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Utah - Northern Region Fish Report

Information compiled by Nicaela Haig

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Bear Lake

Good

Fishing at Bear Lake has been fair to good by boat as anglers are pulling in lake trout and cutthroat trout of various sizes. Try fishing near Swan Creek, the State Marina and out by Cisco Beach. Anglers recommend fishing in 60-80 feet of water in the early morning and 90-120 feet of water afterward. Jigging has been working well, especially in the morning hours. Try using a white tube jig tipped with sucker meat. (08-04-17)

Blacksmith Fork River

Good

Although there are no new reports from anglers this week, fishing up the Blacksmith Fork River has been good recently. Anglers have had recent success with Rapalas, spinners and caddis patterns. (08-04-17)

Bountiful Lake

Good

Anglers have done well with catfish this week. Try using worms or a glitter marshmallow. (08-04-17)

Causey Reservoir

Fair

Fishing has been slow to fair at Causey these past couple weeks. Anglers recommended fishing as early in the morning as possible in order to beat the crowds. Try using PowerBait or spoons. (08-04-17)

East Canyon Reservoir & State Park

Good

Anglers reported good fishing for trout using green or chartreuse PowerBait. Fishing has also been good for bass recently. (08-04-17)

Echo Reservoir

Hot

The biting is still hot for anglers at Echo! Anglers continue to report catching large numbers of little smallmouth bass. Anglers have also been catching rainbow trout, perch and walleye recently. They recommend using pop gear, Rapalas, spinners and senko worms. If you're fishing from shore, try the rocks on the east side of the reservoir where anglers have been pulling in many smallmouths as well. (08-04-17)

Farmington Pond

Fair

Overall, fishing at the community ponds has been fair to decent. Some anglers are pulling in a few rainbow trout and catfish. PowerBait and worms are a staple at the community ponds. (08-04-17)

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Good

If you're fishing for bass, try throwing plastics. If you're targeting rainbow trout, worms and PowerBait are always good to try. You might want to consider fishing early in the morning to beat the crowds. (08-04-17)

Hyrum Reservoir & State Park

Fair

Anglers reported slow to fair fishing for largemouth bass. This time of year, try using top water lures for bass. Fishing is still slow for trout, but you could always try worms or PowerBait from shore. (08-04-17)

Jensen Nature Park Pond

Fair

Overall, fishing at the community ponds has been fair to decent. Some anglers are pulling in a few rainbow trout and catfish. PowerBait and worms are a staple at the community ponds. (08-04-17)

Kaysville Ponds

Good

Anglers have been pulling in catfish and bluegill from the ponds recently. (08-04-17)

Logan River

Good

The Logan is producing very well. Several anglers report good fly fishing on the Logan this week. Anglers said that hopper patterns were doing the best. (08-04-17)

Lost Creek Reservoir

Good

One group of anglers recently tried flies, Dardevles and worms and didn't catch anything, but caught several rainbow trout using garlic and lemon twist PowerBait. They said that fishing was best between 10 a.m. and noon. Several other groups of anglers agreed with this report, having caught a large number of fish using orange or rainbow PowerBait. (08-04-17)

Mantua Reservoir

Good

Anglers have recently done well for largemouth bass. Try using plastics, spinnerbaits or jigs. Fishing has been a bit tough from the shore this week, according to anglers. (08-04-17)

Ogden River

Good

There are no new reports from anglers fishing the Ogden this week. However, anglers have recently caught a few decent-sized trout by bouncing a worm off the bottom or using fly patterns such as hopper, emerger, caddis or pheasant tail. (08-04-17)

Pineview Reservoir

Fair

Fishing at Pineview is slow to fair at the moment. Anglers have reported fewer and fewer success these past few weeks, and this week there are even more reports of anglers getting skunked at Pineview. One angler caught a single crappie, another caught a small tiger muskie, while others caught nothing. Anglers fishing the north side of the reservoir reported less success than those fishing over toward the dam. (08-04-17)

Rockport Reservoir

Hot

Fishing overall has been good to hot at Rockport for bass and trout. One angler reported catching eight bass in about an hour by fishing on the south end of the reservoir from a boat. Several other groups of anglers caught stringers full of decent-sized trout. PowerBait was doing quite well at Rockport this week. (08-04-17)

Uinta Mountains

Hot

Fishing reports received this week were slightly fewer than previous weeks, but they all indicate that fishing is still good to hot in the Uintas. Fishing has been good for rainbow, tiger and brook trout. Anglers have been doing well using a fly-and-bubble rig, PowerBait or a simple worm under a bobber. For flies, try woolly buggers, midge patterns or glow bugs. Anglers reported good fishing at Crystal Lake, Whitney Reservoir and Mirror Lake in particular. However, fishing has been consistently decent throughout the waters of the Uintas this summer. To obtain some sweet solitude in this gorgeous natural setting, try hiking to a more remote fishing destination or fishing in the middle of the week. Bring bug spray, as a few anglers report that the insects have gotten worse. (08-04-17)

Weber River

Good

If you're looking to get into some nice brown trout, this week is as good as ever to fish the Weber. Two groups of anglers report that the fish are hitting flies aggressively. (08-04-17)

Willard Bay Reservoir

Good

Fishing was hot for catfish as several groups of anglers reported bringing in catfish that were 18-24 inches in length. Many successful anglers started fishing very early in the morning. Worms worked very well for catching catfish. Reports related to wiper were much less consistent, with a few anglers bringing in their limit of wiper and others reporting that they were skunked. For those who did land some wiper, mussels did well. (08-04-17)

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