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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

(Oct 12) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked in all the usual lakes. Fishing is slow to fair but should improve with cooling weather and water temperature.

Beaver River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Oct 12) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked.

Regulations

Benches Pond Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 28) Fishing is good at Benches Pond—especially early in the morning or later in the evening. The pond was stocked most recently on Aug. 14 with 500 rainbow trout averaging more than 11 inches long. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners to catch these. Garlic PowerBait has worked especially well. Tributaries to Benches Pond are now open for fishing.

Regulations

Blacksmith Fork River

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Whitefish

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Oct 9) Cooler temperatures should be great for fishing. Fishing with hoppers is slowing down. Using stimulators, elk hair caddis, gunslingers, copper johns or a combination of a stimulator on top with a gunslinger on the bottom should work great this time of year.

Boulder Mountain Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 12) Fall provides some of the best fishing of the year as the water cools down and fish get more aggressive. Fair to good fishing can be found across the mountain. Spin fishers should try marabou jigs, tube jigs, Gulp minnows, spinners, Jake's and Kastmasters. Focus on natural baits like nightcrawlers or cut bait (this is especially effective for large tigers and splake). 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.

Regulations

Boulger Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 28) Fishing has been good. This waterbody was most recently stocked on Aug. 14 with more than 500 rainbow trout averaging over 11 inches long. Try using nightcrawlers or PowerBait to catch these.

Regulations

Chalk Creek

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clear Creek

Rainbow Trout

(Oct 12) Bonneville cutthroat trout are abundant throughout Clear Creek and its tributaries. Anglers report good to excellent fishing with dry flies and nymphs.

Cleveland Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 28) The water level is being drawn down for irrigation needs, so the DWR has raised the daily bag limit and possession limit to eight trout at this waterbody until Jan. 1, 2019. If you're using fly tackle, try using a medium sinking line with a black and orange woolly bugger with a beadhead. Anglers have also had a lot of success catching rainbow trout while trolling with pop gear.

Clinton City Park Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Corn Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 12) Catchable-sized tiger trout have been stocked in Corn, Chalk and Oak creeks. 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)

(Sep 28) Anglers have caught tiger trout and cutthroat trout using various bugger, soft hackle and leech flies in sizes 6 to 10. Fishing is best when you can get out into deeper water away from the shore. Duck Fork Reservoir was stocked with almost 1,300 cutthroat trout on July 2 and 1,560 tiger trout on Aug. 2.

Regulations

East Fork of Sevier River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Oct 12) Irrigation releases from Otter Creek Reservoir have ended and flow is down to 20 cfs — 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

(Sep 28) The boat ramp was still useable on Labor Day, but the water levels may change. Anglers have been successful catching cutthroat trout trolling and jigging with gulp minnows and dead shiners. Anglers may not possess kokanee salmon from Sept. 10 through Nov. 30.

Fish Creek (lower)

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 28) Fishing below the dam at Scofield Reservoir is good if you're looking to catch chubs. Try using soft hackle flies.

Fish Lake

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Oct 12) Harvest of kokanee salmon is closed through Nov 30. There are a lot of red kokanee running up Twin Creek and cruising through the marinas, making for a great viewing opportunity. Please look, but don't disturb the spawning fish. Fall is a great time to hit Fish Lake as trout get more active and there are less crowds. Rainbow trout are being caught trolling with popgear or Rapalas. Perch fishing is still providing fast action. Anchor just outside the weedline in 10-15 feet and fish with small jigs tipped with nightcrawler. Remember that there is no limit on perch at Fish Lake and you are encouraged to harvest all the perch that you catch. You can also try jigging in 40 to 80 feet for splake, tiger, and larger rainbow trout. 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

(Oct 4) The average water flow is 2,200 cfs and the temperature is in the mid 50s. To avoid the crowds, anglers should try fishing weekdays, early and late in the day, and on the lower sections of the river. Anglers are still catching some fish on the surface using big bugs like cicadas, hoppers and ants. Try using a hopper on top with a very small baetis nymph trailing 3 to four feet below. Spin fishing is 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

(Sep 28) 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)

(Sep 28) Huntington Reservoir is about 17 percent full, so the boat ramp is well out of the water. Fishing is still good, though, especially if you can fish from a float tube or a small boat. With fly tackle, anglers have been successful using size 6 bead headed crystal buggers in black/orange/pearl color combinations. You might also do well with bead headed soft hackle flies with tan tinsel, brown/green/pearl crystal buggers or plum leeches with a purple tail. The tiger trout have been between 14 and 18 inches long.

Regulations

Jordanelle Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Oct 12) The water level is low. Boat anglers report better fishing for trout than shore anglers. Remember: you cannot keep any kokanee salmon from September 10–November 30.

(Sep 21) Recreational traffic has finally begun to subside. Anglers are catching smallmouth bass, 16- to 18-inch rainbow trout, 12- to 13-inch wipers, six-inch perch and 16-inch brown trout. For trout, try trolling at 1.5 to 2.0 mph in about 20 to 25 feet with the lures sent back 100 feet using silver, pink or chartreuse D&H Custom Lures spoons. If you are using downriggers, send the lures back 70 feet and suspend the lure in eight to 12 feet of water using Christenson's Lakeshore Tackle pink or cotton candy squids with a neutral dodger tipped with a Berkley Gulp! Maggot. For wipers, try using 1/16-ounce, neon-colored jighead tipped with a 1/2-inch of nightcrawler or one-inch Berkley Gulp! Minnow, and slowly jig one to two feet off the bottom. Remember: you may not possess kokanee salmon through November 30.

Regulations

LaSal Mountains

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

(Sep 28) Dons Lake and Hidden Lake were both stocked with more than 700 rainbow trout on July 9. Kens Lake, Dark Canyon Lake and Rattlesnake Ranch Pond, as well as several others on the La Sal Mountains, have both been stocked with several thousand rainbow trout averaging about 10 inches in length so far this year. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners to catch these.

Logan River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Oct 9) Cooler temperatures should be great for fishing. Fishing with hoppers is slowing down. Using stimulators, elk hair caddis, gunslingers, copper johns or a combination of a stimulator on top with a gunslinger on the bottom should work great this time of year

Regulations

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Oct 12) Trout fishing is fair. Trout have moved away from shorelines so boat and float tubes are producing better results. Try trolling streamers on sinking line or behind a bubble on spinning gear. Surface action on midges is common on calm mornings and evenings. Wipers are getting more active, with best fishing at dawn and dusk. Smallmouth bass are also active and providing fair to good success.

Regulations

Ogden River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Oct 9) Fall fishing conditions are just starting with good water flows. Use hopper and dropper rigs while you can! Cooler temperatures are in the forecast, so hopper activity will soon end for the season.

Regulations

Price River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Provo River

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

(Oct 12) Lower: The brown trout spawn will happen soon, so trout are aggressively taking spinners fly patterns, sow bugs and similar techniques. Try using smaller sizes, like 18 to 22, and copper-colored spinners.

Middle: There are still large crowds of anglers during the weekend.Mid-October to November is a great time to fish the Provo because of how aggressive brown trout are when spawning. Try using sow bug, caddis or small, dark nymph patterns. Egg patterns will start to work well in the next few weeks. Spinners work well in October and November.

(Sep 21) Lower: Anglers have reported some pre-spawn brown trout behavior. As we move closer to the spawn, you will begin to see males show signs of aggression and females will begin to gather near redds. Streamers will provide great results as the spawn unfolds. You can also try using terrestrials, midge larvae and pupae, mayfly nymphs, sow bugs, split-cased PMDs or San Juan worms.

Middle: Fishing is best from dawn until about noon, and from 5 p.m. till dusk. The water temperatures are warm for this time of year, so focus on locations that provide some refuge from the elements. PMDs and terrestrials (e.g. ants, beetles and grasshoppers) are still productive. You can also try using sow bugs, Griffith's gnats, hares ear nymphs, pheasant tails or miracle midges.

Regulations

Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 28) Anglers are catching mostly cutthroat trout from the shore using worms, PowerBait, spinners and soft hackle flies in tan/green/pearl or midnight fire. Try fishing in the dam cove or along the western shore, including the Walk-in Access portion. Anglers have also been catching cutthroat trout using spoons or white or pearl sparkle tube jigs tipped with chub meat. Yellow garlic PowerBait and tube jigs have worked well for rainbow trout. Scofield Reservoir was stocked on June 27 with 11,600 rainbow trout averaging about 10.5 inches long. Scofield has also been stocked with 12,000 cutthroat trout this year.

Regulations

Strawberry Reservoir

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

(Oct 12) The reservoir was just stocked with 95,000 10-inch cutthroat trout. Anglers report fair to good fishing from the shoreline or a boat. Trout average about 17 inches in length. Remember: there are special regulations at Strawberry Reservoir.

(Sep 21) The air quality is poor because of the Bald Mountain and Pole Creek fires. Anyone with asthma or other respiratory problems should consider avoiding exposure to the smoke. Anglers have been catching 17- to 22-inch cutthroat trout and 12- to 14-inch rainbow trout. For those fishing from shore, try using garlic, cheese or corn PowerBait Natural Scent Trout Bait or a nightcrawler tipped with a white marshmallow. For those trolling, try trolling at 1.6- to 2.0-mph with the lure suspended in 18 to 25 feet of water. Try using Worden's Flatfish, D&H Custom Lures spoons or popgear. Remember to scent with Pro-Cure Carp Spit super gel. Remember: you may not possess kokanee salmon through November 30.

Regulations

Thousand Lakes Mountain

Trout

(Oct 12) Fishing is fair for rainbow trout at Round Lake. Anglers reports fast fishing for brook trout at Neffs Reservoir.

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 12) Fishing is fair and there are fewer anglers out now that the summer is over. Most anglers catch rainbow trout, but you may catch a few brown trout too. Try using traditional baits and lures.

(Sep 21) The water has been drawn down to conservation pool and the fish are fairly concentrated. Traditional fishing methods are producing the best results.

Regulations

Uinta Lakes

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

(Oct 9) Be prepared for winter conditions. Fishing has been great!

Regulations

Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Oct 9) Reservoirs are now holding back water, and instream flows are reduced. Recent storms have also made the water turbid, so the fish are adjusting to changing seasonal water conditions. Try using leech and San Juan worm patterns.

Regulations

Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Sep 28) Willow Lake was stocked most recently on Sept. 10 with about 1,000 rainbow trout. Willow Lake has also been stocked with tiger trout this year. Try using traditional baits and spinners or tube jigs to catch fish here.









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