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Utah Catfish Fishing

All about fishing for channel catfish in Utah.

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Catfish fishing in Utah

Catfish Waters In UT

Most rivers in Utah have catfish. They may also be found in many small lakes and ponds. The major lakes with catfish include the Colorado River, Flaming Gorge Reservoir, Lake Powell, Pineview Reservoir, Sevier Bridge Reservoir and Utah Lake.

Fishing for catfish in Utah

Channel Catfish

Channel catfish

World record: 58 lbs 0 oz

UT State Record: 32 lbs 8 oz

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Catfish fishing from the bank

The Utah state record channel catfish came out of Utah Lake.

There are many species of catfish and even more ways to catch them. Adults range in size from less than a pound to hundreds of pounds. Catfish are found in all types of water including ponds, streams, lakes and rivers throughout Utah. There are even species which spend a limited amount of time on dry land. Big giant catfish put up a very noble fight once hooked.

Camp out and catch some catfish!

Additional catfishing information resources.

Catfish Conservation Group

U.S. Catfish Anglers Tournaments

Planet Catfish

Most catfish are considered bottom feeders to one extent or another. They will generally eat anything that can get in their mouth. Their strongest sense is smell which they use to locate potential food sources. Capitalizing on this sense is the primary weapon in your search for these creatures. Aggressive catfish have been caught on most types of fast moving bass lures so don't under estimate their ability to catch live bait.

Catfish fishing information for states with catfish.