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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

(Aug 11) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked in all lakes. The Indian Creek road has been fixed, and the reservoir has been stocked.

Beaver River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Aug 11) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked. Look for fair to good fishing with summer irrigation flows.

Regulations

Benches Pond Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Blacksmith Fork River

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Whitefish

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Aug 18) Fishing has slowed down. Some anglers are catching browns using an elk hair caddis fly.

(Aug 11) Fishing has slowed down. Some anglers are catching browns using an elk hair caddis fly.

(Jul 30) Fishing has slowed down. Some anglers are catching browns using an elk hair caddis fly.

Boulder Mountain Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 11) You can find fair to good fishing across the mountain. Try getting away from the most popular lakes for better success. Also, don't hesitate to move to a new lake if you find slow fishing. Spin fishers should try marabou jigs, tube jigs, Gulp minnows, spinners, Jake's and Kastmasters. Bait fishers should focus on natural baits like nightcrawlers or cut bait. (This is especially effective for large tigers.) Fly anglers should bring an assortment of streamers, terrestrials, beadhead nymphs and your favorite dry patterns. Most Boulder lakes are full of freshwater shrimp, so scuds are a must in your fly box. Midsummer is an ideal time to target grayling and cutthroat trout. These fish can often be caught on dry flies or nymphs. The Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop reports that callibaetis mayflies are hatching in many lakes, so be prepared with nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners to match the particular stage of the hatch. Anglers have also done well lately with leech patterns and scuds. Check out our Boulder Mountain fishing guide for a look at the different fish (and their sizes) in the many lakes found on the mountain.

Regulations

Boulger Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Chalk Creek

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clear Creek

Rainbow Trout

(Aug 11) The restoration of Bonneville cutthroat trout is complete in the Clear Creek drainage, and anglers are now reaping the benefits. Look for catchable-sized fish throughout the entire stream this year. Some of the tributaries including Mill, Fish and Shingle creeks will also provide good fishing opportunities. Anglers report good to excellent fishing.

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

(Aug 11) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked near campgrounds in Corn, Chalk and Oak creeks. Tiger trout have also been stocked in Chalk and Oak. You can find lots of wild brown trout in Corn, wild rainbows in Chalk, and Bonneville cutthroat trout in Oak.

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

(Aug 11) Kingston Canyon: Irrigation releases from Otter Creek Reservoir have increased to more than 300 cfs, which is making it difficult to fish.

Black Canyon: Fishing is fair to good, depending on the area you fish. Don't hesitate to move around. Summer is a great time to throw a hopper-dropper combo or other terrestrials.

Upper: The upper East Fork Sevier River and many of its tributaries hold good populations of brown, rainbow and brook trout. Look for mostly small fish, although you can catch an occasional big brown just above Tropic Reservoir. These streams are perfect for honing your fly-fishing skills. Hopper-dropper combos and other terrestrials can be particularly effective. Spin-fishing anglers can do well with small, flashy spinners.

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

(Aug 11) The upper reservoir is still fairly low. Only small boats can be launched. Fishing has been good lately for 10- to 12-inch rainbows. Smallmouth bass are active and can be caught on small jigs tipped with nightcrawlers or curly-tail grubs in dark colors. Catchable-sized rainbows have been stocked in the lower reservoir.

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

No recent reports.

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

(Aug 20) Trout fishing is better from a boat than the shoreline. Anglers are catching smallmouth along the shoreline with jigs and jerkbaits especially near the Rock Cliffs side. Try fishing from the shoreline in the early morning and late evening using worms, PowerBait or tube jigs. All of the docks are in and the restrooms and campsites are open. Last month, anglers reported seeing a large number of rattlesnakes on the Rock Cliffs side near the boat ramp. Be very cautious about when you're walking in the area. The water temperature is 74 degrees and the reservoir is 85% full.

(Jul 30) Anglers are seeing a large number of rattlesnakes at the Rock Cliffs side near the boat ramp, so please use EXTREME CAUTION as you walk through the area. Anglers are catching smallmouth bass along the shoreline with jigs, especially near the Rock Cliffs side. Fish early mornings and late evenings for the best bite. Continue to use traditional baits (worms or PowerBait) and tube jigs from the shoreline. All docks are in, and all restrooms and campsites are open. The reservoir is currently 85 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

(Aug 18) Anglers report that fishing has picked up this week. They're having success catching trout in the mid-afternoon using an elk hair caddis fly.

(Aug 11) Anglers report that fishing has picked up this week. They're having success catching trout in the mid-afternoon using an elk hair caddis fly.

(Jul 30) Fishing is slow. Some anglers are catching cutthroat trout mid-afternoon using an elk hair caddis fly.

Regulations

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Aug 11) Trout are surface-feeding on midges in the morning before the wind comes up. Later in the day, you can catch them while trolling or fishing streamers and lures under the surface. The trout are healthy and strong this year. Smallmouth bass and wipers are active, especially in the early morning.

Regulations

Ogden River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Aug 18) Grasshoppers are abundant this time of year, and fish are ready to take them. Other flies to use now include nymphs, rainbow sows and chironomids. Trout are also willing to take a worm.

(Aug 11) Grasshoppers are abundant this time of year, and fish are ready to take them. Other flies to use now include nymphs, rainbow sows and chironomids. Trout are also willing to take a worm.

(Jul 30) The South Fork of the Ogden is still flowing nicely. The water is crystal clear with excellent visibility. Grasshoppers are abundant this time of year, so try using hopper patterns, nymphs, rainbow sows and chironomids.

Regulations

Price River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Provo River

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

(Aug 20) Lower: Fishing is fair. Try using fly pattern sizes 18 to 22. A grasshopper terrestrial patterns should be a good choice too. In the early or late hours, try using PMD adults and spinners. Fishing can be good at midday. You can use bait below the Olmstead diversion dam (about one mile up the canyon from Bridal Veil Falls), through town to Utah Lake.

Middle: Fishing is fair. Dry fly anglers report excellent fishing with terrestrials, like ants, beetles or hoppers. You may also want to try small nymphs. Match the hatch in fly sizes 16 to 22. Avoid the heat of the day by fishing early morning or late evening. Please be courteous; a lot of anglers fish the middle stretch of the Provo especially during the weekend.

(Jul 30) Lower: Be bear aware during the summer months. Please use extreme caution and avoid contact. If you spot a bear while fishing, please call our Springville office at 801-491-5678 and let us know where you saw it. Anglers are seeing pale morning dun (PMD) spinners, so the best fishing is occurring during the cooler hours of the day (early morning and evening) with PMD adults and spinners. Try using sizes 1822. Cicadas may also be worth trying. Flows are a little high coming out of Deer Creek at 617 cubic feet per second (cfs), but they slow down near Harbor Drive to 63 cfs.

Middle: Terrestrials (ants and beetles) are excellent for dry-fly fishing this time of year. Be sure and fish the early mornings and late evenings to avoid the heat of the day. Pale morning dun (PMD) spinners in the early morning are also very successful this time of year. The water temperature has risen to around 50F. Flows are higher than they normally are in the summer, with current levels near 348 cubic feet per second (cfs). Near the Jordanelle release, flows are running at 470 cfs, and the average at Charleston is around 371 cfs.

Regulations

Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Strawberry Reservoir

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

(Aug 20) Anglers report good fishing all around the lake. Shoreline anglers reported better fishing in deeper water. Kokanee are starting to change color. Kokanee anglers recommend using orange or pink squids and beaded spinners tipped with bait. For cutthroat and rainbow trout, fish on the Soldier Creek side using cutbait (chub) and nightcrawlers. Near the ladders, try fishign with chartreuse or white, two- to three-inch tube jibs. Try tipping the hooks with nightcrawlers or PowerBait. Boat anglers report good fishing with poppers and dodgers at depths around 35 feet. In Strawberry Bay, the guides recommend tipping pink dodgers and squid with pink grubs at depths of 35 to 55 feet for kokanee. Strawberry Bay Marina is running a tagged rainbow trout contest. More than 400 tagged fish have been released, including the grand prize fish with its pink tag. For updates, call the Marina at 435-548-2261.

(Jul 30) Anglers are doing very well all around the lake! If you're after kokanee, use orange or pink squids and beaded spinners and then tip your hook with Gulp maggots or the Gulp Alive corn. Anglers are catching cutthroat and rainbow trout on the Soldier Creek side, using cutbait (chub) and nightcrawlers. Fishing near the Ladders is sure to deliver fish. Try using two- to three-inch tube jibs in chartreuse or white, and tip the hooks with nightcrawlers or PowerBait (colors may vary). Boaters report success near the Chicken Creek west area with poppers and dodgers at around 35 feet. Strawberry Bay guides recommend using pink dodgers and squid (tipped with pink grubs) at depths of 35 to 55 feet for kokanee. If you're bringing the family, be sure and pack some raw chicken/chicken legs. They are easy to tie a string around, then fish off the shoreline to catch crayfish. Don't forget that the rules that apply to fishing also apply to catching crayfish. Anyone over the age of 12 must have their Utah fishing license on them or downloaded to a smartphone. Also, please remember that you may not transport live fish or crayfish away from the water where they were caught. The Disabled American Veterans event will be occurring on July 29 on the Soldier Creek side of the reservoir. Be sure to stop in and show your support for our nation's veterans! And don't forget that Strawberry Bay Marina is holding a tagged fish contest. More than 400 yellow-tagged fish have been released, as well as the grand prize pink-tagged fish! Several tagged fish have already been caught and are worth instant prizes. Check with Strawberry Bay Marina for the most recent updates at 435-548-2261. The reservoir is currently holding at 73 percent full.

Regulations

Thousand Lakes Mountain

Trout

(Aug 11) The Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop reports good to excellent fishing with damselfly patterns.

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 20) The reservoir will be completely drained by August 22.

(Jul 30) Effective immediately: The reservoir has begun the draining process to make repairs and will be closed until Dec. 2016. Silver Lake Flat Reservoir has been heavily stocked with Arctic grayling, rainbow trout and cutthroat trout. This is one of the only opportunities in the state to catch grayling in a body of water that you can easily drive to. This week, anglers reported that red-headed San Juan worms and woolly buggers have been very successful in catching Arctic grayling.

Regulations

Uinta Lakes

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

(Aug 11) Conservation Officer Trevor Doman reports good to hot fishing on the North Slope.

(Jul 30) Conservation Officer Trevor Doman reports good to hot fishing on the North Slope.

Regulations

Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Aug 11) Brown trout fishing just below Rockport dam has picked up. Fly anglers are doing well catching 16- to 18-inch fish. Fishing picks up as the sun starts to set. The inlet to Rockport hasn't been an productive spot. Law enforcement officers are still encountering many anglers who think they are okay to be in the river on posted private property. Those anglers are actually trespassing. You must have written permission to fish waters that flow through posted private property. If you plan to fish in a Walk-in Access area, be sure to obtain a free Walk-in Access authorization number. Please be respectful of all property and remember to pack out your trash.

(Jul 30) Anglers report that fishing has slowed down quite a bit from Wanship to Echo Reservoir. More people have been floating the river recently, especially on the weekends. Law enforcement officers are still encountering many anglers who think they are okay to be in the river on posted private property. Those anglers are actually trespassing. You must have written permission to fish waters that flow through posted private property. If you plan to fish in a Walk-in Access area, be sure to obtain a free Walk-in Access authorization number. Please be respectful of all property and remember to pack out your trash.

Regulations

Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.













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