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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

(Feb 27) All lakes are ice-capped, but snow is making it difficult to access them.

Beaver River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Mar 20) Tread lightly to avoid spooking fish in the low water.

(Feb 27) Lower: Slow-moving runs have less oxygen in the winter, so target areas with fast-moving water in between deep pools.

Upper: Anchor ice often makes winter fishing difficult.

Regulations

Benches Pond Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Blacksmith Fork River

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Whitefish

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Mar 19) There are very few anglers out fishing the river. Flows are good and the water is fairly clear. Fishing is good using midges on top of the water and below surface. You should also try 18 Renegades and size 20 brassies. Size 18 flash bugs and rainbow warriors have been working well too. Many thanks to Clayton Winter for the report.

(Mar 12) On March 9, anglers reported fair fishing using standard nymphs, including hare's ears or princes below an indicator. You should also try using midges (renegades and fuzzball-type dry flies). Sporadic midge hatchings happen during mid-afternoons.

Boulder Mountain Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Feb 27) There have been changes to the seasonal closures for Boulder Mountain lakes in 2015. Most lakes are now open year-round, but check the Utah Fishing Guidebook to see which lakes are closed for the winter.

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

No recent reports.

Clinton City Park Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Corn Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Feb 27) Snow is limiting access to the creek.

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 20) The river is ice-free and water flows are up to 18 cubic feet per second. The river is murky, but fishing has been fair to good with large streamers. Last fall's surveys found a good number of brown and rainbow trout, with some browns exceeding 20 inches and two pounds.

(Feb 27) Kingston Canyon: The river is ice-free, and the flow is up to 17 cfs. Slow-moving runs have less oxygen in winter, so target areas with fast-moving water in between deep pools. Surveys last fall found good numbers of brown and rainbow trout, with some browns exceeding 20 inches and two pounds.

Black Canyon: Black Canyon usually remains ice-free in the winter due to spring inflow. Slow-moving runs have less oxygen in winter, so target areas with fast-moving water in between deep pools.

Upper: Snow is limiting access to this part of the river.

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

(Mar 20) The ice thickness varies from 14 to 18 inches across the lake. There are some areas of slush that you should watch out for. Most anglers are finding good to fast fishing, but a few are having a tougher time. If fishing is slow for you, move around especially away from spots with a lot of anglers until you find more active fish. Fishing is still good to excellent for perch and small trout near the weedline in 15 to 25 feet. You can catch larger rainbows and splake at depths of 25 to 35 feet on the bottom or suspended at the same depths over deep water. Remember: There is no limit for perch at Fish Lake and any perch you catch can be disposed of in any manner. Anglers are encouraged to remove as many perch from the lake as they can. You can catch lake trout on the bottom in 70 to 100 feet of water, but it requires a lot of patience. Sonar can be very helpful in deep water, whether you're fishing on the bottom or suspended. Good ice may last through the rest of the month, but it's worth calling the Fish Lake Lodge at 435-638-1000 before you go to check current conditions.

(Feb 27) Ice is still safe across the entire lake. There are a number of pressure ridges that should be avoided, and these are the only obstacles to getting on the ice. Fishing is still good to excellent for perch and small trout near the weedline in 1525 feet of water. Larger rainbows and splake can be caught at 25- to 35-foot depths, on the bottom or suspended at the same depths over deep water. Remember, there is no longer a limit for perch at Fish Lake, and perch caught here can be disposed of in any manner. Anglers are encouraged to remove as many perch from the lake as they can. Lake trout can be caught on the bottom in 70100 feet of water, but it requires a lot of patience. Sonar can be very helpful in deep water, whether you're fishing on the bottom or suspended. Call the Fish Lake Lodge at 435-638-1000 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(Mar 19) 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. You may also want to try using lures. Try using crankbaits, spinners, spoons or jigs colored in fish, crayfish, black, white, silver or gold colors.

(Mar 5) 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 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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Mar 20) There is a wedge dock at the main ramp. The PWC ramp has docks and is open. Any boat can launch until Memorial Day weekend. There are currently 20 tagged fish at the reservoir. If you catch one, return it to the state park office for a prize. Please measure the tagged fish in millimeters or any other fish you catch that has a clipped fin and report the data to the state park office or the Springville DWR office. Float tubers report good fishing with Rapalas. Boaters anglers should try trolling in 30 to 60 feet of water. Try throwing jerkbaits for smallmouth bass. You probably should also try using traditional baits, like worms or PowerBait. The water temperatures are hovering around 40 degrees. The reservoir is 65 percent full.

(Mar 17) Jason of Bluffdale fished in a group of 3 and caught 35 rainbows trolling rainbow Rapalas and gold Jake's.

(Mar 5) The main ramp and the Rock Cliff ramps are still closed. The PWC ramp is open. Very little ice remains (in the Rock Cliff area), but please use caution. All restrooms are closed, except for the heated one near the top of the ramp. There are currently 20 tagged fish at the reservoir, and if you catch one, you can return it to the state park office for a prize. If you catch any fish with clipped fins, please measure them to the millimeter and report the data to the park office or to the Springville DWR office. Float tubers report success while fishing with Rapalas. Traditional baits, including worms and PowerBait, are also working well. The reservoir is about 65 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

(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.

(Mar 19) Anglers report good fishing with standard nymphs, such as hare's ears or princes below an indicator. Fishing is good at the second dam using renegades and fuzzball-type dry flies. Sporadic midge hatches have been happening in the mid-afternoons. Anglers report slow fishing above the third dam. Many thanks to Jodie Anderson, Conservation Officer Chris Schulze and Clayton from Round Rocks Fly Shop for the report.

(Mar 12) Anglers report good fishing with standard nymphs, such as hare's ears or princes below an indicator. Fishing is good at the second dam using renegades and fuzzball-type dry flies. Sporadic midge hatches have been happening in the mid-afternoons. Anglers report slow fishing above the third dam. Many thanks to Jodie Anderson, Conservation Officer Chris Schulze and Clayton from Round Rocks Fly Shop for the report.

Regulations

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Mar 20) Fishing is picking up as trout are finally moving in toward shore. Anglers in float tubes and pontoons are still finding the best fishing using streamers slow and deep, but nymphing from shore is improving.

(Feb 27) The ice is gone, and anglers have shared mixed reports. Many fly anglers report slow fishing with nymphs, while others have had found fair to good success with streamers. One angler also mentioned better success after getting out into deeper water.

Regulations

Ogden River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(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.

(Mar 19) 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.

(Mar 12) On March 10, the water was crystal clear and anglers could see fish swimming around from the banks; this makes them tough to catch, though, because they are easily spooked. Angling pressure has increased, especially on sunny days. Try using midge patterns around noon. Dry flies also work well during the other parts of the day.

Regulations

Price River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Provo River

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

(Mar 20) Lower: Think midges. Big buffalo midge hatches are occurring on the warmer days, especially at midday. Try using sizes 24 to 26. Mayflies are also making an early appearance. Sow bugs and orange scuds are still working in sizes 16 and 18. The water flows range from 101 cubic feet per second, below Deer Creek, to 56 cubic feet per second, near Harbor Drive

Middle: Midge fishing is great. Fishing should also be good with nymphs, size 22 and smaller, at midday. There has been an incredible buffalo midge hatch at midday that's becoming pretty consistent. Watch for black-colored midges and blue wings that may be making an early appearance this year. The water flows are near 136 cubic feet per second. They are higher near the Jordanelle release and Charleston areas, where they are around 147 cubic feet per second.

(Mar 5) Lower: Please remember: The Provo River below I-15 is closed to angling from March 1 until May 2. Continue to use big attractor nymphs and midge nymphs without beads. Midge hatches are still occurring on the warmer days, especially at midday. Sow bugs and orange scuds are working in sizes 16 and 18. Watch for dark-colored midges and buffalo midges. Water levels are ranging from 100 cubic feet per second (cfs) below Deer Creek to 79 cfs near Harbor Drive.

Middle: You'll find great midge fishing right now. Try midge nymphs without beads or use big attracter nymphs. There continues to be an incredible midge hatch at midday, and it's becoming pretty consistent. So, if you're fishing at midday, nymphs (size 22 and smaller) are a good choice. Watch for dark-colored midges and buffalo midges. Water flows are near 135 cfs, with flows higher near the Jordanelle release and Charleston areas (around 152 cfs).

Regulations

Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Mar 12) Ice anglers are still out fishing. We haven't had any reports of thin or soft ice, but you should be careful and be prepared for the possibility. On March 7, one angler reported on bigfishtackle.com that he caught 19 cutthroats and six rainbows. The best bite was from 7:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. The bite stopped until noon and then turned back on. He said he used just about everything in his tackle box to keep the fish interested.

(Mar 12) Ice anglers are still out fishing. We haven't had any reports of thin or soft ice, but you should be careful and be prepared for the possibility. On March 7, one angler reported on bigfishtackle.com that he caught 19 cutthroats and six rainbows. The best bite was from 7:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. The bite stopped until noon and then turned back on. He said he used just about everything in his tackle box to keep the fish interested.

Regulations

Strawberry Reservoir

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

(Mar 20) The ladders have open water and there is open water on the shoreline. The ice, though, still ranges from 10 to 16 inches. There are very thin ice pockets in many places, though, so please use extreme caution. The warm daytime temperatures will have you breaking through a few inches of slush to the more frozen layer. No new ice is forming, but the cold overnight temperatures have kept the ice that was already on the reservoir. Fish are biting super light. The best bite is occurring in the morning. Haws has a pressure point that has been refreezing. Over the weekend, anglers report good fishing in 15 to 35 feet of water using gazillas or one to two-inch jigs tipped with chub meat, shiners, mealworms or nightcrawlers. The reservoir is 76 percent full.

(Mar 5) We aren't adding any new ice, but conditions are holding steady with cold overnight temperatures. The ice ranges from eight to 14 inches in many spots. Fish are biting, but the bite is very light. ATV and sled use has been fairly high, but always use caution. Haws has become pretty unsafe, and there's some open water near the Narrows. Anglers have recently found the best fishing in 1820 feet of water with white tub jigs. You should also try one- to two-inch jigs tipped with chub or shiners, mealworms or nightcrawlers.

Regulations

Thousand Lakes Mountain

Trout

(Mar 20) Ice fishing can often be good in the Solomon Basin lakes, but access is only possible from the Emery County side.

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Mar 20) Trout are feeding actively. Try throwing a dry fly along the shoreline or using spinners or nightcrawlers.

(Mar 5) Try throwing a dry fly along the shoreline or using small gidgets tipped with mealworms or nightcrawlers.

Regulations

Uinta Lakes

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

(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.

(Mar 19) As of March 11, there was still a lot of snow and ice up in the Uintas, but it's melting fast with the warm weather. There is still 55 inches of snow up at Trial Lake and good, thick ice. You can still satisfy your ice fishing craving by heading up to the Unitas. Be prepared for winter conditions and deep snow.

(Mar 12) As of March 11, there was still a lot of snow and ice up in the Uintas, but it's melting fast with the warm weather. There is still 55 inches of snow up at Trial Lake and good, thick ice. You can still satisfy your ice fishing craving by heading up to the Unitas. Be prepared for winter conditions and deep snow.

Regulations

Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(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.

(Mar 19) The river is low but the fishing is still pretty hot. Larger brown trout and rainbows are readily taking white streamers and nymphs. Try using #14-16 rainbow sow bug and #18-20 WD-40 or RS2. Many thanks to Northern Region Aquatics Manager Paul Thompson for the report.

(Mar 12) The river is very low and has dried up in certain sections. There are a few places with deeper holes where anglers have had success caching browns.

Regulations

Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.













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