Fishing Utah  by Brett Prettyman

Fishing Utah Guide Book

by Brett Prettyman (The Globe Pequot Press)
Fishing Utah  by Brett Prettyman
Whether your passion is bass and pike in the desert reservoirs, the trophy trout in the renowned Green River, or the delicate, gemlike trout of the alpine lakes of the High Uintas, you'll find the facts here that will get you on the water and well on your way to catching fish. Completely updated, this edition of Fishing Utah offers detailed descriptions of more than 170 bodies of water around the state. You'll also discover locals' tips on fly fishing and bait fishing, hints on picking the right spot for the time you can spend, and seasonal changes for each fishery.

© 2008 Brett Prettyman/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Fishing Utah" Guide Book
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The creek runs above and below Tibble Fork Reservoir in American Fork Canyon. Just 45 minutes from the Salt Lake Valley and closer to Provo, this creek is a popular destination for anglers looking to ...
Provo, UT - Fishing - Trail Length:
Welcome to Utah, the second-driest state in the nation. Now grab a rod and hit the water, because despite its lack of precipitation, the Beehive State offers an incredible amount of angling opportunit ...
Salt Lake City, UT - Fishing
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It sees an incredible amount of pressure because people from Las Vegas and southern California have marked it as the place to fish in southern Utah. The lake is set in timber at a high elevation. Even ...
Alton, UT - Fishing
Welcome to Utah, the second-driest state in the nation. Now grab a rod and hit the water, because despite its lack of precipitation, the Beehive State offers an incredible amount of angling opportunit ...
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Bear Lake is a natural body of water straddling the Utah-Idaho border in the northeastern corner of the state. As Utah’s second-largest freshwater lake at 20 miles long and 8 miles wide, there is plen ...
Garden City, UT - Fishing - Trail Length:
When the Bear River enters Utah at the Idaho state line, it is a far different water than it was at its start in the Uinta Mountains. By the time it passes near Cornish, the Bear is murky, warm, and s ...
Cornish, UT - Fishing
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This drainage on the northwest extreme of the Uinta Mountains is the range’s largest. Its six major tributary systems include West Fork, Hayden Fork, Main Fork, Stillwater Fork, East Fork, and Mill Cr ...
Salt Lake City, UT - Fishing
This remote medium-size drainage on the north slope is about 10 miles south of Lonetree, Wyoming. The three major drainage systems in the basin are the West Fork, the Middle Fork, and the East Fork. B ...
Salt Lake City, UT - Fishing
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The portion of the stream most anglers fish is in Beaver Canyon east of the town of Beaver. This is a beautiful canyon with an excellent fishery. The headwaters of the Beaver are near Puffer, but the ...
Beaver, UT - Fishing - Trail Length:
Located on the road between Fairview Canyon and Scofield in the Manti–La Sal National Forest, this little body of water is aptly described as a pond. Yet, because of a nice walkway on the south shore, ...
Scofield, UT - Fishing
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Most people only pay attention to Big Cottonwood Creek as they head to Solitude and Brighton ski resorts, or if they’re on a hike in this heavily used Wasatch Front canyon. The creek runs along most o ...
Solitude, UT - Fishing - Trail Length:
Facilities here are primitive. They consist of a cement boat ramp and a toilet. Situated between Altamont and Duchesne in a remote part of the Uintah Basin, the main reason to come here is to fish. Th ...
Altamont, UT - Fishing
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Nestled in Rich County just west of Woodruff, this is just far enough away from the big Wasatch Front population centers to be relatively uncrowded. There are some picnic tables and a pit toilet here ...
Woodruff, UT - Fishing
This isolated drainage on the north slope of the Uintas is located between the Bear River and Smiths Fork drainages. The four major tributaries are the West Fork, Middle Fork, East Fork, and Little Ea ...
Salt Lake City, UT - Fishing
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This pretty little river just outside the town of Hyrum up to the DWR’s Hardware Ranch. Once an artificial-only regulated water, stunted fish forced biologists to open the river to other forms of fish ...
Hyrum, UT - Fishing
Blue Lake traditionally provides excellent fishing for rainbows with bait, spinners, and flies. Some anglers catch brook trout, and lucky ones will land a grayling. Key Species: Rainbow trout, brook t ...
Moab, UT - Fishing
Fishing on Boulder Mountain provides an authentic backcountry experience for those willing to hike. There are some 80 streams and lakes that hold fish. Fishing pressure on Boulder Mountain lakes has i ...
Bicknell, UT - Fishing
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This little pond, near the Flat Canyon Campground between Fairview and Scofield in the Manti–La Sal National Forest, is popular with families. In fact, there are many times during the summer when it h ...
Scofield, UT - Fishing - Trail Length:
There is no boat ramp, but small boats can be launched on the north side. Key Species: Smallmouth bass and rainbow trout. Fishing with lures and spinners from shore is good for the rainbows in spring ...
Randlett, UT - Fishing
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