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Types of Fish in Utah

Arctic Grayling
Black Bullhead
Bluegill
Brook Trout
Brown Trout
Channel Catfish
Crappie
Cutthroat Trout
Golden Trout
Green Sunfish
Lake Trout
Largemouth Bass
Muskie
Northern Pike
Rainbow Trout
Smallmouth Bass
Striped Bass
Tiger Trout
Walleye
White Bass
Whitefish
Yellow Perch

Maybe you plan to visit Utah for its skiing, golfing or hiking. Perhaps fishing is your primary reason. Whatever your rationale, you are unlikely to be disappointed as long as you get some fishing in! Utah is an excellent state for recreational fisherpersons, full of variety and large sized game.

Utah Lake is not only the state’s namesake, but a nationally recognized fishing destination. Catfish, bass, walleye, perch and many others swim within Utah Lake. Trophy sized channel catfish and white bass are particularly impressive and fairly consistent. Striped bass fishing in Utah Lake is the best in the state.

For easily accessible trout fishing East Canyon Reservoir is a great option. This reservoir holds rainbow, splake and even tiger trout. If you want trophy sized rainbow trout in abundance then you must head to Starvation Reservoir. The best choice for tiger trout is Scofield Reservoir, site of Utah’s state record in tiger trout. Scofield is excellent in the winter as well, offering prime ice fishing.

Ice fishing is popular with the state’s cold winters, and many people travel to Utah for that very reason. For updated ice fishing reports try Utah’s online Division of Wildlife Resources website, but do not consider it a substitute for testing the ice when you arrive. Strawberry Reservoir is good for winter rainbow trout and some cutthroat trout. Otter Creek Reservoir is excellent for ice fishing as well.

Mountain whitefish are a relative of the trout that provide good fly fishing. Seek them out in Weber River or Logan River. Another premier fly fishing river is the Provo River, where the water is just deep enough to wade at the edge or get into a small boat or kayak.

Bass are well distributed throughout the state of Utah. Given the population of striped and white bass it is no surprise that Utah also has hybrid wipers. Wipers can be caught in most waterways that hold its parent species, such as Willard Bay Reservoir. Pineview Reservoir has smallmouth and largemouth bass. The state record largemouth and striped bass both came from Lake Powell.

Lake Powell is an all around good choice. Its waters team with bass, walleye, northern pike and crappie. There are also lodges, trailer sites, campgrounds, marinas and more! Perfect for a family fishing weekend or a couples’ fishing retreat.

Likewise, another spot for variety is Deer Creek Reservoir. At this active waterbody you can find perch, walleye and many kinds of trout and bass. Smallmouth bass fishing is especially good there.

Muskellunge are popular in Utah, especially the tiger variety. The best choice for muskellunge fishing is the Joes Valley Reservoir. You can also find trophy sized splake trout there. Pineview Reservoir is another prime fishing hole to try, and not many years back it produced a thirty-three pound tiger muskellunge that topped state records!

Utah fishing licenses are available for purchase online and at licensing agents. Anyone over twelve ears old needs a license, which comes in annual, week long, and one day options (single day extensions available). Residential youth and senior licenses are cheaper. Utah also has a free fishing day every year, so get casting!
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Acord Lakes


Acord Lakes is located just 11 miles from Emery, in Utah. Other near by cities where anglers can stop to get some food or get some bait near Acord Lakes include Mayfield, Salina and Ferron. If Acord Lakes doesn't satisfy, there are also multiple rivers, creeks, and streams near by. Some of these are Skutumpah Creek, Beaver Creek, West Fork Beaver Creek, East Fork Beaver Creek, Meadow Creek, Niotche Creek, Yogo Creek, East Fork Quitchupah Creek, South Fork North Fork Quitchupah Creek and Dry Fork.
Closest Cities : Emery 11miles, Mayfield 19miles, Salina 21miles, Ferron 22miles, Redmond 22miles


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Adax Lake


Adax Lake is located just 13 miles from Oakley, in Utah. Other near by cities where anglers can stop to get some food or get some bait near Adax Lake include Kamas, Francis and Hideout. If Adax Lake doesn't satisfy, there are also multiple rivers, creeks, and streams near by. Some of these are Erickson Creek, Gardners Fork, Middle Fork Weber River, Dry Fork, Red Pine Creek, Moffit Creek, Bear Trap Creek, Slader Creek, Commissary Fork and Red Creek.
Closest Cities : Oakley 13miles, Kamas 14miles, Francis 15miles, Hideout 21miles, Coalville 23miles


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Alexander Lake


Alexander Lake, just 5 miles from Hinckley, Utah, is a great place for anglers to land that monster fish. Other near by cities where anglers can stop to get some food or get some bait near Alexander Lake include Delta, Oak City and Lynndyl. If Alexander Lake doesn't satisfy, there are also multiple rivers, creeks, and streams near by. Some of these are Old River Bed, Beaver River, Old Channel Sevier River, Old Channel Sevier River, Swan Creek, Whisky Creek, Eightmile Creek, Duggins Creek, Oak Creek and Chalk Creek.
Closest Cities : Hinckley 5miles, Delta 11miles, Oak City 23miles, Lynndyl 24miles, Holden 29miles


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Alexander Lake


Alexander Lake is located just 15 miles from Francis, in Utah. Other near by cities where anglers can stop to get some food or get some bait near Alexander Lake include Kamas, Oakley and Independence. If Alexander Lake doesn't satisfy, there are also multiple rivers, creeks, and streams near by. Some of these are Cobble Creek, Soapstone Creek, Lost Creek, Little Deer Creek, Rock Creek, Beaver Creek, Shale Creek, Boulder Creek, Iron Mine Creek and North Fork Provo River.
Closest Cities : Francis 15miles, Kamas 15miles, Oakley 17miles, Independence 21miles, Hideout 22miles


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Alkali Lake


Alkali Lake, just 7 miles from Bicknell, Utah, is a great place for anglers to land that monster fish. Other near by cities where anglers can stop to get some food or get some bait near Alkali Lake include Torrey, Lyman and Loa. If Alkali Lake doesn't satisfy, there are also multiple rivers, creeks, and streams near by. Some of these are Station Creek, Miller Creek, Pine Creek, Government Creek, Birch Creek, Birch Creek, Boulder Creek, Shingle Mill Creek, Cottonwood Creek and Donkey Creek.
Closest Cities : Bicknell 7miles, Torrey 9miles, Lyman 11miles, Loa 12miles, Boulder 22miles


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