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Revised 01-19-17


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

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


Abajo Mountain

Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

American Fork River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Baker Reservoir

Crayfish, Brown Trout, Green Sunfish, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 19) The reservoir is nearly full, and rainbow trout have been stocked. The fall, winter and spring seasons provide the best fishing at Baker. Those are the times of year when the reservoir is filling and the water temperature is cooler. In addition to rainbow trout, some large brown trout also live here.

Bear Lake

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jan 6) As of Jan. 4, Bear Lake had about 18 inches of snow on the ground. That may have increased in recent days. Ice has formed inside the marina and is starting to form on the lake. For current conditions, see the Bear Lake State Park website. Ice is also forming on some of the launch ramps. Please use caution. The State Park has pulled the courtesy docks at all locations except the State Park marina. If you are launching from east-side locations, come prepared to launch without a dock. The water level at Rainbow Cove is low, so if you are launching a larger boat, be careful about not backing your trailer off the end of the concrete ramp. There is a large drop-off at the end of the ramp that could ruin a trailer axle. There is a fair amount of floating ice on the lake, so be careful when boating. Fishing for lake trout and cutthroat trout has been very good for anglers who are jigging and trolling off the rockpile area. If you're jigging, use tube jigs tipped with cisco or sucker meat. If you're trolling with downriggers in these same locations, use Rapalas or minnow-type lures, including spoons. Try the area off the rockpile near Ideal Beach, the rockpiles just north of the Utah State Park marina, and the area off South Eden/Cisco Beach in depths of 35 to 70 feet. Anglers are also catching a few fish while casting from the shore at Cisco Beach and off the State Park marina dikes. Use larger spoons or large spinners (#5 or #6) at this time of year. Please remember, if you catch a cutthroat trout that doesn't have a healed fin clip, you must release it.

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

(Jan 19) Flows are low and clear. You may need to be stealthy to avoid spooking the fish. Surface ice often forms and may make fishing difficult. The slow-moving runs have less oxygen in winter, so target stretches with fast-moving water in between deep pools.

Regulations

Benches Pond Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Big Sandwash Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 6) The reservoir is mostly capped; the ice is about six inches on the north end, but there is still a fair amount of open water near the dam. Early last week, reports were excellent for yellow perch in 20 to 40 feet of water near the sportsman access point. Try small jigging spoons or jigs tipped with bait, like mealworms, Berkley Gulp or nightcrawler.

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

(Jan 13) Fishing should be good. Use caution: temperatures are below freezing and there may be dangerous ice shelves along the bank.

Blue Mountains

Brook Trout, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Boulder Mountain Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Boulger Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Bountiful Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 13) There is more open water because of the recent rain and warmer weather especially on the north end. Anglers reported four or five inches of ice on the southeast end. Use extreme caution because the ice depths will vary across the lake and there is slush on top.

Regulations

Box Creek Reservoirs

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Brough Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jan 6) The reservoir is filling and has mostly iced over. Anglers should use caution and check ice thickness before proceeding.

Regulations

Browne Reservoir

Brook Trout, Kokanee Salmon, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 6) The gates are closed. Travel by snow machine is required to reach the lake. The reservoir is capped with about five inches of ice. Because of dam maintenance, low reservoir elevations and delayed stocking, the fishing at Browne Lake is very slow.

Bullock Reservoir

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Musky (hybred)

(Jan 6) The reservoir is capped with approximately five to six inches of ice. Reports indicate fishing is slow.

Regulations

Burraston Ponds

Albino Trout, Bluegill, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 6) The pond is frozen and there's not much open water left. Ice fishing is permitted, but recent reports indicate that the ice is unsafe, so please use extreme caution when venturing out.

Regulations

Calder Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jan 6) The reservoir is ice capped, except where aerators have kept it open. Prior to ice up, anglers reported fair fishing for healthy, 16-inch rainbow trout.

Regulations

Causey Reservoir

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

(Jan 13) Anglers report slow fishing. Use extreme caution if you're accessing the reservoir. There is open water on the edges and slush on top of the ice.

Regulations

Chalk Creek

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clear Creek

Rainbow Trout

(Jan 19) Bonneville cutthroat trout are abundant throughout Clear Creek.

Cleveland Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jan 9) Fishing has been fair to good at Cleveland Reservoir using mealworms and tube jigs. Be prepared for deep snow when walking to and from the lake, as well as possible hazardous road conditions on Skyline Drive.

Clinton City Park Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Corn Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 19) Snow is making it difficult to access the creek.

Cottonwood Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

(Jan 6) The reservoir is filling and creating unstable ice in some areas. Please use caution. The most recent reports indicate slow fishing.

Regulations

Crouse Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Currant Creek

Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Currant Creek Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 6) Anglers report good fishing. Fish are fairly active and easy to catch once you find them. The best success has been reported on the north side of the reservoir, uplake from the dam. Small, red and pink jigs including Berkley Atomic Teasers tipped with mealworms proved very effective. Ice thickness at the dam was approximately eight to ten inches this week. The road is open to the dam. If you travel beyond the dam, you must use a snow machine.

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

(Jan 6) There is little to no ice formation on the reservoir. Anglers are still able to launch boats from the main boat ramp. Anglers report success using silver and/or white tube jigs tipped with a wax worm or mealworm. Try fishing from the east bank or near the dam for 13- and 14-inch cutthroats, and 16-inch brown trout.

Regulations

Duck Fork Reservoir

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Jan 9) This waterbody is currently inaccessible by car or SUV. You may need snowshoes or a snow machine to access the area.

Regulations

East Canyon Reservoir

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

(Jan 13) East Canyon State Park reported that there is six feet of open water on the edges. The park recommends that anglers stay off the ice.

East Fork of Sevier River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jan 19) Black Canyon usually remains ice-free in the winter because of spring inflow. The slow-moving runs have less oxygen in winter, so target stretches with fast-moving water in between deep pools.

Regulations

Echo Reservoir

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

(Jan 13) Trout fishing has been good. Ice depth varies across the reservoir and there are two to four feet of open water around the edges, so use extreme caution when you access the reservoir. There's also three to five inches of slush on top of the ice.

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

(Jan 9) Road access to the lake is limited, and ice conditions may be unstable.

Enterprise Reservoirs

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Dec 30) The reservoir had three inches of ice and good access a week ago. The ice should be thicker by now, but access may be more difficult after the weekend snowstorm.

Fairview Lakes

Rainbow Trout

(Jan 13) This waterbody is currently inaccessible by car or SUV. You may need snowshoes or a snow machine to access the area.

Farmington Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 13) Fishing is slow. The pond has three to five inches of ice. The safest ice is on the west end. There is open water under the east end dock and up to five inches of slush on top of the ice. Be very cautious if you access the pond, because the ice depth varies.

Regulations

Ferron Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jan 13) This waterbody is currently inaccessible by car or SUV. You may need snowshoes or a snow machine to access the area.

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

(Jan 19) The Fish Lake Perch Tournament will be held on Jan. 21, though weather and slush will make for some challenges. Please read the latest update on the Facebook event. Keep in mind that if you decide to avoid the weather frustrations on Saturday, many prizes will still be available for tagged perch caught throughout the winter and into the summer. Ice thickness varies across the lake. The south end and extreme north end have the thickest ice at eight to ten inches. From the Fish Lake Lodge to Joe Bush, you'll find six inches of ice. The last open water at Joe Bush has finally frozen and is currently three inches thick. Use caution if you head out to deeper water. ATVs and snowmobiles are not recommended at this time, and will not be allowed at the tournament. Slush conditions are bad in some areas. Fishing is good to excellent for perch and small trout outside the weedline in 10 to 25 feet of water. If you're targeting perch, 15 feet is the most consistent depth. Don't hesitate to move around until you find an active school. Use small ice flies, jigs and jigging spoons tipped with mealworms, wax worms, nightcrawler or perch meat. Artificial imitations like Berkley Gulp maggots are also working well. Larger rainbow and splake trout can be found at 25 to 50 feet and are often caught suspended at those depths over deeper water. For splake, use a little bit larger jigs and tip with perch, sucker or chub meat. Corn is now legal to use as bait at Fish Lake. Remember, however, that chumming is illegal and that corn cannot be used at other nearby waters. Corn is considered effective bait for kokanee salmon, so try tipping a small jig or ice fly with a single kernel and fish it suspended over deep water. Corn is also turning out to be effective for rainbow trout and perch. Call the Fish Lake Lodge at 435-638-1000 for current conditions.

Regulations

Flaming Gorge Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jan 6) The water temperature is around 42F in the canyon or Utah region of the reservoir. Fishing varies, depending on species.

Kokanee salmon: Fishing for Kokanee opened again on Dec. 1, but there are no recent fishing reports.

Rainbow trout: Fishing is fair to good. In the canyon, surface temperatures are now in the low 40s and fishing is good along the shore using bait or casting small jigs and spinners. Marabou or hair jigs (Zig Jigs) in earth tone colors are a good option in shallow or deep water. If you're fishing from a boat, try casting jigs near creek inlets and shallow points. Trolling can be productive near the surface (10 to 20 feet) using pop gear and a worm, spoons or even small crankbaits. Pinch down the barbs for quick release. Anglers report good fishing through the ice further uplake. The ice is currently about eight inches thick at the Confluence, nine inches thick at Sage Creek and 10 or more inches at Firehole. Target depths of 10 to 20 feet along shallow points and flats along the main channel of the lake. A variety of lures work, including small tube jigs, curly tail grubs, jigging spoons in vibrant colors and tipped with nightcrawler, PowerBait or a mealworm.

Lake trout: Anglers report good fishing. Fishing is especially good from the ice-covered portion of the reservoir. Anglers are catching smaller lake trout (pups) while jigging in 50 to 70 feet of water near main channel points and ridges. Fish may be easily located suspended above the bottom using a sonar or a fish finder. Try dropping a white, watermelon or glow-n-the-dark tube jig or jigging spoon tipped with sucker/chub meat. Gulp minnows also work well. The ice is currently about eight inches thick at the Confluence, nine inches thick at Sage Creek and 10 or more inches at Firehole. Please harvest your limits of small lake trout at Flaming Gorge.

Smallmouth bass: Fishing is slow. Smallmouth bass fishing slows in the winter once the water temperature reaches the 40s. At or below that point, smallmouth are extremely difficult to catch.

Burbot: Anglers report fair fishing. Anglers are having more success now that there's fishable ice. The ice is currently about eight inches thick at the Confluence, nine inches thick at Sage Creek and 10 or more inches at Firehole. Look for burbot on rocky points and shorelines in 10 to 40 feet of water. The best activity will be found at night using glow-in-the-dark lures like Yamamoto grubs, Radical Glow tubes, Maniac Cutterbugs and Northland Buckshot spoons. Tip the lure with sucker/chub meat and recharge glow frequently and jig the presentation close to the bottom. Good locations to try open-water fishing include Linwood Bay and north into Wyoming where burbot densities are the greatest.

Regulations

Forsyth Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jan 19) The ice is safe, but watch out for slush. Fishing is slow to fair.

Fort Buenaventura

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Fremont River

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Dec 30) We haven't received any recent fishing reports. The road from Mill Meadow to Johnson is not plowed.

Gigliotti Pond

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 13) This waterbody is currently inaccessible by car or SUV. You may need snowshoes or a snow machine to access the area.

Regulations

Glassman's Pond

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Grantsville Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 6) The reservoir has frozen over and recent reports indicate about six inches of ice. Anglers are catching their limits and 13- to 14-inch rainbow trout are the dominant catch. Anglers are using tube jigs tipped with bait and glow ratfinkees tipped with mealworms and/or wax worms. One angler reported success fishing 30 to 40 feet deep in the water column.

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(Jan 6) Flows are currently double peaking at 2,930 cubic feet per second (cfs) in the early morning, 3,440 cfs in the evening and averaging 1,800 cfs. Fishing has been good. Expect low angler pressure. Streamer fishing has been good, especially on cloudy days and when the water is high. Nymph fishing has also been productive using scuds, soft hackles, midges and egg patterns. Mix it up by using a dry dropper with a large terrestrial as an indicator and nymph or egg trailing two to five feet below. Spin fishing is almost always good. Marabou or hair jigs (Zig Jigs) in earthtone colors are a good option in shallow or deep water. Also try crankbaits in deeper water. Brightly colored spoons and spinners may also entice fish. Pinch down the barbs for quick release.

Regulations

Gunlock Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

No recent reports.

Regulations

Gunnison Bend Reservoir

Catfish, Largemouth Bass, White Bass

(Jan 19) The ice is likely to be unsafe.

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Walleye

(Jan 13) There are three to five feet of open water around the edges because of the recent rain and warmer weather. There is also up to five inches of slush on top of the ice. Be very cautious if you access the reservoir, because the ice depth varies.

Regulations

Honeyville Ponds

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Huntington Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

No recent reports.

Regulations

Huntington North Reservoir

Crayfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Huntington Reservoir

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

(Jan 13) Tube jigs, soft plastics (white) and mealworms are working well the reservoir. Anglers are catching rainbow trout. Be prepared for lots of snow and slushy conditions on the ice.

Regulations

Hyrum Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jan 13) Fishing is fair. Anglers are having the most success using shrimp. Before the rain and warmer weather, Hyrum had six to eight inches of ice. Be very cautious on the ice around the edges. There is also six to 12 inches of slush on top of the ice.

Joe's Valley Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jan 13) Fishing has been slow to fair. Ice conditions vary across the reservoir. Anglers report fairly stable ice on the east side, especially near the dam. Try using mealworms and tube jigs for trout.

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

(Jan 6) The reservoir has frozen over and there's little open water. Jordanelle State Park reports that anglers have been ice fishing in the east arm of the reservoir near the inlet of the Provo River. Please continue to exercise extreme caution as ice conditions change. Try using ratfinkees, tube jigs and/or curly tail grubs tipped with bait.

Regulations

Kaysville Ponds

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

(Jan 13) The ice is unstable and there is two to four feet of open water along the edges because of the recent rain and warmer weather. There is also some open water in the middle of the ponds and on the north end of the ponds. We recommend that you stay off of the ice.

Regulations

Kolob Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 30) The reservoir should have safe ice. The road is not maintained in the winter, so access is usually restricted to snowmobiles unless snow is scarce. The reservoir is closed to bait fishing until May 2017.

Regulations

Koosharem Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jan 5) The ice is safe, but there haven't been any recent fishing reports from anglers.

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

No recent reports.

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

(Jan 13) Fishing should be good, but ice shelves are forming and access is becoming more difficult with each storm.

Regulations

Lost Creek Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 13) There haven't been any reports of safe ice. On December 30, there was no ice on the reservoir.

Regulations

Lower Bowns

Rainbow Trout

(Dec 30) There should be safe ice, but winter access is limited by snow. Ice fishing is usually fair to good if you can get there.

Mabey Pond

Crappie, Catfish, Largemouth Bass

No recent reports.

Regulations

Mantua Reservoir

Bluegill, Cutthroat Trout, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 13) The ice is still six to eight inches thick with up to 12 inches of slush on top. Fishing has slowed, but anglers are reporting fair fishing for trout and bluegill using wax worms and mealworms. You may also want to try using a green ratfinky and wax worm. Anglers also report good fishing while jigging for bass and perch using a Swedish pimple.

Regulations

Matt Warner Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 6) Recent storms and drifted snow have made the reservoir inaccessible, unless you have a snow machine. Prior to the latest storms, the reservoir had six to eight inches of ice and fishing was good.

Mill Meadow Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jan 19) Anglers report 14 inches of ice from the boat ramp to the Fremont River inlet. Fishing is slow to fair.

Regulations

Miller's Flat Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jan 13) This waterbody is currently inaccessible by car or SUV. You may need snowshoes or a snow machine to access the area.

Millsite Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 13) Anglers report seven to eight inches of ice at the reservoir. Fishing has been slow to fair. Try using mealworms, tube jigs or other soft plastics to catch cutthroat, splake and rainbow trout.

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jan 19) The ice is deteriorating and there is plenty of open water near the boat ramp. Fishing is fair to good for rainbow trout in the open water.

Regulations

Misc

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Monroe Mountain Lakes

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.

Moon Lake

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Navajo Lake

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 19) You can access the lake by snowmobiles only. The ice is 18 to 24 inches thick with a couple feet of snow and slush on top. Fishing is fair for rainbow trout and some nice splake.

Newcastle Reservoir

Smallmouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Wiper (hybrid)

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Dec 30) The reservoir has three to five inches of ice with a couple small patches of open water. Use caution as warming temperatures are softening the top of the ice. Fishing is slow to fair.

Regulations

Newton Reservoir

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Nine Mile Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Ogden River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jan 13) Fishing has slowed because of the weather. Snow is making access difficult too.

Regulations

Otter Creek Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jan 5) The reservoir is capped with seven to eight inches of ice. Anglers report mixed fishing success. Some are doing well, while others are not catching many fish. Everyone agrees, however, that the fish are in great shape. The rainbow trout are about 16 to 18 inches long. Try moving around until you find active fish. This may mean changing areas or depths. Small jigs and ice flies tipped with standard baits (like mealworms, wax worms, nightcrawlers and PowerBait) are all producing, but don't be afraid to try some different techniques if the fishing is slow. Anglers report good success using shrimp and small pieces of frozen minnows, as well as fishing in deeper water (around 20 feet down).

Regulations

Palisade Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.

Panguitch Lake

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

(Jan 19) The ice is eight to ten inches thick with some snow and slush on top. Anglers are finding the best success by fishing in water that's at least 15 to 20 feet deep (and even as deep as 40 feet). Cutthroat trout are really active right now and can be found throughout the water column at those depths. Remember that fish are very sensitive to increased fishing pressure during the winter, so the dense groups of anglers ringing the shallows often push active fish out to deeper water or to less-accessible areas, like the west end. Tipping jigs with shrimp or cut bait (chubs, suckers, anchovies or minnows) is producing the best success. A fish finder can really help you see individual fish as they come through and adjust your depth. Don't feel obligated to use small tackle either, as these cutthroat are still hitting larger jigs. If you'd prefer to catch some rainbows to take home, fish with smaller jigs and tip them with standard baits (mealworms, wax worms, nightcrawlers or PowerBait).

Regulations

Paragonah Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jan 19) The reservoir should have safe ice, but snow can make access difficult. Ice fishing is usually fair to good, if you can get to the reservoir.

Regulations

Payson Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Pelican Lake

Bluegill, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass

(Jan 6) Ice anglers report fair to good bass and bluegill fishing throughout the lake. Small chartreuse jigs tipped with mealworms have been productive.

Regulations

Pine Lake

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 30) The lake should have safe ice, but winter access is limited by snow. Ice fishing is usually fair to good if you can get there.

Pine Valley Reservoir

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Pineview Reservoir

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

(Jan 13) Conservation officer Derek Christensen reports that anglers are catching perch. Anglers report the best fishing using small jigs tipped with mealworms or wax worms. Pink- and orange-colored jigs are working best. Officer Christensen recommends caution, because the ice thickness varies across the reservoir. Be very cautious when you access the reservoir: there is open water around the edges and unstable ice near the edges. One angler reported that there are six to eight inches of ice with four inches of slush on top.

Regulations

Pioneer Park Pond

Black Bullhead, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Piute Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

(Dec 30) The reservoir is filling rapidly and much of it is covered with thin ice. The reservoir was mostly drained again this year, and it is unknown if any fish survived.

Porcupine Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

No recent reports.

Regulations

Price River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Provo River

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

(Jan 6) Lower: The Lower Provo River is fishing similar to the Middle. There are no significant hatches happening. Anglers have reported success using glo bugs, hare's ears, sow bugs and San Juan worms. For those not fly fishing, try using Panther Martins, Blue Fox Classic Vibrax spinners and Rapalas.

Middle: Angling pressure is consistent. Try using prince nymphs (size 18), red zebra midges (size 20), rainbow glo bugs and worm patterns. Anglers have reported catching 14- to 15-inch browns and 12- to 13-inch rainbow trout. For those that are spin casting, try using Mepps Aglia Streamers, gold spinners and minnow-imitating lures. Remember, fish aren't as active during the winter. Allow your lure to drift and then slowly reel back in.

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Quail Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jan 19) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked. Bass activity slows down with the cold weather, but a few nice fish are still caught every year during the colder months. The keys are to fish deep (20 to 30 feet down) and use a slow presentation. Finesse baits like Senkos, dropshot rigs and shaky heads are very conducive to a slow presentation. Slow-rolling spinnerbaits can also be very effective.

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Red Creek Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Red Fleet Reservoir

Bluegill, Brown Trout, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

No recent reports.

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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

(Jan 13) Fishing is good for anglers using jigs. The state park reported five to six inches of ice last weekend around most of the reservoir, and seven to nine around the dam. The recent rain and warmer weather, however, means that you should be very cautious on the edges of the reservoir because there is open water. One angler reported patches of unsafe ice especially near the edges.

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Salem Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 6) The majority of the pond is frozen. The east arm that goes under the bridge has open water. Ice fishing is prohibited on Salem Pond per Salem City Ordinance. Try using traditional methods such as Powerbait under a bobber, nightcrawler tipped with a marshmallow and salmon eggs.

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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

(Jan 19) Bass activity slows down with the cold weather, but a few nice fish are still caught every year during the colder months. The keys are to fish deep (20 to 30 feet down) and use a slow presentation. Finesse baits like Senkos, dropshot rigs and shaky heads are very conducive to a slow presentation. Slow-rolling spinnerbaits can also be very effective.

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Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 13) Cutthroat trout are biting in the deeper areas of the reservoir. Chubs are biting frequently from just about anywhere. Try using spoons tipped with nightcrawlers or mealworms. Tube jigs are also effective.

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Settlement Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jan 6) The reservoir has frozen over with reports indicating four to five inches of ice. Anglers have been catching 10- to 14-inch tiger trout near the dam. Try using white and/or glow tube jigs, pink ratfinkees, white paddle bugs and/or gold tungsten jig tipped with mealworms, nightcrawlers, wax worms or Powerbait.

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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

(Jan 6) The reservoir is building ice quickly. There is still a fair amount of open water in Rabbit Gulch, but most of the reservoir has some ice. Knight Hollow had six to eight inches of ice this week, and a few anglers have been out fishing. Most reports indicate fairly slow fishing with a few rainbows being picked up on small jigs tipped with mealworms.

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Steinaker Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jan 6) The reservoir is still mostly open water for shore fishing; however ice has begun to form near the dam and boat ramp, making it difficult to launch a boat. Cold temperatures this week may finally create fishable ice.

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Strawberry Reservoir

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

(Jan 6) The reservoir is frozen. Reports indicate that Soldier Creek Bay has six to eight inches of ice, the Ladders has five to six inches of ice, Jakes Bay has five to six inches of ice and Strawberry Bay has six to seven inches of ice. Fishing has been fast and slow. Anglers have reported catching 16- to 21-inch cutthroat trout and 18- to 22-inch rainbow trout. Try using pink and/or pearl paddle bugs, pearl and/or glow Maniac Cut R Bugs, pink, white, and/or chartreuse rat finkees, white and/or glow tube jigs and glow white and/or pink-white curly tail grubs. Popular baits to tip with are mealworms, wax worms, nightcrawlers, chub meat and Powerbait.

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Thousand Lakes Mountain

Trout

(Dec 30) The ice should be safe on most lakes. Access to Solomon Basin is possible from Emery County, though you'll need four-wheel-drive.

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

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Tropic Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Uinta Lakes

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

(Jan 6) Be prepared for winter survival. You'll need to use a snowmobile on SR-150 to access the North Slope lakes and the Provo River Drainage lakes.

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Utah Lake

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jan 6) The lake has iced over. There are no recent ice thickness or angling reports. Please use extreme caution when venturing on the ice.

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Vernon Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 6) The reservoir has frozen over and reports indicate six to eight inches of ice. Anglers have reported catching tiger trout, brown trout and rainbow trout in 10 to 15 feet of water near the south end of the reservoir. Try using rat finkees tipped with mealworms, glow tube jigs tipped with wax worms and/or curly tail grubs tipped with wax worms.

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Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jan 13) Fishing is fair. Wes Johnson, from the Ogden area chapter of Trout Unlimited, reported that there is a lot of ice along the edges, but very little open water. He predicts that the cold weather in the forecast should improve the ice conditions.

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Wide Hollow Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 19) The state park reports that the reservoir is filling and is partially iced over.

Willard Bay

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

(Jan 13) One angler reported slow fishing in the north marina.

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Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Jan 13) This waterbody is currently inaccessible by car or SUV. You may need snowshoes or a snow machine to access the area.

Willow Pond

Bluegill,Brown Trout, Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 6) The pond is frozen. Ice fishing is prohibited on Willow Pond per Murray City ordinance.

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Woodruff Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Yankee Meadow Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 30) The reservoir should have safe ice, but winter access is limited by snow. Ice fishing is usually fair to good if you can get there.

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Yuba Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jan 6) The reservoir has iced over and reports indicate soft edges with about four inches of ice. For pike, try using minnow-imitating lures, vertical spoons tipped with minnow heads and/or swimming jigs tipped with bait. For perch, try using 1/32- or 1/64-ounce rat finkee, orange, pink or chartreuse gizzy bug and/or white tube jig tipped with bait.

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