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Utah Tiger Trout Fishing Reports
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Revised 01-13-18


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)

(Jan 13) The reservoir was capped with 6 to 10 inches of ice last week. One angler who fished Causey last week caught a single kokanee about 10 feet down, and didn't observe other nearby anglers catching anything either. We have not received any angler reports or conditions reports on the reservoir this week.

(Jan 5) The reservoir is capped with 610 inches of ice. One angler reported catching a single kokanee about 10 feet down but didn't see anyone else catching fish.

(Dec 31) On Dec. 27, the Wheat Grass arm (also known as the Boy Scout Camp arm) was frozen and many anglers were fishing on it. The ice thickness in that arm was reported as three to four inches on Dec. 16. The entire reservoir was capped with ice on Dec. 27, but we only observed anglers fishing on the Wheat Grass arm that day. One angler reported that the southern finger had 8 to 10 inches of ice on Dec. 28 and fishing was slow there. Last week, anglers said that fishing for rainbow trout was good on the Wheat Grass arm.

(Dec 21) On December 16, the Wheat Grass arm (also known as the Boy Scout Camp arm) was almost completely frozen. Anglers fishing that arm said that there were about three to four inches of ice. Elsewhere on the reservoir, there was still a lot of open water as of December 16. One angler reported catching eight rainbow trout in two hours on December 17.

Regulations

Duck Fork Reservoir

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Jan 11) Access to Duck Fork Reservoir and other waters on the South Manti might be limited due to snow, ice and mud.

Regulations

East Canyon Reservoir

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

(Jan 13) On January 12, one angler who spoke with several other anglers on the ice reported that it was 3 to 3.5 inches thick with some areas of cloudy ice. Use extreme caution, especially in light of recent warm temperatures in the area.

(Jan 5) On Jan. 3, one angler reported that the reservoir was ringed in a thin layer of ice with open water at the center. This open water does not currently appear to be accessible to anglers.

(Dec 31) The main body of water was still ice free as of Dec. 28. However, the water temperature is dropping and more ice is forming on the edges compared to last week, especially on the south end to the narrows. Fishing at East Canyon is fair to good. On Dec. 22, one angler who fishes the reservoir regularly caught one decent-sized trout and three planters. This same angler reports catching a couple fish on Dec. 28 as well.

(Dec 21) Angler reports have confirmed that East Canyon still has open water with a water temperature around 37 degrees. As of December 18, a few patches of thin ice would form overnight but they would melt as soon as the sun came out. Fishing the past couple weeks has been fair to good. Last week, one angler landed four rainbow trout in the 16-inch range. This week, an angler reported catching a couple nice-sized rainbows, while another caught six planter-sized trout.

Forsyth Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jan 11) The reservoir is full and spilling. The rising water level and warm weather have deteriorated ice to unsafe conditions. Fishing open water may be a better option here.

(Dec 31) Still a lot of open water. Ice thickness is unknown.

Huntington Reservoir

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

(Jan 11) Anglers have had success catching tiger trout through the ice. Try using a white tube jig tipped with a meal worm.

(Jan 6) Anglers have had success catching tiger trout through the ice at Huntington Reservoir. Try using a white tube jig tipped with mealworm.

Regulations

Hyrum Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jan 13) One family of anglers who fished the ice on January 6 said that it was 5.5 inches thick. They reported catching a large number of perch less than eight inches long as well as one 12-inch rainbow trout. This group of anglers did well in about 20 feet of water using a small gold-colored jig tipped with mealworm.

(Jan 5) The ice is still on the thin side, but a couple of daring anglers have been seen on the reservoir this past week. Use extreme caution and bring the proper safety gear if you want to try ice fishing at Hyrum right now.

(Dec 31) On Dec. 29, the reservoir was covered in a thin layer of ice with many small patches of open water scattered throughout the main body. One angler who tested the ice at the Hyrum State Park Beach Area on Dec. 27 said that it was about one inch thick, making it unsafe to walk on.

(Dec 21) The reservoir is still primarily open water, but some ice shelves are forming along the edges. Fishing has recently been slow to fair for rainbow trout.

Joe's Valley Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Jan 11) Ice has started forming on the reservoir, but the ice is unstable, and there are still areas of open water.

(Jan 6) Joes Valley Reservoir still has little to no ice. Try fishing on the rocky shorelines with spinners or Rapalas for catching trout and tiger muskies.

Regulations

Mill Meadow Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jan 11) The water level is rising and the ice edges on the north end are deteriorating. The rest of the reservoir is open water. Fishing in the open water has been more successful anyway.

(Dec 31) The upper end has eight to ten inches of ice, while the lower end is mostly open.

Regulations

Monroe Mountain Lakes

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.

Palisade Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Jan 6) Fishing has been slow and there have been no reports of ice formation at this time. Traditional methods work well.

(Dec 31) Fishing has been slow and there have been no reports of ice formation at this time. Try using PowerBait or a nightcrawler suspended in about 12 to 15 feet of water. You can also try jigging soft plastics, spoons or spinners.

(Dec 21) Fishing has been slow and there have been no reports of ice formation at this time. Try using PowerBait or a nightcrawler suspended in about 12 to 15 feet of water. You can also try jigging soft plastics, spoons or spinners.

Panguitch Lake

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

(Jan 11) The east end from Bear Paw beach to the dam has ice, the middle of the lake is open water, and the west end has thin ice. The ice on the east end has been mostly safe, but use caution and stay away from the edges of open water. Because anglers have been packed in tightly on the safe ice, fishing has slowed down. Open water fishing may be more productive right now.

(Dec 31) There are six inches of ice at the southeast end and near the north boat ramp. 50 percent of the lake has very thin ice that is melting in the afternoon and refreezing at night. Use caution on the ice and stay away from the edges of open water. Fishing is slow to fair.

Regulations

Rockport Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Jan 13) On January 9, one angler reported that there was approximately two inches of ice underneath two inches of slushy water. This ice is unsafe to access for angling.

(Jan 5) The reservoir began to cap around Jan. 1 and 2. According to an angler report on Jan. 4, the ice was approximately two inches thick. Shore anglers reported fair to good fishing on Dec. 31, bringing in decent-sized rainbow trout using PowerBait and Rapalas.

(Dec 31) On Dec. 27, the reservoir was almost completely open water with the exception of the south tip, which was covered in a thin layer of ice. Angler reports indicated fair fishing this week. Some anglers struggled, while others brought in a few decent-sized rainbow trout.

(Dec 21) As of December 20, the reservoir still had open water and the surface water temperature was in the high 30s to low 40s. Try fishing off the bottom, as this was how a couple reporting anglers caught a handful of decent-sized rainbows this week. One angler reported that garlic PowerBait worked wel

Regulations

Uinta Lakes

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

(Jan 13) The frozen lakes along Mirror Lake Highway are only accessible by snowmobile or foot, but the fishing is good for tiger trout and rainbow trout. The lakes along the highway had approximately 12 inches of ice, a few inches of slush, and a foot of snow, according to one angler report last week. If you're looking for some good ice fishing and don't mind the remote location, deep snow and very cold temperatures, anglers recommend accessing the higher lakes from the Wyoming side.

(Jan 5) The frozen lakes along Mirror Lake Highway are only accessible by snowmobile or foot, but the fishing is good to hot for tiger trout and rainbow trout. The lakes along the highway had approximately 12 inches of ice, a few inches of slush, and a foot of snow, according to one angler report this week. If you're looking for some excellent ice fishing and don't mind the remote location, deep snow and very cold temperatures, anglers recommend accessing the higher lakes from the Wyoming side.

(Dec 31) The frozen lakes along Mirror Lake Highway are only accessible by snowmobile or foot. If you're looking for some good ice fishing and don't mind the remote location, deep snow and very cold temperatures, anglers recommend accessing the higher lakes from the Wyoming side.

(Dec 21) The Uintas are likely a good destination for ice fishing right now. Fishing was good at many of the mountain lakes for tiger trout, rainbow trout and brook trout. The ice has been thick enough to walk on at all of the lakes along Mirror Lake Highway for quite a while, according to anglers. Please be sure to check road and weather conditions before heading up to the Uintas!The Uintas are likely a good destination for ice fishing right now. Fishing was good at many of the mountain lakes for tiger trout, rainbow trout and brook trout. The ice has been thick enough to walk on at all of the lakes along Mirror Lake Highway for quite a while, according to anglers. Please be sure to check road and weather conditions before heading up to the Uintas!

Regulations

Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.











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