If your planning a visit to Salt Lake City, Utah anytime in the near future and are an avid angler might I recommend a trip to Utah County. Utah County is a short forty minute drive from Salt Lake International Airport along Utah's main interstate I-15. Whatever your plan is to do some shore fishing or maybe you have a friend or relative that plans to take you out on a boat, fishing Utah Lake is a definite must. While a lot of individuals come to Utah for it's abundance of trout species and fly fishing charters and fly fishing guides, many a angler can not resist a ten minute fight with a large, bullish channel catfish.
Utah Lake spans about a hundred and fifty square miles of Central Utah. The actual lake itself holds just about every species of fresh fish commonly found in most Midwestern-Lakes. Species such as Channel Catfish, Bullhead Catfish, Walleye, Largemouth Bass, White Bass, Blue Gills and Carp can be found in Utah Lake. In terms of accessibility, the lake supports ample access for both shore and boat anglers.
Utah Lake is truly one of the only Utah body of waters that support year round fast action fishing. You'll find that during the summer months Utah Lake supports some of the best catfish fishing around, with an abundance of large channel catfish. You'll likely tap into a feeding frenzy of white bass during the first portion of summer. Keep in mind, the state record white bass, weighing in at a little over four pounds, was taken out of Utah Lake. Fall is a great time to hook into some really large Walleye and lets not forget that Utah Lake is open for business during winter when the lake ice's over.
Fishing Utah does not only mean hitting local river's for trout but also supports some great freshwater fishing. Utah Department of Wildlife Resource's offer daily non-resident fishing license so make sure to pick up a license online prior to hitting this awesome body of water.
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