Fishing Areas Status Report

 

Status as of January

Beaver Ranger District
575 South Main Street
Beaver, UT 84713
(435)438-2436

Updated 01/21/2020

Name
Status
Comments
Anderson Meadow Reservoir Open Iced over w/unknown depth and inaccessible to highway vehicles
Beaver Mountain Lakes   Up to date stocking & fishing reports available at wildlife.utah.gov.
Beaver River, Upper Open Icy conditions along shoreline
Beaver River, Lower Closed From Minersville Resevoir upstream to the bridge at Greenville, Jan 1 - 6 am Jul 10
Indian Creek, Manderfield Reservoir Empty  
Kent's Lake Open Iced over w/unknown depth and inaccessible to highway vehicles
Kent's - Upper Open Empty
LeBaron Reservoir Open Iced over and inaccessible to highway vehicles
Little Reservoir Open Iced over w/unknown ice depth
Puffer Lake Open Iced over w/unknown ice depth
Three Creeks Open Empty

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Fillmore Ranger District
390 South Main Street
Fillmore, UT 84631
(435)743-5721

 

Name
Status
Comments
Chalk Creek Open  
Clear Creek Open Bonneville cutthroat trout have been stocked in Clear Creek. These are very small fish, however, and will not reach catchable size until summer.
Corn Creek Open  

 

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Fremont River Ranger District
138 South Main Street
Loa, UT 84747
(435)836-2811

Updated 4/5/21

Name
Status
Comments

Fish Lake 

Open

Ice still measures over 20 inches.  Fishing pressure is light as many anglers have started to focus on open water fishing at other lakes.  Fishing is fair to good for both small to medium trout and perch, but can vary by location, so move around until you find active fish.  Perch and small trout are closest to the weed line, while larger trout are found a little deeper.  You can also find trout suspended over deeper water.  If not satisfied with your success, change up something - tackle, bait, depth, or location.  Moving just a few yards down the weed line can make a big difference, especially if targeting perch, which don't cruise as much as trout do.  If you really want a lot of perch, focus on the north and sound ends where the weed line is wider.  Perch are more sparse in the middle areas.  Fishing can also be better if you move away from areas that have seen a lot of pressure.

Johnson Reservoir

Open

Ice fishing pressure is almost non-existent due to poor access.  Those who try can sometimes find good success for small perch.

Fremont River

Open

No current reports available.

Seven Mile

Open No current reports available.

UM

Open No current reports available.

Mill Meadow Reservoir

Open

Over ten inches of ice reported.  Mixed reports of slow to fair fishing for browns and rainbows.

Forsyth Reservoir

Open

Over ten inches of ice reported.  Mixed reports of slow to fair fishing.  We have received reports of a handful of yellow perch being caught.  The reservoir was treated in 2012 to remove illegally introduced perch and it appears that someone has illegally stocked them again.

Thousand Lakes Mountain

Open

Ice fishing pressure is very light due to poor access.

Boulder Mountain Lakes

Open

Many lakes have ice and access is limited by snow.  You can often find good fishing and have the lake to yourself if you can get there safely.  Some Boulder Mountain lakes are closed to fishing for the winter (until April 2021.)  Check the Utah Fishing Guidebook to see which lakes are closed.

Lower Bowns

Open

No recent reports on access, ice formation, or fishing success.

 

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Richfield Ranger District
115 East 900 North
Richfield, UT 84701
(435)896- 9233

 

Name
Status
Comments
Abe's Open  
Annabella Open  
Barney lake Open Special fishing regulations apply. Barney Lake trout limit is two - artificial flies and lures only.
Big Lake Open  
Clear Creek Open (Slow)  Bonneville cutthroat trout have been stocked in Clear Creek. These are very small fish, however, and will not reach catchable size until summer.
Deep Lake Open  
Farnsworth Open  
Gates Open  
Gooseberry Creek Open  
Koosharem Reservoir Open  
Lost Creek Open  
Lower Box Creek Open  
Manning Reservoir Open Special fishing regulations apply. Manning Meadow Reservoir artificial flies and lures only and the trout limit is one fish over 22 inches.
Monroe Mountain Lakes Open (Good) Anglers report good fishing at Manning Meadow for 14- to 18-inch cutthroat, with the best success occurring in the shallow upper end of the lake. Try wooly buggers and nymphs. There is tough fishing for tigers at Barney Lake. Special regulations apply at Manning Meadow and Barney Lake, including artificial flies and lures only. See the Utah Fishing Guidebook for details.
Rex Reservoir Open  
Salina Creek Open  
Salina Reservoir Open  
Sevier River (Upper), Asay Creek Open  (Good) Small trout are abundant in the East Fork and some of its tributaries. Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn, so try fishing streamers or flashy lures. Egg patterns are also effective.
Sevier River, Marysvale Canyon Open (Slow)  Surface ice makes winter fishing fairly difficult. The ice should start breaking up at any time.
East Fork, Sevier River, Black Canyon Open (Good) Flows are low and clear. Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn, so try fishing streamers or flashy lures. Egg patterns are also effective. Special regulations include the use of artificial flies and lures only and a limit of two trout. Some private land is closed to trespassers, so watch for the signs.
East Fork Sevier River, Kingston Canyon Open (Good) The irrigation releases from Otter Creek have ended and the water is low, so tread lightly to avoid spooking fish. Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn, so try fishing streamers or flashy lures. Egg patterns are also effective. There is public access on a section of Kingston Canyon, midway through the canyon. This access was purchased through the Blue Ribbon Fisheries program. Look for the signs. Most of the canyon is private and posted, so ask permission before venturing off the trail.
Skutumpah Open  
Twin Ponds Open  
Upper Box Creek Open  

 

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Every effort is made to keep this information current. However, some changes do occur before they can be listed here. if you have any questions or concerns, contact the District Offices.





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