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Northern Region Fishing Report

Bear Lake

Good

The water temperature is around 40 degrees. Anglers have recently been catching lake trout and cutthroat trout. Around this time of year the Bear Lake sculpin begin moving to the shallows. This means that besides the typical jigging and trolling methods you might use at the lake, you might have success fishing from shore. Good places to try include the north end of the lake, First and Second Points, and Cisco Beach. (04-20-18)

Blacksmith Fork River

Fair

Last week the river was a little high and off-color. Fishing has been slow to fair for brown trout. Nymphing seems to be working the best. One angler who caught a few small brown trout a couple weeks ago had the most success with a hare's ear. (04-20-18)

Bountiful Lake

Slow

This week, fishing at Bountiful was slow. One angler only received a single bite in three hours of fishing. 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 first when you hit the community ponds. (04-20-18)

Causey Reservoir

Fair

The bite at Causey has been slow to fair. A few anglers in kayaks have been catching some kokanee. These anglers were trolling pop gear with a worm or Panther Martins behind their kayaks at slow speeds. The kokanee caught were not very large, though — only around 8-10 inches. (04-20-18)

East Canyon Reservoir & State Park

Fair

The water temperature is in the mid-40s. This week, we received roughly the same number of reports indicating good fishing as we received for slow fishing. This week, one angler caught seven fish and marked many more. This angler reported the most success long-lining a silver Rattlin' Rapala at slow speeds (1-2 mph). Another reporting angler agreed that long-lining was the ticket after they'd searched all over the reservoir to find the fish. One shore angler reported catching a few smaller rainbow trout, but opted not to share what they were using. Last week, trolling slowly with rainbow-colored Tasmanian Devil lures and black woolly buggers worked well for a couple anglers as well. However, we also received several other recent reports of anglers not catching anything despite using a variety of tackle. In one of these slower reports, an angler said that it wasn't just them who didn't catch anything — they didn't see any other boat on the water pull in a fish, either. These highly variable reports suggest that East Canyon is hit-or-miss right now. (04-20-18)

Echo Reservoir

Fair

Fishing at Echo is fair to good this week. One pair of anglers this week pulled in a combined total of six decent-sized rainbow trout using gold spinners, PowerBait and worms. They recommended fishing up by the dam. Shore fishing at the reservoir is available, but the gate to the boat ramp is still closed. Some reporting anglers said that fishing was slow at Echo and they received few or no bites. (04-20-18)

Farmington Pond

Fair

Fishing was fair to good at the pond this week. Farmington Pond was stocked on April 16 with nearly 500 planter-sized rainbow trout. Keep an eye on the stocking reports as fishing at these 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 first when you hit the community ponds. At Farmington Pond in particular, a tried-and-true method is to fish PowerBait right off of the inlet. The fish aren't very large, but they can be fun to catch. (04-20-18)

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Slow

One angler reports not even receiving a single nibble at Holmes a couple weeks ago. (04-20-18)

Hyrum Reservoir & State Park

Slow

The water temperature is in the mid 40s now. We have received very few angler reports from Hyrum, but those we received suggested very slow fishing using both bait and lures. (04-20-18)

Jensen Nature Park Pond

Fair

Fishing is slow to fair this week. Jensen Pond was stocked with nearly 1,000 planter-sized rainbow trout on April 16. Keep an eye on the stocking reports as fishing at these 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 first when you hit the community ponds. (04-20-18)

Kaysville Ponds

Slow

Fishing at Kaysville is very slow this week, according to a few angler reports. One angler who tried fishing the three northernmost ponds didn't have any success, and this trend was the same for several other anglers there as well. All of these reporting anglers were using lures. One other angler who was fishing with bait also reported slow fishing. The Kaysville Ponds were stocked with nearly 800 planter-sized rainbow trout on April 16. (04-20-18)

Logan River

Fair

Fishing has been fair to good in several areas along Logan Canyon, where anglers are using anything from a simple nightcrawler setup to various flies such as a blue wing olive and zebra midges. The water has been cloudy after rain, so use brightly colored streamers or big nymphs in that case. A dry dropper combination can still work well in the clear water days. Adjust the dropper depth to be close to the bottom. (04-20-18)

Lost Creek Reservoir

Slow

Fishing still looks to be slow to fair, according to angler reports. Anglers have also been catching trout from shore using PowerBait or worms. Other anglers are reporting no fish caught or a very slow bite in general. One angler reported having more luck near the boat ramp. (04-20-18)

Mantua Reservoir

Slow

The water temperature is around 50 degrees, and fishing has been slow this week. (04-20-18)

Ogden River

Fair

Anglers have been occasionally reporting fair to good fishing for brown trout. The trout caught haven't been very large, but they can be fun to catch. (04-20-18)

Pineview Reservoir

Slow

Fishing is still slow at Pineview this week, just as it has been for the past several weeks. Anglers who were targeting tiger muskies weren't catching any, although one reported losing one. Another angler reported catching a few catfish and a carp. Otherwise, anglers were reporting no bites or nothing caught. (04-20-18)

Rockport Reservoir

Slow

The water temperature is still quite cold—around 35 degrees. Anglers who fished Rockport this week reported a slow bite and unpleasantly windy conditions. A couple weeks back, one group of anglers had a decent time a couple weeks ago pulling in rainbow trout from shore. They didn't catch very many, but the ones they caught were above planter size. Fishing PowerBait off the bottom was how they caught most of them, but spinners also worked a bit. (04-20-18)

Uinta Mountains

Good

On the north slope of the Uintas, you can drive all the way up to the Bear River Ranger Station without encountering snowdrifts. For those looking to fish the gorgeous Uinta rivers, the Bear River is looking great and doesn't appear to have any runoff yet. Same goes for the East Fork of the Bear River. In addition, Mill Creek where it goes under Highway 150 had some very good flows, according to one angler. Although we haven't received any recent reports on ice conditions at the Uinta lakes, these waters often stay frozen well into the spring. Use caution if accessing the ice. (04-20-18)

Weber River

Fair

Fishing on the Weber was slow to fair this week, according to the reports we received. One angler who fished the Weber using spinners got four hits, and two of those were strong enough to set the hook. They missed both hits. Another angler who was using plastic lures caught five decent-sized brown trout. One angler who tried to throw a Rapala got no bites at all. (04-20-18)

Willard Bay Reservoir

Slow

According to reporting anglers, fishing at Willard still hasn't picked up yet. Anglers this week reported very slow fishing. The water temperature is still about 50 degrees. (04-20-18)


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