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Utah Fishing

All about fishing in the Beehive State

Lake Powell in Utah

The state of Utah offers a unique variety of fishing with options for fishing high altitude lakes for big trout and salmon or desert lakes for big bass, crappie and stripers. Whether you like to fish lakes, ponds, streams or rivers, you can find them in Utah.

The state of Utah offers a wide variety of fishing opportunities. Here, you can fish for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, brook trout, brown trout, lake trout, bluegill, green sunfish, white bass, yellow perch, stripers, northern pike and tiger muskie in local lakes, rivers, ponds and/or streams. Here are some of the larger fishing lakes.

Major Utah Lakes

Utah major lakes and fish chart

Lake & Fish Chart

This chart shows the major fishing waters in Utah, cross referencing these waters with the major types of fishing to be found in each of the lakes or impoundments. For a more complete list of fish species in Utah, see the list below, which also includes state records.

Utah Fishing Lake Sizes & Locations

Bear Lake is a 70,000-acre lake on the northern border of the state, at Garden City, UT.

Deer Creek Reservoir is a 3,000-acre lake in the northeast corner of the state, at Charleston, Utah.

Fish Lake is a 2,500-acre lake in the central part of the state, at Koosharem, UT.

Flaming Gorge Reservoir is a 42,000-acre lake on the northern border part of the state, at Manila, UT.

Jordanelle Reservoir is a 3,300-acre lake in the north-central part of the state, at Park City, UT.

Lake Powell is a 160,000-acre lake on the southern border part of the state, at Big Water, UT.

Otter Creek Reservoir is a 2,500-acre lake in the south-central part of the state, at Antimony, UT.

Pineview Reservoir is a 2,900-acre lake in the northeast part of the state, at Huntsville, UT.

Piute Reservoir is a 2,500-acre lake in the south-central part of the state, at Junction, UT.

Scofield Reservoir is a 2,800-acre lake in the north-central part of the state, at Scofield, UT.

Sevier Bridge Reservoir is a 10,900-acre lake in the central part of the state, at Fayette, UT.

Starvation Lake is a 2,800-acre lake in the northeast part of the state, at Duchesne, UT.

Strawberry Reservoir is a 19,000-acre lake in the north-central part of the state, 20 miles east of Springville, UT.

Utah Lake is a 97,000-acre lake in the north-central part of the state, at Provo, UT.

A Trout Lake In The Mountains of Utah

Fishing Boats

Visit AA-Boats-Boating.com to find information about fishing boats in Utah and other boating information.

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State of UT Fishing Information

Fishing In Utah information is available at the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources website along with details for acquiring a Utah fishing license.

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Fish for big bass in Utah

Excellent largemouth and smallmouth bass fishing opportunities are available to anglers in UT.

Fish Species in Utah

Fishing for bass in Utah

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass

World record: 22 lbs 4 oz

UT State Record: 10 lbs 2 oz

Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth bass

World record: 11 lbs 15 oz

UT State Record: 7 lbs 6 oz

Fishing for catfish in Utah

Channel Catfish

Channel catfish

World record: 58 lbs 0 oz

UT State Record: 32 lbs 8 oz

Fishing for crappie in Utah

Black Crappie

Black crappie

World record: 6 lbs 0 oz

UT State Record: 3 lbs 5 oz

Fishing for walleye in Utah

Walleye

Walleye

World record: 25 lbs 0 oz

UT State Record: 15 lbs 9 oz

Fishing for trout in Utah

Rainbow Trout

Rainbow trout

World record: 42 lbs 2 oz

UT State Record: 26 lbs 2 oz

Cutthroat Trout

Cutthroat trout

World record: 41 lbs 0 oz

UT State Record: 26 lbs 12 oz

Brook Trout

Brook trout

World record: 14 lbs 8 oz

UT State Record: 7 lbs 8 oz

Brown Trout

Brown trout

World record: 40 lbs 4 oz

UT State Record: 33 lbs 10 oz

Lake Trout

Lake trout

World record: 72 lbs 0 oz

UT State Record: 51 lbs 8 oz

Golden Trout

Golden trout

World record: 11 lbs 4 oz

UT State Record: 0 lbs 14 oz

Fishing for panfish in Utah

Bluegill

Bluegill

World record: 4 lbs 12 oz

UT State Record: 2 lbs 7 oz

Green Sunfish

Green sunfish

World record: 2.1 lbs

UT State Record: 0 lbs 15.5 oz

White Bass

White Bass

World record: 6.8 lbs

UT State Record: 4 lbs 1 oz

Yellow Perch

Yellow perch

World record: 4 lbs 3 oz

UT State Record: 2 lbs 11 oz

Fishing for striped bass in Utah

Striped Bass

Striper

Saltwater world record: 81 lbs 14 oz

UT State Record: 48 lbs 11 oz

Fishing for other species in Utah

Northern Pike

Northern pike

World record: 55 lbs 1 oz

UT State Record: 26 lbs 1 oz

Tiger Muskie

Tiger muskie

World record: 51 lbs 2 oz

UT State Record: 33 lbs 9 oz

By clicking on the images and links above, you will be taken to a page offering more information about the selected species.

Fishing information for each state.