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Northern Region report

Information compiled by James Abbott

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Waterbody Report
Blacksmith Fork River
2015-07-23
Good
Despite the rain, fishing and the water visibility are very good. Anglers report catching rainbows and whitefish using caddis flies, PMDs and pheasant tails.
Bountiful Lake
2015-07-23
Fair
The few anglers that fished the lake report poor fishing. Two anglers fished for six hours and caught many bluegill by fishing just off the bottom with worms along the shore and in the shallow areas that have good coverage.There are quite a few lake visitors kayaking and canoeing.
East Canyon Reservoir & State Park
2015-07-23
Good
Fishing is good in the mornings. Anglers have been catching bass on plastics and worms. The reservoir was recently stocked with 10,000 fingerling wipers. They should be catchable-sized by this time next year.
Farmington Pond
2015-07-23
Slow
Very few anglers are fishing the pond. One angler reported fishing for about 45 minutes with a worm and salmon egg without any success.
Holmes Creek Reservoir
2015-07-23
Good
Fishing should be good. Try using any topwater fly or fish with worms at a depth of about one to three feet under the surface. For larger bass, try fishing in the morning or late evening using traditional bass lures. Water visibility is excellent. There have been very fews anglers at the reservoir, which should make it a good place to fish during the holiday weekend.

Holmes Creek is a private pond and it is primarily reserved for a boat club. If there is a boater on the water, please use courtesy and give them space. And remember to pack out what you pack in so all anglers don't lose fishing privileges at the pond. Be sure to obtain your Walk-in Access authorization number and sign in at the box before visiting the reservoir.
Hyrum Reservoir & State Park
2015-07-23
Good
Fishing has slowed down over the last week. Some shore anglers have caught smaller perch and rainbows using Rapalas, spinners and worms.
Jensen Nature Park Pond
2015-07-23
Slow
Four anglers targeted catfish using cheese or worms on the bottom, but none of them had any success. Try fishing for catfish just before it gets dark with stinky or live baits.
Kaysville Ponds
2015-07-23
Hot
Fishing is hot for panfish at all four ponds. Anglers have also reported good bluegill fishing using worms suspended from a bobber about a foot under the surface. Fishing can be good from the piers or the bridges. You can also catch black bullhead catfish fishing on the bottom with worms almost anywhere in the pond.
Logan River
2015-07-23
Good
Fishing is good throughout the river. Anglers are catching brown and cutthroat trout using PMDs, pheasant tails and caddis flies. Fishing is slow from the third dam, but a few anglers are catching rainbows.
Mantua Reservoir
2015-07-23
Good
Fishing is very good. Anglers report catching a lot of bluegill by floating jigs tipped with a worm under two to three of water. You can also catch largemouth bass from the shore or a boat using Rapalas and other traditional bass lures. Some anglers have caught perch too. The best fishing seems to be on the east side of the reservoir.
Ogden River
2015-07-23
Good
Fishing, water flows and water visibility are good. There are a fair amount of anglers fishing during the week, and many more fishing during the weekend.
Pineview Reservoir
2015-07-23
Hot
Crappie fishing is awesome. One angler and his son caught over 100 crappie on a recent trip. They used anything pink and white or green and black. He recommend fishing in 10 feet of water where there is some vegetation. They fished from about 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Crappie will bite all day, but the best fishing is before 11 a.m.
Rockport Reservoir
2015-07-23
Good
Bass fishing is hot, but trout fishing is slow. The water temperature is in the mid-70s on the surface, so fish have gone down to depths of about 30 feet. So try using leaded line or downriggers, or fishing in the early morning or late evening. If you're fishing from the bank, try to fish off of the steeper banks.

Remember to certify that your vessel is clean and free of quagga mussels. You can find forms at the top of most boat ramps. Thoroughly clean, drain and dry your boat after every outing, especially if you have boated at Lake Powell or Deer Creek. Read more about the decontamination process.
Uinta Mountains
2015-07-23
Hot
Chris Haramoto reported great fishing at State Line Dam. He and his friends reported catching fish so quickly that they barely had time to get the fish off of the hooks. Chris used a yellow plastic jig floated with a bubble and caught a lot of trout.
Willard Bay Reservoir
2015-07-23
Good
Fishing improved last week for shore and boat anglers. The water temperature dropped, so fish are a little more active. You can catch catfish on many different kinds of bait and lures. Wipers have been more aggressive throughout the lake. The water level is still dropping, so use caution while you're on the water. The north marina ramp is at five feet and south marina ramp is at three feet.

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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
2015-07-27
Good
Please keep in mind that the ponds are now for day-use only. We are still stocking catchable rainbow trout throughout the summer months. Try using traditional lures or baits (for example, Jake's spinners or worms). Using a Curly Tail lure, tipped with a nightcrawler, has also been successful.
Canyon View Park Pond
2015-07-27
Fair
Try using a rattletrap or nightcrawlers to catch the small wipers, especially near the deeper end of the pond (southeast side). PowerBait or Jake's spinners are also effective.
Deer Creek Reservoir
2015-07-27
Hot
Shoreline anglers are catching quite a few yellow perch in the Charleston area. The shoreline near the dam is also producing fish later in the evening. Try fishing with nightcrawlers, marshmallows and garlic- or salmon-flavored peach PowerBait. Boaters are still catching trout at depths of 20–30 feet. Smallmouth bass have been caught on blue foxes and white gitzit tube jigs, near the rocky shorelines. The main ramp at Deer Creek is currently open, but the island ramp will remain closed until further notice. The Charleston boat ramp is open to non-motorized vessels only. There are currently 20 yellow-tagged fish in the reservoir. If you catch one of these fish, measure it to the millimeter, and email the information to michaelslater@utah.gov. Please keep in mind that 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. 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 currently 75 percent full, and water temperatures are ranging in the mid 70s.
Diamond Fork River
2015-07-27
Fair
Look for a variety of hatches with the changing weather. Do your best to match the hatch, but if you can't, PMDs (sizes 18–22) are still working well in the mid-morning to mid-afternoon hours. Spinners are a great choice for those who aren't fly fishing.
Grantsville Reservoir
2015-07-27
Fair
Because it's been so warm, try fishing early in the morning or late in the day. The reservoir has been heavily stocked with catchable rainbow trout. Try throwing a spinnerbait or a Curly Tail grub in chartreuse or white, tipped with an earthworm.
Highland Glen Park
2015-07-27
Good
Stocking will resume at the end of August when the water cools down. You can catch channel catfish with nightcrawlers, chicken or shrimp by fishing on the bottom of the pond. Trout fishing is slow, but try using a Jake's lure or powerbait. Curly Tail lures tipped with nightcrawler have also been successful.
Jordanelle Reservoir
2015-07-27
Fair
Try throwing jerkbaits or rattletraps at midday. Anglers who use soft plastics in depths lower than 20 feet have caught several species of fish. Also, continue to use traditional baits (worms, PowerBait) on the shoreline. There are currently 20 yellow-tagged fish in the reservoir. If you catch one of these fish, measure it to the millimeter, and email the information to michaelslater@utah.gov. Be aware of rattlesnakes near the Rock Cliff area. The reservoir is holding at 80 percent full, and water temperatures range from the mid to upper 60s.
Kidney Pond
2015-07-27
Fair
Stocking will resume at the end of August when the water cools down. Channel catfish have been stocked, and you can catch them by fishing with nightcrawlers or other bait (such as chicken or shrimp) on the bottom of the pond. Trout fishing will be slow until fall, but try using a Jake's lure or PowerBait.
Midas Pond
2015-07-27
Fair
Stocking will resume at the end of August when the water cools down. Channel catfish have been stocked, and you can catch them by fishing with nightcrawlers or other bait (such as chicken or shrimp) on the bottom of the pond. Trout fishing will be slow until fall, but try using a Jake's lure or PowerBait.
Mill Hollow Reservoir
2015-07-27
Fair
The reservoir has been stocked with rainbow trout. Try using worms, Jake's lures or garlic-flavored PowerBait under a bubble. Using a Curly Tail lure, tipped with a nightcrawler, has also been successful.
Nine Mile Reservoir
2015-07-27
Slow
Water levels are very low, so try using spinner baits or traditional baits (such as PowerBait or nightcrawlers). You may catch a few tiger trout or rainbows. Also, try throwing a curly tailed grub for results. The reservoir is being drained to meet irrigation needs, so the daily bag and possession limit has been increased to 8 fish. That limit will remain in place until Jan. 1, 2016.
Palisade Reservoir & State Park
2015-07-27
Fair
The best bite is happening early in the day or in the late afternoon. Try using a nightcrawler or garlic or rainbow PowerBait (under a bubble) for the best results. Whenever you use any jigs or lures, remember to tip the hook with a nightcrawler.
Payson Lake
2015-07-27
Hot
Shoreline anglers have been very successful with just about anything, including PowerBait, Jake's spinning lures or nightcrawlers. Try using dry flies for fly fishing. Float-tube anglers have also been very successful. Be sure to take bug repellent with you. All roads and campgrounds on the Nebo Loop are currently open.
Provo River, Lower
2015-07-27
Good
Flows are about average for this time of year. PMDs, spinners and caddis are all working right now, especially in the evenings. Use sizes 16–22. Trout are very active and feeding early to midday. Water is being released from Deer Creek, so water levels are up and ranging from 550 cubic feet per second (cfs) below Deer Creek, to 61 cfs near Harbor Drive.
Provo River, Middle
2015-07-27
Good
Flows will be very high early in the week, due to increased water releases from Jordanelle. The fish may take a few days to adjust to these high flows. Be careful if you're attempting to wade. Nymph fishing these levels will produce the best results. Water levels are near 483 cfs, with flows higher near the Jordanelle release at 608 cfs and average at Charleston, with flows around 583 cfs.
Salem Pond
2015-07-27
Fair
About 2,000 pounds of channel catfish were stocked this summer. Catfish can be caught with nightcrawlers or bait fished on the bottom of the pond. Trout fishing is slow, but try using a Jake's lure or garlic PowerBait off of the boat ramp or from the docks inside the park.
Settlement Canyon Reservoir
2015-07-27
Slow
There haven't been any recent angler reports. Please let us know if you have any success at the reservoir.
Silver Lake
2015-07-27
Good
With cooler temperatures in the higher mountain lakes, fishing is good almost all day! Try using a Jake's spinner or use a bubble with worms or PowerBait. Fly-fishing anglers may try casting some dry flies around the lake edges in the later afternoon.
Spanish Oaks Reservoir
2015-07-27
Fair
The pond will continue to be stocked with rainbow trout every other week during summer. Be aware of swimmers throughout the pond. Trout fishing has been slow, but try using Jake's spinners, nightcrawlers, Curly Tail lures with a beadhead or PowerBait with a bubble.
Spring Lake
2015-07-27
Slow
Stocking will resume at the end of August when the water cools down. Channel catfish can be caught with nightcrawlers or bait fished on the bottom of the pond. Trout fishing is slow, but try using a Jake's lure or PowerBait. Using a Curly Tail lure, tipped with a nightcrawler, has also been successful.
Strawberry Reservoir
2015-07-27
Good
The best bite is going to be found very early in the morning, typically before 9 a.m. Some kokanee are being picked up by the Narrows. Anglers are finding kokanee in depths of around 30 feet, and below that, they're finding the cutthroat. Try using pink dodgers with a pink or white squid. Shoreline anglers are catching fish on PowerBait, and while fishing nightcrawlers at depths of around 20 feet. Try a large spinner tipped with nightcrawler or PowerBait.

The Strawberry Bay Marina & Lodge rainbow trout tagged fishing contest started Memorial Day weekend. There were 295 white-tagged rainbows and five pink-tagged rainbows released for the contest. One pink tag has been retrieved, so far. Catch one of the white-tagged fish and redeem your prize at the marina stores. Catch one of the pink-tagged fish, and you automatically win one of the five grand prizes. For more information, please call the marina at 435-548-2500. The reservoir is currently 75 percent full.
Thistle Creek
2015-07-27
Fair
Anglers have been catching big browns in the Walk-in Access areas. They say the water is very clear and the fish are easily spooked, but the fishing is worth it. Spinnerbaits produced several large fish this week.
Tibble Fork Reservoir
2015-07-27
Fair
At Tibble Fork, try using spinners or nightcrawlers for the best results. Trout are slow to bite, but are feeding actively in the morning and late evening. Silver Lake Flat Reservoir is located up the mountain and to the north of Tibble Fork Reservoir. Important: Silver Lake Flat has been almost completely drained so the dam can be repaired. The lake will remain empty until modification and repairs are finished.
Utah Lake
2015-07-27
Good
Water levels continue to drop, and the lake is very shallow in many places. Please use caution when launching your boats. The American Fork boat launch has two feet of water (or less) in the harbor. Many areas are inaccessible due the low water levels. Boats can still launch out of Lincoln Beach, but try staying in the middle of the channel. Anglers are reporting water levels at 7.5 feet near Bird Island, so be aware when approaching it. We've also heard that vehicles can access the rock shelf near the springs. Anglers who use nightcrawlers on the bottom early in the morning or late at night are catching plenty of catfish. You may want to try tipping your hooks with carp or white bass meat. White bass have been very active in the early-morning hours. They are near the boat ramps and biting on small tube jigs. Carp are still active and have been seen in shallow areas around the shore. Water temperatures are hovering around 75°F at midday. Mosquitoes are out in full force, so take some bug repellent when you're out. Northern pike have been seen and caught in the Hobble Creek tributary, west of I-15. If you catch any northern pike of any size in Utah Lake or its tributaries, please bring it to the DWR office in Springville (1115 N. Main Street) or the Utah Lake State Park office off of Center Street. The lake is currently 55 percent full.
Vernon Reservoir
2015-07-27
Slow
Water levels are extremely low because of irrigation needs. Anglers should try Jake's lures or spinnerbaits tipped with nightcrawlers. Fish in the early-morning and evening hours for the best results.
Vivian Park Pond
2015-07-27
Good
We have been stocking trout every other week throughout the summer months. The trout are active, so try a Curly Tail grub or PowerBait with a bobber, and fish in the shallows. This is a great place to take small children and elderly adults. It is ADA-accessible and has a nice pavilion with nearby restrooms.
Willow Pond
2015-07-27
Fair
Stocking will resume at the end of August when the water cools down. Channel catfish were stocked earlier in the summer. You can catch them by fishing a nightcrawler on the bottom of the pond. Trout fishing is slow, but try using a Jake's lure or PowerBait. Using a Curly Tail lure, tipped with a nightcrawler, has also been successful. You may want to throw spinners or crankbaits near the vegetation for some largemouth bass hookups. By voluntarily releasing the largemouth bass, you can help control the bluegill population.
Yuba Reservoir & State Park
2015-07-27
Slow
Try using spinnerbaits (in white/gold/orange) tipped with bait. The third annual carp bowfishing tournament is coming up on Aug. 1–2. Here's more information about this great event. The water temperature is hovering around 75°F.

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Northeastern Region report

Information compiled by Ron Stewart

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
2015-07-23
Fair
Fishing has been fair to good for rainbows, bass and yellow perch. The bass and yellow perch have moved into shallower water with the warmer weather, and the rainbows and browns are now in deeper water. This is the summer pattern, and fish will be most active and accessible in the early mornings and evenings.
Brough Reservoir
2015-07-23
Fair
We haven't received any reports from anglers. The reservoir is almost full. There are special catch-and-release regulations at Brough Reservoir. You must use flies and lures only — baits and scented (or salted) lures are not allowed. See the Utah Fishing Guidebook for details.
Browne Lake
2015-07-23
Fair
The last report was of fair fishing. The weather changes quickly in the Uintas, so you'll want to be prepared for possible storms.
Bullock Reservoir
2015-07-23
Fair
Anglers report fair fishing for bass and a few rainbows. The reservoir is almost full.
Calder Reservoir
2015-07-23
Fair
Anglers report fair fishing. The water level remains low. Calder has catch-and-release regulations. You must use flies and lures only — baits and scented (or salted) lures and flies are not allowed. See the Utah Fishing Guidebook for details.
Cottonwood Reservoir
2015-07-23
Fair
Anglers report fair fishing for a mix of fish, including rainbows, bass and tiger muskies. The reservoir is almost full. The statewide daily limit for tiger muskie is one fish over 40 inches; all others must be released immediately. Tiger muskies are sensitive to mishandling, so bring them in quickly, but not by horsing. Try to keep the fish from expending too much energy; keep their gills in the water as you handle them and release as quickly as possible.
Crouse Reservoir
2015-07-23
Slow
Water levels are extremely low.
Currant Creek Reservoir
2015-07-23
Fair
Anglers report slow to good fishing for tiger trout and rainbow trout. Try traditional baits (worms or artificial baits), flies, brightly colored spoons or crankbaits. If you're bottom fishing, use something to float your bait about 18–24 inches off the bottom. This will keep your worm above the mud and weeds so it's easier for the fish to find. The roads are drying out.
East Park Reservoir
2015-07-23
Fair
The fishing is spotty — good one day, and slow the next. Try trout baits (worms or artificial baits), flies, brightly colored spoons or crankbaits. If you're bottom fishing, use something to float your bait about 18–24 inches off the bottom. This will keep your worm above the mud and weeds so it's easier for the fish to find. The roads are drying out.
Flaming Gorge Reservoir
2015-07-23
Good
Fishing has been fair to hot depending on locations and species. Here's a look at each species.

Kokanee salmon: Kokanee fishing has recently slowed because of the rapidly increasing reservoir surface elevation. Flaming Gorge is currently at 6,032 feet and has been rising almost three inches a day. The surface temperature has also climbed to 66–72°F. As a result, kokanee are being caught deeper in the water column (around 40 feet down). The depth and location can change quickly, so watch the fish finder and put your lure where the fish are. Many of the recently caught kokanee have been in the 2.5- to 3-pound range. Remember, mortality rates on released fish increase as water temperatures rise, so we encourage you to keep your limits of small kokanee. A variety of lures will work, including #2 Needlefish, Rocky Mountain Tackle (RMT) Viper spoons and a variety of dodger/squid combos. Pink and orange colors are working best. Troll at around 1.6 and 2.2 miles per hour.

Rainbow trout: Fishing is red hot, and anglers are catching high-quality fish. Because of abundant cicadas in the lower reservoir, the top-water action has been exceptional. Fly anglers should tie on a cicada pattern, and spin anglers can try small top waters like the Storm Hopper Popper. Top-water fishing is a riot and very productive when fish become accustomed to looking up for food. Anglers often catch rainbows while trolling for kokanee, casting jigs (marabous, curly tails, tubes) near shore or soaking a nightcrawler or PowerBait along the bottom.

Lake trout: Fishing has been slow, but it's picking up in the Canyon region of the reservoir. Fishing for smaller lake trout has been red hot just south of Buckboard, WY. The most effective way to catch lake trout is to find concentrations along main channel points and breaks, and vertically jig with jigging spoons, tube jigs or Gulp minnows. Jiggers should try white, three-inch tube jigs tipped with a small chunk of sucker meat. Anglers can also troll with spoons, flatfish or similar crankbaits in chartreuse, white or rainbow trout colors. Most lake trout are 50–100 feet deep, but they can also be caught in shallower waters earlier or later in the day. Successful trolling speeds are around 1.6–1.8 miles per hour.

Smallmouth bass: Fishing is great! Once again, cicadas are abundant in the lower portion of the reservoir, so the top-water action has been fast. Smallmouth bass are coming off the spawn, so you can expect bass to be eagerly searching for food to build up their reserves after all that hard work. It's fun to fish for smallmouth bass because of their aggressive and opportunistic nature. Bounce 1/4-inch jigs in earth-tone colors along the bottom, pop a top water across the surface near shore or drop shot a four-inch worm in the shallows. Regardless of the method, you're likely to catch a lot of bass, along with a few bonus rainbow trout.

Burbot: Although there haven't been many reports, some anglers say the burbot fishing is good. Burbot are most abundant in the uppermost reaches of the reservoir in Wyoming, so anglers should start their search there. They are predominantly a nighttime species and prefer cooler water and rocky main channel structure. Start fishing at dusk and target depths greater than 30 feet. Use 3/8- to 1/2-ounce glow lures, like Yamamoto grubs in luminous white or Northland Buckshot spoons in glow, tipped with sucker or chub meat. Burbot are not nearly as active or aggressive during the summer months, so jig lures slowly and close to the bottom, and move if you're not catching fish.
Green River below Flaming Gorge dam
2015-07-23
Good
There are still a few cicadas around, but caddis flies are now more prevalent in the two to three miles immediately below the dam. Dry dropper rigs are working well with a cicada on top and with a scud, zebra midge or nymph below. Caddis hatches are becoming more abundant in the A-section, and some yellow sallies have been spotted as well. Terrestrials (like ants, crickets and hoppers) are a variation from the norm, which is always a good option during peak season. Spin anglers should try small marabou jigs, spoons or crankbaits in deeper water and runs. The river is currently flowing at an average of 1,700 cubic feet per second and peaking at 2,160 cubic feet per second between 2–8 p.m. You can check flows online.
Long Park Reservoir
2015-07-23
Fair
An angler recently reported good fishing near the inlet. The roads should be drying out.
Matt Warner
2015-07-23
Good
Most reports are of fair to good fishing. Try trout baits (like worms or artificial baits), flies, brightly colored spoons or crankbaits. When bottom fishing, use something to float your bait roughly 18—24 inches from the bottom. This will keep your worm above the mud and weeds and make it easier for the fish to find.
Moose Pond
2015-07-23
Good
Most reports are of good fishing, but it changes with the storms. Try trout baits (like worms or artificial baits), flies, brightly colored spoons or crankbaits. When bottom fishing, use something to float your bait roughly 18—24 inches from the bottom. This will keep your worm above the mud and weeds and make it easier for the fish to find.
Pelican Lake
2015-07-23
Good
Anglers are visiting the lake, and most report fair to excellent fishing for bass and bluegill, depending on the time of day and the storms. It is also a good time to target carp. Removal of carp by archery or fishing tackle will help the water quality, which will help the growth of the bass and bluegill. A tagged-carp contest started May 1 and will run until August 1. The tags are red and located on the left side of the dorsal fin. If you catch a tagged carp, take it to the Vernal Sportsman's Warehouse to receive a prize. Water levels still look good.
Red Fleet Reservoir
2015-07-23
Good
Fishing has been good for rainbows and bass. We are also hearing that bluegill are in the shallows and supplying some fast fishing. Fishing is slow for small walleye, although anglers occasionally catch larger fish. If you're fishing for bluegill, think small: jigs, spoons or small baits. For bass, much the same as bluegill, just larger. For trout, try baits (like worms, mealworms, salmon eggs or artificial baits), flies, brightly colored spoons, crayfish-colored jigs or fish-colored crankbaits. When bottom fishing, use a marshmallow or floating bait to float your bait roughly 18–24 inches from the bottom. This will keep your worm above the mud and weeds and make it easier for the fish to find. The water level is back to normal as a result of spring rain.
Sheep Creek Lake
2015-07-23
Fair
Fishing has been fair, and roads in the area should be dry.
Spirit Lake
2015-07-23
Good
Anglers report fair to good fishing. For trout, try baits (like worms, mealworms, salmon eggs or artificial baits), flies, brightly colored spoons, crayfish-colored jigs or fish-colored crankbaits. When bottom fishing, use a marshmallow or floating bait to float your bait roughly 18–24 inches from the bottom. This will keep your worm above the mud and weeds and make it easier for the fish to find. Spirit was restocked with catchable-sized tiger trout last summer. Tamarak and Jessen were also stocked with tiger trout. Two- to three-inch fingerlings were flown into these upper lakes in 2013, so they should now be reaching catchable sizes.
Starvation Reservoir
2015-07-23
Fair
Anglers report fair to good fishing for rainbows, bass and walleye. The hot weather has moved the trout into a summer pattern, so you'll find the best fishing in the cooler hours. Baits have been working well, especially from the shore. Try smaller, deep-diving crankbaits and spoons for rainbows and a larger presentation for walleye and bass. For walleye, keep it on the bottom or cast deep into the rocks. Most of the walleye are small or in the 20- to 23-inch range, and you can help the fishery by taking them home. The reservoir is full.
Steinaker Reservoir
2015-07-23
Good
Anglers report fair to good fishing for rainbows, bass and bluegill, whether they're fishing from shore or in boats. Worms and artificial baits are working well from shore, while crankbaits, brightly colored spoons and crayfish-colored jigs are producing for shore anglers and boaters. The fish can be anywhere from the surface to depths of about 30 to 40 feet. The hot weather has initiated a summer pattern where the trout move deeper and are mostly active in the cooler hours (early mornings and evenings). The water level has risen but it's still low enough to expose rocks and sandbars.

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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
2015-07-19
Fair
On July 9, conservation officer Dennis Shumway reported slow fishing, presumable because of the hot weather. He also said that Foy Reservoir is the best place to fish in San Juan County. Monticello has been producing nearly as many fish, but the moss build up is making fishing difficult for spincasters. Shumway recommends using floating baits where the moss prevents easy casting and retrieving. Except for Lloyds Lake and Recapture Reservoir, all of the other Abajo Mountains waters are full. On June 22, Blanding #3 was stocked with 1,500 10-inch rainbows, and Foy Reservoir and Monticello Lake were stocked with 1,000 rainbows.
Benches Pond
2015-07-19
Good
On July 13, the pond was stocked with 500 10.5-inch rainbow trout. On July 15, Walt Maldonado reported good fishing with corn-flavored PowerBait, especially under overcast skies. Last week, conservation officer TJ Robertson reported fair to good fishing, depending on the day. He says you can catch fish on any color of PowerBait. The moss build-up is making it difficult to spincast. Robertson recommends using a fly and bubble at dusk.
Blue Lake
2015-07-19
Slow
Fishing is poor at the Blue Lake near Grassy Lake. Fishing is good at the Blue Lake near Skyline Drive with worms, PowerBait or salmon eggs.
Boulger Reservoir
2015-07-19
Good
On July 13, the reservoir was stocked with 500 10.5-inch rainbow trout. Fishing has been good in the early morning with worms, PowerBait or salmon eggs. As the day warms up and more anglers start fishing, the catch rate drops but improves again at nightfall. In the late evening, try using small dry flies that match the hatch.
Cleveland Reservoir
2015-07-19
Fair
Fishing is slow, but Cleveland's rainbow trout are bigger than the fish at nearby reservoirs. Anglers commonly report catching fat rainbow trout up to 16 inches. The reservoir was stocked on July 13 with 2,500 10.5-inch rainbow trout. Conservation officer James Thomas says that worms are the best bait, but fishing is slow. Officer TJ Robertson also reported slow fishing.
Duck Fork Reservoir
2015-07-19
Good
On July 17, Tom Ogden and friends fished from tubes with fly tackle. 25% of their catch was 10- to 19-inch tiger trout. They used medium sinking line and sizes 6-8 leech, crystal bugger and soft hackle fly patterns. Tom said that fishing was good. On July 16, conservation officer James Thomas reported moderately good fishing using spinners. On July 11, Brandon Behling and a few friends fished from the shoreline, but no one caught any fish with flies or lures. On July 6, the reservoir was stocked with 1,200 7.5-inch cutthroats. There are special regulations at Duck Fork. Cutthroat trout are catch-and-release only. You can only fish with artificial flies and lures. The tributary is now open to fishing.
Electric Lake
2015-07-19
Fair
On July 13, conservation officer TJ Robertson reported fair fishing using a minnow or worm beneath a bubble or floated off the bottom. Anglers are mostly catching 14- to 16-inch cutthroat trout. On BigFishTackle.com, one angler reported fast fishing on July 3 using a tube jig tipped with redside shiners. Conservation officer James Thomas also reported good fishing with either a Jakes or a Rapala.
Emerald Lake
2015-07-19
Good
Officer JD Abbott reported good fishing with flies, spinners or worms.
Ferron Reservoir
2015-07-19
Fair
On July 17, Tom Ogden fly fished for two hours from a tube. He caught four rainbow trout and two brook trout ranging from 13 to 16 inches in length. He used a size 6 bead head soft hackle fly or a size 8 bead head olive leech. On July 16, conservation officer James Thomas reported good fishing with worms and green PowerBait. On July 6, the reservoir was stocked with several thousand pan-sized cutthroat trout. The reservoir was also stocked with 2,000 10-inch rainbow trout in mid-June. Conservation officer TJ Robertson reported slow fishing after his most recent visit. Robertson noted that anglers in watercraft were doing better than shoreline anglers. Officer JD Abbott reported fair fishing with PowerBait and worms.
Gigliotti Pond
2015-07-19
Fair
This pond will be stocked every three to four weeks until Labor Day. Fishing is typically good in the early morning and late evening. As the day advances, fishing slows down. Try fishing using worms off the bottom or suspended from a bubble.
Gooseberry Reservoir
2015-07-19
Good
On July 13, the reservoir was stocked with 1,200 10- to 11-inch rainbow trout. Conservation officer TJ Robertson interviewed anglers on July 11 and they reported good fishing on the south side using multiple colors of PowerBait. You may also want to try fishing the dam with spinners.
Grassy Lake
2015-07-19
Good
On July 8, the pond was stocked with 700 10-inch rainbow trout. Try using a worm and PowerBait combination.
Huntington Creek
2015-07-19
Slow
You will find few trout below South Hughes Canyon because of the flash flood damage caused by deforestation following the Seely fire.
Huntington North Reservoir
2015-07-19
Slow
Anglers should fish at first light to avoid competing with other water recreationalists. Conservation officer James Thomas reports that some anglers have been catching wipers from the bank using clams. Su Jones caught several large wipers, with the largest measuring 22 inches and weighing 4.5 pounds.
Huntington Reservoir
2015-07-19
Fair
On July 9, Tom Ogden and Perry Bunderson fished the upper two thirds of the lake using fast sinking line and bead head crystal buggers in sizes 4-8. In five hours, they had hooked 34 tiger trout in the 9- to 19-inch range. Most of the fish were taken in 15 to 25 feet of water. On July 13, conservation officer TJ Robertson reported slow to fair fishing. He recommended fishing from a boat using pop gear and a gold Triple Teaser.
Joes Valley Reservoir
2015-07-19
Slow
During the Fourth of July weekend, Stephine Matkin and her husband fished for tiger muskies amongst dozens of other boat and shoreline anglers. Over a two-day period, she heard that only one tiger muskie had been caught. Cody Edwards — who recently caught a 45-inch, 26-pound tiger muskie — recommends ignoring the tiger muskies that you can see and focusing on casting into the shoreline cover, where hungry tiger muskies could be waiting in ambush. Cody has had success using fly fishing tackle and a large streamer or a jointed Rapala with a green over yellow color pattern.
Knight-Ideal Community Fishing Pond
2015-07-19
Good
The pond has been stocked with several thousand trout since February. Fishing should be fair to good over the July 24 holiday weekend. This is the newest community fishing pond in Carbon County. It's located in Wellington at 850 E 300 S.
La Sal Mountains
2015-07-19
Fair
A week ago, sergeant Ben Wolford visited Oowah and Warner and reported slow fishing at both waters. Both were stocked in mid-June with 9-inch rainbow trout. At most La Sal mountain waters, you should try using worms and PowerBait.
Lower Fish Creek
2015-07-19
Good
The creek was recently stocked with 4- to 5-inch brown trout. Fishing is good for the larger brown trout, which over-winter in the creek. Fly fishing is usually good too, especially along stretches without many anglers.
Lower Green River
2015-07-19
Slow
Walt Maldonado reports slow fishing. The water is running high and is saturated with silt. Last month, fishing was good in pools and eddies with salad shrimp or commercial stink bait.
Miller Flat Reservoir
2015-07-19
Fair
Fishing is sporadic. Anglers are catching trout most with worms and PowerBait.
Millsite Reservoir & State Park
2015-07-19
Fair
On July 13, officer TJ Robertson reported fair fishing for boaters trolling with popgear and small spinners. Fishing has been slow for shoreline anglers. The best fishing occurs in the early morning with common baits.
Petes Hole
2015-07-19
Good
On July 15, conservation officer JD Abbott reported good fishing with bait. Around July 8, the pond was stocked with 600 10-inch rainbow trout. During most hot summer days, few ponds have better fishing than Petes Hole. Trout will usually take a wide variety of traditional and non-traditional baits, like cigarette butts.
Potters Ponds
2015-07-19
Good
On July 7, both ponds were stocked with 1,000 10-inch rainbows. The best fishing occurs at dawn before the sun hits the water and many anglers are out fishing. Officer James Thomas reports good fishing using worms and PowerBait.
Right Fork of Huntington Creek
2015-07-19
Slow
Very few trout will be found downstream from South Hughes Canyon. The flash floods that followed the Seeley Fire have killed most of the aquatic life in the streambed.
Scofield Reservoir
2015-07-19
Slow
Conservation officer TJ Robertson reports slow fishing. Most of the catch consists of stocked cutthroat trout that average 10 to 12 inches in length. The best fishing is in the dam cove or the southern-most part of the east side. Fishing can be good at the angler access on the west side too. You can catch the bigger fish with chub meat or worms, although Mike Ault — who conducts weekly creel surveys — says that he sees very little difference in fishing success regardless of the bait.
Soup Bowl
2015-07-19
Good
On July 8, the pond was stocked with 350 rainbow trout that averaged 9 to 10 inches in length. Fishing is best in the early morning or evening. There aren't many anglers fishing the pond.
Willow Lake
2015-07-19
Good
On July 16, conservation officer James Thomas reported good fishing and recommended using worms. The best lures have included Jakes Spin-a-Lures and Rapalas. On July 11, Brandon Behling and his wife reported fair fishing. They caught most of their fish off of the spillway using a Lil Jakes or Rattlin' Rapala. Moss is becoming a problem for spincasters in many locations at the lake. On July 8, the lake was stocked with 1,300 rainbows that averaged 10 inches in size.
Wrigley Springs Reservoir
2015-07-19
Good
On July 8, the pond was stocked with 1,000 10-inch rainbow trout. Fishing is good in the early morning before the temperatures climb and a larger number of anglers start fishing. Officer TJ Robertson recommends small spinners, like a gold Jakes lure.

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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
2015-07-30
Slow
There haven't been any recent reports from anglers, but trout fishing typically slows down during the summer months.
Barker Reservoirs (North Creek Lakes)
2015-07-30
Good
Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked in Barker and Lower Barker. Fishing is fair to good in most lakes. If fishing is slow at one lake, pick up and move to another.
Beaver Mountain Lakes
2015-07-30
Fair
Rainbow trout have been stocked in all the usual lakes. Indian Creek Reservoir was not stocked this year because of unsafe road conditions and low-water predictions.
Beaver River, Lower
2015-07-30
Fair
Fishing success usually picks up during irrigation flows. Recent surveys found some nice brown and rainbow trout. Catchable-sized rainbow trout were recently stocked.
Beaver River, Upper
2015-07-30
Good
You'll find fair to good fishing for small browns and rainbows. Small spinners and hopper-dropper combinations work great in the summer.
Boulder Mountain
2015-07-30
Good
There haven't been many reports of winterkill, and fishing has been good to excellent in numerous lakes across the mountain. Some very large tiger trout have been caught this year. When targeting these large fish, remember that they are predators and adjust your techniques accordingly.
Clear Creek
2015-07-30
Fair
Removal of non-native trout in the Clear Creek drainage is now complete, and stocking of Bonneville cutthroat trout is in full swing. Your best chance to find catchable-sized fish will be above the Narrows. The fingerling cutthroat we stocked in fall 2014 in the rest of Clear Creek should be six to eight inches long by now.
Corn Creek
2015-07-30
Fair
Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked in Corn, Chalk and Oak creeks. Corn and Chalk also have good populations of wild trout.
Duck Creek Pond / Aspen Mirror Lake
2015-07-30
Good
Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked. Brood brook trout were also stocked in April. Fishing has been good to excellent this year. There's a lot of fishing pressure here on the weekends.
East Fork Sevier River in Kingston Canyon
2015-07-30
Fair
Releases from Otter Creek Reservoir have dropped near 100 cfs, so fishing should be a little easier. Target some of the slow-moving runs with large streamers, deep-diving lures or nightcrawlers. 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
2015-07-30
Good
Look for good to excellent fishing on dry flies and terrestrials. Call the Circle Valley Anglers fly shop at 435-577-2168 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.
East Fork Sevier River, Upper
2015-07-30
Good
Small rainbow, brown and brook trout are abundant in the Upper East Fork Sevier and most of its tributaries.
Enterprise Reservoir, Upper
2015-07-30
Good
The trout limit at both Upper and Lower Enterprise Reservoir has been increased to eight fish for the remainder of 2015. Due to a very poor snowpack, the lower reservoir will be drained for irrigation needs and all but the small state-owned conservation pool will be drained from the upper reservoir.
Fish Lake
2015-07-30
Good
Summer fishing is good to excellent, depending on what you're targeting. Trolling, jigging and bait fishing are producing well for rainbow trout, with a few splake mixed in. Pop gear and worms, small rapalas and flies have produced well for trollers lately. Jigging near the bottom (outside the weeds) is providing fast fishing for perch. Tip your jigs with a nightcrawler or perch meat for the best success. Remember that there is no limit on perch in Fish Lake, and you are encouraged to harvest as many as you can. Anglers are catching a few lake trout both by trolling and jigging. The largest fish reported last week weighed 32 pounds. Keep in mind that lake trout fishing requires a lot of patience. Before you go to the lake, call the Fish Lake Lodge at 435-638-1000 or Bowery Haven Resort at 435-638-1040 to check on current conditions.
Forsyth Reservoir
2015-07-30
Good
The reservoir is mostly full. Trolling and fly fishing from float tubes is producing fair to good fishing. Call the Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.
Fremont River
2015-07-30
Good
Irrigation releases have raised the flow in the upper Fremont, but the river is still clear. Fishing has been fast with bushy dry flies. Fishing is also good to excellent in the lower Fremont (near Torrey) with various dries: caddis, PMD, yellow sally and trico. Dry fly fishing has also been excellent in other nearby streams like UM and Sevenmile. Call the Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.
Gunlock Reservoir
2015-07-30
Fair
Water temps are in the low 80s. Due to an increasing population of illegally introduced smallmouth bass — which pose a serious threat to native fish in the Virgin and Santa Clara rivers — Gunlock Reservoir will be treated with rotenone this fall. For the remainder of the year, daily bag limits have been increased. You may now keep up to 12 largemouth bass (no size restriction); 16 channel catfish; and an unlimited number of crappie, bluegill and black bullhead. There is also no limit on smallmouth bass, and you are required to keep all the smallmouth bass you catch. Largemouth bass, bluegill and crappie will be restocked in 2016.
Gunnison Bend Reservoir
2015-07-30
Fair
Fishing is improving now that the water is warmer in both Gunnison Bend and DMAD, as well as the river and canals.
Iron County Community Fisheries
2015-07-30
Fair
Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked in Leigh Hill Reservoir (Lake at the Hills), Woods Ranch, Parowan Pond, Forebay Pond and Brian Head Pond. Catfish have been stocked in Leigh Hill and Parowan Pond. Fishing is fair to good at all locations.
Johnson Reservoir
2015-07-30
Slow
There haven't been any recent reports from anglers. Call the Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.
Kolob Reservoir
2015-07-30
Fair
Kolob Reservoir is open to bait fishing until Sept. 12. There's a lot of fishing pressure on the weekends. Fishing has slowed down, but it is still fair with bait. A few more fish in the slot have been caught recently. Major road construction will be taking place on Kolob Terrace Road through October, which will limit access to the reservoir. You can find closure schedules online. Access has been good on weekends.
Koosharem Reservoir
2015-07-30
Fair
A recent population survey found cutthroat trout up to six pounds and rainbow trout up to three pounds. Try trolling near the dam with chub-imitating lures. Ten-inch rainbow trout have been stocked.
Lower Bowns Reservoir
2015-07-30
Hot
Anglers report fast fishing with size 12 woolly buggers. Also try flashy spinners and lures, as well as natural baits like nightcrawlers. Call the Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.
Mammoth Creek
2015-07-30
Fair
Flows are generally low and clear in Mammoth Creek, Asay Creek and the upper Sevier River, except after rainstorms. Recent surveys found good numbers of brown trout, rainbow trout and whitefish in the upper Sevier River (in Hatch) and Asay Creek (along Hwy. 89). Call the Circle Valley Anglers fly shop at 435-577-2168 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.
Mill Meadow Reservoir
2015-07-30
Fair
The water level has dropped a lot, and fishing pressure has been low. You can find success by sight casting an assortment of small nymphs to browns cruising near the shore. Call the Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.
Minersville Reservoir
2015-07-30
Good
Wiper action has picked up lately. The best success has been in the upper end of the reservoir. Try casting various lures and flies in between the weed beds.
Monroe Mountain Lakes
2015-07-30
Fair
Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked in the Box Creek reservoirs and in the north-end lakes. Manning Meadow Reservoir is now open to fishing.
Navajo Lake
2015-07-30
Fair
Splake fishing has slowed down with the warmer weather. Catchable-sized rainbows have been stocked and should provide fair to good results.
Newcastle Reservoir
2015-07-30
Good
Wiper fishing is fair to good. There seems to be no single technique that produces consistently. Nightcrawlers, cut bait, jigs and trolling have all caught wipers at times. Fishing has been good to excellent for trout. Try anchoring near the dam and fishing nightcrawlers on the bottom in depths of around 25 feet. Rainbows are very healthy and put up a good fight.
Otter Creek Reservoir & State Park
2015-07-30
Fair
Reservoir capacity is at 50 percent, but boats can still be launched. Anglers report fair to good fishing for rainbows from boats (trolling) and the shore (PowerBait). Fish the steeper shorelines around the south-end points and the state park. Trout will leave the shallow shorelines during the summer because of the warm water and chubs.
Panguitch Lake
2015-07-30
Fair
There haven't been any recent reports from anglers, but summer fishing is typically fair from shore and from boats.
Paragonah Reservoir
2015-07-30
Fair
Bait fishing is slow. Remember that the rainbow trout here are wild and don't take bait as well as lures and flies.
Pine Lake
2015-07-30
Fair
Rainbow trout have been stocked.
Piute Reservoir
2015-07-30
Fair
The reservoir capacity is down to 23 percent. Due to the poor snowpack, much of the water in Piute Reservoir will be drained for irrigation needs this summer. The trout limit has been increased to eight fish for the remainder of 2015. A few 12- to 13-inch rainbows have been caught lately.
Quail Lake
2015-07-30
Fair
Visit the Quail Creek State Park website for the current boat ramp schedule. The water temperature is in the low 80s. Bass fishing is fair to good. Try fishing early and late to avoid the heat and pleasure boat traffic.
Sand Hollow Reservoir
2015-07-30
Hot
The water temperature is in the low 80s. Bass fishing is good to excellent. Top-water fishing is producing well in the early morning. Drop shots and swim baits are a good bet when the fish head deeper as the water heats up. Try fishing early and late to avoid the heat and pleasure boat traffic.
Sevier River in Marysvale Canyon
2015-07-30
Slow
Flows are higher than 400 cfs, which is making it difficult to fish.
Thousand Lake Mountain
2015-07-30
Good
The fish have moved to deeper water at most lakes, so a float tube is very helpful. There are still plenty of damsel flies out — try both damsel dries and nymphs. Call the Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.
Tropic Reservoir
2015-07-30
Fair
Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked.
Washington County Community Fisheries
2015-07-30
Fair
Largemouth bass and bluegill are present in most ponds and provide fair to good fishing during the warm months.
Wide Hollow Reservoir
2015-07-30
Good
Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked. The state park reports good fishing for largemouth bass. Try casting plastics in the brushy areas.
Yankee Meadow Reservoir
2015-07-30
Fair
Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked, and fishing has been fair to good.

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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
2015-07-29
Good

Lake elevation: 3,613 feet

Water temperatures: 77-83°F

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The summer heat is back and the lake level is dropping. Striped bass are still boiling and juvenile smallmouth bass are incredibly easy to catch. This is a great time to bring your kids to the lake and teach them how to catch bass.

Raquel Dibble caught stripers in boils while casting a rattletrap to small groups of stripers in the main channel at mid lake. It's boil time at Lake Powell.
Photo courtesy of Wayne Gustaveson

Last week we found larger shad hiding out in the backs of many main channel short canyons and coves. Small larval shad were still common in the main channel. Smallmouth bass were near the larger shad schools and very actively pursuing small trolled or cast shad raps or plastic grubs cast to the shoreline and worked into deeper water. If a shad school was seen in the back of a cove, it was almost impossible to keep the smallmouth off the hook.

Stripers were a bit inconsistent, being caught like crazy one day and then missing in action the next, only to return on a different day and time. There were some hotspots that would be a great starting point if heading out looking for boils.

The best spot this past week was the Horn just upstream from Good Hope Bay. All sizes of stripers boiled from the mouth of Red Canyon all the way up to the Horn and then beyond to Trachyte Canyon. When one school would go down it was possible to just look for the next school, rush over to that one and catch more fish. If cruising from Red Canyon to Trachyte, fishable boils could be seen in abundance.

The next best hotspot was the Escalante Arm from the mouth all the way back to 50 Mile Canyon and beyond. Schools were not as large here as in Red Canyon and the Horn, but they were very catchable on full-size surface lures, crankbaits and spoons. There was more downtime when no boils were seen but the school would soon erupt once more and catching would begin all over again.

Downstream from Bullfrog the channel from Annies Canyon to Buoy 88 was very productive. Upstream the main channel from Knowles to Good Hope Bay was consistently producing striper boils.

Do not overlook the Halls Buoy field. Some anglers ran down to the Escalante Arm and were disappointed only to return to Halls and find boils going near the houseboats.

In summary, there are boils occurring over the length of the lake. Surface action is more likely to occur in the main channel. The best time is still morning and evening but from Rincon to Good Hope, boils may be seen all day long.

Many small shad and small stripers are working the main channel with bigger stripers joining in more often in mid to northern lake canyons and bays. I have wondered about the San Juan and why there are no reports coming from that direction. But as I write this report the following report just came in:

'Many large boils in Cha Canyon area of San Juan. Almost all boils were in the early morning. Not much activity in the afternoons. Lots of shad were seen in the area.'

If you like to catch stripers in boils, now is the time to give it a try. The chances of finding boiling stripers are high. This good surface fishing should continue through August and into September. It looks like shad will continue to provide food for boiling stripers for the short term. Now our job as anglers is to go out and save some shad by catching striped bass.

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