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Revised 09-14-18


Links give descriptions of the lake and facilities available. Check proclamtion for details on fishing restrictions as these may not be complete.

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.

Abajo Mountain

Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 14) Dark Canyon Lake, Monticello Lake, Lloyds Lake and Blanding Reservoir Nos. 3 and 4 have all been stocked with rainbow trout averaging about 10 inches long this year. Anglers have had success catching pike at Recapture Reservoir using gold Jake's spinner lures.

(Sep 1) So far this year, the Division has stocked rainbow trout — averaging about 10 inches in length — at Dark Canyon Lake, Monticello Lake, Lloyds Lake and Blanding Reservoir Nos. 3 and 4. Anglers have had success catching pike at Recapture Reservoir using gold Jake's lures.

(Aug 24) This year, Dark Canyon Lake, Monticello Lake, Lloyds Lake and Blanding Reservoir Nos. 3 and 4 have all been stocked with rainbow trout that average about 10 inches long. Anglers have had success catching pike at Recapture Reservoir, using gold Jake's lures.

Baker Reservoir

Crayfish, Brown Trout, Green Sunfish, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 7) The water level is very low with a heavy algae bloom.

(Aug 24) The water level is very low with a heavy algae bloom.

Beaver Mountain Lakes

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 7) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked in all the usual lakes. We have received reports of sick and dying fish at Puffer Lake, likely due to warm water and low oxygen associated with low water levels. There have also been dead fish observed at Kent's Lake, likely due to the same issues, as well as hooking mortality. Fishing is slow to fair.

(Aug 24) Fishing is slow to fair. Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked in all of the usual lakes. We have received reports of sick and dying fish at Puffer Lake. This is likely due to warm water and to low oxygen levels which are associated with low water levels. Anglers have also observed dead fish at Kent's Lake, likely due to the same issues and hooking mortality.

Beaver River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Sep 7) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked.

(Aug 24) Lower: Fishing is slow to fair. Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked in all of the usual lakes. We have received reports of sick and dying fish at Puffer Lake. This is likely due to warm water and to low oxygen levels which are associated with low water levels. Anglers have also observed dead fish at Kent's Lake, likely due to the same issues and hooking mortality.

Upper: Small brown and rainbow trout are abundant. You can catch them with small spinners and flies.

Regulations

Benches Pond Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 14) Fishing is good at Benches Pond, especially early in the morning or later in the evening. The pond was stocked most recently on Aug. 14 with 500 rainbow trout averaging more than 11 inches long. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners for catching these. Garlic PowerBait has worked especially well. Tributaries to Benches Pond are now open for fishing.

(Sep 1) Fishing is good at Benches Pond, especially early in the morning or later in the evening. The Division most recently stocked 500 rainbow trout averaging over 11 inches long on Aug. 14. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners to catch these. Garlic PowerBait has worked especially well. Tributaries to Benches Pond are now open for fishing.

(Aug 24) Fishing is good at Benches Pond, especially early in the morning or later in the evening. The pond was last stocked on July 23 with 500 rainbow trout that averaged almost 11 inches long. To catch them, try using worms, PowerBait or spinners. Garlic PowerBait has worked especially well. Tributaries to Benches Pond are now open for fishing.

Regulations

Boulder Mountain Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 7) Fishing is fair across the mountain, though you may have to try multiple lakes to find active fish. Spin fishers should try marabou jigs, tube jigs, Gulp minnows, spinners, Jake's, and Kastmasters. Focus on natural baits like nightcrawlers or cut bait (this is especially effective for large tigers and splake). Fly anglers should bring an assortment of streamers, terrestrials, beadhead nymphs, and your favorite dry patterns. Most Boulder lakes are full of freshwater shrimp, so scuds are a must in your fly box.

(Aug 24) Fishing is fair across the mountain, though you may have to try multiple lakes to find active fish. Spin anglers should try marabou jigs, tube jigs, Gulp minnows, spinners, Jake's and Kastmasters. Focus on natural baits like nightcrawlers or cut bait (this is especially effective for large tigers and splake). Fly anglers should bring an assortment of streamers, terrestrials, beadhead nymphs and your favorite dry patterns. Most of the Boulder lakes are full of freshwater shrimp, so scuds are a must in your fly box.

Regulations

Boulger Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 14) Fishing is good at Boulger Reservoir. This waterbody was most recently stocked on Aug. 14 with more than 500 rainbow trout averaging over 11 inches long. Try using night crawlers or PowerBait for catching these.

(Sep 1) Fishing has been good at Boulger Reservoir. This waterbody was most recently stocked on Aug. 14 with more than 500 rainbow trout averaging over 11 inches long. Try using nightcrawlers or PowerBait to catch these.

(Aug 24) Fishing has been good at the reservoir. This waterbody was most recently stocked on July 23 with more than 500 rainbow trout that averaged about 11 inches long.

Regulations

Box Creek Reservoirs

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clear Creek

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 7) Bonneville cutthroat trout are abundant throughout Clear Creek and its tributaries. Fishing is good to excellent with dry flies and nymphs.

(Aug 24) Bonneville cutthroat trout are abundant throughout Clear Creek and its tributaries. Fishing is good to excellent with dry flies and nymphs.

Cleveland Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 14) The water level at Cleveland Reservoir is being drawn down for irrigation needs, so the DWR has raised the daily bag limit and possession limit to eight trout at this waterbody until Jan. 1, 2019. If you're using fly tackle, try using a medium sinking line with a plum leech, a black/orange woolly bugger or a brown/green/pearl crystal bugger, all with a bead head.

(Sep 1) The water level at Cleveland Reservoir is being drawn down for irrigation needs, so the Division has raised the daily bag limit and possession limit to eight trout at this waterbody until Jan. 1, 2019. If you're using fly tackle, try using a medium sinking line with a plum leech, a black/orange woolly bugger or a brown/green/pearl crystal bugger, all with a bead head.

(Aug 24) The water level at Cleveland Reservoir is being drawn down for irrigation needs, so we have raised raised the daily bag limit and possession limit to eight trout at this waterbody until Jan. 1, 2019. If you're using fly tackle, try using a medium-sinking line with a plum leech, a black/orange woolly bugger or a brown/green/pearl crystal bugger, all with a bead head.

East Fork of Sevier River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Sep 7) Kingston Canyon: Irrigation releases from Otter Creek Reservoir have dropped to 110 cfs. Fishing is possible at this flow, though the faster sections may be difficult to navigate.

Black Canyon: Expect murky flows after rainstorms. Look for fair to good fishing. Terrestrial flies can provide exciting action during the summer.

Upper: The East Fork and most of its tributaries upstream of Tropic Reservoir have abundant brown, rainbow and brook trout and can provide some great fishing opportunities with flies, lures, and natural baits. We have begun work to restore native Bonneville cutthroat trout in this drainage. Blubber and Upper Kanab creeks were recently treated with rotenone to remove non native fish. Fishing opportunities will be limited in those streams until cutthroat trout are established in three or four years.

(Aug 24) Kingston Canyon: Irrigation releases from Otter Creek Reservoir have increased flow to nearly 200 cfs, which makes fishing difficult.

Black Canyon: Expect murky water flows after rainstorms. Fishing is fair to good. Terrestrial flies can provide exciting action during the summer.

Upper: The East Fork and most of its tributaries upstream of Tropic Reservoir have abundant brown, rainbow and brook trout and can provide some great fishing opportunities with flies, lures and natural baits. We have begun work to restore native Bonneville cutthroat trout in this drainage. Blubber and Upper Kanab creeks were recently treated with rotenone to remove non-native fish. Fishing opportunities will be limited in those streams until cutthroat trout are established in three or four years.

Regulations

Enterprise Reservoirs

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Sep 7) The water levels are fairly low in both reservoirs. The water level is well below the boat ramp at the upper reservoir so only small boats can be launched. Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked in the lower reservoir. Smallmouth bass are active and you can catch them on curly-tail grubs or Ned rigs.

(Aug 24) Water levels are fairly low in both reservoirs. The water level is well below the boat ramp at the upper reservoir so you can only launch small boats. Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked in the lower reservoir. Smallmouth bass are active and can be caught on curly-tail grubs or Ned rigs.

Fish Lake

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Mackinaw (Lake Trout), Splake (hybrid), Rainbow Trout, Yellow Perch

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Sep 7) Perch fishing is fast just outside the weeds in 15–25 feet of water. Use small jigs tipped with night crawler or perch meat. The prizes for the tagged perch contest were awarded on September 3. Kokanee salmon harvest will close on September 10. Kokanee have already started to congregate at the inlets to prepare for spawning. Kokanee anglers have been picking up a lot of small rainbow trout recently on dodgers and squids. You can catch some lake trout by trolling lures that imitate rainbows and chubs in 30–80 feet before sunrise. Call Fish Lake Resorts at 435-638-1000 or Bowery Haven Resort at 435-638-1040 before you go for up-to-date reports and conditions.

(Aug 24) Perch fishing is fast just outside the weeds in 15 to 25 feet. Use small jigs tipped with nightcrawler or perch meat. You still have a few days to turn in tagged perch the enter the drawing on September 1. Fishing for rainbow trout — either trolling pop gear and worm or still fishing bait from a boat — has been slow to fair. Kokanee fishing has been fair to good for nice-sized salmon up to two pounds. Anglers are using squids trailed behind dodgers or pop gear. They're using downriggers or leaded line to get down to the right depth. Try varying depths and watch the fish finder until you find the exact depth that the salmon schools are focusing on. 50 to 65 feet has produced best lately. Kokanee are starting to change in preparation for spawning. Harvest of kokanee salmon will close on September 10. You can catch some lake trout by trolling lures that imitate rainbows and chubs in 30 to 80 feet before sunrise. Call Fish Lake Resorts at 435-638-1000 or Bowery Haven Resort at 435-638-1040 before you go for up-to-date reports and conditions.

Regulations

Forsyth Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Sep 7) Irrigation releases have ended and the reservoir is beginning to fill again. It appears that a fair amount of trout survived the low water, though fishing is still slow right now.

(Aug 24) Irrigation releases have ended and the reservoir is beginning to fill again. It appears that a fair amount of trout survived the low water, though fishing is still slow right now.

Fremont River

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Sep 7) Water flows on the upper Fremont have decreased but the water is still a little murky. The Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop reports good success fishing evening hatches of caddis and tricos. The river below Highway 12 has also been clear enough to fish lately with good hatches of caddis.

(Aug 24) Water flows on the upper Fremont have decreased, but the water is still a little murky. The Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop reports good fishing during evening caddis and trico hatches. The river below Highway 12 has also been clear enough to fish, with good hatches of caddis.

Gunlock Reservoir

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Crappie, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Sep 7) Gunlock Reservoir was treated with rotenone in 2015 to remove illegally introduced smallmouth bass — which pose a serious threat to native fish in the Virgin and Santa Clara rivers. We have begun re-stocking largemouth bass, bluegill, and crappie. Small and medium-sized largemouth bass (10–12 inches) are now abundant and can provide some fun action.

(Aug 24) Gunlock Reservoir was treated with rotenone in 2015 to remove illegally introduced smallmouth bass. Smallmouth pose a serious threat to native fish in the Virgin and Santa Clara rivers. We have begun re-stocking largemouth bass, bluegill and crappie. Small and medium-sized largemouth bass (10 to 12 inches) are now abundant and can provide some fun action.

Regulations

Gunnison Bend Reservoir

Catfish, Largemouth Bass, White Bass

(Sep 7) Largemouth bass, white bass and channel catfish are all active and providing fair to good fishing. Anglers report good success with small jigs in green and yellow tipped with night crawler and one-inch perch pattern swim baits.

(Aug 24) Largemouth bass, white bass and channel catfish are all active and providing fair to good fishing. Anglers report good success with small jigs in green and yellow tipped with nightcrawler and one-inch perch pattern swim baits.

Kolob Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 7) We have now confirmed the illegal introductions of bluegill, green sunfish and yellow perch in Kolob Reservoir. Due to the significant negative impact that these fish could have on the long-term health of the trout fishery, the reservoir will be drained and treated with rotenone this fall in order to remove the illegally introduced species. Until November 1, the daily trout limit has been raised to 8 fish, with no size restrictions, so that anglers can utilize these fish before they are lost. Bait fishing will also be allowed during this emergency change.

(Aug 24) The water level is very low because of winter releases and poor snow pack, but minimal water will be released this summer so the reservoir may rise or at least maintain its level. Fishing is slow to fair. A recent netting survey found lots of trout (about 75 percent cutthroat, 25 percent rainbow). Most were 12 to 14 inches long with a handful up to 21 inches. Unfortunately, it also appears that someone illegally introduced bluegill and green sunfish. The bluegill are unlikely to establish, but we could see a population of green sunfish establish. Hopefully the water temperature will be cold enough to keep the numbers low and avoid negative effects on trout. Bait fishing is allowed until September 8. Remember: you can only harvest two trout under 15 inches or over 22 inches; you must release all trout between 15 and 22 inches.

Regulations

Koosharem Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 7) The reservoir has been completely drained for irrigation use.

(Aug 24) The reservoir is almost completely drained for irrigation use.

Lake Powell

Bluegill, Brown Trout, Channel Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Striped Bass, Rainbow Trout, Walleye

STOP QUAGGAG MUSCLE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Sep 14) by Wayne Gustaveson

Lake elevation: 3,595 feet Water temperatures: 75–80°F

Spoon up some stripers!

Lake Powell continues to drop about a foot per week. The Castle Rock Cut should be passable for another two months. It was recently announced that a High Flow Experiment (HFE) will occur during the first week of November. At that time the outflow from the dam will increase dramatically to move sediment from the river bottom to the river banks further downstream. This event improves habitat for native fish in the river and in backwaters. It is likely that the Castle Rock Cut will no longer be open after the HFE event occurs.

The big news now is that striper schools are actively chasing shad schools in deep, open water. That means it is time to pull out the jigging spoons and start fishing in deep water in the canyons and main channel. If you are lucky it is still possible to see a quick striper boil. You may be able to get to the school quickly and catch some fish on top water lures. More importantly a surface feeding event marks the spot where large schools of stripers are holding in deeper water. Get to the boil site as quickly as possible and if the fish have gone down, deploy spoons into the depths, let the spoon hit bottom and then speed reel the spoon back to the boat.

Speed Reeling definition: When the lure hits bottom start reeling the spoon as fast as physically possible. If fish are seen on the graph at a certain depth, pause and jig a few times at the suspected holding depth. Then continue reeling very fast until you are sure that the spoon is above the holding depth of the school. Retrieve the spoon, cast again, then repeat the retrieval process.

If you don’t see boils, use the graph to search for a large striper school, which may be holding somewhere between 30 and 90 feet of water. When a striper school is detected, stop quickly and drop spoons immediately. Let the spoon hit bottom to help you know where the spoon is in relation to the fish. If the school is 10 feet off the bottom than reel up four turns and start jigging the spoon up three feet and letting it fall back down three feet. Stripers often follow the spoon and then hit as it falls. It is more likely to feel the fish as you jig upwards instead of feeling the fish hit the lure as it falls. A hooked striper excites the other fish in the school as they see the fish swimming with a ‘shad’ in its mouth. The school follows the hooked fish looking for more food. It is often possible to “lead” a striper school that follows the boat. When a fish is caught, unhook the fish as quickly as possible, and return the spoon to the water immediately to keep the school under the boat and actively engaged in searching for more shad. It is not unusual to lead a striper school for over an hour as the boat drifts with the breeze, while catching 50 or more stripers in one drift.

Spooning hotspots recently include Knowles Canyon, Good Hope Bay, Dome Rock in Bullfrog Bay, Piute Canyon in the San Juan, 50 Mile Canyon in the Escalante, and Oak Canyon upstream from Rainbow Bridge.

Smallmouth bass fishing continues to be excellent lake wide. Dropshot rigged Yamamoto Shad-shaped worms and other plastic baits are working well all day along the shoreline. Look for long rocky points that reach out into the lake at the new lower water levels we are now dealing with. Bass will be holding at 10-20 feet at the end of the point and also at the same depth perpendicular to the point.

Most fish are perking back up now that the water temperature is dropping into the mid 70s in the morning. Expect to still catch a few largemouth bass, bluegill, walleye and catfish while fishing for your favorite species of fish.

(Sep 7) by Wayne Gustaveson

Lake elevation: 3,596 feet Water temperatures: 76–80°F

The air temperature is cooling down now that September is here. Water temperature is following suit. That cooling makes it easier for stripers to stay near the surface and boil on a shad school. The surface feeding activity that was confined to the northern half of the lake is now a thing of the past. Boils are now reported from Wahweap to the Good Hope Bay.

This week, expect to see some surface activity in the southern lake from Wahweap to Rainbow Bridge. There were recent reports of boiling stripers in Ice Cream Canyon (Wahweap Bay), Padre Bay and the mouth of Rock Creek. Generally, this means that it is possible to find surface feeding fish anywhere and at any time of day. Unfortunately, the surface action only last for a short time. Throw topwater lures into the boiling fish as long as they stay up. A good school may boil for 10-15 minutes which means you can catch 10 or more from that single event. More often they only stay up for 5 minutes or less.

Do not be discouraged when they go down quickly. Treat the surface activity as a marker buoy. Head to the spot and watch the graph intently. These surfacing stripers are searching for shad to eat and not finding that many in the southern lake. When they go down they are still searching for food. Find the school on the graph and drop spoons to the hungry fish and get ready for some incredible fish-catching action. Spoons resemble shad that stripers are searching for so they respond quickly to your bait. The striper school follows any fish with a shad [or spoon] in its mouth so they will stay under the boat as long as the spoons keep dropping. The action can be as intense as fishing a surface boil. Watch the graph for the visual effect that surface fishing offers. Unhook the fish quickly, immediately drop the spoon back down to find another hungry fish.

Spoons that work well include Kastmasters, Fle Fly, Real Image and Colt Sniper. These long thin spoons are 'slab spoons' which all work well for hungry stripers. If the striper school is holding at 30 feet, drop the spoon to 40 feet and then reel it up through the feeding fish. If no fish hit the lure after coming up 20 feet then drop again to 40 feet. Try to keep the spoon in the school as long as possible so the fish can see it and quickly get to it. Spooning is the best way to catch a bunch a stripers in a very short time.

Smallmouth bass are observing the feeding stripers and get very excited about their feeding behavior. If shad, spoons, crank baits, or surface lures come near, smallmouth bass will join in on the action. Bass fishing is excellent right now as water temperature drops and stripers drive shad toward the shoreline.

Do not be surprised if walleye, largemouth bass, sunfish and bluegill are caught at the same time all the smallmouth and striper activity is occurring. The summer boating crowds are now declining. Water and air temperature are falling. The lake is now heading to excellent fishing success such as that seen in April and May. The best time to fish in the Fall is from September 15th to October 15th. The fun times are right around the corner. Come and join in on the fun.

(Aug 24) by Wayne Gustaveson

Lake elevation: 3,599 feet Water temperatures: 78–83°F

Fishing is picking up over the length of Lake Powell. The southern lake is providing decent bait fishing and successful deep water trolling for stripers. Bass fishing is good lake wide. Here are the details.

It is critically important to begin fishing as early as possible. Smallmouth bass are still responding to surface lures at first light. Stripers are most active for the first two hours of daylight. They can be caught on bait, deep trolling and an occasional small boil. Regardless of the technique the results at 6 a.m. far outweigh the catch that happens at 10 a.m. with the same effort. The first rule is to go early.

The next rule is to head north. Best fishing success on Lake Powell is in Good Hope Bay. The upper San Juan is good at times, as is the Escalante. However, Good Hope Bay is the best. Good Hope has the biggest shad population, and therefore the most striped bass that spend their lives in pursuit of shad.

A typical day at Good Hope begins with an occasional striper boil, but more often there are individual stripers chasing shad that can be seen jumping when looking toward the sunrise. These small splashes are backlit by the rising sun and easy to see over long distances. Cruise toward the splashes and throw surface lures when in range. Catching fish on top is the best, but watching the graph is critical if catching a bunch of fish is the goal. Down below the jumping fish are huge schools of stripers moving silently while waiting to interact with a deep shad school. When the big striper school is seen, drop spoons into the school for quick results. The schools are often suspended so it is important to know the depth of the spoon. The best way is to drop the spoon to the bottom and then speed reel back to the school. If the bottom is at 90 feet and the school is at 50 feet reel up 40 feet and then start jigging. This is easier said than done. Luckily, speed reeling works well on searching stripers. They often tell you when the spoon is at the right depth by biting the lure.

Deep trolling is working well with the best depth being from 15-30 feet. Holding stripers are found in this range and will hit trolled lures moving at the depth schools are holding. Watch the graph and adjust the trolling depth to match the holding depth of striper schools. While trolling other fish like walleye, catfish, and bass will participate. Last week there was a 34-pound striper caught on Lake Canyon Wall, using the deep trolling technique while the lucky angler was trolling from a jet ski!

Lake Powell has an amazing year round fishery.

Regulations

Lower Bowns

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 7) Fishing is good to excellent with bait and lures.

(Aug 24) Fishing is good to excellent with bait and lures.

Mill Meadow Reservoir

Brake (hybrid), Brownbows (hybrid), Perch, Rainbow, Splake (hybrid), Tiger Musky (hybrid), Tiger Trout (hybrid)

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Sep 7) Rainbow trout have been stocked. Fly fishing is fair in the evening with leech patterns and zug bugs. A recent netting survey found that suckers are abundant and trout are suffering due to competition. Brown trout are also abundant, but are fairly skinny.

(Aug 24) Rainbow trout have been stocked. Fair success reported in the evening, fly fishing with leech patterns and zug bugs. A recent netting survey found that suckers are abundant and trout are suffering due to competition. Brown trout are also abundant, but are fairly skinny. Call the Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.

Regulations

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Sep 7) Fishing is fair for trout. Trout have moved away from shorelines, so boats and float tubes are producing better results. Try trolling streamers on sinking line or behind a bubble on spinning gear. Surface action on midges is common on calm mornings and evenings. Wipers are getting more active, with the best fishing at dawn and dusk. Smallmouth bass are also active and providing fair to good success.

(Aug 24) Fishing is fair for trout. Trout have moved away from shorelines so boats and float tubes are producing better results. Try trolling streamers on sinking line or behind a bubble on spinning gear. Surface action on midges is common on calm mornings and evenings. Wipers are getting more active. You'll find the best wiper fishing at dawn and dusk. Smallmouth bass are also active and providing fair to good fishing.

Regulations

Navajo Lake

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 7) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked. Fishing is fair to good for rainbows using PowerBait from boats.

(Aug 24) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked. Fishing is fair to good for rainbows using Power Bait from a boat.

Newcastle Reservoir

Smallmouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Wiper (hybrid)

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Sep 7) Fishing is fair to good for rainbow trout during early morning and late evening using nightcrawlers. A few smallmouth and wipers are also being picked up.

(Aug 24) Fishing is fair to good for rainbow trout during early morning and late evening using nightcrawlers. Anglers are catching a few smallmouth and wipers too.

Regulations

Otter Creek Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Sep 7) The reservoir is at 14 percent of capacity. Irrigation releases have steadily decreased, but remain around 175 cfs. Launching boats is still possible, but use caution. Trout have moved away from shore and fishing is better from boats. Trolling with pop gear has been fair to good. Still fishing PowerBait from a boat is also popular. Focus on 20–30 feet of water in boats. If fishing from shore, focus on the steeper areas at the south end.

(Aug 24) The reservoir is at 19 percent of capacity. Irrigation releases have steadily decreased, but remain around 175 cfs. You can still launch a boat. Trout have moved away from shore so fishing is better from boats. Still fishing from a boat with PowerBait is also popular. Focus on 20 to 30 feet of water in boats. If you're fishing from shore, focus on the steeper areas at the south end

Regulations

Panguitch Lake

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

(Sep 7) Fishing has been fair to good from boats, but slower from shore as trout have moved out to deeper water. Most anglers are fishing with bait from boats, but trolling pop gear and nightcrawlers has also produced.

(Aug 24) Fishing has been fair to good from boats but slower from the shore because trout have moved out to deeper water. Most anglers are fishing with bait from boats, but trolling pop gear and nightcrawler has also produced.

Regulations

Paragonah Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 7) We conducted a netting survey this spring to assess the potential loss of fish after last year's flooding following the Brian Head Fire. We found that rainbow trout density has been significantly reduced, though a handful have survived and have experienced favorable growth and condition. In addition, the 13,000 tiger trout stocked last fall have survived very well and have grown to 10–11 inches. Fishing is slow from shore, fair from boats trolling small lures.

(Aug 24) Fishing is slow from shore and fair from a boat for anglers trolling small lures. We conducted a netting survey this spring to assess potential loss of fish after last year's flooding following the Brian Head Fire. We found that rainbow trout density has been significantly reduced, though a handful have survived and have experienced favorable growth and condition. In addition, 13,000 tiger trout stocked last fall have survived very well and have grown to 10 to 11 inches.

Regulations

Pine Lake

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 7) Rainbow trout have been stocked. Fishing pressure has been high and fishing has slowed down.

(Aug 24) Rainbow trout have been stocked. Fishing pressure has been high and fishing has slowed down.

Pine Valley Reservoir

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Quail Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Sep 7) Bass fishing is fair to good.

(Aug 24) Bass fishing is fair to good. Check the Sand Hollow report for techniques.

Regulations

Redmond Reservoir

Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike

No recent reports.

Sand Cove Reservoirs

Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Sand Hollow Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass

STOP QUAGGAG MUSCLE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Sep 7) Most quality sized bass have headed for deep water to escape the heat. Anglers are finding fair to good success with senkos, crank baits and ned rigs. Bluegill are also getting active. Fishing early and late can also help you avoid the heat and pleasure boat traffic.

(Aug 24) Anglers report fair to good fishing with senkos, crank baits and ned rigs. Bass are being caught from both boats and shore. Topwater action can be particularly exciting at dawn and dusk. Bluegill are also getting active. Fishing early and late can also help you avoid the heat and the pleasure boat traffic.

Regulations

Thousand Lakes Mountain

Trout

(Sep 7) Fishing is best in Solomon Basin lakes during evening hatches. Fishing is fast at Neffs Reservoir for the abundant brook trout.

(Aug 24) Fishing is best in the Solomon Basin lakes during evening hatches. Fishing is fast at Neffs Reservoir for abundant brook trout.

Tropic Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 7) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked and fishing is fair to good, despite the low water level.

(Aug 24) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked and fishing is fair to good, despite the low water level.

Wide Hollow Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 7) The water level remains below 25 percent and the boat dock has been pulled. The end of the boat ramp is still under water, however, so it is possible to launch. Fishing is fair for largemouth bass and bluegill. We began introducing black crappie in 2017 in order to establish a new population for anglers to target. If you catch any crappie, we request that you release them so that they can spawn.

(Aug 24) The water level is below 25 percent and the boat dock has been pulled. The end of the boat ramp is still under water, however, and launching is possible. Fishing is fair for largemouth bass and bluegill. We began introducing black crappie in 2017 in order to establish a new population for anglers to target. If you catch any crappie, we request that you release them so that they can spawn.

Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Sep 14) Willow Lake was stocked most recently on Sept. 10 with about 1,000 rainbow trout. Willow Lake has also been stocked with tiger trout this year. Try using traditional baits and spinners or tube jigs for catching fish here.

(Sep 1) The Division most recently stocked more than 1,000 rainbow trout on Aug. 2. Tiger trout have also been stocked this year. Try using traditional baits and spinners or tube jigs to catch fish here.

(Aug 24) The lake was last stocked on Aug. 2 with more than 1,000 rainbow trout. Willow Lake has also been stocked with tiger trout this year. Try using traditional baits and spinners or tube jigs to catch fish here.

Yankee Meadow Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 7) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked. Bait fishing is slow to fair from shore. Fishing can be fair to good with streamers and lures from float tubes or boats for rainbow, cutthroat and brook trout. We conducted a netting survey this spring and found abundant rainbow, brook and cutthroat trout. It appears that no fish were lost to the effects of fire and the lack of fishing pressure in 2017 created a stockpile of fish this year.

(Aug 24) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked. Fishing is slow to fair using bait from shore. You can find fair to good action by fishing streamers and lures from float tubes or boats, catching rainbow, cutthroat and brook trout. We conducted a netting survey this spring and found abundant rainbow, brook and cutthroat trout. It appears that no fish were lost to the effects of the fire. That fact, along with the lack of fishing pressure in 2017, has created a stockpile of fish this year.

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