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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

(Sep 28) Blanding Reservoir Nos. 3 and 4 were each stocked on Sept. 18 with more than 1,600 rainbow trout. Monticello Lake and Lloyds Lake have also been stocked this year with rainbow trout averaging about 10 inches long. Anglers have had success catching pike at Recapture Reservoir using gold Jake's spinner lures.

American Fork River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Baker Reservoir

Crayfish, Brown Trout, Green Sunfish, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Bear Lake

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Oct 4) The surface water temperature at Bear Lake is 68°F which is still very warm for this time of year. The water level has dropped about three feet this year, but boats can still launch at the Utah State Park marina and at the First Point, Cisco Beach and Rainbow Cove boat ramps in Utah. Courtesy docks are still in the water at all locations. You can also launch a boat on the Idaho side of the lake at the North Beach ramp. Fishing for cutthroat trout and lake trout has been fair, and it has been improving over the last few weeks. Anglers are reporting the best success while trolling with downriggers in 55 to 80 feet of water. They are using minnow-type lures off of Rainbow Cove and North Eden to catch cutthroat and lake trout. Some anglers are also catching cutthroat and lake trout by trolling and jigging off the Gus Rich Point/Rockpile area. You might also try fishing off the Idaho State Park on the east side of the lake and off of the Utah State Park marina. If you are jigging for trout, use tube jigs or swim baits in various colors in half-ounce to one-ounce sizes (three to six inches long) and tip them with cisco, sucker meat or Gulp minnows. Reliable colors are white, green and chartreuse. Shore fishing has been slow due to the warm water temperatures, but you can try casting large spinners and spoons or still fishing with cisco off the Cisco Beach or off the Utah State Park marina. The trout limit is two fish. If you catch a cutthroat trout with a fin clip, you may keep it. Cutthroat trout with all fins intact must be immediately released. The road repaving project along the entire east side of the lake (in Utah) has involved some construction delays. As of Oct. 1, the road has now been paved from the town of Laketown northward to Second Point. Therefore, the First Point boat ramp is now easily accessible. However, there can be up to 45-minute delays if you are trying to go farther north to Cisco Beach or Rainbow Cove. Paving is ongoing, and we will try to post access updates as frequently as possible.

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

(Oct 12) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked in all the usual lakes. Fishing is slow to fair but should improve with cooling weather and water temperature.

Beaver River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Oct 12) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked.

Regulations

Benches Pond Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 28) Fishing is good at Benches Pond—especially early in the morning or later in the evening. The pond was stocked most recently on Aug. 14 with 500 rainbow trout averaging more than 11 inches long. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners to catch these. Garlic PowerBait has worked especially well. Tributaries to Benches Pond are now open for fishing.

Regulations

Big Sandwash Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 19) Water levels are extremely low. You cannot launch a boat at the reservoir. The water level is rising, but it is still one foot below the concrete boat ramp. Cooler water temperatures have improved trout fishing.

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

(Oct 9) Cooler temperatures should be great for fishing. Fishing with hoppers is slowing down. Using stimulators, elk hair caddis, gunslingers, copper johns or a combination of a stimulator on top with a gunslinger on the bottom should work great this time of year.

Blue Mountains

Brook Trout, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Boulder Mountain Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 12) 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. 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, 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

(Sep 28) Fishing has been good. This waterbody was most recently stocked on Aug. 14 with more than 500 rainbow trout averaging over 11 inches long. Try using nightcrawlers or PowerBait to catch these.

Regulations

Bountiful Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 9) Trout fishing will improve now that temperatures are cooling and water levels are rising. Trout stocking resumes this month.

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)

(Oct 19) Anglers report very slow.

Regulations

Burraston Ponds

Albino Trout, Bluegill, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 9) Fishing is slow to fair, but is often a good location to catch a trout or two. Traditional baits should work best.

Regulations

Calder Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Oct 19) Anglers report that the fishing has slowed, but they are still averaging catch rates of one to two fish per hour. The average fish are 18–19 inches in length. 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)

No recent reports.

Regulations

Chalk Creek

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clear Creek

Rainbow Trout

(Oct 12) Bonneville cutthroat trout are abundant throughout Clear Creek and its tributaries. Anglers report good to excellent fishing with dry flies and nymphs.

Cleveland Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 28) The water level 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. If you're using fly tackle, try using a medium sinking line with a black and orange woolly bugger with a beadhead. Anglers have also had a lot of success catching rainbow trout while trolling with pop gear.

Clinton City Park Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Corn Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 12) Catchable-sized tiger trout have been stocked in Corn, Chalk and Oak creeks. 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

(Oct 19) Trout fishing should improve with this week's cooler weather. Wiper fishing is steady, but slowing because of the cooler overnight temperatures. Remember: you must release any tiger muskies smaller than 40 inches.

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

(Oct 19) The moss around the edges is pretty thick, but dying in the cooler temperatures. Anglers report excellent trout fishing using PowerBait, worms and marshmallows or when fishing from a boat.

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

(Oct 12) Anglers report fair fishing from the shore or by trolling with popgear or other minnow-imitating lures. Most shoreline anglers are using PowerBait. 60,000 10-inch rainbow trout were recently stocked. The water level is low, so use caution when launching boats.

Regulations

Duck Fork Reservoir

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Sep 28) Anglers have caught tiger trout and cutthroat trout 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.

Regulations

East Canyon Reservoir

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

(Oct 9) Fishing has been good from boats. Anglers are using pop gear and a worm to catch trout and wipers. Shoreline anglers have been doing well with rainbow or green PowerBait. Use lures to catch wipers from shore.

East Fork of Sevier River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Oct 12) Irrigation releases from Otter Creek Reservoir have ended and flow is down to 20 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.

Regulations

Echo Reservoir

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

(Oct 9) Perch fishing has been good from shore. Successful anglers are using jigs with perch meat and yellow fluorescent jigs. We're seeing more small boats and kayaks. Shoreline fishing has been successful for bass, trout and perch. The boat ramp is out of the water, the left side is closed and the right side is launch at your own risk. The boat docks have been pulled for this boating season.

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

(Sep 28) The boat ramp was still useable on Labor Day, but the water levels may change. Anglers have been successful catching cutthroat trout trolling and jigging with gulp minnows and dead shiners. Anglers may not possess kokanee salmon from Sept. 10 through Nov. 30.

Enterprise Reservoirs

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Oct 12) 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 can be caught on curly-tail grubs or Ned rigs.

Fairview Lakes

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 28) Fairview Lakes were stocked with about 7,000 rainbow trout this spring. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners to catch these. The water levels have been low.

Farmington Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 9) Trout fishing will improve now that temperatures are cooling and water levels are rising. Try using the fly-and-bubble technique with a Pistol Pete pattern.

Regulations

Ferron Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 28) Anglers have been catching cutthroat, rainbow and brook trout—all between 11 and 19 inches. 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.

Regulations

Fish Creek (lower)

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 28) Fishing below the dam at Scofield Reservoir is good if you're looking to catch chubs. Try using soft hackle flies.

Fish Lake

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Oct 12) Harvest of kokanee salmon is closed through Nov 30. There are a lot of red kokanee running up Twin Creek and cruising through the marinas, making for a great viewing opportunity. Please look, but don't disturb the spawning fish. Fall is a great time to hit Fish Lake as trout get more active and there are less crowds. Rainbow trout are being caught trolling with popgear or Rapalas. Perch fishing is still providing fast action. Anchor just outside the weedline in 10-15 feet 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 that you catch. You can also try jigging in 40 to 80 feet for splake, tiger, and larger rainbow trout. Call the Fish Lake Lodge at 435-638-1000 before you go to check on current conditions and get up-to-date fishing reports.

Regulations

Flaming Gorge Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Oct 19) Sheep Creek from Flaming Gorge Reservoir upstream to the Ashley National Forest Service boundary is closed until 6 a.m. on the last Saturday of November for the kokanee salmon spawn.

Lake trout: Anglers report good fishing for small lake trout while trolling or jigging in 50 to 100 feet of water near main channel points and ridges. You can locate fish above the bottom using a fish finder. Jig vertically with a 1/4- to 3/8-ounce, 3.5-inch white or glow-n-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 or #3 Needlefish. Lake trout smaller than 25 inches are overabundant, causing competition for food and a decrease in growth rates. If this trend continues, it will impact the trophy lake trout component (less food to grow big fish). Please help the resource by harvesting your limit of small lake trout. This size class of fish also makes exceptional table fare.

Kokanee salmon: Closed to possession until November 30.

Rainbow trout: As temperatures drop, expect excellent fishing from the shoreline and boats. You will need a boat to access most of the lower reservoir. There is, however, good shore fishing near the Dam Point Visitor Center and boat ramps. Marabou jigs are very effective in earth tones at 1/4-ounce weights. Spinners, spoons and other jigs will work too. Boat anglers will likely catch rainbows on small spoons and spinners trolled at 20–40 feet.

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

Burbot: There are few angler reports, but fishing will improve now that the water temperatures are in the mid- to upper-50s. Typically, the highest catch rates are near the Firehole Boat Launch from late October to early November. Target burbot on rocky points and shorelines in 20–40 feet of water at night using glow-in-the-dark lures like Yamamoto grubs, Radical Glow tubes, Maniac Cutterbugs and Northland Buckshot spoons. Tip the lure with sucker/chub meat, recharge the 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

(Oct 12) The reservoir has mostly filled after being drawn fairly low earlier in the summer. It appears that a fair amount of trout survived the low water, though fishing is still slow right now.

Fort Buenaventura

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Fremont River

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Oct 12) Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn. Streamers, egg patterns, spinners and flashy lures can produce well.

Gigliotti Pond

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 28) 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 nightcrawlers or PowerBait to catch rainbow trout here.

Regulations

Glassman's Pond

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Grantsville Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 12) Fishing is slow to fair. Shore anglers have been using traditional baits.

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(Oct 19) The average water flow is 1,500 cfs and the temperature is 53°F. The crowds have left, so now is a great time to fish the Green River. Anglers are still catching fish on the surface using big bugs like cicadas, hoppers or ants. Nymphing is most productive using small zebra midges, stone flies, San Juan worms or scuds. Double up your chances with a dry dropper. For example, place a hopper on top with a nymph trailing three to four feet below. Black or olive streamers have been effective early or late in the day. Spin fishing has also been 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

(Oct 12) Visit Gunlock State Park website for boat ramp hours. Largemouth bass fishing has been fair to good for fish 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. Look for conditions to continue at Gunlock over the next year

Regulations

Gunnison Bend Reservoir

Catfish, Largemouth Bass, White Bass

(Oct 12) Largemouth bass, white bass and channel catfish are all active and providing fair to good fishing. Anglers report good success with small jigs in green and yellow tipped with nightcrawler and one-inch perch pattern swim baits.

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Walleye

(Oct 9) Anglers reported slow fishing, but the fish were active. Trout fishing will improve now that temperatures are cooling and water levels are rising. Try using the fly-and-bubble technique. A stimulator pattern may be more effective on warmer afternoons and evenings.

Regulations

Honeyville Ponds

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Huntington Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Sep 28) 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

(Sep 28) Anglers have been catching bluegill, rainbow trout and bass. The best fishing has been in 15 to 25 feet of water. If you'd like to use fly tackle, try using a size 10 bead head olive tinsel soft hackle fly or a size 6 bead head tan/green/pearl crystal bugger on fast-sinking line. The rainbow trout have mostly been between 18 and 19 inches long. Anglers have also reported that midges and damsel flies have been plentiful at this reservoir, so lures that imitate those might be effective. Huntington North Reservoir was stocked with about 10,000 channel catfish on Aug. 22.

Regulations

Huntington Reservoir

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

(Sep 28) Huntington Reservoir is about 17 percent full, so 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.

Regulations

Hyrum Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Oct 9) Fishing is improving at Hyrum as the water cools. Anglers report catching trout, perch and bass. You can catch trout from the shore and from boats. Perch fishing is good from the fishing dock, and bass fishing is good along the south shoreline with Rapalas.

Joe's Valley Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Sep 28) Fishing has been slow to fair at Joes Valley Reservoir, though trout fishing should pick up as temperatures begin to drop. 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

(Oct 12) Water level has dropped with irrigation releases and the water is murky. Slow fishing and not much fishing pressure.

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

(Oct 12) The water level is low. Boat anglers report better fishing for trout than shore anglers. Remember: you cannot keep any kokanee salmon from September 10–November 30.

Regulations

Kaysville Ponds

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

(Oct 9) Fishing has improved with the cooler weather.

Regulations

Kolob Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 12) The reservoir has been mostly drained and will be treated with rotenone on October 15 and 16 to remove illegally stocked yellow perch, green sunfish and bluegill. The reservoir will be closed to public access from October 14 to November 1. Trout will be re-stocked as early as possible in spring 2019.

Regulations

Koosharem Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Oct 12) The reservoir has been completely drained for irrigation use.

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 19) by Wayne Gustaveson

Lake elevation: 3,591 feet Water temperatures: 66–69°F

For one more week, the lake level remains at 3,591 MSL. It is a couple inches lower today, but that is so much better than losing a foot or two each week. Lake level has only declined six inches during October, thanks to the welcome rain.

Smallmouth bass provide the best fishing with lots of action along the rocky shoreline from the dam all the way to the inflowing rivers. Rocks are the prime habitat used by bass as they search for crayfish in cracks and crevices. Sometimes bass will be holding on the tops of shelves from 5 to 15 feet or off the sides of shelves at 17 to 22 feet. If you want larger bass, then fish deeper structure. Smaller fish are really dependable to catch in shallower water and that is a good place for new anglers or small kids to start fishing.

Try weightless wacky-rigged senkos early in the day and then switch to drop-shot rigs with shad shaped worms in deeper water midday to keep the catch going all day long. Double and single tailed plastic grubs work dependably as well.

Striped bass in the southern lake have moved toward the backs of the canyons. Schools that were holding along the main channel walls are now closer to the backs of major canyons where they spend the winter. It seems stripers are following shad that are also moving toward the backs of canyons as the water temperature declines.

The most recent angler reports suggest that striper schools have been found recently in 80 to 100 feet of water in major canyons: Last Chance, Rock Creek, Navajo and Oak. Graph towards the back of the canyon looking for large schools holding on the bottom. Stop over the school and drop spoons to the bottom. Some of the stripers will react to spoons, but the lack of shad in the southern lake makes spooning slower than normal. The way to fill the fish cooler is to chum the school and then drop bait to the bottom. The school will respond aggressively to bait and they will follow hooked fish toward the surface. The school that was seen at 80 feet will soon be right under the boat as more fish are caught and brought to the surface.

The northern lake has more shad and striper schools react differently. Striper schools will likely be shallower as they search for shad. The holding depth is usually 20 to 40 feet. Some schools will still be holding along the main channel walls where trolling deep divers and casting will work after a striper is caught trolling. Other schools will be moving toward the backs of canyons where shallow trolling and casting will be the best method for finding active stripers. It is possible to find an active striper boil in the early morning or late evening from Bullfrog to Good Hope.

Walleye, bluegill, green sunfish and catfish are still active in the 60F water. They all really like nightcrawlers and can be caught by tipping a bass grub, jigging spoon or your favorite lure with a piece of worm. Sometimes that little piece of worm makes all the difference in catching fish on a day when fishing is slow.

Regulations

LaSal Mountains

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

(Sep 28) Dons Lake and Hidden Lake were both stocked with more than 700 rainbow trout on July 9. Kens Lake, Dark Canyon Lake and Rattlesnake Ranch Pond, as well as several others on the La Sal Mountains, have both been stocked with several thousand rainbow trout averaging about 10 inches in length so far this year. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners to catch these.

Locomotive Springs

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Logan River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Oct 9) Cooler temperatures should be great for fishing. Fishing with hoppers is slowing down. Using stimulators, elk hair caddis, gunslingers, copper johns or a combination of a stimulator on top with a gunslinger on the bottom should work great this time of year

Regulations

Lost Creek Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 9) Trout fishing continues to be fair in the early mornings and late evenings. Fishing should improve with the cooler weather.

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

(Oct 9) Anglers report decent bass fishing in the evenings.

Regulations

Matt Warner Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 19) Anglers report slow 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, try to use something to float your bait 18 to 24 inches off the bottom. This will keep your worm above of the mud and weeds, which will make it easier for the fish to find it. Fishing has been best during 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

(Sep 28) 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.

Millsite Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Oct 12) Trout fishing is fair. Trout have moved away from shorelines so boat and float tubes are producing better results. Try trolling streamers on sinking line or behind a bubble on spinning gear. Surface action on midges is common on calm mornings and evenings. Wipers are getting more active, with best fishing at dawn and dusk. Smallmouth bass are also active and providing fair to good success.

Regulations

Misc

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Monroe Mountain Lakes

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Oct 12) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked at the Box Creek reservoirs and north end lakes (Big, Deep, Anabella).

Moon Lake

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

No recent reports.

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Navajo Lake

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 12) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked. Fishing is fair to good for rainbows using PowerBait from boats. Water level is fairly low and weeds are thick, making shore fishing tough. Look for splake to start getting more active with cooling water temperature, though they are often tough to catch while attempting to spawn.

Newcastle Reservoir

Smallmouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Wiper (hybrid)

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Oct 12) Fishing is fair to good for rainbow trout during early morning and late evening using nightcrawlers. A few smallmouth and wipers are also being picked up.

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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

(Oct 9) Fall fishing conditions are just starting with good water flows. Use hopper and dropper rigs while you can! Cooler temperatures are in the forecast, so hopper activity will soon end for the season.

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Otter Creek Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Oct 12) The reservoir has dropped to 13 percent of capacity, but irrigation releases have ended so the level is slowly rising. Look for fishing to improve as the water cools and the reservoir fills.

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Palisade Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Oct 12) Fishing is fair. The reservoir is 50 percent full and the shoreline is muddy.

Panguitch Lake

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

(Oct 12) The Southwest Utah Public Health Department has issued a Danger/Closure order for recreation at Panguitch Lake due to elevated levels of toxins produced by blue-green algae (cyanobacteria).

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Paragonah Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Oct 12) We conducted a netting survey this spring to assess potential loss of fish after last year's flooding following the Brian Head Fire. We found that rainbow trout density has been significantly reduced, though a handful have survived and have experienced favorable growth and condition. In addition, 13,000 tiger trout stocked last fall have survived very well and have grown to 12 to 14 inches. Look for fishing success to improve as the water cools. Tiger trout could provide some exciting action this fall.

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Payson Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 12) Access in Payson Canyon is closed to Payson Lake due to fire and flooding.

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Pelican Lake

Bluegill, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass

(Oct 19) The lake was treated with rotenone last week. The reservoir will be closed until Nov. 1, 2018.

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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

No recent reports.

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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

(Oct 12) The daily trout limit at Piute Reservoir has been raised to eight through the remainder of 2018 due to extremely low water. The reservoir is down to 3 percent 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, making 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

(Oct 12) Lower: The brown trout spawn will happen soon, so trout are aggressively taking spinners fly patterns, sow bugs and similar techniques. Try using smaller sizes, like 18 to 22, and copper-colored spinners.

Middle: There are still large crowds of anglers during the weekend.Mid-October to November is a great time to fish the Provo because of how aggressive brown trout are when spawning. Try using sow bug, caddis or small, dark nymph patterns. Egg patterns will start to work well in the next few weeks. Spinners work well in October and November.

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Quail Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Oct 12) 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

(Oct 19) The water levels are low. The cooler temperatures have slowed down fishing for perch, crappie and wipers. Try fishing for cutthroat from the shoreline.

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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

(Oct 9) The water level is low, and angling activity is light.

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Salem Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 12) The pond was stocked recently with rainbow trout. Few anglers have been out fishing, but those that have report fair to good success using PowerBait. Anglers primarily catch trout, but you may also catch catfish, bass or bluegill occasionally.

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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

(Oct 12) Largemouth bass are starting to move up to the shallows as the water cools. Smaller bass are providing fast action on Ned rigs. Some bigger bass are also found shallow, but most are still holding in the deeper water. Spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Texas-rigged soft plastics are all good choices.

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Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 28) Anglers are catching mostly cutthroat trout from the shore using worms, PowerBait, spinners and soft hackle flies in tan/green/pearl or midnight fire. Try fishing in the dam cove or along the western shore, including the Walk-in Access portion. Anglers have also been catching cutthroat trout using spoons or white or pearl sparkle tube jigs tipped with chub meat. Yellow garlic PowerBait and tube jigs have worked well for rainbow trout. Scofield Reservoir was stocked on June 27 with 11,600 rainbow trout averaging about 10.5 inches long. Scofield has also been stocked with 12,000 cutthroat trout this year.

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Settlement Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Oct 12) Fishing is slow to fair. Most anglers are using traditional baits.

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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

(Oct 19) Remember: you may not possess kokanee salmon until Dec. 1. Rangers report that trout fishing has improved with the cooler temperatures. The reservoir water level is holding at 59 percent. The water temperature is hovering around 60°F. Please harvest smaller walleye to help balance the fishery and encourage healthier walleye populations. If you catch crappie, please release them so that the population can become established in the reservoir. The ranger dock is closed to public use.

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Steinaker Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Oct 19) Shore access is scattered and nearly impossible because of the deep mud and silt. There are about five square acres of open water, which equates to about 400 acre feet. Anglers have been successful with float tubes when they can access the water. Though 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 December 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 be begin restoring the fishery in 2020.

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Strawberry Reservoir

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

(Oct 12) The reservoir was just stocked with 95,000 10-inch cutthroat trout. Anglers report fair to good fishing from the shoreline or a boat. Trout average about 17 inches in length. Remember: there are special regulations at Strawberry Reservoir.

Regulations

Thousand Lakes Mountain

Trout

(Oct 12) Fishing is fair for rainbow trout at Round Lake. Anglers reports fast fishing for brook trout at Neffs Reservoir.

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 12) Fishing is fair and there are fewer anglers out now that the summer is over. Most anglers catch rainbow trout, but you may catch a few brown trout too. Try using traditional baits and lures.

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Tropic Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Oct 12) The water level is very low.

Uinta Lakes

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

(Oct 9) Be prepared for winter conditions. Fishing has been great!

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Utah Lake

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Oct 12) Fishing is slow because of the colder weather and fewer anglers are out fishing. One angler caught nearly a dozen white bass with a small action lure tipped with a piece of worm. Some anglers have also caught catfish.

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Vernon Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 12) One angler reported that he and a friend caught their limit of trout in just over two hours using worms. They also caught some 12- to 24-inch tiger trout. The reservoir's water level has increased a little.

Regulations

Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Oct 9) Reservoirs are now holding back water, and instream flows are reduced. Recent storms have also made the water turbid, so the fish are adjusting to changing seasonal water conditions. Try using leech and San Juan worm patterns.

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Wide Hollow Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 12) The water level remains below 25 percent and the boat dock has been pulled. The end of the boat ramp is still under water, however, and launching is possible. Fishing is fair for largemouth bass and bluegill. DWR began introducing black crappie in 2017 in order to establish a new population for anglers to target. If you catch any crappie, we request that you release them so that they can spawn.

Willard Bay

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

(Oct 9) Anglers report that wiper fishing has improved.

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Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Sep 28) 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 to catch fish here.

Willow Pond

Bluegill,Brown Trout, Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 12) Fishing is slow to fair. Trout is the most common catch, but you can also catch sunfish or catfish.

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Woodruff Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Yankee Meadow Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Oct 12) We conducted a netting survey this spring and found abundant rainbow, brook and cutthroat trout. It appears that no fish were lost to fire effects and the lack of fishing pressure in 2017 created a bonus stockpile of fish to be caught this year. Look for improved fishing as the water cools down. Fishing deep with marabou jigs, wooly buggers, Gulp minnows, and nightcrawlers can be particularly effective for brook trout.

Regulations

Yuba Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Oct 12) Fishing is slow. All of the boat ramps are closed for the season due to the low water level. There is a lot of mud around the shoreline, but you may be able to launch a canoe or small watercraft near Oasis Campground.

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