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Ideas and locations to take kids fishing in UT.

By AA-Fishing Staff Writers

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Fishing and the great outdoors offers kids an alternative to many influences they encounter in their busy lives today. The purpose of this page is to share the basics about taking kids fishing, urban fishing locations and tips to make it fun by keeping it simple. A single fishing trip could be the turning point in a young life. We encourage you to invest time in kids. The rewards are endless and for so little effort. Teach kids to fish by taking them ice fishing.

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Utah offers fantastic opportunities for kids to discover the joys of fishing and connect with nature. The state's waters are home to a variety of fish species that make fishing enjoyable and accessible for young anglers. Some of the common fish species kids can catch in Utah include rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, bluegill, yellow perch, largemouth bass, and channel catfish.

Utah's urban areas are dotted with family-friendly fishing locations, providing convenient access to fishing for kids and their parents. One such popular urban fishing destination is the Jordan River Parkway, which runs through the Salt Lake Valley. The Jordan River is regularly stocked with fish, making it an ideal spot for young anglers to reel in their catch. In addition to the Jordan River, many community ponds and reservoirs across the state are stocked with fish and offer safe and accessible fishing opportunities for kids.

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) actively promotes fishing for kids by hosting numerous fishing events and clinics throughout the year. These events often include free fishing days, where kids can fish without a license, and workshops that teach children the basics of fishing, including casting techniques, fish identification, and proper handling of fish.

Fishing is not only a fun and educational activity for kids but also an opportunity to foster a lifelong appreciation for nature and conservation. With the support of the DWR and numerous family-friendly fishing locations, Utah's kids can create lasting memories while experiencing the thrill of catching fish in the state's beautiful and diverse waters.

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Places in Utah to take kids fishing

Consider these small lakes, ponds, creeks and urban fishing locations as places to take a kid fishing in the Beehive State.

- Farmington Pond

- Piute Reservoir

- Fish Lake

- Fort Buenaventura Park
- Ogden River Parkway

- Canyon View Park Pond
- Exchange Park
- Footprinter's Park
- Highland Glen Park
- Salem Pond
- Spring Lake
- Utah Lake State Park
- Willow Park

Salt Lake City
- Jordan River Parkway
- Midas Pond
- Riverside Park
- Willow Park Pond

Fishing and the great outdoors.

Utah offers many opportunities for kids to fish and experience the thrill of the “tap-tap-tap”. Watch the eyes of a youth light up no matter how big or small their catch may be. You have the opportunity to experience it with them and share their joy.

Top 3 tips for taking kids fishing in UT

1. Make sure that the goal is to have fun. Catching fish is a bonus.

2. Keep it simple. Simple tackle, techniques and locations.

3. Keep the focus on the kids. Be a hero by helping them enjoy the day.

Click here for additional tips to create a successful day of fishing for kids.

Utah youngsters with their prized catch

Jenniel with a Utah Catfish

Jenniel Maldonado caught this nice catfish from the Bear River in Utah, using shrimp.

Father and son fishing

A day on the water fishing can create memories that will last a lifetime.

Kids, fishing and smiles naturally go together. Take a kid fishing and you just might change the course of their life. Then take pictures and send us one of them holding their prized catch. We will happily post it here.

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Kids fishing locations and information, by state.

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