1. Colorado River
Fish on the Colorado near Moab, where you'll find plenty of catfish, along with bass and sunfish.
2. Deer Creek Reservoir
Walleye and bass are the order of the day at Deer Creek. The reservoir may contain quagga mussels, so your boat must be decontaminated before leaving.
3. Fish Lake
The name says it all; you'll find large lake trout, yellow perch, rainbow trout and splake here.
4. Flaming Gorge
If lake trout is what you’re looking for, Flaming Gorge is your spot. Anglers often pull 30-pound fish from the depths here every year...and the record lake trout was 51.8 pounds!
5. Jordanelle Reservoir
Jordanelle Reservoir is about 10 miles north of Heber. Fish for yellow perch, rainbow trout, small and largemouth bass and brown trout.
6. Logan River
Definitely one of the best trout streams in the state! You'll find some fairly hefty brown trout here, especially in the lower portions of the river. Fish Logan River later in the summer - snowmelt runoff makes it impossible to fish in May and most of June.
7. Panguitch Lake
You'll find lots of hungry fish at Panguitch Lake, including tiger, rainbow and cutthroat trout. Many are "in the slot," meaning that they're a size range that requires catch-and-release.
8. Pineview Reservoir
Pineview Reservoir is nestled in the beautiful Ogden Valley. Fish from a boat, float or from the shoreline. You'll find a large variety of fish species here.
9. Provo River
Fly fishers love the Provo River. Most sections of the river have a fairly small catch limit, and only allow artificial flies and lures - check the current proclamation. Species found in the river include brown, cutthroat and rainbow trout; mountain whitefish; white bass and walleye.
10. Quail Creek Reservoir
Camp overnight at this state park, which is located near Hurricane. Fish for largemouth bass, rainbow trout and crappie.
11. Rockport Reservoir
Fishing at Rockport can be slow during cold weather, but picks up a lot as the temperatures climb. You'll find rainbow, brown and tiger trout, yellow perch and smallmouth bass.
12. Scofield Reservoir
Fish Scofield Reservoir from the shore or a boat, where you might catch rainbow, cutthroat and tiger trout.
13. Starvation Reservoir
Starvation Reservoir is a great playground for anglers. It offers several campsites, showers and a fish cleaning station, along with a boat ramp and two docks.
14. Strawberry Reservoir
This reservoir is home to some BIG fish - some of the largest rainbow and cutthroat trout in the state are caught here. The record cutthroat trout, weighing in at a whopping 27 pounds was caught in 1930.
15. Uinta Mountain Lakes
Fish the lakes of the high Uinta mountains. Many are regularly stocked - check the fishing reports for the area that are issued by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.
16. Willard Bay
Willard Bay is popular for water sports, but it can also make for some great fishing. The lake includes many species including catfish, crappie, bluegill and bass.