Fishing Areas Status Report

 

Status as of June 2018

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

 

Name
Status
Comments
Anderson Meadow Reservoir Open  
Beaver Mountain Lakes   Up to date stocking & fishing reports available at wildlife.utah.gov.
Beaver River, Upper Open High Water
Beaver River, Lower Open High Water
Indian Creek, Manderfield Reservoir Open  
Kent's Lake Open  
Kent's - Upper Open  
LeBaron Reservoir Open  
Little Reservoir Open  
Puffer Lake Open  
Three Creeks Open  

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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 Snow and ice are making it difficult to access the creek.

 

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

 

Name
Status
Comments

Fish Lake 

Open

Although the 2018 Fish Lake Perch Tournament was canceled, you still have a chance to win a prize.  If you catch a tagged perch, take it to the Lakeside Marina Store and you will be entered into a drawing that will take place at the end of the summer.  The ice is completely gone, and boats are launching.  Spring is one of the best times of the year at Fish Lake.  Rainbow trout are shallow and can be caught trolling outside the weedline.  Perch fishing can be fast just outside the weeds in 15 to 25 feet of water.  Use small jigs tipped with nightcrawler or perch meat.  For splake, move out to 30- to 60-foot depths, use larger jigs and jigging spoons, and tip them with perch meat.  You can also catch some lake trout while trolling lures that imitate rainbows and chubs in 30 to 80 feet of water.

Johnson Reservoir

Open

The reservoir is full, and the water should be clearing up any time.  Look for tiger muskie to get more active as the water clears and the weeds grow, from now to early June.

Fremont River

Open

Flows are a bit faster on the upper Fremont because Johnson Reservoir is full and spilling.

Seven Mile

Open  

UM

Open  

Mill Meadow Reservoir

Open

The reservoir is full.  Rainbow trout have been stocked, and fishing is fair to good. 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.

Forsyth Reservoir

Open The reservoir is full.  A recent netting survey found abundant splake and tiger trout in phenomenal condition.  These fat, healthy fish are active and are providing good to excellent fishing.  Anglers are having the best success from boats and float tubes, fishing on the bottom in 10 to 15 feet of water.  Fly anglers are having success dragging streamers along the bottom, catching mostly tigers.  Spin anglers can catch plenty of both species with Gulp Minnows or swim baits tipped with cut bait.  The steep west shoreline gets little pressure and can provide great action from a boat.  Shore anglers have found fair fishing with nightcrawlers, jigs and Gulp minnows.

Thousand Lakes Mountain

Open

Access is good to the Solomon Basin lakes.  Anglers report fair to good fishing at Meeks and Floating Island lakes.  There haven't been any recent reports on access to the south-end lakes, but they may very well be accessible.

Boulder Mountain Lakes

Open

All lakes below the rim are accessible and ice-free.  The Boulder Top should be accessible by early June.  You can find fair to good fishing across the mountain. Spin anglers should try marabou jigs, tube jigs, Gulp minnows, spinners, Jake's lures and Kastmasters.  Focus on natural baits like nightcrawlers or cut bait.  (This is especially effective for large tigers and splake.)  Fly anglers should bring an assortment of streamers, terrestrials, beadhead nymphs and your favorite dry patterns.  Most Boulder lakes are full of freshwater shrimp, so scuds are a must in your fly box.

Lower Bowns

Open

Access is good.  Fishing is good to excellent with bait and lures.

 

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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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