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Beaver Mountain Lakes

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 11) Anglers report fair to good fishing at all lakes. Anderson Meadow Reservoir has been drained for dam repairs.

Beaver River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Sep 25) 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.

(Sep 12) 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

(Sep 25) The brown trout are aggressive and preparing to spawn. Anglers report good fishing for browns, rainbows and whitefish using worms throughout the river. Anglers are also seeing success using beaded spinners and a fly and a bubble near the dam. During the day, anglers are having success using black whirly buggers, streamers, hoppers, bates and caddis flies. During the evening, anglers prefer to use nymphs, pheasant tails and scuds. Many thanks to Colton from Roundrocks Fly Shop in Logan for the report.

(Sep 18) Enjoy fall fishing at its best in Blacksmith Fork Canyon! Try using a hopper or stimulator pattern with a nymph dropper. Spinners and small Rapalas are also good choices this time of year.

(Sep 11) This stream is one of the prettiest places to fish most of the year, but in the fall it's spectacular!

Boulder Mountain Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 25) Fish are congregating in deeper water in many lakes. Look for fishing to really pick up as soon as the weather cools down. A variety of flies, small lures and 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.

(Sep 25) Fishing is fair to good at all lakes. Anderson Meadow Reservoir has been drained for dam repairs.

(Sep 12) Anglers report fair to good fishing for most lake groups. A variety of flies, small lures, and marabou jigs can produce well. If you're fishing with bait, try using 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

(Sep 25) Your best chance to find catchable-sized fish for the rest of 2014 will be above the narrows. Fingerling cutthroat stocked this fall in the rest of Clear Creek will be six to eight inches in length next summer.

(Sep 12) Work is progressing to remove the nonnative trout from the Clear Creek drainage. Currently, there are catchable-sized Bonneville cutthroat trout in Clear Creek above the Narrows. Water flows are often muddy after rain storms.

Cleveland Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 4) Tom Ogden fly fished for two hours on Aug. 25 and caught four rainbow trout ranging from 14-16 inches long. He used fast-sinking line and a size 6 beadhead purple leech. One Price resident reported consistently good fishing with a silver or gold Shad Rap.

Clinton City Park Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Corn Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 25) 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.

(Sep 12) 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.

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

(Sep 25) Kingston Canyon: Flows have dropped to 40 cfs: a perfect level for fishing. Look for brown trout to start pre-spawn aggression in the next few weeks.

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. Try using flies, lures or natural baits.

(Sep 12) Kingston Canyon: Water flows have dropped to 46 cfs: a perfect level for fishing.

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. Try using flies, lures or natural baits.

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

(Sep 25) Fishing is in its normal summer pattern. Boat anglers report good fishing for rainbow trout by trolling popgear. Shore anglers should try using flies or bait near Twin Creeks. Yellow perch also offer fast action if you jig just outside the weedline.

(Sep 12) Fishing is in its normal summer pattern. Boat anglers report good fishing for rainbow trout by trolling popgear. Shore anglers should try using flies or bait near Twin Creeks. Yellow perch also offer fast action if you jig just outside the weedline.

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(Sep 25) Lower Green: Walt Maldonado recommends using chicken livers if you're targeting larger-sized catfish. Nightcrawlers are good for small- to medium-sized cats.

(Sep 25) Anglers report good fishing for browns and rainbows. 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. Also, be prepared to switch techniques if a hatch begins in your area. Lures are also working well. Try crankbaits, spinners, spoons and jigs in fish, crayfish, black, white, silver and gold colors.

(Sep 18) Anglers report good fishing for browns and rainbows. 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. Also, be prepared to switch techniques if a hatch begins in your area. Lures are also working well. Try crankbaits, spinners, spoons and jigs in fish, crayfish, black, white, silver and gold colors.

(Sep 4) Lower Green: Walt Maldonado reports slow fishing along the lower Green River near the town of Green River. The river has been running thick and red. P&D Ace Hardware in Green River will be sponsoring a catfish contest during the week of Melon Days, which will be from September 15-20. Prizes will include rods and reels.

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)

(Sep 25) On Sept. 17, Tom Ogden fly fished from a kick boat with two other anglers. In six hours, the group caught 38 tiger trout in the seven- to 18-inch range. They used sizes 6-8 soft hackle patterns on sinking line. Fishing was better after 10:30 a.m. Tom also reported that fishing was good for other anglers in watercraft, but that fishing was slow for shore anglers. On Sept. 22, Russ Stevens reported good fishing over the weekend. He was trolling with popgear and a worm or a Kastmaster. Terry Sanslow reported similarly good results with popgear and a worm. Terry caught a dozen tiger trout up to 15 inches.

(Sep 4) Tom Ogden and two others fished for seven hours from kick boats. In that time, they caught 32 tiger trout ranging from 8-20 inches long. The best tackle was size 6-8 soft hackle flies or red leeches on fast-sinking line. Tom observed a number of other shoreline and boat anglers, but other didn't seem to be catching many fish.

Regulations

Jordanelle Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

No recent reports.

Regulations

LaSal Mountains

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

(Sep 4) 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

(Sep 25) Anglers report good fishing for brown trout preparing to spawn. Anglers are having success throughout the river using egg patterns, streamers and hoppers during the day. Try usig dry flies and nymphs near Tony's Grove and Temple Fork. Whitefish are biting on scuds in the lower sections of the river. Rainbows and cutthroats are biting on black whirly buggers. Now is a great time to come out and fish the Logan. Many thanks to Colton from Roundrocks Fly Shop for the report.

(Sep 18) The river impoundments were stocked with rainbow trout.

(Sep 11) 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.

Regulations

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Sep 25) The water level is dropping due to irrigation releases. Anglers who are trolling report fair fishing for trout and wipers. Both flashy lures and minnow imitations are working. Smallmouth bass fishing is fair to good.

(Sep 12) The water level is dropping due to irrigation releases. Anglers who 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

(Sep 25) The South Fork of the Ogden has good flows with crystal clear water. During the week, angling pressure is light on this section of the river. Magpie and Botts campgrounds are currently open and offer easy access to the river. Other campgrounds up the river are closed, but you can still access the river from pull-outs. The river through town was recently stocked with rainbow trout.

(Sep 18) The lower Ogden was recently stocked with trout.

(Sep 11) The water levels have risen and become more turbid this week. Use lures with good visibility and flash.

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

(Sep 25) On Sept. 20, Kathy Jo Martinez and her companion caught 30 12- to 15-inch cutthroat trout in three hours using a silver Kastmaster or rainbow Krocodile lure. The largest fish weighed nearly three pounds. On Sept. 20, State Park Manager Jonathan Hunt reported catching plenty of 8- to 14-inch cutthroat trout. He averaged six fish per hour, but noted fishing was sporadic throughout the day. Bank and boat anglers seemed to do well.

Regulations

Strawberry Reservoir

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

(Sep 15) 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.

Regulations

Thousand Lakes Mountain

Trout

(Sep 25) Anglers report good fishing for small cutthroat and rainbows. To catch bigger fish, concentrate on deeper water with brown or olive woolly buggers.

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Uinta Lakes

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

(Sep 25) The fall colors are spectacular right now, and the fish are actively feeding. Try fishing with a fly and bubble rigged with two flies. Or try a stimulator pattern on the top and a emerger soft hackle pattern on the bottom in size 14 or 16. Fish were readily taking both patterns this week.

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 the 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 rise is more of a swirl that doesn't leave a bubble, they are likely 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 Lakes: Anglers interviewed Sept. 15 were doing good fishing with bloodworm patterns at Bridger Lake. Be sure to take your fishing rod with you as you explore the north slope road on your ATV.

(Sep 18) The fall colors are spectacular right now, and the fish are actively feeding.

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 the 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 rise is more of a swirl that doesn't leave a bubble, they are likely 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 Lakes: Anglers interviewed Sept. 15 were doing good fishing with bloodworm patterns at Bridger Lake. Be sure to take your fishing rod with you as you explore the north slope road on your ATV.

(Sep 11) The Uintas received snow this week! Be prepared for winter weather. These lakes are stocked heavily and the fishing is good. If you don't find good fishing at one lake, move on to another.

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.

Regulations

Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Sep 25) Anglers report slow fishing throughout the river because of low water levels and lots of aquatic vegetation. Brown trout should pick up as they are more aggressive in preparation for the spawn.

(Sep 18) On Sept. 17, the river below Echo Reservoir was very turbid. Try using flashy spinners or flashy streamers.

(Sep 11) On Sept. 10, the lower section of the river was turbid due to recent storms.

Regulations

Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Sep 25) Fishing was good last weekend using PowerBait, according to conservation officer James Thomas. Try using corn-flavored or rainbow-colored PowerBait.













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