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Northern Region report

Information compiled by James Abbott

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Waterbody Report
Bear Lake
2016-08-18
Good
Local angler Scott recently fished Bear Lake. He fished most of the day and caught and released four cutthroat trout. The trout he caught ranged from 18 to 23 inches long. He caught them in 65 feet of water, in an area where the depth was 85 feet. He had the best success using a blue and silver spoon, trolling between 2 and 2.25 mph. Three of the fish were caught around the rock pile and one at the ledges. Please remember that you must release cutthroat trout that don't have a healed fin clip.
Blacksmith Fork River
2016-08-18
Slow
Fishing has slowed down. Some anglers are catching browns using an elk hair caddis fly.
Bountiful Lake
2016-08-18
Fair
Anglers report fair fishing. On August 15, one lucky angler caught a bass on a worm near the fishing pier on the east side. Another angler fishing in the southeast corner caught a nice 10-inch catfish on a worm. Most anglers are fishing during the evening when it's a little cooler and the fish are more active.
Causey Reservoir
2016-08-05
Fair
Local angler Wes from Clinton City reported fair fishing when he visited Causey earlier this week. He fished near the dam for about an hour and a half and caught a nice 15-inch rainbow trout. He used a simple worm on a hook below about 24 inches of leader and fished on the bottom. You can see fish rising in the evenings, feeding near the surface. The water levels have dropped a little, but they're still good.
East Canyon Reservoir & State Park
2016-08-18
Good
Fishing is picking up a bit compared to last week. On August 11, one local angler fished the reservoir from 7:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. and counted 100–125 fish caught by other anglers. The water temperature at the dock has gone down five degrees in the past week. Trout fishing from shore is good north of Taylor's Hollow in the early morning until about 10:30 or 11 a.m. Lemon twist and lime twist PowerBait works well. The water levels are dropping fast, but boaters can still launch. Those trolling report very slow fishing. Most say they have tried everything with no luck. Those catching fish from boats are dropping PowerBait. Anglers are still having good success catching smallmouth bass and wipers in the bays and coves; they're using worms fished on the bottom, as well as spinners.
Echo Reservoir
2016-08-18
Fair
We haven't received any recent reports.
Farmington Pond
2016-08-18
Fair
Anglers report fair fishing overall, but they seem to have better success catching catfish near the inlet where there's a small trickle. Anglers are using worms and fishing on the bottom. PowerBait works, too. Fewer swimmers are at the pond, making it easier and safer for anglers to cast from shore. Most anglers are visiting the pond in the evenings and on the weekends.
Holmes Creek Reservoir
2016-08-18
Good
Anglers report good fishing from the dam and boat dock for bluegill and smaller bass. The water is clear, making it easy to watch the bluegill and bass swimming around near the surface and in between the rocks. Anglers are having the best success using worms, salmon eggs and the local grasshoppers or dragonflies. Some anglers also report catching a few trout while fishing from the points. Try fishing on the bottom with worms. Evening temperatures are cooling down, making this a great time to catch a fish at Holmes. People are leaving a lot of trash along the shores of the reservoir. Please pack out your garbage and pick up any trash you see. No one wants to lose fishing privileges at this beautiful pond. Please remember that this pond is private property. You must obtain a free Walk-in Access authorization number prior to fishing.
Hyrum Reservoir & State Park
2016-08-18
Fair
Fishing is a bit slow. It's better during mornings and evenings. Trolling with PowerBait and is reported to work best. Anglers report catching some bass and perch.
Jensen Nature Park Pond
2016-08-18
Good
On Aug. 16, anglers reported good fishing for bluegill and catfish using worms on the bottom (or a few feet under a bobber). The fish are biting near the inlets or under the bridge throughout much of the day. This is a great time to catch panfish!
Kaysville Ponds
2016-08-18
Good
Anglers report good fishing for bluegill and catfish in all four ponds — especially during the evenings with worms and salmon eggs. Angling pressure is light during the day, but quite heavy from about 5 p.m. until dark. The water is cloudy with low visibility in the first and second pond, but is clear (with vegetation growing near the surface) in the third and fourth ponds.
Logan River
2016-08-11
Fair
Anglers report that fishing has picked up this week. They're having success catching trout in the mid-afternoon using an elk hair caddis fly.
Lost Creek Reservoir
2016-08-05
Fair
Angling pressure has been light during the week, but picks up a lot throughout the weekend. You can see fish jumping at the surface throughout the day, but especially in the evenings as the sun is going down. The water is fairly clear with good visibility.
Mantua Reservoir
2016-08-11
Slow
Anglers report slow fishing. Local anglers Aaron and Korbin Duncan of Ogden didn't catch any fish during a recent trip. They fished in the evening from floats tubes. The underwater vegetation has grown up to the surface, making fishing from boats, floats and the shore very difficult.
Ogden River
2016-08-05
Good
Grasshoppers are abundant this time of year, and fish are ready to take them. Other flies to use now include nymphs, rainbow sows and chironomids. Trout are also willing to take a worm.
Pineview Reservoir
2016-08-11
Good
Local angler Michelle Mulder reported that muskie anglers have done well this week. Many anglers are having success using a wide variety of different lures.
Rockport Reservoir
2016-08-11
Slow
Fishing at Rockport continues to be slow. Anglers are going out early in the morning and catching one or two rainbow trout. Smallmouth fishing is picking up, because the water temperatures are in the mid 70s. If you're targeting smallmouth, try fishing by the spillway on the east side of the reservoir, or the dam itself. Water levels continue to drop. Brown trout (16 to 18 inches long) are biting in water below the dam. Anglers are doing well fishing late evening hours.
Uinta Mountains
2016-08-18
Good
Conservation Officer Trevor Doman reports good to hot fishing on the North Slope.
Weber River
2016-08-05
Good
Brown trout fishing just below Rockport dam has picked up. Fly anglers are doing well catching 16- to 18-inch fish. Fishing picks up as the sun starts to set. The inlet to Rockport hasn't been an productive spot. Law enforcement officers are still encountering many anglers who think they are okay to be in the river on posted private property. Those anglers are actually trespassing. You must have written permission to fish waters that flow through posted private property. If you plan to fish in a Walk-in Access area, be sure to obtain a free Walk-in Access authorization number. Please be respectful of all property and remember to pack out your trash.
Willard Bay Reservoir
2016-08-05
Slow
Use bait on bottom bouncers and crankbaits/rattletraps for wipers and walleye. Bank anglers are struggling during the day, but seeing some success in the morning. One angler caught five catfish from the shore using a slip sinker rig with hot dogs. He said he started at 5 a.m. and left at 10 a.m.

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Central Region report

Information compiled by Scott Root

Attention: Quagga and zebra mussels are a major threat to Utah waterways. Read how you can help keep them out of Utah.

Waterbody Report
Burraston Ponds
2016-08-19
Fair
Fishing is fair using traditional lures and bait like worms or Jake's spinners. Try tipping your lures with nightcrawlers or PowerBait. Fishing is best in the early morning or late evening.
Canyon View Park Pond
2016-08-19
Fair
Fishing is fair for rainbow trout and wipers. The best fishing is on the south end of the pond. The pond will not be stocked again in 2016.
Deer Creek Reservoir
2016-08-19
Fair
Trout fishing is best early in the morning. If you're fishing from a boat, try trolling pop gear tipped with a worm. Shoreline fishing is slow to fair. Walleye fishing is fair just outside of the Charleston arm. Try using Rapalas just off the weed lines from early to mid morning. Anglers are catching smallmouth bass using jerk baits and soft plastics along the rocky shorelines. The Island and main entrances now have gates that close at 10 p.m. and re-open at 6 a.m. You must not make a reservation to use a campground site. The water temperature today was 66 degrees. Water levels are at 76% and are dropping slowly.

Quagga mussel veligers have been confirmed through a DNA analysis. As such, every watercraf that leaves the reservoir must by decontaminated. Decontamination stations are operating, but you should call ahead to check operating hours. You can call the state park at 435-654-0171. Check the Deer Creek Facebook page. for updates.
Diamond Fork River
2016-08-19
Fair
Anglers report fair to good fishing. Try fishing in the deeper holes with spinners, or green or black dry flies or nymphs. The hatches are consistent, and there is are few anglers fishing along the river. Try grasshopper patterns from mid-August into the fall. Pale-morning duns (PMDs) are a good pattern to try too.
Grantsville Reservoir
2016-08-19
Slow
Officer Troy Hammond reports that anglers still fishing from shoreline and float tubes even though the water level is lower. Fishing is fair using traditional baits and lures. Smallmouth bass will be active near any edges or vegetation.
Highland Glen Park
2016-08-19
Good
The pond was stocked with channel catfish this week. Fishing is good with PowerBait, gold spinners, or nightcrawlers. For wipers, try fishing with nightcrawlers under a bobber. The best fishing is off of the docks in the early morning or late evening. There is a lot of recreational activity during the day. If you go swimming, alert the city about any cases of swimmer's itch.
Jordanelle Reservoir
2016-08-19
Fair
Trout fishing is better from a boat than the shoreline. Anglers are catching smallmouth along the shoreline with jigs and jerkbaits — especially near the Rock Cliffs side. Try fishing from the shoreline in the early morning and late evening using worms, PowerBait or tube jigs. All of the docks are in and the restrooms and campsites are open. Last month, anglers reported seeing a large number of rattlesnakes on the Rock Cliffs side near the boat ramp. Be very cautious about when you're walking in the area. The water temperature is 74 degrees and the reservoir is 85% full.
Kidney Pond
2016-08-19
Fair
Fishign is fair and the pond was stocked with channel catfish this week.
Midas Pond
2016-08-19
Fair
Fishing is fair. The pond was stocked with channel catfish this week. Cyanobacteria counts are in the very low risk range for the East Jordan, South Jordan, North Jordan and Ritter East Canals, but the caution signs are still posted.
Mill Hollow Reservoir
2016-08-19
Fair
Fishing is good using nightcrawlers under bubbles. In the early morning or evening, you may want to try black- or gray-colored flies. You may be able to catch brook or tiger trout using gold and silver spinners too.
Nine Mile Reservoir
2016-08-19
Slow
Fishing is fair. Try using nightcrawlers or other traditional baits and lures.
Palisade Reservoir & State Park
2016-08-19
Good
Anglers report fair to good fishing by using meps or Jake's spinnerbaits tipped with PowerBait or nightcrawlers. Other baits or lures may work as well.
Payson Lake
2016-08-19
Fair
Fishing is fair using baits or lures. Fishing is better in the middle of the lake, so use a small boat, raft or kayak if you can.
Provo River, Lower
2016-08-19
Fair
Fishing is fair. Try using fly pattern sizes 18 to 22. A grasshopper terrestrial patterns should be a good choice too. In the early or late hours, try using PMD adults and spinners. Fishing can be good at midday. You can use bait below the Olmstead diversion dam (about one mile up the canyon from Bridal Veil Falls), through town to Utah Lake.
Provo River, Middle
2016-08-19
Fair
Fishing is fair. Dry fly anglers report excellent fishing with terrestrials, like ants, beetles or hoppers. You may also want to try small nymphs. Match the hatch in fly sizes 16 to 22. Avoid the heat of the day by fishing early morning or late evening. Please be courteous; a lot of anglers fish the middle stretch of the Provo — especially during the weekend.
Salem Pond
2016-08-19
Good
Fishing is good. The pond was stocked with channel catfish this week. Angler report catching wipers using bobbers and nightcrawlers on a hook. For catfish, try fishing on the bottom of the pond using nightcrawlers, shrimp or chicken livers. You may also try fishing off of the boat ramp, near the bridge or at the docks inside the park using spinnerbaits, Jake's lures or garlic PowerBait. To catch bass, use crankbaits or floating Rapalas near the vegetation.
Settlement Canyon Reservoir
2016-08-19
Fair
Officer Troy Hammond reports slow to fair fishing using traditional baits and lures. The water level is still decent.
Silver Lake
2016-08-19
Good
Fishing is fair. The best fishing has been off the dock using PowerBait or with flies under bubbles. Try throwing an occasional spinner too. Fishing is best in the early morning or late evening.
Spanish Oaks Reservoir
2016-08-19
Good
Fishing is good. Try using a spinner tipped with a nightcrawler or PowerBait. Please don't fish on or near the beach because there are still a lot of people swimming. Use extreme caution along the edges, because they can be very slippery.
Spring Lake
2016-08-19
Fair
The pond was stocked with channel catfish this week. Wipers are easy to catch using nightcrawlers under bobbers. Anglers are catching trout with gold spinners and gulp minnows. For catfish, try using nightcrawlers, shrimp, garlic PowerBait or chicken livers. Let the set on the bottom of the pond for best results.
Strawberry Reservoir
2016-08-19
Fair
Anglers report good fishing all around the lake. Shoreline anglers reported better fishing in deeper water. Kokanee are starting to change color. Kokanee anglers recommend using orange or pink squids and beaded spinners tipped with bait. For cutthroat and rainbow trout, fish on the Soldier Creek side using cutbait (chub) and nightcrawlers. Near the ladders, try fishign with chartreuse or white, two- to three-inch tube jibs. Try tipping the hooks with nightcrawlers or PowerBait. Boat anglers report good fishing with poppers and dodgers at depths around 35 feet. In Strawberry Bay, the guides recommend tipping pink dodgers and squid with pink grubs at depths of 35 to 55 feet for kokanee. Strawberry Bay Marina is running a tagged rainbow trout contest. More than 400 tagged fish have been released, including the grand prize fish with its pink tag. For updates, call the Marina at 435-548-2261.
Thistle Creek
2016-08-19
Fair
Anglers report good fishing for brown trout with gold spinners or worms. Please stay off of private property.
Tibble Fork Reservoir
2016-08-19
Closed
The reservoir will be completely drained by August 22.
Utah Lake
2016-08-19
Closed
The private marina is closed to the public. You should avoid any areas with scum. Visit the Utah Department of Environmental Quality website for updates on the Utah Lake algal bloom.
Vernon Reservoir
2016-08-19
Slow
Officer Troy Hammond slow to fair fishing from shoreline or a float tube despite the lower water level. Try using a spinnerbait or PowerBait under a bubble in the early morning or late evening.
Vivian Park Pond
2016-08-19
Fair
Fishing is fair. Try fishing in the early morning or late evening in the deeper pools using a gold spinnerbait, PowerBait, or dry fly or caddis fly. Algal blooms may make it harder to fish from the shoreline. The pond will be stocked every two weeks during the summer.
Willow Pond
2016-08-19
Good
Fishing is good, but try fishing early morning or late evening. Wipers are biting nightcrawlers off the dock in the early morning hours. For catfish, try fishing on the bottom of the pond using nightcrawlers, shrimp or chicken livers. Trout anglers should try using spinnerbaits tipped with nightcrawler, gulp minnows or PowerBait. Jake's lures work great this time of year. You may also want to try using Rapalas around any vegetation for largemouth bass. If you catch a largemouth bass, please release it because we use them to control the bluegill populations. The pond was stocked with channel catfish this week.
Yuba Reservoir & State Park
2016-08-19
Slow
Fishing is slow. Anglers are catching fish near Oasis, right off the dock. Try fishing with cut anchovies early in the morning or in the early afternoon or late evening. Bow anglers may have luck near the north beach for carp. Anglers are also catching carp using nightcrawlers.

Boaters beware: the water level is very low. The Painted Rock launch ramp is closed because there is no water. If you decide to launch you are launching at your own risk. For more warnings and updates, visit the Yuba State Park website.

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Northeastern Region report

Information compiled by Alex Hansen

Cleaning fish: Biologists now believe the disposal of fish parts, especially the head and skeleton, is one of the primary reasons whirling disease has spread to new waters. To avoid moving whirling disease and other undesired organisms, you should clean fish at home and send the parts to a landfill. If that isn't possible, please clean the fish and bury the parts at least 100 yards away from the water's edge. Do not move fish or fish parts from one water to another.

Waterbody Report
Big Sandwash Reservoir
2016-08-24
Good
Anglers continue to report good fishing. If you're targeting rainbow trout, try trolling crankbaits or spoons in deeper water. You can also try casting lures near the inlet. Smallmouth bass and perch fishing has been great, too. If you're targeting perch, cast small jigs tipped with a piece of worm along sandy shorelines, and let the jig sink to the bottom before slowly retrieving. Lately, bass have been more receptive to smaller jigs or grubs; cast and retrieve along the shoreline, allowing the jig to sink near the bottom before retrieving.
Brough Reservoir
2016-08-24
Fair
Fishing should improve as water temperatures start to decrease.
Browne Lake
2016-08-24
Slow
We haven't received any recent reports from anglers.
Bullock Reservoir
2016-08-24
Fair
Recent growth of aquatic vegetation has made fishing the reservoir a little difficult. Even so, anglers report decent fishing for largemouth bass. Shoreline access is limited due to vegetation; small boats or float tubes are recommended.
Calder Reservoir
2016-08-24
Slow
Catchable rainbows have been stocked.
Cottonwood Reservoir
2016-08-24
Fair
A few local anglers report that wiper fishing at Cottonwood is picking up — especially during the evenings from shore. Try throwing spinners and crankbaits. Once complete, we'll share results from fall electrofishing at Cottonwood.
Currant Creek Reservoir
2016-08-24
Good
Fisheries biologists report that rainbow trout fishing is fair. Anglers are catching fish from the shore and boats. Boat anglers appear to be having more success as many fish are suspended in the deeper waters of the reservoir (at 30 to 50 feet). Anglers were picking up fish casting spinners from the boat, and shore anglers were simply using a worm under a bobber. We conducted electrofishing surveys a couple weeks ago and the tiger trout were right up in the weed beds feeding on shiners and mountain suckers. Mountain whitefish can be seen near the inlet area and in large schools. Mountain whitefish in Currant Creek are up to four pounds. We haven't received any reports of angler catching cutthroats.
East Park Reservoir
2016-08-24
Fair
Fishing is fairly productive right now. As water temperatures start to drop, anglers can expect to see even better fishing. Anglers have had decent success bottom fishing with traditional trout baits such as worms and PowerBait, but fishing with lures has been a little better.
Flaming Gorge Reservoir
2016-08-24
Good
Fishing is fair to excellent, depending on species and location. The water is 70°F in the Canyon (Utah portion of the reservoir).

Kokanee salmon: Fishing is fair to good. Many of the kokanee caught last weekend were found at around 40 to 50 feet. If you're not graphing fish, try another location. If you're graphing and not catching fish, change your lure. Try both spoons and dodger/squid combos. Good spoons to try include #1 and #2 Needlefish in pearl/red, silver/red and pearl bikini, along with Rocky Mountain Tackle Viper spoons in tequila sunrise and Caribbean sunset. Silver dodgers are a great attractor, followed by squids in pink, orange or white. Try smaller squids (1.5 inches) for wary fish. A good average speed is 1.8 miles per hour, but you should vary your speed by doing S-turns to see if fish want the lure faster or slower. Remember, the kokanee salmon season closes on Sept. 10.

Rainbow trout: Fishing is fair. Surface temperatures are warm, but you can expect fishing to pick up as the mercury drops. Fall fishing can be exceptional for rainbow trout. Try casting jigs near creek inlets along the length of the Canyon Region of the reservoir. Also, while fishing near shore, let your jig drop further in the water column where temperatures are cooler (20 to 40 feet). Anglers trolling for kokanee or lake trout will often catch rainbow trout using similar gear at similar depths. Shore anglers are having some success soaking worms and PowerBait early in the morning and late in the day.

Lake trout: Fishing for lake trout is good. Reports have been spotty, but they're getting better, specifically in the Canyon Region. Anglers are catching smaller lake trout (pups) while trolling at 60 to 70 feet near steep drop-offs and main channel points. Last week, anglers caught several pup lake trout trolling along the red cliffs in Sheep Creek Bay, as well as along the east wall in Jarvie's Bay. Fish were suspended above the bottom at around 60–80 feet. Lures like the Rocky Mountain Tackle Viper spoon in tequila sunrise, Northland Forage Minnows in rainbow trout and Rapala crankbaits in rainbow trout were most productive. The boat speed was 1.6–1.8 miles per hour. If you locate a good concentration of lake trout, try dropping a white tube jig, or jigging a spoon tipped with sucker/chub meat.

Smallmouth bass: Fishing is great. Fishing for smallmouth bass is great. Smallmouth are most active now with the warmer weather. They can be caught using a variety of methods and techniques. Jigs in 1/4- to 3/8-ounce weights rigged with tubes, curly tails, hula grubs, etc., in earth tone colors are almost always a good choice. Drop shot rigs with four-inch artificial worms or minnows are also very effective. For some excitement, try top water poppers early and late in the day when the conditions are calm. The surface activity can be exceptional this time of year.

Burbot: Fishing is fair for burbot. Burbot activity decreases in the warm summer months, so expect spotty success. Look for burbot on rocky points and shorelines in 20 to 40 feet of water. As always, fish at night and use glow-in-the-dark lures like Yamamoto grubs, Radical Glow tubes, Maniac Cutterbugs and Northland Buckshot spoons. Tip the lure with sucker or chub meat and recharge the glow frequently. Jig the presentation close to the bottom.
Green River below Flaming Gorge dam
2016-08-24
Good
Flows are currently at 2,000 cubic feet per second. Fishing has been good with the lowest pressure during the weekdays. Expect higher recreational or rafting pressure during the heat of the day and on weekends. Be sure to check the USBR website for current releases from Flaming Gorge Dam. Nymph fishing has been most productive using scuds, soft hackles, midges and PMDs. Rigs should be set about 5 to 10 feet, and fished along seams. Dry fly fishing is better in the lower reaches of the river. Terrestrials are working great, but there are still some caddis hatches late in the day. Mix it up by using a dry dropper with a large terrestrial high and nymph trailing 2 to five feet below. Spin fishing is almost always good. Marabou or hair jigs (Zig Jigs) in earth tone colors are a good option in shallow or deep water. Also try crankbaits like Rapala Xraps and Husky Jerks in deeper water. Pinch down the barbs for a quick release. Brightly colored spoons and spinners will also entice fish.
Long Park Reservoir
2016-08-24
Good
Anglers continue to report good fishing from boats and the shoreline. Lures, PowerBait, worms and marshmallows have all produced great results. Those fishing from a boat have been successful trolling spinners, crankbaits and spoons. Anglers can expect fall fishing to be excellent.
Matt Warner
2016-08-24
Good
Anglers report fair fishing with traditional trout baits including worms, marshmallows and PowerBait. Spinners and lures have been producing plenty of fish as well.
Moose Pond
2016-08-24
Fair
Angers report decent fishing with bait and lures.
Pelican Lake
2016-08-24
Good
Bass fishing continues to be excellent at Pelican Lake. Anglers report fast fishing and good catch rates. Focus your attention on the weeds and other structure where bass like to hide. Spinnerbaits have been working well lately, but don't overlook your favorite largemouth tackle including plastic worms and jigs. Bluegill fishing has reportedly slowed down. Try floating worms under a bobber, retrieving small jigs or drifting worm-tipped jigs from a boat.
Red Fleet Reservoir
2016-08-24
Fair
A recent survey of the reservoir indicates that restocking efforts were successful. All species stocked are doing well in their new home. Anglers can expect great fishing in the not-too-distant future.
Sheep Creek Lake
2016-08-24
Fair
Look for fishing to pick up as temperatures begin to decrease. Anglers report fair fishing trolling crankbaits, spinners and spoons in 10–15 feet of water. Fly anglers have had good success as well.
Spirit Lake
2016-08-24
Fair
We haven't received any recent reports.
Starvation Reservoir
2016-08-24
Good
Fishing for all species is good right now. Walleye around 16 to 25 inches have been fairly plentiful with a few larger fish in the mix. Some anglers are targeting fish at night using crankbaits, while others are having success with jigging. For rainbows, try trolling pop gear or crankbaits at various water depths, or bottom fish worms or PowerBait. Bass fishing is still good as well; fish continue to hold in shallower waters along the shore. Anglers report good shore fishing for bass and walleye casting and retrieving jigs along the bottom. Perch reports are few and far between, but anglers appear to be able to find small schools of fish in Rabbit Gulch and north of the boat ramp. The netting we completed in July indicated a downturn in perch numbers, and that has been somewhat reflective of the angler reports this year to date. Rainbow trout fishing should pick up with upcoming cooler weather patterns.

Want to help us out with a walleye population estimate at Starvation? Catch a walleye with a metal jaw tag between Sept. 13 and Oct. 28 — and bring the tag to the Starvation ranger station OR to Natalie Boren at the Division's Vernal office — and you'll receive a prize. For more information, please call the DWR office at 435-781-9453.
Steinaker Reservoir
2016-08-24
Good
Anglers report good fishing for rainbow trout by trolling crankbaits, spoons and pop gear along the shorelines. Vertical jigging with small worm-tipped curly tail jigs has also been productive for trout sitting on the bottom at about 30 to 40 feet. Bluegill fishing is good as well. To target bluegill, look for tight schools of fish suspended near the middle of the water column in about 30 to40 feet of water. Once located, vertical jig small, worm-tipped jigs and be prepared for the hook-set. Bass fishing is fair to slow. If you're targeting bass, try casting jigs or crankbaits along the shoreline.

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Southeastern Region report

Information compiled by Morgan Jacobsen

Attention: Quagga and zebra mussels are a major threat to Utah waterways. Read how you can help keep them out of Utah.

Waterbody Report
Abajo Mountains
2016-05-26
Good
All San Juan County waters are open and stocked. The most recently stocked waters are Blanding Three and Four. Each were stocked with about 1,400 nine-inch rainbow trout each on May 16. The Rattlesnake ponds were stocked with nearly 2,000 nine-inch rainbows on May 16. Lloyds Lake was stocked with nearly 4,000 eight-inch rainbow trout on April 13. Fishing for pike and bass at Recapture Reservoir is improving as the water temperature rises. Aquatics Biologist Calvin Black suggests fishing with weedless swimbaits in shallow, weedy areas.
Benches Pond
2016-08-24
Good
Many of the lakes you'll find along Skyline Drive in the Manti-La Sal National Forest, including Benches Pond, have been stocked with catchable rainbow trout this week. Anglers report fishing as fair to hot, depending on the time of day.
Boulger Reservoir
2016-08-24
Good
Many of the lakes you'll find along Skyline Drive in the Manti-La Sal National Forest, including Boulger Reservoir, have been stocked with catchable rainbow trout this week. Anglers report fishing as fair to hot, depending on the time of day.
Carbon County Community Fishing Pond
2016-05-26
Good
For the third time this spring, the pond has been stocked with rainbows that averaged over nine inches. Earlier this month we stocked 55 11-inch wipers. You can catch wipers with silver spinners. Fishing for rainbow trout has been good since the winter thaw. In the past few weeks, anglers have reported great fishing. Recently, the best trout bait has been worms. PowerBait, salmon eggs and artificial lures and flies work well too.
Cleveland Reservoir
2016-07-06
Fair
Fish shallow in the morning and move to deeper water in the afternoon. A variety of spinners and lures (Jake's, Kastmaster and spoons) have been working well. You might also want to try using nightcrawlers and other standard baits.
Colorado River
2016-05-05
Slow
There is no current fishing report.
Duck Fork Reservoir
2016-08-24
Good
As of Aug. 12, fishing was good at the reservoir. Most fish were caught along the dam or near the tributary flow from kick boats. Cutthroats were hitting dry flies, and tiger trout were caught on scuds with sink tip line. Duck Fork Reservoir was stocked with cutthroat trout on July 19.
Electric Lake
2016-08-24
Good
Anglers are catching a lot of cutthroat trout bait fishing, using a dead shiner. Anglers are also catching several large tiger trout trolling spoons along the rocky shorelines. Electric Lake was stocked with tiger trout on June 15.
Fairview Lakes
2016-05-26
Fair
Both lakes are open and the road is accessible.
Ferron Reservoir
2016-07-06
Good
Try using nightcrawlers and other standard baits. Anglers are also using beaded streamers to catch cutthroat trout and brook trout in deeper water.
Gigliotti Pond
2016-08-24
Good
On Aug. 18, rainbow trout were plentiful and responding quickly to nightcrawlers. Anglers were catching 12-inch-plus rainbows on worms. Anglers are also catching largemouth bass on a bluegill imitation lure. Gigliotti Pond was stocked with rainbow trout on July 11.
Gooseberry Reservoir
2016-07-06
Fair
The reservoir was stocked with 10-inch rainbow trout at the first of the month. Nightcrawlers and other standard baits are a good choice. Use different colors of PowerBait and, if that doesn't work, try a nightcrawler with salmon eggs.
Grassy Lake
2016-07-06
Good
The reservoir was stocked with 10-inch rainbow trout at the first of the month. Try using nightcrawlers and other standard baits.
Huntington Creek
2016-08-24
Good
Fishing at Huntington Creek is great at dusk and fair at dawn, mostly within the 1/4-mile stretch below Electric Lake. Anglers are catching 14- to 17-inch browns, mostly on streamers. Huntington Creek was stocked with cutthroat trout on July 19.
Huntington Game Farm Pond
2016-05-05
Fair
The best fishing occurs within a mile of the dam. Few fish will be found below South Hughes Canyon because of last year's flash floods. Fly-fishing has ranged from fair to good. Brown trout up to 17 inches have been hooked in the fly-only zone. Good fly choices include leeches, wooly buggers, prince nymphs, stone flies, bead head uglies, caddis larvae, hares ear and the serendipity. Last year, 770 7-inch cutthroat trout were stocked at the Forks of the Huntington campground, so anglers may find some of these planters in that vicinity or further up the left fork.
Huntington North Reservoir
2016-08-24
Good
Wiper fishing continues to produce good-sized fish at Huntington North. Fishing pressure has slowed down a bit in the past few weeks, however anglers are still catching wipers. Huntington North Reservoir was stocked with wipers on July 16.
Huntington Reservoir
2016-08-24
Good
On Aug. 4, tiger trout between 13 inches and 19 inches were biting on size 6–8 bead head buggers and leech patterns in darker colors. Almost all were outside of casting distance from shore. There were some flying ants and midges on the water, and fish were feeding on them. The best fishing happens in the afternoon. Huntington Reservoir was stocked with tiger trout on June 15.
Joes Valley Reservoir
2016-08-24
Fair
The tiger muskie fishing has slowed down a little, but some anglers are still catching fish. Fishing crankbaits along the shoreline early in the morning has been working best. Watch for tiger muskie chasing chubs on the surface during the afternoon. Top water plugs are recommended for surfacing fish. Joes Valley Reservoir was stocked with tiger muskie on April 26.
Knight-Ideal Community Fishing Pond
2016-07-06
Good
Community ponds were recently stocked. Try using nightcrawlers and other standard baits.
La Sal Mountains
2016-08-24
Good
The water is off-color. Those using nightcrawlers and PowerBait report slow fishing, and anglers using a Jake's Spin-O-Lure (silver with red dots) report hot fishing. Anglers are catching their limits in only a couple of hours.
Lower Fish Creek
2016-05-26
Fair
Access to the DWR property from Highway 6 is available. Expect fair to good fishing for brown trout.
Lower Green River
2016-08-24
Fair
The Green River is running muddy, and fishing is slow to fair. Traditional baits, chicken livers, stink baits and nightcrawlers still work.
May Day Pond
2016-05-05
Good
Fishing is good using worms and PowerBait.
Miller Flat Reservoir
2016-07-06
Good
Anglers should fish in the early morning along the dam. A variety of spinners and lures (Jake's, Kastmaster and spoons) have been working well. Try using nightcrawlers and other standard baits.
Millsite Reservoir & State Park
2016-05-26
Fair
State Park Manager Jonathan Hunt noted that Ferron Creek is running high and according to local anglers, that slows down the catch rate. Despite the high runoff, Jonathan said anglers have done fairly well from shore with worms or PowerBait. Trout up to 17 inches have been caught in May.
Petes Hole
2016-08-24
Good
Many of the lakes you'll find along Skyline Drive in the Manti-La Sal National Forest, including Petes Hole, have been stocked with catchable-sized rainbow trout this week. Fishing ranges from fair to hot, depending on the time of day.
Potters Ponds
2016-05-26
Fair
The ponds are accessible, but spring stocking hasn't happened yet.
Price River
2016-05-05
Slow
The water level is better now that water is being released from Scofield Reservoir. Because of winter dewatering of lower Fish Creek, anglers should expect to find more and bigger trout in the larger pools along the river.
Right Fork of Huntington Creek
2016-05-26
Slow
The creek's trout population was minimized by flash floods in the drainage in 2015. We've stocked some fish, but planters have struggled from the effects of flash flooding. Full restoration of the fishery isn't possible until the drainage is fully revegetated. The U.S. Forest Service is working on reforestation now.
Scofield Reservoir
2016-08-24
Fair
Fishing is slow to fair for cutthroat and tiger trout. Scofield Reservoir was stocked with cutthroat trout on June 17.
Soup Bowl
2016-05-26
Fair
Access is now open, but spring stocking may be a week or more away.
Straight Canyon Creek
2016-05-26
Fair
Brown trout average from 10 to 13 inches. One angler recently reported good luck with a red and gold Mepps spinner. The catch rate has been best below the dam.
Willow Lake
2016-08-24
Good
On Aug. 13, rainbows were hitting silver lures, and tigers were hitting on gold and copper. Fishing was best on the south side from a float tube. The north side was producing, just not at the same consistency as the south. Bubble and flies were also getting hits. PowerBait (which usually produces good results) wasn't working as well. Willow Lake was stocked with rainbow trout on June 13.
Wrigley Springs Reservoir
2016-05-26
Fair
The reservoir has been accessible for several weeks. Anglers report fair to good fishing. Try traditional baits.

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Southern Region report

Information compiled by Mike Hadley

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Waterbody Report
Baker Reservoir
2016-08-09
Slow
The water level is very low.
Barker Reservoirs (North Creek Lakes)
2016-08-09
Good
Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked in Barker and Lower Barker. Fishing is fair to good at most lakes. If you find slow fishing at one lake, don't hesitate to move to another.
Beaver Mountain Lakes
2016-08-09
Good
Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked in all lakes. The Indian Creek road has been fixed, and the reservoir has been stocked.
Beaver River, Lower
2016-08-09
Fair
Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked. Look for fair to good fishing with summer irrigation flows.
Beaver River, Upper
2016-08-09
Fair
Small brown and rainbow trout are abundant and can be caught on small spinners, flies and natural baits (like nightcrawlers and salmon eggs). A foam hopper beadhead nymph dropper rig can be especially fun and effective here. Don't hesitate to hit some of the higher tributaries like Merchant Creek.
Boulder Mountain
2016-08-09
Good
You can find fair to good fishing across the mountain. Try getting away from the most popular lakes for better success. Also, don't hesitate to move to a new lake if you find slow fishing. Spin fishers should try marabou jigs, tube jigs, Gulp minnows, spinners, Jake's and Kastmasters. Bait fishers should focus on natural baits like nightcrawlers or cut bait. (This is especially effective for large tigers.) 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. Midsummer is an ideal time to target grayling and cutthroat trout. These fish can often be caught on dry flies or nymphs. The Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop reports that callibaetis mayflies are hatching in many lakes, so be prepared with nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners to match the particular stage of the hatch. Anglers have also done well lately with leech patterns and scuds. Check out our Boulder Mountain fishing guide for a look at the different fish (and their sizes) in the many lakes found on the mountain.
Clear Creek
2016-08-09
Good
The restoration of Bonneville cutthroat trout is complete in the Clear Creek drainage, and anglers are now reaping the benefits. Look for catchable-sized fish throughout the entire stream this year. Some of the tributaries — including Mill, Fish and Shingle creeks — will also provide good fishing opportunities. Anglers report good to excellent fishing.
Corn Creek
2016-08-09
Fair
Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked near campgrounds in Corn, Chalk and Oak creeks. Tiger trout have also been stocked in Chalk and Oak. You can find lots of wild brown trout in Corn, wild rainbows in Chalk, and Bonneville cutthroat trout in Oak.
Duck Creek Pond / Aspen Mirror Lake
2016-08-09
Fair
Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked in both lakes. Duck Creek Pond has also received some catchable-sized tiger trout.
East Fork Sevier River in Kingston Canyon
2016-08-09
Slow
Irrigation releases from Otter Creek Reservoir have increased to more than 300 cfs, which is making it difficult to fish.
East Fork Sevier River, Black Canyon
2016-08-09
Fair
Fishing is fair to good, depending on the area you fish. Don't hesitate to move around. Summer is a great time to throw a hopper-dropper combo or other terrestrials.
East Fork Sevier River, Upper
2016-08-09
Fair
The upper East Fork Sevier River and many of its tributaries hold good populations of brown, rainbow and brook trout. Look for mostly small fish, although you can catch an occasional big brown just above Tropic Reservoir. These streams are perfect for honing your fly-fishing skills. Hopper-dropper combos and other terrestrials can be particularly effective. Spin-fishing anglers can do well with small, flashy spinners.
Enterprise Reservoir, Upper
2016-08-09
Good
The upper reservoir is still fairly low. Only small boats can be launched. Fishing has been good lately for 10- to 12-inch rainbows. Smallmouth bass are active and can be caught on small jigs tipped with nightcrawlers or curly-tail grubs in dark colors. Catchable-sized rainbows have been stocked in the lower reservoir.
Fish Lake
2016-08-09
Good
Fishing has been good to excellent in the morning and evening hours. Afternoon winds are blowing most boats off the lake. Those trolling are finding good success with pop gear and worms. Many recently stocked rainbow trout are being caught in shallow water (less than 20 feet). A few 10- to 12-inch fat kokanee have also been caught while trolling. Some splake and pup lake trout are suspending at 40 to 60 feet and anglers are catching them by jigging. Perch action can be fast while jigging just outside the weedline. There are still a few prizes left over from the perch tournament for lucky anglers who catch tagged perch. Just check in at the Lakeside General Store before you go fishing to be eligible. Before you go to the lake, call the Fish Lake Lodge at 435-638-1000 or Bower Haven Resort at 435-638-1040 to check on current conditions.
Forsyth Reservoir
2016-08-09
Fair
A recent netting survey found that most of the larger fish went downstream when the reservoir was drained last year. The tiger trout stocked last summer stayed in the creek, however, so there are plenty of 10-inch fish to catch (as well as a handful of bigger fish). Call the Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.
Fremont River
2016-08-09
Fair
Johnson Reservoir is full and spilling, so flows have come up and the fishing has slowed down a little. However, fish are still feeding and can be caught. The Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop recommends throwing large, attractor-style dry flies, caddis, and terrestrials. Call the shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.
Gunlock Reservoir
2016-08-09
Slow
Gunlock Reservoir was treated with rotenone in October 2015 to remove illegally introduced smallmouth bass that posed a serious threat to native fish in the Virgin and Santa Clara rivers. We have begun re-stocking largemouth bass, bluegill and crappie, but fishing opportunities will be limited for the next two or three years while the new populations establish.
Gunnison Bend Reservoir
2016-08-09
Fair
Anglers report fair to good fishing for a variety of fish species. Focus on the area near the outlets of Gunnison Bend and DMAD reservoirs, as well as in the river and canals below the outlets.
Iron County Community Fisheries
2016-08-09
Fair
Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked at Leigh Hill Reservoir (Lake at the Hills), Parowan Pond and Wood's Ranch (Kid's Pond). Some brood rainbows were also stocked in Leigh Hill this spring and have provided some exciting action. Catfish have also been stocked.
Johnson Reservoir
2016-08-09
Fair
There haven't been any recent reports on fishing success. Call the Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.
Kolob Reservoir
2016-08-09
Fair
Fishing is slow to fair. Fish have moved to deeper water with the warmer weather. Bait fishing is allowed until Sept. 10.
Koosharem Reservoir
2016-08-09
Fair
There haven't been any recent fishing reports. Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked. The southwest shoreline has been posted closed to trespassing by the landowner, but public access remains available through the BLM land near the restroom.
Lower Bowns Reservoir
2016-08-09
Fair
Anglers report good fishing, though the water level is low. Call the Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.
Mammoth Creek
2016-08-09
Fair
Fishing should be fair to good in lower Mammoth Creek. Call the Circle Valley Anglers fly shop at 435-577-2168 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.
Mill Meadow Reservoir
2016-08-09
Fair
A recent netting survey found lots of small to medium-sized brown trout, as well as a handful of nice tigers and splake that washed down from Forsyth last summer. Catchable-sized rainbows have also been stocked. Look for fair to good fishing for rainbows and browns. Call the Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.
Minersville Reservoir
2016-08-09
Good
Trout are surface-feeding on midges in the morning before the wind comes up. Later in the day, you can catch them while trolling or fishing streamers and lures under the surface. The trout are healthy and strong this year. Smallmouth bass and wipers are active, especially in the early morning.
Monroe Mountain Lakes
2016-08-09
Good
Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked in the Box Creek reservoirs and north-end lakes, and they should provide fair to good fishing. A survey this spring also found some nice tiger trout in Lower Box Creek Reservoir. Manning Meadow Reservoir is now open, and fly fishing has produced good to excellent success for cutthroat trout up to 17 inches. Throwing dry flies in the evening has been particularly exciting. The limit has changed this year at Manning Meadow — you can now keep two trout, with no size restriction.
Navajo Lake
2016-08-09
Fair
Roadwork is being conducted this summer, but it is currently causing minimal delays during weekdays. No construction is scheduled on weekends or federal holidays. Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked and should provide fair to good fishing.
Newcastle Reservoir
2016-08-09
Good
Anglers report fair to good fishing for rainbow trout from eight to fifteen inches. Use bait, lures and flies. Smallmouth bass should also be active. A few wipers are being picked up on nightcrawlers, especially at night.
Otter Creek Reservoir & State Park
2016-08-09
Good
The reservoir is gradually dropping with irrigation releases. Boat-launching conditions are still good. Most anglers are fishing with PowerBait. Trout have moved to deeper water, so boats and anglers fishing the steeper shorelines on the south end are finding the best success. Garlic-flavored PowerBait works best. A few anglers have also found good success trolling.
Panguitch Lake
2016-08-09
Fair
Fish have moved to deep water to avoid warm temperatures and algae blooms. Shore fishing is slow. Fishing from boats in deep water is fair to good with nightcrawlers, PowerBait and salmon eggs. Spinners and rainbow-imitating lures have picked up a few bigger fish.
Paragonah Reservoir
2016-08-09
Fair
One angler reported good fishing while trolling small lures. Shore fishing is slow. The rainbow trout are wild here, so they typically respond better to flies, lures and natural baits like nightcrawlers. Some catchable-sized tiger trout were stocked this year.
Pine Lake
2016-08-09
Fair
Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked, so fishing should be fair to good.
Piute Reservoir
2016-08-09
Slow
The reservoir is very low and may be mostly drained again this year.
Quail Lake
2016-08-09
Fair
Visit the state park website for the current boat ramp schedule. Bass and crappie fishing is fair to good.
Sand Hollow Reservoir
2016-08-09
Good
Bass fishing is good to excellent. Bluegill are also active and can be found suspended in 25–30 feet of water. Many anglers are fishing in the early morning or at night to avoid the heat and waterskiers, and they are finding great success for bass. Try casting topwater lures, spinner baits in dark colors or lipless crankbaits after dark. Night fishing can be especially effective during a full moon. Just remember that you need to pay an overnight camping fee if your vehicle will be in the parking lot after 10 p.m.
Sevier River in Marysvale Canyon
2016-08-09
Slow
Flows are up to nearly 400 cubic feet per second, making fishing difficult.
Thousand Lake Mountain
2016-08-09
Good
The Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop reports good to excellent fishing with damselfly patterns. Call the shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.
Tropic Reservoir
2016-08-09
Fair
Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked and should provide fair to good fishing. A recent netting survey found a handful of nice brown trout, some of which weighed up to five pounds.
Washington County Community Fisheries
2016-08-09
Fair
Bass and bluegill get active with the warmer water and should provide fair to good fishing.
Wide Hollow Reservoir
2016-08-09
Good
The state park reports good fishing for bass and bluegill.
Yankee Meadow Reservoir
2016-08-09
Fair
We've received mixed reports. One angler reports hot fishing using PowerBait from a kayak, as well as fair fishing from shore with nightcrawlers and PowerBait. Others report slow fishing.

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Lake Powell report

Information compiled by Wayne Gustaveson, www.wayneswords.com

Lake Powell is infested with quagga mussels. Protect other Utah waters by cleaning and draining the water from your boat before leaving Lake Powell. Your boat must be dried for 18 days before launching in another water. If you plan to launch soonet, a professional decontamination is required. Locate a decontamination station and learn about quagga mussels.

Waterbody Report
Lake Powell
2016-08-18
Good

Lake elevation: 3,616 feet

Water temperatures: 79-83°F

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My flat-bottomed boat sprung a leak last week and prevented me from getting out on the lake. Thankfully it was repaired and we went fishing on Aug. 16. Missing that personal weekly lake trip left me wondering where to start on this huge lake. That reminded me how a summer visitor feels when coming to Lake Powell for an infrequent trip. So I went to wayneswords.com and asked for information. Fishing reports are scarce in the heat of summer when recreation is the main reason to be on the lake. However, I know that many lake visitors fish early and late and then do water sports during the day. So I asked the website members where to go and how to fish. Not surprisingly, reports came rolling in.

Three-year-old Brody Larson helped his dad Nathan reel in this striper, caught in a boil near the mouth of Wetherill Canyon. Boils are happening almost every morning and evening over the length of Lake Powell.
Photo courtesy of Wayne Gustaveson

Here is the summary:

Quick striper boils were common over the length of the lake. Striper schools come up fast, go down quickly and then return to the surface. The key is to make a good guess where the next surface blast will be and move to that spot. If in casting range when the school resurfaces, catching is easy with surface lures, spoons or midrange crankbaits. August is the most consistent month to find surface feeding fish. That is the case in 2016.

The best boil spots were from Good Hope Bay to Hite. Northern fish stay up longer and boil more often. Stripers boiled long and hard at buoy 134. The main channel islands at the mouth of Scorup Canyon created a calm spot that consistently attracted surface-feeding stripers. Wind was a key factor from Red Canyon to the Horn. When windy, boils were quiet. When calm, the surface blew up with hungry stripers. One day the wind was calm at the mouth of Red Canyon and the entire bay was dotted with individual stripers feeding on top. An accurate long cast to a splash ring caught a fish every time. It was a great experience for those that like the challenge of casting to a single surfacing fish.

At mid lake, surface action was reported at the mouth of the Escalante and at Hole in the Rock. The best time was again early morning and late evening in clam spots. Iceberg Canyon continues to be a go-to spot for surfacing feeding stripers. From dawn until 9 a.m. boils were common in the main canyon.

Anglers reported evening boils in the main channel upstream from the mouth of the San Juan.

Fortunately for me, boils are also going on from Rainbow Bridge to Antelope Point Marina. I choose to follow up a report of boils in Face Canyon and stretching all the way across the main channel to Gooseneck Point. I may have arrived there too early but did not see any surfacing fish. After years of experience, I have found that waiting for boils is not wise. It is better to search for them because stripers and shad move each night and can be in a much different location each day. Do not wait for boils – go find them!

I continued traveling upstream and saw the first surface action against the shady east wall at the mouth of Rock Creek. Their behavior was, as expected, quick intense boils that lasted only a short time. But we often got close enough to cast and caught one to three fish from each boil. We put more than 30 fish in the ice chest from 6:30–9 a.m. When the surface action ceased, we moved over to Wetherill Canyon where more boils were reported. We did not see any more fish but did find the reported herd of 35 desert bighorn sheep feeding along the lake shore. This was the biggest herd of sheep I have personally seen on the lake. Isn’t Lake Powell amazing?

Boil reports continue in the main channel from the mouth of Navajo to Antelope Point Marina. These boils are early morning and late evening. One group of anglers caught 50 stripers in a two-hour fishing trip here.

We did find some larger shad in the striper stomachs at the fish-cleaning station. That indicates boils will be more aggressive as stripers try to corral a heard of shad. They will stay up longer and be more aggressive, making them easier for anglers to catch.

It looks like striper boils will continue through the rest of August. There's action happening lakewide. The best place to go is Good Hope Bay, but the rest of the lake is not bad either.

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