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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

(Nov 25) Fair to good fishing is reported at Kent's, LaBaron and Puffer lakes.

(Nov 11) Fair to good fishing reported at Kent's, LaBaron and Puffer lakes.

Beaver River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Nov 25) Lower: Irrigation releases have ended so the water level is low. Step lightly and approach pools carefully to avoid spooking fish. Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn. Streamer patterns, spinners and flashy lures can produce well. You may also want to try egg patterns.

Upper: Small brown and rainbow trout are abundant. Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn. Streamer patterns, spinners and flashy lures can produce well. You may also want to try egg patterns. Don't hesitate to hit some of the higher tributaries, like Merchant Creek.

(Nov 11) Lower: Irrigation releases have ended so the water level is low. Step lightly and approach pools carefully to avoid spooking fish. Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn. Streamer patterns, spinners and flashy lures can produce well. You may also want to try egg patterns.

Upper: Fishing is fair. Small brown and rainbow trout are abundant, and the brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn. Streamer patterns, spinners and flashy lures can produce well. You may also want to try egg patterns. Don't hesitate to hit some of the higher tributaries, like Merchant Creek.

Regulations

Benches Pond Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Blacksmith Fork River

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Whitefish

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Dec 4) Fishing is good. Egg patterns are likely the best bet as brown trout are spawning. You may also want to try other nymph patterns. Dry fly fishing will likely slow down because of the colder weather.

(Nov 25) Fishing is good. Egg patterns are likely the best bet as brown trout are spawning. You may also want to try other nymph patterns. Dry fly fishing will likely slow down because of the colder weather.

(Nov 11) A local angler, Paul Holden of Trout Unlimited, reports good fishing throughout the river for cutthroats, rainbows and browns. He's had success using an elk-hair caddis and a purple haze.

Boulder Mountain Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 25) Some of the Boulder Mountain lakes closed to fishing on November 1. Make sure you read the Utah Utah Fishing Guidebook before you go to see which lakes are closed. Note: The lakes are listed under individual names, and not Boulder Mountain Lakes.

Expect snow and the possibility of difficult access after recent storms. Fall provides some of the best fishing of the year on Boulder Mountain. The cooling weather triggers fish to feed actively to add extra weight before winter. Fall-spawning species like brook, tiger and splake trout also go through pre- and post-spawn aggression that can lead to great fishing success. Continue using your preferred techniques, but look for actively cruising fish near shore. Spin anglers should try marabou jigs, tube jigs, Gulp minnows, spinners, Jake's or Kastmasters. Bait anglers should focus on natural baits like nightcrawlers. Cut bait and frozen minnows are especially effective for predatory tigers and splake unless they are in spawning mode. Fly anglers should bring an assortment of streamers, terrestrials and bead head nymphs along with your favorite dry patterns. Most of the Boulder lakes are full of freshwater shrimp, so scuds are a must in your fly box. Egg patterns are worth a try for the actively spawning fish that won't touch anything else.

(Nov 11) Some of the Boulder Mountain lakes closed to fishing on November 1. Make sure you read the Utah Fishing Guidebook before you go to see which lakes are closed. Note: The lakes are listed under individual names, and not Boulder Mountain Lakes.

Fall provides some of the best fishing of the year on Boulder Mountain. The cooling weather triggers fish to feed actively to add extra weight before winter. Fall-spawning species like brook, tiger and splake trout also go through pre- and post-spawn aggression that can lead to great fishing success. Continue using your preferred techniques, but look for actively cruising fish near shore. Spin anglers should try marabou jigs, tube jigs, Gulp minnows, spinners, Jake's or Kastmasters. Bait anglers should focus on natural baits like nightcrawlers. Cut bait and frozen minnows are especially effective for predatory tigers and splake unless they are in spawning mode. Fly anglers should bring an assortment of streamers, terrestrials and bead head nymphs along with your favorite dry patterns. Most of the Boulder lakes are full of freshwater shrimp, so scuds are a must in your fly box. Egg patterns are worth a try for the actively spawning fish that won't touch anything else.

Regulations

Boulger Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Chalk Creek

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clear Creek

Rainbow Trout

(Nov 25) The restoration of Bonneville cutthroat trout is complete in the drainage, and anglers are now reaping the benefits. You can find catchable-sized fish throughout the entire stream. Some of the tributaries including Mill, Fish and Shingle creeks will also provide good fishing opportunities. Anglers report good to excellent fishing.

(Nov 11) The restoration of Bonneville cutthroat trout is complete in the drainage, and anglers are now reaping the benefits. You can find catchable-sized fish throughout the entire stream. Some of the tributaries including Mill, Fish and Shingle creeks will also provide good fishing opportunities. Anglers report good to excellent fishing.

Cleveland Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Nov 17) Fishing has been steady at Cleveland Reservoir, especially when fishing from a tube or boat. Rainbow trout have been the primary catch for anglers with fast-sinking lines and size 4-8 woolly buggers in black/orange and black/green. Fishing is slower in the late morning, but picks up after noon.

Clinton City Park Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Corn Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 25) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked near the campgrounds in Corn, Chalk and Oak creeks. Tiger trout have also been stocked in Chalk and Oak creeks. You can find lots of wild brown trout in Corn Creek, wild rainbows in Chalk Creek, and Bonneville cutthroat trout in Oak Creek. Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn. Streamer patterns, spinners and flashy lures can produce well. You may also want to try egg patterns.

(Nov 11) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked near the campgrounds in Corn, Chalk and Oak creeks. Tiger trout have also been stocked in Chalk and Oak creeks. You can find lots of wild brown trout in Corn Creek, wild rainbows in Chalk Creek, and Bonneville cutthroat trout in Oak Creek. Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn. Streamer patterns, spinners and flashy lures can produce well. You may also want to try egg patterns.

Currant Creek

Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Duck Fork Reservoir

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Nov 17) Anglers are catching tiger trout up to 20 inches long and cutthroat trout up to 17 inches long. Try using a fast-sinking line with size 6 or 8 bead head soft hackles in green/black, black/red/blue or black/copper. Olive leeches with a beadhead have been useful, too. Fishing is best later in the day.

Regulations

East Fork of Sevier River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Nov 25) Kingston Canyon: The stream flow is down to about 17 cubic feet per second. Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn. Streamer patterns, spinners and flashy lures can produce well. You may also want to try egg patterns.

Black Canyon: Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn. Streamer patterns, spinners and flashy lures can produce well. You may also want to try egg patterns.

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 anglers 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 fishers can do well with small, flashy spinners.

(Nov 11) Kingston Canyon: The stream flow is down to about 16 cfs. Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn. Streamer patterns, spinners and flashy lures can produce well. You may also want to try egg patterns.

Black Canyon: Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn. Streamer patterns, spinners and flashy lures can produce well. You may also want to try egg patterns.

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 anglers 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 fishers can do well with small, flashy spinners.

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

(Nov 17) Anglers report steady fishing in the evenings at Electric Lake. They've had some bites with shiner crankbaits as well as a small CD-7 shiner. Tiger trout were striking on cutthroat-patterned crankbaits.

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

(Nov 25) The marinas have started to ice over on cold nights, so launching a boat is becoming more difficult. Ice on the main body of the lake is a month away. Many rainbow trout, as well as some large brown trout, have been caught from shore near the mouth of Twin Creeks recently. Check current conditions by calling the Fish Lake Lodge at 435-638-1000 before you go.

(Nov 11) Fall brings great fishing to Fish Lake, when the summer crowds start to thin out. There is a wildlife-watching opportunity this year because red Kokanee salmon are showing up along the shoreline looking for a place to spawn. Remember though, you cannot harvest Kokanee from September 10 through November 30. Fishing is good to excellent success for fat, 10- to 14-inch rainbow trout for anglers trolling gold Jake's and other flashy lures. For rainbow trout, bait fishing from a boat or trolling with pop gear and worm is also effective. Anglers are catching some splake on the east shore with tube jigs tipped with cut bait. Lake trout will be more willing to bite at the end of the spawn. Call the Fish Lake Lodge at 435-638-1000 before you go to check on current conditions.

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

No recent reports.

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)

(Nov 17) Tiger trout at Huntington Reservoir have been biting various crankbait patterns, as well as size 6-8 buggers and leeches in darker colors. Some of the tiger trout have been up to 19 inches long. As the water cools down, some of the larger fish may start biting more frequently.

Regulations

Jordanelle Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Nov 17) We stocked 42,000 rainbow trout on Nov. 14. Boat anglers are hitting their limits. Trolling with white tube jigs tipped with bait is a popular technique. Try using PowerBait under a bubble, curly-tail jigs tipped with a worm or a nightcrawler. The fish-cleaning stations at Hailstone and Rock Cliff are now closed.

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

(Nov 25) Fishing is good. Egg patterns are the best bet because the brown trout are spawning. You should be able to catch fish with other nymph patterns. Dry fly fishing will slow down as the weather get colder.

(Nov 11) A local angler, Paul Holden of Trout Unlimited, reports good fishing throughout the river for cutthroats, rainbows and browns. He's had success using an elk-hair caddis and a purple haze.

Regulations

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Nov 25) The reservoir's water level is fairly low, but irrigation releases have ended for the season so the reservoir is rising. Trout fishing has been fair to good. Trout are in good shape thanks to the reduction in chubs caused by wiper stocking. Anglers have been doing well catching nice-sized rainbows with black and orange woolly buggers.

(Nov 11) The reservoir's water level is fairly low, but irrigation releases have ended for the season so the reservoir is rising. Trout fishing has been fair to good. Trout are in good shape thanks to the reduction in chubs caused by wiper stocking. Anglers have been doing well catching nice-sized rainbows with Halloween (ie. black and orange) woolly buggers.

Regulations

Ogden River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Nov 25) Fishing is good. Egg patterns are the best bet because the brown trout are spawning. You should be able to catch fish with other nymph patterns. Dry fly fishing will slow down as the weather get colder.

(Nov 11) Angling pressure has been light along the South Fork of the Ogden. Flows along the South Fork are fairly low, but you can find fish in deeper pockets. Try using an elk hair caddis, purple haze and midges.

Regulations

Price River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Provo River

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

(Nov 17) Lower: Fishing conditions are similar to the Middle Provo River. Mayfly hatches have been better than usual for this time of year. Blue-wing olives sizes 22-24, caddis nymphs and egg patterns are popular techniques. Weed growth is still abundant on the Lower Provo River, and that could impact fly-fishing opportunities.

Middle: Remember to match the hatch. Blue-wing olives, assorted nymph patterns and egg patterns work well. Success with streamers is varied; however, you should try using chartreuse, purple, or white streamers. Try a variety of egg patterns: bright orange eggs in size 1/4-inch, translucent yellowish-orange colored eggs in size 3/16-inch, off-white or cream colored eggs, and single egg to egg cluster patterns.

Regulations

Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 17) Scofield was stocked with more than 120,000 tiger trout averaging seven inches last month. Try using silver spoons, Kastmasters, jigs or soft plastics for these. Anglers are also catching chubs on worms and spinners from the shore. As the water cools, try using crankbaits for catching larger cutthroats along the rocky shorelines.

Regulations

Strawberry Reservoir

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

(Nov 17) Anglers report that fishing is still fairly good. Troll near shore using tube jibs tipped with bait. When fishing from shore, rely on traditional methods: spinner baits, PowerBait, nightcrawler and a worm. Trevor Bradshaw was the lucky winner of the pontoon boat for the 2016 Strawberry Bay Marina Tagged Fishing Contest. He caught a red-tagged rainbow near Renegade using lime twist PowerBait. Nice job, Trevor! The annual tagged fish contest is a great incentive to get the family outdoors. Thank you to all the participants and donators involved in the event.

Regulations

Thousand Lakes Mountain

Trout

(Nov 25) The Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop reports good to excellent fishing with brown and olive streamers, and caddis in both nymphs and dries.

(Nov 11) The Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop reports good to excellent fishing with brown and olive streamers, and caddis in both nymphs and dries.

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Uinta Lakes

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

(Nov 25) Ice fishing is just around the corner. Some of the rivers and lakes are already freezing. Whitney is half covered in ice, but you can still fish from the shore. Lilly and Beaver lakes are both frozen, and some of the rivers are starting to freeze too. Use caution with any of the ice because it may be thin or unstable.

(Nov 11) Anglers are still catching fish in the lakes of the High Uintas and in the lakes and streams along the Mirror Lake Highway. Whether you fish from shore or from a watercraft, you should have success using small spinners, flies or worms.

Regulations

Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Nov 25) The water levels are low in many places throughout the river. Fish seem to be congregating in the deeper pockets of water. Egg patterns are the best bet because the brown trout are spawning. You should be able to catch fish with other nymph patterns. Dry fly fishing will slow down as the weather get colder.

(Nov 11) Fishing below the Rockport Dam has slowed down, but some anglers are catching brown trout below the spillway. Grasshoppers, purple haze and caddis flies all seem to be working well. 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)

No recent reports.













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