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Revised 08-09-18


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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

(Jul 26) The average lake temperature is approximately 70 degrees. Fishing appears to be slow, according to many of the angler reports we've received within the last few weeks. Fishing at Bear Lake tends to be more difficult this time of year and likely will not pick up again for several weeks. You could try jigging in the early morning in 60 to 90 feet of water. If you're trolling, fish at multiple depths. You could also vary those depths depending on the time of day: 60 to 90 feet in the morning, 90 to 120 feet in the afternoon and 60 to 80 feet in the evening.

We did receive one report of good fishing from a group of anglers who fished the lake throughout the days from July 712. This group reported decent fishing throughout their trips. They reported catching several nice lake trout. They caught bigger fish in depths between 50 and 70 feet. They fished north of the State Park Marina ramp and used multiple lure types, but had the best results with a rainbow-colored Mepps Syclopse.

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

(Jul 27) Water levels are very low. Anglers are having success catching smallmouth bass and perch from the shoreline and on the east side of the reservoir.

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

(Jul 27) One angler reported good fishing with a worm-and-bobber rig in the early morning. This angler didn't share their location, but you should try this method on relatively calm stretches of water just above the Hyrum City Park (which is located about halfway up Blacksmith Fork Canyon).

Blue Mountains

Brook Trout, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Bountiful Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 27) Fishing is slow to fair. Keep an eye on the stocking reports as fishing at community ponds tends to be best within a few days after stocking. Basic baits, such as nightcrawlers or PowerBait, are generally good to try.

Regulations

Brough Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

No recent reports.

Regulations

Bullock Reservoir

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Musky (hybred)

No recent reports.

Regulations

Burraston Ponds

Albino Trout, Bluegill, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 9) Try using a nightcrawler with a white marshmallow or salmon eggs suspended about one or two off the bottom. Target deeper pools or locations that appear to provide some refuge or shade.

(Jul 27) Try using a nightcrawler or PowerBait Trout Bait off the bottom on 18 to 24 inches of leader with two to three split shot sinkers. Target deeper pools or locations that provide some refuge for the fish during these warmer temperatures.

Regulations

Calder Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jul 27) We may start seeing blue-green algae blooms this time of year. If you see anything that looks suspicious, or come across any dead fish, please contact the Division. The reservoir has special catch-and-release regulations. You must use flies and lures only bait is not allowed.

Regulations

Causey Reservoir

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

(Jul 27) Fishing is slow to fair. One angler reported catching trout from shore. Many other anglers reported trying a wide variety of setups without getting any bites.

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 9) Catchable-sized tiger trout have been stocked in Corn, Chalk and Oak creeks.

(Jul 20) Catchable-sized tiger trout have been stocked in Corn, Chalk and Oak creeks.

Cottonwood Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

(Jul 27) Wiper fishing is fast. Trout fishing is slow. Remember: You must release any tiger muskie that have not reached the 40-inch length limit. Please use care and good catch-and-release techniques.

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

(Jul 27) Biologist surveys this week revealed very large tiger trout, a lot of rainbow trout and smaller cutthroat. Moss around the edges is getting pretty thick, so plan ahead for your fishing trip. Anglers report the best success with garlic PowerBait, worms and marshmallows.

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 9) Recreation traffic is heavy, but fishing has been good. Anglers are catching smallmouth bass, perch, 18-inch rainbows and walleye. For trout, try trolling at 1.8-2.0 mph with the lure suspended in 25 to 30 feet of water. Try using Rapala X-Rap CountDown crankbaits, Rapala BX Swimmer crankbaits, Mack's Lures Smile Blades, or Mack's Lures Wedding Rings. For perch, try fishing from the north shore in about 25 to 30 feet of water. Use a neon colored 1/31 jighead or tungsten jighead with 1/2 inch of a nightcrawler about six to 12 inches off the bottom. For smallmouth, try using a curly tail grub, Gary Yamamoto Senko, and Lost Creek Trick Stick in whacky style rig, and Berkley Gulp! Minnow or Rat-L-Trap crankbait.

(Jul 27) Recreation traffic has been heavy, and fishing has slowed down. Anglers have been catching smallmouth, black crappie, and 16- to 18-inch rainbows. For those fishing from shore, try fishing just north of the island, near the Wallsburg Group area, or adjacent to the northwest corner of the dam. Try using garlic, cheese, or corn PowerBait Natural Scent Trout Bait or nightcrawler tipped with a white marshmallow with about 18 to 24 inches of leader off the bottom. For those trolling, try at 1.8-2.0 mph with the lure suspended in 25 to 30 feet of water. Try using neon colored wedding rings, Luhr-Jensen popgear, Luhr-Jensen Hydro Vibe Extreme spinners, or Rapala X-Rap Deep crankbaits. For smallmouth bass, try using a curly tail grub, Gary Yamamoto Senko, and Lost Creek Trick Stick in whacky style rig, and Berkley Gulp! Minnow, Rat-L-Trap crankbait, or Yo-Zuri 3DB Popper lure.

Regulations

Duck Fork Reservoir

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Aug 9) Anglers who fish before noon are catching tiger trout that range from 14 to 18 inches long. They are using bead head soft-hackle flies in black/red/blue and black/green/pearl color combinations. Duck Fork Reservoir was also stocked with almost 1,300 cutthroat trout on July 2.

(Jul 26) Anglers are catching tiger trout between 14 and 18 inches before noon using bead head soft hackle flies in black/red/blue and black/green/pearl color combinations. Duck Fork Reservoir was also stocked with almost 1,300 cutthroat trout on July 2.

(Jul 19) Anglers are catching tiger trout between 14 and 18 inches before noon using bead head soft hackle flies in black/red/blue and black/green/pearl color combinations. Duck Fork Reservoir was also stocked with almost 1,300 cutthroat trout on July 2.

Regulations

East Canyon Reservoir

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

(Jul 27) Fishing has been fair to good with a variety of baits and lures. PowerBait, worm-and-bobber, spinners, Rapalas and Jake's lures were all recommended and several anglers reported good catch rates. Try PowerBait in garlic, rainbow and chartreuse flavors. Remember that the reservoir may be very busy with recreational watercraft, especially during the weekend.

Echo Reservoir

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

(Jul 27) A large number of anglers reported fair to good fishing for smallmouth bass and rainbow trout. Most of the smallmouth bass were small, but some anglers caught a lot of fish and had a few larger bass mixed in. One angler caught 10 8- to 10-inch smallmouth in 90 minutes using a crawfish imitation.

Perch fishing was tougher. One angler caught an eight-inch perch using a dropshot setup with a small jig tipped with worm. Another angler trolled at multiple depths throughout the morning and reported catching planter-sized rainbow trout and one nine-inch perch. They didn't have any success jigging for perch.

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

(Aug 9) Fishing is best at Electric Lake using minnows and tube jigs. Try bouncing these vertically, or use a nightcrawler. Anglers have been catching tiger trout with these methods. Water levels at the lake have been dropping, and this might make it difficult to launch a boat.

(Jul 26) Fishing is best at Electric Lake using minnows and tube jigs. Try bouncing these vertically, or try using a nightcrawler. Anglers have had success catching tiger trout using these methods. Water levels at the lake have been dropping, and this might make it difficult to launch a boat.

(Jul 19) Try trolling with pop gear or dodgers for catching kokanee salmon at Electric Lake. Highway 31 is now open.

Fairview Lakes

Rainbow Trout

(Aug 9) The lakes were stocked with about 7,000 rainbow trout on May 18. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners to catch them. Water levels have been low.

(Jul 28) Woodchip of Provo fished with a partner and caught 8 rainbows using PowerBait. "The water is dropping fast. Too mossy to fish from the bank, Get out on the lake in more open water."

(Jul 26) Fairview Lakes were stocked with about 7,000 rainbow trout on May 18. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners for catching these. Water levels have been low at Fairview Lakes.

(Jul 19) Fairview Lakes were stocked with about 7,000 rainbow trout on May 18. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners for catching these. Highway 31 is now open. Water levels have been low at Fairview Lakes.

Farmington Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 27) Fishing is fair. One group of anglers caught a few small catfish and many very small bluegill. Try tying a small hook to your line and covering up the hook with bait like salmon eggs or a piece of a worm. If you're fishing off the dock, you often won't need a bobber to indicate you've gotten a bite: you can see the tiny bluegill come up and take it in the water. Keep an eye on the stocking reports as fishing at community ponds tends to be best within a few days after stocking. Basic baits, such as nightcrawlers or PowerBait, are generally good to try.

Regulations

Ferron Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Aug 9) Anglers have caught rainbow and cutthroat trout using bead head soft-hackle flies in black/red/blue and black/green/pearl color combinations. Ferron Reservoir has been stocked with rainbow, cutthroat and brook trout in the past two months.

(Jul 26) Anglers have caught rainbow and cutthroat trout using bead head soft hackle flies in black/red/blue and black/green/pearl color combinations. Ferron Reservoir has been stocked with rainbow, cutthroat and brook trout in the past two months.

(Jul 19) Anglers have caught rainbow and cutthroat trout using bead head soft hackle flies in black/red/blue and black/green/pearl color combinations. A recent gill net survey here also yielded some large brook trout as long as 18 inches. Ferron Reservoir was stocked with 2,000 rainbow trout on June 4.

Regulations

Fish Creek (lower)

Rainbow Trout

(Aug 9) Access is currently closed to Scofield Reservoir and Lower Fish Creek because of the Coal Hollow Fire. Access to the Price River may also be limited. Additional closures for other areas may take effect later.

(Jul 26) Fishing below the dam at Scofield Reservoir is good if you're looking to catch chubs. Try using soft hackle flies here.

(Jul 19) Fishing below the dam at Scofield Reservoir is good if you're looking to catch chubs. Try using soft hackle flies here.

Flaming Gorge Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jul 27) Fishing is good for most species.

Lake trout: Catch rates are increasing. Anglers are catching small lake trout while trolling or jigging in 70 to 80 feet of water near main channel points and ridges. Recently, anglers reported high catch rates from Jarvies Bay along the eastern shore. You can locate fish above the bottom using a fish finder. Vertically jig a 1/4- to 3/8-ounce, 3.5-inch white or glow-n-the-dark tube jig (Dry Creek Outfitters) tipped with sucker/chub meat. If you're trolling, try targeting aggressive pups with spoons like RMT Viper Serpents, Northland Forage Minnows, Super Dupers and #3 Needlefish. Small lake trout, less than 25-inches, have become overabundant. This is causing competition for food and a decrease in growth rates. If this trend continues, it will impact the trophy lake trout component because there will be less food to grow big fish. Please help by harvesting your limit of lake trout less than 25 inches. This size class of fish also makes exceptional table fare.

Kokanee salmon: Fishing is good at 30 to 60 feet with downriggers. Colors and lures have become more variable as well. Pink has been a go-to color this season, but recent reports of good catches have come on multicolored, green, white and even spinner blades in brass. Successful reports from the Utah side of the reservoir have recently come from Sheep Creek Bay near the red cliffs, Kingfisher Island near the rope swing, North Skull Creek, Jarvies Bay and near Mustang Ridge. Kokanee salmon are susceptible to higher mortality due to warm water and air temperatures, and now that water temperatures are above 70 degrees F, anglers should minimize catch and release.

Rainbow trout: Expect excellent fishing from the shoreline and boats. A boat is essential to access most of the lower reservoir; however, there is shore fishing near the Dam Point Visitor Center and boat ramps. Fish are shallow and cruising the shoreline, especially in the backs of canyons, near inflows, and along shallow rocky points. Where you catch one, you will likely catch many. Marabou jigs are very effective, in earth tones and 1/4-ounce weights. Spinners, spoons, and other jigs will work as well. Boat anglers will likely pick up rainbows on small spoons and spinners trolled at 30 to 40 feet.

Smallmouth bass: Excellent fishing was reported along rocky shoreline throughout the main channel from the dam up to Hideout. High catch rates have been reported using Ned rigs and dropshot rigs with 3- to 4-inch dark curly tails or worms on 1/8 jig head. Jigs mimicking crayfish, their primary forage, are also a good option. Use earth tone colors.

Burbot: There are few angler reports. Target burbot on rocky points and shorelines in 20 to 40 feet of water 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 inches from the bottom.

Regulations

Fort Buenaventura

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Gigliotti Pond

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 9) The pond was most recently stocked on June 13 with about 750 rainbow trout that averaged almost 11 inches long. To catch them, try using nightcrawlers or PowerBait.

(Jul 26) Gigliotti Pond was most recently stocked on June 13 with about 750 rainbow trout averaging almost 11 inches long. Try using nightcrawlers or PowerBait for catching rainbow trout here.

(Jul 19) Gigliotti Pond was most recently stocked on June 13 with about 750 rainbow trout averaging almost 11 inches long. Try using nightcrawlers or PowerBait for catching rainbow trout here.

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 9) Anglers are catching eight-inch smallmouth bass. Try using curly tail grubs on a 1/16-ounce neon colored jighead and bounce the jig off the bottom while retrieving. Trout fishing has been slow, but try using Rapala Tail Dancer crankbaits in bleeding pearl or silver or Panther Martin FishSeeUV spinners.

(Jul 27) Anglers are catching 6- to 14-inch smallmouth bass. Plastics seem to be the ticket for smallmouth. Try using any type of creature plastic that remotely resembles a crawdad and bounce it off the bottom, or use a Gary Yamamoto Senko in green pumpkin in a nose or whacky rig orientation.

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(Jul 27) The average flow is 2,000 cfs and the temperature is 60 degrees F. These lower flows have made the banks very fishable this season. See current releases from Flaming Gorge Dam. To avoid the crowds, fish weekdays, early and late in the day or the lower sections of the river. Dry fly fishing has been excellent. Yellow sally and caddis hatches have been 'thick' and the fish are responding to both emergers and dries. PMDs are also good and some fish are selecting those amongst the hordes of caddis and sallies. Anglers are still catching some fish on the surface using big bugs like cicadas, hoppers and ants. Nymphing has been productive as well, using small zebra midges, stone flies, San Juan worms and scuds. Streamers in olive or black have been effective early or late in the day. Dry dropper fishing has stayed consistent throughout the summer. Spin fishing has been good. Marabou jigs or tube jigs in earth tones, white and ginger are a good option in shallow or deep water. Rainbow or brown trout patterned crankbaits have also worked well. Pinch down the barbs for quick release.

Regulations

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Walleye

No recent reports.

Regulations

Honeyville Ponds

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Huntington Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Aug 9) Anglers report catching brown trout in the afternoons. They're using elk-hair caddis dry flies along the edges of the channel where the water slows.

(Jul 26) Highway 31 is now open, and Huntington Creek is accessible. Anglers have had success catching brown trout in the afternoons using elk hair caddis dry flies along the edges of the channel where the water slows.

(Jul 19) Highway 31 is now open, and Huntington Creek is accessible. Anglers have had good success catching brown trout in the afternoons using elk hair caddis dry flies along the edges of the channel where the water slows.

Regulations

Huntington North Reservoir

Crayfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 9) Anglers have been catching bluegill, rainbow trout and bass. The best fishing has been in 15 to 25 feet of water. If you'd like to use fly tackle, try using a size 8 bead head soft-hackle fly in tan. A recent electrofishing survey at Huntington North produced several wipers along the shallow shorelines. All of the fish were more than 18 inches long. The largest wiper was 25 inches long and weighed nearly eight pounds. Biologists also found several sunfish and largemouth bass.

(Jul 26) Fishing has been fair at Huntington North Reservoir. Anglers have caught bluegill and rainbow trout using a size 10 copper bead head soft hackle fly with an olive tinsel body and a size 8 white bead head tan soft hackle fly. Most of the fish are being caught in 15 to 30 feet of water.

(Jul 19) Anglers have had success catching rainbow trout and wiper using a size 6 bead head crystal bugger in brown/green/pearl colors. Fishing was best in the vicinity of the boat ramp.

Regulations

Huntington Reservoir

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

(Aug 9) Fishing is very good when you can get out on a boat or a float tube into deep water away from the shoreline. With fly tackle, anglers have been successful using size 610 buggers and soft-hackle flies in green, tan and pearl color combinations. You might also do well with bead head green tinsel leeches, brown/green/pearl crystal buggers, and plum leeches with a purple tail. The tiger trout have been between 13 and 19 inches long, all of them caught in depths of 15 to 35 feet. The tributaries to Huntington Reservoir are now open to fishing.

(Aug 9) Fishing is very good when you can get out on a boat or a float tube into deep water away from the shoreline. With fly tackle, anglers have been successful using size 610 buggers and soft-hackle flies in green, tan and pearl color combinations. You might also do well with bead head green tinsel leeches, brown/green/pearl crystal buggers, and plum leeches with a purple tail. The tiger trout have been between 13 and 19 inches long, all of them caught in depths of 15 to 35 feet. The tributaries to Huntington Reservoir are now open to fishing.

(Jul 26) Fishing is very good when you can get out on a boat or a float tube into deep water away from the shoreline. With fly tackle, anglers have been successful using size 6-10 buggers and soft hackle flies in green, tan and pearl color combinations. You might also do well with bead head green tinsel leeches, brown/green/pearl crystal buggers, and plum leeches with a purple tail. The tiger trout have been between 13 and 19 inches long, all of them caught between 15 and 35 feet of water. Tributaries to Huntington Reservoir are now open to fishing.

Regulations

Hyrum Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jul 27) Anglers reported fair to good fishing at Hyrum over the past couple weeks for rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, bluegill and perch. Anglers recommended fishing in the very early morning or late evening. If you're fishing from shore, worms and PowerBait are good basic approaches to try. One group of boat anglers that caught their limit of trout up to 15 inches in length used a piece of perch meat or a piece of nightcrawler on a 1/32-inch jig.

Several anglers warned that the reservoir can get busy with recreational watercraft during the summer, especially during the weekend. Be sure to plan your fishing trips accordingly. One angler mentioned that the first recreational boater hit the water as early as 8:30 a.m.

(Jul 19) Fishing is best when you can get out on a boat or a float tube, into deep water away from the shoreline. With fly tackle, anglers have been successful using size 6-10 buggers and soft hackle flies. You might also do well with bead head green tinsel leeches, brown/green/pearl crystal buggers, and plum leeches with a purple tail. The tiger trout have been between 13 and 19 inches long. Highway 31 is open, and tributaries to Huntington Reservoir are now fishable.

Joe's Valley Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Aug 9) Fishing has been slow to fair. Try using jigs tipped with chub meat or crankbaits to catch trout and tiger muskies here. Anglers have also had some luck catching cutthroat trout using size 4 bead head crystal buggers in black/silver and black/red/blue color combinations on fast-sinking fly line.

(Jul 26) Fishing has been fair at Joes Valley Reservoir. Try using jigs tipped with chub meat or crankbaits for catching trout and tiger muskies here. Anglers have also had some luck catching cutthroat trout using size 4 bead head crystal buggers in black/silver and black/red/blue color combinations on fast-sinking fly line.

(Jul 19) Fishing has been fair at Joes Valley Reservoir. Try using jigs tipped with chub meat or crankbaits for catching trout and tiger muskies here. Anglers have also had some luck catching cutthroat trout using size 4 bead head crystal buggers in black/silver and black/red/blue color combinations on fast-sinking fly line.

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 9) Recreation traffic is heavy, but anglers have been quite successful catching 16-inch kokanee, 15-inch rainbows and 16- to 18-inch smallmouth bass. For kokanee, try trolling at 1.3-1.5 mph with the lure suspended in 35 to 50 feet of water in front of the main boat ramp or adjacent to the dam. Try using orange or light pink squids with an orange/silver streak dodger tipped with pink Berkley Gulp! Maggots. For rainbows, try trolling at 1.5 mph with the lure suspended in 10 to 20 feet of water and use pink/silver, orange/silver, blue/silver or gold D&H Custom Lures spoons.

(Jul 28) Kathleen of Park City fish Rock Cliff without catching anything. "Reports indicate good fishing here. We have fished 5 or 6 times in the last 3 weeks. Fishing is horrible. I ask others fishing here, and have only found that 1 or 2 people have caught anything. I have no idea how the good fishing report has been posted, someone should ask the 'general public' that are trying to catch fish at Jordonelle."

(Jul 27) Recreation traffic has been heavy, but anglers are proving to be quite successful. Anglers are catching kokanee, smallmouth bass, wipers, browns, rainbows and perch. For kokanee and trout, try trolling at 1.3-1.8 mph with the lure suspended in 20 to 45 feet of water, and troll adjacent to the dam or near the inlet. Try using Christenson's Lakeshore Tackle pink spotted glow squids or D&H Custom Lures pink Hot Heads with neutral colored dodgers tipped with a Berkley Gulp! Maggot. If you are fishing from shore, anglers have had success fishing near the Rock Cliff Use Area using lime twist PowerBait Trout Bait or a nightcrawler with a white marshmallow.

Regulations

Kaysville Ponds

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

(Jul 27) Fishing is slow for larger fish, but more anglers are catching tiny bluegill near the shore. Use a small piece of a worm on a small hook, and you can potentially catch the bluegill over and over very easily. Keep an eye on the stocking reports as fishing at community ponds tends to be best within a few days after stocking. Basic baits, such as nightcrawlers or PowerBait, are generally good to try.

Regulations

LaSal Mountains

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

(Aug 9) Dons Lake and Hidden Lake were both stocked with more than 700 rainbow trout on July 9. Kens Lake and Rattlesnake Ranch Pond, as well as several others on the La Sal Mountains, have been stocked with several thousand rainbow trout this year. (The fish averaged about 10 inches long.) Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners to catch them.

(Jul 26) Dons Lake and Hidden Lake were both stocked with more than 700 rainbow trout on July 9. Kens Lake and Rattlesnake Ranch Pond, as well as several others on the La Sal Mountains, have both been stocked with several thousand rainbow trout averaging about 10 inches in length so far this year. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners for catching these.

(Jul 19) Dons Lake and Hidden Lake were both stocked with more than 700 rainbow trout on July 9. Kens Lake and Rattlesnake Ranch Pond, as well as several others on the La Sal Mountains, have both been stocked with several thousand rainbow trout averaging about 10 inches in length so far this year. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners for catching these.

Locomotive Springs

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Logan River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jul 27) Fishing above Third Dam has been fair, according to one angler report. Try using tan elk hair caddis patterns, Parachute Adams or Pale Morning Duns. The water is still a bit rough and the fish are tucked close to the banks. Nearby, Tony Grove Lake was stocked with 1,250 rainbow trout on July 19.

Regulations

Lost Creek Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 25) Mark of West Bountiful fished with a partner caught 25 rainbows and 25 cutts trolling needlefish in 25 to 50 ft. of water. "We were the only boat on the water. The road is in terrible shape."

Regulations

Mabey Pond

Crappie, Catfish, Largemouth Bass

No recent reports.

Regulations

Mantua Reservoir

Bluegill, Cutthroat Trout, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 27) Fishing is slow. The algae covering the reservoir is extensive.

Regulations

Matt Warner Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 27) We've received reports of a blue-green algae bloom. The Department of Environmental Quality is currently testing the water to determine if there are concerns of toxins that anglers should be aware of. These blooms may cause low oxygen levels, resulting in potential fish kills and water that contains toxins for animals and humans. If you come across dead fish, please report it to the Division. The public is advised to stay out of the water, and if you come into contact with the water, to make sure and wash the exposed areas with clean water. Anglers reported good fishing for rainbow trout, but catch rates may decrease over the next few weeks. To date, 113 out of 500 fish have been caught in the reservoir. Also, Matt Warner is one of three locations included in the Fishing With The Fox contest that started Memorial Day weekend and ends August 15. Catch a fish with a blue tag that says DWR WIN FISHING WITH THE FOX and register it online, or email tonyakieffer@utah.gov for directions on how to get registered with your tagged fish.

Miller's Flat Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Aug 9) Fishing is excellent, especially if you can get out toward the middle of the reservoir. Rainbow trout have been biting on size 8 bead head soft-hackle flies in tan, as well as bead head crystal buggers in black/orange/pearl colors. Anglers have also had success trolling in small boats about 50 yards from shore using small, gold Panther Martin and Jake's spinners. Small crayfish-imitation lures may also work well here. Miller Flat Reservoir was stocked with more than 20,000 small rainbow trout in June and more than 500 small brook trout in July; these fish will grow and become catchable in the coming months and years.

(Jul 26) Fishing is excellent at Miller Flat Reservoir, especially if you can get out toward the middle of the reservoir. Rainbow trout have been biting on size 8 bead head soft hackle flies in tan, as well as bead head crystal buggers in black/orange/pearl colors. Anglers have also had success trolling in small boats about 50 yards from shore using small, gold Panther Martin and Jake's spinners. Small crayfish imitation lures may also work well here. Miller Flat Reservoir was stocked with more than 20,000 small rainbow trout in June and more than 500 small brook trout in July; these fish will grow and become catchable in the coming months and years.

(Jul 19) Highway 31 is open, and Miller Flat Reservoir continues to be accessible. Try using worms, PowerBait or gold spinners for catching trout here. Anglers have had the most success trolling in small boats about 50 yards from shore using small, gold Panther Martin and Jake's spinners.

Millsite Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Misc

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Monroe Mountain Lakes

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Jul 20) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked at the Box Creek reservoirs and north end lakes (Big, Deep, Anabella).

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

(Jul 27) Fishing is fair to good for brown trout on the river this week. Anglers reported good fishing using spinners or worms.

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Palisade Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Aug 9) Anglers have been catching rainbows. Try using Worden's Original Rooster Tail spinners, Luhr-Jensen Shyster spinners, Rapala Original Floating Minnow crankbait or nightcrawler with two salmon eggs.

(Jul 27) Anglers have been catching 16- to 18-inch rainbows. Try using Rapala Flat Jigs, Mepps Aglia Brite spinners, Panther Martin Teardrop spinners, or Worden's Rooster Tail spinners.

Payson Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 9) There has been a lot of recreation pressure, but anglers have been catching 10-inch rainbows. Try using PowerBait Trout Bait with a bobber, and retrieving the bait slowly back to shore. Remember to target deeper pools or locations that provide some refuge or shade.

(Jul 27) There has been a lot of recreation pressure. Try using Worden's Rooster Tail spinners, Blue Fox Vibrax Classic spinners, Jake's Spin-A-Lure's, or Kastmaster spoons.

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Pelican Lake

Bluegill, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass

(Jul 27) Bass fishing is excellent on warm days. Anglers also reported catching very large catfish this week. Try throwing bass jigs online the weeds beds. Due to a treatment that has now been moved to the fall of 2018, limits have been liberalized to 12 largemouth bass and no limit on bluegill.

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Pineview Reservoir

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

(Jul 27) Anglers reports that fishing is fair to good for smallmouth bass, tiger muskies, catfish and perch.

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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 9) There has been a lot of recreation pressure, especially in the afternoons so fishing has been best early morning and late evening. Watch for pale morning dun mayflies and midge hatches. Try using sow bugs, PMD split-cased nymphs, San Juan worms, streamers or wooly buggers.

(Jul 27) Lower: There has been a lot of recreation pressure, especially in the afternoons so fishing has been best early morning and late evening. Watch for mayfly nymph, caddis larvae, and pale morning dun hatches. Try using sow bugs, cased-caddis nymphs, split-cased PMDs, pearl caddis, zebra midges and streamers.

Middle: The flows are great for this time of year, and there are plenty of hatches happening. Watch for mayfly nymph, caddis larvae, pale morning dun and green drake hatches. Nymphing appears to be the most productive. Try using sow bugs, cased-caddis nymphs, caddis larvae and pupae, PMD nymphs and emergers and streamers.

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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

(Jul 27) Anglers report catching perch from shore in the shallow weed beds. The wipers and cutthroat have also been very active. If you fish from a boat, you may have success fishing for the crappie and walleye. Try getting jigs to mimic smaller panfish. For perch and walleye, try fishing a jighead and worm in about 10 to 15 feet of water.

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Rockport Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jul 27) Fishing is fair to good. One angler recommended using popgear with a worm.

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Salem Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 9) Many of the community ponds are experiencing something known as the summer doldrum where seasonal conditions (including high pH/temperatures) prevent the pond from being stocked. During these doldrums, you can expect fishing to slow down significantly until late August or early September or when conditions improve. Anglers have been catching rainbows, and early morning and late evening is the most productive. Traditional methods work well.

(Jul 27) Many of the community ponds are beginning to experience something known as the summer doldrum where seasonal conditions (i.e., high pH/temperatures) prevent the pond from being stocked. During these doldrums, you can expect fishing to slow down significantly until late August or early September or until conditions improve. Anglers have been catching 8- to 10-inch rainbows and 12- to 14-inch rainbows. For trout, traditional methods work well, but you will be the most productive using gold, brass or silver spinners.

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Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 9) Access is currently closed to Scofield Reservoir and Lower Fish Creek because of the Coal Hollow Fire. Access to the Price River may also be limited. Additional closures for other areas may take effect later.

(Jul 26) Anglers are catching mostly cutthroat trout from the shore using worms, PowerBait, spinners and soft hackle flies in tan/green/pearl or midnight fire. Try fishing in the dam cove or along the western shore, including the Walk-in Access portion. Anglers have also been catching cutthroat trout using spoons or white or pearl sparkle tube jigs tipped with chub meat. Yellow garlic PowerBait and tube jigs have worked well for rainbow trout. Scofield Reservoir was stocked on June 27 with 11,600 rainbow trout averaging about 10.5 inches long. Scofield has also been stocked with 12,000 cutthroat trout this year. Tributaries to Scofield Reservoir are now open to fishing. An algal bloom advisory from the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) continues to be in effect for Scofield Reservoir. You can still catch fish here, but wear gloves while cleaning the fish. When finished, was your hands with clean water. Discard the entrails and eat only the fillets. Before cooking, rinse the fillets thoroughly with clean water. Contact the DEQ for more information.

(Jul 19) Anglers are catching mostly cutthroat trout from the shore using worms, PowerBait, spinners and soft hackle flies in tan/green/pearl or midnight fire. Try fishing in the dam cove or along the western shore, including the Walk-in Access portion. Anglers have also been catching cutthroat trout using spoons or white or pearl sparkle tube jigs tipped with chub meat. Yellow garlic PowerBait and tube jigs have worked well for rainbow trout. Scofield Reservoir was stocked most recently on June 27 with 11,600 rainbow trout averaging about 10.5 inches long. Scofield has also been stocked with 12,000 cutthroat trout this year. Highway 31 is open, and tributaries to Scofield Reservoir are now fishable. On July 10, the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) issued an algal bloom advisory for Scofield Reservoir. You can still catch fish here, but wear gloves while cleaning the fish. When finished, wash your hands with clean water. Discard the entrails and eat only the fillets. Before cooking, rinse the fillets thoroughly with clean water. Contact the DEQ for more information.

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Settlement Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Aug 9) Fishing has been very slow. For wipers, try using 1/16 ounce neon colored jigheads with Mister Twister Curly Tail Tri Alive grubs in baby bass, rainbow trout or Tennessee shad.

(Jul 27) Fishing has been very slow. For wipers, try using 1/16 ounce neon colored jigheads with Mister Twister Curly Tail Tri Alive grubs in baby bass, rainbow trout or Tennessee shad.

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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

(Jul 27) Anglers have been very successful catching rainbow trout, smallmouth bass and walleye. Try using bottom bouncers with nightcrawlers for the walleye. For smallmouth bass, fish the rock edges. Biologists have been conducting surveys and have found high densities of smaller walleye. Anglers are being encouraged to harvest these small walleye to help balance the fishery out and produce healthier walleye populations. Biologists are also asking anglers to voluntarily release crappie to help establish the population.

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Steinaker Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jul 27) Water levels are at 25 percent, extremely low and dropping daily. We are anticipating only a couple more weeks of boat ramp use. Largemouth bass fishing has been excellent during the warmer parts of the day. Remember, there is no daily bag limit for any species at Steinaker: largemouth or smallmouth bass, rainbow or brown trout and bluegill. Steinaker will be drained to dead pool by Sept. 1, per construction contract. This means the boat ramp will most likely be unusable by mid to late July. This change will remain in effect until Dec. 31, 2018. Work on the dam will commence in late fall and will continue through the winter. We will not stock brown trout or rainbow trout in 2018 or 2019. We hope to be able to begin restoration of the fishery in 2020.

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Strawberry Reservoir

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

(Aug 9) Fishing has slowed down, especially for kokanee. Anglers have been catching 15- to 17-inch cutthroat regularly and quite a few slot busters. For trout, try trolling at 1.5-1.8 mph with the lure suspended in 22 to 30 feet of water. Try trolling adjacent to rocky shorelines near the mouth of the Narrows and use Christenson's Lakeshore Tackle white, orange or pink squids with a silver dodger, or various crankbaits

(Jul 27) Anglers have been catching 17- to 22-inch cutthroats and catching their limits of kokanee. Try trolling at 1.3-1.6 with the lure suspended in 30 to 45 feet of water. Try using Christenson's Lakeshore Tackle white, orange, or pink squids with a silver dodger, and tip with white Berkley Gulp! Maggots and scent with Pro-Cure Kokanee Special.

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Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 9) There is a lot of recreational pressure, but anglers have been catching 12- to 15-inch rainbows. Traditional methods work well, but you can also try using an olive or brown colored dry fly behind a bubble.

(Jul 27) There is a lot of recreational pressure, so fishing is best early morning. Try using chartreuse or fluorescent orange PowerBait Trout Bait or a nightcrawler tipped with Atlas Mike's salmon eggs suspended 18 to 24 inches off the bottom.

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Uinta Lakes

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

(Jul 27) The Uintas are an excellent place to fish during the summer. Fishing is currently good to hot. Many of the car-accessible lakes off of Mirror Lake Highway are being stocked every week or every other week with rainbow trout that average 10 inches in length. Smith & Morehouse Reservoir was stocked with about 1,500 planter-sized rainbow trout on July 24 and 2,000 on July 16.

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Utah Lake

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Aug 9) Anglers are catching 25-inch (and larger) channel catfish, white bass, carp and crappie. For catfish, fishing at night has been the most productive and try using chicken livers encased in nude nylon, shrimp, nightcrawlers, white bass cut bait, or Catfish Charlie Blood Dip Bait.

(Jul 27) Anglers are catching 25-inch (and larger) catfish. Try using chicken livers encased in nude nylon, shrimp soaked in chicken blood, nightcrawlers, PowerBait Catfish Bait Chunks, or Catfish Charlie Blood Dip Bait.

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Vernon Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 9) Traditional methods work well, but will also have success using gold or silver spinners.

(Jul 27) Traditional methods work well, but you can also try using Worden's Rooster Tail spinners, Blue Fox Vibrax Classic spinners, or Panther Martin Brass Body spinners.

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Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jul 27) The river was stocked with approximately 300 planter-sized rainbow trout on July 16. While walking the banks of the Weber recently, one angler observed an afternoon caddis hatch. Size 12 would be the biggest this angler recommends, and 14 would be their ideal. Fishing has been fair to good on the river recently.

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Willard Bay

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

(Jul 27) We received a variety of angler reports on Willard Bay over the past two weeks for slow, fair or good fishing depending on the species. Wiper fishing is slow to fair. Fishing for catfish is good, with several anglers reporting catching decent-sized catfish or a large number of catfish. One angler caught a large number of catfish in about 15 feet of water early in the morning. Another angler fished the reservoir after dark and had good success catching wipers and catfish. He caught some catfish that were nearly six pounds.

One angler observed a boil outside of the South Marina on July 23 in the evening. They ended up catching a few wipers during the boil, but they were only 10 to 13 inches in length. Another angler reported good fishing in the inlet around 7:30 p.m. on July 24. This angler caught three small bluegill, one seven-inch bluegill, one seven-inch bullhead catfish and four 15- to 20-inch channel catfish. This angler was using worms the entire time and reported receiving a huge number of bites.

Mosquitoes can get very thick this time of year. One angler reported that they were especially thick after 9:00 p.m.

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Willow Pond

Bluegill,Brown Trout, Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 9) Many of the community ponds are experiencing something known as the summer doldrum where seasonal conditions (including high pH/temperatures) prevent the pond from being stocked. During these doldrums, you can expect fishing to slow down significantly until late August or early September or when conditions improve. Angling pressure has been heavy with little success.

(Jul 27) Many of the community ponds are beginning to experience something known as the summer doldrum where seasonal conditions (i.e., high pH/temperatures) prevent the pond from being stocked. During these doldrums, you can expect fishing to slow down significantly until late August or early September or until conditions improve. Angling pressure has been heavy with little success.

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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 9) Water levels are critically low, and the Oasis boat ramp is the only ramp that remains open. Fishing has been slow for sportfish, but anglers are catching five-pound plus carp. For carp, try using bread, chicken liver, nightcrawlers or shrimp soaked in chicken blood.

(Jul 27) Fishing has been slow for sportfish, but anglers are catching five-pound plus carp. For carp, try using bread, chicken liver, nightcrawlers, or shrimp soaked in chicken blood.

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