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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

(Jan 19) Flows are low and clear. You may need to be stealthy to avoid spooking the fish. Surface ice often forms and may make fishing difficult. The slow-moving runs have less oxygen in winter, so target stretches with fast-moving water in between deep pools.

(Jan 5) Flows are low and clear. You may need to be stealthy to avoid spooking the fish. Surface ice often forms and may make fishing difficult. The slow-moving runs have less oxygen in winter, so target stretches with fast-moving water in between deep pools.

(Dec 30) The flows are low and clear. You may need to be stealthy to avoid spooking the fish. Surface ice often forms and may make fishing difficult. The slow-moving runs have less oxygen in winter, so target stretches with fast-moving water in between deep pools.

Regulations

Benches Pond Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Blacksmith Fork River

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Whitefish

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jan 13) Fishing should be good. Use caution: temperatures are below freezing and there may be dangerous ice shelves along the bank.

(Jan 6) Use caution. Sub-freezing temperatures could cause dangerous ice shelves to form along the bank.

(Jan 1) Use caution. Dangerous ice shelves may have formed along the bank.

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

(Jan 19) Bonneville cutthroat trout are abundant throughout Clear Creek.

(Dec 30) Bonneville cutthroat trout are abundant throughout Clear Creek.

Cleveland Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jan 9) Fishing has been fair to good at Cleveland Reservoir using mealworms and tube jigs. Be prepared for deep snow when walking to and from the lake, as well as possible hazardous road conditions on Skyline Drive.

Clinton City Park Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Corn Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 19) Snow is making it difficult to access the creek.

(Dec 30) Snow is making it difficult to access the creek.

Currant Creek

Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Duck Fork Reservoir

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Jan 9) This waterbody is currently inaccessible by car or SUV. You may need snowshoes or a snow machine to access the area.

Regulations

East Fork of Sevier River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jan 19) Black Canyon usually remains ice-free in the winter because of spring inflow. The slow-moving runs have less oxygen in winter, so target stretches with fast-moving water in between deep pools.

(Dec 30) Kingston Canyon: Flows are below 10 cubic feet per second. Surface ice often forms in winter and may make fishing difficult. The slow-moving runs have less oxygen in winter, so target stretches with fast-moving water in between deep pools.

Black Canyon: Black Canyon usually remains ice-free in the winter because of spring inflow. The slow-moving runs have less oxygen in winter, so target stretches with fast-moving water in between deep pools.

Upper: Snow makes it difficult to access this stretch of the river during the winter

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

(Jan 9) Road access to the lake is limited, and ice conditions may be unstable.

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

(Jan 19) The Fish Lake Perch Tournament will be held on Jan. 21, though weather and slush will make for some challenges. Please read the latest update on the Facebook event. Keep in mind that if you decide to avoid the weather frustrations on Saturday, many prizes will still be available for tagged perch caught throughout the winter and into the summer. Ice thickness varies across the lake. The south end and extreme north end have the thickest ice at eight to ten inches. From the Fish Lake Lodge to Joe Bush, you'll find six inches of ice. The last open water at Joe Bush has finally frozen and is currently three inches thick. Use caution if you head out to deeper water. ATVs and snowmobiles are not recommended at this time, and will not be allowed at the tournament. Slush conditions are bad in some areas. Fishing is good to excellent for perch and small trout outside the weedline in 10 to 25 feet of water. If you're targeting perch, 15 feet is the most consistent depth. Don't hesitate to move around until you find an active school. Use small ice flies, jigs and jigging spoons tipped with mealworms, wax worms, nightcrawler or perch meat. Artificial imitations like Berkley Gulp maggots are also working well. Larger rainbow and splake trout can be found at 25 to 50 feet and are often caught suspended at those depths over deeper water. For splake, use a little bit larger jigs and tip with perch, sucker or chub meat. Corn is now legal to use as bait at Fish Lake. Remember, however, that chumming is illegal and that corn cannot be used at other nearby waters. Corn is considered effective bait for kokanee salmon, so try tipping a small jig or ice fly with a single kernel and fish it suspended over deep water. Corn is also turning out to be effective for rainbow trout and perch. Call the Fish Lake Lodge at 435-638-1000 for current conditions.

(Jan 5) The Fish Lake Perch Tournament will be held on Jan. 21, 2017. The tournament is free, but you must pre-register. This year, prizes will be awarded for tagged fish as well the most perch caught. You can register as individuals or teams. You can find six to eight inches of ice on the north and south ends, while the middle of the lake is still ice-free. Fishing has been fast for perch and rainbow trout close to the weeds and for larger rainbow and splake trout in deeper water (out to 40 feet). Try fishing with small jigs, ice flies or jigging spoons tipped with mealworms, wax worms or small chunks of perch meat. For splake, use slightly larger jigs and tip them with perch, sucker or chub meat. Corn is now legal to use as bait at Fish Lake. Remember, however, that chumming is still illegal and that corn cannot be used at other nearby waters. Corn is considered an effective bait for kokanee salmon, so try tipping a small jig or ice fly with a single kernel and fish it suspended over deep water. Before you visit the lake, call the Fish Lake Lodge at 435-638-1000 to check on current conditions.

(Dec 30) The Fish Lake Perch Tournament will be held Jan. 21, 2017. The tournament is free but you must pre-register online. This year, prizes will be awarded for tagged fish as well as most perch caught. You can register as individuals or teams. Currently, there is a little thin ice at the north and south ends, but most of the lake is still open. Although Fish Lake sits at 9,000 feet, it takes longer to freeze over than other lakes because it is so deep. Look for fishable ice in one to two weeks. Before you visit the lake, call the Fish Lake Lodge at 435-638-1000 to check on current conditions.

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(Jan 6) Flows are currently double peaking at 2,930 cubic feet per second (cfs) in the early morning, 3,440 cfs in the evening and averaging 1,800 cfs. Fishing has been good. Expect low angler pressure. Streamer fishing has been good, especially on cloudy days and when the water is high. Nymph fishing has also been productive using scuds, soft hackles, midges and egg patterns. Mix it up by using a dry dropper with a large terrestrial as an indicator and nymph or egg trailing two to five feet below. Spin fishing is almost always good. Marabou or hair jigs (Zig Jigs) in earthtone colors are a good option in shallow or deep water. Also try crankbaits in deeper water. Brightly colored spoons and spinners may 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)

(Jan 13) Tube jigs, soft plastics (white) and mealworms are working well the reservoir. Anglers are catching rainbow trout. Be prepared for lots of snow and slushy conditions on the ice.

Regulations

Jordanelle Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jan 6) The reservoir has frozen over and there's little open water. Jordanelle State Park reports that anglers have been ice fishing in the east arm of the reservoir near the inlet of the Provo River. Please continue to exercise extreme caution as ice conditions change. Try using ratfinkees, tube jigs and/or curly tail grubs tipped with bait.

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

(Jan 13) Fishing should be good, but ice shelves are forming and access is becoming more difficult with each storm.

(Jan 6) Ice shelves are forming, and access to the river is becoming more difficult with each storm.

(Jan 1) Ice shelves are forming, and access to the river becomes more difficult with each storm.

Regulations

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jan 19) The ice is deteriorating and there is plenty of open water near the boat ramp. Fishing is fair to good for rainbow trout in the open water.

(Jan 5) The reservoir has four to six inches of ice, although there is an open patch of water at the boat ramp. Anglers report fair to good fishing with light-colored jigs (green, pink or white) in about 10 feet of water. The rainbow trout are in great shape, and some anglers are catching fish in the 19-inch range.

(Dec 30) The reservoir has four to six inches of ice, though there is an open patch of water at the boat ramp. Anglers report fair to good fishing using white jigs at a depth of 10 feet. The rainbow trout here are in great shape and anglers are catching some nice fish over 19 inches.

Regulations

Ogden River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jan 13) Fishing has slowed because of the weather. Snow is making access difficult too.

(Jan 6) Angling activity has substantially decreased with the colder temperatures. Recent snowfall is making it difficult to access the river.

(Jan 1) Angling activity has really dropped off with the colder temperatures. Snow makes access difficult in the winter.

Regulations

Price River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Provo River

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

(Jan 6) Lower: The Lower Provo River is fishing similar to the Middle. There are no significant hatches happening. Anglers have reported success using glo bugs, hare's ears, sow bugs and San Juan worms. For those not fly fishing, try using Panther Martins, Blue Fox Classic Vibrax spinners and Rapalas.

Middle: Angling pressure is consistent. Try using prince nymphs (size 18), red zebra midges (size 20), rainbow glo bugs and worm patterns. Anglers have reported catching 14- to 15-inch browns and 12- to 13-inch rainbow trout. For those that are spin casting, try using Mepps Aglia Streamers, gold spinners and minnow-imitating lures. Remember, fish aren't as active during the winter. Allow your lure to drift and then slowly reel back in.

Regulations

Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 13) Cutthroat trout are biting in the deeper areas of the reservoir. Chubs are biting frequently from just about anywhere. Try using spoons tipped with nightcrawlers or mealworms. Tube jigs are also effective.

Regulations

Strawberry Reservoir

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

(Jan 6) The reservoir is frozen. Reports indicate that Soldier Creek Bay has six to eight inches of ice, the Ladders has five to six inches of ice, Jakes Bay has five to six inches of ice and Strawberry Bay has six to seven inches of ice. Fishing has been fast and slow. Anglers have reported catching 16- to 21-inch cutthroat trout and 18- to 22-inch rainbow trout. Try using pink and/or pearl paddle bugs, pearl and/or glow Maniac Cut R Bugs, pink, white, and/or chartreuse rat finkees, white and/or glow tube jigs and glow white and/or pink-white curly tail grubs. Popular baits to tip with are mealworms, wax worms, nightcrawlers, chub meat and Powerbait.

Regulations

Thousand Lakes Mountain

Trout

(Dec 30) The ice should be safe on most lakes. Access to Solomon Basin is possible from Emery County, though you'll need four-wheel-drive.

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Uinta Lakes

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

(Jan 6) Be prepared for winter survival. You'll need to use a snowmobile on SR-150 to access the North Slope lakes and the Provo River Drainage lakes.

(Jan 1) Be prepared for winter survival. Access to North Slope lakes and Provo River Drainage Lakes is by snowmobile.

Regulations

Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jan 13) Fishing is fair. Wes Johnson, from the Ogden area chapter of Trout Unlimited, reported that there is a lot of ice along the edges, but very little open water. He predicts that the cold weather in the forecast should improve the ice conditions.

(Jan 6) Wes Johnson from the Ogden area chapter of Trout Unlimited reported seeing a lot of ice along the edges. He noted that there was very little open water.

(Jan 1) Streamers are still providing good action.

Regulations

Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Jan 13) This waterbody is currently inaccessible by car or SUV. You may need snowshoes or a snow machine to access the area.













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