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Revised 12-09-17


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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

(Dec 9) Many waters on the Abajo Mountains are either inaccessible by highway vehicles or covered with unstable ice.

American Fork River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Baker Reservoir

Crayfish, Brown Trout, Green Sunfish, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 30) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked. Fishing is reported as good to excellent. Most anglers fish with bait from shore, but fly fishing from float tubes can also be very productive. Some large brown trout are present and can be more readily caught during the colder months.

Bear Lake

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Dec 8) Anglers report fair to good on the lake this week. One angler had more success jigging than trolling. If you prefer to jig, use tube jigs or swim baits in various colors in 1/2- to one-ounce sizes and three to six inches long. White, green and motoroil are reliable colors. You can tip your lure with cisco, sucker or carp meat for better luck. If you are trolling, use flatfish in U-20 or similar sizes or minnow type lures in #9-13 sizes. Pay attention to your sonar and, once you locate fish, target that depth strata.

This is a great time to fish for Bonneville whitefish. You can target them along rocky, shoreline areas using light tackle. Fish in depths from five to 30 feet and use a medium action rod with four- to six-pound line and 1/16-1/8 ounce jigs, spinners in size 1 or 2, or small, one- to two-inch long spoons. Tip your lure with a piece of worm or waxworm and keep it close to bottom. You can also catch these fish using sinking-tip fly line with wooly-buggers or egg-sucking-leach patterns fished close to bottom. Bonneville whitefish are very good eating both fried and baked. Many anglers like to smoke them too. The run should last until about December 15. Try fishing along 1st and 2nd Points, Cisco Beach and off the Utah State Park marina dikes.

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

(Nov 30) Access is still good, but can change at any time with fall snowstorms. Anglers report good to excellent fishing at Kent's Lake for rainbow and tiger trout with flies. Nightcrawlers were also productive.

Beaver River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Nov 30) The flow is low and clear, so tread lightly to avoid spooking fish. There are good numbers of rainbow trout that are biting well on woolly buggers. Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn. Streamers, egg patterns, spinners and flashy lures can produce well.

Regulations

Benches Pond Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Dec 9) Benches Pond and many other waters on the Manti skyline are covered in unstable ice and possibly inaccessible to highway vehicles.

Regulations

Big Sandwash Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 9) As of November 29, officers report that the reservoir is ice free. Rainbow trout fishing has been good with anglers reporting good catch rates. Anglers should try trolling spoons, popgear or crankbaits. Spincasting and baitfishing with PowerBait should also produce fish.

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

(Dec 9) Fishing was good last week, but we have not received any angler reports this week. One angler fished on the Blacksmith Fork with no luck on the fly rod using a zebra midge or egg pattern. The angler switched to spinners and caught 20 fish: 19 brown trout and one cutthroat trout. The fish were still on their redds, but not very aggressive.

Blue Mountains

Brook Trout, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Boulder Mountain Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 30) Due to unseasonably warm weather, access is still good to most of the mountain, and very few lakes have any ice. Conditions can change at any time. Some Boulder Mountain lakes are closed to fishing until April 2018. Check the Utah Fishing Guidebook before you go fishing to make sure the lake you are fishing is open. Lakes are listed individually in the 'Rules for Specific Waters' section. Access is still good but that can change at any time with fall snowstorms. Fall provides some of the best fishing of the year as the water cools down and fish get more aggressive. Fair to good fishing can be found across the mountain. Spin fishers should try marabou jigs, tube jigs, Gulp minnows, spinners, Jake's and Kastmasters. Focus on natural baits like nightcrawlers or cut bait (this is especially effective for large tigers and splake). Fly anglers should bring an assortment of streamers, terrestrials, beadhead nymphs, and your favorite dry patterns. Most Boulder lakes are full of freshwater shrimp, so scuds are a must in your fly box.

Regulations

Boulger Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Dec 9) Boulger Reservoir and many others on the Manti skyline are covered in unstable ice and possibly inaccessible to highway vehicles.

Regulations

Bountiful Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 9) Fishing has been slow at the pond. Anglers are reporting few to no bites.

Regulations

Box Creek Reservoirs

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Brough Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Dec 9) Launching a boat may be difficult with extremely low water levels. The fishing has been really slow again this week. Try using PowerBait, crank baits in rainbow patterns and/or a Jake's lure in the morning hours. As of Jan. 1, 2017, regulations changed from artificial fly use only to the regular statewide regulations.

Regulations

Browne Reservoir

Brook Trout, Kokanee Salmon, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 9) On Dec. 8 there were four inches of clear ice and the reservoir was completely capped. Without snow, the top layer is very slick, but this has left good access on all roads. So far, there are no signs that anyone has fished the lake since it capped. Please use extreme caution. There have been no recent angler reports.

Bullock Reservoir

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Musky (hybred)

(Dec 9) Ice has begun to form around the edges of the reservoir and down near the outlet. Trout are active but slow in the afternoon, so try using a Jake's lure in gold or silver. You may also try using traditional nightcrawlers and PowerBait for quick results. Please let us know if catch any tiger muskie.

Regulations

Burraston Ponds

Albino Trout, Bluegill, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 9) There has been little angling pressure. Those fishing are catching eight- to ten-inch rainbow trout and carp. Use traditional methods.

Regulations

Calder Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Dec 9) As of Dec. 8 there were three inches of clear ice and the reservoir was completely capped. Without snow, the top layer is very slick, but this has left good access on all roads. So far, there are no signs that anyone has fished the lake since it capped. Please use extreme caution on this early forming ice. Use flies and lures only bait is not allowed. See the Utah Fishing Guidebook for details.

Regulations

Causey Reservoir

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

(Dec 1) Fishing has recently been slow at Causey, according to reporting anglers.

Regulations

Chalk Creek

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clear Creek

Rainbow Trout

(Nov 30) Bonneville cutthroat trout are abundant throughout Clear Creek and its tributaries. Anglers have reported catching fish up to 15 inches. Fishing is good with dry flies, terrestrials and nymphs. Spin anglers should use flashy spinners (Mepps, Panther Martin, Blue Fox) or natural baits like nightcrawlers or salmon eggs.

Cleveland Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Dec 9) Cleveland Reservoir and many others on the Manti skyline are covered in unstable ice.

Clinton City Park Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Corn Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 30) Various species of wild trout can be found in Corn, Chalk, Meadow and Oak creeks. Fishing can be fair to good using small spinners, natural baits like nightcrawlers, and dry flies. A foam hopper-bead head nymph dropper rig can be especially fun and effective. Catchable-sized rainbow trout are also stocked near campgrounds in Cork, Chalk and Oak creeks. Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn. Streamers, egg patterns, spinners and flashy lures can produce well.

Cottonwood Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

(Dec 9) Wipers were active two weeks ago, with a majority of the fish measuring 22 inches. Try using Rapalas in the warmer parts of the afternoon, though colder temperatures will decrease their urge to feed. Anglers were using medium sized streamers and hooking up the tiger muskies from the shoreline. Anglers are encouraged to remember good catch-and-release techniques with tiger muskie, as most fish have not reached the 40-inch length limit.

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

(Dec 9) Be aware of changing weather conditions. As of November 29, the reservoir was still open, however cold temperatures may cause that to change quickly. As long as open water persists, anglers should consider trolling spoons or crankbaits and drifting traditional trout baits off the bottom. Shore anglers should try floating their baits two or three feet above the sinker with floating bait or a marshmallow.

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

(Dec 9) Fishing has been slow, but anglers are catching 14- to 16-inch rainbows, 20- to 22-inch browns and perch. For trout, try using bleeding pearl, yellow perch, silver Original Floating Rapalas, prey-colored inline spinners or soft plastics (worms, curly tail grubs, etc.) tipped with bait. For perch, try using neon-colored jigs or spoons tipped with bait, and fish within 12 to 18 feet off the bottom. Remember, once you catch a perch, you are most likely going to find others. Quickly remove the hook, re-bait and resend your lure. There have been no reports of ice formation at this time.

Regulations

Duck Fork Reservoir

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Dec 9) Duck Fork Reservoir and many other waters on the South Manti are covered in unstable ice and possibly inaccessible to highway vehicles.

Regulations

East Canyon Reservoir

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

(Dec 9) As of last week, fishing was still good for rainbow trout. One angler caught several rainbows in a few hours by trolling a brightly colored lure.

East Fork of Sevier River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Nov 30) The flow has dropped under 20 cfs. The river is still ice free thanks to the unseasonably warm weather. Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn. Streamers, egg patterns, spinners and flashy lures can produce well.

Regulations

Echo Reservoir

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

(Dec 9) Fishing has been good for rainbow trout at Echo, according to one angler report this week. Try fishing PowerBait off the bottom. Although we have not received any reports on ice conditions at Echo, one DWR biologist suspects that the reservoir is going to need more time before it starts to cap. You cannot launch boats, but shore fishing is possible. The east side of the reservoir on the end closest to the dam is a good spot to try.

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

(Nov 19) Anglers are catching cutthroat and tiger trout using dead minnows suspended under bobbers. Anglers have also caught cutthroat trout using a size 8 bead-head leech in a red UV polar chenille pattern. Some anglers have also had luck catching kokanee salmon fishing downriggers in 20 feet of water.

Enterprise Reservoirs

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Nov 30) Trout fishing has been fair to good. The water level has been low this year.

Fairview Lakes

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Farmington Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 9) According to one angler, the pond is partially covered in about an inch of ice. Fishing has been slow to fair.

Regulations

Ferron Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Dec 9) Ferron Reservoir and many others on the South Manti are covered in unstable ice and inaccessible to highway vehicles.

Regulations

Fish Creek (lower)

Rainbow Trout

(Dec 9) Anglers have had good success catching trout and chubs using green soft hackle flies and panther martin spinners.

Fish Lake

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Nov 30) Fall fishing has been good to excellent and many anglers have been taking advantage of the unseasonably warm temperatures. Lake trout up to 20 pounds are being picked up trolling large plugs that imitate rainbow trout. Rainbow and splake trout are being caught by boat anglers, both trolling and bait fishing. Perch fishing is still providing fast action. Anchor just outside the weedline in 10 to 15 feet and fish with small jigs tipped with night crawler. Remember that there is no limit on perch at Fish Lake and you are encouraged to harvest all the perch that you catch. You can also try jigging in 40 to 80 feet for splake, tiger and larger rainbow trout. Call Fish Lake Resorts at 435-638-1000 before you go to check on current conditions and get up-to-date fishing reports.

Regulations

Flaming Gorge Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Dec 9) The reservoir's elevation is at 6,032 feet and descending. The water temperature is <50 degrees F in the canyon of the Utah region.

Kokanee salmon: Fishing for kokanee reopened Dec. 1.

Rainbow trout: Fishing is good. Now that water temperatures have cooled, trout are active along the shoreline. Casting jigs and spoons and retrieving with the occasional jig and pause is most effective. Watch your line during the pause, as many of the hits will come as the lure drops through the water column. Good lures are 1/4-ounce marabou jigs in earth tones and spoons in silver, copper and chartreuse. If fishing from shore, cast the lure in a 45-degree angle from shore, and let the lure drop 10 to 15 feet before retrieving.,Trolling 10 to 20 feet deep and 1.5-2 mph with pop gear, spinners and small spoons has also been effective. Let the lure out 100 to 150 feet before attaching the line to the downrigger or inline weight. The longer set-back will help decrease spooking of shallow fish. You might catch lake trout using these same tactics.

Lake trout: Fishing is fair. The spawn is coming to an end and lake trout are hungry once again. Anglers are consistently catching smaller lake trout while trolling or jigging in 50 to 80 feet of water near main channel points and ridges. Fish may be located suspended above the bottom using a fish finder. Troll spoons like Williams Wablers, Northland Forage Minnows and #3 Needlefish to target aggressive pups. Vertically jig a white or glow-n-the-dark tube jig or jigging spoon (Northland Buckshot) on a 3/8-ounce head tipped with sucker/chub meat. Gulp minnows and blade baits (Sebile Vibrato) can also work really well. Some lake trout are being caught while casting jigs and spoons along the shoreline, and longline trolling shallow running crankbaits like Rapala Shad Raps and Xraps. Linwood Bay is closed to nighttime fishing (sunset to sunrise) until December 9. See the Utah Fishing Guidebook for details.

Smallmouth bass: Fishing is slow. Now that water temperatures have dropped into the 40s, bass fishing has slowed down considerably and they will be only the occasional catch until spring. Jigs mimicking crayfish (earthtone colors), their primary forage, are the best option.

Burbot: Fishing is good. Some recent reports indicate that fishing success is picking up. Many are jigging for lake trout, even during the day, but the best activity has been at night. Boaters can target burbot on rocky points and shorelines in 20 to 40 feet of water at night using glow-in-the-dark lures like Yamamoto grubs, Radical Glow tubes, Maniac Cutterbugs, and Northland Buckshot spoons. Tip the lure with sucker/chub meat, recharge glow frequently, and jig the presentation a couple inches from the bottom. Hot spots are uplake of Buckboard near the Confluence/Lost Dog and Firehole boat launch. Ice will start to form uplake with the next cold snap.

Regulations

Forsyth Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Nov 30) The water level is coming up and fishing has been good. Anglers report catching nice tiger trout and a few splake on streamers, flashy lures and nightcrawlers. Most of the fish are caught near shore as they are actively feeding before winter sets in. Call the Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.

Fort Buenaventura

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Fremont River

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Nov 30) Flow in the upper Fremont (above Mill Meadow) has decreased. The river is also clear in the Bicknell Bottoms, but murky below Highway 12. Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn. Streamers, egg patterns, spinners and flashy lures can produce well.

Gigliotti Pond

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 9) Gigliotti Pond was covered with unstable ice as of Dec. 6.

Regulations

Glassman's Pond

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Grantsville Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 9) Anglers have been catching 16- to 20-inch browns. Try using deluxe gold/black/red or deluxe gold Panther Martin brass body spinners, rainbow, grasshopper, or brown trout Rooster Tails, or fire tiger, brown trout, or rainbow trout Rooster Tail Minnows. There have been no reports of ice formation at this time.

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(Dec 9) Flows are currently 2,800 cfs and water temperatures are at 48 degrees F. Flows can change daily, so please check out the USBR website for current releases from Flaming Gorge Dam. Streamers in black and olive are the best bet for snagging big brown trout around the Little Hole boat ramp area, so trying up or downriver from that spot should produce consistent action. Dry fly fishing has been fair. Terrestrials like hoppers, crickets and ants are still an option this time of year but midges, small mayflies, and even caddis have been reported. Nymphing is good using midge, mayfly, caddis and scud patterns. Try a dry dropper with an ant or hopper on top and a nymph or egg trailing a three to five feet below. Spin fishing is good. Marabou jigs or tube jigs in earthtones are a good option in shallow or deep water. Rainbow or brown trout patterned crankbaits will also entice fish. Medium-sized silver spoons and spinners will also work. Pinch down the barbs for quick release.

Regulations

Gunlock Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Nov 30) The boat ramp is closed until March, but it is possible to launch kayaks and float tubes from shore. Gunlock Reservoir was treated with rotenone in 2015 to remove illegally introduced smallmouth bass which pose a serious threat to native fish in the Virgin and Santa Clara rivers. We have begun re-stocking largemouth bass, bluegill and crappie. Small, largemouth bass (up to 10 inches) are now abundant and can provide some fun action.

Regulations

Gunnison Bend Reservoir

Catfish, Largemouth Bass, White Bass

(Nov 30) The water level at Gunnison Bend and DMAD reservoirs is getting fairly low, but fishing has still been fair to good. Anglers are finding success using small jigs, spinners and Rapalas. Most fish are small, but you have a chance to catch quite a variety, including white bass, perch, largemouth bass, white crappie, catfish and even northern pike.

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Walleye

(Dec 1) Fishing continues to be fair for rainbow trout. Try using worms or PowerBait.

Regulations

Honeyville Ponds

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Huntington Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Dec 9) Anglers have had mild success catching brown trout in Huntington Creek using renegades or prince nymphs.

Regulations

Huntington North Reservoir

Crayfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Huntington Reservoir

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

(Dec 9) Huntington Reservoir and many others on the Manti skyline are covered with unstable ice and possibly inaccessible to highway vehicles.

Regulations

Hyrum Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Dec 9) One report from an angler drove by the reservoir and reported that there is a thin layer of ice. We have not been able to verify ice coverage or thickness with the state park or other anglers yet.

Joe's Valley Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Dec 9) Fishing has been slow to fair at Joes Valley Reservoir. Anglers have had luck catching splake and cutthroat trout between 12 and 20 inches using a size 4 beadhead black-and-silver crystal bugger on a medium-sinking line. Try also using rapalas, spoons and traditional spinner lures for catching larger trout and tiger muskie.

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

(Dec 9) Anglers are catching 14- to 16-inch rainbows, browns of all sizes and 16-inch cutthroats. Try using Original Floating Rapalas, Mepps Spinners, or Rooster Tails. You will also have success using traditional methods such as PowerBait Trout Bait or Zekes Garlic Trout Bait. There have been no reports of ice formation at this time.

Regulations

Kaysville Ponds

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

(Dec 9) Fishing has been fair to good at Kaysville. Spinners, PowerBait and worms are all good to try.

Regulations

Kolob Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 30) The reservoir is now closed to bait fishing until May 2018. Remember that the limit allows harvest of two trout under 15 inches or over 22 inches. All trout between 15 and 22 inches must be released. Fishing has been good this fall. Try dragging woolly buggers slowly along the bottom.

Regulations

Koosharem Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Nov 30) Netting surveys this year found few trout, although a few big cutthroat trout were caught. It appears that water fluctuation in recent years has been pretty hard on the trout we stock here. You have the chance to catch some large fish at Koosharem, but you'll have to put in plenty of time. Rainbow trout have been stocked this year.

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)

(Dec 9) Many waters on the La Sal Mountains are either inaccessible to highway vehicles or covered with unstable ice.

Locomotive Springs

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Logan River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Dec 9) Fishing has been good on the Logan. Although we did not receive any angler reports this week, one group of anglers last week reported catching over 100 small rainbow trout and one decent-sized brown trout in crystal-clear waters on the Logan by flipping homemade baits on an ultralight or fly rod.

Regulations

Lost Creek Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 9) One angler reports good fishing at Lost Creek this week, but declined to share what they were using.

Regulations

Lower Bowns

Rainbow Trout

(Nov 30) Good to excellent fishing reported. Call the Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.

Mabey Pond

Crappie, Catfish, Largemouth Bass

No recent reports.

Regulations

Mantua Reservoir

Bluegill, Cutthroat Trout, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 9) The reservoir is capped with approximately 1-2 inches of ice, according to reports from Division employees. Ice this thin is not safe to walk on, so hold on for a bit longer! You cannot launch boats either, since the boat ramp is frozen over. Prior to current ice conditions, we received a few reports of anglers having extremely good success fishing for trout from shore using green PowerBait. Once the ice is safe, winter fishing should be great!

Regulations

Matt Warner Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 9) As of Dec. 8, there were three to four inches of clear ice and the reservoir was completely capped. Without snow, the top layer is very slick, but this has left good access on all roads. So far, there are no signs that anyone has fished the lake since it capped on Dec. 6. Please use extreme caution. Approximately 4,000 eight- to eleven-inch rainbow trout were stocked in October.

Mill Meadow Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Nov 30) The water level has been rising. Fair to good fishing reported for small and medium-sized rainbow and brown trout casting streamers from float tubes. Slow to fair fishing from shore. The end of the boat ramp is at the present water level.

Regulations

Miller's Flat Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Dec 9) Miller Flat Reservoir and many others on the Manti skyline are covered in unstable ice and possibly inaccessible to highway vehicles.

Millsite Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 19) The water level is still low as construction continues on the dam. The lower water level means the fish are more concentrated, and the daily limit is still 16 fish. Try using Panther Martin spinners, worms and PowerBait to catch trout here.

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Nov 30) The reservoir level is low and the water is fairly murky. Trout don't appear to be concentrating on the shorelines. Fishing is fairly slow, but a few nice rainbows have been caught. We have noticed a reduction in trout numbers due to low water levels in recent years, but the fish that have survived seem to be growing well enough.

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

(Nov 30) Thin ice has formed across most of the lake on a few cold mornings recently, but warm afternoon temperatures and wind haven't allowed it to stick around long. Splake have finished their attempted spawn and are starting to feed more aggressively. (Although they are sterile, splake still go through the motions of spawning and don't bite very well during that time.) Focus on steeper shorelines and fish with cut bait (chubs, anchovies, minnows) or tube jigs and swimbaits tipped with cut bait. Rainbow trout are also very active.

Newcastle Reservoir

Smallmouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Wiper (hybrid)

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

No recent reports.

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

(Dec 9) Fishing is slow on the Ogden this week. One angler reported catching no fish on the river below Rainbow Gardens this week.

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Otter Creek Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Nov 30) The water level is rising, now up to 54 percent. Anglers report fair to good fishing for rainbow trout from boats and shore, though most fish are in the smaller size class (12-15 inches). The regular fall quota of 7- to 10-inch rainbows was stocked in October, so you may catch quite a few of those as well.

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Palisade Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Dec 9) Anglers are catching rainbows and tigers. Traditional methods work well, but you can also try using Mepps Spinners, Kastmaster Spoons or Maniac Custom Lures Cut'R Bugs. Note: you can split the tails on the Cut'R Bugs for added action when retrieving. There have been no reports of ice formation at this time.

Panguitch Lake

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

(Nov 30) The dock at the north boat ramp has been pulled out for the winter. Conditions are improving with colder weather. The water level is slightly higher than it has been in fall during the last couple of years. There are still lots of weeds, but it is a little easier to get around them or cast past them. Also, there are large mats of dead weeds floating around that you may have to dodge. The north shore has fewer weeds, though the mats are washing up on the rocks there. Shore fishing is fair to good as rainbow, cutthroat, and tiger trout cruise close to shore feeding. Power bait and night crawlers are working well for rainbows up to 17 inches. Flies are also catching rainbows, as well as some cutthroat and tigers. For larger cutthroat and tigers use cut bait (anchovies, chubs, frozen minnows), as well as tube jigs and swim baits tipped with cut bait. Most of the fish caught by this method will be in the slot and must be released, so reduce fighting and handling time. Also, use large single hooks and fish actively to avoid deep hooking. If the fish does swallow the hook, cut the line and release the fish quickly.

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Paragonah Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Nov 30) Access to Paragonah Reservoir is open, however, it appears that the trout population has been lost due to intense flooding and ash flow from the Brian Head fire scar.

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Payson Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 24) The gate to Payson Lake is closed for the 2017 season.

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Pelican Lake

Bluegill, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass

(Dec 9) As water temperatures begin to fall, bass will start moving to deeper waters. If you can locate them, fishing can be good, especially for larger fish. Look for underwater structure and fish these areas slowly as fish are more likely to limit their efforts in cooler water. Try slowly trolling small chartreuse spinners and jigs baited with a piece of nightcrawler. Due to a treatment that has now been moved to the fall of 2018, limits have been liberalized to 12 largemouth bass and no limit on bluegill.

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Pine Lake

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 30) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked.

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

(Dec 9) A little bit of ice is forming along the edges, but the reservoir is still virtually ice-free. Fishing has been fair to good for panfish, bullhead catfish, and tiger muskie. According to recent reports, bluegill are biting readily near the shore. Although the crappie caught have been decent-sized, angler reports on crappie have been mixed. The perch bite has overall been better than the crappie bite. We are receiving occasional reports of anglers catching tiger muskie as well.

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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

(Nov 19) The reservoir was nearly drained again this year. Suckers are still abundant, despite repeated draining in recent years. Trout numbers are very low right now.

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

(Dec 9) Lower: Anglers have been catching 16- to 18-inch brown trout, and fishing is best early morning to late afternoon. Brown trout are spawning, and males and females can be seen grouped together near spawning nests (redds). Gravel sites free of debris and/or vegetation are indicators of redds so be please be cautious when nearing these sites as disturbances can damage the nested eggs. The spawn is an excellent time to use streamers, trigger combinations, and egg patterns. Streamers have been fishing better in the late afternoon to early evening. Watch for BWO hatches midday and midge egg hatches. Try using try using BWO mayflies, zebra midges, caddis larvae and pupae and nymphs.

Middle: The Middle Provo River is fishing similar to the Lower Provo River and fishing is best in the afternoon. Watch for BWO hatches midday. Brown trout are active, but please be cautious of spawning beds. Try using streamers, egg patterns, midges, caddis larvae and pupae. Lower flows may push fish into deeper pockets, so focus on these spots when fishing during the afternoon.

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Quail Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Nov 30) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked and are providing good fishing from shore and boats. See Sand Hollow report for cold weather bass fishing tips.

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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

(Dec 9) We have received no recent angler reports. Biologists have discovered that some of the wipers have reached almost 19 inches. Anglers continue to report good wiper fishing and are catching fish from 10-12 trolling crank baits. Anglers are encouraged to harvest larger yellow perch to help grow a larger population of fish. Summer surveys show an abundance of yellow perch in the 5- to 6-inch range and anglers are encouraged to take advantage of them DWR biologists transferred select sizes of largemouth bass back into Red Fleet within the last month. These fish are larger than 12 inches and longer and have a metal jaw tag on the lower jaw. Walleye caught this fall have been in the 8- to 12-inch range.

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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

(Dec 9) According to several angler reports, fishing on the reservoir was so-so this week. One shore angler reported catching one decent-sized trout and having no other bites. Other anglers caught a handful of fish over the course of a day. Although one Division biologist suspects that the reservoir needs more time before it will cap with ice, bear in mind that there might be ice on the edges if you're looking to launch a boat.

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Salem Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 9) Anglers are catching eight- to ten-inch rainbows using traditional methods. Pond Town Christmas runs until January 1, 2018. Please be cautious of light displays and obstructions when visiting the pond.

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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

(Nov 30) The unseasonably warm weather kept bass shallow longer than usual, but it appears that the big fish are finally heading to deep water. You can still find some smaller fish in the shallows. Bass activity slows down as the water cools, but a few nice fish are still picked up every year during the colder months. The keys are to fish deep (20 to 30 feet) and use a slow presentation. Finesse baits like Senkos, drop shot rigs and shaky heads are very conducive to a slow presentation. Slow-rolling spinnerbaits can also be very effective.

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Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 9) The fishing at Scofield has slowed a bit, but anglers are still catching plenty of cutthroat trout using bead head soft hackle flies in black, green and pearl combinations. Bead head crystal buggers in tan, peacock and pearl combinations have also worked well. Chub patterns or other gray soft plastics may also be effective. Much of the shoreline has iced over, but most of the dam cove had open water as of Dec. 6.

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Settlement Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Dec 9) Anglers are catching rainbows and tigers. Traditional methods work best, but you can also try using inline spinners or spoons. There have been no reports of ice formation at this time.

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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

(Dec 9) State parks staff reports no ice. Fly anglers were having success with size 6-8 green and maroon bead head jigs, but report that the fishing is rather slow in the Rabbit Gulch area. Kokanee fishing reopens statewide on Dec. 1. The water temperature is 44 to 45 degrees F and the visibility in the water is about six feet. The reservoir level is still 85 percent full. Biologists are encouraging anglers to harvest their limits of walleye from 10 to 14 inches to help thin out the walleye population and to help the yellow perch population. Also, consider voluntarily releasing crappie to help establish the population in the reservoir.

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Steinaker Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Dec 9) Anglers have been successful using spinners to catch large trout from the shoreline. Water levels are low. Fishing has moved from summer to fall patterns with increased trout activity and slower bass fishing. Shore anglers can also expect to find success casting or fishing suspended trout baits including worms and PowerBait. Bass have slowed down with the cooler temps but can still be caught if you are patient. Bass anglers should focus on rocky structure in 20- to 30-foot depths and slowly fish jigs or crawfish patterns to hook sluggish fish. Bluegill are also catchable if you can locate schools; once located, try vertically jigging with small worm-tipped jigs. There are still no limits in place as there are lots of fish in the lake. The Division has issued an emergency change, liberalizing limits at Steinaker. There is no daily bag limit for any species: largemouth or smallmouth bass, rainbow or brown trout, and bluegill. This change will remain in effect until December 31, 2017. The Bureau of Reclamation will fill Steinaker to the same level as previous years in 2018. It will be drawn down to dead pool over the course of the 2018 irrigation season. We have been told that boaters will be able to launch through the 2018 summer, but we expect to lose access to the reservoir via the boat ramp in October 2018, with no storage water in Steinaker for all of 2019.Work on the dam will commence in late fall and will continue through the winter. We will not stock brown trout or rainbow trout in 2018 or 2019. We hope to be able to begin restoration of the fishery in 2020.

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Strawberry Reservoir

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

(Dec 9) Anglers are catching 15- to 20-inch cutthroats, a few slot buster cutthroats and 18- to 22-inch rainbows from the shore and on boats. Anglers are having success using PowerBait, neon-colored jigs tipped with a nightcrawler, 1.5- to 2-inch white tube jigs, gold Hammered Regular Panther Martin spinners, rainbow trout or black Rooster Tail Minnows, and Original Floating Rapalas. There is little ice formation and only a few of the smaller bays have ice at this time.

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Thousand Lakes Mountain

Trout

(Nov 30) Access is good to all areas. Fishing is reported as fair to good.

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 24) The road to Tibble Fork Reservoir is closed for the 2017 season.

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Tropic Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Nov 19) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked.

Uinta Lakes

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

(Dec 9) Fishing is good to hot at many of the mountain lakes this week, according to anglers. One angler last week described their fishing experience as providing nonstop action. Tiger trout, rainbow trout and a few brook trout were the most likely catch this week and they were reportedly very hungry and aggressive. We also received a couple reports of people catching greyling. According to one angler who fished in the mountains on November 28, the ice at these lakes ranges from four to six inches in thickness. Be cautious, however, because ice conditions and thickness may have changed since this report. The most productive depth for fishing was six feet of water. We highly recommend snowmobiles or 4WD because of the heavy snow in the mountains during the winter. Please be sure to check road and weather conditions before heading up to the Uintas!

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Utah Lake

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Dec 9) Ice is starting to form in the harbors and along the lake shore. Please use extreme caution as ice conditions continue to change.

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Vernon Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 9) There is little angling pressure and anglers are catching rainbows. Rainbow or garlic PowerBait work best, but you can also try using spinners or spoons. There have been no reports of ice formation at this time.

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Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Dec 9) Fishing is slow to fair on the Weber, according to anglers. The river from Croydon to Echo is low. Catching has been tough at the mouth of the canyon and in Riverdale. Try using spinners or nymphs.

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Wide Hollow Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 30) The water level is rising quickly. The dock has been pulled out for the winter. The state park says that the fishing was better this year for trout, bass and bluegill than it has been since the dam was re-built. We began introducing black crappie this spring in order to establish a new population for anglers to target. If you catch any crappie, we request that you release them so that they can spawn next spring.

Willard Bay

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

(Dec 9) Fishing has been fair for catfish and slow for all other species, according to recent reports from anglers.

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Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Nov 19) The lake was stocked with several thousand rainbow and tiger trout this summer. Try using worms, PowerBait and spinners in deeper water to catch them.

Willow Pond

Bluegill,Brown Trout, Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 9) Angling pressure has been steady but the bite has slowed. Traditional methods work best. Please remember that as ice begins to form that ice fishing is prohibited at Willow Pond per city ordinance.

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Woodruff Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Yankee Meadow Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 30) Access to Yankee Meadow Reservoir is open again. It appears that there have been no large losses of fish after the Brian Head Fire, although ash flow and fish kills may still happen at any time. Also, it is possible to see flooding across the road any time it rains, so use caution. Anglers are reporting good success thanks to no fishing pressure for much of the summer.

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Yuba Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Dec 9) The Oasis boat ramp has two lanes open and the Painted Rocks boat ramp is closed. All courtesy docks and buoys have been removed for the season. Please use extreme caution when boating as underwater hazards do exist. For northern pike try using BOOYAH Pikee spinnerbaits, Rapalas Shallow Shad Raps, or Rapala BX Swimmers, and use color patterns that mimic prey species. There have been no reports of ice formation at this time.

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