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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

(Jun 15) Forest Road 137 is open at least to Labaron. Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked in Little Res, Kent's Lake and Upper Kent's Lake. Anglers report good fishing for rainbow, tiger and brook trout at Kent's Lake. The Indian Creek road has been fixed, and catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked in the reservoir.

Beaver River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jun 16) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked. Look for fair to good fishing with summer irrigation flows.

Regulations

Benches Pond Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Blacksmith Fork River

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Whitefish

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jun 27) The water has cleared up. Look for dry fly action in the later evening and mid-morning hours. Pale morning duns (PMDs) and caddis are good choices. The green drake hatch will begin soon and should certainly grab the attention of some big fish. In the meantime, beetles and small hoppers for attractor patterns could be your ticket. Effective nymphing patterns include a San Juan worm or any green or yellow beadhead in sizes 16 or 18.

(Jun 17) Anglers report good fishing above the second dam and in many places throughout the river. Most anglers are having the best success using caddis flies. Nymphs, salmon flies and hoppers are working as well.

(Jun 10) As of June 7, anglers reported that the fishing is starting to pick up above second dam. The water is still running a little high, but it's starting to level out. Anglers are having success using nymphs and salmon flies.

Boulder Mountain Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jun 16) Most lakes are accessible. The Boulder Top should be accessible within the next couple of weeks. Fair to good fishing can be found across the mountain. Try getting away from the most popular lakes for better success. Also, don't hesitate to move to a new lake if you find slow fishing. 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.) 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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Chalk Creek

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clear Creek

Rainbow Trout

(Jun 16) 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.

Cleveland Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

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

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

(Jun 16) Kingston Canyon: Irrigation releases have begun at Otter Creek Reservoir, and flows are running at 34 cubic feet per second (cfs). This level is great for fishing, but the turbidity is still a little higher than the typical murk.

Black Canyon: Runoff has finally ceased, and the river is clearing up. Fishing is slow to fair, depending on the area you fish. Don't hesitate to move around.

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, although you can occasionally catch a big brown or two just above Tropic Reservoir. These streams are perfect for honing your fly-fishing skills. Hopper-dropper combos can be particularly effective. Spin fishers can do well with small, flashy spinners.

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

No recent reports.

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

(Jun 16) Trollers are finding fair to good success for rainbow trout. Some of the recently stocked rainbows are also being caught from shore near Twin Creek. You can catch perch by jigging just outside the weedline. There are still a few 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. Before you visit the lake, call the Fish Lake Lodge at 435-638-1000 to check on current conditions.

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(Jun 17) Fishing is good and fishing pressure is lowest during weekdays. Flows are up, so expect higher recreational or rafting pressure during the middle of the day and on weekends. Flows are anticipated to drop soon so check the USBR websote for current releases from Flaming Gorge Dam. Nymph fishing has been most productive using large scuds, soft hackles and San Juan worms. Rigs should be set deep, 10 to 14 feet, and fished along seams. Expect dry fly fishing to pick up as flows are reduced. A few cicadas have been spotted, but hatches have been minimal to this point. Spin fishing is almost always good. Marabou or hair jigs (Zig Jigs) in earthtone colors are a good option in shallow or deep water. Also, try crankbaits like Rapala Xraps and Husky Jerks in deeper water. Pinch down the barbs for a quick release. Brightly colored spoons and spinners will also entice fish.

(Jun 11) Fishing pressure is lowest during the weekdays. Releases from Flaming Gorge Dam are now high, currently at 6,600 cfs. They could increase to 8,600 cfs with a day's notice.

Flows are up, and dry fly and streamer fishing has slowed as a result. Nymph fishing is most productive using large scuds, soft hackles and San Juan worms (best). Rigs should be set deep (around 10 to 13 feet) for the most success. Expect fishing to just get better as flows stabilize and fish acclimate to their new habitat.

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.

(Jun 4) Blue wing hatches have slowed, but there's still a few lingering. On warmer days, some anglers are also successful using terrestrial patterns like ants, crickets, and hoppers. Match the hatch on the surface or try nymphs (zebra midges or baetis) 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 (especially on overcast days). Try sculpin, rainbow or brown trout imitations. 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. Fishing pressure is lowest during the weekdays.

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)

No recent reports.

Regulations

Jordanelle Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jun 24) Anglers are catching smallmouth along the shoreline with jigs, especially near the Rock Cliffs side. Trout are being caught near the steep banks by the dam. Fish early mornings and late evenings for the best bite. Continue to try worms, PowerBait or tube jigs from the shore. All docks are in, and all restrooms and campsites are open. The reservoir is at 92 percent and rising.

(Jun 11) Anglers are catching smallmouth along the shoreline with jigs with gold floating rapalas. According to the most recent reports, the water temperatures are hovering around 55 degrees. Also, continue to try using traditional baits (worms, Powerbait) and tube jigs from the shoreline. All docks are in and all restrooms and campsites are open. Visit a live feed of the main ramp for current weather conditions. The reservoir is rising and is 87 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

(Jun 27) The water has cleared up. Look for dry fly action in the later evening and mid-morning hours. Pale morning duns (PMDs) and caddis are good choices. The green drake hatch will begin soon and should certainly grab the attention of some big fish. In the meantime, beetles and small hoppers for attractor patterns could be your ticket. Effective nymphing patterns include a San Juan worm or any green or yellow beadhead in sizes 16 or 18.

(Jun 17) The water is running quite high. Fishing is possible, but difficult right now.

(Jun 10) The water is running quite high. Fishing is possible, but difficult right now.

Regulations

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jun 16) Trout are surface-feeding on midges in the morning before the wind comes up. Later in the day, you can catch them by trolling or fishing streamers and lures under the surface. The trout are healthy and strong this year. Water temperatures are reaching the low 60s, so smallmouth bass are more active. Many wipers in the three- to four-pound range are also present, but anglers haven't shared any reports on wiper success.

Regulations

Ogden River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jun 27) The water is clear, making it easy to see fish swimming in the calmer parts of the river. Try using nymphs and rainbow sows. Fishing is fair to good throughout the river.

(Jun 17) The water is clear, making it easy to see fish swimming in the calmer parts of the river. Try using nymphs and rainbow sows. Fishing is fair to good throughout the river.

(Jun 10) The rivers are in spring flows and conditions can change on a daily basis. Currently, anglers are having success using nymphs and rainbow sows. The fishing is fairly good throughout the river.

(Jun 3) The rivers are in spring flows and conditions can change on a daily basis. Currently, anglers are having success using nymphs and rainbow sows. The fishing is fairly good throughout the river.

Regulations

Price River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Provo River

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

(Jun 24) Lower: Anglers report seeing bears along the river and near the reservoir. Please be cautious and avoid contact. If you spot a bear, please call our regional office at 801-491-5678. Anglers are seeing pale morning duns, so try fishing during the cooler times of day, or when it's cloudy. Some blue-winged olive flies are catching fish off guard in the later hours of the day. Try using sizes 18-22. Anglers report hearing cicadas, so they might be worth trying. Try golden stonefly patterns, PMD adults and spinners in the early and late hours of the day. Be aware that June suckers are moving into the Provo River (and all the other Utah Lake tributaries), and anglers have reported catching them frequently. You must immediately release any June suckers you catch. The flows coming out of Deer Creek are at 401 cubic feet per second, with a nice, steady slow down near Harbor Drive at 53 cubic feet per second.

Middle: Water flows are extremely high and all anglers should be extremely cautious. Levels should be back down to 300 cubic feet per second by Saturday morning (June 25), but it will take a few days for fish to readjust. Angler spotted green drakes and golden stoneflies before the increased flows those should return shortly after flows begin to normalize. The water temperature is hovering around 44 F. The high flows are moving extremely fast, with current levels near 1,278 cubic feet per second. The flows near the Jordanelle release are at 1,310 cubic feet per second and the average at Charleston is around 1,438 cubic feet per second.

(Jun 11) Lower: Anglers are starting to see pale morning duns, so best fishing is occurring during the cooler, cloudy overcast hours of the day. Flows have really stirred up sowbugs in the river. San Juan worms in several colors have worked in the lower Provo. Be aware that June suckers are moving into the Provo river and all the tributaries into Utah Lake, and have been reported being caught frequently. You must immediately release any suckers caught within the tributaries. Flows are a little high coming out of Deer Creek at 411 ft3s, with a nice, steady slow down near Harbor Drive at 47 ft3s.

Middle: Try using a soft hackle in copper or olive green during these hatches, as well. The water temperature is hovering around 44 degrees. Flows are extremely fast, with current levels near 170 ft3s, with flows near the Jordanelle release at 302 ft3s. The average flow at Charleston is around 218 ft3s. Be cautious of the faster flowing currents.

Regulations

Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Strawberry Reservoir

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

(Jun 24) Anglers are report hot fishing around the lake! If you're fishing near the Ladders, try using two- to three-inch tube jibs in chartreuse or white. Tip the hooks with nightcrawlers or PowerBait (colors may vary). Boaters are having success near the Chicken Creek west area with poppers and dodgers at around 35 feet. If you're targeting kokanee, Strawberry Bay guides recommend using pink dodgers and squid tipped with pink grubs at 35to 40 feet. Anglers are reporting good fishing near the Soldier Creek side. Marabou jigs in black and green have produced fish, as well as lime green and orange PowerBait. You can also try using a gold or silver Jake's lure (size 1/6-ounce) or gold Rapalas. Fly anglers are having success using olive-colored leeches and scuds in sizes 12-16 near the Soldier Creek dam. The Strawberry Bay Marina tagged fish contest is in full swing. Several tagged fish have been caught in the last week, including one pink tag. For the most recent updates, call Strawberry Bay Marina at 435-548-2261. The reservoir is currently 75 percent full.

(Jun 11) Anglers are reporting good fishing near the ladders and on the Soldier Creek side. Lime green and orange Powerbait are working very well at about 20 feet and floating it directly off the bottom. Big cutthroat are being caught near the Ladders. Also, try using a gold or silver Jake's lure, one-eighth ounce or diving rapalas. Kokanee salmon are starting to bite, so anglers advise using bright colored lures to catch them at water depths of 10 to 30 feet. Strawberry Bay Marina is putting on the tagged fish contest again. Several yellow tagged fish have already been caught in the last week, but no pink tags yet. Check with Strawberry Bay Marina for the most recent updates at (435) 5482261. The reservoir is currently holding at 75 percent full.

Regulations

Thousand Lakes Mountain

Trout

No recent reports.

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jun 24) The reservoir is now being drained to make repairs. It will be closed until December 2016. Silver Lake Flat Reservoir has been heavily stocked with Arctic grayling, rainbow trout and cutthroat trout. This is one of the only opportunities in the state to catch grayling in a body of water that you can drive to. Gold Jake's spinners work well. Fly anglers are seeing success with dry flies.

(Jun 11) 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 for repairs. Limits are being liberalized. Try using spinners tipped with worms or white curly tails. Silver Lake Flat Reservoir has been heavily stocked with arctic grayling, rainbow trout and cutthroat trout. This is one of the only opportunities in the state to catch grayling in a body of water that you can drive to.

Regulations

Uinta Lakes

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

(Jun 27) On June 17, fisheries biologists Paul Thompson and Chris Penne visited the Uintas. They tried the roadside lakes along the Mirror Lake Highway and had a great time. They caught rainbow trout, tiger trout, brook trout, cutthroat trout and Arctic grayling. Beadhead buggers on the fly worked well, and they fished both the lakes and streams. The streams and the areas where they emptied into the lakes had the hottest fishing. The good fishing should continue because quite a few hungry fish survived the winter and our hatcheries are just beginning to stock these lakes.

(Jun 17) Lakes in the Uintas are finally opening up. Marsh, Stateline, Whitney, Bridger and Lily are all open and the fishing is good. All lures are working well.

(Jun 10) Lakes in the Uintas are finally opening up. Marsh, Stateline, Whitney, Bridger and Lily are all open and the fishing is good. All lures are working well.

(Jun 3) SR 150-Mirror lake Highway is open. Local angler Jan Hoch recently visited the Uintas and reported that the snow along the road increases to about six feet as you reach the summit. Roads to Washington, Trial and Mirror are inaccessible and there's no open water. She was stopped short about four miles into the Big Elk trail because of high snowdrifts. Whitney is also inaccessible past the ranger station, but has lengthy snowdrifts along the way.

Regulations

Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jun 17) Fishing is good throughout the river. One angler had good success catching whitefish near the truck stop at the mouth of the canyon using prince nymphs. Law enforcement officers are still encountering many anglers who think they are ok 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.

(Jun 10) Fishing is good. The rivers are in the spring flows and conditions can change on a daily basis. Currently, anglers are having success using nymphs and rainbow sows. Law enforcement officers are still encountering many anglers who think they are ok 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.

(Jun 3) Anglers report good fishing. The rivers are in the spring flows right now and conditions can change on a daily basis. Currently, anglers are having success using nymphs and rainbow sows. aw enforcement officers are still encountering many anglers who think they are ok 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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