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Revised 09-22-17


Links give descriptions of the lake and facilities available. Check proclamtion for details on fishing restrictions as these may not be complete.

WHIRLING DISEASE -- For waters indicated, please prevent the spread of WHIRLING DISEASE by cleaning mud from waders and equipment. DO NOT TRANSPORT any parts of fish caught here to other waters. Click here for DWR information.

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY -- For more information on individual lakes and fish species: Click here for DWR information.

American Fork River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Bear Lake

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Sep 21) Fishing is picking up for lake trout. One angler reports catching nine decent-sized lake trout by using tube jigs in 50 to 80 feet of water. Good spots to try are the Rock Pile and Gus Rich Point.

(Sep 14) Anglers report fair to good fishing by boat for lake trout and cutthroat trout. If you're trolling, try going in the early morning using minnow-type lures and Flatfish. Troll chartreuse or green colored minnow-type lures on flat lines 100 feet or more behind your boat. Later in the day, use downriggers to get your line down within five feet of the bottom and pay attention to your sonar unit. If you see fish, continue to troll in that same area. If you are not seeing any fish, then move deeper. Try fishing off Cisco Beach and Second Point.

(Sep 8) Anglers report good fishing from a boat for lake trout and cutthroat trout. If you're trolling, try using minnow-type lures and Flatfish on the east side of the lake. You could also try trolling in the early mornings — before the sun comes up — off the mouths of North Eden and South Eden canyons. Troll chartreuse or green minnow-type lures on flat lines 100 feet or more behind your boat. Later in the day, use downriggers to get your line within five feet of the bottom and pay attention to your sonar unit. If you see fish, continue to troll in that same area. If you are not seeing any fish, then move deeper. Try fishing off Cisco Beach or 2nd Point.

(Sep 1) Anglers report good fishing by boat for lake trout and cutthroat trout. The water temperature is approximately 75 degrees. If you're trolling, try using minnow-type lures and flatfish in 65 to 85 feet of water. Recent fishery sampling work revealed that the majority of cutthroat trout and lake trout are in depths of 85 to 170 feet. The highest concentrations of fish were off the east side. Try trolling in the early mornings, before the sun comes up, off the mouths of North Eden and South Eden canyons. Troll chartreuse or green-colored minnow-type lures on flat lines 100 feet or more behind your boat.

In the early morning, the canyon breezes sweep grasshoppers out onto the surface of the water where they are fed on by cutthroat trout. Sometimes fishing can be fast and furious. Later in the day, use downriggers to get your line down within five feet or so of the bottom. If you have a sonar unit, pay close attention to it. If you see fish, continue to troll in that same area. If you are not seeing any fish, then move deeper. Good spots are off Cisco Beach, Second Point and off the two canyon mouths mentioned above.

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.

Big Sandwash Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 9) The best trout fishing is happening early in the morning and later in the evening. Perch are biting well. Continue using a variety of PowerBait, nightcrawlers and Jake's Spin-A-Lure lures to catch trout and perch. If you fish from a boat, try fishing for bass in mid-afternoon. Bass are biting on PowerBait and crankbaits.

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

(Sep 21) While we have not received any reports from anglers this week, fishing has recently been fair to good. If you don't have flies, try using a Rapala or spinner.

(Sep 14) Fishing has been fair to good. Try using a spinner or Rapala. If you're using flies, ant and hopper patterns have worked well recently.

(Sep 9) Fishing has been fair to good. Try using a spinner or Rapala. If you're using flies, ant and hopper patterns have worked well recently.

(Sep 1) Anglers report fair to good fishing this week. Try using spinners or Rapalas. If you're fishing with a fly rod, try an ant or hopper pattern.

Blue Mountains

Brook Trout, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Bountiful Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 21) Fishing is fair to good for bluegill and catfish. Fishing a worm off the bottom or using a worm under a bobber were both productive strategies. Keep an eye on the stocking reports, as fishing at the community ponds tends to be best in the first few days after it is stocked.

(Sep 14) Fishing is fair to good for bluegill and catfish. Try fishing a worm off the bottom or using a worm under a bobber.

(Sep 9) Fishing is fair to good for bluegill and catfish. Try fishing a worm off the bottom or using a worm under a bobber.

(Sep 1) Anglers report slow fishing this week.

Regulations

Brough Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Sep 9) Fishing has been really slow. Try using PowerBait and/or a Jake's Spin-A-Lure lure in the morning hours.

Regulations

Bullock Reservoir

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Musky (hybred)

(Sep 9) Fish are very active throughout the day. Try using a Jake's Spin-A-Lure lure, in gold or silver. Nightcrawlers and PowerBait should also work. Tiger muskie are a fun fish to target in the summer. Please let us know if you catch one.

Regulations

Burraston Ponds

Albino Trout, Bluegill, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 21) The ponds will be stocked on Sept. 25. Anglers are using PowerBait or nightcrawlers to catch rainbows that range from 8 to 10 inches long.

(Sep 16) Fishing should be fair using traditional methods. The ponds were stocked with rainbow trout on September 5.

(Sep 8) Fishing should be fair using traditional methods. The ponds were stocked with rainbow trout on September 5.

Regulations

Calder Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 9) More than 3,500 cutthroat have been stocked this summer, but we've received no recent angler reports to let us know if they're biting. The six-inch cutthroat trout that were stocked last year survived in significant numbers. They're about 11–12 inches this year and are in good condition.

Regulations

Causey Reservoir

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

(Sep 21) DWR Aquatics biologists have received reports that after a late start, the kokanee are now running. There are thousands of spawners at Causey right now. We expect the spawning run to last at least another two to three weeks.

Regulations

Chalk Creek

Cutthroat Trout, 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

(Sep 14) Various species of wild trout can be found in Corn, Chalk, Meadow, and Oak creeks. Fishing can be fair to good using small spinners, natural baits like night crawlers, and dry flies. A foam hopper-bead head nymph dropper rig can be especially fun and effective. Catchable-sized rainbow trout are also stocked near campgrounds in Cork, Chalk, and Oak creeks.

Cottonwood Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

(Sep 9) Wipers are super active, and anglers are catching them on Rapalas in the evening. You might also try jigs or Rapalas to target tiger muskie, brown trout and rainbow trout in the reservoir. Biologists surveyed the reservoir this summer. The tiger muskie they found were in good condition.

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

(Sep 9) If you visit this reservoir, you can enjoy cool mountain temperatures while fishing from the boat ramp. Anglers are catching fish in the deeper areas of the reservoir. Try fishing worms or PowerBait right on the bottom. Anglers are also finding success casting sinking Rapalas, in trout patterns, from shore. The road is very wash boarded, so take your time getting there. 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

(Sep 22) Anglers are catching smallmouth bass and rainbows. For smallmouth, try using swimbaits in black, black shad, green pumpkin or silver-flash minnow. Remember that swimbaits can be fished at varying depths along rock ledges, parallel to points and across ambush points. Plastics are also a great choice for fall smallmouth bass fishing. Popular plastics include worms, jigs and creatures (i.e., crayfish). When using plastics, try a crawling motion that mimics how a minnow or creature would move through the water. For trout, try trolling popgear (tipped with bait) or neon-colored wedding rings; drifting a nightcrawler-and-marshmallow combo; or using PowerBait.

(Sep 16) Anglers are catching rainbow trout, smallmouth bass and walleye. For trout, anglers should try drifting PowerBait or nightcrawlers. For walleye, try using a 1/4-ounce orange-and-red jighead tipped with a nightcrawler or three-inch Berkley Gulp! Minnow, and bouncing the bait off the bottom.

(Sep 8) Anglers are catching rainbow trout, smallmouth bass and walleye. For trout, anglers should try drifting PowerBait or nightcrawlers. For walleye, try using a 1/4-ounce orange-and-red jighead tipped with a nightcrawler or three-inch Berkley Gulp! Minnow, and bouncing the bait off the bottom.

Regulations

Duck Fork Reservoir

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Sep 16) Duck Fork Reservoir was stocked with 1,500 tiger trout on Aug. 18. Try using black-and-orange beadhead woolly buggers or crystal buggers in brown, green and pearl combinations. Leech patterns may also work well.

(Sep 1) Anglers fishing in the mornings are catching a few tiger trout and a lot of cutthroat trout between 11 and 17 inches long. A bead head black/copper soft hackle fly, on a size 6 hook, has produced the best. The temperature at the reservoir is still somewhat high, but fishing may pick up as temperatures start to drop. On Aug. 18, the reservoir received 1,500 tiger trout that averaged five inches long. These fish will likely reach a catchable size going into fall and winter.

Regulations

East Canyon Reservoir

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

(Sep 21) The water temperature is approximately 65 degrees. Fishing was good this week for wipers and rainbow trout. One angler reported good success on the south end of the reservoir between 6:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. while trolling using pop gear with a worm. They also said that they tried the east side of the reservoir and didn't have any bites. Shore anglers recommended using PowerBait or a classic worm-and-bobber setup near the dam.

(Sep 14) Fishing is still fair at East Canyon. Successful anglers are mostly pulling in rainbow trout. Try using orange, green or rainbow PowerBait if you're fishing from shore. Spoons and pop gear with a worm have also worked well.

(Sep 9) Fishing is currently fair, primarily for rainbow trout. Try using orange, green or rainbow PowerBait if you're fishing from shore. A spoon or popgear with a worm has also worked well.

(Sep 1) Fishing has slowed down, according to recent reports. Successful anglers are mostly pulling in rainbow trout. Try using orange PowerBait, spoons or pop gear with a worm.

Echo Reservoir

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

(Sep 21) Fishing is fair to good for small bass, perch and rainbow trout. Worms have worked well. Anglers reported good fishing by the dam if they were on a boat, or from the rocks on the east side of the reservoir if they were fishing from the shore.

(Sep 14) Fishing is fair to good for small bass and perch as well as rainbow trout. Worms have worked well. If you're using lures, red and gold have been successful colors recently. Anglers reported good fishing by the dam if they were on a boat, or from the rocks on the east side of the reservoir if they were fishing from shore.

(Sep 9) Fishing is fair to good for small bass and perch, and rainbow trout. Worms have worked well. If you're using lures, red and gold have been successful colors recently. Boat anglers report good fishing by the dam . Shore anglers recommend fishing from the rocks on the east side.

(Sep 1) Fishing is still very good for small fish. One angler caught huge numbers of smallmouth bass — including a few larger fish — by casting a nightcrawler and split shot 15 to 20 feet and jigging it toward the shore. When fished on the bottom of the reservoir, this rig also caught a large catfish. Last week, anglers reported success from the shore while using golden spoons and red spinners on a slow retrieve. Another angler who was trolling by the dam got into some nice rainbow trout.

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

(Sep 16) Anglers may not possess kokanee salmon from Sept. 10 through Nov. 30. Try using a spinner or tube jig for catching trout in deeper parts of the Lake.

(Sep 1) Fishing for kokanee salmon will be closed from Sept. 10 through Nov. 30, to protect the salmon during their spawn. Until then, try trolling with pop gear, or dodgers with bright colors, to catch kokanee here.

Fairview Lakes

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Farmington Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 21) Fishing is fair for bluegill and rainbow trout. The pond was last stocked with rainbow trout on September 13. Keep an eye on the stocking reports, as fishing at the community ponds tends to be best in the first few days after it is stocked.

(Sep 14) Anglers are reporting slow fishing with the only catches being tiny bluegill.

(Sep 9) Anglers are reporting very slow fishing.

(Sep 1) Anglers report slow fishing.

Regulations

Ferron Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Fish Creek (lower)

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Flaming Gorge Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Sep 9) Fishing has been fair to good across the Gorge, depending on what species you're fishing for.

Kokanee salmon: Fishing is fair to good. Kokanee have moved down in the water column, preferring deeper, cooler water. The early morning bite is 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 75 to 95 feet deep and were caught by anglers trolling 1.4 to 2.0 mph. Watch your fish finder, though, and adjust your lure depth to the depth where you're marking fish. If you're not marking fish, move to another spot. Spoons (#2-3 Needlefish, Vipers), squids (pink, orange, purple, green), and dodgers (silver, pink, green) have worked best. Small kokanee are more abundant this year. To catch bigger kokanee, try dropping deeper and using larger dodgers/squids or spoons. Also, tip lures with Gulp maggots, mealworms or corn.

Rainbow trout: Fishing is fair. While fishing for rainbows, you might also catch cutthroat trout. The water temperatures are high, so fish during the cooler part of the day, especially early in the morning. If you're fishing from a boat, try casting jigs near creek inlets and shallow points, or troll pop gear at 10 to 15 feet deep. Spinners and small spoons have also been effective. If you're fishing from shore, cast parallel to the shoreline, let the bait sink a bit, and then slowly retrieve the bait, using occasional jigging strokes during the retrieve. Marabou jigs in earthtone colors are a good option in shallow or deep water. When you catch a trout, more are likely in the area. Pinch the barbs on your hooks down so you can quickly release fish and catch more.

Lake trout: Fishing is fair to good. 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. Use a fish finder to locate fish that are suspended above the bottom. To target aggressive pups, troll spoons like Williams Wablers, Northland Forage Minnows and #3 Needlefish. You can also vertically jig a white or glow-in-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. Top water fishing can be very entertaining this time of year, especially early and late in the day. To catch bass on the surface, try poppers like Rebel PopRs in silver or rainbow trout colors. Jigs mimicking crayfish (earthtone colors), the primary forage of smallmouth bass, are the best option. For bigger fish, try fishing depths greater than 20 feet.

Burbot: Fishing is slow. There have only been a few reports, but some anglers are catching them while trolling for kokanee salmon. Others are catching burbot while jigging spoons for lake trout. Boaters can target burbot on rocky points and shorelines in 30 to 40 feet of water. The best fishing happens 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 or chub meat, recharge the glow frequently, and jig the presentation a couple inches from the bottom.

Regulations

Fort Buenaventura

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Gigliotti Pond

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 16) Anglers are catching rainbow trout using traditional bait like worms or PowerBait.

(Sep 1) The pond was stocked with rainbow trout six times this summer. Try using worms or PowerBait to catch them.

Regulations

Glassman's Pond

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Grantsville Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 22) The reservoir is low, but anglers have been catching 12- to 14-inch rainbows. For rainbows, try drifting pink or white curly tail grubs tipped with bait, or jigging neon-colored Marabou jigs with a medium retrieve.

(Sep 16) Anglers are catching rainbow trout and smallmouth bass. For rainbows, traditional methods are working well. For smallmouth, try using a 1/4- to 1/8-ounce jighead with a darker colored Kalin's curly tail grub, Gary Yamamoto Senko, Berkley PowerBait Finesse Worm or YUM Christie Craw

(Sep 8) Anglers are catching rainbow trout and smallmouth bass. For rainbows, traditional methods are working well. For smallmouth, try using a 1/4- to 1/8-ounce jighead with a darker colored Kalin's curly tail grub, Gary Yamamoto Senko, Berkley PowerBait Finesse Worm or YUM Christie Craw.

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(Sep 9) Dry fly fishing has been fair. The yellow sally hatches have tapered off, but caddis hatches are still good in the evening. Try a caddis with a grey or black abdomen. Terrestrials like hoppers, crickets, and ants are also a good option this time of year. Nymph fishing is good. Try a dropper with a cicada or hopper on top and a midge, mayfly or caddis nymph trailing a few feet below. Fishing late in the day should provide the most success and the lowest fishing and recreational pressure. Spin fishing is fair. Marabou jigs or tube jigs in earthtone colors are a good option in shallow or deep water. Rainbow- or brown trout-patterned crankbaits will also entice fish. Pinch down the barbs so you can release fish quickly.

Regulations

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Walleye

(Sep 21) Fishing for bass and trout has been fair. Try using topwater lures for bass or PowerBait for trout.

(Sep 14) Fishing for bass and trout has been fair. Try using topwater lures for bass or PowerBait for trout.

(Sep 9) Anglers continue to report slow to fair fishing. Try using topwater lures for bass or PowerBait for trout.

(Sep 1) Anglers continue to report slow to fair fishing. Try topwater lures for bass or PowerBait for trout.

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

(Sep 16) Huntington North Reservoir was stocked with rainbow trout averaging over 10 inches on Aug. 22. Try using worms or PowerBait for the rainbows. Anglers have also had luck catching largemouth bass and wiper on spinner lures.

(Sep 1) Fishing for wiper should pick up soon as the temperature starts to drop. Try using spinners or crayfish crankbaits to catch them. The reservoir was stocked with 1,000 rainbow trout on Aug. 22.

Regulations

Huntington Reservoir

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

(Sep 16) Anglers are catching quite a few tiger trout in the mornings. Some anglers have had success using crystal bugger flies in brown, green and pearl color combinations, or black-and-orange beadhead woolly buggers. Most of the fish have been in 15 to 30 feet of water, so fishing has been best from a boat or tube. Trout have ranged from 13 to 17 inches long.

(Sep 1) Fishing from a tube or a boat has been faster than fishing from shore. Anglers using crystal buggers, woolly buggers and leeches are catching tiger trout in 20 to 35 feet of water. Anglers should continue encountering lots of hungry tiger trout here.

Regulations

Hyrum Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Sep 21) The water temperature is approximately 65 degrees and the reservoir is 60 percent full. Both anglers and the state park report that fishing has been fair to good for trout and bass at Hyrum this week. As temperatures cool off, trout fishing is expected to pick up.

(Sep 14) Fishing has been fair for trout and bass. On September 8, the reservoir was stocked with 30 rainbow trout averaging 23 inches in length.

(Sep 9) Anglers report slow to fair fishing. The primary catch was small perch. Anglers have recently reported catching huge numbers of tiny bass as well. These little fish are only a few inches long, but have been biting readily and are fun for children to catch.

(Sep 1) Anglers are seeing more success! They're catching large numbers of perch as well as some decent-sized trout. Anglers are also reporting catching tons of tiny bass. These little fish are only a few inches long, but have been biting readily and are fun for children to catch.

Joe's Valley Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Sep 16) Anglers are catching large cutthroat trout and splake using spinner lures and chub meat. Try fishing along the rocky shorelines south of the dam.

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

(Sep 22) Anglers are catching rainbows, smallmouth bass and perch. There are reports of successful fishing for all species parallel to the Rock Cliff shoreline. For bass, try using green-pumpkin-colored four-inch Gary Yamamoto Senkos, rigged in either a Texas rig or wacky nose rig. When you use plastics, remember to mimic the coloration of the primary prey species. If the water is off-colored or there are low light conditions, use dark plastics, and if the water is clear or there are good light conditions, use bright-colored plastics. For trout, try jigging white tube jigs or neon-colored Aero-Jig Woolly Bugger jigs, or troll with chartreuse wedding rings.

(Sep 8) Anglers are catching smallmouth bass, perch and rainbow trout. For trout, try targeting deeper water and floating PowerBait just off the bottom. For perch, try using a chartreuse 1/32-ounce jighead or Rat Finkee tipped with a nightcrawler. Fish within two feet of the bottom and pound the bottom with your bait. This can be like ringing a dinner bell for perch.

Regulations

Kaysville Ponds

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

(Sep 21) Fishing is good as bluegill were hitting almost any bait. Nightcrawlers are always a good one to try first, but anglers were also pulling in a few catfish as well. One angler reports catching a 14 inch bass using a rubber frog. If you're looking for a place to take children fishing, Kaysville might be a good water to consider this week.

(Sep 14) Fishing is still fair to good for bluegill and catfish. Try fishing with a worm off the bottom or using a worm under a bobber. If you're looking for a place to take children fishing, Kaysville might be a good water to consider this week.

(Sep 9) Fishing is fair to good for bluegill and catfish. Try fishing with a worm off the bottom or using a worm under a bobber.

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

(Sep 21) Fishing has been good according to anglers. If you don't have flies, try using a Panther Martin or Rapala.

(Sep 14) Fishing has been good according to anglers. Try throwing a Rapala, Panther Martin or a Purple Haze fly.

(Sep 9) Fishing has been good, according to anglers. Rapalas and spinners have worked well.

(Sep 1) Anglers report good fishing. Rapalas and spinners have worked well. Try hoppers and ant patterns, if you're using flies.

Regulations

Lost Creek Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 14) One angler reports good fishing, but opted not to share what tackle they were using. Recently, fishing has been slow to fair.

(Sep 9) Anglers report slow fishing.

(Sep 1) Anglers reported slow fishing this week. One angler didn't even get a bite.

Regulations

Mabey Pond

Crappie, Catfish, Largemouth Bass

No recent reports.

Regulations

Mantua Reservoir

Bluegill, Cutthroat Trout, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 21) Due to the toxic algae bloom last week, we have not received any fishing reports from anglers this week. Before the bloom, fishing was fair to good for bass. Once temperatures begin to cool off, we anticipate that trout fishing will pick up.

(Sep 14) Fishing has been fair to good for bass. One angler said that bass fishing is good at Mantua, while another reported slow fishing. We have not received any recent reports on the perch or bluegill bite. Once temperatures begin to cool off, we anticipate that trout fishing will pick up at Mantua.

(Sep 9) Fishing has been fair for bass and perch. Anglers recommend topwater frogs and curlytail grubs. Boat anglers have been catching more fish than those fishing from shore.

(Sep 1) Fishing has been fair. If you're targeting bass, anglers recommend using topwater frogs. Recently, anglers have been catching large numbers of perch from the shore, but we have received very few reports on the bluegill bite this summer.

Regulations

Matt Warner Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 9) The algal bloom has subsided, and anglers are catching fish again. Try casting marabou jigs or fishing bait (worms, PowerBait) close to the bottom.

Miller's Flat Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 16) The reservoir was stocked on June 12 with more than 21,000 rainbow trout. The rainbows averaged almost five inches in length. These fish will likely reach a catchable size during the fall.

(Sep 1) The reservoir was stocked on June 12 with more than 21,000 rainbow trout. The rainbows averaged almost five inches in length. These fish will likely reach a catchable size during the fall.

Millsite Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 16) Fishing access is difficult because of the construction on the dam, but there are still fish in the reservoir. Try using worms and PowerBait to catch tiger trout.

(Sep 1) Construction on the dam has led to a significantly lower water level. Boating is not recommended: the launch ramp is out of the water, leaving boaters with only muddy access to the reservoir. Despite the low water level, there are still plenty of fish to catch. Try using a Jake's Spin-A-Lure, worms or PowerBait to catch trout here.

Misc

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Monroe Mountain Lakes

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Sep 14) Fair to good fishing reported at the Box Creek reservoirs. Slower fishing at the north end lakes and Manning Meadow Reservoir.

Moon Lake

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

No recent reports.

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

(Sep 21) Anglers report good fishing in many locations along the river. Try using worms, Rapalas or gold Panther Martins. The river was stocked with 1,600 rainbow trout on September 13.

(Sep 14) Anglers report good fishing in many locations this week. Try using spinners or worms.

(Sep 9) Fishing for brown trout has been quite good, according to anglers. Worms have done well this week and throughout the summer.

(Sep 1) Anglers are still catching brown trout this week. Try bouncing a worm off the bottom or using a spinner.

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Palisade Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Sep 22) Anglers are catching 8- to 12-inch rainbows using garlic PowerBait and salmon eggs. You can also try casting Mepps Aglia Dressed Spinners or Yakima Flatfish lures.

(Sep 8) Anglers are catching rainbow trout. Stick with traditional methods for the best results.

Payson Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 22) Anglers have been catching rainbows. Try using PowerBait under a bubble with a medium retrieve.

(Sep 8) Anglers have been catching rainbow trout. Try using PowerBait or a nightcrawler under a bubble and target deeper water.

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Pelican Lake

Bluegill, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass

(Sep 9) Fly anglers are using a range of patterns, from dry flies to nymphs to tiny jigs. Those using spinning gear are throwing a worm or two-inch Berkley Power Grub on a No. 12 hook. If you're interested in catching larger bass, throw a weedless frog pattern among the reeds early or late in the day. The daily limit at the lake is 12 largemouth bass. There's no limit on bluegill.

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Pineview Reservoir

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

(Sep 21) Fishing has recently been slow to fair at Pineview for tiger muskie, bass and crappie.

(Sep 14) One angler reports slow fishing. This is consistent with reports from previous weeks in which anglers reported slow to fair fishing for tiger muskie, bass and crappie.

(Sep 1) Anglers report good fishing for smallmouth bass at Pineview. A few anglers have recently caught tiger muskies, but there haven't been any muskie catches reported this week.

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Pioneer Park Pond

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

No recent reports.

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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

(Sep 22) Lower: Flows are slowing down. There are sporadic nymph and pale morning dun (PMD) hatches throughout the day, and caddis hatches every evening. We are entering the pre-spawn stage for brown trout. As we move towards the spawn, you will start to see males demonstrating more aggressive behavior, and females bedding up on redds. Streamers will provide great results as the spawn unfolds. Try using caddis larvae and pupae, nymphs and PMD emergers.

Middle: The Middle Provo River is fishing similar to the Lower Provo River. There are sporadic PMD and nymph hatches, and caddis hatches every evening until 9 p.m. Try using caddis dries, larvae, and pupae, as well as pale morning dun emergers.

(Sep 8) Lower: Fishing should be good. There have been caddis and pale morning dun hatches early in the morning and late evening. Try using caddis dries, larvae and pupae, or pale morning dun emergers and midges.

Middle: Fishing has been best in the early morning and late evening. Try targeting areas with deeper water. Watch for caddis and pale morning dun hatches, then try using caddis larvae and pupae, nymphs, or pale morning dun emergers.

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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

(Sep 9) Yellow perch and eight-inch wipers are active and biting. During a survey this summer, biologists discovered some of the wipers stocked last year have reached almost 19 inches in length. Most of the wipers anglers are catching, though, are 8 to 10 inches long. Fishing for these small wipers has been hot; some anglers have caught a wiper on almost every cast. Anglers are encouraged to harvest larger yellow perch to help grow a larger population of fish. Anglers have been actively catching wipers, walleye, yellow perch and black crappie from the shoreline and from boats. Try fishing from the shoreline during the middle of the day using Rooster Tails and Jake's Spin-A-Lure lures tipped with bait. Anglers fishing in the evening are catching tiger trout, brown trout and mountain whitefish near the brush creek stream inlet and in the backs of many of the coves.

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Rockport Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Sep 21) Fishing for rainbow trout and perch has been fair to good. Worms, spinners and Rapalas worked well, according to anglers. Shore fishers reported that PowerBait did well – especially garlic, peach and rainbow.

(Sep 14) Fishing for rainbow trout and perch is fair to good. Worms, spinners and Rapalas worked well, according to anglers. Shore fishers reported that PowerBait, especially garlic and peach, did well. We did not receive any reports on the quality of the smallmouth bass bite, but recently bass fishing has been good as well.

(Sep 9) Fishing for rainbow trout and perch is fair to good. Worms, spinners and Rapalas have worked well, according to anglers. One group of anglers caught several perch and smallmouth bass on the south end of the reservoir. Shore anglers recommend PowerBait — especially the peach color.

(Sep 1) According to anglers, the bite for rainbow trout and perch is still good. Try a dropshot with a worm near the rocks if you're targeting bass. For perch, anglers report that a simple worm will often do the trick.

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Salem Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 22) Salem Pond will be stocked on Sept. 25. For rainbows, try using garlic or lime-twist PowerBait or drifting a nightcrawler two to three feet off the bottom.

(Sep 8) Fishing should be good. Salem Pond was stocked with rainbow trout on September 5 and catfish on September 7. For rainbows, try using a dry fly under a bubble with a slow to medium retrieve. For catfish, try fishing off the bottom using nightcrawlers, stink bait or chicken livers.

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Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 1) Anglers are catching chub in the dam arm of the reservoir using PowerBait and worms. Fingerling wiper and tiger muskie have been released here. The wiper and tiger muskie should grow quickly and reach a catchable size by winter. The reservoir was also stocked with more than 143,000 catchable cutthroat trout this summer. Try using spinners to catch them.

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Settlement Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 22) Anglers have been catching rainbows. For trout, try using yellow-tiger Roostertails, holographic tiger-black Panther Martins or silver Jake's Spin-A-Lures.

(Sep 8) Fishing has been slow. Traditional fishing methods can work well if you target areas with deeper water and some structure.

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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

(Sep 9) Great walleye and kokanee fishing continues at the reservoir. For best results, try trolling a pink mini squid with a very silver dodger scented with garlic. To help the yellow perch population, biologists are encouraging anglers to harvest their limits of 10- to 18-inch walleye. To catch walleye, try fishing in 15 to 24 feet of water using Rapalas or jig heads tipped with worms. Jigs that imitate crayfish are also working well. The walleye are very aggressive and will bite on almost anything you cast at them. Fly anglers are finding success using size 6-8 beadhead leeches and buggers in olive, black/orange, and purple. This spring, DWR biologists moved 250 crappie from Pineview and stocked them in Starvation to establish a new population of forage fish. If you catch crappie, please voluntarily release them so they can help establish this new population.

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Steinaker Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Sep 9) The summer irrigation season is underway, and the water level is dropping. Bluegill fishing is still fast for anglers 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 to 15 feet of water. If you're fishing from the shore, you can use a casting bubble or a slip 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, so the dam can be repaired. 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

(Sep 22) Anglers have been catching cutthroats of all sizes. Anglers have had success using white tube jigs and nightcrawlers. If trolling, use popgear tipped with bait or try chartreuse or pink wedding rings in about 18 to 22 feet of water. For shore fishing, anglers have reported success on the east bank of the Soldier Creek side and at Chicken Creek West. Hundreds of kokanee salmon are currently running up the Strawberry River to spawn. This is an incredible sight and is a great activity for families and youth. Please remember that you cannot possess kokanee from Sept. 10 to Nov. 30. This closure protects the spawning salmon.

(Sep 8) Anglers have been catching cutthroat and rainbow trout. Anglers have had success drifting natural garlic scent and glitter chartreuse PowerBait and curly tail grubs tipped with a nightcrawler. Try fishing near The Meadows, east of Haws Point or near Chicken Creek West. There are hundreds of kokanee salmon running up Indian Creek and the Strawberry River. Please remember that you cannot possess Kokanee from September 10—November 30 to protect spawning kokanee.

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Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 22) Anglers are catching rainbows. Traditional methods work best.

(Sep 8) Anglers are catching rainbow trout. Traditional fishing methods should work well, but you can also try casting silver-and-gold Jake's Spin-A-Lures with a slow-to-medium retrieve.

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Uinta Lakes

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

(Sep 21) Anglers report good fishing for rainbow trout and tiger trout this week. In addition, several lakes in the Uintas were recently stocked with arctic grayling. Smith-Morehouse Reservoir in particular was stocked with over 22,000 grayling on September 19. If you don't have flies, try using a spinner, fly and bubble, worm under a bobber, worm floated off the bottom with a mini marshmallow or PowerBait at many of the lakes off Mirror Lake Highway such as Teapot Lake. However, be sure to check the weather conditions before you head up to the Uintas – it snowed heavily on September 15!

(Sep 14) Anglers report fair to good fishing for tiger trout and rainbow trout. The waters throughout the Uintas have produced very well this summer, but this week the fishing has slowed down according to anglers. Try using a spinner, fly and bubble, worm under a bobber, worm floated off the bottom with a mini marshmallow or PowerBait.

(Sep 9) Anglers report good to hot fishing for tiger, cutthroat, brook and rainbow trout. The waters throughout the Uintas have produced very well this summer. Overall, spinners like Joe's Flies did well, but you also could find great success from the shore if you're using a fly and bubble, a worm under a bobber, a worm floated off the bottom with a mini marshmallow, or PowerBait. If you're looking to beat the crowds, try venturing further away from Mirror Lake Highway where the small stream fishing has been excellent. Several lakes in the Uintas were stocked last week.

(Sep 1) Anglers report good to hot fishing for tiger trout, cutthroat trout, brook trout and rainbow trout this week. The waters throughout the Uintas have produced very well this summer, but several anglers this week reported from specific areas such as Pass Lake, Trial Lake and Butterfly Lake. One angler reported catching huge numbers of fish at Washington Lake. Spinners (such as Joe's Flies) did well, but you also could find great success using a fly and bubble, a worm under a bobber, a worm floated off the bottom with a mini marshmallow, or PowerBait. If you're trying to beat the crowds, venture away from Mirror Lake Highway, where the fishing is still good. If you're using flies, try a black beadhead leech.

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Utah Lake

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Sep 22) Anglers have been catching white bass and channel catfish. For catfish, try using chicken livers, Magic Bait Catfish Bait, nightcrawlers or sucker cut bait. For white bass, try using 1.5- to 2-inch curly tail grubs with a 1/8-ounce jig head, cut bait or chartreuse Marabou jigs. Anglers report that the white bass are larger and more abundant than in years past.

(Sep 8) Anglers have been catching channel catfish, white bass and walleye. For white bass, try using 1.5- to 2-inch chartreuse, pearl or white curly tail grubs with a 1/8-ounce jighead, or gold Blue Fox Vibrax spinners. For walleye, try jigging a chartreuse 1/4-ounce jighead tipped with bait and bouncing it off the bottom. You can also use minnow-imitating lures or rattle traps.

(Sep 1) Terry of Payson fished the morning at Provo State Park and caught 3 good-sized channel cats and 1 white bass using shrimp.

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Vernon Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 22) Anglers are catching rainbows. Traditional methods work well, but you can also try using spinners, spoons and plastic jigs tipped with bait.

(Sep 8) Fishing has been slow, but traditional methods may be effective.

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Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Sep 21) Anglers report good fishing for brown trout. While they recommended catching them on the fly, they did not specify which patterns were doing best this week. The river was stocked with 1,000 rainbow trout on September 13.

(Sep 9) Fishing is fair to good. We have not received any new reports from anglers, but patterns lije hoppers, sowbugs, Copper Johns, and beadhead hare's ears have been working well.

(Sep 1) Fishing has been fair to good, although anglers reported fewer bites this week. Last week, they caught some nice brown trout using hoppers, sowbugs, Copper Johns and beadhead hare's ears.

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Willard Bay

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

(Sep 21) Anglers report good fishing for brown trout. While they recommended catching them on the fly, they did not specify which patterns were doing best this week. The river was stocked with 1,000 rainbow trout on September 13.

(Sep 14) The water temperature is still approximately 75 degrees. Fishing for smallmouths and catfish has been decent this week, including from the shore. The wiper bite was more variable, with some anglers catching nothing and others limiting out quickly. We received much fewer reports of boiling action. If you're fishing for wipers, anglers recommend you go during the evening using mussels or any lure that imitates a shad.

(Sep 9) Fishing reports for wiper have varied wildly—ranging from slow to hot depending on the angler, the day and the time of day. Wiper fishing was best in the evening, according to some reports, and anglers even report explosive boiling action when they caught huge numbers of fish very quickly. One angler said that the boils on September 3 were unlike anything he had ever experienced at Willard. Other anglers fished multiple days and said that some days were good to hot and some were slow. Shore fishing was fair overall. One angler caught a couple decent-sized wiper over the course of a morning and noticed that other shore anglers were also experiencing fair fishing.

For wipers, anglers recommend virtually any lure that looks like a shad: Shad Raps, Rapalas such as the Rattlin' Rapala, Kastmasters, or anything white or chrome. Wipers were hitting mussels as well. When the fish are biting, they're biting aggressively and putting up a good fight that anglers enjoy. Several of the wipers that anglers reported catching were decent-sized.

Anglers also report good to hot fishing for catfish and walleye at Willard as well. A worm has been very successful in bringing in decent-sized catfish. Walleye anglers caught several fish by fishing near the bottom.

(Sep 1) Fishing is good to hot at Willard. Many anglers are reporting boils, especially in the shallow areas. Anglers also have reported boils near willows and by the west dike. We have received several reports of anglers quickly limiting out on wiper. Some anglers report catching dozens of wiper. Anglers say that virtually any lure that looks like a shad will do the trick: Shad Raps, Rapalas (such as the Rattlin' Rapala), Kastmasters or pretty much anything white or chrome. Wipers are also hitting mussels. Most of the catches reported were not very large, but the fish are biting aggressively and putting up a fun fight for anglers. Catfishing at Willard has been quite good as well. A simple worm is very successful at bringing in some nice catfish.

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Willow Pond

Bluegill,Brown Trout, Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 22) Willow Pond was stocked on Sept. 21, and anglers have been catching 8- to 10-inch rainbows. For rainbows, try using PowerBait, salmon eggs or nightcrawlers.

(Sep 8) Fishing is fair. Willow Pond was stocked with catfish on September 7. For catfish, use a size 6 worm and fish primarily off the bottom using a 3/8- to 1/4-ounce egg weight sinker. Tip the hook with a nightcrawler or stink bait.

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Woodruff Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Yuba Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Sep 22) Water has dropped to extremely low levels, and you can only launch from the Oasis boat ramp. Please use extreme caution when boating and avoid underwater hazards. For northern pike, try using silver Rapala Floaters or BOOYAh Pikee Spinnerbaits, and target areas with aquatic vegetation and cover.

(Sep 8) The reservoir has dropped to an extremely low water level, so you can only launch from the Oasis boat ramp. Please use extreme caution when you're boating because there are hazards underwater. For walleye, try using minnow-imitating lures and spoons that vibrate and rattle.

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