Fishing Near Bryce Canyon
It is hard to believe that there is anywhere to fish in the desert landscapes that surround Bryce Canyon. Low and behold though, there definitely is water nearby that you can cast a line in!
This lake sits atop Paunsaugunt Plateau, and is quite stunning. Surrounded by the Ponderosa Pine Forest, this lake makes for a relaxing and beautiful fishing trip. Located 8 miles S of U-12 on FS-087. The reservoir has been treated to try and weed out no game fish, although the winter draw-downs make treating the lake difficult. Each year the lake is stalked with rainbow trout, giving fisherman the opportunity to catch them, they can be up to 10 inches in size! The best season to fish this lake is in the summer months after the lake has been stocked.
Pine lake is a popular fishing spot for visitors to Bryce Canyon. This Lake is stocked yearly and offers some good catch! Shore, lure, boat and fly fishing are all options at this incredible lake. You can even make it up to the creek and try your hand at river fishing! located just over 15 miles North of Bryce Canyon, it makes a perfect day trip for fishermen visiting the park.
Located about an hour from Bryce Canyon, Panguitch Lake is yet another very popular lake for visitors from Bryce. This is actually one of the most important sport fisheries in Southern Utah. This lake is very popular in the winter months for ice fishing. Shore, fly and boat fishing are all optional as well.
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This is probably one of the more beautiful lakes to fish. It is fed by spring water and snow melt. Located in the heart of Dixie National Forest, 26 miles from Cedar City, UT. This lake contains rainbow trout, brook trout and splake. This lake is restocked yearly. Navajo is the perfect lake for shore fishing as well.
So next time you are near or in Bryce Canyon and have an itch to fish, check out one of these lakes!