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Utah Tiger Trout Fishing Reports
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Revised 05-26-17


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)

(May 26) The water at Causey is murky. One angler who fished the inlet reported no bites at all.

(May 12) The reservoir was stocked with rainbow trout last week. The water at Causey is a dark, almost opaque brown, and the water is flowing over the spillway. If you go fishing here, be sure to bring lures that are highly visible in these water conditions.

(May 6) The reservoir is full and running over the spillway, and the water is still murky brown. Try using salmon eggs or lures that are silver or pink.

(Apr 29) The reservoir is full and running over the spillway, and the water is still murky brown. Anglers report slow fishing.

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)

(May 26) The reservoir is full and water is flowing through the spillway. One angler reported good fishing this week. Recently, Rapalas and PowerBait (garlic and corn) have been effective.

(May 18) The water temperature was in the high 50s last weekend and the reservoir has been filling rapidly. Though some anglers report a slower catch, especially those fishing from shore, others are pulling in many rainbow trout. Try trolling near the shoreline using Rapalas. If you can only fish from shore, try floating garlic PowerBait 3-4 feet off the bottom.

(May 12) Though some anglers report a slower catch, others are pulling in decent-sized rainbow trout.

(May 6) One angler reported good fishing for trout.

(Apr 29) According to anglers, the smallmouth bass are moving into shallow water. Fishing is good for rainbow trout as well.

Forsyth Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(May 26) There are no recent reports, but the reservoir is full.

(Apr 29) The ice is off, and the reservoir is full.

Huntington Reservoir

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

(May 10) The ice at the reservoir may be unstable for the next few weeks as the snow melts in Huntington Canyon.

Regulations

Hyrum Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(May 26) The reservoir is almost full and the water temperature is approximately 60 degrees. The state park reports good fishing for perch and trout. For a greater chance of success, try fishing early in the morning or late in the evening. PowerBait and worms are a safe bet if you're fishing from shore, or Rapalas if you're trolling.

(May 19) Fishing has recently been slow to fair at Hyrum. Most anglers who were successful fished in the early mornings or late evenings. Try slowing down your trolling speed.

(May 12) Recently, fishing has been slow to fair at Hyrum. Most anglers who were successful fished in the early mornings or late evenings. PowerBait and worms are good to try if you're fishing from shore.

(May 6) Anglers reported slow fishing at Hyrum this week. Try using PowerBait or trolling in the early morning or late evening.

(Apr 29) Anglers reported slow fishing at Hyrum this week. Those who were successful did best in the early mornings or late evenings while trolling or using PowerBait.

Joe's Valley Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(May 10) Try using 1/4-ounce jig heads, with white plastic tubes or chub meat, to catch cutthroat trout, tiger trout and splake. As chubs move into the shallows to spawn this month, chub meat will become an especially effective bait for these large predatory fish.

Regulations

Mill Meadow Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(May 26) The reservoir is full. Good fly fishing reported at the inlets with leech patterns. Also try flashy spinners and lures.

(May 12) The reservoir is full. Good fly fishing reported at the inlets with leech patterns. Also try flashy spinners and lures.

(Apr 29) The reservoir is full. Anglers report good fly fishing at the inlets with leech patterns. You may also want to try flashy spinners and lures.

Regulations

Monroe Mountain Lakes

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(May 26) The Box Creek reservoirs are accessible and rainbow trout have been stocked. Glenwood Pond is accessible and rainbow trout have been stocked.

(May 12) The Box Creek reservoirs are accessible and rainbow trout will be stocked next week. Glenwood Pond is accessible and rainbow trout have been stocked.

(Apr 29) The Box Creek reservoirs should be accessible soon. Glenwood Pond is accessible, and rainbow trout have been stocked.

Palisade Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(May 26) Anglers have been catching 12- to 14-inch tigers and 14- to 16-inch rainbows. They've found great success while fishing near the dam. Try using garlic PowerBait, salmon eggs under a bubble, Gitzit Bait Savers and Trout Magnets.

(May 10) Anglers have been catching 12- to 14-inch tigers and 14- to 16-inch rainbows, and have reported great success fishing near the dam. Try using garlic PowerBait, salmon eggs under a bubble, Gitzit Bait Savers and Trout Magnets.

Panguitch Lake

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

(May 26) A recent netting survey found good numbers of all trout species and a lot of quality-sized fish. Rainbow trout are feeding heavily on midge larvae, while tiger and cutthroat trout are feeding on freshwater shrimp. Trolling is starting to produce good results for rainbow trout and medium-sized cutthroat trout. Power Bait is producing good fishing for small- and medium-sized rainbows from the shore or a boat. Fly anglers can do well with nymphs, leeches and wooly buggers. For bigger fish, cast bigger flies. If you really want to get into bigger fish, try fishing cut bait (chub, sucker, shiners or anchovies) as well as tube jigs and swimbaits tipped with cut bait. White is usually the best color for jigs and swimbaits, though darker colors (olive green, pepper, smoke, etc.) have also been producing. Most of the fish you'll catch with these methods will be slot-sized cutthroat and tiger trout that must be released, though you may catch a few large rainbows and slot busters. If you're still-fishing with cut bait, use large single hooks and fish actively. Hole the pole in your hand or watch it closely, so you can set the hook as soon as the fish picks up the bait. If the fish does swallow the hook, just cut the line rather than try to pull the hook out.

(May 12) The water level continues to slowly rise. There is still a lot of snow on the mountain, so look for the lake to fill more quickly this month. A recent netting survey found good numbers of all trout species, with lots of quality-size fish available. Rainbow trout are feeding heavily on midge larvae, while tiger and cutthroat trout are feeding on freshwater shrimp. Trolling is starting to produce good results for rainbow trout and medium-sized cutthroat trout. Power Bait is producing good fishing for small and medium-sized rainbows from shore and boat. Fly anglers can do well with nymphs, leeches, and wooly buggers. For bigger fish, cast bigger flies. If you really want to get into bigger fish, try fishing cut bait (chub, sucker, shiners, anchovies), as well as tube jigs and swimbaits tipped with cut bait. White is usually the best color for jigs and swimbaits, though darker colors (olive green, pepper, smoke, etc) have also been producing. Most fish caught with these methods will be slot-sized cutthroat and tiger trout that must be released, though a few large rainbows and slot busters are also caught. If still fishing with cut bait, use large single hooks and fish it actively (hold the pole in your hand or watch it closely) so you can set the hook as soon as the fish picks up the bait. If the fish does swallow the hook, just cut the line rather than try to pull the hook out.

(Apr 29) The water level continues to slowly rise. There is still a lot of snow on the mountain, so look for the lake to fill more quickly in May. Trolling is starting to produce good results for rainbow trout and medium-sized cutthroat trout. Shore fishing has been slow to fair, although some big fish can be caught if you use the right tackle. Some small rainbow trout can be caught with popular baits (PowerBait, nightcrawler/marshmallow). Fly anglers can pick up rainbows and cutthroat with nymphs, leeches and woolly buggers. For bigger fish, cast bigger flies. If you really want to get into bigger fish, try fishing cut bait (chub, sucker, shiners or anchovies), as well as tube jigs and swimbaits tipped with cut bait. White is usually the best color for jigs and swimbaits, although darker colors (olive green, pepper or smoke) have also been producing. Most fish caught with these methods will be slot-sized cutthroat and tiger trout that must be released, although anglers are also catching a few large rainbows and slot busters. If you're still-fishing with cut bait, use large single hooks and fish it actively (hold the pole in your hand or watch it closely) so you can set the hook as soon as the fish picks up the bait. If the fish does swallow the hook, just cut the line rather than try to pull the hook out.

Regulations

Rockport Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(May 26) Fishing by boat is excellent and anglers reported catching their limit in no time. Successful anglers were trolling with pop gear and a worm. However, fishing from shore is fair. Try using garlic or corn PowerBait.

(May 19) Anglers report slow to fair fishing this week. Try slowing down your trolling speed. Anglers who were successful reported fishing on the west side of the reservoir. Anglers recommend green-colored bait or lures, gold Flatfish, worms, Jake's lures, or pop gear.

(May 12) Some anglers are getting skunked while others are doing quite well. One angler reports success trolling with Rapalas in 15-20 feet of water.

(May 6) Anglers are reporting slow to fair fishing. One group of anglers reports slow fishing by boat, while another caught several rainbow trout and smallmouth bass. Try using Kastmasters and Rapalas.

(Apr 29) Anglers report good fishing by boat, but slow to fair fishing from shore. One angler reported success with a silver Jake's lure by boat. Another angler who was shore fishing caught a few fish using Rapalas and PowerBait.

Regulations

Uinta Lakes

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

(May 26) A large amount of snow still remains above Sulfur Springs Campground. Based on current conditions, we anticipate that SR-150 (Mirror Lake Highway) will not be snow-free until middle or late June. The North Slope streams are high but not as high as last week, with the exception of the East Fork Bear River which is carving new channels in some places. Please use caution if attempting to access waters in the Uinta Mountains.

(May 19) A large amount of snow still remains. Based on current conditions, we anticipate that SR-150 (Mirror Lake Highway) will not be clear until June. The North Slope streams are extremely high and have become even higher since last week. The Bear River has doubled in size, Hayden Fork is unusually wide, and the East Fork Bear River is flowing across the entire valley. Please use caution if attempting to access waters in the Uinta Mountains.

(May 12) Snow is melting quickly in the middle elevations, starting around 8500 feet. SR-150 is passable until about Gold Hill. As runoff intensifies, please use caution as many of the rivers and streams in this area are running high and fast. Lake ice may be unstable or nonexistent across the mountains. Bear River, East Fork Bear River, Mill Creek, and Stillwater are high and murky brown. Hayden Fork is running so fast that it is taking out beaver dams. Curtis Creek is rising but still clear.

(Apr 29) Warming temperatures may lead to unsafe ice please use caution. Access to the North Slope lakes and Provo River Drainage lakes is by snowmobile on SR-150 and the North Slope Road out of Mountain View, Wyoming. For current conditions, contact the Heber-Kamas Ranger District (U.S. Forest Service) at 435-783-4338.

Regulations

Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

No recent reports.










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