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Northern Region Fishing Report

Bear Lake

Good

Bear Lake has open water, but some sheets of ice are still present on the lake. Launching access is available at the Utah State Park marina where the ramp is plowed and docks are in the water. You can also launch boats at the First Point, Cisco Beach and Rainbow Cove boat ramps, but the courtesy docks have been pulled from these locations. There's about six inches of snow on the ground. With cold, calm conditions, ice can form overnight and may prevent launching on some days. The Bonneville cisco run is over. You might still be able to catch some cisco from boats by jigging off the rockpile area using jigging spoons such as Kastmasters and Swedish pimples. Remember, weighted shank treble hooks are illegal to use! Fishing for cutthroat trout and whitefish is good. Anglers have been catching a few lake trout too. Anglers who are jigging are doing the best. Try targeting depths of 20 to 70 feet, depending on location. The best spots for jigging have been off the rockpile, pumphouse, state park marina, and Second Point. When jigging for trout, use tube jigs or swim baits in 1/2- to one-ounce sizes and three to six inches long tipped with cisco, sucker meat or Gulp minnows. Reliable colors are white, green and chartreuse. When jigging for whitefish use smaller 1/4-ounce jigging spoons such as Swedish Pimples or Kastmasters tipped with mealworms, crawlers or salmon eggs. Anglers who have been trolling are also catching some fish, but not nearly as many as those who are jigging. When trolling, use downriggers with minnow type lures and flatfish lures. The best spots for trolling have been off the rockpile, state park marina, Cisco Beach and Second Point. Shore fishing can also be a good method for cutthroat trout. Anglers casting large spinners and spoons off the Utah State Park marina and off the Cisco Beach will do the best. Remember that the trout limit is two fish. Cutthroat trout with a healed fin clip may be kept, but cutthroat trout with all fins intact must be immediately released. If you snag (foul hook) any fish other than cisco, they need to be released immediately. This is strictly enforced. (02-14-19)

Blacksmith Fork River

Fair

Anglers report fair fishing for trout. Try using a gray midge size 18 to 22, a red bead head prince size 18 to 20, martin spoons or an orange micro egg size 14 to 16. (02-14-19)

Bountiful Lake

Slow

The lake is capped with four to five inches of ice. The edges are weak and thin. Please use extreme caution as the ice conditions continue to change. Fishing pressure is low and anglers are catching planter-sized rainbow trout and are reporting slow fishing. Try fishing off the bottom using traditional baits and lures. (02-14-19)

Causey Reservoir

Fair

The reservoir is capped with seven 18 inches of ice with one to two inches of slush and four inches of snow on top. Please use extreme caution as the ice conditions continue to change. Fishing is fair to slow and anglers are catching small planter rainbow trout, small planter cutthroat trout and kokanee off the bottom in about 20 to 30 feet of water. Please use extreme caution as the ice conditions continue to change. Try using green jig heads with green glow tubes, garlic scented bait, gizzilla crazy glow bugs tipped with worm or shrimp or nuclear ants tipped with worm. (02-14-19)

East Canyon Reservoir & State Park

Fair

The reservoir is capped with 10 to 12 inches of ice, with 10 inches of snow on top. Fishing is fair to slow and the bite dies off in the afternoon. Try using a Maniac Vertigo jig head with a white/red flecked gizzilla tipped with a wax worm, tube jigs tipped with meal or wax worms, yellow corn PowerBait, white squid jigs tipped with a small piece of worm or an atomic teaser tipped with shrimp or anchovy smelly jelly. Highway 65 is closed for the winter, however; you can still get to the park via I-84 Morgan or Hennifer. (02-14-19)

Echo Reservoir

Good

The reservoir is capped with 12 to 18 inches of ice and five inches snow on top. Because of warmer weather and rising water levels, the edges are weak. Please use extreme caution as the ice conditions continue to change. Fishing is fair to good and anglers are catching 10- to 18-inch rainbow trout in 20 feet of water and six- to nine-inch perch in eight to 10 feet of water near the bottom. Try using PowerBait, chartreuse ice flies tipped with perch meat or red spikes or a pink jig head tipped with shrimp. (02-14-19)

Farmington Pond

Fair

The pond is capped with 10 inches of ice and the north end of the pond is open near the creek. There is snow on top of the ice. Please use extreme caution as the ice conditions continue to change. Anglers are catching small rainbow trout off the bottom. Try using pink tungsten jigs tipped with a mealworm, ice jigs tipped with a wax worm or bread pieces. (02-14-19)

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Fair

The reservoir is capped with nine to 10 inches of ice with two to six inches of snow on top. The edges are solid. Please use extreme cation as the ice conditions continue to change. Fishing is slow to fair. Anglers are catching 10- to 14-inch rainbow trout six feet under the ice, as well as small bluegill and largemouth bass. Try fishing off the bottom and use Hali jigs tipped with spikes, teardrop jigs tipped with a wax worm, grub or mealworm. (02-14-19)

Hyrum Reservoir & State Park

Slow

The reservoir is capped with 12 to 16 inches of ice with eight to 10 inches of snow on top. Please use extreme caution as the ice conditions continue to change. Angler presser is high and fishing is slow. Anglers are catching small perch off the bottom, 10- to 16-inch largemouth bass off the bottom and 10- to 16-inch rainbow trout suspended 10 feet under the ice. Try using anything pink or green tipped with perch meat or eyes or a waxworm, teardrop jigs tipped with cut perch meat or perch eyes, olive green Hali jigs tipped with spikes or ice jigs tipped with wax worms. (02-14-19)

Jensen Nature Park Pond

Fair

The pond is ice-free and fishing is fair. Anglers are catching 10- to 16-inch rainbow trout. Try using rainbow PowerBait 18 inches off the bottom, yellow worm, muddler minnow, rainbow pro sow bug or zebra midges off the bottom. (02-14-19)

Kaysville Ponds

Slow

There is unsafe ice on several areas of the ponds. You can fish in open water from the shore in some areas. Please use caution as the ice conditions continue to change. Anglers are catching planter-sized rainbow trout in open water. Try using orange micro eggs, Matt's midge (black), orange PowerBait, gray midge size 18 to 22, gray magic midge size 18 or a white bead head woolly bugger streamer size 8 to 10. (02-14-19)

Logan River

Fair

Anglers are catching 10- to 20-inch trout and report fair to good fishing. Try using a white zonker size 8 to 10, black or purple woolly buggers, a red bead head prince size 18 to 20, a gray magic midge size 18 or San Juan worms. (02-14-19)

Lost Creek Reservoir

Fair

The reservoir is capped with 10 to 12 inches of ice and there's snow on top. Please use extreme caution as the ice conditions continue to change. The road from the dam to the boat ramp is not maintained in the winter, you will need a four-wheel drive or a snow machine to access this part of the reservoir. Fishing is fair to good and anglers are catching rainbow and cutthroat trout (under the slot limit) in 30 to 50 feet of water. Try using tube jigs, floating jigs, white or green jig head tipped with a manic craw plastic, spoons, maribu jigs or cutter bugs. (02-14-19)

Mantua Reservoir

Fair

The reservoir is capped with 10 to 13 inches of ice with snow on top. Please use extreme caution as the ice conditions continue to change. Fishing is fair in the morning and slow in the afternoon and evening. Anglers are catching planter-sized rainbow trout and small perch. Try aggressively jigging a lindy perch talker jig tipped with a wax worm, pink ratfinkees or a pink jig head tipped with cut perch meat or perch eyes. Fishing is extremely slow near the dam and fair on the east side of the reservoir, but the road is only accessible via snowmobile. There are road closures at the reservoir for the Mantua East Spring Re-Piping Project. While the work continues, access to the south side of the dike road will be closed. The Public Works Administrative Office will notify the public when access reopens. If you have questions about the project, please call 435-734-6615. (02-14-19)

Ogden River

Fair

Anglers report fair fishing and are catching 10- to 22-inch brown trout. Try using a gray magic midge size 18, a white bead head woolly bugger streamer, rapalas, an orange micro egg size 14 to 16 or a white zonker size 8 to 10. (02-14-19)

Pineview Reservoir

Good

The reservoir is capped with seven to 14 inches of ice with four inches of slushy water on top. The edges are soft and slushy. Fishing is good and anglers are catching seven- to 11-inch crappie suspended five to seven feet off the bottom in 25 to 38 feet of water. Anglers are also catching five- to six-inch bluegill and three- to five-inch perch five feet off the bottom in 30 to 45 feet of water. Anglers are having success fishing the north side of the narrows for bluegill and the south side of the narrows for perch. Try using tungsten teardrop jigs, Hali lures, 1/4-inch green ratfinkee, pink glow jigs, grass shrimp or soldier-fly grubs. (02-14-19)

Rockport Reservoir

Slow

The reservoir is capped with 16 inches of ice. There's four inches of snow on top and the edges are soft in some places. Please use extreme caution as the ice conditions continue to change. Fishing has been fair from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. It slows down in the late morning through the evening. Anglers are catching nine- to 10-inch perch off the bottom in 30 to 35 feet of water. Small planter trout are suspended 12 to 14 feet down. Anglers are having the greatest success fishing from sunrise until about 11 a.m. Try using glow chartreuse and white/orange small tungsten jigs, white tube jig tipped with mealworm, ice flies, white with red speck gizzy, chartreuse plastics or an ivory paddle bug tipped with cut perch eyes or wax worms. (02-14-19)

Uinta Mountains

Good

All lakes and reservoirs are capped with ice. Please use extreme caution as the ice conditions continue to change. Most of the lakes and reservoirs are only accessible by snowmobile. (02-14-19)

Weber River

Fair

The water temperature at midday is 40 degrees and visibility is 18 inches. Fishing for trout is slow to fair. The best stretch to fish is the Wanship from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Try using caddis larva, brown zebra midges, sow bugs, hare's ears and pheasant tails. Midges are hatching in the afternoons on warm days. (02-14-19)

Willard Bay Reservoir

Slow

The east side of the bay has open water. The marinas have skiff ice and there is open water in the channels leading out of the marinas and along Eagle Beach. Anglers are catching small perch off the bottom and catfish in 10 to 15 feet of water. Try using floating jigs, green glow tube jigs with green jig heads or Kastmasters. (02-14-19)


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