The summer fishing season has begun in Southern Utah. There are many prime locations that offer a variety of catch types. We’ve made a quick list of some of the best river and lake fishing spots that we know about. Check them out or talk to our recommended fishing guide company to get some more info.
Fish Lake – One of the largest, most abundantly stocked lakes in Southern Utah. Fish Lake is famous for its mackinaw, splake, and rainbow trout.
Lake Powell – This is more than just a fishing location, it is also a great boating destination and a perfect family vacation spot. Lake Powell has attained national fame for its bass and striped bass.
Boulder Mountain – Boulder Mountain has over 80 lakes for the avid fisherman to explore. The highland forests on Boulder are a fun place to spend a weekend camping. Expect to find rainbow trout and brown trout.
Kolob Reservoir – Kolob Reservoir lies on the edge of Zion National Park, near the Virgin River. Contains rainbow, cutthroat, and brook trout
Virgin River – The Virgin is responsible for the incredible geological formations of Zion Canyon in Zion National Park. When the Virgin reaches Zion, it turns muddy, so the best spot to fish is the northern section of the river, between U-24 and U-12. The Virgin has plenty of rainbow trout.
Sevier River – There are two branches of the Sevier, one near Bryce Canyon National Park, and the other flows near Circleville. Both branches have rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout.
Fremont River – Contains an abundance of rainbow and brown trout, much of the river flows through private land, however.
Southern Utah fishing is the best in world (in our opinion anyway.) We, at the Lodge at Red River Ranch, hope we’ve sparked some ideas for your next fishing get-away.