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Revised 04-17-14

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Beaver Mountain Lakes

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Beaver River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Apr 17) Water flows are low, and the fish are easy to spook. Recent fish population surveys found that trout numbers are fairly low, but some good-sized fish are available. Fishing is slow to fair with flies, lures or bait.

(Apr 4) Water flows are low, and the fish are easy to spook. Recent fish population surveys found that trout numbers are fairly low, but some good-sized fish are available. Fishing is slow to fair with flies, lures or bait.

Regulations

Benches Pond Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Blacksmith Fork River

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Whitefish

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Apr 17) Anglers report good fishing throughout the river. Fly anglers are having success with stoneflies, midge patterns and blue-wing-olive patterns.

(Apr 11) Anglers report good fishing throughout the Blacksmith Fork. Fly anglers are having success using stoneflies, midge patterns and blue wing olive patterns.

(Apr 4) Anglers report good fishing throughout the Blacksmith Fork. Fly anglers are having success using stoneflies, midge patterns and blue wing olive patterns.

(Mar 28) Anglers report good fishing despite the off-color water, which is caused by runoff. Anglers are having the most success with large stonefly nymphs and San Juan worms.

Boulder Mountain Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Apr 17) Most Boulder Mountain lakes will open to fishing on Saturday, April 19. It's getting easier to access some of the lower-elevation lakes.

Regulations

Boulger Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Chalk Creek

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clear Creek

Rainbow Trout

(Apr 17) The section of the creek that runs through Fremont Indian State Park is muddy because of runoff. The work to remove nonnative trout from the Clear Creek drainage is progressing. There are no fish in much of the drainage, except in between Fish and Shingle creeks and inside the state park. Bonneville cutthroat trout were stocked in these two sections in fall 2012.

(Apr 4) The section of the creek that runs through Fremont Indian State Park is occasionally muddy because of runoff. The work to remove nonnative trout from the Clear Creek drainage is progressing. There are no fish in much of the drainage, except in between Fish and Shingle creeks and inside the state park. Bonneville cutthroat trout were stocked in these two sections in fall 2012.

Cleveland Reservoir

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

(Apr 17) Roads are closed at the national forest boundaries in Corn and Chalk creeks.

(Apr 4) The roads are closed at the national forest boundaries in Corn and Chalk 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

(Apr 17) The river is flowing up to 20 cubic feet per second (cfs) with small releases from Otter Creek Reservoir. Spring provides some of the year's best fishing. The Circle Valley Anglers fly shop reports afternoon hatches of midges and small black stoneflies. Fishing is fair to good with midge larvae, black hare's ears, small black stones, black and brown woolly buggers, and brown and olive zonkers.

(Apr 4) The river is flowing up to 20 cubic feet per second with small releases from Otter Creek Reservoir. Spring provides some of the year's best fishing. The Circle Valley Anglers fly shop reports afternoon hatches of midges and small black stoneflies. Fishing is fair to good with midge larvae, black hare's ears, small black stones, black and brown woolly buggers, and brown and olive zonkers.

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

No recent reports.

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 17) Good ice covers most of the lake, but the edges are starting to soften, so use caution. There hasn't been much fishing pressure lately, and ice anglers aren't seeing a lot of competition for space. The patch of open water around the Twin Creeks area is growing, and some anglers are now catching rainbows from the shoreline. Fishing remains good to excellent for perch and rainbows in 1530 feet of water. You can catch larger rainbows in deeper water. Fishing for splake and lake trout is slow to fair. Tip your jigs and spoons with mealworms, waxworms, nightcrawlers, perch meat, or sucker meat.

(Apr 4) Solid ice covers most of the lake, but the edges are starting to soften in a few places, so use caution. There may be a couple more weeks of ice fishing left. The patch of open water around the Twin Creeks area is growing, and some anglers are now catching rainbows from the shoreline. Fishing remains good to excellent for perch and rainbows in 1530 feet of water. You can catch larger rainbows in deeper water. Fishing for splake and lake trout is slow to fair. Tip your jigs and spoons with mealworms, waxworms, nightcrawlers, perch meat, or sucker meat.

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(Apr 17) Anglers report good fishing for brown trout and rainbow trout. Try a combination with a streamer (woolly bugger, sculpin, etc.) or a larger terrestrial, followed by a scud, midge larva or egg imitation as a trailer. The hatches are starting, so watch and be prepared to switch techniques if there's a hatch in your area. Anglers using lures have also been successful. Try crankbaits, spinners, spoons and jigs in fish, crayfish, black, white, silver and gold colors.

(Apr 11) Anglers report good fishing for brown trout and rainbow trout. Try a combination with a streamer (woolly bugger, sculpin, etc.) or a larger terrestrial, followed by a scud, midge larva or egg imitation as a trailer. The hatches are starting, so watch and be prepared to switch techniques if there's a hatch in your area. Anglers using lures have also been successful. Try crankbaits, spinners, spoons and jigs in fish, crayfish, black, white, silver and gold colors.

(Apr 4) Anglers report fair to good fishing for browns and rainbows. Try a combination with a streamer (woolly bugger or sculpin) or a larger terrestrial, followed by a scud, midge larva or egg imitation as a trailer. Anglers who use lures are also successful. Try crankbaits, spinners, spoons and jigs in fish, crayfish, black, white, silver and gold colors.

(Mar 27) Anglers report fair to good fishing for browns and rainbows. Try a combination with a streamer (woolly bugger or sculpin) or a larger terrestrial, followed by a scud, midge larva or egg imitation as a trailer. Anglers who use 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

No recent reports.

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

(Apr 4) Fishing is slow to fair. On April 3, the park ranger reported that the ice is starting to pull away from the main boat ramp at Hailstone, but the ramp will not open quite yet because there is some ice remaining north of the ramp. You can use the personal watercraft ramp at Hailstone to launch small boats. There's a substantial drop-off at the end of the PWC ramp (about 10 feet from the water's edge), so use caution and only launch small boats.

(Mar 28) On March 26, the park ranger reported that there is open water on much of the reservoir, and fishing is fair. You'll find unsafe ice north of the Hailstone area, and the main boat ramp is still surrounded by ice. You can use the personal watercraft ramp at Hailstone to launch small boats. There's a substantial drop-off at the end of the PWC ramp (about 10 feet from the water's edge), so use caution and only launch small boats.

Regulations

LaSal Mountains

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

(Apr 11) Conservation Officer Tj Robertson reports fair fishing at Ken's Lake. Anglers are using PowerBait and a variety of spinners. Ken's Lake and the Rattlesnake ponds have been stocked.

Logan River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Apr 17) Some anglers report slow fishing at the dams, while other anglers report good fishing throughout the river. Most anglers are having success using stoneflies, small black winter dry flies, midge patterns, blue-wing olives and nymphs. The water is clear, but a little low. Many thanks to Round Rocks fly shop in Logan for the report.

(Apr 11) Anglers report good fishing for browns throughout the river. Most anglers are having success using stoneflies, small black winter dry flies, midge patterns, blue wing olives and nymphs. The water is clear, but a little low.

(Apr 4) Anglers report good fishing for browns throughout the river. Most anglers are having success using stoneflies, small black winter dry flies, midge patterns, blue wing olives and nymphs. The water is clear, but a little low.

(Mar 28) nglers report slow fishing at the upper and lower dams.

Regulations

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Apr 17) Fishing is slow to fair from shore. Anglers have caught fish with woolly buggers, nymphs and green tube jigs. Recent sampling found good numbers of rainbows in the 16- to 20-inch range, as well as wipers that weighed up to three pounds.

(Apr 4) Fishing is slow to fair from shore. Anglers have caught fish with woolly buggers, nymphs and green tube jigs. Recent sampling found good numbers of rainbows in the 16- to 20-inch range, as well as wipers that weighed up to three pounds.

Regulations

Ogden River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Apr 17) Fishing is fair for browns and rainbows. One angler had success using a black zebra midge on a bead-head pheasant tail. The water is high and a little off-colored.

(Mar 28) As of March 27, the river was running high and the water was turbid. Fish were readily taking bead-head Prince nymphs before the storm.

Regulations

Price River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Provo River

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

(Apr 4) Lower: The Provo River below I-15 is closed to angling from March 1 until May 3. Anglers report good fishing with midge patterns or sow bug patterns. The pale morning dun pattern has been effective as well.

Middle: Angler Jim Roth reports recently fishing between 12:30 and 3:00 and catching more than 25 fish. Two were rainbow trout one was over three pounds. Most were caught on a brown sow bug. He also used a size 20 black nymph. If the water stays at the current flow, fishing will remain great. Bait is allowed in the stretch from above Charleston Bridge to the Midway Lane Bridge.

(Mar 28) Lower: The Provo River below I-15 is closed to angling from March 1 until May 3. Anglers report good fishing with midge patterns. The pale morning dun pattern has been effective as well.

Middle: Try using midge patterns in size 20. Small dark flies typically work well on the Provo. Bait is allowed in the stretch from above Charleston Bridge to the Midway Lane Bridge.

Regulations

Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Apr 17) The ice fishing season is over and the shoreline is opening up. On April 17, State Park Manager Jonathan Hunt reported that there were 50 to 100 feet of open water around much of the reservoir. Boaters will need to wait another week or more, but it's the perfect time for small watercraft like kick boats. Fishing is mixed. Experienced anglers have been doing well, while others have been going home without hooking a single fish.

Here are a few recommendations for Easter weekend anglers:

Bait anglers should try using chartreuse or rainbow PowerBait with glitter in addition to a container of worms and nightcrawlers. You might also want to bring chubs, sucker meat or dead minnows. If the ice sheet is within casting distance, throw your bait onto the ice and drag it off. If not, try fishing off the bottom. If that fails, put a bobber on your line and suspend your bait at a variety of water depths. If all else fails, change your location.

For the anglers who prefer spincasting, try using several sizes of gold and silver Jakes Spin-a-lures and Kastmasters or, if those fail, try your favorite standbys. Retrieve at different speeds and from a variety of depths.

If you prefer to throw jigs, for soft plastics you should try watermelon or pumpkin with or without glitter and flecks are good choices. Plain white and brown jigs have worked well. Try working them with and without bait or scent. Crankbaits can also be effective. Bring along a few with dark backs and white bellies, and a few with a green back and orange belly.

There will be a lot of anglers fishing at Scofield over the holiday weekend, so be there at daybreak for the best fishing.

(Apr 11) On April 9, Conservation Officer Wyatt Mecham reported five feet of open water along the reservoir's shoreline. The ice pack was soft. Ice fishing at Scofield is over for the year.

(Apr 5) Robert Meier of South Jordan fished the middle of the east side in a group of 6 and caught 98 cutts, 1 lake trout, and 1 tiger musky using white paddle bugs. "Great day Ice fishing frozen solid. Who ever said the ice fishing was finished has no idea what they are talking about. Plenty of ice. A little soft on the edges. Easy to jump across in the morning. Still Lots of places to get onto the ice."

(Mar 28) The shoreline has opened and the ice fishing season is over. It may be several weeks before the ice cap disappears, although the opportunity for bank fishing will occur much sooner.

Regulations

Strawberry Reservoir

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

(Apr 4) Access to the ice is good; snowmobiles haven't had problems this week. There are about 20-30 inches of ice in most areas. There is a small patch of open water at the ladders where the water flows into the reservoir. Anglers report fair fishing in this popular spot. The gate is open and road has been plowed at the ladders. For most anglers, slush has not been a problem this week. Fishing is good with bait-tipped jigs. The surface can sometimes get slushy in the afternoons, so be cautious with snowmobiles or ATVs on the ice. Expect another couple of weeks of ice fishing at the Berry! here are special regulations in effect at Strawberry: the limit is four trout or kokanee salmon in the aggregate. No more than two may be cutthroat trout under 15 inches, and no more than one may be a cutthroat trout over 22 inches. All cutthroat trout from 15 to 22 inches must be immediately released. Trout and salmon may not be filleted, and the heads or tails may not be removed in the field or in transit.

(Mar 28) The ice is still about 20 inches thick in most areas. Slush has not been a big problem this past week. Fishing is good with a bait-tipped jig. The surface can sometimes get slushy in the afternoons, so be cautious with snowmobiles or ATVs on the ice. Expect another couple of weeks of ice fishing at the Berry!

Regulations

Thousand Lakes Mountain

Trout

No recent reports.

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Apr 4) Trout fishing is fair with traditional baits and lures.

(Mar 28) The reservoir has open water. Trout fishing is fair with traditional baits and lures.

Regulations

Uinta Lakes

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

(Apr 17) Uinta lakes and nearby Smith and Moorehouse are still ice-capped.

(Apr 4) Snow levels are running above normal, so access to the lakes of the Uinta Mountains may be delayed this year.

(Mar 28) Snow levels are running above normal, so access to the lakes of the Uinta Mountains may be delayed this year.

Regulations

Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Apr 17) Anglers report good fishing for brown trout. They seem to prefer 1/8-ounce countdown Rapalas in rainbow trout color. Target the eddies behind rocks or the deeper pools. Don't neglect the fast moving water though. Some small browns were hitting on a crankbait slowly retrieved against or across the current. Another angler landed a 21.5-inch brown on a jointed floating Rapala earlier in the week. All cutthroat trout, or trout with cutthroat markings, must be immediately released from the Great Salt Lake to Echo Reservoir dam.

(Apr 11) Anglers report good fishing for brown trout. They seem to prefer 1/8-ounce countdown Rapalas in rainbow trout color. Target the eddies behind rocks or the deeper pools. Don't neglect the fast moving water though. Some small browns were hitting on a crankbait slowly retrieved against or across the current. Another angler landed a 21.5-inch brown on a jointed floating Rapala earlier in the week. All cutthroat trout, or trout with cutthroat markings, must be immediately released from the Great Salt Lake to Echo Reservoir dam.

(Apr 4) Anglers report good fishing for brown trout. They seem to prefer 1/8-ounce countdown Rapalas in rainbow trout color. Target the eddies behind rocks or the deeper pools. Don't neglect the fast moving water though. Some small browns were hitting on a crankbait slowly retrieved against or across the current. Another angler landed a 21.5-inch brown on a jointed floating Rapala earlier in the week. All cutthroat trout, or trout with cutthroat markings, must be immediately released from the Great Salt Lake to Echo Reservoir dam.

(Apr 1) An angler reports fishing the Henefer area and caught 4 browns, 3 rainbows and 1 cutt using Panther Martin red and yellow.

(Mar 28) The water is dark and silty from the recent rain and snowstorms. Anglers report good fishing with sow bugs and midge patterns. All cutthroat trout, or trout with cutthroat markings, must be immediately released from the Great Salt Lake to Echo Reservoir dam.

Regulations

Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.













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