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Revised 05-26-17


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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.


Abajo Mountain

Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

American Fork River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Baker Reservoir

Crayfish, Brown Trout, Green Sunfish, Rainbow Trout

(May 26) The reservoir is nearly full and rainbow trout have been stocked.

Bear Lake

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(May 19) With water temperatures increasing, fishing for lake trout and cutthroat trout has improved from previous weeks. Jigs tipped with cisco or sucker meat are doing well. If you're targeting cutthroat trout, try using bait or lures that are bright colors like red, silver and chartreuse. If you're targeting lake trout, blue or white are a good bet. Anglers are doing well trolling at approximately 2.5 miles per hour. This week, three anglers reported landing very large lake trout, while other reporting anglers brought in large amounts of smaller lakes and cutthroats.

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

(May 26) Little Reservoir is accessible. The Kents lakes should be accessible soon. Indian Creek (Manderfield) Reservoir is accessible and rainbow trout have been stocked.

Beaver River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(May 26) Catchable-size rainbow trout have been stocked.

Regulations

Benches Pond Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Big Sandwash Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(May 19) Anglers report using PowerBait and catching large rainbows from shore. Fishing has been slow this week.

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

(May 26) Use extreme caution as many stretches of the river appear too high and fast-flowing for fishing.

Blue Mountains

Brook Trout, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Boulder Mountain Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(May 26) Access is improving quickly. You can now access most of the lakes below the rim, though a four-wheel-drive vehicle is recommended. Use caution on the wet roads. Slow down to stay safe and to avoid tearing the road up. The Boulder Top will not be accessible until sometime in June. Fishing is fair to good across the mountain. Spin fishers should try marabou jigs, tube jigs, Gulp minnows, spinners, Jake's and Kastmasters. Focus on natural baits like nightcrawlers or cut bait. (This is especially effective for large tigers and splake.) Fly anglers should bring an assortment of streamers, terrestrials and beadhead nymphs along with your favorite dry patterns. Most of the Boulder lakes are full of freshwater shrimp, so scuds are a must in your fly box.

Regulations

Boulger Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Bountiful Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(May 26) Several anglers report very slow fishing at the pond this week.

Regulations

Box Creek Reservoirs

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Brough Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(May 19) The fish are biting, so try using a variety of PowerBait, spinnerbaits or a Jake's lure. Anglers report catching rainbow and brown trout from the shoreline using everything except for live bait. As of Jan. 1, regulations changed from artificial fly-only use to the statewide regulations.

Regulations

Browne Reservoir

Brook Trout, Kokanee Salmon, Rainbow Trout

(May 19) Due to last summer's dam maintenance, low reservoir levels and delayed stocking, the fishing is very slow. Of the few fish being caught, the average size has been good. Spring runoff may cause murky water.

Bullock Reservoir

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Musky (hybred)

(May 19) Fish are eating, so try using a Jake's lure, 1/8-ounce in gold or silver. You may also try using traditional nightcrawlers and PowerBait for quick results.

Regulations

Burraston Ponds

Albino Trout, Bluegill, Rainbow Trout

(May 26) The ponds were stocked on May 17. Angling pressure has been steady, and traditional methods work well.

Regulations

Calder Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(May 19) The reservoir sustained a substantial winterkill. Angling will be slow for some time. Surprisingly, a few fish did survive. The six-inch cutthroat trout that were stocked last year survived in significant numbers. They averaged around 11 to 12 inches this year and were in good condition. We plan on stocking more catchable-sized rainbow trout this spring. Everything stocked into the reservoir should grow quickly as scud and other invertebrate numbers are already high.

Regulations

Causey Reservoir

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

(May 26) The water at Causey is murky. One angler who fished the inlet reported no bites at all.

Regulations

Chalk Creek

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clear Creek

Rainbow Trout

(May 26) Bonneville cutthroat trout are abundant throughout Clear Creek. Anglers have reported catching fish up to 15 inches. Water flows have often been turbid lately because of the runoff.

Cleveland Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(May 10) The ice will likely be unstable for the next few weeks as snow melts at the reservoir and others waters along the Skyline Drive.

Clinton City Park Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Corn Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(May 26) Expect slow fishing and some runoff.

Cottonwood Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

(May 19) Anglers are using nightcrawlers to catch wipers from shore. You can try using jigs or Rapalas to target tiger muskies, wipers, brown trout and rainbow trout.

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

(May 19) The stream fishing has provided some decent-sized brown trout in the last two weeks. Anglers are having success casting from shore with sinking Rapalas in trout patterns.

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

(May 26) Angling pressure has been steady, and anglers have been catching 14- to 18-inch rainbows, 18- to 21-inch browns, walleye and smallmouth bass. There have been reports of smallmouth bass showing spawning behavior, but you can expect the spawn to begin in early June. For smallmouth bass, try fishing near Rainbow Bay and around the island. Look for shallow flats that extend out towards deeper waters. When fishing plastics for smallmouth bass, try using curly tail grubs, stick worms, crawfish pattern, and tube jigs with a 1/8- to 1/4-ounce jighead. You can also try using minnow-imitating lures, crankbaits and spinnerbaits for smallmouth bass. Anglers have had success trolling for rainbows and browns using popgear with a Mack's Wedding Ring Spinner tipped with a nightcrawler or while jigging a Live Yellow Perch Rapala.

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)

(May 26) The reservoir is full and water is flowing through the spillway. One angler reported good fishing this week. Recently, Rapalas and PowerBait (garlic and corn) have been effective.

East Fork of Sevier River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(May 26) The water flow is up to 36 cfs. This is not too high to fish and the runoff turbidity has decreased. The river is back to its normal level of murk.

Regulations

Echo Reservoir

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

(May 26) Fishing was decent overall, but better for those on boats. Anglers reported catching 14-19 inch trout on PowerBait (pink or green) and gold spoons.

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

(May 10) The ice will likely be unstable for the next few weeks as snow melts at the reservoir and others waters along the Skyline Drive.

Enterprise Reservoirs

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(May 26) The lower reservoir is full, and the upper reservoir has more water than we have seen in several years. Fishing for trout has been better in the lower reservoir lately. Algae is making shore fishing a little tougher in the upper reservoir, so fish off steeper shorelines or keep your bait off the bottom. Smallmouth bass are getting active. Target rocky shorelines and cast curly tail grubs in dark colors or troll flashy lures. A recent monitoring survey in the upper reservoir found abundant, healthy rainbows. Most were 12 to 16 inches, with a few larger fish also available.

Fairview Lakes

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Farmington Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(May 26) Fishing has been slow during the day, but decent in the early mornings and late evenings. Worms, PowerBait and salmon eggs are simple, affordable ways to catch fish here.

Regulations

Ferron Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Fish Creek (lower)

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Fish Lake

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(May 26) Fishing pressure is starting to increase. Spring and early summer provide some of the best fishing of the year. Some large lake trout are being caught by trolling rainbow trout-imitating lures outside the weedlines. Jigging can also pick up some lake trout, though it has been a little less successful than trolling lately. For splake, anchor outside the weedline and fish with 1/8-ounce jigs or jigging spoons tipped with perch, chub or sucker meat in 30 to 60 feet. For perch, move in closer to the weeds and downsize your jigs. Rainbow trout can be caught by trolling small lures or popgear, or still-fishing with popular baits. A few Kokanee salmon have also been picked up by trollers and we expect that even more will be caught this summer. Shore fishing is possible near Twin Creeks. You can also fish for splake on the more shallow shorelines at night. Cast a piece of cut bait out and watch your line to move. Call the Fish Lake Lodge at 435-638-1000 or Bowery Haven Resort 435-638-1040 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

(May 19) The water is at 6,022 feet and increasing. The water temperature is about 50 degrees F in the canyon, or Utah region of the reservoir. All launches are open. Lucerne Valley Marina is sponsoring the Flaming Gorge Fish Derby May 20 and 21. Learn the details at the Flaming Gorge Fish Derby website.

Kokanee salmon: Anglers report catching kokanee! Fishing is fair to good. Now that water temperatures have warmed into the 50s, fishing is starting to pick up consistently. Successful anglers are catching most kokanee close to the surface, 15 feet or shallower. Troll planer boards to get the lure out away from the boat for boat-shy fish. If you don't have planer boards, try a longer set-back, 100 to 200 feet behind the boat. As the water warms, kokanee will move deeper and start showing up on the fish finder. Smaller spoons (#1 Needlefish, Vipers), squids (pink, orange) and dodgers (silver/pink or orange) have been working best. Try tipping lures with Gulp maggots, mealworms or corn.

Rainbow trout: Fishing is fair to good. You might catch some cutthroat trout, too. In the canyon, fishing is good along the shore using bait or casting small jigs and spinners. Marabou jigs in earth tone colors are a good option in shallow or deep water. If fishing from a boat, try casting jigs near creek inlets and shallow points. If fishing from shore, cast parallel to the shoreline, let the bait sink some and slowly retrieve with occasional jigging strokes. When you catch one, there are likely more. Pinch down the barbs for quick release. Stocking will commence the week before Memorial Day.

Lake trout: Fishing is fair to good. Recent reports have been spotty. Anglers are catching smaller lake trout (pups) while trolling for kokanee salmon or while jigging in 40 to 70 feet of water near main channel points and ridges. Fish may be located suspended above the bottom using a sonar or fish finder. Try dropping a white or glow-n-the-dark tube jig or jigging spoon tipped with sucker/chub meat. Gulp minnows also work well. Also try trolling crankbaits behind planer boards along the shoreline, early and late in the day.

Smallmouth bass: Fishing is finally picking up. Jerk baits work great for groggy bass this time of year. Use a jerk-jerk-pause retrieve, varying the length of the pause. Good colors include, rainbow trout, pink and silver. Jigs mimicking crayfish are also a great option. Expect the afternoon bite to be best, especially on sunlit, rocky shoreline.

Burbot: Fishing is fair. Boaters should target burbot on rocky points and shorelines in 10 to 40 feet of water. The best activity is 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.

Regulations

Forsyth Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(May 26) There are no recent reports, but the reservoir is full.

Fort Buenaventura

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Fremont River

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(May 26) Johnson Reservoir is full and spilling, so the water flow in the upper Fremont has increased. Sevenmile and UM creeks are also running high. The lower river below Highway 12 is high and turbid. Call the Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.

Gigliotti Pond

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(May 10) Anglers are catching trout using worms. PowerBait and salmon eggs have also worked well.

Regulations

Glassman's Pond

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Grantsville Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(May 26) Anglers have been catching rainbows using traditional methods. You can also try using Marabou jigs, Mepps spoons and Blue Fox Vibrax spinners.

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(May 19) Due to heavy snowpack in the upper Green River drainage, flows are currently 6,600 cfs but will increase to 8,600 cfs again at the end of May. Fishing is still good during high flows. Streamer fishing has been good, especially in slow water (eddies). Nymph fishing has also been productive using scuds, soft hackles, BWO emergers, San Juan worms and juju midges. Set your nymph rig deep, 8 to 12 feet, and target seams of fast and slow water. Midge and mayfly hatches are tapering off, but have been best just above Little Hole in the afternoons. Look for rising fish in eddies and hugging the bank. A few cicadas have been reported on the A section as well as on Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Spin fishing is usually good. Marabou jigs or tube jigs in earth tones and whites are a good option in shallow or deep water. Brightly colored spoons, spinners and crankbaits may also entice fish. Pinch down the barbs for quick release.

Regulations

Gunlock Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(May 12) Gunlock Reservoir was treated with rotenone in October 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, but fishing opportunities will be limited for 2-3 years while these populations establish. Recent surveys have found that fish stocked last year spawned and the populations are building, though most fish are still very small (4-6 inches).

Regulations

Gunnison Bend Reservoir

Catfish, Largemouth Bass, White Bass

(May 26) Catfish are getting more active at Gunnison Bend and DMAD reservoirs with water temperatures in the mid- to upper 60F range. Largemouth bass have also been more active lately. Pike are becoming more prevalent in both reservoirs. The outlets at both reservoirs are also good places to fish. A recent netting survey found good numbers of catfish in Gunnison Bend (up to nine pounds in size). They are holding tight to structure right now, so fish along the riprap dikes and don't cast too far.

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Walleye

(May 26) One angler reports that fishing was good for bass at Holmes using plastics.

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

(May 10) The reservoir was stocked on March 28 with about 2,000 rainbow trout. To catch the rainbows, try using night crawlers. For larger trout and wipers, spoons or spinner lures may work well. Fishing with flies has been slow.

Regulations

Huntington Reservoir

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

(May 10) The ice at the reservoir may be unstable for the next few weeks as the snow melts in Huntington Canyon.

Regulations

Hyrum Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(May 26) The reservoir is almost full and the water temperature is approximately 60 degrees. The state park reports good fishing for perch and trout. For a greater chance of success, try fishing early in the morning or late in the evening. PowerBait and worms are a safe bet if you're fishing from shore, or Rapalas if you're trolling.

Joe's Valley Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(May 10) Try using 1/4-ounce jig heads, with white plastic tubes or chub meat, to catch cutthroat trout, tiger trout and splake. As chubs move into the shallows to spawn this month, chub meat will become an especially effective bait for these large predatory fish.

Regulations

Johnson Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Musky, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(May 26) The reservoir is full and spilling.

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

(May 26) Angling pressure has been steady, and anglers have been catching 14- to 16-inch rainbows. Try using Jake's Spin-A-Lures (silver with red dots), regular gold/yellow Panther Martin Classic Teardrop spinners or Green Tiger or Pink UV Blue Fox Pixee Spoons. When fishing, select locations and contour changes that confuse bait fish. Try to consolidate them in one location like coves that gradually drop in depth.

Regulations

Kaysville Ponds

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

(May 26) One angler reported good fishing in the evening. Another angler reported catching bass in the south pond.

Regulations

Kolob Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(May 26) Access from the north should open soon. Fishing is good to excellent with streamers, spinners and jigs. Some very nice fish have been caught. Bait fishing will open on May 20.

Regulations

Koosharem Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(May 26) The reservoir is full and spilling. A recent netting survey found few trout, although a few big cutthroat trout were caught. It appears that water fluctuation in recent years has been pretty hard on the trout we stock here. You have the chance to catch some large fish at Koosharem, but you'll have to put in plenty of time. Rainbow trout have been stocked this spring.

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

(May 26) Lake elevation: 3,614 feet Water temperatures: 6366F

Lake Powell is rising rapidly. If you're visiting over Memorial Day weekend, make sure to readjust your tie lines at least once a day for boats tied to shore. Don't leave your car parked on low, flat spots near the lake shore at Lone Rock or other camping areas. The lake could rise rapidly and cover the car while you are camping uplake. Once your equipment is safe, then you are free to enjoy the beauty and grandeur of Lake Powell.

Fishing will be great because the water temperature is still in the magical 64F zone. However, it will take a bit of investigation to find fish. Bass and other shoreline dwellers will not move on shore as quickly as the lake comes up. Newly covered brush in shallow water may not be occupied because it takes fish a while to move into the new habitat. Instead, look for old habitat that is 10 or more feet deep to find fish congregations. One technique that works well in rising water is to find a recently submerged island or long point. Cast to the shallow part of the structure and then work the bait deeper to find the holding depth. Once you discover the depth, the next cast should go to the same spot without taking time to work from shallow to deep water. I predict that you will be more successful in catching larger fish by targeting depths of 10 to 25 feet of water instead of casting in water that is less than 10 feet near shore.

Walleye may be the most likely fish to catch in these conditions, particularly in the northern lake. They prefer a flat bench near shore or a shallow ridge in open water. In either habitat, walleye will be near the edge of the drop off. Use a bottom bouncer with a worm harness trolled slowly along the ridge at 1 mph. Make sure the bouncer weight hits the bottom often and that you can feel when it hits. Trolling 'banana lures' like Wally Divers is very effective in the warming water conditions. Troll across points where you make bottom contact and you can catch fish as soon as the lure breaks free from bottom structure.

Here is a word of caution for when you're using this shallow trolling technique in areas with quagga mussels. Transitioning from shallow to deep water allows the trolling line to hit bottom slightly before the lure. Mussel shells are sharp and can cut the line before the lure hits the rocks. If you use a floating lure in this circumstance, it is possible to return to the spot where the lure grounded out and find it floating on the surface. I used one floating lure last week and recovered it twice after the line was cut by mussels, before losing it for good on the third try.

Bass are still in rocky structure, and bigger is better when looking for rocky structure. Drop a plastic grub on the shady side of a rock for a consistent catch. Brown, green and chartreuse grubs in single or double tail are all working. Finding fish holding habitat is more important than choosing the right color grub. In locations with many small bass, it is wise to keep 20 of the smallmouth to allow the remaining bass in that cove to get bigger.

Largemouth will now be in shallow water in the thickest bush they can find. Nice green bass may also be hiding under the shade of the flotsam in coves that have thick floating debris.

Striped bass are near spawning. That means you can catch the big healthy fish at night. The rest of the population is moving toward the backs of canyons looking for shad. However, shad are small in number and size. Stripers are still eating plankton and crayfish. They can be targeted by trolling shallow running lures along shore at a depth of 15 to 25 feet. Each time you catch a striper, make sure to cast lures to the same spot to find followers.

Bait fishing for stripers is picking up dramatically in the Bullfrog area. Most of the canyons above and below Bullfrog Bay will have schools of stripers holding right at the intersection of the canyon and the main channel. Chum with anchovies to get the school started and then enjoy the action for the next hour.

In the southern lake, bait fishing is still working but the daily catch has declined from incredible to 15-to-20 fish per trip. The standard spots near the dam and Navajo Canyon are still producing, but the tall walled canyons in Last Chance, Rock Creek and Wetherill are holding a lot of fish. If you can find one of those hungry schools, your catch rate will soar.

Bluegill are near spawning and anglers are catching surprisingly large fish. Channel catfish are two weeks away from spawning and will provide great fishing in June.

Overall, fishing should be great over the Holiday weekend. The water is clear from Wahweap to Bullfrog, but muddy upstream from Cedar Canyon in the main channel and above Neskahi Canyon in the San Juan.

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

(May 26) Please use extreme caution as the river is flowing incredibly high and fast. Many areas appear unfishable.

Regulations

Lost Creek Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(May 26) Anglers are catching large numbers of rainbow trout, with many of them being in the range of 10.5 to 14.5 inches. Successful anglers were using spinners, PowerBait (green or pink), and bright marshmallows.

Regulations

Lower Bowns

Rainbow Trout

(May 26) Access is good and the reservoir is filling fast. Fishing is good to excellent.

Mabey Pond

Crappie, Catfish, Largemouth Bass

No recent reports.

Regulations

Mantua Reservoir

Bluegill, Cutthroat Trout, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(May 26) It's bass time! Anglers were doing extremely well catching bass this week. They reported great success for bass using jerkbaits, plastic worms in a wacky or Texas rig, topwater frogs, and Creature Baits. For trout, one angler reported that green PowerBait was the ticket. If you're looking for a beautiful place to take your family this Memorial Day weekend, Mantua Reservoir is an excellent choice.

Regulations

Matt Warner Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(May 19) Anglers report fun and fast fishing from the early morning to mid afternoon. Try using PowerBait and/or jigging for fast results. Tiger trout have been very active from the shoreline.

Mill Meadow Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(May 26) The reservoir is full. Good fly fishing reported at the inlets with leech patterns. Also try flashy spinners and lures.

Regulations

Miller's Flat Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Millsite Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(May 10) Fishing has been slow to fair. Try using worms, spinners or beadhead buggers to catch trout here.

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(May 26) The water level is rising and is fairly clear. Fishing is fair to good. Rainbow trout are moving deep during the day. You can catch them by trolling lures or dragging streamers on sinking line. You can find some dry fly action in the evening. Trout are in great condition and are providing an excellent fight. Smallmouth bass are starting to set up on nests and can be readily caught when targeted. Anglers have caught a few nice wipers with crayfish-imitating tackle. Our annual monitoring survey found fair numbers of fat, healthy rainbow trout. Fish in the 17- to 22-inch range are readily available. Wipers are also doing fantastic: four- to six-pound fish abundant. We also saw a few larger wipers up to eight pounds.

Regulations

Misc

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Monroe Mountain Lakes

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(May 26) The Box Creek reservoirs are accessible and rainbow trout have been stocked. Glenwood Pond is accessible and rainbow trout have been stocked.

Moon Lake

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Navajo Lake

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(May 26) The ice is off and the lake level is rising. The water is already about four feet over the dike. The road has been opened. Rainbow trout will be stocked this week. Splake fishing has been a little slow this spring, but anglers have caught some large, very healthy fish. They may not be terribly hungry, though, with the abundance of chubs.

Newcastle Reservoir

Smallmouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Wiper (hybrid)

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(May 26) The reservoir is mostly full and the water is clear. Fishing is fair for rainbows using PowerBait and nightcrawlers from the shore or by trolling flashy lures. Smallmouth bass and wipers should be getting more active soon.

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Newton Reservoir

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

No recent reports.

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Nine Mile Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Ogden River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(May 26) Use caution as the river is still running high, fast, and murky brown.

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Otter Creek Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(May 26) The reservoir is full, so some of the shorelines will be difficult to fish because of the flooded brush. Shore and boat anglers have reported good fishing.

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Palisade Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(May 26) Anglers have been catching 12- to 14-inch tigers and 14- to 16-inch rainbows. They've found great success while fishing near the dam. Try using garlic PowerBait, salmon eggs under a bubble, Gitzit Bait Savers and Trout Magnets.

Panguitch Lake

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

(May 26) A recent netting survey found good numbers of all trout species and a lot of quality-sized fish. Rainbow trout are feeding heavily on midge larvae, while tiger and cutthroat trout are feeding on freshwater shrimp. Trolling is starting to produce good results for rainbow trout and medium-sized cutthroat trout. Power Bait is producing good fishing for small- and medium-sized rainbows from the shore or a boat. Fly anglers can do well with nymphs, leeches and wooly buggers. For bigger fish, cast bigger flies. If you really want to get into bigger fish, try fishing cut bait (chub, sucker, shiners or anchovies) as well as tube jigs and swimbaits tipped with cut bait. White is usually the best color for jigs and swimbaits, though darker colors (olive green, pepper, smoke, etc.) have also been producing. Most of the fish you'll catch with these methods will be slot-sized cutthroat and tiger trout that must be released, though you may catch a few large rainbows and slot busters. If you're still-fishing with cut bait, use large single hooks and fish actively. Hole the pole in your hand or watch it closely, so you can set the hook as soon as the fish picks up the bait. If the fish does swallow the hook, just cut the line rather than try to pull the hook out.

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Paragonah Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(May 26) Access is good. Fly fishing from shore and tubes or trolling lures from small boats typically produces well. The rainbow trout here are wild, so manufactured baits (like PowerBait) don't work as well. Use nightcrawlers or other natural baits.

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Payson Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

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Pelican Lake

Bluegill, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass

(May 19) Water levels are currently high, forcing warmwater fish into the shallows, which should make for a good fishing trip. Daily limits have been increased to 12 largemouth bass and no limit on bluegill because of a treatment planned for the fall of 2018. Bow and fly anglers should look for carp in the shallows this time of year, especially on warm, sunny days. Water temperatures are hovering in the mid-50 degree F range.

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Pine Lake

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(May 26) Access is good. Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked. A recent netting survey found that improvements to the water delivery system increased overwinter survival. There are plenty of holdover rainbow and cutthroat trout too. Fish in the 17-inch range are more abundant than in recent years.

Pine Valley Reservoir

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

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Pineview Reservoir

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

(May 26) Anglers report decent fishing for bass, trout, and tiger muskie this week.

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Pioneer Park Pond

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

No recent reports.

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Piute Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

(May 26) A recent netting survey found an abundance of suckers, despite the near draining last year. 50,000 seven-inch rainbow trout were stocked in February, but trout numbers are very low right now.

Porcupine Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

No recent reports.

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Price River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

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Provo River

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

(May 26) The Provo River is running high, so please use extreme caution, especially when wading past your knees. Fish are very active and aggressive right now. The high flows have isolated fish within 10 to 15 feet of the river's edge. Anglers are observing mayfly, midge and stonefly hatches as well as plenty of scuds. Try using worms, egg patterns, mayflys (emergers, nymphs and pupas), stonefly nymphs, blue-winged olive (BWO) emergers/adults and midge emergers/adults.

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Quail Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(May 26) Bass activity continues to increase as the water temperatures warm.

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Red Creek Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Red Fleet Reservoir

Bluegill, Brown Trout, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(May 19) We haven't received any recent angler reports. Try fishing from the shore in the early morning and late evening with standard PowerBait, nightcrawlers and maybe a Rapala jig. Water temperatures are hovering around 50 degrees F. The water levels are currently at 70 percent.

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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

(May 26) Fishing by boat is excellent and anglers reported catching their limit in no time. Successful anglers were trolling with pop gear and a worm. However, fishing from shore is fair. Try using garlic or corn PowerBait.

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Salem Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(May 26) The pond was stocked on May 15, and there has been steady angling pressure. Anglers have been catching planter rainbows and occasional broodstock rainbows. Traditional methods work best for trout.

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Sand Cove Reservoirs

Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Sand Hollow Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass

STOP QUAGGAG MUSCLE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(May 26) Largemouth bass are very active. You can find bass both in the 15 to 20 feet depth (sometimes called the staging area) and on nests in the shallows. Shore anglers can find plenty of fish along the dikes. Various techniques have been producing well. The key is to find the fish and use a bait you are confident in. The Ned rig is increasingly popular and productive this spring. The Ned rig is half a Senko-threaded on a jig head. Wacky-rigged Senkos, swim baits, spinner baits, dropshots and crayfish-imitating jigs can all be productive.

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Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(May 10) The reservoir was stocked with more than 12,000 catchable cutthroat trout on April 20. Try using chub meat or spinners to catch the cutthroats that were recently stocked as well as larger cutthroats in the reservoir. To catch chubs, fish from shore with worms.

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Settlement Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(May 26) Anglers have been catching 14-inch rainbows off the bottom using a nightcrawler and PowerBait. You can also try using Classic Silver Panther Martins, chartreuse or pink paddle bugs, or Mepps Comet Tru-V spinners

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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

(May 19) Shore fishing was good over the weekend. Fishing has been best in the early morning until about mid afternoon. Try using PowerBait or spinners from shore. The reservoir level is at 83 percent and rising about a foot every five days. Most fish that have been caught were in less than 20 feet of water. Anglers are picking up bass and walleye when the skies are overcast before 11 a.m., and trout in the later afternoon.

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Steinaker Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(May 19) Biologists conducted population surveys on April 24 and discovered some large brown trout. As of April 22, 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. Fishing has been best in the early morning and late evenings. Try using a two- to three-inch white tube jig tipped with nightcrawler, or black marabou jig for trout. You may also try using a Jake's lure. Warmer water temperatures should increase the bass activity along the rocky shorelines and drop offs. The water temperatures are hovering in the low to mid 50s.

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Strawberry Reservoir

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

(May 26) Angling pressure is increasing, but fishing has been slow. Try using 1.5- to 2-inch white tube jigs, chartreuse paddle bugs, white and pink curly tail grubs, popgear, Yakima FlatFish, Jake's Wobblers and Rapalas. Remember to tip your lure with a mealworm, nightcrawler or wax worm. For kokanee, try using a pink squid or R&K pink glow micro hoochie and dodger combination.

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Thousand Lakes Mountain

Trout

(May 26) Access to Solomon Basin is now possible over the top from Forsyth Reservoir. The south end should be accessible soon.

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

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Tropic Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(May 26) Access is good and rainbow trout have been stocked.

Uinta Lakes

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

(May 26) A large amount of snow still remains above Sulfur Springs Campground. Based on current conditions, we anticipate that SR-150 (Mirror Lake Highway) will not be snow-free until middle or late June. The North Slope streams are high but not as high as last week, with the exception of the East Fork Bear River which is carving new channels in some places. Please use caution if attempting to access waters in the Uinta Mountains.

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Utah Lake

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(May 26) Fishing has been good. Anglers have reported catching 18- to 22-inch walleye, 22- to 28-inch channel catfish, bullheads, crappie and white bass. The white bass spawn has begun, and anglers are having great success. For white bass, try using 1.5- to 2-inch chartreuse, pearl or white-colored curly tail grubs with a 1/8-ounce jig head tipped with a nightcrawler or mealworm. Utah Lake State Park, American Fork Harbor and Lindon Boat Harbor are all excellent locations to fish during the white bass spawn. The recent cold front slowed the fishing a bit, but as the weather warms up, you can expect to catch plenty of white bass.

(May 11) Fished with my brother Terry this morning at Utah Boat Harbor. The bite started about 9:00 and lasted until 12:30. Terry caught 1 white bass and 4 cats. I caught 5 catfish with the largest at 26 inches and weighing 7.6 pounds. Not bad for my trout rod with 6 pound test line. We used worms, stink bait, chicken gizzards, hot dogs, and shrimp. Almost all the fish were caught on shrimp.

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Vernon Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(May 26) Anglers have reported catching rainbows and tiger trout. Try using Mepps Trouter Kits or Gitzit Bait Savers.

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Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(May 26) The river is flowing extremely high and fast to the point that it is virtually unfishable below Croydon. However, above that point such as between Rockport and Echo fishing has been good for brown trout. Caddis patterns have been especially effective.

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Wide Hollow Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(May 26) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked. The state park reports that the water is warming up to the 60F range and largemouth bass are starting to get more active.

Willard Bay

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

(May 26) The crappie and walleye bites are picking up! Anglers report catching large numbers of crappie as well as some decent-sized walleye and catfish. However, the wiper bite is very slow.

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Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.

Willow Pond

Bluegill,Brown Trout, Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(May 26) The pond was stocked on May 17. Anglers have been catching planter rainbows. Anglers are having success fishing off the bottom with a nightcrawler or PowerBait. You can also try using a dry fly under or bubble or spinning spinners or spoons.

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Woodruff Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Yankee Meadow Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(May 26) Cathcable-size rainbow trout have been stocked. Fishing is fair to good with popular bait and streamers. Pressure is high on weekends.

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Yuba Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(May 26) Angling pressure has been steady. For walleye, try using Strike King Redeye Shad, Rapala Shad Rap, Gary Yamamoto 4-inch DT grub or UV Buck-Shot Spoon. For northern pike, try using minnow-imitating lures or crankbaits.

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