If you don’t ski or snowboard, winter in Utah can feel never-ending. But another great way to get outdoors is embarking on an afternoon or weekend of ice fishing.
Make sure you have a valid fishing license and are familiar with the ice safety recommendations on the Utah State Parks website.
There are a lot of options in Utah when it comes to ice fishing. Whether you want to target really large fish this winter or you want to catch a lot of fish, here are some areas to visit and fish species to target:
Areas to catch a lot of fish
Good waterbodies for targeting perch and bluegill include:
Fish Lake (Sevier County)
Mantua Reservoir (Box Elder County)
Pineview Reservoir (Weber County)
Rockport Reservoir (Summit County)
Echo Reservoir (Summit County)
Places to catch large fish
Flaming Gorge (for lake trout)
Strawberry Reservoir (for rainbow trout and cutthroat trout)
Lost Creek Reservoir (for cutthroat trout, tiger trout and splake)
Fish Lake (for lake trout and splake)