Utah Fly Fishing Reports


HOME
News & Announcements

FISHING REPORTS

STATEWIDE
HOTSPOTS
FLYFISHING
ICE FISHING
BASS
WALLEYE
NORTH of I-70
SOUTH of I-70
TIGER TROUT
FISH STOCKING

SUBMIT YOUR FISHING REPORT


UTAH FISHING INFORMATION

ARTICLES

LAKES & RIVERS

FISHING REGULATIONS

WEATHER REPORTS


TODAY'S MOON PHASE

SUN RISE/SET & MOON RISE/SET

LINKS

COMMENTS

LATEST NEWS
Follow UtahFishFinder on Twitter

LIKE OUR PAGE

POST YOUR FISHING PHOTOS






Sponsored by Utah Pro Fly Fishing

Utah Fly Fishing Reports rainbow trout logo for utah fishing
Revised 05-20-16


Links give descriptions of the lake and facilities available. Check proclamtion for details on fishing restrictions as these may not be complete.

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

(May 6) Flows have increased slightly, but are not yet as high as normal irrigation releases. Look for fair to good fishing. Habitat work in the area of the old dance hall has now concluded, so the water should start to clear up.

Regulations

Benches Pond Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(May 6) The shoreline is beginning to thaw, but shoreline fishing may be several weeks away.

(Apr 30) Colder temperatures and frequent storms have delayed the spring thaw. The pond remains under ice.

Regulations

Blacksmith Fork River

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Whitefish

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(May 12) There haven't been many anglers fishing along the Blacksmith Fork recently. The river is still running high and the water is off-color.

(May 7) Water flows continue to be high, and the off-color water is making it very difficult for most anglers to fish. If you decide to fish, stay close to the banks. Try using blue-winged olives, stoneflies, gun slingers, Copper Johns or other basic nymphs.

(Apr 30) Water flows continue to be high. Water is off-color, making fishing difficult. Anglers might fish close to the banks. Try using blue wing olive, stoneflies, gun slinger, copper johns and other basic nymphs.

Boulder Mountain Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(May 6) Most lakes are now open to fishing for the year. Look for access to improve at lakes under the rim in the next two to three weeks while the Boulder Top won't be accessible until June.

Regulations

Boulger Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(May 6) The pond is accessible on foot, but shoreline fishing is still several weeks away.

(Apr 30) The pond remains under an ice cap and blanket of snow, but it's accessible on-foot.

Regulations

Chalk Creek

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clear Creek

Rainbow Trout

(May 6) Removal of non-native trout in the Clear Creek drainage is complete, and stocking of Bonneville cutthroat trout is in full swing. 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. The water is currently running high and murky with runoff.

Cleveland Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Apr 30) The reservoir is still covered with ice, but the ice has been thinning especially around the shoreline. The snowy hike to and from the water's edge keeps a lot of anglers from fishing here in winter months.

Clinton City Park Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Corn Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Currant Creek

Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(May 20) Fly-fishing anglers have reported good fishing below the dam on Currant Creek using subsurface patterns, including beaded San Juan worms and Prince Nymphs.

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

(May 6) Kingston Canyon: Irrigation releases have begun at Otter Creek Reservoir and flows are running at 33 cubic feet per second (cfs). The river has been a little murky lately because of low-elevation snowmelt. This flow is still fishable and now is a great time to hit the river (before it increases to 100 cfs).

Black Canyon: The river may be a little murky from low-elevation snowmelt.

Upper: Access is good. Flows are a little high and murky, but not enough to make fishing difficult.

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

(May 6) On the north end, anglers may access and fish open water in the vicinity of the boat ramp. On the south side around the dam, there's too little open water to accommodate bank fishing.

(Apr 30) The boat ramp is accessible by foot. You'll find fishable open water on the north end around the boat ramp, especially in the general vicinity of the mine water discharge pipe. On the south end at the dam, there's about a foot of open water that circles the shoreline, but there's still no opportunity for shoreline fishing.

Fish Creek (lower)

Rainbow Trout

(Apr 30) There's water being released from Scofield Reservoir. The largest trout overwintered in deep pools miles below the reservoir. According to anglers and hikers, the size of brown trout increases with the distance from the dam.

Fish Lake

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(May 6) We are officially in ice-off limbo at Fish Lake. Ice still covers about 75 percent of the lake, but it's very rotten, unstable ice. A few windy days could blow the ice off, but it may still be a couple weeks before it's gone. Remember that boats are not allowed on the lake until all the ice is gone. There are still about 15 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.

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(May 20) Spring fishing has brought out the hatches, especially the midges and blue-winged olives. Some anglers are also using terrestrial patterns (like ants, crickets and hoppers) with a scud or shrimp trailer or a streamer with a trailer. Match the hatch on the surface or try nymphs and streamers deep along flow seams and shorelines. The river is a bit murky from the muddy water flowing through the dam, so streamers are a good choice. Try sculpin, rainbow or brown imitations followed by scuds, zebra midges, soft hackles or San Juan worms. Set the hook with any change in the strike indicator. Spin fishing is almost always good! Marabou or hair jigs (Zig Jigs) in earthtone colors are always a good option in shallow or deeper water. Try crankbaits like Rapala Husky Jerks or Xraps in deeper water. Brightly colored spoons and spinners will also entice fish.

(Apr 30) Spring fishing has brought out the hatches, especially the midges and blue-winged olives. Some anglers are also using terrestrial patterns like ants, crickets and hoppers with a scud or shrimp trailer or a streamer with a trailer. Match the hatch on the surface or try nymphs and streamers deep along flow seams and shorelines. The water is a bit murky from muddy waters flowing through the dam, so streamers are a good choice. Try sculpin, rainbow or brown imitations followed by scuds, zebra midges, soft hackles, San Juan worms, etc. Set the hook with any change in the strike indicator. Spin fishing is almost always good. Marabou or hair jigs (Zig Jigs) in earth-tone colors are always a good option in shallow or deeper water. Try crankbaits like Rapala Husky Jerks or Xraps in deeper water. Brightly colored spoons and spinners will also entice fish.

Regulations

Huntington Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Apr 30) The best fishing is within one mile of the dam. You won't find many fish below South Hughes Canyon because of last year's flash floods. Fly-fishing has been fair below the dam. Anglers are hooking into brown trout up to 17 inches. Good fly choices include leeches, woolly buggers, prince nymphs, stoneflies, beadhead uglies, caddis larvae, hare's ear and serendipity. Trout were planted in the campground at the Forks of the Huntington last fall. Anglers might find limited numbers of seven- to eight-inch trout in the campground and up the left fork.

Regulations

Huntington Reservoir

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

(May 6) This reservoir, also known as Mammoth Reservoir, is expected to remain under ice for another week. Open water is just beginning to show, but ice-off could be several weeks away.

Regulations

Jordanelle Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(May 20) Try throwing jerkbaits and spinnerbaits for smallmouth bass as the water temperatures begin to warm up. Boaters have had success trolling in about 50 feet of water or deeper with kastmaster's tipped with bait. Also, continue to try using traditional baits (worms, powerbait) on the shoreline. All docks are in and all restrooms and campsites are open. Fees will increase starting Memorial Day weekend. A quagga mussel decontamination station is up and running.

(May 14) Try throwing jerkbaits and spinnerbaits for smallmouth bass as the water temperatures begin to rise. As of April 28, boaters had success trolling in about 50 feet of water or deeper with Kastmaster's tipped with bait. Also, continue to try using traditional baits (worms, Powerbait) on the shoreline. Water temperatures were hovering around the middle 40s, so be sure and wear a life jacket. A quagga mussel decontamination station is running. All camping sites are open. All lease docks are open. The reservoir was holding at 62 percent full.

(Apr 30) Try throwing jerkbaits and spinnerbaits for smallmouth bass as the water begins to warm up. Boaters have had success trolling in about 50 feet of water (or deeper), using Kastmasters tipped with bait. Also, continue to use traditional baits (worms or PowerBait) on the shoreline. Water temperatures are hovering around the mid 40s, so be sure and wear a lifejacket. A quagga mussel decontamination station was up and running as of April 9. All campsites are open and are available on a first-come, first-served basis until May 1. All lease docks will be open during the first week of May. The reservoir is currently 58 percent full.

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

(May 12) There haven't been many anglers fishing along the Blacksmith Fork recently. The river is still running high and the water is off-color. During these conditions, try using zebra midges, blue-wing olives and scuds.

(May 7) Water flows continue to be high, and the off-color water is making it very difficult for most anglers to fish. If you decide to fish, stay close to the banks. Try using blue-winged olives, stoneflies, gun slingers, Copper Johns or other basic nymphs.

(Apr 30) Water flows continue to be high. The water is off-color, making fishing difficult for most anglers. Try fishing close to the banks and using blue-wing olive, stoneflies, gun slinger, copper Johns and other basic nymphs.

Regulations

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(May 6) Many fly anglers have been fishing from shore and report fair to good success. Nymphs and streamers are both working well. A fish population survey recently found that rainbows and wipers are healthy and abundant.

Regulations

Ogden River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(May 12) Flows continue to run high with off-color water. In these conditions, some anglers report success using nightcrawlers and San Juan worms. The Magpie and Botts campgrounds are now open.

(May 7) Flows continue to run high with off-colored water. In these conditions, some anglers report success using nightcrawlers and San Juan worms. The Magpie and Botts campgrounds are now open.

(Apr 30) Flows are still high and the water is off-color. Some anglers have had success using nightcrawlers and San Juan worms.

Regulations

Price River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Provo River

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

(May 14) Lower: The best fishing occurs during the midday. BWO hatches are consistent with the higher temperatures. You might try throwing in some skwala adults and nymphs. Water is being let out of Deer Creek. Flows are extremely high, ranging from 564 ft3s below Deer Creek to 449 ft3s near Harbor Drive.

Middle: Look for stoneflies in sizes 10 to 12, and use a BWO dropper for best results. Water temperatures average around 43 degrees. Flows are moving extremely fast, with current levels near 267 ft3s and flows near the Jordanelle release at 305 ft3s. The average at Charleston is flows at or around 286 ft3s. Be cautious of the faster currents.

(Apr 30) Lower: The best fishing occurs around midday, and BWO hatches are very consistent with the warmer temperatures. Size 18 seems to be working well, and both sow bugs and San Juan worms are a great choice for this stretch of the river. Flows are increasing slowly to their spring/summer levels, ranging from 169 cubic feet per second (cfs) below Deer Creek, to 43 cfs near Harbor Drive. Please keep in mind that all Utah Lake tributaries west of I-15 are closed until 6 a.m. on May 7.

Middle: The fish are honing in on the emerging patterns in size 18. Midge hatches are hit or miss, but try fishing the mid-afternoon hours. Nymphs (size 22 and smaller) will be still be good at midday. Some outfitters have reported seeing stoneflies in sizes 1012. Flows are increasing for the spring season, with current levels near 163 cubic feet per second (cfs), with flows near the Jordanelle release at 205 cfs and the average at Charleston with flows around 208 cfs. Be cautious around any fast-flowing water.

Regulations

Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(May 6) The reservoir is ice-free. Boats may be launched and shoreline fishing is available at all public beach fronts. On May 3, the reservoir was stocked with 12,000 8-inch cutthroat trout. Anglers report that fishing was slow.

(Apr 30) The reservoir is ice free. You can launch boats and fish from the shore at all public beachfronts. Anglers are catching big trout using whole chubs skewered with large bait hooks and fished on the bottom. The larger the bait, the larger the potential catch. The downside is that the bigger the bait, the lower the catch rate. Small pieces of chubs, worms and salmon eggs attract smaller trout, as well as chubs. Scofield is a good fishery for fishing mentors, parents and grandparents that want fast action for youngsters, who don't care if they are catching a trout or chub. On April 22, Jackson Harrison reported slow fishing. After fishing from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., he had caught one rainbow. Although he tried many lures and baits, he caught the trout using PowerBait.

Regulations

Strawberry Reservoir

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

(May 20) The docks are in at both the marina side and the soldier creek side. Roads are clear to the Renegade side of the reservoir. The bite has been best in the early morning to middle afternoon. Spoons have been producing the most fish near the dam. The reservoir is currently holding at 74 percent full. Check with Strawberry Bay Marina for the most recent updates at (435) 5482261.

(May 14) The lake is almost ice free as of April 28. Docks will be going in at the marinas over the coming weeks. Rental boats are available. Roads are clear to the Renegade side of the reservoir. Be aware of floating ice sheets. The fishing has been extremely good as overwintering fish are hungry and feeding. Try dark-colored leeches, marabou jigs, jerkbaits and spinners and tip them with chub meat or Powerbait. Check with Strawberry Bay Marina for the most recent updates at (435) 5482261. The reservoir is currently holding at 74 percent full.

(Apr 30) The lake is almost ice free! Docks will be going in at the marina over the next three weeks, with rental boats available as of this weekend. Roads are clear to the Renegade side of the reservoir. Be aware of floating ice sheets. The fish are hungry and actively feeding. The fishing has been extremely good. Try dark-colored leeches, marabou jigs, jerkbaits and spinners and tip them with chub meat or PowerBait. Check with Strawberry Bay Marina at 435-548-2261 for the most recent updates. The reservoir is currently 73 percent full.

Regulations

Thousand Lakes Mountain

Trout

No recent reports.

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(May 14) Effective immediately, the daily bag and possession limit has been increased to eight fish. This change is effective now and will remain in effect through June 30, 2016. The reservoir has begun the draining process to make repairs. Fishing as of this week was still good and steady. Water levels will begin to decrease steadily after June 1. Try using spinnerbaits tipped with worms or white curly tails. The road to Silver Lake Flat remains closed.

(Apr 30) The daily limit is now 8 fish at Tibble Fork Reservoir. This change will remain in place through June 30, 2016. The reservoir has begun the draining process to make repairs. Limits have been increased to allow anglers to harvest fish that would otherwise be lost. As of this week, fishing was still good and steady. Try using spinnerbaits tipped with worms or white Curly Tail jigs. The Alpine Loop and the road to Silver Lake Flat are still closed for travel. Be aware of changing weather conditions in the canyon.

Regulations

Uinta Lakes

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

(May 12) You'll find about 53 inches of snow at Trial Lake, and the other lakes are still capped. Wolf Creek Pass (Highway 35) is currently open. The Mirror Lake Highway gate is open, and the road is accessible for a few miles before it becomes snowbound on the Kamas side. The Evanston side of Mirror Lake Highway is open, and you can drive that route to Stillwater Campground.

(May 7) You'll find about 53 inches of snow at Trial Lake, and the other lakes are still capped. Wolf Creek Pass (Highway 35) is currently open. The Mirror Lake Highway gate is open, and the road is accessible for a few miles before it becomes snowbound on the Kamas side. The Evanston side of Mirror Lake Highway is open, and you can drive that route to Stillwater Campground.

Regulations

Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(May 12) There haven't been many anglers fishing the Weber lately. A few persistent anglers reported good fishing throughout the river. Anglers have had success using grey scuds, zebra midges, blue-wing olives and Rapalas. Law enforcement officers are still encountering many anglers who believe they are allowed to fish in the river on posted private property. Without written permission, those anglers are trespassing. Please remember that you must obtain written permission to fish waters that flow through properly posted private property. There are some Walk-in Access (WIA) areas on the river. You may fish those areas without written permission as long as you obtain a free Walk-in Access authorization number and follow the rules of the area. Please be respectful of all property and make an effort to clean up after yourself and others.

(May 7) Fishing has been fair from Wanship to Echo Reservoir. Just about every lure, fly or bait appears to be effective in catching fish. Law enforcement officers are still encountering many anglers who believe they are allowed to fish in the river on posted private property. Without written permission, those anglers are trespassing. Please remember that you must obtain written permission to fish waters that flow through properly posted private property. There are some Walk-in Access (WIA) areas on the river. You may fish those areas without written permission as long as you obtain a free Walk-in Access authorization number and follow the rules of the area. Please be respectful of all property and make an effort to clean up after yourself and others.

(Apr 30) The river is running high and muddy because of recent rain and snowmelt. Die-hard anglers are out using larger streamers in the faster water. The water above the confluence with Lost Creek is running clear. Scuds, hare's ear and pheasant tail nymphs seem to produce decent results. Dry flies, like a smaller blue-wing olive or a pale morning dun, were also used. Law enforcement officers are still running into many anglers who are trespassing on posted private property. Remember, you need written permission to fish waters that flow through posted private property. A free Walk-in Access authorization number is required, too. Please respect all private property. Clean up after yourself and others.

Regulations

Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.













Rich Pulham Productions
Web and Corporate Video Production

Copyright © Emerald Bay Media Group, LLC
All rights reserved

Hosting by Search Engine Traffic Builders