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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

(Mar 17) Flows are low and clear. You may need to be stealthy to avoid spooking the fish. Brood brook trout were recently stocked.

(Mar 2) Flows are low and clear. You may need to be stealthy to avoid spooking the fish. 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

(Mar 17) The river continues to flow very high. Please use caution. One angler reports slow fishing, even in the calmer areas.

(Mar 9) The river is still flowing unseasonably high. Use caution.

(Mar 4) The river is still flowing high. Use caution.

(Feb 25) The river continues to flow high, fast and murky brown. Use caution.

Boulder Mountain Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Mar 17) Some Boulder Mountain lakes are closed to fishing until April 2017. Consult the Utah Fishing Guidebook before you go to see which lakes are closed. Lakes are listed under individual names, not Boulder Mountain Lakes. You can now access Coleman Reservoir, which is starting to lose its ice. All other lakes are still iced over, and access is limited by snow.

Regulations

Boulger Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Chalk Creek

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clear Creek

Rainbow Trout

(Mar 17) Bonneville cutthroat trout are abundant throughout Clear Creek. Flows have been turbid lately because of low-elevation snowmelt.

(Mar 2) Bonneville cutthroat trout are abundant throughout Clear Creek. Flows have recently been turbid because of low-elevation snowmelt.

Cleveland Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Feb 25) Fishing is fair. Try using white or bright-colored jigs tipped with mealworms or nightcrawlers. As the temperature rises, be prepared for lots of slush and unstable ice especially near the shoreline. There may also be highway closures.

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)

No recent reports.

Regulations

East Fork of Sevier River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Mar 17) Flows are running just under 20 cfs. Spring provides some of the best fishing of the year before irrigation releases begin. The water is often murky with low-elevation snowmelt.

(Mar 2) Flows are below 10 cfs. The slow-moving runs have less oxygen in the winter, so target stretches with fast-moving water in between deep pools.

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

(Feb 25) Fishing is fair. Try using white or bright-colored jigs tipped with mealworms or nightcrawlers. As the temperature rises, be prepared for lots of slush and unstable ice especially near the shoreline. There may also be highway closures.

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

(Mar 17) The ice still measures 12 to 18 inches thick. The north end has the thickest ice. The edges are still solid, but use caution on warm afternoons, especially when driving ATVs and snowmobiles. We should see good ice-fishing conditions for most of March. Fishing pressure is starting to wane as anglers get the itch to fish open water at lower elevations. Fishing is still good, but you may need to move around, try lightly pressured areas, or adjust your techniques, tackle and baits until you find success. Sight-fishing out of a tent can also help you react to picky fish behavior. Staying in one spot and waiting for the fish to bite is the last thing you want to do right now. Look for perch and small trout outside the weedline in 10 to 25 feet of water. Fifteen feet is the most consistent depth for perch. 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, nightcrawlers, perch meat or corn. Artificial imitations like Berkley Gulp maggots are also working well. The best trout fishing can now be found 10 to 20 feet below the ice over deeper water. For rainbows, use the same gear that you would in the shallows. For splake, use a little bit larger jig and tip with perch, sucker or chub meat. Targeting lake trout through the ice can also be very effective. Fish large jigs or spoons tipped with cut bait on the bottom in 60 to 100 feet of water. Action has been a little better out at 100 feet lately. Lake trout often come by and look at your jig without biting, so a fish finder is a must for seeing fish and enticing them to bite with movement. You'll also need a lot of patience. Before you head to the lake, call the Fish Lake Lodge at 435-638-1000 to check on current conditions.

(Mar 2) The ice is at least a foot thick all across the lake, and most of the slush is gone. Fishing is still good, though intensive fishing pressure is starting to affect success at the most popular areas. You may need to move around, try lightly pressured areas or adjust techniques, tackle and baits until you find success. Sight-fishing out of a tent can also help you react to picky fish behavior. Look for perch and small trout outside the weedline in 10 to 25 feet of water. The most consistent depth for finding perch is 15 feet. 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 10 to 25 feet over deeper water. For splake, use a little bit larger jig and tip with perch, sucker or chub meat. Targeting lake trout through the ice can also be effective. Fish large jigs or spoons tipped with cut bait on the bottom in 60 to 100 feet. Lake trout often come by and look at your jig without biting, so a fish finder is a must for seeing fish and enticing them to bite with movement. You'll also need a lot of patience. 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 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. Before you go out, check conditions by calling the Fish Lake Lodge at 435-638-1000.

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(Mar 4) Because of heavy snowpack in the upper Green River drainage, flows are up, and already averaging 3,000 cfs. Flows are 3,170 cfs during the day and increase to 4,170 at 7:00 p.m. Fishing has been good, and angler pressure has been fairly low. Streamer fishing is 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 trailing two to five feet below. Midge and mayfly hatches have been good at Little Hole on warm, calm days. Spin fishing is almost always good. Marabou 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)

(Feb 25) The warmer temperatures and rising water levels mean that the ice is likely unstable especially along the banks. Use extra caution when fishing here. Try using white or bright-colored jigs tipped with mealworms or nightcrawlers.

Regulations

Jordanelle Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Mar 16) The ice is unsafe. The edges are soft and there is open water near the inlet and dam. Please continue to use extreme caution as ice conditions change with the warmer temperatures. Ice off should begin at any time now.

(Mar 2) The reservoir has approximately six to ten inches of ice. There is open water near the inlet and the dam. Please continue to use extreme caution as ice conditions change. There has been limited angling pressure. For perch, try using neon pink 1/8 ounce jigs and chartreuse Marabou jigs tipped with a mealworm. Ratfinkees, Ratsos, ice flies and Hali Lures are also popular perch lures. For trout, try using Berkeley Gulp Minnows, AEROJIG Hair Jig, Buck-Shot Flutter Spoon, 3/8 ounce Kastmaster or plastics (i.e., tube jigs, Cut'R Bugs, Gizzila's, paddle bugs, etc.).

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

(Mar 17) Since the river is still very high, you should use caution. Anglers report slow fishing, even in the calmer sections of the river.

(Mar 9) Like previous weeks, the river is still flowing high. Please use caution. One angler reports fair fishing for brown trout.

(Mar 4) The river is running high. Please use caution when fishing.

(Feb 25) The river is still flowing very high, so use caution. One angler reports decent fishing for brown trout.

Regulations

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Mar 17) The water level is rising, and the reservoir is a little murky. Fishing is slow to fair, but should improve as the water continues to warm. Fly anglers report fair fishing while dragging streamers (leeches and woolly buggers) from pontoons. Spin anglers are catching fish while casting flashy spinners from shore. Those who fish nymphs under strike indicators both from shore and pontoons/tubes are finding slower success. This is likely due to the water clarity.

(Mar 2) The ice is gone and the water level is rising quickly. Fishing is slow to fair, but should improve as the water starts to warm. Clarity is fairly low, which will also affect success. Fly anglers report fair fishing dragging streamers (leeches, woolly buggers) from pontoons. Spin anglers are casting flashy spinners from shore. Those fishing nymphs under strike indicators both from shore and pontoons/tubes are finding slower success. This is likely due to the water clarity.

Regulations

Ogden River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Mar 17) Like previous weeks, the river is still flowing high and turbid. Please use caution. There haven't been any recent fishing reports from anglers.

(Mar 9) Like previous weeks, the river is still flowing high and turbid. Please use caution.

(Mar 4) The lower reaches of the river are flowing extremely high, fast and turbid.

(Feb 25) The river is still running high and turbid. DWR personnel who visited the Ogden River on Feb. 20 found it running very high. They didn't see anyone fishing. However, the South Fork has good slackwater conditions. Anglers are finding success there, especially on warmer afternoons. Some midge patterns have been effective.

Regulations

Price River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Provo River

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

(Mar 16) Lower: There is a midge and BWO hatch happening. Anglers report catching 16- to 20-inch browns. Try using all stages of midge patterns, nymphs and BWOs. Spin caster should try using a gold Jake's Spin-A-Lure's, Rapalas and spoons.

Middle: There is a significant midge and BWO hatch happening. Try using BWOs, nymphs, midges, sow bugs and scuds. Spin casters should try using Mepps Aglia Streamers, gold spinners and Rapalas.

(Mar 2) Lower: Midge and mayfly hatches are happening on the river simultaneously. Try using all stages of midge and mayfly patterns. A recent angler reported catching a couple decent-sized brown trout using streamers. Sow bugs, scuds, nymphs and BWOs are also successful methods. For spin casters, try using gold Jake's Spin-A-Lure's, Rapalas and spoons.

Middle: There is a midge hatch happening. Try using BWOs, nymphs, midges, sow bugs, scuds and streamers. For spin casters, try using Mepps Aglia Streamers, gold spinners and Rapalas.

Regulations

Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Mar 16) Scofield still has 16 or more inches of ice. Anglers report some success using white or bright-colored jigs tipped with mealworms or nightcrawlers.

(Mar 9) Scofield Reservoir still has 16 or more inches of ice. Anglers report some success using white or bright-colored jigs tipped with mealworms or nightcrawlers.

(Feb 25) On Feb. 17, Scofield Reservoir had a top layer of weak ice with 16 or more inches of solid ice underneath. Try using white or bright-colored jigs tipped with mealworms or nightcrawlers. Chubs have been biting about six feet from the bottom.

Regulations

Strawberry Reservoir

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

(Mar 16) Reports indicate 24 inches of ice with slush beginning to form. An auger extension might be necessary in some locations. Anglers are catching 12- to 18-inch cutthroats and 10- to 15-inch rainbows consistently. Try using Ratfinkees, ice flies, Maniac Gizzilas, 1.5- to 2-inch white tube jigs, Marabou jigs, Maniac Cut'R Bugs (remember to split the tail) and spoons. For an attractant, use a flasher (Swedish Pimples, Kastmaster, Forager Minnows, etc.) approximately 8 to 12 inches above your lure. Popular flasher displays include silver, gold, green, blue, orange and pink.

(Mar 2) Reports indicate 18 to 24 inches of ice with 10 or more inches of snow on top. You may want to consider having an auger extension on hand, and we would not recommend taking four wheelers out on the ice at this time. Anglers have been catching 12- to 18-inch cutthroats and 10- to 15-inch rainbows consistently. There have been a few slot break cutthroats caught in the past couple of weeks. Try using Ratfinkees, ice flies, Maniac Gizzilas, 1.5 to 2-inch tube jigs, Marabou jigs, Maniac Cut'R Bugs (remember to split the tail), and spoons. Use a flasher (i.e., Swedish Pimples, Kastmaster, Forager Minnows, etc.) approximately 8-12 inches above your lure as an attractant. Popular flasher displays include: silver, gold, green, blue, orange and pink. Please remember to immediately release all cutthroats between 15 and 22 inches. You may harvest two cutthroats under 15 inches and one over 22 inches.

Regulations

Thousand Lakes Mountain

Trout

No recent reports.

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Uinta Lakes

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

(Mar 9) According to anglers, the lakes are still frozen. Come prepared for winter survival. Access to the North Slope lakes and Provo River Drainage lakes is by snowmobile on SR-150 and the North Slope Road out of Mountain View, Wyoming.

Regulations

Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Mar 17) The river is still flowing very high. Please use caution. There haven't been any recent reports from anglers.

(Mar 9) Like previous weeks, the river is still flowing high and turbid. Please use caution.

(Mar 4) The river continues to run unseasonably high. Use caution.

(Feb 25) The river is still running high and turbid. DWR personnel visited the river on Feb. 19 and found that the lower stretches are running very high. They didn't see anyone fishing during their visit.

Regulations

Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.













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