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Revised 10-20-17


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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

(Oct 20) Bear Lake surface water temperature is in the low 50s. The water level is basically at full capacity and boat launching is possible at all ramps on the Utah and Idaho sides of the lake. This includes the Bear Lake State Park marina, First Point, Cisco Beach and Rainbow Cove boat ramps in Utah as well as the East Shore State Park and North Beach in Idaho.

Fishing is fair to good using both trolling and jigging methods. Good areas to fish include off of North Eden and Rainbow Cove. People who are jigging have also done well off of the Points and the edge of the Rockpile. If you prefer to jig, use tube jigs or swim baits in various colors in half to one-ounce sizes and three to six inches long. You can tip your lure with cisco/sucker/carp meat for better luck. If you are trolling, use Flatfish in U-20 or similar sizes or minnow type lures in #9 to 13 sizes. Try targeting 60 to 80 feet of water, but you might want to try shallower or deeper depending on the day.

(Oct 14) Bear Lake surface water temperature is in the low 50s. The water level is basically at full capacity and boat launching is possible at all ramps on the Utah and Idaho sides of the lake. This includes the Bear Lake State Park marina, First Point, Cisco Beach and Rainbow Cove boat ramps in Utah as well as the East Shore State Park and North Beach in Idaho.

Fishing is fair to good using both trolling and jigging methods. Good areas to fish include off of North Eden and Rainbow Cove. People who are jigging have also done well off of the Points and the edge of the Rockpile. If you prefer to jig, use tube jigs or swim baits in various colors in half to one-ounce sizes and three to six inches long. You can tip your lure with cisco/sucker/carp meat for better luck. If you are trolling, use Flatfish in U-20 or similar sizes or minnow type lures in #9 to 13 sizes. Try targeting 60 to 80 feet of water, but you might want to try shallower or deeper depending on the day.

(Oct 5) Bear Lake surface water temperature is in the low 60s and dropping. The water level is basically at full capacity and boat launching is possible at all ramps on the Utah and Idaho sides of the lake. This includes the Bear Lake State Park marina, First Point, Cisco Beach and Rainbow Cove boat ramps in Utah, as well as the East Shore State Park and North Beach in Idaho.

Anglers report decent fishing trolling and jigging for lake trout and cutthroat trout. Good areas to fish include off of North Eden and Rainbow Cove. Those who are jigging have also done well off of the points and the edge of the rockpile. If you prefer to jig, use tube jigs or swim baits in various colors in 1/2- to one ounce sizes and three to six inches long. You can tip your lure with cisco/sucker/carp meat for better luck. If you're trolling, use Flatfish in U-20 or similar sizes or minnow type lures in #9-13 sizes. Try targeting 60 to 80 feet of water. Depending on the day however, you might want to try shallower or deeper.

(Sep 27) Bear Lake surface water temperature is in the low 60s and dropping. The water level is basically at full capacity and boat launching is possible at all ramps on the Utah and Idaho sides of the lake. This includes the Bear Lake State Park marina, First Point, Cisco Beach and Rainbow Cove boat ramps in Utah as well as the East Shore State Park and North Beach in Idaho.

During the last week, anglers have reported that they have started catching some lake trout and cutthroat trout by both jigging and trolling. Some anglers did well off the Gus Rich Point and Rockpile area, and others did well off of the Cisco Beach area. As the lake trout prepare to spawn, this is a good time to target those fish while they are still feeding. If you prefer to jig, use tube jigs or swim baits in various colors in half to one-ounce sizes and three to six inches long. You can tip your lure with cisco, sucker, or carp meat for better luck. If you are trolling, use Flatfish in U-20 or similar sizes, or minnow type lures in #9–13 sizes. Try targeting 60 to 80 feet of water. Depending on the day however, you might want to try shallower or deeper.

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

(Sep 30) Anglers have caught some big rainbow trout recently. To catch trout, try fishing during the early morning or early evening hours. As the water cools, trout will get active and will move around more. They'll also feed more. Perch in the reservoir are biting well right now. Continue using a variety of PowerBait, nightcrawlers and Jake's Spin-A-Lures to catch both trout and perch. If you have a boat, try bass fishing during mid afternoon. Bass are biting on crankbaits and PowerBait. Smallmouth bass fishing is good, but smallies will start heading to deeper water as the water temperature cools. The water level is dropping fast, so watch for rocks when launching and operating boats.

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

(Oct 20) Fishing is currently fair to good for brown trout. Try a spinner or Rapala if you have a spinning rod. If you're using flies, you might consider trying a hopper or elk hair caddis pattern.

(Oct 14) Fishing is currently fair to good for brown trout. Try a spinner or Rapala if you have a spinning rod. If you're using flies, you might consider trying a hopper or elk hair caddis pattern.

(Oct 5) Fishing on the Blacksmith Fork has been fair recently. One angler reported slow fishing, but he did catch a handful of small brown trout on a spinner last week. You could also try fishing with Rapalas if you don't have a fly rod.

Blue Mountains

Brook Trout, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Bountiful Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 20) Fishing is fair to good. Traditional methods, such as fishing a worm off the bottom or using a worm under a bobber, work best.

(Oct 14) As fall arrives, the community ponds in northern Utah are being stocked regularly with trout! Fishing at Bountiful was fair to good this week. Traditional methods such as fishing a worm off the bottom or using a worm under a bobber are a good bet. Bountiful Lake was stocked with approximately 1,000 rainbow trout on October 4.

(Oct 5) Now that fall is here, the community ponds in northern Utah are stocked with trout regularly! Traditional methods, such as fishing a worm off the bottom or using a worm under a bobber, are working well. Bountiful Lake was stocked with approximately 1,000 rainbow trout on Oct. 4.

(Sep 30) Fishing has been fair to good for bluegill and catfish. Productive strategies have been fishing a worm off the bottom or using a worm under a bobber. Keep an eye on the stocking reports, as fishing at the community ponds tends to be best in the first few days after the water is stocked.

Regulations

Brough Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Sep 30) Fishing has been really slow. Try using PowerBait and/or a Jake's Spin-A-Lure lure in the morning hours.

Regulations

Bullock Reservoir

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Musky (hybred)

(Sep 30) Fish are very active throughout the day. Try using a Jake's Spin-A-Lure 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.

Regulations

Burraston Ponds

Albino Trout, Bluegill, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 20) Anglers are catching rainbow trout. If you're targeting rainbows, try using Blue Fox Classic Vibrax spinners in firetiger, hot clown, or bleeding silver/chrome blue or Acme Kastmaster Rattle Master spoons in chrome/chartreuse stripe or chrome/fluorescent orange stripe. Retrieve at a slow to medium speed.

(Sep 30) The ponds will be stocked on Sept. 25. Anglers are using PowerBait or nightcrawlers to catch rainbows that range from 8 to 10 inches long.

Regulations

Calder Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 30) DWR biologists surveyed the reservoir recently. They found good numbers of cutthroat and rainbow trout. The biggest trout were 16 inches long, but most averaged 12 inches. The fish were healthy. They're eating mostly scuds and chironomids.

Regulations

Causey Reservoir

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

(Oct 14) Our Aquatics biologists report that after a late start, the kokanee are running. As of two weeks ago, there were thousands of spawners at Causey. We expect the spawning run to last at least another week.

(Oct 5) Our Aquatics biologists report that after a late start, the kokanee are running. As of two weeks ago, there were thousands of spawners at Causey. We expect the spawning run to last at least another week.

(Sep 30) DWR Aquatics biologists report that after a late start, the kokanee are running. As of last week, there were thousands of spawners. We expect the spawning run to last at least another one to two weeks.

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

(Oct 20) Various species of wild trout can be found in Corn, Chalk, Meadow, and Oak creeks. Fishing can be fair to good using small spinners, natural baits like night crawlers, and dry flies. A foam hopper-bead head nymph dropper rig can be especially fun and effective. Catchable-sized rainbow trout are also stocked near campgrounds in Cork, Chalk, and Oak creeks. Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn. Streamers, egg patterns, spinners, and flashy lures can produce well.

Cottonwood Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

(Sep 30) Wipers up to 19 inches long are super active right now. Anglers are catching them on Rapalas in the evening and at dawn. To target tiger muskie, brown trout and rainbow trout, try jigs or Rapalas. The tiger muskie bite has been good, with anglers catching fish up to 36 inches long. Please remember to handle tiger muskie carefully and to practice proper catch-and-release techniques. Most of the fish have not reached the 40-inch length limit and must be immediately released. DWR biologists have caught decent-sized catfish, both channel cats and black bullheads, during recent surveys. If you'd like to catch these fish, try fishing bait on the bottom of the reservoir.

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

(Sep 30) 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 shore. The road is very wash boarded and rough, so take your time getting there. Be aware of 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

(Oct 20) Anglers are catching their limits of 14- to 18-inch rainbows. They're also catching perch. Fishing has been the best early to mid-morning, and anglers are having the most success trolling for rainbows. Reports indicate that a little bit of everything is working. Rainbows are hitting on Blue Fox Vibrax spinners, Yakima and Worden's flatfish lures, Rocky Mountain Tackle squids and Mack's wedding rings. Bright oranges, yellows, greens and reds are the popular colors right now. Six- to ten-inch perch are hitting on 1/32-ounce jigs in chartreuse, yellow or orange in about 30to 40 feet of water.

Regulations

Duck Fork Reservoir

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Oct 14) To catch trout here, try using a bead head soft hackle fly in black and copper. The reservoir was stocked with 1,500 tiger trout on Aug. 18.

(Oct 5) To catch trout here, try using a bead head soft hackle fly in black and copper. The reservoir was stocked with 1,500 tiger trout on Aug. 18.

Regulations

East Canyon Reservoir

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

(Oct 20) The reservoir is about 80 percent full. Fishing has recently been fair to good, according to reporting anglers. The most likely catch is rainbow trout. Try trolling using pop gear with a worm on the south end of the reservoir in the early morning. Anglers report receiving few to no bites on the east side of the reservoir. Shore anglers recommend using green or rainbow PowerBait or a classic worm-and-bobber setup.

(Oct 14) The reservoir is about 80 percent full and the water temperature is in the 60s. Fishing has been fair to good, according to reporting anglers. The most likely catch this week was rainbow trout. Try trolling using pop gear with a worm on the south end of the reservoir in the early morning. Anglers have reported receiving few to no bites on the east side of the reservoir. Shore anglers recommend using green or rainbow PowerBait or a classic worm-and-bobber setup.

(Oct 5) The reservoir is about 80 percent full and the water temperature is in the 60s. Fishing is fair to good. One angler reported good fishing last week trolling using pop gear with a worm on the south end of the reservoir in the early morning. Anglers report no bites at all on the east side of the reservoir. Shore anglers recommend using green or rainbow PowerBait or a classic worm-and-bobber setup.

(Sep 30) The water temperature is approximately 65 degrees. Fishing was fair to good for wipers and rainbow trout. One angler reported good success trolling using pop gear with a worm on the south end of the reservoir between 6:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. Multiple anglers reported no bites at all on the east side of the reservoir. Shore anglers recommended using PowerBait or a classic worm-and-bobber setup.

Echo Reservoir

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

(Oct 20) The reservoir's water level is low and only shore fishing is available. All ramps are closed and boats can't be launched. On Oct. 18, an algal bloom warning was announced for this reservoir. Please be sure to clean fish thoroughly and discard the guts.

(Oct 14) Fishing is currently slow to fair, according to angler reports. The water level at the reservoir is low.

(Oct 5) The water level at Echo is low and the action has slowed down, but recently anglers have done well near the dam.

(Sep 30) Fishing has been fair to good for small bass and perch as well as rainbow trout. Worms have worked well. Anglers reported good fishing by the dam if they were on a boat, or from the rocks on the east side of the reservoir if they were fishing from the shore.

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

(Oct 14) Try using minnows or tube jigs to catch trout here. Remember that you cannot possess kokanee salmon until Dec. 1.

(Oct 5) Try using minnows or tube jigs to catch trout here. Remember that you must wait until Dec. 1 to possess kokanee salmon.

Fairview Lakes

Rainbow Trout

(Oct 14) The lake was stocked on June 19 with 7,000 9-inch rainbow trout. Try using worms and PowerBait to catch them.

(Oct 5) The lake was stocked on June 19 with 7,000 9-inch rainbow trout. Try using worms and PowerBait to catch them.

Farmington Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 20) Fishing is fair to good for rainbow trout at Farmington Pond. Try using a spinner, floating a worm off the bottom or using a traditional worm-and-bobber rig.

(Oct 14) As fall arrives, the community ponds in northern Utah are being stocked regularly with trout! Fishing is fair to good at Farmington Pond this week. Traditional methods such as fishing a worm off the bottom or using a worm under a bobber are a good bet. The pond was stocked with approximately 1,000 rainbow trout on October 3.

(Oct 5) Now that fall is here, the community ponds in northern Utah are stocked with trout regularly! Traditional methods, such as fishing a worm off the bottom or using a worm under a bobber, are working well. Farmington Pond was stocked with approximately 1,000 rainbow trout on October 3.

(Sep 30) Fishing is fair with anglers reporting catching bluegill and rainbow trout. The pond was last stocked with rainbow trout on September 13. Keep an eye on the stocking reports, as fishing at the community ponds tends to be best in the first few days after the water is stocked.

Regulations

Ferron Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Oct 14) Fall temperatures are improving fishing at the reservoir. Try using worms and PowerBait to catch trout. Spinner lures may also work well.

(Oct 5) Fall temperatures are improving fishing at the reservoir. Try using worms and PowerBait to catch trout here. Spinner lures may also work well.

Regulations

Fish Creek (lower)

Rainbow Trout

(Oct 14) Fishing for chubs has been hot in the upper end of the creek. Try using a spinner or soft hackle fly in places where the chub are congregated. Panther Martin lures have also worked well to catch brook trout here.

(Oct 5) The creek was stocked with 17,400 4-inch brown trout on June 14. The fish may soon reach a catchable size, if they haven't already. Try using soft hackle flies or woolly buggers to catch these trout and chubs that are also in the creek.

Flaming Gorge Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Sep 30) Fishing is fair to good across the reservoir, depending on which species you're targeting.

Kokanee salmon: Salmon fishing is closed until Dec. 1.

Rainbow trout: Fair to good fishing. Now that the water temperature has cooled, trout are moving into shallow shoreline habitat and are becoming more active. While fishing for rainbows, you might also catch a cutthroat. If you're fishing from a boat, casting jigs near the creek inlets has been the most productive way to catch trout. Trolling 10–15 feet deep, with pop gear, spinners and small spoons, has also been effective. If you're fishing from shore, cast parallel to the shoreline, let the bait sink some and slowly retrieve the bait, using occasional jigging strokes. Marabou jigs in earthtone colors are a good option in shallow or deep water. When you catch one rainbow, there are likely more. Pinch down the barbs on your hooks so you can release fish quickly.

Lake trout: Fishing is fair. Anglers are catching smaller lake trout (pups) while trolling for kokanee salmon or jigging in 50 to 80 feet of water near main channel points and ridges. Use a fish finder to locate fish that are suspended above the bottom. To target aggressive pups, troll spoons like Williams Wablers, Northland Forage Minnows and #3 Needlefish. You can also vertically jig a white or glow-in-the-dark tube jig or jigging spoon (Northland Buckshot), tipped with sucker or chub meat. Gulp minnows and blade baits (Sebile Vibrato) can also work really well. Linwood Bay closes to nighttime fishing (from sunset to sunrise) starting Oct. 15. See the 2017 Utah Fishing Guidebook for details.

Smallmouth bass: Fishing is good. Jigs in earthtone colors that mimic crayfish — the primary forage of smallmouth bass — are the best option. Jerkbaits and crankbaits in copper, silver and rainbow trout colors will also entice fish. Expect patchy success as smallmouth bass concentrate along main channel habitat in preparation for winter. Fish shallow for high catch rates. If you want to catch bigger fish, though, try fishing depths greater than 20 feet. Smallmouth bass will remain active until the water temperature drops into the mid 50s.

Burbot: You'll find fair fishing. There haven't been many reports of anglers catching burbot. Those who are catching fish are mostly catching them while fishing for lake trout. Anglers in boats can target burbot on rocky points and shorelines, in 20 to 40 feet of water. The best activity may 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 or chub meat, recharge its glow frequently, and jig the presentation a couple inches from the bottom. Fishing will improve once water temperatures are consistently in the 50s.

Regulations

Fort Buenaventura

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Gigliotti Pond

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 14) Fishing is good for trout—especially for anglers using worms and PowerBait. You might also catch a largemouth bass using a spinner or a bluegill-imitating lure.

(Oct 5) Fishing is good at the pond. Rainbow trout are being caught on worms and PowerBait.

Regulations

Glassman's Pond

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Grantsville Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 20) Reservoir water levels are low. Try fishing from the southeast shore and use Panther Martin Spotted spinners in spotted yellow black or spotted red or Jake's Spin-A-Lure in silver with red dots. Use a medium retrieval and fish early to mid-morning. If spinners don't work, try using corn or garlic PowerBait and fish from the south shore.

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(Sep 30) Dry fly fishing has been fair to good. Terrestrials, including hoppers, crickets and ants, are a great option this time of year. Nymphing is good using midge, mayfly, caddis and scud patterns. Try a dropper with a cicada or hopper on top and a nymph trailing a few feet below. Spin fishing is fair. Marabou jigs or tube jigs, in earthtone colors, are a good option in shallow or deep water. Rainbow- or brown-trout-patterned crankbaits will also entice fish. Pinch the barbs on your hooks down so you can release fish quickly.

Regulations

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Walleye

(Oct 20) Anglers are doing well catching rainbow trout on lures and worms.

(Sep 30) Fishing for bass and trout has been fair. Try using topwater lures for bass or PowerBait for trout.

Regulations

Honeyville Ponds

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Huntington Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

No recent reports.

Regulations

Huntington North Reservoir

Crayfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 14) The reservoir was stocked with 3,000 rainbow trout on Oct. 2. To catch trout, try using nightcrawlers, PowerBait, spinners or bead head bugger flies on a fast-sinking line. As the temperature continues to cool, fishing for wiper should pick up. To catch wipers, try using spinner lures or crayfish-imitating lures.

(Oct 5) Anglers are catching bluegill and largemouth bass using a size 6 bead head olive leech and stripping it from the bottom with a No. 8 sinking line. Fishing for wiper should pick up as the fall temperature continues to drop. The reservoir was stocked with 1,000 10-inch rainbow trout on Aug. 22. It was also stocked on Sept. 20 with 10,000 4-inch channel catfish. The catfish will grow throughout the winter.

Regulations

Huntington Reservoir

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

(Oct 14) Fishing has been best in the middle of the reservoir. Fishing has been slower along the banks. Anglers are finding success using a size 6 bead head crystal bugger in brown/green/pearl color combinations. A size 8 bead head woolly bugger, in black and orange, has also worked. If you're fishing with flies, try using a fast sinking line, such as a No. 8 fly line. Spinner lures may also work—especially in deeper waters. The reservoir was last stocked with 10,000 tiger trout on June 19.

(Oct 5) Fishing has been best in the middle of the reservoir, while fishing has been slower along the banks. Anglers are finding success using a size 6 bead head crystal bugger in brown/green/pearl color combinations. A size 8 bead head woolly bugger, in black and orange, has also worked. If you're fishing with flies, try using a fast sinking line, such as a No. 8 fly line. Spinner lures may also work, especially in deeper waters. The reservoir was last stocked with 10,000 tiger trout on June 19.

Regulations

Hyrum Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Oct 20) Angler reports indicate that the fishing has slowed down compared to the fast action the past few weeks. One angler reported trying all kinds of methods and having no success at all. If you still want to try your luck at Hyrum, simple methods have been working in past weeks: fishing off the bottom with PowerBait, using a worm-and-bobber setup or floating a worm off the bottom with a mini marshmallow.

For those interested in more of a challenge, the Hyrum State Park Tagged Fishing Classic is ongoing. The contest began on September 16, 2017 and runs through October 31, 2017. Catch one of the specially tagged fish in Hyrum Reservoir and turn the tag into a Hyrum State Park employee for a prize. See the State Park's website for rules and additional details.

(Oct 14) Sheer numbers rather than size have been the name of the game at Hyrum this week and the last. If you're looking for a place to take children or people new to fishing, Hyrum might be a good place to try. Anglers have been catching huge numbers of tiny fish from shore using simple methods such as fishing off the bottom with PowerBait, using a worm-and-bobber setup, or floating a worm off the bottom with a mini marshmallow. Although one angler who was fishing by boat reported catching a few decent-sized rainbow trout this week, the most likely catch was perch and small bass.

For those interested in more of a challenge, the Hyrum State Park Tagged Fishing Classic is ongoing. The contest began on September 16, 2017 and runs through October 31, 2017. Catch one of the specially tagged fish in Hyrum Reservoir and turn the tag into a Hyrum State Park employee for a prize. See the State Park's website for rules and additional details.

(Oct 5) Fishing is hot at Hyrum this week. If you're looking for a place to take children or people new to fishing, this is a great spot. Anglers are catching huge numbers of tiny fish from shore using simple methods such as fishing off the bottom with PowerBait, using a worm-and-bobber setup or floating a worm off the bottom with a mini marshmallow. Some anglers were catching small brown trout using a spinner, but the most likely catch was perch and small bass. Those who caught trout reported the fish were eight to ten inches, but in large quantities, and willing to bite. This is a great time to land lots of tugs on your lines.

For those interested in more of a challenge, the Hyrum State Park Tagged Fishing Classic is ongoing. The contest began on Sept. 16 and runs through Oct. 31. Catch one of the tagged fish in Hyrum Reservoir and turn the tag into a Hyrum State Park employee for a prize. See the State Park's website for rules and additional details.

(Sep 30) The water temperature is approximately 65 degrees and the reservoir is 60 percent full. The State Park reports that fishing for perch has been very good, with worms working well. Trout fishing is fair but picking up. PowerBait, worms and trolling have been best. If you're looking for an additional challenge, the Hyrum State Park Tagged Fishing Classic is ongoing. The contest began on September 16, 2017 and runs through October 31, 2017. Catch one of the specially tagged fish in Hyrum Reservoir and turn the tag into a Hyrum State Park employee for a prize. See the State Park's website for rules and additional details.

Joe's Valley Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Oct 14) During a recent survey, DWR biologists found many cutthroat trout and splake over 18 inches long. The fish were eating mostly crayfish and flying ants, so try using lures that imitate them. Tiger muskie have been eating chub here, so chub meat may be an effective bait to catch them.

(Oct 5) Fishing at the reservoir should pick up as the temperature cools. To catch trout, try using spinner lures. For tiger muskie, try spoons and Rapalas. Fishing is usually best on the rocky shorelines and in deep water. The reservoir was stocked with about 14,800 fingerling tiger muskie on April 29. More than 23,000 fingerling splake were stocked on Aug. 2.

Regulations

Jordan River

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

No recent reports.

Jordanelle Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Oct 20) Division biologists recently sampled Jordanelle and saw good numbers of 13- to 14-inch rainbows, plenty of 14- to 18-inch browns, one tiger muskie at 25 inches, a handful of 12- to 13-inch smallmouth bass, and many kokanee salmon. Anglers are catching 14- to 18-inch rainbows, 18- to 20-inch browns, and perch. For rainbows, try trolling at speeds at 1.5–1.7 mph and use Yakima flatfish lures in firetiger, red yellow fluorescent, and bait fish pink or Mack's wedding rings in hammered nickel, chartreuse and hot pink. Anglers are having success fly fishing for browns using anything resembling a terrestrial insect. For perch try using 1/8 to 1/32 ounce jig head in chartreuse or yellow and tip with a nightcrawler or Berkley Gulp! minnow. For smallmouth try using four-inch Gary Yamamoto in a whacky or nose style rig and retrieve at a medium speed. Remember that you cannot possess kokanee from Sept. 10–Nov. 30.

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Kaysville Ponds

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

(Oct 20) Anglers report decent fishing for rainbow trout and bluegill at Kaysville. Traditional methods, such as fishing a worm off the bottom or using a worm under a bobber, are a good bet.

(Oct 14) As fall arrives, the community ponds in northern Utah are being stocked regularly with trout! Traditional methods such as fishing a worm off the bottom or using a worm under a bobber are a good bet. Kaysville was stocked with approximately 1,000 rainbow trout on October 10.

(Oct 5) Now that fall is here, the community ponds in northern Utah are stocked with trout regularly. Traditional methods, such as fishing a worm off the bottom or using a worm under a bobber, are working well. Kaysville Ponds were stocked with approximately 2,000 rainbow trout on Sept. 27.

(Sep 30) Fishing has been good as Bluegill were hitting almost any bait. Nightcrawlers are always a good one to try first, but anglers were also pulling in a few catfish as well. One angler reports catching a 14 inch bass last week using a rubber frog. If you're looking for a place close to home to take children fishing, Kaysville might be a good water to consider.

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LaSal Mountains

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

(Oct 14) Several lakes and reservoirs near the La Sal Mountains were stocked in September, including the Rattlesnake Ranch Pond and Kens Lake. Try using worms, PowerBait and spinners to catch rainbow trout at these waters.

(Oct 5) Several lakes and reservoirs near the La Sal Mountains were stocked in September, including the Rattlesnake Ranch Pond and Kens Lake. Try using worms, PowerBait and spinners to catch rainbow trout at these waters.

Locomotive Springs

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Logan River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Oct 20) Fishing ranges from good to hot throughout the Logan. One angler who was fishing the upper Logan at multiple times of day and on multiple occasions this week reported that fish were hitting almost everything they tied on. This matches other recent angler reports we have received from the upper Logan. Other anglers recommended fishing at the dams this week. If you're not sure which flies to use, try an elk hair caddis, a hopper or a dropper with any beadhead nymph. Crankbaits and spinners have also been working well. The Logan was stocked with 2,000 rainbow trout on Oct. 10.

(Oct 14) Fishing has been good for both brown and rainbow trout at multiple locations along the river. Crankbaits and spinners have worked well. If you prefer to fish on the fly, try an elk hair caddis pattern. Since there are still a lot of grasshoppers around, you might also be successful using a hopper or a dropper with any beadhead nymph. One angler reported excellent fishing using hoppers in Temple Fork.

(Oct 5) Fishing for brown trout and rainbow is good at multiple locations along the Logan. Crankbaits and spinners have both worked well.

(Sep 30) One angler reported great success at Second Dam over the course of multiple days this week. They reported pulling in some nice-sized brown trout and several decent rainbow trout using crankbaits and spinners. Another angler reported good fishing on the Logan using a green Panther Martin. Recently fly fishing has been good as well, but we have not received any recent reports on what patterns are doing best.

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Lost Creek Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 14) Anglers report that fishing is still good, even though they reported windy conditions and low water levels. If you're fishing from shore, worms and PowerBait have recently been good to use.

(Oct 5) Fishing at Lost Creek was hot last week for rainbow trout and cutthroat trout, but we received very few angler reports this week. The reservoir is about 10 feet below the high mark from earlier this summer and the water clarity is good. If you're fishing from shore, worms and PowerBait have worked well recently.

(Sep 30) According to reports, the reservoir is about 10 feet below the high mark from earlier this summer and the water clarity is good. We received several reports of anglers catching huge numbers of fish or decent-sized fish from shore. Rainbow trout and cutthroat trout were the likely fish to catch this week. Worms did well, but anglers recommended virtually any type of PowerBait. One lone group of shore anglers reported a peaceful morning of fishing virtually all by themselves, with very few boats out on the water or other anglers around them as they caught large numbers of fish. One angler who was trolling reported catching multiple rainbow trout above 22 inches.

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Mabey Pond

Crappie, Catfish, Largemouth Bass

No recent reports.

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Mantua Reservoir

Bluegill, Cutthroat Trout, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 20) Fishing has been slow at Mantua. One angler who fished the reservoir over the course of a week caught a couple bass each day, but little else. As of Oct. 6, an algal bloom warning was still active for this reservoir. Please make sure to clean fish thoroughly and discard the guts.

(Oct 5) Due to the toxic algae bloom at Mantua recently, we have not received any fishing reports from anglers. Before the bloom, fishing was fair to good for bass. As temperatures cool down, we anticipate that trout fishing will pick up.

(Sep 30) Due to the toxic algae bloom last week, we have not received any fishing reports from anglers this week. Before the bloom, fishing was fair to good for bass. Once temperatures begin to cool off, we anticipate that trout fishing will pick up.

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Matt Warner Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 30) The algal bloom has subsided, and anglers are catching fish again. DWR biologists surveyed the reservoir recently. The number of fish they captured was down, but the fish they caught were very healthy. Rainbow and tiger trout averaged 17 inches, and some were as long as 19 inches. None of the fish caught was smaller than 16 inches. Most of the fish were eating chironomids, but some also had crayfish and shiners in their stomachs. Try casting marabou jigs or fishing bait (worms, PowerBait) close to the bottom.

Miller's Flat Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Millsite Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 14) The water level is low as work on the dam continues, but the fish are still active. Try using worms or spinners to catch trout here.

(Oct 5) The water level is low as work on the dam continues, but the fish are still active. Try using worms or spinners to catch trout here.

Misc

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Monroe Mountain Lakes

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Oct 20) Fair to good fishing reported at the Box Creek reservoirs. Slower fishing at the north end lakes and Manning Meadow Reservoir.

(Oct 6) Fair to good fishing reported at the Box Creek reservoirs. Slower fishing 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

(Oct 20) Anglers report fair to good fishing for rainbow trout. Try using worms, Rapalas or spinners. The river was stocked with 1,000 rainbow trout on Oct. 11.

(Oct 14) Anglers report fair to good fishing for rainbow trout. Try using worms, Rapalas, or spinners. The river was stocked with 1,000 rainbow trout on October 11.

(Oct 5) Anglers report fair to good fishing for rainbow trout this week. Try using worms, Rapalas or spinners.

(Sep 30) Anglers report fair to good fishing for rainbow trout this week. Try using worms, Rapalas or gold Panther Martins. The river was stocked with 1,600 rainbow trout on September 13.

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Palisade Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Oct 20) Anglers are catching eight- to 12-inch rainbows. Try using chartreuse PowerBait Power Eggs, silver with red dots Jake's Spin-A-Lures and 1.5 to 2-inch white tube jigs scented with garlic Smelly Jelly.

Payson Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 20) Anglers are catching eight- to 12-inch rainbows using traditional methods. You can also try casting Eppinger Dardevle lures, Mepps Aglia spinners, Kastmaster spoons or Rooster Tail spinners.

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Pelican Lake

Bluegill, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass

(Sep 30) 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.

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Pineview Reservoir

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

(Oct 20) The water temperature is in the 50s. This week, many anglers report that fishing was good to hot for crappie, smallmouth bass, perch and tiger muskie. This week, the crappie bite turned on for most (but not all) reporting anglers. Anglers that reported catching large numbers of crappie also remarked that their size was decent as well, but did not report what depth they were at or what tackle they used to catch them. Several anglers reported limiting out on crappie. This wasn't universal, though, as a couple reporting groups of anglers were still getting into small perch rather than the crappie. Another angler caught almost a dozen smallmouth bass on the dam end of the reservoir, which matches several other angler reports of a good bass bite this week. Recently, anglers have reported catching a few decent-sized tiger muskie as well. If you're targeting muskie, try a large spinnerbait or Rapala.

(Oct 14) This week, fishing was fair to good for tiger muskie, perch and smallmouth bass. One angler who was targeting crappie reported no crappie bites, but did get into some decent perch. Normally, we would expect the crappie bite to be picking up around this time of year. Recently anglers have been catching some decent-sized tiger muskie.

(Oct 5) A couple anglers have reported catching decent-sized tiger muskie this week. Although we expect the crappie bite to be good this time of year, we have not received any firsthand reports from anglers this week.

(Sep 30) Fishing has recently been slow to fair at Pineview for tiger muskie, bass and crappie.

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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

(Oct 20) Lower: Flows are at the lowest and range from 150–190 cubic feet per second, which is fairly typical for this time of year. Anglers are catching 14- to 18-inch browns and 14- to 16-inch rainbows, and brown trout are continuing to show aggressive, pre-spawn behavior. There's a lot of moss on the lower Provo River near the dam, so we suggest fishing further away from the dam for better success. You should see this moss begin to break down with cooler temperatures. During the pre-spawn is a great time to use streamers in a variety of colors and trigger combinations. Reports also indicate a lot of subsurface productivity, so try using BWO, zebra midges, caddis larvae and pupae, nymphs and bling midges. Continue to watch for caddis hatches in the late evening and an occasional BWO hatch throughout early to late afternoon. Spin casting anglers have reported success using gold Blue Fox Vibrax spinners, Rapalas and brown trout pattern Rooster Tails.

Middle: The Middle Provo River is fishing similar to the Lower Provo River. There are evening caddis hatches and sporadic BWO hatches throughout the afternoon. Reports indicate browns are tucked into pools near shore and are becoming more aggressive as they near the spawn in November. Try using a variety of streamers, different types of midges, black woolly buggers and caddis larvae and pupae.

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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

(Sep 30) Wipers and yellow perch are active and biting. DWR biologists surveyed the reservoir recently and found that some of the stocked wipers had grown to almost 19 inches. Wiper fishing was great last week, with anglers trolling crank baits and catching wipers that averaged 10 to 12 inches long. Please harvest larger yellow perch to help grow a larger population of fish in the reservoir. Surveys during the summer showed an abundant population of yellow perch in the five- to six-inch range, and anglers are encouraged to take advantage of them. Anglers have also been actively catching black crappie and a few walleye from the shoreline and from boats. Try fishing from the shoreline in the middle of the day, and use Roostertails or Jake's Spin-A-Lures tipped with bait. In the evenings, 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. Trout fishing for browns, tigers and the few rainbows that are in the reservoir should pick up as the water cools. Try casing jigs in the canyon areas, or even fly fishing near the mouth of Brush Creek. Biologists transferred select sizes of largemouth bass back into Red Fleet over the past few weeks. These fish, which are 12 inches long and longer, have a metal jaw tag on the lower jaw. Walleye are also being caught. Most of the walleye are between 8 and 12 inches long.

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Rockport Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Oct 20) On Oct. 18, an algal bloom warning was announced for this reservoir. Please be sure to clean fish thoroughly and discard the guts. Fishing at Rockport was unusually slow last week, but anglers are reporting fair to good fishing this week. One group of anglers who trolled the shorelines in the morning in 20 to 50 feet of water caught several decent-sized rainbow trout in a few hours. Try using Rapalas, Jake's lures, worms or PowerBait in garlic or rainbow.

(Oct 14) Fishing was rougher than usual at Rockport this week, according to anglers. Reporting anglers tried several lures and presentations for an extended period of time and received very few bites. They also observed other anglers on the water having no luck as well. Before this week, several methods worked: worms, spinners, garlic or rainbow PowerBait, or trolling with Rapalas.

(Oct 5) The water level at Rockport looks great (98 percent full) and anglers report good — but not incredibly fast — fishing. Some reporting anglers did well trolling in about 25 to 50 feet of water with Rapalas. The rainbow trout caught were about 15 to 17 inches long, according to the anglers that reported a successful catch. Worms and spinners have also done well recently. Shore anglers have been catching fish using garlic or rainbow PowerBait.

(Sep 30) Fishing for rainbow trout and perch has been good. Anglers recommend fishing shallow. Worms, spinners and small jointed Rapalas have worked well. Shore fishers reported that PowerBait did well – especially garlic, peach and rainbow.

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Salem Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 20) Anglers are catching eight- to ten-inch rainbows, bluegill and largemouth bass. For rainbows, traditional methods work well. For largemouth, try using plastics such as worms, jigs, or creatures and use a crawling action to recover the lure.

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Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 14) Tiger muskie that were stocked in the reservoir this summer are reaching lengths of 19 inches and longer. Scofield was also stocked on Oct. 11 with roughly 1,000 rainbow trout that were more than 20 inches long. Gray plastic swimbaits have been the ticket for catching cutthroat and rainbow trout from the shore. Those using green PowerBait, rapalas and spinners have reported slower success.

(Oct 5) The reservoir was stocked with more than 143,000 catchable cutthroat trout this summer. To catch them, try fishing in deeper water with spinner lures or chub meat. The reservoir also received about 7,000 7-inch tiger muskie. The muskie will likely be a catchable size by next year.

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Settlement Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Oct 20) Anglers are catching eight- to 12-inch rainbows using spinners. Try using Blue Fox Vibrax spinners or Panther Martin spinners.

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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

(Sep 30) Great walleye fishing continues at the reservoir. For best results, try trolling a pink mini squid with a very silver dodger scented with garlic. This is the time of the year when walleye stock up for the winter months. They start feeding heavily on smaller forage fish and even on bigger rainbow trout. Please keep your limit of 10- to 14-inch walleye. Thinning the abundant walleye population will help yellow perch in the reservoir. To catch walleye, try fishing in 15 to 24 feet of water using Rapalas or jig heads tipped with worms. Jigs that imitate crayfish are also working well. The walleye are very aggressive and will bite on almost anything you cast at them. Fly anglers are finding success using size 6-8 bead head leeches and buggers in olive, black/orange and purple. If you catch a kokanee salmon, you must immediately release it. You may not possess kokanee salmon until Dec. 1. This closure protects the salmon during their spawning season. The water temperature is 73 degrees, and visibility is about six to seven feet. Rainbow trout will become more active as the water cools down. This spring, DWR biologists moved 250 crappie from Pineview and stocked them in Starvation to establish a new population of forage fish. If you catch crappie, please voluntarily release them so they can help establish this new population.

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Steinaker Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Sep 30) Water levels in the reservoir continue to drop. Bluegill are stacked up by the dam and are easy to catch. Bluegill fishing is also fast for anglers who fish 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. Before temperatures cooled last week, bass fishing was good for those who were throwing spinner baits and tube jigs off the rocks. If you're fishing from the shore, you can use a casting bubble or a slip bobber to suspend your jig off the bottom. Anglers are also catching rainbows on jigs near the inlet. There are still many fish in the reservoir. 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

(Oct 20) Anglers are catching 15- to 20-inch cutthroats and a few slot buster cutthroats. Reports indicate that anglers are having success trolling 1.5- to 2-inch white tube jigs and rainbow trout patterned Rapalas, but any type of lure that resembles a minnow will work well. Try trolling at 1.3–1.7 mph, in about 18-24 feet of water, and troll adjacent to the Narrows near Strawberry Bay, across from the Ladders and along the opening of the Narrows on the Solider Creek Side. Please remember that you cannot possess kokanee from Sept. 10 to Nov. 30. This closure is in place to protect the spawning salmon.

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Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 20) Anglers are catching eight- to 12-inch rainbows using traditional methods. Reports also indicate that success using dry flies and woolly buggers. For those spin casting try using spinners, Marabou jigs and spoons and use bright oranges, greens and reds.

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Uinta Lakes

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

(Oct 20) Fishing ranges from good to hot for tiger trout, brook trout and rainbow trout. According to anglers, all lakes are still virtually ice-free as of this week. They've been freezing overnight, then melting after the sun rises. Snow depth is less than five inches according to anglers. This time of year, anglers recommend fly patterns such as renegades, serendipity, mosquitoes, pheasant tails, prince nymphs, hare's ears and San Juan worms. Try a fly-and-bubble setup if you don't have a fly rod. You could also use a spinner or Rapala in blue, pink or orange. Worms under a bobber or floated with a mini marshmallow have also been successful strategies recently, especially in the lakes off of Mirror Lake Highway such as Trial Lake. Be sure to check weather conditions before you head up to the Uintas!

(Oct 14) Fishing is still good for tiger trout, brook trout and rainbow trout. This time of year, anglers recommend patterns such as renegades, serendipity, mosquitos, pheasant tails, prince nymphs, hare's ears and San Juan worms. Try a fly-and-bubble setup if you don't have a fly rod. You could also use a spinner or Rapala in blue, pink or orange. Worms under a bobber or floated with a mini marshmallow have also been successful strategies recently, especially in the lakes off of Mirror Lake Highway such as Trial Lake. Be sure to check the weather conditions before you head up to the Uintas!

(Oct 5) Fishing for tiger trout and rainbow trout is still good. This week, spinners and Rapalas did well in blue, pink and orange colors. You can also try woolly buggers, worms under a bobber, worm floated with a mini marshmallow or PowerBait at many of the lakes off Mirror Lake Highway. Be sure to check the weather conditions before you head up to the Uintas!

(Sep 30) Anglers report good fishing for tiger trout and rainbow trout this week. Woolly Buggers did great this week. Several lakes in the Uintas were recently stocked with arctic grayling. Smith-Morehouse Reservoir in particular was stocked with over 22,000 grayling on September 19. If you don't have flies, try using a spinner, worm under a bobber, worm floated off the bottom with a mini marshmallow or PowerBait at many of the lakes off Mirror Lake Highway such as Trial Lake and Mirror Lake. Be sure to check the weather conditions before you head up to the Uintas.

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Utah Lake

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Oct 20) Anglers are catching white bass and channel catfish. For white bass try using a 1/8 to 1/32 ounce jig head tipped with a nightcrawler and retrieve at a slow to medium speed. Reports indicate successful white bass fishing off the jetty's at Utah State Park. For channel catfish try using Magic Bait Catfish Bait, chicken livers incased in nylons or nightcrawlers.

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Vernon Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 20) Water levels are low, but anglers are catching their limits of 10- to 14-inch rainbows. Reports indicate success using Rapalas and European nightcrawlers tipped with a chartreuse garlic cheese marshmallow. You can also try jigging 1.5-inch tube jigs or curly tail grubs.

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Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Oct 20) Anglers report good fishing for brown trout this week, especially on the lower Weber. Worms have been a simple and successful bet this time of year, but anglers have also caught fish using spinners, tube jigs, Rapalas and Rooster Tails. Sowbug patterns, especially rainbow sowbugs, did well last week if you're using flies.

(Oct 14) Anglers are reporting good fishing for brown trout this week. Worms have been a simple and successful bet this time of year, but anglers this week have also caught fish using spinners. Sowbug patterns, especially rainbow sowbugs, did well this week if you're using flies.

(Oct 5) Anglers report good fishing this week. Worms have been a simple and successful bet this time of year. Be aware that the river is running high and muddy according to some reports. The upper and middle Weber are not quite as turbid.

(Sep 30) Anglers are reporting good fishing this week. However, bear in mind that the river is running high and muddy according to some reports. The Upper and Middle Weber are not quite as turbid. Anglers this week recommend worms.

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Willard Bay

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

(Oct 20) Anglers report slow to fair fishing at Willard this week. The water temperature was in the low to mid 50s. One angler who trolled all morning caught a single average-sized catfish, while other anglers who were targeting wipers from both a boat and the shore reported few to no bites at all.

(Oct 14) The water temperature was in the mid to high 50s this week. Anglers who reported success this week were trolling below 1.5 mph. If you're fishing from shore, you could also try your luck with crankbaits. According to angler reports this week, the catfish bite was fair to good, but the walleye bite was slow. We received almost no reports regarding the wiper bite this week, but last week the wiper action had slowed down considerably. If you're still trying to catch a wiper, try fishing a mussel on the bottom or plastics low and slow.

(Oct 5) As the water temperature cools off, the wiper action is slowing down a bit. A few anglers are still reporting catching wipers. If you're still trying to catch a wiper, try fishing a mussel on the bottom or plastics low and slow. The catfish bite was also slower this week compared to last week. One angler reports bringing in only a single catfish after a morning of fishing despite using a variety of tackle. We have not received any recent reports on the walleye bite.

(Sep 30) The water temperature is approximately 65 degrees and the reservoir is full. Several anglers have reported good fishing for catfish. One angler reports good success for catfish by fishing the north end of the reservoir using a Gulp minnow tipped with nightcrawler. A nightcrawler alone has also done fairly well for catfish recently. A few anglers reported catching wipers both from the shore and by trolling, but we also received a couple reports of slow wiper fishing at Willard. If you're targeting wipers, try fishing in the evening using mussels or a lure that imitates a shad.

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Willow Pond

Bluegill,Brown Trout, Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 20) Willow Pond was stocked on Oct. 16. Anglers are catching eight- to ten-inch rainbows using garlic PowerBait. You can also try using a variety of dry flies under a bubble.

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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

(Oct 20) The Oasis boat ramp has two lanes open and ready for launching, but the Painted Rocks boat ramp is closed. Please use extreme caution when boating as underwater hazards do exist.

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