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Written by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Baker Reservoir: Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked. Anglers report mixed results. Bait and fly anglers have done fair to good, but trolling has not been productive. Some large brown trout are present and can be more readily caught during the colder months. (01-25-18)

Barker Reservoirs (North Creek Lakes): Access is limited by snow. The Willow Bottom reservoirs are closed to fishing until April 21. All other lakes are open. (01-25-18)

Beaver Mountain Lakes: Access is limited by snow. (01-25-18)

Beaver River, Lower: The water flow is low and clear, so tread lightly to avoid spooking fish. There are good numbers of rainbow trout that are biting well on wooly buggers. Expect surface ice in the morning. (01-25-18)

Beaver River, Upper: Anchor ice makes fishing difficult in the winter. (01-25-18)

Boulder Mountain: Access is limited by snow. Some Boulder Mountain lakes are closed to fishing until April 2018. Check the Utah Fishing Guidebook before you go fishing to make sure the lake you are fishing is open. Lakes are listed individually in the Rules for Specific Waters section. (01-25-18)

Clear Creek: Bonneville cutthroat trout are abundant throughout Clear Creek and its tributaries. Anglers have reported catching fish up to 15 inches. (01-25-18)

Corn Creek: Gates have been closed at Corn Creek, Chalk Creek and Oak Creek. (01-25-18)

Duck Creek Pond / Aspen Mirror Lake: Duck Creek Pond is mostly covered with thin ice. (01-25-18)

East Fork Sevier River in Kingston Canyon: The water flow is under 20 cfs. There is some surface ice forms on cold mornings, though there is still plenty of open water to fish. The slow-moving runs have less oxygen in winter, so target stretches with fast-moving water in between deep pools. Call the Circle Valley Anglers fly shop at 435-577-2168 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports. (01-25-18)

East Fork Sevier River, Black Canyon: Black Canyon usually remains ice-free in the winter due to spring inflow. The slow-moving runs have less oxygen in winter, so target stretches with fast-moving water in between deep pools. Call the Circle Valley Anglers fly shop at 435-577-2168 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports. (01-25-18)

East Fork Sevier River, Upper: Access is limited by snow. We have begun work to restore native Bonneville cutthroat trout in this drainage. Blubber and Upper Kanab creeks were recently treated with rotenone to remove non native fish. Fishing opportunities will be limited in those streams until cutthroat trout are established in 3 to 4 years. (01-25-18)

Enterprise Reservoir, Upper: The ice is gone from the upper and lower reservoir. Anglers report slow fishing. (01-25-18)

Fish Lake: Ice conditions are changing daily because of the variable weather. We recommend calling Fish Lake Resorts at 435-638-1000 before you go out to check on current ice conditions. The wind over the weekend blew off much of the thin ice in the middle, but the cold temperatures since then have mostly capped that back over. There is a large hole near Joe Bush. All the clear ice is thin because it is only a few days old. There is older, thicker ice around the edges on the south end. The ice is eight to ten inches thick near Doctor Creek, but access has not been plowed so you will have to walk. The ice gets thinner as you go north, down to four to six inches near the bathroom between Lakeside and the Lodge. The ice is very uneven, so use caution and drill test holes as you go out. Anglers are able to get out to areas with depths of about 12 to 15 feet on safe ice, and are finding fair to good fishing for perch and small trout. (01-25-18)

Forsyth Reservoir: We haven't received any recent reports in the last week. before that, anglers there were four to six inches of ice with some open water. Call the Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports. (01-25-18)

Fremont River: The Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop reports good success with hare's ear nymphs. Call the shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports. (01-25-18)

Gunlock Reservoir: The boat ramp is closed until March, but it is possible to launch kayaks and float tubes from shore. Gunlock Reservoir was treated with rotenone in 2015 to remove illegally introduced smallmouth bass. Smallmouth pose a serious threat to the native fish in the Virgin and Santa Clara rivers. We have begun re-stocking largemouth bass, bluegill and crappie. Largemouth bass up to 10 inches are now abundant and can provide some fun action. (01-25-18)

Gunnison Bend Reservoir: Gunnison Bend and DMAD reservoirs are ice free. There are no recent fishing reports. (01-25-18)

Iron County Community Fisheries: Leigh Hill Reservoir (Lake at the Hills) is closed for the winter because of thin ice. (01-25-18)

Johnson Reservoir: Access is not maintained during the winter. Call the Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports. (01-25-18)

Kolob Reservoir: Access is limited by snow. There are no recent fishing reports. Kolob is closed to bait fishing until May 19. Remember that the limit allows you to harvest two trout under 15 inches or over 22 inches — but all trout between 15 and 22 inches must be released immediately. (01-25-18)

Koosharem Reservoir: The ice should be safe. Fishing has been slow, but there is an opportunity to catch a large fish if you put in some time. (01-25-18)

Lower Bowns Reservoir: Access is limited by snow. Ice fishing can be very productive, if you can get to the reservoir. Call the Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports. (01-25-18)

Mammoth Creek: Be aware that the private property in Hatch Meadow has been posted closed to trespassing, so Mammoth Creek is not accessible from there. Surface ice is forming on lower Mammoth Creek, Asay Creek and the upper Sevier River. (01-25-18)

Mill Meadow Reservoir: Anglers report 10 inches of ice on the north end and some open water on the south end. Fishing is fair to good for rainbow and brown trout through the ice. Call the Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports. (01-25-18)

Minersville Reservoir: The ice is gone, but there are no recent fishing reports. (01-25-18)

Monroe Mountain Lakes: Access is typically limited during the winter months. (01-25-18)

Navajo Lake: Access is limited to snowmobile. The lake is completely capped, though you should use caution on the new ice in the middle. (01-25-18)

Newcastle Reservoir: The ice is gone, but fishing is slow. (01-25-18)

Otter Creek Reservoir & State Park: The wind blew away all of the ice over the weekend. Since then, cold temperatures have started to refreeze much of the reservoir, but the new ice is less than 1/2-inch thick. You may find fair fishing in open water. (01-25-18)

Panguitch Lake: The east shore has safe ice up to 10 inches thick from the north boat ramp to Bear Paw Beach. The middle of the lake has finally capped with ice, but the new ice is less than 1-inch thick and has some large cracks. Anglers report fair to good fishing. It can get very crowded during the weekend. (01-25-18)

Paragonah Reservoir: Access is limited, but the ice should be safe if you can get there. Most, if not all, of the rainbow trout were lost to flooding after the Brian Head fire. 13,000 7-inch tiger trout were stocked at the end of November and will hopefully provide some fishing opportunity. (01-25-18)

Pine Lake: Ice and access conditions are unknown. (01-25-18)

Piute Reservoir: The reservoir was nearly drained again in 2017. Suckers are still abundant, despite the repeated draining in recent years. Trout numbers are very low right now. (01-25-18)

Quail Lake: Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked and are providing good fishing from shore and boats. See the Sand Hollow report for cold weather bass fishing tips. (01-25-18)

Sand Hollow Reservoir: Bass activity slows down as the water cools in the winter, but a few nice fish are still picked up every year during the colder months. The keys are to fish deep, at depths of 20 to 30 feet, and to use a slow presentation. Finesse baits like Senkos, drop shot rigs and shaky heads are very conducive to a slow presentation. Slow-rolling spinnerbaits can also be very effective. (01-25-18)

Sevier River in Marysvale Canyon: Water releases from Piute Reservoir have increased to 100 cfs as water is sent down to Yuba Reservoir. This flow is still fishable and should keep surface ice from forming. (01-25-18)

Thousand Lake Mountain: The Solomon Basin lakes are typically accessible from Emery County with four wheel drive vehicles. Call the Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports. (01-25-18)

Tropic Reservoir: Access is more limited because of the recent snow. The reservoir should have safe ice. (01-25-18)

Washington County Community Fisheries: Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked in all ponds and should provide fair to good fishing. (01-25-18)

Wide Hollow Reservoir: The reservoir is mostly ice free. We began introducing black crappie in 2017 in order to establish a new population. If you catch any crappie, please release them so that they can spawn next spring. (01-25-18)

Yankee Meadow Reservoir: Access is limited by snow, but ice fishing could be productive if you can get there. (01-25-18)