There was a time in Utah’s history that brown trout were in nearly every stream and river in the state, many of these waters through hard work and dedication have been restored to their native cutthroat trout. our area is no exception, however the Fremont River remains a incredible brown trout fishery with some of the highest numbers of naturally reproducing wild brown trout in the state.
Grayling In Utah!?
Absolutely. Boulder Mountain has some of the biggest Grayling in Utah.
Imagine a high alpine lake, with a cool breeze carrying the smell of pine and aspen,
and fish searching the lake and gently rising to mayflies.
You’ve just made the perfect cast, and your offering lies in line with a cruising fish.
Suddenly your fly disappears and all that remains is a fading ring of water, you lift your rod tip, and there is an explosion of action, And you’re on to your first Utah Grayling.
Boulder Mountain is Famous for it’s trophy Brook. the the lakes have a volcanic base rather then lime stone making them extremely fertile, with a abundance of leeches, scuds, and callibaetis, making for excellent growth opportunities for this Char.
This hybrid between a Brook Char and a lake Char can be as beautiful as a brook and as big as a lake char, once developed in hopes it would be more resilient to disease and thrive better in both a low and high water reservoir setting it quickly became prized by fishermen, it is often now used as a management tool in many of our local waters.