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Northern Utah Region Fish Report

Information compiled by Nicaela Haig

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Bear Lake

Slow

The lake is ice free. Fishing is slow. (12-29-17)

Blacksmith Fork River

Good

Fishing is good on the river. If you're looking for some solitude, the Blacksmith Fork might be a good place to try. (12-29-17)

Bountiful Lake

Slow

On Dec. 21, the pond was covered in a thin layer of ice with patches of open water. (12-29-17)

Causey Reservoir

Fair

On Dec. 27, the Wheat Grass arm (also known as the Boy Scout Camp arm) was frozen and many anglers were fishing on it. The ice thickness in that arm was reported as three to four inches on Dec. 16. The entire reservoir was capped with ice on Dec. 27, but we only observed anglers fishing on the Wheat Grass arm that day. One angler reported that the southern finger had 8 to 10 inches of ice on Dec. 28 and fishing was slow there. Last week, anglers said that fishing for rainbow trout was good on the Wheat Grass arm. (12-29-17)

East Canyon Reservoir & State Park

Good

The main body of water was still ice free as of Dec. 28. However, the water temperature is dropping and more ice is forming on the edges compared to last week, especially on the south end to the narrows. Fishing at East Canyon is fair to good. On Dec. 22, one angler who fishes the reservoir regularly caught one decent-sized trout and three planters. This same angler reports catching a couple fish on Dec. 28 as well. (12-29-17)

Echo Reservoir

Slow

The reservoir was about 80 percent capped with a thin layer of ice on Dec. 27. This ice is not safe to walk on. (12-29-17)

Farmington Pond

Slow

On Dec. 25, one angler reports that the ice was still three to five inches thick, but nothing was biting. (12-29-17)

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Slow

On Dec. 15, the reservoir was covered in a thin layer of ice with a narrow patch of open water on the edges. (12-29-17)

Hyrum Reservoir & State Park

Slow

On Dec. 29, the reservoir was covered in a thin layer of ice with many small patches of open water scattered throughout the main body. One angler who tested the ice at the Hyrum State Park Beach Area on Dec. 27 said that it was about one inch thick, making it unsafe to walk on. (12-29-17)

Jensen Nature Park Pond

Slow

On Dec. 15 the pond was partially capped in a thin layer of ice with a few larger patches of open water. (12-29-17)

Kaysville Ponds

Slow

On Dec. 15 the ponds were capped with a thin layer of ice with small patches of open water distributed throughout. (12-29-17)

Logan River

Good

Fishing has recently been good on the Logan, but we did not receive any angler reports this week. (12-29-17)

Lost Creek Reservoir

Good

According to several angler reports as well as a visit from a DWR employee on Dec. 27, the reservoir was still ice free. Fishing has been good for rainbow trout. (12-29-17)

Mantua Reservoir

Fair

The reservoir is capped with ice and is being fished heavily. Fishing reports this week contrasted last week's and were slow to fair overall. One angler reported catching one 18-inch rainbow trout after fishing for four hours using orange jigs and mealworms. Another group of anglers caught 16 small perch between the three of them. We also received several reports of anglers who experienced slow fishing or observed many others not catching very much. The most likely catch was small perch, according to several reports we received this week. One angler reported that the ice was seven inches thick where they drilled on Dec. 26, but other angler reports claimed their own holes were about five inches. Several anglers reported slushy conditions, especially within the past few days. One angler also reported very windy conditions on the reservoir, so you might want to consider bringing an ice tent on your next trip. (12-29-17)

Ogden River

Good

Fishing has recently been fair to good on the Ogden. If you're not sure which pattern to use, consider trying a zebra midge. (12-29-17)

Pineview Reservoir

Slow

The reservoir is beginning to cap, but the ice is still unsafe. One angler who tested the ice on Dec. 26 said that it was about one inch thick, while another angler on Dec. 28 said that it had two inches. Hold on for just a bit longer before hitting the ice! (12-29-17)

Rockport Reservoir

Fair

On Dec. 27, the reservoir was almost completely open water with the exception of the south tip, which was covered in a thin layer of ice. Angler reports indicated fair fishing this week. Some anglers struggled, while others brought in a few decent-sized rainbow trout. (12-29-17)

Uinta Mountains

Good

The frozen lakes along Mirror Lake Highway are only accessible by snowmobile or foot. If you're looking for some good ice fishing and don't mind the remote location, deep snow and very cold temperatures, anglers recommend accessing the higher lakes from the Wyoming side. (12-29-17)

Weber River

Fair

Fishing on the Weber has been fair to good. Anglers recommend a hare's ear, sowbug or zebra midge pattern this week. (12-29-17)

Willard Bay Reservoir

Slow

The reservoir is still primarily open water, although we have received mixed reports about ice forming on the edges over the past two weeks. Recent warm temperatures in the area might have changed the ice conditions that anglers reported earlier in the week. Fishing has been very slow. (12-29-17)

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