The Best Ice Fishing…Anywhere

December 28th, 2012

Outdoor adventures, Wildlife

Just because the lakes are frozen, it doesn’t mean that you can’t still have an awesome winter fishing experience. Ice fishing can be just as fun as summer fishing, if somewhat colder. (We definitely recommend warm clothes and good boots.) To help you in your winter fishing adventure, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch have pooled the knowledge of the locals to bring you this list of the best ice fishing in the state. Check out the Division of Wildlife Resource’s webpage here for further information on ice fishing in Utah, including safety tips.

We’ve organized this list by what you can expect to catch at some of the most popular fishing spots in the state.

Yellow Perch can be found at:
Fish Lake
Hyrum Reservoir
Rockport Reservoir
Pineview Reservoir
Mantua Reservoir
Starvation Reservoir

Bluegill can be found at:
Pelican Lake
Steinaker Reservoir
Mantua Reservoir
Pelican Lake

Rainbow, Cutthroat, Brown and/or Tiger Trout can be found at:
Deer Creek Reservoir
Steinaker Reservoir
Starvation Reservoir
East Canyon Reservoir
Strawberry Reservoir
Birch Creek Reservoir
Scofield Reservoir

Lake Trout can be found at:
Flaming Gorge Reservoir
Fish Lake

Burbot can be found at:
Flaming Gorge Reservoir

Crappie can be found at:
Pineview Reservoir

Kokannee Salmon can be found at:
Causey Reservoir
Porcupine Reservoir

White Bass can be found at:
Utah Lake

This should give you a pretty good idea of where to go when planning your ice fishing trip. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch can partner you with a guided fishing tour company in our local area.

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