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Revised 06-16-17


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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

(Jun 4) Bear Lake is nearly full, and you can launch a boat at all ramps on the Utah side of the lake. This includes the Bear Lake State Park marina, First Point, Cisco Beach and Rainbow Cove boat ramps. The water temperature is in the mid 50s. Anglers have found fair to good fishing for cutthroat trout while trolling minnow-type lures. They're fishing in 30 to 60 feet of water, and focusing on the area from the marina north into Idaho at Fish Haven Creek. They are also picking up a few lake trout with the same method. Anglers are using deep-diving lures to get down to the 30-foot depth. Using a downrigger will help you get deeper than 30 feet. You might also want to try jigging with tube jigs tipped with cisco or sucker meat. Use this method off of Second Point and at the mouth of North Eden Canyon.

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

(Jun 16) Anglers are having a rough time catching fish from shore. Continue to try using a variety of PowerBait, nightcrawlers and Jake's lures. If you can fish from a boat, the bass fishing has been decent 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

(Jun 9) The river is still running high and murky brown. Use extreme caution.

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

(Jun 9) The reservoir is now accessible. To catch trout here, try using worms or jigs and other traditional lures.

Regulations

Bountiful Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Jun 9) Anglers have recently reported slow fishing. The pond was stocked on June 5.

Regulations

Box Creek Reservoirs

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Brough Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jun 16) The rainbow trout are biting, and anglers have been successful with PowerBait, and/or a Jake's lure. Bowfishing for carp in the northwest shallows of the lake has produced some very large fish.

Regulations

Browne Reservoir

Brook Trout, Kokanee Salmon, Rainbow Trout

(Jun 16) The reservoir is full but the fishing has been slow so far. Try fish bait near the bottom, or cast small spoons and spinners near the inflows.

Bullock Reservoir

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Musky (hybred)

(Jun 16) The fish are active, so try using a Jake's lure, 1/8-ounce in gold or silver. You should also try traditional nightcrawlers and PowerBait for quick results.

Regulations

Burraston Ponds

Albino Trout, Bluegill, Rainbow Trout

(Jun 4) The ponds were stocked on May 31. Anglers have been catching planter rainbows using traditional methods.

Regulations

Calder Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jun 16) 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. DWR plans on stocking more trout in the next couple weeks.

Regulations

Causey Reservoir

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

(Jun 9) Anglers report decent fishing below the spillway. Try using PowerBait or a worm.

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

(Jun 9) Anglers report good fishing using crystal buggers, bead head olive leeches and other fly tackle. Traditional trout lures are also working. Please be aware, however, that access to roads and campgrounds along Skyline Drive is limited due to snow and mud.

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

(Jun 16) Anglers are catching wipers on Rapalas in the evening. Try using jigs or Rapalas to target the tiger muskies, 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

(Jun 16) The boat ramp is open and anglers are catching large tiger trout. The stream fishing has provided some decent-sized brown trout in the last few weeks. Anglers are having success casting from shore with sinking Rapalas in trout patterns. Fly anglers are doing well using tan caddis and caddis pupae. The road from Heber Center Street to the reservoir is still closed.

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

(Jun 4) Anglers have been consistently catching rainbows, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass and walleye. For smallmouth, try using darker colored Kalin's curly tail grubs, Gary Yamamoto Senkos, Berkley PowerBait Finesse Worms or YUM Christie Craws on a 1/8 to 1/4-ounce jighead. For largemouth, try using Gary Yamamoto Senkos, Booyah Pond Magic spinnerbaits, Luck E Strike Square-Bill crankbaits or dark-colored Pepper jigs.

Regulations

Duck Fork Reservoir

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Jun 9) The road to the reservoir was still closed on June 6. The gate will likely open soon. Check with the Manti-La Sal National Forest for road updates.

Regulations

East Canyon Reservoir

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

(Jun 9) The water is warming up quickly. Anglers report fair to good fishing for trout and bass. One angler caught a few nice-sized trout before 8 a.m., but anglers fishing later in the day varied in their success. Try using a black woolly bugger, garlic PowerBait or pop gear with a worm.

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

(Jun 9) One angler reported catching a large number of rainbow trout and smallmouth bass from a boat. Another caught several smallmouth bass using spinners.

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

(Jun 9) Water levels are high at Electric Lake and other waters along Skyline Drive. Try using pop gear for kokanee salmon and traditional lures for trout.

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

(Jun 9) Roads off of Skyline Drive to the lakes and other waters may be muddy or inaccessible for highway vehicles.

Farmington Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Jun 9) The water is high, murky and cold, and anglers haven't been getting any bites.

Regulations

Ferron Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jun 9) The reservoir is now open and accessible. However, many of the campgrounds are still covered with snow. Check with the Manti-La Sal National Forest for road and campground updates.

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

(Jun 16) The water level is at 6,028 feet and increasing. The water temperature is about 65 degrees F in the canyon, or Utah region of the reservoir. All launches are open.

Kokanee salmon: Fishing is fair to good. The reservoir has risen six feet this spring and water temperatures have climbed to 65 degrees F. The kokanee have started to move down in the water column, preferring deeper, cooler water. The early morning bite is most consistent, but some anglers have done well during midday along the shade of the main channel. Most of the fish caught this week came from 40 to 50 feet and 1.6 to 2.2 mph, but watch your fish finder and adjust your lure depth to where you're marking fish. Smaller spoons (#1 Needlefish, Vipers), squids (pink, orange) and dodgers (silver/pink or orange) work best. Tip lures with Gulp maggots, mealworms or corn.

Rainbow trout: Fishing is fair. You might catch some cutthroat trout, too. Fishing is good in the canyon 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 you're fishing from a boat, try casting jigs near creek inlets and shallow points, or trolling pop gear at 10 to 20 feet deep along the shoreline. Watch for concentrations of rainbow trout on the fish finder, and vertically jig with small jigging spoons like Northland Buckshots tipped with bait. 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 a quick release. Fish were recently stocked, so small rainbows are a common, yet easy catch.

Lake trout: Fishing is fair. Anglers are catching smaller lake trout (pups) while trolling for kokanee salmon or jigging in 50 to 80 feet of water near main channel points and ridges. Fish can be located suspended above the bottom using a fish finder. Try dropping a white or glow-n-the-dark tube jig or jigging spoon (Northland Buckshot) tipped with sucker or chub meat. Gulp minnows and blade baits (Sebile Vibrato) can also work really well.

Smallmouth bass: Fishing is good. Smallmouth bass are active in the shallows and jerk baits (Rapala Xrap) work great this time of year. Use a jerk-jerk-pause retrieve, varying the length of the pause to entice fish. Good colors include rainbow trout, pink and silver. Have a couple of sizes on hand, and if they're chasing without hitting, try going bigger or smaller in the same color. Top water is also fantastic early and late in the day. Try spitting top waters like Rebel PopRs, also in rainbow trout. Jigs mimicking crayfish, their primary forage, are always a great option.

Burbot: Fishing is fair. Boaters should target burbot on rocky points and shorelines in 20 to 40 feet of water. The best activity 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 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

(Jun 9) Anglers are catching trout using worms. PowerBait and salmon eggs have also worked well. The pond was stocked with 1,500 rainbow trout on May 9

Regulations

Glassman's Pond

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Grantsville Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(Jun 4) Anglers have been catching 13- to 15-inch rainbows using Rainbow PowerBait, but you can also try using silver Panther Martin Classic Spinners or gold-black Mepps Aglia Marabous.

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(Jun 16) Due to heavy snowpack in the upper Green River drainage, flows are currently 8,600 cfs. 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, San Juan worms and juju midges. Set your nymph rig deep, 8 to 12 feet, and target seams of fast and slow water. Fishing with cicadas has also been good, especially in the A-section. Try a dry dropper, using a cicada as a strike indicator with a nymph trailing 2 to three feet below. Spin fishing is 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

No recent reports.

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

(Jun 4) One angler reports that fishing for bass was decent this week.

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

(Jun 9) 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)

(Jun 9) The reservoir is now open. Lots of tiger trout were found during recent gill net surveys. Some of these trout appear to be eating worms off the bottom, so small night crawlers might work well.

Regulations

Hyrum Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jun 9) The state park reports slow fishing at Hyrum this week. To increase your chances of success, fish early in the morning or late in the evening.

Joe's Valley Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jun 9) 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, 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

(Jun 4) Anglers have been catching rainbows and smallmouth bass. For trout, try using popgear with a Mack's Wedding Ring Spinner tipped with a nightcrawler, a silver and/or gold Jake's Spin-A-Lure, a salmon egg and/or rainbow PowerBait, or a nightcrawler. For smallmouth, try using darker colored Kalin's curly tail grubs, Gary Yamamoto Senkos, Berkley PowerBait Finesse Worms or YUM Christie Craws on a 1/8 to 1/4-ounce jighead.

Regulations

Kaysville Ponds

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

(Jun 9) The bluegill spawn has started. Try catching these little fish using salmon eggs on a single hook. Anglers have also reported decent fishing for catfish.

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

(Jun 16) by Wayne Gustaveson:

Lake elevation: 3,626.58 feet Water temperatures: 6978F

In the last report, I mentioned that stripers would soon feed on the surface. We now have confirmation! Stripers are slurping lakewide. The recent windy days kept stripers down as the waves crashed against the shore and messed up surface visibility where young shad swim. June 14, the water was finally calm and stripers were on top early eating baby shad by the millions. The twenty stripers I caught this morning averaged about 50 shad per stomach. The shad averaged .75 inches in length. That equates to 1,000 shad. It's time to go save some shad and catch stripers in the process.

Here is the plan: Stripers hit the surface shortly after dawn and continue to feed randomly throughout the day. I saw slurps the morning of June 14 in Warm Creek, Gunsight mouth, Labyrinth Bay, Padre Bay east wall, Gregory Butte bay, West Canyon mouth and Dove Canyon mouth. There was still a breeze blowing in Rock Creek, so I didn't see any striper slurps there. I am sure the same events played out uplake. If it was calm, then there were stripers slurping.

Surface feeding stripers stayed up longer and were more likely to hit my lures better today than last week. I could cast Lucky Craft (ghost) Pointers beyond the surface feeding school and work the lure through the closely feeding fish. With a good cast, and if the stripers continued to feed in the same direction, I connected with a fish about half the time. The four-inch lure is a lot bigger than the forage, so each striper has to give up small shad to feed on something really big like my lure. Later in the day, I though that these fish might be bold enough to hit topwater. I tried an Ima Skimmer (white) and found that they were just as likely to hit the surface lure as the crankbait. I used topwater the rest of the day.

Schools varied in size from 10 to about 50 fish. They fed in a semi-circular pattern like adults cornering full grown shad. Lures that landed inside the group caused a few to splash but caused others to hit the lure. The school moved fast enough that only one cast could reach the group. You'll need a trolling motor in high gear or a big motor at fast idle to keep up with the rapidly moving school.

Most of the schools were in the main channel over deep water. Spoons did not work as well over deep water as they did when the escaping school heads to the bottom and stops at 30 to 40 feet. I didn't catch any fish on spoons. Stripers continued to slurp until 11 a.m. when wake boat traffic increased. They will blow up any time they find food and calm seas. Expect to see slurps randomly throughout the day, but more commonly early morning and late evening.

Adult stripers are still locked below 20 feet by the warm surface water. Bait can work, but crayfish are coming out of hiding and adult stripers are searching the flats along the shore for a good meal. You can catch adult stripers by trolling in the 10 to 30 foot strata. Storm Deep Thundersticks are working quite well.

Bass fishing has not kept pace with stripers. The rapidly rising water levels may be hindering the bass catch rate. Bass are staying in their preferred, previously found holding structure and have not moved up even though the water level rose another five feet this week. The water temperature also plummeted from 76F last week to 69F the morning of June 14. Bass are not biting as well as they did last week, but I think they will recover as the water temperature warms up this week. Look in the same rocky habitat or flooded brush points to find willing smallmouth. Largemouth bass are tucked in tightly in shallow, weedy water. Expect bluegill and largemouth to be close by and sharing the same habitat.

Now is the time to try fishing for catfish because these bottom dwellers are in spawning mode and are super active.

Anglers caught two more tagged walleye this week. Both fish came from the Cedar to Knowles canyon area of the main channel, and both were tagged in Good Hope Bay but moved downstream. We will continue to analyze walleye movement and will report when we have conclusive information.

My next move is to post this report and then go fishing for slurping stripers!

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

(Jun 9) The river is still flowing high and fast, and some areas appear unfishable. Please use extreme caution.

Regulations

Lost Creek Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jun 9) While some anglers are doing very well, others haven't been as successful. Shoreline anglers are catching fewer fish than anglers who are fishing from a boat. Try using spoons and PowerBait.

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

(Jun 9) Anglers report good fishing for bass. Try using plastics around the tree-covered areas near shore.

Regulations

Matt Warner Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jun 16) Anglers report fun and fast fishing from the early morning to mid afternoon. Try using PowerBait and jigging for fast results. Tiger trout have been very active from the shoreline. Please remember to pack out what you pack in we tend to see more litter during summertime months.

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

(Jun 9) 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

(Jun 9) One angler reported catching several large brown trout. Please use caution the river is flowing high and fast.

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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)

(Jun 4) Anglers have been catching rainbows, cutthroats and tigers. For rainbows and cutthroats, traditional methods work well. For tigers, try using spinnerbaits, spoons or minnow-imitating lures.

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

(Jun 4) Payson Lake is now open. Anglers are catching 12- to 13-inch rainbows. Anglers are having success using PowerBait, nightcrawlers and spinners.

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Pelican Lake

Bluegill, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass

(Jun 16) Anglers are doing well catching bluegill on spawning beds. To locate bluegill, look for clear water and weed beds/structure in deeper parts or the lake. Water may appear red in some areas due to pumping from the canal. Anglers are catching bass on buzzbaits for topwater and on senkos. Due to spring runoff and warmer water temperatures, bowfishing for carp in shallows is excellent this time of year. Due to a treatment that has now been moved to the fall of 2018, limits have been liberalized to 12 largemouth bass and no limit on bluegill. Water temperatures are hovering in the low 60-degree 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

(Jun 9) Anglers report good fishing for tiger muskies this week. Try using big swimbaits or spinnerbaits close to shore. One angler caught a large muskie in four feet of water, approximately 20 feet from the 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

(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

(Jun 4) Lower: The Provo River is running high, so please continue to use extreme caution. Fish are feeding heavily and are aggressive. Reports indicate plenty of stonefly and caddis activity. Try using caddis larvae and pupa patterns, stonefly nymphs, sow bugs, shrimp and mayfly nymphs.

Middle: The Provo River is running high, so please continue to use extreme caution. Fortunately, the high flows have isolated fish near the edges of the shore. Fish are active and hungry, so try using caddis larvae and pupa, sow bugs and mayfly nymphs.

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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

(Jun 16) The yellow perch and 8-inch wipers are active and biting. Try fishing from the shoreline in the early morning and late evening with standard PowerBait, nightcrawlers and maybe a Rapala jig. Water temperatures are hovering near the mid 50s. 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

(Jun 9) Anglers report excellent fishing for smallmouth bass and rainbow trout, even from shore. For rainbow trout, use worms, bright marshmallows or PowerBait. If you're shore fishing, try focusing on the east side of the reservoir or over by the dam. If you're trolling, you may have the most success with spoons and Rapalas

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Salem Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Jun 4) The pond was stocked on May 29. Anglers are having great success catching rainbows and wipers. Remember that wipers tend to school, so once you locate a school, remain in that location. For wipers, try using bright-colored curly tail grubs with a 1/16-ounce jighead. For trout, try using a dry fly under a bubble, lime twist PowerBait or a gold Jake's Spin-A-Lure.

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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

(Jun 9) The water level at the reservoir is high. Some anglers have even seen fish spilling over the top of the dam. The chubs have started spawning, and anglers are having success catching them on the western shore using worms and PowerBait. Once caught, the chubs can be killed and used for bait. Scofield was stocked with more than 12,000 catchable cutthroat trout on April 20. Try using chub meat or spinners to catch the recently stocked fish and larger cutthroat trout that are also in the reservoir.

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Settlement Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jun 4) Anglers have been catching rainbows. Try using Classic Silver Panther Martins, chartreuse or pink Marabou jigs, or sherbet PowerBait.

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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

(Jun 16) Cheryl Bunnell says: Starvation Reservoir skunked almost everyone today. 4 fish caught all morning at the bridge and dam. One was mine. The wind was terrible.

(Jun 16) Fishing is good for shore anglers. Boat anglers have caught plenty of recently stocked 12-inch kokanee salmon. Try using a dodger with a squid spinner. Fishing has been best in the early morning until about mid afternoon. Try using PowerBait or spinners from shore. Most fish are caught in water 8 to 18 feet deep. Warmer water temperatures have improved the smallmouth bass fishing, especially along the rocky shorelines near the bridge. Biologists moved more than 250 crappie from Pineview to Starvation to establish a new population of forage fish. If you catch crappie, we're asking that you voluntarily release them so they can establish this population. Water temperatures are averaging in the mid to high 50-degree range, and levels are staying steady at 86 percent.

(Jun 5) Tyson Fields of Grantsville fished in a group of 4 and caught 33 rainbows using Power Bait fishing from a boat. "Trolling was pretty slow because of the merky water from runoff but bait fishing is excellent catching over 30 fish all between 2 to 5 lbs."

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Steinaker Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jun 16) Bluegill fishing is hot from a boat. Try fishing along the northern shoreline for decent-sized bluegill, and along the eastern rocky shore for largemouth bass. Try using small jigs tipped with a nightcrawler in about 8 to 15 feet of water. If fishing from the shore, you may use a bubble or bobber to suspend your line off of the bottom. 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.

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Strawberry Reservoir

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

(Jun 4) Fishing has been slow, but is slowly improving. Anglers have reported catching kokanee. For kokanee, try using chartreuse lime or glow mink Shasta Tackle Koke-A-Nuts or Shasta Tackle Pee Wee Wiggle Hoochies. For trout, traditional methods work well, or you can try using tube jigs, chartreuse paddle bugs, curly tail grubs, popgear, Yakima FlatFish, Jake's Wobblers or Rapalas. Remember to tip with a mealworm, nightcrawler or wax worm. The Strawberry Bay Marina tagged fish contest will not be taking place this year.

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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

(Jun 4) The reservoir was stocked on May 25 and is now open, but the official grand opening will be June 6. Anglers can expect to catch rainbows, browns and brook trout. The stretch of river below Tibble Fork will be stocked with rainbows once the high spring flows decrease.

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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)

(Jun 9) Please use extreme caution if you're attempting to access waters in the Uinta Mountains. Warm temperatures have increased runoff significantly, and the rivers are reportedly twice their volume compared to last week. Expect murky and fast-running rivers.

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Utah Lake

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jun 4) Fishing has been hot! Reports indicate that anglers are catching plenty of white bass, channel catfish, bullheads and crappie. If you haven't fished during the white bass spawn, it is not too late. Anglers are having great success fishing at American Fork Harbor and Utah Lake State Park using chartreuse or white curly tail grubs and/or silver spoons. Look for locations with rocky habitat, and you'll be sure to catch some white bass. For catfish, try fishing in areas with reeds and use white bass meat, chicken livers, shrimp or nightcrawlers. Within the past two weeks, anglers have reported catching catfish that weigh up to 24 pounds.

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Vernon Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jun 4) Anglers have reported catching rainbows. Try using silver Panther Martin Classic Spinners or gold-black Mepps Aglia Marabous.

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Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jun 9) Anglers continue to catch large numbers of brown trout on the Weber this week. One angler reported success with a San Juan worm. At Croydon, the river is reportedly flowing over the bridge.

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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

(Jun 9) Fishing at Willard is hit-or-miss for many species. Anglers appeared to have the most success when targeting catfish. One angler reported catching a large walleye. Other anglers reported less success overall, with some only able to hook a couple fish. Other reporting anglers couldn't get a single bite.

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Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Jun 9) The lake is now open and accessible, but roads may be muddy or otherwise hazardous. Use caution when traveling up Ferron Canyon.

Willow Pond

Bluegill,Brown Trout, Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Jun 4) The pond was stocked on May 31. Anglers have been catching planter and broodstock rainbows. Anglers report success using bright-colored PowerBait and bread.

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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

(Jun 4) Anglers are catching walleye. 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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