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Northern Region Fishing Report

Bear Lake

Hot

The whitefish spawn is in full swing at Bear Lake. Anglers are catching 12- to 22-inch whitefish and 16- to 22-inch cutthroat trout. Try using 1/8-ounce plastic or roadrunner jigs in green, dark red, or black. Tip them with small Berkeley power worms, white or green curly tail jigs or wooly buggers. The Utah State Park marina boat ramp is clear of snow and ice and there is still a courtesy dock in place. (12-10-18)

Blacksmith Fork River

Good

There is no ice yet. Anglers have been catching 12- to 16-inch brown trout. Try using egg patterns, midges and BWOs. (12-10-18)

Bountiful Lake

Good

There is a one-inch layer of ice covering the majority of the lake. You can still shore fish in a few open spots on the east and south ends and around the spillway. Please use extreme caution as the ice conditions continue to change. Anglers are catching 10- to 12-inch rainbow trout in the spillway. Try using Mafia Pete flies, salmon eggs or chartreuse PowerBait. (12-10-18)

Causey Reservoir

Slow

Skiff ice is forming on the reservoir. Please use extreme caution as the ice conditions continue to change. There has been little angling pressure. Try using traditional fishing methods. (12-10-18)

East Canyon Reservoir & State Park

Good

The south end of the reservoir is beginning to freeze over. Please use extreme caution as the ice conditions are still changing. Highway 65 is closed for the winter. You can, however, still get to the park via I-84 Morgan or Hennifer. The reservoir was recently stocked with 6,200 rainbow trout averaging 10.39 inches in length. Anglers are having luck trolling at 1.5mph using popgear and worm. There is a courtesy dock in place. The boat ramp is covered with snow, so you will need a four-wheel-drive vehicle to launch a boat. (12-10-18)

Echo Reservoir

Good

The reservoir is capped with about two inches of ice. Use extreme caution because the ice conditions are still changing. (12-10-18)

Farmington Pond

Fair

The pond is capped with ice. There is open water, though, near the dam and around the north end. Please use extreme caution when you enter the ice and make test holes. (12-10-18)

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Fair

The reservoir is capped with ice. Use extreme caution as the ice conditions continue to change. Fishing pressure is low. (12-10-18)

Hyrum Reservoir & State Park

Good

Fishing is good for rainbow trout, largemouth bass and perch. PowerBait, spinners and nightcrawler have been reliable baits. (12-10-18)

Jensen Nature Park Pond

Fair

Fishing is fair for rainbow trout in the afternoon. Chartreuse PowerBait and egg patterns have been producing well. (12-10-18)

Kaysville Ponds

Fair

Ice is beginning to form on all of the ponds. Anglers have been catching 10- to 18-inch rainbow trout in the afternoon. Try using spinners, soft jigs or egg patterns. (12-10-18)

Logan River

Good

Anglers have been catching 10- to 18-inch rainbow and brown trout. Try using midges Mafia Pete, salmon eggs or beadhead pheasant tails. (12-10-18)

Lost Creek Reservoir

Good

Ice is beginning to form along the shoreline. Angler pressure is low. Try using egg patterns, zebra midges, caddis or green PowerBait. (12-10-18)

Mantua Reservoir

Good

Mantua is capped with three inches of ice. Please use extreme caution as the ice conditions continue to change. Anglers are catching eight to 10-inch perch and rainbow trout near the boat ramp area. Try using tungsten jigs tipped with nightcrawler and ice flies. (12-10-18)

Ogden River

Good

There is no ice yet and anglers are catching 10- to 12-inch rainbow trout. Try using fireball salmon eggs, streamers, beads and midge hatches. (12-10-18)

Pineview Reservoir

Good

Ice is beginning to form in the shallow pockets of the reservoir. There has been little angling pressure. Try using traditional methods. (12-10-18)

Rockport Reservoir

Good

Ice is beginning to form on the reservoir but there is still a lot of open water. Anglers have been reporting good fishing for brown trout. Try using streamers, beadhead nymphs and egg patterns. (12-10-18)

Uinta Mountains

Good

All of the lakes and reservoirs are capped with ice. Please use extreme caution when you enter the ice or create test holes. Most of the lakes and reservoirs are only accessible by snowmobile. (12-10-18)

Weber River

Fair

There is no ice yet and anglers are catching 16- to 19-inch brown and rainbow trout. Try using egg patterns, beads, streamers and large prince nymphs. Anglers are having the greatest success fishing from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. (12-10-18)

Willard Bay Reservoir

Slow

Unsafe ice is beginning to form around the edges of the reservoir and in the south and north marina areas. Fishing pressure is low. Try using traditional baits. (12-10-18)


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