Fishing in Utah
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Fishing at Lost Creek Reservoir

The lake is calling. Let's go fishing!

In Utah, fishing is year-round fun. You'll find rivers and lakes that hold fat, hungry fish, no matter the season. Whether you're just getting started or you're an experienced angler, you'll find that fishing in Utah is varied and fantastic!

Fishing for beginners

Never fished before? No problem! This detailed page will help you figure out where to go, what equipment you need and how to get started.

Find great fishing, rate your trip

With our map-based Fish Utah page, you can search the state's fisheries by name, species, trip rating and more. It's also where you can share details about your own trip! Find close-to-home fishing spots at your nearest community fishing pond.

Know the rules

Before you head out on a fishing trip, be sure to check the fishing rules for your destination. This handy, tackle-box-sized booklet is an essential for any angler.

Woman angler holding a fish
Buy a fishing license

In Utah, everyone under the age of 12 can fish for free! If you're 12 or older, a license is required, easy to obtain and affordable. You can even store it on your phone with our convenient app.

See what's been stocked

This in-depth, sortable page is a hidden gem! It has all the details on when and where fish were stocked across Utah. You can see species, quantities, sizes, waterbodies and much more.

Set a new record

Utahns break fishing records every year. Here's where you can see the existing records and then apply for a record when you reel in the big one!

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Quick links
Wildlife Blog: Views from DWR employees
» Wildlife Blog
Report poachers — 1-800-662-3337
» Report poachers
Wildlife dates
» Important dates
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