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Revised 04-20-17


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

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


Abajo Mountain

Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

American Fork River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Baker Reservoir

Crayfish, Brown Trout, Green Sunfish, Rainbow Trout

(Apr 15) The reservoir is nearly full and rainbow trout have been stocked. The fall, winter and spring seasons provide the best fishing at Baker because the reservoir fills and the water cools down. In addition to rainbow trout, you can find some large brown trout.

Bear Lake

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Apr 20) Fishing for cutthroat and lake trout has been very good. One angler reports catching several large lake trout with a crankbait lure.

Regulations

Bear River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Bullhead Catfish, Channel Catfish, Crappie, Cutthroat Trout, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Walleye, Whitefish, Yellow Perch

No recent reports.

Beaver Mountain Lakes

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Beaver River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Apr 15) Water flows are low and clear and stealth is needed to avoid spooking fish. Brood brook trout were recently stocked. A recent population survey found a few large brown and rainbow trout.

Regulations

Benches Pond Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Big Sandwash Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(Apr 13) Anglers report catching rainbows from shore using PowerBait. Try using a senko worm near the rocky shorelines.

Birch Creek Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.

Blacksmith Fork River

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Whitefish

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Apr 20) The river continues to run high and murky brown. In the calmer areas, anglers report slow to fair fishing.

Blue Mountains

Brook Trout, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Boulder Mountain Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Apr 15) All Boulder Mountain lakes will be open to fishing on April 15, but access is still limited by snow. Access is now possible to Coleman Reservoir and the ice has come off. Access to Posey Lake may be possible soon.

Regulations

Boulger Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Bountiful Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Apr 20) Conservation officer Krystal Tucker reports that fishing at the community ponds has been fairly slow this week.

Regulations

Box Creek Reservoirs

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Brough Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Apr 13) The fish are just starting to bite, so try using nightcrawler, PowerBait or a Jake's lure. Anglers report catching trout near the shoreline. As of Jan. 1, regulations changed from artificial fly-only use to the statewide regulations.

Regulations

Browne Reservoir

Brook Trout, Kokanee Salmon, Rainbow Trout

(Apr 13) The gates are still closed, but the reservoir is ice free. Due to last summer's dam maintenance, low reservoir levels and delayed stocking, the fishing is very slow. Of the few fish being caught, the average size has been good.

Bullock Reservoir

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Musky (hybred)

(Apr 13) Fish are starting to feed, so try using a Jake's lure, 1/8 ounce in gold. You may also try using traditional nightcrawlers and PowerBait for quick results.

Regulations

Burraston Ponds

Albino Trout, Bluegill, Rainbow Trout

(Apr 20) The ponds were stocked on April 11. Try using chartreuse PowerBait, nightcrawlers or salmon eggs.

Regulations

Calder Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Apr 13) The reservoir is ice free and accessible, but undergone a substantial winterkill. Angling will be slow.

Regulations

Causey Reservoir

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

(Apr 20) The reservoir is full and murky. There have been no recent reports from this area, but fishing has been slow.

Regulations

Chalk Creek

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clear Creek

Rainbow Trout

(Apr 15) Bonneville cutthroat trout are abundant throughout Clear Creek. Anglers have reported catching fish up to 15 inches. Water flows have often been turbid lately because of low-elevation snow melt.

Cleveland Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Apr 20) Cleveland Reservoir and other waters along Skyline Drive are still buried in snow. Be mindful that weather may bring rapid changes to this area, making the ice unstable. On stable ice, try using tube jigs or other plastics tipped with mealworms or nightcrawlers.

Clinton City Park Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Corn Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Cottonwood Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

(Apr 13) Anglers should try using jigs or Rapalas to target the tiger muskies, wipers, brown trout and rainbow trout.

Regulations

Crouse Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Currant Creek

Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Currant Creek Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Apr 13) As of April 6, the reservoir as still iced over, but the stream fishing should be good. The road is open to the dam. We haven't received any recent angler reports.

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

(Apr 20) Fishing has been fair to good. Anglers have had the most success while fishing from boats. Recent catches include 12-inch rainbows, 14- to 16-inch browns, 16-inch walleye and an occasional smallmouth bass. For bass, try using a Maniac Salt Stick, a Paddle Tail Worm, a Bass Stalker Finesse Jig, a Gary Yamamoto watermelon Senko or a green pumpkin Hula Grub. For trout, try using PowerBait, nightcrawlers, a Blue Fox Vibrax or a Panther Martin Classic Teardrop Spinner in gold.

Regulations

Duck Fork Reservoir

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.

Regulations

East Canyon Reservoir

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

(Apr 20) Anglers report good fishing for rainbow trout and smallmouth bass. The water clarity is decent, according to anglers, and the water temperature remains very cold.

East Fork of Sevier River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Apr 15) Flows are running just under 20 cubic feet per second, but will increase as soon as Otter Creek Reservoir fills. That may happen in the next two to three weeks. Spring provides some of the best fishing of the year before the irrigation releases begin.

Regulations

Echo Reservoir

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

(Apr 20) The water clarity is improving and anglers report good fishing this week. One angler reports a decent brown trout bite this week. Angler Joey DeSimone reports catching two large rainbow trout on PowerBait from the shore near the dam.

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

(Apr 20) Electric Lake and the other waters along Skyline Drive are still buried in snow. Be mindful that weather may bring rapid changes to this area, making the ice unstable. On stable ice, try using tube jigs or other plastics tipped with mealworms or nightcrawlers.

Enterprise Reservoirs

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Apr 15) The lower reservoir is full and catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked. Fishing should be fair. The upper reservoir has risen about 20 feet since January, but still has more to go in order to fill. It is still higher than it has been for the last several years and boat launching conditions are great. The water is still a little murky, which is making for tough fishing. A recent monitoring survey week found abundant healthy rainbows. Most of the fish were 12 to 16 inches, with a few larger fish also available.

Fairview Lakes

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Farmington Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Apr 20) Conservation officer Krystal Tucker reports that fishing at the community ponds has been fairly slow this week.

Regulations

Ferron Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Fish Creek (lower)

Rainbow Trout

(Mar 28) Francisco of Alpine fished without catching anything. He reports: "Water levels extremely low. Lots of dead fish. Never saw a single fish from dam to lower access from highway 6. Stream appears totally dead. What a shame."

Fish Lake

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Apr 15) The ice edges are no longer safe. The open water around Twin Creeks has had thin ice in the morning but has typically been fishable in the afternoon. There is very little fishing pressure. Call the Fish Lake Lodge at 435-638-1000 before you go to check on current conditions.

Regulations

Flaming Gorge Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Apr 13) The water is 40 to 45 degrees F in the canyon, or Utah region of the reservoir. The lake is ice free and all launches are open. Fishing varies from slow to good, depending on species.

Kokanee salmon: Fishing picks up when the water temperature warms into the 50s, but some kokanee are biting while anglers vertical jig with spoons. You should also try trolling close to the surface.

Rainbow trout: Fishing is fair to good. In the canyon, fishing is good along the shore using bait or casting small jigs and spinners. Marabou jigs (Zig Jigs) in earth tone colors are a good option in shallow or deep water. If fishing from a boat, try casting jigs near creek inlets and shallow points. If fishing from shore, cast parallel to the shoreline, let the bait sink some, and slowly retrieve with occasional jigging strokes. When you catch one, there are likely more. Pinch down the barbs for quick release.

Lake trout: Fishing is good. Recent reports have been spotty. Anglers are catching smaller lake trout (pups) while jigging in 50 to 70 feet of water near main channel points and ridges. Fish may be easily located suspended above the bottom using a sonar or fish finder. Try dropping a white or glow-n- the-dark tube jig or jigging spoon, tipped with sucker/chub meat. Gulp minnows also work well. Also try trolling crankbaits behind planer, boards along the shoreline, early and late in the day.

Smallmouth bass: Fishing is slow. Smallmouth bass activity drops substantially in the winter when the water reaches the 40s and they are extremely difficult to catch until water warms into the 50s.

Burbot: Fishing is fair. We haven't received many reports since the ice melted. Boaters can still look for burbot on rocky points and shorelines in 10 to 40 feet of water. The best activity will be found at night using glow-in- the-dark lures like Yamamoto grubs, Radical Glow tubes, Maniac Cutterbugs and Northland Buckshot spoons. Tip the lure with sucker/chub meat, recharge glow frequently and jig the presentation a couple inches from the bottom.

Regulations

Forsyth Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Apr 15) The ice is off and the reservoir is full. Anglers report slow fishing.

Fort Buenaventura

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Fremont River

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Apr 15) Access is possible from Mill Meadow Reservoir up to Mamoit Springs. Flow is still low and clear in the upper section, with good fishing for abundant small brown trout using hare's ear nymphs. The lower river below Highway 12 is high and turbid.

Gigliotti Pond

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Apr 20) Gigliotti Pond was stocked on Mar. 28 with about 1,500 rainbow trout, averaging 10 inches in length. Anglers are catching fish on PowerBait, but worms are most effective.

Regulations

Glassman's Pond

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Grantsville Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(Apr 20) Anglers have been catching 12- to 14-inch rainbows. Try using corn-scented PowerBait, nightcrawlers, a Gold Red Dot Jake's Spin-A-Lure, or a silver/blue 1/8-ounce Acme Kastmaster.

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(Apr 13) Due to heavy snowpack in the upper Green River drainage, flows are already up to 8,600 cfs. The Little Hole trail is currently flooded and impassable. Fishing is still good during high flows. Streamer fishing has been good during high water. Nymph fishing has also been productive using scuds, soft hackles, midges and egg patterns. Set your nymph rig deep, 8 to 12 feet. Midge and mayfly hatches have also been reported above Little Hole on warm, calm days. Look for rising fish in eddies and close to the bank. Spin fishing is good. Marabou jigs or tube jigs in earth tones and whites are a good option in shallow or deep water. Brightly colored spoons, spinners and crankbaits may also entice fish. Pinch down the barbs for quick release.

Regulations

Gunlock Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

No recent reports.

Regulations

Gunnison Bend Reservoir

Catfish, Largemouth Bass, White Bass

(Apr 15) Fishing is slow to fair at Gunnison Bend and DMAD reservoirs. Catfish are starting to bite more often. You can also catch a variety of other fish by targeting any visible structure.

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Walleye

(Apr 20) Anglers report good fishing for rainbow trout using worms and Powerbait. Please make sure you obtain a Walk-in Access number before you fish at Holmes Creek Reservoir.

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

(Apr 20) Huntington North Reservoir was stocked on Mar. 28 with about 2,000 rainbow trout. Try using nightcrawlers for these. Spoons or spinner lures may work well for larger trout or wipers. Fishing with flies has been slow.

Regulations

Huntington Reservoir

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Hyrum Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Apr 20) The water is murky. Anglers report slow to fair fishing by boat and from the shore.

Joe's Valley Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Apr 20) Try using 1/4-ounce jig heads with white plastic tubes or chub meat for catching cutthroat trout, tiger trout or splake. As chubs move into the shallows to spawn during May, chub meat will become especially effective bait for large predator fish.

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

(Apr 20) DWR stocked 248,000 kokanee salmon in Jordanelle on April 11. Anglers have been primarily catching browns and rainbows. Try using PowerBait, a Wildeye Live Rainbow Rapala, a Mepps Aglia Spinnerbait or a Rapala Original Floating Minnow.

Regulations

Kaysville Ponds

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

(Apr 20) Conservation officer Krystal Tucker reports that fishing at the community ponds has been fairly slow this week.

Regulations

Kolob Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Koosharem Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Apr 15) The reservoir is full and spilling and the ice is off. There are no new fishing reports, but ice-off provides one of the best times to target large cutthroat trout.

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

(Apr 20) Lake elevation: 3,600 feet Water temperatures: 5964F

Water temperatures are now in the spawning zone. Largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and crappie are on beds now. This is the first spawn and we can expect the nest guardians to spawn perhaps two to three more times before mid-May. Water inflows are increasing the lake level, which is now officially above 3,600 MSL. Expect the lake to rise 40 feet more. Make sure to check the boat tie lines each morning if you're camping on the lake. The weather is clear, and there is no rain in the forecast for two weeks, but there will be some wind in the evenings and overnight.

Now for the angling roundup: Fishing is pretty darn good!

Striper fishing is on fire at the dam and many other locations in the southern lake. Most anglers coming into the Wahweap Fish Cleaning station have 20 and sometimes many more fish to clean. Anglers are spreading out along the canyon walls and finding many new striper honey holes. Most of the recent reports are coming from Buoy 3 (the south wall, where the lake turns left just before Antelope Canyon); Power Plant Intake (look for chain link fence on top of the south cliff wall just beyond Antelope Point Marina); Buoy 9 on south wall; and the east wall before arriving at Navajo Canyon.

My guess is that you can find stripers all along the main channel if you search for the rocky outcroppings that offer shallower substrate than the steep perpendicular cliff walls. Just chum the chosen spot with anchovies followed by bait on hooks to excite the school. If nothing happens within 15 minutes, just move to the next likely spot on the canyon wall.

If bait fishing is not your choice, then head uplake to the southern shore canyons between Labyrinth and West Canyon. We have found stripers suspended in each canyon and willing to hit trolled and cast Rattletraps, Lucky Craft Pointers, Flicker Shad and other small jerk baits. These suspended fish are very easy to see on the graph. Virtually all of the fish we graphed today were stripers. The difficult part is that they are holding in their current locations and feeding on plankton while waiting for shad to spawn. They will swim up to taste a shallow running lure, but will miss a couple of times before hooking up. We caught our normal 30 fish this morning using this trolling technique.

Here is the best news flash: Buoy 25 is loaded with fish that are just waiting for someone to bring some bait. We caught them trolling regularly, but we could see hundreds of stripers swimming in shallow water looking right back at us. The water is crystal clear and the visual experience is awesome. These fish are located in the Mile Marker 25 Cove and not along the steep wall closer to Face Canyon. Look for the longest cove on the south wall for best fishing success.

Those seeking bass and crappie are still finding great success. Look for shallow rocky structure where green water clarity is five to ten feet. Green water is better than crystal clear or muddy brown. You'll find the good spots by going toward the back of the canyon and watching the structure and water clarity. Bass grubs, senkos, dropshot shad-shaped worms, chatter baits, spinner baits are all working. We started catching smallmouth bass today on our trolled lures while fishing for stripers. Bass are getting much more aggressive and reacting much earlier in the day because the water temperature is hitting 60F by about 9 a.m.

Next week we are going to be working between Bullfrog and Good Hope Bay. We will tag another 500 walleye for the 2017 Walleye Contest. May will be the best time to catch these fish. The contest started last year on July 1, which is past the best walleye fishing period. Expect the numbers of tagged walleye that are recaptured to soar this May. The best spot will be between Bullfrog and Good Hope Bay. It might be a worth a May fishing trip to Lake Powell to catch many different species and maybe even win a prize for catching a tagged walleye.

I am very excited about the potential for fishing over the next six weeks. I recommend you take advantage of this opportunity to enjoy great fishing success and the beauty of Lake Powell.

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

(Apr 20) One angler reports good fishing for rainbow trout. PowerBait has been effective.

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Lost Creek Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Apr 20) Fishing has been good from both shore and boat even though the water is still murky.

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Lower Bowns

Rainbow Trout

(Apr 15) The reservoir is ice-free and accessible. The road is slick after recent storms, so a four-wheel-drive vehicle is a must. There are no new fishing reports, but spring often provides fair to good fishing.

Mabey Pond

Crappie, Catfish, Largemouth Bass

No recent reports.

Regulations

Mantua Reservoir

Bluegill, Cutthroat Trout, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Apr 20) The water level is high and the water remains very cold. One angler reports slow fishing, while another caught a few trout using garlic PowerBait.

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Matt Warner Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Mill Meadow Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Apr 15) The ice is off and the reservoir is almost full. Fly fishing is good at the inlets with leech patterns. Fishing is slow to fair from float tubes. Try using flashy spinners and lures.

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Miller's Flat Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Millsite Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Apr 20) Fishing is slow to fair. Try using worms, spinners or beadhead buggers for catching trout

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Apr 15) The water level is still rising, but the water has started to clear up. Anglers report fair fishing when drifting nymphs on gravel shorelines and points. The pattern favored by the fish can vary day to day, so you may have to try a few things. One angler recommended black zebra midges in sizes 16 and 18, because larger flies were ignored. Midge patterns are often a good choice at Minersville.

DWR annual monitoring survey found fair numbers of fat, healthy rainbow trout. Fish in the 17- to 22-inch range are readily available. Wipers are also doing fantastic, with an abundance of four- to six-pound fish. We also saw a few larger wipers that were up to eight pounds. Look for wipers to get more active as the water warms into the 50s in the next few weeks.

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

No recent reports.

Newcastle Reservoir

Smallmouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Wiper (hybrid)

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Apr 15) The water is clear. Fishing is fair for rainbows using PowerBait and nightcrawlers from shore. Slower success from boats.

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Newton Reservoir

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

No recent reports.

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Nine Mile Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Ogden River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Apr 20) Fishing has been excellent for brown trout. Angler Wayne Kimball reports catching six brown trout west of the Dinosaur Park and past the skate park using a real worm wacky-rigged with a 1/4-ounce weight.

Regulations

Otter Creek Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Apr 15) The reservoir continues to fill and is now up to 87 percent of capacity. Fishing success is starting to pick up. Good fishing has been reported both by boats trolling pop gear and fly anglers using nymphs and leech patterns on gravel shorelines. If you're trolling, try to stay close to shore because a lot of fish are moving in shallow. Bait fishing from shore is also getting more successful. Our angler survey last year found that April was the best month to fish, with the year's highest catch rate and lower fishing pressure than during the summer months. The next month will provide the best time to catch a lot of fat rainbow trout.

Regulations

Palisade Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Apr 20) Anglers have been catching 14- to 16-inch tiger trout. For tigers, try using minnow-imitating lures tipped with a mealworm or nightcrawler.

Panguitch Lake

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

(Apr 15) The water level is slowly rising. Fishing has been fair recently as the trout are slowly waking up from the winter cold. A few nice fish have been caught recently, including a 12-pound tiger trout. Shore fishing is best right now as trout will be cruising the shallows feeding. You can catch rainbow trout with popular baits like PowerBait or a nightcrawler/marshmallow combination. Fly anglers can pick up rainbows and cutthroat with nymphs, leeches and wooly buggers. For bigger fish, cast bigger flies. If you really want to get into bigger fish, try fishing cut bait like chub, sucker, shiners or anchovies or tube jigs and swimbaits tipped with cut bait. White is usually the best color for jigs and swimbaits, though darker colors (olive green, pepper, smoke, etc.) have also been producing. Most of the fish caught with these methods will be slot-sized cutthroat and tiger trout that must be released. You may, however, catch a few large rainbows and slot busters. If you're still fishing with cut bait, use large single hooks and fish it actively holding the pole in your hand or watching it closely so that you can set the hook as soon as the fish picks up the bait. If the fish does swallow the hook, just cut the line rather than try to pull the hook out.

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Paragonah Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

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Payson Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Apr 20) Payson Lake is closed until Memorial Day.

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Pelican Lake

Bluegill, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass

(Apr 13) Daily limits have been increased to 12 largemouth bass and no limit on bluegill because of a treatment planned for the fall of 2017. If you want to target only bass, try fishing the topwater with three- to five-inch Senko or Gulp jigs. Water temperatures are hovering in the mid 50s.

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Pine Lake

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Pine Valley Reservoir

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

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Pineview Reservoir

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

(Apr 20) The water is low and murky, and visibility is only a few inches. The surface temperature is approximately 50F. The docks are not connected and one big section is floating freely. There are a lot of logs and other free-floating debris, which makes boating somewhat risky at higher speeds. One group of Division employees reported marking many fish on the sonar, but receiving very few bites.

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

(Mar 30) High runoff is making the entire reservoir muddy. The reservoir was mostly drained again last year and it is unknown if any fish survived. We will be conducting a netting survey during the first week in April to determine survival. In February, 50,000 seven-inch rainbow trout were stocked.

Porcupine Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

No recent reports.

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Price River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

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Provo River

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

(Apr 20) Lower: Anglers have been catching rainbows and browns. Hatches are happening early in the morning and in the mid-afternoon hours (around 12 p.m.). The flows have been very inconsistent, and anglers suggest fishing above the Olmstead Diversion. Try using worm patterns, sow bugs and shrimp patterns. Rainbows are beginning to spawn, so have a variety of rainbow egg patterns on hand.

Middle: The blue-winged olive (BWO) hatch is hot during the early morning and mid-afternoon hours. Try a variety of adults, midges, nymphs, dry flies, sow bugs and egg patterns. The Middle Provo is fishing similar to the Lower Provo, but anglers are seeing more consistent flows.

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Quail Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Apr 15) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked and are providing fair to good success. One angler reports good success trolling 10 to 15 feet deep. Bass activity is starting to pick up as water temperatures are reaching the mid-50s. Focus on cold weather techniques until temperature is consistently in the 60s. The keys are to fish deep (20 to 30 feet) and use a slow presentation. Finesse baits like Senkos, drop shot rigs, and shaky heads are very conducive to a slow presentation. Slow-rolling spinnerbaits can also be very effective.

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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

(Apr 13) We haven't received any recent angler reports. Try fishing from the shoreline in the early morning and late evening. Water temperatures are hovering around 47 degrees. The water levels are currently at 70 percent.

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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

(Apr 20) Fishing is good from a boat or the shore. One angler reported catching several rainbow trout by the dam. Another angler reported decent fishing from the southwest shore using PowerBait and salmon eggs. Since the water level is low, try shore floating PowerBait on the westside near the third bathroom about two to three feet off the bottom.

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Salem Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Apr 20) The pond was stocked on April 11. Anglers have been catching planter rainbows. Traditional methods work well. You can also try using 1.5-inch speckled tube jigs, chartreuse Marabou jigs or gold Jake's Spin-A-Lures.

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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

(Apr 15) Warmer weather is becoming more regular and the storms are less frequent, and fish are responding accordingly. With the water temperatures sitting in the upper-50s and low-60s, bass are getting more active. Anglers have been catching them in 10 to 20 feet of water. A few have also been setting up nests in the shallows. Look for the pre-spawn bite to really pick up in the next couple of weeks. Various techniques have been producing, but the Ned rig has been popular and productive this spring. The Ned rig is half a Senko threaded on a jig head. The key is to find the fish and then use a bait you are confident in. If fish are still not biting, try slowing down your presentation because they are still waking up from the winter cold.

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Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Apr 20) Most of Scofield Reservoir has thawed. Try using worms or PowerBait for catching chubs, or use tube jigs, spinners or chub meat for larger trout.

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Settlement Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Apr 20) We stocked 2,000 seven-inch wipers in the reservoir on April 6. Try using PowerBait, nightcrawlers, gold Panther Martin Classic Teardrop Spinners or red/black Jake's Spin-A-Lures.

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Silver Lake

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Smith and Morehouse Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Starvation Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Smouthmouth Bass, Walleye

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Apr 13) The weekend weather pattern stirred up the water and visibility is being reported at four feet. Fishing has been good the last couple of days. Anglers report water temperatures at 42 degrees. The bait of choice is a size six or eight bead head in green or brown. The reservoir water level is currently steady at 72 percent full.

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Steinaker Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Apr 13) Fish appear to be the most active in the early morning and late evening. Try using a two or three-inch white tube jig tipped with nightcrawler, or black marabou jig for trout. You may also try using a Jake's lure. For bass, fish a senko worm along the rocky shorelines, and near the island. The water temperature is hovering in the low 50s.

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Strawberry Reservoir

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

(Apr 20) Ice-off conditions have arrived! There is roughly a 10- to 15-foot gap between the shore and ice throughout the reservoir. There is a significant amount of open water near the Ladders and on Soldier Creek. Forecasts estimate that the entire reservoir will be ice-free by the end of the month. Ice-off conditions tend to be great for shore fishing. As the ice slowly recedes, the water near shore warms and draws in hungry fish from deeper depths. However, this week's cold front (high winds and heavy precipitation) may negatively impact fishing conditions during ice-off. You may want to capitalize on ice-off conditions as soon as the weather allows. Anglers have been catching 12- to 15-inch rainbows and 15- to 20-inch cutthroats. Try using 1.5- to 2-inch white tube jigs, chartreuse paddle bugs, white/pink curly tail grubs or various spoons. Remember to tip your lure with a mealworm, nightcrawler or wax worm.

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Thousand Lakes Mountain

Trout

(Mar 30) Access to Solomon Basin is possible from Emery County. The ice is off Morrell Pond.

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

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Tropic Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Apr 15) The reservoir is accessible.

Uinta Lakes

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

(Apr 15) According to anglers, the lakes are still frozen. However, please use caution as warming temperatures may lead to unsafe ice. Access to the North Slope lakes and Provo River Drainage lakes is by snowmobile on SR-150 and the North Slope Road out of Mountain View, Wyoming.

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Utah Lake

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Apr 20) Angling pressure has been steady. Anglers report catching channel catfish, bullheads, white bass and walleye. White bass fishing should begin to pick up over the next few weeks as we near the spawn. For white bass, try using chartreuse, pearl or white-colored curly tail grubs with a 1/8-ounce jig head. Allow the jig to drop and then begin working the jig back while maintaining some contact with the bottom. For catfish, try using chicken livers, shrimp, nightcrawlers or white bass cut bait.

(Apr 5) Fished the Utah Lake State Park with my brother and caught nothing. We used shrimp, worms and hot dogs. Didn't see anyone else catch anything.

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Vernon Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Apr 20) Anglers have reported good fishing for 13- to 15-inch rainbows. Try using garlic PowerBait, a nightcrawler tipped with a marshmallow, or a Panther Martin Classic Teardrop Spinner in gold.

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Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Apr 20) One angler reported good fishing for brown trout. Another angler reported catching mountain whitefish near the Rockport Reservoir inlet. Try fishing for brown trout near the Croydon exit of of I-84, which is where a few anglers reported a successful catch.

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Wide Hollow Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Apr 15) The reservoir is full. Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked and the state park reports fair to good fishing.

Willard Bay

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

(Apr 20) Anglers report fair to good fishing for wipers and walleye. Shore fishing for wipers is beginning to pick up. For boat anglers, fishing reports widely varied. Some reported that fishing was hot, while others reported a fair or even slow bite. One angler reported great success catching wipers using mussels in about 15 feet of water.

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Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.

Willow Pond

Bluegill,Brown Trout, Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Apr 20) The pond was stocked on April 17. Anglers have been catching planter rainbows. Traditional methods work well.

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Woodruff Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Yankee Meadow Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Apr 15) Access should be opening soon, but be careful if you try to go up there. We typically see a couple trucks get stuck in early spring.

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Yuba Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Apr 20) Angling pressure has been light. Surprisingly, anglers have reported catching a few wipers. These fish are believed to be in low densities and have been swept downstream from other waters. Fishing is slow for walleye and northern pike. Despite the slow pike fishing, Yuba provides a great opportunity to catch a trophy-sized fish. Recent fishery surveys found that the majority of the northern pike in Yuba are more than 36 inches long. If you're fishing for walleye, try using Rapala flat jigs, Gary Yamamoto Tate Pencils or Rapala Down Deep Husky Jerks.

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