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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.

Beaver Mountain Lakes

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 14) Fishing is reported as fair to good. Trolling gold Jake’s Spin-a-lures has worked well lately at Kent’s Lake for rainbow and tiger trout. Some rainbows are also being caught from shore with Power Bait.

Beaver River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Sep 14) Catchable-size rainbow trout have been stocked.

Regulations

Benches Pond Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 16) Benches Pond was stocked most recently on Aug. 9 with rainbow trout. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinner lures.

(Sep 1) The pond was stocked with about 2,500 rainbow trout this summer, most recently on Aug. 9. The trout averaged more than nine inches in length. Try using nightcrawlers, spinners or PowerBait to catch them.

Regulations

Blacksmith Fork River

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Whitefish

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Sep 21) While we have not received any reports from anglers this week, fishing has recently been fair to good. If you don't have flies, try using a Rapala or spinner.

(Sep 14) Fishing has been fair to good. Try using a spinner or Rapala. If you're using flies, ant and hopper patterns have worked well recently.

(Sep 9) Fishing has been fair to good. Try using a spinner or Rapala. If you're using flies, ant and hopper patterns have worked well recently.

(Sep 1) Anglers report fair to good fishing this week. Try using spinners or Rapalas. If you're fishing with a fly rod, try an ant or hopper pattern.

Boulder Mountain Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 14) Fall provides some of the best fishing of the year as the water cools down and fish get more aggressive. 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 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.

Regulations

Boulger Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 16) Boulger Reservoir was stocked on Aug. 9 with rainbow trout. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinner lures.

(Sep 1) The reservoir was stocked several times this summer. The most recent stocking happened Aug. 9, when 1,200 rainbow trout were released. Spinners, PowerBait and worms are a safe bet to catch fish here.

Regulations

Chalk Creek

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clear Creek

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 14) Bonneville cutthroat trout are abundant throughout Clear Creek. Anglers have reported catching fish up to 15 inches. Fishing is good with dry flies, terrestrials, and nymphs. Spin fishers should use flashy spinners (Mepps, Panther Martin, Blue Fox) or natural baits like night crawlers or salmon eggs.

Cleveland Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 16) Cleveland Reservoir was most recently stocked with rainbow trout on July 12. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinner lures in deeper water for catching larger rainbow trout.

(Sep 1) The reservoir was stocked with more than 4,000 10-inch rainbow trout this summer. Try using worms, PowerBait, Jake's Spin-A-Lures or soft hackle flies to catch them.

Clinton City Park Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Corn Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 14) 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 night crawlers, 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.

Currant Creek

Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Duck Fork Reservoir

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Sep 16) Duck Fork Reservoir was stocked with 1,500 tiger trout on Aug. 18. Try using black-and-orange beadhead woolly buggers or crystal buggers in brown, green and pearl combinations. Leech patterns may also work well.

(Sep 1) Anglers fishing in the mornings are catching a few tiger trout and a lot of cutthroat trout between 11 and 17 inches long. A bead head black/copper soft hackle fly, on a size 6 hook, has produced the best. The temperature at the reservoir is still somewhat high, but fishing may pick up as temperatures start to drop. On Aug. 18, the reservoir received 1,500 tiger trout that averaged five inches long. These fish will likely reach a catchable size going into fall and winter.

Regulations

East Fork of Sevier River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Sep 14) Kingston Canyon: Flow has increased to over 300 cfs due to irrigation releases from Otter Creek Reservoir. Fishing is difficult at this flow.

Black Canyon: Fair to good fishing can be found using streamers and nymphs.

Upper: The upper East Fork Sevier River and many of its tributaries hold good populations of brown, rainbow, and brook trout. Look for mostly small fish, though an occasional big brown can be caught just above Tropic Reservoir. These streams are perfect for honing your fly fishing skills. Hopper-dropper combos can be particularly effective. Spin fishers can do well with small, flashy spinners. Bait anglers should focus on natural baits like night crawlers and grass hoppers. We have also 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 3-4 years.

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

(Sep 16) Anglers may not possess kokanee salmon from Sept. 10 through Nov. 30. Try using a spinner or tube jig for catching trout in deeper parts of the Lake.

(Sep 1) Fishing for kokanee salmon will be closed from Sept. 10 through Nov. 30, to protect the salmon during their spawn. Until then, try trolling with pop gear, or dodgers with bright colors, to catch kokanee here.

Fish Creek (lower)

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Fish Lake

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Sep 14) Harvest of Kokanee salmon is now closed through Nov 30. The other typical summer fishing patterns continue, though we should see some increased trout activity as the weather and water cool off in the next few weeks. You will also see less fishing pressure in the fall. Fishing is best in the morning and evening. Rainbow trout can be caught while trolling or bait fishing from boats. Perch fishing is providing fast action. Anchor just outside the weedline and fish with small jigs tipped with nightcrawler. Remember that there is no limit on perch at Fish Lake and you are encouraged to harvest all the perch that you catch. You can also try jigging in 40 to 80 feet for splake, tiger, and larger rainbow trout. Call the Fish Lake Lodge at (435) 638-1000 or Bowery Haven Resort (435) 638-1040 before you go to check on current conditions and get up-to-date fishing reports.

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(Sep 9) Dry fly fishing has been fair. The yellow sally hatches have tapered off, but caddis hatches are still good in the evening. Try a caddis with a grey or black abdomen. Terrestrials like hoppers, crickets, and ants are also a good option this time of year. Nymph fishing is good. Try a dropper with a cicada or hopper on top and a midge, mayfly or caddis nymph trailing a few feet below. Fishing late in the day should provide the most success and the lowest fishing and recreational pressure. Spin fishing is fair. Marabou jigs or tube jigs in earthtone colors are a good option in shallow or deep water. Rainbow- or brown trout-patterned crankbaits will also entice fish. Pinch down the barbs so you can release fish quickly.

Regulations

Huntington Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

No recent reports.

Regulations

Huntington Reservoir

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

(Sep 16) Anglers are catching quite a few tiger trout in the mornings. Some anglers have had success using crystal bugger flies in brown, green and pearl color combinations, or black-and-orange beadhead woolly buggers. Most of the fish have been in 15 to 30 feet of water, so fishing has been best from a boat or tube. Trout have ranged from 13 to 17 inches long.

(Sep 1) Fishing from a tube or a boat has been faster than fishing from shore. Anglers using crystal buggers, woolly buggers and leeches are catching tiger trout in 20 to 35 feet of water. Anglers should continue encountering lots of hungry tiger trout here.

Regulations

Jordanelle Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Sep 22) Anglers are catching rainbows, smallmouth bass and perch. There are reports of successful fishing for all species parallel to the Rock Cliff shoreline. For bass, try using green-pumpkin-colored four-inch Gary Yamamoto Senkos, rigged in either a Texas rig or wacky nose rig. When you use plastics, remember to mimic the coloration of the primary prey species. If the water is off-colored or there are low light conditions, use dark plastics, and if the water is clear or there are good light conditions, use bright-colored plastics. For trout, try jigging white tube jigs or neon-colored Aero-Jig Woolly Bugger jigs, or troll with chartreuse wedding rings.

(Sep 8) Anglers are catching smallmouth bass, perch and rainbow trout. For trout, try targeting deeper water and floating PowerBait just off the bottom. For perch, try using a chartreuse 1/32-ounce jighead or Rat Finkee tipped with a nightcrawler. Fish within two feet of the bottom and pound the bottom with your bait. This can be like ringing a dinner bell for perch.

Regulations

LaSal Mountains

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

No recent reports.

Logan River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Sep 21) Fishing has been good according to anglers. If you don't have flies, try using a Panther Martin or Rapala.

(Sep 14) Fishing has been good according to anglers. Try throwing a Rapala, Panther Martin or a Purple Haze fly.

(Sep 9) Fishing has been good, according to anglers. Rapalas and spinners have worked well.

(Sep 1) Anglers report good fishing. Rapalas and spinners have worked well. Try hoppers and ant patterns, if you're using flies.

Regulations

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Sep 14) Trout fishing should start to improve with cooling water temperatures. Some trout can be caught trolling in deep water. Also look for hatches in the early morning and late evening. Smallmouth bass are active and can be caught on crayfish-imitating tackle. Wipers are most active at sunup or sundown and can be caught trolling or casting topwater lures. Our annual monitoring survey found fair numbers of fat, healthy rainbow trout. Fish in the 17- to 22-inch range are readily available. Wipers are also doing fantastic, with 4- to 6-pound fish abundant. We also saw a few larger wipers, up to 8 pounds.

Regulations

Ogden River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Sep 21) Anglers report good fishing in many locations along the river. Try using worms, Rapalas or gold Panther Martins. The river was stocked with 1,600 rainbow trout on September 13.

(Sep 14) Anglers report good fishing in many locations this week. Try using spinners or worms.

(Sep 9) Fishing for brown trout has been quite good, according to anglers. Worms have done well this week and throughout the summer.

(Sep 1) Anglers are still catching brown trout this week. Try bouncing a worm off the bottom or using a spinner.

Regulations

Price River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Provo River

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

(Sep 22) Lower: Flows are slowing down. There are sporadic nymph and pale morning dun (PMD) hatches throughout the day, and caddis hatches every evening. We are entering the pre-spawn stage for brown trout. As we move towards the spawn, you will start to see males demonstrating more aggressive behavior, and females bedding up on redds. Streamers will provide great results as the spawn unfolds. Try using caddis larvae and pupae, nymphs and PMD emergers.

Middle: The Middle Provo River is fishing similar to the Lower Provo River. There are sporadic PMD and nymph hatches, and caddis hatches every evening until 9 p.m. Try using caddis dries, larvae, and pupae, as well as pale morning dun emergers.

(Sep 8) Lower: Fishing should be good. There have been caddis and pale morning dun hatches early in the morning and late evening. Try using caddis dries, larvae and pupae, or pale morning dun emergers and midges.

Middle: Fishing has been best in the early morning and late evening. Try targeting areas with deeper water. Watch for caddis and pale morning dun hatches, then try using caddis larvae and pupae, nymphs, or pale morning dun emergers.

Regulations

Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 1) Anglers are catching chub in the dam arm of the reservoir using PowerBait and worms. Fingerling wiper and tiger muskie have been released here. The wiper and tiger muskie should grow quickly and reach a catchable size by winter. The reservoir was also stocked with more than 143,000 catchable cutthroat trout this summer. Try using spinners to catch them.

Regulations

Strawberry Reservoir

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

(Sep 22) Anglers have been catching cutthroats of all sizes. Anglers have had success using white tube jigs and nightcrawlers. If trolling, use popgear tipped with bait or try chartreuse or pink wedding rings in about 18 to 22 feet of water. For shore fishing, anglers have reported success on the east bank of the Soldier Creek side and at Chicken Creek West. Hundreds of kokanee salmon are currently running up the Strawberry River to spawn. This is an incredible sight and is a great activity for families and youth. Please remember that you cannot possess kokanee from Sept. 10 to Nov. 30. This closure protects the spawning salmon.

(Sep 8) Anglers have been catching cutthroat and rainbow trout. Anglers have had success drifting natural garlic scent and glitter chartreuse PowerBait and curly tail grubs tipped with a nightcrawler. Try fishing near The Meadows, east of Haws Point or near Chicken Creek West. There are hundreds of kokanee salmon running up Indian Creek and the Strawberry River. Please remember that you cannot possess Kokanee from September 10—November 30 to protect spawning kokanee.

Regulations

Thousand Lakes Mountain

Trout

(Sep 14) Access is good to all areas. No recent reports but fishing should be fair to good.

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 22) Anglers are catching rainbows. Traditional methods work best.

(Sep 8) Anglers are catching rainbow trout. Traditional fishing methods should work well, but you can also try casting silver-and-gold Jake's Spin-A-Lures with a slow-to-medium retrieve.

Regulations

Uinta Lakes

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

(Sep 21) Anglers report good fishing for rainbow trout and tiger trout this week. In addition, several lakes in the Uintas were recently stocked with arctic grayling. Smith-Morehouse Reservoir in particular was stocked with over 22,000 grayling on September 19. If you don't have flies, try using a spinner, fly and bubble, worm under a bobber, worm floated off the bottom with a mini marshmallow or PowerBait at many of the lakes off Mirror Lake Highway such as Teapot Lake. However, be sure to check the weather conditions before you head up to the Uintas – it snowed heavily on September 15!

(Sep 14) Anglers report fair to good fishing for tiger trout and rainbow trout. The waters throughout the Uintas have produced very well this summer, but this week the fishing has slowed down according to anglers. Try using a spinner, fly and bubble, worm under a bobber, worm floated off the bottom with a mini marshmallow or PowerBait.

(Sep 9) Anglers report good to hot fishing for tiger, cutthroat, brook and rainbow trout. The waters throughout the Uintas have produced very well this summer. Overall, spinners like Joe's Flies did well, but you also could find great success from the shore if you're using a fly and bubble, a worm under a bobber, a worm floated off the bottom with a mini marshmallow, or PowerBait. If you're looking to beat the crowds, try venturing further away from Mirror Lake Highway where the small stream fishing has been excellent. Several lakes in the Uintas were stocked last week.

(Sep 1) Anglers report good to hot fishing for tiger trout, cutthroat trout, brook trout and rainbow trout this week. The waters throughout the Uintas have produced very well this summer, but several anglers this week reported from specific areas such as Pass Lake, Trial Lake and Butterfly Lake. One angler reported catching huge numbers of fish at Washington Lake. Spinners (such as Joe's Flies) did well, but you also could find great success using a fly and bubble, a worm under a bobber, a worm floated off the bottom with a mini marshmallow, or PowerBait. If you're trying to beat the crowds, venture away from Mirror Lake Highway, where the fishing is still good. If you're using flies, try a black beadhead leech.

Regulations

Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Sep 21) Anglers report good fishing for brown trout. While they recommended catching them on the fly, they did not specify which patterns were doing best this week. The river was stocked with 1,000 rainbow trout on September 13.

(Sep 9) Fishing is fair to good. We have not received any new reports from anglers, but patterns lije hoppers, sowbugs, Copper Johns, and beadhead hare's ears have been working well.

(Sep 1) Fishing has been fair to good, although anglers reported fewer bites this week. Last week, they caught some nice brown trout using hoppers, sowbugs, Copper Johns and beadhead hare's ears.

Regulations

Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Sep 16) The lake was stocked several times this summer. The most recent stocking involved more than 650 rainbow trout that were almost 10 inches long. Tiger trout have also been stocked. The tigers will likely reach a catchable size as winter approaches.

(Sep 1) The lake was stocked several times this summer. The most recent stocking involved more than 650 rainbow trout that were almost 10 inches long. Tiger trout have also been stocked. The tigers will likely reach a catchable size as winter approaches.









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