Utah fishing reports for the entire state updated weekly.


HOME
News & Announcements

FISHING REPORTS

STATEWIDE
HOTSPOTS
FLYFISHING
ICE FISHING
BASS
WALLEYE
NORTH of I-70
SOUTH of I-70
TIGER TROUT
FISH STOCKING

SUBMIT YOUR FISHING REPORT


UTAH FISHING INFORMATION

ARTICLES

LAKES & RIVERS

FISHING REGULATIONS

WEATHER REPORTS


TODAY'S MOON PHASE

SUN RISE/SET & MOON RISE/SET

LINKS

COMMENTS

LATEST NEWS
Follow UtahFishFinder on Twitter

LIKE OUR PAGE

POST YOUR FISHING PHOTOS






Utah Fishing Reports
Statewide

rainbow trout logo for utah fishing


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

(Oct 17) Conservation officer Dennis Shumway reported that there are fewer anglers out fishing since the beginning of the hunting seasons. Nonresident hunters, however, reported good fishing at Foy and Monticello reservoirs using worms, PowerBait, dry flies or marshmallows. Blanding #3, Blanding #4 and Lloyds Lake have all been recently stocked and should offer excellent fishing until winter.

(Oct 10)

American Fork River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Baker Reservoir

Crayfish, Brown Trout, Green Sunfish, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Bear Lake

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Oct 17) Biologist Scott Tolentino reports that shore anglers are catching lake trout at the State Park Marina and Cisco Beach. Fly anglers are using white zonkers and spinning anglers are seeing success with a glow-in-dark #5 and #6. Boat anglers are trolling flatfish 55 feet deep. Boat anglers are also finding success jigging tube jigs near rockpiles in 5565 feet of water. Please remember to keep your distance from other anglers.

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

(Oct 10) Fishing is fair to good at all lakes. Anderson Meadow Reservoir has been drained for dam repairs.

Beaver River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Oct 10) Lower: Water flows are regular with releases from Minersville Reservoir. Fishing has been fair for rainbows.

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

Regulations

Benches Pond Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Big Sandwash Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 15) Fishing is slow to fair for rainbows, bass and yellow perch from the bank and from boats. Temperatures are beginning to cool down, but you'll still find the best fishing in the morning and evening hours. Trout, bass and perch are still in deeper waters, so try fishing just above the bottom with trout baits such as a worm-and-marshmallow combination or PowerBait. Boaters are reporting suspended schools of perch and rainbows, roughly 3040 feet down. Bass anglers are catching fish deep with a sinking fly, crankbait, jig or brightly colored spoon. Water levels are low, but you can still launch a boat from the ramp.

Birch Creek Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Oct 17) Angler Tom Ogden visited the reservoir this past week and reported consistent fishing for rainbow trout. They ranged from 1517 inches long. He used a medium-sink (#3) line in the morning with a size 6 beadhead Canada blood leech, a size 6 beadhead black/green/pearl soft-hackle fly and a size 6 beadhead (white bead) tan/brown soft-hackle fly. In the afternoon, he used fast-sinking line (#7) and size 4 beadhead (white) tan/green/pearl crystal bugger, a #6 beadhead purple leech and a size 6 beadhead black/orange woolly bugger. The water temperature was 5455F, and the algae reduced visibility to about four or five feet.

Blacksmith Fork River

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Whitefish

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Oct 23) Water levels are at base flows, but you should still check the levels before heading out. Roundrocks Fly Shop reports that fishing is very good. Some brown trout are now spawning. Be careful and do not step on the redds (brown trout spawning areas) while fishing.

Blue Mountains

Brook Trout, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Boulder Mountain Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 10) October is one of the best months of the year to fish on Boulder Mountain. A variety of flies, small lures or jigs can produce well. If you're fishing with bait, use natural baits like nightcrawlers or grasshoppers. If fishing is slow at one lake, move to another.

Regulations

Boulger Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Bountiful Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 23) Fishing is fair during the day, and better in the mid-morning and later evening. One angler had good success catching trout and bass using Mepps rainbow-colored spinners (size 2) in the evenings on the north side, as well as in the mornings along the south shore. He also reported that fishing from the docks had been slow. The water is cloudy and visibility is fair.

Regulations

Box Creek Reservoirs

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Brough Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Oct 16) Anglers report slow to fair fishing for bass. There haven't been many reports of trout, which are still deep due to the warm weather. 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)

(Oct 16) Anglers report slow fishing.

Regulations

Burraston Ponds

Albino Trout, Bluegill, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 23) Stocking is finished for the season. Expect slow fishing. Try using traditional baits like worms or spinners.

Regulations

Calder Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Oct 16) Anglers report slow fishing from tubes and from the bank. Biologists have reported seeing an increase in dead fish along the shoreline. This is likely because warmer water is adding more stress to fish that are released. To help keep fish alive, please use stronger lines and bring fish in quickly. Try to keep their gills in the water at all times and make sure your hands are wet before handling them. Using rubber or silicon nets will prevent damage to scales and the fish's protective slime layer. Please park in the parking area and not on the ramp (inside the cattle guard); it will help others launch with fewer delays. 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)

(Oct 23) Water levels are good and it is possible to launch a kayak or canoe near the parking area. There are shallow areas near the inlets, but using those may mean a long trek, especially back to your car.

Regulations

Chalk Creek

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clear Creek

Rainbow Trout

(Oct 10) Work to remove nonnative trout from the Clear Creek drainage is now complete and stocking of Bonneville cutthroat trout is in full swing. Your best chance to find catchable-sized fish for the rest of 2014 will be above the narrows. Fingerling cutthroat stocked this fall in the rest of Clear Creek will be six to eight inches in length next summer.

Cleveland Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Oct 17) Aquatics personnel conducted a population survey last week and biologist Calvin Black was pleasantly surprised at the health and size of the rainbow trout population. Most of the rainbow trout ranged from 11 to 17 inches, but one cutthroat trout measured 21 inches. The biggest surprise was a 23.5-inch, six-pound brown trout that was netted.

Clinton City Park Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Corn Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 10) Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn. Streamer patterns, spinners or flashy lures can produce well. You may also want to try egg patterns.

Cottonwood Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

No recent reports.

Regulations

Crouse Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Oct 16) Water levels are extremely low. Most of the remaining water has been pumped out to meet the water rights of downstream users.

Currant Creek

Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Currant Creek Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 16) Anglers report slow to fair fishing for cutthroats, rainbows and tiger trout. The best time to fish has been in the early morning or late afternoon/evening. Anglers who have fish finders report seeing the fish cruising at about 30 feet down, so try deeper-running lures and baits. Use deep-drifting worms or float a worm-and-marshmallow combination a few feet above the bottom. A recent fish-population survey caught fish up to six pounds, and almost all of the fish had been feeding on snails. The Uintas have received heavy rains over the past few weeks.

Cutler Reservoir

Bass, Catfish, Crappie, Sunfish

(Oct 17) There will be a mandatory drawdown of the water in the reservoir and marsh, starting on Oct. 20. Low-water conditions will last until early next spring, and will likely affect anglers' fishing success and hunters' access to boat ramps.

Regulations

Deer Creek Reservoir

Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Yellow Perch

(Oct 23) Fishing is fair. The water temperature is about 57F. Spinner jigs are working for fish near the bottom.

Regulations

Duck Fork Reservoir

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Oct 17) On Oct. 15, Tom Ogden and Randy Rodriguez fly fished from kick boats using sinking line and size 6-8 soft hackle flies, size 8 Canada blood leeches and olive leeches. In five hours, they caught 10 tiger trout in the 12- to 18-inch range, and 19 cutthroat trout in the 10- to 17-inch range. Fishing picked up after 1 p.m.

Regulations

East Canyon Reservoir

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

(Oct 23) Park Manager Chris Haramoto and Ranger Kent Cummings report great fishing. Anglers are catching rainbow trout from the shore and boats using rainbow PowerBait with glitter, pop gear and lures. Boaters are catching fish trolling from the middle of the lake. Fishing is good from the shore, too. The lake is starting to fill.

East Fork of Sevier River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Oct 10) Kingston Canyon: Water flows are down to 20 cubic feet per second because it's the end of irrigation season. Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn. Streamer patterns, spinners or flashy lures can produce well. You may also want to try egg patterns.

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

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

Regulations

Echo Reservoir

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

(Oct 10) The water is very low and not many people are fishing the reservoir, even on the weekends.

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

(Oct 17) One angler reported sporadic fishing using worms. The Division conducted a gillnet sampling and collected a number of chunky tiger and cutthroat trout in the 13- to 19-inch range. No kokanee salmon were collected, but anglers have reported catching several in the 12- to 14-inch range.

Enterprise Reservoirs

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Oct 10) The water level has been fairly low all year in the upper reservoir. One angler recently did well catching rainbows up to 15 inches in the lower reservoir with nightcrawlers.

Fairview Lakes

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Farmington Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 23) Anglers are doing quite well at Farmington Pond this fall. The fish are very active. They jump and feed at the surface throughout the day. Trout are biting worms and PowerBait about a foot off the bottom. Fly anglers are having success with midges.

Regulations

Ferron Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

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

(Oct 10) Rainbow trout are still providing good fishing for boat anglers trolling popgear and for shore anglers using flies or bait near Twin Creeks. Yellow perch also offer fast action by jigging just outside the weedline.

Regulations

Flaming Gorge Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Oct 16) Kokanee salmon: Closed All kokanee caught from September 10 through November 30 must be immediately released. Sheep Creek, a tributary stream near Manila, is also closed to fishing.

Rainbow trout: Most anglers report good 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. Anglers also report good fishing off rocky points, inlets and in the backs of some of the bays. Anglers have caught rainbows while they are fishing for lake trout, kokanee and bass.

Lake trout: Anglers report fair to good fishing. Schools, small groups and singles can be anywhere, although most are now 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.

Smallmouth bass: The bass are slowing down and going deeper. You'll find the smaller fish at about 10 to 20 feet down, and the larger fish even deeper. Try using the darker, crayfish-colors in just about any kind of bass lure, including flies, grubs, worms, crankbaits and spoons. If they are not hitting, use a smaller lure and work it down close to the bottom.

Burbot: Fair to good fishing starts after sunset and continues until midnight. Start 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 30 feet down) to forage. Try fishing for a few hours, starting around sunset, along the rocky 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 12 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

(Oct 10) The reservoir is filling, but fishing is slow.

Fort Buenaventura

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Fremont River

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Oct 10) Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn. Streamer patterns, spinners or flashy lures can produce well. You may also want to try egg patterns.

Gigliotti Pond

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 17) Anglers report good fishing using PowerBait, nightcrawlers or salmon eggs. Rainbow or chartreuse PowerBait seem to outperform other colors.

Regulations

Glassman's Pond

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Grantsville Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(Oct 16) Anglers report good fishing for browns and rainbows. Both dry flies and top/bottom combinations are working well. Try a combination with a grasshopper or large terrestrial on top, followed by an emerger, scud, midge larva or egg imitation as a trailer. Also, be prepared to switch techniques if a hatch begins in your area. Lures are also working well. Try crankbaits, spinners, spoons and jigs in fish, crayfish, black, white, silver and gold colors.

(Sep 25) Lower Green: Walt Maldonado recommends using chicken livers if you're targeting larger-sized catfish. Nightcrawlers are good for small- to medium-sized cats.

Regulations

Gunlock Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Oct 10) The boat ramp is closed because of the low water level. You can still hand-launch float tubes, canoes and kayaks from shore. Fishing is slow after the recent heavy rain.

Regulations

Gunnison Bend Reservoir

Catfish, Largemouth Bass, White Bass

No recent reports.

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Walleye

(Oct 23) Trout and perch fishing continue to be good throughout the water column. The Hyrum State Park tagged fishing contest will run until Nov. 30. Some of the tagged fish have been caught, but you still have a chance to win prizes. The courtesy docks at Hyrum were removed. Thanks to Park Manager Chris Bradshaw for the report.

Regulations

Honeyville Ponds

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Huntington Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Oct 17) Recent flash floods have once again scoured the streambed. You'll find the remaining trout population within a mile of the dam. Expect better fishing closer to the outflow.

Regulations

Huntington North Reservoir

Crayfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 17) On Columbus Day, Rick Berg reported fair to good fishing using Rapalas for rainbow trout, wipers and bass.

Regulations

Huntington Reservoir

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

(Oct 17) One angler reported hot fishing. He caught tiger trout in the 16- to 18-inch range using worms. During the past week, aquatics personnel conducted a fish population survey. Biologist Calvin Black said that numerous, healthy tiger trout were netted. The trout were in the 12- to 26-inch range and one fish weighed six pounds. Black expects that anglers will see great fishing this fall and into early winter.

Regulations

Hyrum Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Oct 17) Anglers report good fishing at Hyrum. Those who are having the most success are in boats near the cove on the east side. Shoreline fishing has slowed a bit but is still good for perch. Try using worms on the bottom of the reservoir. Most of the trout have moved away from the rocky dam, but some can still be caught. One angler recently caught a large rainbow at around 9 a.m. using rainbow PowerBait floated about two feet off the bottom. The Hyrum State Park tagged fishing contest will run until Nov. 30. Some of the tagged fish have been caught, but you still have a chance to win prizes. Thanks to Park Manager Chris Bradshaw for the report.

(Sep 25)

Joe's Valley Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Oct 17) On Oct. 13, Calvin Black fished using tube jigs, crankbaits, spoons and spinners without much success for tiger muskies or trout. On Oct. 9, Mike Milburn fished the reservoir hoping to catch more 40-inch-plus tiger muskies like the ones he's landed in previous weeks. On this trip, he caught one 34-inch and one 37-inch tiger muskie. Mike used a 5-inch paddle tail swimbait on a 3/8-ounce jighead.

Aquatics personnel surveyed the fish population during the past week. They collected numerous 14- to 25-inch splake, with most being around 18 inches and 1.5- to two pounds. They also netted several large cutthroat trout. The largest was five pounds and measured 24 inches. Six tiger muskie were collected, which ranged from 32 to 35 inches and 8 to 10 pounds. Fishing for splake and cutthroat trout should pick up in the next few weeks.

Regulations

Johnson Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Musky, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Sep 25) Anglers have caught a few tiger muskies this summer.

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

(Oct 23) Fishing isn't fast, but anglers are catching very healthy fish. The best times to fish are from early in the morning to midday.

Regulations

Kaysville Ponds

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

(Oct 23) Kaysville continues to be a great place to fish. One angler caught a trout and six catfish using PowerBait fishing from the bridge in the second pond. The water is quite cloudy with low visibility. Surface temperatures are around 57F. The ponds were last stocked with 750 nine-inch trout on Oct 14.

Regulations

Kolob Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 10) The reservoir is closed to bait fishing until May 2015. The water level has been fairly low this year. Look for fishing to improve with cooler fall weather.

Regulations

Koosharem Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Oct 10) Fishing is slow from shore, but fair for anglers that are trolling. There's no boat ramp, but you can launch small boats near the dam.

Lake Powell

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

STOP QUAGGAG MUSCLE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Oct 23) Lake Elevation: 3606 Water Temperature 68-72 F

By: Wayne Gustaveson

Fishing Schedule - Lake Powell

Dawn to 9 AM (MST): Bass and stripers wake up and go out for breakfast. Shad are the only option on the menu for stripers but bass add crayfish to the list. Shad schools are no longer free to live in open water due to striper gluttony. Now shad are moving toward the backs of canyons and coves to hide. Somewhere along the way stripers and/or bass find the school and breakfast is served. Surface activity is still visible most mornings but the splashes are becoming less abundant.

10 AM to 3 PM: A daily truce is declared as stripers and shad back off and quietly coexist. Stripers hold near the bottom at 40-60 feet while threadfin shad form a suspended open water school from 20-50 feet. Not much feeding or other activities occur unless a random shad happens to drop in on the striper school. Stripers cannot resist a shad swimming through their peaceful surroundings and must react by eating said shad. That makes spooning and deep water trolling the only effective mid day fishing techniques.

4 PM to Dark: Skirmish lines are redrawn and sportfish go back into feeding mode while shad run and hide. A few stripers and bass blow up on top marking the spot where a submerged school is working. The same techniques (top water and spooning) that worked in the morning are effective once more.

Techniques: Surface boils are the most exciting form of fishing in fresh water. There are just enough boils happening now to make them worthwhile to pursue. Always keep looking for any splash during morning and evening. Stripers blow water up over a foot in the air. Gizzard shad jump in open water too, but they make a smooth entry back into the lake. Make sure the splash is made by the target species. If close enough to cast while the fish are working the surface - top water lures, rattle traps and Kastmaster spoons work very well.

The boil is great fun but the real work is done with jigging spoons. There are few fish on the surface compared to the huge school waiting below. See the splash - then look at the GRAPH. When the school is visible at depth spoons should be dropped right on the hungry fish. This is how big numbers of fish are caught. The school eagerly awaits the next shad imitating spoon as most shad are now eaten at 20-60 feet. The very best technique now is spooning where bottom depth is between 20 and 60 feet.

Trolling is not very effective but does have its purpose. If surface action is not seen then trolling while watching the graph is a good way to find fish. Troll about half way back in most canyons at a bottom depth of 40-100 feet with a marker in hand. When the striper school is seen toss the marker and return to that spot if these fish do not respond to trolled lures. Most stripers are found in water too deep to troll without down riggers or leaded line.

Best recent locations:

Southern Lake: Dominguez Rock (Face Canyon), Gregory Butte, Last Chance Coves, Rock Creek mouth, Dungeon Canyon.

Northern Lake: Iceberg, Crystal Spring, Moki Canyon, Warm Springs.

Hint: Do not be surprised to see largemouth and smallmouth bass boiling on shad. Stripers and bass are often working the same shad schools. Find any surface action and look deep to find vulnerable fish that can be caught most efficiently on spoons.

Good Luck! Fishing is challenging but very rewarding due to the quality of fish that can be caught.

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

(Oct 23) The Logan River is fishing very well right now. Brown trout are starting to spawn and you can see them on their redds. Anglers have had the most success fishing zebra midge patterns throughout the day between the second and third dams and in the upper part of the river. Thanks to Roundrocks Fly Shop for the report.

Regulations

Lost Creek Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 23) Anglers report good fishing from boats and from the shore. One angler fished with his four-year-old grandson in a canoe, and they caught and released four rainbow trout in two hours. They were fishing near the boat ramp and using PowerBait about two feet off the bottom. Another family also fished near the boat ramp, but they were on shore. They caught 10 rainbows smaller than 15 inches on yellow-twist PowerBait and had a great time. They said the fishing was fastest around 11 a.m. Other anglers report success using pearl tube jigs. You can either bounce them off the bottom or just use a simple cast-and-retrieve method.

Regulations

Lower Bowns

Rainbow Trout

(Oct 10) The Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop reports good fishing from float tubes and small boats. The water is low and there is no boat ramp, so boats must be hand-launched from shore. Hare's ears, pheasant tails and brown wooly buggers have all worked well lately. You may also want to try fishing with flashy lures, spinners and spoons.

Mabey Pond

Crappie, Catfish, Largemouth Bass

No recent reports.

Regulations

Mantua Reservoir

Bluegill, Cutthroat Trout, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 23) Anglers are catching bass along the rocky shore using perch-colored Rapalas. Water temperatures are around 53F near the boat docks. Water levels are extremely low on the south and southeast sides, as well as the northern shore. It is still possible to launch boats and other small watercraft from the boat ramp, but please use extreme caution. You do not want to get stuck while trying to launch a larger boat. Please remember that fishing is prohibited along the sandy shore and within 300 feet of either side of the boat ramp and dock.

Regulations

Matt Warner Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 16) Anglers report hit-or-miss fishing, depending mostly on the depth, time of day and how well they can stay out of the weeds. Blue-green algae is also present, which makes it harder to use lures. You'll find the best fishing in the cool morning and evening hours. The water level is low (below the boat ramp), so launching boats can be difficult.

Mill Meadow Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Oct 10) The reservoir is mostly full. The Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop reports fair fishing for fat and healthy rainbows and browns. Hare's ear and brown woolly buggers have worked well.

Regulations

Miller's Flat Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 25) Green, yellow, orange or rainbow PowerBait have been the best baits.

Millsite Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 25) Fishing varies, with anglers reporting fair to good results with worms or PowerBait. The limit has not changed at Millsite, despite rumors to the contrary.

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Oct 10) Irrigation releases have ended and the lake's water level has stabilized. Trout are starting to get more active and fishing is improving for fly anglers in float tubes.

Regulations

Misc.

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 11) Jaden Tobar fished Mill Hollow from a float tube and caught 18 rainbows and 6 tiger and brook trout using wooly buggers. "We fished from float tubes with brown leech patterns. 24 fish in the 8-12 inch range. beautiful fall colors on Tiger and Brook Trout"

(Oct 9) Silver Lake: Fishing is fast right now. Try using a fly rod and your dry fly of choice. Most trout are feeding topwater. Water levels are pretty low, but the fall colors make a trip up here worth it!

(Oct 5) Brian Wood of Monroe fished Upper Box Creek Reservoir on the south side and caught 3 rainbows and 1 brook trout using PowerBait and nightcrawlers. "fish were caught between 330 and 430"

Monroe Mountain Lakes

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Oct 10) Fishing is good at the Box Creek reservoirs and north end lakes.

Moon Lake

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Navajo Lake

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 10) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked and should provide fair to good fishing. Look for splake to become more active with the cooler weather.

Newcastle Reservoir

Smallmouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Wiper (hybrid)

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Oct 10) Trout fishing is fair. Wiper fishing is fair to good. Trolling deep-diving lures produces medium-sized wipers, as well as a few trout. Smallmouth bass fishing is fair to good.

Regulations

Newton Reservoir

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

(Oct 17) Water temperatures have dropped to the high 50s, but anglers are enjoying the beautiful fall weather and good fishing.

Regulations

Nine Mile Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 23) Because of irrigation needs, the water was drained from the reservoir last month. It's unlikely that there are any fish.

Ogden River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Oct 23) Lisa Decker has been enjoying brown trout fishing on the Ogden River. She has had good success using a #18 black ant and a dandelion midge.

Regulations

Otter Creek Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Oct 10) Trolling is producing fair to good results. Look for shore fishing to improve as the weather cools down.

Regulations

Palisade Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Oct 23) Anglers report slow fishing with spinners off the shoreline.

Panguitch Lake

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

(Oct 10) Fishing varies from slow to good depending on the technique. Fly anglers fishing from boats and tubes report the best fishing for rainbows up to 17 inches. Trolling and bait fishing from boats or the shore is producing fair to good results for rainbow and small cutthroat trout. A few large cutthroat are moving in shallow and you can catch them with cut bait and frozen minnows. Fishing slows down for all techniques through the middle of the day. Look for more cutthroat and tiger trout to move in to the shore over the next few weeks. Weeds and algae are dying off and piling up on some shorelines, but this should start to clear out in coming weeks.

Regulations

Paragonah Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Oct 10) Fly and lure anglers report fair to good fishing. Trolling flashy lures can also provide good results. These fish are wild, so natural baits like nightcrawlers work better than PowerBait.

Regulations

Payson Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 23) Fishing has been slow this week, but the trout are still biting. Try using either PowerBait or Jake's spinners.

Regulations

Pelican Lake

Bluegill, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass

(Oct 16) Anglers report slow fishing for largemouth bass and bluegill. Bluegill are difficult to find, so try fishing some of the deeper water near the middle or west end. Pelican Lake has an overabundance of carp, so you can help the fishery by catching them or taking them with archery equipment. The waterfowl hunt started on October 4, so now most of the use is by waterfowl hunters.

Regulations

Pine Lake

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 10) Catchable-sized rainbows have been stocked and should provide fair to good fishing.

Pine Valley Reservoir

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Pineview Reservoir

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

(Oct 23) Anglers are primarily fishing the narrows of Pineview from boats. There aren't many anglers fishing from the shore.

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

(Oct 10) Catchable-sized rainbows have been stocked and should provide fair to good fishing.

Porcupine Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Oct 23) Angling activity has recently tapered off.

Regulations

Price River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Provo River

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

(Oct 23) Lower: Water flows are steady at around 157 feet per second, but you should expect some weeds because of the low flows. Try using streamers to catch the prespawn brown trout. The water temperature is around 50F. Try fishing in the early morning, late evening or on cloudy days.

Middle: The water levels are still low and are running at about 160 feet per second. A variety of techniques are working right now. Try using streamers, dry flies, nymphs or hackles. Dry fly anglers should try size #18-20 blue wing olives, ants or beetles. The fish can be picky, though, so be willing to adapt your techniques. The water temperature is around 50F. The brown trout spawn will start soon.

Regulations

Quail Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Oct 10) Bass fishing is fair to good.

Regulations

Red Creek Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Red Fleet Reservoir

Bluegill, Brown Trout, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Oct 16) Anglers report fair to good fishing for bass, rainbows and small walleye. The best bank fishing has been near the dam and in the east bay (also near the dam), during the early morning hours. Try a worm-and-marshmallow combination or worm and floating bait a couple of feet above the bottom.

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

(Oct 23) Fishing continues to be great for 15-inch (and larger!) rainbow trout. Try trolling using jointed Rapalas, pop gear and worms. The reservoir was recently stocked with 50,000 three- to eight-inch rainbows. Shore fishing is fair and the dam area is still the most productive. The lake is still rising and launch conditions are excellent.

Regulations

Salem Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 23) The water is cooling down and fishing is slow, but you still may find success throwing a line off the docks or near the boat ramp. Try using a bubble and worms or PowerBait. Jake's Spin-A-Lure also work great for catching trout off the docks or near the bridge.

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

(Oct 10) Bass fishing is good to excellent. Try using topwater lures and crayfish-imitating plastics.

Regulations

Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 17) Multiple anglers report good to excellent fishing. On Oct. 9, an angler on BigFishTackle.com reported catching 22 cutthroats in 4.5 hours. He fished the southeast shoreline and said he got a bite or fish with every cast. He wrote that bait preferences changed as the day advanced. He used corn-flavored PowerBait, nightcrawlers and chubs over the course of the day. On Oct. 5, Makeda and Pat Hanson fished bait on the surface for about an hour with minimal success. After changing tactics and sinking chub meat to the bottom, Makeda said they couldn't keep the trout off their lines. They were bank fishing near the dam.

Fishing was a little too good for three anglers who recently put 23 trout on ice most of which were within the slot before being visited by a conservation officer. Only one angler had a fishing license. The trio had been using dead minnows and anchovies.

Regulations

Settlement Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Oct 23) Fishing is slow. Try using traditional baits.

Regulations

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

(Oct 16) Anglers report mixed fishing success for rainbows, bass, walleye and small yellow perch from the shoreline and from boats. The best times to fish are the cooler hours of early morning and late evening, although small bass can be caught anytime. For trout, try a worm-and-marshmallow combination or a worm and floating PowerBait from shore. Another option is to use deep-diving lures. For bass and walleye, try casting into the rocky points and then bottom bouncing across the flats for walleye. Most of the walleye are small, and you can help the fishery by taking them home. Be careful of the afternoon winds, which can generate big waves very quickly. Improvements to the campgrounds and facilities and the addition of a new 3-D archery range have greatly improved the state park.

Regulations

Steinaker Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Oct 16) Anglers reported fair fishing for rainbows, bass and bluegill, especially in the early morning and in between evening windstorms. The reservoir is quite low, so watch for submerged sandbars, humps and rocks. The trout are deeper, avoiding the warmer waters that attract the bass and bluegill. Try fishing deep with trout baits and deep-diving lures. For bass, try rocky points, and for bluegill, focus on the flats or just off the dam in roughly 20 to 25 feet of water.

Regulations

Strawberry Reservoir

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

(Oct 23) Shoreline fishing is slow, but you may find success using a worm and bubble combination, or garlic, salmon egg or peach PowerBait. You may also want to try trolling using worms. You'll find fish in deeper parts of the reservoir, usually at depths from 30 to 40 feet. There is a lot of algae, which should disappear when the weather gets colder. Anglers report that fishing is good from the shore near Soldier Creek and the Narrows. The water temperature is in the low 50s. Fishing is best away from the algae and moss. You should try to cast past it from shore, and to avoid it in your boat or floattube. The best time to fish still seems to be around 10 a.m.

(Oct 5) Edward of Bountiful fished Coop Creek and caught 5 rainbows and 3 cutts using Rapala and tube jigs. "Went fishing early Sunday Morning (before sunrise) and fishing was hot for both those fishing with Lures and Worms. Fall is here and many of my fish were caught from the shore using a Tube Jig and Rapala. I landed a nice Cutt & Bow both well over 20". Once sunrise I waded about 20 feet from the shore and landed 5 more fish. Fished from 7-10 and had a blast. A gentleman 20 feet from me landed 20 plus fish using worms....... cheater We both has a great day."

(Oct 2) Mark and Jody Covington fished south the of marina and caught 15 rainbows, 4 cutts and 4 kokanee using rainbow and pink/orange PowerBait. "Awesome day! caught some very nice big healthy fish!!!"

Regulations

Thousand Lakes Mountain

Trout

(Oct 10) Anglers report good fishing for small cutthroat and rainbows. To catch bigger fish, concentrate on deeper water with brown or olive woolly buggers.

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 23) The reservoir is very busy, but fall weather is bringing fish closer to shore. This is a great time to catch some of the brown trout. The vegetation around the shoreline can sometimes make it difficult to fish. The reservoir was last stocked in September, and it will not be stocked again until spring.

Regulations

Tropic Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Oct 10) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked.

Uinta Lakes

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

(Oct 23) Be prepared for winter survival conditions. Often times the Uinta lakes are ready for ice fishing by late November.

Mirror Lake Highway lakes: These lakes are stocked heavily and offer good fishing. If the action is slow at one lake, move on to another. Watch closely as the fish are rising. If their jump leaves an air bubble, it usually means they are taking flies off the surface. Under those circumstances, use a fly that floats on the surface (a caddis, foam ant or hopper). If the fish rise in a swirl that does not leave a bubble, they are likely taking flies below the surface. At that point, you may want to use a Prince nymph, a hare's ear or a combination of the two. You don't actually need a fly rod to fish this way.

Regulations

Utah Lake

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Oct 23) The water levels are extremely low, so you may want to check with the State Parks office or DWR office before launching. Try using raw chicken for catfish. Traditional spinner blades may also a good choice for white bass or catfish.

Regulations

Vernon Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Oct 23) Clayton from Roundrocks Fly Shop recently had a great day fishing the Weber River. Many people are out fishing the Weber, especially near the Taggart area. Browns are spawning and you can see them on their redds. They're taking egg patterns, midge patterns, sow bugs, blue-wing olives (in size 20) and olive-colored streamers. Be careful and do not step on the redds while fishing.

Regulations

Wide Hollow Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 10) Bass fishing is fair to good.

Willard Bay

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

(Oct 23) Water temperatures are around 75F and water levels are low. The boat ramp is closed. Any boaters launching in the north marina do so at their own risk. Wiper fishing continues to be steady. Anglers have caught a few crappie and a few catfish. Boaters are catching the most fish, but anglers on the south and west dikes are also catching a few. Rapalas and jigs continue to be the best for wipers. DWR officers have been doing a lot of undercover work at Willard because some people are keeping more than their limit. The South Marina has anglers every morning and night as a result of the good fishing. Thanks to Park Ranger Travis Hancock for the report.

Regulations

Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Sep 25) Fishing was good last weekend using PowerBait, according to conservation officer James Thomas. Try using corn-flavored or rainbow-colored PowerBait.

Willow Pond

Bluegill,Brown Trout, Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 23) This is the final week that the pond will be stocked, so try using a bubble and PowerBait or a worm. Corn- and garlic-flavored PowerBait worked great over the weekend.

Regulations

Woodruff Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Yankee Meadow Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 10) The water level is fairly low, but will slowly rise now that irrigation releases have ended. Look for fishing to improve with cooler weather.

Regulations

Yuba Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Oct 23) Try fishing in the early morning. The water levels near the island are very low. Spinnerbaits are effective off the shoreline.

Regulations
















Rich Pulham Productions
Web and Corporate Video Production

Copyright © Emerald Bay Media Group, LLC
All rights reserved

Hosting by Search Engine Traffic Builders

[an error occurred while processing this directive]