in Utah for Bluegills, Green Sunfish, White Bass, Yellow Perch
and Other UT Panfish.
One or more species of sunfish populate virtually all warm water
streams, ponds and lakes throughout Utah and around the world
for that matter. They can survive in waters that provide their
natural food source of minnows, crustaceans, insects and worms.
Their competitive nature amongst themselves for food, makes them
relatively easy to catch.
Sunfish Lakes In Utah
Panfish seem to be found everywhere. Ponds, creeks, rivers and
small lakes generally have one or more species of panfish. Major
Utah lakes with a significant population of sunfish include Bear
Lake, Deer Creek Reservoir, Fish Lake, Flaming Gorge Reservoir,
Jordanelle Reservoir, Lake Powell, Otter Creek Reservoir, Pineview
Reservoir, Piute Reservoir, Scofield Reservoir, Sevier Bridge Reservoir,
Starvation Lake, Strawberry Reservoir and Utah Lake.
The Utah state record bluegill came out of Mantua Reservoir and
Glassman Pond produced the UT state record green sunfish. The
Utah state record yellow perch was taken out of Sevier Bridge Reservoir.
Panfish are prolific spawners and repopulate the waters as fast
as they are harvested. A common problem with panfish fishing is
that the waters are under-fished causing panfish to overpopulate.
As a result they tend to stay small in size due to lack of food
The list of panfish is comprised of many fishes each called by
a variety of names. The bluegill tops the list and is the most common.
Check for Utah bluegill fishing
articles in the articles section.
Crappie are also considered panfish. For details on crappie visit
World Record: 2.1 lbs.
World Record: 6.8 lbs.
USA Record: 3.75 lbs
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UT Sunfish Fishing - All About Fishing for Bluegill
& Other Panfish in Utah.