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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

(Nov 19) Access is still good but can change at any time with fall snowstorms. Anglers report good to excellent fishing at Kent's Lake for rainbow and tiger trout with flies. Nightcrawlers were also productive.

Beaver River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Nov 19) The flow is low and clear, so tread lightly to avoid spooking fish. Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn. Streamers, egg patterns, spinners and flashy lures can produce well.

Regulations

Benches Pond Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Nov 19) The pond was stocked with 1,500 rainbow trout in late September. That's in addition to several thousand rainbow trout that were stocked earlier in the summer. Try using worms and PowerBait to catch them.

(Nov 2) Benches Pond was stocked with 1,500 rainbow trout in late September, in addition to several thousand more rainbow trout earlier in the summer. Try using worms and PowerBait for catching these.

Regulations

Blacksmith Fork River

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Whitefish

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Oct 26) While we did not receive any angler reports this week, fishing on the Blacksmith Fork has recently been fair to good for brown trout.

Boulder Mountain Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 19) Some Boulder Mountain lakes are closed to fishing until April 2018. Check the Utah Fishing Guidebook before you go fishing to make sure the lake you are fishing is open. Lakes are listed individually in the 'Rules for Specific Waters' section. Access is still good but that can change at any time with fall snowstorms. 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 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.

(Nov 19) The reservoir was stocked with about 1,800 rainbow trout in August and September. Try using worms and PowerBait to catch them.

Regulations

Boulger Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Nov 2) Boulger Reservoir was stocked with about 1,800 rainbow trout in August and September. Try using worms and PowerBait for catching these.

Regulations

Chalk Creek

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clear Creek

Rainbow Trout

(Nov 19) 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 nightcrawlers or salmon eggs.

Cleveland Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Nov 19) The reservoir was stocked with several thousand rainbow trout this summer. To catch them, try using worms, PowerBait or Panther Martin spinners.

(Nov 2) Cleveland Reservoir has been stocked with several thousand rainbow trout during the summer. Try using worms, PowerBait or panther martin spinners for catching these.

Clinton City Park Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Corn Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 19) 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 nightcrawlers 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. Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn. Streamers, egg patterns, spinners and flashy lures can produce well.

Currant Creek

Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Duck Fork Reservoir

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Nov 19) The reservoir was stocked with 1,500 tiger trout in August. Try using dark soft hackle or bead head flies to catch tiger and cutthroat trout here.

(Nov 2) Duck Fork Reservoir was stocked with 1,500 tiger trout in August. Try using dark soft hackle or bead head flies for catching tiger and cutthroat trout here.

Regulations

East Fork of Sevier River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Nov 19) The flow has dropped to 20 cfs with the end of irrigation releases from Otter Creek Reservoir. Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn. Streamers, egg patterns, spinners and flashy lures can produce well.

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

(Nov 19) Anglers are catching cutthroat and tiger trout using dead minnows suspended under bobbers. Anglers have also caught cutthroat trout using a size 8 bead-head leech in a red UV polar chenille pattern. Some anglers have also had luck catching kokanee salmon fishing downriggers in 20 feet of water.

(Nov 2) Try trolling with spoons for catching tiger trout at Electric Lake. Anglers may not possess kokanee salmon until after Nov. 30.

Fish Creek (lower)

Rainbow Trout

(Nov 19) Anglers are catching brook trout using Panther Martin spinners. Utah chub are very thick below the dam at Scofield Reservoir; catching them has been easy using a green soft hackle fly. The creek was also stocked with more than 26,000 brown trout in June; the same lures should work well to catch them.

(Nov 2) Anglers are catching brook trout using panther martin spinner lures. The Utah chub are very thick below the dam at Scofield Reservoir; catching these with a green soft hackle fly has been very easy. Lower Fish Creek was also stocked with more than 26,000 brown trout in June; the same lures should work well for these.

Fish Lake

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Nov 19) Harvest of Kokanee salmon is closed through Nov 30. Fall is a great time to hit Fish Lake as trout get more active and there are less crowds. Fish Lake Resorts reports that lake trout fishing has improved with the end of the spawn. Some nice fish have been caught recently trolling Rapalas or pop gear with minnows. The kokanee spawn is tailing off and brown trout are starting to congregate around Twin Creeks. Rainbow and splake trout are being caught by boat anglers, both trolling and bait fishing. Perch fishing is still providing fast action. Anchor just outside the weedline in 10 to 15 feet and fish with small jigs tipped with nightcrawler. Bring your own nightcrawlers, as the local supplies are gone for the year. 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 Fish Lake Resorts at 435-638-1000 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

(Nov 11) Due to maintenance in the power plant of the dam, flows have dropped to a stable 1,500 cubic feet per second. Water temperatures have also dropped to the low 50s. Flows can change daily so be sure to check them before you head out. Dry fly fishing has been fair to good. Terrestrials like hoppers, crickets and ants are a great option this time of year. Try a dropper with a zebra midge or cricket throughout the day, and streamers when it's overcast. Spin fishing is fair to slow. Marabou jigs or tube jigs in earthtones are a good option in shallow or deep water. Rainbow or brown trout-patterned crankbaits will also entice fish. Pinch down the barbs for quick release.

(Oct 26) Due to maintenance in the power plant of the dam, flows have dropped to a stable 1,500 cubic feet per second. Water temperatures have also dropped to the low 50s. Flows can change daily so be sure to check them before you head out. Dry fly fishing has been fair to good. Terrestrials like hoppers, crickets and ants are a great option this time of year. Nymphing is good using midge, mayfly, caddis and scud patterns. Try a dropper with a cicada or hopper on top and a nymph trailing a few feet below. Spin fishing is fair. Marabou jigs or tube jigs in earth tones are a good option in shallow or deep water. Rainbow or brown trout-patterned crankbaits will 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)

(Nov 19) Fishing has been best during the late morning and early afternoon hours. Those fishing from boats are having better luck than those fishing from shore. To catch trout here, try using a fast-sinking line with green buggers and leeches. You might also find success trolling a 3-inch red-sided shiner minnow or Rapala pattern.

(Nov 2) Anglers have had success catching tiger trout at Huntington Reservoir trolling with spoons and using fast-sinking fly lines with size 6 and 8 hooks. Try using soft hackle flies in green or black, or bead head woolly buggers. Fishing has been best in the middle of the lake in 15 to 30 feet of water.

Regulations

Jordanelle Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Nov 2) Anglers are catching 14- to 16-inch rainbows, perch, and 15- to 17-inch browns. For perch, fish off the bottom and try using a neon colored jighead or size 2 brass hook tipped with a nightcrawler. For trout, try trolling with Rapalas, Yakima flatfish lures, Mack's wedding rings, or Kastmaster spoons. Use lures that mimic the coloration of prey species such as perch or fingerling trout. If you are fishing from shore try fishing near Rockcliff or just west of the personal watercraft launch ramp. Try using lime twist PowerBait or a nightcrawler tipped with salmon eggs, or try casting gold and/or silver spinners or spoons. Remember that you cannot possess kokanee from Sept. 10–Nov. 30.

Regulations

LaSal Mountains

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

(Nov 19) Anglers should find success catching rainbow trout at Dons, Hidden, Oowah, Warner and Kens lakes using worms, PowerBait and spinner lures. Kens Lake has also been stocked with 10,000 largemouth bass. The bass will grow throughout the fall and winter.

(Nov 2) Anglers should have success catching rainbow trout at Dons, Hidden, Oowah, Warner and Kens lakes using worms, PowerBait and spinner lures. Kens Lake has also been stocked with 10,000 largemouth bass, which will grow throughout the fall and winter months.

Logan River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Nov 10) Fishing has been good throughout the Logan. One angler reports good fishing for whitefish. If you're looking to catch some whitefish, try using a scud pattern, a beadhead pheasant tail or a beadhead hare's ear.

(Nov 3) Fishing has been good throughout the Logan recently. Anglers have caught trout at First Dam and in the upper Logan. If you're not sure which flies to use, try an elk hair caddis, a hopper, or a dropper with any beadhead nymph. Crankbaits and spinners have also been working well if you don't have flies.

(Oct 26) Fishing has been good throughout the Logan this week, and it was hot last week. Anglers reported catching some nice-looking trout at First Dam and in the upper Logan this week. If you're not sure which flies to use, try an elk hair caddis, a hopper or a dropper with any beadhead nymph. Crankbaits and spinners have also been working well.

Regulations

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Nov 19) The reservoir level is low and the water is fairly murky. Trout don't appear to be concentrating on the shorelines. Fishing is fairly slow, but a few nice rainbows have been caught. We have noticed a reduction in trout numbers due to low water levels in recent years, but the fish that survived seem to be growing well enough.

Regulations

Ogden River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Nov 19) Fishing for brown trout has been fair to good the past several weeks, according to angler reports. Try using worms, Rapalas or spinners.

(Nov 10) Fishing has been fair to good. One angler reported catching some nice-sized brown trout. Try using worms, Rapalas or spinners.

(Nov 3) Fishing has recently been fair to good for rainbow trout. Try using worms, Rapalas or spinners.

(Nov 3) Fishing has recently been fair to good for rainbow trout. Try using worms, Rapalas or spinners.

(Oct 26) Fishing is fair to good for rainbow trout. Try using worms, Rapalas or spinners.

Regulations

Price River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Provo River

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

(Nov 2) Lower: Anglers have been catching 14- to 18-inch brown trout and 16-inch rainbows. Brown trout are spawning, and males and females can be seen grouped together near spawning nests or redds. Gravel sites free of debris and/or vegetation are indicators of redds so be please be cautious when nearing these sites as disturbances can damage the eggs. The spawn is an excellent time to use streamers, trigger combinations, and egg patterns — don't limit yourself so keep a variety of colors on hand to use. Flows are normal for this time of year and the water conditions are clear. Watch for BWO hatches midday, caddis hatches in the early afternoon and evening, midge hatches in the morning, and there is an occasional PMD hatch throughout the day. Try using try using BWO, zebra midges, caddis larvae and pupae, and nymphs.

Middle: The Middle Provo River is fishing similar to the Lower Provo River and is fishing well in the afternoon to early evening. Watch for small BWO hatches in the mid-morning and caddis hatches in the afternoon. Brown trout are very active, but please be cautious of spawning beds. Try using streamers, egg patterns, midges, caddis larvae and pupae. For those spin casting try using Blue Fox Vibrax spinners or Mepps Aglia spinners.

Regulations

Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 19) Fishing is hot for cutthroat trout. Successful anglers are catching several dozen cutthroats in two or three hours trolling with spoons and Rapalas. Fly anglers are finding success using size 6 bead-head soft hackle flies in brown/green/pearl or black/blue/red patterns. The reservoir was stocked in late October with about 37,000 tiger trout. The tigers were about seven inches long. About 2,500 rainbow trout—some averaging 24 inches long—were also stocked.

(Nov 2) Anglers have had a lot of success catching cutthroat trout while trolling in the mornings using an orange and gold hammered spoon. Scofield has also been stocked this fall with 24-inch and 14-inch rainbow trout, tiger trout, tiger muskie and wiper. Try using Jakes spinners, rapalas and gray plastic swim baits for catching all of these.

Regulations

Strawberry Reservoir

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

(Nov 2) Anglers are catching 15- to 20-inch cutthroats, a few slot buster cutthroats, and 14- to 17-inch rainbows. Try trolling in about 15 to 23 feet of water and use white tube jigs, rainbow trout patterned Rapalas, neon-colored Mack's wedding rings, or Yakima flatfish lures. Fishing from shore is excellent as well. Traditional methods work great, but you can also try jigging 1.5-inch Maniac Custom Lures Cut'r Bugs or 2-inch Maniac Custom Lures Minnows. Fish near the Strawberry Bay Campground, Haws Point, Chicken Creek East, or the Ladders.

Regulations

Thousand Lakes Mountain

Trout

(Nov 19) Access is good to all areas. Fishing is reported as fair to good.

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Nov 2) Anglers are catching eight to 12-inch rainbows using traditional methods. You can also try using black or olive Wooly Buggers, Kastmaster spoons, or gold Jake's Spin-A-Lures.

Regulations

Uinta Lakes

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

(Nov 19) Fishing is good for tiger and rainbow trout. According to one angler, the Uinta lakes are starting to ice over. This angler reported that every lake by the road had a thin layer of ice. Washington had about three inches of ice with some patches of open water. The ice may thicken this weekend because of the cold weather in the forecast. Be aware, however, that fishing on this thin ice is very dangerous. We have received reports of anglers falling through the ice this week.

(Nov 10) Fishing has been fair to good for tiger trout, brook trout and rainbow trout. This time of year, anglers recommend fly patterns such as renegades, serendipity, woolly buggers, mosquitoes, pheasant tails, prince nymphs, hare's ears or San Juan worms. Try a fly-and-bubble setup if you don't have a fly rod. You could also use a spinner or Rapala. Don't forget to check weather conditions and snow depths before heading up to the Uintas!

(Nov 3) Fishing is good for tiger trout, brook trout and rainbow trout. This time of year, anglers recommend fly patterns such as renegades, serendipity, woolly buggers, mosquitoes, pheasant tails, prince nymphs, hare's ears, and San Juan worms. Try a fly-and-bubble setup if you don't have a fly rod. You could also use a spinner or Rapala. Worms under a bobber or floated with a mini marshmallow have also been successful strategies, especially in the lakes off of Mirror Lake Highway such as Trial Lake. Don't forget to check weather conditions and snow depths before heading up to the Uintas!

(Oct 26) Fishing is good to hot for tiger trout, brook trout and rainbow trout. According to angler reports last week, the lakes are still virtually ice-free during the daytime. This time of year, anglers recommend fly patterns such as renegades, serendipity, woolly buggers, mosquitoes, pheasant tails, prince nymphs, hare's ears, and San Juan worms. Try a fly-and-bubble setup if you don't have a fly rod. You could also use a spinner or Rapala. Worms under a bobber or floated with a mini marshmallow have also been successful strategies, especially in the lakes off of Mirror Lake Highway such as Trial Lake. Don't forget to check weather conditions and snow depths before heading up to the Uintas!

Regulations

Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Nov 19) Fishing appears to have slowed down this week. One group of anglers who fished near Taggart had fish chase their spinners, but only caught one fish. Anglers have caught smaller brown and rainbow trout recently. Try using a Rapala, Panther Martin, a worm on a spinner or a white jig. If you're using flies, you might want to try a sowbug pattern or a San Juan worm above a beadhead.

(Nov 10) Anglers are doing quite well on the Weber River. Fishing was hot last week, but anglers are catching smaller this week. Thought smalled, several angler reported that the little rainbows and browns were nice-looking. Anglers have recently recommended using a Rapala, Panther Martin, a worm on a spinner, or a white jig. If you're using flies, you might want to try a San Juan worm above a beadhead or a sowbug pattern.

(Nov 3) Fishing is good to hot this week for rainbow and brown trout. Several anglers reported pulling in some nice trout this week, several of which were decent-sized. This week anglers recommend using a Rapala, Panther Martin, a worm on a spinner, or a white jig. If you're using flies, try a San Juan worm above a beadhead or a sowbug pattern.

(Oct 26) Angler experience varied this week. According to these reports, fishing was best on the lower Weber. Other places along the river were more of a mixed bag. One angler reported slow fishing in the Croydon area, citing the large number of other anglers who were also fishing there. In recent weeks, successful anglers on the Weber reported using spinners, white curly-tail grubs, Rapalas, worms, and Rooster Tails. If you're using flies, try a zebra midge pattern.

Regulations

Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Nov 19) The lake was stocked with several thousand rainbow and tiger trout this summer. Try using worms, PowerBait and spinners in deeper water to catch them.

(Nov 2) Willow Lake was stocked with several thousand rainbow and tiger trout this summer. Try using worms, PowerBait and spinners in deeper water for catching these.









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