Utah Guide

Guide created on 2017-11-06


State Exceptions

Burbot

Possession Limit:
No limit
Bag Limit:
No limit
Special:
Anglers must not release any burbot they catch. All burbot caught must be immediately killed.

White bass

Possession Limit:
No limit
Bag Limit:
No limit

Bonneville cisco

Possession Limit:
30
Bag Limit:
30

Channel catfish

Possession Limit:
8
Bag Limit:
8

Possession Limit:
2
Bag Limit:
2
Special:
Community fisheries (The limit includes fish of any species, but anglers are encouraged to release all largemouth bass.

Bullhead

Possession Limit:
24
Bag Limit:
24

Tiger muskellunge

Size:
1 over 40 inches

Crappie

Possession Limit:
50
Bag Limit:
50

Salmon

Bag Limit:
4
Special:
Trout, including salmon, grayling and hybrids, except no more than two can be lake trout/mackinaw. Also, you can take extra brook trout at some waters in the state.

Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
From Porcupine Dam downstream to the Avon- Paradise road (SR-165), second stream crossing below reservoir.Limit 2 trout and salmon a combined total

Walleye

Bag Limit:
10
Size:
1 over 24 inches

Whitefish

Possession Limit:
10
Bag Limit:
10

Grayling

Bag Limit:
4
Special:
Trout, including salmon, grayling and hybrids, except no more than two can be lake trout/mackinaw. Also, you can take extra brook trout at some waters in the state.

Kokanee salmon

Possession Limit:
4
Bag Limit:
4
Special:
Anglers may not possess kokanee salmon from Sept. 10 through Nov. 30.

Brook trout

Bag Limit:
16
Possession Limit:
16

Tiger trout

Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2

Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2

Cutthroat trout

Special:
Cutthroat trout or trout with cutthroat markings with all fins intact must be immediately released. Only cutthroat trout that have had one or more healed fins clipped may be kept.

Possession Limit:
Catch and Release
Method:
All cutthroat trout must be immediately released.
Special:
Tributary to La Sal Creek

Special:
CLOSED to the possession of cutthroat trout or trout with cutthroat markings.

Special:
CLOSED to the possession of cutthroat trout or trout with cutthroat markings

Special:
CLOSED to the possession of cutthroat trout or trout with cutthroat markings.Boulder Mountain—the lake and outflow from the dam downstream one-quarter mile.

Bluegill

Bag Limit:
50
Special:
Bluegill and green sunfish a combined total

Cisco

Method:
Dip net Allowed
Special:
Net opening may not exceed 18 inches in any dimension. When dipnetting through the ice, the size of the hole is unrestricted. • When ice fishing for fish other than cisco, the size of the hole may not exceed 18 inches.

Crayfish

Possession Limit:
No limit
Bag Limit:
No limit

Wiper

Possession Limit:
6
Bag Limit:
6

Green sunfish

Bag Limit:
50
Special:
Bluegill and green sunfish a combined total

Trout

Bag Limit:
8
Possession Limit:
8

Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
From Steinaker (Thornburg) diversion upstream to the water treatment plant near the mouth of Ashley Gorge.

Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2

Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2

Bag Limit:
4
Special:
Trout, including salmon, grayling and hybrids, except no more than two can be lake trout/mackinaw. Also, you can take extra brook trout at some waters in the state.

Special:
Tributary to La Sal Creek.CLOSED to the possession of cutthroat trout or trout with cutthroat markings.

Bag Limit:
8
Possession Limit:
8

Bag Limit:
1
Possession Limit:
1
Size:
over 22 inches

Special:
All trout 22 inches or smaller must be immediately released.
Size:
22 inches

Bag Limit:
8
Possession Limit:
8

Bag Limit:
4
Possession Limit:
4
Special:
From the confluence with West Fork Boulder Creek upstream to the headwaters.

Bag Limit:
8
Possession Limit:
8
Special:
From the confluence with West Fork Boulder Creek upstream to the headwaters.total limit of no more than 8 trout if at least 4 are brook trout

Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
From Porcupine Dam downstream to the Avon- Paradise road (SR-165), second stream crossing below reservoir.Limit 2 trout and salmon a combined total

Brook trout

Bag Limit:
4
Possession Limit:
4
Species:
Trout
Special:
From the confluence with West Fork Boulder Creek upstream to the headwaters.total limit of no more than 8 trout if at least 4 are brook trout

Smallmouth bass

Species:
Bass
Possession Limit:
6
Bag Limit:
6

Species:
Bass
Special:
Closed to the use of underwater spearfishing to take largemouth and smallmouth bass from April 1 through the fourth Saturday of June.

Hybrids

Species:
Trout
Bag Limit:
4
Special:
Trout, including salmon, grayling and hybrids, except no more than two can be lake trout/mackinaw. Also, you can take extra brook trout at some waters in the state.

Largemouth bass

Species:
Bass
Possession Limit:
6
Bag Limit:
6

Species:
Bass
Special:
Closed to the use of underwater spearfishing to take largemouth and smallmouth bass from April 1 through the fourth Saturday of June.

Brown trout

Bag Limit:
4
Possession Limit:
4
Species:
Trout
Special:
total limit of no more than 8 trout if at least 4 are brown trout.From the first highway bridge at the mouth of the canyon of State Road 101 Blacksmith Fork Canyon Road to the headwaters.

Artificial flies and lures only


Special:
Tributary to La Sal Creek

Multipoint hook prohibited

Special:
Multipoint hook with a weight permanently or rigidly attached directly to the shank — or a weight suspended below a multipoint hook — unless the hook is on an unweighted dropper line that is at least three inches long.

Closed

When Hour:
6 a.m.
Special:
Big Spring Creek from Lamborn Diversion (approximately 500 yards below SR-30) downstream to Bear Lake and that area extending from the mouth out into the lake 1,000 feet, or as buoyed.

When Hour:
6 a.m.
Special:
Swan Creek from the headwater spring downstream to Bear Lake and that area extending from the mouth out into the lake 1,000 feet, or as buoyed.

When Hour:
6 a.m.
Special:
From Minersville Reservoir upstream to the bridge at Greenville.

Catch and release only and artificial flies and lures only

When Hour:
6 a.m.
Special:
Big Spring Creek from Lamborn Diversion (approximately 500 yards below SR-30) downstream to Bear Lake and that area extending from the mouth out into the lake 1,000 feet, or as buoyed.

Special:
Big Spring Creek from Lamborn Diversion (approximately 500 yards below SR-30) downstream to Bear Lake and that area extending from the mouth out into the lake 1,000 feet, or as buoyed.

When Hour:
6 a.m.
Special:
Swan Creek from the headwater spring downstream to Bear Lake and that area extending from the mouth out into the lake 1,000 feet, or as buoyed.

Special:
Swan Creek from the headwater spring downstream to Bear Lake and that area extending from the mouth out into the lake 1,000 feet, or as buoyed.

Artificial flies and lures only.

Special:
From Steinaker (Thornburg) diversion upstream to the water treatment plant near the mouth of Ashley Gorge.




Special:
Boulder Mountain—the lake and outflow from the dam downstream one-quarter mile.

Special:
From Porcupine Dam downstream to the Avon- Paradise road (SR-165), second stream crossing below reservoir.

Fishing from a boat with a motor is unlawful.


Required

Special:
Any angler who possesses a valid Utah or Idaho fishing or combination license may fish within both the Utah and Idaho boundaries of Bear Lake. An angler may fish with up to two poles on all areas of the Utah portion of Bear Lake that are open to fishing. Anglers must comply with Idaho regulations if they want to use more than one pole when fishing on the Idaho portion of Bear Lake.

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
Only open during park hours
Special:
Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all largemouth bass.

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
Only open during park hours
Special:
Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all largemouth bass.

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
Only open during park hours
Special:
Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all largemouth bass.

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
Only open during park hours
Special:
Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all largemouth bass.

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
Only open during park hours
Special:
Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all largemouth bass.

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
Only open during park hours
Special:
Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all largemouth bass.

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
Only open during park hours
Special:
Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all largemouth bass.

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
Only open during park hours
Special:
Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all largemouth bass.

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
Only open during park hours
Special:
Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all largemouth bass.

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
Only open during park hours
Special:
Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all largemouth bass.

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
Only open during park hours
Special:
Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all largemouth bass.

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
Only open during park hours
Special:
Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all largemouth bass.

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
Only open during park hours
Special:
Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all largemouth bass.

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
Only open during park hours
Special:
Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all largemouth bass.

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
Only open during park hours
Special:
Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all largemouth bass.

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
Only open during park hours
Special:
Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all largemouth bass.

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
Only open during park hours
Special:
Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all largemouth bass.

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
Only open during park hours
Special:
Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all largemouth bass.

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
Only open during park hours
Special:
Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all largemouth bass.

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
Only open during park hours
Special:
Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all largemouth bass.

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
Only open during park hours
Special:
Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all largemouth bass.

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
Only open during park hours
Special:
Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all largemouth bass.

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
Only open during park hours
Special:
Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all largemouth bass.

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
Only open during park hours
Special:
Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all largemouth bass.

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
Only open during park hours
Special:
Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all largemouth bass.

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
Only open during park hours
Special:
Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all largemouth bass.

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
Only open during park hours
Special:
Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all largemouth bass.

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
Only open during park hours
Special:
Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all largemouth bass.

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
Only open during park hours
Special:
Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all largemouth bass.

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
Only open during park hours
Special:
Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all largemouth bass.

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
Only open during park hours
Special:
Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all largemouth bass.

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
Only open during park hours
Special:
Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all largemouth bass. Closed December 1st until 6 a.m. on the last Saturday of February

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
Only open during park hours
Special:
Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all largemouth bass.

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
Only open during park hours
Special:
Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all largemouth bass.

Dates:
Open During Date Range
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
Only open during park hours
Special:
Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all largemouth bass. Closed December 1st until 6 a.m. on the last Saturday of February

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
Only open during park hours
Special:
Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all largemouth bass.

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
Only open during park hours
Special:
Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all largemouth bass.

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
Only open during park hours
Special:
Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all largemouth bass. Also known as Grandpa's Pond

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
Only open during park hours
Special:
Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all largemouth bass.

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
Only open during park hours
Special:
Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all largemouth bass.

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
Only open during park hours
Special:
Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all largemouth bass.

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
Only open during park hours
Special:
Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all largemouth bass. Upper and lower ponds included.

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
Only open during park hours
Special:
Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all largemouth bass.

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
Only open during park hours
Special:
Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all largemouth bass.

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
Only open during park hours
Special:
Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all largemouth bass. Also known as 21st Street Pond.

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
Only open during park hours
Special:
Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all largemouth bass.

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
Only open during park hours
Special:
Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all largemouth bass.

Closed

When Hour:
6 a.m.
Special:
Right and left forks of the South Fork Ogden River, from Causey Reservoir upstream to the headwaters.

Special:
Uinta Mountains—all streams in the Brown Duck Basin and the outlet of Clemments Reservoir downstream to the Lake Fork Creek confluence.

When Hour:
6 a.m.

When Hour:
6 a.m.

Fresh water fishing

Special:
Fishing from a boat with a motor is unlawful.

Special:
Anglers may keep foul-hooked Bonneville cisco that are taken through normal, legal fishing activities

When Hour:
6 a.m.
Special:
CLOSED

When Hour:
6 a.m.
Special:
CLOSED

When Hour:
6 a.m.
Special:
Closed From Minersville Reservoir upstream to the bridge at Greenville.

When Hour:
6 a.m.
Special:
CLOSED Jan. 1 through 6 a.m. on the second Saturday of July.

Special:
This area is along the Fremont River. • Open to fishing, except where posted CLOSED.

Special:
From the first highway bridge at the mouth of the canyon of State Road 101 Blacksmith Fork Canyon Road to the headwaters
Size:
Only one fish may be over 15 inches.

Special:
See specific water restrictions for individual waters. Statewide regulations apply to those waters not specifically identified.

Special:
Fishing from a boat with a motor is unlawful, except at Wide Hollow Reservoir, Pine Lake and Lower Bowns Reservoir.

Special:
Fishing from a boat with a motor is unlawful, except at Wide Hollow Reservoir, Pine Lake and Lower Bowns Reservoir.

Special:
See specific water restrictions for individual waters. Statewide regulations apply to those waters not specifically identified.

Special:
Fishing from a boat or a float tube is unlawful

When Hour:
6 a.m.
Special:
CLOSED Jan. 1 through 6 a.m. on the second Saturday of July.

When Hour:
6 a.m.
Special:
CLOSED Aug. 15 through 6 a.m. on the last Saturday of September.From Porcupine Reservoir upstream to the headwaters.

When Hour:
6 a.m.
Special:
CLOSED Jan. 1 through 6 a.m. on the second Saturday of July.Boulder Mountain—the lake and outflow from the dam downstream one-quarter mile.

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
Only open during park hours
Special:
Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all largemouth bass.

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
Only open during park hours
Special:
Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all largemouth bass.

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
Only open during park hours
Special:
Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all largemouth bass.

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
Only open during park hours
Special:
Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all largemouth bass.

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
Only open during park hours
Special:
Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all largemouth bass.

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
Only open during park hours
Special:
Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all largemouth bass.

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
2
When Hour:
Only open during park hours
Special:
Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all largemouth bass.

Activities Available

Fresh Water Fishing

Methods Available

Artificial Flies And Lures Only
All Cutthroat Trout Must Be Immediately Released.
Dip Net Allowed
Multipoint Hook Prohibited
Closed
Catch And Release Only And Artificial Flies And Lures Only
Artificial Flies And Lures Only.
Fishing From A Boat With A Motor Is Unlawful.

State-wide Species Available

Bass
Bluegill
Bonneville Cisco
Brook Trout
Bullhead
Burbot
Channel Catfish
Cisco
Crappie
Crayfish
Cutthroat Trout
Grayling
Green Sunfish
Kokanee Salmon
Salmon
Tiger Muskellunge
Tiger Trout
Trout
Walleye
White Bass
Whitefish
Wiper

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