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Utah - Northern Region Fishing Report

Northern Region report

Information compiled by Nicaela Haig

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Bear Lake


The water temperature was approximately 70 degrees at the State Park Marina on July 10. Several anglers report catching large lake trout. Anglers recommend fishing near Cisco Beach. Try trolling with a blue or silver Rapala or jigging. (07-14-17)

Blacksmith Fork River


One angler reported great fishing using spinners in the canyon in deeper water, near the Hardware Ranch hay meadows and visitor center. They caught primarily brown trout, but also landed a cutthroat trout as well. As of last week, the river was slightly off-color. (07-14-17)

Bountiful Lake


We have not received any new fishing reports, but fishing has been hit-or-miss recently. Try fishing early in the morning or late in the evening. (07-14-17)

Causey Reservoir


One group of anglers reports catching several rainbow trout and kokanee from the shore using worms and spinners. Another angler only caught rainbow trout. To avoid the crowds, try fishing in the early morning. (07-14-17)

East Canyon Reservoir & State Park


Fishing has been good for wipers, smallmouth bass and rainbow trout. One angler reported catching all three species in a very short period of time. (07-14-17)

Echo Reservoir


The smallmouth bass bite is still going strong. One angler reports catching plenty of small bass with a worm. Another angler caught similarly small bass from shore using worms, crankbaits and spinners — all of which were effective. Anglers are catching few large fish. (07-14-17)

Farmington Pond


Fishing has been slow to fair at Farmington Pond. Try fishing early in the morning or late in the evening. (07-14-17)

Holmes Creek Reservoir


One angler who was fishing from shore caught a few small rainbow trout. Fishing for bluegill has been decent at this reservoir. (07-14-17)

Hyrum Reservoir & State Park


While trout fishing has been very slow, the state park reports that the bass bite is starting to pick up. Anglers are beginning to have more success throwing plastics. (07-14-17)

Jensen Nature Park Pond


Fishing success has varied: some anglers are catching fish and others aren't having any luck. Recently, anglers have been catching bluegill and catfish. (07-14-17)

Kaysville Ponds


Fishing has been excellent for small bluegill — especially in the far south pond. One angler reports catching over a dozen small bluegill. They will go after almost any kind of bait. If you're looking for a place to take children fishing, Kaysville is a good choice this week. (07-14-17)

Logan River


The river is flowing very fast and is slightly off-color, but anglers report fair to good fishing. A pair of anglers reported catching some nice-sized brown and cutthroat trout. One angler who fished at First Dam was able to get some small trout to chase a spinner, but he didn't get any hits. (07-14-17)

Lost Creek Reservoir


One angler reported catching several brown trout this week. Anglers have also been catching large amounts of smaller rainbow trout. Worms and corn-flavored PowerBait have been working well. (07-14-17)

Mantua Reservoir


Please be warned that the reservoir will be closed on Saturday, July 15. One group of young anglers easily caught green sunfish and small perch from shore using an inexpensive and simple spinning rod setup. These tiny fish were hitting worms and rainbow PowerBait. If you're looking for a more substantial catch, the largemouth bass bite has been fair. One angler caught a big bass using a buzzbait. One group of anglers fishing by boat reported catching a large rainbow trout. The bluegill, however, bite has been poor. (07-14-17)

Ogden River


Fishing has been good. Many anglers have been catching brown trout. One angler caught a lot of fish using a size 16 pheasant tail as a dropper. Last week, there were large numbers of caddis and mayflies in the area, so consider giving caddis nymphs and dries a try. The river was stocked on July 10 with 2,000 rainbow trout. (07-14-17)

Pineview Reservoir


Anglers are still reporting catching tiger muskies at the reservoir — even when fishing from shore. (07-14-17)

Rockport Reservoir


Fishing for smallmouths has been quite good. Anglers recommend the southwest side of the reservoir for targeting smallmouth bass. (07-14-17)

Uinta Mountains


Anglers are reporting excellent fishing in the Uintas. One angler reported catching a large brown trout in the Upper Provo using a large pheasant tail and hare's ear bead heads. A family of anglers fishing from kayaks said that fishing was great. While they chased fish with small flies on the surface or using a strike indicator, their children did well using a fly and bubble. This group used bird nests, small wet flies in tan and olive, small bead heads in olive, red midges, mayfly patterns in various colors and brown hackle peacock flies. All of which produced well. You can tackle almost every lake using a fly and bubble rig and do very well right now. You could also troll small crankbaits in the larger lakes and land some rainbow trout. Anglers recommend that you bring insect repellent on your next trip. (07-14-17)

Weber River


Fishing is good for brown trout. Several anglers report catching fish, both small and large. The river was stocked on July 10 with 2,000 rainbow trout. (07-14-17)

Willard Bay Reservoir


Anglers report catching large numbers of walleye, catfish and wiper. There have been many fish in the upper water column. One angler caught a large wiper using a silver spoon. Another caught several wipers over the span of a single hour. Anglers who have been closely observing the wipers to anticipate where the boils will start. Others report catching more walleyes than wipers. One angler reportedly caught six walleye. (07-14-17)

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