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Utah Trout Fishing

All about fishing for rainbow, cutthroat, brook, brown, golden and lake trout in Utah lakes and streams.

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Trout fishing in Utah

UT Trout Fishing Waters

Utah is home to excellent trout fishing. Plenty of waters and quality trout. Many of the rivers across Utah have one or more types of trout. The major lakes with healthy populations of trout include Bear Lake, Currant Creek Reservoir, Deer Creek Reservoir, Fish Lake, Flaming Gorge Reservoir, Jordanelle Reservoir, Lake Powell, Navajo Lake, Otter Creek Reservoir, Pineview Reservoir, Piute Reservoir, Scofield Reservoir, Sevier Bridge Reservoir, Starvation Lake and Strawberry Reservoir.

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources stocks trout in many waters across the state. Visit their website for details on trout stockings in Utah.

Watch trout fishing videos to see trout anglers in action.

Utah Trout Records

Fishing for rainbow trout

The Utah state record albino trout came out of Joes Valley Reservoir and Boulder Mountain produced the UT state record brook trout. The Flaming Gorge Reservoir produced the state record brown trout, lake trout and Rainbow trout. Strawberry Reservoir gave up the state record cutthroat trout, Atwood Creek was home to the Utah state record golden trout and Boulder Mountain turned out the state record tiger trout.

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

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

Additional trout fishing information

Brown Trout
Brown trout being released.

The 5 primary trouts are the rainbow, brook, brown, cutthroat and lake trout. Browns are considered the most difficult to catch and brookies are the easiest. Pure cold water is key to survival of the trouts.

Trout Conservation

Trout fishing waters and information, by state.


The habits of trout.

Trout are considered some of the most difficult fish to fool. Once you locate Utah waters with a population of trout, the challenge becomes identifying trout flies and lures that will trigger strikes. Visit the trout fishing page to learn more about the habitat each of the trouts prefer.

Fishing boats and boat rentals

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