Best Fishing in Utah

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  • #1 Fishing Around Salt Lake City

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    Salt Lake City, UT

    Although Utah is the second driest state in the Union, there’s a lot of fishing here, much of it world class. Check out tiger muskies at Pineview Reservoir; lakeshore trout fishing at Silver ...
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    Although Utah is the second driest state in the Union, there’s a lot of fishing here, much of it world class. Check out tiger ...

  • #2 Echo Reservoir

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    Coalville, UT

    Echo is one of Utah’s most visible reservoirs, as it lies along the interstate. Water-skiers are more common here than anglers. The fishery is underutilized for the diversity it offers. There ...
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    Echo is one of Utah’s most visible reservoirs, as it lies along the interstate. Water-skiers are more common here than anglers. ...

  • #3 Silver Lake Interpretive Trail

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    Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, UT

    Silver Lake Interpretive Trail is a hiking trail in Salt Lake County, Utah. It is within Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 8,730 feet altitude. Traveling ...
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    Silver Lake Interpretive Trail is a hiking trail in Salt Lake County, Utah. It is within Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. ...

  • #4 Porcupine Reservoir

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    Avon, UT

    Situated in a remote part of Cache County on the East Fork of the Little Bear River, facilities at Porcupine are limited. While it is possible to launch a small boat or canoe, the steep shoreline ...
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    Situated in a remote part of Cache County on the East Fork of the Little Bear River, facilities at Porcupine are limited. ...

  • #5 Locomotive Springs

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    Snowville, UT

    Situated on the north shore of the Great Salt Lake, Locomotive Springs Wildlife Management Area has a handful of freshwater springs. Key Species: Rainbow trout, bluegill, and largemouth bass ...
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    Situated on the north shore of the Great Salt Lake, Locomotive Springs Wildlife Management Area has a handful of freshwater ...

  • #6 Brown’s Draw Reservoir

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    Roosevelt, UT

    There is only foot access around the reservoir. Key Species: Rainbow trout, brown trout, and cutthroat trout. Power Bait, night crawlers, and salmon eggs work from shore for rainbows. A few ...
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    There is only foot access around the reservoir. Key Species: Rainbow trout, brown trout, and cutthroat trout. Power Bait, ...

  • #7 Red Creek Reservoir

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    Fruitland, UT

    Across the highway from the Fruitland store and gas station, you’ll find the reservoir about 7 miles north on an unmarked road. Key Species: Rainbow trout. The action after the reservoir is ...
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    Across the highway from the Fruitland store and gas station, you’ll find the reservoir about 7 miles north on an unmarked ...

  • #8 East Canyon Creek

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    Park City, UT

    East Canyon Creek’s headwaters start near Park City and run north to East Canyon Reservoir. Private property makes most of the creek difficult to access. A dirt road runs from Jeremy Ranch ...
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    East Canyon Creek’s headwaters start near Park City and run north to East Canyon Reservoir. Private property makes most of ...

  • #9 Birch Creek Reservoir

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    Woodruff, UT

    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 ...
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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 ...

  • #10 Boulder Mountain Lakes

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    Bicknell, UT

    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 ...
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    Fishing on Boulder Mountain provides an authentic backcountry experience for those willing to hike. There are some 80 streams ...

  • #11 Vernon Reservoir

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    Tooele, UT

    This is a surprisingly large desert reservoir with only a little shade and few facilities. There is a small, isolated Forest Service campground with vault toilets nearby. But there is no drinking ...
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    This is a surprisingly large desert reservoir with only a little shade and few facilities. There is a small, isolated Forest ...

  • #12 Little Cottonwood Creek

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    Snowbird, UT

    Like its sister canyon to the north, most people only view Little Cottonwood Creek as pleasant scenery on their way to skiing at Snowbird or Alta ski resorts or on a hike in the Wasatch-Cache ...
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    Like its sister canyon to the north, most people only view Little Cottonwood Creek as pleasant scenery on their way to skiing ...

  • #13 Chalk Creek

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    Fillmore, UT

    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 ...
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    Welcome to Utah, the second-driest state in the nation. Now grab a rod and hit the water, because despite its lack of precipitation, ...

  • #14 Redmond Lake

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    Redmond, UT

    Redmond Lake is southwest of the town of Redmond. A small ramp serves this low-elevation reservoir. It is not uncommon to see a dozen or more people fishing for northerns on nice winter days ...
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    Redmond Lake is southwest of the town of Redmond. A small ramp serves this low-elevation reservoir. It is not uncommon to ...

  • #15 Little Dell Reservoir

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    Salt Lake City, UT

    A 15-minute drive from Salt Lake City, this 249-acre reservoir does not see as much pressure as might be expected. Special regulations keep most anglers away. Key Species: Cutthroat trout and ...
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    A 15-minute drive from Salt Lake City, this 249-acre reservoir does not see as much pressure as might be expected. Special ...

  • #16 Mill Creek

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    Salt Lake City, UT

    Its proximity to Salt Lake makes Mill Creek popular among recreationists along the Wasatch Front. However, anglers make up a small percentage of the canyon’s users. The canyon has 12 picnic areas, ...
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    Its proximity to Salt Lake makes Mill Creek popular among recreationists along the Wasatch Front. However, anglers make up ...

  • #17 Recapture Reservoir

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    Blanding, UT

    There are two boat ramps at Recapture: one on the north side and one on the south side. Primitive camping is allowed near the reservoir. Spinnerbaits and weedless plastic worms fished near flooded ...
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    There are two boat ramps at Recapture: one on the north side and one on the south side. Primitive camping is allowed near ...

  • #18 Big Sand Wash Reservoir

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    Altamont, UT

    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 ...
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    Facilities here are primitive. They consist of a cement boat ramp and a toilet. Situated between Altamont and Duchesne in ...

  • #19 Salem Pond

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    Salem, UT

    Nestled in the heart of this small Utah County town south of Provo, the Salem Pond is an urban fishery that sees heavy use by locals. Key Species: Rainbow trout, channel catfish, largemouth bass, ...
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    Nestled in the heart of this small Utah County town south of Provo, the Salem Pond is an urban fishery that sees heavy use ...

  • #20 Matt Warner Reservoir

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    Vernal, UT

    Named after a famous local outlaw, Matt Warner Reservoir is the largest of the three Diamond Mountain reservoirs and usually offers the best fishing. Facilities are limited to a boat ramp and ...
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    Named after a famous local outlaw, Matt Warner Reservoir is the largest of the three Diamond Mountain reservoirs and usually ...