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Utah Tiger Trout Fishing Reports
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Revised 08-17-17


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)

(Aug 12) According to anglers this week, fishing has been slow to fair at Causey. Anglers who did report success, recommended using spoons or worms. Try fishing in the narrows.

(Aug 4) Fishing has been slow to fair at Causey these past couple weeks. Anglers recommended fishing as early in the morning as possible in order to beat the crowds. Try using PowerBait or spoons.

(Jul 21) Both the spillway below the dam and the reservoir's inlet are doing very well. Below the spillway, one pair of anglers caught many smaller-sized rainbow trout on garlic PowerBait and worms, as well as a nice tiger trout on a gold spoon. Another angler reported catching a huge number of trout in the inlet. If you're looking to beat the crowds, fish early in the morning. Bring a float tube if you have one!

Regulations

Duck Fork Reservoir

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.

Regulations

East Canyon Reservoir

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

(Aug 12) Fishing for trout and wiper has been good this week, according to anglers. One shore fisher reported good afternoon fishing for rainbow trout by throwing PowerBait into deeper water. Another group of anglers did well from shore using lemon twist PowerBait and marshmallows. However, several other anglers suggested fishing in early in the morning in order to beat the crowds. If you're fishing by boat, anglers recommended using Kastmasters or pop gear with a worm. Another angler recommended fishing the west side of the reservoir.

(Aug 4) Anglers reported good fishing for trout using green or chartreuse PowerBait. Fishing has also been good for bass recently.

(Jul 21) One family had a great time catching rainbow trout, a couple of which were decent-sized (above stock). Other anglers reported similarly good catches at East Canyon, although a few said that they had almost no bites. One group of anglers reported that fishing in the morning was slow and the bite didn't turn on until the early afternoon.

Forsyth Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Aug 17) Anglers report good fishing for nice-sized tiger trout by casting streamers from a boat or fishing nightcrawlers from the shore.

(Jul 21) Not much fishing pressure lately. Try trolling small lures or streamers.

Huntington Reservoir

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

(Aug 17) Tiger trout have been biting on crystal bugger fly patterns in tan, green and pearl. Anglers are also catching them using bead head olive soft hackle flies. Spinners are another good choice. Many fish have been caught near the bottom in water that's between 20 to 35 feet deep.

(Aug 4) The tiger trout have been biting on tan-, green- and pearl-colored crystal bugger fly patterns. Anglers have also had luck using beadhead olive soft hackle flies and spinners.

Regulations

Hyrum Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Aug 12) Recently, anglers have reported slow to fair fishing for largemouth bass using plastics. Fishing for trout continues to be slow.

(Aug 4) Anglers reported slow to fair fishing for largemouth bass. This time of year, try using top water lures for bass. Fishing is still slow for trout, but you could always try worms or PowerBait from shore.

(Jul 21) While trout fishing has been very slow, the state park reported that the bass bite is starting to pick up. Anglers are having more success using plastics to target bass.

Joe's Valley Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

No recent reports.

Regulations

Mill Meadow Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Aug 17) Fishing is fair to good for small- and medium-sized rainbow and brown trout when casting streamers from float tubes. Fishing is slow to fair from the shore.

(Jul 21) 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)

(Aug 17) Fishing is fair to good at the Box Creek reservoirs. Fishing is slower at the north end lakes and Manning Meadow Reservoir.

(Jul 21) The Box Creek reservoirs and north end lakes have been stocked with catchable-sized rainbow trout and should provide fair to good fishing. Manning Meadow Reservoir is open to fishing.,

Palisade Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Aug 4) There haven't been many anglers fishing at the reservoir. Fishing may be slow, but traditional methods should work well.

Panguitch Lake

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

(Aug 17) Trout have moved to deeper water because of the warm temperatures, so fishing is best from a boat. Many anglers are bait fishing from boats and doing well for rainbow trout. Nightcrawlers and PowerBait are producing best. You can also troll lures and flies and catch plenty of fish.

(Jul 21) Access to Panguitch Lake is open from both Parowan and Panguitch. Trout have moved to deeper water due to warm temperatures, so fishing from boats is best now. Many anglers are bait fishing from boats and doing well for rainbow trout. You can also troll lures and flies and catch plenty of fish.

Regulations

Rockport Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Aug 12) Anglers are still reporting good to hot fishing at Rockport both by boat and from shore. One angler who caught a large number of rainbow trout and smallmouth bass from a boat also observed several shore fishers having success on the east side of the reservoir. Try using Berkeley Power Eggs, PowerBait, Kastmasters or pop gear with a worm.

(Aug 4) Fishing overall has been good to hot at Rockport for bass and trout. One angler reported catching eight bass in about an hour by fishing on the south end of the reservoir from a boat. Several other groups of anglers caught stringers full of decent-sized trout. PowerBait was doing quite well at Rockport this week.

(Jul 21) Anglers are doing extremely well at Rockport both from the shore and by boat. One group of anglers had an excellent experience catching tons of perch and smallmouth bass. For both types of fish, they used a nightcrawler tipped with a salmon egg. They also caught perch using a Ratfinkee tipped with a Berkeley Gulp one-inch minnow in shad color. They were fishing right off the bottom in 15 to 20 feet of water. Another group of anglers caught a large number of fish by casting about 30 feet out from the shore.

Regulations

Uinta Lakes

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

(Aug 12) Anglers are still getting into some nice brook trout, tiger trout and rainbow trout throughout the Uintas. This week, reporting anglers had success with Panther Martins, worms and PowerBait. Fly patterns that have recently worked well include woolly buggers and glow bugs. To obtain some sweet solitude in this gorgeous natural setting, try hiking to a more remote fishing destination or fishing in the middle of the week.

(Aug 4) Fishing reports received this week were slightly fewer than previous weeks, but they all indicate that fishing is still good to hot in the Uintas. Fishing has been good for rainbow, tiger and brook trout. Anglers have been doing well using a fly-and-bubble rig, PowerBait or a simple worm under a bobber. For flies, try woolly buggers, midge patterns or glow bugs. Anglers reported good fishing at Crystal Lake, Whitney Reservoir and Mirror Lake in particular. However, fishing has been consistently decent throughout the waters of the Uintas this summer. To obtain some sweet solitude in this gorgeous natural setting, try hiking to a more remote fishing destination or fishing in the middle of the week. Bring bug spray, as a few anglers report that the insects have gotten worse

(Jul 21) Breathtaking views and gorgeous fish what more could you want? There are a large number of reports from anglers of all ages who had great success in many of the waters in the Uinta Mountains using a variety of tackle. Fishing has been hot for trout including tigers, rainbows and brooks. Anglers have caught a large number of fish, although their size has varied. While one angler reported catching a 24-inch rainbow trout and another family caught some huge tiger trout. Quantity is the name of the game this week as many others reported catching smaller fish. A group of anglers caught a large number of rainbow trout at one of the lakes using PowerBait. Up near Crystal Lake, anglers caught some beautiful tiger trout. Try using a fly and bubble, as this was a successful approach for many anglers this week.

Regulations

Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.











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