- Rating: Hot
- Conditions: For updates on fishing and launching conditions, call the recorded Bear Lake hotline at 435-946-8501. Remember, in order to keep a cutthroat trout from Bear Lake it must have a healed fin clip (usually the adipose fin). If you catch a cutthroat with all of it's fins intact — even if it's tagged — you must release it. In order to maintain the fishery, consider releasing large lake trout. In Bear Lake, lake trout can easily live more than 35 years.
- Location: Northern Utah
- Directions: From Logan, drive 38 miles east on Highway 89
- Type: State park
- Size: 70,000 acres
- Elevation: 5,924 feet
- Hours: No restrictions
- Likely catch: Cutthroat Trout, Lake Trout
- Possible catch: Bonneville Cisco
- Regulations: To see what statewide or special regulations apply to this waterbody, please read the current Fishing Guidebook.
- Site amenities: Open to fishing for all ages
- Handicap access: This lake has handicap access in certain areas.
- Site description: Bear Lake provides a cold-water sport fishery mainly for cutthroat and lake trout. A Utah or Idaho fishing license is valid on the entire lake.
Bear Lake is located in a beautiful mountain setting and the blue color is produced by suspended carbonates in the water that reflect blue light.
Bear Lake and its tributaries have a number of special regulations. Please see the Fishing Guidebook for more information.