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Northern Region Fishing Report

Bear Lake

Slow

Bear Lake is entirely open water and surface water temperature is 37 degrees. Launching access is available at the Utah State Park marina, First Point, Cisco Beach and Rainbow Cove boat ramps where courtesy docks are in the water. Most the snow has melted along the lakeshore at this time. Fishing pressure is light; however, anglers are catching cutthroat trout and lake trout. The best locations have been on the east side of the lake off the 2nd Point, Cisco Beach and Rainbow Cove. Anglers are trolling and jigging, both methods have been working well. When jigging, start in depths of 50 to 65 feet, depending on location. When jigging, use tube jigs or swim baits in 1/2 to 1-ounce sizes and 3 to 6 inches long. Tip the jigs or swim baits with cisco, sucker meat or Gulp minnows. Reliable colors are white, green and chartreuse. Anglers who have been trolling are doing well using minnow type lures, flatfish and a dodger with a squid. Troll with the lures off downriggers close to bottom; keep an eye on your sonar for suspended fish that may also be active at this time of year. Since the water is still very cold, trolling flat lines far behind the boat with crankbaits can also be productive. Remember the trout limit is two fish. Cutthroat trout with a healed fin clip may be kept; cutthroat trout with all fins intact must be released immediately. Large Lake Trout take a long time to reach substantial sizes and while they are legal to keep, many anglers are encouraging other anglers to release them. (04-19-19)

Blacksmith Fork River

Slow

Anglers are reporting slow fishing for trout. Try nymphing in shallow riffles and deep runs. Gray midge (size 18-22), gray magic midge (size 18), white beadhead woolly bugger streamer (size 8-10), red beadhead prince (size 18-20), orange micro egg (size 14-16) or a white zonker (size 8-10). Midges are hatching in the afternoons on warm days. (04-19-19)

Bountiful Lake

Slow

The lake has recently been stock with 1,500 rainbow trout averaging 10.77 inches in length. Fishing is slow and anglers are catching small bluegill and rainbow trout. Try using small midges; worms or rainbow or garlic PowerBait. (04-19-19)

Causey Reservoir

Slow

The reservoir is ice-free and the water is very muddy. Fishing is slow and shore anglers are catching small rainbow trout. Try using spinners, worms or PowerBait. (04-19-19)

East Canyon Reservoir & State Park

Slow

The reservoir is ice-free. Fishing is slow and angler pressure is low. Anglers are catching small rainbow trout and bass. Try using Black Panther Martin; or a single hook jig head with 2 inches of worm hooked through the middle. Fishing off the rocks near the dam 4 to 5 feet down has been producing. Highway 65 is closed for the winter, however; you can still get to the park via I-84 Morgan or Henefer. (04-19-19)

Echo Reservoir

Slow

The boat ramp is open; however, the wedge dock is not in place yet. The water temperature is 44 degrees and fishing is slow. Anglers are catching 10- to 14-inch rainbow trout and 18- to 25-inch brown trout. Try using pink squid jigs behind a dodger; Jake's gold; scented PowerBait; orange gulp minnows or rainbow flatfish lures. Also, try tolling at 1.9 MPH along the west shoreline. Use a flasher and a wedding ring in 2 to 13 feet of water or a rainbow J-7 Rapala on the surface. (04-19-19)

Farmington Pond

Good

The pond has recently been stocked with 500 rainbow trout averaging 8.55 inches in length. Fishing is good and anglers are catching 10- to 16-inch rainbow trout. Try using a swivel and sinker with an 18- to 24-inch leader tipped with a pea-sized ball of rainbow PowerBait. (04-19-19)

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Slow

The reservoir has recently been stocked with 501 rainbow trout averaging 11.6 inches in length. Fishing is slow and anglers are catching small rainbow trout and small bass. Try using PowerBait; a zebra midge; or a spinner tipped with a worm or an MVF drop shot rig. (04-19-19)

Hyrum Reservoir & State Park

Slow

The reservoir is 75 percent full; however, the boat and fishing docks are not yet available. Fishing is slow and anglers are catching 9- to 12-inch rainbow trout near the dam. Try using a sliver and green spinner tipped with a worm, one foot under the surface. (04-19-19)

Jensen Nature Park Pond

Fair

The pond has recently been stocked with 500 rainbow trout averaging 11.6 inches in length. Fishing is fair to slow and anglers are catching 13- to 20-inch rainbow trout. Try using a night crawler, or lime green, garlic, or corn scented PowerBait. (04-19-19)

Kaysville Ponds

Good

Fishing is good and anglers are catching 14- to 20-inch rainbow trout, 12- to 16-inch broodstock and 14- to 20-inch channel catfish. Try using green and orange PowerBait; spinners; stink bait or a night crawler 1 foot off the bottom. (04-19-19)

Logan River

Fair

The river has recently been stocked with 3,125 rainbow trout averaging 9.60- to 12.44-inches in length. Fishing is fair and anglers are catching 16- to 22-inch trout. Nymphs are producing well on the river. Try using hares ears, copper johns, gunslingers or zebra midges. During the warmer parts of the day, look for midge hatches. Try a small Griffith gnat or CDC adult midge. Look for blue wing olives on overcast day. (04-19-19)

Lost Creek Reservoir

Unstable ice

There is unstable ice on the middle, north and east areas of the reservoir. The south end of the reservoir has open water. The road is clear over the dam all the way to the boat ramp. Fishing is slow to fair and anglers are catching14- to 21-inch cutthroat trout. Try using a worm under a bobber; pink PowerBait or traditional lures and baits. (04-19-19)

Mantua Reservoir

Slow

Fishing is slow and anglers are catching 10- to 14-inch rainbow trout and 4- to 6-inch bluegill from shore. Try using a lime green jig head tipped with a night crawler; or pink and white PowerBait. Look for midge hatches on warm days. Try using a small maroon, red, black or olive midge. 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. (04-19-19)

Ogden River

Slow

Spring runoff has made the river extremely turbid. Angler success is low and finding fish is challenging due to low visibility. Try using flies or lures with metallic/bright coloration or produce noise/vibration to increase your chances. (04-19-19)

Pineview Reservoir

Slow

Fishing is slow and angler pressure is low. Try using traditional baits and lures. (04-19-19)

Rockport Reservoir

Slow

The boat dock is open and the wedge dock is in place. Fishing is slow but anglers are catching small rainbow trout from shore. Try using traditional lures and baits. (04-19-19)

Uinta Mountains

Fair

Most of the 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. (04-19-19)

Weber River

Good

Fishing for trout is fair to good and the water is raging at 1200 CFS and murky. Anglers are catching 16- to 22-inch brown trout and 13- to 16-inch white fish. Try nymphing in deep runs and pools. Use a split shot to get your line down deep before the midge hatch begins; midges are hatching on warm afternoons. Gray midges (size 18-22), white beadhead woolly bugger streamers (size 8-10), red beadhead Princes (size 18-20), orange micro eggs (size 8-10) and white zonkers (size 8-10) are producing well. (04-19-19)

Willard Bay Reservoir

Slow

The reservoir is 87 percent full, the water is muddy from recent storms and the temperature is 58 degrees at midday. Fishing is slow but anglers are catching small crappie, 14- to 16-inch smallmouth bass, 16- to 23-inch wiper on mussels, Rapala, Kastmaster and worms; and 13- to 21-inch catfish in 15 feet of water near Eagle Beach and on the west side of the reservoir. For catfish, try using Rapalas, mussels on a treble hook off the bottom, raw chicken strips, shrimp or worm under a bobber 6 to 10 feet from the bank. For walleye, try trolling at 2.5 to 4 MPH with a wedding ring; small blades or white curly tail jigs. (04-19-19)


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