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Revised 07-13-18


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

(Jul 12) In recent months, Monticello Lake, Lloyds Lake and Blanding Reservoir Nos. 3 and 4 have all been stocked with more than 1,000 rainbow trout, each averaging about 10 inches long. Anglers have had success catching pike at Recapture Reservoir, using gold Jake's lures.

(Jun 28) Monticello Lake, Lloyds Lake and Blanding Reservoir Nos. 3 and 4 have all been stocked with over 1,000 rainbow trout averaging about 10 inches long in the past two months.

Baker Reservoir

Crayfish, Brown Trout, Green Sunfish, Rainbow Trout

(Jun 28) There are no recent reports, but the hot weather should make fishing difficult.

Beaver Mountain Lakes

Rainbow Trout

(Jun 28) 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.

Beaver River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jun 28) Fishing should be improving with irrigation release flows. Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked.

Regulations

Benches Pond Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jul 12) Fishing is fair at the pond, but it's better early in the morning or later in the evening. The pond was stocked on June 25 with 500 rainbow trout, each averaging almost 11 inches long. To catch them, try using worms, PowerBait or spinners. Garlic PowerBait has worked especially well. Highway 31 is now open.

(Jun 28) Fishing is fair at Benches Pond, but better early in the morning or later in the evening. The pond was stocked with 2,000 rainbow trout in May. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners. Garlic PowerBait has worked especially well. Benches Pond was stocked on June 13 with 500 10-inch rainbow trout.

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

Regulations

Boulder Mountain Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jun 28) Fair to good fishing can be found across the mountain. Spin fishers should try marabou jigs, tube jigs, Gulp minnows, spinners, Jake's and Kastmasters. Focus on natural baits like night crawlers or cutbait. Natural bait is especially effective for large tigers and splake. Fly anglers should bring an assortment of streamers, terrestrials, beadhead nymphs along with 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

(Jul 12) Fishing is fair in the afternoon, but better early in the morning or later in the evening. This waterbody was last stocked on June 25 with more than 500 rainbow trout, each averaging about 11 inches long. Highway 31 is now open.

(Jun 28) Fishing is fair in the afternoon, but better early in the morning or later in the evening. Boulger Reservoir was stocked with 2,500 rainbow trout during May and June.

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

Regulations

Box Creek Reservoirs

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clear Creek

Rainbow Trout

(Jun 28) Bonneville cutthroat trout are abundant throughout Clear Creek and its tributaries. Fishing is good wherever the water flows are clear.

Cleveland Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jul 12) Rainbow trout fishing has been good, especially if you can get out on a float tube. 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 beadhead. Most of the fish have been caught in 10 to 20 feet of water, well within casting distance from the shore. Cleveland Reservoir was stocked with about 5,000 rainbow trout near the end of May. Highway 31 is now open.

(Jun 28) The fishing for rainbow trout has been good especially if you can get out on a float tube. If you're using fly tackle, try using a medium sinking line with a plum leech, a black and orange woolly bugger or a brown, green and pearl crystal bugger all with a bead head. Most of the fish have been caught in 10 to 20 feet of water, which is well within casting distance from the shore. Cleveland Reservoir was stocked with about 5,000 rainbow trout in late May.

Forest supervisors have closed Highway 31 from the Huntington Power Plant to the Miller Flat Road due to the Trail Mountain Fire, so you'll have to access Cleveland Reservoir from Miller Flat Road coming in from the west. Other road closures may be in effect. Contact the Manti-La Sal National Forest office in Price for more information.

East Fork of Sevier River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jun 28) Kingston Canyon: Irrigation releases from Otter Creek Reservoir have increased the water flow over 200 cfs, which is making fishing difficult.

Black Canyon: 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. The trout 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

(Jun 28) 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

(Jun 28) Typical summer fishing patterns are in full swing. Trolling pop gear and worm has been productive for rainbow trout and the occasional splake, tiger or brown trout. You can also catch rainbows by still fishing bait from a boat. Try trolling dodgers and squids for kokanee salmon. Try varying depths from 25 to 50 feet and watch the fish finder until you find the exact depth that the salmon schools are focusing on. Perch fishing is fast just outside the weeds in 15 to 25 feet of water. Use small jigs tipped with nightcrawler or perch meat. Some lake trout can also be caught trolling lures that imitate rainbows and chubs in 30 to 80 feet. 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

(Jun 28) The lake level is dropping quickly with irrigation releases. A recent netting survey found abundant splake and tiger trout in phenomenal condition. You'll find the best summer fishing on a boat or float tube, fishing on the bottom in deeper water.

Fremont River

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jun 28) Water flows are up a little on the upper Fremont with releases from Johnson Reservoir.

Gunlock Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jun 28) Visit the State Parks website for open hours. 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

(Jun 28) Largemouth bass, white bass and channel catfish are all active and providing fair to good fishing. Anglers report good fishing 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

(Jun 28) The water level is very low because of winter releases and poor snow pack. Minimal water will be released through the summer, so hopefully the level rises or at least maintains. Fishing is fair to good. A recent netting survey found lots of trout: about 75 percent were 12- to 14-inch cutthroat 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. 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: the limit allows you to keep two trout under 15 inches or over 22 inches. You must immediately release all trout between 15 and 22 inches.

Regulations

Koosharem Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jun 28) Fishing has been slow, but you can catch a large fish if you put in some time. Rainbow trout have been stocked.

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

(Jul 12) by Wayne Gustaveson

Lake elevation: 3,608 feet Water temperatures: 8084F

The water temperature is in the 80s all day and night. That is great for swimming, wakeboarding and scuba diving but it makes fishing a bit more challenging. Here are some ways to beat the heat and catch some fish.

Lakewide, the best fishing is for smallmouth bass. You can catch bass in the morning and evening using plastic baits fished near shore or around the submerged islands that are now coming out of the water as the water level goes down. Target rocky structure at a depth of 10 to 25 feet for best results. Use plastic single or double tails grubs, swimbaits, Yamamoto D-Shad and topwater lures. If you hit the lake just before dawn, the top water fishing for bass is incredible. Once the sun comes up bass fishing slows down as fish go deep looking for crayfish. It lights up again near sunset as the light diminishes and fish get more aggressive.

You can still catch an occasional walleye by trolling in the morning near rocky structure, but the catch rate is declining. Walleye are more active at night. Target them in rocky habitat at depths of 15 to 30 feet right as the sun comes up and goes down and the daylight fades.

Each year in July, we have the challenge of catching 60 stripers for a disease certification check up. The common result is that stripers are disease free of viruses. For the first time this year, we failed to collect our required numbers of fish. A slight breeze this morning, kept the slurping stripers away from view. Our fallback position was to use bait along the walls in Navajo Canyon but that was not up to par. In fact, we only caught 5 stripers with three boats and nine anglers fishing from Navajo Canyon to the San Juan. We didn't see any boils or slurps in the main channel from Wahweap to Cha Canyon because of the slight breeze that kept the fish down. Some days fishing is not as good. We chose one of those days. That really makes me want to go out tomorrow because I know it will be better then.

The best striper fishing is in the far northern lake, where full blown striper boils are wide open from North Wash to Good Hope Bay. Launching at Hite is no longer possible due to dropping lake level, but it is worth the long run uplake from Bullfrog to the Horn to chase boiling stripers.

If you go, pick a day with calm water and no wind in the forecast to make sure the fish will come to the top to feed.

Many people are camping on the shore of the lake in houseboats or tents. There are more fishing opportunities than those mentioned above. Catfish are really aggressive now and are easy to catch on the sandy beaches where boats can park. Both bluegill and green sunfish are in the shallows and you can see them in shallow water where there is brush. Many of the brushy sites are drying out as the lake declines but sunfish are still near those areas. To find sunfish, look for blocky rocks that fish can use as shade near the dried brush. Use small hooks and small worms to catch some very impressive bluegill that are now just finishing up their spawning ritual. After spawning fish get hungry and are easier to catch. Fishing is always great at the lake if you pick the right species, at the right time, and the right spot.

(Jul 5) by Wayne Gustaveson

Lake elevation: 3,609 feet Water temperatures: 7583F

Lake Powell is busy the week of July 4. There are lots of visitors lakewide enjoying the sun and warm water. Houseboats, fast running boats, kayaks, wake boats and all other watercraft are on the lake now. When heading to Lake Powell for vacation, it is wise to bring along a fishing rod to broaden the lake experience. Anglers need to get up early and then stay up late to catch fish.

Early morning is the best time to catch fish. Rig up with a surface lure and toss that lure toward shore to attract smallmouth bass, largemouth bass and stripers. Bass will be near stickups or rocky cover. Stripers will be slurping anywhere from the mid channel in most long canyons to open water in the main channel. All these fish are very cooperative from the time the sky lightens in the east until the sun hits the water. The best lures for slurpers are small narrow topwater lures, small white jigs or swim baits, and Kastmaster type spoons.

As the sun comes up, so do the skiers, wake boarders and surfers. The lake gets busy and rough so be selective in choosing your fishing location. Run to the end of the long canyons like the Escalante, San Juan, Navajo or near Hite. Or join in with those that are celebrating their time on the water with swimming or water toys.

In busy areas, you can still find a deep canyon or cove and fish with bait for stripers. Schools are moving along the canyon walls and can be found with a little effort. There were recent reports of striper schools at the mouth of the San Juan, the main channel in the Escalante Arm and at the mouth of Moki Canyon.

Big walleye have been caught recently while trolling with deep diving Fat Free shad lures. Down rigger trolling is another way to get the lure down to the cooler temperature zone where most fish hangout while waiting to head back to the warm surface water to chase some more small shad. During the day, fish move quickly from cooler, deeper water to the surface and then they go deep again in short order. This up and down activity really makes fish fight well during the hot days of summer.

Catfish are actively spawning in the backs of many canyons. When in spawning mode, catfish are very active and catchable. Head to the back of the canyon where water is less than 25 feet deep. Use hot dog rounds, shrimp, worms or three-inch artificial Gulp minnows. Begin fishing for catfish at dusk and continue into the night. Circle hooks are great hooks for catching catfish. It is possible to catch catfish with just a rod propped up in a rod holder with a bell on the tip to announce when a catfish come calling. But I prefer to hold the rod in my hand to feel the first bite and then set the hook when the cat comes back for the second look. You will catch more catfish if you hold the rod instead of propping it up.

(Jun 28) by Wayne Gustaveson

Lake elevation: 3,610 feet Water temperatures: 7580F

We observed slurping stripers all over the lake on our weekly trip. The average size of slurping stripers was 14 inches, but they range from 8 to 18 inches. The water was warm on top, 7880F, which means that adult stripers cannot come to the top and spend much time without suffering severe stress. When young stripers see a larval shad school near the surface, they form a scavenging line and attack the small shad. Since these shad cannot swim fast, stripers eat as many shad as possible in 15 seconds and then go back down to 30 feet. That makes it hard to see the striper school and then get in range to make a cast while they are still on the surface. Normally the striper school goes down and then quickly pops back up on the next shad school. If they surface near your boat, then a quick cast will possibly catch a fish. If stripers are out of casting range, you need to move your boat quickly to get in range. The action is exciting, but the catch rate is low.

Here are a few lures that worked well: a small white clouser minnow fly attached behind a bubble filled with water and a small skinny surface lure (Ima Skimmer) and a Kastmaster spoon. You need to throw long casts to the quickly moving striper school. That is not easy with a small, lightweight lure with limited casting range.

You must cast in front of the lead striper. If your cast lands in the middle of the school, the fish often spook, jump and then swim deep. It is better to throw well in front of the school and let it rest until the school gets in range. Then start working the lure, bringing it right in front of the slurping fish. When all this happens, you can catch a fish. When any of the other possibilities happen you cast too short, behind the school or too late the school will sound and you will have to wait for the next school to surface. When one school goes down, just look around to see more schools surfacing in the vicinity. Also, look at your graph to see if the fleeing school goes under your boat. If so, deploy a spoon to the depth indicated on the graph to catch more fish.

We observed slurps from Warm Creek to Rock Creek in the main channel and midway back in many canyons, from Bullfrog to Trachyte and in the Escalante and San Juan Arms. Slurps are lakewide, but the intensity and catch rate is greater further north.

Bait fishing for larger stripers is still working, particularly along the main channel and in many canyons. It will take a few tries to find fish, but you are more likely to find fish in spots that are not reported often. Recent reports have come from the mouth of San Juan and Lake Canyon, where anglers have found big catches of stripers.

Trolling for walleye in the shade of the canyon walls early in the morning is working. Try the following lures: Live Target threadfin shad (Copper color), Lucky Craft 78 or 100 XD pointers in chartreuse shad. The shady walls between Piute and Deep Canyon in the San Juan are a good place to try, but any similar landscape may work lakewide.

Smallmouth bass are hitting surface lures at first light in the morning. Then they go deeper, so fish at 20 to 40 feet to catch bass during the daytime.

Bluegill are still spawning. You can see the circular nests in three feet of water near the shoreline or any large rocky area. Use a tiny jig head with a piece of live worm attached to catch these brightly colored fish.

Catfish are active from sundown into the night. Use table scraps, worms or anchovies on the sandy beach behind the houseboat. It's a great activity to keep the kids interested as it cools down after a hot day at the lake.

(Jun 21) by Wayne Gustaveson

Lake elevation: 3,611 feet Water temperatures: 7376F

My weekly fishing trip began in perfect fashion. We stopped and trolled at Padre Butte, hoping to catch a walleye. We deployed our lures and trolled for 50 yards before both rods hit hungry fish. My partner caught a smallmouth bass and I caught a 14-inch walleye. This seemed like the perfect start to a perfect day. Within a few minutes, however, the wind picked up and conditions changed.

Our plan was to chase slurping stripers from Padre Bay to Rock Creek. We saw a lot of stripers slurping shad near the surface, but they were usually gone before we could get in range to make a decent cast. Surprisingly, the best slurp was on the return trip in the main channel where boat wakes were stirring up the water into two foot waves. This school of stripers stayed up long enough to make a decent cast and catch some fish. Bullfrog anglers reported identical fishing: quick slurps and no fish caught. Striper slurps are still going strong in calm water. When it's calm, it's much easier to see the surface disturbance, approach quickly and make a good cast. This will continue until the rapidly growing larval shad are big enough to swim fast. Then, the stripers will boil as they round up the shad school and attack. That will happen in July and August.

When we gathered fishing reports at the end of the day, it was obvious that anglers using bait along the canyon walls caught more and larger stripers than we did. The average catch for anglers using bait was 10 to 20 stripers. Bait fishing was good in Antelope, Navajo, Labyrinth Wall and Rock Creek. In the northern lake, Moki Wall and the cove just upstream from the mouth of Moki were good bait spots. Night fishing under green lights in Bullfrog Bay is the best way to catch a large number of stripers.

Another hot ticket in the northern lake is chasing slurps in Red Canyon or the Good Hope Bay area. Anglers catch more stripers, shad and fish there. If I had a day to fish up north, I would go to Good Hope Bay.

Smallmouth bass are the best fish to target and catch right now. They really like topwater lures at first light in the morning, lake wide. After the sun comes up, switch to plastic shad-shaped worms on a drop shot rig. Fish those rigs from 10 to 15 feet early and switch to 17 to 22 feet later in the day. The best habitat is submerged ledges, scattered boulder-sized rocks or even muddy points where crayfish gather. Smallmouth bass will hit plastic baits all day long. Bass caught this week ranged from small to 3.5 pounds. Kids fishing for the first time will be able to catch both bass and stripers by using these techniques.

You can still catch walleye by trolling and casting early and late and under muddy colored water during the day. Bluegill and green sunfish are still holding at nest sites where a few stick ups or tumbleweeds are submerged. Channel catfish are spawning and active day and night in the backs of the canyons from 10 to 29 feet on a sandy bottom.

Regulations

Lower Bowns

Rainbow Trout

(Jun 28) 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

(Jun 28) Rainbow trout have been stocked, but there are no recent reports of fishing success. 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.

Regulations

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jun 28) Fishing is slow to fair. Trout have moved away from the shorelines, so anglers on boat and float tubes are finding 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 best fishing at dawn and dusk.

Regulations

Navajo Lake

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jun 28) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked. Fishing is fair.

Newcastle Reservoir

Smallmouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Wiper (hybrid)

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jun 28) Fishing is fair to good for rainbow trout during the early morning and late evening using nightcrawlers. Anglers are catching a few smallmouth and wipers.

Regulations

Otter Creek Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jun 28) The reservoir is at 54 percent of capacity and dropping steadily. Trout have moved away from shore and fishing is better from boats. Trolling with pop gear has been fair to good. Still fishing Power Bait from a boat is also popular. In a boat, focus on 20 to 30 feet of water. If you're fishing from shore, focus on the steeper areas at the south end.

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Panguitch Lake

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

(Jun 28) Fishing has been fair to good from boats, and slower from shore because trout have moved out to deeper water. Most anglers are fishing with bait from boats.

Regulations

Paragonah Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jun 28) The DWR a netting survey recently 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, tiger trout stocked last fall (13,000 were stocked) have survived very well and have grown to 10 to 11 inches. Anglers can look forward to some good fishing this year for tiger trout, with an occasional rainbow mixed in.

Regulations

Pine Lake

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jun 28) Rainbow trout have been stocked. Fishing should be fair.

Pine Valley Reservoir

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Quail Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jun 28) Bass fishing is fair to good.

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

(Jun 28) Bass are very active and providing good to excellent fishing. Anglers are finding fair to good success with senkos, crank baits and ned rigs. Anglers are catching bass 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 pleasure boat traffic.

Regulations

Thousand Lakes Mountain

Trout

(Jun 28) Fair to good fishing reported at Meeks and Floating Island lakes. Fishing is fast at Neffs Reservoir for brook trout, which are abundant.

Tropic Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jun 28) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked.

Wide Hollow Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Jun 28) The water level is dropping quickly and there have been some trout dying due to warm temperatures. Fishing is slow to fair for 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)

(Jul 12) The lake was stocked most recently on June 27 with more than 300 rainbow trout and 3,000 tiger trout. Try using traditional baits and spinners or tube jigs to catch fish here.

(Jun 28) Willow Lake is now accessible. A recent gillnet survey yielded some healthy tiger trout. Try using spinners or tube jigs to catch fish.

Yankee Meadow Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jun 28) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked. Fishing is slow to fair using bait from the shore. You can find fair to good action catching rainbow, cutthroat and brook trout by fishing streamers and lures from float tubes or boats. We conducted a netting survey recently and found abundant rainbow, brook and cutthroat trout. It doesn't appear that any fish were lost to fire effects and the lack of fishing pressure last summer has created a stockpile of fish this year.

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