Utah’s Best Guides offers a unique winter activity in Park City Utah. Tourists come from all over the country in the winter to ski Utah’s famous dry fluffy powder. As much fun it is to Ski out here, it’s nice to give your legs a break. We encourage you to take a day-off from skiing and experience an activity like Ice Fishing. Ice Fishing gives you an opportunity to connect with nature, and the great outdoors. Ice fishing is also a great activity for the entire family. Ice Fishing is a child-friendly activity and infants are welcome to come along as well. Our dedicated guides will bring snacks and even hot chocolate for your trip to ensure everyone stays warm and cozy. Let us give you and your family a memorable experience Ice Fishing in Utah.
We offer guided Ice Fishing tours on Echo Reservoir, Rock Port Reservoir and East Canyon Reservoir. All the Ice Fishing locations listed above are only twenty to Forty Five minutes outside of Park City, Utah. We can accommodate groups of any size and do our best to fit in last minute bookings! We provide all the necessary Ice Fishing equipment including a heated tent, Ice Fishing Rods, Gas powered Ice Auger’s, Ice Fishing chairs, snacks and Hot Chocolate. We can also provide transportation to and from your lodging accommodations, in and around the Park City area for a small fee.
Utah Ice Fishing FAQ’s
Question: Is the ice safe for me to walk on?
Answer: We only take ice fishing trips out on the lakes and reservoir’s when the ice is at a minimum of 6 inches thick (six inches of ice can support the weight off a snowmobile or just over a thousand pounds). By mid-January most of the reservoirs are typically 12inch thick or more.
Question: What should I wear when I go ice fishing?
Answer: The conditions always vary on the ice so it just depends on the day. The best advice is to dress as if you are going skiing: water-proof hiking boots, warm socks, ski gloves, ski pants, layering for top and bottom, ski jacket, warm hat and sunglasses or ski goggles.
Question: What lake’s do we ice fish on?
Answer: On our local ice fishing tour’s we guide on Echo Reservoir, Rockport Reservoir and East Canyon Reservoir. You can expect a drive time of 30 to 45 minutes from Park City, Utah. On our private accessed snow cat trips we fish on Strawberry Reservoir. Strawberry Reservoir is an hour drive from Park City.
Question: What can I expect to catch when I go ice fishing?
Answer: On Echo and Rockport Reservoir we are primarily targeting perch which is a small pan fish that kids love catching. On both those reservoirs, we can also target big brown trout and rainbow trout ( we recommend the morning trips if trout is the desired fish on our local trips). Strawberry Reservoir offers the best trout ice fishing in the state. You can expect to catch Bonville Cutthroat Trout and Rainbow Trout.
Question: Can we keep the fish we catch?
Answer: Absolutely, depending on the regulations of the reservoir you’re fishing. If you do plan on keeping fish, we do recommend that you bring a plastic bag or small cooler to keep your fish in on your drive home.