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Utah Tiger Trout Fishing Reports
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Revised 12-12-18


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)

(Dec 11) Skiff ice is forming on the reservoir. Please use extreme caution as the ice conditions continue to change. There has been little angling pressure. Try using traditional fishing methods.

(Dec 2) Fishing should be slow. There is no ice yet and very little angling pressure. Try using traditional methods.

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)

(Dec 11) The south end of the reservoir is beginning to freeze over. Please use extreme caution as the ice conditions are still changing. Highway 65 is closed for the winter. You can, however, still get to the park via I-84 Morgan or Hennifer. The reservoir was recently stocked with 6,200 rainbow trout averaging 10.39 inches in length. Anglers are having luck trolling at 1.5mph using popgear and worm. There is a courtesy dock in place. The boat ramp is covered with snow, so you will need a four-wheel-drive vehicle to launch a boat.

(Dec 2) There is some ice formation around many of the inlets. Please use extreme caution because the ice conditions are still changing. Highway 65 is closed for the winter. You, however, still reach the park via I-84 Morgan or Hennifer. Shore anglers report good fishing for 12- to 18-inch rainbows in the morning. Fishing is slow to fair in the afternoon and evening. Try using chartreuse garlic PowerBait, pop gear or worms.

Forsyth Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Dec 2) There are two to four inches of ice by the dam; the rest of the reservoir is open. Fishing is slow.

Huntington Reservoir

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

(Dec 12) The reservoir has stable ice. Try using jigs tipped with worms to catch trout here.

(Dec 2) Huntington Reservoir has stable ice in some areas. Try using jigs tipped with worms for catching trout here.

Regulations

Hyrum Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Dec 11) Fishing is good for rainbow trout, largemouth bass and perch. PowerBait, spinners and nightcrawler have been reliable baits.

(Dec 2) There is no ice yet. 3,100 small rainbow trout averaging 7.38 inches in length were recently stocked. Anglers are catching 7- to 10-inch largemouth bass, perch and 10- to 18-inch rainbow trout. Try using green, yellow and chartreuse PowerBait, Rapalas, jig and spoon, worms or spinners

(Nov 23) Anglers are reporting good fishing for rainbow trout. Nightcrawlers, green PowerBait and San Juan worm nymphs have been working well.

Joe's Valley Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Dec 12) The reservoir still has a lot of open water, so please stay off any ice until it thickens. Anglers have had some success fishing from a float tube. Try using size 6-8 beadhead leeches and crystal buggers on medium- or fast-sinking line.

(Dec 2) Try using jigs tipped with chub meat or crankbaits for catching trout and tiger muskies here. Anglers have also had some luck catching cutthroat trout using size 4 bead head crystal buggers in black/silver and black/red/blue color combinations on fast-sinking fly line. The boat ramp is out of the water at Joes Valley Reservoir.

Regulations

Mill Meadow Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Dec 2) There is thin ice from the boat ramp to the Fremont River inlet. Fishing is fair in the open water using brown leech streamer patterns.

Regulations

Monroe Mountain Lakes

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.

Palisade Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Dec 2) Fishing is fair. The reservoir is currently 50 percent full. Ice conditions change daily. A thin layer of ice covered half of the reservoir on Nov. 27, but it had melted the next day.

Panguitch Lake

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

(Dec 2) Thin ice covers about 70 percent of the lake, but it will probably take a couple of weeks for safe ice to form. There is still plenty of open water for shore fishing, which has been good to excellent lately. You can catch rainbow trout with popular baits, like PowerBait or nightcrawlers. If you're targeting larger cutthroat and tiger trout, try using dark green tube jigs, swimbaits and cut bait. Fly fishing with streamers is also producing well.

Regulations

Rockport Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Dec 11) Ice is beginning to form on the reservoir but there is still a lot of open water. Anglers have been reporting good fishing for brown trout. Try using streamers, beadhead nymphs and egg patterns.

(Dec 2) Skiff ice is beginning to form. The reservoir was recently stocked with a small amount of rainbow trout. Anglers report good fishing for brown trout. Try using streamers on the spillway.

Regulations

Uinta Lakes

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

(Dec 11) All of the lakes and reservoirs are capped with ice. Please use extreme caution when you enter the ice or create test holes. Most of the lakes and reservoirs are only accessible by snowmobile.

(Dec 2) All of the lakes and reservoirs are capped with ice, and most are only accessible by snowmobile. Please use extreme caution when you enter the ice or drill test holes.

(Nov 23) Fishing has been good. All lakes and reservoirs are iced over. Use caution and be prepared for winter conditions.

Regulations

Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.











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