Fishing report - April 3

Story by Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
April 2, 2013
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Blacksmith Fork River

The water level will likely raise and there the water may be discolored. Fishing should be fair.

Bountiful Lake

Fishing has picked up with the warmer weather. On March 27, a group of anglers even had a small boat on the water. All of the community ponds have been stocked recently and are providing great spring fishing.

Causey Reservoir

For safety purposes, you should treat all of the ice as unstable as soon as there is open water along the shoreline — even if there is thick ice in the center. Conservation Officer Dave Beveridge reports that the north arm has open water. This can be a good time of year to fish the shoreline.

Cutler Reservoir & Marsh

Anglers report fair fishing for small catfish.

East Canyon Reservoir & State Park

The ice is unstable. For updated information, call the State Park at 801-829-6866.

Echo Reservoir

The reservoir is filling and the edges have become unstable. Use caution on the ice.

Farmington Pond

Farmington Pond was recently stocked and should provide great spring fishing.

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Angler Tom Ogden reports slow fishing. Small rainbow trout were stocked on March 19 and there are some holdovers from last fall, though, which could provide good spring fishing. Try using traditional baits, spinners and wet flies.

Jensen Nature Park Pond

Jensen was stocked recently. Fishing should be good.

Kaysville Ponds

The ponds were stocked recently. Fishing should be fair.

Logan River

Fishing should be fair. Try using bead head nymphs or Panther Martins. There has been extensive tree removal on the lower Logan.

Lost Creek Reservoir

The reservoir is filling and the edges have become unstable. Use caution.

Mantua Reservoir

There is enough open water in the inlet to launch a canoe or kickboat. Three-fourths of the reservoir was still ice-capped on March 27, but the ice is deterioriating.

Mirror Lake

Smith/Morehouse Reservoir is one of the first Uinta lakes to have ice come off the reservoir. In 2012, ice off happened at the end of April. Kamas Fish Hatchery personnel regularly fish the lakes of the Uintas and can answer questions about access and fishing conditions. You can call them at 435-783-4883.

Ogden River

Water flows dropped this week and the water is clear again in the canyon. The fish were actively raising on March 27.

Pineview Reservoir

Anglers report that the inlet bays are mostly clear of ice. You should be able to fish from the shoreline or tube in most areas. The narrows, however, is still covered in ice. Boats can get on at the marinas if they are open, but they will very limited where they can go. The water is rising noticeably every day.

Rockport Reservoir

The lake has some open water on the south end and some open spots around the edges. Fishing is spotty. Fly anglers have report fair fishing in the river coming into the lake. The ice is melting fast, which should improve fishing.

Weber River

The lower Weber was recently stocked with rainbows. Please remember that as of 2013 all cutthroat trout - or trout with cutthroat markings - must be immediately released from the Great Salt Lake to Echo Reservoir dam. One angler fished the Weber three times during the past three weeks — twice on a sunny day shortly after a rain or snow storm — and he reported great fishing.


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