Fishing report - August 29

Story by Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
August 29, 2012
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Bear Lake

For updates on conditions, call the DWR recorded information line at 435-946-8501.

Birch Creek Reservoir

The water level is 40 feet below the high water mark. Fishing is slow.

Blacksmith Fork River

Fishing conditions are fair. Try fishing in deeper pools.

Bountiful Lake

Check the DWR stocking report for recent stockings.

Causey Reservoir

Volunteer Coby Zachreson reports that anglers had success catching some small salmon while trolling with small pop gear in deep water, hitting small schools. Shore fishing was slow to fair at best. A few trout, splake and chubs were caught on plain worms. Remember that Causey is closed to the possession of kokanee salmon with any red color within the high-water mark of the reservoir from Aug. 15 through 6 a.m. on the last Saturday of September.

Cutler Reservoir & Marsh

Conservation Officer Rob Johnson reports that this time of year is good for bullhead fishing. Fishing pressure is very low during the weekdays. Try fishing for catfish at night.

East Canyon Reservoir & State Park

Park Manager James Lowe reports that the water level is still dropping fast at East Canyon. Fishing has been improving in the early mornings, especially for the smallmouth bass. Worms, or anything colored like a crawdad, have been working well. Trout fishing has been slow.

Echo Reservoir

The daily and limit possession has been increased to eight fish, effective through Jan. 1, 2013. Echo is low because of work on the dam. It is possible the reservoir will lose fish, and that’s the reason for increased limits.

Farmington Pond

Check the DWR stocking report for recent stockings.

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Water levels are very low and fishing has been slow.

Hyrum Reservoir & State Park

Park Ranger Steve Bullock reports that the water level is pretty low, but the boat ramp is still in the water and accessible. Anglers report catching rainbow trout in deeper water.

Jensen Nature Park Pond

Check the DWR stocking report for recent stockings.

Kaysville Ponds

Check the DWR stocking report for recent stockings.

Little Creek Reservoir

Conservation Officer Rob Johnson reports that the fishing has slowed.

Logan River

The Right Hand Fork of the Logan River will be chemically treated to remove nonnative brown trout in favor of native Bonneville cutthroat trout. Effective Aug. 15, 2012 through Jan. 1, 2013, the daily bag and possession limit is eight trout.

Lost Creek Reservoir

Volunteer Coby Zachreson reports that anglers are having success catching small rainbows using bright green PowerBait while slowly reeling in their line. There are also reports of casting brown patterned Rapalas and brass spinners in shallow water. Some anglers trolling with pop gear 30 feet down were also having fair success catching small trout. Make sure you are aware of the new regulations at Lost Creek: There is a total trout limit of four fish. You are allowed to keep three trout under 15 inches and one trout over 22 inches. All fish, including rainbows, from 15 to 22 inches must be immediately released.

Mantua Reservoir

Conservation Officer Cory Inglet reports that anglers are having success catching bluegill and rainbows.

Mirror Lake

Conservation Officer Rustin Nielsen reports that fishing at Butterfly Lake and Pass Lake was good over the weekend. Anglers found good success using pink or orange PowerBait and nightcrawlers with a marshmallow. Anglers also caught trout using various flies. Fishing at Ruth Lake and Jewel Lake was good over the weekend. Anglers caught trout using dry flies. Anglers are also having good success using PowerBait or nightcrawlers. Teapot was recently stocked with rainbows. Sergeant Keith Fullenkamp reports that angler pressure was high and success was low on the Highway 150 lakes over the weekend. Water levels are low in Washington, Trial and Pass Lakes. All other lakes are full. PowerBait and worms are working the best. Flies work well, too.

Newton Reservoir

Because of low water levels, boat launching is not recommended. Conservation Officer Rob Johnson reports that water levels are very low. A few perch are biting.

Ogden River

Volunteer Coby Zachreson reports that they are pumping a good bit of water out of Pineview right now. The river is running a little fast and the clarity is not the best. A few anglers have done fairly well in the early morning using small gold and yellow Panther Martin spinners. All the catches were eight- to 10-inch trout.

Pineview Reservoir

Conservation Officer David Beveridge reports that anglers are catching sunfish/bluegill with bubble and bait. Bass fishing is fair to good. We are getting some reports of nice-sized bass being caught.

Porcupine Reservoir

Remember that Porcupine Reservoir is closed to the possession of kokanee salmon with any red color from Aug. 15 through 6 a.m. on the last Saturday of September. East Fork Little Bear River and its tributaries, Cache County: From Porcupine Reservoir upstream to the headwaters is closed Aug. 15 through 6 a.m. on the last Saturday of September.

Rockport Reservoir

Joseph Hamby reports that fishing has been good in the early mornings, but spotty later. Boaters have done well with lures, worms and PowerBait. The trout seem to be 12 to 40 feet down. Shore anglers are doing better in the morning. Worms, marshmallows and PowerBait have been working. The smallmouth bass are in the rocky areas and around the docks. The water temperature is around 72 degrees.

Weber River

Biologist Paul Thompson reports that the Weber River continues to fish very well with standard nymphs. Hare’s ears, prince nymphs, pheasant tails, scuds/sow bugs and midges should work well this summer. With the warm weather, fishing has been the best in the morning or late evening. If you feel adventurous, try streamers (sculpin patterns, mice and brown or black buggers) after dark when some of the larger browns are more active. Spinners and crankbaits have also been working well. You may want to check flow releases from Rockport and Echo reservoirs at USGS gaging stations before fishing.

Willard Bay Reservoir

Biologist Chris Penne reports that some small wiper boils are beginning to appear throughout the reservoir. Anglers who find these boils can do well casting into them with any bait that resembles a shad. This includes jigs with white plastic bodies, lipless crankbaits, and white spinner baits with silver blades. Walleye are biting on bottom bouncers and crankbaits. Fishing is good for catfish using worms, shrimp, liver or mussels.

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