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Utah - Northern Region report

Information compiled by Nicaela Haig

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Bear Lake

Fair

Anglers report fair fishing jigging and trolling. If you're trolling, you might catch some lake trout by using a deep-diving lure in 30 to 60 feet of water. If you're jigging, try using a tube jig tipped with cisco or sucker meat. Shore fishing has been very slow, according to anglers. (06-30-17)

Blacksmith Fork River

Good

Anglers are catching large numbers of brown trout and cutthroat trout using spinners and worms, as well as stonefly patterns, hare's ears and stimulators. (06-30-17)

Bountiful Lake

Slow

Fishing is slow to fair. However, the pond was stocked with channel catfish on June 23. (06-30-17)

Causey Reservoir

Slow

Fishing is slow at Causey. One reporting angler who fished all morning caught nothing. Don't lose hope, though! The reservoir was stocked on June 26 with over 30,000 tiger trout. (06-30-17)

East Canyon Reservoir & State Park

Good

The water is approximately 65 degrees and flowing over the spillway. One angler reported good fishing for smallmouth bass by using a small jig and plastic in the trees and brush. Those fishing for smallmouth near the rocks on the west side reported no luck this week. Try casting about parallel to shore and reeling back from there. Other anglers reported a good catch for rainbow trout as well. (06-30-17)

Echo Reservoir

Good

Anglers are still catching a lot of smallmouth bass at Echo. (06-30-17)

Farmington Pond

Slow

Fishing is slow at Farmington, and the pond has not been stocked recently. For a greater chance of success, check the stocking reports and fish shortly after the reservoir is stocked. (06-30-17)

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Good

Bass fishing at Holmes has been decent, according to one angler. (06-30-17)

Hyrum Reservoir & State Park

Fair

The reservoir is full and the water temperature is approximately 70 degrees. Trout were stocked on June 19. (06-30-17)

Jensen Nature Park Pond

Slow

Anglers report slow to fair fishing at Jensen this week. The pond has not been stocked recently. For a greater chance of success, check the stocking reports and fish shortly after the reservoir is stocked. (06-30-17)

Kaysville Ponds

Good

One angler caught bass out of the ponds by simply bouncing a worm off the bottom. (06-30-17)

Logan River

Fair

The river is still running high and fast. One angler reports catching a couple brown trout. (06-30-17)

Lost Creek Reservoir

Good

The reservoir is full and flowing over the spillway, and the water temperature is approximately 65 degrees. One group of anglers had a great time trolling with pop gear and a worm, and they caught several nice 17-inch rainbow trout by the dam. Another angler reported catching more than 15 small rainbow trout. Shore fishing this week was much faster in the morning than in the middle of the day, according to anglers. (06-30-17)

Mantua Reservoir

Good

Anglers are successfully targeting rainbow trout, bluegill, largemouth bass and perch. (06-30-17)

Ogden River

Good

One angler reports good fishing for brown trout this week. (06-30-17)

Pineview Reservoir

Good

Anglers are catching tiger muskies on many types of lures. Try a lure that has bright, flashy colors. Anglers report that fishing for crappie has been fairly slow this week. Try fishing in flooded brush throughout the lake. (06-30-17)

Rockport Reservoir

Good

One angler reports decent fishing for smallmouth bass by suspending plastics about four feet below a bobber on a slow retrieve that runs parallel to shore. Another group of anglers caught several brown trout, then started catching bass around mid-morning. (06-30-17)

Uinta Mountains

Good

The streams in the mountains are flowing slower than previous weeks, but some snow still remains at the headwaters of each drainage. The Bear River near the U.S. Forest Service ranger station appears to be good for fishing and some hatches are coming off of it. Fishing has been good at Lily Lake, Whitney Reservoir and Beaver Lake. The DWR Aquatics Section reports that all lakes on Mirror Lake Highway and the North Slope have been stocked with catchables, so fishing there should be good. (06-30-17)

Weber River

Good

Even though the river is still high and off-color, fishing has been good. Try using spinners and crankbaits. If you are fly fishing, streamers are working well right now, as well as larger nymphs (San Juan worms, hare's ears, pheasant tails, prince nymphs, sowbugs, etc). (06-30-17)

Willard Bay Reservoir

Fair

One angler who was trolling the reservoir in the afternoon reported that the bite turned on around 7 p.m., leading them to catch several large wipers. Another angler reports slow fishing from shore, having only received a few bites. Fishing for catfish was slow to fair this week. (06-30-17)

 

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