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Pelican Lake

Fishing report

  • Rating: Fair
  • Conditions: Depending on their timing, anglers report slow to fair fishing for largemouth bass and bluegill. Those fishing during calm weather had better success than those who challenged the winds or the midday heat. Bluegill are getting more difficult to find — try some of the deeper waters near the middle or west end. Pelican Lake has an overabundance of carp, so please help the fishery by catching as many as you can or taking them using archery equipment.

Details

  • Location: Uintah County
  • Directions: Take State Road 88 South from Highway 40 for about five miles till you see the lake.
  • Type: Blue Ribbon
  • Size: 1,680 acres
  • Elevation: 4,797 feet
  • Hours: 24/7
  • Likely catch: Bluegill, Largemouth Bass
  • Possible catch: Black Bullhead, Channel Catfish, Green Sunfish
  • Regulations: To see what statewide or special regulations apply to this waterbody, please read the current Fishing Guidebook.
  • Site amenities: Boat ramp, primitive campground, restrooms, covered picnic tables
  • Handicap access: There is handicapped angler access on the jetty next to the boat ramp.
  • Site description: Pelican Lake has a nice boat ramp, restrooms and covered picnic tables. There is also a boat dock during the warmer months. There is primitive camping on the south shore and on the DWR Sportsmans Access ground on the north side. There is also a primitive boat ramp on the DWR Sportsmans Access land. The terrain is sage brush, greasewood and cattails with some cottonwood and willow trees. There is a beautiful view of the south slope of the Uinta Mountains. It gets very hot here in summer and the biting flies can be bad at times. Come prepared. Do not get in the water during the summer due to swimmers itch.

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