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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

(Apr 15) Water flows are low and clear and stealth is needed to avoid spooking fish. Brood brook trout were recently stocked. A recent population survey found a few large brown and rainbow trout.

(Mar 30) Flows are low and clear. You may need to be stealthy to avoid spooking the fish. Brood brook trout were recently stocked

Regulations

Benches Pond Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Blacksmith Fork River

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Whitefish

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Apr 20) The river continues to run high and murky brown. In the calmer areas, anglers report slow to fair fishing.

(Apr 15) The river is running high and murky brown. Anglers report slow to fair fishing in the calmer spots.

(Apr 8) The river is running high and murky. Fishing is slow to fair in the calmer spots. Try using brightly colored lures with contrasting colors.

(Mar 31) The river is running very high and turbid. Use extreme caution.

Boulder Mountain Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Apr 15) All Boulder Mountain lakes will be open to fishing on April 15, but access is still limited by snow. Access is now possible to Coleman Reservoir and the ice has come off. Access to Posey Lake may be possible soon.

Regulations

Boulger Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Chalk Creek

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clear Creek

Rainbow Trout

(Apr 15) Bonneville cutthroat trout are abundant throughout Clear Creek. Anglers have reported catching fish up to 15 inches. Water flows have often been turbid lately because of low-elevation snow melt.

(Mar 30) Bonneville cutthroat trout are abundant throughout Clear Creek. Flows have been turbid lately because of low-elevation snowmelt.

Cleveland Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Apr 20) Cleveland Reservoir and other waters along Skyline Drive are still buried in snow. Be mindful that weather may bring rapid changes to this area, making the ice unstable. On stable ice, try using tube jigs or other plastics tipped with mealworms or nightcrawlers.

(Mar 31) Cleveland Reservoir and the other waters along Skyline Drive are still buried in snow. Be mindful that weather may bring rapid changes to this area and make the ice unstable. On stable ice, try using tube jigs or other plastics tipped with mealworms or nightcrawlers.

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

(Apr 15) Flows are running just under 20 cubic feet per second, but will increase as soon as Otter Creek Reservoir fills. That may happen in the next two to three weeks. Spring provides some of the best fishing of the year before the irrigation releases begin.

(Mar 30) Flows are running just under 20 cfs. Spring provides some of the best fishing of the year before irrigation releases begin.

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

(Apr 20) Electric Lake and the other waters along Skyline Drive are still buried in snow. Be mindful that weather may bring rapid changes to this area, making the ice unstable. On stable ice, try using tube jigs or other plastics tipped with mealworms or nightcrawlers.

Fish Creek (lower)

Rainbow Trout

(Mar 28) Francisco of Alpine fished without catching anything. He reports: "Water levels extremely low. Lots of dead fish. Never saw a single fish from dam to lower access from highway 6. Stream appears totally dead. What a shame."

Fish Lake

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Mackinaw (Lake Trout), Splake (hybrid), Rainbow Trout, Yellow Perch

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Apr 15) The ice edges are no longer safe. The open water around Twin Creeks has had thin ice in the morning but has typically been fishable in the afternoon. There is very little fishing pressure. Call the Fish Lake Lodge at 435-638-1000 before you go to check on current conditions.

(Mar 30) Ice on the main lake body is still safe, but many of the edges are starting to get soft. The Lakeside Marina parking area is closed due to soft edges. There is a bit of open water at Twin Creeks. Use caution when getting on the ice. Fishing pressure is very low. Success is still fair to good for perch and trout. Ice fishing may be over at any time, so call the Fish Lake Lodge at 435-638-1000 to get current conditions before you go.

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(Apr 13) Due to heavy snowpack in the upper Green River drainage, flows are already up to 8,600 cfs. The Little Hole trail is currently flooded and impassable. Fishing is still good during high flows. Streamer fishing has been good during high water. Nymph fishing has also been productive using scuds, soft hackles, midges and egg patterns. Set your nymph rig deep, 8 to 12 feet. Midge and mayfly hatches have also been reported above Little Hole on warm, calm days. Look for rising fish in eddies and close to the bank. Spin fishing is good. Marabou jigs or tube jigs in earth tones and whites are a good option in shallow or deep water. Brightly colored spoons, spinners and crankbaits 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)

No recent reports.

Regulations

Jordanelle Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Apr 20) DWR stocked 248,000 kokanee salmon in Jordanelle on April 11. Anglers have been primarily catching browns and rainbows. Try using PowerBait, a Wildeye Live Rainbow Rapala, a Mepps Aglia Spinnerbait or a Rapala Original Floating Minnow.

(Apr 5) The reservoir is ice free, and the main boat ramp and personal watercraft boat ramp are open. Anglers have been having success near the Provo River inlet catching planter rainbows, 16- to 18-inch rainbows and 21-inch browns. Try using living plastics or living fibers (i.e., Berkley Gulp minnows or quarter-ounce Marabou jigs), blade baits (i.e., Rapala Jigging Rap or Sebile Vibrato) or vertical presentations (i.e., Kastmaster or Buck-Shot Flutter Spoon). Remember that presentation is key! Depth, speed, profile, color and location are important factors to consider while fishing. Change up your techniques in order to address how fish are taking the bait that day.

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

(Apr 20) One angler reports good fishing for rainbow trout. PowerBait has been effective.

(Apr 15) ne angler reported fair fishing for brown trout, while another reported good fishing for rainbows. PowerBait has been effective.

(Apr 8) The river is still high and muddy. One angler reported catching a couple nice brown trout.

(Mar 31) The Logan River is flowing extremely high, fast and turbid. Use caution.

Regulations

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Apr 15) The water level is still rising, but the water has started to clear up. Anglers report fair fishing when drifting nymphs on gravel shorelines and points. The pattern favored by the fish can vary day to day, so you may have to try a few things. One angler recommended black zebra midges in sizes 16 and 18, because larger flies were ignored. Midge patterns are often a good choice at Minersville.

DWR annual monitoring survey found fair numbers of fat, healthy rainbow trout. Fish in the 17- to 22-inch range are readily available. Wipers are also doing fantastic, with an abundance of four- to six-pound fish. We also saw a few larger wipers that were up to eight pounds. Look for wipers to get more active as the water warms into the 50s in the next few weeks.

(Mar 30) The water level is still rising and the water has started to clear up. Anglers drifting nymphs on gravel shorelines and points are finding fair fishing. The pattern favored by the fish can vary day to day, so you may have to try a few things. One angler reports best success with black zebra midges in sizes 16 and 18. Larger flies were ignored. Midge patterns are often a good choice at Minersville. Our annual monitoring survey this week found fair numbers of fat, healthy rainbow trout. Fish in the 17- to 22-inch range are readily available. Wipers are also doing fantastic, with 4- to 6-pound fish abundant. We also saw a few larger wipers, up to eight pounds. Look for wipers to get more active as the water warms into the 50s over the next month.

Regulations

Ogden River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Apr 20) Fishing has been excellent for brown trout. Angler Wayne Kimball reports catching six brown trout west of the Dinosaur Park and past the skate park using a real worm wacky-rigged with a 1/4-ounce weight.

(Apr 15) The Ogden River is still flowing very high, fast and turbid.

(Apr 8) The Ogden River is still flowing high, fast and turbid.

(Mar 31) This week, the Ogden River is flowing very high, fast and turbid.

Regulations

Price River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Provo River

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

(Apr 20) Lower: Anglers have been catching rainbows and browns. Hatches are happening early in the morning and in the mid-afternoon hours (around 12 p.m.). The flows have been very inconsistent, and anglers suggest fishing above the Olmstead Diversion. Try using worm patterns, sow bugs and shrimp patterns. Rainbows are beginning to spawn, so have a variety of rainbow egg patterns on hand.

Middle: The blue-winged olive (BWO) hatch is hot during the early morning and mid-afternoon hours. Try a variety of adults, midges, nymphs, dry flies, sow bugs and egg patterns. The Middle Provo is fishing similar to the Lower Provo, but anglers are seeing more consistent flows.

(Apr 5) Lower: Anglers have been catching 15- to 18-inch rainbows and 14- to 17-inch browns. Blue-winged olive (BWO) hatches are happening daily, and surface activity is beginning to pick up. Keep a variety of beadhead and non-beadhead nymphs on hand, and try using brightly colored dry flies, dry flies with wings that appear to be moving, sow bugs or BWO baetis patterns.

Middle: The buffalo midge hatch is happening, so try using buffalo midges (sizes 1820) or dry flies. The blue-winged olive (BWO) hatch is picking up. Try throwing midges that are smaller (size 2224) and lighter in color, and with fluorocarbon tippet.

Regulations

Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Apr 20) Most of Scofield Reservoir has thawed. Try using worms or PowerBait for catching chubs, or use tube jigs, spinners or chub meat for larger trout.

(Mar 31) Much of Scofield Reservoir has thawed out Some areas of the shore have 50 to 70 feet of open water. Use caution when venturing out on the remaining ice. Try using worms or PowerBait for catching chubs, or use a tube jig or spinner for larger trout.

Regulations

Strawberry Reservoir

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

(Apr 20) Ice-off conditions have arrived! There is roughly a 10- to 15-foot gap between the shore and ice throughout the reservoir. There is a significant amount of open water near the Ladders and on Soldier Creek. Forecasts estimate that the entire reservoir will be ice-free by the end of the month. Ice-off conditions tend to be great for shore fishing. As the ice slowly recedes, the water near shore warms and draws in hungry fish from deeper depths. However, this week's cold front (high winds and heavy precipitation) may negatively impact fishing conditions during ice-off. You may want to capitalize on ice-off conditions as soon as the weather allows. Anglers have been catching 12- to 15-inch rainbows and 15- to 20-inch cutthroats. Try using 1.5- to 2-inch white tube jigs, chartreuse paddle bugs, white/pink curly tail grubs or various spoons. Remember to tip your lure with a mealworm, nightcrawler or wax worm.

(Apr 5) The reservoir is still frozen, but ice conditions are rapidly changing. There is some open water near the Ladders, but please use extreme caution when fishing near open water while on the ice. Reports indicate soft edges and a significant gap between the shore and ice in some locations. In some spots, depending on location, you'll still find 10 to 20 inches of ice. Please use caution as the reservoir begins to show ice-off conditions, and remember that ice conditions can vary drastically from one location to another. Anglers have been catching 12- to 15-inch rainbows and 15- to 20-inch cutthroats. Try using Ratfinkees, ice flies, paddle bugs, white tube jigs (1.5 to two inches), Marabou jigs, inline spinners and spoons.

Regulations

Thousand Lakes Mountain

Trout

(Mar 30) Access to Solomon Basin is possible from Emery County. The ice is off Morrell Pond.

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Uinta Lakes

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

(Apr 15) According to anglers, the lakes are still frozen. However, please use caution as warming temperatures may lead to unsafe ice. 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.

(Apr 8) Use caution as warming temperatures may be leading to unsafe ice. 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. For current conditions, contact the Heber-Kamas Ranger District (U.S. Forest Service) at 435-783-4338.

Regulations

Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Apr 20) One angler reported good fishing for brown trout. Another angler reported catching mountain whitefish near the Rockport Reservoir inlet. Try fishing for brown trout near the Croydon exit of of I-84, which is where a few anglers reported a successful catch.

(Apr 15) Much of the river is still flowing high, fast and muddy brown, but one angler reported catching a decent-sized brown trout.

(Apr 8) Some stretches of the Weber River were fairly calm compared to previous weeks, but the water is still very murky.

(Mar 31) Consistent with previous weeks, the Weber River is flowing high, fast and muddy brown.

Regulations

Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.








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