Every year for one day only the entire state hosts Free Fishing Day in Utah. Typically, to fish in the Beehive State, you need to obtain a license that can cost between $20 and $85. If you’re looking to plan a fishing trip, consider a vacation to Southern Utah around June 9, 2018, to take advantage of this unique event!
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What to Expect on Free Fishing Day in Utah
Best Places to Fish in Southern Utah
The unique landscape of Southern Utah allows for hundreds of great fishing spots. Whether you’re interested in casting a line in one of the many reservoirs or mountain streams and rivers, there’s plenty of places to explore. Different species are known to inhabit various areas, so be sure to check the fishing reports if you’re hoping to reel in a specific fish.
Conditions at Quail Lake, which is a little over an hour from Brian Head, are usually good with an abundance of rainbow trout found here. When the weather cools, this spot is also known for its bass population. Located in Washington County, Skyline Pond is one of five community fisheries in the area. Here, anglers also have a good chance of snagging some rainbow trout.
While most people think of fishing as a warm weather sport, in Utah, ice fishing is a very popular hobby. Yankee Meadow Reservoir, just outside of Parowan, is a large lake home to a variety of trout in the summer. In the winter, it can be difficult to access without an ATV or snowmobile, but if you can find a way there, you may be able to go ice fishing.
Types of Fish Found in Southern Utah
If you’re thinking about taking advantage of Free Fishing Day in Utah, you’re probably wondering what species you can catch. In this region, you’ll discover a variety of trout and bass. The type of species you’re looking to catch may determine your decision on where to stay in Southern Utah. You’ll find rainbow, cutthroat, and brown trout in rivers and reservoirs. Smallmouth and bigmouth bass tend to live in larger reservoirs.
Stay Close to the Best Fishing Spots in a Family Time Vacation Rental
While taking advantage of Free Fishing Day in Utah, you’ll want to stay close to favorite fishing spots. With rentals in several towns throughout Southern Utah and properties near national parks, Family Time Vacation Rentals has the perfect home for you. Vacationing in a rental property allows you plenty of extra room for your fishing gear. Plus, you can enjoy the comfort of staying in a luxurious house.
Brian Head, Utah, is about one hour from the popular fishing spots mentioned in this article. To make the most out of your fishing trip, book one of our rentals in this town like the Whispering Pines Lodge. With room for up to eight guests, this rental is ideal for a group fishing trip or family vacation. Relax on the wraparound deck and take advantage of the proximity to other activities like mountain biking and snowmobiling trails.
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