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Utah Tiger Trout Fishing Reports
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Revised 09-14-18


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)

(Sep 14) The Right and Left Hard Fork tributaries of the Ogden River at Causey are closed to fishing through the last Saturday in September during the salmon run. The salmon run makes for a spectacular family outing to see kokanee with their bright red fall colors.

(Sep 1) The Right and Left Hard Fork tributaries of the Ogden River at Causey are closed to fishing through the last Saturday in September during the salmon run. The salmon run makes for a spectacular family outing to see kokanee with their bright red fall colors.

(Aug 24) Fishing is slow. The right and left hand fork tributaries of the Ogden River at Causey are closed to fishing through the last Saturday in September during the salmon run.

Regulations

Duck Fork Reservoir

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Sep 14) 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.

(Sep 1) Anglers have caught tiger trout and cutthroat trout 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. The Division stocked almost 1,300 cutthroat trout on July 2 and 1,560 tiger trout on Aug. 2.

(Aug 24) 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. The reservoir was stocked with nearly 1,300 cutthroat trout on July 2 and 1,560 tiger trout on Aug. 2.

Regulations

East Canyon Reservoir

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

(Sep 14) Anglers are reporting good fishing for trout and limiting out most days. Wiper fishing has been hit and miss. Some anglers have been using Pop Gear and worm. Two anglers caught eight trout and four wipers earlier this week.

(Sep 7) One angler reports that fishing has slowed down, though he did catch smallmouth bass using Strike King Bitsy Minnows in Firetiger and Charteuse colors. You can also try using Mepps spinners and Blue Fox Spinners in firetiger colors.

(Sep 1) Angler report good fishing for smallmouth and wipers using chartreuse-colored beadhead woolly buggers with propeller, and olive beadhead woolly buggers with propeller. Also, try using Mepps and Blue Fox spinners in Firetiger colors. We haven't received any recent reports on fishing.

Forsyth Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Sep 7) Irrigation releases have ended and the reservoir is beginning to fill again. It appears that a fair amount of trout survived the low water, though fishing is still slow right now.

(Aug 24) Irrigation releases have ended and the reservoir is beginning to fill again. It appears that a fair amount of trout survived the low water, though fishing is still slow right now.

Huntington Reservoir

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

(Sep 14) Fishing is very good when you can get out on a boat or a float tube into deep water away from the shoreline, though water levels have been low here. With fly tackle, anglers have been successful using size 6-10 buggers and soft hackle flies in green, tan and pearl color combinations. You might also do well with bead head 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, all of them caught between 15 and 35 feet of water. Tributaries to Huntington Reservoir are open to fishing. The boat ramp at Huntington Reservoir is out of the water due to dropping water levels.

(Sep 1) Fishing is very good when you can get out on a boat or a float tube into deep water away from the shoreline. With fly tackle, anglers have been successful using size 6-10 buggers and soft hackle flies in green, tan and pearl color combinations. You might also do well with bead head 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, all of them caught between 15 and 35 feet of water. Tributaries to Huntington Reservoir are now open to fishing. The boat ramp at Huntington Reservoir is out of the water due to dropping water levels.

(Aug 24) Fishing is very good when you can get out on a boat or a float tube into deep water away from the shoreline. With fly tackle, anglers have been successful using size 610 buggers and soft-hackle flies in green, tan and pearl color combinations. You might also do well with bead head 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, all of them caught in depths of 15 to 35 feet. The tributaries to Huntington Reservoir are now open to fishing

Regulations

Hyrum Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Sep 14) Fishing is starting to pick up with lower water temperatures. Anglers report catching smaller size perch. Water levels are low so launch boats at your own risk.

(Sep 7) One angler reports doing really well catching bass, perch and a few trout using Strike King Bitsy Minnows in firetiger and charteuse colors. Also using Mepps spinners and Blue Fox Spinners in firetiger colors.

(Sep 1) Anglers fishing from boats report success for bluegill and trout.

Joe's Valley Reservoir

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

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Sep 14) Fishing has been slow to fair at Joes Valley Reservoir, though trout fishing should pick up as temperatures begin to drop. 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.

(Sep 1) Fishing has been slow to fair at Joes Valley Reservoir, though trout fishing should pick up as temperatures begin to drop. 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 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.

(Aug 24) Fishing has been slow to fair, although trout fishing should pick up as temperatures begin to drop. 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 bead head crystal buggers in black/silver and black/red/blue color combinations on fast-sinking fly line.

Regulations

Mill Meadow Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Sep 7) Rainbow trout have been stocked. Fly fishing is fair in the evening with leech patterns and zug bugs. 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.

(Aug 24) Rainbow trout have been stocked. Fair success reported in the evening, fly fishing with leech patterns and zug bugs. 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. Call the Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.

Regulations

Monroe Mountain Lakes

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Sep 7) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked at the Box Creek reservoirs and north end lakes (Big, Deep and Anabella).

(Aug 24) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked at the Box Creek reservoirs and north end lakes (Big, Deep, Anabella).

Palisade Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Sep 14) Anglers have been catching 14-inch rainbow trout and 12-inch tigers. Try using Rapala Scatter Rap Countdown crankbaits, Mepps Aglia Marabous, Luhr-Jensen Krocodile spoons, or Berkley Squarebull crankbaits.

(Aug 24) There have been few reports from Palisade, but traditional methods work well. Target areas of 20 to 30 feet of water and use a nightcrawler tipped with a marshmallow.

Panguitch Lake

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

(Sep 7) Fishing has been fair to good from boats, but slower from shore as trout have moved out to deeper water. Most anglers are fishing with bait from boats, but trolling pop gear and nightcrawlers has also produced.

(Aug 24) Fishing has been fair to good from boats but slower from the shore because trout have moved out to deeper water. Most anglers are fishing with bait from boats, but trolling pop gear and nightcrawler has also produced.

Regulations

Rockport Reservoir

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

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Sep 14) The launch ramp is open and the docks are in the water. The right side of the boat ramp is closed. The left side of the boat ramp reached its pitch change. Those launching will have to back their truck in further and will notice more silt on the ramp itself. There is no algae bloom in Rockport Reservoir at this time.

(Sep 7) The launch ramp is open and the docks are in the water, however, the right side of the boat ramp is closed. The left side of the boat ramp has reached its pitch change. Those launching will have to back their truck in further and will notice more silt on the ramp itself. There is no algae bloom in Rockport Reservoir.

(Sep 1) Shore fishing for trout has been slow. Anglers report good fishing for trout with a popgear and worm rig. Fishing can be good this time of year for small smallmouth bass using silver blue fox, silver and gold spinners and Kastmaster.

(Aug 24) Fishing is fair. There were no boats on the reservoir in the middle of this week.

Regulations

Uinta Lakes

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

(Sep 14) Anglers report great fishing at Pass, Butterfly and Mirror Lakes. Levels are low at reservoirs, so be prepared for difficult launching conditions. Be prepared for cooling temperatures and afternoon thundershowers and lightning. Use care in fishing lakes above tree line because of lightning. Fall fishing is starting and this time of year offers some of the finest fishing in the state.

(Sep 7) Fishing in the Uintas this time of year offers some of the finest fishing in the state. Anglers report low water levels at reservoirs, so launching may be difficult. Be prepared for cooler temperatures and afternoon thundershowers and lightning. Use care in fishing lakes above treeline because of lightning.

(Sep 1) Anglers report good fishing using stimulator patterns. Be prepared for cooler temperatures and thundershowers.

(Aug 24) Fishing is good. Be prepared for cooling temperatures and afternoon thundershowers and lightning. Be careful if you fish lakes above treeline because of lightning.

Regulations

Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Sep 14) 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.

(Sep 1) The Division most recently stocked more than 1,000 rainbow trout on Aug. 2. Tiger trout have also been stocked this year. Try using traditional baits and spinners or tube jigs to catch fish here.

(Aug 24) The lake was last stocked on Aug. 2 with more than 1,000 rainbow trout. Willow Lake has also been stocked with tiger trout this year. Try using traditional baits and spinners or tube jigs to catch fish here.











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