- Rating: Good
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One place to catch golden trout is Echo Lake in the Murdock Basin. You'll need a 4-wheel-drive vehicle to reach this lake, and it's a rough, bumpy and slow ride. Try fishing with a size 14 elk-hair caddis. Although there is a four-fish limit for trout, anglers can keep an additional four brook trout in the Uintas. Echo Lake has both brook and golden trout, and anglers are encouraged to take full limits of brook trout.
Anglers report good fishing for the lakes in the Uintas. Seventeen lakes are scheduled to be stocked this week, so this area will be a great place to escape the heat and enjoy some midsummer fishing.
- Location: Duchesne County, in the Uinta Mountains
- Directions: High in the Uinta Mountains along US Hwy 150 about 30 miles east of Kamas and 35 miles south of Evanston, Wyoming
- Type: Fishing
- Size: 2,000 acres
- Elevation: 10,017 feet
- Hours: No restrictions
- Likely catch: Rainbow Trout
- Possible catch: Brook trout
- Regulations: To see what statewide or special regulations apply to this waterbody, please read the current Fishing Guidebook.
- Site amenities: Beautiful scenery, non-motorized boating, nearby campground and primitive camping, hiking, backpacking
- Handicap access: Minimal
- Site description: This high-elevation natural mountain lake is surrounded by tall peaks and conifers, and lies just off the main highway. Close to other lakes along the "Mirror Lake Highway" (US 150), the entire area is heavily used by recreationalists during the brief summer months.