Utah Lake

Fishing report

  • Rating: Unstable ice
  • Conditions: As the snow melts, the lake levels are increasing and the ice is pulling away from the shoreline. As always, use extreme caution, especially near any open water pockets that may develop in the coming week. Try using pink or white Ratfinkees — or white paddle bugs — and tip them with nightcrawlers or mealworms. The campground is closed, and the entry fee has been lowered for the winter season. If you catch any northern pike of any size in Utah Lake or its tributaries, please bring your fish to the DWR office in Springville (1115 N. Main Street) or the Utah Lake State Park office off of Center Street. The water is rising, and the lake is currently 51 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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