DWR increases fishing limits at 10 waterbodies in Utah

In anticipation of low water levels due to drought conditions, we’ve issued some emergency changes to Utah’s fishing regulations. These changes will allow anglers to catch and keep more fish at 10 waterbodies around the state.

These changes are effective immediately and will remain in effect until Oct. 31, 2021. Here are the waterbodies with new increased daily fish limits:

Blacksmith Fork River, Cache County: Increasing the daily limit to eight trout from the Nibley Diversion downstream to the confluence with the Logan River
Forsyth Reservoir, Sevier County: Increasing the daily limit to eight trout
Gunlock Reservoir, Washington County: Increasing the daily limit to 12 largemouth bass with no size restrictions and removing the limit on bluegill and black crappie
Koosharem Reservoir, Sevier County: Increasing the daily limit to eight trout
Lower Enterprise Reservoir, Washington County: Increasing the daily limit to eight trout and 12 smallmouth bass
Otter Creek Reservoir, Piute County: Increasing the daily limit to eight trout, six wiper and 12 smallmouth bass
Tropic Reservoir, Garfield County: Increasing the daily limit to eight trout
Upper Enterprise Reservoir, Washington County: Increasing the daily limit to eight trout and 12 smallmouth bass
Wide Hollow Reservoir, Garfield County: Increasing the daily limit to eight trout
Yuba Reservoir, Juab and Sanpete counties: Increasing the daily limit to 20 fish total from the following species: walleye, wiper, trout (any species), tiger muskie, northern pike and channel catfish. No size restrictions apply to any of the species.
Click the link below to learn other things to be aware of when fishing in a drought and to see a list of waterbodies where fishing is not expected to be impacted this summer.