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5 Kid-Friendly Fishing Spots in Utah County

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We have a few boys in our family who love to fish. We are trying to get better at it, but luckily ,these fishing spots are usually well-stocked and provide great opportunities for kids to catch fish. Here are 5 Kid-Friendly fishing spots in Utah County. Let us know in the comments if you have another spot to add to the list.

Fishing Info

Here are a few fishing tips and information you need to know before heading off to fish.

  • Kids under 12 in Utah fish for Free.
  • Children ages 12 and up need a license. The license for ages 12 & 13 is only $5, and then it gets more expensive as they get older.
  • There is usually Free Fish Day the first weekend of June. This year it is June 11, 2022. You can check the Utah DWR site for more info.
  • Make sure to read the fishing handbook so you know daily limits and other important info.

Payson Lakes

Sometimes we fish at Payson Lakes. It’s stocked with Rainbow Trout.

Payson Lakes is a great spot to spend the day. There is a campground, a beach at the lake, and a trail around. We love exploring this area. It is also a great spot to fish. We went with a bunch of friends and everyone was catching lots of Rainbow Trout. There is a day use fee.

Vivian Park

Vivian Park is a beautiful spot for fishing.

This is our newest found fishing spot. This little pond is at Vivian Park in Provo Canyon. It has beautiful scenery, and lots of grass for other people to enjoy if they aren’t into fishing. We caught a few rainbow trout at this location.

Manila Creek Pond

Manila Creek Pond has a beach on one side and lots of rocks to sit on for fishing on the other side. This pond is right in the heart of Pleasant Grove, but it has beautiful mountains in the background. They stock this pond with rainbow trout every year.

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Tibble Fork Reservoir is one of our favorite places to visit. You can swim, kayak, hike, and fish. It’s in American Fork Canyon, which has a day use fee, or you can use your National Parks pass for entrance. It can be crowded, especially on weekends. We catch lots of rainbow trout here.

We have been fishing at Tibble Fork for many years.

Highland Glen Park

Highland Glen Park is a park with lots to do. There are walking/biking trails, beach, grass, playground, and little boardwalks that are perfect for fishing.

Our boys always have the biggest smiles when they catch a fish.

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  1. Robin Follett

    What kind of lures or bait do you use?

    1. Natalie Ockey

      We just use power bait. Nothing fancy.