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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

No recent reports.

Beaver River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Apr 10) Flows are low and clear and stealth is needed to avoid spooking fish. Look for fishing to improve with warmer weather. Habitat work is currently being conducted in the area of the old dance hall, so you may see some murky water below that work site.

Regulations

Benches Pond Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Apr 30) Colder temperatures and frequent storms have delayed the spring thaw. The pond remains under ice.

(Apr 10) The pond is still covered with ice and a blanket of snow. We haven't received any reports from anglers fishing at this pond.

Regulations

Blacksmith Fork River

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Whitefish

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Apr 30) Water flows continue to be high. Water is off-color, making fishing difficult. Anglers might fish close to the banks. Try using blue wing olive, stoneflies, gun slinger, copper johns and other basic nymphs.

(Apr 22) Water flows continue to be high. Water is off-color, making fishing difficult. Anglers might fish close to the banks. Try using blue wing olive, stoneflies, gun slinger, copper johns and other basic nymphs.

(Apr 15) Water flows have been high, and the water is off-color, making fishing very difficult for most anglers. Try using blue wing olive, stoneflies, gun slinger, copper johns and other basic nymphs.

(Apr 8) Flows are running a little high, and the water is fairly off-color. Only a few anglers have been fishing the river.

Boulder Mountain Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Boulger Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Apr 30) The pond remains under an ice cap and blanket of snow, but it's accessible on-foot.

(Apr 10) The reservoir is covered with ice and a blanket of snow. You'll need a snow machine to get to the reservoir. We haven't received any recent reports from anglers.

Regulations

Chalk Creek

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clear Creek

Rainbow Trout

(Apr 10) Removal of non-native trout in the Clear Creek drainage is complete, and stocking of Bonneville cutthroat trout is in full swing. Look for catchable-sized fish throughout the entire stream this year. Some of the tributaries including Mill, Fish, and Shingle creeks will also provide good fishing opportunities. The water can get murky at times with low-elevation snowmelt.

Cleveland Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Apr 30) The reservoir is still covered with ice, but the ice has been thinning especially around the shoreline. The snowy hike to and from the water's edge keeps a lot of anglers from fishing here in winter months.

Clinton City Park Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Corn Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Currant Creek

Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Duck Fork Reservoir

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Apr 10) You'll need a snow machine to access the reservoir. As the snow melts, the U.S. Forest Service will close the road until it's dry enough to permit travel access without destroying the road.

Regulations

East Fork of Sevier River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Apr 10) Flows are running at 20 cfs. The river has been a little murky at times lately from low elevation snow melt. Now is a great time to fish the river before irrigation season starts and the flow increases.

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

(Apr 30) The boat ramp is accessible by foot. You'll find fishable open water on the north end around the boat ramp, especially in the general vicinity of the mine water discharge pipe. On the south end at the dam, there's about a foot of open water that circles the shoreline, but there's still no opportunity for shoreline fishing.

(Apr 23) The boat ramp and open water is now accessible by foot traffic. The circle of water around the mine water discharge pipe expands daily as the weather warms up. Expect only about a foot of open water ringing the shoreline around the dam. The ice is weak and the overlying snow is wet.

Fish Creek (lower)

Rainbow Trout

(Apr 30) There's water being released from Scofield Reservoir. The largest trout overwintered in deep pools miles below the reservoir. According to anglers and hikers, the size of brown trout increases with the distance from the dam.

(Apr 10) Water hasn't been released from Scofield Reservoir, which has resulted in the dewatering of the creek.

Fish Lake

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Apr 10) There were a few anglers out on the ice last weekend, but the condition of the ice is deteriorating quickly because of the warm weather. While the ice is still pretty thick in the middle, the edges are getting soft and weak. A few people have broken through the past couple of days. Accessing the ice is no longer recommended. It should take two to four weeks for the ice to come off, depending on the weather. Remember that boats are not allowed on the lake until all the ice is gone. There are still about 20 prizes left over from the perch tournament for lucky anglers who catch tagged perch. Just check in at the Lakeside General Store before you go fishing to be eligible. Call the Fish Lake Lodge at (435) 6381000 before you go to check on current conditions.

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(Apr 30) Spring fishing has brought out the hatches, especially the midges and blue-winged olives. Some anglers are also using terrestrial patterns like ants, crickets and hoppers with a scud or shrimp trailer or a streamer with a trailer. Match the hatch on the surface or try nymphs and streamers deep along flow seams and shorelines. The water is a bit murky from muddy waters flowing through the dam, so streamers are a good choice. Try sculpin, rainbow or brown imitations followed by scuds, zebra midges, soft hackles, San Juan worms, etc. Set the hook with any change in the strike indicator. Spin fishing is almost always good. Marabou or hair jigs (Zig Jigs) in earth-tone colors are always a good option in shallow or deeper water. Try crankbaits like Rapala Husky Jerks or Xraps in deeper water. Brightly colored spoons and spinners will also entice fish.

(Apr 23) Lower: One angler recently reported good fishing with chicken livers, shrimp and nightcrawlers. Most catfish measure around 10 to 12 inches. During Melon Days in mid-September, however, anglers caught one 7-pound and two 5-pound catfish.

(Apr 23) Spring fishing has brought out the hatches, especially the blue-winged olives. Some anglers are also using terrestrial patterns (like ants, crickets and hoppers) with a scud or shrimp trailer or a streamer with a trailer. Match the hatch on the surface or try nymphs and streamers deep along flow seams and shorelines. Try sculpin, rainbow or brown imitations followed by scuds, zebra midges, soft hackles or San Juan worms. Set the hook with any change in the strike indicator. Spin fishing is almost always good! Marabou or hair jigs (Zig Jigs) in earthtone colors are always a good option in shallow or deeper water. Try crankbaits like Rapala Husky Jerks or Xraps in deeper water. Spoons and spinners will also entice fish.

(Apr 10) Lower Green: Walt Maldonado reported good fishing with chicken livers, shrimp and nightcrawlers. Most catfish measure around 10 to 12 inches. During Melon Days in mid-September, however, anglers caught one 7-pound and two 5-pound catfish.

(Apr 10) Spring-like weather has brought out hatches, especially the blue-winged olives. Some anglers are also using terrestrial patterns like ants, crickets and hoppers with a scud or shrimp trailer or a streamer with a trailer. Match the hatch on the surface or try nymphs and streamers deep along flow seams and shorelines. Try sculpin, rainbow or brown imitations followed by scuds, zebra midges, soft hackles, San Juan worms, etc. Set the hook with any change in the strike indicator. Spin fishing is almost always good. Marabou or hair jigs (Zig Jigs) in earthtone colors are always a good option in shallow or deeper water. Try crankbaits like Rapala Husky Jerks or Xraps in deeper water. Spoons and spinners will also entice fish.

Regulations

Huntington Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Apr 30) The best fishing is within one mile of the dam. You won't find many fish below South Hughes Canyon because of last year's flash floods. Fly-fishing has been fair below the dam. Anglers are hooking into brown trout up to 17 inches. Good fly choices include leeches, woolly buggers, prince nymphs, stoneflies, beadhead uglies, caddis larvae, hare's ear and serendipity. Trout were planted in the campground at the Forks of the Huntington last fall. Anglers might find limited numbers of seven- to eight-inch trout in the campground and up the left fork.

(Apr 23) The best fishing will occur within one mile of the dam. Few fish will be found below South Hughes Canyon because of last year's flash floods. Fly-fishing has been fair below the dam. Brown trout up to 17 inches have been hooked. Good fly choices include leeches, wooly buggers, prince nymphs, stone flies, bead head uglies, caddis larvae, hares ear and serendipity. Last year, 770 7-inch cutthroat trout were stocked at the Forks of the Huntington campground, so anglers may find some of these planters in the vicinity or up the left fork.

(Apr 10) The fishing will be fair to good in the fly-only zone from South Hughes Canyon to the dam for anglers using nymph imitations like prince nymphs, woolly buggers and leeches. You can find trout all the way down to Engineer's Canyon, although there won't be as many as there are upriver.

Regulations

Huntington Reservoir

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Jordanelle Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Apr 30) Try throwing jerkbaits and spinnerbaits for smallmouth bass as the water begins to warm up. Boaters have had success trolling in about 50 feet of water (or deeper), using Kastmasters tipped with bait. Also, continue to use traditional baits (worms or PowerBait) on the shoreline. Water temperatures are hovering around the mid 40s, so be sure and wear a lifejacket. A quagga mussel decontamination station was up and running as of April 9. All campsites are open and are available on a first-come, first-served basis until May 1. All lease docks will be open during the first week of May. The reservoir is currently 58 percent full.

(Apr 15) The courtesy docks are in. Float tubers have had luck fishing rapalas. Try throwing jerkbaits for smallmouth bass. Fly fisherman are having success with woolly buggers in black. Boaters have had success trolling in about 50 feet of water. Also, continue to try using traditional baits (worms, PowerBait) on the shoreline. A quagga mussel decontamination station will be running and in place. Also, 35,000 fingerling kokanee salmon have been introduced and stocked in the reservoir. There is still self-contained camping at the main marina parking lot with an open, heated restroom. The reservoir is currently holding at 56 percent full.

Regulations

LaSal Mountains

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

No recent reports.

Logan River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Apr 30) Water flows continue to be high. The water is off-color, making fishing difficult for most anglers. Try fishing close to the banks and using blue-wing olive, stoneflies, gun slinger, copper Johns and other basic nymphs.

(Apr 22) Water flows continue to be high. The water is off-color, making fishing difficult for most anglers. Try fishing close to the banks and using blue-wing olive, stoneflies, gun slinger, copper johns and other basic nymphs.

(Apr 15) Water flows have been high, and the water is off-color, making fishing very difficult for most anglers. Try using blue wing olive, stoneflies, gun slinger, copper johns and other basic nymphs.

(Apr 10) A few anglers have been on the river. Right now, it's running a little high, and the water is quite murky.

Regulations

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Apr 10) Lots of fly anglers have been fishing from shore lately and have been finding fair to good success. Nymphs and streamers are working well. A fish population survey this week found that both rainbows and wipers are abundant and healthy.

Regulations

Ogden River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Apr 30) Flows are still high and the water is off-color. Some anglers have had success using nightcrawlers and San Juan worms.

(Apr 22) Flows have increased a little with the storms that came in this past week. The water is also a little off color but still very transparent. Angling pressure has been light.

(Apr 15) Flows have increased a little. The water is also a little off-color but still very transparent. Angling pressure has been very light.

(Apr 10) Flows have increased a bit. The water is also a little off-color, but it's still very transparent. Angling pressure has been light.

Regulations

Price River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Provo River

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

(Apr 30) Lower: The best fishing occurs around midday, and BWO hatches are very consistent with the warmer temperatures. Size 18 seems to be working well, and both sow bugs and San Juan worms are a great choice for this stretch of the river. Flows are increasing slowly to their spring/summer levels, ranging from 169 cubic feet per second (cfs) below Deer Creek, to 43 cfs near Harbor Drive. Please keep in mind that all Utah Lake tributaries west of I-15 are closed until 6 a.m. on May 7.

Middle: The fish are honing in on the emerging patterns in size 18. Midge hatches are hit or miss, but try fishing the mid-afternoon hours. Nymphs (size 22 and smaller) will be still be good at midday. Some outfitters have reported seeing stoneflies in sizes 1012. Flows are increasing for the spring season, with current levels near 163 cubic feet per second (cfs), with flows near the Jordanelle release at 205 cfs and the average at Charleston with flows around 208 cfs. Be cautious around any fast-flowing water.

(Apr 15) Lower: The best fishing is occurring during midday, with BWO hatches being very consistent with the higher temperatures. Size 18 seems to be the favorite, with sow bugs and San Juan worms being a huge hit on the lower right now. Flows are increasing slowly to their spring/summer levels. Flows are ranging from 131 ft3s below Deer Creek to 49 ft3s near Harbor Drive.

Note: The following tributaries are closed west of I-15 from March 1 through 6 a.m. the first Saturday of May: American Fork Creek, Bear Creek, Dry Creek, Hobble Creek, Provo River, Spanish Fork River, Spring Creek, and Spring Run Creek. All suckers must be immediately released.

Middle: Fish seem to be honing in on the emerging patterns in size 18. Midge hatches are hit and miss, but try fishing mid-afternoon hours. Nymphs, size 22 and smaller, will be still be good midday. Water levels are slowly rising. Current flows near the Jordanelle release at 146 ft3s and the average at Charleston with flows at or around 152 ft3s.

Regulations

Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Apr 30) The reservoir is ice free. You can launch boats and fish from the shore at all public beachfronts. Anglers are catching big trout using whole chubs skewered with large bait hooks and fished on the bottom. The larger the bait, the larger the potential catch. The downside is that the bigger the bait, the lower the catch rate. Small pieces of chubs, worms and salmon eggs attract smaller trout, as well as chubs. Scofield is a good fishery for fishing mentors, parents and grandparents that want fast action for youngsters, who don't care if they are catching a trout or chub. On April 22, Jackson Harrison reported slow fishing. After fishing from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., he had caught one rainbow. Although he tried many lures and baits, he caught the trout using PowerBait.

(Apr 23) The reservoir thawed this week and is now entirely ice-free. Boats may be launched and shoreline fishing is available along all public beach fronts. The biggest trout continue to be caught with whole chubs skewered with large hooks and fished off the bottom. The larger the bait, the larger the potential catch. However, large baits keep smaller fish off the line and minimize the catch rate. Parents and grandparents, who are only interested in a high catch rate for younger children, should stay with worms, salmon eggs and PowerBait to keep the kids busy reeling in both chubs and small cutthroat trout that range from 9 to 13 inches and weigh from a quarter to half a pound.

(Apr 10) There's a patch of open water on the north end and the shallow south end is open. Anglers can fish the angler access on the west side, but the water is shallow. The bank is beginning to open along the entire expanse of shoreline, ranging from zero to ten feet of open water. There is limited bank fishing available in the dam arm. Most anglers are catching more chubs than trout. Most trout will be 9 to 11 inches and will weigh a little more than 1/4 pounds. Rainbow and tiger trout are generally small. Rainbows are mostly less than 13 inches. Tigers are generally under the slot limit.

Regulations

Strawberry Reservoir

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

(Apr 30) The lake is almost ice free! Docks will be going in at the marina over the next three weeks, with rental boats available as of this weekend. Roads are clear to the Renegade side of the reservoir. Be aware of floating ice sheets. The fish are hungry and actively feeding. The fishing has been extremely good. Try dark-colored leeches, marabou jigs, jerkbaits and spinners and tip them with chub meat or PowerBait. Check with Strawberry Bay Marina at 435-548-2261 for the most recent updates. The reservoir is currently 73 percent full.

(Apr 15) Ice-off has begun. The ice has gotten extremely soft around the edges, and ice-off fishing is seven to 10 days away. You can now drive to Chicken Creek West and the day use area between CCW and CCE. The dam road is still open as is the west-side road to Strawberry Marina and Mud Creek. The west-side road beyond the marina turn off is still closed. According to Strawberry biologists, there is about five acres of open water near the Strawberry inlet. All of Jake's Bay has open water, with anywhere from five feet to 20 feet of pullback. Trout Creek inlet is open for 20 feet to 30 feet, but that is very shallow water with few fishing options. The Ladders are unchanged from last week, with a couple of acres open and no inflow from Currant Creek. Sage Creek is opening but not really fishable. The entire Soldier Creek side is very close but not yet ready to fish. It has zero to five feet of open water and very rotten ice. Fishing this week will be better in the afternoon because most of the open water gets a skim of ice overnight. Expect fishing near the shore in the afternoon to be better because warmer water will have the fish looking to feed. Try dark-colored leeches, marabou jigs, jerkbaits, and spinners. Check with Strawberry Bay Marina for the most recent updates at (435) 5482261. The reservoir is currently holding at 72 percent full.

Regulations

Thousand Lakes Mountain

Trout

(Apr 10) Access to Solomon Basin is good from Emery County. There are a few muddy spots in the road. The ice is off those lakes and fishing is good.

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Apr 30) The daily limit is now 8 fish at Tibble Fork Reservoir. This change will remain in place through June 30, 2016. The reservoir has begun the draining process to make repairs. Limits have been increased to allow anglers to harvest fish that would otherwise be lost. As of this week, fishing was still good and steady. Try using spinnerbaits tipped with worms or white Curly Tail jigs. The Alpine Loop and the road to Silver Lake Flat are still closed for travel. Be aware of changing weather conditions in the canyon.

(Apr 15) The daily bag and possession limit has been increased to eight fish. This change is effective now and will remain in effect through June 30, 2016. The reservoir has begun the draining process to make repairs. Limits are being liberalized. Fishing as of this week was good and steady. Try using spinnerbaits tipped with worms or white curly tails. The Alpine Loop and the road to Silver Lake Flat are still closed for travel. Be aware of changing weather conditions in the canyon.

Regulations

Uinta Lakes

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

(Apr 22) There is about 50 inches of snow at Trial Lake. The rivers have come up a little bit. Most of the lakes are still capped under unstable ice.

(Apr 15) Trial Lake has about 72 inches of snow. The road is still closed and requires a snow machine to access the area. The ice is slowly melting at Hoop Lake. There is a small pocket of open water (with a few feet of unstable ice) around the edges.

(Apr 10) Trial Lake has about 72 inches of snow. The road is still closed and requires a snow machine to access the area. The ice is slowly melting at Hoop Lake. There is a small pocket of open water (with a few feet of unstable ice) around the edges.

Regulations

Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Apr 30) The river is running high and muddy because of recent rain and snowmelt. Die-hard anglers are out using larger streamers in the faster water. The water above the confluence with Lost Creek is running clear. Scuds, hare's ear and pheasant tail nymphs seem to produce decent results. Dry flies, like a smaller blue-wing olive or a pale morning dun, were also used. Law enforcement officers are still running into many anglers who are trespassing on posted private property. Remember, you need written permission to fish waters that flow through posted private property. A free Walk-in Access authorization number is required, too. Please respect all private property. Clean up after yourself and others.

(Apr 22) The river was running high and muddy because of recent rain and snow-melt. Die-hard fishermen are using larger streamers in the faster water. The water above the confluence with Lost Creek is running clear. Scuds, hares ear, and pheasant tail nymphs seem to produce decent results. Dry flies like a smaller blue-wing olive or a pale morning dun were also used. Law enforcement officers are still contacting lots of anglers who think they are OK to be in the river on posted private property; in fact, they are trespassing. Written permission must be obtained to fish waters that flow through posted private property. And, a free Walk-in Access authorization number is required. Please respect all private property. Clean up after yourself and others.

(Apr 15) Weber river from Echo to Wanship is slow, but nymphs and scuds seem to be working. The Thurston Walk-in Access property near Morgan property is currently involved in a restoration project and heavy equipment will be actively working in the river channel through this week and into next week. Please remember, do not access the river from private property unless you have written permission from the land owner and be sure to have a Walk-in-Access number when accessing Walk-in-Access properties. Please be respectful of all property and clean up after yourself and others.

(Apr 10) Anglers report very good fishing right now throughout the river. They are catching browns on lures and midges. The Thurston Walk-in-Access property near Morgan is currently involved in a restoration project. There will be heavy equipment actively working in the river channel through this week and into next week. Please remember that you may not access private property unless you have written permission from the landowner, and be sure to have a walk-in-access number when accessing walk-in-access properties. Please be respectful of all property and remember to clean up after yourself and others.

Regulations

Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.













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