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Revised 06-22-17


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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

(Jun 22) Trout fishing slows down during the heat of the summer.

Bear Lake

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jun 16) The lake has been stocked with cutthroat trout throughout the week. Anglers have recently reported catching fish in approximately 25 feet of water by trolling at low speed. If you're fishing from shore, try using crankbaits or spoons.

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

(Jun 22) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked in Little Reservoir, Lower Kent's Lake, Middle Kent's Lake, Anderson Meadow Reservoir, LaBaron Reservoir and Indian Creek (Manderfield) Reservoir. Puffer Lake, Three Creeks Reservoir and Merchant Valley Reservoir will be stocked soon. Anglers report fair to good fishing at the lakes that have already been stocked. Fishing was fast last weekend at LaBaron with PowerBait and marshmallows. Fly anglers did well with San Juan worms.

Beaver River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jun 22) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked.

Regulations

Benches Pond Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Big Sandwash Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(Jun 16) Anglers are having a rough time catching fish from shore. Continue to try using a variety of PowerBait, nightcrawlers and Jake's lures. If you can fish from a boat, the bass fishing has been decent this week.

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

(Jun 22) Many stretches of the river appear too high and fast-flowing for fishing. Use extreme caution.

Blue Mountains

Brook Trout, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Boulder Mountain Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jun 22) All areas of the mountain are now accessible, including the Boulder Top. You'll find fair to good fishing across the mountain. Spin anglers should try marabou jigs, tube jigs, Gulp minnows, spinners, Jake's lures and Kastmasters. Focus on natural baits like nightcrawlers or cut bait. (This is especially effective for large tigers and splake.) If you're a fly angler, bring an assortment of streamers, terrestrials, beadhead nymphs and your favorite dry patterns. Most Boulder lakes are full of freshwater shrimp, so scuds are a must in your fly box.

Regulations

Boulger Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jun 9) The reservoir is now accessible. To catch trout here, try using worms or jigs and other traditional lures.

Regulations

Bountiful Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Jun 22) Bountiful Lake has not been stocked recently. Anglers report slow to fair fishing at the community ponds this week. For greater success, watch the stocking reports and fish within a few days after a pond has been stocked.

Regulations

Box Creek Reservoirs

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Brough Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jun 16) The rainbow trout are biting, and anglers have been successful with PowerBait, and/or a Jake's lure. Bowfishing for carp in the northwest shallows of the lake has produced some very large fish.

Regulations

Browne Reservoir

Brook Trout, Kokanee Salmon, Rainbow Trout

(Jun 16) The reservoir is full but the fishing has been slow so far. Try fish bait near the bottom, or cast small spoons and spinners near the inflows.

Bullock Reservoir

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Musky (hybred)

(Jun 16) The fish are active, so try using a Jake's lure, 1/8-ounce in gold or silver. You should also try traditional nightcrawlers and PowerBait for quick results.

Regulations

Burraston Ponds

Albino Trout, Bluegill, Rainbow Trout

(Jun 22) The ponds were stocked on June 12. Traditional methods (nightcrawlers and PowerBait) work well, or you can try using a Panther Martin Classic Regular Gold spinner or a Panther Martin Holographic Rainbow Trout spinner.

Regulations

Calder Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jun 16) The reservoir sustained a substantial winterkill. Angling will be slow for some time. Surprisingly, a few fish did survive. The six-inch cutthroat trout that were stocked last year survived in significant numbers. They averaged around 11 to 12 inches this year and were in good condition. DWR plans on stocking more trout in the next couple weeks.

Regulations

Causey Reservoir

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

(Jun 22) The water at Causey is a dark, almost opaque brown, and the water is flowing over the spillway. One angler reports no bites even after using many different types of tackle. If you still want to try your luck this week, anglers recommend fishing the inlet.

Regulations

Chalk Creek

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clear Creek

Rainbow Trout

(Jun 22) Bonneville cutthroat trout are abundant throughout Clear Creek. Anglers have reported catching fish up to 15 inches long.

Cleveland Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jun 9) Anglers report good fishing using crystal buggers, bead head olive leeches and other fly tackle. Traditional trout lures are also working. Please be aware, however, that access to roads and campgrounds along Skyline Drive is limited due to snow and mud.

Clinton City Park Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Corn Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jun 22) There haven't been any recent reports from anglers, but runoff should be subsiding.

Cottonwood Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

(Jun 16) Anglers are catching wipers on Rapalas in the evening. Try using jigs or Rapalas to target the tiger muskies, 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

(Jun 16) The boat ramp is open and anglers are catching large tiger trout. The stream fishing has provided some decent-sized brown trout in the last few weeks. Anglers are having success casting from shore with sinking Rapalas in trout patterns. Fly anglers are doing well using tan caddis and caddis pupae. The road from Heber Center Street to the reservoir is still closed.

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

(Jun 22) Anglers have been catching decent-sized rainbows and smallmouth bass. For rainbows, try fishing in about 10 to 15 feet feet of water and use Garlic Rainbow PowerBait or a nightcrawler. For smallmouth bass, try using Rapala DT 410, Bomber 6A or Yellow Perch Rapala Rippin' Rap.

Regulations

Duck Fork Reservoir

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Jun 9) The road to the reservoir was still closed on June 6. The gate will likely open soon. Check with the Manti-La Sal National Forest for road updates.

Regulations

East Canyon Reservoir

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

(Jun 22) The water temperature was in the high 50s last weekend and the reservoir has been filling rapidly. Though some anglers report a slower catch, especially those fishing from shore, others are pulling in many rainbow trout. Try trolling near the shoreline using Rapalas. If you can only fish from shore, try floating garlic PowerBait 3-4 feet off the bottom.

East Fork of Sevier River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jun 22) The river is flowing at 31 cfs. This is not too high to fish, and the runoff turbidity has decreased the river is back to its typical murk. Irrigation releases from Otter Creek Reservoir could begin at any time, so get out while the river is still fishable.

Regulations

Echo Reservoir

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

(Jun 22) The reservoir is full and water is flowing through the spillway. Anglers report good fishing for rainbow trout by trolling at low speeds with pop gear and a worm. Trout caught were about 15-16 inches long.

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

(Jun 9) Water levels are high at Electric Lake and other waters along Skyline Drive. Try using pop gear for kokanee salmon and traditional lures for trout.

Enterprise Reservoirs

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jun 22) Trout fishing has been fair to good, but it's been slowing down as the weather gets warmer. Smallmouth bass are active and can be caught with curly-tail grubs, spinners and nightcrawlers.

Fairview Lakes

Rainbow Trout

(Jun 9) Roads off of Skyline Drive to the lakes and other waters may be muddy or inaccessible for highway vehicles.

Farmington Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Jun 22) Farmington Pond was stocked on Monday, May 15. Anglers report slow to fair fishing at the community ponds this week. For greater success, watch the stocking reports and fish within a few days after a pond has been stocked.

Regulations

Ferron Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jun 9) The reservoir is now open and accessible. However, many of the campgrounds are still covered with snow. Check with the Manti-La Sal National Forest for road and campground updates.

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

(Jun 22) Typical summer fishing patterns have set in. Rainbow trout can be caught while trolling or bait fishing from boats. Perch fishing is providing fast action. Anchor just outside the weedline and fish with small jigs tipped with nightcrawler. Remember that there is no limit on perch at Fish Lake, and you are encouraged to harvest all the perch that you catch. A few experienced kokanee anglers have come to Fish Lake to try out the new population. They have had fair to good success for fat salmon measuring 14 to 15 inches long. For kokanee, try trolling dodgers and squids tipped with Gulp maggots at depths of 30 to 40 feet. Before you head to the lake, call the Fish Lake Lodge at 435-638-1000 or Bowery Haven Resort at 435-638-1040 to check on current conditions and get up-to-date fishing reports.

Regulations

Flaming Gorge Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jun 16) The water level is at 6,028 feet and increasing. The water temperature is about 65 degrees F in the canyon, or Utah region of the reservoir. All launches are open.

Kokanee salmon: Fishing is fair to good. The reservoir has risen six feet this spring and water temperatures have climbed to 65 degrees F. The kokanee have started to move down in the water column, preferring deeper, cooler water. The early morning bite is most consistent, but some anglers have done well during midday along the shade of the main channel. Most of the fish caught this week came from 40 to 50 feet and 1.6 to 2.2 mph, but watch your fish finder and adjust your lure depth to where you're marking fish. Smaller spoons (#1 Needlefish, Vipers), squids (pink, orange) and dodgers (silver/pink or orange) work best. Tip lures with Gulp maggots, mealworms or corn.

Rainbow trout: Fishing is fair. You might catch some cutthroat trout, too. Fishing is good in the canyon along the shore using bait or casting small jigs and spinners. Marabou jigs in earth tone colors are a good option in shallow or deep water. If you're fishing from a boat, try casting jigs near creek inlets and shallow points, or trolling pop gear at 10 to 20 feet deep along the shoreline. Watch for concentrations of rainbow trout on the fish finder, and vertically jig with small jigging spoons like Northland Buckshots tipped with bait. 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 a quick release. Fish were recently stocked, so small rainbows are a common, yet easy catch.

Lake trout: Fishing is fair. Anglers are catching smaller lake trout (pups) while trolling for kokanee salmon or jigging in 50 to 80 feet of water near main channel points and ridges. Fish can be located suspended above the bottom using a fish finder. Try dropping a white or glow-n-the-dark tube jig or jigging spoon (Northland Buckshot) tipped with sucker or chub meat. Gulp minnows and blade baits (Sebile Vibrato) can also work really well.

Smallmouth bass: Fishing is good. Smallmouth bass are active in the shallows and jerk baits (Rapala Xrap) work great this time of year. Use a jerk-jerk-pause retrieve, varying the length of the pause to entice fish. Good colors include rainbow trout, pink and silver. Have a couple of sizes on hand, and if they're chasing without hitting, try going bigger or smaller in the same color. Top water is also fantastic early and late in the day. Try spitting top waters like Rebel PopRs, also in rainbow trout. Jigs mimicking crayfish, their primary forage, are always a great option.

Burbot: Fishing is fair. Boaters should target burbot on rocky points and shorelines in 20 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

No recent reports.

Fort Buenaventura

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Fremont River

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

No recent reports.

Gigliotti Pond

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Jun 9) Anglers are catching trout using worms. PowerBait and salmon eggs have also worked well. The pond was stocked with 1,500 rainbow trout on May 9

Regulations

Glassman's Pond

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Grantsville Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(Jun 22) Anglers have been catching 14- to 16-inch rainbows using PowerBait or nightcrawlers.

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(Jun 16) Due to heavy snowpack in the upper Green River drainage, flows are currently 8,600 cfs. Fishing is still good during high flows. Streamer fishing has been good, especially in slow water (eddies). Nymph fishing has also been productive using scuds, soft hackles, San Juan worms and juju midges. Set your nymph rig deep, 8 to 12 feet, and target seams of fast and slow water. Fishing with cicadas has also been good, especially in the A-section. Try a dry dropper, using a cicada as a strike indicator with a nymph trailing 2 to three feet below. 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

(Jun 22) Anglers are catching catfish at Gunnison Bend and DMAD reservoirs. Largemouth bass have also been more active lately. Pike are becoming more prevalent in both reservoirs. The outlets at both reservoirs are also good places to fish. A recent netting survey found good numbers of catfish in Gunnison Bend. Some of the fish weighed up to nine pounds! They are holding tight to structure right now, so fish along the riprap dikes and don't cast too far.

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Walleye

(Jun 22) Some anglers report no bites at all, while others have been very successful. One angler reports that fishing was good in the middle of the day.

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

(Jun 9) The reservoir was stocked on March 28 with about 2,000 rainbow trout. To catch the rainbows, try using night crawlers. For larger trout and wipers, spoons or spinner lures may work well. Fishing with flies has been slow.

Regulations

Huntington Reservoir

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

(Jun 9) The reservoir is now open. Lots of tiger trout were found during recent gill net surveys. Some of these trout appear to be eating worms off the bottom, so small night crawlers might work well.

Regulations

Hyrum Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jun 22) Fishing has recently been slow to fair at Hyrum. Most anglers who were successful fished in the early mornings or late evenings. Try slowing down your trolling speed.

Joe's Valley Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jun 9) Try using 1/4-ounce jig heads, with white plastic tubes or chub meat, to catch cutthroat trout, tiger trout and splake. As chubs move into the shallows to spawn, chub meat will become an especially effective bait for these large predatory fish.

Regulations

Johnson Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Musky, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jun 22) The reservoir is full. Now is the best time to target tiger muskies, while the water is fairly clear and there are weeds for the fish to hide in.

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

(Jun 22) Anglers have been catching 14- to 18-inch rainbows and 18- to 20-inch browns. Try fishing for rainbows on the south side of the lake, using PowerBait, spoons and spinners. For browns, try using crankbaits and minnow-imitating lures. Perch-colored Rapalas appear to be the go-to lure for browns right now.

Regulations

Kaysville Ponds

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

(Jun 22) The bass are beginning to bite. Anglers recommend the south pond if you're looking to increase your chances of landing a bass.

Regulations

Kolob Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jun 22) Bait fishing is allowed until Sept. 9. Remember that the limit allows harvest of two trout under 15 inches or over 22 inches all trout between 15 and 22 inches must be released. Fishing is fair to good for fly and lure anglers who are fishing from boats. Bait fishing is slower.

Regulations

Koosharem Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jun 22) A recent netting survey found few trout, although a few big cutthroat trout were caught. It appears that water fluctuation in recent years has been pretty hard on the trout we stock here. You have the chance to catch some large fish at Koosharem, but you'll have to put in plenty of time. Rainbow trout have been stocked this spring.

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

(Jun 22) by Wayne Gustaveson

Lake elevation: 3,631 feet Water temperatures: 7784F

Stripers are still on top. Surface feeding stripers have been reported from Wahweap Bay to Hite. The slurping schools are still feeding quickly and tend to go up and down often. My reports indicate that they stay up longer and are caught more often from Dangling Rope to the San Juan and Bullfrog Bay to Good Hope Bay. Expect to see them anywhere and anytime. Since they are commonly feeding lakewide, my goal was to find out which lures caught the most fish.

I prefer surface casting, so that I can see the fish hit the top water lure. That way, even if there is no action, I can see the fish and feel the adrenaline spike. I chose the Ima Skimmer because it performed well last week, and it repeated that performance today. It's a long thin lure that casts well.

My next rod had the Lucky Craft lipless vibrator (rattletrap type) tied on because the slurps go up and down quickly. When they are up, just reel it quickly through the splashing fish. If they go down, let the rattletrap sink until it is below the submerged school and then reel it up through the school for a quick hookup.

Stripers are feeding on very small shad, so the best lure to match the hatch is a small white fly. It takes a fly rod to cast a fly or an added weight to get the fly out there on a spinning rod. I tied a small white fly on behind a Kastmaster spoon. This setup was not the best, and I got only a few bumps without a hookup. If using flies, bring the fly rod.

The best lure of the day was a Yamamoto D Shad (white color 364) on a 5/0 Owner hook with a 3/32-ounce belly weight and a twist lock attachment. I caught the most slurping stripers with this big lure. It worked well swimming through the striper school or dropping down a bit when the school went down.

All of the lures worked, but the most important factor was casting to the right spot. These fast-moving fish feed in an erratic pattern. They start in one direction, only to change course, go down and come up in a new direction. It is critical to cast five feet or more ahead of the lead fish since the lure will fly for two to three seconds and then land near the fast moving school. If it lands in the sweet spot, where the lead fish can see it, there will be a hookup. If it lands behind the lead fish, then it is often ignored. The school often stays up for up to five minutes or more, but once the boat is in range the fish tend to go down after the lures hit the water. The first cast must be accurate to get a quick hookup.

On June 20, the striper slurps began at first light and quit by 9 a.m. We didn't wait for the noon slurps to start because it was a hot day. You'll find more slurps in the evening too.

We did try trolling with deep divers over 25-foot slick rock bottom structure and caught stripers and smallmouth bass. We talked with bait anglers fishing in the shady coves on the east wall in Last Chance and they were catching a lot of adult stripers. Striper fishing is still good, despite the heat.

I often tell anglers to fish small, isolated white rock slides in the steep walled main channel to catch smallmouth bass. We tested that theory, but found the rock slides to be quiet. If we cast to the slick rock wall on the other side of the rock slide cove, though, we caught a smallmouth bass on every cast. Smallmouth bass are still active and very catchable. It just takes a bit of experimenting to find their preferred habitat for the day.

Walleye are active early morning and evening and during the day as they hang out under muddy water, floating on the surface caused by wind or wake action. Catfish, bluegill and green sunfish are active now as well, but the rising water has not allowed them to find their summer home. That will happen when the lake stabilizes in July.

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

(Jun 22) The river is flowing incredibly high and fast. Many areas appear unfishable. Use extreme caution if attempting to fish the river at this time.

Regulations

Lost Creek Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jun 22) The water level at Lost Creek Reservoir is rising. Anglers report pulling in large rainbow trout this week. Try fishing in the arm of the reservoir that contains the boat ramp, especially in the late afternoon when trout are moving into shallower waters in search of food. If you're fly fishing, try using leech or black squirrel patterns.

Regulations

Lower Bowns

Rainbow Trout

(Jun 22) Anglers report good to excellent fishing.

Mabey Pond

Crappie, Catfish, Largemouth Bass

No recent reports.

Regulations

Mantua Reservoir

Bluegill, Cutthroat Trout, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Jun 22) Anglers report fair to good fishing. As of last weekend, the water temperature was in the low 60s and water visibility was only a couple feet deep. One angler reports finding success fishing for trout from the dike using a black woolly bugger. Another angler caught several largemouth bass from the tree-lined area on the south shore.

Regulations

Matt Warner Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jun 16) Anglers report fun and fast fishing from the early morning to mid afternoon. Try using PowerBait and jigging for fast results. Tiger trout have been very active from the shoreline. Please remember to pack out what you pack in we tend to see more litter during summertime months.

Mill Meadow Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

No recent reports.

Regulations

Miller's Flat Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Millsite Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jun 9) Fishing has been slow to fair. Try using worms, spinners or beadhead buggers to catch trout here.

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jun 22) Anglers report fair to good fishing. Rainbow trout are moving deep during the day and can be caught while trolling lures or dragging streamers on sinking line. You can find some dry fly action in the morning and evening. Trout are in great condition and are providing an excellent fight. Smallmouth bass are active and can be caught on crayfish-imitating tackle. Wipers are most active at sunup or sundown, and you can catch them while trolling or casting topwater lures. Our 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 four- to six-pound fish abundant. We also saw a few larger wipers that weighed up to eight pounds.

Regulations

Misc

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Monroe Mountain Lakes

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Jun 22) The Box Creek reservoirs and north-end lakes have been stocked with catchable-sized rainbow trout and should provide fair to good fishing. Manning Meadow Reservoir is closed to fishing until July 8.

Moon Lake

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Navajo Lake

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jun 22) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked and are providing fair fishing.

Newcastle Reservoir

Smallmouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Wiper (hybrid)

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jun 22) Anglers are catching wipers on anchovies or other cut bait fished from shore at night. Smallmouth bass are active and can be caught on crayfish-imitating tackle.

Regulations

Newton Reservoir

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Nine Mile Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Ogden River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jun 22) The river is still running high, fast and murky brown. Use caution. One angler reports catching decent-sized brown trout.

Regulations

Otter Creek Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jun 22) The reservoir is mostly full, so some shorelines will be difficult to fish due to flooded brush. Trout head for deeper water during the summer, so the best fishing now will be from boats try both trolling and bait fishing. If you're fishing from shore, focus on steeper shorelines around the south end and state park.

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Palisade Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Jun 22) Anglers have been catching 14- to 16-inch rainbows. Try using spinnerbaits, a silver or gold Jake's Spin-A-Lure, salmon eggs under a bobber, PowerBait or nightcrawlers.

Panguitch Lake

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

(Jun 22) Access to Panguitch Lake is closed indefinitely due to the advance of the Brian Head Fire.

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Paragonah Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jun 22) Access to Panguitch Lake is closed indefinitely due to the advance of the Brian Head Fire.

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Payson Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jun 22) Anglers are catching 12- to 14-inch rainbows using salmon eggs and nightcrawlers. You can also try using gold spoons or spinnerbaits.

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Pelican Lake

Bluegill, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass

(Jun 16) Anglers are doing well catching bluegill on spawning beds. To locate bluegill, look for clear water and weed beds/structure in deeper parts or the lake. Water may appear red in some areas due to pumping from the canal. Anglers are catching bass on buzzbaits for topwater and on senkos. Due to spring runoff and warmer water temperatures, bowfishing for carp in shallows is excellent this time of year. Due to a treatment that has now been moved to the fall of 2018, limits have been liberalized to 12 largemouth bass and no limit on bluegill. Water temperatures are hovering in the low 60-degree range.

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Pine Lake

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jun 22) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked. A recent netting survey found that improvements to the water-delivery system improved overwinter survival. There are plenty of rainbow and cutthroat trout that were stocked last year and survived the winter. Fish in the 17-inch range are more abundant than in recent years.

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

(Jun 22) This is a good time to fish for a variety of species, particularly crappie and smallmouth bass. As of last weekend, the water temperature was about 60 degrees. Anglers report catching tiger muskie, smallmouth bass, crappie and perch. The reservoir's water level is rising and is nearly full. At about 3-4 feet of visibility, the water clarity has improved.

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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

(Jun 22) A recent netting survey found that suckers are still abundant, despite near draining last year. Trout numbers are very low right now, and it appears that the reservoir may get pretty low again this year.

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

(Jun 22) Flows are still fluctuating on the Lower Provo, so please continue to use extreme caution. Fish are feeding heavily near the river banks, so river wading is not necessary to catch fish. Reports indicate plenty of stonefly and caddis activity. Try using caddis larvae and pupa patterns, stonefly nymphs, sow bugs, freshwater shrimp and mayfly nymphs.

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Quail Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jun 22) Bass fishing should be fair to good. See the Sand Hollow report for techniques and tackle.

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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

(Jun 16) The yellow perch and 8-inch wipers are active and biting. Try fishing from the shoreline in the early morning and late evening with standard PowerBait, nightcrawlers and maybe a Rapala jig. Water temperatures are hovering near the mid 50s. 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

(Jun 22) Anglers report slow to fair fishing this week. Try slowing down your trolling speed. Anglers who were successful reported fishing on the west side of the reservoir. Anglers recommend green-colored bait or lures, gold Flatfish, worms, Jake's lures, or pop gear.

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Salem Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Jun 22) Anglers are catching rainbows and largemouth bass. For rainbows, traditional methods work best, but you can also try silver Panther Martin Classic Spinners or gold-black Mepps Aglia Marabous. For largemouth bass, try using either Gary Yamamoto Senkos or purple, black or brown Pepper jigs.

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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

(Jun 22) Largemouth bass are very active. Various techniques have been effective. The key is to find the fish and use a bait you are confident in. The Ned rig is increasingly popular and productive this year. The Ned rig is half a Senko threaded on a jig head. Wacky-rigged Senkos, swim baits, spinner baits, dropshots and crayfish-imitating jigs can all be productive.

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Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jun 9) The water level at the reservoir is high. Some anglers have even seen fish spilling over the top of the dam. The chubs have started spawning, and anglers are having success catching them on the western shore using worms and PowerBait. Once caught, the chubs can be killed and used for bait. Scofield was stocked with more than 12,000 catchable cutthroat trout on April 20. Try using chub meat or spinners to catch the recently stocked fish and larger cutthroat trout that are also in the reservoir.

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Settlement Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jun 22) Anglers are having success using PowerBait and nightcrawlers, but you can also try salmon eggs under a bobber.

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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

(Jun 16) Cheryl Bunnell says: Starvation Reservoir skunked almost everyone today. 4 fish caught all morning at the bridge and dam. One was mine. The wind was terrible.

(Jun 16) Fishing is good for shore anglers. Boat anglers have caught plenty of recently stocked 12-inch kokanee salmon. Try using a dodger with a squid spinner. Fishing has been best in the early morning until about mid afternoon. Try using PowerBait or spinners from shore. Most fish are caught in water 8 to 18 feet deep. Warmer water temperatures have improved the smallmouth bass fishing, especially along the rocky shorelines near the bridge. Biologists moved more than 250 crappie from Pineview to Starvation to establish a new population of forage fish. If you catch crappie, we're asking that you voluntarily release them so they can establish this population. Water temperatures are averaging in the mid to high 50-degree range, and levels are staying steady at 86 percent.

(Jun 5) Tyson Fields of Grantsville fished in a group of 4 and caught 33 rainbows using Power Bait fishing from a boat. "Trolling was pretty slow because of the merky water from runoff but bait fishing is excellent catching over 30 fish all between 2 to 5 lbs."

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Steinaker Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jun 16) Bluegill fishing is hot from a boat. Try fishing along the northern shoreline for decent-sized bluegill, and along the eastern rocky shore for largemouth bass. Try using small jigs tipped with a nightcrawler in about 8 to 15 feet of water. If fishing from the shore, you may use a bubble or bobber to suspend your line off of the bottom. As of April 22, the Division has issued an emergency change, liberalizing limits at Steinaker. There is no daily bag limit for any species: largemouth or smallmouth bass, rainbow or brown trout, and bluegill. This change will remain in effect until December 31, 2017, though this will most likely be extended into 2018. The Bureau of Reclamation will be drawing down Steinaker Reservoir this year and next year in preparation for dam repair work. The drawdown will take the reservoir past dead pool and a complete fish kill is expected. It will be restocked with bluegill, rainbow trout and brown trout upon refilling, and largemouth bass the year after refilling begins.

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Strawberry Reservoir

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

(Jun 22) Shore fishing is fair, but anglers report great success fishing from boats. Anglers are catching 14- to 16-inch rainbows, 18- to 20-inch cutthroats and kokanee salmon. Kokanee fishing has been great. For kokanee, try using Mack's Lure Cha Cha Kokanee, 1- to 1.5-inch light pink Radical Glow tube jigs, Shasta Tackle Pee Wee Wiggle Hoochies, Yakima Flash Glo Squid Spinners or UV pink Rocky Mountain Tackle Super Squids. For trout, try using Gitzit Bait Savers, white or glow tube jigs (tipped with a nightcrawler or mealworm) or gold-black Mepps Aglia Marabous.

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Thousand Lakes Mountain

Trout

(Jun 22) Access is good to all areas. There haven't been any recent reports, but fishing should be fair to good.

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jun 22) Angling pressure has increased, and anglers have been catching 8- to 12-inch rainbows. Anglers report success using woolly buggers, nightcrawlers and dry flies under a bobber.

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Tropic Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jun 22) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked.

Uinta Lakes

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

(Jun 9) Please use extreme caution if you're attempting to access waters in the Uinta Mountains. Warm temperatures have increased runoff significantly, and the rivers are reportedly twice their volume compared to last week. Expect murky and fast-running rivers.

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Utah Lake

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jun 22) Anglers have been catching channel catfish, bullheads and white bass. For catfish, try using chicken livers, hotdogs, stink baits or nightcrawlers. Use a 1/4- to 3/8-ounce egg weight sinker with 8 to 12 inches of leader. The white bass spawn is nearing its end, but anglers are still catching a few. For white bass, try using chartreuse, pink, or white curly tail grubs or paddle bugs.

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Vernon Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jun 22) Anglers have reported catching rainbows. Traditional methods work well, but you can also try using silver Panther Martin Classic Spinners or gold-black Mepps Aglia Marabous.

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Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jun 22) Use caution as the Weber is flowing extremely high and fast. If attempting to fish, anglers have recently found success targeting brown trout below Lost Creek using caddis or soft hackle patterns.

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Wide Hollow Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Jun 22) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked. The state park reports good fishing for largemouth bass.

Willard Bay

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

(Jun 22) The water is murky and contains debris. Many anglers are reporting very poor fishing for wiper. However, anglers report catching some decent-sized walleye.

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Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Jun 9) The lake is now open and accessible, but roads may be muddy or otherwise hazardous. Use caution when traveling up Ferron Canyon.

Willow Pond

Bluegill,Brown Trout, Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Jun 22) The pond was stocked on June 7. Anglers are having success using PowerBait, nightcrawlers and bread.

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Woodruff Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Yankee Meadow Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jun 22) Access to Yankee Meadow Reservoir is closed indefinitely due to the advance of the Brian Head Fire.

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Yuba Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jun 22) Reports indicate that fishing has been slow. For walleye, try using a Strike King Redeye Shad, a Rapala Shad Rap, a Gary Yamamoto 4-inch DT grub or a UV Buck-Shot Spoon. For northern pike, try using minnow-imitating lures or crankbaits.

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