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Utah Lake, UT

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Utah Lake Popular Fish - Largemouth Bass

Largemouth Bass Fishing

Fishing in Utah Lake for largemouth bass can run hot and cold at times. Lately the fishing has been better than usual. Big bass are thriving here due to excellent food sources. Fishing for largemouth bass is good virtually any time they are shallow - in spring, mornings in summer, and during warm Fall afternoons. Use shallow crankbaits around rip rap. Around grass use worms, jigs, topwater and spinnerbaits. In deeper water, big worms, jigs and spoons are three good weapons. In winter, spend your time fishing Utah Lake on deeper structure where the bass spend much of their time.

Utah Lake Popular Fish - White Bass

White Bass Fishing

After several very successful spawn years, white bass are flourishing in Utah Lake and anglers should expect some great fishing this year. There is no limit for white bass in Utah Lake. They are aggressive, hard-fighting and just plain fun to catch. When fishing for white bass, the average fish is typically in the one- to two-pound range. These schooling fish tend to roam around the lake looking for ideal water conditions and baitfish. May and June tend to the best time as the white bass migrate towards the incoming river. Look for them to generally be in 15 to 35 feet of water, whether they are hovering around the bottom or swimming in open water. Fish finders are the best way to locate big schools of white bass. In spring, once the water temperature rises into the mid sixties, they move shallow into the backs of coves and creek channels to spawn. At this time anglers can fish from shore and often do quite well. Use lures that imitate baitfish, including crankbaits, jerkbaits, jigs and spoons.

Utah Lake Popular Fish - Channel Catfish

Channel Catfish Fishing

This year a healthy population of channel cats populate the waters of Utah Lake, and can be found pretty much all around the lake. In Spring channel cats migrate toward incoming water, so stay up river away from the main lake. Night fishing for channel catfish often delivers better results than fishing during the day. In early summer look for rocky banks, the bigger the rocks the better. In summer and winter deeper structure is where to look. The river end of the lake is often the area where the bigger catfish are caught. Fishing for channel catfish is often productive around any kind of structure in the area. Road beds, creek channels and rocky points are all good places to begin. Use a slip sinker or Carolina rig with popular catfish baits.

Utah Lake Fishing Video

Fish species to fish for...

Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, walleye, bluegill, green sunfish, white bass, yellow perch and northern pike at Utah Lake in Utah.

Fishing is a major draw at Utah Lake, a 97,000-acre lake at Provo. The lake has about 70 miles of shoreline, depending on water levels.

Utah Lake is a large freshwater lake located in north-central Utah, covering an area of around 150 square miles. It is situated in Utah Valley, south of the city of Salt Lake City, making it easily accessible to anglers from the surrounding areas.

The lake offers a diverse range of fishing opportunities, making it a popular destination for anglers of all levels of experience. One of the popular attractions for fishing in Utah Lake is its abundant population of largemouth bass. The lake provides excellent conditions for largemouth bass to thrive, and they can be found throughout the year.

In addition to largemouth bass, Utah Lake is also known for its walleye fishing. Walleye are a prized game fish and are abundant in the lake. Anglers often have success targeting walleye using various techniques such as trolling, jigging, and casting.

Other popular fish species in Utah Lake include black crappie, yellow perch, bluegill, northern pike, and white bass. These species provide additional fishing opportunities and add to the variety of angling experiences available at the lake.

The best time for fishing at Utah Lake varies depending on the species and the time of year. Largemouth bass and other warm-water species are more active during the warmer months of spring, summer, and early fall. Walleye fishing, on the other hand, tends to be better during the cooler months of late fall and early spring.

Utah Lake offers a rich fishing experience for anglers seeking a variety of fish species and a beautiful natural setting. Whether you're casting a line from the shore or cruising the lake by boat, Utah Lake is a prime location for fishing, boating, and camping adventures in Utah.

Access to the shore is plentiful for fishing from the bank, although some areas may require a bit of walking/hiking. Half a dozen places around the lake have boat ramps for launching pleasure and fishing boats. Canoes and kayaks can be launched from other public access areas. Several marinas, stores and dining options are readily available close by the lake. Camping, lodging and RV parks are near the water with nice views.

Fishing Boats For Rent In Utah

Primary fish species residing in Utah Lake

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie Walleye Bluegill Green Sunfish White Bass Yellow Perch Northern pike

Utah Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

Today's Weather & Forecast

Utah Lake's relatively shallow waters, averaging around 10 feet deep, make it an ideal location for boating and camping. Boaters can enjoy exploring the lake and finding the best fishing spots, while campers can take advantage of the designated camping areas along the shoreline.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Lindon Marina
Rentals: Row boats, kayaks and canoes
801 980-1104

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

American Fork Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off 100 W, this is a five-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Lincoln Beach Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Lincoln Beach Road, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Lindon Marina Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off W Vineyard Road, this is a five-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Saratoga Springs Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, west side, off Harbor Park Way, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Utah Lake State Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off S Jetty Road, this is a ten-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.


Lindon Marina
4400 W Vineyard Road
Vineyard, UT 84058
801 980-1104

Fishing Guides On Utah Lake

TK Water Sports Fishing Guides - bass, catfish, white bass

If you offer fishing guide services on this lake, please contact us for a free listing, to be posted here.

Fishing License

Click here for a Utah Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Utah Lake State Park Campground - 801 375-0731

Lincoln Beach Campground - 801 851-8600

Springville-Provo KOA Journey Campground - 801 491-0700

Lakeside RV Campground - 801 373-5267

Utah Lake UT Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Utah Lake
Utah Lake State Park
4400 W Center St
Provo, UT 84601
801 375-0731


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