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Revised 12-09-17


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

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

American Fork River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Bear Lake

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Dec 8) Anglers report fair to good on the lake this week. One angler had more success jigging than trolling. If you prefer to jig, use tube jigs or swim baits in various colors in 1/2- to one-ounce sizes and three to six inches long. White, green and motoroil are reliable colors. You can tip your lure with cisco, sucker or carp meat for better luck. If you are trolling, use flatfish in U-20 or similar sizes or minnow type lures in #9-13 sizes. Pay attention to your sonar and, once you locate fish, target that depth strata.

This is a great time to fish for Bonneville whitefish. You can target them along rocky, shoreline areas using light tackle. Fish in depths from five to 30 feet and use a medium action rod with four- to six-pound line and 1/16-1/8 ounce jigs, spinners in size 1 or 2, or small, one- to two-inch long spoons. Tip your lure with a piece of worm or waxworm and keep it close to bottom. You can also catch these fish using sinking-tip fly line with wooly-buggers or egg-sucking-leach patterns fished close to bottom. Bonneville whitefish are very good eating both fried and baked. Many anglers like to smoke them too. The run should last until about December 15. Try fishing along 1st and 2nd Points, Cisco Beach and off the Utah State Park marina dikes.

(Dec 1) Anglers report fair fishing this week. The surface water temperature is in the mid- to high 40s. The water level is almost at full capacity and boat launching is possible at all ramps on the Utah and Idaho sides of the lake.

The weather, however, has played a big part lake access and created hot-and-cold fishing. Fishing is fair in the Gus Rich Point/Rockpile area and in the Cisco Beach/Rainbow Cove area. If you prefer to jig, use tube jigs or swim baits in various colors in 1/2- to one-ounce sizes and three to six inches long. White, green and motoroil are reliable colors. You can tip your lure with cisco/sucker/carp meat for better luck. If you are trolling, use flatfish in U-20 or similar sizes or minnow type lures in #9-13 sizes. The lake is pretty much the same temperature from top to bottom right now and therefore both cutthroat and lake trout can be found in water from 10 to 100 feet or more. Pay attention to your sonar and, once you locate fish, target that depth strata.

This is a great time to fish for Bonneville whitefish. You can target them along rocky, shoreline areas using light tackle. Fish in depths from five to 30 feet and use a medium action rod with four- to six-pound line and 1/16-1/8 ounce jigs, spinners in size 1 or 2, or small, one- to two-inch long spoons. Tip your lure with a piece of worm or waxworm and keep it close to bottom. You can also catch these fish using sinking-tip fly line with wooly-buggers or egg-sucking-leach patterns fished close to bottom. Bonneville whitefish are very good eating both fried and baked. Many anglers like to smoke them too. The run should last until about December 15. Try fishing along 1st and 2nd Points, Cisco Beach and off the Utah State Park marina dikes.

(Nov 24) Anglers report slow to fair fishing this week. The surface water temperature is 48 degrees and dropping. The water level is almost at full capacity and boat launching is possible at all ramps on the Utah and Idaho sides of the lake.

The lake trout run is winding down. Last week, anglers reported catching the occasional lake trout and cutthroat trout by jigging and trolling. This week, some reports suggested that anglers who were jigging reported better success than those trolling, while other reports indicated no fish being caught. One angler who was jigging caught nothing and noticed that the four other boats around them weren't bringing in any fish either. The weather, however, has played a big part lake access and created hot-and-cold fishing. Fishing is fair in the Gus Rich Point/Rockpile area and in the Cisco Beach/Rainbow Cove area. As the lake trout run winds down, fish will begin to feed and should become a little more predictable than they have been during the past month. If you prefer to jig, use tube jigs or swim baits in various colors in 1/2- to one-ounce sizes and three to six inches long. White, green and motoroil are reliable colors. You can tip your lure with cisco/sucker/carp meat for better luck. If you are trolling, use flatfish in U-20 or similar sizes or minnow type lures in #9-13 sizes. The lake is pretty much the same temperature from top to bottom right now and therefore both cutthroat and lake trout can be found in water from 10 to 100 feet or more. Pay attention to your sonar and, once you locate fish, target that depth strata.

This is a great time to fish for Bonneville whitefish. They can be targeted along rocky, shoreline areas using light tackle. Fish in depths from five to 30 feet and use a medium action rod with four- to six-pound line and 1/16-1/8 ounce jigs, spinners in size 1 or 2, or small, one- to two-inch long spoons. Tip your lure with a piece of worm or waxworm and keep it close to bottom. You can also catch these fish using sinking-tip fly line with wooly-buggers or egg-sucking-leach patterns fished close to bottom. Bonneville whitefish are very good eating both fried and baked — though many anglers like to smoke them. The run should last until about December 15. Try fishing along 1st and 2nd Points, Cisco Beach and off the Utah State Park marina dikes.

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 9) As of November 29, officers report that the reservoir is ice free. Rainbow trout fishing has been good with anglers reporting good catch rates. Anglers should try trolling spoons, popgear or crankbaits. Spincasting and baitfishing with PowerBait should also produce fish.

(Nov 30) As of November 29, officers report that the reservoir is ice free. Rainbow trout fishing has been good with anglers reporting good catch rates. Anglers should try trolling spoons, popgear or crankbaits. Spincasting and baitfishing with PowerBait should also produce fish.

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 9) Fishing was good last week, but we have not received any angler reports this week. One angler fished on the Blacksmith Fork with no luck on the fly rod using a zebra midge or egg pattern. The angler switched to spinners and caught 20 fish: 19 brown trout and one cutthroat trout. The fish were still on their redds, but not very aggressive.

(Dec 1) One angler reported poor fishing with a fly rod using a zebra midge or egg pattern. The angler switched to spinners, and caught 20 fish: 19 brown trout and one cutthroat trout. Fish are still on their redds, but not very aggressive.

(Nov 24) If you're looking for a quiet place to fish, the Blacksmith Fork is excellent place to go. Multiple DWR employees have driven the canyon these past few weeks and failed to find a single angler on the river. A few thin ice shelves are beginning to form along the edges of the river.

Blue Mountains

Brook Trout, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Bountiful Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 9) Fishing has been slow at the pond. Anglers are reporting few to no bites.

(Dec 1) Fishing slowed down at Bountiful Pond considerably this week. One group of anglers got barely a nibble.

(Nov 24) Fishing at Bountiful has been good according to anglers this week. One group used rainbow garlic PowerBait to catch several rainbow trout. Nightcrawlers are also working well.

(Nov 19) Fishing has been fair to good. Try fishing the inlet with worms.

Regulations

Brough Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Dec 9) Launching a boat may be difficult with extremely low water levels. The fishing has been really slow again this week. Try using PowerBait, crank baits in rainbow patterns and/or a Jake's lure in the morning hours. As of Jan. 1, 2017, regulations changed from artificial fly use only to the regular statewide regulations.

(Nov 30) Launching a boat may be difficult with extremely low water levels. The fishing has been really slow again this week. Try using PowerBait, crank baits in rainbow patterns and/or a Jake's lure in the morning hours. As of Jan. 1, 2017, regulations changed from artificial fly use only to the regular statewide regulations.

Regulations

Bullock Reservoir

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Musky (hybred)

(Dec 9) Ice has begun to form around the edges of the reservoir and down near the outlet. Trout are active but slow in the afternoon, so try using a Jake's lure in gold or silver. You may also try using traditional nightcrawlers and PowerBait for quick results. Please let us know if catch any tiger muskie.

(Nov 30) Ice has begun to form around the edges of the reservoir and down near the outlet. Trout are active but slow in the afternoon, so try using a Jake's lure in gold or silver. You may also try using traditional nightcrawlers and PowerBait for quick results. Please let us know if catch any tiger muskie.

Regulations

Burraston Ponds

Albino Trout, Bluegill, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 9) There has been little angling pressure. Those fishing are catching eight- to ten-inch rainbow trout and carp. Use traditional methods.

(Nov 24) Anglers are catching eight- to ten-inch rainbow trout and carp. Use traditional methods and fish two to four feet below the surface.

Regulations

Calder Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Dec 9) As of Dec. 8 there were three inches of clear ice and the reservoir was completely capped. Without snow, the top layer is very slick, but this has left good access on all roads. So far, there are no signs that anyone has fished the lake since it capped. Please use extreme caution on this early forming ice. Use flies and lures only — bait is not allowed. See the Utah Fishing Guidebook for details.

(Nov 30) Please use extreme caution on early forming ice. Catch rates are slow for smaller trout using flies and lures only. Use flies and lures only — bait is not allowed.

Regulations

Causey Reservoir

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

(Dec 1) Fishing has recently been slow at Causey, according to reporting anglers.

(Nov 24) Fishing has recently been slow at Causey, according to reporting anglers.

(Nov 19) Anglers report slow fishing.

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

(Nov 30) Various species of wild trout can be found in Corn, Chalk, Meadow and Oak creeks. Fishing can be fair to good using small spinners, natural baits like nightcrawlers, and dry flies. A foam hopper-bead head nymph dropper rig can be especially fun and effective. Catchable-sized rainbow trout are also stocked near campgrounds in Cork, Chalk and Oak creeks. Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn. Streamers, egg patterns, spinners and flashy lures can produce well.

(Nov 19) Various species of wild trout can be found in Corn, Chalk, Meadow and Oak creeks. Fishing can be fair to good using small spinners, natural baits like nightcrawlers and dry flies. A foam hopper-bead head nymph dropper rig can be especially fun and effective. Catchable-sized rainbow trout are also stocked near campgrounds in Cork, Chalk and Oak creeks. Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn. Streamers, egg patterns, spinners and flashy lures can produce well.

Cottonwood Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

(Dec 9) Wipers were active two weeks ago, with a majority of the fish measuring 22 inches. Try using Rapalas in the warmer parts of the afternoon, though colder temperatures will decrease their urge to feed. Anglers were using medium sized streamers and hooking up the tiger muskies from the shoreline. Anglers are encouraged to remember good catch-and-release techniques with tiger muskie, as most fish have not reached the 40-inch length limit.

(Nov 30) Wipers were active two weeks ago, with a majority of the fish measuring 22 inches. Try using Rapalas in the warmer parts of the afternoon, though colder temperatures will decrease their urge to feed. Anglers were using medium sized streamers and hooking up the tiger muskies from the shoreline. Anglers are encouraged to remember good catch-and-release techniques with tiger muskie, as most fish have not reached the 40-inch length limit.

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 9) Be aware of changing weather conditions. As of November 29, the reservoir was still open, however cold temperatures may cause that to change quickly. As long as open water persists, anglers should consider trolling spoons or crankbaits and drifting traditional trout baits off the bottom. Shore anglers should try floating their baits two or three feet above the sinker with floating bait or a marshmallow.

(Nov 30) Be aware of changing weather conditions. As of November 29, the reservoir was still open, however cold temperatures may cause that to change quickly. As long as open water persists, anglers should consider trolling spoons or crankbaits and drifting traditional trout baits off the bottom. Shore anglers should try floating their baits two or three feet above the sinker with floating bait or a marshmallow.

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 9) Fishing has been slow, but anglers are catching 14- to 16-inch rainbows, 20- to 22-inch browns and perch. For trout, try using bleeding pearl, yellow perch, silver Original Floating Rapalas, prey-colored inline spinners or soft plastics (worms, curly tail grubs, etc.) tipped with bait. For perch, try using neon-colored jigs or spoons tipped with bait, and fish within 12 to 18 feet off the bottom. Remember, once you catch a perch, you are most likely going to find others. Quickly remove the hook, re-bait and resend your lure. There have been no reports of ice formation at this time.

(Nov 24) Anglers have been catching 14- to 16-inch rainbows using traditional methods. Anglers are using chartreuse and sherbet PowerBait or a nightcrawler tipped with a marshmallow. If you are fishing from a boat suspend your bait in 14 to 20 feet of water, and troll at about 1.5–1.8 mph. Try using 1.5- to 2-inch white or chartreuse tube jigs, frog or rainbow colored Worden's Flatfish Lures, purpledescent or firetiger colored Rapala Original Floating Lures, or black/chartreuse colored Blue Fox Flash Spinner.

Regulations

Duck Fork Reservoir

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Dec 9) Duck Fork Reservoir and many other waters on the South Manti are covered in unstable ice and possibly inaccessible to highway vehicles.

(Nov 19) The reservoir was stocked with 1,500 tiger trout in August. Try using dark soft hackle or bead head flies to catch tiger and cutthroat trout here.

Regulations

East Canyon Reservoir

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

(Dec 9) As of last week, fishing was still good for rainbow trout. One angler caught several rainbows in a few hours by trolling a brightly colored lure.

(Dec 1) Fishing is still good for rainbow trout. One angler caught several rainbows in a few hours by trolling a brightly colored lure.

(Nov 24) Ever since the reservoir was stocked with over 23,000 rainbow trout on Oct. 31, anglers are reporting good fishing for mainly planter-sized trout with a few 15- to 16-inch trout mixed in. Fishing was still good this week, according to reporting anglers. One group of anglers last week reported catching over 20 planter-sized trout in about four hours. Try using a rainbow Rapala or pop gear tipped with a worm.

(Nov 19) Anglers have reported good fishing — primarily for planter-sized trout with a few 15- to 16-inch trout mixed in — since the reservoir was stocked with over 23,000 rainbow trout on October 31. One group of anglers reported catching over 20 planter-sized trout in about four hours. Try using a rainbow Rapala or popgear tipped with a worm.

Echo Reservoir

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

(Dec 9) Fishing has been good for rainbow trout at Echo, according to one angler report this week. Try fishing PowerBait off the bottom. Although we have not received any reports on ice conditions at Echo, one DWR biologist suspects that the reservoir is going to need more time before it starts to cap. You cannot launch boats, but shore fishing is possible. The east side of the reservoir on the end closest to the dam is a good spot to try.

(Dec 1) One angler reported slow fishing at Echo this week.

(Nov 24) Shore fishing is available still at Echo Reservoir, but all of the boat ramps are closed. We have not received any reports from Echo this week, and recent reports have indicated slow to fair fishing on the reservoir.

(Nov 19) You can still shore fishing, but all of the boat launch ramps are closed. Try using a golden Jake's lure. We have not received any new reports this week, but one angler recently reported a steady bite by the dam.

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

(Nov 19) Anglers are catching cutthroat and tiger trout using dead minnows suspended under bobbers. Anglers have also caught cutthroat trout using a size 8 bead-head leech in a red UV polar chenille pattern. Some anglers have also had luck catching kokanee salmon fishing downriggers in 20 feet of water.

Fairview Lakes

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Farmington Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 9) According to one angler, the pond is partially covered in about an inch of ice. Fishing has been slow to fair.

(Dec 1) Fishing is still slow at Farmington Pond. One group of anglers fished the pond for 2 hours, but got very little action.

(Nov 24) Fishing is currently slow to fair at Farmington Pond. Traditional shore fishing methods, such as a worm under a bobber or rainbow garlic PowerBait, are good to try.

(Nov 19) Fishing is currently slow.

Regulations

Ferron Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Dec 9) Ferron Reservoir and many others on the South Manti are covered in unstable ice and inaccessible to highway vehicles.

(Nov 19) Anglers are catching rainbow trout, cutthroat trout and some tiger trout using medium- and fast-sinking lines with size 6 and 8 bead head flies in great/black/pearl, brown/green and white combinations. Some of the rainbow and cutthroat trout have been longer than 16 inches. Fishing has been slower in the mornings but picks up after noon. Also, those fishing in the middle of the lake are catching more fish than those fishing from shore.

Regulations

Fish Creek (lower)

Rainbow Trout

(Dec 9) Anglers have had good success catching trout and chubs using green soft hackle flies and panther martin spinners.

(Nov 19) Anglers are catching brook trout using Panther Martin spinners. Utah chub are very thick below the dam at Scofield Reservoir; catching them has been easy using a green soft hackle fly. The creek was also stocked with more than 26,000 brown trout in June; the same lures should work well to catch them.

Flaming Gorge Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Dec 9) The reservoir's elevation is at 6,032 feet and descending. The water temperature is <50 degrees F in the canyon of the Utah region.

Kokanee salmon: Fishing for kokanee reopened Dec. 1.

Rainbow trout: Fishing is good. Now that water temperatures have cooled, trout are active along the shoreline. Casting jigs and spoons and retrieving with the occasional jig and pause is most effective. Watch your line during the pause, as many of the hits will come as the lure drops through the water column. Good lures are 1/4-ounce marabou jigs in earth tones and spoons in silver, copper and chartreuse. If fishing from shore, cast the lure in a 45-degree angle from shore, and let the lure drop 10 to 15 feet before retrieving.,Trolling 10 to 20 feet deep and 1.5-2 mph with pop gear, spinners and small spoons has also been effective. Let the lure out 100 to 150 feet before attaching the line to the downrigger or inline weight. The longer set-back will help decrease spooking of shallow fish. You might catch lake trout using these same tactics.

Lake trout: Fishing is fair. The spawn is coming to an end and lake trout are hungry once again. Anglers are consistently catching smaller lake trout while trolling or jigging in 50 to 80 feet of water near main channel points and ridges. Fish may be located suspended above the bottom using a fish finder. Troll spoons like Williams Wablers, Northland Forage Minnows and #3 Needlefish to target aggressive pups. Vertically jig a white or glow-n-the-dark tube jig or jigging spoon (Northland Buckshot) on a 3/8-ounce head tipped with sucker/chub meat. Gulp minnows and blade baits (Sebile Vibrato) can also work really well. Some lake trout are being caught while casting jigs and spoons along the shoreline, and longline trolling shallow running crankbaits like Rapala Shad Raps and Xraps. Linwood Bay is closed to nighttime fishing (sunset to sunrise) until December 9. See the Utah Fishing Guidebook for details.

Smallmouth bass: Fishing is slow. Now that water temperatures have dropped into the 40s, bass fishing has slowed down considerably and they will be only the occasional catch until spring. Jigs mimicking crayfish (earthtone colors), their primary forage, are the best option.

Burbot: Fishing is good. Some recent reports indicate that fishing success is picking up. Many are jigging for lake trout, even during the day, but the best activity has been at night. Boaters can 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 glow frequently, and jig the presentation a couple inches from the bottom. Hot spots are uplake of Buckboard near the Confluence/Lost Dog and Firehole boat launch. Ice will start to form uplake with the next cold snap.

(Nov 30) The reservoir's elevation is at 6,032 feet and descending. The water temperature is <50 degrees F in the canyon of the Utah region.

Kokanee salmon: Fishing for kokanee reopens Dec. 1.

Rainbow trout: Fishing is good. Now that water temperatures have cooled, trout are active along the shoreline. Casting jigs and spoons and retrieving with the occasional jig and pause is most effective. Watch your line during the pause, as many of the hits will come as the lure drops through the water column. Good lures are 1/4-ounce marabou jigs in earth tones and spoons in silver, copper and chartreuse. If fishing from shore, cast the lure in a 45-degree angle from shore, and let the lure drop 10 to 15 feet before retrieving.,Trolling 10 to 20 feet deep and 1.5-2 mph with pop gear, spinners and small spoons has also been effective. Let the lure out 100 to 150 feet before attaching the line to the downrigger or inline weight. The longer set-back will help decrease spooking of shallow fish. You might catch lake trout using these same tactics.

Lake trout: Fishing is fair. The spawn is coming to an end and lake trout are hungry once again. Anglers are consistently catching smaller lake trout while trolling or jigging in 50 to 80 feet of water near main channel points and ridges. Fish may be located suspended above the bottom using a fish finder. Troll spoons like Williams Wablers, Northland Forage Minnows and #3 Needlefish to target aggressive pups. Vertically jig a white or glow-n-the-dark tube jig or jigging spoon (Northland Buckshot) on a 3/8-ounce head tipped with sucker/chub meat. Gulp minnows and blade baits (Sebile Vibrato) can also work really well. Some lake trout are being caught while casting jigs and spoons along the shoreline, and longline trolling shallow running crankbaits like Rapala Shad Raps and Xraps. Linwood Bay is closed to nighttime fishing (sunset to sunrise) until December 9. See the Utah Fishing Guidebook for details.

Smallmouth bass: Fishing is slow. Now that water temperatures have dropped into the 40s, bass fishing has slowed down considerably and they will be only the occasional catch until spring. Jigs mimicking crayfish (earthtone colors), their primary forage, are the best option.

Burbot: Fishing is good. Some recent reports indicate that fishing success is picking up. Many are jigging for lake trout, even during the day, but the best activity has been at night. Boaters can 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 glow frequently, and jig the presentation a couple inches from the bottom. Hot spots are uplake of Buckboard near the Confluence/Lost Dog and Firehole boat launch. Ice will start to form uplake with the next cold snap.

Regulations

Fort Buenaventura

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Gigliotti Pond

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 9) Gigliotti Pond was covered with unstable ice as of Dec. 6.

(Nov 19) Try using worms and 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

(Dec 9) Anglers have been catching 16- to 20-inch browns. Try using deluxe gold/black/red or deluxe gold Panther Martin brass body spinners, rainbow, grasshopper, or brown trout Rooster Tails, or fire tiger, brown trout, or rainbow trout Rooster Tail Minnows. There have been no reports of ice formation at this time.

(Nov 24) Anglers have been catching rainbow trout. A 20-inch brown was recently caught on the north shore. Traditional methods work best, or you can try jigging neon colored plastics such as PowerBait Jerk Shads, PowerBait Minnow Grubs, or Maniac Custom Lures Cut'R Bugs.

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(Dec 9) Flows are currently 2,800 cfs and water temperatures are at 48 degrees F. Flows can change daily, so please check out the USBR website for current releases from Flaming Gorge Dam. Streamers in black and olive are the best bet for snagging big brown trout around the Little Hole boat ramp area, so trying up or downriver from that spot should produce consistent action. Dry fly fishing has been fair. Terrestrials like hoppers, crickets and ants are still an option this time of year but midges, small mayflies, and even caddis have been reported. Nymphing is good using midge, mayfly, caddis and scud patterns. Try a dry dropper with an ant or hopper on top and a nymph or egg trailing a three to five feet below. Spin fishing is good. Marabou jigs or tube jigs in earthtones are a good option in shallow or deep water. Rainbow or brown trout patterned crankbaits will also entice fish. Medium-sized silver spoons and spinners will also work. Pinch down the barbs for quick release.

(Nov 30) Flows are currently 2,800 cfs and water temperatures are at 48 degrees F. Flows can change daily, so please check out the USBR website for current releases from Flaming Gorge Dam. Streamers in black and olive are the best bet for snagging big brown trout around the Little Hole boat ramp area, so trying up or downriver from that spot should produce consistent action. Dry fly fishing has been fair. Terrestrials like hoppers, crickets and ants are still an option this time of year but midges, small mayflies, and even caddis have been reported. Nymphing is good using midge, mayfly, caddis and scud patterns. Try a dry dropper with an ant or hopper on top and a nymph or egg trailing a three to five feet below. Spin fishing is good. Marabou jigs or tube jigs in earthtones are a good option in shallow or deep water. Rainbow or brown trout patterned crankbaits will also entice fish. Medium-sized silver spoons and spinners will also work. Pinch down the barbs for quick release.

Regulations

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Walleye

(Dec 1) Fishing continues to be fair for rainbow trout. Try using worms or PowerBait.

(Nov 24) Fishing has been fair for rainbow trout at Holmes. Try using worms or PowerBait.

(Nov 19) Fishing has been fair to good for rainbow trout. Try using worms or PowerBait.

Regulations

Honeyville Ponds

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Huntington Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Dec 9) Anglers have had mild success catching brown trout in Huntington Creek using renegades or prince nymphs.

Regulations

Huntington North Reservoir

Crayfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Huntington Reservoir

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

(Dec 9) Huntington Reservoir and many others on the Manti skyline are covered with unstable ice and possibly inaccessible to highway vehicles.

(Nov 19) Fishing has been best during the late morning and early afternoon hours. Those fishing from boats are having better luck than those fishing from shore. To catch trout here, try using a fast-sinking line with green buggers and leeches. You might also find success trolling a 3-inch red-sided shiner minnow or Rapala pattern.

Regulations

Hyrum Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Dec 9) One report from an angler drove by the reservoir and reported that there is a thin layer of ice. We have not been able to verify ice coverage or thickness with the state park or other anglers yet.

(Dec 1) If you're looking for a quiet place to fish this week, Hyrum might be a good place to consider. The State Park reports fair fishing this week and very few anglers on the water. Boat anglers are having the best luck, while shore anglers are having more trouble. Try PowerBait and worms if you're shore fishing. If you're using a boat, trolling has worked best this week, according to the State Park.

(Nov 24) Although a DWR employee was unable to find anyone fishing the reservoir this week, fishing has consistently been fair to good at Hyrum these past few weeks. Perch and trout have been the most likely catch. If you're going for perch, try jigging about two feet off of the bottom. For trout, your standard worms and PowerBait are good to try, especially if you're fishing from shore.

(Nov 19) We didn't receive any angler reports this week, but fishing has consistently been fair to good the past few weeks. Perch and trout are the most likely catch. If you're going for perch, try jigging about two feet off of the bottom. For trout, try worms and PowerBait — especially if you're fishing from shore.

Joe's Valley Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Dec 9) Fishing has been slow to fair at Joes Valley Reservoir. Anglers have had luck catching splake and cutthroat trout between 12 and 20 inches using a size 4 beadhead black-and-silver crystal bugger on a medium-sinking line. Try also using rapalas, spoons and traditional spinner lures for catching larger trout and tiger muskie.

(Nov 19) A recent gill net survey found several large cutthroat trout, splake and tiger muskie at the reservoir. A look at stomach content found that the trout were feeding on small crayfish and flying ants, while the tiger muskie were eating chub.

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 9) Anglers are catching 14- to 16-inch rainbows, browns of all sizes and 16-inch cutthroats. Try using Original Floating Rapalas, Mepps Spinners, or Rooster Tails. You will also have success using traditional methods such as PowerBait Trout Bait or Zekes Garlic Trout Bait. There have been no reports of ice formation at this time.

(Nov 24) Anglers are catching 13- to 15-inch rainbows, 14- to 16-inch browns and 8- to 10-inch perch and having success fishing near the inlet of the Provo River, along the east shore, and in the channel. For trout try trolling in 15 to 20 feet of water at speeds of 1.5-2.0 mph and use Rapala BX Minnows, Rapala Original Floaters, Yakima Flatfish Lures, or Mepps Comet MX Minos. For perch try using neon colored jig heads tipped with a nightcrawler or Berkley Gulp! Minnow and bounce your lure off the bottom in order to entice the perch. Please remember that you cannot possess kokanee from Sept 10 through Nov. 30.

Regulations

Kaysville Ponds

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

(Dec 9) Fishing has been fair to good at Kaysville. Spinners, PowerBait and worms are all good to try.

(Dec 1) Fishing at Kaysville has been good, according to reports last week. Try using a spinner.

(Nov 24) One angler reported good fishing for rainbow trout at the ponds using a green spinner.

(Nov 19) Anglers report fair to good fishing for rainbow trout and bluegill. Traditional methods, such as fishing a worm off the bottom or using a worm under a bobber, are a good bet.

Regulations

LaSal Mountains

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

(Dec 9) Many waters on the La Sal Mountains are either inaccessible to highway vehicles or covered with unstable ice.

(Nov 19) Anglers should find success catching rainbow trout at Dons, Hidden, Oowah, Warner and Kens lakes using worms, PowerBait and spinner lures. Kens Lake has also been stocked with 10,000 largemouth bass. The bass will grow throughout the fall and winter.

Locomotive Springs

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Logan River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Dec 9) Fishing has been good on the Logan. Although we did not receive any angler reports this week, one group of anglers last week reported catching over 100 small rainbow trout and one decent-sized brown trout in crystal-clear waters on the Logan by flipping homemade baits on an ultralight or fly rod.

(Dec 1) One group of anglers reported catching over 100 small rainbow trout and one decent-sized brown trout in crystal-clear water by flipping homemade baits on an ultralight or fly rod.

(Nov 24) Although we haven't received any angler reports on the Logan this week, fishing has been fair to good throughout the river recently. The whitefish bite has been fair to good. If you're looking to get into some whitefish, try using a scud pattern, a beadhead pheasant tail, or a beadhead hare's ear.

Regulations

Lost Creek Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 9) One angler reports good fishing at Lost Creek this week, but declined to share what they were using.

(Dec 1) Similar to the past couple weeks, anglers this week report slow fishing at Lost Creek.

(Nov 24) Angler reports at Lost Creek this week varied, but most anglers reported no bites at all. The anglers who were able to pull in fish described the fishing as fair. One angler reported last week that ice is beginning to form overnight at this reservoir. Two-inch-thick ice shelves are forming overnight, then melting quickly when the sun comes out.

(Nov 19) Anglers reported slow shore fishing this week, even after trying all kinds of tackle. Boat anglers reported catching decent-sized, 20-inch trout. One angler reported that two-inch thick ice shelves are forming overnight, then melting quickly when the sun comes out.

Regulations

Mabey Pond

Crappie, Catfish, Largemouth Bass

No recent reports.

Regulations

Mantua Reservoir

Bluegill, Cutthroat Trout, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 9) The reservoir is capped with approximately 1-2 inches of ice, according to reports from Division employees. Ice this thin is not safe to walk on, so hold on for a bit longer! You cannot launch boats either, since the boat ramp is frozen over. Prior to current ice conditions, we received a few reports of anglers having extremely good success fishing for trout from shore using green PowerBait. Once the ice is safe, winter fishing should be great!

(Dec 1) Anglers report good fishing for rainbow trout, but no bites from perch. One angler who fished from shore reported an excellent trout bite in the morning that turned off around noon. Over the course of their trip, the angler caught rainbows on a small jig, a worm under a bobber, and a woolly bugger on a fly rod. For shore anglers, recent angler reports recommend fishing off the tree-covered areas — especially on the east side of the reservoir. On Nov. 6, an algal bloom warning was maintained for this reservoir and no updates have been posted since then. Please make sure to clean fish thoroughly and discard the guts.

(Nov 24) Mantua's trend of slow fishing reports has finally been broken! One group of anglers reported catching some nice rainbow trout from shore using nightcrawlers under a bobber. On Nov. 6, an algal bloom warning was maintained for this reservoir and no updates have been posted since then. Please make sure to clean fish thoroughly and discard the guts.

(Nov 19) We did not receive any angler reports this week, but fishing has been consistently slow the past several weeks. An algal bloom warning was still in effect as of November 6, and no updates have been posted since then. Please make sure to clean fish thoroughly and discard the guts.

Regulations

Matt Warner Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 9) As of Dec. 8, there were three to four inches of clear ice and the reservoir was completely capped. Without snow, the top layer is very slick, but this has left good access on all roads. So far, there are no signs that anyone has fished the lake since it capped on Dec. 6. Please use extreme caution. Approximately 4,000 eight- to eleven-inch rainbow trout were stocked in October.

(Nov 30) As of November 29, the reservoir was partially ice covered. In open water, anglers are reporting good catch rates for larger rainbows using typical trout lures and baits. Approximately 4,000 eight- to 11-inch rainbow trout were stocked in October. Try casting marabou jigs or fishing bait (worms, PowerBait) close to the bottom.

Miller's Flat Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Dec 9) Miller Flat Reservoir and many others on the Manti skyline are covered in unstable ice and possibly inaccessible to highway vehicles.

(Nov 19) The reservoir was stocked with 21,000 rainbow trout in June. Try using worms, PowerBait and spinners to catch them.

Millsite Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 19) The water level is still low as construction continues on the dam. The lower water level means the fish are more concentrated, and the daily limit is still 16 fish. Try using Panther Martin spinners, worms and PowerBait to catch trout here.

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 9) Fishing is slow on the Ogden this week. One angler reported catching no fish on the river below Rainbow Gardens this week.

(Dec 1) Fishing for brown trout on the Ogden has been consistently fair to good these past several weeks. Try using worms, Rapalas or spinners.

(Nov 24) Fishing for brown trout on the Ogden has consistently been fair to good these past several weeks, and this week is no exception. Try using worms, Rapalas or spinners.

(Nov 19) Fishing for brown trout has been fair to good the past several weeks, according to angler reports. Try using worms, Rapalas or spinners.

Regulations

Palisade Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Dec 9) Anglers are catching rainbows and tigers. Traditional methods work well, but you can also try using Mepps Spinners, Kastmaster Spoons or Maniac Custom Lures Cut'R Bugs. Note: you can split the tails on the Cut'R Bugs for added action when retrieving. There have been no reports of ice formation at this time.

(Nov 24) Anglers are catching 12- to 14-inch tigers. Remember tiger trout are piscivorous (fish eaters) so you will have success using any type or lure or bait that imitates a live or wounded fish. Try using Rapala BX Joint Minnows, 3-inch Berkley Gulp! Minnows, or Rapala Jigging Shad Rap. For rainbows use traditional methods or try using gold or silver Kastmaster Spoons.

Payson Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 24) The gate to Payson Lake is closed for the 2017 season.

Regulations

Pelican Lake

Bluegill, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass

(Dec 9) As water temperatures begin to fall, bass will start moving to deeper waters. If you can locate them, fishing can be good, especially for larger fish. Look for underwater structure and fish these areas slowly as fish are more likely to limit their efforts in cooler water. Try slowly trolling small chartreuse spinners and jigs baited with a piece of nightcrawler. 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.

(Nov 30) As water temperatures begin to fall, bass will start moving to deeper waters. If you can locate them, fishing can be good, especially for larger fish. Look for underwater structure and fish these areas slowly as fish are more likely to limit their efforts in cooler water. Try slowly trolling small chartreuse spinners and jigs baited with a piece of nightcrawler. 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.

Regulations

Pineview Reservoir

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

(Dec 9) A little bit of ice is forming along the edges, but the reservoir is still virtually ice-free. Fishing has been fair to good for panfish, bullhead catfish, and tiger muskie. According to recent reports, bluegill are biting readily near the shore. Although the crappie caught have been decent-sized, angler reports on crappie have been mixed. The perch bite has overall been better than the crappie bite. We are receiving occasional reports of anglers catching tiger muskie as well.

(Dec 1) Fishing has been fair to good for panfish, bullhead catfish and tiger muskie. According to reports, bluegill are biting readily near the shore. Although the crappie caught have been decent-sized, angler reports on crappie have been mixed. The perch bite has overall been better than the crappie bite. We are receiving occasional reports of anglers catching tiger muskie too.

(Nov 24) Fishing has been fair to good for panfish, bullhead catfish and tiger muskie. According to reports, bluegill are biting readily near the shore. Although the crappie caught have been decent-sized, angler reports on crappie have been mixed. The perch bite has overall been better than the crappie bite. A solo angler who was targeting perch last week caught well over 50, forcing them to choose the largest ones to bring home. These perch were caught in approximately 25 feet of water. If you're targeting perch, try using a Ratfinkee under a Swedish Pimple as this rig did fairly well last week. Anglers are still landing bullheads, too, usually as an unintended catch while targeting panfish. We are receiving occasional reports of anglers catching tiger muskie, but these amazing fish do require quite a bit of persistence in order to land!

(Nov 19) Fishing was fair to good for panfish, bullhead catfish and tiger muskie this week. One group of anglers marked large numbers of crappie, but didn't catch more than 20 in total. They did manage, though, to hook large numbers of bluegill near the shore. Anglers report that crappie they're catching this year are larger than they were last year. One angler reported that fishing slowed dramatically at noon, but other anglers did not mention the time of their catches. A solo angler who was targeting perch in about 25 feet of water caught more than 50, which forced him to choose the largest ones to bring home. f you're targeting perch, try using a Ratfinkee under a Swedish Pimple. Anglers are still catching bullheads, too. Two anglers also reported catching a tiger muskie.

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

(Dec 9) Lower: Anglers have been catching 16- to 18-inch brown trout, and fishing is best early morning to late afternoon. Brown trout are spawning, and males and females can be seen grouped together near spawning nests (redds). Gravel sites free of debris and/or vegetation are indicators of redds so be please be cautious when nearing these sites as disturbances can damage the nested eggs. The spawn is an excellent time to use streamers, trigger combinations, and egg patterns. Streamers have been fishing better in the late afternoon to early evening. Watch for BWO hatches midday and midge egg hatches. Try using try using BWO mayflies, zebra midges, caddis larvae and pupae and nymphs.

Middle: The Middle Provo River is fishing similar to the Lower Provo River and fishing is best in the afternoon. Watch for BWO hatches midday. Brown trout are active, but please be cautious of spawning beds. Try using streamers, egg patterns, midges, caddis larvae and pupae. Lower flows may push fish into deeper pockets, so focus on these spots when fishing during the afternoon.

(Nov 24) Lower: Anglers have been catching 16- to 18-inch brown trout and 16-inch rainbows, and fishing is best early morning to late afternoon. Brown trout are spawning, and males and females can be seen grouped together near spawning nests, or redds. Gravel sites free of debris and/or vegetation are indicators of redds so be please be cautious when nearing these sites as disturbances can damage the nested eggs. The spawn is an excellent time to use streamers, trigger combinations and egg patterns. Purples, whites and chartreuses are hot colors, and streamer action has been best later afternoon. Flows are normal for this time of year and the water conditions are clear. Watch for BWO hatches midday and midge egg hatches. Try using try using BWO mayflies, zebra midges, caddis larvae and pupae and nymphs.

Middle: The Middle Provo River is fishing similar to the Lower Provo River and is fishing well in the afternoon to early evening. Watch for BWO hatches midday. Brown trout are active, but please be cautious of spawning beds. Try using streamers, egg patterns, midges, caddis larvae and pupae.

Regulations

Red Creek Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Red Fleet Reservoir

Bluegill, Brown Trout, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Dec 9) We have received no recent angler reports. Biologists have discovered that some of the wipers have reached almost 19 inches. Anglers continue to report good wiper fishing and are catching fish from 10-12 trolling crank baits. Anglers are encouraged to harvest larger yellow perch to help grow a larger population of fish. Summer surveys show an abundance of yellow perch in the 5- to 6-inch range and anglers are encouraged to take advantage of them DWR biologists transferred select sizes of largemouth bass back into Red Fleet within the last month. These fish are larger than 12 inches and longer and have a metal jaw tag on the lower jaw. Walleye caught this fall have been in the 8- to 12-inch range.

(Nov 30) We have received no recent angler reports. Biologists have discovered that some of the wipers have reached almost 19 inches. Anglers continue to report good wiper fishing and are catching fish from 10-12 trolling crank baits. Anglers are encouraged to harvest larger yellow perch to help grow a larger population of fish. Summer surveys show an abundance of yellow perch in the 5-6" range and anglers are encouraged to take advantage of them DWR biologists transferred select sizes of largemouth bass back into Red Fleet within the last month. These fish are larger than 12" and longer and have a metal jaw tag on the lower jaw. Walleye caught this fall have been in the 8-12" range."

Regulations

Rockport Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Dec 9) According to several angler reports, fishing on the reservoir was so-so this week. One shore angler reported catching one decent-sized trout and having no other bites. Other anglers caught a handful of fish over the course of a day. Although one Division biologist suspects that the reservoir needs more time before it will cap with ice, bear in mind that there might be ice on the edges if you're looking to launch a boat.

(Dec 1) One pair of anglers who fished Rockport on November 25 caught eight rainbow trout in about four hours of fishing from a kayak. The fish ranged from 8 to 16 inches in length. They stayed south of the boat ramp on the highway side of the reservoir, trolling a shallow-running crankbait on one rod and a dodger and apex on the other. Running lures just a few feet under the surface brought them the greatest success.

(Nov 24) Fishing at Rockport was fair to good this week. The boat ramp is still clear of ice and snow. If you're fishing by boat, trolling with a Rapala on the south end of the reservoir is recommended. If you're shore fishing, try garlic PowerBait or shrimp.

(Nov 19) Fishing has been slow, but one group of anglers reported fair trolling this week with a black-and-silver Rapala tipped with nightcrawler. They received several strikes and landed two fish.

Regulations

Salem Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 9) Anglers are catching eight- to ten-inch rainbows using traditional methods. Pond Town Christmas runs until January 1, 2018. Please be cautious of light displays and obstructions when visiting the pond.

(Nov 24) Anglers are catching eight- to ten-inch rainbows using traditional methods. Pond Town Christmas runs from Nov. 24, 2017 to Jan. 1, 2018. Please be cautious of light displays and obstructions when visiting the pond.

Regulations

Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 9) The fishing at Scofield has slowed a bit, but anglers are still catching plenty of cutthroat trout using bead head soft hackle flies in black, green and pearl combinations. Bead head crystal buggers in tan, peacock and pearl combinations have also worked well. Chub patterns or other gray soft plastics may also be effective. Much of the shoreline has iced over, but most of the dam cove had open water as of Dec. 6.

(Nov 19) Fishing is hot for cutthroat trout. Successful anglers are catching several dozen cutthroats in two or three hours trolling with spoons and Rapalas. Fly anglers are finding success using size 6 bead-head soft hackle flies in brown/green/pearl or black/blue/red patterns. The reservoir was stocked in late October with about 37,000 tiger trout. The tigers were about seven inches long. About 2,500 rainbow trout—some averaging 24 inches long—were also stocked.

Regulations

Settlement Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Dec 9) Anglers are catching rainbows and tigers. Traditional methods work best, but you can also try using inline spinners or spoons. There have been no reports of ice formation at this time.

(Nov 24) Anglers are catching rainbows. Traditional methods work best, but you can also try jigging soft plastics tipped with a mealworm.

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

(Dec 9) State parks staff reports no ice. Fly anglers were having success with size 6-8 green and maroon bead head jigs, but report that the fishing is rather slow in the Rabbit Gulch area. Kokanee fishing reopens statewide on Dec. 1. The water temperature is 44 to 45 degrees F and the visibility in the water is about six feet. The reservoir level is still 85 percent full. Biologists are encouraging anglers to harvest their limits of walleye from 10 to 14 inches to help thin out the walleye population and to help the yellow perch population. Also, consider voluntarily releasing crappie to help establish the population in the reservoir.

(Nov 30) State parks staff reports no ice. Fly anglers were having success with size 6-8 green and maroon bead head jigs, but report that the fishing is rather slow in the Rabbit Gulch area. Kokanee fishing reopens statewide on Dec. 1. The water temperature is 44 to 45 degrees F and the visibility in the water is about six feet. The reservoir level is still 85 percent full. Biologists are encouraging anglers to harvest their limits of walleye from 10 to 14 inches to help thin out the walleye population and to help the yellow perch population. Also, consider voluntarily releasing crappie to help establish the population in the reservoir.

Regulations

Steinaker Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Dec 9) Anglers have been successful using spinners to catch large trout from the shoreline. Water levels are low. Fishing has moved from summer to fall patterns with increased trout activity and slower bass fishing. Shore anglers can also expect to find success casting or fishing suspended trout baits including worms and PowerBait. Bass have slowed down with the cooler temps but can still be caught if you are patient. Bass anglers should focus on rocky structure in 20- to 30-foot depths and slowly fish jigs or crawfish patterns to hook sluggish fish. Bluegill are also catchable if you can locate schools; once located, try vertically jigging with small worm-tipped jigs. There are still no limits in place as there are lots of fish in the lake. The Division has issued an emergency change, liberalizing limits at Steinaker. 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, 2017. The Bureau of Reclamation will fill Steinaker to the same level as previous years in 2018. It will be drawn down to dead pool over the course of the 2018 irrigation season. We have been told that boaters will be able to launch through the 2018 summer, but we expect to lose access to the reservoir via the boat ramp in October 2018, with no storage water in Steinaker for all of 2019.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.

(Nov 30) Anglers have been successful using spinners to catch large trout from the shoreline. Water levels are low. Fishing has moved from summer to fall patterns with increased trout activity and slower bass fishing. Shore anglers can also expect to find success casting or fishing suspended trout baits including worms and PowerBait. Bass have slowed down with the cooler temps but can still be caught if you are patient. Bass anglers should focus on rocky structure in 20 to 30 foot depths and slowly fish jigs or crawfish patterns to hook sluggish fish. Bluegill are also catchable if you can locate schools; once located, try vertically jigging with small worm-tipped jigs. There are still no limits in place as there are lots of fish in the lake. The Division has issued an emergency change, liberalizing limits at Steinaker. 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, 2017. The Bureau of Reclamation will fill Steinaker to the same level as previous years in 2018. It will be drawn down to dead pool over the course of the 2018 irrigation season. We have been told that boaters will be able to launch through the 2018 summer, but we expect to lose access to the reservoir via the boat ramp in October 2018, with no storage water in Steinaker for all of 2019.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.

Regulations

Strawberry Reservoir

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

(Dec 9) Anglers are catching 15- to 20-inch cutthroats, a few slot buster cutthroats and 18- to 22-inch rainbows from the shore and on boats. Anglers are having success using PowerBait, neon-colored jigs tipped with a nightcrawler, 1.5- to 2-inch white tube jigs, gold Hammered Regular Panther Martin spinners, rainbow trout or black Rooster Tail Minnows, and Original Floating Rapalas. There is little ice formation and only a few of the smaller bays have ice at this time.

(Nov 24) Anglers are catching 15- to 20-inch cutthroats, a few slot buster cutthroats, and 18- to 22-inch rainbows. Both shore and boat fishing are hot right now. Anglers are having success fishing from shore using PowerBait or floating a nightcrawler tipped with a marshmallow or salmon eggs. Anglers that are trolling have reported success trolling in about 15 to 20 feet of water at speeds of about 1.5-2.0 mph. Try using 1.5- to 2-inch white or chartreuse tube jigs, neon colored Mack's Wedding Rings, rainbow colored Worden's Flatfish Lures, and silver-hot lime/chartreuse or silver-hot pink/lime Mepps Syclops Spoons, and tip with a white Berkley Gulp! Maggots scented with garlic. Please remember that you cannot possess kokanee from Sept. 10 through Nov. 30.

Regulations

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 24) The road to Tibble Fork Reservoir is closed for the 2017 season.

Regulations

Uinta Lakes

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

(Dec 9) Fishing is good to hot at many of the mountain lakes this week, according to anglers. One angler last week described their fishing experience as providing nonstop action. Tiger trout, rainbow trout and a few brook trout were the most likely catch this week — and they were reportedly very hungry and aggressive. We also received a couple reports of people catching greyling. According to one angler who fished in the mountains on November 28, the ice at these lakes ranges from four to six inches in thickness. Be cautious, however, because ice conditions and thickness may have changed since this report. The most productive depth for fishing was six feet of water. We highly recommend snowmobiles or 4WD because of the heavy snow in the mountains during the winter. Please be sure to check road and weather conditions before heading up to the Uintas!

(Dec 1) Fishing is good to hot in the various mountain lakes this week, according to anglers. One angler described the fishing as providing nonstop action. Tiger trout, rainbow trout and a few brook trout were the most likely catch this week — and they were reportedly very hungry and aggressive. We also received a couple reports of people catching greyling. According to one angler who fished in the mountains on November 28, the ice at these lakes ranges from four to six inches in thickness. Be cautious, however, because ice conditions and thickness may have changed since this report. The most productive depth for fishing was six feet of water. We highly recommend snowmobiles or 4WD because of the heavy snow in the mountains during the winter. Please be sure to check road and weather conditions before heading up to the Uintas!

(Nov 24) Although anglers reported fun fishing for tiger trout and rainbow trout, the weather conditions made the road a challenge for several reporting anglers. Snowmobiles or 4WD are highly recommended due to heavy snow in the mountains. Please be sure to check road and weather conditions before heading up to the Uintas. The Uinta lakes are icing over! One angler reported that Washington Lake had a hard four inches of ice on Nov. 13. Ice conditions could have changed between this week and the last. Be aware that fishing on thin ice is dangerous. We received reports of anglers falling through the ice last week. If you would like to take the personal risk of attempting ice fishing in these unsafe conditions, be extremely careful and take every possible measure to protect yourself. Waders, throw ropes and personal flotation devices such as life jackets are all highly recommended gear to bring with you on your trip.

(Nov 19) Fishing is good for tiger and rainbow trout. According to one angler, the Uinta lakes are starting to ice over. This angler reported that every lake by the road had a thin layer of ice. Washington had about three inches of ice with some patches of open water. The ice may thicken this weekend because of the cold weather in the forecast. Be aware, however, that fishing on this thin ice is very dangerous. We have received reports of anglers falling through the ice this week.

Regulations

Utah Lake

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Dec 9) Ice is starting to form in the harbors and along the lake shore. Please use extreme caution as ice conditions continue to change.

(Nov 24) The bite has slowed down, but anglers are still catching channel catfish and white bass. For white bass try using a neon colored plastic jig tipped with a nightcrawler or mealworm. For channel catfish try using Magic Bait Catfish Bait, nightcrawlers, Berkley Gulp! Nightcrawlers or chicken livers.

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Vernon Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 9) There is little angling pressure and anglers are catching rainbows. Rainbow or garlic PowerBait work best, but you can also try using spinners or spoons. There have been no reports of ice formation at this time.

(Nov 24) Anglers are catching rainbows, and fishing is best early to midmorning. Traditional methods work best, but you can also try jigging neon colored plastics tipped with bait.

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Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Dec 9) Fishing is slow to fair on the Weber, according to anglers. The river from Croydon to Echo is low. Catching has been tough at the mouth of the canyon and in Riverdale. Try using spinners or nymphs.

(Dec 1) Fishing is fair to good on the Weber this week, according to anglers. The river is low from Croydon to Echo. The mouth of the canyon saw some tough catching this week. One angler reports plenty of hits, but very few fish willing to commit to their spinners. They ended up catching two fish on spinners. Another angler fishing the mouth of the canyon pulled in two 18- to 20-inch cutthroat trout using nymphs. Fishing was tougher on the river around Riverdale, too. One angler missed a few hits, lost a nice fish, and landed one brown trout using spinners. Another angler using a spinner didn't catch anything and a fly fisherman wasn't catching anything there either.

(Nov 24) Fishing on the Weber has been fair to good this week. Brown trout and rainbow trout caught recently in the Weber haven't been very large. Try using a Rapala, Panther Martin, a worm on a spinner, or a white jig. If you're using flies, you might want to try a sowbug pattern or a San Juan worm above a beadhead.

(Nov 19) Fishing appears to have slowed down this week. One group of anglers who fished near Taggart had fish chase their spinners, but only caught one fish. Anglers have caught smaller brown and rainbow trout recently. Try using a Rapala, Panther Martin, a worm on a spinner or a white jig. If you're using flies, you might want to try a sowbug pattern or a San Juan worm above a beadhead.

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Willard Bay

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

(Dec 9) Fishing has been fair for catfish and slow for all other species, according to recent reports from anglers.

(Dec 1) One group of anglers reported fair fishing for catfish. Another angler reported catching a 23-inch catfish at Willard last week. Fishing for wiper and perch was slow this week, according to anglers.

(Nov 24) Willard's water temperature was in the mid-40s this week. Two anglers reported fair fishing for catfish, and one of them caught a single perch. We received no reports on the quality of the walleye or wiper bite this week, but last week the fishing for those species was slow.

(Nov 19) he water temperature was in the mid- to high 40s this week. Anglers report fair to good fishing for catfish and perch, but slow fishing for wipers and walleye. Catfishing was described in multiple reports as steady: not too fast and not too slow. One angler reports catching a decent-sized perch this week.

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Willow Pond

Bluegill,Brown Trout, Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 9) Angling pressure has been steady but the bite has slowed. Traditional methods work best. Please remember that as ice begins to form that ice fishing is prohibited at Willow Pond per city ordinance.

(Nov 24) Angling pressure has been steady but the bite has slowed down drastically. Traditional methods work, but you see better results jigging soft plastics, spinners or spoons.

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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 9) The Oasis boat ramp has two lanes open and the Painted Rocks boat ramp is closed. All courtesy docks and buoys have been removed for the season. Please use extreme caution when boating as underwater hazards do exist. For northern pike try using BOOYAH Pikee spinnerbaits, Rapalas Shallow Shad Raps, or Rapala BX Swimmers, and use color patterns that mimic prey species. There have been no reports of ice formation at this time.

(Nov 24) The Oasis boat ramp has two open lanes where you can launch a boat, but the Painted Rocks boat ramp is closed. Please use extreme caution when boating as underwater hazards do exist. For northern pike try using BOOYAH Pikee spinnerbaits, Rapalas Shallow Shad Raps, or Rapala BX Swimmers, and use color patterns that mimic perch or other prey species.

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