Utah Fishing Destinations

Trial Lake

Apache Trout Brook Trout Cutthroat Trout and 2 more species

Trial Lake is a popular fishing destination located in the Uinta National Forest of Utah, USA. The lake has a surface area of 34 acres and is known for its clear, cold water. The fishing area is surrounded by pine forests and provides a tranquil setting for anglers.

The lake is home to a variety of fish species, including rainbow trout, brook trout, cutthroat trout, and tiger trout. The most prevalent fish species is rainbow trout, which can be caught using a variety of techniques, including fly fishing, spin fishing, and bait fishing.

Aside from fishing, visitors can enjoy hiking, camping, and wildlife watching in the nearby area. The nearby Mirror Lake Scenic Byway offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and forests.

For fishing, it is recommended to use small lures or flies to catch rainbow trout. Additionally, the best time of day to fish is early morning or late evening when the fish are more active. It is also recommended to use lighter fishing gear as the fish can be easily spooked.

The best time of year to visit Trial Lake is during the summer months, from June to September. During this time, the average temperature is around 70°F (21°C). It is important to note that the lake may freeze over during the winter months, making fishing difficult. 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.

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The tiger trout is a cross between a female brown trout (Salmo trutta) and a male brook trout.