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Flaming Gorge

Rating - Very_Good   

Wednesday, Sep 21 2022
Surface temperatures are in the upper 60s to low 70s. The reservoir dropped 4ft this summer to the current elevation of 6,014ft. All boat launches are open but Anvil Draw is close to being inaccessible and the cut-thru in Sheep Creek is impassable. Lake trout - Recent fishing reports indicate that lake trout fishing success has been good on the north end near Buckboard, WY and throughout the Canyon Region in Utah. Lake trout have been deeper with anglers catching fish in the 60-120ft range. Good lures to try are jigging spoons such as Northland Buckshots or Crippled Herrings, jigging raps, blade baits like Berkley Vibratos, and 3.5 inch tube jigs in 1/4-3/8 oz weight and tipped with sucker or chub meat. White and chartreuse are good colors to start with. Trolling can also be good, using spoons, crankbaits or even dodger/squid combos commonly used for kokanee salmon. If trolling, watch for concentrations of fish on your fish finder and when located, try vertically jigging for them. Please help the resource by harvesting some of the overabundant lake trout under 25 inches. This size class of fish makes exceptional table fare. Kokanee - Closed to harvest from September 10 through November 30. Rainbow and Cutthroat - Fishing has been good in 20-35ft of water, using lures like spinners, spoons, and jigs. Tip the lures with Gulp maggots or a small amount of bait for more enticement. Some fish may also be caught closer to the surface now that the temperatures are dropping. Smallmouth bass - Recent reports indicate good success using soft plastics like Gulp minnows, Ned rigs, drop shot worms and curly tailed jigs in earthtones. Remember the limit in Utah is 3-fish and catch and release only in Wyoming. In Utah, please minimize harvest of the larger bass, being they're older, slow-growing fish. Burbot - There haven't been many angling reports, but with cooling water temperatures, expect burbot to get more active. Target burbot at night along rocky points and shorelines using glow-in-the-dark lures like Yamamoto grubs, Radical Glow tubes, and Northland Buckshot spoons. Tip the lure with sucker/chub meat, recharge glow frequently, and jig or deadstick the presentation a couple inches from the bottom. Please remember all burbot must be killed.




Wednesday, Sep 21 2022




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Flaming Gorge


Rating - Very_Good

Surface temperatures are in the upper 60s to low 70s. The reservoir dropped 4ft this summer to the current elevation of 6,014ft. All boat launches are open but Anvil Draw is close to being inaccessible and the cut-thru in Sheep Creek is impassable. Lake trout - Recent fishing reports indicate that lake trout fishing success has been good on the north end near Buckboard, WY and throughout the Canyon Region in Utah. Lake trout have been deeper with anglers catching fish in the 60-120ft range. Good lures to try are jigging spoons such as Northland Buckshots or Crippled Herrings, jigging raps, blade baits like Berkley Vibratos, and 3.5 inch tube jigs in 1/4-3/8 oz weight and tipped with sucker or chub meat. White and chartreuse are good colors to start with. Trolling can also be good, using spoons, crankbaits or even dodger/squid combos commonly used for kokanee salmon. If trolling, watch for concentrations of fish on your fish finder and when located, try vertically jigging for them. Please help the resource by harvesting some of the overabundant lake trout under 25 inches. This size class of fish makes exceptional table fare. Kokanee - Closed to harvest from September 10 through November 30. Rainbow and Cutthroat - Fishing has been good in 20-35ft of water, using lures like spinners, spoons, and jigs. Tip the lures with Gulp maggots or a small amount of bait for more enticement. Some fish may also be caught closer to the surface now that the temperatures are dropping. Smallmouth bass - Recent reports indicate good success using soft plastics like Gulp minnows, Ned rigs, drop shot worms and curly tailed jigs in earthtones. Remember the limit in Utah is 3-fish and catch and release only in Wyoming. In Utah, please minimize harvest of the larger bass, being they're older, slow-growing fish. Burbot - There haven't been many angling reports, but with cooling water temperatures, expect burbot to get more active. Target burbot at night along rocky points and shorelines using glow-in-the-dark lures like Yamamoto grubs, Radical Glow tubes, and Northland Buckshot spoons. Tip the lure with sucker/chub meat, recharge glow frequently, and jig or deadstick the presentation a couple inches from the bottom. Please remember all burbot must be killed.


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