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Northern Region Fishing Report

Bear Lake

Good

It's a good time of year to fish at Bear Lake, according to reports from local anglers. Anglers are catching lake and cutthroat trout. Cutthroats are starting to show some nice color. Around this time of year, Bear Lake sculpin begin moving to the shallows. This means that, besides the typical jigging and trolling methods you might use at the lake, you might have success fishing from the shore.

Try fishing at the north end of the lake, 1st and 2nd Point, or Cisco Beach. If you are jigging for trout, use tube jigs or swim baits in various colors in 1/2- to one-ounce sizes, three to six inches in length and tipped with cisco, sucker meat or Gulp minnows. If you are trolling, use minnow-type lures in sizes #9-13 and flatfish in size U-20 or larger.

Remember: several special regulations around Bear Lake begin on April 15 to protect spawning cutthroat trout. If there are buoys out, make sure you don't fish behind them. Please check the Utah Fishing Guidebook for details on these restrictions. (04-13-18)

Blacksmith Fork River

Fair

The river is a little high and off-color. Fishing has been slow to fair for brown trout. Nymphing seems to be working the best. One angler caught a few small brown trout last week recommended a hare's ear. (04-13-18)

Bountiful Lake

Good

Fishing is fair to good, depending on how soon you fish after a stocking. Fishing is best within a few days after stocking. Bountiful Lake was stocked with 1,500 planter-sized rainbow trout on April 10. In general, try baits such as nightcrawlers or PowerBait. (04-13-18)

Causey Reservoir

Fair

The ice is gone, but fishing has been slow to fair according to several anglers. A few anglers in kayaks have been catching some kokanee. Most of these anglers have been trolling popgear with a worm or Panther Martins behind their kayaks at slow speeds. The kokanee have not been very large, though, averaging eight to 10 inches. (04-13-18)

East Canyon Reservoir & State Park

Fair

Fishing is fair to good. Over a hundred youth competed a youth fishing tournament last Saturday, and most reported fair fishing without any especially hot fishing spots. Most youth caught rainbow trout, but one caught a 17.5-inch wiper. Most of the trout caught were smaller, with a few fat rainbows over 17 inches. The longest fish caught was a little over 19 inches. A couple youth in the tournament reported that PowerBait was working best for them. Another pair of anglers caught their limits within four hours by trolling at 1.5 mph. The recommended rainbow-colored Tasmanian Devil lures and black woolly buggers. (04-13-18)

Echo Reservoir

Good

You can shore fish at the reservoir, but the gate to the boat ramp is still closed and will not open soon. Utah State Parks hopes that the park will be open on Memorial Day weekend. It may be earlier, but they won't know for sure until they can get the water systems turned on. Shore fishing for rainbow trout has been good by the dam. Last week, several anglers caught their limit of fat, healthy rainbows. (04-13-18)

Farmington Pond

Fair

Fishing is fair to good. Farmington Pond was stocked on April 2 with 1,000 planter-sized rainbow trout. Keep an eye on the stocking reports because fishing tends to be best within a few days of stocking. In general, try using baits such as nightcrawlers or PowerBait. At Farmington Pond, fishing with PowerBait right off of the inlet has become a tried-and-true method. The fish aren't very large, but they can be fun to catch. (04-13-18)

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Good

This is a great time to fish because Holmes was stocked with 5,000 planter-sized rainbow trout on March 29. Try fishing PowerBait off the bottom. (04-13-18)

Hyrum Reservoir & State Park

Slow

The water temperature is in the mid-30s, but fishing is still slow. One family that fished near the dam caught only one planter-sized rainbow trout. They were using nightcrawlers. Last week, trolling with Rapalas was also producing very few bites. (04-13-18)

Jensen Nature Park Pond

Slow

Fishing is slow to fair. Jensen Pond was stocked with 500 planter rainbow trout on April 2. Keep an eye on the stocking reports because fishing tends to be best within a few days of stocking. In general, try using baits such as nightcrawlers or PowerBait. (04-13-18)

Kaysville Ponds

Good

The ponds were stocked with 100 planter-sized rainbow trout on April 2, and fishing has been fair to good. In general, try using baits such as nightcrawlers or PowerBait, but you may have success with anything from spinners to flies. Experiment with different baits or lures to see what the fish will hit on any given day. Kaysville tends to have the most consistant fishing out of all of the Davis community ponds based on angler reports. (04-13-18)

Logan River

Good

Whether you have a spinning or fly rod, the river has really been turning on these past couple weeks. Anglers are doing well in several areas along Logan Canyon using anything from a nightcrawler setup to flies such as a blue wing olive, zebra midges or other patterns. Grey and black colors were recently working well too. If the water is cloudy after rain, use brightly colored streamers or big nymphs. A dry dropper combination can still work well on days when the water is clear. Adjust your dropper's depth so that it's close to the bottom. One angler recommends using worms or PowerBait at First Dam. (04-13-18)

Lost Creek Reservoir

Fair

The ice has been gone for a few weeks and anglers are reporting slow to fair fishing both from shore and by boat. One angler caught three trout from shore using yellow PowerBait. Another angler fishing from a kayak said that the bite was a bit off-and-on, but more on the slow side. If you're fishing from shore, some anglers have recently had success casting about 15 feet out with a worm or PowerBait. (04-13-18)

Mantua Reservoir

Fair

The water might be too cold for the bass and bluegill to be very active, but fishing is still fair to good for rainbow trout. Try trolling at slow speeds, if you've got a boat, or using worms or PowerBait, if you're shore fishing. (04-13-18)

Ogden River

Good

Anglers report good fishing for brown trout throughout several access points along the river. The trout caught haven't been very large, but they can be fun to catch. If you want to catch good-sized brown trout, one angler highly recommended fishing the river a few miles below Causey. According to these reports, the bite tends to peak around the middle of the day. (04-13-18)

Pineview Reservoir

Slow

The water temperature is in the low to mid-40s, according to one local angler. Fishing has been slow at Pineview. Anglers are not catching many fish, and the few that are caught are small. (04-13-18)

Rockport Reservoir

Fair

The water temperature is still below 40°F. One group of anglers had a decent time last week catching rainbow trout fishing PowerBait or spinners off the bottom from the shore. They didn't catch many fish, but the ones they caught were above planter size. (04-13-18)

Uinta Mountains

Good

We haven't received any recent reports from anglers, but the Uinta lakes tend to stay frozen well into the spring and fishing is typically good. As spring goes on and the temperatures in the mountains increase, use caution if you access the ice. (04-13-18)

Weber River

Good

The Weber River is a good place to catch brown trout. One angler reports catching a decent-sized brown trout this week, although they opted not to mention what they were using. Several areas of the river have been producing, but anglers have recently recommended the stretch of river near Rockport or the access point off of the Croydon exit near the cement plant. Some of these access points can get pretty popular, so be sure to plan your trip accordingly. (04-13-18)

Willard Bay Reservoir

Fair

The water temperature is still almost 50 degrees. Fishing remains slow to fair. Anglers this week reported having some difficulty locating the fish even at spots that are normally reliable. An angler who fished off the North Marina in around 23 feet of water caught a few catfish. Another pair of anglers caught one decent-sized catfish from the shore using nightcrawlers. (04-13-18)


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