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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

(Jul 22) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked in all lakes. The Indian Creek road has been fixed, and the reservoir has been stocked.

(Jul 15) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked in all lakes. The Indian Creek road has been fixed and the reservoir has been stocked.

(Jun 30) 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

(Jul 22) Lower: Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked. Look for fair to good fishing with summer irrigation flows.

Upper: Small brown and rainbow trout are abundant and can be caught on small spinners, flies and natural baits (like nightcrawlers and salmon eggs). A foam hopper beadhead nymph dropper rig can be especially fun and effective here. Don't hesitate to hit some of the higher tributaries like Merchant Creek.

(Jul 15) Lower: Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked. Look for fair to good fishing with summer irrigation flows.

Upper: Small brown and rainbow trout are abundant and you can catch them on small spinners, flies and natural baits like nightcrawlers and salmon eggs. A foam hopper-bead head nymph dropper rig can be especially fun and effective. Don't hesitate to hit some of the higher tributaries like Merchant Creek.

(Jun 30) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked. Look for fair to good fishing with summer irrigation flows.

Regulations

Benches Pond Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jul 8) Try using nightcrawlers and other standard baits.

Regulations

Blacksmith Fork River

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Whitefish

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jul 22) Anglers from Round Rocks fly shop in Logan report that green and gray drakes have started coming off on the Logan and Blacksmith Fork rivers. Fishing is excellent throughout the day. Caddis hatches have also been heavy, so try fishing with size 1418 elk hair caddis. Nymphing small beadhead pheasant tails and Prince nymph rigs works well, too.

(Jul 8) Anglers report that green and gray drakes have started coming off on the Logan and Black Smith Fork. They are fishing excellent throughout the day. Caddis hatches have been coming off very heavy and fish biting on size 1418 elk hair caddis. Nymphing small beadhead pheasant tails and prince nymph rigs works well, too.

(Jun 30) The water has cleared up. Look for dry fly action in the later evening and mid-morning hours. Pale morning duns (PMDs) and caddis are good choices. The green drake hatch will begin soon and should certainly grab the attention of some big fish. In the meantime, beetles and small hoppers for attractor patterns could be your ticket. Effective nymphing patterns include a San Juan worm or any green or yellow beadhead in sizes 16 or 18.

Boulder Mountain Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 22) 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.

(Jul 15) You'll find fair to good fishing across the mountain. For better fishing, try getting away from the most popular lakes. Also, don't hesitate to move to a new lake if you find slow fishing. Spin anglers should try marabou jigs, tube jigs, Gulp minnows, spinners, Jake's and Kastmasters. Bait anglers 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, bead head nymphs and your favorite dry patterns. Most Boulder lakes are full of freshwater shrimp, so scuds are a must in your fly box. Mid-summer 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 be prepared with nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners to match the particular stage of the hatch. They have also done well lately with leech patterns and scuds.

(Jun 30) All areas of the mountain are now accessible, and you can find fair to good fishing at most lakes. 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 anglers should try marabou jigs, tube jigs, Gulp minnows, spinners, Jake's, and Kastmasters. Bait anglers should focus on natural baits like nightcrawlers or cut bait. (This is especially effective for large tigers.) If you're a fly angler, 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.

Regulations

Boulger Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jul 8) Try using nightcrawlers and other standard baits. Fishing has been better in the mornings.

Regulations

Chalk Creek

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clear Creek

Rainbow Trout

(Jul 22) 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.

(Jul 15) Anglers report good to excellent fishing.

Cleveland Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jul 8) Fish shallow in the morning and move to deeper water in the afternoon. A variety of spinners and lures (Jake's, Kastmaster and spoons) have been working well. You might also want to try using nightcrawlers and other standard baits.

Clinton City Park Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Corn Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 22) 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.

(Jul 15) 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.

(Jun 30) 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)

(Jul 8) Dry flies (like mosquitoes) have been producing nice cutthroat trout along the shorelines. Try using a beaded nymph under a strike indicator for tiger trout.

Regulations

East Fork of Sevier River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jul 22) 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.

(Jul 15) Kingston Canyon: Irrigation releases from Otter Creek Reservoir have risen to over 300 cubic feet per second, making fishing difficult.

Black Canyon: Fishing is fair to good, depending on the area. 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, though an occasional big brown can be caught 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 fishers can do well with small, flashy spinners.

(Jun 30) The river is running clear. Fishing is slow to fair, depending on the area you fish.

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

(Jul 8) Anglers report catching a lot of nice tiger trout and cutthroat trout off the shore and from boats. Try bait fishing with dead minnows along the weedline for the best success.

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

(Jul 22) Fishing has been good to excellent in the morning and evening hours. Afternoon winds are blowing most boats off the lake. Trollers are finding good success with pop gear and worms. Lots of recently stocked rainbows are being caught in shallow water. Trolling deeper (below 20 feet) has produced bigger rainbows and splake, as well as an occasional pup lake trout or brown trout. One angler even reported catching a fat 10-inch kokanee. Some anglers have caught larger splake by jigging off the slide areas on the east shore. Anglers have also picked up a few lake trout while jigging tube jigs tipped with cut bait in deep water. Perch action can be fast while jigging just outside the weedline. There are still a few prizes left over from the perch tournament for lucky anglers who catch tagged perch. Just check in at the Lakeside General Store before you go fishing to be eligible. Before you go to the lake, call the Fish Lake Lodge at 435-638-1000 or Bower Haven Resort at 435-638-1040 to check on current conditions.

(Jul 15) Fishing has been good to excellent lately in the morning and evening. Afternoon winds are blowing most boats off the lake. Trollers are finding good success with pop gear and worms. Lots of recently stocked rainbows are being caught in shallow water. Trolling deeper (below 20 feet) has produced bigger rainbows and splake, as well as an occasional pup lake trout and brown. One angler even reports catching a fat, ten-inch kokanee. Some larger splake have been caught by jigging off the slide areas on the east shore. Anglers have also picked up a few lake trout jigging tube jigs tipped with cut bait in deep water. Perch action can be fast while jigging just outside the weedline. There are still a few prizes left over from the perch tournament for lucky anglers who catch tagged perch. Be sure to check in at the Lakeside General Store before you go fishing to be eligible for prizes. Call the Fish Lake Lodge at 435-638-1000 or Bower Haven Resort at 435-638-1040 to check conditions before you go.

(Jun 30) Trollers are finding fair to good success for rainbow trout. Some of the recently stocked rainbows are also being caught from shore by Twin Creek. Perch can be caught while jigging just outside the weedline. There are still a few prizes left over from the perch tournament for lucky anglers who catch tagged perch. Just check in at the Lakeside General Store before you go fishing to be eligible. Call the Fish Lake Lodge at 435-638-1000 to check on current conditions.

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(Jul 22) Flows are currently at 2,690 cubic feet per second. Fishing is picking up as the flows drop. Expect higher recreational (rafting) pressure during the heat of the day and on weekends. Flows are dropping, but that's scheduled to change. Be sure to check the USBR website for current releases from Flaming Gorge Dam. Nymph fishing has been most productive using large scuds, soft hackles and San Juan worms. Rigs should be set deep, 10 to 14 feet, and fished along seams. Expect dry fly fishing to pick up as flows are reduced. A few cicadas have been spotted, but hatches have been minimal to this point. Spin fishing is almost always good. Marabou or hair jigs (Zig Jigs) in earth tone colors are a good option in shallow or deep water. Also, try crankbaits like Rapala Xraps and Husky Jerks in deeper water. Pinch down the barbs for a quick release. Brightly colored spoons and spinners will also entice fish.

Regulations

Huntington Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jul 8) Anglers are catching a few fish at the Forks of Huntington and upstream on both forks.

Regulations

Huntington Reservoir

Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Jul 8) Tiger trout fishing is fast and furious if you are out in a boat or float tube. Fish in 15 to 35 feet of water using beadhead buggers and leech patterns.

Regulations

Jordanelle Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

No recent reports.

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

(Jul 22) Anglers from Round Rocks fly shop in Logan report that green and gray drakes have started coming off on the Logan and Blacksmith Fork rivers. Fishing is excellent throughout the day. Caddis hatches have also been heavy, so try fishing with size 1418 elk hair caddis. Nymphing small beadhead pheasant tails and Prince nymph rigs works well, too.

(Jul 8) Anglers report that green and gray drakes have started coming off on the Logan and Black Smith Fork. They are fishing excellent throughout the day. Caddis hatches have been coming off very heavy and fish biting on size 1418 elk hair caddis. Nymphing small beadhead pheasant tails and prince nymph rigs works well, too.

(Jun 30) The water has cleared up. Look for dry fly action in the later evening and mid-morning hours. Pale morning duns (PMDs) and caddis are good choices. The green drake hatch will begin soon and should certainly grab the attention of some big fish. In the meantime, beetles and small hoppers for attractor patterns could be your ticket. Effective nymphing patterns include a San Juan worm or any green or yellow beadhead in sizes 16 or 18.

Regulations

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jul 22) 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.

(Jul 15) Trout are surface feeding on midges in the morning before the wind picks 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.

(Jun 30) Trout are surface-feeding on midges in the morning before the wind picks 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. The water temperature is reaching the low 60s, so smallmouth bass are more active. Many wipers that weigh three to four pounds are also in the reservoir, but anglers haven't shared any reports on wiper success.

Regulations

Ogden River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jul 22) The South Fork of the Ogden is still flowing nicely. The water continues to be crystal clear, and visibility is excellent. 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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 8) For the best chance at catching cutthroat trout, try fishing with dead chubs along the shoreline in the mornings.

Regulations

Strawberry Reservoir

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Thousand Lakes Mountain

Trout

(Jul 22) The Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop reports good to excellent fishing with damselfly patterns.

(Jul 15) The Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop reports good to excellent fishing with damsel fly patterns.

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Uinta Lakes

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

(Jul 22) Local angler Shaun Bloomquist recently fished several lakes in the Uintas and had excellent success. At one of the lakes, he caught 51 fish in an hour. He caught several golden trout at Echo Lake and commented that Marshal Lake produced the biggest brook trout. Kastmaster lures and worms worked the best. Other anglers report catching fish on small flies (in sizes 14 and 16) and small hooks with worms, PowerBait or salmon eggs (in sizes 8, 10 and 12). Just use enough bait to cover the hook. Anglers are also catching fish at Smith and Morehouse on spinners and Jake's lures.

(Jul 8) Some anglers report high catch rates and others report catching very few at the different lakes throughout the Uintas. Those catching fish are using small flies, sizes 14 and 16, and small hooks with worms, PowerBait, or salmon eggs sizes in sizes 8, 10 and 12. Use just enough bait to cover the hook. Anglers are catching fish at Smith and Morehouse on spinners and Jake's lures.

Regulations

Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jul 22) 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.

(Jul 8) On July 5, anglers reported that fishing has slowed down quite a bit from Wanship to Echo Reservoir. There have been many tubers on 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.

(Jun 30) Fishing is good throughout the river. One angler had good success catching whitefish near the truck stop at the mouth of the canyon using Prince nymphs. 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)

(Jul 8) The lake is now accessible, although spring stocking hasn't happened yet.













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