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Best Fishing in Southern Utah

Best Fishing in Southern Utah

Posted in: Nature, Outdoor adventures on July 2, 2017.

Southern Utah is a fisherman’s paradise. The lakes and the rivers near the Lodge at Red River Ranch are teeming with fish. And as the premier sportsman hotel in the area, we wanted to share some of this paradise with you. Here’s a couple of suggestions on were you can experience the best fishing in the state. These are all fairly close to the Lodge.

Fremont River Ok, ok, we might be a little biased on this one, since the Fremont River runs through our backyard. We’ll even let you fish in our part of the river. Make a reservation to fish at the Lodge with [Fremont River Guides](http://www.flyfishingsouthernutah.com).

Boulder Mountain Lakes Boulder Mountain has over 80 lakes and reservoirs. Brook and cutthroat trout are likely to be found here. Campgrounds and basic facilities are maintained at the most popular locations. Boulder Mountain is close to Capital Reef National Park.

Sand Hollow Reservoir This is one of the state’s best fishing destinations. The Sand Hollow State Park is really a continuation of the geological formations of Zion National Park, making it a beautiful location. Modern facilities are found on the lakefront. Expect to find bass and bluegill.

Fish Lake and Johnson Reservoir These two lakes are part of the Fish Lake National Forest. They are among the most popular fishing spots in Utah. Fish Lake and Johnson Reservoir host a variety of species, including splake, cutthroat trout, rainbow trout, brown trout and brook trout. The aspen leaves in the fall make these lakes even more spectacular.

Virgin River The Virgin is largely responsible for creating the remarkable scenery in Zion National Park. The best fishing on the Virgin is found on the north fork of the river, just below Navajo Lake. Rainbow trout is the most common catch.

There are great fishing opportunities everywhere in the state, but we maintain the best of the best, are in Southern Utah. More information on fishing locations can be found by contacting the Utah’s Fish and Wildlife Service.

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