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Beaver Mountain Lakes

Rainbow Trout

(Aug 29) Anglers report fair to good fishing at all lakes. Anderson Meadow Reservoir was drained for dam repairs.

(Aug 22) Anglers report fair to good fishing at all lakes. Anderson Meadow Reservoir has been drained for dam repairs.

(Aug 8) Fishing is fair to good at all lakes. Anderson Meadow Reservoir has been drained for dam repairs and won't be filled until later in the summer.

Beaver River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Aug 29) Lower: Flows are regular. There have been consistent releases from Minersville Reservoir. Fishing has been fair for rainbows

Upper: Small brown and rainbow trout are abundant. Flies and small spinners typically produce well in the summer.

(Aug 22) Flows are regular. There have been consistent releases from Minersville Reservoir. Fishing has been fair for rainbows.

(Aug 8) Lower: Water flows are regular with releases from Minersville Reservoir. Fishing has been fair for rainbows.

Upper: Small brown and rainbow trout are abundant. Flies and small spinners typically produce well in the summer.

Regulations

Benches Pond Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Blacksmith Fork River

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Whitefish

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Aug 29) Anglers report good fishing for browns and rainbows throughout the river. Size 10 hoppers are working best during the day, and caddis flies are great for the evening. Anglers have also reported success using purple haze and Adams. The water is clear with good visibility, but the level is a little low. Please be aware that there are rattlesnakes in this area. Many thanks to Colton from Roundrocks Fly Shop for the report.

(Aug 22) Anglers report good fishing for browns and rainbows throughout the river. Size 10 hoppers are working best during the day, and caddis flies are great for the evening. Anglers have also reported success using purple haze and Adams. The water is clear with good visibility, but the level is a little low. Please be aware that there are rattlesnakes in this area. Many thanks to Colton from Roundrocks Fly Shop for the report.

(Aug 15) Anglers report good fishing for browns and rainbows throughout the river. Size 10 hoppers are working best during the day, and caddis flies are great for the evening. Anglers have also reported success using purple haze and Adams. The water is clear with good visibility, but the level is a little low. Please be aware that there are rattlesnakes in this area. Many thanks to Colton from Roundrocks Fly Shop for the report.

(Aug 8) It's hopper time. Hoppers are a great way to introduce people to the thrill of having a fish come up and take a fly off the surface of the water. This river is good because there are some areas near the dam that have some open areas that give beginners some casting room. The impoundment above the power plant is also a great place to practice fly casting. Please be aware that there are rattlesnakes in this area.

(Aug 1) It's hopper time. Hoppers are a great way to introduce people to the thrill of having a fish come up and take a fly off the surface of the water. This river is good because there are some areas near the dam that have some open areas that give beginners some casting room. The impoundment above the power plant is also a great place to practice fly casting. Please be aware that there are rattlesnakes in this area.

Boulder Mountain Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 29) Anglers report fair to good fishing for most of the lakes. A variety of flies, small lures and marabou jigs can produce well. If you're fishing with bait, use natural baits like nightcrawlers or grasshoppers. If fishing is slow at one lake, move to another.

(Aug 22) Anglers report fair to good fishing for most of the lakes. A variety of flies, small lures and marabou jigs can produce well. If you're fishing with bait, use natural baits like nightcrawlers or grasshoppers. If fishing is slow at one lake, move to another.

(Aug 8) Fishing is fair to good fishing for most groups of lakes. A variety of flies, small lures and marabou jigs can produce well. If you're fishing with bait, use natural baits like nightcrawlers or grasshoppers. If fishing is slow at one lake, move to another.

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

(Aug 22) Anglers report slow fishing.

Clinton City Park Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Corn Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 29) Summer fishing can be good with flies, small spinners and natural baits. Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked near campgrounds in Corn Creek, Chalk Creek and Oak Creek.

(Aug 22) Summer fishing can be good with flies, small spinners and natural baits. Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked near campgrounds in Corn Creek, Chalk Creek and Oak Creek.

(Aug 8) Summer fishing can be good with flies, small spinners and natural baits. Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked near campgrounds in Corn, Chalk and Oak creeks.

Currant Creek

Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Duck Fork Reservoir

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Aug 22) Aquatics biologist Calvin Black reported slow fishing using lures or flies.

Regulations

East Fork of Sevier River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 29) Kingston Canyon: Flows are at 140 cfs, so fishing may be a little easier.

Black Canyon: Fishing is fair to good with a variety of fly patterns.

Upper: Brown, brook and rainbow trout are abundant and generally provide good fishing throughout the summer. Your best bets are flies, lures and natural baits.

(Aug 22) Fishing is fair to good with a variety of fly patterns.

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 29) Fishing at Fish Lake has settled into its normal summer pattern. Boating anglers are catching rainbow trout while trolling pop gear. Shoreline anglers report catching trout on flies or bait near Twin Creeks. Try jigging just outside the weedline for fast yellow perch action.

(Aug 22) Fishing at Fish Lake has settled into its normal summer pattern. Boating anglers are catching rainbow trout while trolling pop gear. Shoreline anglers report catching trout on flies or bait near Twin Creeks. Try jigging just outside the weedline for fast yellow perch action.

(Aug 8) Fishing has settled into its normal summer pattern. Rainbow trout are providing good fishing for boat anglers trolling pop gear and for shore anglers using flies or bait near Twin Creeks. Yellow perch also offer fast fishing for anglers who jig just outside the weedline.

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(Aug 29) Anglers report good fishing for brown and rainbow trout. Both dry flies and top/bottom combinations are working well. Try a combination with a grasshopper or large terrestrial on top followed by an emerger, scud, midge larva or egg imitation as a trailer. Be prepared to switch techniques if a hatch starts in your area. Anglers using lures have also been successful. Try using crankbaits, spinners, spoons and jigs in fish, crayfish, black, white, silver or gold colors.

(Aug 22) Anglers report good fishing for brown and rainbow trout. Hatches are common, so both dry flies and top/bottom combinations are working well. Try a combination with a mayfly, cicada or grasshopper on top followed by an emerger, scud, midge larva or egg imitation as a trailer. Other hatches are also starting, so be prepared to switch techniques if a hatch begins in your area. Anglers using lures have also been successful. Try using crankbaits, spinners, spoons and jigs in fish, crayfish, black, white, silver or gold colors.

(Aug 1) Anglers report good fishing for brown and rainbow trout. Hatches are common, so both dry flies and top/bottom combinations are working well. Try a combination with a mayfly, cicada or grasshopper on top followed by an emerger, scud, midge larva or egg imitation as a trailer. Other hatches are also starting, so be prepared to switch techniques if a hatch begins in your area. Anglers using lures have also been successful. Try using crankbaits, spinners, spoons and jigs in fish, crayfish, black, white, silver or 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)

(Aug 22) Fishing is slow, but you can improve your catch rate by fishing from a boat or watercraft.

Regulations

Jordanelle Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Aug 29) Natalie at the state park reports that boats can be launched without a problem. The Rock Cliff arm is out of the water, but you can hand launch a small boat. Fishing is fair for smaller-sized smallmouth bass. Trout fishing is slow to fair.

(Aug 15) Anglers report fair fishing for smallmouth bass while jigging near shore and out to about 20-foot depths. Senkos or other bait-tipped jigs can provide fast action. Trout fishing has been spotty, but a few anglers have reported catching large brown trout.

Regulations

LaSal Mountains

Albino Trout, Bluegill, Grayling, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Splake (hybrid)

(Aug 22) The following reports were provided by conservation officer TJ Robertson.

Dark Canyon Lake: Fishing has ranged from slow to fair. Try using worms and salmon eggs. PowerBait has not been effective.

Dons Lake: Fishing has been fair with nightcrawlers, salmon eggs, Kastmasters or Jakes lures. There is a lot of moss along the shoreline, which is making it challenging to cast and retrieve in some places.

Kens Lake: Fishing has slowed for trout, but has picked up for bass. You can catch bass using small tube jigs or spinners near the inlet or on the northeast side.

Medicine Lake: Fishing is fair to good using spinners or baits. There haven't been many anglers fishing the lake.

Oowah: Fishing is fair using salmon eggs, worms or small spinners. PowerBait has not been effective.

Warner Lake: Fishing is good using worms, marshmallows or salmon eggs.

Logan River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Aug 29) Anglers report good fishing throughout the Logan River. The water is very clear with great visibility. Anglers have had success using purple haze, Adams and PMDs. The river impoundments have recently been stocked with rainbow trout. Many thanks to Colton from Roundrocks Fly Shop for the report.

(Aug 22) Anglers report good fishing throughout the Logan River. The water is very clear with great visibility. Anglers have had success using purple haze, Adams and PMDs. The river impoundments have recently been stocked with rainbow trout. Many thanks to Colton from Roundrocks Fly Shop for the report.

(Aug 15) Anglers report good fishing throughout the Logan River. The water is very clear with great visibility. Anglers have had success using purple haze, Adams and PMDs. Many thanks to Colton from Roundrocks Fly Shop for the report.

(Aug 1) Anglers report fair fishing from the lower dam. A family of seven caught two rainbow trout using PowerBait near the bottom. Other anglers report good fishing using lures and worms. The water is very clear with excellent visibility.

Regulations

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Aug 29) The water level is dropping because of irrigation releases. Trolling produces fair fishing for trout and wipers. Both flashy lures and minnow imitations are working. Smallmouth bass fishing is fair to good.

(Aug 22) The water level is dropping because of irrigation releases. Trolling produces fair fishing for trout and wipers. Both flashy lures and minnow imitations are working. Smallmouth bass fishing is fair to good.

(Aug 8) The water level is dropping because of irrigation releases. Anglers that are trolling report fair fishing for trout and wipers. Both flashy lures and minnow imitations are working. Smallmouth bass fishing is fair to good.

Regulations

Ogden River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Aug 29) Anglers report good fishing. The South Fork of the Ogden is low, but the water is very clear. Try hopper or stimulator patterns.

(Aug 22) Anglers report good fishing. The South Fork of the Ogden is low, but the water is very clear. Try hopper or stimulator patterns.

(Aug 15) Fishing is good. Try hopper or stimulator patterns.

(Aug 1) Anglers report good fishing. The water is crystal clear with excellent visibility.

Regulations

Price River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Provo River

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

(Aug 29) Lower: Anglers report good fishing with small flies or spinners. Grasshopper patterns are effective in August and September. Baits are allowed from below Olmstead Diversion dam, down through the canyon and town. Anglers report good fishing in the deeper pools and near undercut banks.

Middle: Anglers report fair to good trout fishing with flies that range from size 18 to 22. Bait is allowed in the stretch above Charleston Bridge to the Midway Lane Bridge.

(Aug 15) Lower: Anglers report good fishing with small flies or spinners. Grasshopper patterns and green drake patterns are effective in July and August. Baits are allowed from below Olmstead Diversion dam, down through the canyon and town. Anglers report good fishing in the deeper pools and near undercut banks.

Middle: Anglers report fair to good trout fishing with flies that range from size 18 to 22. Green drake patterns and hopper patterns work well on this stretch of the river. Small-sized flies will also work, but be sure to switch patterns if the fish aren't biting. Bait is allowed in the stretch above Charleston Bridge to the Midway Lane Bridge.

Regulations

Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 22) Most anglers report slow fishing for trout. Anglers frequently catch chubs with the same rigs they use to catch trout from the shore or a boat. Chubs continue to be the best bait. Last week, Kathy Jo Martinez reported catching 20 chubs while trolling.

Regulations

Strawberry Reservoir

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

(Aug 29) Anglers report fair to good fishing with a variety of methods. If you're using bait and the fish completely swallows the hook, please cut the line. Crowds are thinning out a bit now that school has started. The tagged rainbow trout contest runs until October 31, and there are still many prizes to be claimed. Registration is not necessary, so go catch a tagged rainbow trout! There are special regulations in effect at Strawberry: the limit is a combined total of four trout or kokanee salmon. No more than two may be cutthroat trout under 15 inches, and no more than one may be a cutthroat trout over 22 inches. All cutthroat trout from 15 to 22 inches must be immediately released. Trout and salmon may not be filleted, and the heads or tails may not be removed in the field or in transit.

(Aug 15) Kokanee salmon fishing has slowed. Angler Dale reports good success while bottom fishing from a boat for rainbows and cutts. The tagged rainbow trout contest is bringing a lot of boat traffic to Strawberry on the weekends; weekdays are much less crowded. The contest runs until October 31, and there are still many prizes to be claimed. Registration is not necessary, so go catch a tagged rainbow trout! There are special regulations in effect at Strawberry: the limit is a combined total of four trout or kokanee salmon. No more than two may be cutthroat trout under 15 inches, and no more than one may be a cutthroat trout over 22 inches. All cutthroat trout from 15 to 22 inches must be immediately released. Trout and salmon may not be filleted, and the heads or tails may not be removed in the field or in transit.

(Aug 9) Don Barton of Roy fished near Haws Point with a partner and caught 7 cuts and 1 rainbows trolling pop gear/dodgers. "slow fishing this weekend using leaded line worked best with a dodger and light colored flatfish early morning was best before the sun came up in 70 ft of water fished about 25ft down north and east of haws point nice concentrations of fish on the fish finder just not very active. talked to one guy doing good near mud creek using power bait."

Regulations

Thousand Lakes Mountain

Trout

(Aug 29) Fishing success varies by lake. If you're not having much luck, try a different lake.

(Aug 22) Fishing success varies by lake. If you're not having much luck, try a different lake. The Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop reports that fish are cruising near the weeds and taking damsel flies.

(Aug 8) Fishing varies by lake. If you're not having much luck, try a different lake. The Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop reports that fish are cruising near the weeds taking damsel flies.

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Aug 29) Anglers report fair fishing for catchable-sized trout with PowerBait or worms.

(Aug 15) Anglers report fair fishing for catchable-sized trout with PowerBait or worms.

Regulations

Uinta Lakes

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

(Aug 22) Please remember that there are bears in the Uintas.

Weber River Drainage: If you are looking for a remote backcountry experience, try the Weber River Drainage. This week, Northern Region Fisheries Manager Paul Thompson and Biologist Matt McKell found good populations of trout in this area. They fished Fran, Rhodes, Olsen and W-59 and had action in all of them. They caught a lot of 10- to 12-inchers, but also caught some up to 16 inches. They used black ants (#14-12) on the surface, but did really well with #6-8 woolly buggers (black with green and flash or black with orange and flash). The Weber River Drainage can be assessed east of Oakley.

Fish, Sand and Round lakes: Fishing is good for grayling. Try using small black ant patterns. These lakes, located in the back country in the Weber River Drainage, contain large populations of arctic grayling. The grayling are sustained through natural reproduction. Small black ant patterns have been effective.

Mirror Lake Highway Lakes: These lakes are stocked heavily and offer good fishing. If you don't find good fishing at one, move on to another. Watch closely as fish rise if their jump leaves an air bubble, it usually means they are taking flies off the surface. Use a fly that floats readily on the surface, like a caddis, foam ant or hopper. If their raise is more of a swirl that does not leave a bubble, they are likely to be taking flies below the surface. Use a prince nymph, hare's ear, or a combination of the two called a Prince Hairy. You don't need a fly rod to fish this way, you can use your spinning outfit.

Uintas North Slope streams: Stream fishing on the north slope has been good for the past couple weeks using caddis and hopper patterns. These streams are great places to take beginning fly anglers because there are some open areas to cast. With the small streams, massive casts are not necessary and the beginner can simply flip a fly and a hungry trout is usually waiting! One angler recently took his grandson to one or these streams on his first fly fishing trip and he caught 19 fish most were small, but it was a fun experience. Reminder: the East Fork of Smith's Fork is closed to the possession of kokanee salmon with any red coloring from August 15 through 6 a.m. on the last Saturday of September.

Uintas North Slope lakes: Be sure to take your fishing rod when you explore the north slope road on your ATV. The North Slope drainages include Bear River, Henry's Fork and Burnt Fork.

(Aug 15) Please remember that there are bears in the Uintas.

Echo Lake: Fishing is good for golden trout and brook trout using caddis flies. For more information on catching golden trout, watch this short video.

Fish, Sand and Round lakes: Fishing is good for grayling. Try using small black ant patterns. These lakes, located in the back country in the Weber River Drainage, contain large populations of arctic grayling. The grayling are sustained through natural reproduction. Small black ant patterns have been effective.

Mirror Lake Highway Lakes: These lakes are stocked heavily and offer good fishing. If you don't find good fishing at one, move on to another. Watch closely as fish rise if their jump leaves an air bubble, it usually means they are taking flies off the surface. Use a fly that floats readily on the surface, like a caddis, foam ant or hopper. If their raise is more of a swirl that does not leave a bubble, they are likely to be taking flies below the surface. Use a prince nymph, hare's ear, or a combination of the two called a Prince Hairy. You don't need a fly rod to fish this way, you can use your spinning outfit.

Uintas North Slope streams: Stream fishing on the north slope has been good for the past couple weeks using caddis and hopper patterns. These streams are great places to take beginning fly anglers because there are some open areas to cast. With the small streams, massive casts are not necessary and the beginner can simply flip a fly and a hungry trout is usually waiting! One angler recently took his grandson to one or these streams on his first fly fishing trip and he caught 19 fish most were small, but it was a fun experience. Reminder: the East Fork of Smith's Fork is closed to the possession of kokanee salmon with any red coloring from August 15 through 6 a.m. on the last Saturday of September.

Uintas North Slope lakes: Be sure to take your fishing rod when you explore the north slope road on your ATV. The North Slope drainages include Bear River, Henry's Fork and Burnt Fork.

(Aug 8) Please remember that there are bears in the Uintas.

Echo Lake: Fishing is good for golden trout and brook trout using caddis flies.

Fish, Sand and Round lakes: Fishing is good for grayling. Try using small black ant patterns. These lakes, located in the back country in the Weber River Drainage, contain large populations of arctic grayling. The grayling are sustained through natural reproduction.

Mirror Lake - Watch closely as fish rise to the top of the lake. If a fish jumps and leaves an air bubble, it usually means they are taking flies off the surface. If that's the case, use a fly that floats on the surface like a caddis, foam ant or hopper. If you see more of a swirl without a bubble, the fish are likely taking flies below the surface. If that's the case, try using a prince nymph, hare's ear or a combination of the two (usually called a Prince Hairy). You don't need a fly rod to fish this way, you can use your spinning outfit.

North Slope Lakes: Be sure to take your fishing rod when you explore the north slope road on your ATV. The North Slope drainages include Bear River, Henry's Fork and Burnt Fork.

(Aug 1) Please remember that there are bears in the Uintas. See bear safety information.

Echo Lake: Fishing is good for golden trout and brook trout using caddis flies. Watch a video about golden trout.

Fish, Sand and Round lakes: Fishing is good for grayling. Try using small black ant patterns. These lakes, located in the back country in the Weber River Drainage, contain large populations of arctic grayling. The grayling are sustained through natural reproduction.

Mirror Lake: Aaron Duncan and his family camped at the Uintas over the July 24 weekend. He reported slow fishing, but said the fish were jumping as the sun was going down. If you see active fish, but can't catch any, watch to see if the fish leave an air bubble. If they do, it usually means they are taking flies off the surface. If that's the case, use a fly that floats on the surface like a caddis, foam ant or hopper. If you see more of a swirl without a bubble, the fish are likely taking flies below the surface. If that's the case, try using a prince nymph, hare's ear or a combination of the two (usually called a Prince Hairy). You don't need a fly rod to fish this way, you can use your spinning outfit.

North Slope Lakes: Be sure to take your fishing rod when you explore the north slope road on your ATV. The North Slope drainages include Bear River, Henry's Fork and Burnt Fork.

Regulations

Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Aug 29) This is a good time of year to start using streamers, Rapalas and spinners on the Weber.

(Aug 22) Anglers report good fishing near the mouth of Weber Canyon. Elliott Robinson of Ogden caught a nice brown on a spinner while is friend was able to land his first whitefish using a dry fly.

(Aug 8) Before the dam was opened, anglers reported good fishing for brown trout using PMDs. In the summer, anglers report better fishing in the early morning, late evening or during the night.

(Aug 1) Before the dam was opened, anglers reported good fishing for brown trout using PMDs. In the summer heat, anglers report better fishing in the early morning, late evening or during the night.

Regulations

Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Aug 22) Biologists report slow fishing. Conservation Officer James Thomas said that Jakes spinners produced good fishing.













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