In Utah, we take our fishing seriously. From alpine lakes to crystal-clear streams to lower-elevation reservoirs, Utah's fishing is varied and it's fantastic.
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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.
As more people want to source and grow their own food, aquaponics is becoming increasingly popular. Many people use this self-contained process to raise fish for food within their homes.