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Best Bets for Fall

  • Strawberry Reservoir offers great action for big cutthroat and rainbow trout. Large Rapalas and Pointer Minnow lures are productive when worked along shorelines. Action will remain very good until snow and ice shut down access.
  • Green River, Provo River, Weber River, other trout streams will fish well for browns and occasional other trout species. Terrestrials will remain good until cold weather really sets in. Streamers, glo bugs, scuds and many other patterns should be good.
  • Lake Powell, Quail Creek, Sand Hollow and Gunlock will offer good action for bass well into November.
  • Deer Creek, Willard Bay, Starvation and other waters will be good for walleye until weather conditions shut down access.
  • Otter Creek, other trout reservoirs will be good as long as they remain accessible.

What's New

Pelican Lake Treatment Postponed

Pelican Lake will not be treated with rotenone until October 2018. Details.

Lake Trout Record Revoked

The huge catch-and-release lake trout recently hauled in at Flaming Gorge, mentioned below, will not stand as a Utah record because the guy's license had expired the day before he caught the fish. Details here.

550 Paracord

Paracord is a must-have in any gear bag or survival kit. My friends at paracordgalaxy.com really do have have the best cord, best selection and best price.

Food For Camping

For camping food, we recommend Mountain House pouches - complete meals freeze-dried and easy to prepare.

Guided Tours

We recommend SouthwestAdventureTours.com for guided Utah National Park Tours.