If you’re thinking of visiting Zion National Park, having a fishing pole handy is always a great idea!
If you are already in the area and forgot your equipment please feel free to stop by one of the many angler shops to pick a license and fishing supplies. Some of these area water have special regulations so please check with local bait shops or the Utah DNR. When visiting Zion Canyon you will be surrounded by many Lakes, Reservoirs, streams and creeks, and most of which have trout or bass in them. You will need a valid Utah state license that can be purchased online at: http://wildlife.utah.gov/licenses/
Please check all fishing regulations as to what types of fish are abundant and the rules and regulations of each body of water. Some areas of water have size restrictions as to what fish you can keep and take from the water. Trout is the most commonly stalked and native fish in Southern Utah. The more common species are: Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Brook Trout, Tiger Trout, CutBows, and small panfish are not uncommon to most waters.
Typical methods of catching trout in the Bryce area include:
- Worms- night crawlers
- Powerbait (all kinds of scents and colors)
- Fly Fishing- dry fly and nymphs
- Spinners- panther martins, Castmasters, rapala’s, bright colored spoons
- Jigs- tipped with worms, or wax worms
- Pop-Gear and a worm when trolling is always hot!