Blue Ribbon Fisheries

Logan River (Third Dam to Idaho border)

This section of the Logan River is a beautiful area. Unregulated by dams, this area maintains a natural flow regime and has good to excellent riparian habitat. This section of the Logan provides opportunites for all anglers to catch naturally-reproducing brown and Bonneville cutthroat trout as well as mountain whitefish. Although this water receives high of angler pressure, special regulations along certain stretches help to ensure that the quality of the fishery is maintained. Primitive camping, developed campgrounds and picnic areas are available throughout the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.

Waterbody type

Moderate coldwater river 15-30 feet wide

Location

This area of the Logan River is located in Cache County between the Third Dam (just 10 miles northeast of Logan, Utah) at its downstream boundary to the Idaho border at its upstream boundary. The UTM coodinates for the upstream extent of this section of river are 450,464.940 mE and 4,649,878.833 mN. The UTM coordinates for the downstream extent of this section are 439,887.505 mE and 4,622,628.835 mN. Decimal degree coordinates for upstream boundary of this section are latitude 41.999366 and longitude -111.598115. Decimal degree coordinates for downstream boundary of this section are latitude 41.753212 and longitude -111.723053.

Regulations

For current regulations, check the Utah Fishing Guidebook.

Bait restrictions

Artificial flies and lures only, from Card Canyon Bridge upstream to the highway bridge at Red Banks Campground, including all tributary streams in between. Upstream from the highway bridge at Red Banks Campground to the Idaho state line, bait is permitted. Use or possession of any bait while fishing on waters designated artificial fly and lure only is unlawful. Manufactured, human-made items that may not be digestible - including items that have been chemically treated with food stuffs, chemical fish attractants or feeding stimulants - may not be used on waters where bait is prohibited. The use or possession of live baitfish and tiger salamanders while fishing is unlawful. Use or possession of corn or hominy while fishing is unlawful. Use of live crayfish for bait is legal only on the water where the crayfish is captured. It is unlawful to transport live crayfish away from the water where they were captured. Use or possession of artificial baits which are commercially imbedded or covered with fish or fish parts while fishing is unlawful. For additional information consult Section R657-13-12 of the Administrative Rules.

Nearest town

Logan, UT

Distance to Logan, UT

10

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Logan River (Third Dam to Idaho border)

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Directions

From Salt Lake City, travel north on I-15 for 56.9 miles. Take exit 362 onto US-91/US-89. Follow US-91/US-89 for 26.8 miles to the junction of US-91 and US/89 in Logan, Utah. From the junction of US 91(Main St.) and US 89 (400 North) in Logan, turn right and travel northeast on US 89 for roughly 10 miles to reach the most downstream access point.

Depth

Depth is variable; ranging from less than one foot in shallow riffles up to 3-4 feet in deeper pools.

Width

Logan River (Third Dam to Idaho state line) ranges in width from 10 to 45 feet.

Length

Logan River (Third Dam to Idaho state line) is 23.5 miles in length.

Elevation

Elevation of this water ranges from 5,000 feet, at the downstream extent, to 7,500 feet at the upstream extent.


Fishing information

Sport Species

Bonneville cutthroat trout
Brook trout
Brown trout
Mountain whitefish
Rainbow trout

Non-Sport Species

Mottled sculpin

Angling Methods

Shore
Wading

Suggested Tackle

Spincast, spinning, baitcast, or fly tackle can be used successfully on this water; providing angling opportunities for the novice and the specialized angler alike. Light weight to medium-light tackle is suitable for all fish you will encounter at Logan River (Third Dam to Idaho state line). Floating line is recommended when fly fishing. For more information on fishing tackle visit the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation Take Me Fishing website.

Suggested Bait

Artificial flies and lures only, from Card Canyon Bridge upstream to the highway bridge at Red Banks Campground, including all tributary streams in between. Upstream from the highway bridge at Red Banks Campground to the Idaho state line, bait is permitted. Grasshoppers, crickets, salmon eggs, night crawlers, waxworms, or mealworms will provide bait anglers with great action. For tips in the use of bait go to the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation Take Me Fishing website.

Suggested Lures

Retrieve small spoons, spinners, or baitfish imitating crankbaits across current for successful lure fishing. Small jigs fished in the deeper pools or beaver ponds can also be met with success. For more information on lures go the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation Take Me Fishing website.

Fly Matrix

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Current Water or Flow Conditions

Check the USGS website for information on current flow levels for this water.

Moon Phase and Fish Conditions

For a glimpse at how moon phase, pressure, and other environmental variables may affect the bite at Logan River (Third Dam to Idaho state line), visit Weather.com.

Seasonal Environmental Conditions

High water, associated with spring run-off, usually occurs through mid-June. The Logan River (Third Dam to Idaho state line) is usually fishable by mid to late June, and continues to be through October.

Fishing License Information

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Details


Fish Preparation

Read more about preparing fish on the Take Me Fishing Web site

AIS Transportation Prevention

Learn more about preventing the spread of invasive species

Catch and Release Information

Learn proper catch and release technique

Biological Report

Logan River report

Consumption Advisories

See current fish consumption advisories

Disease Transport

To learn more on how you can help prevent the spread of whirling disease and other pathogens visit the Protect Your Waters website.

Services Description

Bait, fuel, lodging, restaurants, and grocery stores can all be found in the Logan area.


Access Points

Numerous access points are available at Logan River (Third Dam to Idaho state line). Logan River is a mix of private and public lands. Pay close attention to signs and ask for permission before fishing on private property. We have provided information below on a selection of access points at this water. Although the list is by no means complete, it is designed to provide anglers with information that may help them or their families enjoy the angling experience.

Access pointCamping servicesAmenities for the disabledBoat servicesVisitor servicesOther recreation
Chokecherry Picnic AreaRestroomsRestroomsFire rings
Picnic areasDrinking water
HikingWildlife watching
CyclingMountain biking
OHV or 4WD trails
Franklin Basin Road BridgePrimitive (tent) sitesHikingWildlife watching
CyclingMountain biking
OHV or 4WD trails
Lower Twin BridgeHikingWildlife watching
CyclingMountain biking
OHV or 4WD trails
Red Banks CampgroundRVPrimitive (tent) sites
RestroomsRestroomsFire rings
Picnic areasDrinking water
HikingWildlife watching
CyclingMountain biking
OHV or 4WD trails
Temple ForkRestroomsRestroomsHikingWildlife watching
CyclingMountain biking
OHV or 4WD trails
USU Forestry Field StationPrimitive (tent) sitesHikingWildlife watching
CyclingMountain biking
OHV or 4WD trails
Wood Camp CampgroundRVPrimitive (tent) sites
RestroomsRestroomsFire rings
Picnic areas
HikingWildlife watching
Mountain biking

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