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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.

Beaver Mountain Lakes

Rainbow Trout

(Aug 17) Fishing is fair to good. For rainbow and tiger trout at Kent's Lake, anglers report that trolling gold Jake's Spin-a-lures have worked well. Some anglers are catching rainbows from the shore with PowerBait.

Beaver River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Aug 17) Catchable-size rainbow trout have been stocked. Fishing should be fair.

Regulations

Benches Pond Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Aug 17) The pond was stocked with 500 rainbow trout on July 12. To catch them, try using spinners, worms or PowerBait. You might also catch fish using fly patterns, such as leeches, bead heads and soft hackle flies.

(Aug 4) Benches Pond was stocked with 500 rainbow trout on July 12. Try using spinners, worms and PowerBait to catch these recently stocked fish. You might also catch fish using fly patterns, like leeches, beadheads and soft hackle flies.

Regulations

Blacksmith Fork River

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Whitefish

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Aug 18) The fishing is still good up the Blacksmith, according to anglers. If you've got a spinning reel, try worms or floating Rapalas. Fly fishers reported that caddis, hopper and emerger patterns have worked well recently.

(Aug 12) Fishing up the Blacksmith Fork River has been fair to good recently, according to anglers. Spinners and caddis patterns have worked well for some anglers in prior weeks.

(Aug 4) Although there are no new reports from anglers this week, fishing up the Blacksmith Fork River has been good recently. Anglers have had recent success with Rapalas, spinners and caddis patterns.

Boulder Mountain Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 17) Fishing is fair to good across the mountain. Spin anglers should try marabou jigs, tube jigs, Gulp minnows, spinners, Jake's and Kastmasters. Focus on natural baits like nightcrawlers or cut bait this is especially effective for large tiger and splake trout. Fly anglers should bring an assortment of streamers, terrestrials and beadhead nymphs, along with your favorite dry patterns. Most of the Boulder lakes are full of freshwater shrimp, so scuds are a must in your fly box.

Regulations

Boulger Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Aug 17) The reservoir was stocked on July 12 with 400 rainbow trout. The rainbows were about 10 inches long. PowerBait, night crawlers and spinners are a safe bet to catch them.

(Aug 4) On July 12, Boulger was stocked with 400 rainbow trout averaging almost 10 inches. PowerBait, nightcrawlers and spinners are a safe bet.

Regulations

Chalk Creek

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clear Creek

Rainbow Trout

(Aug 17) Bonneville cutthroat trout are abundant throughout Clear Creek. Anglers have reported catching fish up to 15 inches. Fishing is good with dry flies, terrestrials and nymphs. Spin fishers should use flashy spinners (Mepps, Panther Martin, Blue Fox) or natural baits like nightcrawlers or salmon eggs.

Cleveland Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Aug 17) In July, the reservoir was stocked with 2,500 rainbow trout. Try using spinners, PowerBait and worms to catch them.

(Aug 4) The reservoir was stocked with 2,500 rainbow trout during July. Try fishing using spinners, PowerBait and worms.

Clinton City Park Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Corn Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 17) You can find various species of wild trout in Corn, Chalk, Meadow and Oak creeks. Summer fishing can be fair to good using small spinners, natural baits like nightcrawlers, or dry flies. A foam hopper-beadhead nymph dropper rig can be especially fun and effective. Catchable-sized rainbow trout are also stocked near campgrounds in Cork, Chalk and Oak creeks.

Currant Creek

Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Duck Fork Reservoir

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.

Regulations

East Fork of Sevier River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Aug 17) The water flow has increased to 200 cfs because of irrigation releases from Otter Creek Reservoir. Fishing is difficult at this flow level.

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

(Aug 17) Anglers have had some luck trolling for kokanee salmon using downriggers, dodgers and pop gear. The water has been murky and mossy, though. Some anglers have also caught cutthroat trout using bead head red leech lures.

(Aug 4) Anglers have had some luck trolling for kokanee salmon using downriggers, dodgers and pop gear. But the water has been murky and mossy. Some anglers have also caught cutthroat trout using beadhead red leech lures.

Fish Creek (lower)

Rainbow Trout

(Aug 17) The creek was stocked with more than 17,000 brown trout on June 14. As the fish grow, try using woolly buggers, caddisflies and other nymph patterns to catch them.

(Aug 4) Lower Fish Creek was stocked with more than 17,000 brown trout on June 14. As these fish grow, try using woolly buggers, caddisflies and other nymph patterns.

Fish Lake

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Mackinaw (Lake Trout), Splake (hybrid), Rainbow Trout, Yellow Perch

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Aug 17) The typical summer fishing pattern continues. Fishing is best in the morning and evening. You can catch rainbow trout while trolling or bait fishing from a boat. Perch fishing is providing fast action. Anchor just outside the weedline and fish with small jigs tipped with nightcrawler. Remember that there is no limit on perch at Fish Lake and you are encouraged to harvest all the perch that you catch. Kokanee anglers report fair to good fishing for fat salmon measuring 14 to 15 inches by trolling dodgers and squids tipped with Gulp maggots at 30 to 40 feet in depth. Call the Fish Lake Lodge at 435-638-1000 or Bowery Haven Resort 435-638-1040 before you go to check current conditions and get up-to-date fishing reports.

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(Aug 18) Dry fly fishing has been fair. Some PMDs and caddis have been reported. It is also time for large attractors and other terrestrials. Crickets, beetles, ants and hoppers are excellent choices. Try a caddis with a grey or black abdomen. Nymphing is good. Try a dropper with a cicada or hopper on top and midge, mayfly or caddis nymph trailing a few feet below. Fishing late in the day should provide the most success and the lowest angling/recreational pressure. Spin fishing is fair. Marabou jigs or tube jigs in earth-tone colors are a good option in shallow or deep water. Rainbow or brown trout patterned crankbaits will also entice fish. Pinch down the barbs for quick release.

(Aug 4) Water flows have dropped and are an average of 2,400 cfs. Dry fly fishing has been fair. The yellow sally hatches have tapered off, but caddis hatches have been good in the evening and some PMDs have been reported. Try a caddis with a grey or black abdomen. Nymphing is good. Try a dropper with a cicada or hopper on top and midge, mayfly or caddis nymph trailing a few feet below. Fishing late in the day should provide the most success and the lowest angling/recreational pressure. Spin fishing is fair. Marabou jigs or tube jigs in earth tones are a good option in shallow or deep water. Rainbow or brown trout patterned crankbaits will also entice fish. Pinch down the barbs for quick release.

Regulations

Huntington Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

No recent reports.

Regulations

Huntington Reservoir

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

(Aug 17) Tiger trout have been biting on crystal bugger fly patterns in tan, green and pearl. Anglers are also catching them using bead head olive soft hackle flies. Spinners are another good choice. Many fish have been caught near the bottom in water that's between 20 to 35 feet deep.

(Aug 4) The tiger trout have been biting on tan-, green- and pearl-colored crystal bugger fly patterns. Anglers have also had luck using beadhead olive soft hackle flies and spinners.

Regulations

Jordanelle Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Aug 4) Anglers have been catching rainbow trout and bass. Try fishing for all species along the Rock Cliff shoreline, coves along the east side of the lake and near the Provo River inlet. For bass, try using plastic worms rigged either in a Texas rig, Carolina rig, whacky rig or nose rig. When locating bass in deeper water, use a drop shot setup and remember to adjust the distance between the rig and drop shot depending on where the fish are suspended. For trout, anglers suggest trolling at slower speeds (about 1.21.7 mph) and using wedding rings, popgear and spinnerbaits.

Regulations

LaSal Mountains

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

(Aug 17) Dons, Hidden, Oowah and Warner lakes in Grand County were stocked with rainbow trout in late July. Oowah and Warner lakes received another stocking of rainbow trout on Aug. 8. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners to catch trout at these lakes.

(Aug 4) Dons, Hidden, Oowah and Warner lakes in Grand County were all stocked with rainbow trout in late July. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners here.

Logan River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Aug 18) Fishing has been good in the Logan for brown trout and cutthroat trout. Try a floating Rapala or any kind of spinner. One angler recommended a Jake's Spin-A-Lure in gold and silver. Fly fishermen reported that caddis patterns have worked well recently.

(Aug 12) Anglers reported fair to good fishing throughout the Logan this week. One family who was fishing at Second Dam caught several rainbow trout, but other anglers reported that First Dam fishing has been slow this week.

(Aug 4) The Logan is producing very well. Several anglers report good fly fishing on the Logan this week. Anglers said that hopper patterns were doing the best.

Regulations

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Aug 17) Trout fishing has slowed down in the heat of the summer. You can catch come trout by trolling in deep water. Also look for hatches in the early morning and late evening. Smallmouth bass are active and you can catch them on crayfish-imitating tackle. Wipers are most active at sunup or sundown, and you can can catch them by trolling or casting topwater lures. Our annual monitoring survey found a fair number of fat, healthy rainbow trout. Fish in the 17- to 22-inch range are readily available. Wipers are also doing fantastic, and there is an abundance of four- to six-pound fish. We also saw a few larger wipers, up to eight pounds

Regulations

Ogden River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Aug 18) Fishing is still fair to good for brown trout in the Ogden. Try using worms.

(Aug 12) One angler reported good fishing for brown trout. Try bouncing a worm off the bottom. The river was stocked with 1,000 rainbow trout on August 7.

(Aug 4) There are no new reports from anglers fishing the Ogden this week. However, anglers have recently caught a few decent-sized trout by bouncing a worm off the bottom or using fly patterns such as hopper, emerger, caddis or pheasant tail.

Regulations

Price River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Provo River

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

(Aug 4) Lower: Fishing has been best from late afternoon to dark. Anglers have observed caddis hatches and pale morning dun hatches. Try using caddis dries, larvae and pupae, or pale morning dun emergers, pheasant tails and sow bugs (sizes 16 to 18).

Middle: Fishing is hot. There is plenty of surface activity. The caddis hatches are prominent, but there is some pale morning dun activity. Try fishing from late afternoon to dark using caddis dries, larvae and pupae, or pale morning dun emergers, pheasant tails and sow bugs (sizes 16 to 18).

Regulations

Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 17) Fishing for Utah chub has been easy using worms and PowerBait. So far this summer, the reservoir has been stocked with more than 143,000 catchable cutthroat trout. To catch the cutthroats, try using spinners or trolling with rainbow- and frog-colored double leg flatfish.

(Aug 4) Fishing for chub has been steady using worms and PowerBait. So far this summer, Scofield Reservoir has been stocked with more than 143,000 catchable cutthroat trout. Try using spinners or trolling with rainbow- and frog-colored double leg flatfish.

Regulations

Strawberry Reservoir

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

(Aug 4) Fishing has slowed down for all species. The peak of the kokanee season is coming to an end as we near the spawning season in the next month. For kokanee, try using orange, pink and chartreuse squids with neutral colored dodgers. Anglers are catching kokanee in two zones: 29 to 32 feet of water and 38 to 42 feet of water. Fishing is better for anglers trolling at 1.3 to 1.6 mph in the early to mid-morning. Cutthroat have been hitting on neon colored wedding rings and popgear tipped with a grub or nightcrawler. For cutthroat, anglers recommend trolling near the knolls, Mud Creek or Jake's Bay. For rainbows, try using nightcrawlers tipped with a marshmallow or lime-twist PowerBait. You may also want to try pink and white curly tail grubs tipped with a mealworm or nightcrawler.

Regulations

Thousand Lakes Mountain

Trout

(Aug 17) Access is good to all areas. There are no recent reports, but fishing should be fair to good.

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 4) There is a steady number of anglers fishing the reservoir. Try using a nightcrawler tipped with a marshmallow or salmon egg, PowerBait, and spinners.

Regulations

Uinta Lakes

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

(Aug 18) One angler reported catching a few tiger trout, a brook trout and a large rainbow trout using a worm under a bobber in Washington Lake. For flies, anglers are doing well using streamers and dries.

(Aug 12) Anglers are still getting into some nice brook trout, tiger trout and rainbow trout throughout the Uintas. This week, reporting anglers had success with Panther Martins, worms and PowerBait. Fly patterns that have recently worked well include woolly buggers and glow bugs. To obtain some sweet solitude in this gorgeous natural setting, try hiking to a more remote fishing destination or fishing in the middle of the week.

(Aug 4) Fishing reports received this week were slightly fewer than previous weeks, but they all indicate that fishing is still good to hot in the Uintas. Fishing has been good for rainbow, tiger and brook trout. Anglers have been doing well using a fly-and-bubble rig, PowerBait or a simple worm under a bobber. For flies, try woolly buggers, midge patterns or glow bugs. Anglers reported good fishing at Crystal Lake, Whitney Reservoir and Mirror Lake in particular. However, fishing has been consistently decent throughout the waters of the Uintas this summer. To obtain some sweet solitude in this gorgeous natural setting, try hiking to a more remote fishing destination or fishing in the middle of the week. Bring bug spray, as a few anglers report that the insects have gotten worse

Regulations

Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Aug 18) Anglers have been doing excellent catching brown trout on the Weber this summer, and this week is no exception. A few anglers have even reported catching some smallmouth bass this week.

(Aug 12) One angler reported catching several decent-sized brown trout this week. The Weber was stocked with 1,000 rainbow trout on August 7.

(Aug 4) If you're looking to get into some nice brown trout, this week is as good as ever to fish the Weber. Two groups of anglers report that the fish are hitting flies aggressively.

Regulations

Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.









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