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Utah Tiger Trout Fishing Reports
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Revised 11-19-17


Links give descriptions of the lake and facilities available. Check proclamtion for details on fishing restrictions as these may not be complete.

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.

Birch Creek Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.

Causey Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Kokanee Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Splake (hybrid), Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Nov 19) Anglers report slow fishing.

(Nov 10) Anglers report slow fishing.

Regulations

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 Canyon Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Nov 19) Anglers have reported good fishing primarily for planter-sized trout with a few 15- to 16-inch trout mixed in since the reservoir was stocked with over 23,000 rainbow trout on October 31. One group of anglers reported catching over 20 planter-sized trout in about four hours. Try using a rainbow Rapala or popgear tipped with a worm.

(Nov 10) Anglers have reported good fishing since the reservoir was stocked with over 23,000 rainbow trout on October 31. The catch is primarily planter-sized trout, with a few trout around 15 or 16 inches. One angler reported catching over a dozen rainbow trout in a single day. Try using a rainbow Rapala or popgear tipped with a worm.

(Nov 3) On October 31, this water was stocked with over 23,000 rainbow trout. One angler reports catching a few decent-sized rainbow trout on the south and west sides of the reservoir using pop gear tipped with a worm.

(Oct 26) The reservoir is about 80 percent full. The wedge dock on the boat ramp is still open, but all other docks are out of the water for the winter. Anglers report slow fishing from shore and by boat. Very few bites and few successful catches were reported, regardless of the method being used.

Forsyth Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Splake (hybrid), Tiger Trout (hybrid)

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Nov 19) The water level is coming up and fishing has been good. Anglers report catching nice tiger trout and a few splake on streamers, flashy lures, and night crawlers. Most of the fish are caught near shore as they are actively feeding before winter sets in. Call the Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.

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

Hyrum Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid), Yellow Perch

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Nov 19) We didn't receive any angler reports this week, but fishing has consistently been fair to good the past few weeks. Perch and trout are the most likely catch. If you're going for perch, try jigging about two feet off of the bottom. For trout, try worms and PowerBait especially if you're fishing from shore.

(Nov 3) One angler reports having a blast catching large numbers of perch by jigging at the reservoir this week. They fished about two feet off of the bottom and reported a steady catch all day long. They also caught a couple bass.

(Oct 26) The water temperature is in the mid 50s and the reservoir is about 65 percent full, according to the State Park. Anglers had some trouble shore because of high winds this week. One angler who trolled the reservoir a couple times caught a few decent-sized rainbow trout. They reported that they received the most bites around noon. If the wind dies down and you have a chance to fish the shore at Hyrum, try fishing off the bottom with PowerBait, using a worm-and-bobber setup or floating a worm off the bottom with a mini marshmallow.

For those interested in more of a challenge, this is your last chance to participate in the Hyrum State Park Tagged Fishing Classic. The contest began on September 16, 2017 and runs through October 31, 2017. Catch one of the specially tagged fish in Hyrum Reservoir and turn the tag into a Hyrum State Park employee for a prize. See the state park's website for rules and additional details.

Joe's Valley Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid), Splake (hybrid)

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Nov 19) A recent gill net survey found several large cutthroat trout, splake and tiger muskie at the reservoir. A look at stomach content found that the trout were feeding on small crayfish and flying ants, while the tiger muskie were eating chub.

(Nov 2) A recent gill net survey at Joes Valley Reservoir found several large cutthroat trout, splake and tiger muskie. A look at stomach content found that the trout were feeding on small crayfish and flying ants, while the tiger muskie were eating chub.

Regulations

Mill Meadow Reservoir

Brake (hybrid), Brownbows (hybrid), Perch, Rainbow, Splake (hybrid), Tiger Musky (hybrid), Tiger Trout (hybrid)

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Nov 19) The water level has been rising. Fair to good fishing reported for small and medium-sized rainbow and brown trout casting streamers from float tubes. Slow to fair fishing from shore.

Regulations

Monroe Mountain Lakes

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.

Palisade Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Nov 2) Anglers are catching rainbows. Traditional methods work well, but you can also try trolling with spinners or spoons in about 15 to 22 feet of water at about 1.5 mph.

Panguitch Lake

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

(Nov 19) The dock at the north boat ramp has been pulled out for the winter. Conditions are improving with colder weather. The water level is slightly higher than it has been in fall during the last couple of years. There are still lots of weeds, but it is a little easier to get around them or cast past them. Also, there are large mats of dead weeds floating around that you may have to dodge. The north shore has fewer weeds, though the mats are washing up on the rocks there. Shore fishing is fair to good as rainbow, cutthroat, and tiger trout cruise close to shore feeding. Power bait and night crawlers are working well for rainbows up to 17 inches. Flies are also catching rainbows, as well as some cutthroat and tigers. For larger cutthroat and tigers use cut bait (anchovies, chubs, frozen minnows), as well as tube jigs and swim baits tipped with cut bait. Most of the fish caught by this method will be in the slot and must be released, so reduce fighting and handling time. Also, use large single hooks and fish actively to avoid deep hooking. If the fish does swallow the hook, cut the line and release the fish quickly.

Regulations

Rockport Reservoir

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid), Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Nov 19) Fishing has been slow, but one group of anglers reported fair trolling this week with a black-and-silver Rapala tipped with nightcrawler. They received several strikes and landed two fish.

(Nov 3) The algal bloom warning for this water has been canceled. Anglers report that fishing is slow this week.

(Oct 26) The State Park is in the process of winterizing. Employees have pulled the courtesy docks, but the wedge dock is still in place. The fish-cleaning station is now closed. Fishing at Rockport has been fair with rainbow trout as the most likely catch. Try using Rapalas, Jake's lures, worms or PowerBait in garlic or rainbow. On Oct. 18, an algal bloom warning was announced for this reservoir. Please be sure to clean fish thoroughly and discard the guts.

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

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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