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Duchesne River   |  Jeremiah Watt

Fishing

Cool streams descend from rugged snowcapped mountains, feeding shimmering lakes or pausing in reservoirs where trout reach trophy proportions. Throughout the year anglers gear up in pursuit of experiences on waters that measure up to their passion. In fact, Utah has more than 1,000 fishable lakes and numerous fishing streams.

Planning Resources

You don’t need to be an expert or have expensive gear to enjoy fishing in Utah, but you do need a fishing license. Visit the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources website for information about purchasing a license.

Fishing with bait is allowed at most Utah fisheries, but there are some special regulations to note in certain locations; make sure to check for special regulations on waters you plan to fish during a trip.

Fishing Reports

The Division of Wildlife Resources also maintains an interactive map showing the latest fishing report for all of Utah's fisheries. The map is filterable or you can zoom out and evaluate rivers, streams, lakes and reservoirs near you or your vacation plans. See the DWR fishing report.

Native Trout Challenges

Catch and release each of the four Utah cutthroat trout subspecies in their native waters. The Utah Cutthroat Slam is a way to have an angling adventure and support our native trout legacy.

Pursue 18 species in 12 states (including three in Utah) as part of the Western Native Trout Challenge, a multi-state program hosted by the Western Native Trout Initiative.

3 Days

Fishing Between The Mighty 5

Anglers overlook Southern Utah as a fishing destination inappropriately assuming red rock country and fish don’t get along. Big mistake.

Adventure, Kid-Friendly, Road Trips, Solitude

Highlights

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