Utah Lake

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

The main body of the lake has thin ice, with open water still accessible at inlets and warm springs. We advise anglers to stay off the ice until it thickens. Please use extreme caution as ice conditions continue to change. Anglers are still catching 10- to 12-inch white bass. Try using glitter/chartreuse, pumpkin, or red/white 1.5-inch curly tail grubs or skirted panfish tube jigs with a 1/16-ounce jig head. Use either a single or double jig rig setup and a slow retrieve. Carp and the occasional catfish can still be caught, but the bite is slow. Try fishing the bottom using a heavy slip rig sinker and a smaller size 6 or 8 hook tipped with nightcrawler, corn, garlic PowerBait or strawberry dough bait. (Last update 01-03-19)


  • 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