During your stay at Six Lakes, you may want to enjoy some of the spectacular fishing that is found within a few minutes drive of our property. The south slope of the Uintah Mountain’s provides some of the best, unspoiled trout fishing in the entire United States. Many fly fishermen travel from all over the country to enjoy the rivers, streams, and lakes that are in our backyard. If you are not familiar with these waters, the best way to enjoy them is with a guide – however, whether you are with a guide or not, we encourage all our guests to explore and experience our favorite fishing holes. Here they are:
Located about 15 minutes north of Six Lakes, the Yellowstone River is one of the finest small, freestone trout streams around. With abundant populations of rainbow, cutthroat, brown, and brook trout, this river can often produce fast action and occasionally a very big fish. The Yellowstone is best fished with a fly rod and dry flies, but spinning rods with a spinner also work well. Access to the Yellowstone is best found once inside the National Forest boundary. The Yellowstone/Swift Creek trailhead area can produce fast fishing.
Located about 30 minutes northeast of Six Lakes is the Uintah River drainage. One of the largest rivers on the south slope of the Uintah’s, this river holds some large brown trout, as well as brook, cutthroat, and rainbow trout. Access is best above Neola once you enter the National Forrest.
Similar to the Yellowstone & Uintah Rivers, the Whiterocks is a productive fishing drainage on the south slope of the Uintah’s. About a 45-minute drive from Six Lakes, the Whiterocks River provides fast action for brook and cutthroat trout and the occasional brown or rainbow. The Whiterocks is a very scenic river, but sometimes hard to fish on because it is mostly on Native American land and has only a few access points on National Forest land.
Located northwest of Six Lakes, Rock Creek produces some of the most reliable small river fishing around. Everyone will enjoy fishing either in or below Upper Stillwater reservoir or further down Rock Creek as it flows below the dam. Access is very good on National Forest Land and fishing is usually fast; about a 30-minute drive from Six Lakes.
Located about a hour and half drive from Six Lakes, but very much worth the drive, the Green River is the premier fly fishing river in Utah. The “A” section is world famous for its amazing scenery and abundance of large brown trout, and the “B” & “C” sections are scenic wonders in their own right with spectacular fishing. If you are interested in fishing the “Green” a guided trip is highly recommended. Call for information on specific outfitters permitted on the Green. For more info on the river, visit:
Located about an hour west of Six Lakes is Utah’s favorite fishing lake, Strawberry Reservoir. This lake is home to abundant cutthroat and rainbow trout. Most of these fish average about 16-18 inches and 1 to 2 pounds but fairly often a real hog gets caught. Some have been weighed in the 20 pound range. Strawberry is best fished from a boat, pontoon boat, or float tube.
If you’re after some large lake fishing for cool and warmwater species, Starvation Reservoir near Duchesne can produce some of the best fishing around. Great for Walleye, small-mouth bass, some trout, and even carp fishing, Starvation is a fishing and boating paradise. Starvation is located only a 30-minute drive southwest of Six Lakes.