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Northern Region report

Information compiled by James Abbott

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Waterbody Report
Bear Lake
2016-06-25
Good
The surface water temperature is about 55°F. Launching is available at the state park marina, First Point, Cisco Beach and Rainbow Cove boat ramps. Fishing has been good for cutthroat trout and fair for lake trout. Trolling has been the best way to fish for cutthroat trout. Good spots to try are on the west side of the lake, from the state park marina in Utah up to Fish Haven Creek in Idaho. You may also want to try fishing off the east side, from Second Point north to the Boy Scout camp. Anglers have also been catching fish just off Gus Rich Point. Try using different sizes of Rapala-type lures, deep-diving crank baits, and squids behind a dodger. Anglers are catching suspended fish using flat lines by letting out 100 feet to 175 feet with deep divers. You can also use downriggers and begin in depths of about 55 to 60 feet. Try trolling from about 1.7–2.2 mph in the mornings and slightly faster (around 2.5 mph) in the afternoons. Utah suckers are spawning along the shorelines at the marina and also along the rocky shorelines on the east side of the lake. Because the water is still fairly cold, you can find fish at any depth. If you are not catching fish, keep moving to different depths until you find the active fish. Please remember that you must release cutthroat trout that don't have a healed fin clip.
Blacksmith Fork River
2016-06-25
Good
The water has cleared up. Look for dry fly action in the later evening and mid-morning hours. Pale morning duns (PMDs) and caddis are good choices. The green drake hatch will begin soon and should certainly grab the attention of some big fish. In the meantime, beetles and small hoppers for attractor patterns could be your ticket. Effective nymphing patterns include a San Juan worm or any green or yellow beadhead in sizes 16 or 18.
Bountiful Lake
2016-06-25
Fair
Anglers continue to report good fishing for bluegill and catfish, especially in the evenings. For bluegill, tip a small hook with a salmon egg, PowerBait, a worm or any other small bait. For catfish, use hotdogs or any other stinky bait. Just cast out your bait and let it sit on the bottom until a catfish bites.
Causey Reservoir
2016-06-25
Fair
Most anglers report fair fishing. A couple of anglers caught fish from shore on the north side of the lake using worms and marshmallows. The water is cold and clear. Anglers report good fishing for rainbow trout from the shore and while trolling. Anglers are starting to catch kokanee, too. Troll the upper arm and use kokanee rigs.
East Canyon Reservoir & State Park
2016-06-25
Good
Trout fishing has been slow for both shoreline anglers and boating anglers. Shore fishing has been better in the early mornings and late evenings. Anglers have found the most success with green garlic-scented PowerBait. Trolling has been spotty with pop gear, but using a worm or Rapalas appears to be effective. Shore fishing has been best near the dam and also near the big rock on the south end of the reservoir. Smallmouth bass fishing has been good from shore in the shallow bays. Try using jigs under a bobber and tip them with a worm for better results. If you're in a boat or tube, just jig directly under the watercraft. Another good option is to cast jigs into rocky areas and bounce them back. One angler caught a 19-inch brown while fishing in the big arm by the dam. On June 18, an angler caught a wiper and a crappie in the Henefer arm.
Echo Reservoir
2016-06-25
Fair
Anglers report hit-or-miss fishing. Some anglers have great success, and others have very little. The anglers who are catching fish are reeling in rainbows that range from 14 to 18 inches long. Try using squid jigs tipped with a piece of worm. Overall, fishing pressure has been very light — only a few anglers visit this reservoir.
Farmington Pond
2016-06-25
Slow
Fishing is fair to good if you visit the pond in the evenings or early mornings. Focuse on the area near the inlet. During the day, anglers report very slow fishing. Right now, bait fishing just off the bottom seems to be effective. Try using, worms, PowerBait, hotdogs or any other baits with a scent.
Holmes Creek Reservoir
2016-06-17
Fair
As of June 3, fishing for bass and bluegill had been picking up. Anglers report good fishing for bass from non-motorized watercraft all along the edges of the reservoir, especially in areas where there's a lot of underwater vegetation. Anglers are also catching bluegill from shore or from non-motorized watercraft along the edges. Change locations throughout the reservoir. If one area is slow, get up and move to a new spot. Please make sure you obtain a free Walk-in Access authorization number before fishing and that you pack out what you pack in.
Hyrum Reservoir & State Park
2016-06-25
Fair
Anglers report slower fishing at Hyrum. Even most of the anglers at this week's bass tournament found slow fishing, although one guy caught a six-pound bass. Boating anglers are doing better than shoreline anglers. Trolling seems to be the best method from boats. From shore, PowerBait appears to be the most effective bait. Green garlic-scented PowerBait is working particularly well. Early morning has been the best time to catch fish.
Jensen Nature Park Pond
2016-06-25
Fair
Fishing continues to be fair, but anglers who fish in the early morning and evening hours have more success than those who fish in the middle of the day. On June 13, young anglers caught four catfish between 9 p.m. and 9:45 pm using hot dogs and fishing them on the bottom.
Kaysville Ponds
2016-06-25
Good
On June 21, the kids who attend the USU/Kaysville/4H community fishing club had good success catching fish. They fished in the evening from 6:30–8 p.m. and caught black bullhead catfish, lots of bluegill and a wiper. All of the fish were caught on hot dogs or worms. Other anglers who visited the ponds caught a variety of fish on PowerBait.
Logan River
2016-06-25
Good
The water has cleared up. Look for dry fly action in the later evening and mid-morning hours. Pale morning duns (PMDs) and caddis are good choices. The green drake hatch will begin soon and should certainly grab the attention of some big fish. In the meantime, beetles and small hoppers for attractor patterns could be your ticket. Effective nymphing patterns include a San Juan worm or any green or yellow beadhead in sizes 16 or 18.
Lost Creek Reservoir
2016-06-25
Good
Fishing has really picked up for most anglers. Local angler Craig Bills recently fished the reservoir and reported that fishing was good. His group fished for three hours, catching and releasing a total of 15 fish. They were a mix of rainbows and cutts. They had the best success using three-inch tube jigs. All of the fish caught were between 15 and 20 inches, and the biggest was a 22-inch rainbow. The daily limit at Lost Creek is a total of four fish. Three of those fish can be smaller than 15 inches and one fish can be longer than 22 inches. All fish between 15 and 22 inches must be immediately released.
Mantua Reservoir
2016-06-25
Fair
Fishing for bass and bluegill continues to get better. After you find the bluegill, try bait under a bobber for the smaller ones and a small jig under a bobber for the larger ones. For bass, location is also very important. After you find the bass, soft plastics and other traditional bass baits work well.
Ogden River
2016-06-17
Good
The water is clear, making it easy to see fish swimming in the calmer parts of the river. Try using nymphs and rainbow sows. Fishing is fair to good throughout the river.
Pineview Reservoir
2016-06-25
Good
For most anglers, fishing really started to pick up this last week. Bass anglers have been catching smallmouth bass right next to the dock at Port Ramp, Cemetery Point and along the rock pile on the opposite shore from Port Ramp. Anglers are having the most success using Senko worms, whether they're fishing for bass or tiger muskie. Ted Brown of West Valley City caught a nice 36-inch tiger muskie on June 11.
Rockport Reservoir
2016-06-25
Good
Fishing at Rockport continues to be good. Everyone is still catching something, whether they're on shore or in a boat. Shoreline anglers are doing well using cheese PowerBait. Try fishing near rocky shorelines. Boaters are doing well near the east side of the lake, just south of the launch ramp. With air temperatures near 90 degrees, it's best to visit earlier in the morning or late in the evening. The water temperature is near 70 degrees.
Uinta Mountains
2016-06-25
Good
On June 17, fisheries biologists Paul Thompson and Chris Penne visited the Uintas. They tried the roadside lakes along the Mirror Lake Highway and had a great time. They caught rainbow trout, tiger trout, brook trout, cutthroat trout and Arctic grayling. Beadhead buggers on the fly worked well, and they fished both the lakes and streams. The streams — and the areas where they emptied into the lakes — had the hottest fishing. The good fishing should continue because quite a few hungry fish survived the winter and our hatcheries are just beginning to stock these lakes.
Weber River
2016-06-17
Good
Fishing is good throughout the river. One angler had good success catching whitefish near the truck stop at the mouth of the canyon using prince nymphs. Law enforcement officers are still encountering many anglers who think they are ok to be in the river on posted private property. Those anglers are actually trespassing. You must have written permission to fish waters that flow through posted private property. If you plan to fish in a Walk-in Access area, be sure to obtain a free Walk-in Access authorization number. Please be respectful of all property and remember to pack out your trash.
Willard Bay Reservoir
2016-06-25
Good
On June 21, people continued to catch crappies in the east side of the North Marina. They were using small jigs placed two to three feet under a bobber. Anglers are still catching wipers by fishing mussels on the bottom. Boat anglers are catching walleyes and wipers while trolling lures that mimic shad.

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Central Region report

Information compiled by Tonya Kieffer

Attention: Quagga and zebra mussels are a major threat to Utah waterways. Read how you can help keep them out of Utah.

Waterbody Report
Burraston Ponds
2016-06-23
Good
The pond is heavily stocked with catchable rainbow trout. Try using traditional lures and baits (for example, Jake's spinners and worms). You may have more success if you tip your lures with a nightcrawler or PowerBait. Be aware of the youth fishing classes held on Thursday nights throughout the summer months. There's a new restroom open and available for use.
Canyon View Park Pond
2016-06-23
Fair
The pond is open and is heavily stocked with catchable rainbow trout. Try using a spinnerbait or tipping a hook with a nightcrawler placed under a bubble. The pond was also recently stocked with more wipers.
Deer Creek Reservoir
2016-06-23
Fair
Anglers are catching walleye from boats and the island at sunrise. Try using a gold bladed panther martin or three-inch tube jigs. Boat anglers report great fishing using nightcrawlers and pop gear near the island area. Smallmouth bass are being caught near the shoreline. The island and main entrance now have gates. These gates close at 10 p.m. and reopen at 6 a.m. Campsites in the campground now require reservations.

Juvenile quagga mussels have been confirmed in a water sample taken from Deer Creek Reservoir. As such, all watercraft exiting Deer Creek are legally required to decontaminate. Decontamination stations are currently operating, but you may want to call ahead to check operating hours. Call the state park at 435-654-0171 to check on current conditions or visit Deer Creek on Facebook to see the latest updates. The reservoir is holding steady at 90 percent full.
Diamond Fork River
2016-06-23
Fair
Anglers report good fishing for brown trout in the deeper holes near the three forks area. Try using spinners in gold or silver. Hatches are consistent and there is limited pressure along the river. Pale Morning Duns (PMDs) are fishing well in size 16 rusty and yellow spinners.
Grantsville Reservoir
2016-06-23
Slow
There haven't been any recent reports from anglers. The reservoir was stocked on May 17 with catchable rainbows. Try using a Curly Tail jig or spinnerbait. Smallmouth bass fishing will improve as the water warms, so try throwing some spinnerbaits tipped with bait.
Highland Glen Park
2016-06-23
Good
The pond is heavily stocked with channel catfish and trout, but it will not be stocked again until August, so take advantage of high catch rates now. Wipers were also stocked into the pond last week, so be on the lookout for that new addition. The best fishing is reported off the docks in the early morning or late evening. Try PowerBait, gold spinners and nightcrawlers.
Jordanelle Reservoir
2016-06-23
Fair
Anglers are catching smallmouth along the shoreline with jigs, especially near the Rock Cliffs side. Trout are being caught near the steep banks by the dam. Fish early mornings and late evenings for the best bite. Continue to try worms, PowerBait or tube jigs from the shore. All docks are in, and all restrooms and campsites are open. The reservoir is at 92 percent and rising.
Kidney Pond
2016-06-23
Good
The pond is heavily stocked with channel catfish and trout, but it will not be stocked again until August, so take advantage of high catch rates now. Wipers were also stocked into the pond last week, so be on the lookout for that new addition. If you're targeting catfish, try using nightcrawlers, shrimp or chicken livers on the bottom of the pond.
Midas Pond
2016-06-23
Good
The pond is heavily stocked with channel catfish and trout, but it will not be stocked again until August, so take advantage of high catch rates now. Wipers were also stocked into the pond last week, so be on the lookout for that new addition. If you're targeting catfish, try using nightcrawlers, shrimp or chicken livers on the bottom of the pond.
Mill Hollow Reservoir
2016-06-23
Slow
The reservoir is heavily stocked with large rainbow trout over the last three weeks. You might catch overwintering brook trout and tiger trout on gold/silver spinners.
Nine Mile Reservoir
2016-06-23
Fair
The reservoir is stocked with rainbow trout and the water level is slowly rising. Use nightcrawlers, tube jigs and spinners for best results.
Palisade Reservoir & State Park
2016-06-23
Good
The reservoir is heavily stocked with catchable rainbow trout. Try using Mepps or Jake's spinnerbaits tipped with PowerBait or nightcrawlers.
Payson Lake
2016-06-23
Fair
The lake is heavily stocked with catchable rainbow trout for the summer season. We haven't received any recent reports from anglers. There's a temporary patch on the road accessing the lakes from the Payson side. The lake is also accessible from the Santaquin canyon side. The road turns into dirt, so be aware and drive accordingly.
Provo River, Lower
2016-06-23
Fair
Anglers report seeing bears along the river and near the reservoir. Please be cautious and avoid contact. If you spot a bear, please call our regional office at 801-491-5678. Anglers are seeing pale morning duns, so try fishing during the cooler times of day, or when it's cloudy. Some blue-winged olive flies are catching fish off guard in the later hours of the day. Try using sizes 18-22. Anglers report hearing cicadas, so they might be worth trying. Try golden stonefly patterns, PMD adults and spinners in the early and late hours of the day. Be aware that June suckers are moving into the Provo River (and all the other Utah Lake tributaries), and anglers have reported catching them frequently. You must immediately release any June suckers you catch. The flows coming out of Deer Creek are at 401 cubic feet per second, with a nice, steady slow down near Harbor Drive at 53 cubic feet per second.
Provo River, Middle
2016-06-23
Slow
Water flows are extremely high and all anglers should be extremely cautious. Levels should be back down to 300 cubic feet per second by Saturday morning (June 25), but it will take a few days for fish to readjust. Angler spotted green drakes and golden stoneflies before the increased flows — those should return shortly after flows begin to normalize. The water temperature is hovering around 44 °F. The high flows are moving extremely fast, with current levels near 1,278 cubic feet per second. The flows near the Jordanelle release are at 1,310 cubic feet per second and the average at Charleston is around 1,438 cubic feet per second.
Salem Pond
2016-06-23
Good
The pond has been heavily stocked with channel catfish and trout, but it won't be stocked again until August, so take advantage of high catch rates now. Wipers were also stocked into the pond last week, so be on the lookout for that new addition. If you're targeting catfish, try using nightcrawlers, shrimp or chicken livers on the bottom of the pond. You may also try using spinnerbaits, Jake's lures and garlic PowerBait fished from the boat ramp, near the bridge or at the docks inside the park. Use crankbaits or floating Rapalas to catch bass near the vegetation. Important: Black crappie were illegally stocked into the pond. The movement of aquatic species is illegal and is considered a class A misdemeanor. Please call the UTIP hotline number (1-800-662-3337) or the DWR's Springville office (801-491-5678) if you have any information about this illegal stocking.
Settlement Canyon Reservoir
2016-06-23
Fair
There haven't been any recent reports from anglers. More than 7,000 pounds of rainbow trout have been stocked in the last two months, so the fishing should be good. If you're targeting trout, try throwing spinnerbait or marabou jigs, or use bubbles.
Silver Lake
2016-06-23
Good
The lake was heavily stocked with large, catchable rainbow trout, so fishing will be good. Anglers report the best fishing off the dock using PowerBait or flies under bubbles. Try throwing an occasional spinner, as well.
Spanish Oaks Reservoir
2016-06-23
Good
Please use extreme caution along the edges, as they can become very slippery. It can be difficult to get out if you get too close and fall in. The pond has been stocked with catchable-sized rainbow trout. Try using a spinnerbait tipped with a nightcrawler or PowerBait. Fishing should be fast!
Spring Lake
2016-06-23
Fair
The pond is heavily stocked with channel catfish and trout, but it won't be stocked again until August, so take advantage of high catch rates now. Wipers were also stocked into the pond last week, so be on the lookout for that new addition. Anglers are catching trout on gold spinners. If you're targeting catfish, try using nightcrawlers, shrimp, garlic PowerBait or chicken livers, and let them sit on the bottom of the pond.
Strawberry Reservoir
2016-06-23
Hot
Anglers are report hot fishing around the lake! If you're fishing near the Ladders, try using two- to three-inch tube jibs in chartreuse or white. Tip the hooks with nightcrawlers or PowerBait (colors may vary). Boaters are having success near the Chicken Creek west area with poppers and dodgers at around 35 feet. If you're targeting kokanee, Strawberry Bay guides recommend using pink dodgers and squid tipped with pink grubs at 35to 40 feet. Anglers are reporting good fishing near the Soldier Creek side. Marabou jigs in black and green have produced fish, as well as lime green and orange PowerBait. You can also try using a gold or silver Jake's lure (size 1/6-ounce) or gold Rapalas. Fly anglers are having success using olive-colored leeches and scuds in sizes 12-16 near the Soldier Creek dam. The Strawberry Bay Marina tagged fish contest is in full swing. Several tagged fish have been caught in the last week, including one pink tag. For the most recent updates, call Strawberry Bay Marina at 435-548-2261. The reservoir is currently 75 percent full.
Thistle Creek
2016-06-23
Fair
Anglers report good fishing using gold spinner for brown trout. Cloudy, overcast hours of the day are producing fish on yellow spinner pale morning duns in size 16. This hatch should last for a few more weeks.
Tibble Fork Reservoir
2016-06-23
Closed
The reservoir is now being drained to make repairs. It will be closed until December 2016. Silver Lake Flat Reservoir has been heavily stocked with Arctic grayling, rainbow trout and cutthroat trout. This is one of the only opportunities in the state to catch grayling in a body of water that you can drive to. Gold Jake's spinners work well. Fly anglers are seeing success with dry flies.
Utah Lake
2016-06-23
Hot
Fishing for catfish is hot during the early morning and the late evening hours. Cutbait (carp and white bass) seems to work best. The channel depth at Lincoln Beach is reportedly 1.3 feet at the shallow point halfway. Use extreme caution when launching your boat, or you may get stuck. Check out lake conditions on the live video feed.

If you catch any northern pike of any size in Utah Lake or its tributaries, please bring your fish to the DWR office in Springville (1115 N. Main Street) or the Utah Lake State Park office off of Center Street. The lake has lost some water over the past two weeks and is currently 51 percent full.
Vernon Reservoir
2016-06-23
Slow
There haven't been any recent angler reports. Try using a spinnerbait or PowerBait under a bubble during the early morning or late evening hours. Please let us know how you do!
Vivian Park Pond
2016-06-23
Good
The pond has been heavily stocked and fishing is pretty fast. You can catch bigger fish in the early mornings or late evenings in the deeper pools. Try using a gold spinnerbait, PowerBait or a dry fly/caddis fly.
Willow Pond
2016-06-23
Good
The pond is heavily stocked with channel catfish and trout, but it won't be stocked again until August, so take advantage of high catch rates now. Wipers were also stocked into the pond last week, so be on the lookout for that new addition. If you're targeting catfish, try using nightcrawlers, shrimp or chicken livers on the bottom of the pond. For trout, try using spinnerbaits tipped with a nightcrawler or PowerBait. Jake's lures work great this time of year, but try fishing early morning or late evening. To catch largemouth bass, you may try using Rapalas around any vegetation. If possible, please voluntarily release the largemouth bass; we use them to control the bluegill populations.
Yuba Reservoir & State Park
2016-06-23
Fair
Anglers are catching some northern pike on size 5 gold and black shad raps. Anglers are catching fish near Oasis, right off the dock. Try fishing early in the a.m. and during the late evening for the best bite. Bow anglers may have luck finding carp near the north beach.

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Northeastern Region report

Information compiled by Alex Hansen

Cleaning fish: Biologists now believe the disposal of fish parts, especially the head and skeleton, is one of the primary reasons whirling disease has spread to new waters. To avoid moving whirling disease and other undesired organisms, you should clean fish at home and send the parts to a landfill. If that isn't possible, please clean the fish and bury the parts at least 100 yards away from the water's edge. Do not move fish or fish parts from one water to another.

Waterbody Report
Big Sandwash Reservoir
2016-06-17
Good
With water temperatures rising, most anglers have focused their attention on smallmouth bass and perch, but they're still catching a few rainbows on the side. To target perch, try fishing small single-tail jigs (tipped with a nightcrawler) in the shallow flats located on the north end of the reservoir. For bass, try casting along the shoreline with crawfish or perch patterns. The many perch in the reservoir provide a substantial prey base. Perch patterns have been productive for perch, bass and trout lately.
Brough Reservoir
2016-06-17
Good
Anglers report good bank fishing for rainbows, using spinners. Fly-fishing anglers are also doing well. A recent survey of the reservoir showed a plentiful population of rainbow trout.
Browne Lake
2016-06-17
Slow
Anglers report slow fishing. The lake is full and running over the spillway. The water is murky because of runoff. Anglers in the area may find better success fishing the stream below the dam.
Bullock Reservoir
2016-06-17
Slow
Recent reports indicate slow fishing. There isn't much shoreline access because of the vegetation. Small boats or float tubes are recommended. Water flows are high, and the water is very murky.
Calder Reservoir
2016-06-17
Slow
Catchable-sized rainbows have been stocked to restart the reservoir after the winterkill.
Cottonwood Reservoir
2016-06-17
Fair
Fishing is improving. Anglers report catching a few tiger muskies, wipers and trout while trolling crankbaits, spinners and spoons. Rainbow colors have been the most productive. Some anglers are catching tiger muskie (18 to 20 inches) while casting toward shore with crawfish pattern plastics. A few carp were recently seen in the reservoir. Please bring along your bow-fishing tackle and help remove them.
Currant Creek Reservoir
2016-06-22
Good
Fly fishing from float tubes near the inlets for rainbow and cutthroat has produced good results; anglers recommend using woolly buggers in black, olive and yellow. Boat anglers trolling crankbaits in brown and brook trout colors in 10 to 25 feet of water have been successful too. Shore anglers report good fishing with worms and PowerBait. Anglers have seen fish taking flies from the surface, making a fly and bubble setup a good option. The water temperatures are in the low to mid 60s.
East Park Reservoir
2016-06-17
Fair
The reservoir is full and a little murky from recent runoff. Anglers report fair to slow fishing for rainbow and brook trout. Fish have been partial to garlic and glitter PowerBait. The bite is light, so keep a wary eye on the rod for a hookset.
Flaming Gorge Reservoir
2016-06-17
Good
Fishing is generally good across the reservoir.

Kokanee salmon: Fishing is fair to good. Surface temps have warmed, so expect fishing to get better for fish deeper in the water column. You'll find fish in 10 to 20 feet of water early, but 20 to 40 feet later in the day. If you're graphing and not catching fish, change out your lures. On two trips last weekend, one day spoons were more effective, the next day dodger/squids worked well. Good spoons to try include #1 and #2 Needlefish in pearl/red, silver/red and pearl bikini, along with Rocky Mountain Tackle Viper spoons in tequila sunrise and Caribbean sunset. Silver dodgers are a great attractor, followed by squids in pink, orange or white. Try smaller squids (1.5 inches) for wary fish. A good average speed is 1.8 miles per hour, but vary your speed by doing S-turns to see if fish want the lure faster or slower.

Rainbow trout: Fishing is good for rainbows. Whether casting jigs towards shore, trolling the open water or fishing from the shoreline, fishing for rainbows has picked up. While trolling last weekend for kokanee, anglers caught rainbow trout up to 20 inches using the gear presented above. Rainbows are also being caught along shallow points, near inflows and even along cliffs while casting tube jigs, curly tailed grubs and marabou jigs in olive, white, pink or black. Shore anglers are also having success soaking worms, PowerBait, etc., especially early in the morning and late in the day.

Lake trout: Fishing for lake trout is fair. Reports have been spotty, specifically in the Canyon Region. Anglers are catching a few smaller lake trout (pups) while trolling for kokanee and rainbows. Reports have also indicated good success long-lining crankbaits like Rapala Shad Raps early in the day. If you locate a concentration of lake trout in 50 to 100 feet, try dropping a white tube jig or jigging spoon, tipped with sucker or chub meat.

Smallmouth bass: Anglers report great fishing. Amallmouth are now active with the warmer temperatures. Try using a variety of methods and techniques. Jigs in 1/4- to 3/8-oz weights rigged with tubes, curly tails or hula grubs in earthtone colors are almost always a good choice. Drop shot rigs with four-inch artificial worms or minnow are also very effective. For some excitement, try top-water poppers early and late in the day when the conditions are calm. The surface activity can be exceptional this time of year.

Burbot: Fishing is fair for burbot. Burbot activity decreases in the warm summer months, so expect spotty success. Look for burbot on rocky points and shorelines in 20 to 40 feet of water. As always, fish at night and use glow-in-the-dark lures like Yamamoto grubs, Radical Glow tubes, Maniac Cutterbugs and Northland Buckshot spoons. Tip the lure with sucker or chub meat and recharge the glow frequently. Jig the presentation close to the bottom.
Green River below Flaming Gorge dam
2016-06-17
Good
Fishing is good and fishing pressure is lowest during weekdays. Flows are up, so expect higher recreational or rafting pressure during the middle of the day and on weekends. Flows are anticipated to drop soon so check the USBR websote for current releases from Flaming Gorge Dam. Nymph fishing has been most productive using large scuds, soft hackles and San Juan worms. Rigs should be set deep, 10 to 14 feet, and fished along seams. Expect dry fly fishing to pick up as flows are reduced. A few cicadas have been spotted, but hatches have been minimal to this point. Spin fishing is almost always good. Marabou or hair jigs (Zig Jigs) in earthtone colors are a good option in shallow or deep water. Also, try crankbaits like Rapala Xraps and Husky Jerks in deeper water. Pinch down the barbs for a quick release. Brightly colored spoons and spinners will also entice fish.
Long Park Reservoir
2016-06-17
Hot
Anglers report excellent fishing from boats and the shore. From a boat, try trolling crankbaits and spoons in five to ten feet of water or casting into the submerged vegetation along the shoreline. If you plan to fish from the bank, trout baits (including worms and garlic PowerBait) have been working well. For a more active approach, try casting spinners and lures — they have also been very productive.
Matt Warner
2016-06-17
Fair
Water clarity has improved significantly over the past week, making fishing at Matt Warner a little better. Anglers have reported slow to fair fishing with traditional trout baits, including worms, marshmallows and PowerBait. Those who are casting spinners and flies have had better success.
Moose Pond
2016-06-17
Fair
With high water flows, the pond has become quite murky. Bait fishing with worms and PowerBait has been fairly slow. Anglers who are casting lures or fly-and-bubble rigs have done a little better.
Pelican Lake
2016-06-22
Good
Bass and bluegill fishing is going strong at Pelican. Recent reports indicate good fishing from the shoreline and from boats. For bluegill, try floating worms under a bobber, retrieving small jigs or drifting worm-tipped jigs from a boat. For bass, look to the weeds, structure and along the shorelines with plastic worm and crayfish patterns. Pumpkinseed, black and blue-colored plastics have been working well. Yellow PowerBait worms and spinner baits are also great options.
Red Fleet Reservoir
2016-06-17
Fair
The reservoir is being restocked. Fishing for smaller rainbows and cutts has been fair to good. Fishing for other species — including wipers, crappie, walleye and yellow perch — is on the horizon but may take a while to fully establish.
Sheep Creek Lake
2016-06-17
Good
The cutthroat spawn is in full swing, bringing fish near the shoreline and into the canal. Anglers have reported seeing plenty of fish, but not all of them are biting. Please be aware that DWR personnel will be taking cutthroat eggs for spawning over the next week or so.
Spirit Lake
2016-06-22
Slow
The road is open, but it could be muddy from snowmelt. We haven't received any reports, but anglers should have decent success catching smaller tiger trout on traditional trout baits and lures.
Starvation Reservoir
2016-06-17
Good
Walleye fishing has really begun to improve. Anglers report good fishing while trolling bottom bouncers in 18 to 25 feet of water. They're mostly catching walleye in the 16- to 25-inch range although there have been a few larger fish in the mix. For rainbows, try trolling popgear and worms or using PowerBait from the shore. Bass fishing is good right now as well. Water temperatures have increased, but there are still fish in shallower waters along the shore.
Steinaker Reservoir
2016-06-17
Good
Anglers have reported fair to good fishing for rainbows and a few browns from shore and from boats. For trout, the best method has been trolling with spoons and crankbaits. With water temperatures on the rise, bass fishing has begun to pick up and anglers have caught several nice bass already. Bluegill fishing is off to a great start; anglers are seeing smaller fish move into the shallows and larger fish stack up in about six to 15 feet of water. For bluegill, try vertical jigging with small worm-tipped jigs. A number of bluegill and rainbow trout have been tagged for the Fox family fishing contest. Look for yellow tags that include the word 'Win' and a number.

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Southeastern Region report

Information compiled by Brent Stettler

Attention: Quagga and zebra mussels are a major threat to Utah waterways. Read how you can help keep them out of Utah.

Waterbody Report
Abajo Mountains
2016-05-26
Good
All San Juan County waters are open and stocked. The most recently stocked waters are Blanding Three and Four. Each were stocked with about 1,400 nine-inch rainbow trout each on May 16. The Rattlesnake ponds were stocked with nearly 2,000 nine-inch rainbows on May 16. Lloyds Lake was stocked with nearly 4,000 eight-inch rainbow trout on April 13. Fishing for pike and bass at Recapture Reservoir is improving as the water temperature rises. Aquatics Biologist Calvin Black suggests fishing with weedless swimbaits in shallow, weedy areas.
Benches Pond
2016-05-26
Good
The pond is ice free and is expected to be stocked just before the Memorial Day weekend. Try using traditional baits.
Boulger Reservoir
2016-05-26
Slow
The reservoir is ice free and there are plans to stock eight- to nine-inch rainbow trout just before the Memorial Day weekend.
Carbon County Community Fishing Pond
2016-05-26
Good
For the third time this spring, the pond has been stocked with rainbows that averaged over nine inches. Earlier this month we stocked 55 11-inch wipers. You can catch wipers with silver spinners. Fishing for rainbow trout has been good since the winter thaw. In the past few weeks, anglers have reported great fishing. Recently, the best trout bait has been worms. PowerBait, salmon eggs and artificial lures and flies work well too.
Cleveland Reservoir
2016-06-20
Fair
Fishing is fair to good. Fish shallow water in the morning and move to deeper water in the afternoon. A variety of spinners and lures (including Jake's, Kastmaster and spoons) are effective. You should also try a standard nightcrawler and bait.
Colorado River
2016-05-05
Slow
There is no current fishing report.
Duck Fork Reservoir
2016-05-26
Closed
Snowdrifts are blocking road access.
Electric Lake
2016-06-20
Good
Dry flies like mosquitoes have been producing nice cutthroat trout along the shorelines. For tiger trout, try using a beaded nymph under a strike indicator.
Fairview Lakes
2016-05-26
Fair
Both lakes are open and the road is accessible.
Ferron Reservoir
2016-06-20
Good
The reservoir was stocked with rainbow trout a few days ago. Try using nightcrawlers and bait. Anglers using beaded streamers are catching cutthroat and brook trout in deeper water.
Gigliotti Pond
2016-06-20
Hot
Community ponds were recently stocked. Try using nightcrawlers and standard bait.
Gooseberry Reservoir
2016-06-20
Fair
The reservoir was stocked with 10-inch rainbow trout at the first of the month. We recommend using nightcrawlers and bait.
Grassy Lake
2016-06-20
Good
The reservoir was stocked with 10-inch rainbow trout at the first of the month. We recommend using nightcrawlers and bait.
Huntington Creek
2016-05-26
Fair
The best fishing is within a mile of the dam. You won't find many fish below South Hughes Canyon because of last year's flash floods. Fly fishing success is fair to good. Anglers have hooked into brown trout up to 17 inches in the fly-only zone. Good fly choices include leeches, woolly buggers, prince nymphs, stoneflies, beadhead uglies, caddis larvae, hare's ear and the serendipity. Last year, 770 seven-inch cutthroat trout were stocked at the Forks of the Huntington campground, so anglers may find some of these planters in that vicinity or further up the left fork.
Huntington Game Farm Pond
2016-05-05
Fair
The best fishing occurs within a mile of the dam. Few fish will be found below South Hughes Canyon because of last year's flash floods. Fly-fishing has ranged from fair to good. Brown trout up to 17 inches have been hooked in the fly-only zone. Good fly choices include leeches, wooly buggers, prince nymphs, stone flies, bead head uglies, caddis larvae, hares ear and the serendipity. Last year, 770 7-inch cutthroat trout were stocked at the Forks of the Huntington campground, so anglers may find some of these planters in that vicinity or further up the left fork.
Huntington North Reservoir
2016-06-20
Fair
Rainbow trout are biting early in the morning before water temperatures get too warm in the shallow shorelines. To catch trout, fish deeper, later in the day.
Huntington Reservoir
2016-05-26
Fair
Huntington — also known as Mammoth Reservoir — offers plenty of shoreline fishing opportunities. The reservoir may be entirely ice free by the holiday weekend. Tube jigs, curly tail jigs, streamers, gold spoons and Jakes Spin-a-lures have been effective. One angler recommended a sow bug imitation after seeing trout pick up live bugs near the shoreline. Fishing success has ranged from slow to hot, depending on weather conditions and other factors.
Joes Valley Reservoir
2016-06-20
Fair
Splake fishing is slow to fair. Try fishing in deeper water for better success. Tiger muskie fishing is good — angler's report catching them during early mornings along rocky shorelines.
Knight-Ideal Community Fishing Pond
2016-06-20
Good
Community ponds were recently stocked. Try using nightcrawlers and standard bait.
La Sal Mountains
2016-05-26
Fair
The U.S. Forest Service hopes to open the gate to Oowah Reservoir before the holiday weekend. Warner Lake will not be accessible by the weekend. Hidden and Dons lakes are accessible and both have been stocked with nine-inch rainbow trout. Fishing has been good at both locations. Dark Canyon is accessible but anglers may encounter some ice along the way. Stocking won't happen before the holiday weekend. Kens Lake was stocked with nearly 3,000 eight-inch rainbow trout earlier this spring. Conservation Officer Adam Wallerstein recommends chartreuse PowerBait for trout and small crankbaits for bass. Recreation Coordinator Walt Maldonado reports good fishing conditions and recommends fishing around the dam — use Jake's lures for trout and jerk baits for largemouth bass.
Lower Fish Creek
2016-05-26
Fair
Access to the DWR property from Highway 6 is available. Expect fair to good fishing for brown trout.
Lower Green River
2016-05-26
Fair
Catfish fishing is slow to hot, depending on the location, water flow and time of day. Chicken liver or commercial catfish baits work the best. Night fishing is often productive. Anglers are catching fish in the 12- to18-inch range.
May Day Pond
2016-05-05
Good
Fishing is good using worms and PowerBait.
Miller Flat Reservoir
2016-06-20
Good
Try fishing along the dam during early morning hours. A variety of spinners and lures (including Jake's, Kastmasters and spoons) have been working well. You can also try nightcrawlers and bait.
Millsite Reservoir & State Park
2016-05-26
Fair
State Park Manager Jonathan Hunt noted that Ferron Creek is running high and according to local anglers, that slows down the catch rate. Despite the high runoff, Jonathan said anglers have done fairly well from shore with worms or PowerBait. Trout up to 17 inches have been caught in May.
Petes Hole
2016-06-20
Good
The reservoir was stocked with 10-inch rainbow trout at the first of the month. Try using nightcrawlers and standard bait.
Potters Ponds
2016-05-26
Fair
The ponds are accessible, but spring stocking hasn't happened yet.
Price River
2016-05-05
Slow
The water level is better now that water is being released from Scofield Reservoir. Because of winter dewatering of lower Fish Creek, anglers should expect to find more and bigger trout in the larger pools along the river.
Right Fork of Huntington Creek
2016-05-26
Slow
The creek's trout population was minimized by flash floods in the drainage in 2015. We've stocked some fish, but planters have struggled from the effects of flash flooding. Full restoration of the fishery isn't possible until the drainage is fully revegetated. The U.S. Forest Service is working on reforestation now.
Scofield Reservoir
2016-06-20
Slow
Fishing is slow to fair. If you're targeting cutthroat trout, fish with dead chubs along the shoreline in the mornings.
Soup Bowl
2016-05-26
Fair
Access is now open, but spring stocking may be a week or more away.
Straight Canyon Creek
2016-05-26
Fair
Brown trout average from 10 to 13 inches. One angler recently reported good luck with a red and gold Mepps spinner. The catch rate has been best below the dam.
Willow Lake
2016-05-26
Fair
The lake is now accessible, although spring stocking hasn't happened yet.
Wrigley Springs Reservoir
2016-05-26
Fair
The reservoir has been accessible for several weeks. Anglers report fair to good fishing. Try traditional baits.

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Southern Region report

Information compiled by Mike Hadley

Attention: Quagga and zebra mussels are a major threat to Utah waterways. Read how you can help keep them out of Utah.

Waterbody Report
Baker Reservoir
2016-06-15
Slow
There haven't been any recent reports from anglers.
Barker Reservoirs (North Creek Lakes)
2016-06-15
Good
Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked in Barker and Lower Barker. Fishing is fair to good at most lakes. If you find slow fishing at one lake, don't hesitate to move to another. Remember that Dougherty Basin Lake is closed to fishing until July 9.
Beaver Mountain Lakes
2016-06-15
Good
Forest Road 137 is open at least to Labaron. Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked in Little Res, Kent's Lake and Upper Kent's Lake. Anglers report good fishing for rainbow, tiger and brook trout at Kent's Lake. The Indian Creek road has been fixed, and catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked in the reservoir.
Beaver River, Lower
2016-06-15
Fair
Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked. Look for fair to good fishing with summer irrigation flows.
Beaver River, Upper
2016-06-15
Fair
There haven't been any recent reports from anglers.
Boulder Mountain
2016-06-15
Good
Most lakes are accessible. The Boulder Top should be accessible within the next couple of weeks. Fair to good fishing can be found across the mountain. Try getting away from the most popular lakes for better success. Also, don't hesitate to move to a new lake if you find slow fishing. Spin fishers should try marabou jigs, tube jigs, Gulp minnows, spinners, Jake's and Kastmasters. Focus on natural baits like nightcrawlers or cut bait. (This is especially effective for large tigers.) Fly anglers should bring an assortment of streamers, terrestrials, beadhead nymphs and your favorite dry patterns. Most Boulder lakes are full of freshwater shrimp, so scuds are a must in your fly box.
Clear Creek
2016-06-15
Fair
Removal of non-native trout in the Clear Creek drainage is complete, and stocking of Bonneville cutthroat trout is in full swing. Look for catchable-sized fish throughout the entire stream this year. Some of the tributaries — including Mill, Fish and Shingle creeks — will also provide good fishing opportunities.
Corn Creek
2016-06-15
Fair
There haven't been any recent reports from anglers.
Duck Creek Pond / Aspen Mirror Lake
2016-06-15
Fair
Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked in both lakes. Duck Creek Pond also received some catchable-sized tiger trout.
East Fork Sevier River in Kingston Canyon
2016-06-15
Fair
Irrigation releases have begun at Otter Creek Reservoir, and flows are running at 34 cubic feet per second (cfs). This level is great for fishing, but the turbidity is still a little higher than the typical murk. Call the Circle Valley Anglers fly shop at 435-577-2168 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.
East Fork Sevier River, Black Canyon
2016-06-15
Fair
Runoff has finally ceased, and the river is clearing up. Fishing is slow to fair, depending on the area you fish. Don't hesitate to move around. Call the Circle Valley Anglers fly shop at 435-577-2168 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.
East Fork Sevier River, Upper
2016-06-15
Fair
The upper East Fork Sevier River and many of its tributaries hold good populations of brown, rainbow and brook trout. Look for mostly small fish, although you can occasionally catch a big brown or two just above Tropic Reservoir. These streams are perfect for honing your fly-fishing skills. Hopper-dropper combos can be particularly effective. Spin fishers can do well with small, flashy spinners.
Enterprise Reservoir, Upper
2016-06-15
Good
The upper reservoir is still fairly low, so don't expect good boat-launching conditions. Fishing has been good lately for 10- to 12-inch rainbows. Smallmouth bass are active and can be caught on small jigs tipped with nightcrawlers or on curly-tail grubs in dark colors. Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked in the lower reservoir. Fishing is slower in the lower reservoir, but there have also been fewer people there.
Fish Lake
2016-06-15
Good
Trollers are finding fair to good success for rainbow trout. Some of the recently stocked rainbows are also being caught from shore near Twin Creek. You can catch perch by jigging just outside the weedline. There are still a few prizes left over from the perch tournament for lucky anglers who catch tagged perch. Just check in at the Lakeside General Store before you go fishing to be eligible. Before you visit the lake, call the Fish Lake Lodge at 435-638-1000 to check on current conditions.
Forsyth Reservoir
2016-06-15
Fair
A recent netting survey found that most of the larger fish went downstream when the reservoir was drained last year. The tiger trout stocked last summer stayed in the creek, however, so there are plenty of 10-inch fish to catch as well as a handful of bigger fish. Call the Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.
Fremont River
2016-06-15
Slow
Johnson Reservoir is full and spilling, so flows have come up and the fishing has slowed down a little. Call the Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.
Gunlock Reservoir
2016-06-15
Slow
Gunlock Reservoir was treated with rotenone in October 2015 to remove illegally introduced smallmouth bass that pose a serious threat to native fish in the Virgin and Santa Clara rivers. We have begun restocking largemouth bass, bluegill and crappie, but fishing opportunities will be limited for two to three years while these populations establish.
Gunnison Bend Reservoir
2016-06-15
Fair
Anglers report fair to good fishing for a variety of fish species near the outlets of Gunnison Bend and DMAD reservoirs, as well as in the river and canals below the outlets.
Iron County Community Fisheries
2016-06-15
Fair
Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked at Leigh Hill Reservoir (Lake at the Hills), Parowan Pond and Wood's Ranch (Kid's Pond). Some brood rainbows were also stocked in Leigh Hill this spring and have been providing some exciting action. Catfish have also been stocked.
Johnson Reservoir
2016-06-15
Slow
There haven't been any recent reports from anglers, but June can be one of the best months to target tiger muskies, especially after the water clears up. Call the Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.
Kolob Reservoir
2016-06-15
Slow
Fishing has slowed down with the warmer weather. Bait fishing is allowed until Sept. 10.
Koosharem Reservoir
2016-06-15
Fair
There haven't been any recent reports from anglers. Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked. The southwest shoreline was recently posted closed to trespassing by the landowner, but public access remains available through the BLM land near the restroom.
Lower Bowns Reservoir
2016-06-15
Fair
Access is good, and anglers are catching fish. Call the Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.
Mammoth Creek
2016-06-15
Fair
Runoff should start decreasing in Mammoth Creek, Asay Creek and the upper Sevier River over the next couple of weeks. Call the Circle Valley Anglers fly shop at 435-577-2168 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.
Mill Meadow Reservoir
2016-06-15
Fair
A recent netting survey found lots of small- to medium-sized brown trout, as well as a handful of nice tigers and splake that washed down from Forsyth last summer. Catchable-sized rainbows have also been stocked. Look for fair to good fishing for rainbows and browns. Call the Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.
Minersville Reservoir
2016-06-15
Good
Trout are surface-feeding on midges in the morning before the wind comes up. Later in the day, you can catch them by trolling or fishing streamers and lures under the surface. The trout are healthy and strong this year. Water temperatures are reaching the low 60s, so smallmouth bass are more active. Many wipers in the three- to four-pound range are also present, but anglers haven't shared any reports on wiper success.
Monroe Mountain Lakes
2016-06-15
Fair
Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked in the Box Creek reservoirs and north-end lakes. They should provide fair to good fishing. A survey this spring also found some nice tiger trout in Lower Box Creek Reservoir. Manning Meadow Reservoir is closed to fishing until July 9. Feel free to stop by and look at the hundreds of Bonneville cutthroat trout in the fish trap, but leave the poles in the truck.
Navajo Lake
2016-06-15
Fair
The road into Navajo Lake is being paved this summer. Construction runs Monday–Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. You can expect 30-minute delays during these times. No construction is scheduled on weekends or federal holidays. Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked and should provide fair to good fishing. Splake fishing has been slow this year because chubs are abundant and splake are not very hungry.
Newcastle Reservoir
2016-06-15
Good
Anglers report fair to good fishing for rainbow trout with bait, lures and flies. They're catching fish that range from 8 to 15 inches long. Smallmouth bass are also becoming more active.
Otter Creek Reservoir & State Park
2016-06-15
Good
Reservoir capacity is up to 90 percent but has finally peaked. Fishing has been fair to good recently. Almost all anglers contacted — both on shore and in boats — are using PowerBait. Boat anglers are typically finding a little better success. A few folks have been trolling, but they've found slower fishing.
Panguitch Lake
2016-06-15
Good
Fishing is fair to good for boat anglers who use PowerBait. Fishing is a little slower from shore.
Paragonah Reservoir
2016-06-15
Fair
The rainbow trout are wild here, so they typically respond better to flies, lures and natural baits (like nightcrawlers) than they do to PowerBait.
Pine Lake
2016-06-15
Fair
Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked, so fishing should be fair to good.
Piute Reservoir
2016-06-15
Slow
The reservoir was mostly drained last summer for irrigation needs. It is unknown how many fish were lost.
Quail Lake
2016-06-15
Fair
Visit the state park website for the current boat ramp schedule. Bass and crappie fishing is fair to good, and the water temperature is reaching the upper 60s.
Sand Hollow Reservoir
2016-06-15
Good
Bass fishing is good to excellent. Bluegill are also active and can be found suspended in 25 to 30 feet of water.
Sevier River in Marysvale Canyon
2016-06-15
Slow
Flows are up to 270 cfs, which is making it difficult to fish.
Thousand Lake Mountain
2016-06-15
Good
There haven't been any recent reports from anglers, but look for fair to good fishing. Call the Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.
Tropic Reservoir
2016-06-15
Fair
Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked and should provide fair to good fishing. A recent netting survey found a handful of nice brown trout, some of which weighed up to five pounds.
Washington County Community Fisheries
2016-06-15
Fair
Bass and bluegill get active with the warmer water and should provide fair to good fishing.
Wide Hollow Reservoir
2016-06-15
Good
The state park reports water temperatures in the 60s and active bass and bluegill.
Yankee Meadow Reservoir
2016-06-15
Fair
Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked.

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Lake Powell report

Information compiled by Wayne Gustaveson, www.wayneswords.com

Attention: Quagga mussels have been detected at Lake Powell. Protect other Utah waters by cleaning and draining the water from your boat before leaving Lake Powell. Your boat must be dried for 18 days before you can launch in another water. If you plan to launch sooner than that, a professional decontamination is required. Learn more about these destructive mussels.

Waterbody Report
Lake Powell
2016-06-21
Good

Lake elevation: 3,616 feet

Water temperatures: 76–82°F

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Sam Sherwood brought his scout troop to Lake Powell for a fishing adventure. The boys had a great time and caught lots of fish. Sam shows off one of the big stripers caught on the trip.
Photo courtesy of Wayne Gustaveson

The lake level continues to rise, which is modifying the shoreline. A rapidly changing shoreline is not so good for bass fishing but excellent for striper fishing.

The young bass that were so eager to hit lures along the shoreline two weeks ago are now a bit harder to find. You can find really good bass fishing — especially for larger fish — by dropshotting or using plastic grubs on a leadhead jig. The secret is to get the bait down to the old shoreline, focusing on areas where bass were holding before the lake began its rapid rise. For smallmouth bass, the correct depth is 15 to 25 feet deep. Largemouth bass are loving the brush just covered by rising water. Look for largemouth in the middle of a bush in about five feet of water. Bass fishing is still good, but it is best early and late in the day.

Slurping stripers have been extremely dependable all week. Anglers are seeing tight little slurping pods every morning, starting in Warm Creek (when heading out of Wahweap) or near Buoy 9 (when leaving Antelope Point). Slurps continue through the narrows into all of Padre Bay, Last Chance and up the main channel. Most slurp activity occurs from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Approach the slurp quickly but stop one long cast away from the action. Cast ahead — or to the far side of the school — and bring the lure back through the feeding fish. The best lures this week include small surface lures, small jerk baits, swim baits, rattletraps and jigs. The size of slurping fish is increasing as some older fish have joined the young ones. Aggression levels are also increasing as school numbers climb and result in more competition.

I prefer surface fishing, but you can certainly catch more and bigger stripers while hovering over a huge school of adults in deeper water. Bait hotspots this week included Warm Creek Wall (Buoy 12), Labyrinth Wall (Buoy 18), Navajo Canyon points and the final deep pocket in the muddy water at the back of the canyon. Bait fishing is good at the end of most long canyons (for example, Last Chance and Rock Creek). Expect the same patterns to occur in the mid and northern lake.

Stripers that are not quick enough to keep up with the school fish are still found along the shore and will hit topwater lures. When one fish is hooked, play him slowly and cast lures out toward the hooked fish to catch the followers.

Walleye fishing is becoming more consistent, and you can typically find them in 12 to 20 feet of stained water in the backs of most canyons. There are areas where driftwood and debris are thick, which makes trolling almost impossible. Find small open areas without debris and troll right against the cliff wall to target walleye. Cast grubs tipped with nightcrawlers to select walleye over bass. Worm harnesses pulled behind a bottom bouncer or just cast and retrieved along the bottom in 15 feet of water work well now in the colored rising water.

Bluegill, green sunfish and catfish round out the fish species that are very active and willing to bite lures and baits for anglers of all ages.

The days are hot, but so is the fishing if you're in the right place at the right time. The right place is Lake Powell, and the right time is just as soon as you can get here.

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