Drop your fishing line into a lake or stream and chances are you’ll pull up a rainbow, German brown, or brook trout. Color Country has 20 reservoirs, 9 natural lakes, and 10 creeks and rivers that are open and stocked for fishing. Which is the best is a matter of opinion because every single place is some fisherman’s secret spot.

In addition to the excellent trout fishing, Color Country has bass fishing at Gunlock and Quail Creek reservoirs, and Lake Powell. Stop at any of Color Country’s visitor centers for specific locations of the reservoirs, lakes and rivers. You’ll probably get a few suggestions on the best fishing spots to try. Since fishing regulations vary, pick up a copy of the Utah Fishing Proclamation at any location where Utah fishing licenses are sold. You can also obtain a license and proclamation at the Utah Division of Wildlife Services website: or call (435) 865-6100.

When the lakes freeze over, ice fishing becomes a relaxing winter pastime. Panguitch Lake, Otter Creek, Minersville and Wide Hollow reservoirs are popular winter fisheries. Always remember to check the ice thickness and weather conditions before ice fishing!