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

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

Beaver River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

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

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

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

Regulations

Benches Pond Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

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

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

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

Regulations

Blacksmith Fork River

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Whitefish

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Sep 17) Anglers report good fishing early mornings and late evenings.

(Sep 14) Fishing continues to be best in the early morning and late evenings. Fishing is expected to pick up as the temperatures cool.

(Sep 1) Fishing is fair to slow it's slower because of lower, warmer water. Fishing should pick up once the weather cools. Try fishing in mornings and evenings.

Boulder Mountain Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

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

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

Regulations

Boulger Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

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

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

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

Regulations

Chalk Creek

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clear Creek

Rainbow Trout

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

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

Cleveland Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

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

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

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

Clinton City Park Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Corn Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 7) Catchable-sized tiger trout have been stocked in Corn, Chalk and Oak creeks.

(Aug 24) Catchable-sized tiger trout have been stocked in Corn, 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 14) Anglers have caught tiger trout and cutthroat trout at Duck Fork Reservoir using various bugger, soft hackle and leech flies in sizes 6 to 10. Fishing is best when you can get out into deeper water away from the shore. Duck Fork Reservoir was stocked with almost 1,300 cutthroat trout on July 2 and 1,560 tiger trout on Aug. 2.

(Sep 1) Anglers have caught tiger trout and cutthroat trout using various bugger, soft hackle and leech flies in sizes 6 to 10. Fishing is best when you can get out into deeper water away from the shore. The Division stocked almost 1,300 cutthroat trout on July 2 and 1,560 tiger trout on Aug. 2.

(Aug 24) Anglers have caught tiger trout and cutthroat trout at Duck Fork Reservoir using various bugger, soft-hackle and leech flies in sizes 6 to 10. Fishing is best when you can get out into deeper water away from the shore. The reservoir was stocked with nearly 1,300 cutthroat trout on July 2 and 1,560 tiger trout on Aug. 2.

Regulations

East Fork of Sevier River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

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

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

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

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

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

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

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

(Sep 14) The boat ramp at Electric Lake was still useable on Labor Day, but water levels may change. Anglers have been successful catching cutthroat trout trolling and jigging with gulp minnows and dead shiners. Anglers may not possess kokanee salmon from Sept. 10 through Nov. 30.

(Sep 1) Anglers lately have been able to catch their limit of kokanee salmon and tiger trout using downriggers with dodgers and squid of varying colors. Anglers have also had success using minnows and tube jigs. Try bouncing these vertically, or try using a nightcrawler. The boat ramp has still been useable lately, but this may change as water levels in the reservoir continue to drop.

(Aug 24) Anglers have been catching their daily limits of kokanee salmon and tiger trout while using downriggers with dodgers and squids of varying colors. Anglers have also had success using minnows and tube jigs. Try bouncing these vertically, or try using a nightcrawler. Water levels at the lake have been dropping, and this might make it difficult to launch a boat.

Fish Creek (lower)

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 14) Fishing below the dam at Scofield Reservoir is good if you're looking to catch chubs. Try using soft hackle flies here.

(Sep 1) Recent rain has helped contain the Coal Hollow Fire, so as of Aug. 23, Lower Fish Creek was not in an evacuation zone. Fishing below the dam at Scofield Reservoir is good if you're looking to catch chubs. Try using soft hackle flies here.

(Aug 24) Recent rain has helped contain the Coal Hollow Fire, so as of Aug. 23, Lower Fish Creek was not in an evacuation zone. Fishing below the dam at Scofield Reservoir is good if you're hoping to catch chubs. Try using soft-hackle flies here.

Fish Lake

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Sep 7) Perch fishing is fast just outside the weeds in 1525 feet of water. Use small jigs tipped with night crawler or perch meat. The prizes for the tagged perch contest were awarded on September 3. Kokanee salmon harvest will close on September 10. Kokanee have already started to congregate at the inlets to prepare for spawning. Kokanee anglers have been picking up a lot of small rainbow trout recently on dodgers and squids. You can catch some lake trout by trolling lures that imitate rainbows and chubs in 3080 feet before sunrise. Call Fish Lake Resorts at 435-638-1000 or Bowery Haven Resort at 435-638-1040 before you go for up-to-date reports and conditions.

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

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(Sep 14) The average water flow is 2,200 cfs and the temperature is 56F. See current releases from Flaming Gorge Dam. To avoid the crowds, anglers should try and fish weekdays, early and late in the day or on the lower sections of the river. Anglers are still catching fish on the surface using big bugs like cicadas, hoppers and ants. Nymphing is most productive using small zebra midges, stone flies, San Juan worms or scuds. You can double your chances with a dry dropper. For example, by placing a hopper on top with a nymph trailing 34 feet below. Olive or black streamers have been effective early and late in the day. Spin fishing is good. Marabou jigs or tube jigs in earth tones, white-and-chartreuse and ginger are good options in shallow or deep water. Rainbow or brown trout patterned crankbaits also work well. Pinch down the barbs for quick release

(Sep 1) To avoid the crowds, anglers should try and fish weekdays, early and late in the day and on the lower sections of the river. It's best to fish mid afternoon to early evening this time of year, when terrestrial insects are warm and moving around. Dry fly fishing has been excellent, so keep ants, beetles and hoppers in your boxes. Anglers are still catching some fish on the surface using cicadas, hoppers and ants. Streamers in olive or black have been effective on cloudy days. Dry dropper fishing has stayed consistent throughout the summer. Spin fishing has been good. Marabou jigs or tube jigs in earth tones, white and ginger are a good option in shallow or deep water. Rainbow or brown trout patterned crankbaits have also worked well. Pinch down the barbs for quick release.

Regulations

Huntington Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Sep 14) Anglers have had success catching brown trout in the afternoons using elk hair caddis dry flies along the edges of the channel where the water slows.

(Sep 1) Anglers have had success catching brown trout in the afternoons using elk hair caddis dry flies along the edges of the channel where the water slows.

(Aug 24) Anglers report catching brown trout in the afternoons. They're using elk-hair caddis dry flies along the edges of the channel where the water slows.

Regulations

Huntington Reservoir

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

(Sep 14) Fishing is very good when you can get out on a boat or a float tube into deep water away from the shoreline, though water levels have been low here. With fly tackle, anglers have been successful using size 6-10 buggers and soft hackle flies in green, tan and pearl color combinations. You might also do well with bead head green tinsel leeches, brown/green/pearl crystal buggers, and plum leeches with a purple tail. The tiger trout have been between 13 and 19 inches long, all of them caught between 15 and 35 feet of water. Tributaries to Huntington Reservoir are open to fishing. The boat ramp at Huntington Reservoir is out of the water due to dropping water levels.

(Sep 1) Fishing is very good when you can get out on a boat or a float tube into deep water away from the shoreline. With fly tackle, anglers have been successful using size 6-10 buggers and soft hackle flies in green, tan and pearl color combinations. You might also do well with bead head green tinsel leeches, brown/green/pearl crystal buggers, and plum leeches with a purple tail. The tiger trout have been between 13 and 19 inches long, all of them caught between 15 and 35 feet of water. Tributaries to Huntington Reservoir are now open to fishing. The boat ramp at Huntington Reservoir is out of the water due to dropping water levels.

(Aug 24) Fishing is very good when you can get out on a boat or a float tube into deep water away from the shoreline. With fly tackle, anglers have been successful using size 610 buggers and soft-hackle flies in green, tan and pearl color combinations. You might also do well with bead head green tinsel leeches, brown/green/pearl crystal buggers, and plum leeches with a purple tail. The tiger trout have been between 13 and 19 inches long, all of them caught in depths of 15 to 35 feet. The tributaries to Huntington Reservoir are now open to fishing

Regulations

Jordanelle Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Sep 14) Recreational traffic has still been heavy on the weekends. Anglers are catching various sizes of smallmouth bass, 16-inch rainbow trout, 1315 inch wipers, and 68 inch perch. For smallmouth bass, try drop shotting a Gary Yamato Senko or jigging a neon-colored jighead with a 2.5-inch Berkley Gulp! Minnow. For wipers, try using a 1/16-ounce jighead tipped with a nightcrawler, and jig right off the bottom. Remember: you may not possess kokanee salmon until November 30.

(Aug 24) There is still a lot of recreational traffic, especially on the weekends, but fishing is productive. Anglers are catching 16- to 18-inch kokanee salmon, smallmouth bass, and 14- to16-inch rainbows. The kokanee salmon bite is beginning to slow down, but anglers are having success trolling at 1.5 mph with the lure suspended in 50 feet of water. Try using light pink or white squids with a pink or silver dodger tipped with pink Berkley Gulp! maggots. For smallmouth, try using try using a Gary Yamato Senko in watermelon moon dust, natural shad, or green pumpkin in a wacky rig and bounce it across the bottom, or try a Keitech Swing Impact swimbait in green pumpkin chartreuse, male perch, or black shad in a Carolina rig and slowly move it across the bottom.

Regulations

LaSal Mountains

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

(Sep 14) Dons Lake and Hidden Lake were both stocked with more than 700 rainbow trout on July 9. Kens Lake and Rattlesnake Ranch Pond, as well as several others on the La Sal Mountains, have both been stocked with several thousand rainbow trout averaging about 10 inches in length so far this year. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners for catching these.

(Sep 1) Dons Lake and Hidden Lake were both stocked with more than 700 rainbow trout on July 9. The Division stocked Kens Lake, Rattlesnake Ranch Pond and several others on the La Sal Mountains with several thousand rainbow trout averaging about 10 inches in length so far this year. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners to catch these.

(Aug 24) Dons Lake and Hidden Lake were both stocked with more than 700 rainbow trout on July 9. Kens Lake and Rattlesnake Ranch Pond, as well as several others on the La Sal Mountains, have been stocked with several thousand rainbow trout this year. (The fish averaged about 10 inches long.) Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners to catch them.

Logan River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Sep 14) Fishing continues to be best in the early morning and late evenings. Fishing is expected to pick up with cooler temperatures.

(Sep 7) Anglers report good fishing with both spinners and flies in the early morning and evening.

(Sep 1) Anglers report good fishing using hoppers in the mornings and evenings.

Regulations

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

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

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

Regulations

Ogden River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Sep 14) Fall fishing conditions are starting with good water flows. Use hopper and dropper rigs while you can! Cooler temperatures are in the forecast so hopper activity will end soon.

(Sep 7) Fall fishing conditions are starting with good water flows. Try using hopper and dropper rigs while you can. Hopper activity will end for the season when cooler temperatures arrive.

(Sep 1) Water levels dropped this week and water clarity has improved. Fishing is good with stimulator patterns, prince nymph and rainbow warriors.

(Aug 24) Recreation use during the week has tapered off now that schools are back in session. Few anglers have been fishing during the evenings on weekdays. The river below Pineview is running high and turbid.

Regulations

Price River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Provo River

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

(Sep 14) Lower: Recreational traffic from tubers has lessened. Watch for PMD and caddis hatches on cloudier days. Fishing has been best early morning and evening. Try using terrestrial patterns, split-cased PMDs, zebra midge, sow bugs, caddis larvae and pupae or Frenchie's.

Middle: There has been a lot of Pale Morning Dun activity. Nymphs, caddis' midges and terrestrials are all productive. Try using San Juan Worms, caddis larvae and pupae, split-cased PMDs, elk hair caddis, terrestrials such as ants, soft hackled-flies, grasshoppers or beetles.

(Aug 24) Lower: There continues to be a lot of recreational pressure from rafters and tubers, so fishing has been best early morning and late evening. Try using sow bugs, split-cased PMDs, San Juan worms, zebra midges, woolly buggers or zonkers.

Middle: Caddis activity is greatest early morning and late evening, and PMD activity is best mid-morning. Dry fly fishing has been consistent, and nymphing continues to remain productive along the Middle Provo River. Try using sow bugs, zebra midges, prince nymphs, split-cased PMDs when nymphing. When using dry flies try using elk hair caddis, or peacock caddis.

Regulations

Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 14) Anglers are catching mostly cutthroat trout from the shore using worms, PowerBait, spinners and soft hackle flies in tan/green/pearl or midnight fire. Try fishing in the dam cove or along the western shore, including the Walk-in Access portion. Anglers have also been catching cutthroat trout using spoons or white or pearl sparkle tube jigs tipped with chub meat. Yellow garlic PowerBait and tube jigs have worked well for rainbow trout. Scofield Reservoir was stocked on June 27 with 11,600 rainbow trout averaging about 10.5 inches long. Scofield has also been stocked with 12,000 cutthroat trout this year. Tributaries to Scofield Reservoir are now open to fishing.

(Sep 1) Rain has helped contain the Coal Hollow Fire, so as of Aug. 23, Scofield was no longer within an evacuation zone. Anglers are catching mostly cutthroat trout from the shore using worms, PowerBait, spinners and soft hackle flies in tan/green/pearl or midnight fire. Try fishing in the dam cove or along the western shore, including the Walk-in Access portion. Anglers have also been catching cutthroat trout using spoons or white or pearl sparkle tube jigs tipped with chub meat. Yellow garlic PowerBait and tube jigs have worked well for rainbow trout. The Division stocked 11,600 rainbow trout averaging about 10.5 inches long on June 27, and about 12,000 cutthroat trout so far this year. Tributaries to Scofield Reservoir are now open to fishing.

(Aug 24) Rain has helped contain the Coal Hollow Fire, so as of Aug. 23, Scofield was no longer within an evacuation zone. Anglers are catching mostly cutthroat trout from the shore. They are using worms, PowerBait, spinners or soft-hackle flies in tan/green/pearl or midnight fire. Try fishing in the dam cove or along the western shore, including the Walk-in Access portion. Anglers have also been catching cutthroat trout using spoons or white or pearl-sparkle tube jigs tipped with chub meat. Yellow garlic PowerBait and tube jigs have worked well for rainbow trout. Scofield was stocked on June 27 with 11,600 rainbow trout that averaged about 10.5 inches long. Scofield has also been stocked with 12,000 cutthroat trout this year. Tributaries to Scofield Reservoir are now open to fishing. An algal bloom advisory from the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) continues to be in effect for Scofield Reservoir, although algae bloom conditions are improving. You can still catch fish here, but wear gloves while cleaning the fish. When finished, wash your hands with clean water. Discard the entrails and eat only the fillets. Before cooking, rinse the fillets thoroughly with clean water.

Regulations

Strawberry Reservoir

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

(Sep 14) Fishing for cutthroats has been fairly productive. Anglers are catching 1721 inch cutthroats and 14-inch rainbow trout. Try using a 1/2-inch nightcrawler tipped with a white marshmallow and fish in about 2530 feet of water. For those that are trolling, try trolling at 1.82.0 mph with the lure suspended in 2030 feet of water. Try using Luhr-Jensen Jack-O-Diamonds Flex-I-Troll, Worden's Flatfish, Berkley Surge Shad Jointed or a Luhr-Jensen Needelfish spoon. Then, scent with Pro-Cure Garlic Plus or Carp Spit super gel. Remember: you may not possess kokanee salmon until November 30.

(Aug 24) Fishing has slowed down for kokanee, but anglers are catching 17- to 21-inch cutthroats regularly. For trout, try trolling at 1.8-2.2 mph with the lure suspended in 25 to 30 feet of water. Try using Berkley Flicker Shad Pro Slicks, Rapala BX Swimmers, or Christenson's Lakeshore Tackle pink, orange, or white squids with a neutral colored dodger.

Regulations

Thousand Lakes Mountain

Trout

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

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

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 14) The water has been drawn down to conservation pool, so the fish appear to be more concentrated. Traditional methods are very effective, but you can also try using a brown- or olive-colored wooly bugger behind a bubble.

(Aug 24) There is a lot of recreational pressure, and the water is being drawn down to conservation pool. The fish are now more concentrated, and traditional methods appear to be working best.

Regulations

Uinta Lakes

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

(Sep 14) Anglers report great fishing at Pass, Butterfly and Mirror Lakes. Levels are low at reservoirs, so be prepared for difficult launching conditions. Be prepared for cooling temperatures and afternoon thundershowers and lightning. Use care in fishing lakes above tree line because of lightning. Fall fishing is starting and this time of year offers some of the finest fishing in the state.

(Sep 7) Fishing in the Uintas this time of year offers some of the finest fishing in the state. Anglers report low water levels at reservoirs, so launching may be difficult. Be prepared for cooler temperatures and afternoon thundershowers and lightning. Use care in fishing lakes above treeline because of lightning.

(Sep 1) Anglers report good fishing using stimulator patterns. Be prepared for cooler temperatures and thundershowers.

(Aug 24) Fishing is good. Be prepared for cooling temperatures and afternoon thundershowers and lightning. Be careful if you fish lakes above treeline because of lightning.

Regulations

Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Sep 14) September fishing can typically provide some good fishing with streamers or Rapalas. Please remember to get Walk-In Access permits to fish these special access areas.

(Sep 7) Fishing should be good with streamers or Rapalas. Some areas may require a free Walk-In Access permit for access.

(Sep 1) The water is running high and turbid downstream from Echo Reservoir. Water quality is clear upstream from Echo Reservoir. Angling activity is low.

(Aug 24) Fishing is fair, but few anglers are on the river. Downstream from Echo Reservoir, the water is running high and its turbid. The water is clear upstream from Echo Reservoir.

Regulations

Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

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

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

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









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