2 North SR 25 Fish Lake, UT 84744 . (435) 638-1000
2 North SR 25 Fish Lake, UT 84744 ~ (435) 638-1000
Fish Lake Resorts ® 2 North SR 25, Fish Lake, UT 84744
Fish Lake is known for consistantly producing BIG FISH!
A rainbow trout is dark green to bluish on the back with silvery sides. The pinkish to reddish horizontal band typifies the species. The belly may be white to silvery. Irregular and profuse black spots are usually present on the head, back and sides. The pelvic and anal fins are translucent pink to gray-green and tipped in white. The coloration of a river-dwelling rainbow trout is often more vibrant than that of a lake dweller. Rainbow trout also tend to have a fairly blunt snout.
Fish Lake: Popular Fishing Species
Fish Lake is home to rainbow, splake, brown and Mackinaw lake trout. The lakes 160-foot depth and crystal clear waters provide some of the West's finest year-round fishing. Although Splake and Rainbow trout are commonly taken, the lake is especially famous for its 20 and even 30-pound Mackinaw lake trout. (Any Mack under 10-pounds is called a ”pup” and not considered worth keeping by local fisherman) The adoption of year-round fishing in Utah combined with Fish Lake's scenic setting, excellent winter accomidations and great Mackinaw, Splake and Rainbow fishing have made Fish Lake Utah's premier ice-fishing destination.
Summer fishing is excellent from the bank or a boat. Fish Lake, due to its crystal clear waters and challenging spear fishing, is one of Utah's most popular scuba diving areas. Hot fall nights bring on the best of the best for BIG Mackinaw fishing. The chance to truly catch a trohpy size ”Mack” is as real as the hook on the end of your line. Whether for a one-day fishing trip or two-week family vacation, Fish Lake has something for everyone!
This species of char has a background color of gray-brown, overlaid with light spots that vary in intensity with age and environment. The background color covers the back, sides and fins, highlighting the lighter gray spots. Lake trout in large lakes are sometimes so silvery that the spots are difficult to see. Spotting is usually more intense on small fish. The caudal fin is deeply forked. The mouth is large and features strong teeth on both jaws.
A splake trout is the hybrid cross between lake trout and brook trout. It has a dark background with white spots. Its tail fin is not as deeply forked as that of a lake trout.
Brown trout generally have golden brown hues with yellow underparts. During spawning, the males often feature brilliant crimson spots circled with blue halos. The upper body is usually dappled with large, irregular, dark-chocolate spots. Brown trout are carnivorous and sport a stronger, sharper set of teeth than most trout.
Lake Trout/Mackinaw (Salvelinus namaycush)
Brown Trout (Salmo trutta)
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Yellow perch are yellowish with dark vertical bars. The caudal fin is forked, and the dorsal fin is divided.
The tiger muskie is a hybrid cross between a muskellunge and northern pike. It features characteristics from both parents. It has a very elongated torpedo-like body. Its most notable features are the grey-green vertical bars along its sides. It can reach lengths of more than 50 inches and weigh more than 30 pounds.
Kokanee are bright silvery fish with no definitive spotting pattern. Kokanee have a dark blue back with silvery sides. As the spawning season approaches, kokanee turn from silver to orange to deep red, and the male develops the characteristic hump on the back, elongated head and hooked jaw common to the Pacific salmon. A deeply forked tail also distinguishes them from rainbow, cutthroat and brown trout.