For anglers, Utah is nothing short of a dreamland. Though much of the state is made up of dramatic deserts, there are enough rivers, streams, lakes, reservoirs, and private fishing ponds to keep any fisherman happy for decades.
The fish that inhabit these waters, too, are like a dream: trophy lake trout can weigh up to 40 pounds, while striped bass are so plentiful the authorities have removed the limit. Other species include tiger muskie, walleye, largemouth, smallmouth, white bass, perch, crappie, channel catfish, wipers, bluegill and the Bonneville cisco.
While on the water, fishermen enjoy breathtaking views and sometimes the opportunity to view abundant wildlife, including moose, elk, mule deer, black bear, bison, mountain lion, and over 430 bird species.
Fishing is a year-round sport in Utah and streams and lakes are plentiful, so the next trophy fish - or maybe just the next tall-tale - is always just around the corner.