Conditions last updated: 04/14/2016
Utah Lake is Utah's largest freshwater lake and is a popular fishing destination. It offers channel catfish, walleye, white bass, black bass and several different species of panfish. Utah Lake State Park provides public east shore access to the 96,600-acre lake for power boating, sailing, canoeing or kayaking, and also provides camping and day-use facilities.
Latest fishing report
Anglers are catching healthy-sized walleye, especially at night, on plastic curly tail jig, crankbaits and smaller swimbaits/shadraps. Continue to use caution when launching your boats out of the Lincoln Beach marina; water levels are still very low. Largemouth are becoming active along the shorelines, and you might try catching a stray crappie near the rocks on rattle traps. Also try throwing a white curly tail grubbed, tipped with nightcrawler. Some active catfish are also feeding, so try fishing the lake bottom. The campground is still closed. Rocky Mountain Bowfishing will be hosting a bowfishing tournament the weekend of April 23–24. Be aware of increased boat use at the marinas and along the lake shoreline. More information about the event is available at Rocky Mountain Bowfishing.
Note: The following tributaries are closed west of I-15 from March 1 through 6 a.m. on the first Saturday of May: American Fork Creek, Bear Creek, Dry Creek, Hobble Creek, Provo River, Spanish Fork River, Spring Creek, and Spring Run Creek. All suckers must be immediately released.
Anyone catching any northern pike of any size in Utah Lake and its tributaries are asked to bring the catch to the DWR office in Springville (1115 N. Main Street) or the Utah Lake State Park office off of Center Street. The lake is rising currently and sitting at 57 percent full. (Updated 04-14-2016)
- Location: Utah County
- Directions: Access from many locations in Utah County. The state park is three miles west of I-15, from exit 268 in Provo. For more information on conditions, call Utah Lake State Park at (801) 375-0731.
- Type: Fishing
- Size: 96,600 acres
- Elevation: 4,500 feet
- Likely catch: Bullhead Catfish, Common Carp, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Walleye, White Bass
- Possible catch:
- Regulations: To see what statewide or special regulations apply to this waterbody, please read the current Fishing Guidebook.
- Site amenities: Restrooms, camping, fishing, picnicking, boating
- Handicap access: Yes
- Site description: Utah Lake is Utah's largest freshwater lake and is a popular fishing destination. It offers channel catfish, walleye, white bass, black bass and several different species of panfish. Utah Lake State Park provides public east shore access to the 96,600-acre lake for power boating, sailing, canoeing or kayaking, and also provides camping and day-use facilities.