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Beaver Mountain Lakes

Rainbow Trout

(Jul 12) Anglers report good fishing at all of the lakes. Anderson Meadow Reservoir has been drained for dam repairs and won't be filled until later in the summer.

(Jul 3) Fishing is good at all lakes. Anderson Meadow Reservoir has been drained for dam repairs and won't be filled until later in the summer.

Beaver River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jul 12) Water flows are regular with releases from Minersville Reservoir. There is a steady number of angler fishing on the river, and fishing has been fair for rainbow trout.

(Jul 3) Lower: Flows are regular with releases from Minersville Reservoir. Fishing pressure is pretty steady and fishing has been fair for rainbows.

Upper: Small brown and rainbow trout are abundant. Flies and small spinners typically produce well in the summer.

Regulations

Benches Pond Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jul 17) Fishing has ranged from good to poor based on reports from multiple parties. Early morning fishing is the most productive. On July 11, Randall Stilson reported good fishing with rainbow PowerBait. Tyr fishing with a worm and PowerBait combination. All of the fish in the reservoir are planted rainbow trout that generally range from nine to 12 inches.

Regulations

Blacksmith Fork River

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Whitefish

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jul 18) Colton from Roundrocks Fly Shop recently experienced good fishing for browns, rainbows and sometimes cutthroat using a Fat Albert. He also recommends using different caddis flies and PMDs. For whitefish, use nymph patterns and fish deep. The water is low and very clear. Many thanks to Colton for the report.

(Jul 3) Anglers report great fishing above the dam. The water is crystal clear with high visibility. There are lots of cicadas out, so try using cicada patterns. Sam from the Roundrocks Fly Fishing shop reported great fishing for browns and a few cutthroats using cicada patterns.

(Jun 27) Anglers report good fishing above and below the dam. They're catching rainbows and browns using worms and flies.

Boulder Mountain Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 12) Anglers report fair to good fishing for most groups of lakes. Try using a variety of flies, small lures and marabou jigs. If you're fishing with bait, use natural baits like nightcrawlers or grasshoppers. If fishing is slow at one lake, move to another.

(Jul 3) Reports of fair to good fishing have been received for most groups of lakes. A variety of flies, small lures and marabou jigs produce well. If you're fishing with bait, use natural baits like nightcrawlers or grasshoppers. If fishing is slow at one lake, move to another.

Regulations

Boulger Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jul 17) Fishing has been sporadic. We've received three different reports: one for slow, one for fair and on for good fishing. Fishing is definitely better in the early morning and slows down as the day advances. Try using worms or PowerBait.

(Jul 12) Fishing has been sporadic, ranging from slow to good.

Regulations

Chalk Creek

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clear Creek

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Cleveland Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jul 17) Multiple, often conflicting, reports indicate sporadic fishing success. On July 11, Randall Stilson reported fair to good fishing with nightcrawlers, green PowerBait or salmon eggs for 12- to 14-inch rainbow trout. Most anglers have been fishing with bait just off the bottom. On July 10, officer Thomas received reports of slow to moderate fishing during his checks of angler licenses. On July 7, Nathan Owens reported good fishing casting green Rapalas from a boat.

(Jul 12) Conservation officer James Thomas reported moderate fishing. Try fishing with worms just off the bottom of the reservoir.

(Jul 7) Conservation officer James Thomas reported moderate fishing. Try fishing with worms just off the bottom of the reservoir.

Clinton City Park Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Corn Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 3) Roads are now open at the national forest boundaries in Corn and Chalk creeks.

Currant Creek

Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Duck Fork Reservoir

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Jul 18) Fishing is fair. Artificial flies have been more effective than lures. Good patterns have included scuds, damsel flies, wooly buggers, soft hackle flies, Canada blood leeches and leeches. Wet flies have been more effective when they're fished on fast-sinking line.

(Jul 12) Aquatics biologist Calvin Black, conservation officer James Thomas and Tom Ogden all report slow fishing.

(Jul 7) Aquatics biologist Calvin Black, conservation officer James Thomas and Tom Ogden all report slow fishing.

Regulations

East Fork of Sevier River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 12) Kingston Canyon: Flows are up to 200 cfs, making fishing a little difficult. Focus on the slower, low-gradient sections.

Black Canyon: Fishing is fair to good with a variety of fly patterns.

Upper: Brown, brook and rainbow trout are abundant and generally provide good fishing throughout the summer. Ty fishing with flies, lures and natural baits.

(Jul 3) Kingston Canyon: Flows are up to 200 cfs, making fishing a little difficult. Focus on the slower, low-gradient sections.

Black Canyon: Fishing is fair to good with a variety of fly patterns.

Upper: Brown, brook and rainbow trout are abundant and generally provide good fishing throughout the summer with flies, lures and natural baits.

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

(Jul 18) Conservation officer James Thomas reports that minnows have been far more effective than worms or PowerBait. Thomas said that boaters have had the best fishing by trolling with popgear and a worm threaded onto a beaded hook. Lieutenant J Shirley recommends that bankside anglers use lures instead of baits.

(Jul 12) Conservation officer James Thomas reports slow fishing for shoreline anglers, and better fishing for boat anglers. On June 30, Tom Ogden fly fished the upper part of the lake from a kick boat. He caught 17 trout including tigers, cutthroats and rainbows in eight hours. Most of them were in the 14- to 17-inch range. Tom used fast-sinking line and three different fly patterns including bead head crystal buggers, Canada blood leeches and soft hackle flies.

(Jul 7) Conservation officer James Thomas reports slow fishing for shoreline anglers, and better fishing for boat anglers. On June 30, Tom Ogden fly fished the upper part of the lake from a kick boat. He caught 17 trout including tigers, cutthroats and rainbows in eight hours. Most of them were in the 14- to 17-inch range. Tom used fast-sinking line and three different fly patterns including bead head crystal buggers, Canada blood leeches and soft hackle flies.

Fish Creek (lower)

Rainbow Trout

(Jul 12) Fly fishing is good for brown trout upstream and downstream from the DWR access. Sawsha Perri reported catching a 17-inch brown, estimated to weigh four- or five-pounds, using a Mepps spinner. She has had good luck fishing rainbow-colored or pink Mepps spinners with a rooster tail.

(Jul 7) Fly fishing is good for brown trout upstream and downstream from the DWR access. Sawsha Perri reported catching a 17-inch brown, estimated to weigh four- or five-pounds, using a Mepps spinner. She has had good luck fishing rainbow-colored or pink Mepps spinners with a rooster tail.

Fish Lake

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jul 12) Fishing at Fish Lake has settled into its normal summer pattern. Rainbow trout fishing is good for boat anglers trolling popgear and for shore anglers using flies or bait near Twin Creeks. Yellow perch action can also be fast if you're jigging just outside the weedline.

(Jul 4) Branna of Leeds fished with a partner and caught 50 perch and 1 chub trolling pop gear, worms, and small jigs. "Trashy boat docks, nothing but perch i trolled with 2 150lb test Cannon downriggin equipment and pop gear all over the lake with an assortment of lures/depth. NOTHING but yellow trash pearch. outhouses full to the brim with waste. place used to be well kept. i wont be going back"

(Jul 3) Fishing at Fish Lake has settled into its normal summer pattern. Rainbow trout are providing good to fast action for boat anglers trolling pop gear and for shore anglers using flies or bait near Twin Creeks. Yellow perch also offer fast action by jigging just outside the weedline.

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(Jul 18) Anglers report good fishing for brown and rainbow trout. Hatches are common, so both dry flies and top/bottom combinations are working well. Try a combination with a mayfly, cicada or grasshopper on top followed by an emerger, scud, midge larva or egg imitation as a trailer. Other hatches are also starting, so be prepared to switch techniques if a hatch begins in your area. Anglers using lures have also been successful. Try using crankbaits, spinners, spoons and jigs in fish, crayfish, black, white, silver or gold colors.

(Jul 12) Anglers report good fishing for browns and rainbows. Hatches are common, so both dry flies and top/bottom combinations are working well. Try a combination with a mayfly, cicada or grasshopper on top followed by an emerger, scud, midge larva or egg imitation as a trailer. Other hatches are also starting, so be prepared to switch techniques if a hatch begins in your area. Anglers using lures have also been successful. Try using crankbaits, spinners, spoons and jigs in fish, crayfish, black, white, silver or gold colors.

(Jun 26) Anglers report good fishing for browns and rainbows. Hatches are common, so both dry flies and top/bottom combinations are working well. Try a combination with a mayfly, cicada or grasshopper on top followed by an emerger, scud, midge larva or egg imitation as a trailer. Other hatches are also starting, so be prepared to switch techniques if a hatch begins in your area. Anglers using lures have also been successful. Try using crankbaits, spinners, spoons and jigs in fish, crayfish, black, white, silver or gold colors.

Regulations

Huntington Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jul 12) Fishing in the fly-only zone has been fair. Anglers will have better luck fishing from South Hughes Canyon to the dam. Flash floods, following the Seeley Fire, have devastated fish populations further downstream.

(Jul 7) Fishing in the fly-only zone has been fair. Anglers will have better luck fishing from South Hughes Canyon to the dam. Flash floods, following the Seeley Fire, have devastated fish populations further downstream.

Regulations

Huntington Reservoir

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

(Jul 18) Shore anglers who have fished with bait have reported poor fishing. Most anglers are fishing just off the bottom with worms. Boat anglers have reported much better fishing and a higher catch rate.

(Jul 12) Fishing is slow from the shore, where anglers typically fish with worms just off the bottom. Fishing has been somewhat better for boat anglers.

(Jul 7) Fishing is slow from the shore, where anglers typically fish with worms just off the bottom. Fishing has been somewhat better for boat anglers.

Regulations

Jordanelle Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jul 17) Anglers trolling from boats are catching trout. Bass fishing is fair, but most of the fish are smaller than 13 inches. Cast toward points and structure to catch bass.

(Jul 3) Bass fishing is fair, but most of the fish are smaller than 13 inches. Cast toward points and structure to catch bass. Trout fishing is slow to fair from the shoreline and fair from a boat.

Regulations

LaSal Mountains

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

(Jul 18) Aquatics biologist Calvin Black reported good fishing at Clark Reservoir (above Oowah) for brook trout up to 12 inches with artificial flies. If you're headed to Dons Lake, try using artificial flies, like mosquitos or renegade patterns. Fishing is good at Hidden Lake with mosquito and renegade patterns. At Oowah Reservoir, fly fishing is good for brook trout up to 12 inches. Bait anglers have also done well with nightcrawlers, salmon eggs or marshmallows.

(Jul 7) Spring stocking of trout has already taken place at all waters in the La Sal Mountains. The following waters received more fish this month: Dons Lake was stocked on June 16 with 850 8- to 9-inch rainbow trout. Dark Canyon was stocked on both June 3 and 12 with 1,500 8-inch rainbow trout and 500 3-inch tiger trout. Medicine Lake was stocked on June 3 with 500 8-inch rainbow trout.

Logan River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jul 18) The Logan River is fishing very well right now. The water is clear and the flow is good. Anglers report good fishing for browns and rainbows using a purple haze during the day and caddis flies or PMDs in the evening. Cutthroat trout seem to be most active near Red Banks. Many thanks to Colton from Roundrocks Fly Shop for the report.

(Jul 11) The water is clear and anglers report good fishing for browns and rainbows. Anglers fishing the lower second dam report seeing many fish in the deep channel near the boardwalk, but they had trouble catching anything. Sam from Roundrocks Fly Shop recommends using cicada patterns as well as PMDs and caddis flies.

(Jul 3) Anglers report good fishing for browns and white fish. The water is crystal clear with high visibility. With the cicadas coming out, Sam from Roundrocks Fly Fishing shop recommends using cicada patterns as well as PMDs and caddis flies.

(Jun 27) The river is running high and swift, but the water is very clear. Anglers have had success using large stoneflies, dry attractors and streamers.

Regulations

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jul 12) The water level is dropping because of irrigation releases. Anglers report fair fishing for trout and wipers by trolling. Both flashy lures and minnow imitations are working well. Smallmouth bass fishing is fair to good.

(Jul 3) The water level is dropping because of irrigation releases. Shore fishing has slowed, but a few smallmouth bass have been caught. Trolling is producing fair success for trout and wipers. Both flashy lures and minnow imitations are working well. Smallmouth bass fishing is fair to good.

Regulations

Ogden River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jul 18) The water is crystal clear and visibility is excellent. Anglers report good fishing. Water levels are high, so be careful when wading.

(Jul 11) The water is crystal clear with excellent visibility. The river is running a little high with steady releases from the dam. Anglers report good fishing. Angler Bowen Taylor has had good success on the Ogden through town using small Rapalas in brown-trout color.

(Jul 3) Anglers report good fishing. One angler caught eight good-sized fish within a couple of hours using a caddis fly in Ogden Canyon near the National Forest Campgrounds. The water is crystal clear with excellent visibility. Water levels continue to be high, so be cautious when you're wading.

(Jun 27) The water is fairly murky. Anglers will probably have the best success using streamers. Stonefly adults have been reported, so use a pattern that matches. Water levels continue to be high, so use caution when wading.

Regulations

Price River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Provo River

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

(Jul 17) Lower: Fishing is fair to good with flies and lures. Green drake patterns are effective in July. Baits are allowed from below Olmstead Diversion dam all the way through town. Anglers report good fishing in the deeper pools and near the undercut banks.

Middle: Anglers report good trout fishing with flies (size 18 to 22). The arrival of July means that a green drake pattern will soon be a good choice. Bait is allowed in the stretch from above Charleston Bridge to the Midway Lane Bridge.

(Jul 3) Lower: Fishing is fair to good with flies and lures. Baits are allowed from below Olmstead Diversion dam all the way through town. Anglers report good fishing in the deeper pools and near the undercut banks.

Middle: Anglers report good trout fishing with flies (size 18 to 22). The arrival of July means that a green drake pattern will soon be a good choice. Bait is allowed in the stretch from above Charleston Bridge to the Midway Lane Bridge.

Regulations

Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 18) Fishing should be fair. Try using chub-meat topped worms or PowerBait. Boat anglers have reported better fishing by trolling with popgear and a worm or chub meat. That makes sense because 72,000 9-inchers were planted a month earlier.

(Jul 12) Fishing varies, but boat anglers have generally reported better fishing. Bait anglers should try using chub meat for cutthroat and tiger trout. Anglers have been catching rainbow and cutthroat trout using PowerBait. One angler recommend garlic-flavored bait. Last week, Lieutenant J Shirley and his son caught six trout from the shoreline in one hour. They caught rainbow trout using rainbow PowerBait and cutthroats using silver Jakes.

(Jul 7) Fishing varies, but boat anglers have generally reported better fishing. Bait anglers should try using chub meat for cutthroat and tiger trout. Anglers have been catching rainbow and cutthroat trout using PowerBait. One angler recommend garlic-flavored bait. Last week, Lieutenant J Shirley and his son caught six trout from the shoreline in one hour. They caught rainbow trout using rainbow PowerBait and cutthroats using silver Jakes.

(Jun 29) Steve of Woods Cross fished the NW peninsula/cove in a group of 3 and caught 5 suckers, 4 cutts, and 3 rainbows using Tyrbo Trout PowerBait. "trout bit on powerbait, suckers and chub on worms"

Regulations

Strawberry Reservoir

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

(Jul 17) Kokanee salmon fishing is currently hot. This is likely the best success for salmon that we've ever seen at Strawberry. Try using squid imitations slowly trolled behind a flasher/dodger in about 2530 feet of water. Trout fishing is fair to good. The tagged rainbow trout contest runs until October 31, and there are still many prizes to be claimed. Registration is not necessary, so go catch a tagged rainbow trout! There are special regulations in effect at Strawberry: the limit is four trout or kokanee salmon in the aggregate. No more than two may be cutthroat trout under 15 inches, and no more than one may be a cutthroat trout over 22 inches. All cutthroat trout from 15 to 22 inches must be immediately released. Trout and salmon may not be filleted, and the heads or tails may not be removed in the field or in transit.

(Jul 5) Jason Chandler of Magna fished the Narrows in a group of 4 and caught 1 cutt using spoons.

(Jul 3) Angler Gordon from West Jordan reports that his group caught nine rainbows, four of which were in the slot. They released the cutthroats. They used PowerBait and also caught some while trolling crankbaits. They fished in the afternoon and drifted with PowerBait in around 20 feet of water. Angler Pete Carter reported very good fishing from his boat with both baits and lures. The tagged rainbow trout contest runs until October 31, and there are still many prizes to be claimed. Registration is not necessary, so go catch a tagged rainbow trout! There are special regulations in effect at Strawberry: the limit is four trout or kokanee salmon in the aggregate. No more than two may be cutthroat trout under 15 inches, and no more than one may be a cutthroat trout over 22 inches. All cutthroat trout from 15 to 22 inches must be immediately released. Trout and salmon may not be filleted, and the heads or tails may not be removed in the field or in transit.

(Jun 29) Landon of West Jordan fished in a group of 3 and caught 1 rainbow on PowerBait.

(Jun 28) JRA of Spanish Fork fished a line between Haws and Ladders in a group of 3 and caught 20 kokanee, 4 cutts, and 1 rainbow trolling a dodger with pink squid. "Started fishing on the water at 5:20 am, started trolling at 1.2 speeds and was picking up a few fish.. Started changing my speeds from 1.2 to 1.7 then when slower.. Once we started to change speeds we started picking up doubles on stacker with the down riggers. From 8 am to 10 we ended up picking up 15 Kokannee, what a great day!!"

(Jun 28) Mike Young of Lehi fished with a partner and caught 10 rainbows and 3 cutt using PowerBait. "Fishing was very fast between 7:30 and 9 and then died down. We caught 12 of our 13 fish in the first hour and a half and then spent the next hour or so trying to catch our last fish to complete our limit. We caught three huge cut (which we released since we always release any cuts) that put up a great fight and were tons of fun to catch. We also let a few little rainbows go so hopefully next time we catch them they are huge."

Regulations

Thousand Lakes Mountain

Trout

(Jul 12) Fishing is good at all of the lakes. The Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop reports good fishing using brown leech patterns. Adult adult damsel flies are starting to come out, and big fish are hitting dry patterns near the weeds.

(Jul 3) Anglers report good fishing at all lakes. The Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop reports good results with brown leech patterns. Also, adult damselflies are starting to come out and big fish are hitting dry patterns near the weeds.

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 17) Fishing is fair. American Fork Creek was stocked with rainbow trout again last week. Silver Lake Flat Reservoir is full and providing good success for mostly brook trout by using flies. The reservoir gets a bit crowded on weekends.

(Jul 3) American Fork Creek was stocked with rainbow trout last week. Trout fishing is fair at Tibble Fork Reservoir with traditional baits and lures. Silver Lake Flat Reservoir is full and providing good success for mostly brook trout by using flies.

Regulations

Uinta Lakes

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

(Jul 18) Anglers report good fishing in the Uinta lakes. For a unique fishing experience, try fishing for golden trout at Echo Lake in Murdock Basin. You'll need a four-wheel-drive vehicle to get to Echo Lake, and you should be prepared for a rough, bumpy and slow ride. Try fishing with a #14 elk hair caddis. Remember, there is a four-fish limit for trout, but in the Uintas, anglers can keep an additional four brook trout. You'll find both brook and golden trout in Echo Lake. Anglers are encouraged to take full limits of brook trout.

(Jul 11) Anglers report good fishing for the Uinta lakes using flies and small spinners. If you're not using a fly rod, a fly and a bubble set will work quite well. The staff at Angler's Den reports good fishing for rainbows at Bridger and Lily Lakes.

(Jul 3) Anglers report good fishing for the Uinta lakes using flies and small spinners. If you're not using a fly rod, a fly and a bubble set will work quite well.

(Jun 27) Recent storms added some snow to the Uintas.

Regulations

Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jul 18) Targhee Child reports fair fishing for trout and whitefish downstream from Mountain Green.

(Jul 11) Anglers report good fishing between Rockport and Echo. Other areas throughout the river have low water and a lot of moss, making it difficult to fish.

(Jul 3) Anglers report good fishing upstream from Peterson Bridge. Targhee Child reported catching 12 to 15 brown trout and white fish in the evening using a size 16 olive pheasant tail with a flash back. Other anglers report good fishing throughout the river.

(Jun 27) Anglers report good fishing upstream from the Peterson Bridge. Targhee Child from Clinton reported catching 12 to 15 brown trout and whitefish, using a size 16 olive pheasant tail with a flash. Thanks to Targhee for the report. Other anglers report good fishing throughout the river as well.

Regulations

Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Jul 18) Conservation officer James Thomas reported fair fishing. He recommends fishing off the bottom with worms. James suggested that casting Jakes Spin-a-Lures could be equally productive.

(Jul 12) Conservation officer James Thomas reported fair fishing for bank anglers using worms.

(Jul 12) Conservation officer James Thomas reported fair fishing for bank anglers using worms.

(Jul 7) Conservation officer James Thomas reported fair fishing for bank anglers using worms.













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