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Download the 2018 Utah Fishing Guidebook

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The 2018 Utah Fishing Guidebook summarizes the laws and rules that govern fishing in Utah. The guidebook is designed to be a convenient quick-reference document for fishing regulations. You can use the references in the guidebook to search for the detailed statute or rule that underpins the guidebook summary.

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Emergency changes

East Fork Boulder Creek, Garkane Upper Impoundment also known as Kings Pasture Pond (Garfield County): The daily bag and possession limit for brook trout has been removed. East Fork Boulder Creek has been identified as a site for reintroducing Colorado River cutthroat trout. To assist in the removal of nonnative brook trout anglers are encouraged to harvest all brook trout caught. These changes are effective immediately and will remain in effect until January 1, 2019. All other rules established in the 2018 Utah Fishing Guidebook remain in effect.

Millsite Reservoir (Uintah County): Increase the daily bag and possession limit to sixteen (16) fish. This change is effective March 15, 2018 and will remain in effect until March 15, 2019. Millsite Reservoir is being drawn down to do work on the dam to meet new safety standards. Low water in the reservoir will result in the loss of fish. Limits are being temporarily liberalized to allow anglers to harvest fish that would otherwise be lost. It is anticipated that enough work will be completed during the next year allowing for a partial filling of the reservoir and restocking of fish in spring 2019.

Piute Reservoir (Piute County): The daily bag and possession limit has been raised to 8 trout. Piute Reservoir will be drained this fall for irrigation needs. Low water levels will result in the loss of trout. These changes are effective immediately and will remain in effect until January 1, 2019. All other rules established in the 2018 Utah Fishing Guidebook remain in effect.

Steinaker Reservoir (Uintah County): No daily bag limit for any species:

This change is effective January 1, 2018 and will remain in effect until December 31, 2018. The Bureau of Reclamation will be drawing down Steinaker Reservoir in 2018 in preparation for dam repair work. The drawdown will take the reservoir past dead pool and a complete fish kill is expected. It will be restocked with bluegill, rainbow trout, and brown trout upon refilling and largemouth bass the year after refilling begins. All other rules established in the 2018 Utah Fishing Guidebook remain in effect.