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Utah Tiger Trout Fishing Reports
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Revised 08-09-18


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)

(Jul 27) Fishing is slow to fair. One angler reported catching trout from shore. Many other anglers reported trying a wide variety of setups without getting any bites.

Regulations

Duck Fork Reservoir

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Aug 9) Anglers who fish before noon are catching tiger trout that range from 14 to 18 inches long. They are using bead head soft-hackle flies in black/red/blue and black/green/pearl color combinations. Duck Fork Reservoir was also stocked with almost 1,300 cutthroat trout on July 2.

(Jul 26) Anglers are catching tiger trout between 14 and 18 inches before noon using bead head soft hackle flies in black/red/blue and black/green/pearl color combinations. Duck Fork Reservoir was also stocked with almost 1,300 cutthroat trout on July 2.

(Jul 19) Anglers are catching tiger trout between 14 and 18 inches before noon using bead head soft hackle flies in black/red/blue and black/green/pearl color combinations. Duck Fork Reservoir was also stocked with almost 1,300 cutthroat trout on July 2.

Regulations

East Canyon Reservoir

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

(Jul 27) Fishing has been fair to good with a variety of baits and lures. PowerBait, worm-and-bobber, spinners, Rapalas and Jake's lures were all recommended and several anglers reported good catch rates. Try PowerBait in garlic, rainbow and chartreuse flavors. Remember that the reservoir may be very busy with recreational watercraft, especially during the weekend.

Forsyth Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jul 20) Forsyth Reservoir has been almost completely drained for irrigation needs.

Huntington Reservoir

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

(Aug 9) Fishing is very good when you can get out on a boat or a float tube into deep water away from the shoreline. With fly tackle, anglers have been successful using size 610 buggers and soft-hackle flies in green, tan and pearl color combinations. You might also do well with bead head green tinsel leeches, brown/green/pearl crystal buggers, and plum leeches with a purple tail. The tiger trout have been between 13 and 19 inches long, all of them caught in depths of 15 to 35 feet. The tributaries to Huntington Reservoir are now open to fishing.

(Aug 9) Fishing is very good when you can get out on a boat or a float tube into deep water away from the shoreline. With fly tackle, anglers have been successful using size 610 buggers and soft-hackle flies in green, tan and pearl color combinations. You might also do well with bead head green tinsel leeches, brown/green/pearl crystal buggers, and plum leeches with a purple tail. The tiger trout have been between 13 and 19 inches long, all of them caught in depths of 15 to 35 feet. The tributaries to Huntington Reservoir are now open to fishing.

(Jul 26) Fishing is very good when you can get out on a boat or a float tube into deep water away from the shoreline. With fly tackle, anglers have been successful using size 6-10 buggers and soft hackle flies in green, tan and pearl color combinations. You might also do well with bead head green tinsel leeches, brown/green/pearl crystal buggers, and plum leeches with a purple tail. The tiger trout have been between 13 and 19 inches long, all of them caught between 15 and 35 feet of water. Tributaries to Huntington Reservoir are now open to fishing.

Regulations

Hyrum Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jul 27) Anglers reported fair to good fishing at Hyrum over the past couple weeks for rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, bluegill and perch. Anglers recommended fishing in the very early morning or late evening. If you're fishing from shore, worms and PowerBait are good basic approaches to try. One group of boat anglers that caught their limit of trout up to 15 inches in length used a piece of perch meat or a piece of nightcrawler on a 1/32-inch jig.

Several anglers warned that the reservoir can get busy with recreational watercraft during the summer, especially during the weekend. Be sure to plan your fishing trips accordingly. One angler mentioned that the first recreational boater hit the water as early as 8:30 a.m.

(Jul 19) Fishing is best when you can get out on a boat or a float tube, into deep water away from the shoreline. With fly tackle, anglers have been successful using size 6-10 buggers and soft hackle flies. You might also do well with bead head green tinsel leeches, brown/green/pearl crystal buggers, and plum leeches with a purple tail. The tiger trout have been between 13 and 19 inches long. Highway 31 is open, and tributaries to Huntington Reservoir are now fishable.

Joe's Valley Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Aug 9) Fishing has been slow to fair. Try using jigs tipped with chub meat or crankbaits to catch 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.

(Jul 26) Fishing has been fair at Joes Valley Reservoir. 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.

(Jul 19) Fishing has been fair at Joes Valley Reservoir. 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.

Regulations

Mill Meadow Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jul 20) Rainbow trout have been stocked, but there are no recent reports of fishing success. 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)

(Jul 20) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked at the Box Creek reservoirs and north end lakes (Big, Deep, Anabella).

Palisade Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Aug 9) Anglers have been catching rainbows. Try using Worden's Original Rooster Tail spinners, Luhr-Jensen Shyster spinners, Rapala Original Floating Minnow crankbait or nightcrawler with two salmon eggs.

(Jul 27) Anglers have been catching 16- to 18-inch rainbows. Try using Rapala Flat Jigs, Mepps Aglia Brite spinners, Panther Martin Teardrop spinners, or Worden's Rooster Tail spinners.

Panguitch Lake

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

(Jul 20) Fishing has been fair to good from boats, and slower from shore because trout have moved out to deeper water. Most anglers are fishing with bait from boats.

Regulations

Rockport Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jul 27) Fishing is fair to good. One angler recommended using popgear with a worm.

Regulations

Uinta Lakes

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

(Jul 27) The Uintas are an excellent place to fish during the summer. Fishing is currently good to hot. Many of the car-accessible lakes off of Mirror Lake Highway are being stocked every week or every other week with rainbow trout that average 10 inches in length. Smith & Morehouse Reservoir was stocked with about 1,500 planter-sized rainbow trout on July 24 and 2,000 on July 16.

Regulations

Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Aug 9) The lake was stocked most recently on June 27 with more than 300 rainbow trout and 3,000 tiger trout. Try using traditional baits and spinners or tube jigs to catch fish here.

(Jul 26) Willow Lake was stocked most recently on June 27 with more than 300 rainbow trout and 3,000 tiger trout. Try using traditional baits and spinners or tube jigs for catching fish here.

(Jul 19) Willow Lake was stocked most recently on June 27 with more than 300 rainbow trout and 3,000 tiger trout. Try using traditional baits and spinners or tube jigs for catching fish here.











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