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Revised 01-13-18


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.


Abajo Mountain

Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 6) Many waters on the Abajo Mountains are currently inaccessible with highway vehicles.

American Fork River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Baker Reservoir

Crayfish, Brown Trout, Green Sunfish, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 11) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked. Anglers have reported mixed results. Bait and fly anglers have done fair to good, while trolling has not been productive. Some large brown trout are present and are more readily caught during the colder months.

Bear Lake

Cisco, Cutthroat Trout, Mackinaw (Lake Trout), Rainbow Trout, Whitefish

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jan 12) The lake is ice-free. This is a great time to start jigging for Bonneville cisco. Try using a Kastmaster in green, silver, blue, copper, gold or green in areas like Cisco Beach or the Rock Pile. If you're fishing for trout, jigging is still the approach that has been working the best on the lake lately. Try using tube jigs tipped with cisco or sucker meat. Later this month, the cisco will begin to move to shallower waters where you'll be able to catch them in your dipnet.

Regulations

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.

Beaver Mountain Lakes

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Beaver River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jan 11) The water flow is low and clear, so tread lightly to avoid spooking fish. There are good numbers of rainbow trout that are biting well on wooly buggers. Expect surface ice in the morning.

Regulations

Benches Pond Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Big Sandwash Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 11) The reservoir was capped with ice as of yesterday. Some areas seemed solid, but please use caution and check the thickness of the ice before venturing out. We haven't received any recent reports from anglers.

Birch Creek Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.

Blacksmith Fork River

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Whitefish

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jan 13) One angler who fished the Blacksmith Fork last week did well using a zebra midge and pheasant tail nymph.

Blue Mountains

Brook Trout, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Boulder Mountain Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Dec 31) Due to lack of snow, you may have a unique opportunity to access lakes that are usually tough to get to during the winter. Roads could still have ice or snow drifts in shaded areas, so use caution. Anglers are reporting good ice and fast fishing at Donkey Lake. Access is best with ATVs. Some Boulder Mountain lakes are closed to fishing until April 2018. Check the Utah Fishing Guidebook before you go fishing to make sure the lake where you are fishing is open. Lakes are listed individually in the Rules for Specific Waters" section."

Regulations

Boulger Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jan 11) The reservoir now has stable ice. To catch trout here, try using tube jigs tipped with meal worms.

Regulations

Bountiful Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 13) According to Conservation Officer Doman, the ice was unsafe on January 11. One angler who drove by the pond last weekend before the warm and rainy spell saw three people ice fishing: two next to the docks and one in the middle of the lake near one of the islands. Use extreme caution if attempting to fish on the ice.

Regulations

Box Creek Reservoirs

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Brough Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jan 11) The reservoir has four to five inches of safe ice by the dam. One group of anglers reported catching two rainbows with a white squid. Several other anglers were catching fish with jigs and nightcrawlers. Water levels are extremely low. Last year, regulations changed at the reservoir, and you are no longer restricted to artificial fly use only. Utah's regular statewide regulations now apply to fishing at Brough.

Regulations

Browne Reservoir

Brook Trout, Kokanee Salmon, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 6) As of Jan. 3, there was fishable ice, but anglers are reporting slow ice fishing. Please use extreme caution.

Bullock Reservoir

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Musky (hybred)

(Jan 6) As of Jan. 3, the reservoir was completely capped with no open water, and unsafe ice. Without snow, the top layer is very slick, but this has left good access on all roads. Please use extreme caution. There have been no recent angler reports. Please let us know if you are successful at catching any tiger muskie through the ice.

Regulations

Burraston Ponds

Albino Trout, Bluegill, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 6) There is ice formation. Please use extreme caution as ice conditions change. Try using an 1/8 ounce chartreuse jighead with a chartreuse shad Berkley Gulp! 1-inch minnow-tipped with a nightcrawler.

Regulations

Calder Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jan 6) The western portion of the reservoir is frozen and has close to nine inches of good, fishable ice. There is open water east of the wind mills near the aerators. There is no snow, so the top layer is very slick but there are good access conditions on all of the roads. Please use extreme caution on this early forming ice. You must use flies and lures only at Calder; bait is not allowed.

Regulations

Causey Reservoir

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

(Jan 13) The reservoir was capped with 6 to 10 inches of ice last week. One angler who fished Causey last week caught a single kokanee about 10 feet down, and didn't observe other nearby anglers catching anything either. We have not received any angler reports or conditions reports on the reservoir this week.

Regulations

Chalk Creek

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clear Creek

Rainbow Trout

(Jan 11) Bonneville cutthroat trout are abundant throughout Clear Creek and its tributaries. Anglers have reported catching fish up to 15 inches.

Cleveland Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jan 11) The reservoir now has stable ice. To catch trout here, try using tube jigs tipped with meal worms.

Clinton City Park Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Corn Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Cottonwood Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

(Jan 11) The reservoir currently has four inches of fishable ice with possible open-water spots in the middle. Most of the tiger muskies in Cottonwood have not yet reached 40 inches in length, so please remember to use recommended catch-and-release techniques.

Regulations

Crouse Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Currant Creek

Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Currant Creek Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 11) DWR biologists reported that fishing was slow this past weekend, but success improved in the afternoon. Anglers reported catching rainbow trout near the dam. There is open water in the middle of the reservoir, but all access points have good ice. There are about 10 inches of ice by the dam and about six inches on the north side. Rainbow trout are biting on green tube jigs tipped with mealworms or wax worms. Please use extreme caution and check the thickness of the ice before venturing out.

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

(Jan 6) There is no ice formation and fishing is slow. Try using size #1 or #2 gold or hot firetiger Mepps Dressed Aglia spinners, size #2 with 2.5-imch gold red-white Mepps Comet Mino's, or gold neon red or gold Kastmaster Rattle Masters. If you are fishing from shore use PowerBait or a nightcrawler suspended in 10 to 15 feet of water.

Regulations

Duck Fork Reservoir

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Jan 11) Access to Duck Fork Reservoir and other waters on the South Manti might be limited due to snow, ice and mud.

Regulations

East Canyon Reservoir

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

(Jan 13) On January 12, one angler who spoke with several other anglers on the ice reported that it was 3 to 3.5 inches thick with some areas of cloudy ice. Use extreme caution, especially in light of recent warm temperatures in the area.

East Fork of Sevier River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jan 11) The water flow is under 20 cfs. Some surface ice forms on cold mornings, but there is still plenty of open water to fish. The slow-moving runs have less oxygen in winter, so target stretches with fast-moving water in between deep pools.

Regulations

Echo Reservoir

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

(Jan 13) An angler who drove by the reservoir on January 9 reported warm temperatures, rain, and standing water on top of the ice which could have affected the safety of the ice. Use caution if you are going out to fish at Echo.

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

(Jan 11) Anglers are catching tiger trout through the ice near the boat ramp. Fishing has been best before noon using tube jigs. Use caution as there may still be open water in some parts of the lake.

Enterprise Reservoirs

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jan 11) Unsafe ice reported on both the upper and lower reservoir.

Fairview Lakes

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Farmington Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 13) On January 11, Conservation Officer Doman said that the pond now has potentially unsafe ice. Before recent warm temperatures and rain, there used to be approximately 8 to 10 inches of ice. Use caution. Fishing has been slow for several weeks.

Regulations

Ferron Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Fish Creek (lower)

Rainbow Trout

(Jan 11) Access to the creek may be limited as snow accumulates, but it may be accessible below Scofield dam if you have a four-wheel drive vehicle. Try using Panther Martin spinners or green soft hackle flies to catch trout and chubs here.

Fish Lake

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Mackinaw (Lake Trout), Splake (hybrid), Rainbow Trout, Yellow Perch

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jan 11) The lake has some thin ice, but there are large patches of open water as well. It is no longer possible to launch boats. Call Fish Lake Resorts at 435-638-1000 before you go to check on current conditions and get up-to-date fishing reports.

Regulations

Flaming Gorge Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jan 6) The reservoir's elevation is 6,029 feet and descending and the temperature is 39 degrees F. There is fishable ice in Green River and Blacks Fork arms, and unstable ice at the Confluence. Currently, there are five to six inches of ice at Firehole, and five inches of ice at Fontenelle, but it is very unstable so use extreme caution. All boat ramps are still open for launching.

Kokanee salmon: Fishing for kokanee reopened Dec. 1.

Rainbow Trout: Fishing is good. Now that water temperatures have cooled, trout are active along the shoreline. Casting jigs and spoons and retrieving with the occasional jig and pause is most effective. Watch your line during the pause, as many of the hits will come as the lure drops through the water column. Good lures are 1/4 ounce marabou jigs in earth tones and spoons in silver, copper and chartreuse. If fishing from shore, cast the lure in a 45-degree angle from shore, and let the lure drop 10 to 15 feet before retrieving.,Trolling 10 to 20 feet deep and 1.5-2 mph with pop gear, spinners and small spoons has also been effective. Let the lure out 100 to 150 feet before attaching the line to the downrigger or inline weight. The longer set back will help decrease spooking of shallow fish. Lake trout may also be caught using these same tactics.

Lake trout: Fishing is good. The lake trout are active and hungry. Anglers are consistently catching smaller lake trout while trolling or jigging in 50 to 80 feet of water near main channel points and ridges. Fish may be located 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. Some lake trout are being caught while casting jigs and spoons along the shoreline (see rainbow trout), and longline trolling shallow running crankbaits like Rapala Shad Raps and Xraps.

Smallmouth Bass: Fishing is slow. Now that water temperatures have dropped into the 40s, bass fishing has slowed down, and it will be considerably difficult to catch them during the winter months. Try using jigs mimicking crayfish (earth tone colors), their primary forage.

Burbot: Fishing is slow. Some recent reports indicate fishing success, but it's been rather slow this year. The best activity happens 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

Forsyth Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jan 11) The reservoir is full and spilling. The rising water level and warm weather have deteriorated ice to unsafe conditions. Fishing open water may be a better option here.

Fort Buenaventura

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Fremont River

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jan 11) The Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop reports good fishing with hare's ear nymphs.

Gigliotti Pond

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 11) The pond froze several weeks ago, but ice thickness may vary due to highly variable temperatures in Carbon County. Use caution when fishing here. Try using tube jigs tipped with either meal worms or night crawlers.

Regulations

Glassman's Pond

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Grantsville Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 6) Try using bleeding silver or gold shiner Blue Fox Classic Vibrax spinners, silver/plated silver Blue Fox Minnow Spin spinners, or silver or rainbow trout Rapala Jigging Rap's. There have been no reports of ice formation at this time.

Regulations

Green River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Channel Catfish, Cutthroat Trout, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(Jan 6) Flows are currently 2,842 cfs and the water temperture is at 43 degree F. Flows can change daily. Fly anglers are having the best success using small midges in sizes 20-26, and blue winged olive nymphs in sizes 20-22.

Regulations

Gunlock Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jan 11) The boat ramp is closed until March, but it is possible to launch kayaks and float tubes from the 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

(Jan 11) The ice is unsafe.

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Walleye

(Jan 13) Anglers report that the middle of the reservoir has about 5 to six inches of ice with 1 to two inches of slush on top, but the first two feet along the edges of the water were soft. One angler reported catching a few trout, but fishing overall was slow according to their reports.

Regulations

Honeyville Ponds

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Huntington Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

No recent reports.

Regulations

Huntington North Reservoir

Crayfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 11) Huntington North Reservoir still has some areas of open water. Use caution when ice fishing here.

Regulations

Huntington Reservoir

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

(Jan 11) Anglers have had success catching tiger trout through the ice. Try using a white tube jig tipped with a meal worm.

Regulations

Hyrum Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jan 13) One family of anglers who fished the ice on January 6 said that it was 5.5 inches thick. They reported catching a large number of perch less than eight inches long as well as one 12-inch rainbow trout. This group of anglers did well in about 20 feet of water using a small gold-colored jig tipped with mealworm.

Joe's Valley Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jan 11) Ice has started forming on the reservoir, but the ice is unstable, and there are still areas of open water.

Regulations

Johnson Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Musky, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jan 11) There has been safe ice near the dam and fishing for perch has been fair to good in 12 to 13 feet. Access may be more difficult after the current storm, however.

Regulations

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

(Jan 6) Fishing is slow, but there have been some reports of anglers catching 18- to 22-inch browns and 14- to 16-inch rainbows. Traditional methods work well, but you can also try using shad or rainbow trout Mepps Comet Mino's, hot firetiger Mepps Little Wolf's, gold Rapala Original Floater's, gold shiner or rainbow trout Blue Fox Classic Vibrax Foxtail spinners, or holographic silver/pink insert Blue Fox Rattlin' Pixee spoons.

Regulations

Kaysville Ponds

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

(Jan 13) On January 11, the ponds were half-frozen with unsafe ice but the fishing on the open water was good. Try a jig tipped with waxworms or mealworms.

Regulations

Kolob Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 11) Access should be more difficult after the current storm. Ice has continued to deteriorate and there is a lot of open water. Kolob is closed to bait fishing until May 2018. Remember that the limit allows harvest of two trout under 15 inches or over 22 inches; all trout between 15 and 22 inches must be released.

Regulations

Koosharem Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jan 11) The ice is six to eight inches with some open water on the east side. Fishing has been slow, but there is an opportunity to catch a large fish if you put in some time.

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)

No recent reports.

Locomotive Springs

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Logan River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Whitefish

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jan 13) Fishing on the Logan is fair to good. One angler recommended using a black midge dry fly. Another angler who fished the Logan last week had good success on a zebra midge and pheasant tail nymph.

Regulations

Lost Creek Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 13) One angler who fished the boat ramp arm of the reservoir on January 5 said that the ice was a solid 5 to six inches. They caught several 12- to 14-inch rainbow trout and two large cutthroat through the ice.

Regulations

Lower Bowns

Rainbow Trout

(Jan 11) Access may be more difficult after the current storm. Anglers report that there are eight inches of ice on the southwest end with fair fishing for rainbow trout and a few tiger trout.

Mabey Pond

Crappie, Catfish, Largemouth Bass

No recent reports.

Regulations

Mantua Reservoir

Bluegill, Cutthroat Trout, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 13) According to one angler on January 8, the ice was 5 to seven inches thick with soft edges. Fishing was slow.

Regulations

Matt Warner Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 6) Anglers have reported eight to nine inches of solid ice and that the entire reservoir is frozen. The fishing is very slow, so expect to move around until you find fish. Try tipping your ice lures with waxworms or mealworms. There is no snow, so the top layer is very slick but there are good access conditions on all of the roads. Please continue to use extreme caution. About 4,000 eight- to 11-inch rainbow trout were stocked in October.

Mill Meadow Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jan 11) The water level is rising and the ice edges on the north end are deteriorating. The rest of the reservoir is open water. Fishing in the open water has been more successful anyway.

Regulations

Miller's Flat Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jan 11) The reservoir might be accessible in a four-wheel drive vehicle. To catch trout here, try using tube jigs tipped with meal worms.

Millsite Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 11) Anglers have been fishing through the ice off of the island at the bottom of the boat ramp. Fishing has been slow to fair.

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jan 11) The reservoir is mostly capped with unsafe ice.

Regulations

Misc

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Monroe Mountain Lakes

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.

Moon Lake

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Kokanee Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Splake (hybrid), Whitefish

No recent reports.

Regulations

Navajo Lake

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 11) Access should be more difficult after the current storm. Most of the lake has eight inches of ice, though there is a patch of open water in the middle of the lake. Fishing has been slow to fair.

Newcastle Reservoir

Smallmouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Wiper (hybrid)

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jan 11) The reservoir is mostly capped with unsafe ice.

Regulations

Newton Reservoir

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Nine Mile Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Ogden River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jan 13) Fishing has recently been fair to good on the Ogden, but we have not received any angler reports these past couple weeks that might indicate what patterns are working best.

Regulations

Otter Creek Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jan 11) Ice conditions have deteriorated significantly. There is a lot of open water, and there are large cracks and soft edges.

Regulations

Palisade Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Jan 6) Fishing has been slow and there have been no reports of ice formation at this time. Traditional methods work well.

Panguitch Lake

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

(Jan 11) The east end from Bear Paw beach to the dam has ice, the middle of the lake is open water, and the west end has thin ice. The ice on the east end has been mostly safe, but use caution and stay away from the edges of open water. Because anglers have been packed in tightly on the safe ice, fishing has slowed down. Open water fishing may be more productive right now.

Regulations

Paragonah Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Payson Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Pelican Lake

Bluegill, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass

(Jan 6) As of Jan. 3, the ice was three inches thick. The lake is currently filling, and we are not getting cold enough temperatures to freeze the edges. During the warmth of the day, open water formed around the shoreline in the afternoon, and on the very northwest end of the lake, near the sportsman's access. Please use extreme caution. Due to a treatment that has now been moved to the fall of 2018, limits have been liberalized to 12 largemouth bass and no limit on bluegill.

Regulations

Pine Lake

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 11) Access should be possible, but the ice conditions are unknown.

Pine Valley Reservoir

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Pineview Reservoir

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

(Jan 13) Angler reports indicated that perch fishing was still good to hot throughout last week. One pair of anglers did well for perch on January 5 and 6 in about 35 to 40 feet of water using Kastmasters with dropper ice flies tipped with mealworms and perch eyes. These anglers caught mostly small perch, but did get into several that were 9 to 10.5 inches long. Several anglers marked crappie, but these crappie have been unwilling to bite in great number these past few weeks.

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

No recent reports.

Porcupine Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

No recent reports.

Regulations

Price River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Provo River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Walleye

(Jan 6) Anglers have been catching 12- to 16-inch browns. Early January tends to be the slowest time of year for the river. The brown trout have completed their spawn and are not as active or aggressive, and there are no significant hatches occurring. Fish tend to reside in deeper, slower moving pockets so focus on these areas. Try using midges, sow bugs, and hares ears.

Regulations

Quail Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jan 11) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked and provide good fishing from the shore or a boat. See the Sand Hollow report for cold weather bass fishing tips.

Regulations

Red Creek Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Red Fleet Reservoir

Bluegill, Brown Trout, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jan 6) Biologists have discovered that some of the wipers have reached almost 19 inches. Anglers continue to report good wiper fishing and are catching fish from 10- to 12-inch range by trolling crank baits. Anglers are encouraged to harvest larger yellow perch to help grow a larger population of fish. Last summer's surveys show an abundance of yellow perch in the five- to six-inch range and anglers are encouraged to take advantage of them. DWR 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 tag on the lower jaw. Walleye caught in the fall were 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

(Jan 13) On January 9, one angler reported that there was approximately two inches of ice underneath two inches of slushy water. This ice is unsafe to access for angling.

Regulations

Salem Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 6) There is no ice formation at this time and traditional methods work best.

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

(Jan 11) Bass activity slows down as the water cools in the winter, but anglers still catch a few nice fish during the colder months each year. The keys are to fish deep (20 to 30 feet) and use a slow presentation. Finesse baits like Senkos, dropshot rigs, and shaky heads are very conducive to a slow presentation. Slow-rolling spinnerbaits can also be very effective.

Regulations

Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 11) Most of the ice fishing is happening near the dam cove, where the ice is almost 10 inches thick. Anglers have caught rainbow and cutthroat trout using white jigs tipped with chub meat. Paddle bugs and green glow ice flies, tipped with a wax worm, have also worked well. Try fishing close to the bottom in 16 to 22 feet of water.

Regulations

Settlement Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jan 6) There have been no reports of ice formation at this time. Traditional methods work well, but you can also try using Blue Fox Classic Vibrax spinners, Luhr- Jensen Krocodile spoons, or Mepps Aglia spinners.

Regulations

Silver Lake

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Smith and Morehouse Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Starvation Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Smouthmouth Bass, Walleye

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jan 6) As of Jan. 3, the southern bay is about 1/3 covered with ice. The reservoir temperature is hovering around 37 degrees F and is sitting at 90 percent full and continuing to rise. Fly anglers are reporting very slow success with size 6-8 woolly buggers. Kokanee fishing reopened statewide on Dec. 1. Biologists are encouraging anglers to harvest their limits of 10- to 14-inch walleye to help thin out the walleye population and to help the yellow perch population. If you catch crappy, consider voluntarily releasing them to help establish the population.

Regulations

Steinaker Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jan 6) Anglers have been successful using spinners to catch large trout from the shoreline. Water levels are low. 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 temperatures but can still be caught 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. Bluegill are also catchable 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 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, 2018. The Bureau of Reclamation will fill Steinaker to the same level as previous years in 2018. It will be drawn down to dead pool over the course of the 2018 irrigation season. We have been told that boaters will be able to launch through the 2018 summer, but we expect to lose access to the reservoir via the boat ramp in October 2018, with no storage water in Steinaker for all of 2019.Work on the dam will commence in late fall and will continue through the winter. We will not stock brown trout or rainbow trout in 2018 or 2019. We hope to be able to begin restoration of the fishery in 2020.

Regulations

Strawberry Reservoir

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

(Jan 6) According to Strawberry Bay Marina and Lodge, most of the reservoir is open water. There was some ice formation on the south end of the lake, however with the current weather conditions that ice has disappeared. Please use extreme caution as ice conditions continue to change. Try using 1.5- to 2-inch white tube jigs or curly tail grubs tipped with a nightcrawler or wax worm, rainbow trout Original Floating Rapala's, or silver or gold Jake's Spin-A-Lure's. Also, scent the lure with Pro-Cure Rainbow Trout Super Gel for an extra attractant.

Regulations

Thousand Lakes Mountain

Trout

(Jan 11) Access should be more difficult after the current storm. Prior to the storm, anglers reported good ice conditions and fishing for the Solomon Basin lakes.

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Tropic Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jan 11) Access is still good because there is little snow. There are nine inches of ice.

Uinta Lakes

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

(Jan 13) The frozen lakes along Mirror Lake Highway are only accessible by snowmobile or foot, but the fishing is good for tiger trout and rainbow trout. The lakes along the highway had approximately 12 inches of ice, a few inches of slush, and a foot of snow, according to one angler report last week. If you're looking for some good ice fishing and don't mind the remote location, deep snow and very cold temperatures, anglers recommend accessing the higher lakes from the Wyoming side.

Regulations

Utah Lake

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jan 6) There is some ice formation in the harbors and in various locations throughout the like. Reports indicate 1.5 to three inches of ice. Please use extreme caution as ice conditions continue to change. Anglers have reported catching white bass. Try chartreuse or pink jigheads tipped with a nightcrawler, wax worm, or mealworm, or chartreuse, white, or pink curly tail grubs.

Regulations

Vernon Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 6) There is six inches of ice with soft edges and some slush, and there is some open water near the dam. Angling pressure has been heavy and anglers have reported catching 8- to 12-inch tigers and 10- to 12-inch rainbows. Try using ice flies, Marabou jigs, or tungsten jigs tipped with a mealworm or wax worm. You can also try using Maniac Custom Lures chartreuse holographic, crazy glow, or mindless orange gizzy bugs.

Regulations

Weber River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Whitefish

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jan 13) Fishing on the Weber has been fair to good. One angler this week reported catching a few decent-sized rainbow trout. Another angler reported catching one good-sized brown trout. Anglers have recently recommended a hare's ear, sowbug or zebra midge pattern.

Regulations

Wide Hollow Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 11) There are no recent reports, but the reservoir is mostly ice-free. We began introducing black crappie in 2017 in order to establish a new population for anglers to target. If you catch any crappie, please 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

(Jan 13) An angler who checked the reservoir on January 2 said that the North Marina was capped and the ice was about one and a half inches thick. However, recent warm temperatures in the area might create changes in current conditions. Fishing has been very slow.

Regulations

Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.

Willow Pond

Bluegill,Brown Trout, Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 6) There is little ice formation at this time and traditional methods work best. Please remember that as ice begins to form that ice fishing is prohibited at Willow Pond per city ordinance.

Regulations

Woodruff Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Yankee Meadow Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 11) Access should be more difficult after the current storm. There are four to five inches of ice. Fishing is slow to fair.

Regulations

Yuba Reservoir

Channel Catfish, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout, Walleye, Yellow Perch

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jan 6) There have been no reports of ice formation and there has been little angling pressure.

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