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Northern Utah Region Fish Report

Information compiled by Nicaela Haig

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Bear Lake

Good

Anglers report fair to good fishing by boat for lake trout and cutthroat trout. If you're trolling, try going in the early morning using minnow-type lures and Flatfish. Troll chartreuse or green colored minnow-type lures on flat lines 100 feet or more behind your boat. Later in the day, use downriggers to get your line down within five feet of the bottom and pay attention to your sonar unit. If you see fish, continue to troll in that same area. If you are not seeing any fish, then move deeper. Try fishing off Cisco Beach and Second Point. (09-14-17)

Blacksmith Fork River

Good

Fishing has been fair to good. Try using a spinner or Rapala. If you're using flies, ant and hopper patterns have worked well recently. (09-14-17)

Bountiful Lake

Good

Fishing is fair to good for bluegill and catfish. Try fishing a worm off the bottom or using a worm under a bobber. (09-14-17)

East Canyon Reservoir & State Park

Fair

Fishing is still fair at East Canyon. Successful anglers are mostly pulling in rainbow trout. Try using orange, green or rainbow PowerBait if you're fishing from shore. Spoons and pop gear with a worm have also worked well. (09-14-17)

Echo Reservoir

Fair

Fishing is fair to good for small bass and perch as well as rainbow trout. Worms have worked well. If you're using lures, red and gold have been successful colors recently. Anglers reported good fishing by the dam if they were on a boat, or from the rocks on the east side of the reservoir if they were fishing from shore. (09-14-17)

Farmington Pond

Slow

Anglers are reporting slow fishing with the only catches being tiny bluegill. (09-14-17)

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Fair

Fishing for bass and trout has been fair. Try using topwater lures for bass or PowerBait for trout. (09-14-17)

Hyrum Reservoir & State Park

Fair

Fishing has been fair for trout and bass. On September 8, the reservoir was stocked with 30 rainbow trout averaging 23 inches in length. (09-14-17)

Jensen Nature Park Pond

Slow

Anglers continue to report few to no bites at Jensen. (09-14-17)

Kaysville Ponds

Good

Fishing is still fair to good for bluegill and catfish. Try fishing with a worm off the bottom or using a worm under a bobber. If you're looking for a place to take children fishing, Kaysville might be a good water to consider this week. (09-14-17)

Logan River

Good

Fishing has been good according to anglers. Try throwing a Rapala, Panther Martin or a Purple Haze fly. (09-14-17)

Lost Creek Reservoir

Good

One angler reports good fishing, but opted not to share what tackle they were using. Recently, fishing has been slow to fair. (09-14-17)

Mantua Reservoir

Fair

Fishing has been fair to good for bass. One angler said that bass fishing is good at Mantua, while another reported slow fishing. We have not received any recent reports on the perch or bluegill bite. Once temperatures begin to cool off, we anticipate that trout fishing will pick up at Mantua. (09-14-17)

Ogden River

Good

Anglers report good fishing in many locations this week. Try using spinners or worms. (09-14-17)

Pineview Reservoir

Slow

One angler reports slow fishing. This is consistent with reports from previous weeks in which anglers reported slow to fair fishing for tiger muskie, bass and crappie. (09-14-17)

Rockport Reservoir

Good

Fishing for rainbow trout and perch is fair to good. Worms, spinners and Rapalas worked well, according to anglers. Shore fishers reported that PowerBait, especially garlic and peach, did well. We did not receive any reports on the quality of the smallmouth bass bite, but recently bass fishing has been good as well. (09-14-17)

Uinta Mountains

Good

Anglers report fair to good fishing for tiger trout and rainbow trout. The waters throughout the Uintas have produced very well this summer, but this week the fishing has slowed down according to anglers. Try using a spinner, fly and bubble, worm under a bobber, worm floated off the bottom with a mini marshmallow or PowerBait. (09-14-17)

Weber River

Fair

While we did not receive any reports from anglers this week, fishing the Weber has recently been fair to good, especially on the fly. (09-14-17)

Willard Bay Reservoir

Good

The water temperature is still approximately 75 degrees. Fishing for smallmouths and catfish has been decent this week, including from the shore. The wiper bite was more variable, with some anglers catching nothing and others limiting out quickly. We received much fewer reports of boiling action. If you're fishing for wipers, anglers recommend you go during the evening using mussels or any lure that imitates a shad. (09-14-17)

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