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 you’re thinking about visiting Bryce Canyon be sure to bring along your fishing pole and tackle box because Bryce Canyon has some of the best fishing around. Throughout the Bryce area, there are countless bodies of water that are perfect for casting a line. The Tropic Reservoir, Sevier River, Navajo Lake, and Yankee Meadows are just a few of the top fishing spots in Bryce. Fishermen and women can expect to catch a variety of fish, but the most common are Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout, and Cutthroat Trout. Those visiting the area can fly fish, fish traditionally, or even go ice fishing in the winter. A fishing license is required for fishing in the Bryce Area. They can be purchased at local fishing stores throughout the area and can also be purchased online here: http://wildlife.utah.gov/licenses/. Spending the day fishing in Bryce Canyon is a terrific way to relax, unwind, and connect with nature.
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/