Fishing in Utah

From high-mountain streams to big reservoirs to community ponds, Utah has many great places to fish. And you'll find variety when you toss out a line. There are native cutthroats, walleye, tiger muskie, bass and more. Below are a few resources to get you started.

Fishing guidebook

Our Utah Fishing Guidebook contains rules, regulations, dates, limits and other essential information. If you plan to fish in Utah, you should read the guidebook.

Buy a fishing license

You can purchase a Utah fishing license online, at a retail store or by visiting the nearest DWR office. Anyone 12 years old or older must have a license to fish in Utah.

Where to fish

Utah has hundreds of fishable waters, and they're not that far away. Check on fishing conditions, read reports or subscribe to our weekly e-mailed fishing report.

Community fishing

Many fishing ponds are located in Utah's cities and towns. These are great places to take your kids fishing. Find out if there's a community fishery near you.

Utah Cutthroat Slam

Can you catch and release each of the four Utah cutthroat trout subspecies in their native waters? For just $20, you can embark on the challenge and support Utah's native trout.

Record catches

The Utah DWR keeps records of the biggest fish caught in Utah. Who knows? Maybe you'll catch a record fish on your next trip.

Blue Ribbon fisheries

Some of Utah's best fishing waters. Learn where to find a trophy-worthy catch or a solitary setting and pristine habitat.

Angling Activities Grants

The DWR will help Utah-based organizations offer hands-on learning activities or events in the state for new anglers.

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