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Revised 11-19-17


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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.

Bear River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Bullhead Catfish, Channel Catfish, Crappie, Cutthroat Trout, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Walleye, Whitefish, Yellow Perch

No recent reports.

Brough Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Nov 11) Launching a boat may be difficult because of low water levels. The fishing has been slow this past week. Try using PowerBait, crankbaits in rainbow patterns and/or a Jake's lure in the morning hours. As of Jan. 1, 2017, regulations changed from artificial fly use only to the regular statewide regulations.

(Oct 26) The fishing is slow this week. Try using PowerBait and/or a Jake's lure in the morning hours.

Regulations

Bullock Reservoir

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Musky (hybred)

(Nov 11) The aquatic vegetation has died back with the cooler water temperatures, making it a little easier to launch a boat. The trout are very active throughout the day, so try using a Jake's lure in gold or silver. You could also try using traditional nightcrawlers and PowerBait for quick results. Please let us know if you catch any tiger muskies.

(Oct 26) Fish are very active throughout the day, so try using a Jake's lure in gold or silver. You may also try using traditional nightcrawlers and PowerBait for quick results. Please let us know if you are successful at catching any tiger muskies.

Regulations

Clinton City Park Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Cottonwood Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

(Nov 11) Wipers are active and being caught on Rapalas in the evening and at dawn. Anglers report catching wipers up to 19 inches long. Try using jigs or Rapalas to target tiger muskies, brown trout and rainbow trout. The tiger muskie bite has been good with anglers catching fish up to 36 inches. Anglers are encouraged to remember good catch-and-release techniques with tiger muskie, as most fish have not reached the 40-inch length limit and must be immediately released. Decent-sized catfish were captured in the fall surveys (channels and black bullhead). Anglers might want to try targeting these fish on the bottom using bait

(Oct 26) Wipers are active and being caught on Rapalas in the evening and at dawn. Anglers report catching wipers up to 19 inches long. Try using jigs or Rapalas to target tiger muskies, brown trout and rainbow trout. The tiger muskie bite has been good with anglers catching fish up to 36 inches. Anglers are encouraged to remember good catch-and-release techniques with tiger muskie, as most fish have not reached the 40-inch length limit and must be immediately released. Decent-sized catfish were captured in the fall surveys (channels and black bullhead). Anglers might want to try targeting these fish on the bottom using bait.

Regulations

Cutler Reservoir

Bass, Catfish, Crappie, Sunfish

No recent reports.

Regulations

Deer Creek Reservoir

Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Yellow Perch

(Nov 2) Anglers are catching 14- to 16-inch rainbows trolling near the dam and north shore. Troll in about 16 to 22 feet of water at about 1.5 mph. Try using Blue Fox Vibrax spinners, Worden's flatfish lures, Mepps Aglia spinners, or Rapala Original Floaters. Stick with silvers, golds or any colors that mimic the coloration of trout fingerlings. If you are shore fishing, use the above-mentioned lures and retrieve them at a medium speed, or try a nightcrawler tipped with a white marshmallow.

Regulations

East Canyon Reservoir

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

(Nov 19) Anglers have reported good fishing — primarily for planter-sized trout with a few 15- to 16-inch trout mixed in — since the reservoir was stocked with over 23,000 rainbow trout on October 31. One group of anglers reported catching over 20 planter-sized trout in about four hours. Try using a rainbow Rapala or popgear tipped with a worm.

(Nov 10) Anglers have reported good fishing since the reservoir was stocked with over 23,000 rainbow trout on October 31. The catch is primarily planter-sized trout, with a few trout around 15 or 16 inches. One angler reported catching over a dozen rainbow trout in a single day. Try using a rainbow Rapala or popgear tipped with a worm.

(Nov 3) On October 31, this water was stocked with over 23,000 rainbow trout. One angler reports catching a few decent-sized rainbow trout on the south and west sides of the reservoir using pop gear tipped with a worm.

(Oct 26) The reservoir is about 80 percent full. The wedge dock on the boat ramp is still open, but all other docks are out of the water for the winter. Anglers report slow fishing from shore and by boat. Very few bites and few successful catches were reported, regardless of the method being used.

Echo Reservoir

Bass, Brown Trout, Channel Catfish, Crappie, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 19) You can still shore fishing, but all of the boat launch ramps are closed. Try using a golden Jake's lure. We have not received any new reports this week, but one angler recently reported a steady bite by the dam.

(Nov 10) You can still shore fish, but all of the boat launch ramps are closed. Try using a golden Jake's lure. Recently, one shore angler reported steady fishing by the dam.

(Nov 3) The algal bloom warning for this water has been canceled. All of the ramps are closed and boats can't be launched. One shore angler reported a steady bite by the dam using a golden Jake's lure.

(Oct 26) The reservoir's water level is low and only shore fishing is available. All of the ramps are closed and boats can't be launched. On Oct. 18, an algal bloom warning was announced for this reservoir. Please be sure to clean fish thoroughly and discard the guts.

Regulations

Enterprise Reservoirs

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Nov 19) Trout fishing should be improving with cooling water temperatures. The water level has been low this year.

Farmington Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 19) Fishing is currently slow.

(Nov 10) Fishing is fair for rainbow trout at Farmington Pond. Try using a spinner, floating a worm off the bottom or using a traditional worm-and-bobber rig.

(Nov 3) Fishing is fair to good for rainbow trout at Farmington Pond. Try using a spinner, floating a worm off the bottom, or using a traditional worm-and-bobber rig.

(Oct 26) Fishing is fair to good for rainbow trout at Farmington Pond. Try using a spinner, floating a worm off the bottom or using a traditional worm-and-bobber rig. Farmington Pond was stocked with approximately 1,500 rainbow trout on Oct. 17.

Regulations

Flaming Gorge Reservoir

Brown Trout, Burbot, Channel Catfish, Crayfish, Kokanee Salmon, Mackinaw (Lake Trout), Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Nov 11) Elevation is 6,033 feet and stable. The water temperature is 56 degrees F or less in the canyon (Utah region).

Kokanee salmon: Fishing for kokanee is now closed until Dec 1st.

Rainbow trout: Fishing is fair. Catchable rainbow trout were recently stocked in the Utah portion of the reservoir. Now that water temperatures have cooled, trout are moving shallow and becoming more active along shoreline habitat. Fishing will get even better once the reservoir cools into the upper 40s to low 50s. If fishing from a boat, casting jigs near creek inlets has been productive. Trolling in 10 to 15 feet of water with pop gear, spinners and small spoons is also effective. If fishing from shore, cast parallel to the shoreline, let the bait sink some, and slowly retrieve with occasional jigging strokes. Marabou jigs in earth tone colors are a good option in shallow or deep water. Look for rising fish on warm days when hatches are more prevalent. When you catch one, there are likely more. Pinch down the barbs for quick release.

Lake trout: Fishing is fair. Biologists are encouraging anglers to keep small lake trout (pups) under 25 inches. The abundance of small lake trout is creating competition for a limited food supply. The competition is reducing lake trout growth rates and reducing the number of kokanee salmon and rainbow trout available for anglers to catch. Catch small lake trout while trolling or jigging in 50 to 80 feet of water near main channel points and ridges. You might find fish suspended above the bottom using a fish finder. Troll spoons like Williams Wablers, Northland Forage Minnows and #3 Needlefish to target aggressive pups. Vertically jig a white or glow-n-the-dark tube jig or jigging spoon (Northland Buckshot) on a 3/8-ounce head tipped with sucker/chub meat. Gulp minnows and blade baits (Sebile Vibrato) can also work well. Linwood Bay is closed to nighttime fishing (sunset to sunrise) as of Oct. 15. See the Utah Fishing Guidebook for details.

Smallmouth bass: Fishing is slow. Bass fishing has slowed down considerably with cooler temps and shorter days. Expect patchy success, as smallmouth bass will concentrate along main channel habitat in preparation for winter and colder temps. Fish shallow for higher catch rates, but try fishing depths greater than 20 feet for bigger fish. Smallmouth bass will remain active until water temperatures drop consistently into the mid 50s. Jigs mimicking crayfish (earth tone colors), their primary forage, are the best option. Jerkbaits and crankbaits in copper, silver and rainbow trout colors may also entice fish. Expect patchy success, as smallmouth bass will concentrate along main channel habitat in preparation for winter.

Burbot: Fishing is good. Some recent reports indicate fishing success has picked up since water temperatures have consistently fallen into the 50s. Many are being caught while jigging for lake trout, even during the day, but the best activity has been at night. Boaters can target burbot on rocky points and shorelines in 20 to 40 feet of water at night using glow-in-the-dark lures like Yamamoto grubs, Radical Glow tubes, Maniac Cutterbugs, and Northland Buckshot spoons. Tip the lure with sucker/chub meat, recharge glow frequently, and jig the presentation a couple inches from the bottom. Hot spots are uplake of Buckboard near the Confluence/Lost Dog and Firehole Boat Launch. Biologists' surveys during the first week of November showed a slight decline in the population. We're encouraging anglers to continue to harvest burbot in the northern reaches of the Gorge.

(Oct 26) Elevation is 6,033 feet and stable. The water temperature is 60 degrees F in the canyon (Utah region). Fishing is slow to good, depending on what species you target.

Kokanee salmon: Fishing for kokanee is now closed until Dec 1st.

Rainbow trout: Fishing is fair. Catchable rainbow trout were recently stocked in the Utah portion of the reservoir. Now that water temperatures have cooled, trout are moving shallow and becoming more active along shoreline habitat. Fishing will get even better once the reservoir cools into the upper 40s to low 50s. If fishing from a boat, casting jigs near creek inlets has been productive. Trolling in 10 to 15 feet of water with pop gear, spinners and small spoons is also effective. If fishing from shore, cast parallel to the shoreline, let the bait sink some, and slowly retrieve with occasional jigging strokes. Marabou jigs in earth tone colors are a good option in shallow or deep water. Look for rising fish on warm days when hatches are more prevalent. When you catch one, there are likely more. Pinch down the barbs for quick release.

Lake trout: Fishing is fair. Fishing will get even better once the reservoir cools into the low 50s. Anglers are catching smaller lake trout while trolling or jigging in 50 to 80 feet of water near main channel points and ridges. You may find fish suspended above the bottom using a fish finder. Troll spoons like Williams Wablers, Northland Forage Minnows, and #3 Needlefish to target aggressive pups. Vertically jig a white or glow-n-the-dark tube jig or jigging spoon (Northland Buckshot) on a 3/8-ounce head tipped with sucker/chub meat. Gulp minnows and blade baits (Sebile Vibrato) can also work really well. Linwood Bay closes to nighttime fishing (sunset-sunrise) starting Oct. 15th. See the Utah Fishing Guidebook for details.

Smallmouth bass: Bass fishing has slowed down considerably with cooler temps and shorter days. Expect patchy success, as smallmouth bass will concentrate along main channel habitat in preparation for winter and colder temps. Fish shallow for higher catch rates, but try fishing depths greater than 20 feet for bigger fish. Smallmouth bass will remain active until water temperatures drop consistently into the mid 50s. Jigs mimicking crayfish (earth tone colors), their primary forage, are the best option. Jerkbaits and crankbaits in copper, silver and rainbow trout colors may also entice fish. Expect patchy success, as smallmouth bass will concentrate along main channel habitat in preparation for winter. Smallmouth bass will remain active until water temperatures drop to the mid 50s.

Burbot: Fishing is good. Some recent reports indicate fishing success has picked up since water temperatures have consistently fallen into the 50s. Many are being caught while jigging for lake trout, even during the day, but the best activity has been at night. Boaters can target burbot on rocky points and shorelines in 20 to 40 feet of water at night using glow-in-the-dark lures like Yamamoto grubs, Radical Glow tubes, Maniac Cutterbugs, and Northland Buckshot spoons. Tip the lure with sucker/chub meat, recharge glow frequently, and jig the presentation a couple inches from the bottom. Hot spots are uplake of Buckboard near the Confluence/Lost Dog and Firehole Boat Launch.

Regulations

Gigliotti Pond

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 19) Try using worms and PowerBait to catch rainbow trout here.

(Nov 2) Try using worms and PowerBait for catching rainbow trout at Gigliotti Pond.

Regulations

Glassman's Pond

Bluegill, Black Crappie, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Gunlock Reservoir

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Crappie, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Nov 19) The boat ramp is closed until March, but it is possible to launch kayaks and float tubes from shore. Gunlock Reservoir was treated with rotenone in 2015 to remove illegally introduced smallmouth bass which pose a serious threat to native fish in the Virgin and Santa Clara rivers. We have begun re-stocking largemouth bass, bluegill and crappie. Small, largemouth bass (up to 10 inches) are now abundant and can provide some fun action.

Regulations

Gunnison Bend Reservoir

Catfish, Largemouth Bass, White Bass

(Nov 19) The water level at Gunnison Bend and DMAD reservoirs is getting fairly low, but fishing has still been fair to good. Anglers are finding success using small jigs, spinners and Rapalas. Most fish are small, but you have a chance to catch quite a variety, including white bass, perch, largemouth bass, white crappie, catfish and even northern pike.

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Walleye

(Nov 19) Fishing has been fair to good for rainbow trout. Try using worms or PowerBait.

(Nov 10) Fishing has been fair to good for rainbow trout. Try using worms or PowerBait.

(Nov 3) Fishing has been fair to good at Holmes for rainbow trout. Try using worms.

(Oct 26) Anglers have been doing well at Holmes these last few weeks. They report catching rainbow trout on lures and worms.

Regulations

Huntington North Reservoir

Crayfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 2) Fishing has slowed down at Huntington North Reservoir, but anglers are still catching some largemouth bass and bluegill using flies on fast-sinking line. Try using leeches and soft hackle flies in black or green. Spinners and crayfish imitation lures may work for catching bass and wiper. Huntington North has also been stocked with rainbow trout and channel catfish over the past two months; try using worms and PowerBait for catching these.

Regulations

Hyrum Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Nov 19) We didn't receive any angler reports this week, but fishing has consistently been fair to good the past few weeks. Perch and trout are the most likely catch. If you're going for perch, try jigging about two feet off of the bottom. For trout, try worms and PowerBait — especially if you're fishing from shore.

(Nov 3) One angler reports having a blast catching large numbers of perch by jigging at the reservoir this week. They fished about two feet off of the bottom and reported a steady catch all day long. They also caught a couple bass.

(Oct 26) The water temperature is in the mid 50s and the reservoir is about 65 percent full, according to the State Park. Anglers had some trouble shore because of high winds this week. One angler who trolled the reservoir a couple times caught a few decent-sized rainbow trout. They reported that they received the most bites around noon. If the wind dies down and you have a chance to fish the shore at Hyrum, try fishing off the bottom with PowerBait, using a worm-and-bobber setup or floating a worm off the bottom with a mini marshmallow.

For those interested in more of a challenge, this is your last chance to participate in the Hyrum State Park Tagged Fishing Classic. The contest began on September 16, 2017 and runs through October 31, 2017. Catch one of the specially tagged fish in Hyrum Reservoir and turn the tag into a Hyrum State Park employee for a prize. See the state park's website for rules and additional details.

Jordan River

Brown Trout, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Sunfish, Walleye, White Bass

No recent reports.

Jordanelle Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Nov 2) Anglers are catching 14- to 16-inch rainbows, perch, and 15- to 17-inch browns. For perch, fish off the bottom and try using a neon colored jighead or size 2 brass hook tipped with a nightcrawler. For trout, try trolling with Rapalas, Yakima flatfish lures, Mack's wedding rings, or Kastmaster spoons. Use lures that mimic the coloration of prey species such as perch or fingerling trout. If you are fishing from shore try fishing near Rockcliff or just west of the personal watercraft launch ramp. Try using lime twist PowerBait or a nightcrawler tipped with salmon eggs, or try casting gold and/or silver spinners or spoons. Remember that you cannot possess kokanee from Sept. 10–Nov. 30.

Regulations

Kaysville Ponds

Black bullhead, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 19) Anglers report fair to good fishing for rainbow trout and bluegill. Traditional methods, such as fishing a worm off the bottom or using a worm under a bobber, are a good bet.

(Nov 10) Anglers report decent fishing for rainbow trout and bluegill. Try using traditional methods such as fishing a worm off the bottom or using a worm under a bobber. The ponds were stocked with 2,000 rainbow trout on November 6.

(Nov 3) Anglers report decent fishing for rainbow trout and bluegill at Kaysville recently. Traditional methods such as fishing a worm off the bottom or using a worm under a bobber are a good bet.

(Oct 26) Anglers report decent fishing for rainbow trout and bluegill at Kaysville. Traditional methods, such as fishing a worm off the bottom or using a worm under a bobber, are a good bet. The ponds were stocked with approximately 1,000 rainbow trout on Oct. 23.

Regulations

Lake Powell

Bluegill, Brown Trout, Channel Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Striped Bass, Rainbow Trout, Walleye

STOP QUAGGAG MUSCLE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

No recent reports.

Regulations

LaSal Mountains

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

(Nov 19) Anglers should find success catching rainbow trout at Dons, Hidden, Oowah, Warner and Kens lakes using worms, PowerBait and spinner lures. Kens Lake has also been stocked with 10,000 largemouth bass. The bass will grow throughout the fall and winter.

(Nov 2) Anglers should have success catching rainbow trout at Dons, Hidden, Oowah, Warner and Kens lakes using worms, PowerBait and spinner lures. Kens Lake has also been stocked with 10,000 largemouth bass, which will grow throughout the fall and winter months.

Locomotive Springs

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Mabey Pond

Crappie, Catfish, Largemouth Bass

No recent reports.

Regulations

Mantua Reservoir

Bluegill, Cutthroat Trout, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 19) We did not receive any angler reports this week, but fishing has been consistently slow the past several weeks. An algal bloom warning was still in effect as of November 6, and no updates have been posted since then. Please make sure to clean fish thoroughly and discard the guts.

(Nov 10) Anglers report very slow fishing. There is an active algal bloom warning for Mantua Reservoir. Please make sure to clean fish thoroughly and discard the guts.

(Nov 3) Like previous weeks, anglers report that fishing is still very slow at Mantua. On October 6, an algal bloom warning was maintained for this reservoir. Please make sure to clean fish thoroughly and discard the guts.

(Oct 26) Like previous weeks, anglers report that fishing is still very slow at Mantua. On Oct. 6, an algal bloom warning was maintained for this reservoir. Please make sure to clean fish thoroughly and discard the guts.

Regulations

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Nov 19) The reservoir level is low and the water is fairly murky. Trout don't appear to be concentrating on the shorelines. Fishing is fairly slow, but a few nice rainbows have been caught. We have noticed a reduction in trout numbers due to low water levels in recent years, but the fish that survived seem to be growing well enough.

Regulations

Newcastle Reservoir

Smallmouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Wiper (hybrid)

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

No recent reports.

Regulations

Newton Reservoir

Bass, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Musky (hybrid), Yellow Perch

No recent reports.

Regulations

Pelican Lake

Bluegill, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass

(Nov 11) As water temperatures begin to fall, bass will start moving to deeper waters. If you can locate them, fishing can be good, especially for larger fish. Look for underwater structure and fish these areas slowly as fish are more likely to limit their efforts in cooler water. Try slowly trolling small chartreuse spinners and jigs baited with a piece of nightcrawler. Due to a treatment that has now been moved to the fall of 2018, limits have been liberalized to 12 largemouth bass, and there's no limit on bluegill.

(Oct 26) Fly anglers are using a range of patterns, from dry flies to nymphs to tiny jigs. Those using spinning gear are throwing a worm or two-inch power grub on a #12 hook. Early and late in the day, those after larger bass should try throwing a weedless frog pattern in among the reeds. Conditions are good for bass and bluegill. Top-water frogs have been reported to be working well there lately. Due to a treatment that has now been moved to the fall of 2018, limits have been liberalized to 12 largemouth bass, and there's no limit on bluegill.

Regulations

Pineview Reservoir

Bluegill, Bullhead Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Tiger Musky (hybrid), Trout, Yellow Perch

(Nov 19) Fishing was fair to good for panfish, bullhead catfish and tiger muskie this week. One group of anglers marked large numbers of crappie, but didn't catch more than 20 in total. They did manage, though, to hook large numbers of bluegill near the shore. Anglers report that crappie they're catching this year are larger than they were last year. One angler reported that fishing slowed dramatically at noon, but other anglers did not mention the time of their catches. A solo angler who was targeting perch in about 25 feet of water caught more than 50, which forced him to choose the largest ones to bring home. f you're targeting perch, try using a Ratfinkee under a Swedish Pimple. Anglers are still catching bullheads, too. Two anglers also reported catching a tiger muskie.

(Nov 10) Fishing is still fair to good for perch, bluegill, crappie and smallmouth bass. One angler reported marking and catching large numbers of perch last week. Anglers have been very pleased with the size of the crappie they're catching this year, but the crappie bite was a lot more hit-or-miss this week compared to the last two weeks. Some groups are catching a handful of crappie, while others aren't catching any and are landing perch instead. A few other anglers have said that they marked large numbers of crappie, but that they weren't biting. Be aware that bites have been very light, according to several anglers.

(Nov 3) Fishing is fair to good for perch, bluegill, crappie, catfish and smallmouth bass. One angler reports catching and marking huge numbers of perch in many sizes. Anglers reported that many of the perch were in about 30 feet of water. Anglers are still very pleased with the size of the crappie they're catching this year. Some groups are catching their limit of crappie, while others are pulling in much fewer or getting into perch instead. A few other reporting anglers said that they marked large numbers of crappie, but they weren't biting. Anglers are still bringing in a few smallmouth bass and catfish. Be aware that bites have been very light, according to several reporting anglers.

(Oct 26) This is turning out to be a good year for panfishing at Pineview! We've receoved reports of good to hot fishing for perch, bluegill and crappie week and last week. Try using small jigs tipped with worms, Gulp minnows or perch meat. A couple groups of anglers this week reported a good bite for keeper-sized bullhead catfish, too. Last week, we received many reports of a good smallmouth bass bite, especially on the dam end of the reservoir. While we did receive a few reports of a decent tiger muskie bite recently, we did not receive any reports on the quality of the bite this week.

Regulations

Pioneer Park Pond

Black Bullhead, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Piute Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

(Nov 19) The reservoir was nearly drained again this year. Suckers are still abundant, despite repeated draining in recent years. Trout numbers are very low right now.

Quail Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

No recent reports.

Regulations

Red Fleet Reservoir

Bluegill, Brown Trout, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Nov 11) We haven't received any recent angler reports. Biologists have discovered that some of the wipers have reached almost 19 inches. Anglers continue to report good wiper fishing and are catching 10- to 12-inch fish trolling crankbaits. Anglers are encouraged to harvest larger yellow perch to help grow a larger population of fish. Summer surveys show an abundance of yellow perch in the five- to six-inch range and anglers are encouraged to take advantage of them. Biologists transferred select sizes of largemouth bass back into Red Fleet over the last month. These fish are larger than 12 inches and have a metal jaw tag on the lower jaw. Walleye caught this fall have been in the 8- to 12-inch range.

(Oct 26) The yellow perch and eight-inch stocked wipers are active and biting. Biologists have discovered that some of the wipers have reached almost 19 inches. Anglers continue to report good wiper fishing and are catching 10- to 12-inch fish trolling crankbaits. Anglers are encouraged to harvest larger yellow perch to help grow a larger population of fish. Summer surveys show an abundance of yellow perch in the five- to six-inch range and anglers are encouraged to take advantage of them. Anglers have been actively catching wipers, yellow perch, black crappie and a few walleye from the shoreline and on boats. Try fishing from the shoreline midday with rooster tails and Jake's lures tipped with bait. The evenings are producing tiger trout, brown trout and mountain whitefish near the brush creek stream inlet and in the back of many of the coves. Trout fishing for browns, tigers and a few rainbows should be picking up as the water continues to cool down. Try casing jigs in the canyon areas or even fly fishing near the mouth of Brush Creek. Biologists transferred select sizes of largemouth bass back into Red Fleet within the last month. These fish are larger than 12 inches and have a metal jaw tag on the lower jaw. Anglers have caught walleye, but most are eight to 12 inches.

Regulations

Redmond Reservoir

Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike

No recent reports.

Rockport Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Nov 19) Fishing has been slow, but one group of anglers reported fair trolling this week with a black-and-silver Rapala tipped with nightcrawler. They received several strikes and landed two fish.

(Nov 3) The algal bloom warning for this water has been canceled. Anglers report that fishing is slow this week.

(Oct 26) The State Park is in the process of winterizing. Employees have pulled the courtesy docks, but the wedge dock is still in place. The fish-cleaning station is now closed. Fishing at Rockport has been fair with rainbow trout as the most likely catch. Try using Rapalas, Jake's lures, worms or PowerBait in garlic or rainbow. On Oct. 18, an algal bloom warning was announced for this reservoir. Please be sure to clean fish thoroughly and discard the guts.

Regulations

Sand Cove Reservoirs

Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Sand Hollow Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass

STOP QUAGGAG MUSCLE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Nov 19) Due to mild fall temperatures, largemouth bass are still shallow and fishing has been fair to good along the dikes using swim baits. As the water cools down, bass activity will slow, but a few nice fish are still picked up every year during the colder months. The keys are to fish deep (20-30 feet) and use a slow presentation. Finesse baits like Senkos, drop shot rigs, and shaky heads are very conducive to a slow presentation. Slow-rolling spinnerbaits can also be very effective.

Regulations

Starvation Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Smouthmouth Bass, Walleye

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Nov 11) Fishing varies day to day, but has slowed down considerably for perch, bass and walleye. Anglers report fair fishing in the Rabbit Gulch area using woolly buggers and sparkle buggers on sinking fly lines. Rainbow trout will become more active as the water temperature continues to cool down. Anglers report observing and catching spawning kokanee salmon in the lake (kokanee must be released from Sept. 10 through Nov. 30). Fly anglers are having success with black woolly buggers, tan/green/pearl soft hackle, and a black/orange woolly bugger. The water temperature is hovering around 48 degrees and the visibility in the water is about six feet. The reservoir is 82 percent full. Biologists are encouraging anglers to harvest their limits of walleye from 10- to 14-inch to help thin out the walleye population and to help the yellow perch population. If you catch crappie, consider voluntarily releasing them so the population can become established.

(Oct 26) The water temperature has been consistently around 52-55 degrees F and the visibility in the water was about five feet because of algae in the water column. The reservoir level is at 5,702 feet (82 percent full) and rising. Walleye and kokanee fishing has continued to be great! Try trolling a pink mini squid with a very silver dodger scented with garlic for best results. This is the time walleye stock up for the winter months and tend to feed heavily on smaller forage fish and even bigger rainbow trout. Biologists are encouraging anglers to harvest their limits of 10- to 14-inch walleye to thin out the walleye population and to help out the yellow perch population. Rainbow trout will become more active as the water temperature continues to cool down. Anglers have reported observing and catching spawning kokanee salmon in the lake (kokanee must be released from Sept. 10 through Nov. 30). Try fishing from 15 to 24 feet of water, tip jig heads with worms or Rapalas. Crayfish jigs are also working well. The walleye are very aggressive and biting on almost anything you cast at them. For trout, try using a curly tail grub. Other anglers have reported success using swim bait and rainbow trout-colored crankbait. Fly anglers were having success with size 6 to 8 bead head leeches and buggers in olive, black/orange, and purple. The water temperature is around 67 degrees F and the visibility of the water is about six or seven feet. Two-hundred and fifty crappie were moved by DWR biologists from Pineview and stocked into Starvation to establish a new population of forage fish. If you catch crappie, consider voluntarily releasing them so the population can become established.

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Steinaker Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

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(Nov 11) Water levels continue to drop. Fishing has moved from summer to fall patterns with increased trout activity and slower bass fishing. For trout, try trolling crankbaits, spoons, spinners or worms from the boat. Shore anglers can also expect to find success casting or fishing suspended trout baits including worms and PowerBait. Bass have slowed down with the cooler temperature, but you can still catch them if you are patient. Bass anglers should focus on rocky structure in 20- to 30-foot depths and slowly fish jigs or crawfish patterns to hook sluggish fish. You can catch bluegill if you can locate schools; once located, try vertically jigging with small worm-tipped jigs. There are still no limits in place as there are still lots of fish in the lake. The Division has issued an emergency change, liberalizing limits at Steinaker. There is no daily bag limit for any species: largemouth or smallmouth bass, rainbow or brown trout, and bluegill. This change will remain in effect until December 31, 2017, though this will most likely be extended into 2018. The Bureau of Reclamation will be drawing down Steinaker Reservoir this year and next year in preparation for dam repair work. The drawdown will take the reservoir past dead pool and a complete fish kill is expected. It will be restocked with bluegill, rainbow trout and brown trout upon refilling, and largemouth bass the year after refilling begins.

(Oct 26) Water levels continue to drop. Bluegill are stacked up by the dam and easy to catch. Bluegill fishing is still fast from a boat. Try fishing along the northern shoreline for decent size bluegill, and along the eastern rocky shore for largemouth bass. Anglers report fast trout fishing along the dam. Bass fishing is still good when throwing spinner baits and tube jigs off the rocks. If fishing from the shore, use a bubble or bobber to suspend your line off of the bottom. Anglers report catching rainbows on jigs near the inlet. There are still no limits in place as there are still lots of fish in the lake. The Division has issued an emergency change, liberalizing limits at Steinaker. There is no daily bag limit for any species: largemouth or smallmouth bass, rainbow or brown trout, and bluegill. This change will remain in effect until December 31, 2017, though this will most likely be extended into 2018. The Bureau of Reclamation will be drawing down Steinaker Reservoir this year and next year in preparation for dam repair work. The drawdown will take the reservoir past dead pool and a complete fish kill is expected. It will be restocked with bluegill, rainbow trout and brown trout upon refilling, and largemouth bass the year after refilling begins.

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Strawberry Reservoir

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

(Nov 2) Anglers are catching 15- to 20-inch cutthroats, a few slot buster cutthroats, and 14- to 17-inch rainbows. Try trolling in about 15 to 23 feet of water and use white tube jigs, rainbow trout patterned Rapalas, neon-colored Mack's wedding rings, or Yakima flatfish lures. Fishing from shore is excellent as well. Traditional methods work great, but you can also try jigging 1.5-inch Maniac Custom Lures Cut'r Bugs or 2-inch Maniac Custom Lures Minnows. Fish near the Strawberry Bay Campground, Haws Point, Chicken Creek East, or the Ladders.

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Utah Lake

Bluegill, Bullhead Catfish, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Smouthmouth Bass, Walleye, White Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Nov 2) Anglers are catching white bass and channel catfish. For white bass, try using a neon-colored curly tail grub or neon colored jighead tipped with a nightcrawler, and retrieve your lure at a medium speed. Reports indicate good white bass fishing at Utah Lake State Park and Lindon Harbor. For channel catfish try using Magic Bait Catfish Bait, chicken livers incased in nylons, or nightcrawlers.

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Wide Hollow Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 19) The water level is low, but is starting to rise again. The dock has been pulled out for the winter. The state park says that the fishing was better this year for trout, bass and bluegill than it has been since the dam was re-built. We began introducing black crappie this spring in order to establish a new population for anglers to target. If you catch any crappie, we request that you release them so that they can spawn next spring.

Willard Bay

Bullhead Catfish, Channel Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Perch, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Wipers (hybrid), Yellow Perch

(Nov 19) he water temperature was in the mid- to high 40s this week. Anglers report fair to good fishing for catfish and perch, but slow fishing for wipers and walleye. Catfishing was described in multiple reports as steady: not too fast and not too slow. One angler reports catching a decent-sized perch this week.

(Nov 10) Fishing has been fair. As water temperature cools down, try downsizing your baits and slowing down your retrieve.

(Nov 3) The water temperature is in the low 50s and fishing is slow to fair. As water temperatures at Willard cool down, try downsizing your baits and slowing down your retrieve. One angler reports landing a decent-sized crappie on a slip bobber rig.

(Oct 26) While a few anglers reported bringing in several decent-sized catfish this week, the reported bite for other species was slow.

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