Of all the outdoor activities at Six Lakes, the trophy Utah fishing ranks at the top. Our guests enjoy one of the top trout fisheries in Utah and perhaps one of the best lake fisheries in the West. We pride ourselves on managing the fisheries to provide the best habitat possible for trout numbers and growth. These lakes are home to several trout species and varieties including Rainbow, Brown, Brook, and Tiger trout. Our private lakes are popular with Utah fly fishers looking to land a real trophy on a fly rod. Whether you are just learning to fish, are an expert angler, or are somewhere in between, you’ll find fishing at Six Lakes to be an experience of a lifetime. In addition to the fishing access included with cabin rentals, day Utah fishing passes and fishing memberships are also available. We also have rental fly rods, float tubes, drift boats, and waders available and high-quality flies by Orvis for purchase. Ask any of our staff for suggestions on what is working.
We offer one of Eastern Utah’s premier fly fishing guide services with personal and friendly guided fly fishing trips and affordable fly fishing lessons. Our Utah fly fishing guide service specializes in helping beginners to catch their first fish on a fly rod and in helping even the very advanced fly fisher to have the best opportunity for trophy fish in beautiful waters.

Fishing Memberships

For our guests who like to enjoy frequent use of our great fishing lakes and facilities, our Six Lakes Charter Fishing Memberships are now available. These memberships allow the member to come out to fish and recreate whenever they like at no additional charge by just calling ahead and making a reservation. Members can fish with or without a cabin or campground rental and may also bring guests for a little day fishing fee.

To maintain the pristine environment, great fishing, and the peaceful seclusion of Six Lakes the number of fishermen is limited per day. However, because there are many fisheries on the property and since our lakes are big enough for many fishermen to enjoy at one time, there is nearly always space for our members to come out and enjoy a day on the water. These memberships are limited and are going fast. They will be capped to ensure that our Charter Members will nearly always have access to the great fishing and facilities at Six Lakes.

  • Membership Benefits

    • 20% discount on all rentals of the new Loon Cabin and the rustic Eagle Cabin
    • Access to up to 7 Private Lakes, carefully managed to provide excellent size and numbers of Rainbow, Brook, Brown, and Tiger Trout
    • Strict rod limits enforced on all lakes to ensure an enjoyable experience
    • Charter Members always fish for FREE
    • Charter Memberships have an unlimited duration with payment of annual renewal fee
    • Charter Memberships are limited to ensure access now and in the future
    • Access to fishing and boating on Big Sand Wash Reservoir from Six Lakes Fishing Preserve

The highest lake on the Six Lakes property, Loon Lake receives incoming water from several sources, including several small springs. The water quality, aquatic life, and wetlands at this lake are spectacular – perfect for growing large Brook and Rainbow trout. The outflow of water from this lake feeds the entire Six Lakes system. This steady flow of spring water helps to keep the aquatic environment at Six Lakes healthy and productive.

Located just east of Loon Lake, Duck Lake receives most of it water from Loon. With shallow shelves around the perimeter of the lake and a deep center, Duck Lake is very fertile and can grow some of the biggest trout around. Healthy scud, damsel fly, midge, and callibaetis mayfly populations in Duck Lake keep those big fish well fed and growing. Some of the largest Rainbow and Brook trout at Six Lakes can be found in Duck Lake.

East of Duck Lake is Eagle Lake. The largest of our lakes, Eagle Lake is home to all of the trout species available at Six Lakes. These include Rainbow trout, Brown trout, Brook trout, and aggressive Tiger trout. Eagle Lake is rich in wetland areas and supports a healthy population of shore and water birds. The cliffs and large submerged boulders on the north side of the lake provide hiding spots for some very large brown and tiger trout.

Island Lake is the furthest east on the northern chain of lakes. During high flows, the water exiting Island Lake into Big Sand Wash reservoir can reach 15 cubic feet per second. Island, is one of the most scenic lakes at Six Lakes, and the Goose Island in the middle of the lake provides early season nesting for waterfowl. With average depths of under 10 feet over most of the lake and an area of deep cold water, Island Lake provides fertile and productive trout habitat perfect for growing large fish. Anglers at Island Lake will find Rainbow and large Brown trout along with largemouth bass, bluegill and tiger muskie.

Located on the southern side of Six Lakes near the campgrounds, Totem Lake is home to abundant Rainbow trout. It is managed as a family fishery with lots of fish around 12 inches but some rainbows here have been known to reach into the mid twenty inch range. Totem Lake gets some of its water from springs and also from the outflow of Meadow Lake and a diversion from Loon Lake. The western end of Totem Lake is a fantastic wetland with an abundance of aquatic and terrestrial wildlife.

The most recently built and deepest lake, Cliff Lake is paradise for fishermen looking for large Rainbow trout. Highly oxygenated water, flows out of Totem Lake, tumbles off Indian Falls and cascades down into Cliff Lake. An abundance of aquatic insect life and high protein creatures like scuds and crayfish provide a good food source for the resident Rainbow and Brown trout.

A new addition to the Six Lakes property, Meadow Lake is home to a fast growing population of Rainbow, Brown and Tiger trout and a few Brook trout. This lake is surrounded by adjacent fields, meadows, and pasture lands and has large biologically productive shallow areas and great hatches of callibaetis and trico mayflies as well as damsel and dragon flies. With such an abundance of food, fish here are growing fast and a few have reached 8+ pounds.

+ Loon Lake

The highest lake on the Six Lakes property, Loon Lake receives incoming water from several sources, including several small springs. The water quality, aquatic life, and wetlands at this lake are spectacular – perfect for growing large Brook and Rainbow trout. The outflow of water from this lake feeds the entire Six Lakes system. This steady flow of spring water helps to keep the aquatic environment at Six Lakes healthy and productive.

+ Duck Lake

Located just east of Loon Lake, Duck Lake receives most of it water from Loon. With shallow shelves around the perimeter of the lake and a deep center, Duck Lake is very fertile and can grow some of the biggest trout around. Healthy scud, damsel fly, midge, and callibaetis mayfly populations in Duck Lake keep those big fish well fed and growing. Some of the largest Rainbow and Brook trout at Six Lakes can be found in Duck Lake.

+ Eagle Lake

East of Duck Lake is Eagle Lake. The largest of our lakes, Eagle Lake is home to all of the trout species available at Six Lakes. These include Rainbow trout, Brown trout, Brook trout, and aggressive Tiger trout. Eagle Lake is rich in wetland areas and supports a healthy population of shore and water birds. The cliffs and large submerged boulders on the north side of the lake provide hiding spots for some very large brown and tiger trout.

+ Island Lake

Island Lake is the furthest east on the northern chain of lakes. During high flows, the water exiting Island Lake into Big Sand Wash reservoir can reach 15 cubic feet per second. Island, is one of the most scenic lakes at Six Lakes, and the Goose Island in the middle of the lake provides early season nesting for waterfowl. With average depths of under 10 feet over most of the lake and an area of deep cold water, Island Lake provides fertile and productive trout habitat perfect for growing large fish. Anglers at Island Lake will find Rainbow and large Brown trout along with largemouth bass, bluegill and tiger muskie.

+ Totem Lake

Located on the southern side of Six Lakes near the campgrounds, Totem Lake is home to abundant Rainbow trout. It is managed as a family fishery with lots of fish around 12 inches but some rainbows here have been known to reach into the mid twenty inch range. Totem Lake gets some of its water from springs and also from the outflow of Meadow Lake and a diversion from Loon Lake. The western end of Totem Lake is a fantastic wetland with an abundance of aquatic and terrestrial wildlife.

+ Cliff Lake

The most recently built and deepest lake, Cliff Lake is paradise for fishermen looking for large Rainbow trout. Highly oxygenated water, flows out of Totem Lake, tumbles off Indian Falls and cascades down into Cliff Lake. An abundance of aquatic insect life and high protein creatures like scuds and crayfish provide a good food source for the resident Rainbow and Brown trout.

+ Meadow Lake

A new addition to the Six Lakes property, Meadow Lake is home to a fast growing population of Rainbow, Brown and Tiger trout and a few Brook trout. This lake is surrounded by adjacent fields, meadows, and pasture lands and has large biologically productive shallow areas and great hatches of callibaetis and trico mayflies as well as damsel and dragon flies. With such an abundance of food, fish here are growing fast and a few have reached 8+ pounds.

Near by Rivers & Streams

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:

Yellowstone River
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.

Uintah River
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.

Whiterocks River
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.

Rock Creek
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.

Green River
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:

Strawberry Reservoir
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.

Starvation Reservoir
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.

Guided Fly Fishing

The fly fishing at Six Lakes is spectacular regardless of whether or not you have arranged for a professional guide. Experienced fly fishermen who have some knowledge of fishing stillwater will find Six Lakes to be one of the top fisheries around. However, regardless of your experience level, with one of our guides by your side you will have the best chance for even greater fishing success.

Our fly fishing guides have logged hours on the lakes and nearby streams and know the best spots for access, locations for finding fish, and what equipment and flies to use depending on time of day, time of year, and weather conditions. We have flexible, ‘all-inclusive’ guided packages that allow for a little or a lot of fishing and are adaptable to all skill levels.

For those who truly want a fly fishing experience of a lifetime, a Utah guided fly fishing adventure at Six Lakes or ‘off-site’ to one or more of the local Utah streams or rivers is just what you’re looking for. Fishermen of all experience levels can enjoy fly fishing for a real trophy trout or may prefer fast and furious action and lots of fish. All of this is done in some of the most scenic fishing locations in Eastern Utah. Our fly fishing guides have years of fishing & guiding experience and know the trout waters at Six Lakes and the surrounding areas better than anyone. If you enjoy fly fishing for trout and have never fished with a guide or if you are interested in learning this great sport, we suggest you give our guides a try – we strive to make every clients day on the water unforgettable and enjoyable.

Guided Fly Fishing Prices:

  • Fly Fishing Lesson (2 hours): $150
  • Half Day (up to 4 hours):: $250
  • Full Day (about 8 hours): $350

Maximum group size is 3 fishermen per guide – if you have four people, you need two guides.

 Fly Fishing Lesson:

Perfect for those who are just learning or want to learn how to fly fish better. Our expert guides will go through the basics of equipment preparation, fly selection, casting techniques, and the process of hooking and playing a fish on a fly rod. Once the basics have been mastered, our guide will help you practice your new skills on one or more of our lakes. Beginning fishermen taking part in our lessons often catch the largest fish. Length: Up to 2 hours. All fishing equipment included.

Half Day:

If you are on a schedule or have lots of other activities you want to do while visiting Six Lakes, our half day guided fishing experience is just right. Fishermen of all experience levels will enjoy fishing our lakes with one of our professional guides to make sure you have the best opportunity for success. You might need to hurry, but with our guides help you can complete the Six Lakes Grand Slam – catching a brown, rainbow, tiger, and brook trout all in one half day. The typical experience lasts up to 4 hours and can be set-up for morning or afternoon. All fishing gear included.

Full Day:

For the fly fisher looking for the whole experience, the full-day guided fishing adventure with our award winning Falcon’s Ledge guide service is the way to go. Our knowledgeable guides will take the time to make sure you are fishing in the right spots and with the right gear at the right time. Most full-day guided fishermen are able to complete the Six Lakes Grand Slam on the lakes or could complete a trout grand slam on nearby streams and rivers. If you have come to Six Lakes to catch fish and learn more about fly fishing a full day guide trip is the best way to do this. The typical all-day experience last about 8 to 9 hours. Includes all gear and lunch.

Ice Fishing

Come out and experience sitting in a warm tent watching trout swim around below you like fish in an aquarium. It is truly a once in a lifetime experience. Let one of our professional ice-fishing guides show you how comfortable and fun ice-fishing can be. In a warm tent, with hot chocolate, and a delicious warm lunch, while you catch fish after huge fish, ice-fishing in January and February might be your best fishing trip all year.

Fisheries Management

In conjunction with the Fisheries & Wildlife Department at Utah State University, our knowledgeable staff, and other private consultants and contractors all the lakes at Six Lakes have been carefully created and managed to become some of the finest trout fisheries in the West. Careful consideration is given to preservation of the overall quality of the environment at Six Lakes. This includes the water, wetlands, aquatic and terrestrial wildlife, and the aquatic and terrestrial vegetation. Our goal is to provide the most pristine environment possible for the enjoyment of our guests. Of course, well-kept environments and high water quality also help create the largest and most beautiful trout. In an effort to maintain the natural balance of the aquatic environment and give the fish the best chance for growth, specific species of trout are stocked in each lake. Some of our fish have been enjoying life at Six Lakes for many, many years while others have been stocked in the last couple of years and are growing fast. Here is a list of lakes and the fish species that call them home: