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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

(Jun 28) 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.

Beaver River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jun 28) Fishing should be improving with irrigation release flows. Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked.

Regulations

Benches Pond Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jul 12) Fishing is fair at the pond, but it's better early in the morning or later in the evening. The pond was stocked on June 25 with 500 rainbow trout, each averaging almost 11 inches long. To catch them, try using worms, PowerBait or spinners. Garlic PowerBait has worked especially well. Highway 31 is now open.

(Jun 28) Fishing is fair at Benches Pond, but better early in the morning or later in the evening. The pond was stocked with 2,000 rainbow trout in May. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners. Garlic PowerBait has worked especially well. Benches Pond was stocked on June 13 with 500 10-inch rainbow trout.

Forest supervisors have closed Highway 31 from the Huntington Power Plant to the Miller Flat Road because of the Trail Mountain Fire. Other road closures may be in effect. Contact the Manti-La Sal National Forest office in Price for more information.

Regulations

Blacksmith Fork River

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Whitefish

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

No recent reports.

Boulder Mountain Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jun 28) Fair to good fishing can be found across the mountain. Spin fishers should try marabou jigs, tube jigs, Gulp minnows, spinners, Jake's and Kastmasters. Focus on natural baits like night crawlers or cutbait. Natural bait is especially effective for large tigers and splake. Fly anglers should bring an assortment of streamers, terrestrials, 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.

Regulations

Boulger Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jul 12) Fishing is fair in the afternoon, but better early in the morning or later in the evening. This waterbody was last stocked on June 25 with more than 500 rainbow trout, each averaging about 11 inches long. Highway 31 is now open.

(Jun 28) Fishing is fair in the afternoon, but better early in the morning or later in the evening. Boulger Reservoir was stocked with 2,500 rainbow trout during May and June.

Forest supervisors have closed Highway 31 from the Huntington Power Plant to the Miller Flat Road due to the Trail Mountain Fire. Other road closures may be in effect. Contact the Manti-La Sal National Forest office in Price for more information.

Regulations

Chalk Creek

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clear Creek

Rainbow Trout

(Jun 28) Bonneville cutthroat trout are abundant throughout Clear Creek and its tributaries. Fishing is good wherever the water flows are clear.

Cleveland Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jul 12) Rainbow trout fishing has been good, especially if you can get out on a float tube. 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 beadhead. Most of the fish have been caught in 10 to 20 feet of water, well within casting distance from the shore. Cleveland Reservoir was stocked with about 5,000 rainbow trout near the end of May. Highway 31 is now open.

(Jun 28) The fishing for rainbow trout has been good especially if you can get out on a float tube. If you're using fly tackle, try using a medium sinking line with a plum leech, a black and orange woolly bugger or a brown, green and pearl crystal bugger all with a bead head. Most of the fish have been caught in 10 to 20 feet of water, which is well within casting distance from the shore. Cleveland Reservoir was stocked with about 5,000 rainbow trout in late May.

Forest supervisors have closed Highway 31 from the Huntington Power Plant to the Miller Flat Road due to the Trail Mountain Fire, so you'll have to access Cleveland Reservoir from Miller Flat Road coming in from the west. Other road closures may be in effect. Contact the Manti-La Sal National Forest office in Price for more information.

Clinton City Park Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Corn Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jun 28) 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)

(Jul 12) Anglers are catching tiger trout that range from 14 to 18 inches long. Try fishing before noon and using beadhead soft-hackle flies in black/red/blue and black/green/pearl color combinations. The reservoir was also stocked with almost 1,300 cutthroat trout on July 2

(Jun 28) Anglers are catching tiger trout between 14 and 18 inches before noon using bead head soft hackle flies in black, red and blue or black, green and pearl.

Regulations

East Fork of Sevier River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jun 28) Kingston Canyon: Irrigation releases from Otter Creek Reservoir have increased the water flow over 200 cfs, which is making fishing difficult.

Black Canyon: 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. The trout 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

(Jul 12) Try trolling with pop gear or dodgers to catch kokanee salmon. Highway 31 is now open.

(Jun 28) Fishing for kokanee salmon has been slow.

Forest supervisors have closed Highway 31 from the Huntington Power Plant to the Miller Flat Road due to the Trail Mountain Fire. Other road closures may be in effect. Contact the Manti-La Sal National Forest office in Price for more information.

Fish Creek (lower)

Rainbow Trout

(Jul 12) Fishing below the dam at Scofield Reservoir is good if you hope to catch chubs. Try using worms or soft-hackle flies here.

(Jun 28) Fishing below the dam at Scofield Reservoir is good if you're looking to catch chubs. Lower Fish Creek was also stocked with more than 16,000 4-inch brown trout on June 20. Try using worms or soft hackle flies here.

Fish Lake

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jun 28) Typical summer fishing patterns are in full swing. Trolling pop gear and worm has been productive for rainbow trout and the occasional splake, tiger or brown trout. You can also catch rainbows by still fishing bait from a boat. Try trolling dodgers and squids for kokanee salmon. Try varying depths from 25 to 50 feet and watch the fish finder until you find the exact depth that the salmon schools are focusing on. Perch fishing is fast just outside the weeds in 15 to 25 feet of water. Use small jigs tipped with nightcrawler or perch meat. Some lake trout can also be caught trolling lures that imitate rainbows and chubs in 30 to 80 feet. 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

(Jun 28) To avoid the crowds, anglers should fish weekdays, early and late in the day. Dry fly fishing is fair. Anglers are catching fish on the surface using big bugs like cicadas, hoppers and ants. Yellow sallies and caddis hatches are also occurring, and fish are starting to key on those. Nymphing has been most productive using small zebra midges, baetis, stone flies, San Juan worms and scuds. Scuds have been working better closer to the dam and San Juan worms have performed well in the runs. Try a dry dropper with a cicada or hopper up high and wet fly below. Streamers in olive or black are effective early or late in the day. 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 and medium sized silver spoons and spinners have also worked well. Pinch down the barbs for quick release.

Regulations

Huntington Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jul 12) Highway 31 is now open, and Huntington Creek is accessible. Try using soft-hackle flies or renegades to catch brown and cutthroat trout here.

Regulations

Huntington Reservoir

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

(Jul 12) Fishing is best when you can get out on a boat or a float tube, away from the shoreline. With fly tackle, anglers have been successful using size 610 buggers and soft-hackle flies. You might also do well with beadhead 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. Highway 31 is now open.

(Jun 28) Fishing is best when you can get out on a boat or a float tube, and away from the shoreline. With fly tackle, anglers have been successful using size 6 and 8 bad head green tinsel leeches, brown, green and pearl crystal buggers, and plum leeches with a purple tail. The tiger trout have been between 13 and 19 inches long.

Forest supervisors have closed Highway 31 from the Huntington Power Plant to the Miller Flat Road due to the Trail Mountain Fire. Other road closures may be in effect. Contact the Manti-La Sal National Forest office in Price for more information.

Regulations

Jordanelle Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jul 13) Boat traffic has been heavy, but anglers are catching smallmouth bass, 12- to 16-inch kokanee salmon, 14- to 16-inch rainbow trout, 10- to 12-inch wipers, and occasionally 18- to 22-inch brown trout. For kokanee, try trolling at 1.3 mph with the rigs suspended in 15- to 25 feet of water. Try using Christenson's Lakeshore Tackle pink spotted glow squids and gold with silver fish scale Dakota dodgers tipped with a Berkley Gulp! Maggot. For wipers, try trolling at 2.63.0 mph straight out from the boat docks in about eight to 12 feet of water. Try using Berkley Flicker Shad Pro Flash's in a variety of lighter colors.

(Jun 28) Anglers are catching 11- to 14-inch kokanee, 14- to 16-inch rainbows and some smallmouth bass. For kokanee, try trolling at 1.61.8 mph with the rigs suspended in 20 to 30 feet of water. Try using D&H Custom Lures pink Hot Heads with a pink/silver Dakota dodger tipped with a pink Berkley Gulp! Maggot. For smallmouth bass, try using Mister Twister Curly Tail Grub in watermelon/blue black gold flake, chartreuse flake, or black on a 1/8-ounce white jighead or dropshot a Gary Yamamoto Senko in green pumpkin, watermelon or watermelon and white laminate.

Regulations

LaSal Mountains

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

(Jul 12) 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.

(Jun 28) Kens Lake and Rattlesnake Ranch Pond, as well as several others on the La Sal Mountains, were stocked recently with several thousand rainbow trout averaging about 10 inches in length.

Logan River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jul 13) The river was stocked with approximately 1,900 planter-sized rainbow trout on June 27. Fishing has been fair to good on the river. We have not received any reports of what fly patterns are working best, but spinners have been working according to one angler.

(Jun 29) The river was stocked with approximately 1,900 planter-sized rainbow trout on June 27. Fishing has recently been fair to good on the river, but we have not received any recent reports of what fly patterns are working best. Nearby, Tony Grove Lake was stocked with 2,500 planter-sized rainbow trout on June 26.

(Jun 23) The river was stocked with approximately 1,400 planter-sized rainbow trout on June 19. Fishing has recently been fair to good on the river, but we have not received any recent reports of what fly patterns are working best.

Regulations

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jun 28) Fishing is slow to fair. Trout have moved away from the shorelines, so anglers on boat and float tubes are finding 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 best fishing at dawn and dusk.

Regulations

Ogden River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jul 13) The river was stocked with 950 planter-sized rainbow trout on June 25. Fishing has been fair to good for brown trout. Anglers reported good fishing using spinners or worms

(Jun 29) The river was stocked with 950 planter-sized rainbow trout on June 25. One angler reports slow fishing on the river this week.

Regulations

Price River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Provo River

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

(Jul 13) Lower: There has been a lot of raft traffic, but the water flows have lessened. Watch for caddis and midge hatches throughout the day, and an occasional pale morning dun mayfly hatch. Try using zebra midges, cased-caddis nymphs, sow bugs, PMD nymphs and streamers.

Middle: The water flows are great for this time of year, and there are plenty of hatches happening. Watch for caddis, midges, pale morning dun mayflies, yellow stoneflies and some green drakes. Try using drake nymphs, zebra midges, sow bugs, caddis nymphs, PMD nymphs, soft-hackled flies and streamers.

(Jun 28) Lower: The flow is fairly stable for this time of year. Caddis and midges are hatching regularly, and pale morning dun mayflies are beginning to hatch. Try using zebra midges, sow bugs, cased-caddis nymphs, streamers, pale morning dun emergers, prince nymphs or pheasant tails.

Middle: The Middle Provo is flowing higher than normal. Continue to focus on the edges, deeper pools or areas that provide some refuge from the flows. Caddis and midges are hatching regularly, and pale morning dun mayflies are beginning to hatch. Try using drake nymphs, cased-caddis nymphs, sow bugs, hares ears or pale morning dun nymphs. Anglers are also having success using white or purple streamers on sunny days.

Regulations

Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 12) Anglers are catching mostly cutthroat trout from the shore. Try using worms, PowerBait, spinners or soft-hackle flies in tan/green/pearl or midnight fire. Fish in the dam cove or along the western shore, including the Walk-in Access portion. Anglers have also been catching cutthroat trout using white or pearl-sparkle tube jigs tipped with chub meat. Yellow garlic PowerBait has worked well for rainbow trout. Scofield was stocked most recently on June 27 with 11,600 rainbow trout, each averaging about 10.5 inches long. The reservoir has also been stocked with 12,000 cutthroat trout this year. Highway 31 is now open.

(Jun 28) Anglers are catching mostly cutthroat trout from the shore using worms, PowerBait, spinners and soft hackle flies in tan, green and pearl or midnight fire. Anglers have also been catching cutthroat trout using white or pearl sparkle tube jigs tipped with chub meat. Yellow garlic PowerBait has worked well for rainbow trout. Fishing has been pretty fast from the Walk-in Access area using a full bubble with Pistol Pete's and Jakes spinner lures. Scofield Reservoir was stocked with 12,000 8-inch cutthroat trout on April 18.

Forest supervisors have closed Highway 31 from the Huntington Power Plant to the Miller Flat Road due to the Trail Mountain Fire. Other road closures may be in effect. Contact the Manti-La Sal National Forest office in Price for more information.

Regulations

Strawberry Reservoir

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

(Jul 13) Anglers have been catching 17- to 22-inch cutthroat trout and 15- to 20-inch kokanee salmon. The kokanee have moved deeper in the water column. Try trolling at 1.31.6 mph with the lure suspended in 45 to 50 feet of water. Anglers are catching 10- to 12-inch kokanee on the Solider Creek side, and larger than 15-inch kokanee on the Strawberry Bay side. Try using white, orange or pink squids with a neutral-colored dodger bent in a heads up/heads down orientation. Tip with white Berkley Gulp! Maggots and scent with Pro-Cure Kokanee Special or garlic Mike's Gel Scent.

(Jun 28) Anglers have been catching 12- to 18-inch rainbows regularly (and some that weighed more than two pounds), 18- to 22-inch cutthroats and 15- to 18-inch kokanee. For trout, try using a nightcrawler and white marshmallow or lemon-twist PowerBait Trout Bait. Or try trolling at 1.52.0 mph using Mack's Lures Wedding Rings, Worden's Flatfish, Berkley Flicker Shad Pro Slicks, or Berkley Flicker Minnows. For kokanee, try trolling at 1.31.6 mph with the lure suspended in 35 to 43 feet of water. Try using fluorescent pink, glow, or chartreuse squids with a neutral-colored dodger. Tip with pink Berkley Gulp! Maggots and scent with Pro-Cure Kokanee Special.

Regulations

Thousand Lakes Mountain

Trout

(Jun 28) Fair to good fishing reported at Meeks and Floating Island lakes. Fishing is fast at Neffs Reservoir for brook trout, which are abundant.

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jul 13) There is a lot of recreational pressure, so fishing is best early in the morning. Traditional fishing methods work well, but you can also try using Swedish Pimple spoons, Blue Fox Vibrax Classic spinners or Mepps Aglia Brite spinners.

(Jun 28) Fishing is best early in morning before the crowds move in. Traditional methods work well, but spinners may prove to be the most effective.

Regulations

Uinta Lakes

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

(Jul 13) Fishing in the mountains is good to hot. Regardless of the bite, the Uinta Mountains are still a great place to relax and fish during the summer. Many of the car-accessible lakes are being stocked almost every week. A variety of lures and bait are working, but recently worms, PowerBait and a fly-and-bubble setup have been recommended by anglers as being particularly effective on the car-accessible lakes. Be sure to bring bug spray

(Jun 29) Fishing in the mountains was anywhere from fair to hot this week, depending on the report. Regardless of the bite, the Uinta Mountains are still a great place to relax and fish this summer. Many of the car-accessible lakes are being stocked almost every week. One angler who was fishing from a paddleboard caught one tiger trout on a dry fly and recommended you use smaller flies. This same angler also caught one rainbow trout on green garlic PowerBait and one hook-up on a brass Lil' Jake spinner that got off. A family of anglers fishing in the Uinta lakes caught roughly six to ten small rainbow trout per hour using about any color of PowerBait even all the kids caught fish! Be sure to bring bug spray, as the mosquitoes can get thick. The Uinta rivers and streams currently have good to ideal conditions for fishing. Mill Creek was prime as of last week. At that time, there were plenty of willows along the reach with quite a few open pockets. North Fork Mill Creek also had ideal pocket water conditions last week, and could potentially still have them this week.

(Jun 23) Fishing in the mountains is currently good to hot. The Uinta Mountains are still a great place to relax and fish, and many of the car-accessible lakes are being stocked regularly. Anglers are reporting good fishing for tiger trout and rainbow trout throughout the area. One reporting angler who fished Smith and Morehouse Reservoir also caught a large number of small kokanee and trout. They reported getting a bite every 15 minutes or so. The Uinta rivers and streams are dropping and the mosquitoes are getting thicker. Most of them currently have good to ideal conditions for fishing. Even Hayden Fork has dropped considerably. Mill Creek is prime. There are plenty of willows along the reach with quite a few open pockets. North Fork Mill Creek also has ideal pocket water conditions.

Regulations

Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jul 13) Fishing has been fair to good on the river. The river was stocked with 300 planter-sized rainbow trout on July 2. While walking the banks of the Weber recently, one angler observed an afternoon caddis hatch. Size 12 would be the biggest this angler recommends, and 14 would be their ideal recommendation.

(Jun 29) The brown trout bite on the river is fair to good, according to the small number of angler reports we've received this week and in recent weeks. Anglers are reporting a cicada hatch on the river.

(Jun 23) The river is producing some nice fish, according to the small number of angler reports we've received this week and in recent weeks. Brown trout have been the most frequent catch, and many of the fish caught have been decent-sized. Fly fishers haven't recently shared what patterns were working best for them, but a silver Rapala did work well for one angler with a spinning rod.

Regulations

Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Jul 12) The lake was stocked most recently on June 27 with more than 300 rainbow trout and 3,000 tiger trout. Try using traditional baits and spinners or tube jigs to catch fish here.

(Jun 28) Willow Lake is now accessible. A recent gillnet survey yielded some healthy tiger trout. Try using spinners or tube jigs to catch fish.









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