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Northern Utah Region Fish Report

Information compiled by Nicaela Haig

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Bear Lake

Fair

The lake's water temperature is in the high 40s to low 50s. Be sure to check the State Park's website for up-to-date information on launch ramp closures. Fishing at Bear Lake has been fair using both trolling and jigging methods. Good areas to fish include off of North Eden and Rainbow Cove. People who are jigging have also done well off of the Points and the edge of the Rockpile. If you prefer to jig, use tube jigs or swimbaits in various colors in half to one-ounce sizes and three to six inches long. You can tip your lure with cisco/sucker/carp meat for better luck. If you are trolling, use Flatfish in U-20 or similar sizes or minnow type lures in #9 to 13 sizes. Try targeting 60 to 80 feet of water, but you might want to try shallower or deeper depending on the day. (10-26-17)

Blacksmith Fork River

Fair

While we did not receive any angler reports this week, fishing on the Blacksmith Fork has recently been fair to good for brown trout. (10-26-17)

Bountiful Lake

Good

Fishing at Bountiful has been fair to good. Traditional methods, such as fishing a worm off the bottom or using a worm under a bobber, are a good bet. The pond was stocked with nearly 2,000 rainbow trout on Oct. 17. (10-26-17)

Causey Reservoir

Fair

We haven't received any recent fishing reports. (10-26-17)

East Canyon Reservoir & State Park

Slow

The reservoir is about 80 percent full. The wedge dock on the boat ramp is still open, but all other docks are out of the water for the winter. Anglers report slow fishing from shore and by boat. Very few bites and few successful catches were reported, regardless of the method being used. (10-26-17)

Echo Reservoir

Slow

The reservoir's water level is low and only shore fishing is available. All of the ramps are closed and boats can't be launched. On Oct. 18, an algal bloom warning was announced for this reservoir. Please be sure to clean fish thoroughly and discard the guts. (10-26-17)

Farmington Pond

Good

Fishing is fair to good for rainbow trout at Farmington Pond. Try using a spinner, floating a worm off the bottom or using a traditional worm-and-bobber rig. Farmington Pond was stocked with approximately 1,500 rainbow trout on Oct. 17. (10-26-17)

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Good

Anglers have been doing well at Holmes these last few weeks. They report catching rainbow trout on lures and worms. (10-26-17)

Hyrum Reservoir & State Park

Fair

The water temperature is in the mid 50s and the reservoir is about 65 percent full, according to the State Park. Anglers had some trouble shore because of high winds this week. One angler who trolled the reservoir a couple times caught a few decent-sized rainbow trout. They reported that they received the most bites around noon. If the wind dies down and you have a chance to fish the shore at Hyrum, try fishing off the bottom with PowerBait, using a worm-and-bobber setup or floating a worm off the bottom with a mini marshmallow.

For those interested in more of a challenge, this is your last chance to participate in the Hyrum State Park Tagged Fishing Classic. The contest began on September 16, 2017 and runs through October 31, 2017. Catch one of the specially tagged fish in Hyrum Reservoir and turn the tag into a Hyrum State Park employee for a prize. See the state park's website for rules and additional details. (10-26-17)

Jensen Nature Park Pond

Fair

Anglers report fair to good fishing at Jensen Pond. Traditional methods, such as fishing a worm off the bottom or using a worm under a bobber, are a good bet. The pond was stocked with approximately 1,000 rainbow trout on Oct. 16. (10-26-17)

Kaysville Ponds

Good

Anglers report decent fishing for rainbow trout and bluegill at Kaysville. Traditional methods, such as fishing a worm off the bottom or using a worm under a bobber, are a good bet. The ponds were stocked with approximately 1,000 rainbow trout on Oct. 23. (10-26-17)

Logan River

Good

Fishing has been good throughout the Logan this week, and it was hot last week. Anglers reported catching some nice-looking trout at First Dam and in the upper Logan this week. If you're not sure which flies to use, try an elk hair caddis, a hopper or a dropper with any beadhead nymph. Crankbaits and spinners have also been working well. (10-26-17)

Lost Creek Reservoir

Good

Fishing is fair to good at Lost Creek. If you're fishing from shore, worms and PowerBait have been a safe bet, according to anglers. (10-26-17)

Mantua Reservoir

Slow

Like previous weeks, anglers report that fishing is still very slow at Mantua. On Oct. 6, an algal bloom warning was maintained for this reservoir. Please make sure to clean fish thoroughly and discard the guts. (10-26-17)

Ogden River

Fair

Fishing is fair to good for rainbow trout. Try using worms, Rapalas or spinners. (10-26-17)

Pineview Reservoir

Good

This is turning out to be a good year for panfishing at Pineview! We've receoved reports of good to hot fishing for perch, bluegill and crappie week and last week. Try using small jigs tipped with worms, Gulp minnows or perch meat. A couple groups of anglers this week reported a good bite for keeper-sized bullhead catfish, too. Last week, we received many reports of a good smallmouth bass bite, especially on the dam end of the reservoir. While we did receive a few reports of a decent tiger muskie bite recently, we did not receive any reports on the quality of the bite this week. (10-26-17)

Rockport Reservoir

Fair

The State Park is in the process of winterizing. Employees have pulled the courtesy docks, but the wedge dock is still in place. The fish-cleaning station is now closed. Fishing at Rockport has been fair with rainbow trout as the most likely catch. Try using Rapalas, Jake's lures, worms or PowerBait in garlic or rainbow. On Oct. 18, an algal bloom warning was announced for this reservoir. Please be sure to clean fish thoroughly and discard the guts. (10-26-17)

Uinta Mountains

Good

Fishing is good to hot for tiger trout, brook trout and rainbow trout. According to angler reports last week, the lakes are still virtually ice-free during the daytime. This time of year, anglers recommend fly patterns such as renegades, serendipity, woolly buggers, mosquitoes, pheasant tails, prince nymphs, hare's ears, and San Juan worms. Try a fly-and-bubble setup if you don't have a fly rod. You could also use a spinner or Rapala. Worms under a bobber or floated with a mini marshmallow have also been successful strategies, especially in the lakes off of Mirror Lake Highway such as Trial Lake. Don't forget to check weather conditions and snow depths before heading up to the Uintas! (10-26-17)

Weber River

Fair

Angler experience varied this week. According to these reports, fishing was best on the lower Weber. Other places along the river were more of a mixed bag. One angler reported slow fishing in the Croydon area, citing the large number of other anglers who were also fishing there. In recent weeks, successful anglers on the Weber reported using spinners, white curly-tail grubs, Rapalas, worms, and Rooster Tails. If you're using flies, try a zebra midge pattern. (10-26-17)

Willard Bay Reservoir

Fair

While a few anglers reported bringing in several decent-sized catfish this week, the reported bite for other species was slow. (10-26-17)

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