice was unstable. Open water occurs at tributary mouths. A day earlier, Tony Wright fished in shallow water near the rocky east side. In five hours, he caught one tiger trout and two splake. The fish were skinny and about 15 inches long. The ice was six inches where Wright fished. He urged anglers to be extra cautious around the dam cove or in Seeley Bay, where warm water springs can thin and soften the ice. Please be extremely cautious if you choose to venture out onto the ice.

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

(Jan 15) Ice has started to form near the marina and in some of the bays. Please use extreme caution when venturing out onto the ice. The restrooms are also closed, except for the one near the top of the ramp. Gold Kastmasters in open water may produce nice brown trout. You can also try traditional baits and lures, such as tube jigs or ice fishing gidgets, tipped with a worm, mealworms or maggots. The reservoir is currently 65-percent full.

Regulations

Kaysville Ponds

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

(Jan 23) On Jan. 22, the first pond was about 50-percent open water on the north end. There is enough open water to allow casting from shore. The ice in all ponds is only two inches thick; it's very weak and unstable, especially around the edges. We recommend staying off the ice for now.

Regulations

Kolob Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 1) The reservoir is closed to bait fishing until May 2015. The water level has been fairly low this year. Winter access is typically limited to snowmobile, so the reservoir doesn't see many ice anglers.

Regulations

Koosharem Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jan 16) The ice is safe. We haven't received any recent reports on fishing success, but there are some large trout in the reservoir and winter may be the best time to target them.

Lake Powell

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

STOP QUAGGAG MUSCLE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

No recent reports.

Regulations

LaSal Mountains

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

No recent reports.

Locomotive Springs

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Logan River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jan 15) There's unstable ice covering half of the First, Second and Third Dams. There are ice shelves throughout the river, until you reach Rick Springs where the ice covers the river (there are some open pockets of water). These ice shelves are very slippery and extremely dangerous. Overall, angling pressure has been fairly light. Please use caution and common sense when venturing out.

Regulations

Lost Creek Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 15) On Jan. 10, fishing was slow to fair. Some anglers are bringing in rainbows and cutthroats within in the slot limit. If you happen to go on a good day, the fishing can be quite exciting. One little girl caught a five-pound cutthroat near the dam. The ice is six inches thick with a little slush on top. Use caution and common sense when venturing out. The road leading to the boat ramp is not maintained during the winter and is covered with a mixture of packed and powdery snow.

Regulations

Lower Bowns

Rainbow Trout

(Jan 16) Ice fishing can be good, if you can access the reservoir.

Mabey Pond

Crappie, Catfish, Largemouth Bass

No recent reports.

Regulations

Mantua Reservoir

Bluegill, Cutthroat Trout, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 23) Anglers continue to report good fishing throughout the reservoir. The ice is only about four inches thick. Please be very cautious when venturing out on the ice.

(Jan 6) Les H. of Garland got 2 rainbows using small jig head with nightcrawler.

(Jan 1) Steven Moore of Syracuse fishing the south end in a group of 4 and caught 20 rainbows using small jig with wax worm. "Ice was approximately 6 inched thick. Trout were biting about 1ft off the bottom, when fishing in 6-7ft of water."

Regulations

Matt Warner Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 23) Anglers report good fishing and 10 inches of ice. The reservoir was accessible by four-wheel drive late last week. Try a mealworm or a piece of a nightcrawler from a bare hook or small jig. Smaller, light-colored offerings seem to be working the best.

Mill Meadow Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jan 16) Anglers are reporting safe ice and catching fat, healthy rainbows and browns.

Regulations

Miller's Flat Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jan 22) On Jan. 17, Brandon Behling reported four or more inches of ice, depending on where he was on the lake. Thawing and refreezing was evident closer to shore. Fishing is good in the northeast corner of the dam just beyond the boat ramp. Some old ice holes were refrozen. The ice appeared solid. Because of its elevation, ice conditions at this reservoir could change rapidly. Please exercise caution.

Millsite Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 16) On Jan. 10, Aquatics Biologist Calvin Black reported five inches of ice with several feet of open water along the shoreline. Another source reported three to four inches of ice and three to four feet of open water around the shoreline. We heard one unconfirmed report of an angler falling through the ice. He was rescued. Warm temperatures during the past week may have weakened the ice, and conditions may be hazardous. Anglers are urged to observe all ice fishing safety guidelines.

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jan 16) There haven't been any recent fishing reports. The ice may be unstable after recent warmer temperatures.

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

(Jan 16) The ice is safe, but you'll need a snowmobile to access the area. Winter is a great time to target splake.

Newcastle Reservoir

Smallmouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Wiper (hybrid)

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jan 16) There haven't been any recent reports. The ice may be unstable after recent warmer temperatures.

Regulations

Newton Reservoir

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

(Jan 23) Very few anglers have been fishing the reservoir. The ice is very unstable and we recommend staying off for now.

Regulations

Nine Mile Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Ogden River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jan 23) Most of the ice shelves have melted off the rocks leaving open water throughout most of the upper river. The rocks can still be very slippery. Use caution when venturing out.

Regulations

Otter Creek Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jan 16) The state park reports seven inches of ice on the south end, but the edges are getting soft. Use caution, especially around cracks and pressure ridges. One ATV was lost recently to a pressure ridge. Anglers report slow to fair fishing, but many of the fish are large and in great condition. Heavy fishing pressure can really affect fish activity, so don't hesitate to get away from popular spots and try different depths, techniques and baits. Believe it or not, but tipping jigs with pieces of minnow or cut bait can produce well at Otter Creek when other baits aren't working.

(Jan 10) Rick Byers of Central fished in a group of 3 and caught 5 rainbows using PowerBait. "5 to 6 inches of ice"

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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)

(Jan 16) The ice is six to eight inches thick. Fishing varies from fair to good, and the bite is light, so keep an eye on the pole tip. All trout are well fed and in great condition. Success is slow to fair near shore, with the best success coming before 10 a.m. Heavy pressure has pushed most of the more active fish to deep water, and you can find better success fishing in the middle of the lake. Some fish are on the bottom and others are suspended halfway up. Most fish in the middle are cutthroats, but there are some rainbows as well. When fishing is slow, do something different. Move away from the crowds and try different depths, techniques and bait.

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Paragonah Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jan 16) Ice fishing is typically good, if you can access the reservoir.

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Payson Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

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Pelican Lake

Bluegill, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass

(Jan 23) Anglers report a wide range of fishing success, from slow to excellent for bass and bluegill. It seems to be spotty fishing good one day, and slow the next. Look for the deeper areas or areas that might have a deeper channel. The lake has about eight inches of ice.

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Pine Lake

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 16) Ice fishing is typically good, if you can access the reservoir.

Pine Valley Reservoir

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 18) Mark Dower of St. George fished in a group of 3 and caught 5 rainbows using ice jigs. "Ice was about 6 inches thick"

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Pineview Reservoir

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

(Jan 23) Anglers report slow fishing throughout the reservoir. Some lucky anglers have been able to catch a few crappie and perch. The ice is unstable in many places throughout the reservoir. One anglers said he could feel the ice bowing under the weight of him and his gear: about 220 pounds. Please use caution and common sense if you venture out.

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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

(Jan 16) There haven't been any recent reports from Piute, but ice conditions should be similar to Otter Creek. The water level is up to 44 percent and rising, so watch for thinner edges. Approximately 100,000 rainbow trout have been stocked since the reservoir was drained and treated with rotenone last fall.

Porcupine Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jan 23) The ice on the east side of the reservoir is about five inches thick and there's some open water in the middle of the reservoir. Anglers report slow fishing throughout the reservoir. The roads to the to the reservoir are icy. We recommend using a four-wheel-drive vehicle. Please use caution and common sense when venturing out.

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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

(Jan 15) Lower: Water levels range from 99 cubic feet per second below Deer Creek, to 51 cubic feet per second near Harbor Drive. Sizes 16 or 18 sow bugs and pale-yellow egg drop patterns are still working well. If you aren't fly fishing, try using a gold spinner. Anglers nymph fishing are catching big rainbows!

Middle: Fishing should be good with size 22, or smaller, nymphs around the middle of the day. Water levels are near 131 cubic feet per second with flows higher near the Jordanelle release and Charleston areas. With the warm weather, there has been an incredible midge hatch midday.

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Quail Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jan 16) Stephen Boyack of Oak City fished the northern cove with a partner and caught 16 rainbows using green sparkle PowerBait. "Trout were really Biting, we caught all 16 in less than 2 hours, the average size was 13 inches"

(Jan 16) Bass fishing slows down during winter, but anglers usually catch a few nice fish. Target deep water (around 2030 feet down) with a slow-moving presentation. Senkos, drop-shot rigs and spinnerbaits can be effective when fished 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

(Jan 23) The reservoir has six to eight inches of ice. Some anglers have been out and report fair to good fishing. They're mostly catching rainbows. Check the ice carefully. The reservoir is filling, which weakens the ice along the edges.

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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

(Jan 23) Fishing mid-week was great, but slower over the weekend. Anglers are catching nice 17 to 20-inch rainbows and browns. The south end of the reservoir about ten feet down anglers are catching 20-inch fish. We haven't received any reports of perch. Try moving around and using every lure option you have. With the two-pole license option, there are now more possibilities. The Rockport leg of the Wasatch Back Quad-fishalon is Feb. 14, 2015. 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. Please remember to fill out your invasive species form every time you launch your boat. Thanks to Joe for the report.

(Jan 9) Jeff of West Valley fished at the dam and caught 22 perch and 4 rainbows using ice flies.

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Salem Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 10) Use a bubble, traditional worms and PowerBait. Also, try using a Jake's spinner.

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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

(Jan 16) Bass fishing slows down during winter, but anglers usually catch a few nice fish. Target deep water (around 2030 feet down) with a slow-moving presentation. Senkos, drop-shot rigs and spinnerbaits can be effective when fished slowly.

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Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 22) The ice is solid and ranges from 8-16 inches thick, depending on where you're at on the reservoir. Anywhere from two to five inches of snow may cover the ice pack. Most rainbows range from 913 inches. Cutthroat trout are around the same size, but on occasion you'll catch one up to 17 inches. Some anglers describe the trout in Scofield as skinny. Based on creel surveys, technicians say that tiger trout are rarely caught. Officer Thomas recommends using small jigs tipped with meal worms. Sport Fish Biologist Calvin Black has been successful with a yellow tube jig tipped with chub meat. Other effective rigs include a glow-in-the-dark spoon tipped with chub meat, a white lead head jig tipped with a worm, and a transparent tube jig with glitter, also tipped with a worm. Trout are generally caught in less than 10 feet of water. Chubs are more commonly found in deeper water and are typically caught with ice flies and small pieces of worm. Anglers report catching chubs up to 13 inches long. The catch rate varies by day, location and fishing party, but one fish per hour is about average. Anglers who locate 'honey holes' or who excel in ability and timing will catch considerably more.

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Settlement Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jan 10) There may be open pockets of water. Please use extreme caution on the ice that has formed. Warm weather will create rapidly changing conditions.

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Silver Lake

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Smith & Morehouse Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jan 15) Smith and Morehouse is capped with ice. Use common sense and extreme caution when venturing out.

Starvation Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Smouthmouth Bass, Walleye

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jan 23) A few anglers risked the ice, and some reported fair to good fishing for rainbows and walleye. Please keep in mind that the ice is irregular and unstable in many areas. (Last week, anglers reported fishing in open water.) Most of the best fishing reports suggest fishing during the mid-morning and late-afternoon hours. Try using small jigs or jigging spoons tipped with bait like worms, mealworms or cut bait. Try a larger presentation for walleye. Most of the walleye are small and you can help the fishery by taking them home.

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Steinaker Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jan 23) The surface is covered with ice. We've heard varying reports of ice thickness, ranging from about six to eight inches. Anglers report fair to good fishing for rainbows and browns. We haven't heard much on bluegill, but there was one report that the fishing really turned on right at sunset. The bluegill were in 25 to 35 feet of water and right on the bottom. The reservoir is filling, so there is thin ice along the shoreline. Cross one at a time and check the ice carefully.

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Strawberry Reservoir

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

(Jan 10) Biologists report that the ice conditions are slowly improving. Please use extreme caution. Drilling test holes is always a good indicator of ice conditions. We recommend keeping machines off the ice. Some areas have unstable ice, but the fishing is excellent! If you aren't getting bites, move to another area, because fish are biting somewhere. Try using 1 to 2-inch size jigs tipped with chub, mealworms, and/or nightcrawler (white paddle bugs, gidgets, curly tails). Gizzy bugs, PowerBait atomic teaser jigs, rat finkees, gizzila and marabou jigs tipped with shrimp work well. Soldier Creek has open water near the dam and boat ramp. The lodge has some safe ice, but be cautious near the pocket of open water. There's 4-5 inches of ice near the highway 40 bay, Mud Creek, Jakes Bay and the back of other protected bays with shallower water. Anglers report a pressure ridge starting just east of the ramp that goes out into the bay all the way to the narrows. If you go off the ramp and try to head east, you will need to negotiate it.

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Thousand Lakes Mountain

Trout

(Jan 16) Ice fishing can often be good in the Solomon Basin lakes, but access is only possible from the Emery County side.

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 10) We've received some reports of stable ice, but please continue to use extreme caution around the shoreline. Use small gidgets tipped with mealworms or nightcrawlers for best results.

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Tropic Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Uinta Lakes

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

(Jan 23) The fishing was slow to fair with a few instances of quick hits. Between three anglers, about 18-24 fish were caught, most of which were rainbows. Anglers also caught four small arctic grayling and one 16-inch cutthroat trout. All fish had vibrant colors. Bridger Lake sometimes experiences winter-kill, so the fishing in January may not be as good as it was in December. Other good choices include Washington, Trial, Whitney and Hoop Lake.

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Utah Lake

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jan 10) Anglers report five inches of ice near the Saratoga Springs end of the lake. Be aware of ice conditions (especially around the shoreline), as they will be changing with warmer weather throughout the week. As of Jan. 4, anglers at the state park reported four to six inches of ice in the marina, but the ice near the shoreline may be thinning. The lake is 60-percent full.

(Jan 2) John of West Valley fished Lindon Boat Harbor with a partner and caught 22 white bass, 15 crappie and 10 perch using an ice fly under a bobber.

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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

(Jan 23) Much of the ice shelves have melted off the rocks leaving open water throughout most of the upper river. The rocks can still be very slippery. Please use extreme caution when venturing out. Even the rocks underneath the water can be ice-covered and slippery.

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Wide Hollow Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 16) The state park reports five inches of ice, but fishing is slow.

Willard Bay

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

(Jan 15) The ice has thickened up, despite the recent warmer temperatures. There haven't been many anglers out fishing, but we've seen some ice skaters. Thanks to Park Ranger Travis Hancock for the report.

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Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Jan 22) A large snowdrift is blocking access about 200 yards short of the lake.

Willow Pond

Bluegill,Brown Trout, Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 10) Try using a bubble with PowerBait or a worm.

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Woodruff Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Yankee Meadow Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 16) Ice fishing is typically good, if you can access the reservoir.

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Yuba Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jan 10) The ice is clear and fishable near the painted rocks area, but fishing is reportedly slow. Try spoons or marabou jigs tipped with chub or mealworm. Please use extreme caution as ice conditions will change with warmer weather throughout the week. Water levels are low.

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