Utah Lake

Fishing report

  • Rating: Slow
  • Conditions: The lake is open water, and there is no visible ice. Anglers report catching white bass off the docks. Catfish are becoming more active and are biting on shrimp and chub meat. Crappie are also biting right now. Walleye are already starting to milt, so the spawn is not far off. On Jan. 27, anglers reported catching northern pike in the Hobble Creek tributary, west of I-15. If you catch any northern pike in Utah Lake and the tributaries, no matter the size, please bring the fish to the Division office in Springville (1115 N. Main Street) or the Utah Lake State Park office off of Center Street. The water level is at 65 percent full and the lake is 3.5 feet below full. There are 36 inches of water in the channel.


  • 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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