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Utah Tiger Trout Fishing Reports
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Revised 11-17-18


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)

(Nov 17) Fishing is good for tiger and rainbow trout in the 10- to 12-inch range. Try using pink or orange PowerBait, shad minnows, trout magnates or nightcrawlers.

(Nov 10) Fishing is good for tiger and rainbow trout. Shore anglers have had success using a worm and mallow.

(Oct 23) The water levels are low and there are few anglers fishing at the reservoir. Shore anglers recommend using worms to catch cutthroat trout. Anglers in kayaks and tubes should try using crawfish lures to reel in rainbow trout.

Regulations

Duck Fork Reservoir

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Nov 17) Anglers have caught tiger trout and cutthroat trout at Duck Fork Reservoir using various bugger, soft hackle and leech flies in sizes 6 to 10. Fishing is best when you can get out into deeper water away from the shore. Duck Fork Reservoir was stocked with almost 1,300 cutthroat trout on July 2 and 1,560 tiger trout on Aug. 2. Access to Duck Fork Reservoir may be limited due to recent snowfall.

Regulations

East Canyon Reservoir

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

(Nov 17) Fishing has been great. Boat anglers have been catching trout and a few wiper using pop gear and worms. Shore anglers have had success using PowerBait. Anglers are seeing brown trout on the south end of the lake near the inlet.

(Nov 10) Shore fishing has been good near the dam. Try using worms or PowerBait.

(Oct 26) Fishing has been good in a boat. Try using popgear and a worm or plastic minnows. Shore anglers recommend fishing off of the bottom with green, yellow or rainbow PowerBait.

(Oct 23) The surface temperature is 53F. Fishing has been good for rainbows. Anglers are catching fish from a range of sizes. A few anglers have caught larger planters at depths of 20 feet by trolling near the inlet at about 1.8-2.2 mph with Berkley Flicker Shad and the lure suspended in about 8- to 12-inch of water. Fishing is difficult for wiper. There haven't been as many of the usual signs of wiper schools.

Forsyth Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

No recent reports.

Huntington Reservoir

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

(Nov 17) Huntington Reservoir is about 17 percent full, and the boat ramp is well out of the water. Fishing is still good, though, especially if you can fish from a float tube or a small boat. With fly tackle, anglers have been successful using size 6 bead headed crystal buggers in black/orange/pearl color combinations. You might also do well with bead headed soft hackle flies with tan tinsel, brown/green/pearl crystal buggers, or plum leeches with a purple tail. The tiger trout have been between 14 and 18 inches long. Huntington Reservoir may soon freeze over, so use caution here.

Regulations

Hyrum Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Nov 17) Anglers report good shore fishing for rainbow trout at the beach and in the south end of the reservoir. Try using green or yellow-and-garlic PowerBait, jointed jigs, spoons or worms.

(Nov 10) Anglers report good fishing for rainbow trout. The reservoir was stocked on November 8 with 3,400 rainbow trout. Try using worms or green PowerBait.

(Oct 26) Hyrum Reservoir was recently stocked with rainbow trout. Anglers report good fishing from the shore or a boat on the south and southeast side of the reservoir. Bluegill, perch, bass and trout are biting. Try using suspending slash baits, cut perch meat or pink or orange PowerBait.

(Oct 23) The water temperature is 52F with visibility of five to six feet. Shore fishing has slowed down substantially, but anglers reported better fishing by boat. Bass have been hitting on the south side of the reservoir. Try using a gold Kastmaster tipped with cut perch meat. You may be able to catch perch on the northeast side of the reservoir by jigging with a spoon in about 12 feet of water.

Joe's Valley Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Nov 17) A recent gill net survey found several large, healthy cutthroat trout and splake at Joes Valley Reservoir. Try using jigs tipped with chub meat or crankbaits for catching trout and tiger muskies here. Anglers have also had some luck catching cutthroat trout using size 4 bead head crystal buggers in black/silver and black/red/blue color combinations on fast-sinking fly line. The boat ramp is out of the water at Joes Valley Reservoir.

Regulations

Mill Meadow Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

No recent reports.

Regulations

Monroe Mountain Lakes

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.

Palisade Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Nov 2) The reservoir is currently 50 percent full. The water level is low and shorelines are muddy. Success is slow to fair.

Panguitch Lake

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

(Nov 17) Fishing is fair to good in the morning and late afternoon but slows down during the mid-day hours. You can catch rainbow trout on popular baits (i.e., PowerBait and nightcrawlers). If you're targeting larger cutthroat and tiger trout, try dark-green tube jigs, swimbaits and cut bait.

Regulations

Rockport Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Nov 17) Fishing is good for the stocked rainbow trout. Shore anglers recommend fishing by the dam using garlic PowerBait. Boat anglers report good fishing by trolling at a depth of 20 to 25 feet with Rapalas and Jake's gold. Rainbow lures and Fish-Skull flies tipped with a worm have been working as well.

(Nov 10) Fishing is good for the stocked rainbow trout. Shore anglers recommend fishing by the dam using garlic PowerBait. Boat anglers report good fishing by trolling at a depth of 20 to 25 feet with Rapalas and Jake's gold. Rainbow lures and Fish-Skull flies tipped with a worm have been working as well.

(Oct 26) Fishing has been slow to fair. Shore anglers have had luck fishing off the dam. Fishing by boat has slowed down, but anglers are catching fish by trolling with popgear and salmon eggs. The water level is rising slowly. There are plans to put in a wedge dock once the water is high enough.

(Oct 23) Fishing is improving in the cooler fall temperatures. Try to fish in the early mornings and evenings.

Regulations

Uinta Lakes

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

(Nov 17) Fishing is good, but you need to be prepared for winter conditions.

(Nov 10) Fishing is good. Make sure you're prepared for winter conditions if you head to the Uintas.

(Oct 26) Fishing has been great, but you should be prepared for winter conditions.

(Oct 23) Be prepared for winter conditions. Fishing has been great!

Regulations

Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Nov 17) Willow Lake was stocked most recently on Sept. 10 with about 1,000 rainbow trout. Willow Lake has also been stocked with tiger trout this year. Try using traditional baits and spinners or tube jigs for catching fish here. Access to Willow Lake may be limited due to recent snowfall and muddy road conditions.











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