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Revised 10-12-18


Links give descriptions of the lake and facilities available. Check proclamtion for details on fishing restrictions as these may not be complete.

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 4) The surface water temperature at Bear Lake is 68°F which is still very warm for this time of year. The water level has dropped about three feet this year, but boats can still launch at the Utah State Park marina and at the First Point, Cisco Beach and Rainbow Cove boat ramps in Utah. Courtesy docks are still in the water at all locations. You can also launch a boat on the Idaho side of the lake at the North Beach ramp. Fishing for cutthroat trout and lake trout has been fair, and it has been improving over the last few weeks. Anglers are reporting the best success while trolling with downriggers in 55 to 80 feet of water. They are using minnow-type lures off of Rainbow Cove and North Eden to catch cutthroat and lake trout. Some anglers are also catching cutthroat and lake trout by trolling and jigging off the Gus Rich Point/Rockpile area. You might also try fishing off the Idaho State Park on the east side of the lake and off of the Utah State Park marina. If you are jigging for trout, use tube jigs or swim baits in various colors in half-ounce to one-ounce sizes (three to six inches long) and tip them with cisco, sucker meat or Gulp minnows. Reliable colors are white, green and chartreuse. Shore fishing has been slow due to the warm water temperatures, but you can try casting large spinners and spoons or still fishing with cisco off the Cisco Beach or off the Utah State Park marina. The trout limit is two fish. If you catch a cutthroat trout with a fin clip, you may keep it. Cutthroat trout with all fins intact must be immediately released. The road repaving project along the entire east side of the lake (in Utah) has involved some construction delays. As of Oct. 1, the road has now been paved from the town of Laketown northward to Second Point. Therefore, the First Point boat ramp is now easily accessible. However, there can be up to 45-minute delays if you are trying to go farther north to Cisco Beach or Rainbow Cove. Paving is ongoing, and we will try to post access updates as frequently as possible.

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

(Oct 4) Water levels are extremely low. Cooler water temperatures have improved trout fishing. Smallmouth bass have started to move into deeper water and are a bit sluggish, but still catchable. Trolling spoons and crankbaits in the mornings and evenings has been producing trout as well as fishing the bottom with floating baits. The boat ramp no longer reaches the waterline, and you cannot launch a boat at 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

(Oct 9) Cooler temperatures should be great for fishing. Fishing with hoppers is slowing down. Using stimulators, elk hair caddis, gunslingers, copper johns or a combination of a stimulator on top with a gunslinger on the bottom should work great this time of year.

Blue Mountains

Brook Trout, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Bountiful Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 9) Trout fishing will improve now that temperatures are cooling and water levels are rising. Trout stocking resumes this month.

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)

(Oct 4) Anglers report slow fishing and a lot of vegetation. Please let us know if catch any tiger muskies. Remember, you must release any tiger muskies smaller than 40 inches.

Regulations

Burraston Ponds

Albino Trout, Bluegill, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 9) Fishing is slow to fair, but is often a good location to catch a trout or two. Traditional baits should work best.

(Sep 21) Anglers are catching eight- to 10-inch rainbow trout. Try fishing one to two feet off the bottom using chartreuse, rainbow, or yellow PowerBait Glitter Turbo Dough or 1/2-inch of nightcrawler tipped with a white marshmallow.

Regulations

Calder Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Oct 4) Anglers have had success catching active tiger trout and rainbow trout. The best method is fly fishing the outside of the weed edge using nymphs, like scuds and princes. 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)

No recent reports.

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 12) Catchable-sized tiger trout have been stocked in Corn, 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

(Oct 4) Wiper fishing is steady, but slowing down with cooler overnight temperatures. Remember, you must release any tiger muskies smaller than 40 inches. Please use https://wildlife.utah.gov/fishing/tiger_muskie_tips.php good catch-and-release techniques and be aware of limits.

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

(Oct 4) The moss around the edges is pretty thick, so plan ahead. Anglers report the best success with garlic PowerBait, worms and marshmallows, and fishing from a boat.

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 12) Anglers report fair fishing from the shore or by trolling with popgear or other minnow-imitating lures. Most shoreline anglers are using PowerBait. 60,000 10-inch rainbow trout were recently stocked. The water level is low, so use caution when launching boats.

(Sep 21) Fishing has been slow, and reports have been intermittent. Anglers are catching 16- to 18-inch walleyes, 16-inch rainbow trout, and largemouth bass. For walleye, try trolling a Northland Pro Walleye Crawler Harness or jigging a VMC Neon Moon Eye jig with a chartreuse shad, smelt, or watermelon pearl 3 inch Berkley Gulp! Minnow. For trout, traditional fishing methods work well, but you can also try using Panther Martin Holographic spinners or Pixee spoons. Wasatch County Health Department has posted warning signs at Island Resort and Rainbow Bay indicating the detection of harmful algae. There have been no reports of illness, but please be cautious and avoid areas where you see a layer of green scum in the water.

Regulations

Duck Fork Reservoir

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Sep 28) Anglers have caught tiger trout and cutthroat trout using various bugger, soft hackle and leech flies in sizes 6 to 10. Fishing is best when you can get out into deeper water away from the shore. Duck Fork Reservoir was stocked with almost 1,300 cutthroat trout on July 2 and 1,560 tiger trout on Aug. 2.

Regulations

East Canyon Reservoir

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

(Oct 9) Fishing has been good from boats. Anglers are using pop gear and a worm to catch trout and wipers. Shoreline anglers have been doing well with rainbow or green PowerBait. Use lures to catch wipers from shore.

Echo Reservoir

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

(Oct 9) Perch fishing has been good from shore. Successful anglers are using jigs with perch meat and yellow fluorescent jigs. We're seeing more small boats and kayaks. Shoreline fishing has been successful for bass, trout and perch. The boat ramp is out of the water, the left side is closed and the right side is launch at your own risk. The boat docks have been pulled for this boating season.

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

(Sep 28) The boat ramp was still useable on Labor Day, but the water levels may change. Anglers have been successful catching cutthroat trout trolling and jigging with gulp minnows and dead shiners. Anglers may not possess kokanee salmon from Sept. 10 through Nov. 30.

Fairview Lakes

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 28) Fairview Lakes were stocked with about 7,000 rainbow trout this spring. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners to catch these. The water levels have been low.

Farmington Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 9) Trout fishing will improve now that temperatures are cooling and water levels are rising. Try using the fly-and-bubble technique with a Pistol Pete pattern.

Regulations

Ferron Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 28) Anglers have been catching cutthroat, rainbow and brook trout—all between 11 and 19 inches. They've had success using size 8 bead headed leeches in brown and plum, as well as soft hackle flies in tan/green/pearl color combinations. Most of the fish are being caught in the shallow water along the edges. You might also try using a fly and a bubble from the shore.

Regulations

Fish Creek (lower)

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 28) Fishing below the dam at Scofield Reservoir is good if you're looking to catch chubs. Try using soft hackle flies.

Flaming Gorge Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Oct 4) Sheep Creek from Flaming Gorge Reservoir upstream to the Ashley National Forest Service boundary is closed until 6 a.m. on the last Saturday of November.

Lake trout: Catch rates are increasing. Anglers are catching small lake trout while trolling or jigging in 60–100 feet of water near main channel points and ridges. High catch rates have been reported from Jarvies Bay along the eastern shore and near Mustang Ridge. You can locate fish above the bottom using a fish finder. Jig vertically with 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 spoons like RMT Viper Serpents, Northland Forage Minnows, Super Dupers or #3 Needlefish. Lake trout smaller than 25 inches are overabundant, causing competition for food and a decrease in growth rates. If this trend continues, it will impact the trophy lake trout component (less food to grow big fish). Please help the resource by harvesting your limit of small lake trout. This size class of fish also makes exceptional table fare.

Kokanee salmon: Closed to possession until November 30.

Rainbow trout: As temperatures drop, expect excellent fishing from the shoreline and boats. You will need a boat to access most of the lower reservoir. There is, however, good shore fishing near the Dam Point Visitor Center and boat ramps. Marabou jigs are very effective in earth tones at 1/4-ounce weights. Spinners, spoons and other jigs will work too. Boat anglers will likely catch rainbows on small spoons and spinners trolled at 30–40 feet.

Smallmouth bass: Fishing is excellent along the rocky shoreline throughout the main channel from the dam up to Hideout. Anglers have reported high catch rates using Ned rigs and dropshot rigs with four-inch worms. Jigs mimicking crayfish — their primary forage — are also a good option. Try using earth tone colors.

Burbot: There are few angler reports. Target burbot on rocky points and shorelines in 35–45 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

(Sep 28) Gigliotti Pond was most recently stocked on June 13 with about 750 rainbow trout averaging almost 11 inches long, and anglers have had an easy time catching these fish lately. Try using nightcrawlers or PowerBait to catch 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

(Oct 12) Fishing is slow to fair. Shore anglers have been using traditional baits.

(Sep 21) Anglers are catching eight- to 12-inch rainbow trout and six- to eight-inch smallmouth bass. Try fishing adjacent to the inlets using firetiger, hot pepper, bleeding silver Blue Fox Vibrax Classic spinners or Jake's Spin-A-Lures. For smallmouth, try using a one-inch Berkley Gulp! Minnow or Lost Creek curly tail grub on a 1/16- to 1/8-ounce jighead and bounce it slowly off the bottom.

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(Oct 4) The average water flow is 2,200 cfs and the temperature is in the mid 50s. To avoid the crowds, anglers should try fishing weekdays, early and late in the day, and on the lower sections of the river. Anglers are still catching some fish on the surface using big bugs like cicadas, hoppers and ants. Try using a hopper on top with a very small baetis nymph trailing 3 to four feet below. Spin fishing is good. Marabou jigs or tube jigs in earth tones, white/chartreuse and ginger are a good option in shallow or deep water. Rainbow or brown trout-patterned crankbaits also work well. Pinch down the barbs for quick release.

Regulations

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Walleye

(Oct 9) Anglers reported slow fishing, but the fish were active. Trout fishing will improve now that temperatures are cooling and water levels are rising. Try using the fly-and-bubble technique. A stimulator pattern may be more effective on warmer afternoons and evenings.

Regulations

Honeyville Ponds

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Huntington Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Sep 28) 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. A recent electrofishing survey produced some impressive brown trout in the creek below the Electric Lake Dam, near the bridge.

Regulations

Huntington North Reservoir

Crayfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 28) 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 10 bead head olive tinsel soft hackle fly or a size 6 bead head tan/green/pearl crystal bugger on fast-sinking line. The rainbow trout have mostly been between 18 and 19 inches long. Anglers have also reported that midges and damsel flies have been plentiful at this reservoir, so lures that imitate those might be effective. Huntington North Reservoir was stocked with about 10,000 channel catfish on Aug. 22.

Regulations

Huntington Reservoir

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

(Sep 28) Huntington Reservoir is about 17 percent full, so the boat ramp is well out of the water. Fishing is still good, though, especially if you can fish from a float tube or a small boat. With fly tackle, anglers have been successful using size 6 bead headed crystal buggers in black/orange/pearl color combinations. You might also do well with bead headed soft hackle flies with tan tinsel, brown/green/pearl crystal buggers or plum leeches with a purple tail. The tiger trout have been between 14 and 18 inches long.

Regulations

Hyrum Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Oct 9) Fishing is improving at Hyrum as the water cools. Anglers report catching trout, perch and bass. You can catch trout from the shore and from boats. Perch fishing is good from the fishing dock, and bass fishing is good along the south shoreline with Rapalas.

Joe's Valley Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Sep 28) Fishing has been slow to fair at Joes Valley Reservoir, though trout fishing should pick up as temperatures begin to drop. 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. The boat ramp is out of the water at Joes Valley Reservoir.

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 12) The water level is low. Boat anglers report better fishing for trout than shore anglers. Remember: you cannot keep any kokanee salmon from September 10–November 30.

(Sep 21) Recreational traffic has finally begun to subside. Anglers are catching smallmouth bass, 16- to 18-inch rainbow trout, 12- to 13-inch wipers, six-inch perch and 16-inch brown trout. For trout, try trolling at 1.5 to 2.0 mph in about 20 to 25 feet with the lures sent back 100 feet using silver, pink or chartreuse D&H Custom Lures spoons. If you are using downriggers, send the lures back 70 feet and suspend the lure in eight to 12 feet of water using Christenson's Lakeshore Tackle pink or cotton candy squids with a neutral dodger tipped with a Berkley Gulp! Maggot. For wipers, try using 1/16-ounce, neon-colored jighead tipped with a 1/2-inch of nightcrawler or one-inch Berkley Gulp! Minnow, and slowly jig one to two feet off the bottom. Remember: you may not possess kokanee salmon through November 30.

Regulations

Kaysville Ponds

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

(Oct 9) Fishing has improved with the cooler weather.

Regulations

LaSal Mountains

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

(Sep 28) Dons Lake and Hidden Lake were both stocked with more than 700 rainbow trout on July 9. Kens Lake, Dark Canyon 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 to catch these.

Locomotive Springs

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Logan River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Oct 9) Cooler temperatures should be great for fishing. Fishing with hoppers is slowing down. Using stimulators, elk hair caddis, gunslingers, copper johns or a combination of a stimulator on top with a gunslinger on the bottom should work great this time of year

Regulations

Lost Creek Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 9) Trout fishing continues to be fair in the early mornings and late evenings. Fishing should improve with the cooler weather.

Regulations

Mabey Pond

Crappie, Catfish, Largemouth Bass

No recent reports.

Regulations

Mantua Reservoir

Bluegill, Cutthroat Trout, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 9) Anglers report decent bass fishing in the evenings.

Regulations

Matt Warner Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 4) Anglers report good fishing for large rainbow trout. Try trout baits, like worms or artificial baits, flies, brightly colored spoons and crankbaits. Tip: when bottom fishing, use something to float your bait off the bottom roughly 18 to 24 inches. This will keep your worm above of the mud and weeds where the fish will find it easier. Early mornings and evenings have been the best times to fish. Daytime fishing will improve as temperatures drop.

Miller's Flat Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 28) The water level at Millers Flat Reservoir is being drawn down for irrigation needs, so the DWR has raised the daily bag limit and possession limit to eight trout at this waterbody until Jan. 1, 2019. 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.

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)

(Oct 12) 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.

Regulations

Newton Reservoir

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Nine Mile Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Ogden River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Oct 9) Fall fishing conditions are just starting with good water flows. Use hopper and dropper rigs while you can! Cooler temperatures are in the forecast, so hopper activity will soon end for the season.

Regulations

Palisade Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Oct 12) Fishing is fair. The reservoir is 50 percent full and the shoreline is muddy.

(Sep 21) The reservoir water levels have dropped significantly. Fishing has been slow, and reports have been intermittent. For trout, try using 1/2-inch of nightcrawler tipped with Pautzke Yellow Jackets salmon eggs or rainbow, sherbet or yellow PowerBait Power Nuggets.

Payson Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 12) Access in Payson Canyon is closed to Payson Lake due to fire and flooding.

(Sep 21) Access to Payson Lake and the surrounding lakes is closed because of the Bald Mountain and Pole Canyon fires.

Regulations

Pelican Lake

Bluegill, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass

(Oct 4) The lake will be treated with rotenone on October 10–11, 2018. Limits have been liberalized, so you can keep 12 largemouth bass and there is no limit on bluegill. The reservoir will be closed from Oct 10 until Oct. 31. Information boards will be posted at all major access points, as well as orange signs indicating this closure at other locations around the lake. The water levels are extremely low, but the bass and bluegill fishing continues to be excellent on warm days.

Regulations

Pineview Reservoir

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Pioneer Park Pond

Black Bullhead, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Porcupine Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

No recent reports.

Regulations

Price River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Provo River

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

(Oct 12) Lower: The brown trout spawn will happen soon, so trout are aggressively taking spinners fly patterns, sow bugs and similar techniques. Try using smaller sizes, like 18 to 22, and copper-colored spinners.

Middle: There are still large crowds of anglers during the weekend.Mid-October to November is a great time to fish the Provo because of how aggressive brown trout are when spawning. Try using sow bug, caddis or small, dark nymph patterns. Egg patterns will start to work well in the next few weeks. Spinners work well in October and November.

(Sep 21) Lower: Anglers have reported some pre-spawn brown trout behavior. As we move closer to the spawn, you will begin to see males show signs of aggression and females will begin to gather near redds. Streamers will provide great results as the spawn unfolds. You can also try using terrestrials, midge larvae and pupae, mayfly nymphs, sow bugs, split-cased PMDs or San Juan worms.

Middle: Fishing is best from dawn until about noon, and from 5 p.m. till dusk. The water temperatures are warm for this time of year, so focus on locations that provide some refuge from the elements. PMDs and terrestrials (e.g. ants, beetles and grasshoppers) are still productive. You can also try using sow bugs, Griffith's gnats, hares ear nymphs, pheasant tails or miracle midges.

Regulations

Red Creek Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Red Fleet Reservoir

Bluegill, Brown Trout, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Oct 4) 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.

Regulations

Rockport Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Oct 9) The water level is low, and angling activity is light.

Regulations

Salem Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 12) The pond was stocked recently with rainbow trout. Few anglers have been out fishing, but those that have report fair to good success using PowerBait. Anglers primarily catch trout, but you may also catch catfish, bass or bluegill occasionally.

(Sep 21) The air quality is poor because of the Bald Mountain and Pole Creek fires. Anyone with asthma or other respiratory problems should consider avoiding exposure to the smoke. Anglers have been catching eight- to 12-inch rainbow trout using traditional fishing methods such as PowerBait Trout Bait or 1/2-inch of nightcrawler tipped with a marshmallow.

Regulations

Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 28) 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.

Regulations

Settlement Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Oct 12) Fishing is slow to fair. Most anglers are using traditional baits.

(Sep 21) Fishing has been slow, and there have been few to no reports. For trout, try using Mepps Aglia Brite spinners or Luhr-Jensen Cast Champ spoons.

Regulations

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

(Oct 4) Remember, you may not possess kokanee salmon until Dec. 1. The ranger dock is closed to public use. The reservoir water level is at 59 percent and dropping, with water temperatures hovering around 60 degrees. Be aware of increased debris in the lake with weather coming in this week. Biologists are encouraging anglers to plan campouts and target smaller walleye at the reservoir. Anglers are encouraged to harvest smaller walleye to help balance the fishery. Fly anglers recommend using fast-sinking lines and size 6-10 bead head flies in multiple colors. We recommend using the same technique from a boat (jighead and worm) and fish in the evening, after the sun goes down. If you catch crappie, consider voluntarily releasing them so this population can establish.

Regulations

Steinaker Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Oct 4) It is nearly impossible to access the shore due to deep mud and silt. Launch at your own risk from the ramp. The water levels are almost drawn down to dead pool. Anglers have been successful with a float tube. We urge anglers to make use of the resource and continue to harvest as many fish as possible before it's drained. There is no daily bag limit for any species: Largemouth or smallmouth bass, rainbow or brown trout and bluegill. This change will remain in effect until December 31, 2018. Work on the dam has begun and will continue through the winter. We will not stock brown 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

(Oct 12) The reservoir was just stocked with 95,000 10-inch cutthroat trout. Anglers report fair to good fishing from the shoreline or a boat. Trout average about 17 inches in length. Remember: there are special regulations at Strawberry Reservoir.

(Sep 21) The air quality is poor because of the Bald Mountain and Pole Creek fires. Anyone with asthma or other respiratory problems should consider avoiding exposure to the smoke. Anglers have been catching 17- to 22-inch cutthroat trout and 12- to 14-inch rainbow trout. For those fishing from shore, try using garlic, cheese or corn PowerBait Natural Scent Trout Bait or a nightcrawler tipped with a white marshmallow. For those trolling, try trolling at 1.6- to 2.0-mph with the lure suspended in 18 to 25 feet of water. Try using Worden's Flatfish, D&H Custom Lures spoons or popgear. Remember to scent with Pro-Cure Carp Spit super gel. Remember: you may not possess kokanee salmon through November 30.

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Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 12) Fishing is fair and there are fewer anglers out now that the summer is over. Most anglers catch rainbow trout, but you may catch a few brown trout too. Try using traditional baits and lures.

(Sep 21) The water has been drawn down to conservation pool and the fish are fairly concentrated. Traditional fishing methods are producing the best results.

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Uinta Lakes

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

(Oct 9) Be prepared for winter conditions. Fishing has been great!

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Utah Lake

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Oct 12) Fishing is slow because of the colder weather and fewer anglers are out fishing. One angler caught nearly a dozen white bass with a small action lure tipped with a piece of worm. Some anglers have also caught catfish.

(Sep 21) Anglers are catching two- to five-pound channel catfish, white bass and 18-22 inch walleye. For white bass, try using 1/8-ounce neon colored jighead with a pearl, chartreuse or amber Seps grub. For channel catfish, try using chicken livers encased in nylon, shrimp, nightcrawlers or PowerBait Catfish Bait Chunks.

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Vernon Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 12) One angler reported that he and a friend caught their limit of trout in just over two hours using worms. They also caught some 12- to 24-inch tiger trout. The reservoir's water level has increased a little.

(Sep 21) Water levels are significantly low, and there have not been any recent angler reports. Traditional fishing methods work well.

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Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Oct 9) Reservoirs are now holding back water, and instream flows are reduced. Recent storms have also made the water turbid, so the fish are adjusting to changing seasonal water conditions. Try using leech and San Juan worm patterns.

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Willard Bay

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

(Oct 9) Anglers report that wiper fishing has improved.

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Willow Pond

Bluegill,Brown Trout, Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 12) Fishing is slow to fair. Trout is the most common catch, but you can also catch sunfish or catfish.

(Sep 21) Anglers are catching 16- to 18-inch channel catfish and bluegill. For catfish, try using nightcrawlers, 1/4-inch of hot dog, shrimp or Gulp! Catfish Dough.

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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 12) Fishing is slow. All of the boat ramps are closed for the season due to the low water level. There is a lot of mud around the shoreline, but you may be able to launch a canoe or small watercraft near Oasis Campground.

(Sep 21) The water levels are critically low. The Oasis boat ramp is the only ramp that is still open. Fishing has been slow for sportfish, but anglers are catching carp, wipers and channel catfish.

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