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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

(Mar 12) Conservation officer Dennis Shumway predicts that fishing in San Juan County should be pick up soon. The ice is off of all of the waters — except Foy and Monticello Lake. At Recapture Reservoir, pike and largemouth bass should be spawning soon and will be close to shore. Dennis recommends using gold lures or plastic jigs. Trout fishing is slow.

American Fork River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Baker Reservoir

Crayfish, Brown Trout, Green Sunfish, Rainbow Trout

(Mar 20) Fishing has been slow to fair lately, but more catchable-sized rainbow trout were stocked on March 17. Fishing from float tubes or small boats can help you get away from the crowds and find better fishing. A recent fish population survey found lots of rainbows left over from last fall's stocking — now ten to twelve inches in length — as well as good numbers of nice brown trout up to seven pounds. The browns are eating goldfish, so try fishing with minnow-imitating lures, jigs or flies. Frozen minnows or anchovies could also work.

Bear Lake

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Mar 26) There is no snow on ground, and you can launch a boat at the marina and both east side boat ramps at First Point and Rainbow Cove. There are courtesy docks in the water at all locations. Fishing continues to be very good for cutthroat trout; anglers are catching a few lake trout too. Anglers targeting the trout are fishing with tube jigs tipped with cisco and/or worms right on the bottom in 45 to 65 feet of water. The hot spots are off the rockpile near Ideal Beach, Second Point and along Cisco Beach toward Rainbow Cove. Some anglers are trolling and doing well using flatfish, Rapalas and dodger/squid combinations. The Bear Lake whitefish spawning is pretty much over and we haven't received reports of whitefish caught in the last week. Remember, all cutthroat trout without a healed fin clip must be released.

Regulations

Bear River

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

No recent reports.

Beaver Mountain Lakes

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Beaver River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Mar 20) Tread lightly to avoid spooking fish in the low water.

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Benches Pond Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

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Big Sandwash Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(Mar 19) The lake is nearly ice free. Fishing has been fair to good for rainbow trout; anglers are also catching a few brown trout. Be on the lookout for floating branches. The ramp is clear and boats are using it. The water level is full or close to full.

Birch Creek Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Mar 26) The ice on the reservoir was unstable on March 23. The edges are opening up, but not quite enough allow casting from shore. We do not recommend venturing out on the ice at this time. The road over Monte Cristo is closed. You'll need to access Birch Creek through Woodruff, from either Logan Canyon or Evanston. Many thanks to Conservation Officer John Owen for the report.

Blacksmith Fork River

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Whitefish

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Mar 19) There are very few anglers out fishing the river. Flows are good and the water is fairly clear. Fishing is good using midges on top of the water and below surface. You should also try 18 Renegades and size 20 brassies. Size 18 flash bugs and rainbow warriors have been working well too. Many thanks to Clayton Winter for the report.

Blue Mountains

Brook Trout, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Boulder Mountain Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

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Boulger Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

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Bountiful Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Mar 26) On March 23, local angler Chris Becraft and a friend braved the wind and rain for a great day fishing. They fished for a few hours on the north side of the pond and caught four trout and one 5-inch largemouth bass. For trout, they used PowerBait/worm combination and a Joe's fly with inline spinner. Local angler Cory Haddock also reported good fishing on Saturday. Between these two anglers, they caught 15 fish! Many thanks Chris and Cory for the reports.

Regulations

Box Creek Reservoirs

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Brough Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Mar 19) We haven't had any recent reports, but fishing is usually fair to good at ice off. The reservoir is close to full. There are special catch-and-release regulations at Brough. You must use flies and lures only; bait and scented or salted lures are not allowed.

Regulations

Brown's Draw Reservoir

Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Whitefish

No recent reports.

Browne Reservoir

Brook Trout, Kokanee Salmon, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Bullock Reservoir

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Musky (hybred)

(Mar 19) The winds and warm weather have cleared the ice so now and the reservoir is open water. The area did get snow, but it's now melting and leaving a muddy mess. The reservoir is full or close to full.

Regulations

Burraston Ponds

Albino Trout, Bluegill, Rainbow Trout

(Mar 19) The pond will be stocked next week. Try using traditional lures and bait, like worms or Jake's spinners. Reminder, the pond is day-use only now.

Regulations

Calder Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Mar 19) The lake is partially frozen with large areas of open, fishable water. Anglers report fair to good fishing. The roads are dry. The water level is low, but the snow melt will help. Calder has catch-and-release regulations. You must use flies and lures only; bait and scented or salted lures are not allowed. See the Utah Fishing Guidebook for details.

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Causey Reservoir

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

(Mar 19) On March 17, the reservoir was completely ice free. Water levels are higher, making it easier to launch boats and other small watercraft. Angling and recreation pressure continues to be very low. Causey is a good, quiet spot for you to fish.

Regulations

Chalk Creek

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clear Creek

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Cleveland Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clinton City Park Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

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Corn Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Cottonwood Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

(Mar 19) The reservoir is ice free and almost full. We haven't received any recent reports from anglers.

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Crouse Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Mar 19) Water levels are extremely low. Last year, most of the remaining water was pumped out to meet the water rights of downstream users.

Currant Creek

Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Currant Creek Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Mar 5) Anglers report fair to good fishing near the dam for a couple species of trout. Better fishing was reported near the inlet, but you should be very cautious and avoid getting too close to the inlet. The stream is undermining the ice in this area. As some anglers have experienced, conditions can change quickly, especially when the currents melt the ice from below. We haven't received any recent reports on ice conditions. Check the ice carefully before venturing out.

Cutler Reservoir

Bass, Catfish, Crappie, Sunfish

(Mar 26) On March 21, anglers reported good fishing for catfish at the Benson Marina using chicken livers. Angling pressure has increased with the warmer weather — especially on the weekends. Cutler is perfect for catching bass, catfish and bowfishing for carp.

Regulations

Deer Creek Reservoir

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

(Mar 20) The warmer water has fish actively feeding. Try using PowerBait or Jake's spinners. Walleye anglers should try using diving rattletraps between 15 to 20 feet. The main ramp at Deer Creek is currently open, but the island ramp is closed until further notice. The Charleston dirt ramp has closed permanently. The reservoir is 93 percent full. There are 20 tagged fish in the reservoir. If you catch one, return it to the state park office for a prize. Please measure the tagged fish in millimeters — or any other fish you catch that has a clipped fin — and report the data to the state park office or the Springville DWR office.Quagga mussel veligers have been confirmed at Deer Creek Reservoir. As such, plan on having your all of your watercraft decontaminated when you leave Deer Creek.

(Mar 13) Aaron Glauser of Bluffdale fished the shoreline between Wallsburg and Rainbow Bay in a group of 5 and caught 2 rainbows. "Surface temp was 41 degrees. Fished from 2:30 until 5 with our three little kids. Caught a fat 18" rainbow in the first 15 minutes. It was very fat and lively. Its stomach was full of chonimids. Pretty slow after that. I marked quite a few near the bottom in 60' of water. At 4pm we motored to the shallows near the Midway State Fish Hatchery. Caught a 16" fat female rainbow that was an excellent fighter. Missed two more. Our 1.5 year-old daughter had a blast."

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Duck Fork Reservoir

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.

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East Canyon Reservoir

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

(Mar 26) Now is the time to take advantage of the hot fishing at East Canyon. Boat anglers are doing very well using flashers in down riggers. You could also try slowly trolling with PowerBait just off the bottom. A group of anglers caught their limits of fish in only 45 minutes. Shore fishing is excellent as well. The fish seem to really favor rainbow PowerBait when suspended just off the bottom. Please remember that if you are going to launch any boat at East Canyon, you must complete a quagga mussel self-certification form and place it on your dashboard. If you don't have the completed form on your dashboard, you will receive a citation. If no one is at the gate when you arrive, just drive down to the boat ramp and pull a blank quagga self-certification form out of the mailbox that's under the big quagga mussel sign. We need your help to keep quagga out of East Canyon. Many thanks to Park Manager Chris Haramoto and Park Ranger Kent Cummings for the report.

East Fork of Sevier River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Mar 20) The river is ice-free and water flows are up to 18 cubic feet per second. The river is murky, but fishing has been fair to good with large streamers. Last fall's surveys found a good number of brown and rainbow trout, with some browns exceeding 20 inches and two pounds.

Regulations

Echo Reservoir

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

(Mar 26) The angling pressure is very light right now.

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Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

No recent reports.

Enterprise Reservoirs

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Mar 20) Both reservoirs are ice free. The water level in the upper reservoir is very low. You could launch a small boat, but you'll have to back your trailer through several gullies, so it's not recommended. Fishing has been just slow to fair lately. However, a recent fish population survey found an abundance of rainbow trout in two size classes: 12 to 14 inches and 17 to 18 inches. Try getting away from the easy access points. Fishing with flies or small lures may also produce better success.

Fairview Lakes

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Farmington Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Mar 26) Fishing continues to be good for most anglers. One angler caught six trout with bead-headed nymphs, scuds and leeches. Another angler also had good success catching about 25-30 fish in two hours using a brown leech and damsel flies. The pond was last stocked on March 16 with 499 nine-inch trout.

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Ferron Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

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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

(Mar 20) The ice thickness varies from 14 to 18 inches across the lake. There are some areas of slush that you should watch out for. Most anglers are finding good to fast fishing, but a few are having a tougher time. If fishing is slow for you, move around — especially away from spots with a lot of anglers — until you find more active fish. Fishing is still good to excellent for perch and small trout near the weedline in 15 to 25 feet. You can catch larger rainbows and splake at depths of 25 to 35 feet on the bottom or suspended at the same depths over deep water. Remember: There is no limit for perch at Fish Lake and any perch you catch can be disposed of in any manner. Anglers are encouraged to remove as many perch from the lake as they can. You can catch lake trout on the bottom in 70 to 100 feet of water, but it requires a lot of patience. Sonar can be very helpful in deep water, whether you're fishing on the bottom or suspended. Good ice may last through the rest of the month, but it's worth calling the Fish Lake Lodge at 435-638-1000 before you go to check current conditions.

Regulations

Flaming Gorge Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Mar 19) Utah's boat ramps and most of Wyoming's boat ramps are ice free, so you can launch a boat. The water levels have held up well. Some water is being released in preparation for the spring thaws in the upper Green River drainage.

Kokanee salmon: There haven't been any recent reports from anglers.

Rainbow trout: Anglers fair to good fishing in Utah and in Wyoming. Spoons, jigs and crankbaits, along with common trout baits such as worms, are working well from the shore or from a boat. We've received reports of small schools cruising the shoreline and good fishing off rocky points, inlets and in the backs of some of the bays. Anglers are catching rainbows in deep water when they're out fishing for lake trout.

Lake trout: Anglers report good to excellent fishing, mostly from boats. Fish can be anywhere, although most are still being taken in deeper waters. If you mark a group, try holding position and drop a vertical presentation such as a jigging spoon (chartreuse) or 3-inch tube jig (white). Tip your lure with a small chunk of sucker meat and vary jigging activity until you learn the fish's behavior. Also try trolling through or just above the school, usually 45 to 75 feet deep. Try different crankbaits or brightly colored spoons. Slow, shallow trolling along the sloping banks can be an excellent springtime technique. Spring is one of the few times you can troll without specialized deep-water equipment. Deep trolling right on the bottom with small, white crankbaits or flatfish is also working well, especially for those going after big fish. Keep your limit of small, tasty lake trout to reduce competition and help both the lake trout and kokanee fisheries.

Smallmouth bass: Fishing is slow because the bass are deep.

Burbot: Fishing is fair to good from a boat. There likely isn't any safe ice left. Try picking a spot in late afternoon, so you can see your area and figure out where you want to go when it gets dark. Be sure to take lights to find your way back. Start fishing before sunset in 50 to 75 feet of water and move shallower as the night progresses. Burbot will hit during the day, generally in deep water (around 75 feet down), but they become more active during the twilight and evening hours when they move into shallower waters to forage. Some will follow channels and move into water that is less than 10 feet deep. Try fishing along the rocky shores, points, cliffs and the old channels. Fish the bottom or just slightly above it. Use just about anything that glows (including spoons, tube jigs, curly-tailed jigs, minnows or jigging spoons) and tip your lure with some type of bait. (Cut bait, like sucker meat, is recommended.) Another good option is to use a worm with a marshmallow placed about three to six inches above the weight. Place your lure or bait within inches of the bottom and recharge the glow frequently. It is common to catch a fish immediately after re-glowing and dropping a lure. You'll help the Flaming Gorge fishery by harvesting as many burbot as possible. There is no limit on burbot.

Regulations

Forsyth Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Mar 20) The ice is not safe and should be completely gone soon. There haven't been many anglers lately, but spring can be a great time to target nice-sized tiger trout and splake.

Fort Buenaventura

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Fremont River

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Mar 20) Fishing is good in the upper Fremont above Mill Meadow with blue-wing olive nymphs. Fishing is fair in the Bicknell Bottoms with streamers and nymphs fished slowly through the deep pools and runs. At Fremont, fair may mean you catch only one or two fish, but they could be very large.

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.

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Grantsville Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(Mar 20) The reservoir is half full, but the fishing is slow. Try throwing a spinnerbait for active trout.

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Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(Mar 19) Anglers report good fishing for brown and rainbow trout. Try a winter streamer/bottom combination. Streamers are usually a fish imitation (such as a sculpin) followed by a scud or egg. You may also want to try using lures. Try using crankbaits, spinners, spoons or jigs colored in fish, crayfish, black, white, silver or gold colors.

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Gunlock Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Mar 20) The boat ramp is closed until April 1. The water level is up to 70 percent and the water temperature is reaching the low 50s. A recent fish sampling found that largemouth bass are moving into the shallows in the afternoon looking for warmer water. Try fishing with very slow presentations from the shore or a float tube. There are also crappie up to 10 inches in the reservoir that could provide some action.

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Gunnison Bend Reservoir

Catfish, Largemouth Bass, White Bass

(Feb 28) Stephen Boyack fished the SW outlet with a partner and caguth 4 perch, 3 crappie, 2 bluegill and 2 channel cats using ice flies and nightcrawlers. "The Fishing Has Picked Up Quite A Bit Due to the warmer weather the Past few weeks" At the DMAD Reservoir at outlet B near the dam, they caught 12 perch, 3 bullheads and 1 channel cat. "The Yellow Perch are the Fattest and Healthiest I Have ever seen, and the Fishing Here At DMAD has really Picked up in the last couple weeks. The Water Level Is On the rise."

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Walleye

(Mar 19) Angling pressure continues to be very light. Many thanks to the generous people that cleaned up the reservoir and threw away trash this past week. Don't forget to obtain your Walk-in Access authorization number and sign in at the box before visiting the reservoir.

Regulations

Honeyville Ponds

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Huntington Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

No recent reports.

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Huntington North Reservoir

Crayfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Mar 12) On March 9, state park manager Jonathan Hunt reported that numerous angler groups fished without getting a single bite. On March 7, Joe Christensen fished from a float tube and caught a single 14-inch rainbow trout on a crawler. He also tried using Rapalas and spoons, but didn't have any success.

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Huntington Reservoir

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

No recent reports.

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Hyrum Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Mar 26) Anglers report good fishing. PowerBait has not been as effective as worms. If you're fishing from the shore, try using silver spinners and different Rapalas. Anglers trolling have had success using any lure with blue on it. You should also try perch and trout Rapalas. Many thanks to Park Ranger Eric Bradshaw for this report.

Joe's Valley Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Mar 12) The ice is off, and Spencer Durrant reported catching six splake in one hour using a streamer from a fly rod on March 6.

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Johnson Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Musky, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

No recent reports.

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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

(Mar 20) There is a wedge dock at the main ramp. The PWC ramp has docks and is open. Any boat can launch until Memorial Day weekend. There are currently 20 tagged fish at the reservoir. If you catch one, return it to the state park office for a prize. Please measure the tagged fish in millimeters — or any other fish you catch that has a clipped fin — and report the data to the state park office or the Springville DWR office. Float tubers report good fishing with Rapalas. Boaters anglers should try trolling in 30 to 60 feet of water. Try throwing jerkbaits for smallmouth bass. You probably should also try using traditional baits, like worms or PowerBait. The water temperatures are hovering around 40 degrees. The reservoir is 65 percent full.

(Mar 17) Jason of Bluffdale fished in a group of 3 and caught 35 rainbows trolling rainbow Rapalas and gold Jake's.

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Kaysville Ponds

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

(Mar 26) On March 23, a father and his daughter fished the third pond for about an hour and half and caught some bluegill and trout using worms and flies. Fly anglers also report good fishing in the second pond using dark-colored nymphs and leeches.

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Kolob Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

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Koosharem Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Mar 20) The ice is gone. We haven't received any fishing reports, but ice-off is a usually good time to target large cutthroat and rainbow trout from the shore.

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

(Mar 26) Lake elevation: 3,591 feet Water temperatures: 55–63°F

This is an incredible time to be on Lake Powell. Spring arrived early with warm temperatures and no wind. The calm water is so picturesque that it is hard to break away and concentrate on fishing. All the fish are noticing the warm water as well. It’s a month early, but the bass are lining up to spawn. If the water continues to warm, the bass may move onto nests next week. Regardless, the prespawn fishing success is awesome.

Smallmouth bass are the most cooperative fish right now. Fishing success is temperature dependent, which makes afternoon the prime time to be on the water. Use plastic single-tail grubs or tubes along primary and secondary points near shore. The warm water is found in shallow areas. (The deep water is still fairly cool.) You may have more consistent success in areas with colored water, although some bass are now being caught in clear water as well. You can catch bass anywhere from the shoreline to depths of about 25 feet. Cast shallow and work the plastic bait progressively deeper along the rocky point until you hook a fish. Then, it's time to recast and catch another one.

You can also use some of the smallmouth techniques to catch the occasional largemouth bass. It helps to find some semblance of brush to locate largemouth bass habitat.

The best news is that all these fish are fat and healthy. Many rotund, two-pound smallmouth were caught this past weekend.

Crappie are also showing up in these warm conditions. Bluegill and other brush-loving fish have moved into muddy water to find protection from marauding predators. If submerged tumbleweeds or some other brushy material is in the water, the bass, crappie and bluegill may set up temporary quarters there until the lake rises and covers more brush. We heard reports of anglers catching 30 crappie in one day last weekend. One angler caught a three-pound crappie in the San Juan.

Stripers are following these proceedings with interest. As small-bodied fish move into the shallow muddy water, the stripers follow. The best reports for big stripers this week came from muddy water in the backs of canyons. Anglers who used jerk baits and lipless vibrators in shallow water were rewarded with big stripers. Some weighed five pounds or more. Again, afternoon fishing was better after the water warmed in the afternoon sun.

Smaller stripers (16 inches) are eating plankton, which is most prevalent in murky water (5–10 feet deep). Troll or cast lipless vibrators or jerk baits to target these fish. The best option is to troll and find the striper school. Then, right after you hook a fish, have another line ready and cast quickly into the school so you can catch more stripers while netting the first fish.

Walleye are starting to show up for bass anglers who drag plastic lures along the bottom. They will get more active in April, but walleye made an appearance this past weekend. To target walleye, tip the plastic bass jig with a small piece of nightcrawler.

All things considered, it looks like a very good week to fish for many different species at Lake Powell.

Regulations

LaSal Mountains

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

No recent reports.

Locomotive Springs

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Logan River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Mar 26) Anglers report good fishing with nymphs and zebra midges. Angling pressure is good and has increased with the warmer temperatures. Angling pressure at the third dam is good, but fishing is a little slow. Many thanks to Jodie Anderson for the report.

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Lost Creek Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Mar 19) On March 15, Tom Ogden fished from his kick boat using fly tackle. From 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. he caught six rainbow trout and five cutthroat trout. Three of the rainbows were 11-12 inches. One rainbow was 18 inches and all of the cutthroats were 15-16 inches. He used a fast sinking line (#7) and size 4 bead head tan/green/pearl crystal bugger, size 6 bead head black/green crystal bugger, and a size 8 bead head black/green soft hackle fly. The ice is completely gone. There are a bunch of fish in deep water (40-80 feet). Many thanks Tom for that report.

Regulations

Lower Bowns

Rainbow Trout

(Mar 20) The reservoir became inaccessible after the last snow storms, but it could open back up soon if the warm weather holds.

Mabey Pond

Crappie, Catfish, Largemouth Bass

No recent reports.

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Mantua Reservoir

Bluegill, Cutthroat Trout, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Mar 19) On March 18, bass fishing started to pick up for those fishing from boats in the knoll using plastics and jerk baits. Bass fishing will really pick up as daily temperatures continue to rise. Some anglers have had success catching bluegill in the Maple Creek area. Many boat anglers report good fishing for trout on the south side of the reservoir.

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Matt Warner Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Mar 19) The lake is partially frozen with large areas of open, fishable water. Anglers report fair to good fishing. The roads are dry.

Mill Meadow Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Mar 20) What remains of the ice will be gone soon. 5,000 nine-inch rainbow trout were stocked on March 17. Fishing is good with streamers in the open water in the inlets.

Regulations

Miller's Flat Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Millsite Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Mar 12) On March 8, Makeda and Pat Hanson fished from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. They caught 14 trout ranging from 10 to 14 inches in length using rainbow-and-yellow PowerBait with glitter. On March 7, Jonathan Hunt reported catching a lot of smaller cutthroat trout near the dam in 20 feet of water. He caught the larger cutthroats just off the southwest bank in 10 feet of water. Randall Stilson reported that a friend caught a 3.5-pound cutthroat last week using chub meat.

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Mar 20) Fishing is picking up as trout are finally moving in toward shore. Anglers in float tubes and pontoons are still finding the best fishing using streamers slow and deep, but nymphing from shore is improving.

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Misc.

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Monroe Mountain Lakes

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.

Moon Lake

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

No recent reports.

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Navajo Lake

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Mar 20) The ice is safe, but access is limited to snowmobiles. Winter is a great time to target splake.

Newcastle Reservoir

Smallmouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Wiper (hybrid)

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

No recent reports.

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Newton Reservoir

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

(Mar 26) Anglers report slow fishing. The water level is high enough to allow launching small boats from the ramp, but we advise you to use extreme caution. A group of four anglers fished from a boat on Saturday and didn't catch anything.

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Nine Mile Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Mar 20) The water was drained and the reservoir hasn't been refilled.

Ogden River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Mar 26) Angling pressure has been pretty light this week. On March 17, two anglers fished the river up by the Meadows campground. They said the catch was very slow using worms and midge patterns. The previous week's anglers had better success catching rainbows using midges throughout the river. Flows are okay and the water continues to be crystal clear.

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Otter Creek Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Mar 20) Most reports note slow fishing, though the fish are good sized. Anglers have caught rainbows up to six pounds this spring. The best fishing is before 11 a.m. Also, fly anglers seem to be catching a few more fish.

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Palisade Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Mar 20) Angler report fair fishing. One angler caught an eight-pound tiger trout off the docks. The warmer weather has the trout feeding. Try using spinnerbaits and worms. The 3rd Annual Palisade State Park fishing tournament will be on May 9.

Panguitch Lake

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

(Mar 20) Don't expect open water just yet. You may still be able to get on the ice, but watch out for soft edges.

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Paragonah Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

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Payson Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Mar 20) The Nebo loop is closed at the Maple Lake turnoff. From Nephi, the loop is closed at the Bear Canyon turnoff.

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Pelican Lake

Bluegill, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass

(Mar 19) Anglers report slow fishing. That may change soon as bass were seen moving into the shallows. Bluegill are still deep. With the shallow waters warming up, it will be a good time to target carp. Removal of carp by archery or fishing tackle will help the water quality and the growth of the bass and bluegill, especially now that it's pre-spawning time. The water levels look good, and the lake is mostly full.

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Pine Lake

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Pine Valley Reservoir

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

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Pineview Reservoir

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

(Mar 26) Water temperatures are in the 40s. Angling pressure continues to be very light. Many thanks to Conservation Officer Devin Christensen for that report.

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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

(Mar 20) We haven't received any fishing reports, but 100,000 rainbow trout have stocked since last fall and more will be stocked soon. In addition, 14-inch brown trout were recently stocked. All of these fish should be feeding actively now that they don't have to compete with suckers, so fishing could be good.

Porcupine Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Mar 26) Anglers report slow fishing. One angler who had been fishing the reservoir frequently for long hours caught a very nice brown trout. He was trolling and fishing very deep. Water temperatures have increased since last week, and the fishing may improve as temperatures rise. Many thanks to Jodie Anderson for that report.

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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

(Mar 20) Lower: Think midges. Big buffalo midge hatches are occurring on the warmer days, especially at midday. Try using sizes 24 to 26. Mayflies are also making an early appearance. Sow bugs and orange scuds are still working in sizes 16 and 18. The water flows range from 101 cubic feet per second, below Deer Creek, to 56 cubic feet per second, near Harbor Drive

Middle: Midge fishing is great. Fishing should also be good with nymphs, size 22 and smaller, at midday. There has been an incredible buffalo midge hatch at midday that's becoming pretty consistent. Watch for black-colored midges and blue wings that may be making an early appearance this year. The water flows are near 136 cubic feet per second. They are higher near the Jordanelle release and Charleston areas, where they are around 147 cubic feet per second.

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Quail Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Mar 20) Trout fishing has slowed down. The water temperature is reaching the mid-50s on warm afternoons, so look for bass to move into the shallows to look for a spot to build a nest.

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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

(Mar 19) The reservoir is open water and the ramp is accessible. Fishing for rainbows is fair to good. We haven't received any reports on the walleye, though several boats were observed targeting the fish. The water level remains low, but the drainage area got some snow, which will help.

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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

(Mar 26) Anglers report slow fishing from the shore. Some anglers had fair success fishing the inlet. Those fishing from boats are doing well using spoons. Fish are biting along the east side, just south of the launch ramp around the point. Remember to complete your quagga self-certification form every time you launch your boat.

(Mar 22) Stacy of West Valley fished in a group of 3 and caught 5 rainbows and 2 cutts trolling red and chartreuse rooster tails. "we fished from 8 to noon, caught 2 limits. used reg pole w/2 sinkers, swivel and rooster tails. pop gear went to deep- no bites on it, however the reg poles fished toward the top worked well. fantastic weather. GREAT DAY FISHING with my son and brother (note: 1 fish was 25+ in.)"

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Salem Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Mar 20) We have begun stocking rainbow trout for spring. Try using a Jake's spinner. Try using a bubble and a worm or PowerBait. The boat ramp on the northwest side and the dock located within the park can be some of the best places to fish.

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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

(Mar 20) The water level is rising and is up to 70 percent. The water temperature is rising to the upper-50s and bass are moving in shallow. Fishing is really starting to heat up. Anglers are also catching some nice crappie.

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Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Mar 12) Ice anglers are still out fishing. We haven't had any reports of thin or soft ice, but you should be careful and be prepared for the possibility. On March 7, one angler reported on bigfishtackle.com that he caught 19 cutthroats and six rainbows. The best bite was from 7:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. The bite stopped until noon and then turned back on. He said he used just about everything in his tackle box to keep the fish interested.

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Settlement Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Mar 5) There haven't been any recent reports from anglers.

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Silver Lake

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Smith & Morehouse Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Starvation Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Smouthmouth Bass, Walleye

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Mar 19) Anglers report good fishing for rainbows and walleye. Baits are working well, especially from the shore. Try smaller, slow-moving presentations for rainbows and a larger presentation for walleye. For walleye, keep it on the bottom or cast deep into the rocks. Most of the walleye are small or in the 24-inch range and you can help the fishery by taking them home. The water level is almost full.

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Steinaker Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Mar 19) The reservoir is ice free and anglers are reporting fair to good fishing from shore and boats. Worms and artificial baits are working well from shore while crankbaits and brightly colored spoons are producing for boaters. Some fish can be found along the surface while most appear to be deep, down in the 40-foot range. The water level remains low, so watch for rocks and sandbars.

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Strawberry Reservoir

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

(Mar 20) The ladders have open water and there is open water on the shoreline. The ice, though, still ranges from 10 to 16 inches. There are very thin ice pockets in many places, though, so please use extreme caution. The warm daytime temperatures will have you breaking through a few inches of slush to the more frozen layer. No new ice is forming, but the cold overnight temperatures have kept the ice that was already on the reservoir. Fish are biting super light. The best bite is occurring in the morning. Haws has a pressure point that has been refreezing. Over the weekend, anglers report good fishing in 15 to 35 feet of water using gazillas or one to two-inch jigs tipped with chub meat, shiners, mealworms or nightcrawlers. The reservoir is 76 percent full.

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Thousand Lakes Mountain

Trout

(Mar 20) Ice fishing can often be good in the Solomon Basin lakes, but access is only possible from the Emery County side.

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Mar 20) Trout are feeding actively. Try throwing a dry fly along the shoreline or using spinners or nightcrawlers.

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Tropic Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Uinta Lakes

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

(Mar 26) On Marhc 24, there were still four or five feet of snow up in the Uintas. The lakes are still frozen, but the edges are soft and pulling away from the shore. The ice fishing season is coming to a close and spring should be here soon.

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Utah Lake

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Mar 20) Anglers are catching white bass off the docks, but fishing has been slow. Fish are actively feeding — especially catfish. Try using smaller swimbaits or shadraps for walleye. You may also want to try using stainless steel leader to avoid a severed line if you catch any pike. For catfish, try using chicken liver or worms on the bottom.

Northern pike have been seen and caught in the Hobble Creek tributary, west of I-15. If you catch any northern pike of any size in Utah Lake and its tributaries, please bring the pike to the DWR office in Springville, at 1115 N Main Street, or to the Utah Lake State Park office off of Center Street. The lake is 65 percent full.

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Vernon Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

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Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Mar 26) On March 23, DWR's Walk-in Access Manager Clint Brunson found some time to fish the Weber and he caught four brown trout in two hours. Two fish were eight inches and the other two were 16 inches. He was nymph fishing pools and deep runs. Most of the fish bit on either Prince Harry's or sow bugs in olive or rainbow colors. He missed a few other hits, but not a bad stretch on the Weber. Many thanks to Clint for that report.

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Wide Hollow Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Mar 20) The reservoir is filling and open to boating. Catchable-sized rainbow trout will be stocked soon, but anglers have caught a few that were leftover from last year.

Willard Bay

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

(Mar 26) Anglers report great fishing. Boaters are catching lots of wipers (often four-pounders). There are still a few walleye biting here and there, but not many. Shore anglers are catching a few crappie. Anglers seem to have the best success early in the morning or late in the evening. DWR's Aquatics Biologist Chris Penne had a great day fishing Willard on Sunday afternoon. He fished from his kayak and caught four wipers while trolling with lipless crankbaits and a plastic grub. The fish were about 10-12 feet deep on the west side of the reservoir. Many thanks to Chris Penne and Park Ranger Travis Hancock for the reports.

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Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.

Willow Pond

Bluegill,Brown Trout, Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Mar 20) We have begun stocking rainbow trout at the pond. There are also some nice-sized brood stock trout actively feeding in the pond. Try using a bubble, garlic PowerBait or worms. For largemouth bass, you may also want to try throwing some spinners or crankbaits near any of the vegetation.

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Woodruff Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Yankee Meadow Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Mar 20) Access is difficult after the recent snow storms.

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Yuba Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Mar 20) The buoys have been put in and both launch ramps have docks. The restrooms and showers are now open too. The north beach will open around April 5. Anglers are catching fish, but fishing is slow. Try fishing the backs of the bays or near drop offs in the shallows with maniac minnows, husky jerks or spinnerbaits. Perch-colored jigs seem to be the most consistent tackle. The water temperature is hovering between 40 and 43 degrees. The water level is rising and the reservoir is 50 percent full.

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