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Revised 01-13-18


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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

(Jan 12) The lake is ice-free. This is a great time to start jigging for Bonneville cisco. Try using a Kastmaster in green, silver, blue, copper, gold or green in areas like Cisco Beach or the Rock Pile. If you're fishing for trout, jigging is still the approach that has been working the best on the lake lately. Try using tube jigs tipped with cisco or sucker meat. Later this month, the cisco will begin to move to shallower waters where you'll be able to catch them in your dipnet.

(Jan 5) The lake is ice-free. Fishing this week was fair to good, according to a few anglers. One angler reported catching a couple of large cutthroat trout, and another angler recommended jigging as an effective approach.

(Dec 31) The lake is ice free. Fishing is slow.

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

(Jan 11) The reservoir was capped with ice as of yesterday. Some areas seemed solid, but please use caution and check the thickness of the ice before venturing out. We haven't received any recent reports from anglers.

(Jan 6) As of Jan. 3, there was no ice on the reservoir, so expect to open water fishing. We haven't received any recent angler reports.

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

(Jan 13) One angler who fished the Blacksmith Fork last week did well using a zebra midge and pheasant tail nymph.

(Dec 31) Fishing is good on the river. If you're looking for some solitude, the Blacksmith Fork might be a good place to try.

(Dec 21) Fishing has been good on the river. If you're looking for some nice solitude with very few anglers on the water, the Blacksmith Fork might be a good place to try. This time of year, egg patterns might still be working.

Blue Mountains

Brook Trout, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Bountiful Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 13) According to Conservation Officer Doman, the ice was unsafe on January 11. One angler who drove by the pond last weekend before the warm and rainy spell saw three people ice fishing: two next to the docks and one in the middle of the lake near one of the islands. Use extreme caution if attempting to fish on the ice.

(Jan 5) The lake is covered in unsafe ice. We have not observed anglers fishing anywhere except at the inlet. Fishing has been slow.

(Dec 31) On Dec. 21, the pond was covered in a thin layer of ice with patches of open water.

(Dec 21) The pond is covered in a thin layer of ice with patches of open water.

Regulations

Brough Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jan 11) The reservoir has four to five inches of safe ice by the dam. One group of anglers reported catching two rainbows with a white squid. Several other anglers were catching fish with jigs and nightcrawlers. Water levels are extremely low. Last year, regulations changed at the reservoir, and you are no longer restricted to artificial fly use only. Utah's regular statewide regulations now apply to fishing at Brough.

(Jan 6) Launching a boat may be difficult with extremely low water levels. The fishing has been really slow again this week. Try using PowerBait, crank baits in rainbow patterns and/or a jake's lure in the morning hours. As of January 1, 2017, regulations changed from artificial fly use only to the regular statewide regulations.

Regulations

Bullock Reservoir

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Musky (hybred)

(Jan 6) As of Jan. 3, the reservoir was completely capped with no open water, and unsafe ice. Without snow, the top layer is very slick, but this has left good access on all roads. Please use extreme caution. There have been no recent angler reports. Please let us know if you are successful at catching any tiger muskie through the ice.

Regulations

Burraston Ponds

Albino Trout, Bluegill, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 6) There is ice formation. Please use extreme caution as ice conditions change. Try using an 1/8 ounce chartreuse jighead with a chartreuse shad Berkley Gulp! 1-inch minnow-tipped with a nightcrawler.

(Dec 31) There is some ice formation. Please continue to use extreme caution as conditions change. Traditional methods work well.

(Dec 21) There is some ice formation. Please continue to use extreme caution as conditions change. Traditional methods work well.

Regulations

Calder Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jan 6) The western portion of the reservoir is frozen and has close to nine inches of good, fishable ice. There is open water east of the wind mills near the aerators. There is no snow, so the top layer is very slick but there are good access conditions on all of the roads. Please use extreme caution on this early forming ice. You must use flies and lures only at Calder; bait is not allowed.

Regulations

Causey Reservoir

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

(Jan 13) The reservoir was capped with 6 to 10 inches of ice last week. One angler who fished Causey last week caught a single kokanee about 10 feet down, and didn't observe other nearby anglers catching anything either. We have not received any angler reports or conditions reports on the reservoir this week.

(Jan 5) The reservoir is capped with 610 inches of ice. One angler reported catching a single kokanee about 10 feet down but didn't see anyone else catching fish.

(Dec 31) On Dec. 27, the Wheat Grass arm (also known as the Boy Scout Camp arm) was frozen and many anglers were fishing on it. The ice thickness in that arm was reported as three to four inches on Dec. 16. The entire reservoir was capped with ice on Dec. 27, but we only observed anglers fishing on the Wheat Grass arm that day. One angler reported that the southern finger had 8 to 10 inches of ice on Dec. 28 and fishing was slow there. Last week, anglers said that fishing for rainbow trout was good on the Wheat Grass arm.

(Dec 21) On December 16, the Wheat Grass arm (also known as the Boy Scout Camp arm) was almost completely frozen. Anglers fishing that arm said that there were about three to four inches of ice. Elsewhere on the reservoir, there was still a lot of open water as of December 16. One angler reported catching eight rainbow trout in two hours on December 17.

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

(Jan 11) The reservoir currently has four inches of fishable ice with possible open-water spots in the middle. Most of the tiger muskies in Cottonwood have not yet reached 40 inches in length, so please remember to use recommended catch-and-release techniques.

(Jan 6) There is currently open water with little to no ice forming on the edges. Anglers have been using medium sized streamers and hooking up the tiger musky from the shoreline. Anglers are encouraged to remember good catch-and-release techniques with tiger muskie, as most fish have not reached the 40-inch length limit.

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

(Jan 11) DWR biologists reported that fishing was slow this past weekend, but success improved in the afternoon. Anglers reported catching rainbow trout near the dam. There is open water in the middle of the reservoir, but all access points have good ice. There are about 10 inches of ice by the dam and about six inches on the north side. Rainbow trout are biting on green tube jigs tipped with mealworms or wax worms. Please use extreme caution and check the thickness of the ice before venturing out.

(Jan 6) As of Jan. 3, most of the edges were fishable with three to five inches of ice. Beware if you try to go across the middle though, as there is still some open water there. Rainbow trout are biting on green tube jigs tipped with mealworms or wax worms . Please use extreme caution.

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

(Jan 6) There is no ice formation and fishing is slow. Try using size #1 or #2 gold or hot firetiger Mepps Dressed Aglia spinners, size #2 with 2.5-imch gold red-white Mepps Comet Mino's, or gold neon red or gold Kastmaster Rattle Masters. If you are fishing from shore use PowerBait or a nightcrawler suspended in 10 to 15 feet of water.

(Dec 31) Fishing is slow and anglers have been catching planter rainbows. Traditional methods work well, but you can also try jigging 1.2- to 2-inch white tube jigs, Rapalas or inline spinners. There is little to no ice formation at this time.

(Dec 21) Fishing is slow and anglers have been catching planter rainbows. Traditional methods work well, but you can also try jigging 1.2- to 2-inch white tube jigs, Rapalas or inline spinners. There is little to no ice formation at this time.

Regulations

Duck Fork Reservoir

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Jan 11) Access to Duck Fork Reservoir and other waters on the South Manti might be limited due to snow, ice and mud.

Regulations

East Canyon Reservoir

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

(Jan 13) On January 12, one angler who spoke with several other anglers on the ice reported that it was 3 to 3.5 inches thick with some areas of cloudy ice. Use extreme caution, especially in light of recent warm temperatures in the area.

(Jan 5) On Jan. 3, one angler reported that the reservoir was ringed in a thin layer of ice with open water at the center. This open water does not currently appear to be accessible to anglers.

(Dec 31) The main body of water was still ice free as of Dec. 28. However, the water temperature is dropping and more ice is forming on the edges compared to last week, especially on the south end to the narrows. Fishing at East Canyon is fair to good. On Dec. 22, one angler who fishes the reservoir regularly caught one decent-sized trout and three planters. This same angler reports catching a couple fish on Dec. 28 as well.

(Dec 21) Angler reports have confirmed that East Canyon still has open water with a water temperature around 37 degrees. As of December 18, a few patches of thin ice would form overnight but they would melt as soon as the sun came out. Fishing the past couple weeks has been fair to good. Last week, one angler landed four rainbow trout in the 16-inch range. This week, an angler reported catching a couple nice-sized rainbows, while another caught six planter-sized trout.

Echo Reservoir

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

(Jan 13) An angler who drove by the reservoir on January 9 reported warm temperatures, rain, and standing water on top of the ice which could have affected the safety of the ice. Use caution if you are going out to fish at Echo.

(Jan 5) According to an angler report from Dec. 31, the reservoir was covered in ice except for a patch of open water in the middle. A few anglers were observed fishing approximately 20 yards from shore. One angler reported that the ice in this part of the reservoir is about four inches thick.

(Dec 31) The reservoir was about 80 percent capped with a thin layer of ice on Dec. 27. This ice is not safe to walk on

(Dec 21) There is no ice on the reservoir and there probably won't be any for quite a while. Fishing at Echo has been good, but can be spotty according to one report from last week. One angler noticed that the schools would swim through about once an hour and fishing would be hot and fast fishing, then completely dead until they came through again. Green PowerBait worked well. One angler caught a few healthy 12- to 18-inch rainbow trout last week.

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

(Jan 11) Anglers are catching tiger trout through the ice near the boat ramp. Fishing has been best before noon using tube jigs. Use caution as there may still be open water in some parts of the lake.

(Jan 6) Anglers are catching tiger trout through the ice near the boat ramp at Electric Lake. The fishing has been best before noon using tube jigs. Use caution as there may still be open water in some parts of the lake.

Fairview Lakes

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Farmington Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 13) On January 11, Conservation Officer Doman said that the pond now has potentially unsafe ice. Before recent warm temperatures and rain, there used to be approximately 8 to 10 inches of ice. Use caution. Fishing has been slow for several weeks.

(Jan 5) Fishing has slowed since the hot streak two weeks ago. However, the 8 to 10 inches of ice at Farmington Pond (as of Dec. 31) is the thickest ice you'll find among the Davis County community fisheries right now.

(Dec 31) On Dec. 25, one angler reports that the ice was still three to five inches thick, but nothing was biting

(Dec 21) Last week, the ice on the pond was four to five inches thick throughout: the edges were just as solid as the middle. This week there is more open water near the inlet, but anglers are still able to fish on most of the pond. Fishing is fair at the pond.

Regulations

Ferron Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Fish Creek (lower)

Rainbow Trout

(Jan 11) Access to the creek may be limited as snow accumulates, but it may be accessible below Scofield dam if you have a four-wheel drive vehicle. Try using Panther Martin spinners or green soft hackle flies to catch trout and chubs here.

(Jan 6) Anglers have had good success catching trout and chubs using green soft hackle flies and panther martin spinners.

Flaming Gorge Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jan 6) The reservoir's elevation is 6,029 feet and descending and the temperature is 39 degrees F. There is fishable ice in Green River and Blacks Fork arms, and unstable ice at the Confluence. Currently, there are five to six inches of ice at Firehole, and five inches of ice at Fontenelle, but it is very unstable so use extreme caution. All boat ramps are still open for launching.

Kokanee salmon: Fishing for kokanee reopened Dec. 1.

Rainbow Trout: Fishing is good. Now that water temperatures have cooled, trout are active along the shoreline. Casting jigs and spoons and retrieving with the occasional jig and pause is most effective. Watch your line during the pause, as many of the hits will come as the lure drops through the water column. Good lures are 1/4 ounce marabou jigs in earth tones and spoons in silver, copper and chartreuse. If fishing from shore, cast the lure in a 45-degree angle from shore, and let the lure drop 10 to 15 feet before retrieving.,Trolling 10 to 20 feet deep and 1.5-2 mph with pop gear, spinners and small spoons has also been effective. Let the lure out 100 to 150 feet before attaching the line to the downrigger or inline weight. The longer set back will help decrease spooking of shallow fish. Lake trout may also be caught using these same tactics.

Lake trout: Fishing is good. The lake trout are active and hungry. Anglers are consistently catching smaller lake trout while trolling or jigging in 50 to 80 feet of water near main channel points and ridges. Fish may be located suspended above the bottom using a fish finder. Troll spoons like Williams Wablers, Northland Forage Minnows, and #3 Needlefish to target aggressive pups. Vertically jig a white or glow-n-the-dark tube jig or jigging spoon (Northland Buckshot) on a 3/8-ounce head tipped with sucker/chub meat. Gulp minnows and blade baits (Sebile Vibrato) can also work really well. Some lake trout are being caught while casting jigs and spoons along the shoreline (see rainbow trout), and longline trolling shallow running crankbaits like Rapala Shad Raps and Xraps.

Smallmouth Bass: Fishing is slow. Now that water temperatures have dropped into the 40s, bass fishing has slowed down, and it will be considerably difficult to catch them during the winter months. Try using jigs mimicking crayfish (earth tone colors), their primary forage.

Burbot: Fishing is slow. Some recent reports indicate fishing success, but it's been rather slow this year. The best activity happens at night. Boaters can 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/chub meat, recharge glow frequently, and jig the presentation a couple inches from the bottom. Hot spots are uplake of Buckboard near the Confluence/Lost Dog and Firehole boat launch.

Regulations

Fort Buenaventura

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Gigliotti Pond

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 11) The pond froze several weeks ago, but ice thickness may vary due to highly variable temperatures in Carbon County. Use caution when fishing here. Try using tube jigs tipped with either meal worms or night crawlers.

(Jan 6) Gigliotti Pond has had ice for several weeks, but ice thickness may vary due to recent warm temperatures in Carbon County. Use caution when fishing 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

(Jan 6) Try using bleeding silver or gold shiner Blue Fox Classic Vibrax spinners, silver/plated silver Blue Fox Minnow Spin spinners, or silver or rainbow trout Rapala Jigging Rap's. There have been no reports of ice formation at this time.

(Dec 31) Anglers have been catching 16- to 20-inch browns. Try using brown trout-brown or rainbow trout-white Mepps Aglia Marabou's, white streamer Mepps Aglia Streamer or classic copper/black Panther Martin Classic Spinner. There have been no reports of ice formation at this time.

(Dec 21) Anglers have been catching 16- to 20-inch browns. Try using brown trout-brown or rainbow trout-white Mepps Aglia Marabou's, white streamer Mepps Aglia Streamer or classic copper/black Panther Martin Classic Spinner. There have been no reports of ice formation at this time.

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(Jan 6) Flows are currently 2,842 cfs and the water temperture is at 43 degree F. Flows can change daily. Fly anglers are having the best success using small midges in sizes 20-26, and blue winged olive nymphs in sizes 20-22.

Regulations

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Walleye

(Jan 13) Anglers report that the middle of the reservoir has about 5 to six inches of ice with 1 to two inches of slush on top, but the first two feet along the edges of the water were soft. One angler reported catching a few trout, but fishing overall was slow according to their reports.

(Jan 5) The ice appears unsafe, and there are patches of open water. No anglers have been observed by DWR employees at the reservoir in the last few weeks.

Regulations

Honeyville Ponds

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Huntington Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

No recent reports.

Regulations

Huntington North Reservoir

Crayfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 11) Huntington North Reservoir still has some areas of open water. Use caution when ice fishing here.

(Jan 6) Huntington North Reservoir still has some areas of open water. Use caution when ice fishing here.

Regulations

Huntington Reservoir

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

(Jan 11) Anglers have had success catching tiger trout through the ice. Try using a white tube jig tipped with a meal worm.

(Jan 6) Anglers have had success catching tiger trout through the ice at Huntington Reservoir. Try using a white tube jig tipped with mealworm.

Regulations

Hyrum Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jan 13) One family of anglers who fished the ice on January 6 said that it was 5.5 inches thick. They reported catching a large number of perch less than eight inches long as well as one 12-inch rainbow trout. This group of anglers did well in about 20 feet of water using a small gold-colored jig tipped with mealworm.

(Jan 5) The ice is still on the thin side, but a couple of daring anglers have been seen on the reservoir this past week. Use extreme caution and bring the proper safety gear if you want to try ice fishing at Hyrum right now.

(Dec 31) On Dec. 29, the reservoir was covered in a thin layer of ice with many small patches of open water scattered throughout the main body. One angler who tested the ice at the Hyrum State Park Beach Area on Dec. 27 said that it was about one inch thick, making it unsafe to walk on.

(Dec 21) The reservoir is still primarily open water, but some ice shelves are forming along the edges. Fishing has recently been slow to fair for rainbow trout.

Joe's Valley Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jan 11) Ice has started forming on the reservoir, but the ice is unstable, and there are still areas of open water.

(Jan 6) Joes Valley Reservoir still has little to no ice. Try fishing on the rocky shorelines with spinners or Rapalas for catching trout and tiger muskies.

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

(Jan 6) Fishing is slow, but there have been some reports of anglers catching 18- to 22-inch browns and 14- to 16-inch rainbows. Traditional methods work well, but you can also try using shad or rainbow trout Mepps Comet Mino's, hot firetiger Mepps Little Wolf's, gold Rapala Original Floater's, gold shiner or rainbow trout Blue Fox Classic Vibrax Foxtail spinners, or holographic silver/pink insert Blue Fox Rattlin' Pixee spoons.

(Dec 31) Anglers are catching planter rainbows. Traditional methods work well, but you can also try using shad or rainbow trout Mepps Comet Mino, hot firetiger Mepps Little Wolf, gold Rapala Original Floater or chrome/blue mackerel Luhr-Jensen Krocodile. There is no ice formation at this time.

(Dec 21) Anglers are catching planter rainbows. Traditional methods work well, but you can also try using shad or rainbow trout Mepps Comet Mino, hot firetiger Mepps Little Wolf, gold Rapala Original Floater or chrome/blue mackerel Luhr-Jensen Krocodile. There is no ice formation at this time.

Regulations

Kaysville Ponds

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

(Jan 13) On January 11, the ponds were half-frozen with unsafe ice but the fishing on the open water was good. Try a jig tipped with waxworms or mealworms.

(Jan 5) Fishing at the dock has been good with a jig tipped with waxworms or mealworms. One angler caught more than 20 fish in two hours on Dec. 31. The catch included mostly small brook and rainbow trout.

(Dec 31) On Dec. 15 the ponds were capped with a thin layer of ice with small patches of open water distributed throughout.

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

(Jan 13) Fishing on the Logan is fair to good. One angler recommended using a black midge dry fly. Another angler who fished the Logan last week had good success on a zebra midge and pheasant tail nymph.

(Dec 31) Fishing has recently been good on the Logan, but we did not receive any angler reports this week.

(Dec 21) Fishing has recently been good on the Logan, but we did not receive any angler reports this week. At this time of year, egg patterns might still be working on the river. You could also try a Copper John or pheasant tail pattern.

Regulations

Lost Creek Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 13) One angler who fished the boat ramp arm of the reservoir on January 5 said that the ice was a solid 5 to six inches. They caught several 12- to 14-inch rainbow trout and two large cutthroat through the ice.

(Jan 5) On Dec. 29, the reservoir still had open water and several spots to fish from shore. The boat ramp arm of the reservoir was covered in a thin layer of patchy ice (and rotten spots), according to one angler. On Jan. 1, another angler reported that some thin, unsafe ice is beginning to form.

(Dec 31) According to several angler reports as well as a visit from a DWR employee on Dec. 27, the reservoir was still ice free. Fishing has been good for rainbow trout.

(Dec 21) An angler who visited the reservoir on December 15 reported that there was no ice yet. He fished Lost Creek for 45 minutes and caught a couple of rainbow trout.

Regulations

Mabey Pond

Crappie, Catfish, Largemouth Bass

No recent reports.

Regulations

Mantua Reservoir

Bluegill, Cutthroat Trout, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 13) According to one angler on January 8, the ice was 5 to seven inches thick with soft edges. Fishing was slow.

(Jan 5) The brief hot streak a couple of weeks ago has given way to very slow fishing, according to angler reports over the past week. A group of four anglers who fished Mantua on Dec. 29 and 30 caught only one trout and had just a few small bites. They said the ice was four-and-a-half inches thick where they fished, but it had some very soft places. Be sure to use extreme caution.

(Dec 31) The reservoir is capped with ice and is being fished heavily. Fishing reports this week contrasted last week's and were slow to fair overall. One angler reported catching one 18-inch rainbow trout after fishing for four hours using orange jigs and mealworms. Another group of anglers caught 16 small perch between the three of them. We also received several reports of anglers who experienced slow fishing or observed many others not catching very much. The most likely catch was small perch, according to several reports we received this week. One angler reported that the ice was seven inches thick where they drilled on Dec. 26, but other angler reports claimed their own holes were about five inches. Several anglers reported slushy conditions, especially within the past few days. One angler also reported very windy conditions on the reservoir, so you might want to consider bringing an ice tent on your next trip.

(Dec 21) Anglers this past week reported good to hot fishing despite heavy fishing pressure. On December 19, the ice was approximately four to five inches thick and it was covered in about two inches of snow. Angler reports indicated that fishing was best for perch, mainly in terms of quantity rather than size. Rainbow trout was the next most caught species. Anglers caught far fewer bluegill and bass but many still reporting catching them. Most of the bluegill were only a few inches long.

According to several angler reports, the smaller fish were biting readily and in great quantity, but there were a few larger fish mixed into the catch. One angler who was fishing the south side of the reservoir caught approximately 30 perch along with several bluegill and trout which is similar to a few other reports we received. Another angler had great success for perch by tipping a jig with a waxworm. Yet another angler caught a few fat rainbow trout. Another family of anglers reported catching mostly rainbow trout, but also one large perch. Very few reporting anglers this week opted to share what they were using to catch these fish.

Regulations

Matt Warner Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 6) Anglers have reported eight to nine inches of solid ice and that the entire reservoir is frozen. The fishing is very slow, so expect to move around until you find fish. Try tipping your ice lures with waxworms or mealworms. There is no snow, so the top layer is very slick but there are good access conditions on all of the roads. Please continue to use extreme caution. About 4,000 eight- to 11-inch rainbow trout were stocked in October.

Miller's Flat Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jan 11) The reservoir might be accessible in a four-wheel drive vehicle. To catch trout here, try using tube jigs tipped with meal worms.

(Jan 6) Miller Flat Reservoir may be accessible in a four-wheel drive vehicle. Try using tube jigs tipped with mealworms for catching trout here

Millsite Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 11) Anglers have been fishing through the ice off of the island at the bottom of the boat ramp. Fishing has been slow to fair.

Misc

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Monroe Mountain Lakes

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.

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.

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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

(Jan 13) Fishing has recently been fair to good on the Ogden, but we have not received any angler reports these past couple weeks that might indicate what patterns are working best.

(Jan 5) Fishing has recently been fair to good on the Ogden, but we have not received any recent angler reports about which patterns are working best.

(Dec 31) Fishing has recently been fair to good on the Ogden. If you're not sure which pattern to use, consider trying a zebra midge.

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Palisade Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Jan 6) Fishing has been slow and there have been no reports of ice formation at this time. Traditional methods work well.

(Dec 31) Fishing has been slow and there have been no reports of ice formation at this time. Try using PowerBait or a nightcrawler suspended in about 12 to 15 feet of water. You can also try jigging soft plastics, spoons or spinners.

(Dec 21) Fishing has been slow and there have been no reports of ice formation at this time. Try using PowerBait or a nightcrawler suspended in about 12 to 15 feet of water. You can also try jigging soft plastics, spoons or spinners.

Payson Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

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Pelican Lake

Bluegill, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass

(Jan 6) As of Jan. 3, the ice was three inches thick. The lake is currently filling, and we are not getting cold enough temperatures to freeze the edges. During the warmth of the day, open water formed around the shoreline in the afternoon, and on the very northwest end of the lake, near the sportsman's access. Please use extreme caution. Due to a treatment that has now been moved to the fall of 2018, limits have been liberalized to 12 largemouth bass and no limit on bluegill.

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Pineview Reservoir

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

(Jan 13) Angler reports indicated that perch fishing was still good to hot throughout last week. One pair of anglers did well for perch on January 5 and 6 in about 35 to 40 feet of water using Kastmasters with dropper ice flies tipped with mealworms and perch eyes. These anglers caught mostly small perch, but did get into several that were 9 to 10.5 inches long. Several anglers marked crappie, but these crappie have been unwilling to bite in great number these past few weeks.

(Jan 5) Many anglers visited Pineview this week, and they reported fishing trips that ranged from good to hot! The ice was four to five inches thick, according to a few anglers. They said that areas that might appear from a distance to be open water actually turned out to be clear, solid ice. We received a large number of reports indicating hot perch fishing. Anglers have been catching a lot of perch, and many were good-sized fish. One angler who fished Pineview on Dec. 30 said that several of the more than 100 perch they caught were more than 10 inches long. Another pair of anglers said they absolutely hammered the perch, catching well over their daily limits and having to release the smaller ones.

Not all of the fishing reports we received were this excellent, but many were still good. For example, on the Narrows, one angler report from Jan. 1 said that the perch bite was good in about 30 feet of water in the afternoon. This angler ended up catching around 30 perch. The perch they caught ranged in size from very small to decent-sized. We did not receive any crappie reports. Please keep in mind that fishing pressure at Pineview has been high, so the catching could slow down in the coming weeks.

(Dec 31) The reservoir is beginning to cap, but the ice is still unsafe. One angler who tested the ice on Dec. 26 said that it was about one inch thick, while another angler on Dec. 28 said that it had two inches. Hold on for just a bit longer before hitting the ice!

(Dec 21) According to a few angler reports this week, no ice has formed at Pineview beyond a few thin patches along some of the edges. The few fishing reports from Pineview we've received these past couple weeks suggest a slow to fair catch for panfish.

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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

(Jan 6) Anglers have been catching 12- to 16-inch browns. Early January tends to be the slowest time of year for the river. The brown trout have completed their spawn and are not as active or aggressive, and there are no significant hatches occurring. Fish tend to reside in deeper, slower moving pockets so focus on these areas. Try using midges, sow bugs, and hares ears.

(Dec 31) Anglers have been catching 12- to 20-inch brown trout and fishing has been great throughout the day, but best in the mid-afternoon. The brown trout spawn has neared its end, and browns are becoming less active. Try using black, red, or olive zebra midges, baetis fly patterns, sow bugs, and black or cream midges. Remember that lower flow push fish into deeper pockets so focus on these areas mid-morning to later afternoon.

(Dec 21) Anglers have been catching 12- to 20-inch brown trout and fishing has been great throughout the day, but best in the mid-afternoon. The brown trout spawn has neared its end, and browns are becoming less active. Try using black, red, or olive zebra midges, baetis fly patterns, sow bugs, and black or cream midges. Remember that lower flow push fish into deeper pockets so focus on these areas mid-morning to later afternoon.

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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

(Jan 6) Biologists have discovered that some of the wipers have reached almost 19 inches. Anglers continue to report good wiper fishing and are catching fish from 10- to 12-inch range by trolling crank baits. Anglers are encouraged to harvest larger yellow perch to help grow a larger population of fish. Last summer's surveys show an abundance of yellow perch in the five- to six-inch range and anglers are encouraged to take advantage of them. DWR biologists transferred select sizes of largemouth bass back into Red Fleet within the last month. These fish are larger than 12 inches and have a metal tag on the lower jaw. Walleye caught in the fall were eight to 12 inches.

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Rockport Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jan 13) On January 9, one angler reported that there was approximately two inches of ice underneath two inches of slushy water. This ice is unsafe to access for angling.

(Jan 5) The reservoir began to cap around Jan. 1 and 2. According to an angler report on Jan. 4, the ice was approximately two inches thick. Shore anglers reported fair to good fishing on Dec. 31, bringing in decent-sized rainbow trout using PowerBait and Rapalas.

(Dec 31) On Dec. 27, the reservoir was almost completely open water with the exception of the south tip, which was covered in a thin layer of ice. Angler reports indicated fair fishing this week. Some anglers struggled, while others brought in a few decent-sized rainbow trout.

(Dec 21) As of December 20, the reservoir still had open water and the surface water temperature was in the high 30s to low 40s. Try fishing off the bottom, as this was how a couple reporting anglers caught a handful of decent-sized rainbows this week. One angler reported that garlic PowerBait worked wel

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Salem Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 6) There is no ice formation at this time and traditional methods work best.

(Dec 31) There is little angling pressure and anglers are catching 8- to 10-inch rainbows. Pond Town Christmas runs until January 1, 2018. Please be cautious of light displays and obstructions when visiting the pond. There is no ice formation at this time.

(Dec 21) There is little angling pressure and anglers are catching 8- to 10-inch rainbows. Pond Town Christmas runs until January 1, 2018. Please be cautious of light displays and obstructions when visiting the pond. There is no ice formation at this time.

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Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 11) Most of the ice fishing is happening near the dam cove, where the ice is almost 10 inches thick. Anglers have caught rainbow and cutthroat trout using white jigs tipped with chub meat. Paddle bugs and green glow ice flies, tipped with a wax worm, have also worked well. Try fishing close to the bottom in 16 to 22 feet of water.

(Jan 6) Anglers have been ice fishing mostly near the dam cove where the ice is now approaching 10 inches thick. They've had success catching rainbow and cutthroat trout using white jigs tipped with chub meat. Using a green glow ice fly tipped with a wax worm has also worked well.

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Settlement Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jan 6) There have been no reports of ice formation at this time. Traditional methods work well, but you can also try using Blue Fox Classic Vibrax spinners, Luhr- Jensen Krocodile spoons, or Mepps Aglia spinners.

(Dec 31) There is little angling pressure and there have been no reports of ice formation at this time. Traditional methods work well, but you can also try using Rapalas, spoons or spinners.

(Dec 21) There is little angling pressure and there have been no reports of ice formation at this time. Traditional methods work well, but you can also try using Rapalas, spoons or spinners.

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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

(Jan 6) As of Jan. 3, the southern bay is about 1/3 covered with ice. The reservoir temperature is hovering around 37 degrees F and is sitting at 90 percent full and continuing to rise. Fly anglers are reporting very slow success with size 6-8 woolly buggers. Kokanee fishing reopened statewide on Dec. 1. Biologists are encouraging anglers to harvest their limits of 10- to 14-inch walleye to help thin out the walleye population and to help the yellow perch population. If you catch crappy, consider voluntarily releasing them to help establish the population.

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Steinaker Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jan 6) Anglers have been successful using spinners to catch large trout from the shoreline. Water levels are low. Shore anglers can also expect to find success casting or fishing suspended trout baits including worms and PowerBait. Bass have slowed down with the cooler temperatures but can still be caught if you are patient. Bass anglers should focus on rocky structure in 20 to 30 foot depths and slowly fish jigs or crawfish patterns to hook sluggish fish. Bluegill are also catchable if you can locate schools; once located try vertically jigging with small worm tipped jigs. There are still no limits in place as there are still lots of fish in the lake. The Division issued an emergency change, liberalizing limits at Steinaker. There is no daily bag limit for any species: Largemouth or smallmouth bass, rainbow or brown trout, and bluegill. This change will remain in effect until December 31, 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. We have been told that boaters will be able to launch through the 2018 summer, but we expect to lose access to the reservoir via the boat ramp in October 2018, with no storage water in Steinaker for all of 2019.Work on the dam will commence in late fall and will continue through the winter. We will not stock brown trout or rainbow trout in 2018 or 2019. We hope to be able to begin restoration of the fishery in 2020.

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Strawberry Reservoir

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

(Jan 6) According to Strawberry Bay Marina and Lodge, most of the reservoir is open water. There was some ice formation on the south end of the lake, however with the current weather conditions that ice has disappeared. Please use extreme caution as ice conditions continue to change. Try using 1.5- to 2-inch white tube jigs or curly tail grubs tipped with a nightcrawler or wax worm, rainbow trout Original Floating Rapala's, or silver or gold Jake's Spin-A-Lure's. Also, scent the lure with Pro-Cure Rainbow Trout Super Gel for an extra attractant.

(Dec 31) There is some ice formation on the Soldier Creek side and a few of the shallower bays, but the majority of the reservoir is open water. Anglers are catching 15- to 20-inch cutthroats and a few slow buster cutthroats. Anglers are having success fishing in 12 to 20 feet of water using 1.5- to 2-inch white tube jigs, paddle bugs or Maniac Custom Lure Cut'R Bugs.

(Dec 21) There is some ice formation on the Soldier Creek side and a few of the shallower bays, but the majority of the reservoir is open water. Anglers are catching 15- to 20-inch cutthroats and a few slow buster cutthroats. Anglers are having success fishing in 12 to 20 feet of water using 1.5- to 2-inch white tube jigs, paddle bugs or Maniac Custom Lure Cut'R Bugs.

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Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

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Uinta Lakes

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

(Jan 13) The frozen lakes along Mirror Lake Highway are only accessible by snowmobile or foot, but the fishing is good for tiger trout and rainbow trout. The lakes along the highway had approximately 12 inches of ice, a few inches of slush, and a foot of snow, according to one angler report last week. If you're looking for some good ice fishing and don't mind the remote location, deep snow and very cold temperatures, anglers recommend accessing the higher lakes from the Wyoming side.

(Jan 5) The frozen lakes along Mirror Lake Highway are only accessible by snowmobile or foot, but the fishing is good to hot for tiger trout and rainbow trout. The lakes along the highway had approximately 12 inches of ice, a few inches of slush, and a foot of snow, according to one angler report this week. If you're looking for some excellent ice fishing and don't mind the remote location, deep snow and very cold temperatures, anglers recommend accessing the higher lakes from the Wyoming side.

(Dec 31) The frozen lakes along Mirror Lake Highway are only accessible by snowmobile or foot. If you're looking for some good ice fishing and don't mind the remote location, deep snow and very cold temperatures, anglers recommend accessing the higher lakes from the Wyoming side.

(Dec 21) The Uintas are likely a good destination for ice fishing right now. Fishing was good at many of the mountain lakes for tiger trout, rainbow trout and brook trout. The ice has been thick enough to walk on at all of the lakes along Mirror Lake Highway for quite a while, according to anglers. Please be sure to check road and weather conditions before heading up to the Uintas!The Uintas are likely a good destination for ice fishing right now. Fishing was good at many of the mountain lakes for tiger trout, rainbow trout and brook trout. The ice has been thick enough to walk on at all of the lakes along Mirror Lake Highway for quite a while, according to anglers. Please be sure to check road and weather conditions before heading up to the Uintas!

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Utah Lake

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jan 6) There is some ice formation in the harbors and in various locations throughout the like. Reports indicate 1.5 to three inches of ice. Please use extreme caution as ice conditions continue to change. Anglers have reported catching white bass. Try chartreuse or pink jigheads tipped with a nightcrawler, wax worm, or mealworm, or chartreuse, white, or pink curly tail grubs.

(Dec 31) There is some ice formation beginning in the harbors and along the lake shore, and reports indicate two to three inches of ice at these locations. Please use extreme caution as ice conditions continue to change. Anglers have reported catching northern pike and white bass through the ice. Try using smelt or shiners and/or minnows to target northern pike.

(Dec 21) There is some ice formation beginning in the harbors and along the lake shore, and reports indicate two to three inches of ice at these locations. Please use extreme caution as ice conditions continue to change. Anglers have reported catching northern pike and white bass through the ice. Try using smelt or shiners and/or minnows to target northern pike.

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Vernon Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 6) There is six inches of ice with soft edges and some slush, and there is some open water near the dam. Angling pressure has been heavy and anglers have reported catching 8- to 12-inch tigers and 10- to 12-inch rainbows. Try using ice flies, Marabou jigs, or tungsten jigs tipped with a mealworm or wax worm. You can also try using Maniac Custom Lures chartreuse holographic, crazy glow, or mindless orange gizzy bugs.

(Dec 31) There is seven to nine inches of ice and anglers are catching 12- to 14-inch rainbows and 10- to 12-inch tigers. Try using pink, white, or chartreuse paddle bugs, ice flies, chartreuse or pink Rat Finkees, neon colored jig heads or mellow yellow or school bus tungsten jigs tipped with a wax worm, nightcrawler, or butter worm.

(Dec 21) There is seven to nine inches of ice and anglers are catching 12- to 14-inch rainbows and 10- to 12-inch tigers. Try using pink, white, or chartreuse paddle bugs, ice flies, chartreuse or pink Rat Finkees, neon colored jig heads or mellow yellow or school bus tungsten jigs tipped with a wax worm, nightcrawler, or butter worm.

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Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jan 13) Fishing on the Weber has been fair to good. One angler this week reported catching a few decent-sized rainbow trout. Another angler reported catching one good-sized brown trout. Anglers have recently recommended a hare's ear, sowbug or zebra midge pattern.

(Jan 6) Fishing on the Weber has been fair to good. Anglers recommend a hare's ear, sowbug or zebra midge pattern.

(Dec 31) Fishing on the Weber has been fair to good. Anglers recommend a hare's ear, sowbug or zebra midge pattern this week.

(Dec 21) Fishing on the Weber has been fair recently. One angler reports catching one large brown trout using a San Juan worm this week.

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Willard Bay

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

(Jan 13) An angler who checked the reservoir on January 2 said that the North Marina was capped and the ice was about one and a half inches thick. However, recent warm temperatures in the area might create changes in current conditions. Fishing has been very slow.

(Jan 6)

(Dec 31) The reservoir is still primarily open water, although we have received mixed reports about ice forming on the edges over the past two weeks. Recent warm temperatures in the area might have changed the ice conditions that anglers reported earlier in the week. Fishing has been very slow.

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Willow Pond

Bluegill,Brown Trout, Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Jan 6) There is little ice formation at this time and traditional methods work best. Please remember that as ice begins to form that ice fishing is prohibited at Willow Pond per city ordinance.

(Dec 31) There is little ice formation at this time. Try using rainbow twist PowerBait or a nightcrawler tipped with a marshmallow. Please remember that as ice begins to form that ice fishing is prohibited at Willow Pond per city ordinance.

(Dec 21) There is little ice formation at this time. Try using rainbow twist PowerBait or a nightcrawler tipped with a marshmallow. Please remember that as ice begins to form that ice fishing is prohibited at Willow Pond per city ordinance.

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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

(Jan 6) There have been no reports of ice formation and there has been little angling pressure.

(Dec 31) The Oasis boat ramp has two lanes open and the Painted Rocks boat ramp is closed. All courtesy docks and buoys have been removed for the season. Please use extreme caution when boating as underwater hazards do exist. Carp are the only species reported being caught lately. There have been no reports of ice formation at this time.

(Dec 21) The Oasis boat ramp has two lanes open and the Painted Rocks boat ramp is closed. All courtesy docks and buoys have been removed for the season. Please use extreme caution when boating as underwater hazards do exist. Carp are the only species reported being caught lately. There have been no reports of ice formation at this time.

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