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WHIRLING DISEASE -- For waters indicated, please prevent the spread of WHIRLING DISEASE by cleaning mud from waders and equipment. DO NOT TRANSPORT any parts of fish caught here to other waters. Click here for DWR information.

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY -- For more information on individual lakes and fish species: Click here for DWR information.

Beaver Mountain Lakes

Rainbow Trout

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

Beaver River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(May 26) Catchable-size 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

(Jun 9) The river is still running high and murky brown. Use extreme caution.

(Jun 4) The river is still running high. Use extreme caution.

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

Boulder Mountain Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(May 26) Access is improving quickly. You can now access most of the lakes below the rim, though a four-wheel-drive vehicle is recommended. Use caution on the wet roads. Slow down to stay safe and to avoid tearing the road up. The Boulder Top will not be accessible until sometime in June. Fishing is fair to good across the mountain. Spin fishers should try marabou jigs, tube jigs, Gulp minnows, spinners, Jake's and Kastmasters. Focus on natural baits like nightcrawlers or cut bait. (This is especially effective for large tigers and splake.) Fly anglers should bring an assortment of streamers, terrestrials and beadhead nymphs along with your favorite dry patterns. Most of the Boulder lakes are full of freshwater shrimp, so scuds are a must in your fly box.

Regulations

Boulger Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jun 9) The reservoir is now accessible. To catch trout here, try using worms or jigs and other traditional lures.

Regulations

Chalk Creek

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clear Creek

Rainbow Trout

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

Cleveland Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Jun 9) Anglers report good fishing using crystal buggers, bead head olive leeches and other fly tackle. Traditional trout lures are also working. Please be aware, however, that access to roads and campgrounds along Skyline Drive is limited due to snow and mud.

(May 26) Anglers report good fishing using crystal buggers, bead head olive leeches and other fly tackle. Traditional trout lures are also working. However, please be aware that access to roads and campgrounds along Skyline Drive is limited due to snow and mud. Seasonal road closures may also be in effect

Clinton City Park Pond

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Corn Creek

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(May 26) Expect slow fishing and some runoff.

Currant Creek

Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Duck Fork Reservoir

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Jun 9) The road to the reservoir was still closed on June 6. The gate will likely open soon. Check with the Manti-La Sal National Forest for road updates.

Regulations

East Fork of Sevier River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

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

Regulations

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

(Jun 9) Water levels are high at Electric Lake and other waters along Skyline Drive. Try using pop gear for kokanee salmon and traditional lures for trout.

Fish Creek (lower)

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Fish Lake

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(May 26) Fishing pressure is starting to increase. Spring and early summer provide some of the best fishing of the year. Some large lake trout are being caught by trolling rainbow trout-imitating lures outside the weedlines. Jigging can also pick up some lake trout, though it has been a little less successful than trolling lately. For splake, anchor outside the weedline and fish with 1/8-ounce jigs or jigging spoons tipped with perch, chub or sucker meat in 30 to 60 feet. For perch, move in closer to the weeds and downsize your jigs. Rainbow trout can be caught by trolling small lures or popgear, or still-fishing with popular baits. A few Kokanee salmon have also been picked up by trollers and we expect that even more will be caught this summer. Shore fishing is possible near Twin Creeks. You can also fish for splake on the more shallow shorelines at night. Cast a piece of cut bait out and watch your line to move. Call the Fish Lake Lodge at 435-638-1000 or Bowery Haven Resort 435-638-1040 before you go to check on current conditions and get up-to-date fishing reports.

Regulations

Green River

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

STOP NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

(Jun 16) Due to heavy snowpack in the upper Green River drainage, flows are currently 8,600 cfs. Fishing is still good during high flows. Streamer fishing has been good, especially in slow water (eddies). Nymph fishing has also been productive using scuds, soft hackles, San Juan worms and juju midges. Set your nymph rig deep, 8 to 12 feet, and target seams of fast and slow water. Fishing with cicadas has also been good, especially in the A-section. Try a dry dropper, using a cicada as a strike indicator with a nymph trailing 2 to three feet below. Spin fishing is 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.

(Jun 4) Fishing is still good during high flows. Streamer fishing has been good, especially in slow water (eddies). Expect to be nymphing, using dry-dropper rigs, scuds, soft hackles, BWO emergers, San Juan worms and juju midges. Set your nymph rig deep, 8 to 12 feet and target seams of fast and slow water. Midge and mayfly hatches are tapering off, but have been best just above Little Hole in the afternoons. Look for rising fish in eddies and hugging the bank. A few cicadas have been reported on A-section as well as on Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Spin fishing is usually good. Marabou jigs or tube jigs in earth tones and whites are a good option in shallow or deep water. Brightly colored spoons, spinners and crankbaits may also entice fish. Pinch down the barbs for quick release.

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)

(Jun 9) The reservoir is now open. Lots of tiger trout were found during recent gill net surveys. Some of these trout appear to be eating worms off the bottom, so small night crawlers might work well.

Regulations

Jordanelle Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jun 4) Anglers have been catching rainbows and smallmouth bass. For trout, try using popgear with a Mack's Wedding Ring Spinner tipped with a nightcrawler, a silver and/or gold Jake's Spin-A-Lure, a salmon egg and/or rainbow PowerBait, or a nightcrawler. For smallmouth, try using darker colored Kalin's curly tail grubs, Gary Yamamoto Senkos, Berkley PowerBait Finesse Worms or YUM Christie Craws on a 1/8 to 1/4-ounce jighead.

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

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

(Jun 9) The river is still flowing high and fast, and some areas appear unfishable. Please use extreme caution.

(Jun 4) Please use extreme caution as the river is still flowing high and fast. Some areas appear unfishable.

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

Regulations

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(May 26) The water level is rising and is fairly clear. Fishing is fair to good. Rainbow trout are moving deep during the day. You can catch them by trolling lures or dragging streamers on sinking line. You can find some dry fly action in the evening. Trout are in great condition and are providing an excellent fight. Smallmouth bass are starting to set up on nests and can be readily caught when targeted. Anglers have caught a few nice wipers with crayfish-imitating tackle. Our annual monitoring survey found fair numbers of fat, healthy rainbow trout. Fish in the 17- to 22-inch range are readily available. Wipers are also doing fantastic: four- to six-pound fish abundant. We also saw a few larger wipers up to eight pounds.

Regulations

Ogden River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jun 9) One angler reported catching several large brown trout. Please use caution the river is flowing high and fast.

(Jun 4) One angler reports success using a gold spinner.

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

Regulations

Price River

Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Provo River

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

(Jun 4) Lower: The Provo River is running high, so please continue to use extreme caution. Fish are feeding heavily and are aggressive. Reports indicate plenty of stonefly and caddis activity. Try using caddis larvae and pupa patterns, stonefly nymphs, sow bugs, shrimp and mayfly nymphs.

Middle: The Provo River is running high, so please continue to use extreme caution. Fortunately, the high flows have isolated fish near the edges of the shore. Fish are active and hungry, so try using caddis larvae and pupa, sow bugs and mayfly nymphs.

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

Regulations

Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jun 9) The water level at the reservoir is high. Some anglers have even seen fish spilling over the top of the dam. The chubs have started spawning, and anglers are having success catching them on the western shore using worms and PowerBait. Once caught, the chubs can be killed and used for bait. Scofield was stocked with more than 12,000 catchable cutthroat trout on April 20. Try using chub meat or spinners to catch the recently stocked fish and larger cutthroat trout that are also in the reservoir.

(May 27) The chubs have started spawning, and anglers are having success catching them on the western shore using worms and PowerBait. Once caught, the chubs can be killed and used for bait. Scofield was stocked with more than 12,000 catchable cutthroat trout on April 20. Try using chub meat or spinners to catch the recently stocked fish and larger cutthroat trout that are also in the reservoir.

Regulations

Strawberry Reservoir

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

(Jun 4) Fishing has been slow, but is slowly improving. Anglers have reported catching kokanee. For kokanee, try using chartreuse lime or glow mink Shasta Tackle Koke-A-Nuts or Shasta Tackle Pee Wee Wiggle Hoochies. For trout, traditional methods work well, or you can try using tube jigs, chartreuse paddle bugs, curly tail grubs, popgear, Yakima FlatFish, Jake's Wobblers or Rapalas. Remember to tip with a mealworm, nightcrawler or wax worm. The Strawberry Bay Marina tagged fish contest will not be taking place this year.

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

Regulations

Thousand Lakes Mountain

Trout

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

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Jun 4) The reservoir was stocked on May 25 and is now open, but the official grand opening will be June 6. Anglers can expect to catch rainbows, browns and brook trout. The stretch of river below Tibble Fork will be stocked with rainbows once the high spring flows decrease.

Regulations

Uinta Lakes

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

(Jun 9) Please use extreme caution if you're attempting to access waters in the Uinta Mountains. Warm temperatures have increased runoff significantly, and the rivers are reportedly twice their volume compared to last week. Expect murky and fast-running rivers.

(Jun 4) Snow still remains in the higher elevations. Based on current conditions, we anticipate that SR-150 (Mirror Lake Highway) will not be snow-free until a few more weeks have passed. The North Slope streams are still running high and fast, but the water is clearer than in previous weeks. Please use caution if attempting to access waters in the Uinta Mountains.

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

Regulations

Weber River

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jun 9) Anglers continue to catch large numbers of brown trout on the Weber this week. One angler reported success with a San Juan worm. At Croydon, the river is reportedly flowing over the bridge.

(Jun 4) Anglers are catching lots of nice brown trout this week.

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

Regulations

Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Jun 9) The lake is now open and accessible, but roads may be muddy or otherwise hazardous. Use caution when traveling up Ferron Canyon.









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