Utah Lake

Fishing report

  • Rating: Good
  • Conditions: Anglers are catching good numbers of catfish, especially near Lincoln Beach. The white bass are very active off the Lincoln Beach launch area and at the Lindon harbor launch. Spring runoff is causing the lake to appear muddy, and water levels are very low. Please use caution when launching your boats. You may try using carp or white bass meat tipped on your hooks. Carp have begun to spawn and can be spotted in pods around the lakeshore. Water temperatures are hovering right around or below 60°F midday. Mosquitoes have started to appear, so bring some bug repellent when you visit the lake. The Utah Lake Commission will host the annual Utah Lake Festival on Free Fishing Day, June 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission to this event is free. Northern pike have been seen and caught in the Hobble Creek tributary, west of I-15. If you catch any northern pike of any size in Utah Lake or its tributaries, please bring it to the DWR office in Springville (1115 N. Main Street) or the Utah Lake State Park office off of Center Street. The lake is currently 65 percent full.


  • Location: Utah County
  • Directions: Access from many locations in Utah County. The state park is three miles west of I-15, from exit 268 in Provo. For more information on conditions, call Utah Lake State Park at (801) 375-0731.
  • Type: Fishing
  • Size: 96,600 acres
  • Elevation: 4,500 feet
  • Hours:
  • Likely catch: Bullhead Catfish, Common Carp, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Walleye, White Bass
  • Possible catch:
  • Regulations: To see what statewide or special regulations apply to this waterbody, please read the current Fishing Guidebook.
  • Site amenities: Restrooms, camping, fishing, picnicking, boating
  • Handicap access: Yes
  • Site description: Utah Lake is Utah's largest freshwater lake and is a popular fishing destination. It offers channel catfish, walleye, white bass, black bass and several different species of panfish. Utah Lake State Park provides public east shore access to the 96,600-acre lake for power boating, sailing, canoeing or kayaking, and also provides camping and day-use facilities.

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