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Revised 09-14-18


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

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

American Fork River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Bear Lake

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Sep 1) The surface water temperature is 73 degrees and the thermocline is between 36 and 60 feet right now. Water levels are high but dropping slowly. Boats can be launched at the Utah State Park marina, First Point, Cisco Beach and Rainbow Cove boat ramps in Utah and courtesy docks are in the water at all locations. You can also launch a boat on the Idaho side of the lake at their East Shore State Park ramp and North Beach ramps. Fishing for cutthroat trout and lake trout has been fair. Biologists are in the process of sampling the lake this week and have found trout from 45 feet out to over 175 feet. Anglers have been doing the best by trolling with downriggers and minnow type lures off North Eden. You can also try jigging off the Gus Rich Point/Rockpile area, but recreational boats are typically on the water by about 10 a.m. and the fishing slows down after the jet skis and wakeboard boats hit the water. Your best bet is to troll and jig early in the morning from about 6 to 10 a.m. Other locations where fishing could be good include off the Idaho State Park on the east side of the lake and off of Swan Creek north to Fish Haven. If you are jigging for trout, use tube jigs or swim baits in various colors in 1/2 to one ounce sizes and 3 to six inches long tipped with cisco, sucker meat or Gulp minnows. Reliable colors are white, green and chartreuse. Sometimes at this time of year a squid behind a dodger can work well too. As for shore fishing, try casting or still fishing with cisco off the Cisco Beach, or Second Point. You can also try casting with large spinners and spoons. Let your lure sink so you retrieve it close to the bottom. The trout limit is two fish. Cutthroat trout with a fin clip may be kept; cutthroat trout with all fins intact must be immediately released. Large lake trout take a long time to get big, and while they are legal to keep, many anglers are encouraging other anglers to release them.

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 14) Water levels are extremely low. The boat ramp no longer reaches the waterline, and you cannot launch a boat at the reservoir. Anglers are catching smallmouth bass and perch from the shoreline and the east side of the reservoir. Anglers report extremely slow trout fishing.

(Sep 1) Water levels are extremely low. The boat ramp no longer reaches the waterline, and you cannot launch a boat at the reservoir. Anglers are catching smallmouth bass and perch from the shoreline and the east side of the reservoir. Anglers report slow 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

(Sep 17) Anglers report good fishing early mornings and late evenings.

(Sep 14) Fishing continues to be best in the early morning and late evenings. Fishing is expected to pick up as the temperatures cool.

(Sep 1) Fishing is fair to slow it's slower because of lower, warmer water. Fishing should pick up once the weather cools. Try fishing in mornings and evenings.

Blue Mountains

Brook Trout, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Bountiful Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 14) The last catfish stocking of the year was last week. Concentrate on fishing for catfish using baits. This pond was stocked with more than 2,000 catfish this summer.

(Sep 7) The last catfish stocking of the year took place this week. Trout stocking usually resumes in late September when the weather cools. Concentrate on fishing for catfish using baits until then. This pond was stocked with over 2,000 catfish this summer. Fishing activity is very light.

(Sep 1) Watch the stocking report as one more catfish stocking is planned before fall trout stocking resumes. Catfish will be stocked for the state fair (which starts on Sept. 6) and community waters receive their last stocking of catfish for the year at that same time. Trout stocking usually resumes in late September as the weather cools. Until then, target catfish using baits. This pond was stocked with more than 2,000 catfish this summer.

(Aug 24) Fishing is fair. Trout stocking usually resumes in late September when the weather cools. Until then, concentrate on fishing for catfish using baits. This pond has been stocked with over 2,000 catfish this summer.

Regulations

Brough Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

No recent reports.

Regulations

Bullock Reservoir

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Musky (hybred)

(Sep 14) Anglers report slow fishing and a lot of vegetation. Please let us know if you catch any tiger muskies. Remember that you must release any tiger muskies smaller than 40 inches. Please use good catch-and-release techniques.

(Sep 1) Anglers report slow fishing and a lot of vegetation. Please let us know if you catch any tiger muskies. Remember that you must release any tiger muskies smaller than 40 inches.

Regulations

Burraston Ponds

Albino Trout, Bluegill, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 14) Try using a 1/2-inch of nightcrawler tipped with Atlas Mikes Chinook salmon eggs or chartreuse, bubble gum or rainbow PowerBait Power Eggs.

(Aug 24) Target deeper pools or locations that appear to provide refuge or shade. Try using Panther Martin Holy Hammered Rainbow Brite spinners, Panther Martin FishSeeUV orange/white/blue spinners, or Blue Fox Classic Vibrax bleeding gold or bleeding silver spinners.

Regulations

Calder Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 14) Anglers report good fishing for the very active tiger and rainbow trout. The best method has been fly fishing the outside of the weed edge using nymphs, like scuds and princes. The reservoir has special catch-and-release regulations. You must use flies and lures only; bait is not allowed.

(Sep 1) Blue-green algae should start to clear with cooler temperatures. If you see anything that looks suspicious, or come across any dead fish, please contact the Division's Vernal office. 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)

(Sep 14) The Right and Left Hard Fork tributaries of the Ogden River at Causey are closed to fishing through the last Saturday in September during the salmon run. The salmon run makes for a spectacular family outing to see kokanee with their bright red fall colors.

(Sep 1) The Right and Left Hard Fork tributaries of the Ogden River at Causey are closed to fishing through the last Saturday in September during the salmon run. The salmon run makes for a spectacular family outing to see kokanee with their bright red fall colors.

(Aug 24) Fishing is slow. The right and left hand fork tributaries of the Ogden River at Causey are closed to fishing through the last Saturday in September during the salmon run.

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

(Aug 24) Catchable-sized tiger trout have been stocked in Corn, Chalk and Oak creeks.

Cottonwood Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

(Sep 14) Wiper fishing is steady, but slowing down because of the cooler overnight temperatures. Trout fishing has been extremely slow. Remember: you must release any tiger muskies smaller than 40 inches.

(Sep 1) Wiper fishing continues to be fast, especially in the evening. Remember that 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

(Sep 14) The moss around the edges is pretty thick. Anglers report the best success with garlic PowerBait, worms and marshmallows while fishing from a boat.

(Sep 1) The moss around the edges is pretty thick. Anglers report the best success with garlic PowerBait, worms and marshmallows while 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

(Sep 14) Recreational traffic has begun to subside. Anglers are catching walleyes, 1618 inch rainbow trout and smallmouth bass. For walleye, try trolling a Northland Pro Walleye Crawler Harness or jigging a VMC Neon Moon Eye jig with a chartreuse shad, smelt or watermelon pearl 3-inch Berkley Gulp! Minnow. For smallmouth, try drop shotting a Gary Yamato Senko in watermelon moon dust or green pumpkin in a wacky rig and bounce it across the bottom. You may also want to try a Keitech Swing Impact swimbait in green pumpkin chartreuse, male perch or black shad in a Carolina rig and slowly move it across the bottom. For trout, try trolling at 1.82.2 mph with the lure suspended in 2030 feet of water. Try using Luhr-Jensen Bolo Flex-I-Troll, a Worden's Flatfish or a black silver, blue smelt, clear or pearl white Berkley Flicker Shad.

(Aug 24) There is a lot of recreational traffic, especially on the weekends. Anglers are catching 14- to 16-inxh smallmouth bass and assorted sized rainbows. For smallmouth, try using a Gary Yamato Senko in watermelon moon dust, natural shad, or green pumpkin in a wacky rig with a 1/0 Gamakatsu drop shot hook and bounce it across the bottom, or try a Keitech Swing Impact swimbait in green pumpkin chartreuse, male perch, or black shad in a Carolina rig and slowly move it across the bottom. For trout, try trolling at 1.8-2.2 mph with the lure suspended in 22 to 26 feet of water. Try using Mack's Lures Smile Blades, Luhr-Jensen School-O-Minnows Lake Trolls with a nightcrawler, or Mack's Lures Wedding Rings. For those fishing from shore, target locations where you can fish in about 25 to 30 feet of water and use a nightcrawler tipped with a white marshmallow or PowerBait Trout Nibbles.

Regulations

Duck Fork Reservoir

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Sep 14) Anglers have caught tiger trout and cutthroat trout at Duck Fork Reservoir using various bugger, soft hackle and leech flies in sizes 6 to 10. Fishing is best when you can get out into deeper water away from the shore. Duck Fork Reservoir was stocked with almost 1,300 cutthroat trout on July 2 and 1,560 tiger trout on Aug. 2.

(Sep 1) 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. The Division stocked almost 1,300 cutthroat trout on July 2 and 1,560 tiger trout on Aug. 2.

(Aug 24) Anglers have caught tiger trout and cutthroat trout at Duck Fork Reservoir using various bugger, soft-hackle and leech flies in sizes 6 to 10. Fishing is best when you can get out into deeper water away from the shore. The reservoir was stocked with nearly 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)

(Sep 14) Anglers are reporting good fishing for trout and limiting out most days. Wiper fishing has been hit and miss. Some anglers have been using Pop Gear and worm. Two anglers caught eight trout and four wipers earlier this week.

(Sep 7) One angler reports that fishing has slowed down, though he did catch smallmouth bass using Strike King Bitsy Minnows in Firetiger and Charteuse colors. You can also try using Mepps spinners and Blue Fox Spinners in firetiger colors.

(Sep 1) Angler report good fishing for smallmouth and wipers using chartreuse-colored beadhead woolly buggers with propeller, and olive beadhead woolly buggers with propeller. Also, try using Mepps and Blue Fox spinners in Firetiger colors. We haven't received any recent reports on fishing.

Echo Reservoir

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

(Sep 14) Perch fishing is good from shore. Successful anglers were using a jig with perch meat and a yellow florescent jig. With the boat ramp now closed there are fewer boats, more small boats and kayaks. Shoreline fishing has been successful for bass, trout and perch. The State Park pulled the docks for this boating season.

(Sep 7) The ramp is out of the water and there is a drop off. The left side is closed because of the large drop off. The right side isn't closed, but if you still want to try to launch, it would be at your own risk because there is a drop off. The state park has pulled the docks for this boating season.

(Sep 1) Water levels are low. Some anglers are reporting poor boat launching conditions at the main boat ramp.

(Aug 24) Fishing is good, but there was only one boat on the reservoir on the afternoon of August 22.

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

(Sep 14) The boat ramp at Electric Lake was still useable on Labor Day, but 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.

(Sep 1) Anglers lately have been able to catch their limit of kokanee salmon and tiger trout using downriggers with dodgers and squid of varying colors. Anglers have also had success using minnows and tube jigs. Try bouncing these vertically, or try using a nightcrawler. The boat ramp has still been useable lately, but this may change as water levels in the reservoir continue to drop.

(Aug 24) Anglers have been catching their daily limits of kokanee salmon and tiger trout while using downriggers with dodgers and squids of varying colors. Anglers have also had success using minnows and tube jigs. Try bouncing these vertically, or try using a nightcrawler. Water levels at the lake have been dropping, and this might make it difficult to launch a boat.

Fairview Lakes

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 14) Fairview Lakes were stocked with about 7,000 rainbow trout this spring. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners for catching these. Water levels have been low at Fairview Lakes.

(Aug 24) The lakes were stocked with about 7,000 rainbow trout this spring. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners to catch them. Water levels have been low.

Farmington Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 14) The fishing for small bluegill has been good this week, so take some kids and catch some while the weather is still warm. Use either a worm and bobber or a gold-ribbed hare's ear rigged behind a bubble. The last catfish stocking of the year was last week. Trout stocking usually resumes in late September as the weather cools.

(Sep 7) The last catfish stocking of the year took place this week. Trout stocking usually resumes in late September when the weather cools.

(Sep 1) Watch the stocking report as one more catfish stocking is planned before fall trout stocking resumes.

(Aug 24) With the warm weather, try fishing evenings or mornings for trout. More catfish will be stocked before trout stocking resumes this fall.

Regulations

Ferron Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 14) Anglers have caught rainbow and cutthroat trout using bead head soft hackle flies in black/red/blue and black/green/pearl color combinations. Ferron Reservoir has been stocked with rainbow, cutthroat and brook trout in the past two months.

(Sep 1) Anglers have caught rainbow and cutthroat trout using bead head soft hackle flies in black/red/blue and black/green/pearl color combinations. The Division has stocked rainbow, cutthroat and brook trout in the past two months.

(Aug 24) Anglers have caught rainbow and cutthroat trout using bead head soft-hackle flies in black/red/blue and black/green/pearl color combinations. Ferron Reservoir has been stocked with rainbow, cutthroat and brook trout in the past two months.

Regulations

Fish Creek (lower)

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 14) Fishing below the dam at Scofield Reservoir is good if you're looking to catch chubs. Try using soft hackle flies here.

(Sep 1) Recent rain has helped contain the Coal Hollow Fire, so as of Aug. 23, Lower Fish Creek was not in an evacuation zone. Fishing below the dam at Scofield Reservoir is good if you're looking to catch chubs. Try using soft hackle flies here.

(Aug 24) Recent rain has helped contain the Coal Hollow Fire, so as of Aug. 23, Lower Fish Creek was not in an evacuation zone. Fishing below the dam at Scofield Reservoir is good if you're hoping to catch chubs. Try using soft-hackle flies here.

Flaming Gorge Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Sep 14) 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.

Lake trout: Catch rates are increasing. Anglers are catching small lake trout while trolling or jigging in 60100 feet of water near main channel points and ridges. High catch rates have been reported from Jarvies Bay along the eastern shore and near Mustang Ridge. 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 3040 feet.

Smallmouth bass: Fishing is excellent along the rocky shoreline throughout the main channel from the dam up to Hideout. Anglers have reported high catch rates using Ned rigs and dropshot rigs with four-inch worms. Jigs mimicking crayfish their primary forage are also a good option. Try using earth tone colors.

Burbot: There are few angler reports. Target burbot on rocky points and shorelines in 3545 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.

(Sep 1) Sheep Creek is closed until 6 a.m. on the last Saturday of November.

Lake trout: Catch rates are increasing. Anglers are catching small lake trout while trolling or jigging in 70 to 80 feet of water near main channel points and ridges. Recently high catch rates were reported from Jarvies Bay along the eastern shore. Use a fish finder. Vertically jig a 1/4-3/8 ounce 3.5-inch white or glow-n-the-dark tube jig (Dry Creek Outfitters) tipped with sucker or chub meat. If trolling, try spoons like RMT Viper Serpents, Northland Forage Minnows, Super Dupers and #3 Needlefish when targeting small, aggressive lake trout. 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: Anglers may not possess kokanee salmon from September 10 through November 30. Fishing has been slow but steady at 40-75 feet with downriggers. Colors and lures have become more variable as well. Pink has been a go-to color this season, but recent reports of good catches have come on multi colored, green, white and even spinner blades in brass. Successful reports are coming from Anvil Draw to Buckboard. Kokanee salmon are susceptible to higher mortality because of warm water and air temperatures. When water temperatures are above 70 degrees F, anglers should minimize catch and release.

Rainbow trout: Expect excellent fishing from the shoreline and boats. A boat is essential to access most of the lower reservoir; however, there is shore fishing near the Dam Point Visitor Center and boat ramps. Fish are shallow and cruising the shoreline, especially in the backs of canyons, near inflows and along shallow rocky points. Where you catch one, you will likely catch many. Marabou jigs are effective in earth tones and 1/4-ounce weights. Spinners, spoons and other jigs will work as well. Boat anglers will likely pick up rainbows on small spoons and spinners trolled at 30 to 40 feet.

Smallmouth bass: Fishing is excellent along rocky shoreline throughout the main channel from the dam up to Hideout. Recently high catch rates have been reported using Ned rigs and dropshot rigs with 3- to 4-inch dark curly tails or worms on 1/8 jig head. Jigs mimicking crayfish, their primary forage, are also a good option. Use earthtone colors.

Burbot: Target burbot on rocky points and shorelines in 20 to 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 or chub meat, recharge 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 14) Gigliotti Pond was most recently stocked on June 13 with about 750 rainbow trout averaging almost 11 inches long, and anglers have had an easy time catching these fish lately. Try using night crawlers or PowerBait for catching rainbow trout here.

(Sep 1) The Division most recently stocked about 750 rainbow trout averaging almost 11 inches long on June 13. Try using nightcrawlers or PowerBait to catch rainbow trout here.

(Aug 24) The pond was most recently stocked on June 13 with about 750 rainbow trout that averaged almost 11 inches long. To catch them, try using nightcrawlers or PowerBait.

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 14) Anglers are catching 812 inch rainbow trout and 68 inch smallmouth bass. For rainbow trout, try using Panther Martin Teardrop spinners, Bluefox Vibrax Classic spinners, Rapala Original Floater or Berkley Gulp! Trout Dough.

(Aug 24) Anglers are catching 8- to 12-imch rainbows and 6- to 8-inch smallmouth bass. For smallmouth, try using Mister Twister Meeny grubs in black/chartreuse pearl, Carolina pumpkin, chartreuse, or opaque red/clear flake on a 1/16 ounce neon colored jighead and bounce off the bottom slowly.

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(Sep 14) The average water flow is 2,200 cfs and the temperature is 56F. See current releases from Flaming Gorge Dam. To avoid the crowds, anglers should try and fish weekdays, early and late in the day or on the lower sections of the river. Anglers are still catching fish on the surface using big bugs like cicadas, hoppers and ants. Nymphing is most productive using small zebra midges, stone flies, San Juan worms or scuds. You can double your chances with a dry dropper. For example, by placing a hopper on top with a nymph trailing 34 feet below. Olive or black streamers have been effective early and late in the day. Spin fishing is good. Marabou jigs or tube jigs in earth tones, white-and-chartreuse and ginger are good options in shallow or deep water. Rainbow or brown trout patterned crankbaits also work well. Pinch down the barbs for quick release

(Sep 1) To avoid the crowds, anglers should try and fish weekdays, early and late in the day and on the lower sections of the river. It's best to fish mid afternoon to early evening this time of year, when terrestrial insects are warm and moving around. Dry fly fishing has been excellent, so keep ants, beetles and hoppers in your boxes. Anglers are still catching some fish on the surface using cicadas, hoppers and ants. Streamers in olive or black have been effective on cloudy days. Dry dropper fishing has stayed consistent throughout the summer. Spin fishing has been good. Marabou jigs or tube jigs in earth tones, white and ginger are a good option in shallow or deep water. Rainbow or brown trout patterned crankbaits have also worked well. Pinch down the barbs for quick release.

Regulations

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Walleye

(Sep 14) This week the bass were hitting top water. Try poppers or buzz-baits. Try evenings and mornings. Remember that a free Walk-In Access permit is required to fish on this privately owned reservoir.

(Sep 1) Remember, a free Walk-In Access permit is required to fish on this privately owned reservoir. Trout stocking usually resumes in October. Anglers report good fishing for small bluegill.

Regulations

Honeyville Ponds

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Huntington Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Sep 14) 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.

(Sep 1) 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.

(Aug 24) Anglers report catching brown trout in the afternoons. They're using elk-hair caddis dry flies along the edges of the channel where the water slows.

Regulations

Huntington North Reservoir

Crayfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 14) Anglers have been catching bluegill, rainbow trout and bass at Huntington North lately. 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.

(Sep 1) Anglers have been catching bluegill, rainbow trout and bass at Huntington North lately. The best fishing has been in 15 to 25 feet of water. If you'd like to use fly tackle, try using a size 8 bead head soft hackle fly in tan. An electrofishing survey conducted this summer at Huntington North produced several wipers along the shallow shorelines, all over 18 inches long. The largest wiper was 25 inches long and nearly eight pounds. Biologists also found several sunfish and largemouth bass on the rocky slopes. The Division stocked about 10,000 channel catfish on Aug. 22.

(Aug 24) 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 a size 8 bead head soft-hackle fly in tan. A recent electrofishing survey at Huntington North produced several wipers along the shallow shorelines. All of the fish were more than 18 inches long. The largest wiper was 25 inches long and weighed nearly eight pounds. Biologists also found several sunfish and largemouth bass.

Regulations

Huntington Reservoir

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

(Sep 14) Fishing is very good when you can get out on a boat or a float tube into deep water away from the shoreline, though water levels have been low here. With fly tackle, anglers have been successful using size 6-10 buggers and soft hackle flies in green, tan and pearl color combinations. You might also do well with bead head green tinsel leeches, brown/green/pearl crystal buggers, and plum leeches with a purple tail. The tiger trout have been between 13 and 19 inches long, all of them caught between 15 and 35 feet of water. Tributaries to Huntington Reservoir are open to fishing. The boat ramp at Huntington Reservoir is out of the water due to dropping water levels.

(Sep 1) Fishing is very good when you can get out on a boat or a float tube into deep water away from the shoreline. With fly tackle, anglers have been successful using size 6-10 buggers and soft hackle flies in green, tan and pearl color combinations. You might also do well with bead head green tinsel leeches, brown/green/pearl crystal buggers, and plum leeches with a purple tail. The tiger trout have been between 13 and 19 inches long, all of them caught between 15 and 35 feet of water. Tributaries to Huntington Reservoir are now open to fishing. The boat ramp at Huntington Reservoir is out of the water due to dropping water levels.

(Aug 24) Fishing is very good when you can get out on a boat or a float tube into deep water away from the shoreline. With fly tackle, anglers have been successful using size 610 buggers and soft-hackle flies in green, tan and pearl color combinations. You might also do well with bead head green tinsel leeches, brown/green/pearl crystal buggers, and plum leeches with a purple tail. The tiger trout have been between 13 and 19 inches long, all of them caught in depths of 15 to 35 feet. The tributaries to Huntington Reservoir are now open to fishing

Regulations

Hyrum Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Sep 14) Fishing is starting to pick up with lower water temperatures. Anglers report catching smaller size perch. Water levels are low so launch boats at your own risk.

(Sep 7) One angler reports doing really well catching bass, perch and a few trout using Strike King Bitsy Minnows in firetiger and charteuse colors. Also using Mepps spinners and Blue Fox Spinners in firetiger colors.

(Sep 1) Anglers fishing from boats report success for bluegill and trout.

Joe's Valley Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Sep 14) 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.

(Sep 1) 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 to catch 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.

(Aug 24) Fishing has been slow to fair, although trout fishing should pick up as temperatures begin to drop. Try using jigs tipped with chub meat or crankbaits to catch 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.

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 14) Recreational traffic has still been heavy on the weekends. Anglers are catching various sizes of smallmouth bass, 16-inch rainbow trout, 1315 inch wipers, and 68 inch perch. For smallmouth bass, try drop shotting a Gary Yamato Senko or jigging a neon-colored jighead with a 2.5-inch Berkley Gulp! Minnow. For wipers, try using a 1/16-ounce jighead tipped with a nightcrawler, and jig right off the bottom. Remember: you may not possess kokanee salmon until November 30.

(Aug 24) There is still a lot of recreational traffic, especially on the weekends, but fishing is productive. Anglers are catching 16- to 18-inch kokanee salmon, smallmouth bass, and 14- to16-inch rainbows. The kokanee salmon bite is beginning to slow down, but anglers are having success trolling at 1.5 mph with the lure suspended in 50 feet of water. Try using light pink or white squids with a pink or silver dodger tipped with pink Berkley Gulp! maggots. For smallmouth, try using try using a Gary Yamato Senko in watermelon moon dust, natural shad, or green pumpkin in a wacky rig and bounce it across the bottom, or try a Keitech Swing Impact swimbait in green pumpkin chartreuse, male perch, or black shad in a Carolina rig and slowly move it across the bottom.

Regulations

Kaysville Ponds

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

(Sep 1) Trout stocking usually resumes in late September as the weather cools. Target catfish by using baits.

Regulations

LaSal Mountains

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

(Sep 14) Dons Lake and Hidden Lake were both stocked with more than 700 rainbow trout on July 9. Kens 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 for catching these.

(Sep 1) Dons Lake and Hidden Lake were both stocked with more than 700 rainbow trout on July 9. The Division stocked Kens Lake, Rattlesnake Ranch Pond and several others on the La Sal Mountains with several thousand rainbow trout averaging about 10 inches in length so far this year. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners to catch these.

(Aug 24) Dons Lake and Hidden Lake were both stocked with more than 700 rainbow trout on July 9. Kens Lake and Rattlesnake Ranch Pond, as well as several others on the La Sal Mountains, have been stocked with several thousand rainbow trout this year. (The fish averaged about 10 inches long.) Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners to catch them.

Locomotive Springs

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Logan River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Sep 14) Fishing continues to be best in the early morning and late evenings. Fishing is expected to pick up with cooler temperatures.

(Sep 7) Anglers report good fishing with both spinners and flies in the early morning and evening.

(Sep 1) Anglers report good fishing using hoppers in the mornings and evenings.

Regulations

Lost Creek Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 14) Fishing continues to be fair in the early mornings and late evenings for trout. Fishing is expected to pick up with cooler temperatures.

(Sep 7) One angler reported catching fish on garlic PowerBait from 710 a.m., and that fishing slowed down after 10 a.m. The rainbow trout measured at 10 inches and the cutthroat trout measured at 14 inches.

(Sep 1) Fishing for trout from shore has been fair to good in early mornings. We have not received many fishing reports. One angler reported that corn scented Powerbait works well.

(Sep 1)

Regulations

Mabey Pond

Crappie, Catfish, Largemouth Bass

No recent reports.

Regulations

Mantua Reservoir

Bluegill, Cutthroat Trout, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 14) Anglers report decent fishing for bass in the evenings.

(Sep 1) Anglers report slow fishing. There's a lot of moss and low water levels. Some anglers report success catching bluegill and largemouth. One angler reported doing well using a chartreuse colored beadhead woolly bugger with propeller, and olive beadhead woolly bugger with propeller. Also, try using Mepps and Blue Fox spinner in Firetiger colors.

Regulations

Matt Warner Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 14) Anglers report good fishing for large rainbow trout. Try using Jake's spinners or a variety of PowerBait.

(Sep 1) We should start to see a decrease in blue-green algae with the cooler temperatures. In August, the Department of Environmental Quality reported varying levels of toxins in the water that anglers should be aware of. Warning signs have been issued by Tri-County Health Department and have been posted around the lake. These blooms may result in potential fish kills and water that contains toxins that could affect animals and humans. If you come across dead fish, please report it to the Division's Vernal office. The public is advised to stay out of the water, and if you come into contact with the water, to make sure and wash the exposed areas with clean water. Anglers reported good fishing last week for rainbow trout, but catch rates may decrease over the next few weeks.

Miller's Flat Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 14) The water level at Millers Flat Reservoir is being drawn down for irrigation needs, so the DWR has raised the daily bag limit and possession limit to eight trout at this waterbody until Jan. 1, 2019. Rainbow trout have been biting on size 8 bead head soft hackle flies in tan, as well as bead head crystal buggers in black/orange/pearl colors. Anglers have also had success trolling in small boats about 50 yards from shore using small, gold Panther Martin and Jake's spinners. Small crayfish imitation lures may also work well here.

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

(Aug 24) The water level at Millers Flat Reservoir is being drawn down for irrigation needs, so we have raised the daily bag limit and possession limit to eight trout at this waterbody until Jan. 1, 2019. Rainbow trout have been biting on size 8 bead head soft-hackle flies in tan, as well as bead head crystal buggers in black/orange/pearl colors. Anglers have also had success trolling in small boats about 50 yards from shore using small, gold Panther Martin and Jake's spinners. Small crayfish-imitation lures may also work well here.

Millsite Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Misc

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Monroe Mountain Lakes

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Sep 7) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked at the Box Creek reservoirs and north end lakes (Big, Deep and Anabella).

(Aug 24) 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.

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 14) Fall fishing conditions are starting with good water flows. Use hopper and dropper rigs while you can! Cooler temperatures are in the forecast so hopper activity will end soon.

(Sep 7) Fall fishing conditions are starting with good water flows. Try using hopper and dropper rigs while you can. Hopper activity will end for the season when cooler temperatures arrive.

(Sep 1) Water levels dropped this week and water clarity has improved. Fishing is good with stimulator patterns, prince nymph and rainbow warriors.

(Aug 24) Recreation use during the week has tapered off now that schools are back in session. Few anglers have been fishing during the evenings on weekdays. The river below Pineview is running high and turbid.

Regulations

Palisade Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Sep 14) Anglers have been catching 14-inch rainbow trout and 12-inch tigers. Try using Rapala Scatter Rap Countdown crankbaits, Mepps Aglia Marabous, Luhr-Jensen Krocodile spoons, or Berkley Squarebull crankbaits.

(Aug 24) There have been few reports from Palisade, but traditional methods work well. Target areas of 20 to 30 feet of water and use a nightcrawler tipped with a marshmallow.

Payson Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 14) There has been a lot of recreational pressure and the water levels have dropped. Target areas that appear to be deeper or locations that provide some refuge or shade and use garlic, cheese or corn PowerBait Natural Scent Trout Bait.

(Aug 24) There has been a lot of recreational pressure and the water levels have dropped. Target areas that appear to be deeper or locations that provide some refuge or shade and use garlic, cheese, or corn PowerBait Natural Scent Trout Bait.

Regulations

Pelican Lake

Bluegill, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass

(Sep 14) The lake will be treated with rotenone on October 1011, 2018. Limits have been liberalized, so you can keep 12 largemouth bass and there is no limit on bluegill. The water levels are extremely low, but the bass and bluegill fishing is excellent on warm days. Anglers report catching very large catfish a couple weeks ago. Try throwing bass jigs along the weeds beds or fish the outskirts of the high vegetation on the east side.

(Sep 1) The water levels are extremely low, but the bass and bluegill fishing still continues to be excellent on warm days. Anglers also reported catching very large catfish a couple weeks ago. Try throwing bass jigs along the weeds beds or fish the outskirts of the high vegetation on the east side. Due to a treatment that is scheduled for Oct. 10 and 11, limits have been liberalized to 12 largemouth bass, and there's no limit on bluegill.

Regulations

Pineview Reservoir

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

(Sep 1) Anglers report some success for nice-sized smallmouth and largemouth bass. Try using spinner baits or crayfish grubs like gitzits or beavertails. One angler reported having success fishing in the morning for bass using pop gear with a worm. Anglers are reporting good success for perch up to eight inches long.

(Aug 24) Fishing is good. Try using spinner baits or crafish grubs like gitzits or beavertails. Boating recreation use is slowing down during the week.

Regulations

Pioneer Park Pond

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Porcupine Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

No recent reports.

Regulations

Price River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Provo River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Walleye

(Sep 14) Lower: Recreational traffic from tubers has lessened. Watch for PMD and caddis hatches on cloudier days. Fishing has been best early morning and evening. Try using terrestrial patterns, split-cased PMDs, zebra midge, sow bugs, caddis larvae and pupae or Frenchie's.

Middle: There has been a lot of Pale Morning Dun activity. Nymphs, caddis' midges and terrestrials are all productive. Try using San Juan Worms, caddis larvae and pupae, split-cased PMDs, elk hair caddis, terrestrials such as ants, soft hackled-flies, grasshoppers or beetles.

(Aug 24) Lower: There continues to be a lot of recreational pressure from rafters and tubers, so fishing has been best early morning and late evening. Try using sow bugs, split-cased PMDs, San Juan worms, zebra midges, woolly buggers or zonkers.

Middle: Caddis activity is greatest early morning and late evening, and PMD activity is best mid-morning. Dry fly fishing has been consistent, and nymphing continues to remain productive along the Middle Provo River. Try using sow bugs, zebra midges, prince nymphs, split-cased PMDs when nymphing. When using dry flies try using elk hair caddis, or peacock caddis.

Regulations

Red Creek Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Red Fleet Reservoir

Bluegill, Brown Trout, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Sep 14) Anglers report catching perch from shore in the shallow weed beds. The wipers and cutthroat have also been very active. If you fish from a boat, you may have success fishing for the crappie and walleye. Try getting jigs to mimic smaller panfish. For perch and walleye, try fishing a jighead and worm in about 10 to 15 feet of water.

(Sep 1) Anglers report catching perch from shore in the shallow weed beds. The wipers and cutthroat have also been very active. If you fish from a boat, you may have success fishing for the crappie and walleye. Try getting jigs to mimic smaller panfish. For perch and walleye, try fishing a jighead and worm in about 10 to 15 feet of water.

Regulations

Rockport Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Sep 14) The launch ramp is open and the docks are in the water. The right side of the boat ramp is closed. The left side of the boat ramp reached its pitch change. Those launching will have to back their truck in further and will notice more silt on the ramp itself. There is no algae bloom in Rockport Reservoir at this time.

(Sep 7) The launch ramp is open and the docks are in the water, however, the right side of the boat ramp is closed. The left side of the boat ramp has reached its pitch change. Those launching will have to back their truck in further and will notice more silt on the ramp itself. There is no algae bloom in Rockport Reservoir.

(Sep 1) Shore fishing for trout has been slow. Anglers report good fishing for trout with a popgear and worm rig. Fishing can be good this time of year for small smallmouth bass using silver blue fox, silver and gold spinners and Kastmaster.

(Aug 24) Fishing is fair. There were no boats on the reservoir in the middle of this week.

Regulations

Salem Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 14) Anglers have been catching 46 inch smallmouth bass, 45 inch bluegill, 8-inch rainbow trout and 1415 inch channel catfish. For bluegill, try using neon-colored 1/32 jigheads tipped with 1/4-inch of nightcrawler or a 1-inch Berkley Gulp! Minnow.

(Aug 24) Many of the community ponds are experiencing something known as the summer doldrum where seasonal conditions (i.e., high pH/temperatures) prevent the pond from being stocked. During these doldrums, you can expect fishing to slow down significantly until late August or early September or when conditions improve. Anglers are catching 10- to 12-inch rainbows. Try using Panther Martin Classic Regular Teardrop spinners or Luhr-Jensen Bang Tail spinners.

Regulations

Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 14) 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. Tributaries to Scofield Reservoir are now open to fishing.

(Sep 1) Rain has helped contain the Coal Hollow Fire, so as of Aug. 23, Scofield was no longer within an evacuation zone. 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. The Division stocked 11,600 rainbow trout averaging about 10.5 inches long on June 27, and about 12,000 cutthroat trout so far this year. Tributaries to Scofield Reservoir are now open to fishing.

(Aug 24) Rain has helped contain the Coal Hollow Fire, so as of Aug. 23, Scofield was no longer within an evacuation zone. Anglers are catching mostly cutthroat trout from the shore. They are using worms, PowerBait, spinners or 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 was stocked on June 27 with 11,600 rainbow trout that averaged about 10.5 inches long. Scofield has also been stocked with 12,000 cutthroat trout this year. Tributaries to Scofield Reservoir are now open to fishing. An algal bloom advisory from the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) continues to be in effect for Scofield Reservoir, although algae bloom conditions are improving. You can still catch fish here, but wear gloves while cleaning the fish. When finished, wash your hands with clean water. Discard the entrails and eat only the fillets. Before cooking, rinse the fillets thoroughly with clean water.

Regulations

Settlement Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 14) Anglers have been catching 46 inch smallmouth bass, 45 inch bluegill, 8-inch rainbow trout and 1415 inch channel catfish. For bluegill, try using neon-colored 1/32 jigheads tipped with 1/4-inch of nightcrawler or a 1-inch Berkley Gulp! Minnow.

(Aug 24) Fishing has been very slow. For wipers, try using 1/16 ounce neon colored jigheads with Mister Twister Curly Tail Tri Alive grubs in baby bass, rainbow trout, or Tennessee shad.

Regulations

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 14) Remember: You may may not possess kokanee salmon until December 1. The ranger dock is closed to public use. The water level is at 62 percent and falling. The water temperature is hovering around 65 degrees. Some anglers have reported debris from the fire that may create water hazards, so use caution when boating on the south side of the reservoir. Biologists are encouraging anglers to plan campouts at the reservoir and to target the smaller walleye. Fly anglers recommend using fast sinking lines and size 6-10 bead head flies in multiple colors. We recommend using the same technique as from a boat (jighead and worm) and just fish in the evening and after the sun goes down. Anglers are being encouraged to harvest these small walleye to help balance the fishery out and produce healthier walleye populations. You can also try using bottom bouncers with nightcrawlers for the walleye. For smallmouth bass, fish the rock edges. If you catch crappie, consider voluntarily releasing them so this population can establish.

(Sep 1) Remember, anglers may not possess kokanee salmon from September 10 through November 30. The Starvation Kayak Bass Fishing Tournament will be taking place on Sept. 1 from 7 a.m.2 p.m. The reservoir water level is at 64 percent and dropping, with water temperatures hovering around 65 degrees. Some anglers have reported debris from the fire that may create water hazards, so take caution when boating on the south side of the reservoir. Biologists are encouraging anglers to plan campouts at the reservoir and to target the smaller walleye. Fly anglers recommend using fast sinking lines and size 6-10 bead head flies in multiple colors. We recommend using the same technique as from a boat (jighead and worm) and just fish in the evening and after the sun goes down. Anglers are being encouraged to harvest these small walleye to help balance the fishery out and produce healthier walleye populations. You can also try using bottom bouncers with nightcrawlers for the walleye. For smallmouth bass, fish the rock edges. If you catch crappie, consider voluntarily releasing them so this population can establish.

Regulations

Steinaker Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Sep 14) It is nearly impossible to access the shore due to deep mud and silt. Launch at your own risk from the ramp. The water levels are almost drawn down to dead pool. We urge anglers to make use of the resource and continue to harvest as many fish as possible before it's drained. There is no daily bag limit for any species: Largemouth or smallmouth bass, rainbow or brown trout and bluegill. This change will remain in effect until December 31, 2018. Work on the dam has begun and will continue through the winter. We will not stock brown or rainbow trout in 2018 or 2019. We hope to be able to begin restoration of the fishery in 2020.

(Sep 1) Shore access is nearly impossible because of deep mud and silt. The ramp is open to hand-launch vessels, but launch at your own risk. State Parks rangers recommend that boaters with trailered vessels refrain from launching on the ramp due to the rate of water loss and silt issues. The water levels are almost drawn down to dead pool. We urge anglers to make use of the resource and continue to harvest as many fish as possible before it's drained. There is no daily bag limit for any species: Largemouth or smallmouth bass, rainbow or brown trout and bluegill. This change will remain in effect until December 31, 2018. Work on the dam has begun and will continue through the winter. We will not stock brown or rainbow trout in 2018 or 2019. We hope to be able to begin restoration of the fishery in 2020.

Regulations

Strawberry Reservoir

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

(Sep 14) Fishing for cutthroats has been fairly productive. Anglers are catching 1721 inch cutthroats and 14-inch rainbow trout. Try using a 1/2-inch nightcrawler tipped with a white marshmallow and fish in about 2530 feet of water. For those that are trolling, try trolling at 1.82.0 mph with the lure suspended in 2030 feet of water. Try using Luhr-Jensen Jack-O-Diamonds Flex-I-Troll, Worden's Flatfish, Berkley Surge Shad Jointed or a Luhr-Jensen Needelfish spoon. Then, scent with Pro-Cure Garlic Plus or Carp Spit super gel. Remember: you may not possess kokanee salmon until November 30.

(Aug 24) Fishing has slowed down for kokanee, but anglers are catching 17- to 21-inch cutthroats regularly. For trout, try trolling at 1.8-2.2 mph with the lure suspended in 25 to 30 feet of water. Try using Berkley Flicker Shad Pro Slicks, Rapala BX Swimmers, or Christenson's Lakeshore Tackle pink, orange, or white squids with a neutral colored dodger.

Regulations

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 14) The water has been drawn down to conservation pool, so the fish appear to be more concentrated. Traditional methods are very effective, but you can also try using a brown- or olive-colored wooly bugger behind a bubble.

(Aug 24) There is a lot of recreational pressure, and the water is being drawn down to conservation pool. The fish are now more concentrated, and traditional methods appear to be working best.

Regulations

Uinta Lakes

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

(Sep 14) Anglers report great fishing at Pass, Butterfly and Mirror Lakes. Levels are low at reservoirs, so be prepared for difficult launching conditions. Be prepared for cooling temperatures and afternoon thundershowers and lightning. Use care in fishing lakes above tree line because of lightning. Fall fishing is starting and this time of year offers some of the finest fishing in the state.

(Sep 7) Fishing in the Uintas this time of year offers some of the finest fishing in the state. Anglers report low water levels at reservoirs, so launching may be difficult. Be prepared for cooler temperatures and afternoon thundershowers and lightning. Use care in fishing lakes above treeline because of lightning.

(Sep 1) Anglers report good fishing using stimulator patterns. Be prepared for cooler temperatures and thundershowers.

(Aug 24) Fishing is good. Be prepared for cooling temperatures and afternoon thundershowers and lightning. Be careful if you fish lakes above treeline because of lightning.

Regulations

Utah Lake

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Sep 14) Anglers are catching 25-inch and larger channel catfish, carp, walleye and white bass. For catfish, try using nightcrawlers, Magic Catfish Bait, chicken livers encased in nude nylon or shrimp soaked in chicken blood. Lindon Harbor and Lincoln Beach are still closed due to an algae bloom.

(Aug 24) Anglers are catching 25-inch (and larger) channel catfish, carp, and white bass. Fishing at night has proved the most productive for catching catfish. For catfish, try using chicken livers encased in nude nylon, shrimp soaked in chicken blood, or white bass cut bait. Due to the recent algal bloom advisories, the Lindon Harbor and Lincoln Beach are closed.

Regulations

Vernon Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 14) Anglers are catching 1618 inch rainbow trout. Traditional methods have proved effective, but you can also try using Panther Martin Hammered spinners, Mepps Dressed Aglia spinners or Mepps Aglia Brite spinners.

(Aug 24) Traditional methods work well, but you can also try using Kastmaster spoons or Rapala Original Floater crankbaits.

Regulations

Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Sep 14) September fishing can typically provide some good fishing with streamers or Rapalas. Please remember to get Walk-In Access permits to fish these special access areas.

(Sep 7) Fishing should be good with streamers or Rapalas. Some areas may require a free Walk-In Access permit for access.

(Sep 1) The water is running high and turbid downstream from Echo Reservoir. Water quality is clear upstream from Echo Reservoir. Angling activity is low.

(Aug 24) Fishing is fair, but few anglers are on the river. Downstream from Echo Reservoir, the water is running high and its turbid. The water is clear upstream from Echo Reservoir.

Regulations

Willard Bay

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

(Sep 14) Anglers report slow fishing for wipers from a boat using shad type lures. Anglers are still reporting decent fishing for catfish.

(Sep 7) Anglers report good fishing for catfish.

(Sep 1) One angler reported good night fishing right after dark for catfish. Between two anglers, they caught 11 nice sized catfish in two hours. Another angler reported slow fishing while trolling for half a day. Anglers trolled using lures and caught a two good-sized catfish and wipers.

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Willow Pond

Bluegill,Brown Trout, Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 14) Angling pressure has been heavy and there has been little to no fishing success.

(Aug 24) Many of the community ponds are experiencing something known as the summer doldrum where seasonal conditions (i.e., high pH/temperatures) prevent the pond from being stocked. During these doldrums, you can expect fishing to slow down significantly until late August or early September or when conditions improve. Angling pressure has been heavy with little success.

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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 14) The water levels are extremely low. The Oasis boat ramp is the only open ramp. Fishing has been slow for sportfish, but anglers are catching carp, wipers and channel catfish. For wipers, try using a neon-colored jighead tipped with a nightcrawler and bounce it off the bottom.

(Aug 24) Water levels are critically low, and the Oasis boat ramp is the only ramp that remains open. Fishing has been slow for sportfish, but anglers are catching five-pound plus carp and wipers. For wipers, try using a neon colored jighead with a Lost Creek curly tail grub in chartreuse pearl, pearl, or chartreuse shine.

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