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Northern Utah Region Fish Report

Information compiled by Nicaela Haig

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Bear Lake

Good

Fishing is picking up for lake trout. One angler reports catching nine decent-sized lake trout by using tube jigs in 50 to 80 feet of water. Good spots to try are the Rock Pile and Gus Rich Point. (09-21-17)

Blacksmith Fork River

Fair

While we have not received any reports from anglers this week, fishing has recently been fair to good. If you don't have flies, try using a Rapala or spinner. (09-21-17)

Bountiful Lake

Fair

Fishing is fair to good for bluegill and catfish. Fishing a worm off the bottom or using a worm under a bobber were both productive strategies. Keep an eye on the stocking reports, as fishing at the community ponds tends to be best in the first few days after it is stocked. (09-21-17)

Causey Reservoir

Fair

DWR Aquatics biologists have received reports that after a late start, the kokanee are now running. There are thousands of spawners at Causey right now. We expect the spawning run to last at least another two to three weeks. (09-21-17)

East Canyon Reservoir & State Park

Good

The water temperature is approximately 65 degrees. Fishing was good this week for wipers and rainbow trout. One angler reported good success on the south end of the reservoir between 6:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. while trolling using pop gear with a worm. They also said that they tried the east side of the reservoir and didn't have any bites. Shore anglers recommended using PowerBait or a classic worm-and-bobber setup near the dam. (09-21-17)

Echo Reservoir

Good

Fishing is fair to good for small bass, perch and rainbow trout. Worms have worked well. 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 the shore. (09-21-17)

Farmington Pond

Fair

Fishing is fair for bluegill and rainbow trout. The pond was last stocked with rainbow trout on September 13. Keep an eye on the stocking reports, as fishing at the community ponds tends to be best in the first few days after it is stocked. (09-21-17)

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

Good

The water temperature is approximately 65 degrees and the reservoir is 60 percent full. Both anglers and the state park report that fishing has been fair to good for trout and bass at Hyrum this week. As temperatures cool off, trout fishing is expected to pick up. (09-21-17)

Jensen Nature Park Pond

Slow

Fishing has been slow to fair. Keep an eye on the stocking reports, as fishing at the community ponds tends to be best in the first few days after it is stocked. (09-21-17)

Kaysville Ponds

Good

Fishing is good as bluegill were hitting almost any bait. Nightcrawlers are always a good one to try first, but anglers were also pulling in a few catfish as well. One angler reports catching a 14 inch bass using a rubber frog. If you're looking for a place to take children fishing, Kaysville might be a good water to consider this week. (09-21-17)

Logan River

Good

Fishing has been good according to anglers. If you don't have flies, try using a Panther Martin or Rapala. (09-21-17)

Lost Creek Reservoir

Fair

We did not receive any reports from anglers this week. Recently, fishing has been fair to good. (09-21-17)

Mantua Reservoir

Fair

Due to the toxic algae bloom last week, we have not received any fishing reports from anglers this week. Before the bloom, fishing was fair to good for bass. Once temperatures begin to cool off, we anticipate that trout fishing will pick up. (09-21-17)

Ogden River

Good

Anglers report good fishing in many locations along the river. Try using worms, Rapalas or gold Panther Martins. The river was stocked with 1,600 rainbow trout on September 13. (09-21-17)

Pineview Reservoir

Slow

Fishing has recently been slow to fair at Pineview for tiger muskie, bass and crappie. (09-21-17)

Rockport Reservoir

Fair

Fishing for rainbow trout and perch has been fair to good. Worms, spinners and Rapalas worked well, according to anglers. Shore fishers reported that PowerBait did well – especially garlic, peach and rainbow. (09-21-17)

Uinta Mountains

Good

Anglers report good fishing for rainbow trout and tiger trout this week. In addition, several lakes in the Uintas were recently stocked with arctic grayling. Smith-Morehouse Reservoir in particular was stocked with over 22,000 grayling on September 19. If you don't have flies, try using a spinner, fly and bubble, worm under a bobber, worm floated off the bottom with a mini marshmallow or PowerBait at many of the lakes off Mirror Lake Highway such as Teapot Lake. However, be sure to check the weather conditions before you head up to the Uintas – it snowed heavily on September 15! (09-21-17)

Weber River

Good

Anglers report good fishing for brown trout. While they recommended catching them on the fly, they did not specify which patterns were doing best this week. The river was stocked with 1,000 rainbow trout on September 13. (09-21-17)

Willard Bay Reservoir

Good

The water temperature is in the high 60's to low 70's depending on the time of day. Several anglers report good fishing for catfish this week. One angler reports good success for catfish by fishing the north end of the reservoir using a Gulp minnow tipped with nightcrawler. A nightcrawler alone has also done fairly well for catfish recently. Some anglers reported catching wipers both from shore and by trolling, but we received much fewer wiper reports this week compared to last week. If you're targeting wipers, try fishing in the evening using mussels or a lure that imitates a shad. (09-21-17)

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