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Revised 12-12-18


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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

(Dec 11) The whitefish spawn is in full swing at Bear Lake. Anglers are catching 12- to 22-inch whitefish and 16- to 22-inch cutthroat trout. Try using 1/8-ounce plastic or roadrunner jigs in green, dark red, or black. Tip them with small Berkeley power worms, white or green curly tail jigs or wooly buggers. The Utah State Park marina boat ramp is clear of snow and ice and there is still a courtesy dock in place.

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

(Dec 12) Water levels are currently at 26 percent. Because the reservoir is filling quickly, the water's edge isn't freezing solid. Ice anglers report about four to five inches of fishable ice, but getting on and off the ice could be dangerous. Please extreme caution on the ice. Anglers are having the best success for perch off the main boat ramp in 20 feet of water using small jigs and jigging spoons tipped with bait, perch eyes and gulp minnows. If you park at the Sportsman's Access, be prepared for a walk to the shoreline, and use caution crossing the mud, especially if it thaws midday.

(Nov 23) The water level is still extremely low. There's unsafe ice on the edges and it melts throughout the day. If you park at the Sportsman's Access point, be prepared for a walk to the shoreline, and use caution crossing the mud. Rainbow trout fishing has increased near the dam.

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

(Dec 11) There is no ice yet. Anglers have been catching 12- to 16-inch brown trout. Try using egg patterns, midges and BWOs

(Dec 2) There is no ice yet, but anglers have been catching 12- to 16-inch brown trout. Griffith's gnat pattern has been producing well. You may also want to try sow bugs, midges and BWOs.

(Nov 23) Fishing for trout has been good. For colder days, try using small nymphs, black zebra, hare's ear and pheasant tails. If you want to use dry flies, try Griffith Grants, CDC adult midges or BWOs.

Blue Mountains

Brook Trout, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Bountiful Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 11) There is a one-inch layer of ice covering the majority of the lake. You can still shore fish in a few open spots on the east and south ends and around the spillway. Please use extreme caution as the ice conditions continue to change. Anglers are catching 10- to 12-inch rainbow trout in the spillway. Try using Mafia Pete flies, salmon eggs or chartreuse PowerBait.

(Dec 2) There is no ice yet. 1,000 rainbow trout, averaging 10.77 inches in length, were recently stocked. Anglers are catching 10- to 12-inch rainbows near the spillway and around the jetty. Try using orange PowerBait, spinners or beadhead nymphs.

(Nov 23) Anglers are reporting good fishing for rainbow trout on the east side of the lake. Try using spinners, green PowerBait and rainbow streamers.

Regulations

Brough Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Dec 12) We haven't received any reports on ice thickness or fishing success. Please extreme caution on and off the ice, and drill test holes

Regulations

Bullock Reservoir

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Musky (hybred)

(Dec 12) Biologists report open water near the canal, with thin ice in some spots. Please use extreme caution when entering the ice, and drill test holes. Let us know if you catch any tiger muskies through the ice. Remember, you must release any tiger muskies smaller than 40 inches.

(Nov 23) There's unsafe ice on the edges , and it melts throughout the day. Please let us know if you catch any tiger muskies. Remember, you must release any tiger muskies that have not reached the 40-inch length limit.

Regulations

Burraston Ponds

Albino Trout, Bluegill, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 2) Fishing is slow to fair using traditional baits. This Juab County pond has picnic tables and portable restrooms on site.

Regulations

Calder Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Dec 12) The reservoir is capped with ice, but there is still open water near the windmills in the middle. Please use extreme caution when entering the ice, and drill test holes. The reservoir has special catch-and-release regulations. You must use flies and lures only — bait is not allowed.

(Nov 23) The reservoir is capped with ice. Please use extreme caution when entering the ice, and drill test holes. 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)

(Dec 11) Skiff ice is forming on the reservoir. Please use extreme caution as the ice conditions continue to change. There has been little angling pressure. Try using traditional fishing methods.

(Dec 2) Fishing should be slow. There is no ice yet and very little angling pressure. Try using traditional methods.

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

(Dec 2) 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

(Dec 12) There is unsafe ice on the edges, and it melts throughout the day. The water district is working to fill the reservoir, so the ice isn't freezing solid. You may have some success with shoreline fishing still. Remember, you must release any tiger muskies that are smaller than 40 inches.

(Nov 23) There's unsafe ice on the edges, and it melts throughout the day.

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

(Dec 12) The reservoir is capped with ice, but we're unsure of the thickness.

(Nov 23) The reservoir should cap with ice soon, if it's not already capped. Please use extreme caution when entering the ice, and drill test holes.

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

(Dec 2) The Main and Island boat ramps are still open, with small loading docks in place. The ramps can be slick, though, so use four-wheel-drive vehicle and be very careful—especially if the ramp is wet or has snow. Shore fishing is fair. Most shoreline anglers are using PowerBait

Regulations

Duck Fork Reservoir

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.

Regulations

East Canyon Reservoir

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

(Dec 11) The south end of the reservoir is beginning to freeze over. Please use extreme caution as the ice conditions are still changing. Highway 65 is closed for the winter. You can, however, still get to the park via I-84 Morgan or Hennifer. The reservoir was recently stocked with 6,200 rainbow trout averaging 10.39 inches in length. Anglers are having luck trolling at 1.5mph using popgear and worm. There is a courtesy dock in place. The boat ramp is covered with snow, so you will need a four-wheel-drive vehicle to launch a boat.

(Dec 2) There is some ice formation around many of the inlets. Please use extreme caution because the ice conditions are still changing. Highway 65 is closed for the winter. You, however, still reach the park via I-84 Morgan or Hennifer. Shore anglers report good fishing for 12- to 18-inch rainbows in the morning. Fishing is slow to fair in the afternoon and evening. Try using chartreuse garlic PowerBait, pop gear or worms.

Echo Reservoir

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

(Dec 11) The reservoir is capped with about two inches of ice. Use extreme caution because the ice conditions are still changing.

(Dec 2) Skiff ice is forming on the south end and along the shoreline. The water temperature is 38°F. Anglers have been catching 14- to 18-inch rainbow trout. Shore anglers have had success fishing in front of the dam using worms on top or bottom with a green marshmallow. For those that are trolling, Jake's lures have been working well.

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

(Dec 12) Electric Lake doesn't have any ice yet, but accessing the boat ramp may be difficult with highway vehicles because of recent snowfall. Anglers have been catching cutthroat trout while trolling and jigging with gulp minnows and dead shiners. Electric Lake was stocked with 15,000 fingerling cutthroat trout on Oct. 31.

(Dec 2) Electric Lake doesn't have any ice yet, but accessing the boat ramp may be difficult with highway vehicles because of recent snowfall. Anglers have been successful catching cutthroat trout trolling and jigging with gulp minnows and dead shiners. Electric Lake was stocked with 15,000 fingerling cutthroat trout on Oct. 31.

Fairview Lakes

Rainbow Trout

(Dec 12) Fairview Lakes and other waterbodies within the Manti-La Sal National Forest have had unstable ice lately — it might not yet be thick enough for ice fishing. Use caution here.

Farmington Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 11) The pond is capped with ice. There is open water, though, near the dam and around the north end. Please use extreme caution when you enter the ice and make test holes.

(Dec 2) Skiff ice is forming on the south end of the pond. Anglers report fair fishing for planter rainbow trout. Try using orange PowerBait, artificial salmon eggs or Jake's gold spinners.

(Nov 23) Fishing for rainbow trout has been good. Successful anglers have been using jigs, spinners and green PowerBait. Fishing has been good on the east and north sides of the pond.

Regulations

Ferron Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Dec 2) Ferron Reservoir and several other waters on the Manti-La Sal National Forest are likely inaccessible to highway vehicles because of recent snowfall.

Regulations

Fish Creek (lower)

Rainbow Trout

(Dec 12) Fishing below the dam at Scofield Reservoir is good if you want to catch chubs. Try using soft-hackle flies here. This waterway may freeze over soon as snow accumulates.

(Dec 2) 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

(Dec 12) There's ice from Lost Dog (Confluence) up to Firehole. The ice at Firehole is reportedly six to seven inches thick. Lost Dog recently capped, so the ice is still marginal and not fishable.

Lake trout: Anglers report good fishing for small lake trout trolling or jigging in 50 to 100 feet of water near the main channel points and ridges. Watch for suspended concentrations on your fish finder and 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 or chub meat. If you're trolling, try spoons like RMT Viper Serpents, Northland Forage Minnows, Super Dupers and #3 Needlefish. Lake trout smaller than 25 inches have become 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 makes exceptional table fare.

Kokanee salmon: We haven't received any recent angler reports.

Rainbow trout: As temperatures drop, expect excellent fishing from the shoreline and boats. A boat is essential to access most of the lower reservoir. There is shore fishing near the Dam Point Visitor Center and boat ramps. Marabou jigs are very effective in earth tones and 1/4-ounce weights. Spinners, spoons and other jigs will work, too. Boat anglers will likely pick up rainbows on small spoons, spinners and crankbaits trolled at 10 to 40 feet.

Smallmouth bass: We haven't received any recent angler reports.

Burbot: Fishing should start to pick up now that water temperatures are in the mid to upper 40s and ice is forming uplake. 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 or chub meat, recharge theglow frequently and jig the presentation a couple inches from the bottom.

(Nov 23) Firehole capped with ice, so you can no longer launch boats. Be sure use extreme caution and drill test holes in the ice before venturing out. Also, be aware there will be changes to the reciprocal permits announced within the next two weeks. This will apply to both residents and nonresidents that fish the reservoir. Please keep in mind that Sheep Creek (the physical creek) from Flaming Gorge Reservoir upstream to the Ashley National Forest Service boundary is closed until 6 a.m. on Nov. 24. The fishing at Flaming Gorge varies, depending on which species you're targeting.

Lake trout: Anglers report good fishing for small lake trout while trolling or jigging in 50 to 100 feet of water near the main channel points and ridges. Watch for suspended concentrations on your fish finder and vertically jig a 1/4- to 3/8-ounce 3.5-inch white or glow-in-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 and #3 Needlefish. Small lake trout (shorter than 25 inches) have become overabundant, causing competition for food and a decrease in growth rates. If this trend continues, it will affect the trophy lake trout (less food to grow big fish). Please help by harvesting your limit of lake trout smaller than 25 inches. This size class of fish is also a tasty meal for the dinner table.

Kokanee salmon: Closed to possession until Nov. 30.

Rainbow trout: As temperatures drop, 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. Marabou jigs are very effective, especially in earth tones and quarter-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 depths of 20 to 40 feet.

Smallmouth bass: Fishing is slowing down with the recent drop in temperatures. Jigs mimicking crayfish, their primary forage, are usually a good option.

Burbot: Fishing has picked up now that water temperatures are in the mid to upper 40s. Typically, the highest catch rates are found near Firehole boat launch. It is currently iced in, so use caution when entering the ice. Target burbot on rocky points and shorelines in 20 to 40 feet of open 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 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

(Dec 12) Recent warm temperatures have made the ice at Gigliotti Pond too thin for ice fishing. Wait for colder temperatures and thicker ice before you fish here.

(Dec 2) Gigliotti Pond had unstable ice on Nov. 28, but the ice will thicken soon.

Regulations

Glassman's Pond

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Grantsville Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 2) Fishing is slow to fair. Try using traditional baits and techniques from the shore.

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(Dec 12) The average flow is 2,000 cfs and the temperature is 43 degrees F. The crowds are gone and now is great time to fish the Green River. Double peak flow operations are taking place in December, but a day of stable flows will take place on December 16 — this could help angler success. Check for current releases from Flaming Gorge dam. Nymphing and egg patterns have been most productive using small zebra midges, San Juan worms and scuds. Some midge and small BWO hatches have been reported and anglers have had success using those patterns. Streamers in olive or black have been effective early or late in the day, or during flow changes. Spin fishing has been 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 and spoons also work well. Pinch down the barbs for quick release.

(Nov 23) The crowds are gone and now is great time to fish the Green River. Anglers are having good success using small beatis nymphs and dry flies, zebra midges and small ants. Streamer fishing has also picked up in light and dark color patterns. Spin fishing is always 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

(Dec 11) The reservoir is capped with ice. Use extreme caution as the ice conditions continue to change. Fishing pressure is low.

(Dec 2) The water level is low, there is no ice yet and few anglers are fishing the reservoir. Fishing is fair. Try using corn-scented PowerBait or traditional baits.

(Nov 23) Rainbow trout have been biting on the northwest shoreline. Anglers are reporting success using green PowerBait.

Regulations

Honeyville Ponds

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Huntington Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Dec 2) 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

(Dec 12) The reservoir still has some open water, and the existing ice is too unstable for ice fishing.

(Dec 2) Fishing has been slow at Huntington North Reservoir lately. Anglers have had some success catching rainbow trout using a size 8 bead head (white) leech in brown, as well as a bead head (copper) soft hackle fly in tan/green/pearl on the same size of hook

Regulations

Huntington Reservoir

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

(Dec 12) The reservoir has stable ice. Try using jigs tipped with worms to catch trout here.

(Dec 2) Huntington Reservoir has stable ice in some areas. Try using jigs tipped with worms for catching trout here.

Regulations

Hyrum Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Dec 11) Fishing is good for rainbow trout, largemouth bass and perch. PowerBait, spinners and nightcrawler have been reliable baits.

(Dec 2) There is no ice yet. 3,100 small rainbow trout averaging 7.38 inches in length were recently stocked. Anglers are catching 7- to 10-inch largemouth bass, perch and 10- to 18-inch rainbow trout. Try using green, yellow and chartreuse PowerBait, Rapalas, jig and spoon, worms or spinners

(Nov 23) Anglers are reporting good fishing for rainbow trout. Nightcrawlers, green PowerBait and San Juan worm nymphs have been working well.

Joe's Valley Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Dec 12) The reservoir still has a lot of open water, so please stay off any ice until it thickens. Anglers have had some success fishing from a float tube. Try using size 6-8 beadhead leeches and crystal buggers on medium- or fast-sinking line.

(Dec 2) 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

(Dec 2) The water level is low. The main Hailstone ramp and the personal watercraft ramps are still open. The smaller wedge docks are still available too. Rock Cliff ramp is closed. Boat anglers report good fishing for trout. Remember: you cannot keep kokanee salmon from Sept. 10–Nov. 30. Anglers are mostly catching trout, but you may also catch smallmouth bass, tiger muskie, kokanee salmon or wipers. For camping information, call the state park at 435-649-9540.

Regulations

Kaysville Ponds

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

(Dec 11) Ice is beginning to form on all of the ponds. Anglers have been catching 10- to 18-inch rainbow trout in the afternoon. Try using spinners, soft jigs or egg patterns.

(Dec 2) There is no ice yet, but anglers have been catching 10- to 12-inch rainbow trout. Try using pink- or olive-colored jigs, spinners or Jake's gold.

(Nov 23) Fishing for rainbow trout has been good on the north shore of the second pond. Try using soft jigs or worms.

Regulations

LaSal Mountains

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

(Dec 12) Kens Lake was stocked twice in November with about 2,300 rainbow trout that were more than 11 inches long. Rattlesnake Ranch Pond was stocked with 2,000 rainbow trout on Oct. 10. Dons Lake and Hidden Lake were both stocked with more than 700 rainbow trout on July 9. Dark Canyon Lake and 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. Access to waterbodies on the La Sal Mountains may be limited because of recent snowfall.

(Dec 2) Kens Lake was stocked on Oct. 10 with 700 rainbow trout averaging more than 11 inches long. Rattlesnake Ranch Pond was stocked with 2,000 rainbow trout on Oct. 10. Dons Lake and Hidden Lake were both stocked with more than 700 rainbow trout on July 9. Dark Canyon Lake and several others on the La Sal Mountains have been stocked with several thousand rainbow trout averaging about 10 inches in length this year. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners for catching these. Access to waterbodies on the La Sal mountains may be limited because of recent snowfall, and many of these waterbodies will soon freeze over.

Locomotive Springs

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Logan River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Dec 11) Anglers have been catching 10- to 18-inch rainbow and brown trout. Try using midges Mafia Pete, salmon eggs or beadhead pheasant tails.

(Dec 2) There is no ice yet. Anglers have been catching 10- to 12-inch rainbow and brown trout. Try using a small black midge or a blue wing olive. Zebra midges, Frenchies and beadhead pheasant tails have been producing as well.

(Nov 23) Anglers report good fishing for whitefish, brown and rainbow trout. Try using small nymphs such as black zebra, hares ear or pheasant tail. Dry flies such as Griffith Gnats, CDC adult midges and BWOs have been working as well.

Regulations

Lost Creek Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 11) Ice is beginning to form along the shoreline. Angler pressure is low. Try using egg patterns, zebra midges, caddis or green PowerBait.

(Dec 2) The boat ramp is packed with snow but there is no ice on the reservoir. Anglers are catching 14- to 22-inch cutthroat trout. Try using salmon egg, caddis, garlic-scented PowerBait or worms.

(Nov 23) The water temperature is 44 degrees and the water level is still very low with ice forming around the shoreline. Fishing for trout has been good. Try using black zebra nymphs or green PowerBait.

Regulations

Mabey Pond

Crappie, Catfish, Largemouth Bass

No recent reports.

Regulations

Mantua Reservoir

Bluegill, Cutthroat Trout, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 11) Mantua is capped with three inches of ice. Please use extreme caution as the ice conditions continue to change. Anglers are catching eight to 10-inch perch and rainbow trout near the boat ramp area. Try using tungsten jigs tipped with nightcrawler and ice flies

(Dec 2) Skiff ice is beginning to form along the north, east and south shorelines. There is open water in the middle and on the west side of the reservoir. Anglers are catching rainbow trout on the northwest shoreline. Try using salmon eggs, spinners or chartreuse and green PowerBait.

(Nov 23) Fishing for rainbow trout has been good. Anglers have had success trolling at two miles per hour using spoons. Brass and yellow have been reliable colors.

Regulations

Matt Warner Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 12) The reservoir is accessible by 4-wheel drive vehicle and has 12 inches of solid ice. Anglers report fast fishing in the morning for rainbow trout and the occasional tiger trout. Try using vibrant-colored pink and green ratfinkes, jigging spoons and paddlebugs tipped with mealworm in 15 to 20 feet of water. Please use extreme caution when entering onto the ice.

(Nov 23) The reservoir is capped with ice. Please use extreme caution when entering the ice.

Miller's Flat Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Millsite Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 12) The reservoir is currently capped in ice, but recent warm temperatures have made the ice too unstable for ice fishing.

(Dec 2) Fishing has been fairly slow at Millsite, but anglers have been catching a few larger cutthroat trout using a medium- or fast-sinking line with a size 6 to 8 bead headed leech in olive and purple.

Misc

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Monroe Mountain Lakes

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.

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

(Dec 11) There is no ice yet and anglers are catching 10- to 12-inch rainbow trout. Try using fireball salmon eggs, streamers, beads and midge hatches.

(Dec 2) There is no ice yet. Anglers report good fishing for planter rainbow trout. Try using egg patterns, streamers, beads and midge hatches.

(Nov 23) Fishing for trout has been good on the Ogden River. Try using midges, orange eggs or small nymphs.

Regulations

Palisade Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Dec 2) Fishing is fair. The reservoir is currently 50 percent full. Ice conditions change daily. A thin layer of ice covered half of the reservoir on Nov. 27, but it had melted the next day.

Payson Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Pelican Lake

Bluegill, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass

No recent reports.

Regulations

Pineview Reservoir

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

(Dec 11) Ice is beginning to form in the shallow pockets of the reservoir. There has been little angling pressure. Try using traditional methods.

(Dec 2) There is no ice yet. Anglers report good fishing for planter rainbow trout. Try using egg patterns, streamers, beads and midge hatches.

(Nov 23) With the colder temperatures, fishing has slowed. Anglers are reporting catching channel catfish near the dam.

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.

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Provo River

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

(Dec 2) Brown trout are in the heart of their spawn. Trout are responding to spinners, fly patterns, sow bugs, egg imitations and similar approaches. Most fly anglers are using smaller sizes, between 18 to 22. Try using a copper-colored spinner. Please stay away from the cleared spawning beds, or redds, in the river.

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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

(Dec 12) The reservoir is at 40 percent full and is not completely capped yet. Please use extreme caution when entering onto any fishable ice, and drill test holes. We haven't received any recent angling reports.

(Nov 23) The reservoir is 41 percent full. Trout fishing is good from the shoreline.

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Rockport Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Dec 11) Ice is beginning to form on the reservoir but there is still a lot of open water. Anglers have been reporting good fishing for brown trout. Try using streamers, beadhead nymphs and egg patterns.

(Dec 2) Skiff ice is beginning to form. The reservoir was recently stocked with a small amount of rainbow trout. Anglers report good fishing for brown trout. Try using streamers on the spillway.

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Salem Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 2) Fishing is fair using PowerBait. Salem often has some open water during the winter. Trout are the main cold-weather catch.

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Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 12) The reservoir is covered in ice, but ice thickness varies across the reservoir, so use caution. Fishing has been good with jigs or paddle bugs (in various colors), tipped with chub meat. Try using white or green glow-in-the-dark jigs. Anglers have reported the fishing to be best when the fish see lots of movement from jigs.

(Dec 2) Anglers have been catching cutthroat and rainbow trout quickly in the dam cove, where there is at least four inches of ice. They've been using jigs tipped with chub meat. Rainbow PowerBait has also been effective. There is still some open water near the middle of the reservoir, so use caution when fishing here.

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Settlement Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Dec 2) Fishing is fair and fishing pressure is light. The reservoir was stocked a couple of weeks ago with rainbow trout. Most anglers are using traditional baits.

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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

(Dec 12) The reservoir is still ice free. Rangers report that trout fishing has picked up with the cooler temperatures. The reservoir water level is increasing slowly at 70 percent, with water temperatures hovering in the mid 40s. Anglers are encouraged to harvest small walleye to help balance the fishery and produce healthier populations. Also, if you catch crappie, we are asking that you voluntarily release them to help establish the population in the reservoir.

(Nov 23) REMINDER: Anglers may not possess kokanee salmon from Sept. 10–Nov. 30. As of Nov. 6, the ranger dock was closed to public use. Rangers report that trout fishing has improved with the cooler temperatures. The reservoir's water level is holding at 67 percent, and water temperatures are hovering around 48 degrees. Please harvest small walleye to help balance the fishery and ensure healthier walleye populations. Also, if you catch crappie, we encourage you to voluntarily release them so their population can get better established in the reservoir.

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Steinaker Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Dec 12) Small pockets of water have about four inches of ice. Please use extreme caution on and around the ice. Shore access is scattered and may become nearly impossible when the mud and silt thaw during the day. There is less than five square acres of open water, which equates to about 400 acre feet. Though the water is at dead pool, many fish are still alive. We are now asking the public to harvest the fish, but consider leaving some for possible carryover during the winter season. Biologists are hopeful that some fish will survive and help repopulate the water once the project is complete. Currently, there is no daily bag limit for any species, including largemouth and smallmouth bass, rainbow and 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 trout or rainbow trout in 2018 or 2019, and we hope to be begin restoring the fishery in 2020.

(Nov 23) Small pockets of water have started to form unstable ice. Please use extreme caution on and around the ice. Shore access is scattered and may become nearly impossible when the mud and silt thaw during the day. There are less than five square acres of open water, which equates to about 400 acre feet. Although the water is at deadpool, many fish are still alive. We are now asking the public to harvest the fish, but consider leaving some for possible carryover during the winter season. Biologists are hopeful that some fish will survive and help repopulate the waters once the project is complete. There is no daily bag limit for any species, including largemouth and smallmouth bass, rainbow and brown trout, and bluegill. This change will remain in effect until Dec. 31, 2018. Work on the dam has begun and will continue through the winter. We will not stock brown trout or rainbow trout in 2018 or 2019, and we hope to be begin restoring the fishery in 2020.

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Strawberry Reservoir

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

(Dec 2) There is about a foot of snow in Strawberry Valley. The water is mostly open but Mud Creek and some other areas have some thin ice along the edges. The thin ice can melt off on warmer days. Colder temperatures over the next week could create more ice, but it would be thing and unsafe for fishing. The Strawberry marina ramp has been plowed, but there are no docks in the water. You will need a four-wheel-drive vehicle to launch a boat. Ramps can become very slick on cold days. Anglers are catching trout that average about 17 inches. Remember: you must immediately release any cutthroat or fish with cutthroat markings in the 15 to 22 inch range.

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Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

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Uinta Lakes

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

(Dec 11) All of the lakes and reservoirs are capped with ice. Please use extreme caution when you enter the ice or create test holes. Most of the lakes and reservoirs are only accessible by snowmobile.

(Dec 2) All of the lakes and reservoirs are capped with ice, and most are only accessible by snowmobile. Please use extreme caution when you enter the ice or drill test holes.

(Nov 23) Fishing has been good. All lakes and reservoirs are iced over. Use caution and be prepared for winter conditions.

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Utah Lake

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Dec 2) There is some open water. Shore anglers report fair fishing for white bass using small, bait-tipped action lures. There is a thin layer of unsafe ice forming along portions of the lake. This ice melts on warmer days.

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Vernon Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 2) Expect fair fishing using traditional baits and lures.

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Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Dec 11) There is no ice yet and anglers are catching 16- to 19-inch brown and rainbow trout. Try using egg patterns, beads, streamers and large prince nymphs. Anglers are having the greatest success fishing from 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

(Dec 2) There is no ice yet. The water temperature at midday is 40 degrees, and visibility is about 18 inches. Anglers report catching whitefish and rainbow trout in the 16 to 20 inch range. Try using egg patterns, beads, streamers, stonefly nymphs and large prince nymphs. Anglers report the best fishing from 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

(Nov 23) Fishing has been slow to fair on the Weber River. Try using green PowerBait or small nymphs.

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Willard Bay

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

(Dec 11) Unsafe ice is beginning to form around the edges of the reservoir and in the south and north marina areas. Fishing pressure is low. Try using traditional baits.

(Dec 2) Unsafe ice is beginning to form around the edges of the reservoir, but it melts throughout the day because the water temperature is 40°F. Fishing pressure is low. Anglers report catching channel catfish and perch. Try using nightcrawlers, flig jigs or minnows.

(Nov 23) The water temperature at Willard Bay Reservoir is 42 degrees and fishing pressure is low. Anglers report catching channel catfish and perch. Try using a nightcrawler, flig jigs or minnows.

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Willow Pond

Bluegill,Brown Trout, Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 2) Fishing is fair. Anglers are mainly catching trout, but there are some sunfish and catfish in the pond.

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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

(Dec 2) Only the Oasis campground is open. There are no docks, but you can launch a boat using the north two ramps at Oasis. We received no reports about ice forming. For more information, call the state park at 435-758-2611.

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