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Utah - Northern Region Fish Report

Information compiled by Nicaela Haig

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Bear Lake


Bear Lake is basically at full capacity and boat launching is possible at all ramps on the Utah and Idaho sides of the lake. Water temperature is 73 degrees. Anglers have been doing fair for Cutthroat Trout by trolling minnow type lures and flatfish in 65 to 85 feet of water. The DWR sampled the lake recently and found the majority of Cutthroat Trout and Lake Trout in 85 to 170 feet of water. The highest concentrations of fish were off the east side. One interesting method to try before the sun comes up, is to troll early in the mornings off the mouths of North Eden and South Eden canyons. Troll chartreuse or green colored minnow-type lures on flat lines 100 feet or more behind your boat.

Even though the water is warm, in the early morning the canyon breezes sweep grass hoppers out onto the surface of the water where they are fed on by Cutthroat Trout. Sometimes fishing can be fast and furious. Later in the day, use downriggers to get your line down within five feet or so from 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. Use larger minnow-type lures and flatfish. Good spots are off Cisco Beach, Second Point and off the two canyon mouths mentioned above. (08-18-17)

Blacksmith Fork River


The fishing is still good up the Blacksmith, according to anglers. If you've got a spinning reel, try worms or floating Rapalas. Fly fishers reported that caddis, hopper and emerger patterns have worked well recently. (08-18-17)

Bountiful Lake


Fishing has been fair to good for catfish this week, according to anglers. Worms have worked well recently. (08-18-17)

Causey Reservoir


Fishing has been fair to good at Causey this week, and the water level is still high. One angler reported catching a large number of small rainbow trout using a spinner. (08-18-17)

East Canyon Reservoir & State Park


Fishing for trout has been fair to good and the wiper bite is still good, according to anglers. Try using PowerBait, Kastmasters, or pop gear with a worm. (08-18-17)

Echo Reservoir


If you just want tugs on your line and don't care how large the fish on the other end are, Echo is a good place to go right now. Anglers have been catching tons of perch and smallmouth bass, only rarely of decent size. (08-18-17)

Farmington Pond


Fishing at Farmington Pond has been slow, according to anglers. (08-18-17)

Holmes Creek Reservoir


Fishing for bass has been fair to good at Holmes using plastic lures. (08-18-17)

Hyrum Reservoir & State Park


Anglers reported good fishing by boat for perch, bluegill, rainbow trout and largemouth bass. Worms and PowerBait worked well for reporting anglers. One group of anglers reported catching something every few minutes for the whole morning that they fished. (08-18-17)

Jensen Nature Park Pond


Fishing at Jensen is fair to good for small fish. One family of anglers reported catching several bluegill with their children. Some anglers are also bringing in the occasional catfish. (08-18-17)

Kaysville Ponds


Fishing at the ponds has been fair to good for bass, catfish and bluegill. (08-18-17)

Logan River


Fishing has been good in the Logan for brown trout and cutthroat trout. Try a floating Rapala or any kind of spinner. One angler recommended a Jake's Spin-A-Lure in gold and silver. Fly fishermen reported that caddis patterns have worked well recently. (08-18-17)

Lost Creek Reservoir


One angler reported slow fishing at Lost Creek, having not even received a bite during their time there. Last week, a reporting angler only caught one rainbow trout in the slot. (08-18-17)

Mantua Reservoir


Bass fishing has been fair to good using plastic lures. Recently, anglers have even been doing well from the shore and by boat alike. We have not received any recent reports on the bluegill bite, but perch fishing in Mantua has been good. (08-18-17)

Ogden River


Fishing is still fair to good for brown trout in the Ogden. Try using worms. (08-18-17)

Pineview Reservoir


Fishing at Pineview has recently been fair to slow. Some anglers have been pulling in tiger muskie and bass, but the crappie bite has been struggling. A few reporting anglers had no bites at all. (08-18-17)

Rockport Reservoir


Fishing is still good at Rockport. One angler who was trolling spoons in about 20 feet of water, caught their limit of rainbow trout in the morning. Shore fishers were doing well using PowerBait. Other anglers reported catching several smallmouth bass by boat. (08-18-17)

Uinta Mountains


One angler reported catching a few tiger trout, a brook trout and a large rainbow trout using a worm under a bobber in Washington Lake. For flies, anglers are doing well using streamers and dries. (08-18-17)

Weber River


Anglers have been doing excellent catching brown trout on the Weber this summer, and this week is no exception. A few anglers have even reported catching some smallmouth bass this week. (08-18-17)

Willard Bay Reservoir


Some small boils have been sighted. A few anglers have been catching wipers out of these occasional boils, but the action has yet to pick up. Try larger shad-imitating lures if you're trolling. Other anglers report catching a lot of catfish and a few smallmouths, but crappie fishing has been slow. (08-18-17)

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