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Utah Tiger Trout Fishing Reports
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Revised 07-13-18


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)

(Jul 13) Fishing is currently very slow. Anglers report trying a wide variety of setups without getting any bites.

(Jun 29) Fishing at Causey is currently slow to fair. Try using a worm under a bobber, a worm tipped with mini marshmallow, PowerBait, or salmon eggs.

(Jun 23) Fishing at Causey is currently fair. Try using a worm under a bobber, a worm tipped with mini marshmallow, PowerBait or salmon eggs.

Regulations

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 Canyon Reservoir

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

(Jul 13) Fishing at East Canyon is fair to good according to the angler reports we received. One group of anglers did well for wipers and smallmouth bass using spinners. Others recommended PowerBait in various colors or flavors including rainbow, garlic and chartreuse. Another angler recommended fishing at Taylor Hollow.

(Jun 29) Fishing at East Canyon has been hit-or-miss for the past couple weeks, and this week was no different. Some anglers are reporting decent fishing while others are getting no bites at all despite trying a variety of tackle and locations. This week, we received a few more reports of slow fishing than in previous weeks. Reporting anglers who had some success were using garlic, chartreuse or rainbow PowerBait, especially near the south end of the reservoir.

(Jun 23) Fishing at East Canyon has been hit-or-miss for the past couple weeks. Some anglers are reporting decent fishing while others are getting no bites at all despite trying a variety of tackle and locations. One shore angler who was fishing the south end this week caught four smallmouth bass and one wiper. Another angler who was trolling from a canoe on June 17 got nothing from 7:00 p.m. all the way until dark. They were fishing near the dam and used flies, Rapalas and spoons. If you're fishing from shore, chartreuse PowerBait off the bottom is still working, according to a couple angler reports we received. Another reporting angler disagreed, though, saying that spinners were working for them better than PowerBait was. We also received several other reports of anglers receiving few or no bites recently.

Forsyth Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jun 28) The lake level is dropping quickly with irrigation releases. A recent netting survey found abundant splake and tiger trout in phenomenal condition. You'll find the best summer fishing on a boat or float tube, fishing on the bottom in deeper water.

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

Hyrum Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jul 13) Most of the reports we received from anglers indicated slow to fair fishing, but we did receive a report of one angler who did well for perch and rainbow trout using worms on two separate occasions. A different angler reported losing one decent-sized largemouth bass.

(Jun 29) Fishing at Hyrum, according to angler reports from this week, has virtually shut down compared to the fair to good fishing reports we received last week. Reporting anglers received few to no bites at all.

(Jun 23) Fishing at Hyrum has been fair to good for bass, perch and trout. Shore anglers have reported that fish were biting readily on PowerBait or worms. One group last week did particularly well by tipping their worm with a mini marshmallow.

Joe's Valley Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jul 12) Fishing has been fair at the reservoir. Try using jigs tipped with chub meat or crankbaits to catch trout and tiger muskies here. Anglers have also had some luck catching cutthroat trout using size 4 beadhead crystal buggers in black/silver and black/red/blue color combinations on fast-sinking fly line.

(Jun 28) Fishing has been fair at Joes Valley Reservoir. Try using jigs tipped with chub meat or crankbaits to catch trout and tiger muskies. Anglers have also had some luck catching cutthroat trout using size 4 bead head crystal buggers in black and silver and black, red and blue color combinations on fast-sinking fly line.

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

Mill Meadow Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jun 28) Rainbow trout have been stocked, but there are no recent reports of fishing success. A recent netting survey found that suckers are abundant and trout are suffering due to competition. Brown trout are also abundant, but are fairly skinny.

Regulations

Monroe Mountain Lakes

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Jun 28) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked at the Box Creek reservoirs and north end lakes (Big, Deep, Anabella). Manning Meadow Reservoir is closed to fishing until July 14.

Palisade Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Jul 13) Anglers have been catching 16- to 18-inch rainbow trout. Try using Rapala Original Floating lures, Mepps Aglia Marabou spinners, Panther Martin Holy Hammered spinners or Jake's Spin-A-Lures.

(Jun 28) Traditional methods work well, but you can also try using a black- or olive-colored woolly bugger under a bobber.

Panguitch Lake

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

(Jun 28) Fishing has been fair to good from boats, and slower from shore because trout have moved out to deeper water. Most anglers are fishing with bait from boats.

Regulations

Rockport Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jul 13) Shore fishing for trout has been very slow. One group of anglers had four rods in the water with various PowerBait colors and a worm-and-marshmallow setup, but didn't get a single bite in three hours. They did, however, do well for small smallmouth bass using silver spinners and Kastmasters.

A harmful algae bloom could still be affecting Rockport in select areas, but monitoring efforts are ongoing. Follow any directions posted by Rockport State Park. Anglers can still fish in waters where a bloom is occurring, but they are encouraged to clean the fish, discard guts and thoroughly wash their hands with clean water. Since toxins concentrate mostly in a fish's organs (fatty tissue and skin), discard these items and eat only the fillets.

(Jun 29) A harmful algae bloom may still be affecting Rockport in select areas, but monitoring efforts are ongoing as of this week. Follow any directions posted by Rockport State Park. Anglers can still fish in waters where a bloom is occurring, but they are encouraged to clean the fish, discard guts, and wash their hands with clean water. Since toxins concentrate mostly in a fish's organs (fatty tissue and skin), discard these items and eat only the fillets. Fishing at Rockport has been slow to fair, according to recent reports. Reporting anglers who had the most success were fishing from a boat. If you're fishing from shore, try using PowerBait in garlic or corn flavor. You could also fish a worm tipped with a marshmallow.

(Jun 23) A harmful algae bloom is currently affecting Rockport in select areas. Follow any directions posted by Rockport State Park. Anglers can still fish in waters where a bloom is occurring, but they are encouraged to clean the fish, discard guts, and wash their hands with clean water. Since toxins concentrate mostly in a fish's organs (fatty tissue and skin), discard these items and eat only the fillets. Fishing at Rockport has been hit-or-miss. We received reports varying from slow to good fishing last week, but this week most of the reports we received were slow to fair. Reporting anglers who had the most success were fishing from a boat. If you're fishing from shore, try using PowerBait in garlic or corn flavor. You could also fish a worm tipped with a marshmallow.

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

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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