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Abajo Mountain

Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout

(May 20) Lake elevation: 3,592 feet Water temperatures: 64-70°F
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Lost stripers are found!

Striper fishing has been difficult in May since most are accustomed to fishing with bait for big schools of fish in deep water of the main channel. But not this year. Stripers are in great shape and in spawning condition. In April, schools of stripers were found in the backs of canyons eating shad hiding in shallow water. But not now.

It is now apparent that these schools of prespawn fish have moved out of murky water in the backs of canyons into open bays often near the canyon mouth and main channel. Prespawn schools are holding in spawning coves next to deep water waiting for water to warm enough for spawning to occur. With no shad in spawning coves stripers have only plankton to eat while waiting. Plankton move just enough to group up in shallow open water. Stripers cruise along just under the surface until a plankton congregation is encountered and eat a few microscopic tidbits as they wait. In these conditions, shad-imitating crankbaits are ignored except at low light morning and evenings. This is why striper fishing has been tough in May.

Now enter Dave Sellers, an expert striper fly fishermen from California. He discovered that these schools were often near the surface and could be caught on flies by long casts expertly retrieved. That did not help me much since I have not used a fly rod since I was a teenager. But he did give me one technique that I could successfully perform and it worked for a fish collection that was needed this week. Here are Dave’s words (which I edited for this report) that I used to catch stripers:

'We headed back to Padre Bay to the cliff walls on the east shore and located a big school under the boat. We went fishless for about an hour. Rob handed me the controller to his boat troller and he laid out for some shut eye on the leaning seat on his Ranger Bay Boat while dragging a fly behind the boat. Happy accident! it wasn't 100 feet before the rod was just about jerked out of his hand. I cast out and gave it a long count. Nothing. Then, I resumed trolling looking for schools. Rob did not have his line in water any longer as he was staring at the graph with me. Another 15 minutes and we decided to get on the main motor and slowly head across the mouth of the cove looking for fish on finder. I dragged my fly line out this time and cruising at tuna trolling speed, a hook up occurred inside of 30 seconds. The two clueless fly casters finally got a clue. The fish were not on the graph because they were on the surface. After getting my fish in, we shut the motor down and started casting. Every cast again. This time many of the takes were within the first two pulls, and once again, bone jarring. The fish, as expected, would pile under the boat with the caught fish. But this time, it was not a problem. For every school we dragged in from our casts, there were more out around us. It was yet another evening of abundance.'

I found ripe male stripers using Dave’s description of the habitat and then trolled a clouser minnow on my spinning rod with 7-pound fluorocarbon line along the surface at 4 miles per hour and hooked up within 5 minutes. Then we circled around that location continuing to catch shallow stripers on flies. We got one triple while trolling 3 flies and we even caught one fly casting when stopped over a school that we drug under the boat.

For the next week (or maybe two), it is possible to find mature adult stripers by trolling flies along the surface. This magnificent but incredibly unusual year continues while fishing Lake Powell.

Bass and walleye are still being caught in big numbers while working the shoreline with green plastic baits and square bill crankbaits. The walleye bite in the northern lake is monumental. Add a live night crawler to target these toothy and tasty game fish.

Come enjoy fishing at Lake Powell. There is something for everyone right now.

American Fork River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Baker Reservoir

Crayfish, Brown Trout, Green Sunfish, Rainbow Trout

(May 15) Fishing has been slow to fair. Catchable-sized rainbow trout were stocked in March. Fishing from float tubes or small boats can help you get away from the crowds and find better fishing. A recent fish population survey found many rainbows left over from last fall's stocking (now ten to twelve inches long) as well as good numbers of brown trout that weigh up to seven pounds. The browns are eating goldfish, so try fishing with minnow-imitating lures, jigs or flies. Frozen minnows or anchovies could also work.

Bear Lake

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(May 22) Angler creel surveys show good fishing for cutthroat trout and a few lake trout. For trout, anglers are mainly trolling with minnow-type lures in water depths of 15 to 30 using flatlines with deep-diving lures or downriggers with lures that run more shallow. The best spots to fish have been along the east side at Rainbow Cove/North Eden and along the west side from Swan Creek to the north to Fish Haven Creek. A few anglers have been jigging using tube jigs tipped with cisco or worms on the bottom in about 60 feet of water off Second Point and Cisco Beach. Remember: you must release all cutthroat trout that do not have a healed fin clip.

State Road 39 over Monte Cristo is open, so you can reach Bear Lake and other Rich County waters through Monte Cristo. The surface water temperature is about 51 degrees. You can launch a boat at the marina and at both east side boat ramps: First Point and Rainbow Cove. Courtesy docks are in the water at all locations.

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

(May 15) Access is improving. Rainbow trout will soon be stocked in Little Reservoir. Indian Creek Reservoir will not be stocked this year because of low water levels and unsafe road conditions.

Beaver River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(May 15) Tread lightly to avoid spooking fish in the low water. Recent surveys found some nice brown and rainbow trout. Catchable-sized rainbow trout were recently stocked.

Regulations

Benches Pond Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(May 11) The pond is ice-free and will be stocked for spring in the next week or two.

Regulations

Big Sandwash Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(May 1) Fishing has been fair to good for rainbows and a few browns. We're just starting to see some of the warmwater fish move into the shallows. There's some floating debris (dead branches) in the water, so please be careful. The reservoir is nearly full.

Birch Creek Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.

Blacksmith Fork River

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Whitefish

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(May 22) There have been very few anglers fishing the river this week because of the rain.

(Apr 25) Nick Forsberg of Loan caught 2 browns using Blue Fox orange spinner.

Blue Mountains

Brook Trout, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Boulder Mountain Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(May 15) You can now access north-slope lakes with a four-wheel-drive vehicle. Be very careful on snowpacked and muddy roads. Remember that ATVs can do a lot of damage to wet roads, so slow down and take it easy. East-end lakes are also accessible. The Boulder Top will probably not be accessible until late May at the earliest. Early spring fishing can provide some of the best success of the year, especially for trophy fish.

Regulations

Boulger Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(May 19) According to Conservation Officer T.J. Robertson, the pond is ice-free but the catch rate is low.

Regulations

Bountiful Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(May 22) Very few anglers fished Bountiful Lake last week because of the rain. The water is very cloudy and water visibility is low.

Regulations

Box Creek Reservoirs

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Brough Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

No recent reports.

Regulations

Browne Reservoir

Brook Trout, Kokanee Salmon, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Bullock Reservoir

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Musky (hybred)

No recent reports.

Regulations

Burraston Ponds

Albino Trout, Bluegill, Rainbow Trout

(May 22) Please keep in mind that the ponds are now for day-use only. We've stocked catchable rainbow trout on multiple occasions, so fishing will be good for the Memorial Day weekend. Try using traditional lures or bait (for example, Jake's spinners or worms). Using a Curly Tail lure, tipped with a nightcrawler has also been successful.

Regulations

Calder Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(May 1) Anglers report fair to good fishing, and the water level remains low. Calder has catch-and-release regulations. You must use flies and lures only — bait and scented/salted lures are not allowed.

Regulations

Causey Reservoir

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

(May 22) Shore anglers report good fishing for rainbow trout using worms. Try fishing the shore near the Boy Scout camps or the shore near Causey Estates. The fish still seem to be fairly shallow. Fishing with a worm a few feet under a bobber is still your best bet. The reservoir about full.

Regulations

Chalk Creek

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clear Creek

Rainbow Trout

(May 15) Removal of non-native trout in 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 will be above the Narrows. The fingerling cutthroat stocked last fall in the rest of Clear Creek will be six to eight inches long by summer.

Cleveland Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(May 19) Conservation Officer T.J. Robertson reports that fishing was slow last week. The campground is now open, and the reservoir is ice-free. Try nightcrawlers and chartreuse PowerBait.

Clinton City Park Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Corn Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(May 15) Access is improving, and there isn't much runoff.

Cottonwood Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

No recent reports.

Regulations

Crouse Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Currant Creek

Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Currant Creek Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(May 1) The ice is off, and anglers report slow to good fishing for tigers and rainbows. You can now reach the dam. The area received snow during the last round of storms.

Cutler Reservoir

Bass, Catfish, Crappie, Sunfish

No recent reports.

Regulations

Deer Creek Reservoir

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

(May 22) Boaters are having the most success in the early- to mid-morning hours. Try trolling with PowerBait at depths of around 20 feet, especially near Rainbow Bay. During recent gillnet surveys, DWR biologists pulled a 16-pound brown trout from the nets. There are some good-sized fish in the reservoir! The main ramp at Deer Creek is currently open, but the island ramp will remain closed until further notice. The Charleston boat ramp is open to non-motorized vessels only. There are currently 20 yellow-tagged fish in the reservoir. If you catch one of these fish, measure it to the millimeter, and email the information to michaelslater@utah.gov. Please keep in mind that juvenile quagga mussels have been confirmed in a water sample taken from Deer Creek Reservoir. As such, all watercraft exiting Deer Creek are legally required to decontaminate. The reservoir is currently 93 percent full, and the water temperature is in the low 50s.

Regulations

Duck Fork Reservoir

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(May 19) The gate blocking the access road will probably remain closed until the first week of June.

Regulations

East Canyon Reservoir

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

(May 22) There were very few anglers out fishing because of all the rain. A few anglers reported good fishing from boats or floattubes. One angler caught his limit of 18-inch rainbows shore fishing on the bottom with rainbow PowerBait. SR-65 is open east of Salt Lake City from mile post 3 to 13.2.

East Fork of Sevier River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(May 15) Kingston Canyon: Irrigation releases have begun, and the flow is up to 130 cfs. Fishing is a little difficult at this level, but you can target some of the slow-moving runs with large streamers, deep-diving lures or nightcrawlers.

Regulations

Echo Reservoir

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

(May 22) Fishing is quite good for boat anglers. Shore anglers report good fishing for 12- to 14-inch rainbow trout using traditional trout baits and lures along shores with steep banks. Some anglers have also been able to catch smallmouth bass using light-colored plastic lures.

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

(May 19) The lake is ice-free. Fishing has been fairly slow, except in the upper Huntington tributary.

Enterprise Reservoirs

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(May 15) The trout limit at both Upper and Lower Enterprise Reservoir has been increased to eight fish for the remainder of 2015. Due to a very poor snowpack, the lower reservoir will be drained for irrigation needs and all but the small state-owned conservation pool will be drained from the upper reservoir. Fishing has been good lately both from shore and boats. The water level is very far below the ramp, so only small boats should be launched. The deep gullies in the dirt have been fixed. A recent fish population survey found that rainbow trout are abundant and are typically either 12–14 inches or 17–18 inches.

Fairview Lakes

Rainbow Trout

(May 19) Access to the Fairview lakes should open up just before Memorial Day.

Farmington Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(May 22) Many anglers braved the rain and fished last weekend, but unfortunately most of them reported very slow fishing. The pond was stocked with 260 six-inch perch. The perch will be a great addition to the rainbow trout, bass, bluegill and green sunfish already at the pond.

Regulations

Ferron Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(May 19) The gate blocking the access road will remain locked until the road dries out and lingering snowdrifts are plowed.

Regulations

Fish Creek (lower)

Rainbow Trout

(May 20) On April 26, Valerie O'Neil and a party of three others fished about a mile downstream from the dam. Using a silver Kastmaster, they caught and released almost 50 trout in less than four hours. The trout ranged from 8-16 inches.

Fish Lake

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(May 15) Anglers are catching a few nice lake trout. Try jigging for perch on the outside edge of the weedline or for splake in 30–60 feet of water. Trolling for rainbows should also be productive. Spring provides some of the best fishing of the year.

Regulations

Flaming Gorge Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(May 1) The Utah and Wyoming ramps received snow during the last storm, but they remain ice-free and anglers are launching boats. Reservoir levels have held up well, and some water has been released to prepare for spring thaws in the upper Green River drainage.

Kokanee salmon: Kokanee fishing reopened at the end of November, but there haven't been any recent reports from anglers.

Rainbow trout: Anglers report good to excellent fishing in Utah and Wyoming. Spoons, jigs and crankbaits, along with common trout baits (such as worms), are working from the shore and from boats. Small schools are cruising the shoreline, and anglers have found good fishing off rocky points, inlets and in the backs of some of the bays. Rainbows are also being caught in deep water, where anglers are targeting lake trout.

Lake trout: Anglers report good to excellent fishing from boats. Fish can be anywhere, although most are still being caught in deeper waters. 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 45 to 75 feet deep. Try different crankbaits or brightly colored spoons. Slow, shallow trolls along sloping banks can be an excellent technique in the spring. It's one of the few times of year that you can just troll without specialized deep-water equipment. 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 to help both the lake trout and kokanee fisheries.

Smallmouth bass: Fishing has been slow because the bass are still deep.

Burbot: Reports indicate that fishing is fair to good from boats, and a few burbot have been caught from the bank. Pick your spots in the late afternoon, so you can see the area and where you want to go when it gets dark. Be sure to take lights to find your way back. Boat anglers can start fishing before sunset in 50 to 75 feet of water. Move shallower after sunset and as the night progresses. Burbot will hit during the day, generally in deep waters (around 75 feet); however, they become more active during the twilight and evening hours when they move into shallow waters to forage. Some will follow channels or rocky flats and venture into water that's less than 10 feet deep. Try fishing along the rocky shores, points, cliffs and the old channels. Fish the bottom or just slightly above it. Use something that glows (spoons, tube jigs, curly-tailed jigs, minnows or jigging spoons) and tip your lure with bait. (Cut bait, like sucker meat or minnows, is recommended.) Worms with a marshmallow placed about three to six inches above the weight have worked recently. 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

(May 15) Fishing is slow to fair, but anglers have caught a few tigers and splake longer than 20 inches.

Fort Buenaventura

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Fremont River

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(May 15) The Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop reports that the river below Highway 12 is running clear and should provide good fishing until summer rainstorms. Some nice fish have been picked up in the Bicknell Bottoms with sculpin imitations. The take is pretty light. Flows are currently low and clear above Mill Meadow, and the fish are easily spooked. Blue-wing olive patterns have produced best lately.

Gigliotti Pond

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(May 19) The pond was stocked two weeks ago with 750 eight-inch rainbow trout. Fishing has been good with baits during the day and dry flies in the evening. On June 20, the DWR will host a special family fishing event in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service. Hours will be from 8–11 a.m., and there will be prizes for children younger than 14.

Regulations

Glassman's Pond

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Grantsville Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(May 22) The reservoir has been stocked with about 6,000 rainbow trout during the last month. Try throwing a spinnerbait or a Curly Tail grub in chartreuse or white, tipped with an earthworm.

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(May 19) Anglers report good to excellent fishing for browns and rainbows. Spring hatches are common: mayflies (BWOs), midges, ants and crickets. Most of the heavy hatches are now closer to the dam. Match the hatch as a dry fly or try a larger dry fly (such as a cricket) with an emerger (such as a mayfly or midge) or scud for a trailer. Winter streamer/bottom combinations are also working. Streamers are usually a fish-imitation (such as a sculpin) followed by a scud or egg. Anglers using lures are also successful. Try crankbaits, spinners, spoons and jigs in fish, crayfish, black, white, silver and gold colors. During our recent electrofishng survey, biologists measured and released big healthy trout. They also removed numerous flies (hooks). One guide commented it was free fly night and proof that a 6X tippet does not effectively hold a Green River rainbow.

Regulations

Gunlock Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(May 15) Fishing is fair to good for largemouth bass and crappie. Due to an increasing population of illegally introduced smallmouth bass — which pose a serious threat to native fish in the Virgin and Santa Clara rivers — Gunlock Reservoir will be treated with rotenone this fall. For the remainder of the year, daily bag limits have been increased. You may now keep up to 12 largemouth bass (no size restriction); 16 channel catfish; and an unlimited number of crappie, bluegill and black bullhead. There is also no limit on smallmouth bass, and you are required to keep all the smallmouth bass you catch. Largemouth bass, bluegill and crappie will be restocked in 2016.

Regulations

Gunnison Bend Reservoir

Catfish, Largemouth Bass, White Bass

(May 1) Fishing is slow at Gunnison Bend and DMAD, but water temperature is warming and should bring improved fishing soon.

(Apr 25) Stephen Boyack of Oak City fished the SW bend with a partner and caught 11 crappie, 7 perch, 2 largemouth and 1 northern pike using ice flies and paddle bug jigs. "I had no Idea there were Northern Pike In Gunnison Bend, Needless to say we were Very Surprised to see a pike on the end of out Line"

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Walleye

(May 22) A local angler named Si fished on the east side with his family near the dam. As a group, the two adults and three children caught seven fish in 30 minutes fishing with PowerBait on the bottom. All the kids had a great time. Water levels are very good. The water levels are up by the trees, which is creating excellent habitat and fishing conditions along the shore around the entire reservoir. Don't forget to obtain your Walk-in Access authorization number and sign in at the box before visiting the reservoir.

Regulations

Honeyville Ponds

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Huntington Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(May 11) The Seeley Fire and subsequent flash floods have left the creek without fish, except for the first mile below the dam.

Regulations

Huntington North Reservoir

Crayfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(May 19) Aquatics Program Manager Justin Hart recommends spinners, spoons, plastic jigs or Rapalas for wipers. A blue-over-white color pattern is especially effective. Justin recommends either anchoring and still fishing where your fish graph shows fish or trolling in open water. We used gill nets to survey the reservoir on May 8. Aquatics Biologist Calvin Black reported catching numerous wipers ranging from 12–22 inches and one to five pounds. Several largemouth bass, one 23-inch brown trout and a number of green sunfish and bluegill were also caught. Fishing for wipers has been improving with warmer weather. Fishing is better in the morning before 11 a.m. The reservoir has been stocked with more than 5,000 seven- to nine-inch rainbows this year.

Regulations

Huntington Reservoir

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

(May 19) This reservoir, also known as Mammoth Reservoir, is totally ice-free. Try fishing a whole nightcrawler below a full bubble. Crankbaits, jigs and swimbaits should also be effective. Aside from nightcrawlers, minnows and chub meat are effective baits.

Regulations

Hyrum Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(May 22) Not very many anglers braved the weather, but those that did reaped the rewards. Anglers report great fishing with everything they used. Try using a worm and salmon egg combination or trolling with anything that floats. Bass are nesting in the southeastern part of the lake.

Joe's Valley Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(May 20) The gate from Lowry Water to Indian Creek Campground remains locked. A fair number of tiger muskies will likely surpass the 40-inch minimum size for harvest this year.

Regulations

Johnson Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Musky, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(May 15) The reservoir is accessible and ice-free.

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

(May 22) The PWC ramp has docks, and it is open. Any boat can launch until Memorial Day weekend. The Rock Cliff ramp leads down to dirt because of low water levels. Be aware of floating debris coming in from the river runoff. Float tubers have had success while fishing Rapalas. Try throwing jerkbaits for smallmouth bass. Fly-fishing anglers are having success with woolly buggers in black. Also, continue to use traditional baits (like worms or PowerBait) on the shoreline. There are currently 20 yellow-tagged fish in the reservoir. If you catch one of these fish, measure it to the millimeter, and email the information to michaelslater@utah.gov. The reservoir is about 75 percent full, and water temperatures are in the low to mid 50s.

Regulations

Kaysville Ponds

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

(May 22) The ponds are all open for fishing again. A lot of the invasive phragmites have been cut down, which has opened more fishing access for anglers — especially at the second and third ponds.

Regulations

Kolob Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(May 15) Bait fishing will be allowed at Kolob Reservoir beginning Saturday, May 16. Major road construction will be taking place on Kolob Terrace Road from now through October, which will limit access to the reservoir. You can find closure schedules online. Access has been good on weekends. There are still some snowdrifts on the road from Cedar Canyon.

Regulations

Koosharem Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(May 15) A recent population survey found cutthroat trout up to six pounds and rainbow trout up to three pounds. Try trolling near the dam with chub-imitating lures. Ten-inch rainbow trout have been stocked.

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

(May 14) Lake Elevation: 3590.6 Water Temperature 62- 70 F
By: Wayne Gustaveson

Lake Powell is rising! The inflow is double the outflow allowing the lake level to climb almost one foot in a week. Let’s hope it continues to rise for the next month. Fishing success continues at the fast rate for which the month of May is known. All fish species are cooperating. You just have to know what time it is in the water so you can set your clock for your target species.

Bass fishing is an afternoon phenomenon. Water temperature in the morning is in the low 60s. That was just what bass wanted last month - but not now. The sun starts to warm the water mid morning but really gets aggressive by mid afternoon. When the water temperature nears 68-70 degrees bass fishing peaks. Bass are caught lakewide. There may have been a subtle movement from open water reefs toward fairly steep rocky shoreline. But that will change now that water level is on the rise. It won’t take long to find out the best location. Just cast to reefs and then to steep rock piles. Smallmouth bass will let you know where they are at any given time as they gobble up the green plastic grub or Gulp minnow.

But first check your fish watch – Afternoon = Bass.

Dawn starts the day off with another chance to catch walleye as the first fish of the day. It is best to fish in the shade before the sun hits the water. Drag a plastic grub slowly along the bottom. In early morning expect walleye to be the narrow trough at the center of a ravine where water would run down to the lake after a rain storm. The magic depth is 12-25 feet. Catching walleye is better if there are submerged tumbleweeds in the shallows near shore. That gives bluegill a place to hide and walleye a fast food stop for breakfast. Walleye will snack when the wind blows in the afternoon. Look for them where the waves are breaking along a reef or shoreline.

Fish watch – Breakfast – Walleye.

Crappie are rebels. They do not care what time of day it is. In fact their only concern is searching for a large bush to hide in. With not many bushes in the water crappie are paranoid and found in really strange places. They can be on a shallow hump near shore or in open water where the water color is murky brown. They are widely scattered so slow trolling to cover a lot of ground may be the best technique. Crappie are easier to understand at night. Put out a light in a shallow cove where crappie were found during the day. Crappie are attracted to light after dark.

Fish watch – Bright light on a dark Night = crappie.

Striped bass fishing is HOT at the right time. There are two brief periods when striper catching is easy. The first striper feeding period occurs as the sun begins to brighten the morning sky. Stripers then come shallow to feed after a night of chasing each other around shallow coves. The next catching period is from sunset until dark. Stripers have been sleeping all day long waiting for dark and hoping tonight will be the time to spawn. They try to find a little snack before being consumed by spawning mania once more. Lucky Craft pointers retrieved in a stop and go motion near shore are just what stripers are looking for.

Fish Watch – Almost light and then again at almost dark = Stripers

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LaSal Mountains

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

(May 20) The gates to Warner Lake and Oowah Reservoir have been opened and are accessible. Hidden Lake and Dons Lake are accessible and have each been stocked with 850 eight-inch rainbow trout. As of May 13, Geyser and La Sal passes remained blocked by snowdrifts.

Locomotive Springs

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Logan River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(May 22) The abundant rain has led to very high and fast water flows. The water is off-color too. Very few anglers have fishing the river over the past few weeks.

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Lost Creek Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(May 22) One angler reported having very little success while fishing near the dam. He was using a 1/4-ounce Kastmaster. He got a few larger trout to follow it to shore, but was unable to get the fish to bite. Clinton angler Tim Summers had great fishing all weekend from shore near the boat ramp. He used a worm tipped with green PowerBait just off the bottom. When the wind calmed, he also had success catching cutthroats on a dry fly. He said the fishing was good in the morning, but really slowed down from about 12:00 to 2:00 p.m., then picked back up again around 3:00 p.m. Many thanks to Tim for that report.

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Lower Bowns

Rainbow Trout

(May 15) Anglers report fast fishing with size 12 woolly buggers. Also try flashy spinners and lures, or natural baits like nightcrawlers.

Mabey Pond

Crappie, Catfish, Largemouth Bass

No recent reports.

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Mantua Reservoir

Bluegill, Cutthroat Trout, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(May 22) Anglers report good fishing for rainbow trout and bass using worms from the shore. Boat and floattube anglers also report good fishing.

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Matt Warner Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(May 1) Fishing has been good. Biologists believe that a few dead fish found along the shoreline were likely due to winter angling loss. (They were visible once the ice and snow melted.) Try trout baits (including worms) or artificial baits like flies, brightly colored spoons and crankbaits.

Mill Meadow Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(May 15) Rainbow trout were stocked in March. The reservoir is full, but irrigation releases have begun. Anglers report fair fishing with nymph patterns.

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Miller's Flat Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(May 20) The gate from Highway 31 to Miller Flat Reservoir has been opened, but the lower Miller Flat Reservoir Road and gate remain locked.

Millsite Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(May 20) Su Jones of Huntington caught some 16- to 18-inch splake and rainbows several weeks ago using Velveeta cheese.

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(May 15) Trout fishing is fair to good. Look for smallmouth bass to become active soon. Anglers have caught a few wipers while trolling chub-imitating lures near the bottom in deep water.

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Misc

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(May 20) Lower Green: Walt Maldonado reported good fishing with worms, chicken liver and blood-flavored commercial catfish baits. Walt recommends fishing the east side (just above the rock house) or near the pumphouse on the west side of the river. Kathy Jo Martinez reported good fishing with Primo catfish bait for 14- to 15-inch catfish.

Monroe Mountain Lakes

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(May 15) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked in the Box Creek reservoirs. There is still no access to the north-end lakes.

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

(May 15) You can now access the lake. Spring is a good time to target large splake. Concentrate on steeper shorelines and the dike. Fish with chub-imitating lures and flies, white and dark green tube jigs, cut bait (chubs, suckers and anchovies) or frozen minnows. Catchable-sized rainbows will be stocked before Memorial Day.

Newcastle Reservoir

Smallmouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Wiper (hybrid)

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(May 15) Trout fishing is good. Anglers are starting to catch a few wipers and smallmouth bass as the water warms.

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Newton Reservoir

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

No recent reports.

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Nine Mile Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(May 22) From May 15, 2015 until January 1, 2016, the daily bag and possession limit has been increased to eight fish. The reservoir is being drained to meet irrigation needs. Limits are being temporarily increased to allow anglers to harvest fish that would otherwise be lost. Try spinner baits and traditional baits (PowerBait or nightcrawlers). Curly Tail grubs are also a good choice.

Ogden River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(May 22) Very few anglers have been out fishing. The water has been a little off-color because of the recent rainstorms.

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Otter Creek Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(May 1) One angler reported that shore fishing has improved.

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Palisade Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(May 22) The reservoir was stocked with nearly 5,000 rainbow trout within the last month, and anglers have had great success catching tiger trout longer than 18 inches. Using spinnerbaits and worms should produce fish right off the docks. Also, try garlic PowerBait, fished under a bubble.

Panguitch Lake

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

(May 15) Fair fishing from shore and boat. A recent population survey found that 11- to 12-inch rainbows are abundant and growing quickly. We also saw more rainbows in the 17- to 18-inch range than we have in recent years. As always, nice cutthroat and tiger trout are also plentiful.

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Paragonah Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(May 15) Access is good. The water level is fairly low. Bait fishing is slow. Remember that the rainbow trout here are wild and don't take bait as well as lures and flies.

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Payson Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(May 22) Maple Lake has been stocked several times, and the fish are biting. As of May 15, all roads and campgrounds on the Nebo Loop are currently open.

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Pelican Lake

Bluegill, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass

(May 1) Anglers are out, and fishing is fair. A few days of consistently warm weather will attract the bass back into the shallows. Bluegill are also just starting to move into the warmer shallows. This is a good time to target carp, and we've partnered with Sportsmen's Warehouse to host a carp-catching contest that will run until the beginning of August. We tagged 30 carp for the contest. The tags are red and located on the left side of the dorsal fin. Catch a tagged carp and take it to the Vernal Sportsman's Warehouse for exciting prizes. You can remove the carp with archery or fishing tackle, which will help the lake's water quality and improve conditions for the bass and bluegill. Water levels look good, and the lake is full.

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Pine Lake

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(May 15) Rainbow trout have been stocked.

Pine Valley Reservoir

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

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Pineview Reservoir

Bluegill, Bullhead Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Tiger Musky (hybrid), Trout, Yellow Perch

(May 22) Fishing is improving. Anglers report good fishing for crappie using small jigs in chartreuse, pink, red and white. Anglers fishing from boats in 25 feet of water reported the best fishing. The crappie were at depths around 10 to 15 feet. Crappie fishing was best northeast of Cemetery Point, but fishing was slow near Anderson Cove. Anglers are catching a few smallmouth bass in the shallower parts of the bays using chartreuse curly tailed jigs. A few anglers have caught tiger muskies too. One angler was targeting bass when he caught a 15-inch tiger muskie and a larger muskie that got off the jig when it was about 20 feet from shore.

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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

(May 15) There haven't been any recent reports from anglers, but 150,000 rainbow trout and 2,600 brood brown trout have been stocked since last fall's draining and rotenone treatment. Recent surveys found that the rainbows are growing quickly, and many now average 12 inches. Unfortunately, a number of suckers were also found, which means that last fall's treatment wasn't as successful as hoped.

Porcupine Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

No recent reports.

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Price River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

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Provo River

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

(May 22) Lower: Flows are higher. Blue-winged olives (BWOs) are coming to an end, but you many want to continue using sizes 18–22, especially on overcast days this week. (Zebra midges and WD 40s have been very successful.) Sow bugs and San Juan worms will be more readily accepted with the higher water flows. Pale morning dun mayflies (PMDs) are hatching at midday, when water temperatures are hovering around 50 degrees. Be aware that water is being released from Deer Creek Reservoir, so water levels are up and flows range from 263 cubic feet per second (cfs) below Deer Creek to 155 cfs near Harbor Drive.

Middle: You'll find great midge fishing, with sizes 18–22 working best. Nymphs, size 22 and smaller, will be still be good at midday. The recent overcast days are still producing BWO hatches at midday. You may want to try some sowbugs and San Juan worms because flows are higher. Water levels are near 221 cfs, with flows higher near the Jordanelle release (at 301 cfs) and at Charleston (around 282 cfs). Water temperatures are hovering around 50°F.

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Quail Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(May 15) Trout fishing has slowed down. Bass and crappie fishing are improving as the water warms.

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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

(May 1) There's open water across the reservoir, and the ramp is accessible. Fishing for rainbows was good, up until the last storm. We have had a few reports on bass and walleye, but not as many as expected, considering the number of anglers on the reservoir. The water level remains low.

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Redmond Reservoir

Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike

No recent reports.

Rockport Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(May 22) Fishing is good from a boat or the shore. Fishing is better in the evening and into the night. Trolling your favorite lure can be very productive if you get the lure the the right depth. Shore fishing is improving. Some anglers have reported catching over 10 fish. One group of anglers caught 13 rainbow trout by Twin Cove campground (on the east side) using garlic and cheese. PowerBait and nightcrawlers are working well too. Bass fishing is still good. The water is still very cold, so make sure you wear a life jacket — even when you're fishing from the dock. Remember to certify that your vessel is clean and free of quagga mussels. You can find forms at the top of most boat ramps. Thoroughly clean, drain and dry your boat after every outing — especially if you have boated at Lake Powell or Deer Creek.

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Salem Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(May 22) The pond has been heavily stocked for the Memorial Day weekend and contains very active, hungry rainbow trout. Try using a Jake's spinner or use a bubble, worms or PowerBait. Catfish will be stocked after Memorial Day. If you catch a grass carp in the pond, please release it immediately.

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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

(May 15) Fishing success follows weather patterns. Success is good to excellent for bass during warm, calm days when water temperatures reach the mid 60s. Cool and windy days drop the temperature near 60°F and slow the fishing down to just fair or good. A variety of techniques are working when the fish are active. The keys to success include hitting the right depth and fishing a pattern you have confidence in. Fish are at depths of 10–20 feet and are moving up to beds on warm days. Anglers are also catching some nice crappie. Pleasure boaters are out in force on the weekends.

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Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(May 20) On May 13, DWR aquatics personnel gillnetted fish at the reservoir. They collected quite a few large, fat cutthroat trout, many of which were more than 20 inches long. Several large tiger trout were also collected. The number of Utah chubs were about the same as last year but were larger. This could be a sign that younger age classes are being eaten and controlled by large tiger and cutthroat trout in the reservoir. Some of the best fishing reports come from anglers who fish the south side of the dam arm. In that area, worms, PowerBait and chub meat have been effective. A nightcrawler tipped with a salmon egg has also been a good bait combination, said Officer T.J. Robertson. In late April, Scofield was stocked with 14,000 nine-inch cutthroat trout.

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Settlement Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

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Silver Lake

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Smith and Morehouse Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(May 22) Smith and Morehouse is ice free and the fishing is excellent.

Starvation Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Smouthmouth Bass, Walleye

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(May 1) Anglers report fair to good fishing for rainbows and walleyes. Baits are working well, especially from the shore. Try smaller, slow-moving presentations for rainbows and a larger presentation for walleyes. If you're walleye fishing, keep your bait/lure on the bottom or cast deep into the rocks. Most of the walleyes are small or in the 24-inch range, and you can help the fishery by taking them home. The reservoir is full.

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Steinaker Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(May 1) Anglers report fair to excellent rainbow fishing from shore and from boats. As the weather warms, the bass will return to the shallows. This time, they will likely followed by the bluegills. Worms and artificial baits are working well from shore, while crankbaits and brightly colored spoons are producing for boaters. Some fish are near the surface, while most appear to be deep (about 30 to 40 feet down). The water level remains low, so watch for rocks and sandbars.

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Strawberry Reservoir

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

(May 22) The kokanee have started to turn on with the use of downriggers. Try trolling at depths of around 40 feet with pink and orange dodgers, especially near the Narrows. The Strawberry Bay Marina & Lodge rainbow trout tagged fishing contest starts this weekend. There are 295 white-tagged rainbows and five pink-tagged rainbows that will be released for the contest. Catch one of the white-tagged fish and redeem your prize at the marina stores. Catch one of the pink-tagged fish, and you automatically win one of the five grand prizes. For more information, please call the marina at 435-548-2500. Shoreline anglers should try using white tube jigs, dark-colored leeches, marabou jigs, jerkbaits or spinners. Water temperatures are hovering in the mid 40s, and the reservoir is currently 76 percent full.

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Thousand Lakes Mountain

Trout

(May 15) Most lakes are accessible, and fishing is fair to good.

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(May 22) Try using spinners or nightcrawlers for the best results. Trout are feeding actively. (Important: From May 15, 2015 until Jan. 1, 2016, the daily bag and possession limit at Silver Lake Flat Reservoir only has been increased to 8 fish. Silver Lake Flat Reservoir is located further up the mountain, to the north of Tibble Fork Reservoir. It will be drained for construction, starting July 1.)

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Tropic Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(May 15) Access is good, and catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked.

Uinta Lakes

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

(May 22) SR-150, the Mirror Lake Highway, is open again. Some of the lakes in the high Uintas have started to open — including Whitney, Lily, Stateline and Hoop Lake. More of these should be open for fishing soon. The area has received about 18 inches of new snow recently.

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Utah Lake

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(May 22) Anglers are catching good numbers of catfish, especially near Lincoln Beach. The white bass are very active off the Lincoln Beach launch area and at the Lindon harbor launch. Spring runoff is causing the lake to appear muddy, and water levels are very low. Please use caution when launching your boats. You may try using carp or white bass meat tipped on your hooks. Carp have begun to spawn and can be spotted in pods around the lakeshore. Water temperatures are hovering right around or below 60°F midday. Mosquitoes have started to appear, so bring some bug repellent when you visit the lake. The Utah Lake Commission will host the annual Utah Lake Festival on Free Fishing Day, June 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission to this event is free. Northern pike have been seen and caught in the Hobble Creek tributary, west of I-15. If you catch any northern pike of any size in Utah Lake or its tributaries, please bring it to the DWR office in Springville (1115 N. Main Street) or the Utah Lake State Park office off of Center Street. The lake is currently 65 percent full.

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Vernon Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(May 22) The reservoir has been stocked with planter-sized rainbow trout. Water levels are up, and the water temperature is hovering around 60°F. Anglers have reported success with rooster tails and Curly Tail jigs.

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Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(May 22) Water visibility is low and the water is very dark because of the recent rainstorms. Conservation officer Dominick Barratt and Rockport State Park ranger Brian Kurta report fair fishing for brown and rainbow trout just below the Rockport Dam using dry fly patterns on brightly colored nymphs.

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Wide Hollow Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(May 15) The reservoir is filling and is now open to boating. Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked. Anglers are also catching a few fish from last year that survived the winter.

Willard Bay

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

(May 22) Few anglers braved this week's rainstorms. Shore anglers reported good fishing for wipers. Crappie and walleye fishing is slow, but some lucky boat anglers have been able to catch a few.

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Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(May 20) Access to Willow Lake will be available by Saturday, May 23.

Willow Pond

Bluegill,Brown Trout, Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(May 22) The pond has been heavily stocked with catchable-sized rainbow trout, so fishing should be good for Memorial Day weekend. Try using a bubble, garlic-flavored PowerBait or worms. You may want to throw spinners or crankbaits near any of the vegetation for some largemouth bass hookups. By voluntarily releasing the largemouth bass, you can help control the bluegill population.

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Woodruff Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Yankee Meadow Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(May 15) Access is good. A recent population survey found good numbers of rainbow, cutthroat and brook trout, up to 17 inches long. Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked.

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Yuba Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(May 22) DWR biologists began stocking yellow perch (from Fish Lake) on May 10, and thousands of perch have been relocated so far. Anglers are catching fish, but the bite is slow. Anglers are catching walleye and northern pike on sinking anchovies or sardines. Don't forget that the park is hosting a fishing seminar on Free Fishing Day, June 6, 2015.

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