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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

(Feb 6) Conservation Officer Dennis Shumway reports that all lower-elevation waters in San Juan County are topped with a mixture of ice, slush and open water. Ice fishing is over for the year. High-elevation waters (such as Foy Reservoir and Monticello Lake) remain inaccessible, even by snow machine.

(Feb 4) Jay of Perry reports: Willard bay is ice free after yesterday's wind and rain, water level VERY low, no boats were on the water.

American Fork River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Baker Reservoir

Crayfish, Brown Trout, Green Sunfish, Rainbow Trout

(Feb 27) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked. The reservoir is mostly full.

Bear Lake

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Feb 26) Fishing is good for cutthroat trout and whitefish, and fair for lake trout. Anglers targeting trout are fishing with tube jigs tipped with cisco and/or worms right on the bottom in anywhere from 35 to 70 feet of water. Try fishing off the rockpile near Ideal Beach, off the new rockpiles north of the marina, at Second Point and along Cisco Beach. Other anglers are trolling and catching fish in these same locations using jointed Rapalas (size 11) and minnow-shaped crankbaits. If you are after whitefish, use a small, 1/8- to 1/4-ounce jig and tip it with a piece of worm or a waxworm. Try using a vertical jigging spoon and then run another short piece of line between the spoon and a small ice fly (about 8 to 10 inches below the spoon). This method works well for both trout and whitefish. Remember, all cutthroat trout without a healed fin clip must be released.

Regulations

Bear River

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

No recent reports.

Beaver Mountain Lakes

Rainbow Trout

(Feb 27) All lakes are ice-capped, but snow is making it difficult to access them.

Beaver River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Feb 27) Lower: Slow-moving runs have less oxygen in the winter, so target areas with fast-moving water in between deep pools.

Upper: Anchor ice often makes winter fishing difficult.

Regulations

Benches Pond Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Feb 6) Access by foot from the road is not possible. There aren't many ice fishing trails and holes, which usually suggests that fishing is slow.

Regulations

Big Sandwash Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(Feb 26) The lake has an ice cap that's roughly four inches on the east side, with open water on the west side. The ice is deteriorating and unsafe. The boat ramp is still closed because of ice. The water level is close to full.

Birch Creek Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Feb 26) On Feb. 23, Birch Creek had frozen over again, but the ice was very thin and unstable. There haven't been any anglers our fishing. The road over Monte Cristo is closed. You'll need to access Birch Creek through Woodruff, from either Logan Canyon or Evanston. Many thanks to Conservation Officer John Owen for the report.

Blacksmith Fork River

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Whitefish

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Feb 26) The river flow is much lighter than it has been in recent days. The water has a green hue. Some midges have hatched during the warm afternoons. Anglers report success with blue-wing olives, hare's ears and size 1618 prince nymphs.

Blue Mountains

Brook Trout, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Boulder Mountain Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Feb 27) There have been changes to the seasonal closures for Boulder Mountain lakes in 2015. Most lakes are now open year-round, but check the Utah Fishing Guidebook to see which lakes are closed for the winter.

Regulations

Boulger Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Bountiful Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Feb 26) The recent cold temperatures have left a little ice around the edges where the water meets the shore, but the rest of the pond is open water. Anglers report slow fishing. The water near the inlet is still clear enough that you can see fish swimming. On Feb. 23, one angler had fair success catching trout near the inlet using a pink San Juan worm during the day, then switching to a blue-winged olive in the late afternoon and evening as the sun started to set. The pond stocked with 2,000 nine-inch trout on Feb. 9.

Regulations

Box Creek Reservoirs

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Brough Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Feb 26) The recent winds took the ice off the reservoir. We don't have any new fishing reports, but fishing is usually fair to good at ice off. The reservoir is close to full. There are special catch-and-release regulations at Brough. You must use flies and lures only; bait and scented or salted lures are not allowed.

Regulations

Brown's Draw Reservoir

Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Whitefish

No recent reports.

Browne Reservoir

Brook Trout, Kokanee Salmon, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Bullock Reservoir

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Musky (hybred)

(Feb 26) The surface is mostly covered with a combination of old and new ice. There is open water near the inlet and in a few other areas in the middle of the reservoir and along parts of the shoreline. The reservoir is mostly full.

Regulations

Burraston Ponds

Albino Trout, Bluegill, Rainbow Trout

(Feb 13) Fishing is slow. Try using garlic-flavored PowerBait, traditional lures and bait, worms, Jake's spinners or something similar. The pond is only open during the day.

Regulations

Calder Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Feb 26) The lake is covered with ice and a thin layer of snow. The ice was 10 or more inches deep, so the cap seems to be holding up well. Anglers report slow fishing. The area around the reservoir got very little snow, so the water level is low. Calder has catch-and-release regulations. You must use flies and lures only; bait and scented or salted lures are not allowed.

Regulations

Causey Reservoir

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

(Feb 26) There is finally enough open water from the boy scout camps to the dam and along the dike. There's a little ice in the middle of the reservoir, making fishing from shore or a small watercraft possible. Ice covers the fingers leading to the South Fork inlet and to Causey Estates. We do not recommend venturing out on the ice at this time.

Regulations

Chalk Creek

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clear Creek

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Cleveland Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Feb 6) On Feb. 2, Tony Wright fished for 2.5 hours. In that time, he caught two fat 18-inch rainbow trout. Tony used a tiny green jig tipped with chub meat. He opened the stomach of one fish and found it had been eating aquatic sow bugs, which are found on the bottom. At that time, the ice was a one foot thick under a 12-inch layer of dense snow.

Clinton City Park Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Corn Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Feb 27) Snow is limiting access to the creek.

Cottonwood Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

(Feb 26) The reservoir is ice free, but the wind has created ice formations on the shoreline vegetation and rocks by whipping up water that freezes on the bank. This ice can be several inches thick in the shaded areas. We haven't received any reports from anglers. The reservoir is almost full.

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

(Feb 26) Anglers report fair to good fishing near the dam for a couple species of trout. Better fishing was reported near the inlet, but you should be very cautious and avoid getting too close to the inlet. The stream is undermining the ice in this area. As some anglers have experienced, conditions can change quickly, especially when the currents melt the ice from below. The ice is roughly 12 inches thick with thinner areas along the edges. Check the ice carefully before venturing out.

Cutler Reservoir

Bass, Catfish, Crappie, Sunfish

(Feb 26) Angling pressure is light. A few anglers fished the Benson Marina over the weekend, but the fishing has been very slow.

Regulations

Deer Creek Reservoir

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

(Feb 14) Aaron Glauser of Bluffdale fished the shoreline near the railroad tracks with a partner and caught 10 rainbows using silver homemade spoons. "Fished for a couple hours in the late morning, trolling between 1.5-2.5 knots. Had an even mix of hookups between the surface rods and downrigger rods. Surface temperature was 38.4 degrees. Landed 10 rainbows in an hour. Also anded a very healthy and aggressive 20" rainbow."

(Feb 14) Anglers reporting fair fishing south of Rainbow bay. Fishing is better for boat anglers than shore anglers. The main ramp at Deer Creek is currently open but the island ramp will remain closed until further notice. The reservoir is currently sitting at 87 percent full and the island has water surrounding it.

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 26) Anglers report good fishing from boats and from the shore. Most anglers are catching their limits. Shore anglers are using garlic-rainbow PowerBait or a worm and marshmallow combination. Most anglers seem to be having the best success on the south side of the reservoir, near the inlet and near the point just west of the boat ramp. You can now dock your boat. Please remember to put the completed quagga mussel inspection form on your dashboard. If no one is at the gate when you come in to pay, go to the boat ramp and pick up a blank form at our big quagga mussel sign. If you don't have the form on your dashboard, you will receive a citation. Many thanks to Park Ranger Kent Cummings for the report.

East Fork of Sevier River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Feb 27) Kingston Canyon: The river is ice-free, and the flow is up to 17 cfs. Slow-moving runs have less oxygen in winter, so target areas with fast-moving water in between deep pools. Surveys last fall found good numbers of brown and rainbow trout, with some browns exceeding 20 inches and two pounds.

Black Canyon: Black Canyon usually remains ice-free in the winter due to spring inflow. Slow-moving runs have less oxygen in winter, so target areas with fast-moving water in between deep pools.

Upper: Snow is limiting access to this part of the river.

Regulations

Echo Reservoir

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

(Feb 26) There is still some very unstable ice on the reservoir. It has melted enough to allow casting from the shore.

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

No recent reports.

Enterprise Reservoirs

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Feb 12) Both of the reservoirs are ice-free, but there haven't been any recent fishing reports.

Fairview Lakes

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Farmington Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Feb 26) Fishing has slowed down quite a bit within the last few weeks, especially for the larger brood stock rainbows. The water continues to be clear enough that you can see the fish swimming around, even where it is deeper by the fishing dock. Anglers have had continued success near the inlet using chartreuse or white jigs and lures, PowerBait, worms and bread.

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

(Feb 27) Ice is still safe across the entire lake. There are a number of pressure ridges that should be avoided, and these are the only obstacles to getting on the ice. Fishing is still good to excellent for perch and small trout near the weedline in 1525 feet of water. Larger rainbows and splake can be caught at 25- to 35-foot depths, on the bottom or suspended at the same depths over deep water. Remember, there is no longer a limit for perch at Fish Lake, and perch caught here can be disposed of in any manner. Anglers are encouraged to remove as many perch from the lake as they can. Lake trout can be caught on the bottom in 70100 feet of water, but it requires a lot of patience. Sonar can be very helpful in deep water, whether you're fishing on the bottom or suspended. Call the Fish Lake Lodge at 435-638-1000 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.

Regulations

Flaming Gorge Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Feb 26) Utah's boat ramps and most of Wyoming's boat ramps are ice free, so you can launch a boat. The water levels have held up well. Some water is being released in preparation for the spring thaws in the upper Green River drainage.

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

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

Lake trout: Anglers report good to excellent fishing, mostly from boats. Fish can be anywhere, although most are still being taken in deeper waters. If you mark a group, try holding position and drop a vertical presentation such as a jigging spoon (chartreuse) or 3-inch tube jig (white). Tip your lure with a small chunk of sucker meat and vary jigging activity until you learn the fish's behavior. Also try trolling through or just above the school, usually 45 to 75 feet deep. Try different crankbaits or brightly-colored spoons. Deep trolling right on the bottom with small, white crankbaits or flatfish is also working well, especially for those going after big fish. Keep your limit of small, tasty lake trout to reduce competition and help both the lake trout and kokanee fisheries.Smallmouth bass: Fishing is slow because the bass are deep.

Burbot: Reports indicate fishing is fair to good from boats and slower up the northern arms. Try picking a spot in late afternoon, so you can see your area and figure out where you want to go when it gets dark. Be sure to take lights to find your way back. Start fishing before sunset in 50 to 75 feet of water and move shallower as the night progresses. Burbot will hit during the day, generally in deep water (around 75 feet down), but they become more active during the twilight and evening hours when they move into shallower waters to forage. Some will follow channels and move into water that is less than 10 feet deep. Try fishing along the rocky shores, points, cliffs and the old channels. Fish the bottom or just slightly above it. Use just about anything that glows (including spoons, tube jigs, curly-tailed jigs, minnows or jigging spoons) and tip your lure with some type of bait. (Cut bait, like sucker meat, is recommended.) Another good option is to use a worm with a marshmallow placed about three to six inches above the weight. Place your lure or bait within inches of the bottom and recharge the glow frequently. It is common to catch a fish immediately after re-glowing and dropping a lure. You'll help the Flaming Gorge fishery by harvesting as many burbot as possible. There is no limit on burbot.

Regulations

Forsyth Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Feb 27) The ice has been weakening for a couple of weeks now and may no longer be safe. There is quite a bit of open water around the springs, and fish are active.

Fort Buenaventura

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Fremont River

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Feb 27) Anglers report good fishing in the upper Fremont (above Mill Meadow) with midge patterns.

Gigliotti Pond

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Feb 6) The pond has thawed and is ice-free. Early spring fishing is usually good. Although stocking hasn't occurred, a fair number of trout made it through the winter successfully. Anglers can expect to find some hungry trout in the pond. Traditional baits are recommended.

Regulations

Glassman's Pond

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Grantsville Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(Feb 14) Expect slow fishing. We have not received any reports of anglers catching fish. The reservoir is half full.

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(Feb 26) Anglers report good fishing for brown and rainbow trout. Try a winter streamer/bottom combination. Streamers are usually a fish imitation (such as a sculpin) followed by a scud or egg. Anglers who use lures are also successful. Try crankbaits, spinners, spoons and jigs in fish, crayfish, black, white, silver and gold colors.

Regulations

Gunlock Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Feb 27) The boat ramp is closed until April 1. The water level is up to 70 percent, and the water temperature is nearing 50 degrees.

Regulations

Gunnison Bend Reservoir

Catfish, Largemouth Bass, White Bass

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

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Walleye

(Feb 26) Angling pressure is very light. More anglers are visiting the reservoir on the weekends, but not many. The water is quite clear and visibility is good. The reservoir was stocked with 5,000 nine-inch trout on Feb. 19. You can use a non-motorized canoe, kayak, float tube or kick boat on this waterbody. Don't forget to obtain your Walk-in Access authorization number before visiting Holmes Creek.

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 6) Much of the reservoir is ice-free, and there is plenty of access for shoreline fishing. On Feb. 4, Jerry Jones of Utah State Parks fished for four hours and caught one rainbow trout that weighed 1.5 pounds.

Regulations

Huntington Reservoir

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Hyrum Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Feb 26) Anglers report good fishing. Boat anglers reported success trolling with perch Rapalas, Rat-L-Traps and almost anything else. Boats with two anglers were catching and releasing about 20-30 fish per boat. Shore anglers have had success with worms, silver spinners and PowerBait, and many were catching their limits within three hours. Many thanks to Park Ranger Eric Bradshaw for the report.

Joe's Valley Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

No recent reports.

Regulations

Johnson Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Musky, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

No recent reports.

Regulations

Jordan River

Brown Trout, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Sunfish, Walleye, White Bass

No recent reports.

Jordanelle Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Feb 14) Fishing is good. Try using tube or marabou jigs in open water. You may also want to try using traditional baits, worms or PowerBait. The main ramp and Rock Cliff ramp are closed because of ice. The PWC ramp is still open, but it can be icy. There is one metal dock there for launching your boat. Exercise extreme caution if you venture out on any remaining ice. All of the restrooms are closed, except for the heated one near the top of the ramp. The reservoir is about 65 percent full.

(Feb 8) Don Barton of Roy fished SE of PWC camp with a partner and caught 1 cutt trolling bright flatfish.

Regulations

Kaysville Ponds

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

(Feb 26) The pond was stocked with 750 nine-inch rainbow trout on Feb. 18. Angling pressure continues to be light. A couple anglers fished the third pond on Feb. 23 but didn't catch anything. The water is a little murky and visibility is low.

Regulations

Kolob Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Koosharem Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Feb 27) The ice is gone. There haven't been any recent reports, but ice-off is a good time to target large cutthroats and rainbow trout from the shoreline.

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)

(Feb 6) Kens Lake is ice-free, and approximately 5,000 eight- to nine-inch rainbow trout are scheduled to be stocked within the week. Traditional baits are recommended. Hidden Lake and Dons Lake remain inaccessible. Although the Rattlesnake ponds are accessible, stocking has not yet occurred. Fishing is expected to be slow. None of the La Sal Mountain lakes are accessible, and they have not been stocked.

Locomotive Springs

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Logan River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Feb 26) Fishing is very good throughout the river. Flows are up and the river is experiencing spring-like conditions. Anglers have had success using small, size 20, renegade, typical nymph and brassie patterns. Fishing at the third dam has been fair for anglers catching smaller rainbows using PowerBait. Many thanks to Jodie Anderson, Conservation Officer Chris Schulze and Roundrocks Fly Shop for the report.

Regulations

Lost Creek Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Feb 26) There's enough open water to allow casting form shore near the dam and behind the boat ramp near the inlet. The finger leading to the desert land is still covered in ice, and there is a lot of ice near and in front of the boat ramp as well. The ice touches the shore in some spots, but it's unstable. We do not recommend venturing out on the ice. Since this is one of the few reservoirs experiencing ice-off, it's likely that the fishing is very good.

Regulations

Lower Bowns

Rainbow Trout

(Feb 27) The ice is off, and the reservoir is accessible with four-wheel drive. The road has 1012 inches of snow in the thick forest, decreasing to almost nothing at the reservoir.

Mabey Pond

Crappie, Catfish, Largemouth Bass

No recent reports.

Regulations

Mantua Reservoir

Bluegill, Cutthroat Trout, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Feb 26) Fishing has really picked up in the last week. Fishing from the shore, along the rocks and on the east side continues to be fair to good. Fishing is very good for those using water vessels on the south side, near the creek that runs through the reservoir. Fish are biting traditional baits and lures.

Regulations

Matt Warner Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Feb 26) There is still good ice, which is around a foot thick. There are signs, though, that the surface is melting during the day and refreezing at night. The roads are generally passable, especially in the morning when everything is frozen. The roads can get muddy during the day, so try to get out early. Try using a mealworm or a piece of nightcrawler on a bare hook or small jig. Smaller, light-colored offerings seem to be working the best. The area received very little snow. That made is so that anglers cold drive up to the reservoir all winter, bu tit also means that the water level will likely be low.

Mill Meadow Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Feb 27) There's a lot of open water, and the remaining ice is unsafe. Anglers report good fishing in the open water (especially the inlets) with streamers.

Regulations

Miller's Flat Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Millsite Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Feb 6) Fishing has been sporadic in terms of catch rate, species harvested and fish size. On Feb. 4, Calvin Black reported finding four to five inches of cloudy ice. The west end is open. The warm weather may have opened the reservoir considerably since Calvin's report. Please observe all ice-fishing safety precautions.

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Feb 27) The ice is gone, and anglers have shared mixed reports. Many fly anglers report slow fishing with nymphs, while others have had found fair to good success with streamers. One angler also mentioned better success after getting out into deeper 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

No recent reports.

Newcastle Reservoir

Smallmouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Wiper (hybrid)

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Feb 27) The ice is gone, and we've had one recent report of slow fishing.

Regulations

Newton Reservoir

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

(Feb 26) All the ice has melted and water levels are slowly rising. There haven't been any anglers out fishing recently. Many thanks to Jodie Anderson and Conservation Officer Chris Schulz for the report.

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 26) The water is crystal clear right now. More anglers have been fishing the south fork of the river, but the action has been slow.

Regulations

Otter Creek Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Feb 27) Most anglers report slow fishing, although a few of them have caught some very nice-sized fish. Rainbows up to six pounds have been caught since the ice came off a few weeks ago. You'll find the best success before 11 a.m. Also, fly anglers seem to be picking up a few more fish.

Regulations

Palisade Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.

Panguitch Lake

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

(Feb 27) Despite recent mild temperatures, the edges have hardened, and the ice is still 10 to 12 inches thick. If the cold weather pattern continues, we may have another two or three weeks of ice fishing left. Fishing varies from fair to good and the bite is light, so keep an eye on the pole tip. Most trout are well fed and in great condition. Success is slow to fair near the shore, with the best success coming before 10 a.m. Heavy pressure has pushed most of the more active fish to deep water, and you can find better success while fishing in the middle of the lake. Fish can be found throughout the water column in deep water. Sonar can be very helpful. Most fish in the middle are cutthroats, but there are some rainbows as well. When the fishing is slow, try something different. Move away from the crowds and experiment with different depths, techniques and bait.

Regulations

Paragonah Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Feb 13) There are no recent reports. Access may be improving because of the mild weather, but people tend to get stuck when the snow is melting off the road. The ice may be deteriorating as well.

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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 26) Last week's high winds cleared most of the ice cap off of the lake, so you can launch a boat now. Anglers have been out fishing, but we've haven't received any recent fishing reports. The lake is mostly full and the water level looks good.

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Pine Lake

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Feb 27) The lake was accessible by truck before the last snowstorm, but it may be more difficult to reach now. Anglers report fair to good fishing.

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 26) The ice is gone at Pineview it's all open water. Angling pressure is very light, but there are a few boaters trolling around. Many thanks to Conservation Officer Devin Christensen for the report.

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Pioneer Park Pond

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

No recent reports.

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Piute Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

(Feb 27) The ice has been off for about three weeks now. There haven't been any recent fishing reports. Approximately 100,000 rainbow trout were stocked after the draining and rotenone treatment last fall, and more will be stocked soon. We've also recently stocked 14-inch brown trout.

Porcupine Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Feb 26) The ice is gone at Porcupine it's all open water. Angling pressure is fairly light. A few anglers have been out fishing, but they say it's slow. In The roads are snow packed and icy in the shadowed areas. Many thanks Jodie Anderson for the report.

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Price River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

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Provo River

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

(Feb 14) Lower: For best results, use big attractor nymphs or midge nymphs without beads. The warm weather has produced incredible midday midge hatches. You can still try throwing streamers from the start of town to Utah Lake to target hungry brown trout. Size 16 and 18 sow bugs are still working. Anglers are catching big rainbow trout using nymphs and dry flies. Black-colored midges and buffalo midges should start hatching soon. The water flows range from 101 cubic feet per second, below Deer Creek, to 82 cubic feet per second near Harbor Drive.

Middle: Midge fishing is great. Try using midge nymphs without beads or using big attracter nymphs. Size 22 and smaller nymphs will still be good at midday. With the extremely warm January weather, there have been incredible midge hatches at midday that are becoming consistent. Black-colored midges and buffalo midges should start hatching soon. The water flow is around 130 cubic feet per second. They are higher, at or around 152 cubic feet per second, near the Jordanelle release and Charleston areas.

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Quail Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Feb 27) To catch bass, target deep water (2030 feet) with a slow-moving presentation. Senkos, drop-shot rigs and spinnerbaits can be effective when fished slowly. Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked, and shore fishing has been fair to good with bait.

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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

(Feb 26) The reservoir is half covered with ice, but the ice is in large floating sheets. The ramp is open and much of the area close to the ramp is open water. Boaters might be able to skirt along the shoreline to reach the dam area, but that's where most of the ice remains. The wind is moving the sheets around, though, so your boat could be cut off. The water level is low.

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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 26) Fishing is good in the morning, but it slows down later in the day. There haven't been many anglers out fishing the reservoir. There is a giant ice sheet floating around in the reservoir; however, anglers can still fish from the shore and launch a boat. On March 7, Rockport State Park will host their Eagles on Ice program. There will be free hot chocolate and hot dogs. You'll also get a chance to see four live raptors up close, including a bald eagle. Cabela's is a co-sponsor and will bring optics for you to use for free. Many Thanks to Park Ranger Aaron Hone for the report.

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Salem Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Feb 14) Try using a Jake's spinner. Use a bubble and worm or PowerBait combination because the warmer weather has the trout feeding. Catfish are also becoming active, so try fishing with bait on the bottom.

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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

(Feb 27) The water temperature was reaching the low 50s, but the warm-up has slowed since the snowstorm earlier this week. Fishing is slow, but a few nice bass have been caught lately. Target deep water (2030 feet) with a slow-moving presentation. Senkos, drop-shot rigs and spinnerbaits can be effective when fished slowly.

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Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

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Settlement Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Feb 5) There may be open pockets of water, especially near the shoreline. Please use extreme caution on the ice that has formed. The warmer weather will change ice conditions.

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Silver Lake

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Smith & Morehouse Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Starvation Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Smouthmouth Bass, Walleye

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Feb 26) Fishing is fair to good from the shore or a boat for rainbow trout. The winds removed most or all of the ice. There are floating logs and debris on the reservoir, so use caution and move slowly in your boat. Bait seems to be working better than lures or flies especially from the shore. Try smaller, slow-moving presentations for rainbows and larger presentations for walleye. Most of the walleye are small, but you can help the fishery by taking them home. The reservoir is almost full.

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Steinaker Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Feb 26) The Reservoir is now open water. Strong winds cleared the ice last weekend. The high winds also kept anglers off the reservoir, so we don't have any recent reports. We did see a couple of fish break the surface, however, while we were checking the reservoir. The water level is still low.

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Strawberry Reservoir

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

(Feb 14) The ice is holding steady because of the cold overnight temperatures, but no new ice is forming. The ice ranges 8 to 12 inches in many spots. Fishing has slowed down compared to a couple weeks ago. If you aren't getting bites, try to move around because the fish are likely biting somewhere else. A lot of anglers are using ATVs and sleds, but you should be very cautious. Haws now has water on the ice, and you can find open water near the Narrows. Last weekend, the best fishing was in 20 to 30 feet of water with ratfinkies, white tube jigs and orange-and-green gazillas. We still recommended using on- to two-inch jigs tipped with chub, mealworm or nightcrawler.

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Thousand Lakes Mountain

Trout

(Feb 13) Ice fishing can often be good in the Solomon Basin lakes, but you can only access if from the Emery County side.

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Feb 14) Please use extreme caution around the shoreline. Try using small gidgets tipped with mealworms or nightcrawlers.

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Tropic Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Uinta Lakes

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

(Feb 26) Angling pressure has been very light. This is a great place to get out and enjoy some ice fishing, away from all the city noise. Good choices include Washington, Trial, Whitney and Hoop lakes.

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Utah Lake

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Feb 14) The lake is open water, and there is no visible ice. Anglers report catching white bass off the docks. Catfish are becoming more active and are biting on shrimp and chub meat. Crappie are also biting right now. Walleye are already starting to milt, so the spawn is not far off. On Jan. 27, anglers reported catching northern pike in the Hobble Creek tributary, west of I-15. If you catch any northern pike in Utah Lake and the tributaries, no matter the size, please bring the fish to the Division office in Springville (1115 N. Main Street) or the Utah Lake State Park office off of Center Street. The water level is at 65 percent full and the lake is 3.5 feet below full. There are 36 inches of water in the channel.

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Vernon Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Feb 5) The reservoir has some ice, but the thickness varies and it's thinning because of the warmer weather. We haven't received any recent fishing reports.

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Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Feb 26) Fishing is picking up. One angler reported good fishing bouncing a brown jig along the bottom. Ice has started to accumulate on the rocks throughout the river, so be sure to use caution when venturing out.

(Feb 8) Chris of Morgan reports: Fishing around the morgan area has been good for browns and white try nymphing with size 14 rainbow sow bugs and size 12 beadhead pheasant tail with fl. Pink thread or ice dubbing behind the bead

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Wide Hollow Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Feb 27) The ice is gone, and catchable-sized rainbow trout will be stocked soon. Anglers are catching a few of the rainbows left over from last year.

Willard Bay

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

(Feb 26) Fishing is reported as fair to good. Some anglers are doing extremely well once they find a school of fish. Anglers are also catching some good walleye and wipers using fire tiger Rapalas.

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Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.

Willow Pond

Bluegill,Brown Trout, Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Feb 14) Fishing is slow. Try using a bubble, garlic PowerBait or worms. Catfish are on the move and the best fishing is in the evening, after the pond warms up during the day. Try fishing on the bottom with chicken, liver, shrimp or something similar.

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Woodruff Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Yankee Meadow Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Feb 27) Before last week's snowstorm, the reservoir was accessible, the ice was still 1012 inches thick and fishing was good to excellent for rainbows, cutthroats and brook trout. The snow is now making it difficult to access the reservoir.

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Yuba Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Feb 14) One boat dock has been put at the Oasis launch ramp because of the warmer weather and open water. Anglers report catching walleye using minnows and decent-sized pike to the south of the Oasis campground. The reservoir's water level is rising and the reservoir is 40 percent full.

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