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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

(Feb 5) Few San Juan County anglers seem to be ice fishing. Kens Lake is frozen, but ice skating has been the most popular activity.

American Fork River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Baker Reservoir

Crayfish, Brown Trout, Green Sunfish, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 31) Baker typically has open water through the winter. There has been some ice reported this winter, but it is not safe and won't last long. Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked. Some large brown trout are also present.

Bear Lake

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jan 31) The entire lake is frozen, and the fishing has been very good. The thickest ice (8 to 10 inches) is in the southern part of the lake south of Gus Rich Point, but the Rockpile area is now accessible and the ice is about 4 to six inches thick where the anglers have been fishing this area. People are also riding four-wheel vehicles and snowmobiles all over the lake. However, use extreme caution since Bear Lake has many areas where there are springs and/or methane gas vents and there may be no ice or thin ice in these areas. Ice thickness of the east side varies from about five inches to eight inches in most places. Finally, since this question gets asked a lot this time of year: Ideal Beach resort will allow anglers to drive in through their property and park on the beach in the plowed out area. Cost is $3 per person per day and is the closest access to the Rockpile. Garden City plows several areas too. One is about quarter mile north of Ideal Beach on 250 East Loop Street, and parking is free. Another popular ice-fishing access point is on 150 South Street in Garden City. The ice anglers are doing very well for cutthroat trout, lake trout and whitefish. The best spots for trout have been on the southwest side of the lake east of the highway pull-offs in water from about 50 to 70 feet deep. Also, the rockpile is fishing really well. Good lures to use for jigging include vertical jigging spoons such as castmasters and Buck Shots, but tube jigs tipped with cisco are the hottest lures at this time. Also, jigging rapalas are working for trout. For whitefish, the best spots have been off the weedbeds in 17 to 30 feet of water south of Gus Rich Point, along the east side at the pump house and between First Point and Second Point, and right on top of the rockpile. The rockpiles just north of the Utah State Park marina haven't had a lot of pressure yet, but the fishing on those should also be very good for both trout and whitefish. For whitefish, use smaller jigs (1/8 ounce) jigging spoons and ice flys, and tip your lure with a small piece of worm, wax worm or salmon egg.

Please remember, all cutthroat trout that are caught and don't have a healed fin clip must be released. Large lake trout are not very good eating and take a long time to reach large sizes, and while they are legal to keep, many anglers encourage others to release them.

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

(Jan 31) Access is limited by snow. One angler reports that he was able to get to Kent's Lake by snowmobile. Fishing was good and steady during mid day. Lots of small rainbows were caught with a few tigers up to 16 inches mixed in.

Beaver River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jan 31) Flows are low and clear, and stealth is needed to avoid spooking 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

(Feb 5) Be careful. The reservoir is filling, and the edges can have thin ice and open water. Also, ice near the inlet is not as thick and has an irregular pattern because of currents. Anglers have been fishing the northern bays and are catching perch and a few rainbows. Try either the top 10 feet or the bottom 10 if fishing for trout. Perch are mainly on the bottom, but there are schools of larger fish moving through, and they can be at any depth, including within a few feet of the surface. Try a small, brightly colored jig, jigging spoon or fly tipped with a worm, mealworm or soft artificial bait. Perch are plentiful but mostly small and have been found in greater numbers in the northern end of the reservoir, 2530 feet deep. The presence of walleye in the reservoir has caused some concern for managers.

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

(Feb 5) Anglers are finding success using small nymphs 18 and 20 midge patterns or smaller classic nymphs. Dead drifting small leech patterns under an indicator have been successful. Eggs and San Juan worms are working as top-fly, attractor patterns. Most folks are catching a mix of trout and whitefish. Most trout will be browns because they're experiencing a little bit of post-spawn hunger. The upper stretches of the Blacksmith Fork River are a little more difficult to access because of snow and ice. There is still fishable water in the lower areas.

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

(Feb 5) Anglers success catching trout in many places throughout the pond, especially fishing just off the bottom or 2 to four feet under the ice. The ice is about five inches thick. Family Ice Fishing day is February 6 from 9 to 11 a.m. For more information and to register, contact Stephanie Gonzales at (801) 2924422 or sgonzales@woodscross.com.

Regulations

Box Creek Reservoirs

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Brough Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Feb 5) The lake has a solid cap of ice. However, be careful. The reservoir is filling, and the edges have thin ice and open water. Access roads can be slippery. We haven't received any recent fishing reports.

Regulations

Browne Reservoir

Brook Trout, Kokanee Salmon, Rainbow Trout

(Feb 5) Water levels are down, but fishing for brook trout through the ice should be fair to good. The area has received snow during the last couple of storms. Roads are closed.

Bullock Reservoir

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Musky (hybred)

(Feb 5) The lake has a solid cap of ice. However, be careful. The reservoir is filling, and the edges have thin ice and open water. There's relatively easy access over snow-covered roads. There are some signs that anglers have been out fishing, but we haven't received any reports.

Regulations

Burraston Ponds

Albino Trout, Bluegill, Rainbow Trout

(Feb 5) The ponds will be restocked in April. Try using traditional lures or baits (for example, Jake's spinners or worms). White tube jigs tipped with nightcrawlers or PowerBait have also been successful.

Regulations

Calder Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Feb 5) There's ice on the lake. Fishing is slow to fair with small plastics. No bait is allowed. The reservoir has catch-and-release regulations. You must use flies and lures only. Bait and scented-salted lures and flies are not allowed.

Regulations

Causey Reservoir

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

(Feb 5) Angling pressure continues to be very light because only a few people are visiting the reservoir. The ice is about 12 inches thick, but it's under many layers of snow and slush. The ice conditions are, so be sure to have good waterproof boots. Wildlife sightings are frequent. Anglers have been seeing turkeys, deer and moose on their fishing trips.

Regulations

Chalk Creek

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clear Creek

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Cleveland Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Feb 5) Access from the highway to the water's edge has been challenging because of deep snow.

Clinton City Park Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Corn Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Cottonwood Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

(Feb 5) The reservoir is capped with several inches of ice. However, it is being filled, and there is a bit of thin ice and even open water along the edges. There are signs that anglers have been out on the ice, but we haven't received any recent reports on fishing success.

Regulations

Crouse Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jan 21) Water levels are extremely low.

Currant Creek

Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Currant Creek Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Feb 5) The reservoir is ice-capped. It is also filling, so the edges won't be as thick as the main ice. Fishing reports have ranged from slow to good. The main road to the dam is snow-covered, and the dirt roads around reservoir are closed.

Cutler Reservoir

Bass, Catfish, Crappie, Sunfish

No recent reports.

Regulations

Deer Creek Reservoir

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

(Feb 5) Warmer weather from last weekend has left a lot of slush on the reservoir. Be prepared for a couple layers of ice. The top layer is a couple of inches thick, and the bottom layer has eight to 12 inches. The reservoir has six to eight inches of ice in the Charleston Arm. Please use extreme caution the ice may still be very thin near the dam. For the best results, use a flasher above an ice fly tipped with bait (a nightcrawler or mealworm). The fish are on the bottom, and the bite is very light. Both boat ramps are closed for the season. The Island boat ramp is closed until the middle of May. Please keep in mind that juvenile quagga mussels have been confirmed in a water sample taken from Deer Creek Reservoir. As such, all watercraft exiting Deer Creek are legally required to decontaminate. The reservoir is currently 79 percent full.

Regulations

Duck Fork Reservoir

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.

Regulations

East Canyon Reservoir

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

(Feb 5) Fishing continues to be spotty with anglers finding a bit of success in some areas and little success in others. Several report catching fish with shrimp and a variety of worms. Powerbait is semi-effective as well. Most anglers are fishing around 30 to 40 feet. Anglers have best success either fishing on the south side of the reservoir or when moving around when an area seems slow. The most common catch is trout, and they are biting on any type of bait. The trick is finding them.

East Fork of Sevier River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jan 31) Flows are below 10 cfs. Surface ice often forms in winter 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. Black Canyon usually remains ice-free in the winter due to spring inflow.

Regulations

Echo Reservoir

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

(Feb 5) Angling pressure was pretty light this week. Anglers have been fairly successful catching trout and perch at various depths throughout the water column. Try using traditional jigs tipped with wax worms or perch meat just off the bottom or just a few feet under the ice. There is still a layer of slush and snow on top of good ice.

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

(Feb 5) A snow machine is the best way to access and cross the lake right now. Parking on the north end is limited to the pull-outs cleared by snowplows. Expect ice to be 10 inches thick.

Enterprise Reservoirs

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jan 31) The road has been plowed to the top of the boat ramp at the upper reservoir. Four-wheel-drive is needed to get to the shore. The ice is 6 to seven inches thick over most of the reservoir, but a little thinner around the edges. The water level is still very low, and fish congregate in the deepest water. Try to find at least 10 feet of depth. Fishing is fair to good for rainbows once you find the right depth. A few smallmouth bass are even being caught. Ice is not as stable at the lower reservoir.

Fairview Lakes

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Farmington Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Feb 5) On January 30, Centerville City hosted Family Ice Fishing Day at the pond. The fishing was very good for trout, and most people caught fish throughout the reservoir. Most fish were caught about 6 to eight feet under the ice on small jigs tipped with wax worms and spikes. The ice was about 12 inches thick. Farmington City has closed the first gate, closing the parking lot. Anglers and other visitors will be required to park in other legal areas and walk.

Regulations

Ferron Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Fish Creek (lower)

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Fish Lake

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jan 31) There is a lot of snow at Fish Lake and parking is somewhat limited, though crews are working hard to clear more space. Please leave plenty of space for others and stay off the main road so that plows can get by. Ice thickness is 1416 inches over the entire lake. Fishing is good to excellent with a wide variety of opportunities. Lots of perch and small trout are being caught near the weedline in 1520 feet. Remember that there is no limit on perch at Fish Lake, and you are encouraged to harvest as many as possible. Recently, perch fishing has been best on the north and south ends, as well as the east side, but a little slower on the west shore between the lodge and Bowery Haven. For bigger trout, move out 25 to 45 feet or fish 20 feet down over deep water. You can also catch more trout than perch by suspending your bait a few feet off the bottom. Small, light-colored jigs and ice flies are working best, tipped with meal worms, wax worms and night crawlers. Tipping your jigs with chub or perch meat also helps you catch larger trout. Many anglers are noticing an increase in the numbers and quality of splake this year. Winter is a great time to target lake trout. Fish on the bottom in 80 to 100 feet with large jigs or spoons tipped with cut bait (perch, chub, sucker, minnows). Don't be afraid to try dark colors; they are surprisingly visible at that depth. Sonar can be a real key to seeing the fish and reacting to their behavior. You'll also need a lot of patience. It's pretty typical to catch a few pups and get a couple of hits from larger fish during a day.

Regulations

Flaming Gorge Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Feb 5) There's currently ice down to Lucerne, with six or more inches north of the Pipeline. Some anglers are venturing out near Lucerne, but check the ice carefully. Thickness varies. Ice is slowly forming down the reservoir with only Cedar Springs and Mustang Ridge boat launches still useable. Both of those ramps were snow-covered. Weekend snow created messy roads.

Kokanee: Expect slow fishing. Kokanee are rarely caught through the ice.

Rainbow trout: Rainbow trout fishing is good for 18- to 20-inch fish. Focus on shallow flats and points in 10 to 20 feet of water using small tubes and jigs tipped with mealworm. You may also catch some small cutthroat (10 to 14 inches), which were stocked last summer.

Lake trout: We've received reports of anglers catching fish all over the reservoir. Some of the better reports have come from further downlake near Buckboard, Brinegar Ferry Crossing (aka Squaw Hollow or Holmes Crossing) and south to Anvil and Lucerne. Fish main channel depths with jigging spoons or white tube jigs tipped with sucker or chub meat. Keep your smaller fish removing them will help the fishery and provide some tasty treats.

Smallmouth bass: Water temperatures have sent bass to deeper water. Fishing has been slow.

Burbot: Recent reports indicate better fishing in the middle and southern portion of the reservoir. Look for rocky structure (smallmouth bass habitat) and depths of 10 to 40 feet. As the evening progresses, try fishing shallower water and move if you're not catching fish. As always, good lures are glow-n-the-dark Yamamoto grubs, Radical Glow tubes and jigging spoons (glow colors) tipped with sucker or chub meat. Thanks to all anglers who participated in the recent burbot tournaments; there are now thousands fewer burbot eating everything else.

Regulations

Forsyth Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

No recent reports.

Fort Buenaventura

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Fremont River

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jan 31) The road is plowed only to the first restroom past Mill Meadow. The upper Fremont is iced over as far as you can access. The Bicknell Bottoms is ice-free. Winter is a good time to fish here because the mud is frozen. Fishing is still challenging, but some nice fish can be caught if you have a lot of patience.

Gigliotti Pond

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Glassman's Pond

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Grantsville Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 22) Please use extreme caution if you decide to venture out on ice has that has formed. We haven't received any recent angler reports. Water levels are very low.

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(Feb 5) Fishing is good with streamer/nymph trailer combos. Some anglers are also using terrestrial patterns like ants, crickets and hoppers with a scud or shrimp trailer. The fish are mainly taking the trailer, and the terrestrial is acting as an attractant and strike indicator. For nymphs and streamers, go deep along flow seams and along the shorelines. Try sculpin, rainbow or brown imitations followed by scuds, zebra midges, soft hackles or San Juan worms. Set the hook with any change in the strike indicator. Spin fishing is almost always good. Marabou or hair jigs (Zig Jigs) in earthtone colors are always a good option in shallow or deeper water. Try crankbaits like Rapala Husky Jerks or Xraps in deeper water. Several types of spoons and spinners will also entice fish.

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

No recent reports.

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Walleye

(Feb 5) Angling pressure continues to be light. Most anglers visit the reservoir during the weekend. Use caution on the ice because the edges may be soft later in the afternoon. The ice is about 12 inches thick. With the recent rain storms, the strength of the ice varies. Please remember that this pond is private property and requires a Walk-in Access authorization number.

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

(Feb 5) Snow covers the ice, which may be slushy on warmer days. Traditional tackle is recommended.

Regulations

Huntington Reservoir

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

(Feb 5) An auger extension will be needed to drill through thick ice, which is blanketed by snow that deepens with each new storm system.

Regulations

Hyrum Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Feb 5) Anglers report success catching lots of fish along the rocky dam and throughout the reservoir. Anglers are catching a lot of perch in depths from 12 to 19 feet using brown plastics and jigs tipped with a wax or meal worm. The ice is solid, about 12 inches thick.

Joe's Valley Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Feb 5) Fishing success is generally slow with brief periods of brisk action. Ice near the dam was 12 to 14 inches thick. Anglers should be wary of Seeley Cove, where underwater springs makes the ice dangerously thin. One angler on the Utah Fishing Forum reported on several trips to Joes Valley. He said he caught a 19-inch rainbow and a 23-inch splake. A friend caught a 35-inch tiger musky. Creel surveys indicate that fishing is slow.

Regulations

Johnson Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Musky, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jan 15) There's very little ice-fishing pressure because it's difficult to access the reservoir.

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

(Feb 5) The Jordanelle Quadfishalon will be hosted at the Hailstone Marina on Feb. 6. See the Jordanelle State Park Facebook page or the state park website for more details. Rangers report about eight to 12 inches of ice near the main ramp and north arm. Ice in the Rock Cliffs area is about five to 10 inches thick. Ice is around five inches thick near the middle of the reservoir, but it is very thin near the dam. Use extreme caution. Anglers report that the fishing is decent in the Rock Cliffs area, but be prepared for slush. There is still self-contained camping at the main marina parking lot, where you will find an open, heated restroom. Try paddlebugs or hot-pink Ratfinkees tipped with bait. The reservoir is currently 56 percent full.

Regulations

Kaysville Ponds

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

(Feb 5) Ice thickness varies between the ponds. The first pond (north) is mostly open water with a little weak ice on the south side. The ice at the second and third ponds is only about three inches thick. Most anglers are fishing the third pond. Anglers report fishing to be fairly good, mostly catching rainbow trout. The ice at the fourth pond (south) is about five inches thick and has not received any angling pressure recently.

Regulations

Kolob Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 15) Access is limited because of snow.

Regulations

Koosharem Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jan 31) Ice is over a foot thick. No reports on fishing success, but some nice fish can be caught through the ice. The southwest shoreline was recently posted closed to trespassing by the land owner, but public access remains through BLM land near the restroom.

Lake Powell

Bluegill, Brown Trout, Channel Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Striped Bass, Rainbow Trout, Walleye

STOP QUAGGAG MUSCLE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

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

(Feb 5) Small nymphs are the name of the game right now size 18 and 20 midge patterns or smaller classic nymphs. Anglers have also had some luck dead drifting small leech patterns under an indicator. Eggs and San Juan worms have also been working as top-fly, attractor patterns. Most folks are catching a mix of trout and whitefish. Most trout will be browns because they're experiencing a little bit of post-spawn hunger. The upper stretches of the Logan are a little more difficult to access because of snow and ice. There is still fishable water in the lower areas.

Regulations

Lost Creek Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Feb 5) Fishing is a little spotty right now; some anglers report good success and others not as much. Anglers report fairly consistent fishing, though overall quicker success around noon. Try fishing shallower water relatively close to shore. The ice is fairly thick, 46 inches, but it lies under a few layers of snow and slush.

Regulations

Lower Bowns

Rainbow Trout

(Jan 31) Should have safe ice and fair to good fishing if you can get there. Winter access is often limited to snowmobile or ATV.

Mabey Pond

Crappie, Catfish, Largemouth Bass

No recent reports.

Regulations

Mantua Reservoir

Bluegill, Cutthroat Trout, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Feb 5) Anglers continue to report slow fishing. Two anglers recently fished Mantua for four hours without any success. They fished in water three feet to 13 feet deep and fished from the west side to the east side of the reservoir. There is a lot of snow and slush on top of the ice. Be very careful as it is difficult to see unstable ice under the added snow and slush.

Regulations

Matt Warner Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Feb 5) The lake has fishable ice and anglers have been reporting good fishing. You can access the reservoir by skis or snowmobile only.

Mill Meadow Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jan 31) The road is plowed to the first bathroom past the reservoir. Ice thickness is 8 to 12 inches. The water level is fairly low. Fishing has been slow to fair, but some very nice rainbows have been caught up to 18 inches and three pounds.

Regulations

Miller's Flat Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Feb 5) Depending on the weather, surface ice might be slushy. Snow blankets the ice sheet. Fishing success ranges from slow to fair. Jigs, tube jigs and bait have been popular.

Millsite Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Feb 5) This body of water has attracted a lot of ice fishing pressure since freezing over. The bite is characterized as very soft. White tube jigs tipped with wax or meal worms are popular baits. Trout commonly range from 1 to 2 lbs. The ice ranges from 8 to 12 inches thick, although a few springs and oxygen pockets could potentially be hazardous as temperatures rise.

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jan 31) Anglers report 610 inches of ice. Fishing is fair, with some really nice rainbows caught.

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 31) Ice should be over a foot thick. Access is limited by snow. Fair to good success for splake in the early morning.

Newcastle Reservoir

Smallmouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Wiper (hybrid)

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jan 31) Safe ice, but thickness is unknown. Fishing is slow to fair for rainbows.

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

(Feb 5) Few anglers have been fishing the river lately. The river is mostly free flowing with a few areas that are covered in ice. Use caution when venturing out.

Regulations

Otter Creek Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jan 31) Ice is 10 to 12-inches thick. Fishing success has slowed, as it typically does in late winter, because of high fishing pressure and cold temperatures. Some very nice rainbows are still being caught, however. Most are in the 2- to 3-pound range, while a few bigger fish up to six pounds have also been caught. Power Bait is often the most popular bait, while night crawlers, shrimp, wax worms and meal worms are also producing.

Regulations

Palisade Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Jan 22) We haven't received any recent angler reports. The lake is frozen. Please continue to use extreme caution and always drill test holes before ice fishing.

Panguitch Lake

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

(Jan 31) Heavy fishing pressure has slowed fishing down in the shallow areas. As winter extends into February, it becomes ever more important to change up your tactics to either find active fish or entice sluggish fish to bite. The best way to increase your catch rate is to move out to deep water as deep as 30 feet. Fish can be found throughout the lower half of the water column in deep water. You're most likely to catch cutthroat in the middle of the lake, however. If you're after rainbows to take home, using a fish finder and moving around frequently in the shallows will help you find fish willing to bite. You may want to leave the ice shelter at home so you can be more mobile. You can also try changing up your tackle (size, color, etc), bait (try small pieces of frozen minnows), or depth in the water column (try fishing halfway down, instead of right on the bottom).

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Paragonah Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

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Payson Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

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Pelican Lake

Bluegill, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass

(Feb 5) Anglers still report good fishing for bluegill and bass. Try small brightly colored jigs and lures tipped with a mealworm or soft artificial baits. The reservoir is being filled so the edges have less ice than farther out. Anglers have broken through, so check the ice carefully.

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Pine Lake

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 31) Expect safe ice and fair fishing if you can get there.

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

(Feb 5) Anglers report fishing to be slow to fair right now. While fishing the north side of Cemetery Point recently, an angler caught two perch and three crappie from 11 a.m. to noon. Other anglers report success just before sunrise and just after dark. The ice is still thick and safe, but there are a few layers of slush and snow on top of it. Some of the edges may be a little soft as well. Please use caution when venturing out.

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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

No recent reports.

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

(Feb 5) Please plan ahead and use caution along slippery shorelines. Mid-morning to mid-afternoon are the best times to fish. You should see fish rising as the temperatures warm and the midges hatch. Try throwing dry flies and nymphs. Water levels are holding steady from 99 cubic feet per second (cfs) below Deer Creek to 62 cfs near Harbor Drive.

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Quail Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jan 31) Rainbow trout have been stocked and should provide fair to good success for shore and boat anglers. See the Sand Hollow report for cold weather bass techniques.

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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

(Jan 15) The rotenone treatment to remove all fish was completed on Oct. 21. Biologists have begun to restock the reservoir.

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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

(Feb 5) Fishing has been fair but there is a lot of pressure especially on weekends. Try moving around and focus on areas that are not getting a lot of pressure. We had a couple more tagged fish caught this past week.

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Salem Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Feb 5) We will start stocking the pond again in April. To catch trout, use salmon eggs, Jake's lures or garlic PowerBait. Try fishing off of the boat ramp or from the docks inside the park.

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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 31) Bass activity slows down with the cold weather, 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

(Feb 5) Fishing for chubs has been fast. Anglers hoping to replenish their stock of meaty bait will find plenty. Kids who aren't fussy about the kind of fish they catch will have great fun. Trout fishing is fair. Most trout will be cutthroats in the 9 to 13 inch range. Weights start at quarter pound. A few 6 to 7 pound cutthroats remain in the reservoir, but they are difficult to find and catch. Rainbow and tiger trout comprise a small percentage of the catch. Most will be 13 inches or less. Occasionally a tiger that exceeds the slot limit will be iced. The dam arm is the most popular fishing destination, followed by the vicinity of the Madsen Bay boat ramp.

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Settlement Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

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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

(Feb 5) The lake is capped with ice eight to 15 inches deep. Fishing has been fair to good for rainbows and fair to excellent for yellow perch. Most of the perch reported are six to eight inches. Look for schools in relatively shallow waters, 10 to 15 feet, or in deeper waters, 20 to 45 feet. A few anglers report that perch, down deep, are larger, but they don't start hitting until near or after dark.

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Steinaker Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Feb 5) Anglers report fair to good fishing for rainbows and bluegill, and a few anglers have found bass. Worms and artificial baits are working, along with small jigs tipped with a meal or wax worm. Fish are mostly deep. Try looking for bluegill down around 25 to 35 feet. Anglers have reported early evening bites for bluegill. Trout have been active for periods throughout the day, and can be found on the bottom or in the top 15 feet of water.

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Strawberry Reservoir

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

(Feb 5) Be prepared to encounter slush under the snow. The ice is a solid seven inches thick near Soldier Creek. Use extreme caution, especially near the shorelines. Fish early in the morning for the best bite, and keep in mind that the bite is very light. White paddlebugs, gidgets, Ratfinkees, glow tube jigs and pink gizzy bugs (all tipped with PowerBait, mealworms or earthworms) have been very successful. All roads are closed, except the road to Strawberry Bay Marina, so plan on bringing snowmobiles for travel. Check with Strawberry Bay Marina at 435-548-2261for the most recent updates. The reservoir is currently 72 percent full.

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Thousand Lakes Mountain

Trout

(Jan 31) Access to Solomon Basin is typically possible through the winter from Emery County, but you'll likely need four-wheel-drive. Ice fishing is typically good if you can get there.

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Feb 5) Anglers report that the ice is about four inches thick, but it's a bit slushy. Try using Ratfinkees, paddlebugs or ice flies tipped with bait (nightcrawlers or mealworms). Remember that the daily limit has been increased to eight fish. This change will remain in effect through June 30, 2016, but the reservoir will be drained as early as April 1 to make repairs. Limits have been increased to allow anglers to harvest fish that would otherwise be lost when the reservoir is drained. Please use extreme caution on the ice. The Alpine Loop and the road to Silver Lake Flat are now closed for travel. Be aware of changing weather conditions in the canyon.

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Tropic Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Uinta Lakes

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

(Feb 5) Trial Lake is buried under about 55 inches of snow. The gate is closed at mile marker 15, requiring snowmobiles to access the lake. Angling pressure is fair. This is a great time to visit the Uintas.

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Utah Lake

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Feb 5) As the snow melts, the lake levels are increasing and the ice is pulling away from the shoreline. As always, use extreme caution, especially near any open water pockets that may develop in the coming week. Try using pink or white Ratfinkees or white paddle bugs and tip them with nightcrawlers or mealworms. The campground is closed, and the entry fee has been lowered for the winter season. If you catch any northern pike of any size in Utah Lake or its tributaries, please bring your fish to the DWR office in Springville (1115 N. Main Street) or the Utah Lake State Park office off of Center Street. The water is rising, and the lake is currently 51 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

(Feb 5) The river is mostly open with flowing water, but there are a few areas covered with ice. Use caution when venturing out.

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Wide Hollow Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 15) The reservoir has iced over, but there are no reports on ice thickness or fishing success.

Willard Bay

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

(Feb 5) Fishing is really slow. The ice is unstable, and there are pockets of open water around the reservoir.

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Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.

Willow Pond

Bluegill,Brown Trout, Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Feb 5) We will start stocking the pond in late March/early April. The water is currently open, so try using a Jake's lure or white tube jigs and tip them with a nightcrawler or PowerBait.

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Woodruff Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Yankee Meadow Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 31) Access is difficult because of snow. Expect safe ice and fair fishing if you can get there.

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Yuba Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Feb 5) Be prepared for slushy ice conditions. Please continue to use extreme caution. All docks are out of the water at the Oasis boat ramp, and the showers and toilets are closed for the winter season. If you can safely access the ice, try using hot-pink Ratfinkees tipped with a mealworm or gizzy bugs tipped with a mealworm or nightcrawler.

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