Utah Lake

Fishing report

  • Rating: Slow
  • Conditions: WARNING: The water is dangerously shallow in many areas of Utah Lake. Use extreme caution. There is a great possibility if you get your boat stuck, you can be rescued but your vessel may stay put. Utah Lake State Park does not have a vessel that can tow you in. It will become your responsibility to retrieve your boat by other means.

    Walleye fishing has been good near sunset and after dark. Try letting your jigs or lure sink near the bottom and then start reeling in slowly. Make sure your hook is tipped with bait. Colder temperatures have fish seeking cover in deeper water. Rattletraps and tube jigs tipped with bait are working well for white bass, especially off of the docks. Water depths at the Lincoln Beach launch are also dangerously low. Launch your boats with extreme caution. Anglers are catching fish (walleye, white bass, channel catfish, and bullhead) near Bird Island in five to six feet of water. You may want to try using a float tube to reach water depths that are fishable.

    Northern pike have been seen and caught in the Hobble Creek tributary, west of I-15. If you catch any northern pike of any size in Utah Lake or its tributaries, please bring it to the DWR office in Springville (1115 N. Main Street) or the Utah Lake State Park office off of Center Street. The lake is currently 43 percent full.


  • 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
  • Hours:
  • 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.

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