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Revised 11-19-17


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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

(Nov 10) The recent weather has made fishing more challenging, but three groups of anglers still reported decent fishing for lake trout and cutthroat trout this week and the last. The water temperature is in the mid-40s. Check the Bear Lake State Park website for up-to-date information on launch ramp closures. Anglers have been doing well using the trolling and jigging methods. If you're trolling, try fishing in front of the State Park Marina in approximately 20 feet of water, or off of the Rockpile in 40 to 60 feet of water using spoons or minnow lures. The Rockpile could also be a good place to jig. Try using tube jigs or swimbaits in various colors in 1/2- to one ounce sizes and three to six inches long. You can tip your lure with cisco, sucker or carp meat for better luck.

(Nov 3) The lake's water temperature is in the high 40s to low 50s. Be sure to check the State Park's website for up-to-date information on launch ramp closures. Fishing at Bear Lake has been fair using both trolling and jigging methods. If you're trolling, try fishing in front of the State Park Marina in approximately 20 feet of water or off of the Rockpile in 40 to 60 feet of water using spoons or minnow lures. The Rockpile could also be a good place to jig. Try using tube jigs or swimbaits in various colors in 1/2 to one ounce sizes and 3 to six inches long. You can tip your lure with cisco/sucker/carp meat for better luck.

(Oct 26) The lake's water temperature is in the high 40s to low 50s. Be sure to check the State Park's website for up-to-date information on launch ramp closures. Fishing at Bear Lake has been fair using both trolling and jigging methods. Good areas to fish include off of North Eden and Rainbow Cove. People who are jigging have also done well off of the Points and the edge of the Rockpile. If you prefer to jig, use tube jigs or swimbaits in various colors in half to one-ounce sizes and three to six inches long. You can tip your lure with cisco/sucker/carp meat for better luck. If you are trolling, use Flatfish in U-20 or similar sizes or minnow type lures in #9 to 13 sizes. Try targeting 60 to 80 feet of water, but you might want to try shallower or deeper depending on the day.

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

(Nov 10) Anglers report slow fishing at Big Sandwash. Try fishing early mornings and late evening hours for trout species. Anglers have caught rainbows recently. As the water cools, trout will be feeding and moving around more. Try trolling crankbaits and spoons. Perch are biting well. Continue to try using a variety of PowerBait, nightcrawlers and Jake's lures. If you can fish from a boat, try bass fishing mid afternoon. Smallmouth bass fishing is good, but fish will start to find deeper water as the water continues to cool. For smallmouth, try fishing 20 to 30 feet deep with crawfish patterns. Water levels are still dropping fast, so watch for rocks when launching and operating boats

(Oct 26) Anglers report slow fishing at Big Sandwash. Try fishing early mornings and late evening hours for trout species. Anglers have caught rainbows recently. As the water cools, trout will be feeding and moving around more. Perch are biting well. Continue to try using a variety of PowerBait, nightcrawlers and Jake's lures. If you can fish from a boat, try bass fishing mid afternoon. Bass are biting on PowerBait and crankbait. Smallmouth bass fishing is good, but fish will start to find deeper water as it continues to cool. Water levels are still dropping fast, so watch for rocks when launching and operating boats.

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

(Oct 26) While we did not receive any angler reports this week, fishing on the Blacksmith Fork has recently been fair to good for brown trout.

Blue Mountains

Brook Trout, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Bountiful Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 19) Fishing has been fair to good. Try fishing the inlet with worms.

(Nov 10) Fishing has been fair to good. Traditional methods — like fishing a worm off the bottom or using a worm under a bobber — are a good bet. The lake was stocked with 2,000 rainbow trout on November 6.

(Nov 3) Fishing at Bountiful has been fair to good. Traditional methods, such as fishing a worm off the bottom or using a worm under a bobber, are a good bet.

(Oct 26) Fishing at Bountiful has been fair to good. Traditional methods, such as fishing a worm off the bottom or using a worm under a bobber, are a good bet. The pond was stocked with nearly 2,000 rainbow trout on Oct. 17.

Regulations

Brough Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Nov 11) Launching a boat may be difficult because of low water levels. The fishing has been slow this past week. Try using PowerBait, crankbaits in rainbow patterns and/or a Jake's lure in the morning hours. As of Jan. 1, 2017, regulations changed from artificial fly use only to the regular statewide regulations.

(Oct 26) The fishing is slow this week. Try using PowerBait and/or a Jake's lure in the morning hours.

Regulations

Bullock Reservoir

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Musky (hybred)

(Nov 11) The aquatic vegetation has died back with the cooler water temperatures, making it a little easier to launch a boat. The trout are very active throughout the day, so try using a Jake's lure in gold or silver. You could also try using traditional nightcrawlers and PowerBait for quick results. Please let us know if you catch any tiger muskies.

(Oct 26) Fish are very active throughout the day, so try using a Jake's lure in gold or silver. You may also try using traditional nightcrawlers and PowerBait for quick results. Please let us know if you are successful at catching any tiger muskies.

Regulations

Burraston Ponds

Albino Trout, Bluegill, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Calder Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Nov 11) Catch rates are fair for smaller trout using flies and lures. Most fish will be smaller than 15 inches. There isn't much ice forming yet. The reservoir has special catch-and-release regulations. You must use flies and lures only — bait is not allowed.

(Nov 11) Catch rates are fair for smaller trout using flies and lures. Most fish will be smaller than 15 inches. There isn't much ice forming yet. The reservoir has special catch-and-release regulations. You must use flies and lures only — bait is not allowed.

(Oct 26) The reservoir was recently surveyed and showed good numbers of cutthroat and rainbow trout up to 16 inches. Those fish were healthy, averaged about 12 inches and were consuming scuds and chironomids. The reservoir has special catch-and-release regulations. You must use flies and lures only — bait is not allowed.

Regulations

Causey Reservoir

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

(Nov 19) Anglers report slow fishing.

(Nov 10) Anglers report slow fishing.

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

(Nov 19) Various species of wild trout can be found in Corn, Chalk, Meadow and Oak creeks. Fishing can be fair to good using small spinners, natural baits like nightcrawlers and dry flies. A foam hopper-bead head nymph dropper rig can be especially fun and effective. Catchable-sized rainbow trout are also stocked near campgrounds in Cork, Chalk and Oak creeks. Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn. Streamers, egg patterns, spinners and flashy lures can produce well.

Cottonwood Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

(Nov 11) Wipers are active and being caught on Rapalas in the evening and at dawn. Anglers report catching wipers up to 19 inches long. Try using jigs or Rapalas to target tiger muskies, brown trout and rainbow trout. The tiger muskie bite has been good with anglers catching fish up to 36 inches. Anglers are encouraged to remember good catch-and-release techniques with tiger muskie, as most fish have not reached the 40-inch length limit and must be immediately released. Decent-sized catfish were captured in the fall surveys (channels and black bullhead). Anglers might want to try targeting these fish on the bottom using bait

(Oct 26) Wipers are active and being caught on Rapalas in the evening and at dawn. Anglers report catching wipers up to 19 inches long. Try using jigs or Rapalas to target tiger muskies, brown trout and rainbow trout. The tiger muskie bite has been good with anglers catching fish up to 36 inches. Anglers are encouraged to remember good catch-and-release techniques with tiger muskie, as most fish have not reached the 40-inch length limit and must be immediately released. Decent-sized catfish were captured in the fall surveys (channels and black bullhead). Anglers might want to try targeting these fish on the bottom using bait.

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

(Nov 11) Be aware of changing weather conditions. Fall weather has increased trout activity; now is a great time to get out and enjoy some fishing before ice forms. Anglers are reporting successful fishing in deeper water. Try using worms on the bottom, and PowerBait. Anglers are also having success with crankbaits, spinners and spoons. Stream fishing is great this time of year as well; streamers, nymphs and spinners should all produce fish. The road is washboarded, so take your time getting there. Ice hasn't been reported here yet.

(Oct 26) Enjoy the cooler autumn temperatures of the mountain and try fishing from the boat ramp. Anglers have been successful and are reporting that fishing is picking back up, but be aware that fish may be hanging out in deeper water. Try using worms on the bottom, and PowerBait. Anglers are also having success casting from shore with sinking Rapalas in trout patterns. The road is very wash boarded so take your time getting there.

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

(Nov 2) Anglers are catching 14- to 16-inch rainbows trolling near the dam and north shore. Troll in about 16 to 22 feet of water at about 1.5 mph. Try using Blue Fox Vibrax spinners, Worden's flatfish lures, Mepps Aglia spinners, or Rapala Original Floaters. Stick with silvers, golds or any colors that mimic the coloration of trout fingerlings. If you are shore fishing, use the above-mentioned lures and retrieve them at a medium speed, or try a nightcrawler tipped with a white marshmallow.

Regulations

Duck Fork Reservoir

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Nov 19) The reservoir was stocked with 1,500 tiger trout in August. Try using dark soft hackle or bead head flies to catch tiger and cutthroat trout here.

(Nov 2) Duck Fork Reservoir was stocked with 1,500 tiger trout in August. Try using dark soft hackle or bead head flies for catching tiger and cutthroat trout here.

Regulations

East Canyon Reservoir

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

(Nov 19) Anglers have reported good fishing — primarily for planter-sized trout with a few 15- to 16-inch trout mixed in — since the reservoir was stocked with over 23,000 rainbow trout on October 31. One group of anglers reported catching over 20 planter-sized trout in about four hours. Try using a rainbow Rapala or popgear tipped with a worm.

(Nov 10) Anglers have reported good fishing since the reservoir was stocked with over 23,000 rainbow trout on October 31. The catch is primarily planter-sized trout, with a few trout around 15 or 16 inches. One angler reported catching over a dozen rainbow trout in a single day. Try using a rainbow Rapala or popgear tipped with a worm.

(Nov 3) On October 31, this water was stocked with over 23,000 rainbow trout. One angler reports catching a few decent-sized rainbow trout on the south and west sides of the reservoir using pop gear tipped with a worm.

(Oct 26) The reservoir is about 80 percent full. The wedge dock on the boat ramp is still open, but all other docks are out of the water for the winter. Anglers report slow fishing from shore and by boat. Very few bites and few successful catches were reported, regardless of the method being used.

Echo Reservoir

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

(Nov 19) You can still shore fishing, but all of the boat launch ramps are closed. Try using a golden Jake's lure. We have not received any new reports this week, but one angler recently reported a steady bite by the dam.

(Nov 10) You can still shore fish, but all of the boat launch ramps are closed. Try using a golden Jake's lure. Recently, one shore angler reported steady fishing by the dam.

(Nov 3) The algal bloom warning for this water has been canceled. All of the ramps are closed and boats can't be launched. One shore angler reported a steady bite by the dam using a golden Jake's lure.

(Oct 26) The reservoir's water level is low and only shore fishing is available. All of the ramps are closed and boats can't be launched. On Oct. 18, an algal bloom warning was announced for this reservoir. Please be sure to clean fish thoroughly and discard the guts.

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

(Nov 19) Anglers are catching cutthroat and tiger trout using dead minnows suspended under bobbers. Anglers have also caught cutthroat trout using a size 8 bead-head leech in a red UV polar chenille pattern. Some anglers have also had luck catching kokanee salmon fishing downriggers in 20 feet of water.

(Nov 2) Try trolling with spoons for catching tiger trout at Electric Lake. Anglers may not possess kokanee salmon until after Nov. 30.

Fairview Lakes

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Farmington Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 19) Fishing is currently slow.

(Nov 10) Fishing is fair for rainbow trout at Farmington Pond. Try using a spinner, floating a worm off the bottom or using a traditional worm-and-bobber rig.

(Nov 3) Fishing is fair to good for rainbow trout at Farmington Pond. Try using a spinner, floating a worm off the bottom, or using a traditional worm-and-bobber rig.

(Oct 26) Fishing is fair to good for rainbow trout at Farmington Pond. Try using a spinner, floating a worm off the bottom or using a traditional worm-and-bobber rig. Farmington Pond was stocked with approximately 1,500 rainbow trout on Oct. 17.

Regulations

Ferron Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Nov 19) Anglers are catching rainbow trout, cutthroat trout and some tiger trout using medium- and fast-sinking lines with size 6 and 8 bead head flies in great/black/pearl, brown/green and white combinations. Some of the rainbow and cutthroat trout have been longer than 16 inches. Fishing has been slower in the mornings but picks up after noon. Also, those fishing in the middle of the lake are catching more fish than those fishing from shore.

(Nov 2) Anglers are catching rainbow trout, cutthroat trout and some tiger trout using medium- and fast-sinking lines with size 6 and 8 bead head flies in great/black/pearl, brown/green and white combinations. Some of the rainbow and cutthroat trout have been longer than 16 inches. Fishing has been slower in the mornings and picking up after noon. Fishing has also been better in the middle of the lake than from shore.

Regulations

Fish Creek (lower)

Rainbow Trout

(Nov 19) Anglers are catching brook trout using Panther Martin spinners. Utah chub are very thick below the dam at Scofield Reservoir; catching them has been easy using a green soft hackle fly. The creek was also stocked with more than 26,000 brown trout in June; the same lures should work well to catch them.

(Nov 2) Anglers are catching brook trout using panther martin spinner lures. The Utah chub are very thick below the dam at Scofield Reservoir; catching these with a green soft hackle fly has been very easy. Lower Fish Creek was also stocked with more than 26,000 brown trout in June; the same lures should work well for these.

Flaming Gorge Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Nov 11) Elevation is 6,033 feet and stable. The water temperature is 56 degrees F or less in the canyon (Utah region).

Kokanee salmon: Fishing for kokanee is now closed until Dec 1st.

Rainbow trout: Fishing is fair. Catchable rainbow trout were recently stocked in the Utah portion of the reservoir. Now that water temperatures have cooled, trout are moving shallow and becoming more active along shoreline habitat. Fishing will get even better once the reservoir cools into the upper 40s to low 50s. If fishing from a boat, casting jigs near creek inlets has been productive. Trolling in 10 to 15 feet of water with pop gear, spinners and small spoons is also effective. If fishing from shore, cast parallel to the shoreline, let the bait sink some, and slowly retrieve with occasional jigging strokes. Marabou jigs in earth tone colors are a good option in shallow or deep water. Look for rising fish on warm days when hatches are more prevalent. When you catch one, there are likely more. Pinch down the barbs for quick release.

Lake trout: Fishing is fair. Biologists are encouraging anglers to keep small lake trout (pups) under 25 inches. The abundance of small lake trout is creating competition for a limited food supply. The competition is reducing lake trout growth rates and reducing the number of kokanee salmon and rainbow trout available for anglers to catch. Catch small lake trout while trolling or jigging in 50 to 80 feet of water near main channel points and ridges. You might find fish 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 well. Linwood Bay is closed to nighttime fishing (sunset to sunrise) as of Oct. 15. See the Utah Fishing Guidebook for details.

Smallmouth bass: Fishing is slow. Bass fishing has slowed down considerably with cooler temps and shorter days. Expect patchy success, as smallmouth bass will concentrate along main channel habitat in preparation for winter and colder temps. Fish shallow for higher catch rates, but try fishing depths greater than 20 feet for bigger fish. Smallmouth bass will remain active until water temperatures drop consistently into the mid 50s. Jigs mimicking crayfish (earth tone colors), their primary forage, are the best option. Jerkbaits and crankbaits in copper, silver and rainbow trout colors may also entice fish. Expect patchy success, as smallmouth bass will concentrate along main channel habitat in preparation for winter.

Burbot: Fishing is good. Some recent reports indicate fishing success has picked up since water temperatures have consistently fallen into the 50s. Many are being caught while jigging for lake trout, even during the day, but the best activity has been 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. Biologists' surveys during the first week of November showed a slight decline in the population. We're encouraging anglers to continue to harvest burbot in the northern reaches of the Gorge.

(Oct 26) Elevation is 6,033 feet and stable. The water temperature is 60 degrees F in the canyon (Utah region). Fishing is slow to good, depending on what species you target.

Kokanee salmon: Fishing for kokanee is now closed until Dec 1st.

Rainbow trout: Fishing is fair. Catchable rainbow trout were recently stocked in the Utah portion of the reservoir. Now that water temperatures have cooled, trout are moving shallow and becoming more active along shoreline habitat. Fishing will get even better once the reservoir cools into the upper 40s to low 50s. If fishing from a boat, casting jigs near creek inlets has been productive. Trolling in 10 to 15 feet of water with pop gear, spinners and small spoons is also effective. If fishing from shore, cast parallel to the shoreline, let the bait sink some, and slowly retrieve with occasional jigging strokes. Marabou jigs in earth tone colors are a good option in shallow or deep water. Look for rising fish on warm days when hatches are more prevalent. When you catch one, there are likely more. Pinch down the barbs for quick release.

Lake trout: Fishing is fair. Fishing will get even better once the reservoir cools into the low 50s. Anglers are catching smaller lake trout while trolling or jigging in 50 to 80 feet of water near main channel points and ridges. You may find fish 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. Linwood Bay closes to nighttime fishing (sunset-sunrise) starting Oct. 15th. See the Utah Fishing Guidebook for details.

Smallmouth bass: Bass fishing has slowed down considerably with cooler temps and shorter days. Expect patchy success, as smallmouth bass will concentrate along main channel habitat in preparation for winter and colder temps. Fish shallow for higher catch rates, but try fishing depths greater than 20 feet for bigger fish. Smallmouth bass will remain active until water temperatures drop consistently into the mid 50s. Jigs mimicking crayfish (earth tone colors), their primary forage, are the best option. Jerkbaits and crankbaits in copper, silver and rainbow trout colors may also entice fish. Expect patchy success, as smallmouth bass will concentrate along main channel habitat in preparation for winter. Smallmouth bass will remain active until water temperatures drop to the mid 50s.

Burbot: Fishing is good. Some recent reports indicate fishing success has picked up since water temperatures have consistently fallen into the 50s. Many are being caught while jigging for lake trout, even during the day, but the best activity has been 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

(Nov 19) Try using worms and PowerBait to catch rainbow trout here.

(Nov 2) Try using worms and PowerBait for catching rainbow trout at Gigliotti Pond.

Regulations

Glassman's Pond

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Grantsville Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 2) Reservoir water levels are low. Fishing is best early mornings and late evenings. Try using Marabou Jigs, Jake's Spin-A-Lures, or Worden's Rooster Tails.

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(Nov 11) Due to maintenance in the power plant of the dam, flows have dropped to a stable 1,500 cubic feet per second. Water temperatures have also dropped to the low 50s. Flows can change daily so be sure to check them before you head out. Dry fly fishing has been fair to good. Terrestrials like hoppers, crickets and ants are a great option this time of year. Try a dropper with a zebra midge or cricket throughout the day, and streamers when it's overcast. Spin fishing is fair to slow. Marabou jigs or tube jigs in earthtones are a good option in shallow or deep water. Rainbow or brown trout-patterned crankbaits will also entice fish. Pinch down the barbs for quick release.

(Oct 26) Due to maintenance in the power plant of the dam, flows have dropped to a stable 1,500 cubic feet per second. Water temperatures have also dropped to the low 50s. Flows can change daily so be sure to check them before you head out. Dry fly fishing has been fair to good. Terrestrials like hoppers, crickets and ants are a great option this time of year. Nymphing is good using midge, mayfly, caddis and scud patterns. Try a dropper with a cicada or hopper on top and a nymph trailing a few feet below. Spin fishing is fair. Marabou jigs or tube jigs in earth tones are a good option in shallow or deep water. Rainbow or brown trout-patterned crankbaits will also entice fish. Pinch down the barbs for quick release.

Regulations

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Walleye

(Nov 19) Fishing has been fair to good for rainbow trout. Try using worms or PowerBait.

(Nov 10) Fishing has been fair to good for rainbow trout. Try using worms or PowerBait.

(Nov 3) Fishing has been fair to good at Holmes for rainbow trout. Try using worms.

(Oct 26) Anglers have been doing well at Holmes these last few weeks. They report catching rainbow trout on lures and worms.

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

(Nov 2) Fishing has slowed down at Huntington North Reservoir, but anglers are still catching some largemouth bass and bluegill using flies on fast-sinking line. Try using leeches and soft hackle flies in black or green. Spinners and crayfish imitation lures may work for catching bass and wiper. Huntington North has also been stocked with rainbow trout and channel catfish over the past two months; try using worms and PowerBait for catching these.

Regulations

Huntington Reservoir

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

(Nov 19) Fishing has been best during the late morning and early afternoon hours. Those fishing from boats are having better luck than those fishing from shore. To catch trout here, try using a fast-sinking line with green buggers and leeches. You might also find success trolling a 3-inch red-sided shiner minnow or Rapala pattern.

(Nov 2) Anglers have had success catching tiger trout at Huntington Reservoir trolling with spoons and using fast-sinking fly lines with size 6 and 8 hooks. Try using soft hackle flies in green or black, or bead head woolly buggers. Fishing has been best in the middle of the lake in 15 to 30 feet of water.

Regulations

Hyrum Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Nov 19) We didn't receive any angler reports this week, but fishing has consistently been fair to good the past few weeks. Perch and trout are the most likely catch. If you're going for perch, try jigging about two feet off of the bottom. For trout, try worms and PowerBait — especially if you're fishing from shore.

(Nov 3) One angler reports having a blast catching large numbers of perch by jigging at the reservoir this week. They fished about two feet off of the bottom and reported a steady catch all day long. They also caught a couple bass.

(Oct 26) The water temperature is in the mid 50s and the reservoir is about 65 percent full, according to the State Park. Anglers had some trouble shore because of high winds this week. One angler who trolled the reservoir a couple times caught a few decent-sized rainbow trout. They reported that they received the most bites around noon. If the wind dies down and you have a chance to fish the shore at Hyrum, try fishing off the bottom with PowerBait, using a worm-and-bobber setup or floating a worm off the bottom with a mini marshmallow.

For those interested in more of a challenge, this is your last chance to participate in the Hyrum State Park Tagged Fishing Classic. The contest began on September 16, 2017 and runs through October 31, 2017. Catch one of the specially tagged fish in Hyrum Reservoir and turn the tag into a Hyrum State Park employee for a prize. See the state park's website for rules and additional details.

Joe's Valley Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Nov 19) A recent gill net survey found several large cutthroat trout, splake and tiger muskie at the reservoir. A look at stomach content found that the trout were feeding on small crayfish and flying ants, while the tiger muskie were eating chub.

(Nov 2) A recent gill net survey at Joes Valley Reservoir found several large cutthroat trout, splake and tiger muskie. A look at stomach content found that the trout were feeding on small crayfish and flying ants, while the tiger muskie were eating chub.

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

(Nov 2) Anglers are catching 14- to 16-inch rainbows, perch, and 15- to 17-inch browns. For perch, fish off the bottom and try using a neon colored jighead or size 2 brass hook tipped with a nightcrawler. For trout, try trolling with Rapalas, Yakima flatfish lures, Mack's wedding rings, or Kastmaster spoons. Use lures that mimic the coloration of prey species such as perch or fingerling trout. If you are fishing from shore try fishing near Rockcliff or just west of the personal watercraft launch ramp. Try using lime twist PowerBait or a nightcrawler tipped with salmon eggs, or try casting gold and/or silver spinners or spoons. Remember that you cannot possess kokanee from Sept. 10–Nov. 30.

Regulations

Kaysville Ponds

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

(Nov 19) Anglers report fair to good fishing for rainbow trout and bluegill. Traditional methods, such as fishing a worm off the bottom or using a worm under a bobber, are a good bet.

(Nov 10) Anglers report decent fishing for rainbow trout and bluegill. Try using traditional methods such as fishing a worm off the bottom or using a worm under a bobber. The ponds were stocked with 2,000 rainbow trout on November 6.

(Nov 3) Anglers report decent fishing for rainbow trout and bluegill at Kaysville recently. Traditional methods such as fishing a worm off the bottom or using a worm under a bobber are a good bet.

(Oct 26) Anglers report decent fishing for rainbow trout and bluegill at Kaysville. Traditional methods, such as fishing a worm off the bottom or using a worm under a bobber, are a good bet. The ponds were stocked with approximately 1,000 rainbow trout on Oct. 23.

Regulations

LaSal Mountains

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

(Nov 19) Anglers should find success catching rainbow trout at Dons, Hidden, Oowah, Warner and Kens lakes using worms, PowerBait and spinner lures. Kens Lake has also been stocked with 10,000 largemouth bass. The bass will grow throughout the fall and winter.

(Nov 2) Anglers should have success catching rainbow trout at Dons, Hidden, Oowah, Warner and Kens lakes using worms, PowerBait and spinner lures. Kens Lake has also been stocked with 10,000 largemouth bass, which will grow throughout the fall and winter months.

Locomotive Springs

Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Logan River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Nov 10) Fishing has been good throughout the Logan. One angler reports good fishing for whitefish. If you're looking to catch some whitefish, try using a scud pattern, a beadhead pheasant tail or a beadhead hare's ear.

(Nov 3) Fishing has been good throughout the Logan recently. Anglers have caught trout at First Dam and in the upper Logan. If you're not sure which flies to use, try an elk hair caddis, a hopper, or a dropper with any beadhead nymph. Crankbaits and spinners have also been working well if you don't have flies.

(Oct 26) Fishing has been good throughout the Logan this week, and it was hot last week. Anglers reported catching some nice-looking trout at First Dam and in the upper Logan this week. If you're not sure which flies to use, try an elk hair caddis, a hopper or a dropper with any beadhead nymph. Crankbaits and spinners have also been working well.

Regulations

Lost Creek Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 19) Anglers reported slow shore fishing this week, even after trying all kinds of tackle. Boat anglers reported catching decent-sized, 20-inch trout. One angler reported that two-inch thick ice shelves are forming overnight, then melting quickly when the sun comes out.

(Nov 10) Fishing at Lost Creek has been fair to good, according to anglers. One angler reported that the wind was still bad, but he still caught a couple trout and missed a few more others. Another group of anglers reported great fishing for rainbow trout from shore despite very cold temperatures. If you're trolling, try using a worm, a worm with PowerBait, or Rapalas.

(Nov 3) Even though anglers reported windy conditions this week, they still reported good fishing for cutthroat trout and rainbow trout. One angler caught nine fish in two hours. Another angler reported catching several cutthroat trout within the slot throughout the day. Try trolling a worm, a worm with PowerBait, or Rapalas.

(Oct 26) Fishing is fair to good at Lost Creek. If you're fishing from shore, worms and PowerBait have been a safe bet, according to anglers.

Regulations

Mabey Pond

Crappie, Catfish, Largemouth Bass

No recent reports.

Regulations

Mantua Reservoir

Bluegill, Cutthroat Trout, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 19) We did not receive any angler reports this week, but fishing has been consistently slow the past several weeks. An algal bloom warning was still in effect as of November 6, and no updates have been posted since then. Please make sure to clean fish thoroughly and discard the guts.

(Nov 10) Anglers report very slow fishing. There is an active algal bloom warning for Mantua Reservoir. Please make sure to clean fish thoroughly and discard the guts.

(Nov 3) Like previous weeks, anglers report that fishing is still very slow at Mantua. On October 6, an algal bloom warning was maintained for this reservoir. Please make sure to clean fish thoroughly and discard the guts.

(Oct 26) Like previous weeks, anglers report that fishing is still very slow at Mantua. On Oct. 6, an algal bloom warning was maintained for this reservoir. Please make sure to clean fish thoroughly and discard the guts.

Regulations

Matt Warner Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 11) Anglers report good catch rates for larger rainbows using typical trout lures and baits. Ice is forming on the west and east bays, but most of the shoreline is still fishable. About 4,000 eight- to 11-inch rainbow trout were stocked in October. Try casting marabou jigs or fishing bait (worms, PowerBait) close to the bottom.

(Oct 26) Anglers are reporting good fishing after the slower fishing of the summer during the algal bloom. The reservoir was surveyed at the end of the summer and although catch rates were lower, the fish were extremely healthy. Rainbow and tiger trout were observed up to 19 inches and averaging 17 inches. The surveyors also observed only large fish, nothing smaller than 16 inches or so. Most were eating chironomids, but some also had crayfish and shiners in their stomachs. Try casting marabou jigs or fishing bait (worms, PowerBait) close to the bottom.

Miller's Flat Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Nov 19) The reservoir was stocked with 21,000 rainbow trout in June. Try using worms, PowerBait and spinners to catch them.

(Nov 2) Miller Flat Reservoir was stocked with 21,000 rainbow trout in June. Try using worms, PowerBait and spinners for catching trout here.

Millsite Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 19) The water level is still low as construction continues on the dam. The lower water level means the fish are more concentrated, and the daily limit is still 16 fish. Try using Panther Martin spinners, worms and PowerBait to catch trout here.

(Nov 2) The water level at Millsite Reservoir is still low while construction continues on the dam. This means the fish are more concentrated, and the daily limit is still 16 fish. Try using panther martin spinners, worms and PowerBait for catching trout here.

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.

Regulations

Nine Mile Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Ogden River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Nov 19) Fishing for brown trout has been fair to good the past several weeks, according to angler reports. Try using worms, Rapalas or spinners.

(Nov 10) Fishing has been fair to good. One angler reported catching some nice-sized brown trout. Try using worms, Rapalas or spinners.

(Nov 3) Fishing has recently been fair to good for rainbow trout. Try using worms, Rapalas or spinners.

(Nov 3) Fishing has recently been fair to good for rainbow trout. Try using worms, Rapalas or spinners.

(Oct 26) Fishing is fair to good for rainbow trout. Try using worms, Rapalas or spinners.

Regulations

Palisade Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Nov 2) Anglers are catching rainbows. Traditional methods work well, but you can also try trolling with spinners or spoons in about 15 to 22 feet of water at about 1.5 mph.

Payson Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 2) There is little angling pressure, and fishing has been best early mornings and early evenings. Traditional methods work well, but you can also try jigging curly tail grubs or neon-colored Marabou Jigs.

Regulations

Pelican Lake

Bluegill, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass

(Nov 11) As water temperatures begin to fall, bass will start moving to deeper waters. If you can locate them, fishing can be good, especially for larger fish. Look for underwater structure and fish these areas slowly as fish are more likely to limit their efforts in cooler water. Try slowly trolling small chartreuse spinners and jigs baited with a piece of nightcrawler. Due to a treatment that has now been moved to the fall of 2018, limits have been liberalized to 12 largemouth bass, and there's no limit on bluegill.

(Oct 26) Fly anglers are using a range of patterns, from dry flies to nymphs to tiny jigs. Those using spinning gear are throwing a worm or two-inch power grub on a #12 hook. Early and late in the day, those after larger bass should try throwing a weedless frog pattern in among the reeds. Conditions are good for bass and bluegill. Top-water frogs have been reported to be working well there lately. Due to a treatment that has now been moved to the fall of 2018, limits have been liberalized to 12 largemouth bass, and there's no limit on bluegill.

Regulations

Pineview Reservoir

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

(Nov 19) Fishing was fair to good for panfish, bullhead catfish and tiger muskie this week. One group of anglers marked large numbers of crappie, but didn't catch more than 20 in total. They did manage, though, to hook large numbers of bluegill near the shore. Anglers report that crappie they're catching this year are larger than they were last year. One angler reported that fishing slowed dramatically at noon, but other anglers did not mention the time of their catches. A solo angler who was targeting perch in about 25 feet of water caught more than 50, which forced him to choose the largest ones to bring home. f you're targeting perch, try using a Ratfinkee under a Swedish Pimple. Anglers are still catching bullheads, too. Two anglers also reported catching a tiger muskie.

(Nov 10) Fishing is still fair to good for perch, bluegill, crappie and smallmouth bass. One angler reported marking and catching large numbers of perch last week. Anglers have been very pleased with the size of the crappie they're catching this year, but the crappie bite was a lot more hit-or-miss this week compared to the last two weeks. Some groups are catching a handful of crappie, while others aren't catching any and are landing perch instead. A few other anglers have said that they marked large numbers of crappie, but that they weren't biting. Be aware that bites have been very light, according to several anglers.

(Nov 3) Fishing is fair to good for perch, bluegill, crappie, catfish and smallmouth bass. One angler reports catching and marking huge numbers of perch in many sizes. Anglers reported that many of the perch were in about 30 feet of water. Anglers are still very pleased with the size of the crappie they're catching this year. Some groups are catching their limit of crappie, while others are pulling in much fewer or getting into perch instead. A few other reporting anglers said that they marked large numbers of crappie, but they weren't biting. Anglers are still bringing in a few smallmouth bass and catfish. Be aware that bites have been very light, according to several reporting anglers.

(Oct 26) This is turning out to be a good year for panfishing at Pineview! We've receoved reports of good to hot fishing for perch, bluegill and crappie week and last week. Try using small jigs tipped with worms, Gulp minnows or perch meat. A couple groups of anglers this week reported a good bite for keeper-sized bullhead catfish, too. Last week, we received many reports of a good smallmouth bass bite, especially on the dam end of the reservoir. While we did receive a few reports of a decent tiger muskie bite recently, we did not receive any reports on the quality of the bite this week.

Regulations

Pioneer Park Pond

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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Porcupine Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

No recent reports.

Regulations

Price River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Provo River

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

(Nov 2) Lower: Anglers have been catching 14- to 18-inch brown trout and 16-inch rainbows. Brown trout are spawning, and males and females can be seen grouped together near spawning nests or redds. Gravel sites free of debris and/or vegetation are indicators of redds so be please be cautious when nearing these sites as disturbances can damage the eggs. The spawn is an excellent time to use streamers, trigger combinations, and egg patterns — don't limit yourself so keep a variety of colors on hand to use. Flows are normal for this time of year and the water conditions are clear. Watch for BWO hatches midday, caddis hatches in the early afternoon and evening, midge hatches in the morning, and there is an occasional PMD hatch throughout the day. Try using try using BWO, zebra midges, caddis larvae and pupae, and nymphs.

Middle: The Middle Provo River is fishing similar to the Lower Provo River and is fishing well in the afternoon to early evening. Watch for small BWO hatches in the mid-morning and caddis hatches in the afternoon. Brown trout are very active, but please be cautious of spawning beds. Try using streamers, egg patterns, midges, caddis larvae and pupae. For those spin casting try using Blue Fox Vibrax spinners or Mepps Aglia spinners.

Regulations

Red Creek Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Red Fleet Reservoir

Bluegill, Brown Trout, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Nov 11) We haven't received any recent angler reports. Biologists have discovered that some of the wipers have reached almost 19 inches. Anglers continue to report good wiper fishing and are catching 10- to 12-inch fish trolling crankbaits. Anglers are encouraged to harvest larger yellow perch to help grow a larger population of fish. Summer surveys show an abundance of yellow perch in the five- to six-inch range and anglers are encouraged to take advantage of them. Biologists transferred select sizes of largemouth bass back into Red Fleet over the last month. These fish are larger than 12 inches and have a metal jaw tag on the lower jaw. Walleye caught this fall have been in the 8- to 12-inch range.

(Oct 26) The yellow perch and eight-inch stocked wipers are active and biting. Biologists have discovered that some of the wipers have reached almost 19 inches. Anglers continue to report good wiper fishing and are catching 10- to 12-inch fish trolling crankbaits. Anglers are encouraged to harvest larger yellow perch to help grow a larger population of fish. Summer surveys show an abundance of yellow perch in the five- to six-inch range and anglers are encouraged to take advantage of them. Anglers have been actively catching wipers, yellow perch, black crappie and a few walleye from the shoreline and on boats. Try fishing from the shoreline midday with rooster tails and Jake's lures tipped with bait. The evenings are producing tiger trout, brown trout and mountain whitefish near the brush creek stream inlet and in the back of many of the coves. Trout fishing for browns, tigers and a few rainbows should be picking up as the water continues to cool down. Try casing jigs in the canyon areas or even fly fishing near the mouth of Brush Creek. 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 jaw tag on the lower jaw. Anglers have caught walleye, but most are eight to 12 inches.

Regulations

Rockport Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Nov 19) Fishing has been slow, but one group of anglers reported fair trolling this week with a black-and-silver Rapala tipped with nightcrawler. They received several strikes and landed two fish.

(Nov 3) The algal bloom warning for this water has been canceled. Anglers report that fishing is slow this week.

(Oct 26) The State Park is in the process of winterizing. Employees have pulled the courtesy docks, but the wedge dock is still in place. The fish-cleaning station is now closed. Fishing at Rockport has been fair with rainbow trout as the most likely catch. Try using Rapalas, Jake's lures, worms or PowerBait in garlic or rainbow. On Oct. 18, an algal bloom warning was announced for this reservoir. Please be sure to clean fish thoroughly and discard the guts.

Regulations

Salem Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 2) Anglers are catching eight- to ten-inch rainbows and bluegill. For rainbows traditional methods work well. For bluegill try using Rat Finkees or small neon colored jigheads tipped with a nightcrawler.

Regulations

Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 19) Fishing is hot for cutthroat trout. Successful anglers are catching several dozen cutthroats in two or three hours trolling with spoons and Rapalas. Fly anglers are finding success using size 6 bead-head soft hackle flies in brown/green/pearl or black/blue/red patterns. The reservoir was stocked in late October with about 37,000 tiger trout. The tigers were about seven inches long. About 2,500 rainbow trout—some averaging 24 inches long—were also stocked.

(Nov 2) Anglers have had a lot of success catching cutthroat trout while trolling in the mornings using an orange and gold hammered spoon. Scofield has also been stocked this fall with 24-inch and 14-inch rainbow trout, tiger trout, tiger muskie and wiper. Try using Jakes spinners, rapalas and gray plastic swim baits for catching all of these.

Regulations

Settlement Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Nov 2) Anglers are catching rainbows. Traditional methods work well, but you can also try using curly tail grubs, Eppinger Dardevle lures, Mepps Aglia spinners, Kastmaster spoons, or Rooster Tail spinners.

Regulations

Silver Lake

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Smith and Morehouse Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Starvation Reservoir

Brown Trout, Crayfish, Smouthmouth Bass, Walleye

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Nov 11) Fishing varies day to day, but has slowed down considerably for perch, bass and walleye. Anglers report fair fishing in the Rabbit Gulch area using woolly buggers and sparkle buggers on sinking fly lines. Rainbow trout will become more active as the water temperature continues to cool down. Anglers report observing and catching spawning kokanee salmon in the lake (kokanee must be released from Sept. 10 through Nov. 30). Fly anglers are having success with black woolly buggers, tan/green/pearl soft hackle, and a black/orange woolly bugger. The water temperature is hovering around 48 degrees and the visibility in the water is about six feet. The reservoir is 82 percent full. Biologists are encouraging anglers to harvest their limits of walleye from 10- to 14-inch to help thin out the walleye population and to help the yellow perch population. If you catch crappie, consider voluntarily releasing them so the population can become established.

(Oct 26) The water temperature has been consistently around 52-55 degrees F and the visibility in the water was about five feet because of algae in the water column. The reservoir level is at 5,702 feet (82 percent full) and rising. Walleye and kokanee fishing has continued to be great! Try trolling a pink mini squid with a very silver dodger scented with garlic for best results. This is the time walleye stock up for the winter months and tend to feed heavily on smaller forage fish and even bigger rainbow trout. Biologists are encouraging anglers to harvest their limits of 10- to 14-inch walleye to thin out the walleye population and to help out the yellow perch population. Rainbow trout will become more active as the water temperature continues to cool down. Anglers have reported observing and catching spawning kokanee salmon in the lake (kokanee must be released from Sept. 10 through Nov. 30). Try fishing from 15 to 24 feet of water, tip jig heads with worms or Rapalas. Crayfish jigs are also working well. The walleye are very aggressive and biting on almost anything you cast at them. For trout, try using a curly tail grub. Other anglers have reported success using swim bait and rainbow trout-colored crankbait. Fly anglers were having success with size 6 to 8 bead head leeches and buggers in olive, black/orange, and purple. The water temperature is around 67 degrees F and the visibility of the water is about six or seven feet. Two-hundred and fifty crappie were moved by DWR biologists from Pineview and stocked into Starvation to establish a new population of forage fish. If you catch crappie, consider voluntarily releasing them so the population can become established.

Regulations

Steinaker Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Nov 11) Water levels continue to drop. Fishing has moved from summer to fall patterns with increased trout activity and slower bass fishing. For trout, try trolling crankbaits, spoons, spinners or worms from the boat. 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 temperature, but you can still catch them 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. You can catch bluegill 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 has 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, 2017, though this will most likely be extended into 2018. The Bureau of Reclamation will be drawing down Steinaker Reservoir this year and next year in preparation for dam repair work. The drawdown will take the reservoir past dead pool and a complete fish kill is expected. It will be restocked with bluegill, rainbow trout and brown trout upon refilling, and largemouth bass the year after refilling begins.

(Oct 26) Water levels continue to drop. Bluegill are stacked up by the dam and easy to catch. Bluegill fishing is still fast from a boat. Try fishing along the northern shoreline for decent size bluegill, and along the eastern rocky shore for largemouth bass. Anglers report fast trout fishing along the dam. Bass fishing is still good when throwing spinner baits and tube jigs off the rocks. If fishing from the shore, use a bubble or bobber to suspend your line off of the bottom. Anglers report catching rainbows on jigs near the inlet. There are still no limits in place as there are still lots of fish in the lake. The Division has 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, 2017, though this will most likely be extended into 2018. The Bureau of Reclamation will be drawing down Steinaker Reservoir this year and next year in preparation for dam repair work. The drawdown will take the reservoir past dead pool and a complete fish kill is expected. It will be restocked with bluegill, rainbow trout and brown trout upon refilling, and largemouth bass the year after refilling begins.

Regulations

Strawberry Reservoir

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

(Nov 2) Anglers are catching 15- to 20-inch cutthroats, a few slot buster cutthroats, and 14- to 17-inch rainbows. Try trolling in about 15 to 23 feet of water and use white tube jigs, rainbow trout patterned Rapalas, neon-colored Mack's wedding rings, or Yakima flatfish lures. Fishing from shore is excellent as well. Traditional methods work great, but you can also try jigging 1.5-inch Maniac Custom Lures Cut'r Bugs or 2-inch Maniac Custom Lures Minnows. Fish near the Strawberry Bay Campground, Haws Point, Chicken Creek East, or the Ladders.

Regulations

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 2) Anglers are catching eight to 12-inch rainbows using traditional methods. You can also try using black or olive Wooly Buggers, Kastmaster spoons, or gold Jake's Spin-A-Lures.

Regulations

Uinta Lakes

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

(Nov 19) Fishing is good for tiger and rainbow trout. According to one angler, the Uinta lakes are starting to ice over. This angler reported that every lake by the road had a thin layer of ice. Washington had about three inches of ice with some patches of open water. The ice may thicken this weekend because of the cold weather in the forecast. Be aware, however, that fishing on this thin ice is very dangerous. We have received reports of anglers falling through the ice this week.

(Nov 10) Fishing has been fair to good for tiger trout, brook trout and rainbow trout. This time of year, anglers recommend fly patterns such as renegades, serendipity, woolly buggers, mosquitoes, pheasant tails, prince nymphs, hare's ears or San Juan worms. Try a fly-and-bubble setup if you don't have a fly rod. You could also use a spinner or Rapala. Don't forget to check weather conditions and snow depths before heading up to the Uintas!

(Nov 3) Fishing is good for tiger trout, brook trout and rainbow trout. This time of year, anglers recommend fly patterns such as renegades, serendipity, woolly buggers, mosquitoes, pheasant tails, prince nymphs, hare's ears, and San Juan worms. Try a fly-and-bubble setup if you don't have a fly rod. You could also use a spinner or Rapala. Worms under a bobber or floated with a mini marshmallow have also been successful strategies, especially in the lakes off of Mirror Lake Highway such as Trial Lake. Don't forget to check weather conditions and snow depths before heading up to the Uintas!

(Oct 26) Fishing is good to hot for tiger trout, brook trout and rainbow trout. According to angler reports last week, the lakes are still virtually ice-free during the daytime. This time of year, anglers recommend fly patterns such as renegades, serendipity, woolly buggers, mosquitoes, pheasant tails, prince nymphs, hare's ears, and San Juan worms. Try a fly-and-bubble setup if you don't have a fly rod. You could also use a spinner or Rapala. Worms under a bobber or floated with a mini marshmallow have also been successful strategies, especially in the lakes off of Mirror Lake Highway such as Trial Lake. Don't forget to check weather conditions and snow depths before heading up to the Uintas!

Regulations

Utah Lake

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Nov 2) Anglers are catching white bass and channel catfish. For white bass, try using a neon-colored curly tail grub or neon colored jighead tipped with a nightcrawler, and retrieve your lure at a medium speed. Reports indicate good white bass fishing at Utah Lake State Park and Lindon Harbor. For channel catfish try using Magic Bait Catfish Bait, chicken livers incased in nylons, or nightcrawlers.

Regulations

Vernon Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 2) Anglers are catching rainbows. Try using any type of minnow-imitating lure, silver spinners, or Maniac Custom Lures Cut'r Bugs.

Regulations

Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Nov 19) Fishing appears to have slowed down this week. One group of anglers who fished near Taggart had fish chase their spinners, but only caught one fish. Anglers have caught smaller brown and rainbow trout recently. Try using a Rapala, Panther Martin, a worm on a spinner or a white jig. If you're using flies, you might want to try a sowbug pattern or a San Juan worm above a beadhead.

(Nov 10) Anglers are doing quite well on the Weber River. Fishing was hot last week, but anglers are catching smaller this week. Thought smalled, several angler reported that the little rainbows and browns were nice-looking. Anglers have recently recommended using a Rapala, Panther Martin, a worm on a spinner, or a white jig. If you're using flies, you might want to try a San Juan worm above a beadhead or a sowbug pattern.

(Nov 3) Fishing is good to hot this week for rainbow and brown trout. Several anglers reported pulling in some nice trout this week, several of which were decent-sized. This week anglers recommend using a Rapala, Panther Martin, a worm on a spinner, or a white jig. If you're using flies, try a San Juan worm above a beadhead or a sowbug pattern.

(Oct 26) Angler experience varied this week. According to these reports, fishing was best on the lower Weber. Other places along the river were more of a mixed bag. One angler reported slow fishing in the Croydon area, citing the large number of other anglers who were also fishing there. In recent weeks, successful anglers on the Weber reported using spinners, white curly-tail grubs, Rapalas, worms, and Rooster Tails. If you're using flies, try a zebra midge pattern.

Regulations

Willard Bay

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

(Nov 19) he water temperature was in the mid- to high 40s this week. Anglers report fair to good fishing for catfish and perch, but slow fishing for wipers and walleye. Catfishing was described in multiple reports as steady: not too fast and not too slow. One angler reports catching a decent-sized perch this week.

(Nov 10) Fishing has been fair. As water temperature cools down, try downsizing your baits and slowing down your retrieve.

(Nov 3) The water temperature is in the low 50s and fishing is slow to fair. As water temperatures at Willard cool down, try downsizing your baits and slowing down your retrieve. One angler reports landing a decent-sized crappie on a slip bobber rig.

(Oct 26) While a few anglers reported bringing in several decent-sized catfish this week, the reported bite for other species was slow.

Regulations

Willow Pond

Bluegill,Brown Trout, Catfish, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 2) Anglers are catching rainbows using traditional methods. You can also try targeting channel catfish using nightcrawlers, hot dogs, or stink bait.

Regulations

Woodruff Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Yuba Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Nov 2) The Oasis boat ramp has two lanes open and ready for launching, but the Painted Rocks boat ramp is closed. Please use extreme caution when boating as underwater hazards do exist. For northern pike, try using BOOYAH Pikee spinnerbaits, Rapalas Shallow Shad Raps, or Rapala BX Swimmers, and use color patterns that mimic perch or other prey species.

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