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The Many Fishing Opportunities in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — Memorial Day weekend is coming up, and many Utahns may be making plans for a long weekend adventure. If you want a fun outdoor option for your holiday activities, there are several potential destinations. Utah offers lots of different fishing opportunities and experiences for those who want to fish with their families or those who want to target large fish — and conditions are particularly good around Memorial Day.

Family-friendly fishing options

If you want somewhere to take your kids fishing, targeting waterbodies with good rainbow trout populations is recommended since they are an easier fish to catch. The following waterbodies were all recently stocked by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources with rainbow trout and will be good places to fish throughout this month:

  • Panguitch Lake (Garfield County)
  • Scofield Reservoir (Carbon County)
  • Strawberry Reservoir (Wasatch County)
  • Big Sand Wash Reservoir (Duchesne County)
  • Community ponds (located across Utah)

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