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Utah Tiger Trout Fishing Reports
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Revised 05-23-18


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.

Birch Creek Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.

Causey Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Kokanee Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Splake (hybrid), Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(May 5) The bite at Causey has been slow. Anglers are having a hard time getting bites from shore.

(Apr 27) The bite at Causey has been slow this week. Anglers are having a hard time getting bites from shore.

Regulations

Duck Fork Reservoir

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.

Regulations

East Canyon Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Apr 27) Although East Canyon was hit-or-miss last week, reports suggest that the bite has improved this week. One angler who was trolling spoons tipped with nightcrawler caught eight rainbow trout and missed six more. They observed that the bite slowly picked up as the morning went on.

Forsyth Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Splake (hybrid), Tiger Trout (hybrid)

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(May 18) The reservoir is full. A recent netting survey found abundant splake and tiger trout in phenomenal condition. These fat, healthy fish are active and are providing good to excellent fishing. Anglers are having the best success from boats and float tubes, fishing on the bottom in 10 to 15 feet of water. Fly anglers are having success dragging streamers along the bottom, catching mostly tigers. Spin anglers can catch plenty of both species with Gulp Minnows or swim baits tipped with cut bait. The steep west shoreline gets little pressure and can provide great action from a boat. Shore anglers have found fair fishing with nightcrawlers, jigs and Gulp minnows.

(May 5) The reservoir is full. A recent netting survey found abundant splake and tiger trout in phenomenal condition. These fat, healthy fish are active and are providing good to excellent fishing. Best success is found from boats and float tubes, fishing on the bottom in 10-15 feet. Fly anglers are having success dragging streamers along the bottom, catching mostly tigers. Spin anglers can catch plenty of both species with Gulp Minnows or swim baits tipped with cut bait. The steep west shoreline gets little pressure and can provide great action from a boat. Shore anglers are finding fair success with night crawlers, jigs, and Gulp minnows.

Huntington Reservoir

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

(May 11) The snow on Huntington Reservoir is melting, and the ice underneath is likely too unstable for ice fishing.

(May 4) The snow on Huntington Reservoir is melting and the ice underneath will soon be too unstable for ice fishing. Use extra caution when venturing out here. Try using tube jigs or plain jig heads tipped with worms to catch tiger trout here.

Regulations

Hyrum Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid), Yellow Perch

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(May 5) Fishing was starting to pick up last week and is still good for rainbow trout. Try using a variety of lures and experimenting to see which is the most appealing to the fish at any given time. Recently, a gold Jake's lure did particularly well. Anglers are primarily catching planter-sized fish, but a few anglers have caught larger rainbows. If you're fishing from shore, try PowerBait and worms.

(Apr 27) Fishing at Hyrum looks to be finally picking up, according to angler reports! One family of anglers tried a variety of baits and lures and reported that a gold Jake's Spin-A-Lure did very well for bringing in large numbers of planter-sized rainbow trout. Another angler caught just as many rainbow trout using a huge variety of lures—they said that pretty much anything they threw got a hit. Most of the trout this angler caught were only about eight inches long, but a couple were above planter size.

Joe's Valley Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid), Splake (hybrid)

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(May 11) Fishing has been fair at Joes Valley Reservoir. Try using jigs tipped with chub meat or crankbaits to catch trout and tiger muskies here. Anglers have also had some luck using size 4 beadhead crystal buggers in black/silver and black/red/blue color combinations on fast-sinking fly line.

(May 4) Fishing has been slow at Joes Valley Reservoir. Try using jigs tipped with chub meat or crankbaits to catch trout and tiger muskies here.

Regulations

Mill Meadow Reservoir

Brake (hybrid), Brownbows (hybrid), Perch, Rainbow, Splake (hybrid), Tiger Musky (hybrid), Tiger Trout (hybrid)

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(May 18) The reservoir is full. Rainbow trout have been stocked, and fishing is fair to good. A recent netting survey found that suckers are abundant and trout are suffering due to competition. Brown trout are also abundant, but are fairly skinny.

(May 5) The reservoir is full. Rainbow trout have been stocked and fishing is fair to good. A recent netting survey found that suckers are abundant and trout are suffering due to competition. Brown trout are also abundant, but are fairly skinny.

Regulations

Monroe Mountain Lakes

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(May 18) Access is good to the Box Creek reservoirs, and rainbow trout have been stocked. The north-end lakes should be stocked soon. Manning Meadow Reservoir is closed to fishing until July 14.

(May 5) The Box Creek reservoirs should be accessible.

Palisade Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(May 18) Anglers have been catching 16- to 20-inch rainbows. Try using Luhr-Jensen Needlefish spoons, Blue Fox Minnow Spin spinners, Rooster Tail spinners or Rooster Tail Minnow spinners.

(May 3) Anglers have been catching cutthroats, tigers and rainbows. Early morning and late evening have been the most productive. Try using a nightcrawler tipped with an Atlas Mike's marshmallow, Worden's Rooster Tail, Kastmaster Rattlemaster or Jake's Spin-A-Lure.

Panguitch Lake

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

(May 18) Fishing has been fair to good from the shore and from boats, but boat fishing will soon be better as the trout move to deeper water for the summer. Our annual netting surveys found plenty of healthy trout. More large rainbows are available this year, possibly due to low ice-fishing pressure during the winter.

(May 5) The water has cleared up lately. Fishing is has been fair to good from shore and boat. Our annual netting surveys found plenty of healthy trout. More large rainbows are available this year, possibly due to low ice fishing pressure during the winter.

Regulations

Rockport Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid), Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Apr 27) The water temperature is still quite cold and fishing has been slow to fair. We received one report from a shore angler who caught a few rainbow trout using PowerBait off the bottom. Another angler caught a couple decent-sized rainbow trout but opted not to share what they were using. Other recent angler reports suggested slow fishing.

Regulations

Uinta Lakes

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

(May 5) We haven't received any recent reports on lake conditions in the Uinta Mountains. If the Uinta lakes are still frozen, use caution when accessing the ice. From the north slope of the Uintas, Highway 150 is passable beyond the Whitney turnoff. Runoff has begun in several rivers and streams in the Uintas. The East Fork of the Bear River, Stillwater Fork and Mill Creek are high and off-color. The Bear River is getting high, but wasn't off-color near the ranger station. As of April 29, the Hayden Fork and North Fork Mill Creek didn't have runoff conditions yet.

(Apr 27) On the north slope of the Uintas, you can drive all the way up to the Bear River Ranger Station without encountering snow drifts. For those looking to fish the gorgeous Uinta rivers, the Bear River is looking great and doesn't appear to have any runoff yet. Same goes for the East Fork of the Bear River. In addition, Mill Creek where it goes under Highway 150 had some very good flows, according to one angler. We have not received any recent reports on lake conditions in the Uinta Mountains. If the Uinta lakes are still frozen, use caution when accessing the ice.

Regulations

Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(May 11) Willow Lake is now accessible, but roads may be muddy. Use caution.











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