Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Northern Region Fishing Report

BEAR LAKE: (June 03) Biologist Scott Tolentino is excited because rainbow trout are being stocked in the lake, which will provide anglers with a new summertime opportunity. If the results are comparable to other waters where catchable-sized trout were stocked, stocking may continue in the future.

BIRCH CREEK RESERVOIR: (June 03) Dedicated Hunter Wes Grose reports that the reservoir is not quite full and the water is clear. Anglers had some success catching tiger trout with pink glow bugs tipped with worms, and rainbows with size 0 Mepps spinners.

BLACKSMITH FORK RIVER: (June 03) Hardware Ranch Manager Dan Christensen reports fair success with midge patterns. Some anglers have reported success with stonefly adult fly patterns.

BOUNTIFUL LAKE: (June 03) Anglers report fair fishing. Bountiful Lake is a great place to take someone that has never been fishing before.

CAUSEY RESERVOIR: (June 03) Dedicated Hunter Wes Grose reports the water is high and murky. Anglers report some success catching rainbows and tiger trout with salmon eggs and worms.

CUTLER RESERVOIR & MARSH: (May 20) The water level is high. The weather is warming, which should improve fishing. Access is good. This is a really fun place for kids. I recommend bringing a canoe and just drifting through the marsh. Try standard riggings with nightcrawlers if you're fishing for catfish or crappie.

EAST CANYON RESERVOIR & STATE PARK: (June 03) Anglers report good fishing for fat rainbows. Shore angling is slow but successful. There is a lot of fishing pressure. The northeast cove seemed to be the best fishing spot; anglers reported catching the best size of fish in the cove. Try lime green PowerBait.

ECHO RESERVOIR: (June 03) The water level is high. The water has backed up over the banks and is flowing through the willows at the inlet. Try trolling with shad raps and crankbait at a depth of 25 to 30 feet. Shore angling is very slow.

HOLMES CREEK RESERVOIR: (June 03) Angler Marleen Stanley reports that she and her husband fish this small urban pond a couple of times a week. She says that the rainbows like PowerBait, but they are excellent at stealing it off the line. Most of the fish that Marleen catches are small.

HYRUM RESERVOIR & STATE PARK: (June 03) Anglers report good fishing for fat rainbows.

JENSEN NATURE PARK POND: (May 20) Catfish stocking has started at many community fishing waters. Remember, there's a two-fish daily limit at the pond and all other community fisheries.

LITTLE CREEK RESERVOIR: (June 03) Dedicated Hunter Wes Grose reports fair success for 10- to 14-inch rainbows with green and red PowerBait.

LOGAN RIVER: (June 03) Gene Jones of Sunset, Utah caught a 30.5-inch, 15.5-pound brown trout fishing First Dam on May 30. The fish was just over eight inches wide and had a girth of 21 inches. Jones caught the fish with a worm and 8-pound test line.

LOST CREEK RESERVOIR: (June 03) Lost Creek is one of the better fishing spots right now. Anglers report catching one or more fish with lime-green, chartreuse PowerBait between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Try fishing around the dam.

MANTUA RESERVOIR: (June 03) Trout fishing has been good all spring. If you want to catch a fat rainbow, try traditional baits, lures and flies.

MIRROR LAKE: (June 03) Conservation Officer Bruce Johnson reports that Smith Morehouse is open and fishing is good. UDOT announced that Mirror Lake Highway should open by 5 p.m. on June 3. But be careful, there are still slushy, icy areas. The lakes along this scenic route are still frozen and covered with snow. It will be another couple of weeks before fishing is possible. There is still 2 or three feet of snow in some areas.

NEWTON RESERVOIR: (June 03) Tiger muskie fishing is slowly improving. Anglers report catching one or two, and seeing a lot of big muskies.

OGDEN RIVER: (June 03) Some anglers report that the stonefly hatch has started on the South Fork. The main branch of the river below is running high and fast.

PINEVIEW RESERVOIR: (June 03) Anglers report slow fishing.

PORCUPINE RESERVOIR: (June 03) There are a few reports of success for brown trout. Overall, fishing is slow.

ROCKPORT RESERVOIR: (June 03) Anglers report fair success for rainbows by trolling pop gear. Shore fishing with PowerBait or worms is very slow. Fishing for bass is fair. One group caught a two-pound smallmouth within 45 minutes.

WEBER RIVER: (June 03) Conservation Officer Bruce Johnson reports good fishing between Wanship and Coalville. Water levels have increased this last week. The water quality is still good. Biologist Paul Thompson reports that the river is up and down right now. The rain and melting snow means that the water flows and water clarity will fluctuate. Your best bets for fishable flows and decent clarity are between Echo and Rockport Reservoirs, and in the Peterson area. Try using zebra midges, hare's ear or San Juan worms around 9 a.m.

WILLARD BAY RESERVOIR: (June 03) There are anglers regularly reporting good wiper fishing, but a few are still reporting slow fishing.

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