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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

(Jul 7) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked in Little Reservoir, Lower Kent's Lake, Middle Kent's Lake, Anderson Meadow Reservoir, LaBaron Reservoir, Puffer Lake and Indian Creek (Manderfield) Reservoir. Fishing is reported as fair to good.

(Jun 22) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked in Little Reservoir, Lower Kent's Lake, Middle Kent's Lake, Anderson Meadow Reservoir, LaBaron Reservoir and Indian Creek (Manderfield) Reservoir. Puffer Lake, Three Creeks Reservoir and Merchant Valley Reservoir will be stocked soon. Anglers report fair to good fishing at the lakes that have already been stocked. Fishing was fast last weekend at LaBaron with PowerBait and marshmallows. Fly anglers did well with San Juan worms.

Beaver River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

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

(Jun 22) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked.

Regulations

Benches Pond Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Blacksmith Fork River

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Whitefish

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jul 14) One angler reported great fishing using spinners in the canyon in deeper water, near the Hardware Ranch hay meadows and visitor center. They caught primarily brown trout, but also landed a cutthroat trout as well. As of last week, the river was slightly off-color.

(Jul 6) Anglers have recently caught brown trout and cutthroat trout using worms, spinners and various fly patterns.

(Jun 30) Anglers are catching large numbers of brown trout and cutthroat trout using spinners and worms, as well as stonefly patterns, hare's ears and stimulators.

(Jun 22) Many stretches of the river appear too high and fast-flowing for fishing. Use extreme caution.

Boulder Mountain Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 7) All areas of the mountain are now accessible, including the Boulder Top. You'll find fair to good fishing across the mountain. 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 Boulder lakes are full of freshwater shrimp, so scuds are a must in your fly box.

(Jun 22) All areas of the mountain are now accessible, including the Boulder Top. You'll find fair to good fishing across the mountain. Spin anglers should try marabou jigs, tube jigs, Gulp minnows, spinners, Jake's lures and Kastmasters. Focus on natural baits like nightcrawlers or cut bait. (This is especially effective for large tigers and splake.) If you're a fly angler, 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

No recent reports.

Regulations

Chalk Creek

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clear Creek

Rainbow Trout

(Jul 7) Bonneville cutthroat trout are abundant throughout Clear Creek. Anglers report catching fish up to 15 inches long.

(Jun 22) Bonneville cutthroat trout are abundant throughout Clear Creek. Anglers have reported catching fish up to 15 inches long.

Cleveland Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clinton City Park Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Corn Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 7) You'll find various species of wild trout in Corn, Chalk, Meadow and Oak creeks. Summer fishing can be fair to good using small spinners, natural baits like nightcrawlers and dry flies. A foam hopper-bead head nymph dropper rig can be especially fun and effective.

(Jun 22) There haven't been any recent reports from anglers, but runoff should be subsiding.

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

(Jul 7) The flow has increased to 130 cfs due to irrigation releases from Otter Creek Reservoir. Fishing is often a little more difficult at this flow, but is still possible. Call the Circle Valley Anglers fly shop at 435-577-2168 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.

(Jun 22) The river is flowing at 31 cfs. This is not too high to fish, and the runoff turbidity has decreased the river is back to its typical murk. Irrigation releases from Otter Creek Reservoir could begin at any time, so get out while the river is still fishable.

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

No recent reports.

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

(Jul 7) Typical summer fishing patterns have set in. 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 you catch. A few experienced kokanee anglers have come to Fish Lake to try out the new population. They have had fair to good success for fat salmon measuring 14 to 15 inches by trolling dodgers and squids tipped with Gulp maggots at 30 to 40 feet deep. Call the Fish Lake Lodge at 435-638-1000 or Bowery Haven Resort at 435-638-1040 for current conditions and up-to-date fishing reports.

(Jun 22) Typical summer fishing patterns have set in. 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. A few experienced kokanee anglers have come to Fish Lake to try out the new population. They have had fair to good success for fat salmon measuring 14 to 15 inches long. For kokanee, try trolling dodgers and squids tipped with Gulp maggots at depths of 30 to 40 feet. 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

(Jul 14) Water flows have dropped and will average 2,400 cfs starting July 11.

Dry fly fishing has been stellar the last week or two, and it should continue now that the flows have dropped. The big news is the abundant yellow sally and caddis hatches. They've been intense through A and B sections. At times, the hatches are so thick that they look like snow. PMDs have also been good in lower B section. Fishing late in the day should provide the most success. Nymphing is also good. Try a dropper with a cicada on top and a midge or scud trailing a few feet below.

Spin fishing is fair. 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 on your hooks, so you can release fish faster.

(Jun 30) Flows are currently at 8,600 cfs, but are scheduled to decrease July 5. Flaming Gorge Dam shall decrease to base flow releases at 2,400 cfs. Streamer fishing has been good, especially in slow water (eddies) early and late in the day. Nymph fishing has also been productive using scuds, soft hackles, San Juan worms and juju midges. Set your nymph rig at 8 to 12 feet and target seams of fast and slow water. Fishing with cicadas has also been good, especially in A-section. Try a dry dropper, using a cicada as a strike indicator with a nymph trailing two to three feet below. Yellow sally and caddis hatches have been increasing each day, so expect dry fly fishing to get even better as the flows start to drop. Spin fishing is also 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.

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)

No recent reports.

Regulations

Jordanelle Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jul 14) Anglers have been catching rainbows, bass and perch. Anglers report success fishing for bass using a Carolina rig. Most plastics work well when using a Carolina rig, but recommended plastics include four-inch Gary Yamamoto Senkos or Lost Creek five-inch LC Trick Sticks. For perch, try using a 1/32-ounce chartreuse or pink jig tipped with a nightcrawler or mealworm, or use a chartreuse Marabou jig.

(Jun 29) Anglers are catching browns, rainbows and smallmouth bass. Fishing has been great near the Provo River inlet and near the dam. If you're targeting brown trout, try using bladebaits such as Rapala Jigging Raps or Rapala Rattlin' Raps or spoons such as Buck-Shot Flutter spoons or 3/8-ounce Kastmasters. For smallmouth bass, try using craw orange swirl Lost Creek 3-inch Craws, Strike King KVD jerkbaits, Rippin' Lips spinnerbaits or Yo-Zuri 3DB poppers.

(Jun 22) Anglers have been catching 14- to 18-inch rainbows and 18- to 20-inch browns. Try fishing for rainbows on the south side of the lake, using PowerBait, spoons and spinners. For browns, try using crankbaits and minnow-imitating lures. Perch-colored Rapalas appear to be the go-to lure for browns right now.

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

(Jul 14) The river is flowing very fast and is slightly off-color, but anglers report fair to good fishing. A pair of anglers reported catching some nice-sized brown and cutthroat trout. One angler who fished at First Dam was able to get some small trout to chase a spinner, but he didn't get any hits.

(Jul 6) Anglers have reported the river is not flowing as high or fast as it has been in recent weeks. Fishing for brown trout has recently been fair to good. Hundreds of rainbow trout were stocked in the river on June 30.

(Jun 30) The river is still running high and fast. One angler reports catching a couple brown trout.

(Jun 22) The river is flowing incredibly high and fast. Many areas appear unfishable. Use extreme caution if attempting to fish the river at this time.

Regulations

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jul 7) Anglers report fair to good fishing. Rainbow trout are moving deep during the day and can be caught while trolling lures or dragging streamers on sinking line. You can find some dry fly action in the morning and evening. Trout are in great condition and are providing an excellent fight. Smallmouth bass are active and can be caught on crayfish-imitating tackle. Wipers are most active at sunup or sundown, and you can catch them while 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 four- to six-pound fish abundant. We also saw a few larger wipers that weighed up to eight pounds.

(Jun 22) Anglers report fair to good fishing. Rainbow trout are moving deep during the day and can be caught while trolling lures or dragging streamers on sinking line. You can find some dry fly action in the morning and evening. Trout are in great condition and are providing an excellent fight. Smallmouth bass are active and can be caught on crayfish-imitating tackle. Wipers are most active at sunup or sundown, and you can catch them while 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 four- to six-pound fish abundant. We also saw a few larger wipers that weighed up to eight pounds.

Regulations

Ogden River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jul 14) Fishing has been good. Many anglers have been catching brown trout. One angler caught a lot of fish using a size 16 pheasant tail as a dropper. Last week, there were large numbers of caddis and mayflies in the area, so consider giving caddis nymphs and dries a try. The river was stocked on July 10 with 2,000 rainbow trout.

(Jul 6) Fishing has recently been good for brown trout.

(Jun 30) One angler reports good fishing for brown trout this week.

(Jun 22) The river is still running high, fast and murky brown. Use caution. One angler reports catching decent-sized brown trout.

Regulations

Price River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Provo River

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

(Jul 14) The Provo River has been running high but is beginning to slow down to more fishable levels. Watch for the green drake, caddis and mayfly hatches. Try using mayfly nymphs and dry flies. For the caddis hatch, try using caddis nymphs in the morning and evening, and caddis larvae and pupae during the day.

(Jun 29) Please continue to use caution as water levels fluctuate. Fish are still feeding heavily and are isolated near the edges of the river. Reports indicate plenty of stonefly and caddis activity. Try using caddis larvae and pupa patterns, stonefly nymphs, sow bugs, freshwater shrimp and mayfly nymphs.

(Jun 22) Flows are still fluctuating on the Lower Provo, so please continue to use extreme caution. Fish are feeding heavily near the river banks, so river wading is not necessary to catch fish. Reports indicate plenty of stonefly and caddis activity. Try using caddis larvae and pupa patterns, stonefly nymphs, sow bugs, freshwater shrimp and mayfly nymphs.

Regulations

Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Strawberry Reservoir

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

(Jul 14) Anglers are catching rainbows, cutthroats and kokanee salmon. For cutthroat, try using popgear; chartreuse, orange or pink Mack's Lure Wedding Rings; white or glow tube jigs; or a nightcrawler tipped with a marshmallow. For kokanee, stick with pink, chartreuse, white, or glow squids with white, pink or chartreuse dodgers. You can tip the squid with Berkley Gulp! maggots and scent with Pro Cure Trout and Kokanee Super Gel. Anglers are having luck fishing for kokanee in about 3842 feet of water and trolling at about 1.31.6 mph.

(Jun 29) Anglers are catching rainbows, cutthroats and kokanee. Kokanee fishing is hot right now. For kokanee try using Mack's Lure Cha Cha Kokanee, 1- to 1.5-inch light pink Radical Glow tube jigs, Shasta Tackle Pee Wee Wiggle Hoochies, Rocky Mountain Plankton or UV pink Rocky Mountain Tackle Super Squids. Popular dodgers for kokanee include Rocky Mountain Tackle UV dodger, Shasta Sling Blade Shatter eye dodger, Mack's Sling Blade dodger and Rocky Mountain Tackle Signature Dodger. Kokanee are still fairly shallow right now, so if you are fishing for kokanee for the first time use size 7 Berkley McMahon Swivels to attach a 1-2 ounce banana sinker to the line followed with 3 to five feet of leader to the dodger with 7 to 20 inches of leader to the lure. Use fluorocarbon 12 pound test and let out 50-200 feet of line depending on the depth you are fishing.

(Jun 22) Shore fishing is fair, but anglers report great success fishing from boats. Anglers are catching 14- to 16-inch rainbows, 18- to 20-inch cutthroats and kokanee salmon. Kokanee fishing has been great. For kokanee, try using Mack's Lure Cha Cha Kokanee, 1- to 1.5-inch light pink Radical Glow tube jigs, Shasta Tackle Pee Wee Wiggle Hoochies, Yakima Flash Glo Squid Spinners or UV pink Rocky Mountain Tackle Super Squids. For trout, try using Gitzit Bait Savers, white or glow tube jigs (tipped with a nightcrawler or mealworm) or gold-black Mepps Aglia Marabous.

Regulations

Thousand Lakes Mountain

Trout

(Jun 22) Access is good to all areas. There haven't been any recent reports, but fishing should be fair to good.

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 14) Try using Mepps Aglia spinners, Blue Fox Vibrax spinners and Panther Martin spinners in smaller sizes with a steady retrieval. Traditional methods also work well.

(Jun 29) Anglers have been catching rainbows. Traditional methods work well, but you can also try spinners, spoons and minnow-imitating lures.

(Jun 22) Angling pressure has increased, and anglers have been catching 8- to 12-inch rainbows. Anglers report success using woolly buggers, nightcrawlers and dry flies under a bobber.

Regulations

Uinta Lakes

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

(Jul 14) Anglers are reporting excellent fishing in the Uintas. One angler reported catching a large brown trout in the Upper Provo using a large pheasant tail and hare's ear bead heads. A family of anglers fishing from kayaks said that fishing was great. While they chased fish with small flies on the surface or using a strike indicator, their children did well using a fly and bubble. This group used bird nests, small wet flies in tan and olive, small bead heads in olive, red midges, mayfly patterns in various colors and brown hackle peacock flies. All of which produced well. You can tackle almost every lake using a fly and bubble rig and do very well right now. You could also troll small crankbaits in the larger lakes and land some rainbow trout. Anglers recommend that you bring insect repellent on your next trip.

(Jul 6) This is a perfect time to go out and enjoy some magnificent mountain solitude. We have received many reports of anglers catching large numbers of fish in a wide variety of waters. Those hiking deep into the Uintas reported good fishing for arctic grayling, brook trout and tiger trout. Fishing was also good at Lily Lake, Whitney Reservoir and Beaver Lake. Stream levels are much lower than previous weeks, making it a great time to fish. The Bear River has lots of pocket water and is looking great for fly-fishing. Many other streams in the area have good conditions for angling, including Mill Creek, McKenzie Creek, East and West Blacks Fork and Smiths Fork. Many lakes in the Uintas were stocked with additional rainbow trout on July 3.

(Jun 30) The streams in the mountains are flowing slower than previous weeks, but some snow still remains at the headwaters of each drainage. The Bear River near the U.S. Forest Service ranger station appears to be good for fishing and some hatches are coming off of it. Fishing has been good at Lily Lake, Whitney Reservoir and Beaver Lake. The DWR Aquatics Section reports that all lakes on Mirror Lake Highway and the North Slope have been stocked with catchables, so fishing there should be good.

Regulations

Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jul 14) Fishing is good for brown trout. Several anglers report catching fish, both small and large. The river was stocked on July 10 with 2,000 rainbow trout.

(Jul 7) Anglers reported good fishing for brown trout this week. Streamers, large nymphs, spinners and crankbaits have all been working well.

(Jun 30) Even though the river is still high and off-color, fishing has been good. Try using spinners and crankbaits. If you are fly fishing, streamers are working well right now, as well as larger nymphs (San Juan worms, hare's ears, pheasant tails, prince nymphs, sowbugs, etc).

(Jun 22) 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.

Regulations

Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.









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