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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

(Dec 2) Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn. Streamers, egg patterns, spinners and flashy lures can produce well.

Regulations

Benches Pond Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Dec 12) Benches Pond has frozen over, but the ice may not be thick enough for ice fishing. Use caution here.

(Dec 2) Benches Pond has frozen over, but the ice may not be thick enough for ice fishing. Use caution here.

Regulations

Blacksmith Fork River

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Whitefish

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Dec 11) There is no ice yet. Anglers have been catching 12- to 16-inch brown trout. Try using egg patterns, midges and BWOs

(Dec 2) There is no ice yet, but anglers have been catching 12- to 16-inch brown trout. Griffith's gnat pattern has been producing well. You may also want to try sow bugs, midges and BWOs.

(Nov 23) Fishing for trout has been good. For colder days, try using small nymphs, black zebra, hare's ear and pheasant tails. If you want to use dry flies, try Griffith Grants, CDC adult midges or BWOs.

Boulder Mountain Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Boulger Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Dec 2) Boulger Reservoir has frozen over, but the ice may not be thick enough for ice fishing. Use caution here.

Regulations

Chalk Creek

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clear Creek

Rainbow Trout

(Dec 2) Bonneville cutthroat trout are abundant throughout Clear Creek and its tributaries. Fishing is good to excellent with nymphs and small streamers.

Cleveland Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Dec 12) Anglers have been able to find stable ice on Cleveland Reservoir, but fishing has been slow.

(Dec 2) Anglers have been able to find stable ice on Cleveland Reservoir, but fishing has been slow lately.

Clinton City Park Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Corn Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 2) Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn. Streamers, egg patterns, spinners and flashy lures can produce well.

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

(Dec 2) The water flow is below 15 cfs, which is perfect for fishing. Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn. Streamers, egg patterns, spinners and flashy lures can produce well.

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

(Dec 12) Electric Lake doesn't have any ice yet, but accessing the boat ramp may be difficult with highway vehicles because of recent snowfall. Anglers have been catching cutthroat trout while trolling and jigging with gulp minnows and dead shiners. Electric Lake was stocked with 15,000 fingerling cutthroat trout on Oct. 31.

(Dec 2) Electric Lake doesn't have any ice yet, but accessing the boat ramp may be difficult with highway vehicles because of recent snowfall. Anglers have been successful catching cutthroat trout trolling and jigging with gulp minnows and dead shiners. Electric Lake was stocked with 15,000 fingerling cutthroat trout on Oct. 31.

Fish Creek (lower)

Rainbow Trout

(Dec 12) Fishing below the dam at Scofield Reservoir is good if you want to catch chubs. Try using soft-hackle flies here. This waterway may freeze over soon as snow accumulates.

(Dec 2) Fishing below the dam at Scofield Reservoir is good if you're looking to catch chubs. Try using soft hackle flies here.

Fish Lake

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Dec 2) Harvest of kokanee salmon opens again on Dec 1. The ice is starting to form around the edges and the marinas are locked in. December is a tough time at Fish Lake. It's difficult to launch a boat and we are still waiting for safe ice. Due to the depth of the lake, it takes Fish Lake longer to get cold enough to freeze than shallower waters nearby. The first safe ice usually shows up by the end of December—though it often takes a week or two more for the whole lake to cap. If you're brave enough to launch a pontoon, the Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop in Loa reports fast fishing for rainbow trout using olive and brown leeches. Call the Fish Lake Lodge at 435-638-1000 before you go to check on current conditions and get up-to-date fishing reports.

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(Dec 12) The average flow is 2,000 cfs and the temperature is 43 degrees F. The crowds are gone and now is great time to fish the Green River. Double peak flow operations are taking place in December, but a day of stable flows will take place on December 16 — this could help angler success. Check for current releases from Flaming Gorge dam. Nymphing and egg patterns have been most productive using small zebra midges, San Juan worms and scuds. Some midge and small BWO hatches have been reported and anglers have had success using those patterns. Streamers in olive or black have been effective early or late in the day, or during flow changes. Spin fishing has been good. Marabou jigs or tube jigs in earth tones, white/chartreuse and ginger are a good option in shallow or deep water. Rainbow or brown trout-patterned crankbaits and spoons also work well. Pinch down the barbs for quick release.

(Nov 23) The crowds are gone and now is great time to fish the Green River. Anglers are having good success using small beatis nymphs and dry flies, zebra midges and small ants. Streamer fishing has also picked up in light and dark color patterns. Spin fishing is always good. Marabou jigs or tube jigs in earth tones, white/chartreuse and ginger are a good option in shallow or deep water. Rainbow or brown trout patterned crankbaits also work well. Pinch down the barbs for quick release.

Regulations

Huntington Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Dec 2) Anglers have had success catching brown trout in the afternoons using elk hair caddis dry flies along the edges of the channel where the water slows. A recent electrofishing survey produced some impressive brown trout in the creek below the Electric Lake Dam, near the bridge.

Regulations

Huntington Reservoir

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

(Dec 12) The reservoir has stable ice. Try using jigs tipped with worms to catch trout here.

(Dec 2) Huntington Reservoir has stable ice in some areas. Try using jigs tipped with worms for catching trout here.

Regulations

Jordanelle Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Dec 2) The water level is low. The main Hailstone ramp and the personal watercraft ramps are still open. The smaller wedge docks are still available too. Rock Cliff ramp is closed. Boat anglers report good fishing for trout. Remember: you cannot keep kokanee salmon from Sept. 10–Nov. 30. Anglers are mostly catching trout, but you may also catch smallmouth bass, tiger muskie, kokanee salmon or wipers. For camping information, call the state park at 435-649-9540.

Regulations

LaSal Mountains

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

(Dec 12) Kens Lake was stocked twice in November with about 2,300 rainbow trout that were more than 11 inches long. Rattlesnake Ranch Pond was stocked with 2,000 rainbow trout on Oct. 10. Dons Lake and Hidden Lake were both stocked with more than 700 rainbow trout on July 9. Dark Canyon Lake and several others on the La Sal Mountains have been stocked with several thousand rainbow trout this year. The fish averaged about 10 inches long. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners to catch them. Access to waterbodies on the La Sal Mountains may be limited because of recent snowfall.

(Dec 2) Kens Lake was stocked on Oct. 10 with 700 rainbow trout averaging more than 11 inches long. Rattlesnake Ranch Pond was stocked with 2,000 rainbow trout on Oct. 10. Dons Lake and Hidden Lake were both stocked with more than 700 rainbow trout on July 9. Dark Canyon Lake and several others on the La Sal Mountains have been stocked with several thousand rainbow trout averaging about 10 inches in length this year. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners for catching these. Access to waterbodies on the La Sal mountains may be limited because of recent snowfall, and many of these waterbodies will soon freeze over.

Logan River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Dec 11) Anglers have been catching 10- to 18-inch rainbow and brown trout. Try using midges Mafia Pete, salmon eggs or beadhead pheasant tails.

(Dec 2) There is no ice yet. Anglers have been catching 10- to 12-inch rainbow and brown trout. Try using a small black midge or a blue wing olive. Zebra midges, Frenchies and beadhead pheasant tails have been producing as well.

(Nov 23) Anglers report good fishing for whitefish, brown and rainbow trout. Try using small nymphs such as black zebra, hares ear or pheasant tail. Dry flies such as Griffith Gnats, CDC adult midges and BWOs have been working as well.

Regulations

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Dec 2) Anglers report fair fishing for trout. Try trolling streamers on sinking line or behind a bubble on spinning gear. Drifting nymphs under a strike indicator also works well.

Regulations

Ogden River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Dec 11) There is no ice yet and anglers are catching 10- to 12-inch rainbow trout. Try using fireball salmon eggs, streamers, beads and midge hatches.

(Dec 2) There is no ice yet. Anglers report good fishing for planter rainbow trout. Try using egg patterns, streamers, beads and midge hatches.

(Nov 23) Fishing for trout has been good on the Ogden River. Try using midges, orange eggs or small nymphs.

Regulations

Price River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Provo River

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

(Dec 2) Brown trout are in the heart of their spawn. Trout are responding to spinners, fly patterns, sow bugs, egg imitations and similar approaches. Most fly anglers are using smaller sizes, between 18 to 22. Try using a copper-colored spinner. Please stay away from the cleared spawning beds, or redds, in the river.

Regulations

Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 12) The reservoir is covered in ice, but ice thickness varies across the reservoir, so use caution. Fishing has been good with jigs or paddle bugs (in various colors), tipped with chub meat. Try using white or green glow-in-the-dark jigs. Anglers have reported the fishing to be best when the fish see lots of movement from jigs.

(Dec 2) Anglers have been catching cutthroat and rainbow trout quickly in the dam cove, where there is at least four inches of ice. They've been using jigs tipped with chub meat. Rainbow PowerBait has also been effective. There is still some open water near the middle of the reservoir, so use caution when fishing here.

Regulations

Strawberry Reservoir

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

(Dec 2) There is about a foot of snow in Strawberry Valley. The water is mostly open but Mud Creek and some other areas have some thin ice along the edges. The thin ice can melt off on warmer days. Colder temperatures over the next week could create more ice, but it would be thing and unsafe for fishing. The Strawberry marina ramp has been plowed, but there are no docks in the water. You will need a four-wheel-drive vehicle to launch a boat. Ramps can become very slick on cold days. Anglers are catching trout that average about 17 inches. Remember: you must immediately release any cutthroat or fish with cutthroat markings in the 15 to 22 inch range.

Regulations

Thousand Lakes Mountain

Trout

No recent reports.

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Uinta Lakes

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

(Dec 11) All of the lakes and reservoirs are capped with ice. Please use extreme caution when you enter the ice or create test holes. Most of the lakes and reservoirs are only accessible by snowmobile.

(Dec 2) All of the lakes and reservoirs are capped with ice, and most are only accessible by snowmobile. Please use extreme caution when you enter the ice or drill test holes.

(Nov 23) Fishing has been good. All lakes and reservoirs are iced over. Use caution and be prepared for winter conditions.

Regulations

Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Dec 11) There is no ice yet and anglers are catching 16- to 19-inch brown and rainbow trout. Try using egg patterns, beads, streamers and large prince nymphs. Anglers are having the greatest success fishing from 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

(Dec 2) There is no ice yet. The water temperature at midday is 40 degrees, and visibility is about 18 inches. Anglers report catching whitefish and rainbow trout in the 16 to 20 inch range. Try using egg patterns, beads, streamers, stonefly nymphs and large prince nymphs. Anglers report the best fishing from 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

(Nov 23) Fishing has been slow to fair on the Weber River. Try using green PowerBait or small nymphs.

Regulations

Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.









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