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Revised 08-18-17


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WHIRLING DISEASE -- For waters indicated, please prevent the spread of WHIRLING DISEASE by cleaning mud from waders and equipment. DO NOT TRANSPORT any parts of fish caught here to other waters. Click here for DWR information.

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY -- For more information on individual lakes and fish species: Click here for DWR information.

American Fork River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Bear Lake

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Aug 18) Bear Lake is basically at full capacity and boat launching is possible at all ramps on the Utah and Idaho sides of the lake. Water temperature is 73 degrees. Anglers have been doing fair for Cutthroat Trout by trolling minnow type lures and flatfish in 65 to 85 feet of water. The DWR sampled the lake recently and found the majority of Cutthroat Trout and Lake Trout in 85 to 170 feet of water. The highest concentrations of fish were off the east side. One interesting method to try before the sun comes up, is to troll early in the mornings off the mouths of North Eden and South Eden canyons. Troll chartreuse or green colored minnow-type lures on flat lines 100 feet or more behind your boat.

Even though the water is warm, in the early morning the canyon breezes sweep grass hoppers out onto the surface of the water where they are fed on by Cutthroat Trout. Sometimes fishing can be fast and furious. Later in the day, use downriggers to get your line down within five feet or so from the bottom and pay attention to your sonar unit. If you see fish continue to troll in that same area. If you are not seeing any fish, then move deeper. Use larger minnow-type lures and flatfish. Good spots are off Cisco Beach, Second Point and off the two canyon mouths mentioned above.

(Aug 11) Angling by boat at Bear Lake continues to be fair to good, with most reporting anglers pulling in lake trout or cutthroat trout. While we did not receive any reports from shore fishers this week, angling from the shore at Bear Lake has recently been very slow. Anglers recommended fishing in 60-80 feet of water in the early morning and 90-120 feet of water afterward. Jigging has been working well, especially in the morning hours. Try using a white tube jig tipped with sucker meat.

(Aug 4) Fishing at Bear Lake has been fair to good by boat as anglers are pulling in lake trout and cutthroat trout of various sizes. Try fishing near Swan Creek, the State Marina and out by Cisco Beach. Anglers recommend fishing in 60-80 feet of water in the early morning and 90-120 feet of water afterward. Jigging has been working well, especially in the morning hours. Try using a white tube jig tipped with sucker meat.

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.

Big Sandwash Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 18) The best trout fishing is happening early in the morning and later in the evening. Perch are biting well. Continue using PowerBait, nightcrawlers and Jake's Spin-A-Lures to catch trout and perch. If you plan to fish from a boat, try targeting bass in mid-afternoon. Bass are biting on PowerBait and crankbaits.

(Aug 4) Fishing is slow. For trout, try fishing in the early mornings or late evening using PowerBait, nightcrawlers or Jake's lures. If you can fish from a boat, try bass fishing in the mid-afternoon.

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

(Aug 18) The fishing is still good up the Blacksmith, according to anglers. If you've got a spinning reel, try worms or floating Rapalas. Fly fishers reported that caddis, hopper and emerger patterns have worked well recently.

(Aug 12) Fishing up the Blacksmith Fork River has been fair to good recently, according to anglers. Spinners and caddis patterns have worked well for some anglers in prior weeks.

(Aug 4) Although there are no new reports from anglers this week, fishing up the Blacksmith Fork River has been good recently. Anglers have had recent success with Rapalas, spinners and caddis patterns.

Blue Mountains

Brook Trout, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Bountiful Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 18) Fishing has been fair to good for catfish this week, according to anglers. Worms have worked well recently.

(Aug 12) Although we have not received any angling reports from Bountiful this week, anglers have recently done well fishing for catfish using worms or glitter marshmallows.

(Aug 4) Anglers have done well with catfish this week. Try using worms or a glitter marshmallow.

Regulations

Brough Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Aug 18) Fishing has been really slow this past week. Try using PowerBait and/or a Jake's Spin-A-Lure in the morning hours.

(Aug 4) The fishing has been really slow this past week. Try using PowerBait or a Jake's lure in the morning. Remember: that the regulations about artificial fly use have changed to the regular statewide regulations.

Regulations

Bullock Reservoir

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Musky (hybred)

(Aug 18) Fish are very active throughout the day. Try using a Jake's Spin-A-Lure in gold or silver. Nightcrawlers and PowerBait should also work. Tiger muskie are a fun fish to target in the summer. Please let us know if you catch one.

(Aug 4) Fish are very active throughout the day, so try using a gold or silver Jake's lure. You may also try using nightcrawlers or PowerBait for quick results. Please let us know if you catch any tiger muskie.

Regulations

Burraston Ponds

Albino Trout, Bluegill, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 4) The ponds were stocked on July 25, so fishing should be fair. Try fishing off the bottom with egg-weight sinkers or traditional methods. You'll want to target areas where the water appears to be deeper, where there are good pond structures or where there is a fair amount of shade.

Regulations

Calder Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Aug 18) More than 3,500 cutthroat trout have been stocked this summer, but we haven't received any recent angler reports to let us know if they're biting. The six-inch cutthroat trout that were stocked last year survived in significant numbers. They're about 1112 inches long this year and are in good condition.

(Aug 4) Over 3,500 cutthroat trout have been stocked this summer, but no anglers have reported catching them. The six-inch cutthroat trout were stocked last year and survived in significant numbers. This year, the same fish average 11 or 12 inches and are in good condition.

Regulations

Causey Reservoir

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

(Aug 18) Fishing has been fair to good at Causey this week, and the water level is still high. One angler reported catching a large number of small rainbow trout using a spinner.

(Aug 12) According to anglers this week, fishing has been slow to fair at Causey. Anglers who did report success, recommended using spoons or worms. Try fishing in the narrows.

(Aug 4) Fishing has been slow to fair at Causey these past couple weeks. Anglers recommended fishing as early in the morning as possible in order to beat the crowds. Try using PowerBait or spoons.

Regulations

Chalk Creek

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clinton City Park Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Corn Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 17) You can find various species of wild trout in Corn, Chalk, Meadow and Oak creeks. Summer fishing can be fair to good using small spinners, natural baits like nightcrawlers, or dry flies. A foam hopper-beadhead nymph dropper rig can be especially fun and effective. Catchable-sized rainbow trout are also stocked near campgrounds in Cork, Chalk and Oak creeks.

Cottonwood Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

(Aug 18) Wipers are super active, and anglers are catching them on Rapalas in the evening. You might also try jigs or Rapalas to target tiger muskie, brown trout and rainbow trout in the reservoir. Biologists surveyed the reservoir a few weeks ago. The tiger muskie they found were in good condition.

(Aug 4) Wipers are super active. Anglers report catching wipers in the evening using Rapalas. For tiger muskie, or brown or rainbow trout, try using jigs or Rapalas. Biologist surveys a few weeks ago showed very active tiger muskie in good sizes.

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

(Aug 18) If you visit this reservoir, you can enjoy cool mountain temperatures while fishing from the boat ramp. Anglers are catching fish in the deeper areas of the reservoir. Try fishing worms or PowerBait right on the bottom. Anglers are also finding success casting sinking Rapalas (in trout patterns) from the shoreline. The road is very rough, so take your time getting there. Be aware of afternoon thunderstorms.

(Aug 4) Fishing is good from the boat ramp. Fish may me in deeper water. Try using worms on the bottom, or PowerBait. Anglers report good fishing casting from the shore with sinking Rapalas in trout patterns. The road is very washboarded, so take your time driving to the reservoir. Watch out for afternoon thunderstorms.

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

(Aug 4) Fishing is fair. Anglers have been catching smallmouth bass using swimbaits. Anglers recommended Keitech Swing Impact Fat swimbaits (in black, black shad, green pumpkin or silver flash minnow), Big Bite Baits swimbaits (in baby bass green flake, sunfish or silver shiner) or Lost Creek Swimmers in green pumpkin. Try fishing with these baits at a variety of depths and along rock ledges, next to points or across ambush points. When you using swimbaits, you can also try popping, ripping, splashing or using a steady retrieval. Trout fishing has been slow, but try trolling with chartreuse or neon-orange wedding rings or popgear tipped with bait.

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)

(Aug 18) Fishing for trout has been fair to good and the wiper bite is still good, according to anglers. Try using PowerBait, Kastmasters, or pop gear with a worm.

(Aug 12) Fishing for trout and wiper has been good this week, according to anglers. One shore fisher reported good afternoon fishing for rainbow trout by throwing PowerBait into deeper water. Another group of anglers did well from shore using lemon twist PowerBait and marshmallows. However, several other anglers suggested fishing in early in the morning in order to beat the crowds. If you're fishing by boat, anglers recommended using Kastmasters or pop gear with a worm. Another angler recommended fishing the west side of the reservoir.

(Aug 4) Anglers reported good fishing for trout using green or chartreuse PowerBait. Fishing has also been good for bass recently.

Echo Reservoir

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

(Aug 18) If you just want tugs on your line and don't care how large the fish on the other end are, Echo is a good place to go right now. Anglers have been catching tons of perch and smallmouth bass, only rarely of decent size.

(Aug 12) If you just want tugs at your line, Echo is a great place to go right now. You might not be pulling in anything decent-sized, but anglers reported catching huge quantities of smaller perch and smallmouth bass. Try the rocks on the east side of the reservoir if you're fishing from the shore.

(Aug 4) The biting is still hot for anglers at Echo! Anglers continue to report catching large numbers of little smallmouth bass. Anglers have also been catching rainbow trout, perch and walleye recently. They recommend using pop gear, Rapalas, spinners and senko worms. If you're fishing from shore, try the rocks on the east side of the reservoir where anglers have been pulling in many smallmouths as well.

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

(Aug 17) Anglers have had some luck trolling for kokanee salmon using downriggers, dodgers and pop gear. The water has been murky and mossy, though. Some anglers have also caught cutthroat trout using bead head red leech lures.

(Aug 4) Anglers have had some luck trolling for kokanee salmon using downriggers, dodgers and pop gear. But the water has been murky and mossy. Some anglers have also caught cutthroat trout using beadhead red leech lures.

Fairview Lakes

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Farmington Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 18) Fishing at Farmington Pond has been slow, according to anglers.

(Aug 12) Anglers reported slow to fair fishing at the community ponds this week. If you're targeting catfish, anglers recommended using worms.

(Aug 4) Overall, fishing at the community ponds has been fair to decent. Some anglers are pulling in a few rainbow trout and catfish. PowerBait and worms are a staple at the community ponds.

Regulations

Ferron Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Aug 17) Trout are biting on bead head buggers in black/orange and black/green, and leeches in red and olive. These flies have been especially effective for rainbow trout, but some cutthroat and brook trout are taking them too. Anglers have also had success using PowerBait. Spinners have been less effective lately; the fish will chase the spinners, but they seldom bite them.

Regulations

Fish Creek (lower)

Rainbow Trout

(Aug 17) The creek was stocked with more than 17,000 brown trout on June 14. As the fish grow, try using woolly buggers, caddisflies and other nymph patterns to catch them.

(Aug 4) Lower Fish Creek was stocked with more than 17,000 brown trout on June 14. As these fish grow, try using woolly buggers, caddisflies and other nymph patterns.

Flaming Gorge Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Aug 18) Fishing is currently fair to good for most species.

Kokanee salmon: Fishing is fair. The reservoir has risen 10 feet this summer, and water temperatures have now climbed to 70F. Kokanee have begun to school up. The early morning bite is most consistent, but some anglers have done well later in the day along the shade of the main channel. Most of the fish caught this week came from depths of 45 to 80 feet and at trolling speeds of 1.6 to 2.0 mph. Watch your fish finder and adjust your lure depth to where you're marking fish. If you're not marking fish, move to another spot. Spoons (#23 Needlefish and Vipers), squids (pink, orange and green), and dodgers (silver, pink and green) have been working best. Try dropping deeper and using larger dodgers/squids or spoons to reduce your catch of smaller kokanee, which are more abundant this year. Also, tip your lures with Gulp! maggots, mealworms or corn.

Rainbow trout: Fishing is fair, and you may also catch some cutthroat trout incidentally. Now that water temperatures are high, be sure to fish during the cooler part of the day, especially early in the morning. Fish are also in deeper, cooler water, so adjust accordingly. If you're fishing from a boat, try casting jigs near creek inlets and shallow points, or trolling pop gear at depths of 20 to 30 feet along the shoreline. If you're fishing from shore, cast parallel to the shoreline, let the bait sink some, and slowly retrieve with occasional jigging strokes. Marabou jigs in earth-tone colors are a good option in shallow or deep water. When you catch rainbow, there are likely more. Pinch down the barbs for a quick release.

Lake trout: Fishing is fair to good. Anglers are catching smaller lake trout (pups) while trolling for kokanee salmon or jigging in 50 to 80 feet of water near the main channel points and ridges. Use a fish finder to locate fish that may be suspended above the bottom. Troll spoons like Williams Wablers, Northland Forage Minnows, and #3 Needlefish to target aggressive pups. Vertically jig a white or glow-in-the-dark tube jig or jigging spoon (Northland Buckshot) and tip your lure with sucker/chub meat. Gulp! minnows and blade baits (Sebile Vibrato) can also work really well.

Smallmouth bass: Fishing is good. Top-water fishing can be very entertaining this time of year, especially early and late in the day. Try poppers like Rebel PopRs in silver or rainbow trout colors. Jigs mimicking crayfish (in earth-tone colors), their primary forage, are the best option. Try fishing depths greater than 20 feet for bigger fish.

Burbot: Fishing is slow, and there haven't been many reports from anglers. Boaters should target burbot on rocky points and shorelines in 30 to 40 feet of water. You'll find the best activity at night, using glow-in-the-dark lures like Yamamoto grubs, Radical Glow tubes, Maniac Cutterbugs and Northland Buckshot spoons. Tip the lure with sucker/chub meat, recharge the glow frequently and jig the presentation a couple of inches from the bottom.

(Aug 4) Lake elevation: 6,034 feet and increasing

Water temperature: about 70F in the Canyon or Utah region

Kokanee Salmon: fair to good fishing. The reservoir has risen 10 feet this summer and water temperatures have now climbed to 70F. Kokanee have begun to move down in the water column, preferring deeper, cooler water. The early morning bite is most consistent, but some anglers have done well later in the day along the shade of the main channel. Most of the fish caught this week came from 45-80 feet and 1.6-2.0 mph, but watch your fish finder and adjust your lure depth to where you're marking fish. If you're not marking fish, move to another spot. Spoons (#2-3 Needlefish, Vipers), squids (pink, orange, green), and dodgers (silver, pink, green) have been working best. Try dropping deeper and using larger dodgers/squids or spoons to reduce catching smaller kokanee which are more abundant this year. Also, tip lures with Gulp maggots, meal worms, or corn.

Rainbow Trout: fair fishing. Cutthroat Trout may also be caught incidentally. Now that the water temperatures are high, fish during the cooler part of the day, especially early in the morning. Fish are also occupying deeper, cooler water so adjust accordingly. If fishing from a boat, try casting jigs near creek inlets and shallow points, or trolling pop gear at 20-30 feet deep along the shoreline. If fishing from shore, cast parallel to the shoreline, let the bait sink some, and slowly retrieve with occasional jigging strokes. Marabou jigs in earth tone colors are a good option in shallow or deep water. When you catch one, there are likely more. Pinch down the barbs for quick release.

Lake Trout: fair to good fishing. Anglers are catching smaller lake trout (pups) while trolling for kokanee salmon or jigging in 50-80 feet of water near main channel points and ridges. Fish may be located suspended above the bottom using a fish finder. Troll spoons like Williams Wablers, Northland Forage Minnows, and #3 Needlefish to target aggressive pups. Vertically jig a white or glow-n-the-dark tube jig or jigging spoon (Northland Buckshot), tipped with sucker/chub meat. Gulp minnows and blade baits (Sebile Vibrato) can also work really well.

Smallmouth Bass: good fishing. Top water fishing can be very entertaining this time of year, especially early and late in the day. Try poppers like Rebel PopRs in silver or rainbow trout colors. Jigs mimicking crayfish (earth tone colors), their primary forage, are the best option. Try fishing depths greater than 20 feet for bigger fish.

Burbot: slow fishing. Few reports. Boaters should target burbot on rocky points and shorelines in 30-40 feet of water. The best activity will be found at night using glow-in-the-dark lures like Yamamoto grubs, Radical Glow tubes, Maniac Cutterbugs, and Northland Buckshot spoons. Tip the lure with sucker/chub meat, recharge glow frequently, and jig the presentation a couple inches from the bottom.

Regulations

Fort Buenaventura

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Gigliotti Pond

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 17) Rainbow trout are biting on worms and PowerBait. Salmon eggs have also been effective.

(Aug 4) Rainbow trout here are biting on worms and PowerBait. Salmon eggs have also been effective.

Regulations

Glassman's Pond

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Grantsville Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 4) Fishing has been slow. Anglers suggest spincasting Vibrax Blue Fox spinners near the north end of the reservoir. Traditional fishing methods should work too.

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(Aug 18) Dry fly fishing has been fair. Some PMDs and caddis have been reported. It is also time for large attractors and other terrestrials. Crickets, beetles, ants and hoppers are excellent choices. Try a caddis with a grey or black abdomen. Nymphing is good. Try a dropper with a cicada or hopper on top and midge, mayfly or caddis nymph trailing a few feet below. Fishing late in the day should provide the most success and the lowest angling/recreational pressure. Spin fishing is fair. Marabou jigs or tube jigs in earth-tone colors are a good option in shallow or deep water. Rainbow or brown trout patterned crankbaits will also entice fish. Pinch down the barbs for quick release.

(Aug 4) Water flows have dropped and are an average of 2,400 cfs. Dry fly fishing has been fair. The yellow sally hatches have tapered off, but caddis hatches have been good in the evening and some PMDs have been reported. Try a caddis with a grey or black abdomen. Nymphing is good. Try a dropper with a cicada or hopper on top and midge, mayfly or caddis nymph trailing a few feet below. Fishing late in the day should provide the most success and the lowest angling/recreational pressure. Spin fishing is fair. Marabou jigs or tube jigs in earth tones are a good option in shallow or deep water. Rainbow or brown trout patterned crankbaits will also entice fish. Pinch down the barbs for quick release.

Regulations

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Walleye

(Aug 18) Fishing for bass has been fair to good at Holmes using plastic lures.

(Aug 12) We have not received any angling reports from Holmes Creek Reservoir this week, but anglers have recently reporteded fair to good fishing for bass using plastics. Anglers recommended fishing as early in the morning as possible in order to beat the crowds, especially on the weekend.

(Aug 4) If you're fishing for bass, try throwing plastics. If you're targeting rainbow trout, worms and PowerBait are always good to try. You might want to consider fishing early in the morning to beat the crowds.

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Huntington Reservoir

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

(Aug 17) Tiger trout have been biting on crystal bugger fly patterns in tan, green and pearl. Anglers are also catching them using bead head olive soft hackle flies. Spinners are another good choice. Many fish have been caught near the bottom in water that's between 20 to 35 feet deep.

(Aug 4) The tiger trout have been biting on tan-, green- and pearl-colored crystal bugger fly patterns. Anglers have also had luck using beadhead olive soft hackle flies and spinners.

Regulations

Hyrum Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Aug 18) Anglers reported good fishing by boat for perch, bluegill, rainbow trout and largemouth bass. Worms and PowerBait worked well for reporting anglers. One group of anglers reported catching something every few minutes for the whole morning that they fished.

(Aug 12) Recently, anglers have reported slow to fair fishing for largemouth bass using plastics. Fishing for trout continues to be slow.

(Aug 4) Anglers reported slow to fair fishing for largemouth bass. This time of year, try using top water lures for bass. Fishing is still slow for trout, but you could always try worms or PowerBait from shore.

Joe's Valley Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

No recent reports.

Regulations

Jordan River

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

No recent reports.

Jordanelle Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Aug 4) Anglers have been catching rainbow trout and bass. Try fishing for all species along the Rock Cliff shoreline, coves along the east side of the lake and near the Provo River inlet. For bass, try using plastic worms rigged either in a Texas rig, Carolina rig, whacky rig or nose rig. When locating bass in deeper water, use a drop shot setup and remember to adjust the distance between the rig and drop shot depending on where the fish are suspended. For trout, anglers suggest trolling at slower speeds (about 1.21.7 mph) and using wedding rings, popgear and spinnerbaits.

Regulations

Kaysville Ponds

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

(Aug 18) Fishing at the ponds has been fair to good for bass, catfish and bluegill.

(Aug 12) One angler reported catching a largemouth bass this week, and anglers have recently pulled in catfish and bluegill.

(Aug 4) Anglers have been pulling in catfish and bluegill from the ponds recently.

Regulations

LaSal Mountains

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

(Aug 17) Dons, Hidden, Oowah and Warner lakes in Grand County were stocked with rainbow trout in late July. Oowah and Warner lakes received another stocking of rainbow trout on Aug. 8. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners to catch trout at these lakes.

(Aug 4) Dons, Hidden, Oowah and Warner lakes in Grand County were all stocked with rainbow trout in late July. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners here.

Locomotive Springs

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Logan River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Aug 18) Fishing has been good in the Logan for brown trout and cutthroat trout. Try a floating Rapala or any kind of spinner. One angler recommended a Jake's Spin-A-Lure in gold and silver. Fly fishermen reported that caddis patterns have worked well recently.

(Aug 12) Anglers reported fair to good fishing throughout the Logan this week. One family who was fishing at Second Dam caught several rainbow trout, but other anglers reported that First Dam fishing has been slow this week.

(Aug 4) The Logan is producing very well. Several anglers report good fly fishing on the Logan this week. Anglers said that hopper patterns were doing the best.

Regulations

Lost Creek Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 18) One angler reported slow fishing at Lost Creek, having not even received a bite during their time there. Last week, a reporting angler only caught one rainbow trout in the slot.

(Aug 12) One angler reported slow to fair fishing at the reservoir, having only caught one rainbow trout that was within the slot.

(Aug 4) One group of anglers recently tried flies, Dardevles and worms and didn't catch anything, but caught several rainbow trout using garlic and lemon twist PowerBait. They said that fishing was best between 10 a.m. and noon. Several other groups of anglers agreed with this report, having caught a large number of fish using orange or rainbow PowerBait.

Regulations

Mabey Pond

Crappie, Catfish, Largemouth Bass

No recent reports.

Regulations

Mantua Reservoir

Bluegill, Cutthroat Trout, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 18) Bass fishing has been fair to good using plastic lures. Recently, anglers have even been doing well from the shore and by boat alike. We have not received any recent reports on the bluegill bite, but perch fishing in Mantua has been good.

(Aug 12) One angler reported that boat fishing was good in Mantua. Anglers also did well from the shore, catching a few rainbow trout and perch using PowerBait and worms respectively. The perch were especially willing to strike, according to one group of anglers.

(Aug 4) Anglers have recently done well for largemouth bass. Try using plastics, spinnerbaits or jigs. Fishing has been a bit tough from the shore this week, according to anglers.

Regulations

Matt Warner Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 18) Because of a widespread algae bloom and resulting low oxygen levels a large fish kill has occurred at Matt Warner Reservoir. Anglers may see dead fish and crayfish along the shoreline, and this may continue until water temperatures cool and the algae bloom subsides.

Fishing success will be limited until the weather cools. We recommend that all people, pets and other animals stay out of the water. Although there is no evidence of consumed fish being harmful to humans or pets, we recommend that you practice catch-and-release fishing and not consume any fish from the reservoir until the algae bloom subsides and the reservoir returns to normal.

Blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria, grow naturally in lakes, ponds and reservoirs when the water is warm. As the bacteria die and are broken down by other microbes, oxygen in the water is depleted, and can result in fish kills. Unfortunately, there is little that can be done to alleviate these conditions. We will assess the impact to Matt Warner and other nearby reservoirs this fall when temperatures cool down and conditions allow. Our findings may affect future management decisions for the reservoir.

(Aug 4) A thick algae bloom is making fishing difficult. Please remember to take your trash out with you. We tend to see an increased amount of trash during the summer months.

Miller's Flat Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Millsite Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Misc

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 4) Silver Lake: Fishing is fair and anglers report catching rainbow trout. Try using an assortment of dark-colored flies (sizes 12-18) fished under a clear bubble. Leave about 2.5 to 3.5 feet between the bubble and fly, and use a slow retrieval to bring the fly back in. This will keep the fly near the surface of the water and the bubble will act a strike indicator.

Monroe Mountain Lakes

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Aug 17) Fishing is fair to good at the Box Creek reservoirs. Fishing is slower at the north end lakes and Manning Meadow Reservoir.

Moon Lake

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

No recent reports.

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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

No recent reports.

Ogden River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Aug 18) Fishing is still fair to good for brown trout in the Ogden. Try using worms.

(Aug 12) One angler reported good fishing for brown trout. Try bouncing a worm off the bottom. The river was stocked with 1,000 rainbow trout on August 7.

(Aug 4) There are no new reports from anglers fishing the Ogden this week. However, anglers have recently caught a few decent-sized trout by bouncing a worm off the bottom or using fly patterns such as hopper, emerger, caddis or pheasant tail.

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Palisade Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Aug 4) There haven't been many anglers fishing at the reservoir. Fishing may be slow, but traditional methods should work well.

Payson Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 4) Anglers have been catching rainbow trout. Anglers recommend using a nightcrawler tipped with a salmon egg or rainbow, white and pink PowerBait along with a slow retrieval the bait. Target areas that are deeper and receive some shade.

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Pelican Lake

Bluegill, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass

(Aug 18) Fly anglers are using a range of patterns, from dry flies to nymphs to tiny jigs. Those using spinning gear are throwing a worm or two-inch Berkley Power Grub on a No. 12 hook. If you're interested in catching larger bass, throw a weedless frog pattern among the reeds early or late in the day. The daily limit at the lake is 12 largemouth bass. There's no limit on bluegill.

(Aug 4) Fly fishermen are using a range of patterns, from dry flies to nymphs to tiny jigs. Those using spinning gear are throwing a worm or a 2-inch PowerBait Power Grub on a No. 12 hook. If you're looking for larger bass, try casting a weedless frog pattern among the reeds early or late in the day. Limits have been liberalized: you can keep 12 largemouth bass, and there's no limit on bluegill.

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Pineview Reservoir

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

(Aug 18) Fishing at Pineview has recently been fair to slow. Some anglers have been pulling in tiger muskie and bass, but the crappie bite has been struggling. A few reporting anglers had no bites at all.

(Aug 12) We received a mixture of angling reports this week. Some anglers reported decent fishing for tiger muskie and bass, while others had no luck at all. One angler who fished Pineview early in the morning reported catching a large tiger muskie and a few bass. Another angler caught a large bass on the east side of the reservoir. Overall, anglers who fished from a boat this week reported more success than shore fishers.

(Aug 4) Fishing at Pineview is slow to fair at the moment. Anglers have reported fewer and fewer success these past few weeks, and this week there are even more reports of anglers getting skunked at Pineview. One angler caught a single crappie, another caught a small tiger muskie, while others caught nothing. Anglers fishing the north side of the reservoir reported less success than those fishing over toward the dam.

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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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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

(Aug 4) Lower: Fishing has been best from late afternoon to dark. Anglers have observed caddis hatches and pale morning dun hatches. Try using caddis dries, larvae and pupae, or pale morning dun emergers, pheasant tails and sow bugs (sizes 16 to 18).

Middle: Fishing is hot. There is plenty of surface activity. The caddis hatches are prominent, but there is some pale morning dun activity. Try fishing from late afternoon to dark using caddis dries, larvae and pupae, or pale morning dun emergers, pheasant tails and sow bugs (sizes 16 to 18).

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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

(Aug 18) Yellow perch and eight-inch wipers are active and biting. During a recent survey, biologists discovered that some of the wipers stocked last year have reached almost 19 inches in length. Anglers are encouraged to harvest larger yellow perch to help grow a larger population of fish. Anglers have been actively catching wipers, walleye, yellow perch and black crappie from the shoreline and from boats. Try fishing from the shoreline during the middle of the day and use Rooster Tails and Jake's Spin-A-Lure lures tipped with bait. Anglers who fish in the evening are catching tiger trout, brown trout and mountain whitefish near the Brush Creek stream inlet and in the backs of many of the coves.

(Aug 4) Fishing is hot. Yellow perch and the stocked eight-inch stocked wipers are active and biting. Biologists finished a population survey this week and discovered that some of the wipers have reached almost 19 inches. Please keep larger yellow perch to help grow a larger population of fish. Anglers have been actively catching wipers, walleye, yellow perch and black crappie from the shoreline and on boats. Try fishing from the shoreline at mid-day with rooster tails or Jake's lures tipped with bait. In the evening, anglers are catching tiger trout, brown trout and mountain whitefish near the brush creek stream inlet and in the back of many of the coves.

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Rockport Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Aug 18) Fishing is still good at Rockport. One angler who was trolling spoons in about 20 feet of water, caught their limit of rainbow trout in the morning. Shore fishers were doing well using PowerBait. Other anglers reported catching several smallmouth bass by boat.

(Aug 12) Anglers are still reporting good to hot fishing at Rockport both by boat and from shore. One angler who caught a large number of rainbow trout and smallmouth bass from a boat also observed several shore fishers having success on the east side of the reservoir. Try using Berkeley Power Eggs, PowerBait, Kastmasters or pop gear with a worm.

(Aug 4) Fishing overall has been good to hot at Rockport for bass and trout. One angler reported catching eight bass in about an hour by fishing on the south end of the reservoir from a boat. Several other groups of anglers caught stringers full of decent-sized trout. PowerBait was doing quite well at Rockport this week.

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Salem Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 4) Fishing is fair. Traditional fishing methods are working well for trout. For largemouth bass, try using Gary Yamamoto Senkos rigged in a Texas rig or Carolina rig and use a steady retrieval.

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Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 17) Fishing for Utah chub has been easy using worms and PowerBait. So far this summer, the reservoir has been stocked with more than 143,000 catchable cutthroat trout. To catch the cutthroats, try using spinners or trolling with rainbow- and frog-colored double leg flatfish.

(Aug 4) Fishing for chub has been steady using worms and PowerBait. So far this summer, Scofield Reservoir has been stocked with more than 143,000 catchable cutthroat trout. Try using spinners or trolling with rainbow- and frog-colored double leg flatfish.

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Settlement Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Aug 4) Fishing is slow, but traditional fishing methods are working well. If you're targeting tiger trout, try using Mepps spinners, Blue Fox Vibrax spinners or minnow-immitating lures.

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Silver Lake

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Smith and Morehouse Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Starvation Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Smouthmouth Bass, Walleye

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Aug 18) Walleye and kokanee fishing is still great! Try trolling a pink mini squid with a garlic-scented silver dodger for best results. Biologists are encouraging anglers to harvest their limits of 10- to 18-inch walleye to help out the yellow perch population. Try fishing in 15 to 24 feet of water, tip jig heads with worms or try Rapalas. The walleye are very aggressive and will bite on almost anything you cast at them. Fly-fishing anglers have had success with size 6-8 beadhead leeches and buggers in olive, black/orange and purple. DWR biologists recently moved 250 crappie from Pineview to Starvation to establish a new population of forage fish. If you catch any crappie, please voluntarily release them so they can help establish a stable population.

(Aug 4) Walleye and kokanee fishing is still great! Try trolling with a pink mini squid with a very silver dodger scented with garlic. Please keep your limit of walleye from 10 to 18 inches. This will help the yellow perch population. Try fishing in 10 to 25 feet of water using jig heads tipped with worms, or with Rapalas. These walleye are very aggressive and will bite almost anything you cast at them. Fly anglers recommend sizes 6-8 beadhead leeches and olive, black and orange, or purple buggers. The water temperature is 73F and the visibility is six or seven feet. Division biologists moved 250 crappie from Pineview and into Starvation to establish a new population of the forage fish. If you catch crappie, please release to help establish a population.

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Steinaker Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Aug 18) Summer irrigation has begun and the water levels are beginning to drop. Bluegill fishing is still fast from a boat. Try fishing along the northern shoreline for bluegill and along the eastern rocky shore for largemouth bass. Try using small tube jigs tipped with a nightcrawler in about 8 to 15 feet of water. If you're fishing from the shore, you may use a bubble or bobber to suspend your line off of the bottom. Note: The DWR has issued an emergency change that removes all fish limits at Steinaker. You're welcome to keep all of the fish you catch. This change will remain in effect until Dec. 31, 2017 and will likely be extended into 2018. The Bureau of Reclamation will be drawing Steinaker down this year, and in 2018, so the dam can be repaired. The drawdown will take the reservoir past dead pool, and a complete fish kill is expected. It will be restocked with bluegill, rainbow trout and brown trout soon after it refills. Largemouth bass will be restocked the year after refilling begins.

(Aug 4) The summer irrigation season has started, and the water level is dropping. Bluegill fishing is still fast for anglers fishing from boats. For decent-sized bluegill, try fishing along the northern shoreline. For largemouth bass, try along the rocky shore on the reservoir's east side. Try using small tube jigs tipped with a nightcrawler in about 8-15 feet of water. If you're fishing from the shore, you can use a casting bubble or a slip bobber to suspend your jig off the bottom. Note: The DWR has issued an emergency change that removes fish limits at Steinaker. You're welcome to keep all of the fish you catch. This change will remain in effect until Dec. 31, 2017 and will likely be extended into 2018. The Bureau of Reclamation will be drawing Steinaker down this year, and in 2018, so the dam can be repaired. The drawdown will take the reservoir past dead pool, and a complete fish kill is expected. It will be restocked with bluegill, rainbow trout and brown trout soon after it refills. Largemouth bass will be restocked the year after refilling begins.

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Strawberry Reservoir

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

(Aug 4) Fishing has slowed down for all species. The peak of the kokanee season is coming to an end as we near the spawning season in the next month. For kokanee, try using orange, pink and chartreuse squids with neutral colored dodgers. Anglers are catching kokanee in two zones: 29 to 32 feet of water and 38 to 42 feet of water. Fishing is better for anglers trolling at 1.3 to 1.6 mph in the early to mid-morning. Cutthroat have been hitting on neon colored wedding rings and popgear tipped with a grub or nightcrawler. For cutthroat, anglers recommend trolling near the knolls, Mud Creek or Jake's Bay. For rainbows, try using nightcrawlers tipped with a marshmallow or lime-twist PowerBait. You may also want to try pink and white curly tail grubs tipped with a mealworm or nightcrawler.

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Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 4) There is a steady number of anglers fishing the reservoir. Try using a nightcrawler tipped with a marshmallow or salmon egg, PowerBait, and spinners.

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Uinta Lakes

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

(Aug 18) One angler reported catching a few tiger trout, a brook trout and a large rainbow trout using a worm under a bobber in Washington Lake. For flies, anglers are doing well using streamers and dries.

(Aug 12) Anglers are still getting into some nice brook trout, tiger trout and rainbow trout throughout the Uintas. This week, reporting anglers had success with Panther Martins, worms and PowerBait. Fly patterns that have recently worked well include woolly buggers and glow bugs. To obtain some sweet solitude in this gorgeous natural setting, try hiking to a more remote fishing destination or fishing in the middle of the week.

(Aug 4) Fishing reports received this week were slightly fewer than previous weeks, but they all indicate that fishing is still good to hot in the Uintas. Fishing has been good for rainbow, tiger and brook trout. Anglers have been doing well using a fly-and-bubble rig, PowerBait or a simple worm under a bobber. For flies, try woolly buggers, midge patterns or glow bugs. Anglers reported good fishing at Crystal Lake, Whitney Reservoir and Mirror Lake in particular. However, fishing has been consistently decent throughout the waters of the Uintas this summer. To obtain some sweet solitude in this gorgeous natural setting, try hiking to a more remote fishing destination or fishing in the middle of the week. Bring bug spray, as a few anglers report that the insects have gotten worse

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Utah Lake

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Aug 4) The Utah Department of Environmental Quality has issued a moderate algal bloom warning advisory for the lake. Use extreme caution because the toxins can be fatal if ingested and can cause headaches and gastrointestinal issues. Anglers have been catching 25 to 32 inch channel catfish using nightcrawlers, chicken gizzards and stink bait. To avoid losing your chicken gizzards, try encasing the chicken liver using panty hose and then tie it to your live bait hook.

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Vernon Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 4) Fishing is slow, but anglers are catching rainbow trout. Traditional fishing methods are workubg well, but you can also try using spinners, spoons and plastic jigs tipped with bait.

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Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Aug 18) Anglers have been doing excellent catching brown trout on the Weber this summer, and this week is no exception. A few anglers have even reported catching some smallmouth bass this week.

(Aug 12) One angler reported catching several decent-sized brown trout this week. The Weber was stocked with 1,000 rainbow trout on August 7.

(Aug 4) If you're looking to get into some nice brown trout, this week is as good as ever to fish the Weber. Two groups of anglers report that the fish are hitting flies aggressively.

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Willard Bay

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

(Aug 18) Some small boils have been sighted. A few anglers have been catching wipers out of these occasional boils, but the action has yet to pick up. Try larger shad-imitating lures if you're trolling. Other anglers report catching a lot of catfish and a few smallmouths, but crappie fishing has been slow.

(Aug 12) According to anglers, the fishing for catfish wasn't as hot as it was last week, although several people still reported catching a few. Anglers also reported fair to good fishing for walleye. Wiper reports have been very hit-or-miss. Reporting anglers who did catch wipers said that they were using mussels. Anglers have not reported any boils.

(Aug 4) Fishing was hot for catfish as several groups of anglers reported bringing in catfish that were 18-24 inches in length. Many successful anglers started fishing very early in the morning. Worms worked very well for catching catfish. Reports related to wiper were much less consistent, with a few anglers bringing in their limit of wiper and others reporting that they were skunked. For those who did land some wiper, mussels did well.

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Willow Pond

Bluegill,Brown Trout, Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 4) Anglers have been catching catfish and bluegill. For catfish, try using chicken livers, nightcrawlers and stink baits. For bluegill, try using 1/32 jigs tipped with nightcrawlers or European Red Wiggler Worms.

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Woodruff Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Yuba Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Aug 4) Water has dropped to low levels and you can only launch from the Oasis boat ramp. There have been few anglers fishing the reservoir. For northern pike, try using the Rapala Husky Jerk (size 14) in any of the ghost-color combinations.

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