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Northern Region Fishing Report

Bear Lake

Good

The average lake temperature is in the high 50s. Fishing has been fair to good on the lake for both cutthroat trout and lake trout, and likely will remain that way until the water heats up into the 60s. Both trolling and jigging have been working well. Anglers recommend varying the depths that you're fishing, as they're beginning to mark groups of trout in depths of 40 to 60 feet or deeper. Lure patterns that have been working well include gold and black, silver, silver and blue, or silver and green. If you're fishing deeper than 60 feet, be sure to use lures that are darker and have greater contrast. To increase your chances of success, anglers recommend fishing in the early morning or late evening. If you're jigging, try fishing in the morning between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. (06-15-18)

Blacksmith Fork River

Fair

We haven't received any recent reports. (06-15-18)

Bountiful Lake

Slow

Fishing at Bountiful Lake this week was slow. Keep an eye on the stocking reports as fishing at the community ponds tends to be best within a few days after stocking. In general, your basic baits such as nightcrawlers or PowerBait are good to try. (06-15-18)

Causey Reservoir

Fair

Fishing at Causey is currently fair to good, according to angler reports. Try using a worm under a bobber or salmon eggs. Last week, one family of anglers had a great day catching planter-sized rainbow trout. They reported catching 20 in the first hour. (06-15-18)

East Canyon Reservoir & State Park

Fair

Fishing at East Canyon has been hit-or-miss both this week and the last. One angler this week reported excellent fishing from the shore, while others had a harder time. Last week, we received several reports of anglers not catching anything or catching very few fish. Anglers who were fishing from shore generally had the most success on the south end using rainbow or chartreuse PowerBait. (06-15-18)

Echo Reservoir

Fair

Fishing at Echo has been fair to good. The smallmouth bass are still biting, but many of the fish caught have been small. Anglers recommend fishing near the rocks by the dam. (06-15-18)

Farmington Pond

Slow

Fishing is slow to fair at the pond right now. Keep an eye on the stocking reports as fishing at the community ponds tends to be best within a few days after stocking. In general, your basic baits such as nightcrawlers or PowerBait are good to try. (06-15-18)

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Fair

Fishing at Holmes Creek Reservoir appears to be fair to good right now. One family of anglers reported good success this week using PowerBait. They caught several planter-sized rainbow trout. Generally this is a good time of year to fish the reservoir for largemouth bass as well, but we have not received any recent reports on the quality of the bass bite at this location. (06-15-18)

Hyrum Reservoir & State Park

Good

Fishing at Hyrum had been fair to good for bass, perch, and trout. Bear in mind that fishing might be difficult during times of day when recreational boaters are also out and about, such as the middle of the day on the weekend, so be sure to plan your fishing trip accordingly. Shore anglers have reported that fish were biting readily on PowerBait or worms. One group did particularly well by tipping their worm with a mini marshmallow. (06-15-18)

Jensen Nature Park Pond

Fair

Fishing at Jensen Pond was fair this week, according to angler reports. Last week, one angler who was using worms caught one rainbow trout and one bluegill, while another angler nearby caught a nice catfish. Keep an eye on the stocking reports as fishing at the community ponds tends to be best within a few days after stocking. In general, your basic baits such as nightcrawlers or PowerBait are good to try. (06-15-18)

Kaysville Ponds

Slow

Fishing at the Kaysville Ponds is still slow. One angler recommended fishing the pond that is third from the north. Keep an eye on the stocking reports as fishing at the community ponds tends to be best within a few days after stocking. One angler this week recommended using white bread, PowerBait, or insects that you find around the pond. (06-15-18)

Logan River

Good

The river is still a bit high, but is becoming clearer. Fishing was good for one angler, but they opted not to share what fly pattern they were using. Nearby, Tony Grove Lake was stocked with 2,000 planter-sized rainbow trout on July 13. (06-15-18)

Lost Creek Reservoir

Good

Although fishing at Lost Creek was hot last week, we received very few fishing reports from anglers this week to see if the bite was still as good. However, fishing at this reservoir has been consistently good for several weeks. Some anglers have reported catching very large fish, usually rainbow trout, while others reported catching large numbers of smaller fish that included a variety of trout species. These reports varied between those who were using a boat and those who were fishing from shore, but both methods appeared to be working well. (06-15-18)

Mantua Reservoir

Good

Fishing is still good for bluegill, largemouth bass, perch, and rainbow trout. A worm under a bobber is a cheap and simple rig that can potentially yield a good catch if you're fishing from the shore. Anglers this week also recommended fishing with PowerBait or a worm tipped with a marshmallow. Catches widely varied between reporting anglers. While one angler reported catching 50 bluegill, others reported catching rainbow trout or a mixture of species. (06-15-18)

Ogden River

Fair

The river was stocked with 1,000 planter-sized rainbow trout on July 11. We have not received any recent angler reports from the Ogden River, but fishing could potentially be productive after the river was stocked. (06-15-18)

Pineview Reservoir

Good

This week, anglers are still reporting good fishing for smallmouth bass as well as a good catfish and perch bite. Try fishing early in the morning or late in the evening if you can. We've received several reports of particularly good catching in the coves. Some reports we received on bass indicated that decent-sized fish were also being caught – not just large numbers of smaller fish. In general, catching smallmouth bass was easier for anglers who had a boat compared to those fishing from shore. We also received several more reports of tiger muskies being caught this week than any previous week. Use big, flashy lures when you're targeting tiger muskies. (06-15-18)

Rockport Reservoir

Fair

Fishing at Rockport was fair this week. We received a variety of angler reports ranging all the way from slow to good. Reporting anglers who had the most success were fishing from a boat near the inlet. If you're fishing from shore, try using PowerBait in garlic or corn flavor. You could also fish a worm tipped with a marshmallow, which worked well for one angler last week. (06-15-18)

Uinta Mountains

Good

All of the lakes that are accessible by car were stocked last week. We will be stocking these lakes almost every week during the summer, so now is the perfect time to enjoy some spectacular fishing in a gorgeous location! The Uinta lakes have been fishing well. The streams in the Uintas are in really good shape for the most part. Yellow sallies and mosquitoes are beginning to show up in some places. North Fork Mill Creek has some great-looking pocket water and lots of pools. When fishing these streams, try using nymph patterns such as Evil Olive or Higa's SOS 12-18 inches below a strike indicator depending on depth of the stream. Go deeper by two to three feet for larger waters. (06-15-18)

Weber River

Good

We have received the occasional report over the past couple weeks of anglers catching some nice brown trout out of the Weber River. These anglers haven't reported a large number of fish being caught, but they've been decent-sized. A silver Rapala worked well for one angler. (06-15-18)

Willard Bay Reservoir

Good

The wiper bite is still good, according to angler reports from this week, but we received several reports of a good smallmouth bass and catfish bite as well. The water temperature is approximately 70 degrees. One angler who was fishing the outside dikes reports catching 15-20 smallmouth bass, most of them small in size, as well as several catfish. Another angler on the same day caught seven catfish, while yet another angler landed all smallmouth bass and lost a wiper and a catfish. Most of the smallmouth bass caught were on the small side, but we did receive a few reports of bass caught that were at least 12 inches in length. The wiper bite was fair to good depending on the method used. Trolling was the winner this week, according to several angler reports. One group of anglers tried bottom bouncing near Freeway Bank, but had far better luck trolling. They reported hot fishing for wipers and also caught a few walleye. This report was consistent with several other reports from successful anglers we received this week. A few anglers recommended trolling on the north side of the reservoir. (06-15-18)


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