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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

(May 26) Little Reservoir is accessible. The Kents lakes should be accessible soon. Indian Creek (Manderfield) Reservoir is accessible and rainbow trout have been stocked.

(May 12) Little Reservoir is accessible. Now is a great time to target nice brown and tiger trout in this small lake before rainbow trout are stocked. Access is still not possible to the Kent's lakes, but should open up in the next week or two. Puffer Lake is not accessible yet either. Indian Creek (Manderfield) Reservoir is accessible and rainbow trout will be stocked next week.

(Apr 29) Little Reservoir is accessible. It's a great time to target brown trout and tiger trout in this small waterbody, before rainbow trout are stocked. It is still very difficult (if not impossible) to access the three Kents lakes.

Beaver River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(May 26) Catchable-size rainbow trout have been stocked.

(May 12) Brood brook trout were recently stocked. A recent population survey found a few large brown and rainbow trout.

(Apr 29) Flows are low and clear, and you'll need to be stealthy to avoid spooking fish. Brood brook trout were recently stocked. A recent population survey found a few large brown and rainbow trout.

Regulations

Benches Pond Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Blacksmith Fork River

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Whitefish

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(May 26) Use extreme caution as many stretches of the river appear too high and fast-flowing for fishing.

(May 18) Many stretches of the river appear too high and fast-flowing for fishing. Use extreme caution.

(May 12) The river is cloudy and brown. Many stretches appear too high and fast-flowing for fishing. However, there are some calmer spots in Blacksmith Fork Canyon where you can try fishing for brown or rainbow trout. If using a spinning rod, be sure to bring lures that are visible in cloudy water.

(May 6) The river is still raging in some spots, but there are some areas where fishing is good for brown and rainbow trout.

Boulder Mountain Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(May 26) Access is improving quickly. You can now access most of the lakes below the rim, though a four-wheel-drive vehicle is recommended. Use caution on the wet roads. Slow down to stay safe and to avoid tearing the road up. The Boulder Top will not be accessible until sometime in June. Fishing is fair to good across the mountain. 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 and 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.

(May 12) Access is improving quickly. It is now possible to access many lakes below the rim, though four-wheel-drive is necessary. Use caution on wet roads slow down to stay safe and avoid tearing the road up. Ice is also off most lakes, or retreating quickly. The Boulder Top will not be accessible until sometime in June. Reports of good fishing at Posey Lake and Donkey Lake.

(Apr 29) You may be able to access some of the lower lakes. Those near the rim are still only accessible by snowmobile or an ATV with tracks, and they still have ice. More and more lakes will be accessible during the coming weeks. Use caution on wet roads. Please slow down to stay safe and avoid tearing up the road.

Regulations

Boulger Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Chalk Creek

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clear Creek

Rainbow Trout

(May 26) Bonneville cutthroat trout are abundant throughout Clear Creek. Anglers have reported catching fish up to 15 inches. Water flows have often been turbid lately because of the runoff.

(May 12) Bonneville cutthroat trout are abundant throughout Clear Creek. Anglers have reported catching fish up to 15 inches. Flows have often been turbid lately with runoff.

(Apr 29) Bonneville cutthroat trout are abundant throughout Clear Creek. Anglers have reported catching fish up to 15 inches long. Runoff has made flows more turbid in recent weeks.

Cleveland Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(May 10) The ice will likely be unstable for the next few weeks as snow melts at the reservoir and others waters along the Skyline Drive.

Clinton City Park Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Corn Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(May 26) Expect slow fishing and some runoff.

Currant Creek

Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Duck Fork Reservoir

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.

Regulations

East Fork of Sevier River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(May 26) The water flow is up to 36 cfs. This is not too high to fish and the runoff turbidity has decreased. The river is back to its normal level of murk.

(May 12) With Otter Creek Reservoir nearly full, small releases have begun and flows are up to 24 cfs. This is not too high for fishing, but runoff in Black Canyon is making the river murky here, too.

(Apr 29) With Otter Creek Reservoir nearly full, small releases have begun and flows are up to 29 cfs. This is not too high for fishing, but runoff in Black Canyon is also making this stretch of the river murky.

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

(May 10) The ice will likely be unstable for the next few weeks as snow melts at the reservoir and others waters along the Skyline Drive.

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

(May 26) Fishing pressure is starting to increase. Spring and early summer provide some of the best fishing of the year. Some large lake trout are being caught by trolling rainbow trout-imitating lures outside the weedlines. Jigging can also pick up some lake trout, though it has been a little less successful than trolling lately. For splake, anchor outside the weedline and fish with 1/8-ounce jigs or jigging spoons tipped with perch, chub or sucker meat in 30 to 60 feet. For perch, move in closer to the weeds and downsize your jigs. Rainbow trout can be caught by trolling small lures or popgear, or still-fishing with popular baits. A few Kokanee salmon have also been picked up by trollers and we expect that even more will be caught this summer. Shore fishing is possible near Twin Creeks. You can also fish for splake on the more shallow shorelines at night. Cast a piece of cut bait out and watch your line to move. 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.

(May 12) The lake is ice-free and boat launching conditions are great. Spring is a great time to target all species rainbows, splake, perch, even lake trout and you often have the lake nearly to yourself. Some large lake trout are being caught by trolling rainbow trout-imitating lures outside the weedlines. Jigging can also pick up some lake trout, though it has been a little less successful than trolling lately. For splake, anchor outside the weedline and fish with 1/8-ounce jigs or jigging spoons tipped with perch, chub, or sucker meat in 30-60 feet. For perch, move in closer to the weeds and downsize your jigs. Rainbow trout can be caught by trolling small lures or still fishing with popular baits. Shore fishing is possible near Twin Creeks. You can also fish for splake on the more shallow shorelines at night. Cast a piece of cut bait out and watch your line to move. 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.

(Apr 29) Last weekend, the wind blew the rest of the ice off the lake, and you can now launch boats. Spring is a great time to target all species including rainbows, splake, perch and lake trout and you often have the whole lake to yourself. Before you head to the lake, call the Fish Lake Lodge at 435-638-1000 or Bowery Haven Resort at 435-638-1040 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

(May 19) Due to heavy snowpack in the upper Green River drainage, flows are currently 6,600 cfs but will increase to 8,600 cfs again at the end of May. Fishing is still good during high flows. Streamer fishing has been good, especially in slow water (eddies). Nymph fishing has also been productive using scuds, soft hackles, BWO emergers, San Juan worms and juju midges. Set your nymph rig deep, 8 to 12 feet, and target seams of fast and slow water. Midge and mayfly hatches are tapering off, but have been best just above Little Hole in the afternoons. Look for rising fish in eddies and hugging the bank. A few cicadas have been reported on the A section as well as on Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Spin fishing is usually good. Marabou jigs or tube jigs in earth tones and whites are a good option in shallow or deep water. Brightly colored spoons, spinners and crankbaits may also entice fish. Pinch down the barbs for quick release.

(Apr 29) Flows have remained steady at 8,600 cfs. Fishing is still good during high flows. The high flows have impacted the wade fishing options, but fishing from a drift boat should be good now that the river has stabilized. The fish have adjusted well, and fishing will be good for the rest of the spring. Try using scuds, soft hackles, midges and egg patterns. Set your nymph rig deep, at 8 to 12 feet. Midge and mayfly hatches have also been reported above Little Hole on warm, calm days. Look for rising fish in eddies and close to the bank. Spin fishing is good. Marabou jigs or tube jigs in earthtones and whites are a good option in shallow or deep water. Brightly colored spoons, spinners and crankbaits may also entice fish. Pinch down the barbs for quick release.

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)

(May 10) The ice at the reservoir may be unstable for the next few weeks as the snow melts in Huntington Canyon.

Regulations

Jordanelle Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(May 26) Angling pressure has been steady, and anglers have been catching 14- to 16-inch rainbows. Try using Jake's Spin-A-Lures (silver with red dots), regular gold/yellow Panther Martin Classic Teardrop spinners or Green Tiger or Pink UV Blue Fox Pixee Spoons. When fishing, select locations and contour changes that confuse bait fish. Try to consolidate them in one location like coves that gradually drop in depth.

(May 10) Our biologists recently concluded their spring gillnetting survey at Jordanelle. They found healthy numbers of brown and rainbow trout in the 12- to 16-inch range. They also found some trophy browns up to 28 inches and 8.5 pounds. Biologists were excited to capture both kokanee salmon and tiger muskies that were stocked as fingerlings last year. The muskies were smaller than six inches in July 2016, and are now 15 inches long that's nine inches of growth in ten months. The kokanee were first stocked into Jordanelle in April 2016 as two- to three-inch fingerlings, and now they're eight and nine inches long. We will be stocking more than 18,000 12-inch rainbow trout into Jordanelle this week. The adipose fins of these fish are clipped so biologists can distinguish them from past and future stockings to track survival. Anglers have reported catching 12- to 14-inch rainbows, 18-inch browns, and an occasional smallmouth bass and kokanee. Anglers have had success fishing from the shore near Rockcliff and the personal watercraft launch ramp. Boaters have had success near the Provo River Inlet and dam. Try using PowerBait, spinners, spoons, minnow-imitating lures, bladebaits, and soft plastic or living-fiber jigs.

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

(May 26) Please use extreme caution as the river is flowing incredibly high and fast. Many areas appear unfishable.

(May 19) The river is flowing incredibly high and fast. Many areas appear unfishable. Use extreme caution if attempting to fish the river at this time.

(May 12) The Logan River is flowing high and fast. The water is a dark, murky brown. A few anglers have recently pulled some decent-sized brown trout from the river.

(May 6) Fishing has been good for brown trout, according to reporting anglers.

(Apr 29) One angler reported good fishing for brown trout.

Regulations

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(May 26) The water level is rising and is fairly clear. Fishing is fair to good. Rainbow trout are moving deep during the day. You can catch them by trolling lures or dragging streamers on sinking line. You can find some dry fly action in the evening. Trout are in great condition and are providing an excellent fight. Smallmouth bass are starting to set up on nests and can be readily caught when targeted. Anglers have caught a few nice wipers with crayfish-imitating tackle. 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: four- to six-pound fish abundant. We also saw a few larger wipers up to eight pounds.

(May 12) Mixed fishing reports have been received lately. Anglers have been doing fair to good until midge hatches start. Once that happens, the fish gorge themselves on the naturals and ignore everything else. You may have some great success if you can find a good imitation, but most anglers are struggling during the hatches. The good news is that the trout are in great shape with all the available food. 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 eight pounds. No reports yet on wiper fishing.

(Apr 29) Anglers report mixed fishing success. The action is fair to good until midge hatches start. Once that happens, the fish gorge themselves on the naturals and ignore everything else. You may have success if you can find a good imitation, but most anglers are struggling during the hatches. The good news is that the trout are in great shape with all the available food. 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 four- to six-pound fish abundant. We also saw a few larger wipers; some weighed up to eight pounds. We haven't received any reports from anglers on wiper fishing.

Regulations

Ogden River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(May 26) Use caution as the river is still running high, fast, and murky brown.

(May 19) The river is still running high, fast and murky brown. Use caution. One angler reports catching decent-sized brown trout.

(May 12) Anglers report slow to fair fishing this week. Some report catching the occasional brown trout.

(May 6) The river is still moving high and fast, but anglers are still reporting good fishing for brown trout using worms and Rapalas.

(Apr 29) Although the river is still moving high and fast, anglers report good fishing for brown trout.

Regulations

Price River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Provo River

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

(May 26) The Provo River is running high, so please use extreme caution, especially when wading past your knees. Fish are very active and aggressive right now. The high flows have isolated fish within 10 to 15 feet of the river's edge. Anglers are observing mayfly, midge and stonefly hatches as well as plenty of scuds. Try using worms, egg patterns, mayflys (emergers, nymphs and pupas), stonefly nymphs, blue-winged olive (BWO) emergers/adults and midge emergers/adults.

(May 10) Lower: Anglers have been consistently catching 10- to 15-inch browns. Remember to match the hatch! The blue-winged olive (BWO) hatch is on fire with plenty of nymphs, emergers and dries. Midge hatches are happening mid-morning to early afternoon. Try using a variety of BWO nymphs or adults, shrimp patterns, midge larva and dry flies. The flows are beginning to become more consistent, but anglers are still seeing some day-to-day fluctuations.

Middle: Anglers have been catching 13- to 14-inch rainbows and browns. The blue-winged olive (BWO) hatch is hot, and the fish are very active. Anglers are having success using BWO emergers, nymphs and adults. Midge hatches are occurring regularly. Try using midge emergers, pupa and adults; shrimp patterns; and sow bugs. The Middle Provo River is seeing consistent flows with great water clarity.

Regulations

Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(May 10) The reservoir was stocked with more than 12,000 catchable cutthroat trout on April 20. Try using chub meat or spinners to catch the cutthroats that were recently stocked as well as larger cutthroats in the reservoir. To catch chubs, fish from shore with worms.

Regulations

Strawberry Reservoir

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

(May 26) Angling pressure is increasing, but fishing has been slow. Try using 1.5- to 2-inch white tube jigs, chartreuse paddle bugs, white and pink curly tail grubs, popgear, Yakima FlatFish, Jake's Wobblers and Rapalas. Remember to tip your lure with a mealworm, nightcrawler or wax worm. For kokanee, try using a pink squid or R&K pink glow micro hoochie and dodger combination.

(May 10) The reservoir is completely open and ice free. Biologists recently concluded the first series of this season's gillnetting survey. So far, the survey has revealed 12- to 14-inch rainbows and 15- to 18-inch cutthroats. We also found some trophy cutthroats that ranged from 26 to 30 inches and weighed six to eight pounds. Angling pressure has steadily begun to increase. Try using gold Jake's Spin-A-Lures, 1.5- to 2-inch white tube jigs, chartreuse paddle bugs, white and pink curly tail grubs, chartreuse holographic or pearl white Maniac Gizzilas, chartreuse Berkley Gulp! Minnows, blade baits or rainbow trout-colored Kastmasters. Remember to tip your lure with a mealworm, nightcrawler or wax worm. For kokanee, try using a pink squid-and-dodger combination.

Regulations

Thousand Lakes Mountain

Trout

(May 26) Access to Solomon Basin is now possible over the top from Forsyth Reservoir. The south end should be accessible soon.

(May 12) Access to Solomon Basin is now possible over the top from Forsyth Reservoir. The south end is still not accessible.

(Apr 29) Access to Solomon Basin is now possible over the top from Forsyth Reservoir. The south end is still not accessible.

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Uinta Lakes

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

(May 26) A large amount of snow still remains above Sulfur Springs Campground. Based on current conditions, we anticipate that SR-150 (Mirror Lake Highway) will not be snow-free until middle or late June. The North Slope streams are high but not as high as last week, with the exception of the East Fork Bear River which is carving new channels in some places. Please use caution if attempting to access waters in the Uinta Mountains.

(May 19) A large amount of snow still remains. Based on current conditions, we anticipate that SR-150 (Mirror Lake Highway) will not be clear until June. The North Slope streams are extremely high and have become even higher since last week. The Bear River has doubled in size, Hayden Fork is unusually wide, and the East Fork Bear River is flowing across the entire valley. Please use caution if attempting to access waters in the Uinta Mountains.

(May 12) Snow is melting quickly in the middle elevations, starting around 8500 feet. SR-150 is passable until about Gold Hill. As runoff intensifies, please use caution as many of the rivers and streams in this area are running high and fast. Lake ice may be unstable or nonexistent across the mountains. Bear River, East Fork Bear River, Mill Creek, and Stillwater are high and murky brown. Hayden Fork is running so fast that it is taking out beaver dams. Curtis Creek is rising but still clear.

(Apr 29) Warming temperatures may lead to unsafe ice please use caution. Access to the North Slope lakes and Provo River Drainage lakes is by snowmobile on SR-150 and the North Slope Road out of Mountain View, Wyoming. For current conditions, contact the Heber-Kamas Ranger District (U.S. Forest Service) at 435-783-4338.

Regulations

Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(May 26) The river is flowing extremely high and fast to the point that it is virtually unfishable below Croydon. However, above that point such as between Rockport and Echo fishing has been good for brown trout. Caddis patterns have been especially effective.

(May 19) Use caution as the Weber is flowing extremely high and fast. If attempting to fish, anglers have recently found success targeting brown trout below Lost Creek using caddis or soft hackle patterns.

(May 12) This is a great time to scratch that itch for brown trout. Anglers widely report catching large numbers of brown trout including many nice-sized ones, especially below Lost Creek. With huge hatches in the area, the fish are feeding intensely. Anglers report great success with caddis and soft hackle patterns if using flies. If you only have a spinning rod, don't feel left out: gold or blue metal lures have been successful.

(May 6) Anglers report excellent fishing for brown trout especially below Lost Creek. Anglers were using spinning rods with gold or blue metal lures.

(Apr 29) Anglers report excellent fishing for brown trout between Rockport and Echo. One angler caught fish on a jointed brown pattern Rapala and a Kastmaster in various patterns.

Regulations

Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.








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