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Northern Region Fishing Report

Bear Lake

Good

Shore anglers report successful fishing using white curly tails, large spoons from the rocks and 3.5- to 5-inch white swimbaits with a 1/4-ounce jig head. (11-23-18)

Blacksmith Fork River

Good

There is no ice yet, but anglers have been catching 12- to 16-inch brown trout. Griffith's gnat pattern has been producing well. You may also want to try sow bugs, midges and BWOs. (11-30-18)

Bountiful Lake

Good

There is no ice yet. 1,000 rainbow trout, averaging 10.77 inches in length, were recently stocked. Anglers are catching 10- to 12-inch rainbows near the spillway and around the jetty. Try using orange PowerBait, spinners or beadhead nymphs. (11-30-18)

Causey Reservoir

Slow

Fishing should be slow. There is no ice yet and very little angling pressure. Try using traditional methods. (11-30-18)

East Canyon Reservoir & State Park

Good

There is some ice formation around many of the inlets. Please use extreme caution because the ice conditions are still changing. Highway 65 is closed for the winter. You, however, still reach the park via I-84 Morgan or Hennifer. Shore anglers report good fishing for 12- to 18-inch rainbows in the morning. Fishing is slow to fair in the afternoon and evening. Try using chartreuse garlic PowerBait, pop gear or worms. (11-30-18)

Echo Reservoir

Good

Skiff ice is forming on the south end and along the shoreline. The water temperature is 38°F. Anglers have been catching 14- to 18-inch rainbow trout. Shore anglers have had success fishing in front of the dam using worms on top or bottom with a green marshmallow. For those that are trolling, Jake's lures have been working well. (11-30-18)

Farmington Pond

Fair

Skiff ice is forming on the south end of the pond. Anglers report fair fishing for planter rainbow trout. Try using orange PowerBait, artificial salmon eggs or Jake's gold spinners. (11-30-18)

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Fair

The water level is low, there is no ice yet and few anglers are fishing the reservoir. Fishing is fair. Try using corn-scented PowerBait or traditional baits. (11-30-18)

Hyrum Reservoir & State Park

Good

There is no ice yet. 3,100 small rainbow trout averaging 7.38 inches in length were recently stocked. Anglers are catching 7- to 10-inch largemouth bass, perch and 10- to 18-inch rainbow trout. Try using green, yellow and chartreuse PowerBait, Rapalas, jig and spoon, worms or spinners. (11-30-18)

Jensen Nature Park Pond

Fair

Fishing is fair to good for rainbow trout. Try using artificial salmon eggs, garlic PowerBait or soft jigs in yellow or chartreuse. Anglers have been successful fishing on the northwest side of the pond in the afternoon. (11-30-18)

Kaysville Ponds

Fair

There is no ice yet, but anglers have been catching 10- to 12-inch rainbow trout. Try using pink- or olive-colored jigs, spinners or Jake's gold. (11-30-18)

Logan River

Good

There is no ice yet. Anglers have been catching 10- to 12-inch rainbow and brown trout. Try using a small black midge or a blue wing olive. Zebra midges, Frenchies and beadhead pheasant tails have been producing as well. (11-30-18)

Lost Creek Reservoir

Good

The boat ramp is packed with snow but there is no ice on the reservoir. Anglers are catching 14- to 22-inch cutthroat trout. Try using salmon egg, caddis, garlic-scented PowerBait or worms. (11-30-18)

Mantua Reservoir

Good

Skiff ice is beginning to form along the north, east and south shorelines. There is open water in the middle and on the west side of the reservoir. Anglers are catching rainbow trout on the northwest shoreline. Try using salmon eggs, spinners or chartreuse and green PowerBait. (11-30-18)

Ogden River

Good

There is no ice yet. Anglers report good fishing for planter rainbow trout. Try using egg patterns, streamers, beads and midge hatches. (11-30-18)

Pineview Reservoir

Good

Skiff ice is starting to form in the shallow pockets of the reservoir and there has been little angling pressure. (11-30-18)

Rockport Reservoir

Good

Skiff ice is beginning to form. The reservoir was recently stocked with a small amount of rainbow trout. Anglers report good fishing for brown trout. Try using streamers on the spillway. (11-30-18)

Uinta Mountains

Good

All of the lakes and reservoirs are capped with ice, and most are only accessible by snowmobile. Please use extreme caution when you enter the ice or drill test holes. (11-30-18)

Weber River

Fair

There is no ice yet. The water temperature at midday is 40 degrees, and visibility is about 18 inches. Anglers report catching whitefish and rainbow trout in the 16 to 20 inch range. Try using egg patterns, beads, streamers, stonefly nymphs and large prince nymphs. Anglers report the best fishing from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. (11-30-18)

Willard Bay Reservoir

Slow

Unsafe ice is beginning to form around the edges of the reservoir, but it melts throughout the day because the water temperature is 40°F. Fishing pressure is low. Anglers report catching channel catfish and perch. Try using nightcrawlers, flig jigs or minnows. (11-30-18)


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