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Flaming Gorge

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Tuesday, Oct 19 2021
Surface temperatures are in the low 60s.Lake trout: Recent fishing reports indicate that lake trout fishing success is still fair with some anglers having good days on large and small fish patience is key when fishing for lake trout. These fish are currently deep, but may move to more shallow water as temperatures continue to drop. Fish will move near spawning locations soon. Try locating active fish (60 to 100 feet) trolling or jigging baits. If you don't find them there, try along main channel depths and on structure in 80 to 100 feet of water. Good lures to try are jigging spoons such as Northland Buckshots or Crippled Herrings, jigging raps and 3.5-inch tube jigs in 1/4- to 3/8-ounce weight and tipped with sucker or chub meat. Try larger lures for larger fish. Watch your sonar as many of the more active fish can actually be suspended in the water column, but most will hug the bottom. If trolling lures on downriggers, watch for concentrations and individual fish on your fish finder and, if located, vertically jig for them. Small lake trout less than 25 inches are overabundant, causing competition for food and a decrease in growth rates. Please help the resource by harvesting some of these fish. This size class of fish makes exceptional table fare.Kokanee salmon: Kokanee harvest season is closed Sept. 10 to Nov. 30.Rainbow and cutthroat trout: These fish are being caught and can be found at depths from surface to 50 feet. Try typical lures like spinners, spoons or jigs tipped with some type of bait.Smallmouth bass: There are no recent reports. Crayfish are the main forage for bass in this water. Tube jigs, twist tail grubs, small spinnerbaits, ned rigs, stickbaits, Wackyworms and topwater lures can all work. Remember, the limit in Utah is now only three fish and catch-and-release only in Wyoming.Burbot: There are no recent angling reports. Fish will start to move to the river arms in preparation for their winter spawn. Angling success should increase from mid-October until ice-up. Boat and shore anglers can target burbot on rocky points and shorelines in 10 to 40 feet of water at night using glow-in-the-dark lures like Yamamoto grubs, Radical Glow tubes, Maniac Cutterbugs and Northland Buckshot spoons. Tip the lure with sucker or chub meat, recharge glow frequently and jig or deadstick the presentation a couple of inches from the bottom. Please remember, all burbot caught must be killed. Fish will move to shallower water as temperatures cool off.




Tuesday, Oct 19 2021



Access Info

Daggett County
Directions: Drive 45 miles north of Vernal on US-191
Type: Blue Ribbon
Size: 42,000 acres
Elevation: 6,024 feet
Hours: No restrictions
Likely catch: Kokanee Salmon, Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass
Possible catch: Brown Trout, Common Carp, Channel Catfish, Cutthroat Trout
 

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Flaming Gorge


Rating - Good

Surface temperatures are in the low 60s.Lake trout: Recent fishing reports indicate that lake trout fishing success is still fair with some anglers having good days on large and small fish patience is key when fishing for lake trout. These fish are currently deep, but may move to more shallow water as temperatures continue to drop. Fish will move near spawning locations soon. Try locating active fish (60 to 100 feet) trolling or jigging baits. If you don't find them there, try along main channel depths and on structure in 80 to 100 feet of water. Good lures to try are jigging spoons such as Northland Buckshots or Crippled Herrings, jigging raps and 3.5-inch tube jigs in 1/4- to 3/8-ounce weight and tipped with sucker or chub meat. Try larger lures for larger fish. Watch your sonar as many of the more active fish can actually be suspended in the water column, but most will hug the bottom. If trolling lures on downriggers, watch for concentrations and individual fish on your fish finder and, if located, vertically jig for them. Small lake trout less than 25 inches are overabundant, causing competition for food and a decrease in growth rates. Please help the resource by harvesting some of these fish. This size class of fish makes exceptional table fare.Kokanee salmon: Kokanee harvest season is closed Sept. 10 to Nov. 30.Rainbow and cutthroat trout: These fish are being caught and can be found at depths from surface to 50 feet. Try typical lures like spinners, spoons or jigs tipped with some type of bait.Smallmouth bass: There are no recent reports. Crayfish are the main forage for bass in this water. Tube jigs, twist tail grubs, small spinnerbaits, ned rigs, stickbaits, Wackyworms and topwater lures can all work. Remember, the limit in Utah is now only three fish and catch-and-release only in Wyoming.Burbot: There are no recent angling reports. Fish will start to move to the river arms in preparation for their winter spawn. Angling success should increase from mid-October until ice-up. Boat and shore anglers can target burbot on rocky points and shorelines in 10 to 40 feet of water at night using glow-in-the-dark lures like Yamamoto grubs, Radical Glow tubes, Maniac Cutterbugs and Northland Buckshot spoons. Tip the lure with sucker or chub meat, recharge glow frequently and jig or deadstick the presentation a couple of inches from the bottom. Please remember, all burbot caught must be killed. Fish will move to shallower water as temperatures cool off.


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