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Revised 05-18-18


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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.

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American Fork River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Bear Lake

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(May 4) Fishing is fair to good for lake trout and cutthroat trout. The average lake temperature is in the low 40s. We received better fishing reports this week, which suggests that the bite is starting to pick up again. Anglers reported success in 30 to 40 feet of water at a 15-foot lure depth. Trolling was more successful than jigging this week.

(Apr 27) The water temperature is in the mid-40s. Although the Bear Lake sculpin are spawning and fish are near shore in the morning, anglers are reporting very few fish caught. One angler pulled in a large lake trout in 20 feet of water, but observed that no one else on the water was catching anything.

(Apr 23) The water temperature is around 40 degrees. Anglers have recently been catching lake trout and cutthroat trout. Around this time of year the Bear Lake sculpin begin moving to the shallows. This means that besides the typical jigging and trolling methods you might use at the lake, you might have success fishing from shore. Good places to try include the north end of the lake, First and Second Points, and Cisco Beach.

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

(May 18) Anglers are catching smallmouth bass using twin-tailed grubs.

(May 5) The boat dock is back in for boaters and anglers. Anglers are having success catching rainbow trout on PowerBait.

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

(Apr 27) We have not received any recent reports from anglers on the Blacksmith Fork, but fishing has recently been slow to fair. Nymphing seems to be working the best.

(Apr 23) Last week the river was a little high and off-color. Fishing has been slow to fair for brown trout. Nymphing seems to be working the best. One angler who caught a few small brown trout a couple weeks ago had the most success with a hare's ear.

Blue Mountains

Brook Trout, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Bountiful Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(May 5) We did not receive any angler reports this week, but fishing has been slow to fair with occasional spikes of good fishing right after the lake is stocked. Keep an eye on the stocking report because fishing is typically best for the first few days after stocking. In general, try baits such as nightcrawlers or PowerBait.

(Apr 27) Fishing at Bountiful has been slow to fair this week, according to angler reports. The pond was stocked with approximately 1,500 planter-sized rainbow trout on April 24. Keep an eye on the stocking reports as fishing at the community ponds tends to be best within a few days after stocking. In general, your basic baits such as nightcrawlers or PowerBait are good to try.

(Apr 23) This week, fishing at Bountiful was slow. One angler only received a single bite in three hours of fishing. Keep an eye on the stocking reports as fishing at the community ponds tends to be best within a few days after stocking. In general, your basic baits such as nightcrawlers or PowerBait are good to try first when you hit the community ponds.

Regulations

Brough Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(May 5) We haven't received any recent angler reports. On January 1, 2017, the regulations changed from artificial fly only to the regular statewide regulations.

Regulations

Bullock Reservoir

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Musky (hybred)

No recent reports.

Regulations

Burraston Ponds

Albino Trout, Bluegill, Rainbow Trout

(May 16) Try using Blue Fox Classic Vibrax spinners or Rooster Tail spinners, and recover the lure at a medium retrieval speed.

(May 3) Try using a brown trout, gold black or rainbow trout Mepps Aglia Marabou spinner, or a red body/gold blade, chartreuse body/gold blade or pink body/silver blade Mepps Aglia Brite spinner. Tip your lure with a Berkley Gulp! Maggot and retrieve slowly.

Regulations

Calder Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(May 18) Anglers report good catch rates for decent-sized trout from shore and float tube using leech patterns. The reservoir has special catch-and-release regulations. You must use flies and lures only — bait is not allowed.

(May 5) Anglers report fair to good catch rates from shore for small rainbow trout, using both flies and lures. 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)

(May 5) The bite at Causey has been slow. Anglers are having a hard time getting bites from shore.

(Apr 27) The bite at Causey has been slow this week. Anglers are having a hard time getting bites from shore.

(Apr 23) The bite at Causey has been slow to fair. A few anglers in kayaks have been catching some kokanee. These anglers were trolling pop gear with a worm or Panther Martins behind their kayaks at slow speeds. The kokanee caught were not very large, though — only around 8-10 inches.

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

No recent reports.

Cottonwood Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

(May 18) Anglers are catching tiger muskies on bass jigs. You must release any tiger muskie that have not reached the 40-inch length limit. Please use care and good catch-and-release techniques. Trout fishing is extremely slow.

(May 5) Anglers are catching tiger muskies on bass jigs. You must release any tiger muskie that have not reached the 40-inch length limit. Please use care and good catch-and-release techniques. Trout fishing is extremely slow.

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

(May 18) The reservoir is ice free and anglers are catching decent-sized trout. The stream fishing has provided some decent-sized brown trout in the last two weeks. Anglers are having success casting from shore with sinking Rapalas in trout patterns.

(May 5) The reservoir is ice free.

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

(May 18) Anglers have been catching 16- to 22-inch rainbows and some smallmouth bass. Anglers have had success fishing from shore on the northeast side of the dam. Nightcrawlers tipped with an Atlas Mike's marshmallow have been the hot ticket. You can also try using Rooster Tail spinners, Kastmaster spoons or Luhr-Jensen Shyster spinners, and recover the lure at a medium to fast retrieval speed. For those who are trolling, try using popgear, Mack's Lures Wedding Rings or D&H Custom Lures spoons. Troll at 1.8 to 2.0 miles per hour with the lure suspended in 12 to 25 feet of water. The smallmouth bass fishing should start to pick up as temperatures warm.

(May 3) Anglers have been catching 16- to 22-inch rainbows, 20- to 22-inch browns and some smallmouth bass. Anglers have reported success trolling at 1.6–2.2 mph with the lure approximately 60 to 70 feet behind the boat and suspended in 10 to 15 feet of water. Try using fluorescent orange, fluorescent chartreuse or fluorescent pink Mack's Lures Wedding Rings. Another good option is Christenson's Lakeshore Tackle spinner squids (in green glow or pink glow) behind a Black Tiger Sun Jelly dodger. Tip your lure with a half-inch of nightcrawler and scent with Pro-Cure Nightcrawler Super Gel. Shore anglers have reported success using Rapala Original Floating lures, Rapala Husky Jerk lures, or Garlic PowerBait under a bubble with about a three-foot leader line. For those targeting smallmouth bass, try dropshotting with a Gary Yamamoto Senko and use either a nose or wacky rig. Bass fishing will start to pick up as water temperatures begin to warm over the next few weeks.

Regulations

Duck Fork Reservoir

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.

Regulations

East Canyon Reservoir

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

(Apr 27) Although East Canyon was hit-or-miss last week, reports suggest that the bite has improved this week. One angler who was trolling spoons tipped with nightcrawler caught eight rainbow trout and missed six more. They observed that the bite slowly picked up as the morning went on.

(Apr 23) The water temperature is in the mid-40s. This week, we received roughly the same number of reports indicating good fishing as we received for slow fishing. This week, one angler caught seven fish and marked many more. This angler reported the most success long-lining a silver Rattlin' Rapala at slow speeds (1-2 mph). Another reporting angler agreed that long-lining was the ticket after they'd searched all over the reservoir to find the fish. One shore angler reported catching a few smaller rainbow trout, but opted not to share what they were using. Last week, trolling slowly with rainbow-colored Tasmanian Devil lures and black woolly buggers worked well for a couple anglers as well. However, we also received several other recent reports of anglers not catching anything despite using a variety of tackle. In one of these slower reports, an angler said that it wasn't just them who didn't catch anything — they didn't see any other boat on the water pull in a fish, either. These highly variable reports suggest that East Canyon is hit-or-miss right now.

Echo Reservoir

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

(May 5) According to one angler report, which matches multiple reports from the last, Echo is doing fair to good. An angler who caught several 13- to 15-inch trout recommended using a small Jake's lure or PowerBait up near the dam. Worms have also worked well recently.

(Apr 27) According to angler reports this week, Echo is doing fair to good. Anglers this week recommended fishing with PowerBait off the bottom. One angler recommended green PowerBait in particular. Gold spinners and worms have also worked well for anglers recently.

(Apr 23) Fishing at Echo is fair to good this week. One pair of anglers this week pulled in a combined total of six decent-sized rainbow trout using gold spinners, PowerBait and worms. They recommended fishing up by the dam. Shore fishing at the reservoir is available, but the gate to the boat ramp is still closed. Some reporting anglers said that fishing was slow at Echo and they received few or no bites.

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

(May 11) Electric Lake is accessible and still capped with ice, but ice thickness varies and it is too unstable for ice fishing.

Fairview Lakes

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Farmington Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(May 5) Fishing was fair at the pond this week. Farmington Pond was stocked on April 30 with nearly 500 planter-sized rainbow trout. Keep an eye on the stocking report because fishing is typically best for the first few days after stocking. In general, try baits such as nightcrawlers or PowerBait.

(Apr 27) Fishing was fair at the pond this week. Farmington Pond was stocked on April 16 with nearly 500 planter-sized rainbow trout. Keep an eye on the stocking reports as fishing at the community ponds tends to be best within a few days after stocking. In general, your basic baits such as nightcrawlers or PowerBait are good to try.

(Apr 23) Fishing was fair to good at the pond this week. Farmington Pond was stocked on April 16 with nearly 500 planter-sized rainbow trout. Keep an eye on the stocking reports as fishing at these ponds tends to be best within a few days after stocking. In general, your basic baits such as nightcrawlers or PowerBait are good to try first when you hit the community ponds. At Farmington Pond in particular, a tried-and-true method is to fish PowerBait right off of the inlet. The fish aren't very large, but they can be fun to catch.

Regulations

Ferron Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Fish Creek (lower)

Rainbow Trout

(May 11) Fishing below the dam at Scofield Reservoir is good if you're trying to catch chubs.

(May 4) Fishing below the dam at Scofield Reservoir is good if you're looking to catch chubs.

(Apr 23) Try using panther martin spinners or green soft hackle flies for catching trout and chubs from the upper end of Lower Fish Creek.

Flaming Gorge Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(May 18) Water temperatures are hovering around 55 degrees.

Lake trout: Fishing is fair from a boat. Anglers are catching some small lake trout while trolling or jigging in 50 to 80 feet of water near main channel points and ridges. You can locate fish above the bottom using a fish finder. Try to vertically jig a 1/4- to 3/8-ounce white or glow-in-the-dark tube jig or jigging spoon (Northland Buckshot) tipped with sucker/chub meat. Gulp minnows and blade baits (Sebile Vibrato) can also work well. If trolling, try spoons like RMT Viper Serpents, Northland Forage Minnows and #3 Needlefish to target small lake trout.

Kokanee salmon: The fishing is unseasonably good fishing and most are biting while anglers troll in 10 to 30 feet of water on dodgers and squids (hot pink) near Anvil and Wildhorse. Use planer boards to troll shallow and get the offering away from the boat. You may graph schools deeper in the middle of the day and have to use downriggers or lead core line to troll for deeper fish. If you find a large concentration, some anglers are catching them while vertically jigging small spoons tipped with Gulp maggots.

Rainbow trout: Fishing is fair to good from the shoreline and from boats in depths from 5 to 20 feet of water. 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 very effective in earth tones (orange, green, tan) and 1/4-ounce weights. Spinners, spoons and other jigs will work as well. If you're trolling, try using small spoons or pop gear 10 to 20 feet of water at 1.5 to 2 mph.

Smallmouth bass: Fishing is slow, but the bass are getting more active now that water has warmed into the 50s. Try reaction baits like Xraps or Husky Jerks. Jigs mimicking crayfish (earth tone colors), their primary forage, are also a good option.

Burbot: Fishing is slow. Target burbot on rocky points and shorelines in 10 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/chub meat, recharge glow frequently, and jig the presentation a couple inches from the bottom.

(May 5) The Flaming Gorge Fishing Derby is scheduled for May 19 and 20, 2018. To register, visit flaminggorgefishderby.com or call 435-784-3483 for more information.

Lake trout: Fishing is fair from a boat. Anglers are catching some small lake trout while trolling or jigging in 50 to 80 feet of water near main channel points and ridges. You can locate fish above the bottom using a fish finder. Try to vertically jig a 1/4- to 3/8-ounce white or glow-in-the-dark tube jig or jigging spoon (Northland Buckshot) tipped with sucker/chub meat. Gulp minnows and blade baits (Sebile Vibrato) can also work well. If trolling, try spoons like RMT Viper Serpents, Northland Forage Minnows and #3 Needlefish to target aggressive pups.

Kokanee salmon: Fishing is unseasonably good. Anglers are catching kokanee while trolling in 10–30 feet of water on dodgers and pink squids. Use planer boards to troll shallower water and get the offering away from the boat. You may graph schools deeper in the middle of the day. If you do, use downriggers or lead-core line to troll for the deeper fish. When the fish are in a large concentration, some anglers have successfully caught them while vertically jigging small spoons tipped with Gulp maggots.

Rainbow trout: Fishing is excellent from the shoreline and from boats in depths from 5 to 20 feet. 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 very effective, in earth tones (orange, green, tan) and 1/4-ounce weights. Spinners, spoons and other jigs will work as well. Trollers should try small spoons or pop gear 10 to 20 feet under the surface at 1.5 to 2 mph.

Smallmouth bass: Fishing is slow, but bass are getting more active now that water has warmed into the 50s. Try reaction baits like Xraps or Husky Jerks. Jigs mimicking crayfish (earth tone colors), their primary forage, are also a good option.

Burbot: Target burbot on rocky points and shorelines in 10–40 feet of water at night using glow-in-the-dark lures like Yamamoto grubs, Radical Glow tubes, Maniac Cutterbugs and Northland Buckshot spoons. Tip the lure with sucker/chub meat, recharge 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

(May 11) Gigliotti Pond was stocked on March 28 with 750 rainbow trout. Try using worms or PowerBait to catch rainbow trout here.

(May 4) Gigliotti Pond was stocked on Mar. 28 with 750 rainbow trout. Try using worms or PowerBait to catch rainbow trout here.

(Apr 23) Gigliotti Pond was stocked on Mar. 28 with 750 rainbow trout. Try using worms or PowerBait for catching rainbow trout here.

Regulations

Glassman's Pond

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Grantsville Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(May 18) Anglers have been catching rainbows that weigh more than a pound. Try using a nightcrawler tipped with a marshmallow or PowerBait Natural Glitter Trout Bait off the bottom. For smallmouth bass, try dropshotting with a Gary Yamamoto Senko and use either a nose or wacky rig.

(May 3) Anglers have been catching 12- to 20-inch rainbows from shore, and report that the evening bite is on fire. Try using rainbow garlic PowerBait on a size 12 treble hook with about two feet of leader and a quarter-ounce egg weight sinker. Other options include using a bubble with about three to four feet of leader and a brown double renegade fly, or a Mepps Dressed Aglia spinner.

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(May 18) Water flows are fluctuating between 1,600 to 3,700 cfs. The timing of the spring high flow release is highly variable, but predicted to start around May 27 and last 14 days. The river has been unseasonably busy. Expect fewer anglers early and late in the day, on weekdays and in upper A-section (Spillway) or lower B-section (Brown's Park). Dry fly fishing is fair. Blue-winged olive hatches are best from 1 to 4 p.m. on calm, cloudy days near Little Hole. Although the hatches may be good, fish may still feed sub-surface. Nymphing has been most productive using small zebra midge and baetis patterns. Spin fishing is good, especially when the flows are high (after 10 a.m.). 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 and medium sized silver spoons and spinners have also been working well. Pinch down the barbs for quick release.

(May 5) Water flows are fluctuating between 1,100 to 2,801 cfs. They can change daily, so check current releases from Flaming Gorge Dam. The timing of the spring high flow release is highly variable, but predicted to start around May 27 and last 14 days. The river has been unseasonably busy. Expect fewer anglers early and late in the day, on weekdays, and in upper A-section (Spillway) or lower B-section (Brown's Park). Dry fly fishing has been fair. Blue-winged olive hatches have been best from 1 to 4 p.m. on calm, cloudy days near Little Hole. Although the hatches may be good, fish may still feed sub-surface. Nymphing has been most productive using small zebra midge and baetis patterns. Spin fishing is good, especially when the flows are high (after 10 a.m.). 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 and medium-sized silver spoons and spinners have also been working well. Pinch down the barbs for quick release.

Regulations

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Walleye

(May 5) Holmes Creek Reservoir is a great place to fish if you want somewhere close to home to enjoy this nice weather in relative solitude. Likely owing to the solitude, we didn't receive any angler reports this week. In the past couple of weeks, anglers have reported good fishing for planter-sized rainbow trout. The reservoir was heavily stocked and fishing has been decent with a PowerBait or worm rig. One group of anglers did well tipping their worms with marshmallow last week. They caught several trout over the course of two hours.

(Apr 27) Fishing at Holmes appears to be fair to good, according to angler reports. One group of anglers caught seven rainbow trout between the two of them within a couple hours in the afternoon. They had the most success using PowerBait or a nightcrawler tipped with marshmallow.

Regulations

Honeyville Ponds

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Huntington Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(May 11) Fishing has been slow on Huntington Creek below Electric Lake.

(Apr 23) Most of Huntington Creek has open water. Try using nymph or soft hackle flies for catching brown trout here.

Regulations

Huntington North Reservoir

Crayfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(May 11) Huntington North Reservoir has been stocked with more than 3,000 rainbow trout so far this year. Many of those fish are more than 20 inches long. A recent gillnet survey also produced several largemouth bass that weighed more than three pounds.

(May 4) Huntington North Reservoir has been stocked with more than 3,000 rainbow trout so far this year. Many of those fish are more than 20 inches in length. A recent gillnet survey also produced several largemouth bass over three pounds.

(Apr 23) Huntington North Reservoir has been stocked with more than 3,000 rainbow trout so far this year. Many of those fish are more than 20 inches in length. A recent gillnet survey also produced several largemouth bass over three pounds.

Regulations

Huntington Reservoir

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

(May 11) The snow on Huntington Reservoir is melting, and the ice underneath is likely too unstable for ice fishing.

(May 4) The snow on Huntington Reservoir is melting and the ice underneath will soon be too unstable for ice fishing. Use extra caution when venturing out here. Try using tube jigs or plain jig heads tipped with worms to catch tiger trout here.

(Apr 23) Huntington Reservoir will soon have unstable ice, if not already. Use extra caution before venturing out here. Try using tube jigs or plain jig heads tipped with worms to catch tiger trout here.

Regulations

Hyrum Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(May 5) Fishing was starting to pick up last week and is still good for rainbow trout. Try using a variety of lures and experimenting to see which is the most appealing to the fish at any given time. Recently, a gold Jake's lure did particularly well. Anglers are primarily catching planter-sized fish, but a few anglers have caught larger rainbows. If you're fishing from shore, try PowerBait and worms.

(Apr 27) Fishing at Hyrum looks to be finally picking up, according to angler reports! One family of anglers tried a variety of baits and lures and reported that a gold Jake's Spin-A-Lure did very well for bringing in large numbers of planter-sized rainbow trout. Another angler caught just as many rainbow trout using a huge variety of lures—they said that pretty much anything they threw got a hit. Most of the trout this angler caught were only about eight inches long, but a couple were above planter size.

(Apr 23) The water temperature is in the mid 40s now. We have received very few angler reports from Hyrum, but those we received suggested very slow fishing using both bait and lures.

Joe's Valley Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(May 11) Fishing has been fair at Joes Valley Reservoir. Try using jigs tipped with chub meat or crankbaits to catch trout and tiger muskies here. Anglers have also had some luck using size 4 beadhead crystal buggers in black/silver and black/red/blue color combinations on fast-sinking fly line.

(May 4) Fishing has been slow at Joes Valley Reservoir. Try using jigs tipped with chub meat or crankbaits to catch trout and tiger muskies here.

(Apr 23) Fishing has been slow at Joes Valley Reservoir. Try using jigs tipped with chub meat or crankbaits for catching large trout and tiger muskies here.

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

(May 18) Anglers are catching 16- to 18-inch rainbows. Try trolling at 1.8 to 2.0 miles per hour with the lure 85 to 100 feet behind. Anglers report that longer lines are producing the best results when trolling. Try using chartreuse spoons or D&H Custom Lures Galaxy Dodgers and Triple Threat Squids. Remember to scent your lure with Smelly Jelly and tip it with a small piece of nightcrawler or a Berkley Gulp! Maggot. Anglers have caught one or two kokanee in the inlet arm, suspended in about 30 feet of water. Shore anglers have reported success using PowerBait or nightcrawlers tipped with Atlas Mike's salmon eggs.

(May 3) Try trolling at 1.7–2.0 mph with your lure trailing 60 to 75 feet behind the boat and suspended in about 10 to 20 feet of water. Try using Luhr-Jensen popgear, Yakima Flatfish or Mack's Lures Wedding Rings. Remember to scent with Pro-Cure Shrimp Super Gel and tip with a nightcrawler that has about a half-inch of tail trailing. For shore anglers, try using a bubble and about two to three feet of leader with a renegade nymph fly or a Blue Fox Classic Vibrax spinner

Regulations

Kaysville Ponds

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

(May 5) Fishing has been slow. One group of anglers last week who fished for over three hours reported that the group only got one bite on a worm during the entire trip. Keep an eye on the stocking report because fishing is typically best for the first few days after stocking. In general, try baits such as nightcrawlers or PowerBait. Spinners tend to do well at the Kaysville Ponds, too.

(Apr 27) Fishing at Kaysville is still very slow. One group of anglers who fished for over three hours only got one bite on a worm between the four of them. Keep an eye on the stocking reports as fishing at the community ponds tends to be best within a few days after stocking. In general, your basic baits such as nightcrawlers or PowerBait are good to try.

(Apr 23) Fishing at Kaysville is very slow this week, according to a few angler reports. One angler who tried fishing the three northernmost ponds didn't have any success, and this trend was the same for several other anglers there as well. All of these reporting anglers were using lures. One other angler who was fishing with bait also reported slow fishing. The Kaysville Ponds were stocked with nearly 800 planter-sized rainbow trout on April 16.

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

(May 5) The river was stocked with nearly 1,000 planter-sized rainbow trout on April 27. Fishing has been fair in several areas along Logan Canyon. Anglers are using anything from a simple nightcrawler setup to flies such as a blue wing olive or zebra midges. The Logan River has special regulations and closures. Read the Utah Fishing Guidebook for details. Remember that you can't fish upstream from the Red Banks Campground highway bridge, including all tributaries, until July 14. The lower reaches of the Logan, such as the dams, are still open.

(Apr 27) Fishing has been fair in several areas along Logan Canyon, where anglers are using anything from a simple nightcrawler setup to various flies such as a blue wing olive and zebra midges. One angler this week reported pulling in a decent-sized brown trout.

(Apr 23) Fishing has been fair to good in several areas along Logan Canyon, where anglers are using anything from a simple nightcrawler setup to various flies such as a blue wing olive and zebra midges. The water has been cloudy after rain, so use brightly colored streamers or big nymphs in that case. A dry dropper combination can still work well in the clear water days. Adjust the dropper depth to be close to the bottom.

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Lost Creek Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(May 5) Fishing has been slow to fair. The few anglers catching fish from the shore were using PowerBait or worms.

(Apr 27) Fishing is still slow to fair, according to angler reports. The few fish caught from shore were going after PowerBait or worms. Other anglers reported very few bites.

(Apr 23) Fishing still looks to be slow to fair, according to angler reports. Anglers have also been catching trout from shore using PowerBait or worms. Other anglers are reporting no fish caught or a very slow bite in general. One angler reported having more luck near the boat ramp.

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Mabey Pond

Crappie, Catfish, Largemouth Bass

No recent reports.

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Mantua Reservoir

Bluegill, Cutthroat Trout, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(May 5) The water temperature is around 50°F. Anglers report slow fishing again this week, but we've received fewer reports. There's a possibility that things could pick this weekend.

(Apr 27) The water temperature is still around 50 degrees. We received many angler reports indicating very slow fishing. Besides the number of slow reports received, some of these reports also indicated that other boats on the water weren't pulling in any fish either.

(Apr 23) The water temperature is around 50 degrees, and fishing has been slow this week.

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Matt Warner Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(May 18) Anglers report good fishing. Most of the fish caught are in the 18- to 21-inch range. Recent gillnet surveys show good numbers of rainbow trout in this same size class. Most were feeding on chironomids, but some included sow bugs, scuds, worms, eggs and shiners. Fly anglers are doing best with nymph or egg patterns. Also, Matt Warner is one of three locations for the Fishing With The Fox contest that starts Memorial Day weekend and ends August 15. You may catch tagged fish now. If you catch one with a blue 'WIN 2018' tag, email tonyakieffer@utah.gov for directions on how to get registered with your tagged fish.

(May 5) Anglers report fair to good fishing. Most of the fish caught are in the 18- to 21-inch range. Recent gillnet surveys show good numbers of rainbow trout in this same size class. Most were feeding on chironomids, but some included sow bugs, scuds, worms, eggs and shiners. Fly anglers are doing best with nymph or egg patterns.

Miller's Flat Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Millsite Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(May 11) The water level at Millsite Reservoir is still low, but it has risen by about 10 feet since the ice thawed. There isn't enough water to launch a boat. The daily limit of 16 fish has been extended for another year at Millsite. Anglers have had success using leeches and crystal buggers.

(May 4) The water level at Millsite Reservoir is still low, but it has risen by about 10 feet since the ice thawed. There isn't enough water to launch a boat. The daily limit of 16 fish has also been extended for another year. Anglers have had success using leeches and crystal buggers.

(Apr 23) The water level at Millsite Reservoir is still low. It has risen by about 10 feet since the ice thawed, but there still isn't enough water to launch a boat. The daily limit of 16 fish has also been extended for another year. Anglers have had success using leeches and crystal buggers

Misc

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Monroe Mountain Lakes

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(May 18) Access is good to the Box Creek reservoirs, and rainbow trout have been stocked. The north-end lakes should be stocked soon. Manning Meadow Reservoir is closed to fishing until July 14.

(May 5) The Box Creek reservoirs should be accessible.

Moon Lake

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

No recent reports.

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Newton Reservoir

Bass, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Musky (hybrid), Yellow Perch

No recent reports.

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Nine Mile Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Ogden River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(May 5) The river was stocked with approximately 2,700 planter-sized rainbow trout on May 1. Fishing is still fair. Anglers aren't catching many large fish, but are enjoying catching the smaller trout. One angler recommended fishing the river where it runs through the canyon. Try using any methods that work in the other northern Utah rivers, like the Weber.

(Apr 27) We continue to receive the occasional report suggesting fair fishing for small brown trout on the Ogden River. Reporting anglers opted not to share what they were using, but methods used to fish other rivers in northern Utah could potentially work here as well.

(Apr 23) Anglers have been occasionally reporting fair to good fishing for brown trout. The trout caught haven't been very large, but they can be fun to catch.

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Palisade Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(May 18) Anglers have been catching 16- to 20-inch rainbows. Try using Luhr-Jensen Needlefish spoons, Blue Fox Minnow Spin spinners, Rooster Tail spinners or Rooster Tail Minnow spinners.

(May 3) Anglers have been catching cutthroats, tigers and rainbows. Early morning and late evening have been the most productive. Try using a nightcrawler tipped with an Atlas Mike's marshmallow, Worden's Rooster Tail, Kastmaster Rattlemaster or Jake's Spin-A-Lure.

Payson Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(May 18) The gate to Payson Lake is currently closed and will open after Memorial Day.

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Pelican Lake

Bluegill, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass

(May 18) The bass fishing is excellent on warm days, and will only get better. Try fishing in the late afternoon. Carp have started to spawn, so now is a good time to try your hand at bowfishing. Because of a treatment that is currently scheduled for fall 2018, limits have been liberalized. The largemouth bass limit is now 12 and there is no limit on bluegill.

(May 5) We will not be able to put the fishing pier in this year, as it is now nine years old and has suffered some significant structural damage, making it unsafe to use. The bass fishing has been excellent on warm days, and will only get better as it gets warmer. Try fishing in the later afternoon. Carp have started to spawn, so you may try your hand at bowfishing. Because of a treatment that is currently scheduled for fall 2018, limits have been liberalized. The largemouth bass limit is now 12 and there is no limit on bluegill.

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Pineview Reservoir

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

(May 5) Steve of West Valley fished with a partner and caught 1 smallmouth using a tube jig. "water was high 1 bite all day nothing hitting all day"

(May 5) On May 11, the boat ramp at Pineview will begin collecting admission fees. Fishing is still slow.

(Apr 27) Fishing appears to still be slow at Pineview this week, just as it has been for the past several weeks. Anglers are reporting no bites or nothing caught. Recently, some anglers have reported catching the occasional catfish or carp.

(Apr 23) Fishing is still slow at Pineview this week, just as it has been for the past several weeks. Anglers who were targeting tiger muskies weren't catching any, although one reported losing one. Another angler reported catching a few catfish and a carp. Otherwise, anglers were reporting no bites or nothing caught.

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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

(May 18) Lower: Fishing has been best in the mornings and evenings. Watch out for midge, blue-winged olive (BWO) and Skwala hatches. Try using sow bugs, Skwala dry flies, BWO emergers and midges. You may have some success with streamers in warmer temperatures.

Middle: The Middle Provo River is fishing similar to the Lower Provo River. Fishing has been best midmorning. Midge and blue-winged olive (BWO) hatches are occurring regularly, and Skwala hatches are increasing. Try using cased-caddis nymphs, sow bugs, hares ears, BWO Barr's emergers, streamers, Skwala stonefly dry flies and nymphs, and a variety of midge larvae and pupae.

(May 3) Fishing has been best from midmorning through the afternoon, and higher flows have pushed fish to the river edges. There is a lot of surface activity on sunny afternoons. Midge hatches will continue throughout April, and blue-winged olive (BWO) hatches are underway (and intense at times). There have been reports of some Skwala stonefly hatches throughout the Middle Provo River. Try using cased-caddis nymphs, sow bugs, hares ears, BWO Barr's Emergers, streamers, Skwala stonefly dry flies and nymphs, and a variety of midge larvae and pupae.

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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

(May 18) Fishing has started to pick up. Anglers report catching 21-inch wipers. They are feasting on black crappie, so try getting jigs to mimic smaller panfish. For perch and/or walleye, try fishing a jighead and worm in about 10 to 15 feet of water.

(May 5) Fishing is slow. Try a jighead and worm for perch and/or walleye in about 10 to 15 feet of water. Once the water temperatures hit 50 degrees, we can expect wipers to become more active.

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Rockport Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Apr 27) The water temperature is still quite cold and fishing has been slow to fair. We received one report from a shore angler who caught a few rainbow trout using PowerBait off the bottom. Another angler caught a couple decent-sized rainbow trout but opted not to share what they were using. Other recent angler reports suggested slow fishing.

(Apr 23) The water temperature is still quite cold—around 35 degrees. Anglers who fished Rockport this week reported a slow bite and unpleasantly windy conditions. A couple weeks back, one group of anglers had a decent time a couple weeks ago pulling in rainbow trout from shore. They didn't catch very many, but the ones they caught were above planter size. Fishing PowerBait off the bottom was how they caught most of them, but spinners also worked a bit.

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Salem Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(May 18) Anglers have been catching 8- to 10-inch rainbows, bluegills and an occasional wiper. For rainbows, try using PowerBait Glitter Turbo Dough on a size 14 treble hook or a nightcrawler on a size 6 worm hook tipped with Atlas Mike's salmon eggs.

(May 3) Salem Pond was stocked on April 23. Try using rainbow garlic PowerBait or a nightcrawler tipped with Atlas Mike's salmon eggs.

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Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(May 11) 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. Scofield Reservoir was stocked with 12,000 eight-inch cutthroat trout on April 18.

(May 4) Anglers are catching trout from the shore using worms, PowerBait and spinners — especially along the western shore and the dam cove. Anglers have also had luck catching lots of cutthroat trout after 10 a.m. using soft hackle flies in green, midnight fire and black and copper. Scofield Reservoir was stocked with 12,000 8-inch cutthroat trout on April 18.

(Apr 23) Scofield Reservoir is completely thawed. Anglers are primarily catching trout from the dam cove.

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Settlement Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(May 18) Try using gold or silver spinners, and recover the lure at a medium retrieval speed.

(May 3) Anglers have been catching rainbows and tigers. Try using spinners or spoons tipped with a quarter-inch of nightcrawler. Smaller size hooks are the most effective.

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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

(May 18) Walleye fishing should be picking up. Kokanee fishing has been extremely slow. The water temperature is hovering in the mid 50s and the visibility is about four feet. The reservoir is full and spilling. Biologists have been conducting surveys and have found high densities of smaller walleye. We encourage anglers to harvest these small walleye to help balance the fishery and produce healthier walleye populations. Also, if anglers catch crappie, we are asking them to please voluntarily release them so this population of crappie can get established in the reservoir.

(May 5) Walleye fishing should be picking up. Kokanee fishing is extremely slow. The water temperature is hovering around 48 degrees and the visibility in the water is about four feet. The reservoir is very full and spilling. Biologists have been conducting surveys and have found high densities of smaller walleye. Anglers are being encouraged to harvest these small walleye to help balance the fishery out and produce healthier walleye populations. Also, if anglers catch crappie, we are asking them to please voluntarily release them so this population of crappie can get established in the reservoir.

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Steinaker Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(May 18) Shore anglers have been extremely successful fishing for rainbow trout with worms, Jake's lures and traditional PowerBait. Largemouth bass fishing is excellent during the warmer parts of the day. There's Bluegill Fishing Tournament happening on June9, which is Free Fishing Day in Utah. To learn more, and to register, visit the Eventbrite signup page. There is no daily bag limit for any species, including largemouth and smallmouth bass, rainbow and brown trout, and bluegill. This change will remain in effect until December 31, 2018. The Bureau of Reclamation will fill Steinaker to the same level as previous years in 2018. It will be drawn down to dead pool over the course of the 2018 irrigation season. Boaters should be able to launch through the summer, but we expect to lose access to the reservoir via the boat ramp in October. We also expect there to be no storage water in Steinaker during all of 2019. Work on the dam will begin in late fall 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 restoring of the fishery in 2020.

(May 5) Shore anglers have been extremely successful fishing for rainbow trout with worms, Jake's lures, and traditional PowerBait. Largemouth bass fishing has been excellent during the warmer parts of the day. The Division has issued an emergency change that liberalizes limits at Steinaker. There is no daily bag limit for any species, including largemouth and smallmouth bass, rainbow and brown trout, and bluegill. This change will remain in effect until December 31, 2018. The Bureau of Reclamation will fill Steinaker to the same level as previous years in 2018. It will be drawn down to dead pool over the course of the 2018 irrigation season. Boaters should be able to launch through the summer, but we expect to lose access to the reservoir via the boat ramp in October. We also expect there to be no storage water in Steinaker during all of 2019. Work on the dam will begin in late fall 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 restoring of the fishery in 2020.

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Strawberry Reservoir

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

(May 18) Anglers have been catching 12- to 18-inch rainbows, 18- to 22-inch cutthroats and 14- to 18-inch kokanee salmon. For trout, anglers have reported success using PowerBait or a nightcrawler tipped with salmon eggs. For kokanee, anglers have reported success trolling at 1.7 to 2.0 miles per hour, with the lure suspended in 15 to 30 feet of water. Try using Christenson's Lakeshore Tackle gold with silver dodger, hyperplaid Dakota dodger, or silver Tiger Sun Jelly dodger and Slammin' Salmon squids. Scent with Pro-Cure Carp Spit or Kokanee Special Super Gel.

(May 3) The reservoir is completely ice free, and fishing has been fast and furious. Anglers are catching 12- to 17-inch rainbows, 18- to 22-inch cutthroats and some kokanee salmon. For trout, a little bit of everything has been working. Boat anglers have had success trolling at 1.7–2.0 mph with the lure suspended in about 10 to 15 feet of water. Try using Luhr-Jensen popgear, Mack's Lures Wedding Rings, Yakima Flatfish or Rapala Scatter Rap Tail Dancer. Shore anglers have reported success using garlic PowerBait or a nightcrawler tipped with a marshmallow. For those targeting kokanee, troll at 1.7 mph with your lure suspended in about 10 to 15 feet of water from sunrise to about noon, and in about 30 to 38 feet of water from noon to dusk. For kokanee, try using Christenson's Lakeshore Tackle Slammin' Salmon squids and moon jelly dodgers, and scent your lure with Pro-Cure Carp Spit Super Gel.

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Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(May 18) Anglers have been catching 8- to 12-inch rainbows near the dam. Traditional methods work well, but you can also try using spinners and spoons with smaller hooks.

(May 3) Anglers have been catching rainbows. Try using PowerBait or a bubble with three feet of leader and a parachute Adam's fly.

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Uinta Lakes

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

(May 5) We haven't received any recent reports on lake conditions in the Uinta Mountains. If the Uinta lakes are still frozen, use caution when accessing the ice. From the north slope of the Uintas, Highway 150 is passable beyond the Whitney turnoff. Runoff has begun in several rivers and streams in the Uintas. The East Fork of the Bear River, Stillwater Fork and Mill Creek are high and off-color. The Bear River is getting high, but wasn't off-color near the ranger station. As of April 29, the Hayden Fork and North Fork Mill Creek didn't have runoff conditions yet.

(Apr 27) On the north slope of the Uintas, you can drive all the way up to the Bear River Ranger Station without encountering snow drifts. For those looking to fish the gorgeous Uinta rivers, the Bear River is looking great and doesn't appear to have any runoff yet. Same goes for the East Fork of the Bear River. In addition, Mill Creek where it goes under Highway 150 had some very good flows, according to one angler. We have not received any recent reports on lake conditions in the Uinta Mountains. If the Uinta lakes are still frozen, use caution when accessing the ice.

(Apr 23) On the north slope of the Uintas, you can drive all the way up to the Bear River Ranger Station without encountering snowdrifts. For those looking to fish the gorgeous Uinta rivers, the Bear River is looking great and doesn't appear to have any runoff yet. Same goes for the East Fork of the Bear River. In addition, Mill Creek where it goes under Highway 150 had some very good flows, according to one angler. Although we haven't received any recent reports on ice conditions at the Uinta lakes, these waters often stay frozen well into the spring. Use caution if accessing the ice.

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Utah Lake

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(May 18) Anglers have been catching white bass, walleye and channel catfish. The white bass spawn is kicking off, and anglers are harvesting stringers loaded with fish. For white bass, try using curly tail grubs or minnow-imitating lures. For channel catfish, try using chicken livers, nightcrawlers or shrimp.

(May 3) Anglers have been catching white bass, walleye and channel catfish. The white bass spawn will really ramp up over the next few weeks as temperatures warm. For white bass, try using a Mister Twister Curly Tail Tri Alive grub, Zak Tackle Curly Tail, or Southern Pro Triple Tip grub, and tip it with a nightcrawler or maggot. Popular locations to catch these fish are Lindon Boat Harbor, American Fork Boat Harbor or Lincoln Beach.

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Vernon Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(May 18) Try using silver Jake's Spin-A-Lures, Worden's Rooster Tails or Swedish Pimple Hammered spoons tipped with a maggot or mealworm

(May 3) Try using silver Jake's Spin-A-Lures, Worden's Rooster Tails or Swedish Pimple Hammered spoons tipped with a maggot or mealworm.

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Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(May 5) Fishing for brown trout is fair to good. One angler caught a large brown trout, although the typical fish caught has been much smaller in most reports we've received recently. One angler last week caught several brown trout in the canyon using sowbug, caddis and pheasant-tail patterns. Most of the trout were small, fat and put up a fun fight.

(Apr 27) The river is a little low. Fishing for brown trout on the Weber River was fair to good this week, according to angler reports. One angler caught several brown trout in the canyon using sowbug, caddis, and pheasant tail patterns. Most of the trout they caught were small, fat and put up a fun fight, according to this angler. This angler also observed that the bite slowly picked up as the morning went on.

(Apr 23) Fishing on the Weber was slow to fair this week, according to the reports we received. One angler who fished the Weber using spinners got four hits, and two of those were strong enough to set the hook. They missed both hits. Another angler who was using plastic lures caught five decent-sized brown trout. One angler who tried to throw a Rapala got no bites at all.

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Willard Bay

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

(May 5) We received reports from boat and shore anglers that the water temperature was in the mid-60s, but the wipers weren't active during the evening. Fishing was slow for several shore anglers. One angler caught a decent-sized wiper, but the fish got loose before the angler could get it on the boat. Wiper fishing could improve in the coming weeks.

(Apr 27) The reservoir's water temperature is in the mid to high 50s. According to the angler reports we received, fishing is fair for wipers and catfish. Multiple angler reports indicated that the fish caught were in shallow water: only about 10-15 feet. One fly fisher said that bouncing a red and black bugger off the rocks at that depth did fairly well.

(Apr 23) According to reporting anglers, fishing at Willard still hasn't picked up yet. Anglers this week reported very slow fishing. The water temperature is still about 50 degrees.

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Willow Pond

Bluegill,Brown Trout, Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(May 18) Try using Jake's Spin-a-Lures, Kastmaster spoons or Blue Fox Vibrax Classic spinners.

(May 3) Try using PowerBait or a nightcrawler under a bobber, and focus on fishing towards the center of the pond.

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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

(May 18) Fishing has been slow, and the bite has been hit or miss. For northern pike, try using spinnerbaits, jerkbaits or crankbaits with a fast retrieval.

(May 3) For northern pike, fish on the southernmost end of the reservoir and focus on shallow areas adjacent to weedlines. Try using spinnerbaits, jerkbaits, crankbaits or large plastics with a fast retrieval. Look for any type of lure that makes noise or vibrates in the water to attract northern pike to strike

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