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Abajo Mountain

Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 4) Conservation Officer Dennis Shumway reports improved fishing at Lloyds Lake. Anglers are catching trout as large as 15 inches using PowerBait or dry flies.

(Aug 29)

American Fork River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Baker Reservoir

Crayfish, Brown Trout, Green Sunfish, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Bear Lake

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Sep 18) Biologist Scott Tolentino reports good fishing on the east side trolling in 85 feet (or deeper) of water. Remember, in order to keep a cutthroat trout from Bear Lake it must have a healed fin clip (usually the adipose fin). Cutthroat trout with all fins intact must be released, including tagged fish with all of their fins. Consider releasing large lake trout in order to maintain the fishery. Lake trout grow slow and can easily live more than 35 years in Bear Lake.

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

(Sep 11) Anglers report fair to good fishing 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

(Sep 12) Lower: Water flows are regular with releases from Minersville Reservoir. Fishing has been fair for rainbows.

Upper: Small brown and rainbow trout are abundant. Flies and small spinners typically produce well in the summer.

Regulations

Benches Pond Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Big Sandwash Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 18) Fishing is slow to fair for rainbows, bass and yellow perch from the bank and from boats. You'll usually find the best fishing in the cooler morning and evening hours. Trout, bass and perch have gone deeper, so try fishing just above the bottom with trout baits such as a worm-and-marshmallow combination or PowerBait. Boaters are reporting suspended schools of perch and rainbows, roughly 3040 feet down. Bass anglers are catching fish deep with a sinking fly, crankbait, jig or brightly colored spoon. Water levels are low, but boats can still be launched from the ramp.

Birch Creek Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Sep 18) On Sept. 17, there weren't many anglers fishing at the reservoir. We could see trout jumping and feeding off the surface on the north side at 4 p.m. The water is relatively clear and visibility is good. Algae have started to bloom and are accumulating on the surface. Trout seem to be most active during the late afternoon and evening hours.

Blacksmith Fork River

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Whitefish

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Sep 18) Enjoy fall fishing at its best in Blacksmith Fork Canyon! Try using a hopper or stimulator pattern with a nymph dropper. Spinners and small Rapalas are also good choices this time of year.

Blue Mountains

Brook Trout, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Boulder Mountain Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 12) Anglers report fair to good fishing for most lake groups. A variety of flies, small lures, and marabou jigs can produce well. If you're fishing with bait, try using natural baits like nightcrawlers or grasshoppers. If fishing is slow at one lake, move to another.

Regulations

Boulger Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Bountiful Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 18) Bountiful Lake was recently stocked with 2,000 rainbow trout. Try using small spinners to catch the trout.

Regulations

Box Creek Reservoirs

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Brough Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

(Sep 18) Anglers report fair to good fishing for bass. There haven't been many reports of trout, which are still deep due to the warm weather. 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)

(Sep 18) Anglers report slow fishing.

Regulations

Burraston Ponds

Albino Trout, Bluegill, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 29) Fishing is slow to fair with traditional baits. Please take a minute to pick up any trash you see at the ponds.

Regulations

Calder Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 18) Fishing is slow from tubes and from the bank. Biologists have reported seeing an increase in dead fish along the shoreline. This is likely because warmer water is adding more stress to fish that are released. To help keep fish alive, please use stronger lines and bring fish in quickly. Try to 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)

(Sep 18) Please avoid stepping in the spawning beds in the inlets as eggs are deposited there. To protect spawning kokanee populations, Causey and its tributaries are closed to the possession of kokanee salmon with any red coloring from August 15 through 6 a.m. on the last Saturday of September.

Regulations

Chalk Creek

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clear Creek

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 12) Work is progressing to remove the nonnative trout from the Clear Creek drainage. Currently, there are catchable-sized Bonneville cutthroat trout in Clear Creek above the Narrows. Water flows are often muddy after rain storms.

Cleveland Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 4) Tom Ogden fly fished for two hours on Aug. 25 and caught four rainbow trout ranging from 14-16 inches long. He used fast-sinking line and a size 6 beadhead purple leech. One Price resident reported consistently good fishing with a silver or gold Shad Rap.

Clinton City Park Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Corn Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 12) Summer fishing can be good with flies, small spinners and natural baits. Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked near campgrounds in Corn Creek, Chalk Creek and Oak Creek.

Cottonwood Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

(Aug 29) Cottonwood Reservoir has been stocked with brown trout, tiger muskie, wipers and catchable-sized rainbow trout.

Regulations

Crouse Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 18) 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

(Sep 18) Anglers report slow to fair fishing for cutthroats, rainbows and tiger trout. The best time to fish has been in the early morning or late afternoon/evening. Anglers who have fish finders report seeing the fish cruising at about 30 feet down, so try deeper-running lures and baits. Use deep-drifting worms or float a worm-and-marshmallow combination a few feet above the bottom. A recent fish-population survey caught fish up to six pounds, and almost all of the fish had been feeding on snails. The Uintas have received heavy rains over the past few weeks.

Cutler Reservoir

Bass, Catfish, Crappie, Sunfish

(Sep 18) Carp continue to be very active during the day. Often times you'll see them jumping at the surface. The water is still murky and visibility is low. Surface temperatures are around 67F.

Regulations

Deer Creek Reservoir

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

(Aug 29) Fishing is fair from boats and slow from the shoreline. According to the State Parks personnel at the reservoir, the main boat ramp has about 15 feet of ramp left, and large boats are still able to launch. The Island boat ramp is lower, and only smaller boats can launch there. Smallmouth bass fishing is fair, but the fish have been on the smaller side.

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)

(Sep 18) The water temperature is in the low to mid 60s. The boat ramp is down to one lane but, but there's plenty of ramp to use, and plenty water to boat on. Fishing is still good from the shore and trolling. Water recreation has slowed, so anglers shouldn't have trouble finding good spots to fish. Power Bait, Jakes, Rapalas and spoons are working best now. Many thanks to Park Ranger Kent Cummings for the report.

(Sep 15) Ryan Currier fished East Canyon the evening of 9/15. "Caught only one rainbow at the end of the night while trolling with Rapalas. We also used powerbait with no success just off the bottom. Other anglers reported some success while trolling at the 20 to 25ft level with bright colored Rapalas. Most anglers I spoke with did not have much success."

East Fork of Sevier River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 12) Kingston Canyon: Water flows have dropped to 46 cfs: a perfect level for fishing.

Black Canyon: Fishing is fair to good with a variety of fly patterns.

Upper: Brown, brook and rainbow trout are abundant and generally provide good fishing throughout the summer. Try using flies, lures or natural baits.

Regulations

Echo Reservoir

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

(Sep 18) The water is very low and not many people are fishing the reservoir, even on the weekends.

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

No recent reports.

Enterprise Reservoirs

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Sep 12) There are no recent reports, but smallmouth bass should provide fair to good fishing. The water level has been fairly low all year.

Fairview Lakes

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Farmington Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 18) Surface temperatures have decreased to about 65F. The pond was recently stocked with 1,000 rainbow trout. These trout seem to favor spinners, brown PowerBait and worms. The trout actively rise in the evenings, so try fishing with a fly and bubble.

(Sep 13) Joshua Gunn fished on the pier and caught 2 rainbows and 1 channel cat using worms. "After we caught a couple 10 inch rainbows in the first hour, my 4 year old son Joshua hooked into an 8 lb catfish at 9 am. It was a lunker! It took him 15 minutes to bring in on his little kid pole after dropping the worm just off the pier. I had to help him hold the pole as he reeled it in because it was so big. The trout were quite active on the surface. It was a terrific and memorable Saturday morning community fishing experience."

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

(Sep 12) Fishing is in its normal summer pattern. Boat anglers report good fishing for rainbow trout by trolling popgear. Shore anglers should try using flies or bait near Twin Creeks. Yellow perch also offer fast action if you jig just outside the weedline.

Regulations

Flaming Gorge Reservoir

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

(Sep 18) 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 fishing. 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. Anglers also report good fishing off rocky points, inlets and in the backs of some of the bays.

Lake trout: Anglers report fair to good 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 providing good to excellent fishing. You'll find the smaller fish at about 10 to 20 feet down, and the larger fish even deeper. Try using the darker, crayfish-colors in just about any kind of bass lure, including flies, grubs, worms, crankbaits and spoons. If they are not hitting, use a smaller lure and work it 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

(Sep 12) The reservoir is filling, but fishing is slow

Fort Buenaventura

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Fremont River

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Sep 12) Fishing is difficult in the upper Fremont because water flows are murky and high from irrigation releases. Fishing is generally slow in the Bicknell Bottoms, but anglers have caught a few nice-sized fish using brown wooly buggers. Patience is a must when fishing here.

Gigliotti Pond

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Glassman's Pond

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Grantsville Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 1) Tony of Murray fished the south inlet with a partner and caught 10 rainbows using worms and gold Jake's. "awesome fishing at night very fast fishing! They bite almost as soon as it hits the water."

(Aug 29) Anglers report slow to fair trout fishing with traditional baits and lures.

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(Sep 18) 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

(Sep 12) 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

(Sep 18) The reservoir was recently stocked with rainbow trout.

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

(Sep 4) On Aug. 28, Tom Ogden fly fished from a kick boat. In five hours, he caught two 17-inch wipers, four green sunfish (from 7-9 inches), and eight chubs (from 12-14 inches). Tom used fast-sinking line and a size 6 beadhead soft hackle fly.

Regulations

Huntington Reservoir

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

(Sep 4) Tom Ogden and two others fished for seven hours from kick boats. In that time, they caught 32 tiger trout ranging from 8-20 inches long. The best tackle was size 6-8 soft hackle flies or red leeches on fast-sinking line. Tom observed a number of other shoreline and boat anglers, but other didn't seem to be catching many fish.

Regulations

Hyrum Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Sep 18) Panfish and trout fishing is picking up at Hyrum. You can catch perch and bluegill near the surface by the boat ramps. These fishing conditions are perfect for young kids! Boat and shore anglers are catching mostly rainbow and brown trout with traditional baits, but worms seem to be working best. The Hyrum State Park tagged fishing contest will run until Nov. 30. A few tagged fish have already been caught, but many are still out there! Prizes include, but are not limited to: Camp Chef two burner stove and portable campfire, fishing supplies from Al's Sporting Goods, Sportsman's Warehouse gift cards, a one-year supply of Coca-Cola, a one-year supply of Pepsi, dutch oven from IFA, many gift cards to local restaurants and even cash! Many thanks to Park Manager Chris Bradshaw for the report.

Joe's Valley Reservoir

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

(Sep 4) Over Labor Day weekend, Brandon Behling reported slow fishing. He and his nephew fished from the rocks on the east side, hoping to hook a tiger muskie. Although they had bites, they were unable to land one of the big ones.

Aquatics Manager Justin Hart reported that a friend caught a 36-inch tiger muskie over the weekend. To catch a tiger, Justin recommends large crankbaits, large jigs, large spoons or large pieces of chub meat.

Regulations

Johnson Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Musky, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Sep 12) Anglers have caught a few tiger muskies this summer.

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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

(Aug 29) Natalie at the state park reports that boats can be launched without a problem. The Rock Cliff arm is out of the water, but you can hand launch a small boat. Fishing is fair for smaller-sized smallmouth bass. Trout fishing is slow to fair.

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Kaysville Ponds

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

(Sep 18) Daytime angling pressure has gone down since most schools are back in session. Many bluegill can be seen swimming near the surface by the fishing pier in the third pond. Water temperatures are around 70F.

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Kolob Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 12) The reservoir closes to bait fishing on September 13. The water level has been fairly low this year. Look for fishing to improve with cooler fall weather.

Regulations

Koosharem Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 12) Fishing is slow from shore, but fair for anglers that are trolling. There's 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

(Sep 18) Lake elevation: 3,605 feet Water temperatures: 7579F

Fishing is improving over the length of the lake. Anglers are seeing more striper boils each day and are catching bass with more regularity.

Last week, striper boils were confined to a few specific spots. Now, you can see boils almost daily. The best locations in the southern lake include the main channel near the mouth of Navajo Canyon, Gunsight Canyon main channel, Last Chance coves (about half way up the canyon) and main channel from West Canyon to Wetherill. These boils follow the lakewide pattern, so they are most active during the first two hours of the morning and the last hour of the evening. Stripers come up quickly to feed and then go down to regroup before surfacing again. This week the boils moved closer to the walls as stripers try to corral shad and trap them where there's no escape, which makes feeding easier for the predators.

At mid-lake, the best spots are in the San Juan near the mouth and then again from Cha Canyon bay to Neskahi bay. Here the boils are up a bit longer, but the best time is still early morning and late evening.

In the northern lake, the best action is from the Horn to Trachyte Canyon. Again, early and late are the best times to find surface feeding fish.

You can still catch fish during the rest of the day. It takes a bit more work than stopping near a boil, but in the end you can catch more fish deep than on the surface. To start, chase a boil and then start trolling when it ends, graphing the bottom structure. Graphing does not work well in the main channel since the bottom depth is greater than 100 feet. But in the backs of canyons and coves, you can spot suspended shad schools surrounded by other fish traces. Toss out a floating marker and continue to troll, hoping for a bite. If you don't catch fish trolling, return to the marker and drop spoons, bucktail jigs or plastic grubs to the bottom. With the tremendous number of shad available, the game fish are schooling near large shad schools. It is possible to catch both bass and stripers under shad schools. Bass will be in large groups, rather than randomly scattered along the shoreline.

On some days, trolling mid-range lures like Shad Raps or Pointers is the best option. On other days, the Kastmaster may be the best bet. Keep changing lures until the favored pattern for the day is discovered. Try trolling or fishing the bottom in the likely spots you see on the graph. The choice is up to the fish and as anglers we have to respond to what the fish are doing if we want a successful catch.

It is gratifying to see the fisheries respond to the improved habitat and forage. Over the last two years, the lake level declined, brush was eliminated and the fish populations downsized. But now a new younger generation of bass and stripers is responding to the resurgence in lake conditions. There is brush in the shallow water, shad are at a 10-year peak, and young game fish are growing fast while enjoying the luxury.

Fishing is more challenging in these ideal conditions when fish do not have to work to eat, but that also makes catching fish very rewarding. Do not just use the same old techniques in the same comfort zone that you've used over the years. Try using a variety of lures and fishing techniques to find what the fish want. You will be surprised by your reward at the end of the day.

Regulations

LaSal Mountains

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

(Sep 4) The following reports were provided by conservation officer TJ Robertson.

Dark Canyon Lake: Fishing has ranged from slow to fair. Try using worms and salmon eggs. PowerBait has not been effective.

Dons Lake: Fishing has been fair with nightcrawlers, salmon eggs, Kastmasters or Jakes lures. There is a lot of moss along the shoreline, which is making it challenging to cast and retrieve in some places.

Kens Lake: Fishing has slowed for trout, but has picked up for bass. You can catch bass using small tube jigs or spinners near the inlet or on the northeast side.

Medicine Lake: Fishing is fair to good using spinners or baits. There haven't been many anglers fishing the lake.

Oowah: Fishing is fair using salmon eggs, worms or small spinners. PowerBait has not been effective.

Warner Lake: Fishing is good using worms, marshmallows or salmon eggs.

Locomotive Springs

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Logan River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Sep 18) The river impoundments were stocked with rainbow trout.

Regulations

Lost Creek Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 18) The water levels are a little low, but you can still launch boats. The water is clear with visibility is good. Surface temperatures are around 73F near the boat ramp.

Regulations

Lower Bowns

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 12) 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 boats must be hand-launched from 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

(Sep 18) Some vegetation has started creeping to the surface, but you can still fish from the shore. The water looks like pea soup and visibility is low. Most boat anglers have been favoring the coves on the east side of the reservoir.

Regulations

Matt Warner Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 18) Anglers report hit-or-miss fishing, depending mostly on the depth, time of day and staying out of the weeds. Blue-green algae is also present, which makes it harder to use lures. You'll find the best fishing in the cool morning and 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

(Sep 12) The reservoir is mostly full. The Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop reports slow to fair fishing, but fish are fat and healthy.

Regulations

Miller's Flat Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 4) On Aug. 25, Tom Ogden fly fished for three hours and caught 19 rainbow trout ranging from 11-15 inches. He used fast-sinking line and a beadhead purple leech, beadhead soft hackle fly, or green meenie. All flies were sizes 6-8.

Millsite Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 4) Brandon Behling reported generally slow fishing over the Labor Day holiday weekend. Silver spoons and lures performed best. He tried using a variety of colors of PowerBait without success.

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Sep 12) The water level is dropping due to irrigation releases. Anglers who are trolling report fair fishing for trout and wipers. Both flashy lures and minnow imitations are working. Smallmouth bass fishing is fair to good.

Regulations

Misc.

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 12) GA Chacon fished Red Creek in Fruitland in a group of 3 and caught 12 rainbows using salmon egg scent PowerBait. "1pm to 3pm non stop very slow before and after those times"

Monroe Mountain Lakes

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Sep 12) Fishing is good at the Box Creek reservoirs and north end lakes.

Moon Lake

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Navajo Lake

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 12) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked and should provide fair to good fishing. Splake fishing slows down during the summer.

Newcastle Reservoir

Smallmouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Wiper (hybrid)

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Sep 12) Trout fishing is fair and 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.

Regulations

Newton Reservoir

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

(Sep 18) As of Sept. 17, the water levels had come up a little. Crappie fishing is very good in the afternoon. Two anglers reported slow fishing from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The fishing really picked up around 1 and they began catching a crappie every few casts. The bait that seemed to work the best was a red tube jig with a green tail, 30 inches under a bobber, bouncing it along the bottom.

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Nine Mile Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 29) Slow angling success.

Ogden River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Sep 18) The lower Ogden was recently stocked with trout.

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Otter Creek Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Sep 12) Trolling is producing fair to good results. Shore fishing slows down in the summer as trout move to deeper water, but you can find fair fishing around the steeper shorelines at the south end.

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Palisade Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.

Panguitch Lake

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

(Sep 12) Fishing is slow to fair. Best results for anglers trolling or bait fishing from boats.

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Paragonah Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 12) 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

(Aug 29) Fishing is fair with traditional baits and lures. A fly-and-bubble combination can work well in the low-light hours.

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Pelican Lake

Bluegill, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass

(Sep 18) Anglers report slow fishing for largemouth bass and bluegill. Those who fished early and late during calm periods did better than those who challenged the mid-day heat and winds. Bluegill are getting more difficult to find, so try some of the deeper water, 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 youth waterfowl hunt starts on September 20.

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Pine Lake

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 12) Catchable-sized rainbows 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

(Sep 18) Anglers report catching crappie in 24 feet of water. The fish are 7-9 inches long. There have also been some reports of anglers catching muskies in the shallow flats.

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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

(Sep 12) The reservoir is mostly drained and the remaining water will be treated with rotenone in November to reduce a dense population of Utah suckers. The trout bag limit has been increased to eight for the remainder of the year.

Porcupine Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Sep 18) The water is very clear with excellent visibility and surface temperatures are around 60F. Water levels have come up slightly, despite the outflow pipes being open. Possession of kokanee salmon is prohibited during the spawning run. This reservoir is closed to the possession of kokanee salmon with any red coloring from August 15 through 6 a.m. on the last Saturday of September.

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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

(Aug 29) Lower: Anglers report good fishing with small flies or spinners. Grasshopper patterns are effective in August and September. Baits are allowed from below Olmstead Diversion dam, down through the canyon and town. Anglers report good fishing in the deeper pools and near undercut banks.

Middle: Anglers report fair to good trout fishing with flies that range from size 18 to 22. Bait is allowed in the stretch above Charleston Bridge to the Midway Lane Bridge.

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Quail Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 12) 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

(Sep 18) Anglers report fair to good fishing for bass, rainbows and small walleye. A few big walleye and bass have been caught in recent weeks. Boats can generally get on the water in the mornings, but they often pull out during the afternoon winds. They return in the evenings, after the wind has died down. The best bank fishing has been near the dam and in the east bay (also near the dam), during the early morning hours. Try a worm-and-marshmallow combination or worm and floating bait a couple of feet above the bottom.

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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

(Sep 18) Trout fishing is picking up with the cooler weather. On the converse, bass fishing is slowing down. Trolling with your favorite gear works well. Bank anglers are doing well with PowerBait. The good news is that the ramp is still open and you should have no problem launching a boat. The large crowds are gone so now is the time to come fishing and relax! Many thanks to Park Manager Joe Donnell for the report.

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Salem Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 29) Fishing is fair with traditional baits. Catfish success has slowed down. The best time to fish for catfish is in the lower-light hours.

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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

(Sep 12) Bass fishing is good to excellent. Try using topwater lures and crayfish-imitating plastics.

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Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

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Settlement Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Aug 29) Anglers report slow fishing this week.

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Silver Lake

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Smith & Morehouse Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 11) Angler Jan Hoch reports good fishing using dry flies. Here have been a lot of anglers fishing near the dam.

Starvation Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Smouthmouth Bass, Walleye

(Sep 18) 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 the cooler hours of early morning and late evening, although small bass can be caught anytime. 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, try casting into the rocky points and then 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. Improvements to the campgrounds and facilities and the addition of a new 3-D archery range have greatly improved the state park.

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Steinaker Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 18) Anglers report fair to good fishing for rainbows, bass and bluegill, especially in the early morning and on calm evenings. The reservoir is quite low, so watch for submerged sandbars, humps and rocks. The trout are deeper, avoiding the warmer waters that attract the bass and bluegill. Try fishing deep 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

(Sep 15) Anglers report fair to good fishing with a variety of methods. If you're using bait and the fish completely swallows the hook, please cut the line. Crowds are thinning out a bit now that school has started. The tagged rainbow trout contest runs until October 31, and there are still many prizes to be claimed. Registration is not necessary, so go catch a tagged rainbow trout! There are special regulations in effect at Strawberry: the limit is a combined total of four trout or kokanee salmon. No more than two may be cutthroat trout under 15 inches, and no more than one may be a cutthroat trout over 22 inches. All cutthroat trout from 15 to 22 inches must be immediately released. Trout and salmon may not be filleted, and the heads or tails may not be removed in the field or in transit.

(Aug 30) Mike Young fished with a partner and caught 6 rainbows using gold Jake's and PowerBait. "Fishing wasn't too fast - about one per 30 minutes between the two of us. We had quite a few nibbles but the fish were not very active in biting our bait. The fishing drastically slowed down around 10 and that's when we decided to head out. We started fishing right around 6:30. - All in all the weather was perfect, the temperature was perfect and the company was great. We will definitely be going back in a few weeks once the weather cools down quite a bit and the fish become more active in the shallower parts of water."

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Thousand Lakes Mountain

Trout

(Aug 29) Fishing success varies by lake. If you're not having much luck, try a different lake.

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 29) Anglers report fair fishing for catchable-sized trout with PowerBait or worms.

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Tropic Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 12) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked.

Uinta Lakes

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

(Sep 18) The fall colors are spectacular right now, and the fish are actively feeding.

Mirror Lake Highway Lakes: These lakes are stocked heavily and offer good fishing. If you don't find good fishing at one, move on to another. Watch closely as the fish rise if their jump leaves an air bubble, it usually means they are taking flies off the surface. Use a fly that floats readily on the surface like a caddis, foam ant or hopper. If their rise is more of a swirl that doesn't leave a bubble, they are likely taking flies below the surface. Use a prince nymph, hare's ear or a combination of the two called a Prince Hairy. You don't need a fly rod to fish this wayyou can use your spinning outfit.

Uintas North Slope Lakes: Anglers interviewed Sept. 15 were doing good fishing with bloodworm patterns at Bridger Lake. Be sure to take your fishing rod with you as you explore the north slope road on your ATV.

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Utah Lake

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Aug 29) Fishing is fair for channel catfish. White bass, bluegill and other panfish species are also biting.

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Vernon Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 29) Fishing is good with traditional baits and lures.

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Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Sep 18) On Sept. 17, the river below Echo Reservoir was very turbid. Try using flashy spinners or flashy streamers.

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Wide Hollow Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 12) Bass fishing is fair to good.

Willard Bay

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

(Sep 18) Anglers report good fishing for wipers, walleye and catfish. One angler had success catching wipers along the north/west dike doing small back-and-forth S-turns where the water is 9-13 feet deep. Anglers caught walleye in the bay closest to the freeway. Surface temperatures are around 64F.

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Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.

Willow Pond

Bluegill,Brown Trout, Catfish, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

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Woodruff Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Yankee Meadow Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 12) Anglers report slow to fair fishing.

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Yuba Reservoir

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

(Aug 29) Because of low water levels, you can no longer launch a boat on the Painted Rocks side of the reservoir. The Oasis boat ramp has deeper water. Anglers report slow to fair fishing for walleye and pike. To fish for pike, use small fish-imitating lures (or even flies) in 5 to 15 feet of water.

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