Utah’s Outdoor News 11-30-18

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Welcome to Utah's weekly outdoor news for November 30th 2018. If you have any news, pictures or stories to share contact me at [email protected].

Ice Fishing Report

North - Birch Creek is capped with safe ice.

Northeast - Browne Lake, Calder, Matt Warner all capped. The DWR says Currant Creek will cap soon but in my experience it always freezes after Strawberry.

Uintas - If you can get to the water you can ice fish it.

Central - Deer Creek is starting to ice up (FB). Mill Hollow has safe ice, although a very snowy road. Strawberry typically freezes about a week and a half after Scofield. Ice is starting to form on many of the marinas around Utah Lake. - Utah Lake Facebook.com.

Southeast - All the higher up lakes in the Manti La-Sal region are capped, but access only with a sled. Boulger, Huntington, and cleveland have seen fishing through the ice. The boat ramp and Electric is iced up. Scofield has around 4 inches and people have been fishing it for the last few days, although take precaution.

South - Johnson Reservoir and Mill Meadow are capped. Fish Lake typically freezes around Christmas.

Flaming Gorge - People are ice fishing Fire Hole with moderate success. Expect lost dog to be capped by next weekend.

Lake Powell - Still no ice we will continue to update the status of no ice for the winter.


The DWR checked almost 14 thousand fishing and hunting licenses in 2 months. - Wildlife.Utah.Gov.
This picture of a buffalo in the snow at Antelope Island State Park is amazing. - Facebook.com.
Utah biologists reintroduce Bonneville Cutthroat Trout to Cascade Springs. - DWR Facebook.com.
More Black-Footed Ferrets reintroduced into the Uintah Basin. - DWR Facebook.com.

Upcoming Events

There is a seminar on identifying historical bottles at Antelope State Park Dec 1st from 2 - 3 pm. - Facebook.com.
Willard Bay Fantasy at the bay Christmas lights Nov 23 - Dec 31st. - Stateparks.Utah.gov.
Utah Lake has over a mile of Christmas lights to drive through Nov 21 - Dec 31st. - ChristmasInColor.net.
Frontier Homestead has Christmas festivities and market going on Dec 3 - Dec 8th. StateparksUtah.gov.
Avalanche awareness lecture Dec 13th from 6 to 8 pm at Wasatch Mountain State park. - Facebook.com.
Come see Santa the Inn at Camp Floyd State Park Musuem Dec 15th. Statepark.Utah.gov.h
Rockport State Park tagged fishing context starts Dec 31 and ends Mar 1st 2019. - Rockport Facebook.com.
Panguitch Lake ice fishing derby goes from Jan 5th to Jan 6th. - PanguitchFishingDerby.com.

This picture was submitted by Jeremy who was able to drive up to some of the Manti La Sal mountain lakes last week. They were capped, and the fishing was good.

Sanpete ice fishing