Despite Utah being one of the driest states in the nation, (or, perhaps, because of it), we take our fishing seriously. From alpine lakes to crystal-clear streams to lower-elevation reservoirs, Utah's fishing is not only varied, it's fantastic.

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Where to fish

  • Find a place to fish
    Looking for a new fishing spot. Check out locations, ameneities and the latest reports for that water.
  • Subscribe
    Have our regularly updated fishing reports emailed to you.
  • Community fisheries
    The DWR stocks dozens of small, public fishing ponds throughout the state.
  • Stocking reports
    Check when, where and what we've recently stocked.
  • Accessible fishing
    A list of waters that provide fishing access to those with disabilities
  • Stream access
    Here's what anglers need to know before fishing Utah streams



  • Utah Cutthroat Slam
    The Cutthroat Slam provides angling adventures and supports our native trout. For $20, you can register to embark on the challenge.
  • Record catches
    The Utah DWR keeps records of the biggest fish caught in Utah. Who knows? Maybe you'll catch a record fish on your next trip.
  • Blue Ribbon Fisheries
    Learn where to find a trophy-worthy catch or a solitary setting and pristine habitat on some of Utah's best fishing waters.
  • Private fishing ponds
    Things you need to know to stock a private fish pond.
  • Fishing contests
    Information on holding fishing contest in Utah.
  • Fish health advisories
    Fish consumption information from Utah public health officials
  • Angling activities grants
    The DWR will help Utah-based organizations offer hands-on learning activities or events in the state for new anglers.
  • Fisheries Experiment Station
    The Logan station concerns itself with fish health and disease control, fisheries research, training, specialized fish culture and involvement with the DWR aquatic staff.
  • Don't ditch a fish
    Illegal fish introductions damage fisheries, harm native species and endanger fragile ecosystems.
  • Fisheries surveys
    The DWR occasionally conducts surveys to provide you, the public, an additional way to share your thoughts and opinions with us.
  • Tiger muskie release tips
    Learning how to handle and release tiger muskies is just as important as knowing how to catch them.

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