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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

(Feb 16) Flows are low and clear. You may need to be stealthy to avoid spooking the fish. The slow-moving runs have less oxygen in winter, so target stretches with fast-moving water in between deep pools.

(Feb 4) Flows are low and clear. You may need to be stealthy to avoid spooking the fish. Surface ice often forms and may make fishing difficult. The slow-moving runs have less oxygen in winter, so target stretches with fast-moving water in between deep pools.

Regulations

Benches Pond Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Blacksmith Fork River

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Whitefish

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Feb 16) Use caution as the water is running extremely high.

(Feb 11) Use caution when walking along the river. Dangerous ice shelves could form along the bank.

(Feb 4) Use caution when walking along the river. Dangerous ice shelves could form along the bank.

(Jan 27) With recent snowstorms and sub-freezing temperatures, dangerous ice shelves could be forming along the bank. Please use caution.

Boulder Mountain Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Boulger Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Chalk Creek

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clear Creek

Rainbow Trout

(Feb 16) Bonneville cutthroat trout are abundant throughout Clear Creek.

(Feb 4) Bonneville cutthroat trout are abundant throughout Clear Creek.

Cleveland Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Feb 11) Be prepared for lots of slush as temperatures rise. Also, be mindful of the possibility of highway closures and unstable ice, especially near the shoreline. Try using white or bright-colored jigs tipped with mealworms or nightcrawlers.

(Jan 27) Anglers have reported fair fishing at Cleveland Reservoir, although access through Skyline Drive may be limited due to weather. Try using white tube jigs, paddle bugs or jig heads tipped with mealworms or nightcrawlers.

Clinton City Park Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Corn Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Feb 16) Snow is making it difficult to access the 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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Feb 16) Flows are below 10 cfs. Recent warm temperatures have melted the surface ice. The slow-moving runs have less oxygen in winter, so target stretches with fast-moving water in between deep pools.

(Feb 4) Flows are below 10 cfs. Recent warm temperatures have melted the surface ice. The slow-moving runs have less oxygen in winter, so target stretches with fast-moving water in between deep pools.

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

(Feb 11) Be prepared for lots of slush as temperatures rise. Also, be mindful of the possibility of highway closures and unstable ice, especially near the shoreline. Try using white or bright-colored jigs tipped with mealworms or nightcrawlers.

(Jan 27) Anglers report fair fishing at Electric Lake, although access through Skyline Drive and down to the lake may be limited. Try using white tube jigs, paddle bugs or jig heads tipped with mealworms or nightcrawlers.

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

(Feb 16) Only six prizes remain from the perch tournament, so you better get up there before they run out! Turn in any tagged perch you catch at the Lakeside General Store. A dozen were turned in just last weekend, so the rest of the prizes will likely get awarded during the upcoming weekend. Ice is good all across the lake, and most of the slush is gone. There are a few pockets left, however, so use caution when riding ATVs and snowmobiles on the ice. Also, access points for these machines are limited because of snow. Fishing is still good, though intensive fishing pressure is starting to have an impact on success at the most popular areas. You may need to move around, try lightly pressured areas, or adjust techniques, tackle and baits until you find success. Sight-fishing out of a tent can also help you react to picky fish behavior. Look for perch and small trout outside the weedline in 10 to 25 feet. The more consistent depth for catching perch is 15 feet. Don't hesitate to move around until you find an active school. Use small ice flies, jigs and jigging spoons tipped with mealworms, wax worms, nightcrawler or perch meat. Artificial imitations like Berkley Gulp maggots are also working well. Larger rainbow and splake trout can be found at 25 to 50 feet and are often caught suspended at those depths over deeper water. For splake, use a little bit larger jig and tip with perch, sucker or chub meat. Targeting lake trout through the ice can also be very effective. Fish large jigs or spoons tipped with cut bait on the bottom in 60 to 100 feet. Lake trout often come by and look at your jig without biting, so a fish finder is a must for seeing fish and enticing them to bite with movement. You'll also need a lot of patience. Corn is now legal to use as bait at Fish Lake. Remember, however, that chumming is still illegal and that corn cannot be used at other nearby waters. Corn is considered effective bait for kokanee salmon, so try tipping a small jig or ice fly with a single kernel and fish it suspended over deep water. Corn is also turning out to be effective for rainbow trout and perch. Before you go out, check conditions by calling the Fish Lake Lodge at 435-638-1000.

(Feb 15) Only six prizes remain from the perch tournament, so you better get up there before they run out! Turn in any tagged perch you catch at the Lakeside General Store. A dozen were turned in just last weekend, so the rest of the prizes will likely get awarded during the upcoming weekend. Ice is good all across the lake, and most of the slush is gone. There are a few pockets left, however, so use caution when riding ATVs and snowmobiles on the ice. Also, access points for these machines are limited because of snow. Fishing is still good, though intensive fishing pressure is starting to have an impact on success at the most popular areas. You may need to move around, try lightly pressured areas, or adjust techniques, tackle and baits until you find success. Sight-fishing out of a tent can also help you react to picky fish behavior. Look for perch and small trout outside the weedline in 10 to 25 feet. The more consistent depth for catching perch is 15 feet. Don't hesitate to move around until you find an active school. Use small ice flies, jigs and jigging spoons tipped with mealworms, wax worms, nightcrawler or perch meat. Artificial imitations like Berkley Gulp maggots are also working well. Larger rainbow and splake trout can be found at 25 to 50 feet and are often caught suspended at those depths over deeper water. For splake, use a little bit larger jig and tip with perch, sucker or chub meat. Targeting lake trout through the ice can also be very effective. Fish large jigs or spoons tipped with cut bait on the bottom in 60 to 100 feet. Lake trout often come by and look at your jig without biting, so a fish finder is a must for seeing fish and enticing them to bite with movement. You'll also need a lot of patience. Corn is now legal to use as bait at Fish Lake. Remember, however, that chumming is still illegal and that corn cannot be used at other nearby waters. Corn is considered effective bait for kokanee salmon, so try tipping a small jig or ice fly with a single kernel and fish it suspended over deep water. Corn is also turning out to be effective for rainbow trout and perch. Before you go out, check conditions by calling the Fish Lake Lodge at 435-638-1000.

(Feb 4) Many prizes are still available from the perch tournament. You can still register for the tagged fish portion of the contest and turn in any tagged perch you catch at the Lakeside General Store. Ice is good all across the lake, and most of the slush is gone. There are a few slushy pockets left, however, so use caution when riding ATVs and snowmobiles on the ice. Also, access points for these machines are limited because of the deep snow. Fishing is still good, although intensive fishing pressure is starting to affect success at the most popular areas. You may need to move around, try lightly pressured areas, or adjust your techniques, tackle and baits until you find success. Sight-fishing out of a tent can also help you react to picky fish behavior. Look for perch and small trout outside the weedline in 10 to 25 feet of water. A depth of 15 feet is the most consistent for perch. Don't hesitate to move around until you find an active school. Use small ice flies, jigs and jigging spoons tipped with mealworms, wax worms, nightcrawlers or perch meat. Artificial imitations like Berkley Gulp maggots are also working well. Larger rainbow and splake trout can be found at depths of 25 to 50 feet, and they are often caught suspended at those depths over deeper water. For splake, use a slightly larger jig and tip it with perch, sucker or chub meat. Targeting lake trout through the ice can also be very effective. Fish large jigs or spoons tipped with cut bait on the bottom in 60 to 100 feet of water. Lake trout often come by and look at your jig without biting, so a fish finder is a must for seeing fish and enticing them to bite with movement. You'll also need a lot of patience. Corn is now legal to use as bait at Fish Lake. Remember, however, that chumming is still illegal and that corn cannot be used at other nearby waters. Corn is considered an effective bait for kokanee salmon, so try tipping a small jig or ice fly with a single kernel and fish it suspended over deep water. Corn is also turning out to be effective for rainbow trout and perch. To check on conditions at the lake before you visit, call the Fish Lake Lodge at 435-638-1000.

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(Feb 16) Flows currently average 1,800 cubic feet per second (cfs), with peak midday and evening flows up to 3,000 cfs. Temperatures average around 39F. Fishing has been good, and angler pressure is low. Flows can change daily, so check out information about recent releases from Flaming Gorge Dam. Expect to see midges down around the Little Hole area, especially on warmer days. Streamer fishing has been good on cloudy days and when the water is high. We're also hearing that blue-winged olives (BWOs) have been a hot item! Fish midday for the best results. Spin fishing is almost always good. Marabou or hair jigs (Zig Jigs) in earth-tone colors are a good option in shallow or deep water. Also try crankbaits in deeper water. Brightly colored spoons and spinners may also entice fish. Pinch down the barbs for quick release.

(Jan 27) Fishing has been good, and angling pressure is low. Streamer fishing has been good, especially on cloudy days and when the water is high. Nymph fishing has also been productive using scuds, soft hackles, midges and egg patterns. Mix it up by using a dry dropper with a large terrestrial as an indicator. Then add a nymph or egg trailing two to five feet beneath the terrestrial. Spin fishing is almost always good. Marabou or hair jigs (Zig Jigs) in earth-tone colors are a good option in shallow or deep water. Also try crankbaits in deeper water. Brightly colored spoons and spinners may also entice fish. Pinch down the barbs for quick release.

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)

(Feb 11) Be prepared for lots of slush at Huntington Reservoir as temperatures rise. Also be mindful of highway closures and the possibility of unstable ice, especially near the shoreline. Try using white or bright-colored jigs tipped with mealworms or nightcrawlers.

(Jan 27) Anglers report fair fishing at Huntington Reservoir, although access through Skyline Drive may be limited due to weather. Try using white tube jigs, paddle bugs or jig heads tipped with mealworms or nightcrawlers.

Regulations

Jordanelle Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Feb 11) The reservoir is frozen, but it's extremely slushy. Reports indicate six to eight inches of ice with four to six inches of slush. The edges are soft in some places. Anglers have been catching perch and planter rainbows. For perch, try using chartreuse, pink or orange ratfinkees, chartreuse Marabou jigs, or white tube jigs tipped with a mealworm or wax worm. For trout, try using Gitzit Bait Saver with corn- or garlic-scented PowerBait; Maniac Gizzy Bugs; Maniac Cut'R Bugs; glow or white tube jigs; or white curly-tail grubs tipped with bait.

(Feb 4) The reservoir has mostly frozen over. Reports indicate 6 to 12 inches of ice, depending on the location. Anglers have been catching perch near Rock Cliff. For perch, use a 1/8-ounce red jig head with a white tube jig; Hali Sukkula jigs; white, pink, chartreuse or red jigs; or Maniac Gizzy Bugs tipped with wax worms or mealworms. Anglers have been catching rainbows in 15 to 20 feet of water. Try using various tube jigs, PowerBait or white-and-pink curly tail grubs tipped with PowerBait.

(Jan 27) The reservoir has mostly frozen over. Reports indicate 6 to 12 inches of ice, depending on the location. Anglers have been catching perch near Rock Cliff. For perch, use a 1/8-ounce red jig head with a white tube jig; Hali Sukkula jigs; white, pink, chartreuse or red jigs; or Maniac Gizzy Bugs tipped with wax worms or mealworms. Anglers have been catching rainbows in 15 to 20 feet of water. Try using various tube jigs, PowerBait or white-and-pink curly tail grubs tipped with PowerBait.

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

(Feb 16) The river is running very high, so use caution when fishing.

(Feb 11) Use caution. River flows may have increased with recent storms.

(Feb 4) Ice shelves are forming, and access to the river is becoming more difficult with each storm.

(Jan 27) Ice shelves are forming and access to the river is becoming more difficult with each storm.

Regulations

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Feb 16) The ice is gone and the water level is rising quickly. Fishing is slow to fair, but should improve as the water starts to warm. Clarity is fairly low, which will also affect success. Fly anglers report fair fishing dragging streamers (leeches, woolly buggers) from pontoons. Spin anglers are casting flashy spinners from shore. Those fishing nymphs under strike indicators both from shore and pontoons/tubes are finding slower success. This is likely due to the water clarity.

(Feb 4) You'll find open water near the boat ramp and inlet. Some anglers are fishing the open water and finding success with fly and spinning tackle. Ice fishing is not recommended.

Regulations

Ogden River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Feb 16) The river is running unseasonably high, so use caution when fishing.

(Feb 11) The river is running unseasonably high, so use caution when fishing.

(Feb 4) Angling activity has really slowed. The colder temperatures and snow have made access difficult.

(Jan 27) Angling activity has slowed with the colder temperatures and snow making access difficult.

Regulations

Price River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Provo River

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

(Feb 11) Lower: You'll find similar fishing on the Lower Provo and the Middle Provo. Anglers have been catching 10- to 15-inch browns and smaller rainbows. Try using rainbow warriors, iron lotuses, Prince nymphs or worm patterns. For those who aren't fly fishing, try using gold Jake's Spin-A-Lures, Rapalas or spoons.

Middle: Angling pressure has been consistent. Watch for the midge hatch. Try using Prince nymphs, BWO midges, dry flies or worm patterns. Anglers have reported catching 14-to 15-inch browns and 12- to 13-inch rainbows. For those who are spin casting, try using Mepps Aglia Streamers, gold spinners or Rapalas.

(Feb 4) Lower: Anglers report catching 12- to 15-inch browns near Geneva Road. There are no significant hatches happening. Anglers have reported success using glo bugs, zebra midges, sow bugs and San Juan worms. For those who aren't fly fishing, try using Panther Martins, Blue Fox Classic Vibrax spinners or minnow-imitating lures.

Middle: Angling pressure has been consistent. Try using Prince nymphs (size 18), red zebra midges (size 20), rainbow glo bugs or worm patterns. Anglers have reported catching 14- to 15-inch browns and 12- to 13-inch rainbows. For those who are spin casting, try using Mepps Aglia Streamers, gold spinners or Rapalas.

(Jan 27) Lower: Anglers report catching 12- to 15-inch browns near Geneva Road. There are no significant hatches happening. Anglers have reported success using glo bugs, zebra midges, sow bugs and San Juan worms. For those who aren't fly fishing, try using Panther Martins, Blue Fox Classic Vibrax spinners or minnow-imitating lures.

Middle: Angling pressure has been consistent. Try using Prince nymphs (size 18), red zebra midges (size 20), rainbow glo bugs or worm patterns. Anglers have reported catching 14- to 15-inch browns and 12- to 13-inch rainbows. For those who are spin casting, try using Mepps Aglia Streamers, gold spinners or Rapalas.

Regulations

Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Feb 11) Be prepared for lots of slush as temperatures rise. Also, be mindful of the possibility of unstable ice, especially near the shoreline. Try using white or bright-colored jigs tipped with mealworms or nightcrawlers. Chubs have been biting about six feet from the bottom.

(Jan 27) Anglers report steady success catching chub at Scofield Reservoir. Scofield has been getting a lot of snow over the past two weeks, and anglers report 8 to 10 inches of slush in addition to snow on top of the ice. The chubs respond well to glow-in-the-dark or bright-colored jigs tipped with a worm. Try fishing about six feet from the bottom.

Regulations

Strawberry Reservoir

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

(Feb 11) Reports indicate 18 inches of ice with significant slush. We do not recommend taking four wheelers out on the ice at this time. Also, please use extreme caution when fishing near the Ladders. The running water from the Current Creek tunnel makes the ice near the Ladders extremely weak, and there is currently open water near the Ladders. Anglers have been catching 15- to 20-inch cutthroats, 10- to 15-inch rainbows and a few slot-breaker cutthroats. Recent reports indicate success fishing near Renegade, Haws Point and near the old dike. Try using chartreuse ratfinkees, Maniac Gizzilas, white tube jig with 1/8 red jig head, or paddle bugs tipped with a wax worm, nightcrawler, mealworm, or chub meat. Please remember to immediately release all cutthroats between 15 and 22 inches. You may harvest two cutthroats under 15 inches and one over 22 inches. We had an incredible turnout (more than 600 participants) at the Strawberry Ice Fishing Event on Feb. 4. A big thanks to our generous sponsors: Sportsman's Warehouse, Fish Tech Outfitters, Maniac Custom Lures, Cabela's, Priority One Fishing, Strawberry Bay Marina, Striker Ice, Scheels and Smith's Food and Drug for making the day awesome!

(Feb 4) Reports indicate 10 to 12 inches of ice with significant slush on top. Anglers have been catching 15- to 20-inch cutthroats west of the Strawberry Bay Marina as well as 10- to 15-inch rainbows. There have been a few slot-breaker cutthroats caught over the past week. Try using chartreuse Ratfinkees, Maniac Gizzilas, white tube jigs with 1/8-ounce red jig heads, or paddle bugs tipped with a wax worm, nightcrawler, mealworm or chub meat. Please remember to immediately release all cutthroats between 15 and 22 inches. You may harvest two cutthroats under 15 inches and one over 22 inches.

(Jan 27) Reports indicate 10 to 12 inches of ice with significant slush on top. Anglers have been catching 15- to 20-inch cutthroats west of the Strawberry Bay Marina as well as 10- to 15-inch rainbows. There have been a few slot-breaker cutthroats caught over the past week. Try using chartreuse Ratfinkees, Maniac Gizzilas, white tube jigs with 1/8-ounce red jig heads, or paddle bugs tipped with a wax worm, nightcrawler, mealworm or chub meat. Please remember to immediately release all cutthroats between 15 and 22 inches. You may harvest two cutthroats under 15 inches and one over 22 inches.

Regulations

Thousand Lakes Mountain

Trout

(Feb 4) The ice should be safe on most lakes. Access to Solomon Basin is usually possible from Emery County, although you will need a four-wheel-drive vehicle to access the area.

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Uinta Lakes

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

(Feb 16) Despite recent warm temperatures in surrounding areas, come prepared for winter survival. Access to North Slope lakes and Provo River Drainage Lakes is by snowmobile on SR-150 and the North Slope Road out of Mountain View Wyoming.

Regulations

Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Feb 16) Conservation Officer Trevor Doman reports that the river is running high and murky brown.

(Feb 11) Conservation Officer Trevor Doman reports that the river fishing is excellent. Anglers are taking a lot of nice-sized brown trout.

Regulations

Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.













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