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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

(Oct 17) Conservation officer Dennis Shumway reported that there are fewer anglers out fishing since the beginning of the hunting seasons. Nonresident hunters, however, reported good fishing at Foy and Monticello reservoirs using worms, PowerBait, dry flies or marshmallows. Blanding #3, Blanding #4 and Lloyds Lake have all been recently stocked and should offer excellent fishing until winter.

(Oct 10)

American Fork River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Baker Reservoir

Crayfish, Brown Trout, Green Sunfish, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 24) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked. Fishing should improve as the weather cools.

Bear Lake

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Oct 30) Biologist Scott Tolentino reports that shore anglers are catching lake trout in the morning and evening at the State Park Marina and Cisco Beach. Tolentino said that the spawning lake trout are biting less. Fly anglers are using white zonkers, or other large white colored streamers, and spinning anglers are seeing success with spoons and Fibrax spinners. Boat anglers are also finding success trolling flatfish off 2nd Point or jigging tube jigs near rockpiles in 5565 feet of water. Please remember to keep your distance from other anglers.

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

(Oct 24) Fishing is fair to good at all lakes. Anderson Meadow Reservoir has been drained for dam repairs.

Beaver River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Oct 24) Lower: Irrigation flows have ended, but the water is low and clear. You'll need to be stealthy when you fish. Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn. Streamer patterns, spinners or flashy lures can produce well. You may also want to try egg patterns.

Upper: Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn. Streamer patterns, spinners or flashy lures can produce well. You may also want to try egg patterns.

Regulations

Benches Pond Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Big Sandwash Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 30) You'll find fair fishing for rainbows from the bank and from a boat. Fishing has slowed for bass and yellow perch. Temperatures are beginning to cool down. The best fishing times vary, which is common in the fall. An angler recently reported faster fishing during a couple of hours in the middle of the morning. Trout are beginning to move up in the water column. Bass and perch are still in deeper water, so try fishing just above the bottom. Trout baits, such as a worm-and-marshmallow combination or PowerBait, work well on the bottom. Also try fishing a few feet below the surface with a sinking fly, crankbait, jig or brightly colored spoon. Water levels are low, but you can still launch a boat from the ramp.

Birch Creek Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Oct 30) Fishing should be fair. Try using large streamers in blonde, olive of silver flash colors. You may also want to try Rapala CountDowns. Fall offers some of the best shore and float tube fishing at this reservoir. Take advantage of good weather and great fishing conditions.

Blacksmith Fork River

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Whitefish

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Oct 30) Round Rocks Fly Shop reports very good fishing. Anglers report good fishing using red or copper flash bugs, brassies and prince nymphs. The water level is at its base flow, and water clarity is very good right now.

Some brown trout are now spawning. Be careful and do not step on the redds (brown trout spawning areas) while fishing.

Blue Mountains

Brook Trout, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Boulder Mountain Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 24) October is one of the best months of the year to fish on Boulder Mountain. A variety of flies, small lures or jigs can produce well. If you're fishing with bait, use natural baits like nightcrawlers or grasshoppers. If fishing is slow at one lake, move to another. Most of the lakes on the mountain close to fishing on November 1, so get out while you have time.

Regulations

Boulger Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Bountiful Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 30) Anglers report good fishing, especially along the east shore. The water is still very cloudy and visibility is poor. The water temperature has dropped to 55F.

Regulations

Box Creek Reservoirs

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Brough Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Oct 30) Anglers report slow fishing for bass and trout. That should change with the colder weather moving in. There are special catch-and-release regulations at the reservoir. You must use flies and lures only bait is 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)

(Oct 30) Anglers report slow fishing.

Regulations

Burraston Ponds

Albino Trout, Bluegill, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 23) Stocking is finished for the season. Expect slow fishing. Try using traditional baits like worms or spinners.

Regulations

Calder Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Oct 30) Anglers report fair fishing from tubes and from the bank. To limit catch-and-release mortality, be responsible, use stronger lines and bring fish in quickly. Keep their gills in the water at all times and make sure your hands are wet before handling them. Using rubber or silicon nets will prevent damage to scales and the fish's protective slime layer. Please park in the parking area and not on the ramp (inside the cattle guard); it will help others launch with fewer delays. Calder has catch-and-release regulations. You must use flies and lures only bait is not allowed.

Regulations

Causey Reservoir

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

(Oct 30) There are not very many anglers fishing the reservoir. The water temperature is around 50F. The water levels are a little low, but you can still launch a kayak or canoe near the parking area. There are shallow areas near the inlets, but using those may mean a long trek, especially back to your car.

Regulations

Chalk Creek

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clear Creek

Rainbow Trout

(Oct 24) Work to remove nonnative trout from the Clear Creek drainage is now complete and stocking of Bonneville cutthroat trout is in full swing. Your best chance to find catchable-sized fish for the rest of 2014 will be above the narrows. Fingerling cutthroat stocked this fall in the rest of Clear Creek will be six to eight inches in length next summer.

Cleveland Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Oct 17) Aquatics personnel conducted a population survey last week and biologist Calvin Black was pleasantly surprised at the health and size of the rainbow trout population. Most of the rainbow trout ranged from 11 to 17 inches, but one cutthroat trout measured 21 inches. The biggest surprise was a 23.5-inch, six-pound brown trout that was netted.

Clinton City Park Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Corn Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 24) Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn. Streamer patterns, spinners or flashy lures can produce well. You may also want to try egg patterns.

Cottonwood Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

No recent reports.

Regulations

Crouse Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Oct 24) Water levels are extremely low. Most of the remaining water has been pumped out to meet the water rights of downstream users.

Currant Creek

Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Currant Creek Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 30) Anglers report fair fishing for cutthroats, rainbows and tiger trout. Cooler fall temperatures are finally here, so it's no longer critical to fish early or late. Anglers are catching fish on deep-drifting worms or a worm-and-marshmallow combination that floats a few feet above the bottom. Fish are also taking some of the larger terrestrials off the surface. The Uintas have been getting some heavy rains.

Cutler Reservoir

Bass, Catfish, Crappie, Sunfish

(Oct 17) There will be a mandatory drawdown of the water in the reservoir and marsh, starting on Oct. 20. Low-water conditions will last until early next spring, and will likely affect anglers' fishing success and hunters' access to boat ramps.

Regulations

Deer Creek Reservoir

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

(Oct 23) Fishing is fair. The water temperature is about 57F. Spinner jigs are working for fish near the bottom.

Regulations

Duck Fork Reservoir

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Oct 17) On Oct. 15, Tom Ogden and Randy Rodriguez fly fished from kick boats using sinking line and size 6-8 soft hackle flies, size 8 Canada blood leeches and olive leeches. In five hours, they caught 10 tiger trout in the 12- to 18-inch range, and 19 cutthroat trout in the 10- to 17-inch range. Fishing picked up after 1 p.m.

Regulations

East Canyon Reservoir

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

(Oct 30) Fishing is good from a boat or the shore. PowerBait and pop gear are still working well.

(Oct 16) Sue of West Valley fished the north end with a partner and caught 5 rainbows using Jake's casting from shore. "Fishing was great first hour, then slowed around 9 a.m."

East Fork of Sevier River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Oct 24) Kingston Canyon: Water flows are below 20 cubic feet per second because it's the end of irrigation season. Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn. Streamer patterns, spinners or flashy lures can produce well. You may also want to try egg patterns.

Black Canyon: Fishing is fair to good with a variety of fly patterns. Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn. Streamer patterns, spinners or flashy lures can produce well. You may also want to try egg patterns.

Upper: Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn. Streamer patterns, spinners or flashy lures can produce well. You may also want to try egg patterns.

Regulations

Echo Reservoir

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

(Oct 30) The water is very low and not many people are fishing the reservoir, even on the weekends.

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

(Oct 17) One angler reported sporadic fishing using worms. The Division conducted a gillnet sampling and collected a number of chunky tiger and cutthroat trout in the 13- to 19-inch range. No kokanee salmon were collected, but anglers have reported catching several in the 12- to 14-inch range.

Enterprise Reservoirs

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Oct 24) The water level has been fairly low all year in the upper reservoir. One angler recently did well catching rainbows up to 15 inches in the lower reservoir using nightcrawlers.

Fairview Lakes

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Farmington Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 30) Anglers report excellent fishing. One angler had a bite or nibble on every cast. He caught about eight fish in 10 minutes near the inlet creek using pink, garlic Power Eggs. The fish were in the eight- to 1-inch range. Try using one small split shot about two feet from the hook and letting the bait slowly sink when you catch. If you don't get any bites, quickly move your rod and reel it in a few cranks.

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

(Oct 24) Boat anglers report good fishing for rainbow trout by trolling pop gear. Shore anglers are doing well using flies or bait near Twin Creeks. Yellow perch also offer fast action by jigging just outside the weedline. To target splake, jig outside the weedline in 20 to 60 feet. Lake trout move to shallow water during October to spawn and, although they can be very visible, they are fairly hard to catch.

Regulations

Flaming Gorge Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Oct 30) You'll find good to excellent fishing for many species right now.

Kokanee salmon: Closed All kokanee caught from September 10 through November 30 must be immediately released. Sheep Creek, a tributary stream near Manila, is also closed to fishing.

Rainbow trout: Most anglers report good results. Spoons, jigs and crankbaits, along with common trout baits such as worms, are working from the shore and from boats. 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. Rainbows are also being caught when anglers are fishing for lake trout, kokanee and bass.

Lake trout: Anglers report good to excellent fishing. Schools, small groups and singles can be anywhere, although most are now being taken in deeper water. If you find a group, try holding your position and drop a vertical presentation such as a jigging spoon (chartreuse) or a three-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 around 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 if you're 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: The bass are slowing down and going deeper. You may find smaller fish 20 feet down and larger fish are even deeper. Anglers are still catching a few. Try using darker, crayfish-colors in just about any kind of bass lure (including flies, grubs, worms, crankbaits and spoons). If they are not hitting, try going smaller and working your lure down close to the bottom.

Burbot: Fair to good fishing starts after sunset and continues until midnight. Start 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 (approximately 30 feet down) to forage. Try fishing for a few hours, starting around sunset, along the rocky 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 6 to 12 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

(Oct 24) The reservoir is filling. Fishing is fair to good for tigers in the cove near the boat ramp.

Fort Buenaventura

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Fremont River

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Oct 24) Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn. Streamer patterns, spinners or flashy lures can produce well. You may also want to try egg patterns. Fishing is good in the upper Fremont above Mill Meadow and slower in the Bicknell Bottoms and below Highway 12.

Gigliotti Pond

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 30) Fishing is good using worms or PowerBait. The pond was stocked for the last time this fall on Sept. 11.

Regulations

Glassman's Pond

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Grantsville Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(Oct 30) Lower Green: Walt Maldonado reports that there aren't as many anglers fishing the river right now, but says that those who do report good fishing with chicken liver and shrimp. The water has cleared and Walt recommends fishing from Swasey's boat ramp upriver. You may also want to try fishing the pump house area and at the end of the L R Thayn

(Oct 30) Anglers report good fishing for browns and rainbows. Both dry flies and top/bottom combinations are working well. Try a combination with a grasshopper or large terrestrial on top, followed by an emerger, scud, midge larva or egg imitation as a trailer. Also, be prepared to switch techniques if a hatch begins in your area. Lures are also working well. 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

(Oct 10) The boat ramp is closed because of the low water level. You can still hand-launch float tubes, canoes and kayaks from shore. Fishing is slow after the recent heavy rain.

Regulations

Gunnison Bend Reservoir

Catfish, Largemouth Bass, White Bass

No recent reports.

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Walleye

(Oct 30) The water temperature has dropped to about 53F. In the afternoons, you can see fish jumping within 30 feet of shore. Most of the fish seem to be in the shallow water, so use something that stays near the surface. This is a great place for a float tube, kayak or small non-motorized boat.

Regulations

Honeyville Ponds

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Huntington Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Oct 17) Recent flash floods have once again scoured the streambed. You'll find the remaining trout population within a mile of the dam. Expect better fishing closer to the outflow.

Regulations

Huntington North Reservoir

Crayfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 30) Fishing is sporadic. The reservoir was stocked for the last time this fall on Oct. 1 with 1,200 9-inch rainbow trout.

Regulations

Huntington Reservoir

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

(Oct 17) One angler reported hot fishing. He caught tiger trout in the 16- to 18-inch range using worms. During the past week, aquatics personnel conducted a fish population survey. Biologist Calvin Black said that numerous, healthy tiger trout were netted. The trout were in the 12- to 26-inch range and one fish weighed six pounds. Black expects that anglers will see great fishing this fall and into early winter.

Regulations

Hyrum Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Oct 30) Anglers report good and quick fishing for perch using worms along the sandy and rocky shores. The fish are relatively close to the shore; within 10 to 30 feet. The courtesy docks have been removed.

Joe's Valley Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Oct 17) On Oct. 13, Calvin Black fished using tube jigs, crankbaits, spoons and spinners without much success for tiger muskies or trout. On Oct. 9, Mike Milburn fished the reservoir hoping to catch more 40-inch-plus tiger muskies like the ones he's landed in previous weeks. On this trip, he caught one 34-inch and one 37-inch tiger muskie. Mike used a 5-inch paddle tail swimbait on a 3/8-ounce jighead.

Aquatics personnel surveyed the fish population during the past week. They collected numerous 14- to 25-inch splake, with most being around 18 inches and 1.5- to two pounds. They also netted several large cutthroat trout. The largest was five pounds and measured 24 inches. Six tiger muskie were collected, which ranged from 32 to 35 inches and 8 to 10 pounds. Fishing for splake and cutthroat trout should pick up in the next few weeks.

Regulations

Johnson Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Musky, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Oct 24) The water clarity is very poor and fishing is slow.

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

(Oct 23) Fishing isn't fast, but anglers are catching very healthy fish. The best times to fish are from early in the morning to midday.

Regulations

Kaysville Ponds

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

(Oct 30) At the third pond, you can see trout and bluegill cruising the surface near the fishing pier. Try using top water or shallow fishing gear. The water temperature has dropped to around 53F. The water is much clearer than it has been in recent weeks.

Regulations

Kolob Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 24) The reservoir is closed to bait fishing until May 2015. The water level has been fairly low this year. Fishing should improve in the cooler fall weather.

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Koosharem Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Oct 24) Fishing is slow from the shore, but trolling has produced fair results. There is no boat ramp, but you can launch small boats near the dam.

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

(Oct 30) Lake Elevation: 3605 Water Temperature 65-69 F
By: Wayne Gustaveson

Striped bass annual migration is now almost complete. Fish movement begins in the spring as stripers react to warming water by leaving the backs of the canyons and heading toward the main channel to spawn. Then in summer they pursue forage in open water wherever they can find it whether on the surface or at great depths. As temperature declines in fall stripers move toward the backs of canyons where they will spend the winter with shad schools that descend to 60-90 feet where water temperature is cold but stable. Threadfin shad must be in deep water to survive cold winter temperatures that are near their thermal tolerance level. Rapid warming or cooling can be lethal to these warm water forage fish once acclimated to cold water ranging from 45-50 F. Stripers make one stop before going deep in the winter. At the beginning of October shad were in open water but have recently moved into shallow coves to escape relentless striper predation. Shad hope that they can find shallow water where a three-inch fish can swim but a 3-pound striper cannot without hitting bottom.

This is what we found yesterday as we searched open water for striper schools and then moved to the backs of canyons to find where stripers have gone. We looked in Padre Bay canyons and found a few stripers left in front of Gunsight Butte. Large schools were found at the beginning of the month but now only one small school was seen. We did catch fish from that school by spooning quickly when the fish were graphed. We stayed over the school long enough to catch a dozen 2-3 pound stripers before the fish departed.

Next we looked for other schools seen previously in deep water from Gregory Butte to Gunsight without finding any fish. Then we went to the backs of canyons to see if shad were trapped in shallow coves. Most canyons were fishless while others harbored shad. Shallow shad schools were guarded by stripers, largemouth and smallmouth bass.

Once a shallow school was found it was easy to catch husky fish of all species by casting shallow and mid depth crankbaits in 12-15 feet of water. When we pulled out further to 30 or 40 feet we found striper schools holding waiting for shad to try to escape from the their coves. These schools were more than willing to hit spoons.

The successful lake wide pattern is to find shad schools trapped in the back of short U-shaped canyons near the man channel. Long winding canyons are not usually as productive. Try to stay within casting distance of the shad school but do not scare shad out into open water where the shad will then flee to another sanctuary cove. Work the cove with shad imitating crankbaits for best results. Our best lure was a Lucky Craft Bevy Shad in shad color. Look further out for striper schools that really like spoons right now.

Coves with no trapped shad also had no predators. It is possible to run quickly to the back of many coves before finding the shad school.

The school we saw contained thousands of shad and covered perhaps a length of 20 yards of shallow water from the front of the school to the back with a width of 20 feet. Find shad now in the southern lake and fishing success will follow. There are more shad schools in the northern lake so it may be more challenging there. In either case the best catching action is now in the very back of the canyon from a bottom depth of 40 feet to the shallow end of the cove.

Regulations

LaSal Mountains

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

(Oct 30) On Oct. 27, Conservation Officer TJ Robertson reported good fishing at Kens Lake. The lake was restocked this past week with approximately 7,000 10-inch rainbow trout.

Locomotive Springs

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Logan River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Oct 30) Remington from the Round Rocks Fly Shop in Logan reported great fishing. The water is very clear, but there are numerous leaves floating in the river. Remington mostly caught brown trout, along with a few rainbow trout and whitefish. He was using solitude flash bug and el diablos. Sculpin pattern streamers also worked well towards the evening. Dry fly patterns only seemed to work during the last 30 minutes before sundown. The brown trout are starting to spawn. Take care not to step on the redds (brown trout spawning areas) while fishing.

Regulations

Lost Creek Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 30) Two anglers reported good fishing from the shore near the boat ramp. One angler used a rooster tail while another used a simple worm and marshmallow. They started fishing around 7:30 a.m. and fishing was a little slow. Once the sun came out, it warmed up and fishing improved. There are a fair number of anglers fishing at Lost Creek from the shore and from boats. The water level is good, and it's still possible to launch a boat.

Regulations

Lower Bowns

Rainbow Trout

(Oct 24) The Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop reports good fishing from float tubes and small boats. The water is low and there is no boat ramp, so you'll have to hand-launch your boat from the shore. Hare's ears, pheasant tails and brown wooly buggers have all worked well lately. You may also want to try fishing with flashy lures, spinners and spoons.

Mabey Pond

Crappie, Catfish, Largemouth Bass

No recent reports.

Regulations

Mantua Reservoir

Bluegill, Cutthroat Trout, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 30) Anglers report great fishing for bass and trout from a boat or rocky shore between 11 a.m. and midday. Try using gold-, silver- or perch-colored Kastmasters; perch- and rainbow-colored crank baits; or gold lil jakes lures. The fish are staying near the shore. Most are 20 to 30 feet from the shore and start striking 15 to 20 feet from shore.

The water temperature is around 53F near the boat docks. The water level is extremely low on the south and southeast sides and on the northern shore. On the east side, the water is low enough that you can walk along a small stream to get closer to the middle of the reservoir. You can still launch a boat or small watercraft from the boat ramp. Use extreme caution, though. You don't want to get stuck while trying to launch a larger boat. Remember: Fishing is prohibited along the sandy shore and within 300 feet of either side of the boat ramp and dock.

Regulations

Matt Warner Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 30) Anglers report fair to good fishing, depending mostly on the depth, time of day and ability to stay out of the weeds. Blue-green algae is also present, which makes it harder to use lures. The best fishing reported this week was mid-morning and in the late afternoon or early evening hours. The water level is low (below the boat ramp), so launching boats can be difficult.

Mill Meadow Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Oct 24) The reservoir is mostly full. The Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop reports good fishing near the inlets in the afternoon with brown and black wooly buggers.

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Miller's Flat Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Millsite Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 30) On Oct. 27, State Park Manager Jonathan Hunt reported excellent fishing. He fished from the shore with a gold Jakes and caught numerous cutthroat trout. Later, he launched a boat and trolled with a Kamlooper spoon and caught nine cutthroats and one splake in two hours. He said the fish were about 16 inches and hefty. On Oct. 20, the reservoir was restocked with 13,000 9-inch rainbow trout.

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Oct 24) Irrigation releases have ended and the lake level has stabilized. Trout are starting to get more active and fly fishing is improving for anglers in float tubes.

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Misc.

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 11) Jaden Tobar fished Mill Hollow from a float tube and caught 18 rainbows and 6 tiger and brook trout using wooly buggers. "We fished from float tubes with brown leech patterns. 24 fish in the 8-12 inch range. beautiful fall colors on Tiger and Brook Trout"

(Oct 9) Silver Lake: Fishing is fast right now. Try using a fly rod and your dry fly of choice. Most trout are feeding topwater. Water levels are pretty low, but the fall colors make a trip up here worth it!

(Oct 5) Brian Wood of Monroe fished Upper Box Creek Reservoir on the south side and caught 3 rainbows and 1 brook trout using PowerBait and nightcrawlers. "fish were caught between 330 and 430"

Monroe Mountain Lakes

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Oct 24) There are good numbers of rainbow trout left in Big and Deep lakes. The fish in Big Lake have grown well this year; up to 14 inches.

Moon Lake

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

No recent reports.

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Navajo Lake

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 24) Look for splake to become more active because of the cooler weather.

Newcastle Reservoir

Smallmouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Wiper (hybrid)

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Oct 10) Trout fishing is fair. Wiper fishing is fair to good. Trolling deep-diving lures produces medium-sized wipers, as well as a few trout. Smallmouth bass fishing is fair to good.

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Newton Reservoir

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

(Oct 30) There are not many anglers fishing Newton. The water temperature is around 53F. The water levels are still low, though they have risen recently. The water is covering the outlet pipe and about five feet below the boat ramp. You can launch kayaks or canoes on the west side. The shoreline is wet, so be careful not to get your vehicle stuck.

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Nine Mile Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 23) Because of irrigation needs, the water was drained from the reservoir last month. It's unlikely that there are any fish.

Ogden River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Oct 30) The Division just completed a survey of the Ogden through town and found healthy fish populations.

(Oct 12) Michael Trujillo fished the South Fork and caught 4 browns. "In the afternoon the dry fly hatches are good. The fish are taking Mahogany Duns at this time. In the evening right when the sun starts to dip down past the mouth of the canyon the fish were eating Hare's ear nymphs."

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Otter Creek Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Oct 24) Anglers report fair to good fishing by trolling. Look for shore fishing to improve as the weather cools down.

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Palisade Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Oct 23) Anglers report slow fishing with spinners off the shoreline.

Panguitch Lake

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

(Oct 24) Fishing is fair to good, depending on where you fish and what you fish with. Boat anglers report fair fishing for small- and medium-sized trout by trolling. Shore anglers are also catching rainbow trout on popular baits like PowerBait and worm-marshmallow rigs. Fly anglers are catching fish from the shore using nymphs and streamers. Large cutthroat and tiger trout have moved in close to shore and are feeding actively. The best way to target these fish is with cut bait (like chub, sucker, minnows or anchovies) fished either on a large hook with no weight or tipped on a white tube jig. Most of the fish you'll catch with this method will need to be released because they'll be in the slot. In order to avoid deep-hooking, hold the rod in your hand and set the hook as soon and the fish hits. Large single hooks (size 1 to 00) will help ensure the fish are hooked in the mouth. If a fish swallows a hook, cut the line instead of trying to pull the hook out.

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Paragonah Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Oct 24) Fly and lure anglers report fair to good fishing. Trolling flashy lures can also provide good results. These fish are wild, so natural baits like nightcrawlers work better than PowerBait.

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Payson Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 23) Fishing has been slow this week, but the trout are still biting. Try using either PowerBait or Jake's spinners.

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Pelican Lake

Bluegill, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass

(Oct 30) Anglers report slow fishing for largemouth bass and bluegill. Bluegill are difficult to find, so try some of the deeper waters near the middle or west end. Pelican Lake has an overabundance of carp, so you can help the fishery by catching them or taking them with archery equipment. The waterfowl hunt started on Oct. 4, so now there are quite a few waterfowl hunters at the lake.

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Pine Lake

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 24) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked and should provide 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

(Oct 30) Anglers report fair fishing for crappie and perch. There are a lot of anglers fishing on the Yacht Club and Port docks. Crappie fishing has been good in about 30 feet of water near Cemetery Point and towards the narrows. Fishing is slow on cold mornings, but picks as the temperature increases.

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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

(Oct 24) The reservoir is now refilling after it was drained and treated with rotenone. 5,000 10-inch rainbow trout and 3,500 4-inch wipers were stocked this week. More rainbows will be stocked in the next few weeks.

Porcupine Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Oct 30) More anglers are fishing Porcupine than this time last year. Anglers report fair fishing from the shore in the back of the reservoir, within eye shot of the inlet. Salmon eggs and worms seem to be working well. One angler recommends using a bubble about five feet from his hook with no weights. He would cast it as far as he could, then let the bait slowly sink to the bottom. A few boat anglers reported that they found no success trolling with Rapalas and spinners in about 50 feet of water. The water temperature is between 5557F during the day.

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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

(Oct 23) Lower: Water flows are steady at around 157 feet per second, but you should expect some weeds because of the low flows. Try using streamers to catch the prespawn brown trout. The water temperature is around 50F. Try fishing in the early morning, late evening or on cloudy days.

Middle: The water levels are still low and are running at about 160 feet per second. A variety of techniques are working right now. Try using streamers, dry flies, nymphs or hackles. Dry fly anglers should try size #18-20 blue wing olives, ants or beetles. The fish can be picky, though, so be willing to adapt your techniques. The water temperature is around 50F. The brown trout spawn will start soon.

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Quail Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Oct 24) Bass fishing is fair to good.

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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

(Oct 30) Anglers report fair to good fishing for rainbows and bass. A few small walleye are also being taken. The best bank fishing has been near the dam and in the east bay near the dam during the early morning hours. Try a worm-and-marshmallow combination or a worm and floating bait a couple of feet above the bottom. You may also want to try trolling or casting crankbaits and brightly colored spoons.

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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

(Oct 30) Fishing is good. Boat anglers are still doing best by trolling. Many anglers are catching one fish about every two hours. The fish are nice and healthy, and usually in the 15- to 18-inch range. Shore fishing is slower. Try moving around and using different baits. The reservoir was stocked with 50,000 rainbow trout. Many of them have made their way into the Weber River. Remember to fill out your invasive species form every time you launch your boat.

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Salem Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 23) The water is cooling down and fishing is slow, but you still may find success throwing a line off the docks or near the boat ramp. Try using a bubble and worms or PowerBait. Jake's Spin-A-Lure also work great for catching trout off the docks or near the bridge.

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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

(Oct 24) Bass fishing is good to excellent. Anglers report good fishing using topwater lures and crayfish-imitating plastics.

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Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 17) Multiple anglers report good to excellent fishing. On Oct. 9, an angler on BigFishTackle.com reported catching 22 cutthroats in 4.5 hours. He fished the southeast shoreline and said he got a bite or fish with every cast. He wrote that bait preferences changed as the day advanced. He used corn-flavored PowerBait, nightcrawlers and chubs over the course of the day. On Oct. 5, Makeda and Pat Hanson fished bait on the surface for about an hour with minimal success. After changing tactics and sinking chub meat to the bottom, Makeda said they couldn't keep the trout off their lines. They were bank fishing near the dam.

Fishing was a little too good for three anglers who recently put 23 trout on ice most of which were within the slot before being visited by a conservation officer. Only one angler had a fishing license. The trio had been using dead minnows and anchovies.

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Settlement Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Oct 23) Fishing is slow. Try using traditional baits.

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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

(Oct 30) Anglers report mixed fishing success for rainbows, bass, walleye and small yellow perch from the shoreline and from boats. The best times to fish are changing with the cooler weather. Anglers now report better fishing in the mid-morning and mid-afternoon hours. For trout, try a worm-and-marshmallow combination or a worm and floating PowerBait from shore. Another option is to use deep-diving lures. For bass and walleye, go deep. Try casting into the rocky points, and bottom bouncing across the flats for walleye. Most of the walleye are small, and you can help the fishery by taking them home. Be careful of the afternoon winds, which can generate big waves very quickly.

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Steinaker Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Oct 30) Anglers report fair to good fishing for rainbows, and slow to fair fishing for bass and bluegill. The reservoir is quite low, so watch for submerged sandbars, humps and rocks. Try fishing with trout baits and deep-diving lures. For bass, try fishing near rocky points, and for bluegill, focus on the flats or just off the dam in roughly 20 to 25 feet of water.

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Strawberry Reservoir

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

(Oct 23) Shoreline fishing is slow, but you may find success using a worm and bubble combination, or garlic, salmon egg or peach PowerBait. You may also want to try trolling using worms. You'll find fish in deeper parts of the reservoir, usually at depths from 30 to 40 feet. There is a lot of algae, which should disappear when the weather gets colder. Anglers report that fishing is good from the shore near Soldier Creek and the Narrows. The water temperature is in the low 50s. Fishing is best away from the algae and moss. You should try to cast past it from shore, and to avoid it in your boat or floattube. The best time to fish still seems to be around 10 a.m.

(Oct 17) Alejandro Suarez fished Soldier Creek Dam with a partner and caught 12 cutts and 3 rainbows using worm and marshmallow. "early morning is best. bites are sometimes really soft."

(Oct 5) Edward of Bountiful fished Coop Creek and caught 5 rainbows and 3 cutts using Rapala and tube jigs. "Went fishing early Sunday Morning (before sunrise) and fishing was hot for both those fishing with Lures and Worms. Fall is here and many of my fish were caught from the shore using a Tube Jig and Rapala. I landed a nice Cutt & Bow both well over 20". Once sunrise I waded about 20 feet from the shore and landed 5 more fish. Fished from 7-10 and had a blast. A gentleman 20 feet from me landed 20 plus fish using worms....... cheater We both has a great day."

Regulations

Thousand Lakes Mountain

Trout

(Oct 24) Fishing is good for brook trout at Deep Creek and Meeks lakes with wooly buggers. Fishing is fair to good for cutthroat and tiger trout in the Solomon Basin lakes.

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 23) The reservoir is very busy, but fall weather is bringing fish closer to shore. This is a great time to catch some of the brown trout. The vegetation around the shoreline can sometimes make it difficult to fish. The reservoir was last stocked in September, and it will not be stocked again until spring.

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Tropic Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Oct 24) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked.

Uinta Lakes

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

(Oct 30) Anglers reported good fishing this past week at Trial Lake, but conditions were very cold and ice is forming around the edges. Be prepared for winter survival conditions. Some years, you can safely go ice fishing at some waters in late November.

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Utah Lake

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Oct 23) The water levels are extremely low, so you may want to check with the State Parks office or DWR office before launching. Try using raw chicken for catfish. Traditional spinner blades may also a good choice for white bass or catfish.

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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

(Oct 23) Clayton from Roundrocks Fly Shop recently had a great day fishing the Weber River. Many people are out fishing the Weber, especially near the Taggart area. Browns are spawning and you can see them on their redds. They're taking egg patterns, midge patterns, sow bugs, blue-wing olives (in size 20) and olive-colored streamers. Be careful and do not step on the redds while fishing.

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Wide Hollow Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 24) The boat ramp is still open.

Willard Bay

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

(Oct 30) Anglers report good fishing for catfish and smallmouth bass. The water clarity is very poor. The temperatures can fluctuate from 30F to 53F over the course of the day. One angler reported excellent fishing for catfish using chub meat. He caught 11 fish.

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Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.

Willow Pond

Bluegill,Brown Trout, Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 23) This is the final week that the pond will be stocked, so try using a bubble and PowerBait or a worm. Corn- and garlic-flavored PowerBait worked great over the weekend.

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Woodruff Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Yankee Meadow Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 24) The water level is fairly low, but will slowly rise now that irrigation releases have ended. Look for fishing to improve because of the cooler weather.

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Yuba Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Oct 23) Try fishing in the early morning. The water levels near the island are very low. Spinnerbaits are effective off the shoreline.

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