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Fishing Regulation and License Info - 2018

 

Lake Powell
To fish across the state line at Lake Powell,
any person with a valid Utah fishing license—
either resident or nonresident—may fish any
portion of Lake Powell, including the Arizona
portion, without any additional permits or
licenses.
A person with an Arizona license will
still need to purchase and possess a valid
Utah reciprocal permit to fish in the Utah
waters of Lake Powell. Arizona residents may
obtain a Utah reciprocal fishing permit at
wildlife.utah.gov and from Division offices and
license agents that sell Utah fishing licenses.
As long as you are legally fishing the Utah portion
of Lake Powell, you may use two fishing
poles without any additional permits.
More information about reciprocal
permits
•Utah reciprocal fishing permits are valid
for 365 days from the day you buy them.
•You must sign your name on your reciprocal
permit the same way you signed
your name on your fishing license.
•You are subject to the laws and rules of
the state in which you’re fishing.

Lake Powell: To fish across the state line at Lake Powell ,any person with a valid Utah fishing license—either resident or nonresident—may fish any portion of Lake Powell, including the Arizona portion, without any additional permits or licenses. A person with an Arizona license will still need to purchase and possess a valid Utah reciprocal permit to fish in the Utah waters of Lake Powell. Arizona residents may obtain a Utah reciprocal fishing permit at wildlife.utah.gov and from Division offices and license agents that sell Utah fishing licenses. As long as you are legally fishing the Utah portion of Lake Powell, you may use two fishing poles without any additional permits.

More information about reciprocal permits

•Utah reciprocal fishing permits are valid for 365 days from the day you buy them.

•You must sign your name on your reciprocal permit the same way you signed your name on your fishing license.

•You are subject to the laws and rules of the state in which you’re fishing.

(c) Fish may be filleted at any time and anglers may possess filleted fish at any
time at Lake Powell.

Both  Arizona and Utah have discontinued the second-pole permit. You can use two poles without a permit. 

Information on UT license fees at the link below.

http://wildlife.utah.gov/fishing-in-utah/guidebooks/51-rules/guidebooks/1530-2015-utah-fishing-guidebook.html

Dead striped bass from Lake Powell can now be used as bait only in Lake Powell.

Spearfishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass is closed from April 1 through the
fourth Saturday in June;


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To Purchase a Resident or Non-resident fishing license cut and paste this link to your browser:

https://secure.utah.gov/hflo/main/serv2/index.html?server=serv2

Limits and Information:

SMALLMOUTH BASS LIMIT IS 20:

It is recommended that you may keep 20 bass of the most common size (9-12 inch). Release larger bass that are able to eat smaller bass.  This program has been successful in allowing smallmouth to grow to larger sizes and has helped restore the proper size balance within the smallmouth population.  Keep some for supper but do not waste fish.

LARGEMOUTH BASS LIMIT IS 5:

Largemouth numbers rebound with rising water, flooded brush and more aquatic weeds. But that brush is uncovered as the lake level decreases. Please release all largemouth which will allow these faster growing bass to populate the brushy areas when they become available once more.  Keep more abundant smallmouth for a tasty bass meal.

BLACK CRAPPIE LIMIT IS 10:

Crappie fishing success fluctuates as terrestrial brush is covered and then comes out of the water as lake level declines.   Please honor the limit of 10 as crappie numbers are smaller than in most lakes due to habitat change.  The limit was decreased a two decades ago to allow some limited harvest but to protect crappie when declining lake levels displaced crappie from preferred brushy habitat. Let's protect them by harvesting only a few fish to prolong the crappie population as long as possible.

STRIPERS NO LIMIT

Keep all stripers caught, especially the small ones to keep the population in balance with the forage base. Immediately put stripers on ice in a cooler and fillet them as soon as possible for excellent eating. Stripers are best when eaten fresh.  The best method of keeping striped bass for the freezer is to vacuum seal fillets before freezing.

Chumming is allowed to increase harvest of striped bass which may over populate if not controlled by anglers. Cut bait into small pieces and broadcast in water around boat. Striped bass in the area will strike cut bait or lures within 15 minutes of chumming. If no bites come within 15 minutes there are no active stripers in the area. Move to new location and try again.

CHANNEL CATS (and bullheads) LIMIT IS 25:  Catfish are underutilized and can be harvested with no guilt up to the daily limit.

WALLEYE LIMIT -No Limit:  Walleye are extremely efficient predators. The limit was removed because these fish are difficult to catch throughout the year with great catching during May.  You may keep all that are caught to maintain proper predator-prey balance in Lake Powell.

ENDANGERED FISH: RELEASE IMMEDIATELY, POSSESSION NOT ALLOWED.

Colorado pikeminnow (Squawfish), razorback sucker, humpback chub, bonytail chub, flannelmouth sucker.


 LINK to UT license information:

http://wildlife.utah.gov/fishing-in-utah/guidebooks.html

LINK to AZ license information:  http://www.azgfd.gov/h_f/fishing.shtml

A UT resident or non-resident license is all that is needed to fish on either side of the state line in Lake Powell. 

Reciprocal Stamps:
Utah stamp to validate an AZ resident license $8
Arizona stamp to validate a UT resident license - Discontinued by AZGFD

All anglers under 12 years of age may fish without a license and possess a full limit of fish.

Anglers 12-14 from any state need a UT youth license costing $5.

Utah and Arizona two pole stamp - Discontinued 

For a listing of License Agents in this area please click here. If you are making a long trip to Lake Powell, it is possible to buy your license on line. 

https://wildlife.utah.gov/utah-licenses.html

BEWARE - Differences in Fishing Regulations between UT and AZ

Fish ID –
AZ - leave a patch of skin attached to fillet
UT - fillet anytime – patch of skin not required.

Bait –
AZ - Waterdogs and Corn are legal bait
UT - Waterdogs may not be possessed or used as bait

Corn is now a legal bait in the UT portion of Lake Powell

Umbrella rig
AZ - only 2 hooks allowed
UT - 3 hooks allowed.


Last Updated on Thursday, 05 April 2018 12:42