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All about fishing for rainbow, cutthroat, brook, brown, golden and lake trout in local lakes and streams.

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Trout Waters

Utah is home to excellent trout fishing. Plenty of waters and quality trout. Many of the rivers across Utah have one or more types of trout. Ice fishing for trout is popular in the state. The major lakes with healthy populations of trout include Bear Lake, Currant Creek Reservoir, Deer Creek Reservoir, Fish Lake, Flaming Gorge Reservoir, Jordanelle Reservoir, Lake Powell, Navajo Lake, Otter Creek Reservoir, Pineview Reservoir, Piute Reservoir, Scofield Reservoir, Sevier Bridge Reservoir, Starvation Lake and Strawberry Reservoir.

Trout Species In The State

Rainbow Trout

Rainbow trout

World record: 42 lbs 2 oz

State Record: 26 lbs 2 oz

Cutthroat Trout

Cutthroat trout

World record: 41 lbs 0 oz

State Record: 26 lbs 12 oz

Brook Trout

Brook trout

World record: 14 lbs 8 oz

State Record: 7 lbs 8 oz

Brown Trout

Brown trout

World record: 40 lbs 4 oz

State Record: 33 lbs 10 oz

Lake Trout

Lake trout

World record: 72 lbs 0 oz

State Record: 53 lbs 15 oz

Golden Trout

Golden trout

World record: 11 lbs 4 oz

State Record: 1 lbs 2.88 oz

Click the images and links above for species details.

Select the best trout lures and baits

Trout spinners, crankbaits and jerkbaits work well for shallow, reasonably active fish. Salmon eggs, worms and prepared baits will work at virtually all depths.

Utah State Record Trout

The state record rainbow trout came from Flaming Gorge Reservoir.

The state record cutthroat trout was taken out of Strawberry Reservoir.

The state record brook trout was taken out of Boulder Mountain.

The state record brown trout came from Flaming Gorge Reservoir.

The state record lake trout was caught in Flaming Gorge Reservoir.

The state record golden trout was caught from Marsh Lake.

The state record tiger trout was caught from Scofield Reservoir.

The state record albino trout was caught from Joes Valley Reservoir.

Brown Trout
Brown trout being released.

The 5 primary trouts are the rainbow, brook, brown, cutthroat and lake trout. Browns are considered the most difficult to catch and brookies are the easiest. Pure cold water is key to survival of the trouts.

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources stocks trout in many waters across the state. Visit their website for details on trout stockings in Utah.

Watch trout fishing videos to see trout anglers in action.

Additional trout information

Trout Conservation
Trout Unlimited

 

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