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Utah Trout Limit

The daily bag limit for trout caught in Utah state waters is four fish. This includes a combination of trout, grayling, and salmon. However, there are certain state waters that allow for possession of extra brook trout.

In this article, you will learn about the fishing regulations for Utah, the size limit for harvested rainbow trout from Utah state waters, and what you need to know about Utah fishing licenses.

Utah Fishing Regulations 2022

In order to fish in Utah state waters, anglers older than eleven years of age must possess a valid Utah fishing license. All anglers must adhere to size and daily bag limits imposed by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.

Fishing is allowed year-round except for specially regulated waters which list closures and species limits in the fishing guidebook found here:

Utah Rainbow Trout Size Limit

For most Utah state waters, there is no size limit for harvested rainbow trout. However, for certain water bodies, such as the Kolob Reservoir, slot lengths typically between 15 and 22 inches are considered protected and should be thrown back. Check with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources guidebook for fishing for other specially regulated waters.

Utah Fishing License

Any angler over the age of eleven, whether resident or non-resident, must possess a valid Utah fishing license while fishing in Utah state waters. The following table outlines the various prices for Utah fishing licenses:

License Type

Resident Price

Non-Resident Price

Three day



Seven day



Annual (ages 12 to 13)



Annual (ages 14 to 17)



Annual (ages 18 to 64)



Annual (ages 65+)



Utah fishing licenses are available for purchase from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources by phone, in person, online, or from any valid license vendor.

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