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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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Benches Pond Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Blacksmith Fork River

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Whitefish

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Apr 24) On April 14, the Blacksmith Fork was experiencing spring-runoff conditions, but fishing continues to be good throughout the river. Nymphing seems to have been effective for most anglers. They specifically reported success with blue-winged olive caddis flies, pale morning duns and standard nymphs (Prince and caddis larvae). Many thanks to Clayton Winter for the report.

(Apr 18) On April 14, the Blacksmith Fork was experiencing spring-runoff conditions, but fishing continues to be good throughout the river. Nymphing seems to have been effective for most anglers. They specifically reported success with blue-winged olive caddis flies, pale morning duns and standard nymphs (Prince and caddis larvae). Many thanks to Clayton Winter for the report.

(Apr 9) On April 6, the Black Smith Fork River had spring runoff conditions, but the fishing continues to be good throughout the river. Nymphing seems to work well for most anglers. Try using prince nymphs, hare's ears, pheasant tails and lightning bugs. Trout are hitting a size 16 purple haze, Adams and a fuzzball midge pattern. Many thanks to Clayton Winter for the report.

Boulder Mountain Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Boulger Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Chalk Creek

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clear Creek

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Cleveland Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Apr 16) Ice-off may occur at any time.

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 16) Access to Duck Fork is restricted to prevent road damage.

Regulations

East Fork of Sevier River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

No recent reports.

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

(Apr 16) Ice-off may occur at any time. However, the access road is wet, slick and muddy.

Fish Creek (lower)

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Fish Lake

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Apr 18) The ice is gone and boats are now allowed on the lake. There are no fishing reports from boaters yet, but shore fishing has been good at Twin Creeks for rainbow trout.

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(Apr 21) Anglers report good fishing for browns and rainbows. Spring hatches are common: mayflies (BWOs), midges, ants and crickets. Match the hatch as a dry fly or try a larger dry fly (such as a cricket) with an emerger (such as a mayfly or midge) or scud for a trailer. Winter streamer/bottom combinations are also working. Streamers are usually a fish-imitation (such as a sculpin) followed by a scud or egg. Anglers using lures are also successful. Try crankbaits, spinners, spoons and jigs in fish, crayfish, black, white, silver and gold colors.

(Apr 16) Anglers report good fishing for browns and rainbows. Spring hatches are common: mayflies (BWOs), midges, ants and crickets. Match the hatch as a dry fly or try a larger dry fly (such as a cricket) with an emerger (such as a mayfly or midge) or scud for a trailer. Winter streamer/bottom combinations are also working. Streamers are usually a fish-imitation (such as a sculpin) followed by a scud or egg. Anglers using lures are also successful. Try crankbaits, spinners, spoons and jigs in fish, crayfish, black, white, silver and gold colors.

(Apr 10) Anglers report good fishing for browns and rainbows. Try a winter streamer/bottom combination. Streamers are usually a fish-imitation (such as a sculpin) followed by a scud or egg. Anglers who use lures are also successful. Try crankbaits, spinners, spoons and jigs in fish, crayfish, black, white, silver and gold colors.

(Apr 2) Anglers report good fishing for brown and rainbow trout. Try a winter streamer/bottom combination. Streamers are usually a fish imitation (such as a sculpin) followed by a scud or egg. Anglers using lures are also successful. Try crankbaits, spinners, spoons and jigs in fish, crayfish, black, white, silver and gold colors.

Regulations

Huntington Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Apr 16) The only trout will be found within a mile of the dam, which is within the fly fishing-only zone. Anglers will not likely find trout below the flash flood zone.

Regulations

Huntington Reservoir

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

(Apr 16) The remaining ice is unsafe for anglers, and ice-off may occur at any time. Please stay off any remaining ice.

Regulations

Jordanelle Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Apr 21) Float tubers have had success while fishing with Rapalas. Try throwing jerkbaits for smallmouth bass. Fly-fishing anglers are having success with woolly buggers in black. Boaters have had success trolling in about 50 feet of water. Also, continue using traditional baits (such as worms and PowerBait) on the shoreline. Courtesy docks are in at the main ramp. The Upper Fisher and PWC restrooms are open, as well as the cabins. The PWC ramp has docks and is open, and any boat can launch until Memorial Day weekend. Murdock Camp is open. There are currently 20 yellow-tagged fish in the reservoir. If you catch one of these fish, measure it to the millimeter, and email the information to michaelslater@utah.gov. Be aware of the floating debris that's coming in from the river runoff near the south arm. The reservoir is holding at 68 percent full.

(Apr 3) Float tubers report good fishing using Rapalas. Boat anglers report good fishing by trolling in about 50 feet of water. Try using jerkbaits for smallmouth bass. From the shore, traditional baits like worms or PowerBait are always a safe bet. There are 20 tagged fish in the reservoir. If you catch one, please measure the fish in millimeter and email the measurements to michaelslater@utah.gov. Look out for the floating debris near the south arm that is coming in from the river. Courtesy docks are in at the main ramp. The PWC ramp has docks and is open, and you can launch any boat until Memorial Day weekend. The Upper Fisher and PWC restrooms are open, and so are the cabins. Murdock Camp is open and has hot showers and flush toilets.

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 24) Fishing is good. Water flows are increasing and anglers report seeing a lot of caddis hatches when the weather is warmer. You may also want to try using blue wing olives, PMDS and standard nymphs.

(Apr 18) The Logan River continues to experience early run-off conditions, but fishing is still good, especially at the dams. Anglers report success with blue-winged olive caddis flies, pale morning duns and standard nymphs (Prince and caddis larvae). Many thanks to Clayton Winter for the report.

(Apr 9) The Logan River is experiencing early runoff conditions, but the fishing is still good (especially at the dams). Anglers have had success using prince nymphs, hare's ears, pheasant tails and lightning bugs throughout the river. Trout are hitting size 16 purple haze, Adams and a fuzzball midge pattern. When fishing the dams, try using black and red woolly buggers. Many thanks to Clayton Winter for the report.

(Apr 3) Fishing is very good for browns, whitefish and cutthroats using midge patterns and nymphs.

(Mar 26) Anglers report good fishing with nymphs and zebra midges. Angling pressure is good and has increased with the warmer temperatures. Angling pressure at the third dam is good, but fishing is a little slow. Many thanks to Jodie Anderson for the report.

Regulations

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Apr 18) Fishing is picking up as trout finally move in toward the shore. Anglers in float tubes and pontoons are still report good fishing using streamers slow and deep. Fishing is improving using nymphs from the shore. Recent population surveys found good numbers of rainbows and fat, healthy wipers that measured up to 21 inches and five pounds.

Regulations

Ogden River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Apr 24) On April 20, one angler reported fair fishing in the South Fork near the Botts campground. He fished from 10 a.m.—11 a.m. and caught one trout using a bead-headed pheasant tail. The water is a little murky because of runoff, but this should help anglers because fish will be harder to scare.

(Apr 18) On April 14, anglers reported good — but challenging — fishing along the south fork of the river. They were using rooster tails and Panther Martin spinners. The water is crystal clear, so it can be easy to spook the fish.

(Apr 9) Fishing is good. Angling pressure is light and the water clarity is good.

(Apr 3) Fishing is good. Few anglers are fishing the river. The water is very clear.

(Mar 26) Angling pressure has been pretty light this week. On March 17, two anglers fished the river up by the Meadows campground. They said the catch was very slow using worms and midge patterns. The previous week's anglers had better success catching rainbows using midges throughout the river. Flows are okay and the water continues to be crystal clear.

Regulations

Price River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Provo River

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

(Apr 21) Lower: Anglers are catching big rainbows! A few skwalas were seen this weekend, and more should appear near the end of month. Be aware that some hatches may occur earlier this year (for example, the Mother's Day caddis hatch). Blue-winged olives are hatching, so try sizes 18–22, especially on overcast days. Mayflies are also making an appearance. Water levels range from 190 cubic feet per second (cfs) below Deer Creek to 41 cfs near Harbor Drive. From the Center Street Bridge upstream to I-15, the river is closed until 6 a.m. on May 2.

Middle: You'll find great midge fishing right now, with sizes 18–22 working best. Blue-winged olives are making an appearance. Nymphs, size 22 and smaller, will be still be good at midday. Water levels are near 148 cfs, with flows higher near the Jordanelle release (241 cfs) and the average at Charleston around 149 cfs. Water temperatures are hovering around 50 degrees.

(Apr 3) Lower: Blue winged olives are hatching, so try using sizes 18-22—especially on grey, cloudy days. Mayflies are also making an early appearance. The water flows range from 100 cubic feet per second, below Deer Creek, to 43 cubic feet per second near Harbor Drive.

Middle: Midge fishing is great. Sizes 18-22 are working best. Fishing should also be good with nymphs, size 22 and smaller, at midday. There has been an incredible and consistent buffalo midge hatch at midday. Watch for black-colored midges and blue wings that may be making an early appearance this year. The water flows are near 134 cubic feet per second. At 154 cubic feet per second, they are higher near the Jordanelle release area.

Regulations

Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Apr 16) The reservoir is completely ice-free. Traditionally, some of the best fishing of the year occurs at this time, but that hasn't been the case this year. On April 6, Tom Robertshaw's party of three caught only chubs during their day of fishing. On April 3, one thread posted on BigFishTackle.com reported that a party of five caught 20 cutthroat trout. One tiger trout was also caught; it measured 24 inches and weighed 5.5 pounds. The party had been fishing with sucker meat and lures. DWR Aquatics Technician Mike Ault, who conducts regular creel surveys, describes fishing as slow. Mike indicated that the best fishing is at the mouth of the dam cove. The south side is best. Most of the trout that Mike checks are skinny cutthroats that range from 12–15 inches. On April 4, Mike checked a tiger trout caught on chub meat. It weighed 8.5 pounds and measured 27 inches. Anglers will have the best success while fishing from a boat. Try using chub meat, spoons, crankbaits, plastic grubs, nightcrawlers and fish eggs.

(Apr 10) Traditionally, this is one of the best times of the year to catch a lot of fish.

Regulations

Strawberry Reservoir

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

(Apr 21) The bite is occurring in the early morning, typically before noon. Shoreline anglers have brought in some nice-sized rainbows near Mud Creek. The Soldier Creek Marina and the Ladders are completely open. The main road to Haws Point is open, but we suggest using a vehicle that has four-wheel drive. Try dark-colored leeches, marabou jigs, jerkbaits or spinners. There may still be a couple of ice slabs lingering, so boaters should be careful. The water temperature is around 41 degrees, and the reservoir is currently 77 percent full.

(Apr 3) Ice off has begun. The ice has pulled away in many areas. That means that the ice is unsafe. You should stay off any ice pockets. Soldier Creek marina and the ladders are completely open water. The main road to Haws point is open, but you'll probably need a four-wheel-drive truck. Depending on the weather, the ice could be gone at any time. Shore anglers are catching decent-sized fish. Try using dark-colored leeches, marabou jigs, jerkbaits or spinners.

Regulations

Thousand Lakes Mountain

Trout

No recent reports.

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Apr 21) Try using spinners or nightcrawlers for the best results. Trout are feeding actively.

(Apr 3) Trout are feeding actively. Try using spinners or nightcrawlers. Be cautious because the weather in the canyon can change quickly.

Regulations

Uinta Lakes

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

(Apr 24) There are still about 35 inches of snow in the Uintas and many lakes are still capped with ice. Be prepared for soft roads and deep snow.

(Apr 18) The recent snow is melting, and open water fishing will be here soon.

(Apr 9) On April 6, the Kamas Ranger District reported 35 inches of snow on the ground, and the lakes are still frozen. The ice fishing season is coming to a close and spring fishing should be here very soon. Be prepared for soft roads and deep snow. Many thanks to the Kamas Ranger District office for the report.

(Apr 3) There is still four or five feet of snow. The lakes are still frozen, but the edges are soft and pulling away from the shore. Ice fishing season will end soon and spring should reach the Uintas soon. Be prepared for soft roads and deep snow.

(Mar 26) On Marhc 24, there were still four or five feet of snow up in the Uintas. The lakes are still frozen, but the edges are soft and pulling away from the shore. The ice fishing season is coming to a close and spring should be here soon.

Regulations

Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Apr 24) On April 14, fishing was very good on the Weber. Anglers were primarily using flies. Last weekend, we worked with Trout Unlimited to catch and tag some Bonneville cutthroat trout. This was part of a larger effort to monitor the cutthroats' migration patterns throughout the Weber and its tributaries.

(Apr 18) On April 14, fishing was very good on the Weber. Anglers were primarily using flies. Last weekend, we worked with Trout Unlimited to catch and tag some Bonneville cutthroat trout. This was part of a larger effort to monitor the cutthroats' migration patterns throughout the Weber and its tributaries.

(Apr 9) Rockport started releasing water last week, creating very turbid water conditions and making it difficult for anglers to see and catch fish between Rockport and Echo. Many thanks to Conservation Officer Dominick Barratt for that report.

(Mar 26) On March 23, DWR's Walk-in Access Manager Clint Brunson found some time to fish the Weber and he caught four brown trout in two hours. Two fish were eight inches and the other two were 16 inches. He was nymph fishing pools and deep runs. Most of the fish bit on either Prince Harry's or sow bugs in olive or rainbow colors. He missed a few other hits, but not a bad stretch on the Weber. Many thanks to Clint for that report.

Regulations

Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Apr 16) To prevent road damage, the U.S. Forest Service locks out vehicles until the road is dry and passable. This saves taxpayers thousands of dollars in road-repair expenses.













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