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Ice Fishing Seminar

Nov 30, 2017, hosted by Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. Ice fishing seminar details.

How to ice fish Strawberry Reservoir Experts Ian Munson and Bryan Loss with Priority One Fishing and Cabela’s will be there to teach and answer your questions. Alan Ward — UDWR Strawberry Res. Manager — will be there too.

Any Safe Ice?

We will provide info on ice fishing waters as they become safe. Extremely high elevation small waters are the first to freeze. If the weather remains relatively dry, anglers may be able to get to Hoop, Bridger and other similar waters on the north slope of the Uintas and they could be frozen by mid- or late-November. Similar waters along Skyline Drive and other high-elevation areas will also freeze early.

Scofield is usually our first major water to freeze and that often happens in late November or early December. Otter Creek follows quickly after. It is usually later December before Strawberry is safe. Fish Lake and the upper portion of Flaming Gorge become solid after Christmas. Bear Lake may or may not freeze, depending on the weather.

Starvation and Red Fleet

Anglers are encouraged to keep walley at Starvation and perch at Red Fleet, to help improve fishing at those reservoirs.

Scofield Reservoir

Tiger muskie, wipers, walleye: new management plan for Scofield Reservoir

Hot Fishing

Striper boils are going strong at Lake Powell. Read our new trip report.

Sheep Creek Kokanee Viewing

DWR sponsors a kokanee salmon viewing event at Sheep Creek, a tributary to Flaming Gorge, on Saturday, Sept 16. Details.

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.

Another Record - A Huge Carp

Flaming Gorge is the place for big fish. A few weeks ago a new Utah record catch-and-release lake trout was caught there (see details here) along with a new Wyoming record catfish (details here). Now the huge carp at right sets a new Wyoming catch and release record. (See a larger version of the graphic.) Utah DWR fish studies suggest there are plenty more big fish in the reservoir, of many different species.

Big Fish!

This from Utah's DWR: On July 3, Sidney Cellan of Soda Springs, Idaho set a new Utah catch-and-release fishing record at Flaming Gorge with this massive 48-inch lake trout. Way to go, Sidney!

Panguitch Lake Fishing Tournament

Tagged fish are being stocked in Panguitch Lake and the tournament will run July 22 - Sept 4. Catch a tagged fish or a big fish to win a prize.

Big Fish!

A new Wyoming state record catfish was caught in Flaming Gorge Reservoir.

Green River High Flows

Flows are going to begin dropping July 5th and will reach a base flow of 2400 July 10th! That info is from Trout Creek Flies Green River guide service.

Panguitch Lake Open After Wildfire

Panguitch Lake, Brian Head and Cedar Breaks are open and have excellent conditions. The huge wildfire that raged nearby is now out and did not directly damage those popular areas.

New Record Wipers From Newcastle

The state wiper record was smashed and then smashed again, with two big fish caught at Newcastle.