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Revised 07-20-17


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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.

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Abajo Mountain

Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 3) Veronica Polidori of Panguitch fished in a group of 4 and caught 5 rainbows, 5 cutts, and 5 tiger muskies. She reports: Panguitch Lake is no longer closed and is open for fishing fishing is great.

American Fork River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Baker Reservoir

Crayfish, Brown Trout, Green Sunfish, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 7) Trout fishing slows down during the heat of the summer.

Bear Lake

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jul 14) The water temperature was approximately 70 degrees at the State Park Marina on July 10. Several anglers report catching large lake trout. Anglers recommend fishing near Cisco Beach. Try trolling with a blue or silver Rapala or jigging.

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

(Jul 7) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked in Little Reservoir, Lower Kent's Lake, Middle Kent's Lake, Anderson Meadow Reservoir, LaBaron Reservoir, Puffer Lake and Indian Creek (Manderfield) Reservoir. Fishing is reported as fair to good.

Beaver River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jul 7) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked.

Regulations

Benches Pond Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Big Sandwash Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 14) To catch trout in the reservoir, try fishing during the early morning or late evening hours using nightcrawlers, Jake Spin-a-Lures or a variety of Powerbaits. If you have a boat, try fishing for bass during mid afternoon.

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

(Jul 14) One angler reported great fishing using spinners in the canyon in deeper water, near the Hardware Ranch hay meadows and visitor center. They caught primarily brown trout, but also landed a cutthroat trout as well. As of last week, the river was slightly off-color.

Blue Mountains

Brook Trout, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Boulder Mountain Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 7) All areas of the mountain are now accessible, including the Boulder Top. You'll find fair to good fishing across the mountain. Spin 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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Bountiful Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 14) Fishing has been hit-or-miss recently. Try fishing early in the morning or late in the evening.

Regulations

Box Creek Reservoirs

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Brough Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jul 14) Rainbow trout are biting, and anglers have found success using Powerbait or a Jake's Spin-a-Lure during the morning hours. Regulations at the reservoir are the general statewide regulations.

Regulations

Browne Reservoir

Brook Trout, Kokanee Salmon, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 14) There have been no recent angler reports. The reservoir is full, and almost 5,000 rainbow trout and cutthroat trout have been stocked over the last few weeks. Despite the fish stocking, fishing has been slow so far this year. Try fishing bait near the bottom or casting small spoons and spinners near the inflows.

Bullock Reservoir

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Musky (hybred)

(Jul 14) Fish are very active throughout the day. Try using a gold or silver Jake's Spin-a-Lure, nightcrawlers or Powerbait. Tiger muskie are a fun fish to target at the reservoir in the summer.

Regulations

Burraston Ponds

Albino Trout, Bluegill, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 14) The ponds were stocked on July 10. Traditional methods work well, but you can also try a gold or silver Jake's Spin-A-Lure for rainbows.

Regulations

Calder Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jul 14) A month ago, over 3,500 cutthroat were stocked. There have been no recent angler reports. During surveys this spring, it was found that the 6-inch cutthroat trout that were stocked last year survived in significant numbers. They averaged between 11 to 12 inches in length and were in good condition.

Regulations

Causey Reservoir

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

(Jul 14) One group of anglers reports catching several rainbow trout and kokanee from the shore using worms and spinners. Another angler only caught rainbow trout. To avoid the crowds, try fishing in the early morning.

Regulations

Chalk Creek

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clear Creek

Rainbow Trout

(Jul 7) Bonneville cutthroat trout are abundant throughout Clear Creek. Anglers report catching fish up to 15 inches long.

Cleveland Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clinton City Park Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Corn Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 7) You'll find various species of wild trout in Corn, Chalk, Meadow and Oak creeks. Summer fishing can be fair to good using small spinners, natural baits like nightcrawlers and dry flies. A foam hopper-bead head nymph dropper rig can be especially fun and effective.

Cottonwood Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

(Jul 14) Wipers are super active, and anglers are catching them on Rapala lures in the evenings. For tiger musky, brown trout and rainbow trout, try jigs or Rapalas. During surveys this week, biologists found good-sized tiger musky. They said the fish were very active.

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

(Jul 14) The boat ramp is open, and anglers are catching HUGE tiger trout, along with decent-sized cutthroats and rainbows. Anglers fishing from the boat ramp have found success, but be aware that the fish are very deep. Try using worms or Powerbait on the bottom. Anglers are also finding success casting from shore with sinking Rapalas in trout patterns. The road is very wash boarded, so take your time getting there. And be aware of afternoon thunderstorms.

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

(Jul 14) Anglers have been catching rainbows, bass and walleye. For bass, try using craw orange swirl Lost Creek 3-inch Craws, Strike King KVD jerkbaits, Rippin' Lips spinnerbaits or Yo-Zuri 3DB poppers. As bass move into deeper water, try using the dropshot method. You can use most plastics with the dropshot method. Just remember to vary the distance between the lure and dropshot, depending on where the fish are suspended. Popular rigs include whacky, nose or Texas rigs. Recommended hooks for dropshotting include Gamakatsu Offset Shank Worm EWGs or Gamakatsu Finesse Wide Gaps, and recommended weights include Bullet Weights Tungsten weights, Bullet Weights Drop Shot Finesse Drop weights or Souders Brass and Glass weights. For trout, try using silver popgear or chartreuse or pink Mack's Lure Wedding Rings. Trolling for rainbows has been great along the northwest shoreline and near the island. Shore anglers have reported success fishing for rainbows using traditional methods, but also while jigging curly tail grubs and tube jigs tipped with a worm.

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)

(Jul 14) Fishing has been good for wipers, smallmouth bass and rainbow trout. One angler reported catching all three species in a very short period of time.

East Fork of Sevier River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jul 7) The flow has increased to 130 cfs due to irrigation releases from Otter Creek Reservoir. Fishing is often a little more difficult at this flow, but is still possible. 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

(Jul 14) The smallmouth bass bite is still going strong. One angler reports catching plenty of small bass with a worm. Another angler caught similarly small bass from shore using worms, crankbaits and spinners all of which were effective. Anglers are catching few large fish.

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

No recent reports.

Enterprise Reservoirs

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jul 7) Trout fishing is fair to good, but has slowed as the weather gets warmer. Smallmouth bass are active and can be caught with curly-tail grubs, spinners and nightcrawlers.

Fairview Lakes

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Farmington Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 14) Fishing has been slow to fair at Farmington Pond. Try fishing early in the morning or late in the evening.

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

(Jul 7) Typical summer fishing patterns have set in. Rainbow trout can be caught while trolling or bait fishing from boats. Perch fishing is providing fast action. Anchor just outside the weedline and fish with small jigs tipped with nightcrawler. Remember that there is no limit on perch at Fish Lake and you are encouraged to harvest all the perch you catch. A few experienced kokanee anglers have come to Fish Lake to try out the new population. They have had fair to good success for fat salmon measuring 14 to 15 inches by trolling dodgers and squids tipped with Gulp maggots at 30 to 40 feet deep. Call the Fish Lake Lodge at 435-638-1000 or Bowery Haven Resort at 435-638-1040 for current conditions and 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

(Jul 14) Kokanee Salmon: fair to good fishing. The reservoir has risen eight feet this spring. The water temperature has climbed to 70F, and kokanee have started moving down in the water column, seeking deeper, cooler water. The early morning bite is the most consistent, but some anglers have done well later in the day along the shade of the main channel. Most of the fish caught this week were 30 to 65 feet deep and were caught by anglers trolling 1.6 - 2.0 mph. Watch your fish finder, though, and adjust your lure depth to put your lure where you're marking fish. If you're not marking fish, move to another spot. Fishing with pink and orange mini squid, with a silver dodger scented with garlic, has worked great. Spoons (#2-3 Needlefish, Vipers), squids (pink, orange) and dodgers (silver/pink or orange) have been working best. Smaller kokanee are abundant this year. To increase the chance you catch a larger kokanee, try dropping deeper and using larger dodgers/squids or spoons. Also, tip your lures with Gulp maggots, meal worms or corn.

Rainbow Trout: fair fishing. Cutthroat trout may also be caught incidentally. Now that the water temperature is high, fish during the cooler part of the day, especially early in the morning. The trout are occupying deeper, cooler water, so adjust accordingly. If fishing from a boat, try casting jigs near creek inlets and shallow points, or trolling pop gear at 20-30 feet deep along the shoreline. If you're fishing from shore, cast parallel to the shoreline, let the bait sink some, and then slowly retrieve it, using occasional jigging strokes. Marabou jigs in earth tone colors are a good option in shallow or deep water. When you catch a trout, there are likely more nearby. Pinch down the barbs on your hooks so you can release fish faster.

Lake trout: fair to good fishing. Anglers are catching smaller lake trout (pups) while trolling for kokanee salmon or jigging in 50-80 feet of water near main channel points and ridges. Using a fish finder, you might be able to locate fish that are suspended above the bottom. Troll spoons like Williams Wablers, Northland Forage Minnows, and #3 Needlefish to target aggressive pups. You can also vertically jig a white or glow-n-the-dark tube jig or jigging spoon (Northland Buckshot), tipped with sucker/chub meat. Gulp minnows and blade baits (Sebile Vibrato) can also work really well.

Smallmouth bass: good fishing. Top water fishing can be very entertaining this time of year, especially early and late in the day. Try poppers like Rebel PopRs in silver or rainbow trout colors. Jigs mimicking crayfish (earth tone colors), the smallmouth's primary forage, are the best option. For bigger fish, trying fishing 20 feet deep or deeper.

Burbot: slow fishing. Few reports. Boaters should target burbot on rocky points and shorelines, in 30-40 feet of water. The best fishing will be found 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 its glow frequently, and jig the presentation a couple inches off 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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Glassman's Pond

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Grantsville Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 14) Anglers report slow fishing and little success. Try using spinners, spoons and soft plastic lures.

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(Jul 14) Water flows have dropped and will average 2,400 cfs starting July 11.

Dry fly fishing has been stellar the last week or two, and it should continue now that the flows have dropped. The big news is the abundant yellow sally and caddis hatches. They've been intense through A and B sections. At times, the hatches are so thick that they look like snow. PMDs have also been good in lower B section. Fishing late in the day should provide the most success. Nymphing is also good. Try a dropper with a cicada on top and a midge or scud trailing a few feet below.

Spin fishing is fair. 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 on your hooks, so you can release fish faster.

Regulations

Gunlock Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

No recent reports.

Regulations

Gunnison Bend Reservoir

Catfish, Largemouth Bass, White Bass

(Jul 7) Anglers are catching catfish at Gunnison Bend and DMAD reservoirs. 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. They are holding tight to structure right now, so fish along the riprap dikes and don't cast too far. Nightcrawlers and cut bait are good options for catfish.

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Walleye

(Jul 14) One angler who was fishing from shore caught a few small rainbow trout. Fishing for bluegill has been decent at this reservoir.

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Huntington Reservoir

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Hyrum Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jul 14) While trout fishing has been very slow, the state park reports that the bass bite is starting to pick up. Anglers are beginning to have more success throwing plastics.

Joe's Valley Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

No recent reports.

Regulations

Johnson Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Musky, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jul 7) Now is the best time to target tiger muskies, while the water is fairly clear and there are weeds for the fish to hide in.

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

(Jul 14) Anglers have been catching rainbows, bass and perch. Anglers report success fishing for bass using a Carolina rig. Most plastics work well when using a Carolina rig, but recommended plastics include four-inch Gary Yamamoto Senkos or Lost Creek five-inch LC Trick Sticks. For perch, try using a 1/32-ounce chartreuse or pink jig tipped with a nightcrawler or mealworm, or use a chartreuse Marabou jig.

Regulations

Kaysville Ponds

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

(Jul 14) Fishing has been excellent for small bluegill especially in the far south pond. One angler reports catching over a dozen small bluegill. They will go after almost any kind of bait. If you're looking for a place to take children fishing, Kaysville is a good choice this week.

Regulations

Kolob Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 7) Bait fishing is allowed until Sept. 9. 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. Fishing is fair to good for fly and lure anglers who are fishing from boats. Bait fishing is slower.

Regulations

Koosharem Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jul 7) 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 year.

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

(Jul 20) by Wayne Gustaveson

Lake elevation: 3,635 feet Water temperatures: 8083F

Striper slurps and boils are now available lakewide. Here is a rundown on what to expect.

Northern lake. Launching access is decent at Hite. There are a couple of options for launching, including the primitive ramp and below the cement ramp. The water surface from Hite down to Good Hope is relatively clear of debris. There is some, though, so be careful. Launching at Hite makes for safer travel than coming uplake from Bullfrog, where there is more floating debris in isolated spots in the channel.

The best, most consistent striper surface activity is found from Castle Butte to Trachyte/White Canyon. Slurps start at first light and continue for most of the day and into the evening. From Hite to the Horn, there are lots of really quick slurps that come up and go down often. The best spot is between Scorup and Castle Butte. Here the slurps and boils are larger and last longer. You'll see enough that it is possible to just stay in a central location and cast lures to many different slurps. When the fish go down, continue to cast to the spot where they were last seen and you will continue to catch random fish. Surface lures and small plastic grubs on jig heads are your best options.

Bullfrog/Halls. Boils and slurps were most consistent this week near the mouth of Moki Canyon, but they were seen from Forgotten to Lake Canyon. Anglers caught stripers on top-water lures and chartreuse grubs. Those fish from the backs of canyons were thin compared to those from the main channel or at the mouths of the canyons. The stripers caught ranged from 16 to 24 inches.

Southern Lake. Boils and slurps stretched from Padre Bay to the mouth of Rock Creek. Stripers came up quickly and went down in a hurry. Usually, you had time to make a cast or two once you saw a school come up and moved your boat close to the spot. You could only catch stripers when their heads were visibly breaking water. As they started down again, they were very hard to catch. They came up three to five times in five or ten minutes and often moved hundreds of yards in the process. Placing a surface lure in front of the lead fish was the most consistent way to produce. Lures that landed in the middle or behind the slurp were ignored.

Shad in the striper stomachs were double the size (one inch) of those reported two weeks ago. As shad continue to grow, boils will get longer, stripers more aggressive and anglers will catch a lot more fish. This is the beginning of Boil Season. The most exciting fresh water fishing will continue into September this year.

Bass were occasionally found feeding with stripers on the surface. More often, largemouth bass were in the brush line near shore. You could sometimes see them blowing up on the surface and could catch them on topwater lures or a spinner bait.

Smallmouth bass are showing up more often on rock structure now that the lake has stabilized. Look for isolated rock slides or rocky islands to target smallmouth. As the lake level continues to stabilize or begins to decline, bass habitat will be more obvious. Bass have been harder to find than normal, but that will change with consistent lake levels.

Stabilized lake levels will make it easier to catch bluegill along the brushy shorelines as well.

Fishing is improving as the summer moves on.

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

(Jul 14) The river is flowing very fast and is slightly off-color, but anglers report fair to good fishing. A pair of anglers reported catching some nice-sized brown and cutthroat trout. One angler who fished at First Dam was able to get some small trout to chase a spinner, but he didn't get any hits.

Regulations

Lost Creek Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 14) One angler reported catching several brown trout this week. Anglers have also been catching large amounts of smaller rainbow trout. Worms and corn-flavored PowerBait have been working well.

Regulations

Lower Bowns

Rainbow Trout

(Jul 7) Anglers report good to excellent fishing.

Mabey Pond

Crappie, Catfish, Largemouth Bass

No recent reports.

Regulations

Mantua Reservoir

Bluegill, Cutthroat Trout, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 14) Please be warned that the reservoir will be closed on Saturday, July 15. One group of young anglers easily caught green sunfish and small perch from shore using an inexpensive and simple spinning rod setup. These tiny fish were hitting worms and rainbow PowerBait. If you're looking for a more substantial catch, the largemouth bass bite has been fair. One angler caught a big bass using a buzzbait. One group of anglers fishing by boat reported catching a large rainbow trout. The bluegill, however, bite has been poor.

Regulations

Matt Warner Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 14) Jake's Spin-a-Lures, in gold/red, worked great this week from shore. Those fishing from early morning through mid afternoon reported fun and fast fishing. For fast results, try using Powerbait or jigging. Tiger trout have been very active near the shoreline. Please remember to take your trash out with you. We tend to see an increased amount of trash during the summer months.

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

No recent reports.

Millsite Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jul 7) Anglers report fair to good fishing. Rainbow trout are moving deep during the day and can be caught while trolling lures or dragging streamers on sinking line. You can find some dry fly action in the morning and evening. Trout are in great condition and are providing an excellent fight. Smallmouth bass are active and can be caught on crayfish-imitating tackle. Wipers are most active at sunup or sundown, and you can catch them while trolling or casting topwater lures. 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, with four- to six-pound fish abundant. We also saw a few larger wipers that weighed up to eight pounds.

Regulations

Misc

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Monroe Mountain Lakes

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Jul 7) The Box Creek reservoirs and north-end lakes have been stocked with catchable-sized rainbow trout and should provide fair to good fishing. Manning Meadow Reservoir will open to fishing on July 8.

Moon Lake

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Navajo Lake

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 7) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked and are providing fair fishing.

Newcastle Reservoir

Smallmouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Wiper (hybrid)

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jul 7) Anglers are catching wipers on anchovies or other cut bait fished from shore at night. Smallmouth bass are active and can be caught on crayfish-imitating tackle.

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

(Jul 14) Fishing has been good. Many anglers have been catching brown trout. One angler caught a lot of fish using a size 16 pheasant tail as a dropper. Last week, there were large numbers of caddis and mayflies in the area, so consider giving caddis nymphs and dries a try. The river was stocked on July 10 with 2,000 rainbow trout.

Regulations

Otter Creek Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jul 7) The reservoir is mostly full, so some shorelines will be difficult to fish due to flooded brush. Trout head for deeper water during the summer, so the best fishing now will be from boats try both trolling and bait fishing. If fishing from shore, focus on steeper shorelines around the south end and state park.

Regulations

Palisade Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Jul 14) Anglers are catching rainbows but report slow fishing overall. Traditional methods work well, but you can also try spinners, spoons and minnow-imitating lures.

Panguitch Lake

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

(Jul 7) Panguitch Lake is open again, thanks to fire crews containing the southern edge of the Brian Head Fire. Highway 143 is open from Parowan to Panguitch, but you may experience delays west of Panguitch Lake while fire crews clean up safety hazards. All roads north of Panguitch Lake are still closed. Trout have moved to deeper water due to warm temperatures, so fishing from boats is best now. Many anglers are bait fishing from boats and doing well for rainbow trout. You can also troll lures and flies and catch plenty of fish.

(Jul 5) Guy J Hargreaves of Panguitch Lake fished with a partner and caught 4 rainbows. He reports: Please be advised that Panguitch Lake is OPEN for fishing and the roads to Panguitch Lake are no longer blocked. Reports that the lake is currently closed and fires blocking roads are false. Panguitch Lake Adventure Resort is also now open for boat rentals.

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Paragonah Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jul 7) Access to Paragonah Reservoir is closed indefinitely due to the Brian Head Fire.

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Payson Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 14) Anglers have been catching rainbows. Anglers report success using a nightcrawler tipped with a salmon and rainbow PowerBait. For active fishing, try jigging soft plastics, spinners, spoons and crankbaits. When fishing with plastics, remember to tip with a nightcrawler, mealworm or salmon egg.

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Pelican Lake

Bluegill, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass

(Jul 14) Anglers are doing well catching bluegill on their spawning beds. To locate the bluegill, look for clear water and weed beds or structure in deeper parts of the lake. Those fishing for bass have done well lately using buzz baits and Senkos. The water may appear red in some areas due to pumping from the canal. Limits have been liberalized: you can keep 12 largemouth bass, and there's no limit on bluegill.

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Pine Lake

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 7) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked. A recent netting survey found that improvements to the water delivery system increased overwinter survival and there are plenty of holdover rainbow and cutthroat trout, as well. 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

(Jul 14) Anglers are still reporting catching tiger muskies at the reservoir even when fishing from shore.

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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

(Jul 7) A recent netting survey found that suckers are still abundant, despite near draining last year. Trout numbers are very low right now, and it appears that the reservoir may get pretty low again this year.

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

(Jul 14) The Provo River has been running high but is beginning to slow down to more fishable levels. Watch for the green drake, caddis and mayfly hatches. Try using mayfly nymphs and dry flies. For the caddis hatch, try using caddis nymphs in the morning and evening, and caddis larvae and pupae during the day.

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Quail Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jul 7) Bass fishing should be fair to good. See the Sand Hollow report for techniques and tackle. Try fishing early and late to avoid the heat and pleasure boat traffic.

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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

(Jul 14) Yellow perch and 8-inch wipers are active and biting. Try fishing from the shoreline during mid day using rooster tails and Jake's Spin-a-Lures tipped with bait.

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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

(Jul 14) Fishing for smallmouths has been quite good. Anglers recommend the southwest side of the reservoir for targeting smallmouth bass.

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Salem Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 14) Anglers are catching rainbows, largemouth bass and bluegill. For largemouth bass, try using Gary Yamamoto Senkos rigged in a Texas rig or Carolina rig and use a steady retrieval. For rainbows, traditional methods work well, but you can also try using spinners and spoons.

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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

(Jul 7) Largemouth bass are very active. Various techniques have been effective. The key is to find the fish and use a bait you are confident in. The Ned rig is increasingly popular and productive this year. 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. Try fishing early and late to avoid the heat and pleasure boat traffic.

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Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

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Settlement Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jul 14) Traditional methods work well, but you can also try using Mepps spinners, Blue Fox Vibrax spinners or Kastmaster spoons.

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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

(Jul 14) Kokanee fishing was excellent this past week! For best results, try trolling a pink mini squid with a very silver/iridescent dodger. Fly anglers were also finding success using size 6-8 bead head leeches and buggers in olive, black/orange, and purple. The water temperature was 65 degrees, and visibility was about 6 to seven feet. Anglers say the water level at the reservoir is about two feet below full, and that it's dropping. DWR biologists stocked more than 250 crappie from Pineview Reservoir into the reservoir, to establish a new population of forage fish. If you catch a crappie, please release it so the fish can help establish the new population.

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Steinaker Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jul 14) Bluegill fishing is super fast for those fishing from boats. For decent-sized bluegill, try fishing along the northern shoreline. For largemouth bass, try along the rocky shore on the reservoir's east side. Try using small tube jigs tipped with a nightcrawler in about 8-15 feet of water. If you're fishing from the shore, you may use a bubble or bobber to suspend your jig off the bottom. Note: The DWR has issued an emergency change that removes fish limits at Steinaker. You're welcome to keep all of the fish you catch. This change will remain in effect until Dec. 31, 2017 and will likely be extended into 2018. The Bureau of Reclamation will be drawing Steinaker down this year and in 2018 to prepare 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 soon after it refills. Largemouth bass will be restocked the year after refilling begins.

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Strawberry Reservoir

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

(Jul 14) Anglers are catching rainbows, cutthroats and kokanee salmon. For cutthroat, try using popgear; chartreuse, orange or pink Mack's Lure Wedding Rings; white or glow tube jigs; or a nightcrawler tipped with a marshmallow. For kokanee, stick with pink, chartreuse, white, or glow squids with white, pink or chartreuse dodgers. You can tip the squid with Berkley Gulp! maggots and scent with Pro Cure Trout and Kokanee Super Gel. Anglers are having luck fishing for kokanee in about 3842 feet of water and trolling at about 1.31.6 mph.

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Thousand Lakes Mountain

Trout

(Jun 22) Access is good to all areas. There haven't been any recent reports, but fishing should be fair to good.

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 14) Try using Mepps Aglia spinners, Blue Fox Vibrax spinners and Panther Martin spinners in smaller sizes with a steady retrieval. Traditional methods also work well.

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Tropic Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jul 7) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked.

Uinta Lakes

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

(Jul 14) Anglers are reporting excellent fishing in the Uintas. One angler reported catching a large brown trout in the Upper Provo using a large pheasant tail and hare's ear bead heads. A family of anglers fishing from kayaks said that fishing was great. While they chased fish with small flies on the surface or using a strike indicator, their children did well using a fly and bubble. This group used bird nests, small wet flies in tan and olive, small bead heads in olive, red midges, mayfly patterns in various colors and brown hackle peacock flies. All of which produced well. You can tackle almost every lake using a fly and bubble rig and do very well right now. You could also troll small crankbaits in the larger lakes and land some rainbow trout. Anglers recommend that you bring insect repellent on your next trip.

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Utah Lake

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jul 14) The algal bloom is growing and according to recent reports, it now covers a majority of the western portion of the lake. Please use extreme caution as the toxins can be fatal if ingested and can cause headaches and gastrointestinal issues. Ben Holcomb, harmful algal bloom program coordinator for the Utah Department of Environmental Quality, suggests avoiding activities on the lake that have direct contact with the water.

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Vernon Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 14) Anglers are catching rainbows but report slow fishing overall. Traditional methods work well, but you can also try using silver and/or gold spinners and spoons.

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Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jul 14) Fishing is good for brown trout. Several anglers report catching fish, both small and large. The river was stocked on July 10 with 2,000 rainbow trout.

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Wide Hollow Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 7) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked. The state park reports good fishing for largemouth bass.

Willard Bay

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

(Jul 14) Anglers report catching large numbers of walleye, catfish and wiper. There have been many fish in the upper water column. One angler caught a large wiper using a silver spoon. Another caught several wipers over the span of a single hour. Anglers who have been closely observing the wipers to anticipate where the boils will start. Others report catching more walleyes than wipers. One angler reportedly caught six walleye.

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Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.

Willow Pond

Bluegill,Brown Trout, Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 14) Anglers have been catching rainbows, catfish and bluegill. For catfish, try using chicken livers, nightcrawlers and stink baits. For bluegill, try using 1/32-ounce jigs or bright pink or chartreuse Ratfinkees tipped with Berkley Gulp! one-inch minnows.

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Woodruff Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Yankee Meadow Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 7) Access to Yankee Meadow Reservoir is closed indefinitely due to the advance of the Brian Head Fire.

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Yuba Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jul 14) Water has dropped to low levels that are making it difficult to launch from the Painted Rocks boat ramp. However, the Oasis boat ramp has plenty of water and is still safe to launch from. Reports indicate that anglers are catching walleye. For walleye, try using minnow-imitating lures and spoons that vibrate and rattle. They will attract walleye and encourage a strike.

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