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Revised 08-27-16


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

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Abajo Mountain

Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 27) All San Juan County waters are open and stocked. The most recently stocked waters are Blanding Three and Four. Each were stocked with about 1,400 nine-inch rainbow trout each on May 16. The Rattlesnake ponds were stocked with nearly 2,000 nine-inch rainbows on May 16. Lloyds Lake was stocked with nearly 4,000 eight-inch rainbow trout on April 13. Fishing for pike and bass at Recapture Reservoir is improving as the water temperature rises. Aquatics Biologist Calvin Black suggests fishing with weedless swimbaits in shallow, weedy areas.

American Fork River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Baker Reservoir

Crayfish, Brown Trout, Green Sunfish, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 27) The water level is very low.

Bear Lake

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Aug 26) Local angler Scott recently fished Bear Lake. He fished most of the day and caught and released four cutthroat trout. The trout he caught ranged from 18 to 23 inches long. He caught them in 65 feet of water, in an area where the depth was 85 feet. He had the best success using a blue and silver spoon, trolling between 2 and 2.25 mph. Three of the fish were caught around the rock pile and one at the ledges. Please remember that you must release cutthroat trout that don't have a healed fin clip.

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

(Aug 27) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked in all lakes. The Indian Creek road has been fixed, and the reservoir has been stocked.

Beaver River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Aug 27) Lower: Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked. You should find fair to good fishing with summer irrigation flows.

Upper: Small brown and rainbow trout are abundant. Use small spinners, flies and natural baits like nightcrawlers and salmon eggs. A foam hopper beadhead nymph-dropper rig can be especially fun and effective here. Don't hesitate to hit some of the higher tributaries like Merchant Creek.

Regulations

Benches Pond Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Aug 27) Many of the lakes you'll find along Skyline Drive in the Manti-La Sal National Forest, including Benches Pond, have been stocked with catchable rainbow trout this week. Anglers report fishing as fair to hot, depending on the time of day.

Regulations

Big Sandwash Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 27) Anglers continue to report good fishing. If you're targeting rainbow trout, try trolling crankbaits or spoons in deeper water. You can also try casting lures near the inlet. Smallmouth bass and perch fishing has been great, too. If you're targeting perch, cast small jigs tipped with a piece of worm along sandy shorelines, and let the jig sink to the bottom before slowly retrieving. Lately, bass have been more receptive to smaller jigs or grubs; cast and retrieve along the shoreline, allowing the jig to sink near the bottom before retrieving.

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

(Aug 27) Fishing is good right now throughout the river. Anglers report catching trout on Prince nymphs and elk-hair caddis flies.

Blue Mountains

Brook Trout, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Boulder Mountain Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 27) You can find fair to good fishing across the mountain. Try getting away from the most popular lakes for better success. Also, don't hesitate to move to a new lake if you find slow fishing. Spin fishers should try marabou jigs, tube jigs, Gulp minnows, spinners, Jake's and Kastmasters. Bait fishers should focus on natural baits like nightcrawlers or cut bait. (This is especially effective for large tiger trout.) Fly anglers should bring an assortment of streamers, terrestrials, beadhead nymphs and favorite dry patterns. Most Boulder lakes are full of freshwater shrimp, so scuds are a must in your fly box. Midsummer is an ideal time to target grayling and cutthroat trout. These fish can often be caught on dry flies or nymphs. In recent weeks, ant patterns have produced well in lakes on the top of the mountain.

Regulations

Boulger Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Aug 27) Many of the lakes you'll find along Skyline Drive in the Manti-La Sal National Forest, including Boulger Reservoir, have been stocked with catchable rainbow trout this week. Anglers report fishing as fair to hot, depending on the time of day.

Regulations

Bountiful Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 27) Fishing continues to be fair for most anglers, but catch rates improve in the evenings. Some people have had a lot of success catching small bluegill, green sunfish and largemouth bass, which can be fun for young or novice anglers. The fish are biting on mealworms, butter worms, wax worms and shrimp in addition to nightcrawlers. Anglers are still catching channel catfish, mostly in the evenings, on nightcrawlers and other stink baits.

Regulations

Box Creek Reservoirs

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Brough Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Aug 27) Fishing should improve as water temperatures start to decrease.

Regulations

Browne Reservoir

Brook Trout, Kokanee Salmon, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Bullock Reservoir

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Musky (hybred)

(Aug 27) Recent growth of aquatic vegetation has made fishing the reservoir a little difficult. Even so, anglers report decent fishing for largemouth bass. Shoreline access is limited due to vegetation; small boats or float tubes are recommended.

Regulations

Burraston Ponds

Albino Trout, Bluegill, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 19) Fishing is fair using traditional lures and bait like worms or Jake's spinners. Try tipping your lures with nightcrawlers or PowerBait. Fishing is best in the early morning or late evening.

Regulations

Calder Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Aug 27) Catchable rainbows have been stocked.

Regulations

Causey Reservoir

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

(Aug 27) As of Aug. 22, water levels had dropped a bit, but those levels are normal for this time of year. There are still some paddleboarders and kayakers at the reservoir but not as many as in past weeks. Most anglers are fishing from pontoons and kayaks. There are more shore anglers in the evenings. The right and left forks of the South Fork Ogden River, from Causey Reservoir upstream to the headwaters, are closed from Aug. 15 through 6 a.m. on Sept. 24.

Regulations

Chalk Creek

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clear Creek

Rainbow Trout

(Aug 27) The restoration of Bonneville cutthroat trout is complete in the Clear Creek drainage, and anglers are now reaping the benefits. Look for catchable-sized fish throughout the entire stream this year. Some of the tributaries including Mill, Fish and Shingle creeks will also provide good fishing opportunities. Anglers report good to excellent fishing.

Cleveland Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clinton City Park Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Corn Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 27) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked near campgrounds in Corn, Chalk and Oak creeks. Tiger trout have also been stocked in Chalk and Oak. You can find lots of wild brown trout in Corn, wild rainbows in Chalk, and Bonneville cutthroat trout in Oak.

Cottonwood Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

(Aug 27) A few local anglers report that wiper fishing at Cottonwood is picking up especially during the evenings from shore. Try throwing spinners and crankbaits. Once complete, we'll share results from fall electrofishing at Cottonwood.

Regulations

Crouse Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Currant Creek

Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 27) Mountain whitefish in Currant Creek are up to four pounds. We haven't received any reports of angler catching cutthroats.

Currant Creek Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 27) Fisheries biologists report that rainbow trout fishing is fair. Anglers are catching fish from the shore and boats. Boat anglers appear to be having more success as many fish are suspended in the deeper waters of the reservoir (at 30 to 50 feet). Anglers were picking up fish casting spinners from the boat, and shore anglers were simply using a worm under a bobber. We conducted electrofishing surveys a couple weeks ago and the tiger trout were right up in the weed beds feeding on shiners and mountain suckers. Mountain whitefish can be seen near the inlet area and in large schools. Mountain whitefish in Currant Creek are up to four pounds. We haven't received any reports of angler catching cutthroats.

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

(Aug 20) Trout fishing is best early in the morning. If you're fishing from a boat, try trolling pop gear tipped with a worm. Shoreline fishing is slow to fair. Walleye fishing is fair just outside of the Charleston arm. Try using Rapalas just off the weed lines from early to mid morning. Anglers are catching smallmouth bass using jerk baits and soft plastics along the rocky shorelines. The Island and main entrances now have gates that close at 10 p.m. and re-open at 6 a.m. You must not make a reservation to use a campground site. The water temperature today was 66 degrees. Water levels are at 76% and are dropping slowly.

Quagga mussel veligers have been confirmed through a DNA analysis. As such, every watercraf that leaves the reservoir must by decontaminated. Decontamination stations are operating, but you should call ahead to check operating hours. You can call the state park at 435-654-0171.

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)

(Aug 27) Shore fishing for trout is still improving. Anglers report the best success in the morning hours, until about 11:30 a.m. Try fishing with PowerBait on the bottom in the north end of the reservoir. Most types of PowerBait are effective, and some anglers are catching trout when they mix different varieties of PowerBait. Anglers reported slow success while trolling this past week, even when they used a variety of baits, lures, pop gear and worms. The boating anglers who caught fish used PowerBait and worms when they saw fish on a fish finder. Smallmouth bass and wipers are still active in bays and coves. Target depths of eight to 15 feet if you're fishing from boats or the shore. Use worms on the bottom with a lead sinker. Small spinners and flies are also producing well.

East Fork of Sevier River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Aug 27) Kingston Canyon: Irrigation releases from Otter Creek Reservoir have dropped to 170 cubic feet per second (cfs). This level is a little more fishable than recent high flows.

Black Canyon: Fishing is fair to good, depending on the area you fish. Don't hesitate to move around. Summer is a great time to throw a hopper-dropper combo or other terrestrials.

Upper: The upper East Fork Sevier River and many of its tributaries hold good populations of brown, rainbow and brook trout. Look for mostly small fish, although you can catch an occasional big brown trout just above Tropic Reservoir. These streams are perfect for honing your fly-fishing skills. Hopper-dropper combos and other terrestrials can be particularly effective. Spin anglers can do well with small, flashy spinners.

Regulations

Echo Reservoir

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

(Jul 30) Anglers report good fishing for bass along the rocky shore using Senko worms and other traditional bass lures.

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

(Aug 27) Anglers are catching a lot of cutthroat trout bait fishing, using a dead shiner. Anglers are also catching several large tiger trout trolling spoons along the rocky shorelines. Electric Lake was stocked with tiger trout on June 15.

Enterprise Reservoirs

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Aug 27) The upper reservoir is still fairly low. Only small boats can be launched. Fishing has been good lately for 10- to 12-inch rainbows. Smallmouth bass are active and can be caught on small jigs tipped with nightcrawlers or curly-tail grubs in dark colors. Catchable-sized rainbows have been stocked in the lower reservoir.

Fairview Lakes

Rainbow Trout

(Aug 27) Both lakes are open and the road is accessible.

Farmington Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 27) Anglers report fair fishing around the pond, but they've had a bit more success catching catfish near the inlet. Use worms and fish them on the bottom of the pond. PowerBait seems to catch a few fish as well. School recently started, so fewer people are swimming and fishing during the day. Most anglers now visit the pond in the evenings and on the weekends.

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

(Aug 27) Fishing has been good to excellent in the morning and evening hours. Afternoon winds are blowing most boats off the lake. Trollers are finding good success with pop gear and worms. Anglers are catching recently stocked rainbows in shallow water (less than 20 feet deep). A few 10- to 12-inch kokanee have also been caught while trolling, and all have been very fat. Some splake and pup lake trout are suspending at depths of 40 to 60 feet, and anglers are catching them while jigging. Perch action can be fast while jigging just outside the weedline. All prizes left over from the perch tournament have been awarded. Before you visit the lake, call the Fish Lake Lodge at 435-638-1000 or Bower Haven Resort at 435-638-1040 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

(Aug 27) Fishing is fair to excellent, depending on species and location. The water is 70F in the Canyon (Utah portion of the reservoir).

Kokanee salmon: Fishing is fair to good. Many of the kokanee caught last weekend were found at around 40 to 50 feet. If you're not graphing fish, try another location. If you're graphing and not catching fish, change your lure. Try both spoons and dodger/squid combos. Good spoons to try include #1 and #2 Needlefish in pearl/red, silver/red and pearl bikini, along with Rocky Mountain Tackle Viper spoons in tequila sunrise and Caribbean sunset. Silver dodgers are a great attractor, followed by squids in pink, orange or white. Try smaller squids (1.5 inches) for wary fish. A good average speed is 1.8 miles per hour, but you should vary your speed by doing S-turns to see if fish want the lure faster or slower. Remember, the kokanee salmon season closes on Sept. 10.

Rainbow trout: Fishing is fair. Surface temperatures are warm, but you can expect fishing to pick up as the mercury drops. Fall fishing can be exceptional for rainbow trout. Try casting jigs near creek inlets along the length of the Canyon Region of the reservoir. Also, while fishing near shore, let your jig drop further in the water column where temperatures are cooler (20 to 40 feet). Anglers trolling for kokanee or lake trout will often catch rainbow trout using similar gear at similar depths. Shore anglers are having some success soaking worms and PowerBait early in the morning and late in the day.

Lake trout: Fishing for lake trout is good. Reports have been spotty, but they're getting better, specifically in the Canyon Region. Anglers are catching smaller lake trout (pups) while trolling at 60 to 70 feet near steep drop-offs and main channel points. Last week, anglers caught several pup lake trout trolling along the red cliffs in Sheep Creek Bay, as well as along the east wall in Jarvie's Bay. Fish were suspended above the bottom at around 6080 feet. Lures like the Rocky Mountain Tackle Viper spoon in tequila sunrise, Northland Forage Minnows in rainbow trout and Rapala crankbaits in rainbow trout were most productive. The boat speed was 1.61.8 miles per hour. If you locate a good concentration of lake trout, try dropping a white tube jig, or jigging a spoon tipped with sucker/chub meat.

Smallmouth bass: Fishing is great. Fishing for smallmouth bass is great. Smallmouth are most active now with the warmer weather. They can be caught using a variety of methods and techniques. Jigs in 1/4- to 3/8-ounce weights rigged with tubes, curly tails, hula grubs, etc., in earth tone colors are almost always a good choice. Drop shot rigs with four-inch artificial worms or minnows are also very effective. For some excitement, try top water poppers early and late in the day when the conditions are calm. The surface activity can be exceptional this time of year.

Burbot: Fishing is fair for burbot. Burbot activity decreases in the warm summer months, so expect spotty success. Look for burbot on rocky points and shorelines in 20 to 40 feet of water. As always, fish at night and use glow-in-the-dark lures like Yamamoto grubs, Radical Glow tubes, Maniac Cutterbugs and Northland Buckshot spoons. Tip the lure with sucker or chub meat and recharge the glow frequently. Jig the presentation close to the bottom.

Regulations

Forsyth Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Aug 27) A recent netting survey found that most of the larger fish went downstream when the reservoir was drained last year. The tiger trout stocked last summer stayed in the creek, however, so there are plenty of 10-inch fish to catch as well as a handful of bigger fish.

Fort Buenaventura

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Fremont River

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Aug 27) Johnson Reservoir is full and spilling over, so flows have come up and the fishing has slowed down a little. However, fish are still feeding and can be caught. The Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop recommends throwing large, attractor-style dry flies, caddis and terrestrials.

Gigliotti Pond

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Glassman's Pond

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Grantsville Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 20) Officer Troy Hammond reports that anglers still fishing from shoreline and float tubes even though the water level is lower. Fishing is fair using traditional baits and lures. Smallmouth bass will be active near any edges or vegetation.

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(Aug 27) Flows are currently at 2,000 cubic feet per second. Fishing has been good with the lowest pressure during the weekdays. Expect higher recreational or rafting pressure during the heat of the day and on weekends. Be sure to check the USBR website for current releases from Flaming Gorge Dam. Nymph fishing has been most productive using scuds, soft hackles, midges and PMDs. Rigs should be set about 5 to 10 feet, and fished along seams. Dry fly fishing is better in the lower reaches of the river. Terrestrials are working great, but there are still some caddis hatches late in the day. Mix it up by using a dry dropper with a large terrestrial high and nymph trailing 2 to five feet below. Spin fishing is almost always good. Marabou or hair jigs (Zig Jigs) in earth tone colors are a good option in shallow or deep water. Also try crankbaits like Rapala Xraps and Husky Jerks in deeper water. Pinch down the barbs for a quick release. Brightly colored spoons and spinners will also entice fish.

Regulations

Gunlock Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Aug 11) Gunlock Reservoir was treated with rotenone in October 2015 to remove illegally introduced smallmouth bass that posed a serious threat to native fish in the Virgin and Santa Clara rivers. We have begun re-stocking largemouth bass, bluegill and crappie, but fishing opportunities will be limited for the next two or three years while the new populations establish.

Regulations

Gunnison Bend Reservoir

Catfish, Largemouth Bass, White Bass

(Aug 27) Anglers report fair to good fishing for a variety of fish species near the outlets of Gunnison Bend and DMAD reservoirs. Conditions are similar in the river and canals below the outlets.

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Walleye

(Aug 27) Water levels continue to decrease a little each week, which opens more shoreline and fishing access around the reservoir. School recently started, so angling pressure has decreased, but it is still steady in the evenings and on the weekends. The water is very clear, and it's easy to see the smaller largemouth bass and bluegill swimming near the surface. To catch them, use wax worms, butter worms and mealworms in addition to nightcrawlers or local grasshoppers and dragonflies. Trout fishing continues to be a little slow. For the best results, try bait fishing near the bottom. People are leaving a lot of trash along the shores of the reservoir. Please pack out your garbage and pick up any trash you see. No one wants to lose fishing privileges at this beautiful pond. Please remember that this pond is private property. You must obtain a free Walk-in Access authorization number prior to fishing.

Regulations

Honeyville Ponds

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Huntington Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Aug 27) Fishing at Huntington Creek is great at dusk and fair at dawn, mostly within the 1/4-mile stretch below Electric Lake. Anglers are catching 14- to 17-inch browns, mostly on streamers. Huntington Creek was stocked with cutthroat trout on July 19.

Regulations

Huntington North Reservoir

Crayfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 27) Wiper fishing continues to produce good-sized fish at Huntington North. Fishing pressure has slowed down a bit in the past few weeks, however anglers are still catching wipers. Huntington North Reservoir was stocked with wipers on July 16.

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

(Aug 27) Although trout fishing has been fairly slow, bass and perch fishing has been good. Anglers caught a couple of bass that weighed four and five pounds this week. Early mornings are the best time to fish. Boat anglers are having a lot more success than shoreline anglers. Use worms if you're fishing for perch.

Joe's Valley Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

No recent reports.

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

(Aug 20) Trout fishing is better from a boat than the shoreline. Anglers are catching smallmouth along the shoreline with jigs and jerkbaits especially near the Rock Cliffs side. Try fishing from the shoreline in the early morning and late evening using worms, PowerBait or tube jigs. All of the docks are in and the restrooms and campsites are open. Last month, anglers reported seeing a large number of rattlesnakes on the Rock Cliffs side near the boat ramp. Be very cautious about when you're walking in the area. The water temperature is 74 degrees and the reservoir is 85% full.

Regulations

Kaysville Ponds

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

(Aug 27) Anglers report catching larger catfish, about 14 inches long, while fishing in the north pond. They fished with nightcrawlers on the bottom of the pond. The water in the north pond and second pond is still murky but clear of floating vegetation. Anglers who are fishing in the third and south ponds continue to catch catfish and bluegill on nightcrawlers. The water is clear, but there's a lot of vegetation floating on the surface.

Regulations

Kolob Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 27) Fishing is slow to fair. Fish have moved to deeper water during the warmer weather. Bait fishing is allowed until Sept. 10.

Regulations

Koosharem Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Aug 27) There haven't been any recent fishing reports from anglers. Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked. The southwest shoreline has been posted closed to trespassing by the landowner, but public access remains available through the BLM land near the restroom.

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

(Aug 27) Lake elevation: 3614.82 feet
Water temperatures: 7880F

August's striper boils continue to excite anglers across the length of Lake Powell. If you're looking for a boil, there are some subtle nuances that will assist you find them.

The full moon has an impact on fishing. For instance, the full moon on August 18 delayed striper boils in Good Hope Bay until 6 p.m., but fishing was great once they started. The next two evenings, The boils started at 4 p.m. and provided tremendously exciting striper fishing until dark. The boiling stripers varied from small, 12-inch fish to mid-range, 14- to 18-inch fish. There were a few fish in the 22- to 24-inch range too. During the day, stripers were in deep water. Angler were catching them by trolling along the shady steep shorelines. On August 21, stripers began boiling at noon and continued until dark.

Bright nights had the same impact in the southern lake. There were scattered boils from Padre to Rainbow in the evening but the surface was calm during the day. That changed on the cloudy morning of August 23. The overcast skies provided stripers with their desired visibility and led to strange surface feeding activity in the West Canyon. On our weekly sampling trip, we noticed many single fish hitting the surface in a deep box canyon. They were not aggressively chasing surface lures and I thought they might have been gizzard shad. Then we put on heavy spoons that allowed us to throw long casts. When the spoon hit within the splash ring, we were able to catch stripers with a quick, shallow retrieve. We caught 20 stripers before the fish quit at 8 a.m.

We caught an occasional smallmouth bass or striper while trolling, but this fishing was not as exciting as the single fish boils in the early morning hours. We were surprised to troll up an adult bluegill on a rocky point at the mouth of West Canyon. I carry nightcrawlers in hopes of catching a walleye. I put a small, split-shot sinker on in front of a small, #8 hook and dropped a nightcrawler onto the 15 foot flat where the bluegill was caught. I was proud to catch three more bluegill on three casts. I am studying panfish to determine how their diet may change in the presence of quagga mussels. Some of the mussels have been found in sunfish stomachs, but they are only a small portion of stomach contents.

A bass fishermen reported a good pattern that will work lake wide. In the spring, we look for the warmest water available to target largemouth bass. Right now, in the heat of summer, targeting the coolest water works well. These spots include long points that fall into the deep main channel. The warm surface layer prevents bass from occupying the shallow water in the backs of coves. Fish hold deep in their comfort zone, then rise quickly to feed before retreating back to the depths. Search for bass on main channel points and use crankbaits and rattletraps to target the quick-moving fish. Fish the deep water with plastic grubs on 1/4-ounce jig heads.

Bait fishing is still good for stripers along steep canyon walls, but as the water cools both bass and stripers will have more freedom to move throughout the water column. Expect trolling and casting to improve as the water temperature drops into the low 70s.

We have confirmed a late shad spawn, so bass and striper surface fishing will continue into September. Shad will be small, so surface feeding will be more like slurps than boils.

Regulations

LaSal Mountains

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

(Aug 27) The water is off-color. Those using nightcrawlers and PowerBait report slow fishing, and anglers using a Jake's Spin-O-Lure (silver with red dots) report hot fishing. Anglers are catching their limits in only a couple of hours.

Locomotive Springs

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Logan River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Aug 27) Anglers report good fishing. Local angler Paul Holden reports catching fish on an elk-hair caddis. He recommends starting with that first and then trying something else if fishing is slow.

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Lost Creek Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 27) Angling pressure is fairly light right now, but fishing is good. DWR Aquatics Biologist Clint Brunson recently fished the reservoir with his kids. They fished from a boat and stayed near the ramp. They were on the water from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and caught 16 fish on crankbaits. All of the fish were under the slot limit.

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Lower Bowns

Rainbow Trout

(Aug 27) Anglers report good fishing although water levels are low.

Mabey Pond

Crappie, Catfish, Largemouth Bass

No recent reports.

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Mantua Reservoir

Bluegill, Cutthroat Trout, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 27) Anglers report very slow fishing. The underwater vegetation has moved to the surface, making it very difficult to fish from boats, float tubes and the shoreline.

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Matt Warner Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 27) Anglers report fair fishing with traditional trout baits including worms, marshmallows and PowerBait. Spinners and lures have been producing plenty of fish as well.

Mill Meadow Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Aug 27) A recent netting survey found many small to medium-sized brown trout, as well as a handful of nice tigers and splake that washed down from Forsyth last summer. Catchable-sized rainbows have also been stocked. Look for fair to good fishing for rainbows and browns.

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Miller's Flat Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Millsite Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Aug 27) Trout are surface-feeding on midges in the morning before the wind comes up. Later in the day, you can catch them while trolling or fishing streamers and lures under the surface. The trout are healthy and strong this year. Smallmouth bass and wipers are active, especially in the early morning hours.

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Misc

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 27) Lower Green River: The Green River is running muddy, and fishing is slow to fair. Traditional baits, chicken livers, stink baits and nightcrawlers still work.

Monroe Mountain Lakes

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Aug 27) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked in the Box Creek reservoirs and north-end lakes. They should provide fair to good fishing. A survey this spring also found some nice tiger trout in Lower Box Creek Reservoir. Manning Meadow Reservoir is open, and fly-fishing anglers are catching cutthroat trout up to 17 inches long. Throwing dry flies in the evening has been particularly exciting. The limit has changed this year at Manning Meadow you can now keep two trout, with no size restriction.

Moon Lake

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

No recent reports.

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Navajo Lake

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 27) Road work is underway this summer, but it is currently causing minimal delays on weekdays. No construction is scheduled on weekends or federal holidays. Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked and should provide fair fishing.

Newcastle Reservoir

Smallmouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Wiper (hybrid)

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Aug 27) Anglers report fair to good fishing for rainbow trout (ranging from 8 to 15 inches long) with bait, lures and flies. Smallmouth bass should also be active. Anglers are picking up a few wipers after dark on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

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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

(Aug 20) Fishing is fair. Try using nightcrawlers or other traditional baits and lures.

Ogden River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Aug 27) Fishing is good in many places throughout the river. The South Fork is flowing well, and the water is clear. Anglers are catching fish on hoppers and a wide variety of nymphs and dry flies.

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Otter Creek Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Aug 27) The reservoir is steadily dropping with irrigation releases. Boat launching conditions are still good. Most anglers are fishing with PowerBait. Trout have moved to deeper water, so boating anglers who fish the steeper shorelines on the south end are finding the best success. Garlic-flavored PowerBait seems to be producing best. A few anglers have also found good success while trolling.

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Palisade Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Aug 20) Anglers report fair to good fishing by using meps or Jake's spinnerbaits tipped with PowerBait or nightcrawlers. Other baits or lures may work as well.

Panguitch Lake

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

(Aug 27) Fish have moved to deep water to avoid warm temperatures and algae blooms. Shore fishing is slow. Fishing from boats in deep water is fair to good with nightcrawlers, PowerBait and salmon eggs. Spinners and rainbow-imitating lures have picked up a few bigger fish.

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Paragonah Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Aug 27) One angler reported good fishing while trolling small lures. Shore fishing is slow. The rainbow trout are wild here, so they typically respond better to flies, lures and natural baits like nightcrawlers than they respond to PowerBait. Some catchable-sized tiger trout were also stocked this year.

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Payson Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 20) Fishing is fair using baits or lures. Fishing is better in the middle of the lake, so use a small boat, raft or kayak if you can.

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Pelican Lake

Bluegill, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass

(Aug 27) Bass fishing continues to be excellent at Pelican Lake. Anglers report fast fishing and good catch rates. Focus your attention on the weeds and other structure where bass like to hide. Spinnerbaits have been working well lately, but don't overlook your favorite largemouth tackle including plastic worms and jigs. Bluegill fishing has reportedly slowed down. Try floating worms under a bobber, retrieving small jigs or drifting worm-tipped jigs from a boat.

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Pine Lake

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 27) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked, so fishing should be fair to good.

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

(Aug 27) Local angler Michelle Mulder reported that tiger muskie anglers have had a good week at the reservoir. They're catching fish on a wide variety of lures.

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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

(Aug 27) The reservoir is very low and may be mostly drained 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

(Aug 20) Lower: Fishing is fair. Try using fly pattern sizes 18 to 22. A grasshopper terrestrial patterns should be a good choice too. In the early or late hours, try using PMD adults and spinners. Fishing can be good at midday. You can use bait below the Olmstead diversion dam (about one mile up the canyon from Bridal Veil Falls), through town to Utah Lake.

Middle: Fishing is fair. Dry fly anglers report excellent fishing with terrestrials, like ants, beetles or hoppers. You may also want to try small nymphs. Match the hatch in fly sizes 16 to 22. Avoid the heat of the day by fishing early morning or late evening. Please be courteous; a lot of anglers fish the middle stretch of the Provo especially during the weekend.

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Quail Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Aug 27) Bass and crappie fishing is fair to good.

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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

(Aug 27) A recent survey of the reservoir indicates that restocking efforts were successful. All species stocked are doing well in their new home. Anglers can expect great fishing in the not-too-distant future.

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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

(Aug 27) Fishing at Rockport continues to be slow. Anglers seem to have the best success in the early morning hours. Try fishing along the eastern shoreline with cheese-flavored PowerBait. The fish are still in deep water, around 25 to 30 feet down. Smallmouth bass fishing is still good. Try focusing on the west side of the reservoir or near the dam. Water levels continue to drop, leaving the reservoir with about half of a launch ramp.

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Salem Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 20) Fishing is good. The pond was stocked with channel catfish this week. Angler report catching wipers using bobbers and nightcrawlers on a hook. For catfish, try fishing on the bottom of the pond using nightcrawlers, shrimp or chicken livers. You may also try fishing off of the boat ramp, near the bridge or at the docks inside the park using spinnerbaits, Jake's lures or garlic PowerBait. To catch bass, use crankbaits or floating Rapalas near the vegetation.

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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

(Aug 27) Bass fishing is good to excellent. Bluegill are also active and can be found suspended in 25 to 30 feet of water. Many anglers fish in the early morning or at night to avoid the heat and waterskiers, and they are finding great success for bass. Try casting topwater lures, spinner baits in dark colors, swim baits or lipless crankbaits after dark. Night fishing can be especially effective during a full moon. Just remember that you need to pay an overnight camping fee if your vehicle will be in the parking lot after 10 p.m.

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Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 27) Fishing is slow to fair for cutthroat and tiger trout. Scofield Reservoir was stocked with cutthroat trout on June 17.

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Settlement Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Aug 20) Officer Troy Hammond reports slow to fair fishing using traditional baits and lures. The water level is still decent.

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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

(Aug 27) Anglers report good fishing for rainbow trout by trolling crankbaits, spoons and pop gear along the shorelines. Vertical jigging with small worm-tipped curly tail jigs has also been productive for trout sitting on the bottom at about 30 to 40 feet. Bluegill fishing is good as well. To target bluegill, look for tight schools of fish suspended near the middle of the water column in about 30 to40 feet of water. Once located, vertical jig small, worm-tipped jigs and be prepared for the hook-set. Bass fishing is fair to slow. If you're targeting bass, try casting jigs or crankbaits along the shoreline.

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Steinaker Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

No recent reports.

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Strawberry Reservoir

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

(Aug 20) Anglers report good fishing all around the lake. Shoreline anglers reported better fishing in deeper water. Kokanee are starting to change color. Kokanee anglers recommend using orange or pink squids and beaded spinners tipped with bait. For cutthroat and rainbow trout, fish on the Soldier Creek side using cutbait (chub) and nightcrawlers. Near the ladders, try fishign with chartreuse or white, two- to three-inch tube jibs. Try tipping the hooks with nightcrawlers or PowerBait. Boat anglers report good fishing with poppers and dodgers at depths around 35 feet. In Strawberry Bay, the guides recommend tipping pink dodgers and squid with pink grubs at depths of 35 to 55 feet for kokanee. Strawberry Bay Marina is running a tagged rainbow trout contest. More than 400 tagged fish have been released, including the grand prize fish with its pink tag. For updates, call the Marina at 435-548-2261.

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Thousand Lakes Mountain

Trout

(Aug 27) The Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop reports good to excellent fishing with damselfly patterns.

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 20) The reservoir will be completely drained by August 22.

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Tropic Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Aug 27) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked and should provide fair to good fishing. A recent netting survey found a handful of nice brown trout that weighed up to five pounds.

Uinta Lakes

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

(Aug 27) Conservation Officer Trevor Doman reports good to excellent fishing on the North Slope.

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Utah Lake

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Aug 20) The private marina is closed to the public. You should avoid any areas with scum.

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Vernon Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 20) Officer Troy Hammond slow to fair fishing from shoreline or a float tube despite the lower water level. Try using a spinnerbait or PowerBait under a bubble in the early morning or late evening.

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Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Aug 27) The Weber River below the dam is producing some nice brown trout. Grasshoppers seem to be working really well. Fish during the evening hours for the best luck. Law enforcement officers are still encountering many anglers who think they are okay to be in the river on posted private property. Those anglers are actually trespassing. You must have written permission to fish waters that flow through posted private property. If you plan to fish in a Walk-in Access area, be sure to obtain a free Walk-in Access authorization number. Please be respectful of all property and remember to pack out your trash.

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Wide Hollow Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 27) The state park reports good fishing for bass and bluegill.

Willard Bay

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

(Aug 27) Anglers report good fishing from boats. Most boaters have been catching the daily limit of wipers. Try fishing just outside the south marina and using mussels or shad raps.

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Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.

Willow Pond

Bluegill,Brown Trout, Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 20) Fishing is good, but try fishing early morning or late evening. Wipers are biting nightcrawlers off the dock in the early morning hours. For catfish, try fishing on the bottom of the pond using nightcrawlers, shrimp or chicken livers. Trout anglers should try using spinnerbaits tipped with nightcrawler, gulp minnows or PowerBait. Jake's lures work great this time of year. You may also want to try using Rapalas around any vegetation for largemouth bass. If you catch a largemouth bass, please release it because we use them to control the bluegill populations. The pond was stocked with channel catfish this week.

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Woodruff Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Yankee Meadow Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 27) Most anglers report slow fishing.

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Yuba Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Aug 20) Fishing is slow. Anglers are catching fish near Oasis, right off the dock. Try fishing with cut anchovies early in the morning or in the early afternoon or late evening. Bow anglers may have luck near the north beach for carp. Anglers are also catching carp using nightcrawlers.

Boaters beware: the water level is very low. The Painted Rock launch ramp is closed because there is no water. If you decide to launch you are launching at your own risk. For more warnings and updates, visit the Yuba State Park website.

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