Despite Utah being one of the driest states in the nation, (or, perhaps, because of it), we take our fishing seriously. From alpine lakes to crystal-clear streams to lower-elevation reservoirs, Utah's fishing is not only varied, it's fantastic.
Fishing in Utah
- Blue Ribbon Fisheries
Learn where to find a trophy-worthy catch or a solitary setting and pristine habitat on some of Utah's best fishing waters.
- Utah Cutthroat Slam
The Cutthroat Slam provides angling adventures and supports our native trout. For $20, you can register to embark on the challenge.
- Western Native Trout Challenge
Celebrate our western legacy by catching native trout and char in Utah and the other 11 participating Western states. For $25, you can sign up for the challenge.
- Record catches
The Utah DWR keeps records of the biggest fish caught in Utah. Who knows? Maybe you'll catch a record fish on your next trip.
- Fish health advisories
Fish consumption information from Utah public health officials
- Angling activities grants
The DWR will help Utah-based organizations offer hands-on learning activities or events in the state for new anglers.
- Fisheries Experiment Station
The Logan station concerns itself with fish health and disease control, fisheries research, training, specialized fish culture and involvement with the DWR aquatic staff.
- Fisheries surveys
The DWR occasionally conducts surveys to provide you, the public, an additional way to share your thoughts and opinions with us.