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Revised 07-13-18


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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

(Jul 12) The average lake temperature is approximately 70 degrees. Fishing is slow to fair according to the few angler reports we've received in the past couple weeks. Last week, one group of anglers caught a few cutthroat trout by trolling Dardevles in the early morning. Recently, anglers have recommended varying the depths that you're fishing. Lure patterns that were working well included gold and black, silver, silver and blue or silver and green. If you're fishing deeper than 60 feet, be sure to use lures that are darker and have greater contrast.

(Jun 29) The average lake temperature is in the low 60s. Fishing has been fair to good on the lake for both cutthroat trout and lake trout. Both trolling and jigging have been working well. Anglers recommend varying the depths that you're fishing. Lure patterns that have been working well include gold and black, silver, silver and blue, or silver and green. If you're fishing deeper than 60 feet, be sure to use lures that are darker and have greater contrast. To increase your chances of success, anglers recommend fishing in the early morning or late evening. If you're jigging, try fishing in the morning between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

(Jun 23) The average lake temperature is around 60 degrees. Fishing is fair to good on the lake for both cutthroat trout and lake trout. Both trolling and jigging have been working well. Anglers recommend varying the depths that you're fishing, as they're beginning to mark groups of trout in depths of 40 to 60 feet or deeper. Lure patterns that have been working well include gold and black, silver, silver and blue, or silver and green. If you're fishing deeper than 60 feet, be sure to use lures that are darker and have greater contrast. To increase your chances of success, anglers recommend fishing in the early morning or late evening. If you're jigging, try fishing in the morning between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

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

(Jul 13) Anglers report fair fishing for smallmouth bass and perch from the shoreline, and perch on the east side of the reservoir. For bass, fish the edges of the weed beds with a Rapala floater, senko worm or rattle lure. You should also try tipping jigs with nightcrawlers.

(Jun 28) Anglers are catching smallmouth bass and perch from the shoreline. Anglers are having success catching perch on the east side of the reservoir. For bass, fish the edges of the weed beds with a Rapala floater, senko worm or rattle lure. You may also try tipping jigs with nightcrawlers for best success.

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

No recent reports.

Blue Mountains

Brook Trout, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Bountiful Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 13) Fishing is slow to fair. Keep an eye on the stocking reports as fishing at community ponds tends to be best within a few days after stocking. Basic baits, such as nightcrawlers or PowerBait, are generally good to try.

(Jun 29) Fishing at Bountiful Lake this week was slow to fair. 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.

(Jun 23) Fishing at Bountiful Lake this week was slow to fair. 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.

Regulations

Brough Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

No recent reports.

Regulations

Bullock Reservoir

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Musky (hybred)

No recent reports.

Regulations

Burraston Ponds

Albino Trout, Bluegill, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 13) Fishing is fair. Try using Blue Fox Vibrax Classic spinners or Blue Fox Vibrax Foxtail spinners.

(Jun 23) Try using a Panther Martin Holy Hammered Rainbow Brite spinner or Panther Martin Hammered gold or silver spinner.

Regulations

Calder Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jul 13) Anglers recently reported good catch rates for rainbow trout up to 18 inches. Biologists recommend that fly anglers try using scud and midge patterns, and dry fly hoppers and cicadas close to shore. The reservoir has special catch-and-release regulations. You may only use flies and lures, and bait is not allowed. See the Utah Fishing Guidebook for details.

(Jun 28) Anglers report good catch rates for rainbow trout up to 18 inches. Biologists recommend that fly anglers try using scud and midge patterns, and dry fly hoppers and cicadas close to shore. The reservoir has special catch-and-release regulations. You must use flies and lures only bait is not allowed. See the Utah Fishing Guidebook for details.

Regulations

Causey Reservoir

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

(Jul 13) Fishing is currently very slow. Anglers report trying a wide variety of setups without getting any bites.

(Jun 29) Fishing at Causey is currently slow to fair. Try using a worm under a bobber, a worm tipped with mini marshmallow, PowerBait, or salmon eggs.

(Jun 23) Fishing at Causey is currently fair. Try using a worm under a bobber, a worm tipped with mini marshmallow, PowerBait or salmon eggs.

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

(Jun 28) Catchable-sized tiger trout have been stocked in Corn, Chalk and Oak creeks.

Cottonwood Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

(Jul 13) Wiper fishing is fast on the top water in the evening and at dusk. Trout fishing has been extremely slow. Remember: You must release any tiger muskie that have not reached the 40-inch length limit. Please use care and good catch-and-release techniques.

(Jun 28) Anglers report slow fishing, but you may have some success targeting tiger muskies on bass jigs. Remember that you must release any tiger muskies that haven't reached the 40-inch length limit. Please use good catch-and-release techniques. Trout fishing is 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

(Jul 13) Anglers are catching decent-sized rainbow and tiger trout with garlic PowerBait, worms and marshmallows.

(Jun 28) Anglers are catching decent-sized trout. The stream has provided some good-sized brown trout in the last two weeks. Anglers are having success casting from shore with sinking Rapalas in trout patterns.

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

(Jul 13) Boat traffic has been heavy, but anglers are catching smallmouth bass, crappie and 16- to 18-inch rainbow trout. For smallmouth bass, a little bit of everything has been working. Anglers have been catching smallmouths using flashy pearl or flashy silver Berkley Flicker Shad Pro Flash's, various swimbaits, various gold and silver spinners and Gary Yamamoto Senko's rigged in either a nose rig or whacky rig. For trout, try trolling at about 1.82.0 mph with the rig suspended in about 20 to 30 feet of water. Try using Luhr-Jensen popgear, Mack's Wedding Rings, Worden's Flatfish's or Christenson's Lakeshore Tackle pink squids and Dakota dodgers.

(Jun 28) There is a lot of boat traffic during the weekends, but anglers are catching 14- to 18-inch walleye, 8- to 10-inch perch and 16- to 18-inch rainbows. For walleye, anglers have had success trolling at about 2.02.4 mph using walleye harnesses tipped with a nightcrawler. Try using Northland Pro Walleye Crawler Harnesses in UV fire perch, gold Christmas or hot steel, or try using Berkley Flicker Shad in black silver or blue smelt. For trout, try trolling at about 1.82.0 mph with the rig suspended in about 20 to 30 feet of water. Try using Luhr-Jensen popgear, Berkley Flicker Minnows, Mack's Wedding Rings, Worden's Flatfish or Blue Fox Pixee spoons.

Regulations

Duck Fork Reservoir

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Jul 12) Anglers are catching tiger trout that range from 14 to 18 inches long. Try fishing before noon and using beadhead soft-hackle flies in black/red/blue and black/green/pearl color combinations. The reservoir was also stocked with almost 1,300 cutthroat trout on July 2

(Jun 28) Anglers are catching tiger trout between 14 and 18 inches before noon using bead head soft hackle flies in black, red and blue or black, green and pearl.

Regulations

East Canyon Reservoir

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

(Jul 13) Fishing at East Canyon is fair to good according to the angler reports we received. One group of anglers did well for wipers and smallmouth bass using spinners. Others recommended PowerBait in various colors or flavors including rainbow, garlic and chartreuse. Another angler recommended fishing at Taylor Hollow.

(Jun 29) Fishing at East Canyon has been hit-or-miss for the past couple weeks, and this week was no different. Some anglers are reporting decent fishing while others are getting no bites at all despite trying a variety of tackle and locations. This week, we received a few more reports of slow fishing than in previous weeks. Reporting anglers who had some success were using garlic, chartreuse or rainbow PowerBait, especially near the south end of the reservoir.

(Jun 23) Fishing at East Canyon has been hit-or-miss for the past couple weeks. Some anglers are reporting decent fishing while others are getting no bites at all despite trying a variety of tackle and locations. One shore angler who was fishing the south end this week caught four smallmouth bass and one wiper. Another angler who was trolling from a canoe on June 17 got nothing from 7:00 p.m. all the way until dark. They were fishing near the dam and used flies, Rapalas and spoons. If you're fishing from shore, chartreuse PowerBait off the bottom is still working, according to a couple angler reports we received. Another reporting angler disagreed, though, saying that spinners were working for them better than PowerBait was. We also received several other reports of anglers receiving few or no bites recently.

Echo Reservoir

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

(Jul 13) The reservoir's water level has been dropping quickly. Fishing is still fair to good for smallmouth bass and rainbow trout. According to angler reports from this and previous weeks, the smallmouth bass and a few rainbows are biting in the rocks up by the dam. One angler reported catching a 17-inch rainbow trout from this spot. Most of the smallmouths have been small in size, but one angler caught a 12-inch bass a couple of weeks ago. Worms, plastic minnows and perch eyes have worked well.

(Jun 29) Fishing at Echo is still fair to good for smallmouth bass and rainbow trout. According to angler reports from this week and the last, the smallmouth bass are still biting in the usual place: the rocks up by the dam. Most of the smallmouths caught have been small in size, although one angler reported catching one 12-inch bass along with all of the small ones. Another angler this week reported excellent fishing for rainbow trout and yellow perch in the early morning. Both a worm-and-bobber rig and garlic PowerBait worked well for this angler.

(Jun 23) Fishing at Echo has been fair to good for smallmouth bass and rainbow trout. According to angler reports from this week and the last, the smallmouth bass are still biting in the usual place: the rocks up by the dam. Most of the smallmouths caught have been small in size. One group of anglers caught several decent-sized rainbow trout by trolling deep. Another angler caught several rainbows on a float tube using a perch-pattern Rapala.

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

(Jul 12) Try trolling with pop gear or dodgers to catch kokanee salmon. Highway 31 is now open.

(Jun 28) Fishing for kokanee salmon has been slow.

Forest supervisors have closed Highway 31 from the Huntington Power Plant to the Miller Flat Road due to the Trail Mountain Fire. Other road closures may be in effect. Contact the Manti-La Sal National Forest office in Price for more information.

Fairview Lakes

Rainbow Trout

(Jul 12) The lakes were stocked with about 7,000 rainbow trout on May 18. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners to catch them. Water levels have been low. Highway 31 is now open.

(Jun 28) Fairview Lakes were stocked with about 7,000 rainbow trout on May 18. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners.

Forest supervisors have closed Highway 31 from the Huntington Power Plant to the Miller Flat Road due to the Trail Mountain Fire. Other road closures may be in effect. Contact the Manti-La Sal National Forest office in Price for more information.

Farmington Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 13) Fishing is slow to fair at the pond right now. Keep an eye on the stocking reports as fishing at the community ponds tends to be best within a few days after stocking. Basic baits, such as nightcrawlers or PowerBait, are generally good to try.

(Jun 29) Fishing is slow at the pond right now. 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.

(Jun 23) Fishing is slow at the pond right now. 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.

Regulations

Ferron Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jul 12) Anglers have caught rainbow and cutthroat trout using beadhead soft-hackle flies in black/red/blue and black/green/pearl color combinations. A recent gill net survey also yielded some large brook trout (some as long as 18 inches). The reservoir was stocked with 2,000 rainbow trout on June 4.

(Jun 28) Anglers have caught rainbow and cutthroat trout using bead head soft hackle flies in black, red and blue or black, green and pearl. A recent gillnet survey found some brook trout as long as 18 inches. Ferron Reservoir was stocked with 2,000 rainbow trout on June 4

Regulations

Fish Creek (lower)

Rainbow Trout

(Jul 12) Fishing below the dam at Scofield Reservoir is good if you hope to catch chubs. Try using worms or soft-hackle flies here.

(Jun 28) Fishing below the dam at Scofield Reservoir is good if you're looking to catch chubs. Lower Fish Creek was also stocked with more than 16,000 4-inch brown trout on June 20. Try using worms or soft hackle flies here.

Flaming Gorge Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jul 13) Fishing at Flaming Gorge has been good.

Lake trout: Catch rates are increasing. Anglers are catching small lake trout while trolling or jigging in 70 to 80 feet of water near main channel points and ridges. Recently, anglers reported high catch rates from Jarvies Bay along the eastern shore. You can locate fish above the bottom using a fish finder. Vertically jig a 1/4- to 3/8-ounce, 3.5-inch white or glow-n-the-dark tube jig (Dry Creek Outfitters) tipped with sucker/chub meat. If you're trolling, try targeting aggressive pups with spoons like RMT Viper Serpents, Northland Forage Minnows, Super Dupers and #3 Needlefish. Small lake trout, less than 25-inches, have become overabundant. This is causing competition for food and a decrease in growth rates. If this trend continues, it will impact the trophy lake trout component because there will be less food to grow big fish. Please help by harvesting your limit of lake trout less than 25 inches. This size class of fish also makes exceptional table fare.

Kokanee salmon: Fishing has been spotty, but it can be good when you are at the right spot. Effective colors and lures have become more variable. Pink has been a go-to color this season, but recent reports recommend green, white and even brass spinner blades. On the Utah side of the reservoir, anglers report success at Sheep Creek Bay near the red cliffs, Kingfisher Island near the rope swing, North Skull Creek, Jarvies Bay and near Mustang Ridge. Kokanee salmon are susceptible to higher mortality because of warm water and air temperatures. Now that water temperatures are above 70F, anglers should minimize catch and release.

Rainbow trout: Rainbow trout were stocked reservoir-wide during the last week of May. Expect excellent fishing from the shoreline and boats. A boat is essential to access most of the lower reservoir. You can, however, shore fish 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 in earth tones and 1/4-ounce weights have been very effective. Spinners, spoons and other jigs will work as well. Boat anglers will likely pick up rainbows on small spoons and spinners trolled at 30 to 40 feet.

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

Burbot: There are few angler reports. 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 the glow frequently and jig the presentation a couple inches from the bottom.

(Jun 28) Fishing is fair to hot, depending on what species you're targeting.

Lake trout: Catch rates are picking up. Anglers are catching small lake trout while trolling or jigging in 50 to 60 feet of water near main channel points and ridges. High catch rates were recently reported from Jarvies Bay along the eastern shore. You might find fish above the bottom using a fish finder. Vertically jig a 1/4- to 3/8-ounce white or glow-n-the-dark tube jig or jigging spoon (Northland Buckshot), tipped with sucker/chub meat. If trolling, try spoons like RMT Viper Serpents, Northland Forage Minnows and #3 Needlefish to target aggressive pups. Lake trout smaller than 25 inches have become overabundant, causing competition for food and a decrease in growth rates. If this trend continues, it will impact the trophy lake trout component (less food to grow big fish). Please help the resource by harvesting your limit of lake trout smaller than 25 inches. This size class of fish also makes exceptional table fare.

Kokanee salmon: Fishing is good and most are being caught while trolling 25 to 45 feet on dodgers and pink squids. If you find a large concentration, you can also catch them while vertically jigging small spoons (P-Line Kokanator) tipped with Gulp maggots. Successful reports from the Utah side of the reservoir have recently come from Sheep Creek Bay near the red cliffs, Jarvies Bay and near the dam. Kokanee salmon are susceptible to higher mortality due to warm water and air temperatures, and now that water temperatures are near 70 degrees F, anglers should minimize catch and release.

Rainbow trout: Rainbow trout were stocked reservoir-wide during the last week of May. Expect excellent fishing from the shoreline and boats. A boat is essential to access most of the lower reservoir; however, there is shore fishing near the Dam Point Visitor Center and boat ramps. Fish are shallow and cruising the shoreline, especially in the backs of canyons, near inflows and along shallow rocky points. Where you catch one, you will likely catch many. Marabou jigs are very effective in earth tones and 1/4-ounce weights. Spinners, spoons and other jigs will work as well.

Smallmouth bass: Fishing is excellent now that water temperatures are in the upper 60s. High catch rates have been reported using Ned rigs and dropshot rigs with four-inch worms. Jigs mimicking crayfish, their primary forage, are also a good option. Use earth tone colors. Expect higher catch rates lower in the reservoir near the dam.

Burbot: We haven't received any recent reports. 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 the glow frequently and jig the presentation a couple inches from the bottom.

Regulations

Fort Buenaventura

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Gigliotti Pond

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 12) Gigliotti Pond was most recently stocked on June 13 with about 750 rainbow trout, each averaging almost 11 inches long. To catch them, try using nightcrawlers or PowerBait.

(Jun 28) Gigliotti Pond has been stocked with about 3,000 fish so far this year. Most recently, it was stocked on June 13. Try using nightcrawlers or PowerBait for catching rainbow trout.

Regulations

Glassman's Pond

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Grantsville Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 13) Shore fishing has been tough, but anglers fishing from personal watercraft have reported good results. Try using Panther Martin Holographic tiger green, chartreuse or rainbow trout spinners, Eppinger Original Dardevle spoons, Luhr-Jensen Hydro Vibe Extreme spinners or nightcrawlers tipped with an Atlas Mike's marshmallow.

(Jun 28) Anglers are catching 16- to 18-inch rainbows. Fishing from shore has been tough, but anglers who fish from personal watercraft have reported success. Try using Panther Martin Classic gold, silver or salamander gold spinners or try Panther Martin Holographic tiger green, chartreuse or rainbow trout spinners.

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(Jun 28) To avoid the crowds, anglers should fish weekdays, early and late in the day. Dry fly fishing is fair. Anglers are catching fish on the surface using big bugs like cicadas, hoppers and ants. Yellow sallies and caddis hatches are also occurring, and fish are starting to key on those. Nymphing has been most productive using small zebra midges, baetis, stone flies, San Juan worms and scuds. Scuds have been working better closer to the dam and San Juan worms have performed well in the runs. Try a dry dropper with a cicada or hopper up high and wet fly below. Streamers in olive or black are effective early or late in the day. Spin fishing has been good. Marabou jigs or tube jigs in earth tones, white and ginger are a good option in shallow or deep water. Rainbow or brown trout patterned crankbaits and medium sized silver spoons and spinners have also worked well. Pinch down the barbs for quick release.

Regulations

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Walleye

(Jun 23) Fishing at Holmes Creek Reservoir appears to be fair to good right now. One family of anglers reported good success last week using PowerBait. They caught several planter-sized rainbow trout. Generally this is a good time of year to fish the reservoir for largemouth bass as well, but we have not received any recent reports on the quality of the bass bite at this location.

Regulations

Honeyville Ponds

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Huntington Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jul 12) Highway 31 is now open, and Huntington Creek is accessible. Try using soft-hackle flies or renegades to catch brown and cutthroat trout here.

Regulations

Huntington North Reservoir

Crayfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 12) Anglers have had success catching rainbow trout and wiper using a size 6 beadhead crystal bugger in brown/green/pearl colors. Fishing was best in the vicinity of the boat ramp.

(Jun 28) Anglers have had success catching rainbow trout and wiper using a size 6 bead head crystal bugger in brown, green and pearl colors. Using jigs to fish for wipers has been less effective lately.

Regulations

Huntington Reservoir

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

(Jul 12) Fishing is best when you can get out on a boat or a float tube, away from the shoreline. With fly tackle, anglers have been successful using size 610 buggers and soft-hackle flies. You might also do well with beadhead green-tinsel leeches, brown/green/pearl crystal buggers and plum leeches with a purple tail. The tiger trout have been between 13 and 19 inches long. Highway 31 is now open.

(Jun 28) Fishing is best when you can get out on a boat or a float tube, and away from the shoreline. With fly tackle, anglers have been successful using size 6 and 8 bad head green tinsel leeches, brown, green and pearl crystal buggers, and plum leeches with a purple tail. The tiger trout have been between 13 and 19 inches long.

Forest supervisors have closed Highway 31 from the Huntington Power Plant to the Miller Flat Road due to the Trail Mountain Fire. Other road closures may be in effect. Contact the Manti-La Sal National Forest office in Price for more information.

Regulations

Hyrum Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jul 13) Most of the reports we received from anglers indicated slow to fair fishing, but we did receive a report of one angler who did well for perch and rainbow trout using worms on two separate occasions. A different angler reported losing one decent-sized largemouth bass.

(Jun 29) Fishing at Hyrum, according to angler reports from this week, has virtually shut down compared to the fair to good fishing reports we received last week. Reporting anglers received few to no bites at all.

(Jun 23) Fishing at Hyrum has been fair to good for bass, perch and trout. Shore anglers have reported that fish were biting readily on PowerBait or worms. One group last week did particularly well by tipping their worm with a mini marshmallow.

Joe's Valley Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jul 12) Fishing has been fair at the reservoir. Try using jigs tipped with chub meat or crankbaits to catch trout and tiger muskies here. Anglers have also had some luck catching cutthroat trout using size 4 beadhead crystal buggers in black/silver and black/red/blue color combinations on fast-sinking fly line.

(Jun 28) Fishing has been fair at Joes Valley Reservoir. Try using jigs tipped with chub meat or crankbaits to catch trout and tiger muskies. Anglers have also had some luck catching cutthroat trout using size 4 bead head crystal buggers in black and silver and black, red and blue color combinations on fast-sinking fly line.

Forest supervisors have closed Highway 31 from the Huntington Power Plant to the Miller Flat Road due to the Trail Mountain Fire. Other road closures may be in effect. Contact the Manti-La Sal National Forest office in Price for more information.

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

(Jul 13) Boat traffic has been heavy, but anglers are catching smallmouth bass, 12- to 16-inch kokanee salmon, 14- to 16-inch rainbow trout, 10- to 12-inch wipers, and occasionally 18- to 22-inch brown trout. For kokanee, try trolling at 1.3 mph with the rigs suspended in 15- to 25 feet of water. Try using Christenson's Lakeshore Tackle pink spotted glow squids and gold with silver fish scale Dakota dodgers tipped with a Berkley Gulp! Maggot. For wipers, try trolling at 2.63.0 mph straight out from the boat docks in about eight to 12 feet of water. Try using Berkley Flicker Shad Pro Flash's in a variety of lighter colors.

(Jun 28) Anglers are catching 11- to 14-inch kokanee, 14- to 16-inch rainbows and some smallmouth bass. For kokanee, try trolling at 1.61.8 mph with the rigs suspended in 20 to 30 feet of water. Try using D&H Custom Lures pink Hot Heads with a pink/silver Dakota dodger tipped with a pink Berkley Gulp! Maggot. For smallmouth bass, try using Mister Twister Curly Tail Grub in watermelon/blue black gold flake, chartreuse flake, or black on a 1/8-ounce white jighead or dropshot a Gary Yamamoto Senko in green pumpkin, watermelon or watermelon and white laminate.

Regulations

Kaysville Ponds

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

(Jul 13) Fishing at the Kaysville Ponds has been a bit slow for larger fish. Several groups of anglers reported that their children enjoyed catching tiny bluegill near the shore. Use a small piece of a worm on a small hook, and you can potentially catch the bluegill over and over very easily. Keep an eye on the stocking reports as fishing at the community ponds tends to be best within a few days after stocking. Basic baits, such as nightcrawlers or PowerBait, are generally good to try.

(Jun 29) Fishing at the Kaysville Ponds has been a bit slow for larger fish, but recently we've received reports from several groups of anglers about their children having a blast catching tiny bluegill near the shore. Use a small piece of a worm on a small hook, and they can potentially be very easy to catch over and over. 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.

(Jun 23) Fishing at the Kaysville Ponds has been a bit slow for larger fish, but we received reports from several groups of anglers about their children having a blast catching tiny bluegill near the shore. Use a small piece of a worm on a small hook, and they can potentially be very easy to catch over and over. One angler last week also recommended using white bread, PowerBait, or insects that you find around the pond if you're targeting more than just the small bluegill.

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LaSal Mountains

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

(Jul 12) Dons Lake and Hidden Lake were both stocked with more than 700 rainbow trout on July 9. Kens Lake and Rattlesnake Ranch Pond, as well as several others on the La Sal Mountains, have been stocked with several thousand rainbow trout this year. (The fish averaged about 10 inches long.) Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners to catch them.

(Jun 28) Kens Lake and Rattlesnake Ranch Pond, as well as several others on the La Sal Mountains, were stocked recently with several thousand rainbow trout averaging about 10 inches in length.

Locomotive Springs

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Logan River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jul 13) The river was stocked with approximately 1,900 planter-sized rainbow trout on June 27. Fishing has been fair to good on the river. We have not received any reports of what fly patterns are working best, but spinners have been working according to one angler.

(Jun 29) The river was stocked with approximately 1,900 planter-sized rainbow trout on June 27. Fishing has recently been fair to good on the river, but we have not received any recent reports of what fly patterns are working best. Nearby, Tony Grove Lake was stocked with 2,500 planter-sized rainbow trout on June 26.

(Jun 23) The river was stocked with approximately 1,400 planter-sized rainbow trout on June 19. Fishing has recently been fair to good on the river, but we have not received any recent reports of what fly patterns are working best.

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Lost Creek Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jun 29) Fishing at Lost Creek Reservoir is currently slow to fair, according to the angler reports we received this week. One group of anglers this week who trolled with Rapalas and spoons reported mostly slow fishing with a few active spots just east near where the two canyons meet. They landed three rainbow trout. Reporting shore anglers this week said that salmon eggs were working, but not PowerBait.

(Jun 23) According to the small number of reports we received from anglers this week, Lost Creek is slow to fair right now. One angler fished for several hours and didn't even get a bite. Another angler reported catching one decent-sized rainbow trout.

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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

(Jul 13) Fishing has been fair to good. Bluegill were readily hitting worms in many of the reports we received. One family fishing from a boat caught a healthy mix of bluegills, green sunfish and a couple of largemouth bass. This group tried a large variety of lures and bait, including different flavors of PowerBait and Gulp. They had general success with most of what they used, without a clear favorite. Everyone in the family ended up catching something. A jon boat angler caught a few bluegills and a two-pound bass using earthworms under a bobber. Another family caught 30 bluegill on worms, and three bass and one trout with a Rat-L-Trap. This group observed a nearby angler doing just as well using crankbaits.

(Jun 29) Heavy algae growth is making fishing at Mantua rough right now. Aside from a small window of open water near the boat ramp, the reservoir is coated in algae. One family who spent the entire day trolling with a variety of rigs only got a few nibbles and no real bites.

(Jun 23) Fishing is still good for bluegill, largemouth bass, perch and rainbow trout. A worm under a bobber is a cheap and simple rig that can potentially yield a good catch if you're fishing from the shore. Anglers last week also recommended fishing with PowerBait or a worm tipped with a marshmallow. Catches widely varied between reporting anglers. While one angler reported catching 50 bluegill, others reported catching rainbow trout or a mixture of species.

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Matt Warner Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 13) Anglers report good fishing using trout baits like PowerBait or worms. Fly anglers are doing well, too. Most of the fish are in the 18- to 21-inch range. With the warmer weather, we may start seeing blue-green algal blooms. These blooms may cause low oxygen levels, resulting in potential fish kills and water that contains toxins for animals and humans. If you see anything like this, please report call and report it to us. Also, Matt Warner is one of three locations included in the Fishing With The Fox contest that started Memorial Day weekend and ends August 15. Catch a fish with a blue tag that says DWR WIN FISHING WITH THE FOX and register it online, or email tonyakieffer@utah.gov for directions on how to get registered with your tagged fish.

(Jun 28) Anglers report good fishing. Biologists report that typical trout baits (PowerBait and worms) are working well, but fly anglers are doing well, too. 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. With the warmer weather, we may start seeing blue-green algal blooms. These blooms may cause low oxygen levels, resulting in potential fish kills and water that contains toxins for animals and humans. If you see anything like this, please report it to the local DWR office. Also, Matt Warner is one of three locations included in the Fishing With The Fox contest that started Memorial Day weekend and ends August 15. Catch a fish with a blue tag that says DWR WIN FISHING WITH THE FOX and register it online, or email tonyakieffer@utah.gov for directions on how to get registered with your tagged fish.

Miller's Flat Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jul 12) Highway 31 is open, and the reservoir continues to be accessible. Try using worms, PowerBait or gold spinners to catch trout here. Anglers have had the most success trolling in small boats about 50 yards from shore and using small, gold Panther Martin and Jake's spinners

(Jun 28) Miller Flat Reservoir is accessible, but only by approaching Miller Flat Road from the west.

Forest supervisors have closed Highway 31 from the Huntington Power Plant to the Miller Flat Road due to the Trail Mountain Fire. Other road closures may be in effect. Contact the Manti-La Sal National Forest office in Price for more information.

Millsite Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Misc

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Monroe Mountain Lakes

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Jun 28) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked at the Box Creek reservoirs and north end lakes (Big, Deep, Anabella). Manning Meadow Reservoir is closed to fishing until July 14.

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

(Jul 13) The river was stocked with 950 planter-sized rainbow trout on June 25. Fishing has been fair to good for brown trout. Anglers reported good fishing using spinners or worms

(Jun 29) The river was stocked with 950 planter-sized rainbow trout on June 25. One angler reports slow fishing on the river this week.

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Palisade Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Jul 13) Anglers have been catching 16- to 18-inch rainbow trout. Try using Rapala Original Floating lures, Mepps Aglia Marabou spinners, Panther Martin Holy Hammered spinners or Jake's Spin-A-Lures.

(Jun 28) Traditional methods work well, but you can also try using a black- or olive-colored woolly bugger under a bobber.

Payson Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 13) Anglers have been catching 10-inch rainbow trout. Traditional fishing methods work well, but you can also try using Panther Martin Teardrop spinners, Panther Martin Holographic Fly spinners or Kastmaster spoons.

(Jun 28) Anglers are catching rainbows. Try using a black- or olive-colored woolly bugger under a bobber, lime-twist PowerBait Trout Bait or a nightcrawler with a Atlas Mike's chartreuse marshmallow.

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Pelican Lake

Bluegill, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass

(Jul 13) Bass fishing is excellent on warm days. You may want to try throwing bass jigs along the weeds beds. The fishing pier is old and damaged, so we won't be putting it in this year. Carp have been very active, so you may try you hand at bowfishing. 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.

(Jun 28) The bass fishing has been excellent on warm days, and will only get better as it gets warmer. Tube jigs on weighted bead heads, tipped with earthworm have worked great this past week. You may try throwing bass jigs online the weeds beds. The fishing pier is old and damaged, so we won't be putting it in this year. Carp have been super active, so you may try you hand at bowfishing. 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

(Jul 13) Tiger muskie fishing is really picking up! More anglers are catching tiger muskies compared to previous weeks. In some of these reports, anglers caught several tiger muskies during one fishing trip. Use big, flashy lures like crankbaits and spinnerbaits when you're targeting tiger muskies. Catching this spectacular fish can require a great deal of persistence, so keep casting. Fishing for perch, catfish and smallmouth bass has also been good. One angler caught a large number of catfish and perch using worms. Anglers are still catching smallmouth bass too.

(Jun 29) According to the angler reports we've received this week, the tiger muskie bite is picking up! We received more reports of anglers catching tiger muskies this week compared to previous weeks. Use big, flashy lures like crankbaits and spinnerbaits when you're targeting tiger muskies. Catching this spectacular fish can require a great deal of persistence, so keep casting! We did not receive any angler reports on the quality of the bite for other fish species this week, but recently fishing for smallmouth bass at Pineview has been fair to good.

(Jun 23) Recently anglers have been reporting fair to good fishing for smallmouth bass as well as a decent catfish and perch bite. Try fishing early in the morning or late in the evening if you can. We've received several reports of particularly good catching in the coves. Some reports we received on bass indicated that decent-sized fish were also being caught not just large numbers of smaller fish. In general, catching smallmouth bass was easier for anglers who had a boat compared to those fishing from shore. We also received several more reports of tiger muskies being caught this week than any previous week. Use big, flashy lures like crankbaits and spinnerbaits when you're targeting tiger muskies.

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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

(Jul 13) Lower: There has been a lot of raft traffic, but the water flows have lessened. Watch for caddis and midge hatches throughout the day, and an occasional pale morning dun mayfly hatch. Try using zebra midges, cased-caddis nymphs, sow bugs, PMD nymphs and streamers.

Middle: The water flows are great for this time of year, and there are plenty of hatches happening. Watch for caddis, midges, pale morning dun mayflies, yellow stoneflies and some green drakes. Try using drake nymphs, zebra midges, sow bugs, caddis nymphs, PMD nymphs, soft-hackled flies and streamers.

(Jun 28) Lower: The flow is fairly stable for this time of year. Caddis and midges are hatching regularly, and pale morning dun mayflies are beginning to hatch. Try using zebra midges, sow bugs, cased-caddis nymphs, streamers, pale morning dun emergers, prince nymphs or pheasant tails.

Middle: The Middle Provo is flowing higher than normal. Continue to focus on the edges, deeper pools or areas that provide some refuge from the flows. Caddis and midges are hatching regularly, and pale morning dun mayflies are beginning to hatch. Try using drake nymphs, cased-caddis nymphs, sow bugs, hares ears or pale morning dun nymphs. Anglers are also having success using white or purple streamers on sunny days.

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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

(Jul 13) Fishing is good. Anglers report catching perch from shore in the shallow weed beds. Wipers and cutthroat have also been very active. If you fish from a boat, you may also catch crappie and walleye. Try getting jigs that mimic smaller panfish. For perch or walleye, try fishing a jighead and worm in 10 to 15 feet of water.

(Jun 28) Fishing has started to pick up as anglers are still catching 21-inch wipers. They are feasting on black crappie, so try getting jigs to mimic smaller panfish. Anglers have reported catching decent sized yellow perch in significant numbers. For perch and walleye, try fishing a jighead and worm in about 10 to 15 feet of water.

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Rockport Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jul 13) Shore fishing for trout has been very slow. One group of anglers had four rods in the water with various PowerBait colors and a worm-and-marshmallow setup, but didn't get a single bite in three hours. They did, however, do well for small smallmouth bass using silver spinners and Kastmasters.

A harmful algae bloom could still be affecting Rockport in select areas, but monitoring efforts are ongoing. Follow any directions posted by Rockport State Park. Anglers can still fish in waters where a bloom is occurring, but they are encouraged to clean the fish, discard guts and thoroughly wash their hands with clean water. Since toxins concentrate mostly in a fish's organs (fatty tissue and skin), discard these items and eat only the fillets.

(Jun 29) A harmful algae bloom may still be affecting Rockport in select areas, but monitoring efforts are ongoing as of this week. Follow any directions posted by Rockport State Park. Anglers can still fish in waters where a bloom is occurring, but they are encouraged to clean the fish, discard guts, and wash their hands with clean water. Since toxins concentrate mostly in a fish's organs (fatty tissue and skin), discard these items and eat only the fillets. Fishing at Rockport has been slow to fair, according to recent reports. Reporting anglers who had the most success were fishing from a boat. If you're fishing from shore, try using PowerBait in garlic or corn flavor. You could also fish a worm tipped with a marshmallow.

(Jun 23) A harmful algae bloom is currently affecting Rockport in select areas. Follow any directions posted by Rockport State Park. Anglers can still fish in waters where a bloom is occurring, but they are encouraged to clean the fish, discard guts, and wash their hands with clean water. Since toxins concentrate mostly in a fish's organs (fatty tissue and skin), discard these items and eat only the fillets. Fishing at Rockport has been hit-or-miss. We received reports varying from slow to good fishing last week, but this week most of the reports we received were slow to fair. Reporting anglers who had the most success were fishing from a boat. If you're fishing from shore, try using PowerBait in garlic or corn flavor. You could also fish a worm tipped with a marshmallow.

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Salem Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 13) Anglers have been catching bluegill, 8- to 10-inch rainbow trout and 13- to 15-inch channel catfish. For catfish, try using Berkley Gulp! Catfish Dough or Magic Bait Catfish Bait.

(Jun 28) Anglers have been catching 8- to 10-inch rainbows and 13- to 15-inch channel catfish. For catfish, try using Berkley Gulp! Catfish Dough or Magic Bait Catfish Bait. For trout, try using gold or silver spinners.

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Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 12) Anglers are catching mostly cutthroat trout from the shore. Try using worms, PowerBait, spinners or soft-hackle flies in tan/green/pearl or midnight fire. Fish in the dam cove or along the western shore, including the Walk-in Access portion. Anglers have also been catching cutthroat trout using white or pearl-sparkle tube jigs tipped with chub meat. Yellow garlic PowerBait has worked well for rainbow trout. Scofield was stocked most recently on June 27 with 11,600 rainbow trout, each averaging about 10.5 inches long. The reservoir has also been stocked with 12,000 cutthroat trout this year. Highway 31 is now open.

(Jun 28) Anglers are catching mostly cutthroat trout from the shore using worms, PowerBait, spinners and soft hackle flies in tan, green and pearl or midnight fire. Anglers have also been catching cutthroat trout using white or pearl sparkle tube jigs tipped with chub meat. Yellow garlic PowerBait has worked well for rainbow trout. Fishing has been pretty fast from the Walk-in Access area using a full bubble with Pistol Pete's and Jakes spinner lures. Scofield Reservoir was stocked with 12,000 8-inch cutthroat trout on April 18.

Forest supervisors have closed Highway 31 from the Huntington Power Plant to the Miller Flat Road due to the Trail Mountain Fire. Other road closures may be in effect. Contact the Manti-La Sal National Forest office in Price for more information.

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Settlement Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jul 13) Fishing has been difficult. For wipers, try using 1/16-ounce, neon-colored jigheads with Mister Twister Curly Tail Tri Alive grubs in baby bass, rainbow trout or Tennessee shad.

(Jun 28) Anglers have been catching 13- to 15-inch rainbows. Traditional methods work best, or you can try using Blue Fox Vibrax Classic spinners or Kastmaster spoons.

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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

(Jul 13) Anglers are having the best success for walleye in the early morning and late evenings fishing with glow-in-the-dark jigheads, curlytail lures and nightcrawlers. Anglers should fish shallow, sloping shorelines with rock and some vegetation, and make sure to set the hook when you feel a bump. Smallmouth fishing has also picked up along the rocky edges. 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 and produce healthier walleye populations. Biologists are also asking anglers to voluntarily release crappie to help establish the population.

(Jun 28) Anglers are having the best success for walleye in the early morning and late evenings fishing with glow-in-the-dark jigheads, curlytail lures and nightcrawlers. Anglers should fish shallow, sloping shorelines with rock and some vegetation, and make sure to set the hook when you feel a bump. Smallmouth fishing has also picked up along the rocky edges. 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 and produce healthier walleye populations. Biologists are also asking anglers to voluntarily release crappie to help establish the population.

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Steinaker Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jul 13) The water levels are extremely low and dropping daily. We anticipate that you will only be able to use the boat ramp for two more weeks. Largemouth bass fishing has been excellent during the warmer parts of the day, especially near the rocky edges and the dock. Remember, there is no daily bag limit for any species at Steinaker: largemouth or smallmouth bass, rainbow or brown trout and bluegill. The reservoir is currently 45 to 47 percent full. This is about 20 percent less than what the Water Conservancy predicted in their draw down schedule for this time of year. Steinaker will be drained to dead pool by Sept. 1, per construction contract. This means the boat ramp will most likely be unusable by mid to late July. This change will remain in effect until Dec. 31, 2018. 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.

(Jun 28) Shore anglers have been extremely successful fishing for bluegill with worms, and neon tube jigs/weighted jigheads. Largemouth bass fishing has been excellent during the warmer parts of the day, especially near the rocky edges and the dock. Remember, there is no daily bag limit for any species at Steinaker: largemouth or smallmouth bass, rainbow or brown trout and bluegill. The reservoir is currently 45 to 47 percent full. This is about 20 percent less than what the Water Conservancy predicted in their draw down schedule for this time of year. Steinaker will be drained to dead pool by Sept. 1, per construction contract. This means the boat ramp will most likely be unusable by mid to late July. This change will remain in effect until Dec. 31, 2018. 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

(Jul 13) Anglers have been catching 17- to 22-inch cutthroat trout and 15- to 20-inch kokanee salmon. The kokanee have moved deeper in the water column. Try trolling at 1.31.6 mph with the lure suspended in 45 to 50 feet of water. Anglers are catching 10- to 12-inch kokanee on the Solider Creek side, and larger than 15-inch kokanee on the Strawberry Bay side. Try using white, orange or pink squids with a neutral-colored dodger bent in a heads up/heads down orientation. Tip with white Berkley Gulp! Maggots and scent with Pro-Cure Kokanee Special or garlic Mike's Gel Scent.

(Jun 28) Anglers have been catching 12- to 18-inch rainbows regularly (and some that weighed more than two pounds), 18- to 22-inch cutthroats and 15- to 18-inch kokanee. For trout, try using a nightcrawler and white marshmallow or lemon-twist PowerBait Trout Bait. Or try trolling at 1.52.0 mph using Mack's Lures Wedding Rings, Worden's Flatfish, Berkley Flicker Shad Pro Slicks, or Berkley Flicker Minnows. For kokanee, try trolling at 1.31.6 mph with the lure suspended in 35 to 43 feet of water. Try using fluorescent pink, glow, or chartreuse squids with a neutral-colored dodger. Tip with pink Berkley Gulp! Maggots and scent with Pro-Cure Kokanee Special.

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Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 13) There is a lot of recreational pressure, so fishing is best early in the morning. Traditional fishing methods work well, but you can also try using Swedish Pimple spoons, Blue Fox Vibrax Classic spinners or Mepps Aglia Brite spinners.

(Jun 28) Fishing is best early in morning before the crowds move in. Traditional methods work well, but spinners may prove to be the most effective.

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Uinta Lakes

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

(Jul 13) Fishing in the mountains is good to hot. Regardless of the bite, the Uinta Mountains are still a great place to relax and fish during the summer. Many of the car-accessible lakes are being stocked almost every week. A variety of lures and bait are working, but recently worms, PowerBait and a fly-and-bubble setup have been recommended by anglers as being particularly effective on the car-accessible lakes. Be sure to bring bug spray

(Jun 29) Fishing in the mountains was anywhere from fair to hot this week, depending on the report. Regardless of the bite, the Uinta Mountains are still a great place to relax and fish this summer. Many of the car-accessible lakes are being stocked almost every week. One angler who was fishing from a paddleboard caught one tiger trout on a dry fly and recommended you use smaller flies. This same angler also caught one rainbow trout on green garlic PowerBait and one hook-up on a brass Lil' Jake spinner that got off. A family of anglers fishing in the Uinta lakes caught roughly six to ten small rainbow trout per hour using about any color of PowerBait even all the kids caught fish! Be sure to bring bug spray, as the mosquitoes can get thick. The Uinta rivers and streams currently have good to ideal conditions for fishing. Mill Creek was prime as of last week. At that time, there were plenty of willows along the reach with quite a few open pockets. North Fork Mill Creek also had ideal pocket water conditions last week, and could potentially still have them this week.

(Jun 23) Fishing in the mountains is currently good to hot. The Uinta Mountains are still a great place to relax and fish, and many of the car-accessible lakes are being stocked regularly. Anglers are reporting good fishing for tiger trout and rainbow trout throughout the area. One reporting angler who fished Smith and Morehouse Reservoir also caught a large number of small kokanee and trout. They reported getting a bite every 15 minutes or so. The Uinta rivers and streams are dropping and the mosquitoes are getting thicker. Most of them currently have good to ideal conditions for fishing. Even Hayden Fork has dropped considerably. Mill Creek is prime. There are plenty of willows along the reach with quite a few open pockets. North Fork Mill Creek also has ideal pocket water conditions.

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Utah Lake

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jul 13) Anglers are catching channel catfish that are 25 inches or longer. Try using chicken livers encased in nude nylon, shrimp soaked in chicken blood, nightcrawlers or Magic Bait Catfish Bait. There is currently an algal bloom warning in place at Utah Lake. You can still fish in the lake, but avoid areas with scum.

(Jun 28) Anglers are catching large channel catfish some weighing more than two pounds on a regular basis. Try using chicken livers encased in nude nylon, shrimp soaked in chicken blood, nightcrawlers or Magic Bait Catfish Bait. There is currently an algal bloom warning in place at Utah Lake. You can still fish in the lake, but avoid areas with scum. Wear gloves while cleaning the fish. When you're done, wash your hands with clean water. Be sure to discard the entrails and only eat the fillets. Before cooking, rinse the fillets thoroughly with clean water.

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Vernon Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 13) Traditional fishing methods work well, but you can also try using silver Jake's Spin-A-Lures, Kastmaster spoons or Blue Fox Flash spinners.

(Jun 28) There has been limited angling pressure. Try using silver Jake's Spin-A-Lures, Mepps Plain Aglia spinners or Panther Martin Holographic spinners.

(Jun 19) Darrell of Vernon caught 2 rainbows using PowerBait. "Water level is very low. Will be unfishable very soon."

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Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jul 13) Fishing has been fair to good on the river. The river was stocked with 300 planter-sized rainbow trout on July 2. While walking the banks of the Weber recently, one angler observed an afternoon caddis hatch. Size 12 would be the biggest this angler recommends, and 14 would be their ideal recommendation.

(Jun 29) The brown trout bite on the river is fair to good, according to the small number of angler reports we've received this week and in recent weeks. Anglers are reporting a cicada hatch on the river.

(Jun 23) The river is producing some nice fish, according to the small number of angler reports we've received this week and in recent weeks. Brown trout have been the most frequent catch, and many of the fish caught have been decent-sized. Fly fishers haven't recently shared what patterns were working best for them, but a silver Rapala did work well for one angler with a spinning rod.

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Willard Bay

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

(Jul 13) Fishing has been extremely slow over the last two weeks. Several anglers report very little success despite trying a variety of methods.

(Jun 29) The water temperature is still around 75 degrees and fishing on the reservoir is still hit-or-miss. A few boats were having difficulty hooking into any wipers or walleye, or weren't catching very many. On the other hand, one pair of anglers landed one wiper and three walleyes each. They reported trolling a variety of lures such as Rat-L-Traps and deep-diving Rapalas at 2.7 mph. Another angler who was trolling a Rat-L-Trap at 2.5 mph caught one four-pound wiper in a little over 15 feet of water but didn't catch anything else after this. Another angler caught one fat, decent-sized walleye as their only catch for the day by trolling Shad Cranks. One angler who was trolling in the evening caught one 28-inch catfish in 10 feet of water. One angler reported sighting a very small and brief boil this week.

(Jun 23) Willard was very hit-or-miss this week. From the reports we received, anglers either had a great catch or got no bites at all. Wipers were the catch we received the most reports of this week, but recently we've received several reports of a good smallmouth bass and catfish bite as well. Trolling has been working best if you're fishing for wipers. You can use a variety of lures to catch wipers, but one group of anglers who trolled the west dike during the evening at 2.5 mph caught wipers on a blue and white deep-diving Rapala. Recently, anglers have also recommended trolling the north end of the reservoir.

Regulations

Willow Pond

Bluegill,Brown Trout, Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 13) Fishing is slow, but a lot anglers have been fishing at the pond. Traditional fishing methods work best.

(Jun 28) Fishing pressure has been heavy, and traditional methods work best.

Regulations

Woodruff Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Yuba Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jul 13) Fishing has been slow for sportfish, but anglers are catching carp that are five pounds or heavier. Try using bread, chicken liver, nightcrawlers or chicken blood-soaked shrimp to catch carp.

(Jun 28) Fishing has been slow for sportfish, but anglers are catching large carp, some of which weigh more than five pounds. For carp, try using bread, chicken liver, nightcrawlers, or shrimp soaked in chicken blood.

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