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What makes a Blue Ribbon fishery?

Whether you're seeking a memorable—and trophy-worthy—catch, pursuing a unique species, or you appreciate a solitary setting and pristine habitat, you should visit Utah's Blue Ribbon fisheries.

Blue Ribbon fisheries are waters that provide highly-satisfying fishing and outdoor experiences for diverse groups of anglers and enthusiasts.

Blue Ribbon status indicates that a water has been reviewed by Utah Division of Wildlife Resources biologists and the Advisory Council and has:

  1. Fishing quality
  2. A quality outdoor experience
  3. Quality fish habitat
  4. Economic benefits

Download the list of ranking criteria.

To plan a trip to a Blue Ribbon water, visit our access information page. You can search for the fishery that will provide you with the most satisfying fishing experience.

Blue Ribbon Fisheries Advisory Council

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