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Northern Region Fishing Report

Bear Lake

Fair

The surface water temperature at Bear Lake is 68°F which is still very warm for this time of year. The water level has dropped about three feet this year, but boats can still launch at the Utah State Park marina and at the First Point, Cisco Beach and Rainbow Cove boat ramps in Utah. Courtesy docks are still in the water at all locations. You can also launch a boat on the Idaho side of the lake at the North Beach ramp. Fishing for cutthroat trout and lake trout has been fair, and it has been improving over the last few weeks. Anglers are reporting the best success while trolling with downriggers in 55 to 80 feet of water. They are using minnow-type lures off of Rainbow Cove and North Eden to catch cutthroat and lake trout. Some anglers are also catching cutthroat and lake trout by trolling and jigging off the Gus Rich Point/Rockpile area. You might also try fishing off the Idaho State Park on the east side of the lake and off of the Utah State Park marina. If you are jigging for trout, use tube jigs or swim baits in various colors in half-ounce to one-ounce sizes (three to six inches long) and tip them with cisco, sucker meat or Gulp minnows. Reliable colors are white, green and chartreuse. Shore fishing has been slow due to the warm water temperatures, but you can try casting large spinners and spoons or still fishing with cisco off the Cisco Beach or off the Utah State Park marina. The trout limit is two fish. If you catch a cutthroat trout with a fin clip, you may keep it. Cutthroat trout with all fins intact must be immediately released. The road repaving project along the entire east side of the lake (in Utah) has involved some construction delays. As of Oct. 1, the road has now been paved from the town of Laketown northward to Second Point. Therefore, the First Point boat ramp is now easily accessible. However, there can be up to 45-minute delays if you are trying to go farther north to Cisco Beach or Rainbow Cove. Paving is ongoing, and we will try to post access updates as frequently as possible. (10-09-18)

Blacksmith Fork River

Good

Cooler temperatures should be great for fishing. Fishing with hoppers is slowing down. Using stimulators, elk hair caddis, gunslingers, copper johns or a combination of a stimulator on top with a gunslinger on the bottom should work great this time of year. (10-09-18)

Bountiful Lake

Fair

Trout fishing will improve now that temperatures are cooling and water levels are rising. Trout stocking resumes this month. (10-09-18)

Causey Reservoir

Slow

There haven't been any recent reports from anglers. (10-09-18)

East Canyon Reservoir & State Park

Good

Fishing has been good from boats. Anglers are using pop gear and a worm to catch trout and wipers. Shoreline anglers have been doing well with rainbow or green PowerBait. Use lures to catch wipers from shore. (10-09-18)

Echo Reservoir

Good

Perch fishing has been good from shore. Successful anglers are using jigs with perch meat and yellow fluorescent jigs. We're seeing more small boats and kayaks. Shoreline fishing has been successful for bass, trout and perch. The boat ramp is out of the water, the left side is closed and the right side is launch at your own risk. The boat docks have been pulled for this boating season. (10-09-18)

Farmington Pond

Good

Trout fishing will improve now that temperatures are cooling and water levels are rising. Try using the fly-and-bubble technique with a Pistol Pete pattern. (10-09-18)

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Fair

Anglers reported slow fishing, but the fish were active. Trout fishing will improve now that temperatures are cooling and water levels are rising. Try using the fly-and-bubble technique. A stimulator pattern may be more effective on warmer afternoons and evenings. (10-09-18)

Hyrum Reservoir & State Park

Good

Fishing is improving at Hyrum as the water cools. Anglers report catching trout, perch and bass. You can catch trout from the shore and from boats. Perch fishing is good from the fishing dock, and bass fishing is good along the south shoreline with Rapalas. (10-09-18)

Jensen Nature Park Pond

Fair

Trout fishing will improve now that temperatures are cooling and water levels are rising. When we visited the pond on Oct. 4, most anglers were catching fish. Try using the fly-and-bubble technique with a Pistol Pete pattern. (10-09-18)

Kaysville Ponds

Fair

Fishing has improved with the cooler weather. (10-09-18)

Logan River

Good

Cooler temperatures should be great for fishing. Fishing with hoppers is slowing down. Using stimulators, elk hair caddis, gunslingers, copper johns or a combination of a stimulator on top with a gunslinger on the bottom should work great this time of year. (10-09-18)

Lost Creek Reservoir

Fair

Trout fishing continues to be fair in the early mornings and late evenings. Fishing should improve with the cooler weather. (10-09-18)

Mantua Reservoir

Fair

Anglers report decent bass fishing in the evenings. (10-09-18)

Ogden River

Good

Fall fishing conditions are just starting with good water flows. Use hopper and dropper rigs while you can! Cooler temperatures are in the forecast, so hopper activity will soon end for the season. (10-09-18)

Pineview Reservoir

Good

There haven't been any recent reports from anglers. (10-09-18)

Rockport Reservoir

Fair

The water level is low, and angling activity is light. For daily updates on fishing success, call the state park at 435-336-2241. (10-09-18)

Uinta Mountains

Good

Be prepared for winter conditions. Fishing has been great! (10-09-18)

Weber River

Good

Reservoirs are now holding back water, and instream flows are reduced. Recent storms have also made the water turbid, so the fish are adjusting to changing seasonal water conditions. Try using leech and San Juan worm patterns. (10-09-18)

Willard Bay Reservoir

Fair

Anglers report that wiper fishing has improved. (10-09-18)


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