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Utah Tiger Trout Fishing Reports
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Revised 02-16-18


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)

(Feb 15) Anglers were still ice fishing the middle fork of Causey last weekend, but fishing has been slow to fair. We have not received any detailed ice reports about Causey for the past few weeks such as exact ice depths, so use caution if attempting to access the ice.

(Feb 9) This week, one angler reported good fishing for trout. Two weeks ago the ice was 10 inches thick on the Boy Scout arm, but the edges were soft and anglers needed planks to get on and off the ice. Ice conditions might have changed since then, so use caution.

(Feb 2) One angler who fished the reservoir last week said that the ice was 10 inches thick on the Boy Scout arm, but the edges were soft. They recommended using a plank to get on and off the ice. Fishing was slow this week, according to anglers.

(Jan 26) One angler who fished the reservoir this week said that the ice was 10 inches thick on the Boy Scout arm, but the edges were soft. They recommended using a plank to get on and off the ice. Fishing was slow this week, according to anglers.

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)

(Feb 15) One angler report from Feb. 10 said that the reservoir was 50 percent covered in ice and all of that ice was unsafe. Do not attempt to walk on any remaining ice. Shore fishing has been fair. One family of anglers reported catching a couple rainbow trout this week.

(Feb 9) The main body was open water on February 4. Some of the coves had unsafe ice, but others were still being fished. Conditions, however, are changing quickly. One angler who tried to fish on February 8 said that he didn't even try to walk on the ice because it looked unsafe.

(Feb 3) Fishing was fair to good for many anglers who competed in East Canyon State Park's ice fishing event on January 27. There was no more open water, but the main body had unsafe ice. The coves had 4 to six inches of ice on them, according to anglers that day. Anglers pulled in mainly planter-sized rainbow trout, but a few anglers caught rainbows in the 19- to 22-inch range. One angler recommended fishing in 20-30 feet of water using white tubes tipped with wax worms.

(Jan 26) According to angler reports from January 24, the arms of the reservoir are capped with fishable ice, but there are some small patches of open water.

Forsyth Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

No recent reports.

Huntington Reservoir

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

(Feb 16) Anglers have had success catching tiger trout at Huntington Reservoir using a paddle bug, tube jig or plain jighead tipped with worms. Red shiners have been less effective lately.

(Feb 3) Anglers have had success catching tiger trout at Huntington Reservoir using a paddle bug, tube jig or plain jig head tipped with worms. Red shiners have been less effective lately.

Regulations

Hyrum Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Feb 15) The ice remaining on Hyrum is unsafe. Shore fishing is now possible in several areas.

(Feb 9) The ice is not safe to access. Use extreme caution.

(Feb 3) On January 26, one family of anglers fished for four hours and only got two or three bites. Other groups on the ice were experiencing similarly slow fishing. Another group who fished on January 29 caught mostly planter-sized rainbow trout. There are about 4 to five inches of solid ice off the Hyrum State Park Beach Area with two inches of slush on top, as of January 20.

(Jan 26) There are about 4 to five inches of solid ice off the Hyrum State Park Beach Area with two inches of slush on top, as of January 20. Fishing appears to be good for quantity, but not size. One angler caught a few planter-sized rainbow trout and two dozen perch under six inches long.

Joe's Valley Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Feb 16) The ice is mostly gone. Try using spoons or jigs tipped with chub meat to catch trout. A new catch-and-release record for splake was made official on Jan. 24. The record splake was 30.5 inches long and was caught at Joes Valley in November.

(Feb 3) Anglers have found some areas with stable ice just south of the east boat ramp at Joes Valley Reservoir. Try using spoons or jigs tipped with chub meat for catching trout here. A new catch-and-release record for splake was made official on Jan. 24; the splake was 30.5 inches long and was caught at Joes Valley in November.

Regulations

Mill Meadow Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Feb 9) Ten inches of ice have been reported on the north end, but there's some open water on the south end. Anglers report fair to good fishing for rainbow and brown trout through the ice.

Regulations

Monroe Mountain Lakes

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.

Palisade Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Feb 16) There is no ice on the reservoir. Anglers have been catching 11- to 14-inch rainbows and 11- to 17-inch tigers. Anglers have reported success fly fishing using both fast sinking and medium sinking lines with size 6 bead head leeches and wooly buggers. Shore anglers have had success using traditional methods and using Panther Martin Spinners or Blue Fox Vibrax Spinners.

(Feb 3) There is no ice at the reservoir, and 22-inch rainbows were recently stocked. Traditional methods work well, but you can also try using spinners or spoons with a medium-fast retrieve.

Panguitch Lake

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

(Feb 9) The east shore has safe ice up to 10 inches thick from the north boat ramp to Bear Paw Beach. The middle of the lake has uneven ice and some open water. Anglers report fair to good fishing. It can get very crowded on the weekends.

(Jan 26) The east shore has safe ice up to 10 inches thick from the north boat ramp to Bear Paw Beach. The middle of the lake has finally capped with ice, but the new ice is less than 1-inch thick and has some large cracks. Anglers report fair to good fishing. It can get very crowded during the weekend.

Regulations

Rockport Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Feb 15) On Feb. 14 the reservoir was approximately 50 percent open water and the remaining ice appeared to be unsafe. Use extreme caution. Shore fishing has been slow to fair for rainbow trout.

(Feb 9) Fishing has been slow at Rockport. Last week, there were four to five inches of ice on the west side and open water on the south end. Temperatures have been warm, though, so ice conditions could change rapidly.

(Feb 3) There were about 4 to five inches of ice on the west side and open water on the south end, but temperatures have been reaching 50 degrees in this area and ice conditions could change rapidly. One group who fished the area south of the boat ramp caught a few small perch and very little else. Other angler reports also indicated slow fishing at Rockport.

(Jan 26) Spud of Provo fished in a group of 7 caught 33 rainbows and 3 browns using PowerBait of the bottom. "Caught fish all morning and all were 17-20 incehs two fish over 21 inches. One Brown was almost 23 inches and about four to five pounds"

(Jan 26) On January 21, according to one angler report there was still unsafe ice on the reservoir and the south end had open water.

Regulations

Uinta Lakes

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

(Feb 15) Fishing has recently been good for rainbow trout in the frozen lakes along Mirror Lake Highway such as Trial Lake.

(Feb 9) Fishing is good for rainbow trout in the frozen lakes along Mirror Lake Highway, like Trial Lake.

(Feb 3) Fishing is good for rainbow trout in the frozen lakes along Mirror Lake Highway such as Trial Lake. If you decide to fish in the mountains, anticipate deep slush on top of some of the lakes.

(Jan 26) The frozen lakes along Mirror Lake Highway are only accessible by snowmobile or foot, but the fishing is good for rainbow trout and fair for brook and tiger trout. Last week, the lakes along the highway had approximately 18 inches of ice beneath two to three feet of snow. If you're looking for some good ice fishing and don't mind the remote location, deep snow and cold temperatures, anglers recommend accessing the higher lakes from the Wyoming side.

Regulations

Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.











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