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Revised 11-17-18


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

(Nov 17) Blanding Reservoir Nos. 3 and 4 were each stocked on Sept. 18 and 19 with more than 1,600 rainbow trout. Monticello Lake and Lloyds Lake have also been stocked with rainbow trout averaging about 10 inches long. Expect snow in some areas of the Abajo Mountains, as well as ice on some reservoirs.

American Fork River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Baker Reservoir

Crayfish, Brown Trout, Green Sunfish, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 17) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked. There haven't been any recent fishing reports from anglers.

Bear Lake

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Nov 10) The water level has dropped about 3.5 feet this year, but you can still launch a boat in Utah at the State Park marina, 1st Point, Cisco Beach and the Rainbow Cove boat ramps. Courtesy docks are in the water at all locations. In Idaho, you can launch at the North Beach ramp.

The road on the east side of the lake in Utah is being repaved. It's now completely paved from Laketown to the Idaho State line. This will provide much easier access on the east side of Bear Lake to the boat ramps and fishing areas along the shore.

Fishing is good for cutthroat and lake trout. Anglers are catching fish by trolling with downriggers and minnow-type lures off Cisco Beach, Rainbow Cove and North Eden. Try trolling very shallow water in the rocky shoreline areas. Anglers are catching fish at 10 feet out of 60 foot deep water. Try fishing shallow depths in the mornings and move out deeper as the sun comes up. Some anglers are also catching cutthroat and lake trout by trolling and jigging off the Gus Rich Point/Rockpile area. If you are jigging for trout, use tube jigs or swim baits in various colors in 1/2- to one ounce sizes, and three to six inches long tipped with cisco, sucker meat or Gulp minnows. White, green and chartreuse are reliable colors. Shore fishing is fair to good for cutthroat and lake trout casting large spinners and spoons off the Utah State Park marina and off the Cisco Beach.

The Bonneville whitefish should begin their spawning run the week after Thanksgiving. The run will continue through the first two weeks of December. There have been no reports of anyone catching whitefish yet, but we will continue to monitor and report on the run once it gets going.

The trout limit is two fish. You may keep cutthroat trout that have a fin clip, but you must immediately release any cutthroat trout that have all fins intact. Lake trout take a long time to reach large sizes. They are legal to keep, but many anglers are encouraging other anglers to release them so that they can grow larger.

Regulations

Bear River

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

(Oct 23) The cooler fall temperatures are great for fishing. Try to fish in the early mornings and evenings.

Beaver Mountain Lakes

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Beaver River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Nov 17) Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn. Streamers, egg patterns, spinners and flashy lures can produce well.

Regulations

Benches Pond Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Nov 17) Benches Pond was stocked most recently on Aug. 14 with 500 rainbow trout averaging more than 11 inches long. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners for catching these. Garlic PowerBait has worked especially well. Benches Pond may soon freeze over, so use caution.

Regulations

Big Sandwash Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 8) As of Nov. 6, water levels were still extremely low. Rainbow trout fishing has improved. Water levels have been slowly increasing, so you should be able to launch a boat at the reservoir within the next couple of weeks.

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

(Nov 17) Anglers report good fishing for brown trout. Brown trout become aggressive this time of year as they prepare to spawn. Try using streamers, egg patterns, spinners and flash lures.

Blue Mountains

Brook Trout, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Boulder Mountain Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 17) Several Boulder Mountain lakes are closed to fishing until April 2019. Check the Utah Fishing Guidebook to see which lakes are closed. Snow has limited access to some areas, especially the Boulder Top. Recent cold temperatures have also resulted in thin ice on many lakes. Fall provides some of the best fishing of the year as the water cools down and fish get more aggressive. Fair to good fishing can be found across the mountain. Spincasting anglers 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, beadhead nymphs and your favorite dry patterns. Most Boulder lakes are full of freshwater shrimp, so scuds are a must in your fly box.

Regulations

Boulger Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Nov 17) Fishing has been good at Boulger Reservoir. This waterbody was most recently stocked on Aug. 14 with more than 500 rainbow trout averaging over 11 inches long. Try using night crawlers or PowerBait for catching these. Boulger Reservoir may soon freeze over, so use caution.

Regulations

Bountiful Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 17) Fishing is good for rainbow trout. Successful anglers have had luck using orange PowerBait and panther martin spinners.

Regulations

Box Creek Reservoirs

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Brough Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

No recent reports.

Regulations

Browne Reservoir

Brook Trout, Kokanee Salmon, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Bullock Reservoir

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Musky (hybred)

(Nov 8) Anglers report very slow fishing. Please let us know if you are catching any tiger muskie. REMINDER: You must release any tiger muskie that have not reached the 40-inch length limit.

Regulations

Burraston Ponds

Albino Trout, Bluegill, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 2) The pond was stocked with rainbow trout two weeks ago. Anglers report fair fishing using traditional baits. This Juab County location has some picnic tables and portable restrooms. It's a beautiful, peaceful location for catching a trout or two.

Regulations

Calder Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Nov 8) As of Nov. 6, anglers reported very active trout and low fishing pressure. Try using shallow-diving baits in rainbow trout colors. The reservoir has special catch-and-release regulations. You must use flies and lures only bait is not allowed.

Regulations

Causey Reservoir

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

(Nov 17) Fishing is good for tiger and rainbow trout in the 10- to 12-inch range. Try using pink or orange PowerBait, shad minnows, trout magnates or nightcrawlers.

Regulations

Chalk Creek

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clear Creek

Rainbow Trout

(Nov 17) Bonneville cutthroat trout are abundant throughout Clear Creek and its tributaries. Anglers report good to excellent fishing with nymphs and small streamers.

Cleveland Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Nov 17) The water level is low at Cleveland Reservoir, but anglers are still having success catching trout, both from the shore and out on the water. Fly anglers have been using medium- and fast-sinking line with size 6 and 8 bead-headed lures. These lures include woolly buggers in brown/orange, brown or green leeches, and black/green soft hackle flies. Anglers have also had a lot of success catching rainbow trout while trolling with pop gear or bait fishing from shore. The water level at Cleveland Reservoir is being drawn down for irrigation needs, so the DWR has raised the daily bag limit and possession limit to eight trout at this waterbody until Jan. 1, 2019. Cleveland Reservoir may soon freeze over, so use caution.

Clinton City Park Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Corn Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 17) Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn. Streamers, egg patterns, spinners and flashy lures can produce well.

Cottonwood Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

No recent reports.

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

(Nov 8) As of Nov. 6, the moss around the edges was dying because of the cooler temperatures. Anglers who fished from boats report excellent trout fishing using PowerBait, worms and marshmallows.

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) About 60,000 10-inch rainbow trout were stocked into Deer Creek Reservoir about two weeks ago. Water levels are low so use caution when launching boats. Anglers are doing fairly well by trolling with popgear or other minnow-imitating lures. Shore fishing is actually producing fair success as well. Most shoreline anglers are using PowerBait.

Regulations

Duck Fork Reservoir

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Nov 17) Anglers have caught tiger trout and cutthroat trout at Duck Fork Reservoir using various bugger, soft hackle and leech flies in sizes 6 to 10. Fishing is best when you can get out into deeper water away from the shore. Duck Fork Reservoir was stocked with almost 1,300 cutthroat trout on July 2 and 1,560 tiger trout on Aug. 2. Access to Duck Fork Reservoir may be limited due to recent snowfall.

Regulations

East Canyon Reservoir

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

(Nov 17) Fishing has been great. Boat anglers have been catching trout and a few wiper using pop gear and worms. Shore anglers have had success using PowerBait. Anglers are seeing brown trout on the south end of the lake near the inlet.

East Fork of Sevier River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Nov 17) The flow is below 15 cfs perfect for fishing. Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn. Streamers, egg patterns, spinners and flashy lures can produce well. Call the Circle Valley Anglers fly shop at 435-577-2168 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.

Regulations

Echo Reservoir

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

(Nov 17) The water levels are low. The reservoir is at 11 percent of capacity. Anglers have had success fishing along the shoreline and using chartreuse PowerBait.

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

(Nov 17) A recent gill net survey found lots of healthy tiger trout, including one tiger trout that was several pounds. Anglers have been successful catching cutthroat trout trolling and jigging with gulp minnows and dead shiners. Electric Lake was stocked with 15,000 fingerling cutthroat trout on Oct. 31. Anglers may not possess kokanee salmon from Sept. 10 through Nov. 30.

Enterprise Reservoirs

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Nov 17) Water levels are fairly low in both reservoirs. The water level is well below the boat ramp at the upper reservoir, so only small boats can be launched. Smallmouth bass are active and you can catch them on curly-tail grubs or Ned rigs.

Fairview Lakes

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Farmington Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 17) Fishing is good for rainbow trout. Try using yellow PowerBait or salmon eggs.

Regulations

Ferron Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Nov 17) Anglers have been catching cutthroat, rainbow and brook trout, all between 11 and 19 inches, at Ferron Reservoir. They've had success using size 8 bead headed leeches in brown and plum, as well as soft hackle flies in tan/green/pearl color combinations. Most of the fish are being caught in the shallow water along the edges. You might also try using a fly and a bubble from the shore. Access to Ferron Reservoir may be limited due to recent snowfall.

Regulations

Fish Creek (lower)

Rainbow Trout

(Nov 17) Fishing below the dam at Scofield Reservoir is good if you're looking to catch chubs. Try using soft hackle flies here.

Fish Lake

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Nov 17) Anglers may not harvest or possess kokanee salmon through Nov. 30. Boat launching opportunities are limited due to ice in the marinas. Before you head to the lake, call the Fish Lake Lodge at 435-638-1000 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

(Nov 8) Please keep in mind that Sheep Creek (the physical creek) from Flaming Gorge Reservoir upstream to the Ashley National Forest Service boundary is closed until 6 a.m. on Nov. 24. The fishing at Flaming Gorge varies, depending on which species you're targeting.

Lake trout: Anglers report good fishing for small lake trout while trolling or jigging in 50 to 100 feet of water near the main channel points and ridges. Watch for suspended concentrations on your fish finder and vertically jig a 1/4- to 3/8-ounce 3.5-inch white or glow-in-the-dark tube jig (Dry Creek Outfitters) tipped with sucker/chub meat. If you're trolling, try spoons like RMT Viper Serpents, Northland Forage Minnows, Super Dupers and #3 Needlefish. Small lake trout (shorter than 25 inches) have become overabundant, causing competition for food and a decrease in growth rates. If this trend continues, it will affect the trophy lake trout (less food to grow big fish). Please help by harvesting your limit of lake trout smaller than 25 inches. This size class of fish is also a tasty meal for the dinner table.

Kokanee salmon: Closed to possession until Nov. 30.

Rainbow trout: As temperatures drop, expect excellent fishing from the shoreline and boats. A boat is essential to access most of the lower reservoir; however, there is shore fishing near the Dam Point Visitor Center and boat ramps. Marabou jigs are very effective, especially in earth tones and quarter-ounce weights. Spinners, spoons and other jigs will work as well. Boat anglers will likely pick up rainbows on small spoons and spinners trolled at depths of 20 to 40 feet.

Smallmouth bass: Fishing is slowing down with the recent drop in temperatures. Jigs mimicking crayfish, their primary forage, are usually a good option.

Burbot: There haven't been many reports from anglers, but catch rates should improve now that water temperatures are in the mid to upper 50s. Typically, the highest catch rates are found near Firehole Boat Launch in late October to early November. Target burbot on rocky points and shorelines in 20 to 40 feet of water at night. Try 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 the glow frequently and jig the presentation a couple of inches from the bottom.

Regulations

Forsyth Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

No recent reports.

Fort Buenaventura

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Fremont River

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

No recent reports.

Gigliotti Pond

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 17) Gigliotti Pond was most recently stocked on June 13 with about 750 rainbow trout averaging almost 11 inches long, and anglers have had an easy time catching these fish lately. Try using night crawlers or PowerBait for catching rainbow trout here. This pond may soon freeze over, so use caution.

Regulations

Glassman's Pond

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Grantsville Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 2) The reservoir was stocked with 1,000 12-inch rainbow trout last week. Anglers report fair fishing. Traditional baits are the preferred technique of shore anglers.

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(Nov 8) The crowds are gone and now is great time to fish the Green River. Anglers are having good success using small beatis nymphs and dry flies, zebra midges and small ants. Streamer fishing has also picked up in light and dark color patterns. Spin fishing is always good. Marabou jigs or tube jigs in earth tones, white/chartreuse and ginger are a good option in shallow or deep water. Rainbow or brown trout patterned crankbaits also work well. Pinch down the barbs for quick release.

Regulations

Gunlock Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Nov 17) Largemouth bass fishing has been fair to good for fish that weigh up to two pounds. A few crappie have also been caught recently. The fish re-stocked after the 2015 treatment to remove smallmouth bass have experienced exceptional spawning and growth. Conditions should continue to improve at Gunlock over the next year.

Regulations

Gunnison Bend Reservoir

Catfish, Largemouth Bass, White Bass

(Nov 17) Anglers report fair fishing for a number of species at Gunnison Bend and DMAD. Try using small jigs and nightcrawlers.

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Walleye

(Nov 17) Fishing is good for rainbow trout. Successful anglers have had luck using crank baits, spinners and rooster tails. Pink, purple and silver have been reliable colors.

Regulations

Honeyville Ponds

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Huntington Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Nov 17) Anglers have had success catching brown trout in the afternoons using elk hair caddis dry flies along the edges of the channel where the water slows. A recent electrofishing survey produced some impressive brown trout in the creek below the Electric Lake Dam, near the bridge.

Regulations

Huntington North Reservoir

Crayfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 17) Fishing has been slow at Huntington North Reservoir lately. Anglers have had some success catching rainbow trout using a size 8 bead head (white) leech in brown, as well as a bead head (copper) soft hackle fly in tan/green/pearl on the same size of hook.

Regulations

Huntington Reservoir

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

(Nov 17) Huntington Reservoir is about 17 percent full, and the boat ramp is well out of the water. Fishing is still good, though, especially if you can fish from a float tube or a small boat. With fly tackle, anglers have been successful using size 6 bead headed crystal buggers in black/orange/pearl color combinations. You might also do well with bead headed soft hackle flies with tan tinsel, brown/green/pearl crystal buggers, or plum leeches with a purple tail. The tiger trout have been between 14 and 18 inches long. Huntington Reservoir may soon freeze over, so use caution here.

Regulations

Hyrum Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Nov 17) Anglers report good shore fishing for rainbow trout at the beach and in the south end of the reservoir. Try using green or yellow-and-garlic PowerBait, jointed jigs, spoons or worms.

Joe's Valley Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Nov 17) A recent gill net survey found several large, healthy cutthroat trout and splake at Joes Valley Reservoir. Try using jigs tipped with chub meat or crankbaits for catching trout and tiger muskies here. Anglers have also had some luck catching cutthroat trout using size 4 bead head crystal buggers in black/silver and black/red/blue color combinations on fast-sinking fly line. The boat ramp is out of the water at Joes Valley Reservoir.

Regulations

Johnson Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Musky, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

No recent reports.

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

(Nov 2) Water levels are low. Boat anglers report better success for trout than shore anglers. Remember that you can't keep kokanee from any Utah waters from September 10 through November 30. Besides trout, this reservoir's main species includes smallmouth bass, tiger muskies, kokanee salmon and wipers. For camping information, call the state park at 435-649-9540.

Regulations

Kaysville Ponds

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

(Nov 17) Fishing is good for rainbow trout off the dock. Successful anglers have been using spinners and worms.

Regulations

Kolob Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Koosharem Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

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

(Oct 25) by Wayne Gustaveson

Lake elevation: 3,591 feet Water temperatures: 66F

We will be sampling fish with gill nets at Good Hope Bay and Rincon Monday through Friday of next week. Therefore, this will be the last regular weekly report for 2018. Each year we do gill net studies to document changes in fish populations, health indexes, and to help us understand how the fishery is doing compared to previous years. The gill netting sites include Wahweap, San Juan (Piute), Rincon and Good Hope Bay (Red Canyon). Gill netting data dates back to 1973 so there is a long history of netting data for comparison.

This week we placed nets in the San Juan from Piute Canyon toward the Great Bend. The most numerous fish species collected were gizzard shad (from 4 to 20 inches) and striped bass. Smallmouth bass numbers were below average but that may have more to do with the stormy weather or changing habitat encountered. Results from the other three stations will help us understand that more fully.

We did have some volunteers show up to help us pick fish out of a couple of nets. We politely told the two otters to leave the fish in the nets and to stop eating the tails off the smallmouth bass, which seemed to be their preferred fish. They looked quizzically at us and then went on their way to a new spot.

After the netting was completed we went fishing along the large wall on the right side before entering the Great Bend. We caught a couple of stripers trolling and a few more on spoons but catching was not fast enough. We went up the Great Bend and saw two fishing boats with anglers willing to give us fish reports. The first report indicated good smallmouth fishing along the canyon walls. The second report of a striper boil caused us to turn around and head back downstream to where the water depth in the Great Bend was 30 to 40 feet. Stripers were not boiling on the sunny side of the channel where they had been reported in the morning but we saw splashes in the shade of the afternoon sun. We chased splashes and caught 20 stripers on surface lures, crank baits and spoons. They moved quickly over a half mile area but each time we saw a splash we caught a few more fish. It was a great way to finish our last trip to the San Juan this year.

Reports from Good Hope Bay indicated slow fishing which improved with distance traveled upstream. The mudline near Trachyte produced stripers caught trolling and spooning with the best habitat being quick drop-offs where the depth quickly changed from 10 to 25 feet. The best trolling lures were purple Flicker Shad and Rattletraps and a black-backed jointed Rapala.

The crazy weather lately is very unusual for late October where calm weather is the normal. As those normal fall weather conditions return and stabilize expect fishing success to improve for all species.

For now, the best option is to target the 30 to 40 foot depth strata when looking for stripers near the back of a canyon. Trolling is the best way to find fish now but as the water cools stripers will seek deeper water and spooning will be the best technique.

Regulations

LaSal Mountains

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

(Nov 17) Kens Lake was stocked on Oct. 10 with 700 rainbow trout averaging more than 11 inches long. Rattlesnake Ranch Pond was stocked with 2,000 rainbow trout on Oct. 10. Dons Lake and Hidden Lake were both stocked with more than 700 rainbow trout on July 9. Dark Canyon Lake and several others on the La Sal Mountains have been stocked with several thousand rainbow trout averaging about 10 inches in length this year. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners for catching these. Access to waterbodies on the La Sal mountains may be limited due to recent snowfall, and many of these waterbodies will soon freeze over.

Locomotive Springs

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Logan River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Nov 17) Fishing is good for trout. Try using black-and-gold spinners, salmon eggs, egg patterns or midge hatches.

Regulations

Lost Creek Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 17) Anglers report good fishing for rainbow and cutthroat trout in the 16- to 18-inch range. Successful anglers have had luck using a paddle bugs tipped with a worm or fishing off the bottom with a nightcrawler

Regulations

Lower Bowns

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 17) The water temperature is 42F. Anglers report good fishing for rainbow trout on the west shoreline. Try using shrimp or a worm on a jug under a bobber. Boat anglers are catching perch using curly tails and imitation minnows. For best results, fish at depths of 1.5- to two feet.

Regulations

Matt Warner Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 8) As of Nov. 6, anglers reported slower fishing for large rainbow trout. Try trout baits (like worms or artificial baits), flies, brightly colored spoons or crankbaits. Tip: When you're bottom fishing, use something to float your bait about 18 to 24 inches off the bottom. This will keep your worm or bait above the mud and weeds where the fish will have an easier time finding it. Fishing has been best throughout the middle of the day.

Mill Meadow Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

No recent reports.

Regulations

Miller's Flat Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Nov 17) The water level at Millers Flat Reservoir is being drawn down for irrigation needs, so the DWR has raised the daily bag limit and possession limit to eight trout at this waterbody until Jan. 1, 2019. Rainbow trout have been biting on size 8 bead head soft hackle flies in tan, as well as bead head crystal buggers in black/orange/pearl colors. Anglers have also had success trolling in small boats about 50 yards from shore using small, gold Panther Martin and Jake's spinners. Small crayfish imitation lures may also work well here. As winter conditions arrive, access to Miller Flat Reservoir may be limited. Miller Flat Reservoir will also begin to freeze over soon.

Millsite Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Nov 17) Anglers report fair fishing for trout. Try trolling streamers on sinking line or behind a bubble on spinning gear. Drifting nymphs under a strike indicator also works well.

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

No recent reports.

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.

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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

(Nov 17) Fishing for rainbow trout has been good. Try using spinners, Rapalas or worms.

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Otter Creek Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

No recent reports.

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Palisade Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Nov 2) The reservoir is currently 50 percent full. The water level is low and shorelines are muddy. Success is slow to fair.

Panguitch Lake

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

(Nov 17) Fishing is fair to good in the morning and late afternoon but slows down during the mid-day hours. You can catch rainbow trout on popular baits (i.e., PowerBait and nightcrawlers). If you're targeting larger cutthroat and tiger trout, try dark-green tube jigs, swimbaits and cut bait.

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Paragonah Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Nov 17) Tiger trout are growing well and providing some fun action. Anglers have reported good fishing with flies and lures for fish ranging from 12 to 15 inches long.

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Payson Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

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Pelican Lake

Bluegill, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass

(Nov 8) REMINDER: A rotenone treatment occurred on Oct. 1011. The reservoir is open, but fish have not been stocked yet.

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Pine Lake

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

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

(Nov 17) Fishing is good for perch, crappie and largemouth bass. Try using crankbaits, sexy shad, silver minnows, Rapalas shad, soft jigs and bullet hooks.

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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

(Nov 17) The daily trout limit at Piute Reservoir has been raised to eight fish through the remainder of 2018 due to extremely low water. The reservoir is still at three percent of capacity, with a depth of only 10 feet. There are some 14- to 15-inch rainbow trout available. The water level is below the end of the boat ramp, which makes boat launching very difficult.

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

(Nov 2) November is a great time to fish the Provo because of the aggressive nature of the spawning brown trout. Sow bug, caddis, blue-winged olive pattern and small, dark nymph patterns are effective in November. Egg patterns will start to work well in the coming weeks. Spinners work well in October and November as well.

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Quail Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Nov 17) Bass fishing is fair to good.

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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

(Nov 8) Water levels are low, but trout fishing has been good from shore.

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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

(Nov 17) Fishing is good for the stocked rainbow trout. Shore anglers recommend fishing by the dam using garlic PowerBait. Boat anglers report good fishing by trolling at a depth of 20 to 25 feet with Rapalas and Jake's gold. Rainbow lures and Fish-Skull flies tipped with a worm have been working as well.

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Salem Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 2) Fishing pressure is fairly light and success has been fair by using PowerBait. Mostly trout are being caught, but an occasional catfish, bass or bluegill reported. This is a good location to take the family. Large grassy areas, picnic tables, pavilions, playground, bathrooms and nearby fast food locations make this an ideal spot for an outing. There's also good wheelchair access.

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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

(Nov 17) Largemouth bass fishing is fair to good. Bass are holding at depths of 30 to 40 feet. Spinnerbaits, swim baits, crankbaits and Texas-rigged soft plastics are all good choices.

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Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 17) Fishing at Scofield Reservoir has been very good lately. Anglers have had the most success using worms and PowerBait nuggets (chartreuse, rainbow or orange) under bobbers or bubbles at least three feet below the surface. Anglers have also had luck using size 8 bead head (copper) soft hackle flies in tan/green/pearl combinations and medium sinking line. Rainbow trout have been the most common catch lately, as well as cutthroat trout, with very few, if any, chubs. Scofield Reservoir was stocked with 121,000 tiger trout averaging almost seven inches long and about 900 wiper in mid-October. The reservoir was also stocked on Sept. 13 and 19 with more than 20,000 rainbow trout averaging about 12 inches long. Scofield has also been stocked with 12,000 cutthroat trout this year. A recent gill net survey also found several tiger muskie about 28 inches long, as well as healthy wiper and rainbow trout. Ice has begun forming on Scofield Reservoir, so use caution.

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Settlement Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Nov 2) The reservoir was stocked with rainbow trout a couple weeks ago. Fishing is fair and angling pressure is light. Most anglers are using traditional baits. Beautiful setting at this Tooele County reservoir.

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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

(Nov 8) REMINDER: Anglers may not possess kokanee salmon from Sept. 10Nov. 30. As of Nov. 6, the ranger dock was closed to public use. Rangers report that trout fishing has improved with the cooler temperatures. The reservoir's water level is holding at 64 percent, and water temperatures are hovering around 58F. Please harvest small walleye to help balance the fishery and ensure healthier walleye populations. Also, if you catch crappie, we encourage you to voluntarily release them so their population can get better established in the reservoir.

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Steinaker Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Nov 8) Shore access is scattered and nearly impossible because of the deep mud and silt. There is less than five square acres of open water, which equates to about 400 acre feet. Although the water is at deadpool, many fish are still alive. We encourage the public to harvest as many fish as possible. There is no daily bag limit for any species, including largemouth and smallmouth bass, rainbow and brown trout, and bluegill. This change will remain in effect until Dec. 31, 2018. Work on the dam has begun and will continue through the winter. We will not stock brown trout or rainbow trout in 2018 or 2019, and we hope to begin restoring the fishery in 2020.

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Strawberry Reservoir

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

(Nov 2) The reservoir was stocked with rainbow trout a couple weeks ago. Fishing is fair and angling pressure is light. Most anglers are using traditional baits. Beautiful setting at this Tooele County reservoir.

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Thousand Lakes Mountain

Trout

No recent reports.

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 2) Alpine loop road is closed on November 1st.

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Tropic Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Uinta Lakes

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

(Nov 17) Fishing is good, but you need to be prepared for winter conditions.

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Utah Lake

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Nov 2) Fishing is slow now that the season has turned colder. Pressure is light. We haven't received any recent reports from anglers.

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Vernon Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 2) Fishing is considered fair to good by using traditional baits and lures.

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Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Nov 17) Trout fishing is good. Successful anglers have been casting natural-color Rapalas, streamers, midge hatches and worms.

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Wide Hollow Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Willard Bay

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

(Nov 17)

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Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Nov 17) Willow Lake was stocked most recently on Sept. 10 with about 1,000 rainbow trout. Willow Lake has also been stocked with tiger trout this year. Try using traditional baits and spinners or tube jigs for catching fish here. Access to Willow Lake may be limited due to recent snowfall and muddy road conditions.

Willow Pond

Bluegill,Brown Trout, Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 2) The pond was stocked with some chunky rainbow trout last week. Fishing is fair. Trout is your main catch but some sunfish and catfish are present too. The nice facilities at this location make is a great family fishing destination.

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Woodruff Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Yankee Meadow Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 17) Rainbow, brook and cutthroat trout are abundant and providing fair to good fishing. For brook trout, try fishing deep with marabou jigs, woolly buggers, Gulp minnows and nightcrawlers.

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Yuba Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Nov 2) The water has come up enough to launch small boats. Fishing success is slow. Few anglers reported by the state park staff. Please don't drive vehicles by the shoreline as several vehicles have become stuck in the mud this year. No reports of ice forming. Call the state park for more information at 435-758-2611.

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