Fishing in Bryce Canyon
A Sparkling Treasure Shimmering, quivering quaking aspen cover the mountains surrounding jewel-like Panguitch Lake, it’s brilliant blue waters reflecting equally brilliant blue skies.
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Southern Utah Fishing
If your thinking of visiting Bryce Canyon National Park, having a fishing pole handy is always a great idea! If you are already in the area and forgot your equipment please feel free to stop by one of the many angler shops to pick a license and fishing supplies. When visiting the Canyon you will be surrounded by many Lakes, Reservoirs, streams and creeks, and most of which have trout in them. You will need a valid Utah state license that can be purchased online at: http://wildlife.utah.gov/licenses/
Please check all fishing regulations as to what types of fish are abundant and the rules and regulations of each body of water. Some areas of water have size restrictions as to what fish you can keep and take from the water. Trout is the most commonly stalked and native fish in Southern Utah. The more common species are: Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Brook Trout, Tiger Trout, CutBows, and small panfish are not uncommon to most waters.
- Typical methods of catching trout in the Bryce area include:
- Worms- night crawlers
- Powerbait (all kinds of scents and colors)
- Fly Fishing- dry fly and nymphs
- Spinners- panther martins, Castmasters, rapala’s, bright colored spoons
- Jigs- tipped with worms, or wax worms
- Pop-Gear and a worm when trolling is always hot!
Local Fishing Reports: If you are looking for a great resource for updated fishing reports for local fisheries please feel free to visit: http://wildlife.utah.gov/hotspots/
- Top 10 fishing destination located near by Bryce Canyon National Park to try:
- Tropic Reservoir
- East Fork of the Sevier River
- The Boulder Mountains
- Mammoth Creek
- Panguitch Lake
- Pine Lake
- Yankee Meadows
- Navajo Lake
- Otter Creek Reservoir
- Duck Creek Pond, Aspen Mirror Lake
During winter months the lakes ice over with an average of 12” of hard ice. This dose not mean the fishing slow down though, in fact in most case it picks up. The fish are trying to keep their weight on to keep warm so they will eat just about anything you put in front of them. Please check ice reports for safety: http://wildlife.utah.gov/hotspots/