Utah Fishing Destinations

Dougherty Basin

Apache Trout Brook Trout Cutthroat Trout and 1 more species

Dougherty Basin is a popular fishing area situated in the beautiful Uinta Mountains of Utah, USA. The basin is home to several high-elevation lakes that offer excellent fishing opportunities for various species of trout.

The most prevalent fish species in Dougherty Basin are brook trout, cutthroat trout, and rainbow trout. These fish are known for their feisty fight and delicious taste, making them a favorite among anglers. The lakes in the basin are relatively small, which means that fishing from shore or a float tube is the most effective method.

Aside from fishing, Dougherty Basin offers several outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, and wildlife watching. The area is also known for its scenic beauty, with its alpine lakes, towering peaks, and lush meadows.

For those planning to fish in Dougherty Basin, here are some useful tips:

- Use lightweight fishing gear and bring a variety of lures and baits.
- Fish early in the morning or late in the evening when the fish are most active.
- Look for areas with cover such as logs, rocks, or weed beds where fish tend to congregate.
- Practice catch and release to conserve the fish population.

The best time to visit Dougherty Basin for fishing is from late June to early September. The average temperature during this time is around 70°F during the day, with cool nights. It's important to note that the weather in the mountains can be unpredictable, so it's best to come prepared with warm clothing and rain gear. Get driving directions.

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Fish Species

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The apache trout is considered to be critically endangered by the IUCN.

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The brook trout is one of the most popular game fishes in northeastern North America.

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Cutthroat trout are the most widely distributed of all the western trouts of North America.

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The rainbow trout is an extremely valuable species in any and all of its forms.