Fishing report - February 29

Story by Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
February 29, 2012
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Bountiful Lake

There is still some ice on the lake, but shoreline fishing is now possible.

Causey Reservoir

A ring of open water is forming along the edges. There is also open water near the Boy Scout camp. Anglers report that the ice is solid on the main body — use caution when accessing the ice.

Cutler Reservoir & Marsh

River flows are making the ice very unstable.

East Canyon Reservoir & State Park

Anglers report good ice and good trout fishing in the early-morning hours.

Farmington Pond

The gate is still closed.

Holmes Creek Reservoir

The ice along the edges has deteriorated, and it may be dangerous to attempt access.

Hyrum Reservoir & State Park

Volunteer Ty Anderson reports that the ramps have been pulled, which is making it difficult to access the ice. Water levels are rising. Ice thickness varies from three to six inches. Use caution. Anglers reported catching eight- to 16-inch rainbows with mealworms.

Jensen Nature Park Pond

One angler had a few bites but did not catch any fish.

Kaysville Ponds

During the week, fishing pressure is very light from the shoreline.

Logan River

Anglers report good fishing with standard nymph patterns. Be prepared for some surface action — the warmer weather has increased fish activity.

Lost Creek Reservoir

Make sure you are aware of the new regulation at Lost Creek: You are allowed to keep three trout under 15 inches and one trout over 22 inches. All trout from 15 to 22 inches must be immediately released.

Mantua Reservoir

Anglers have reported that the ice is deteriorating quickly and becoming unstable. Please use caution.

Mirror Lake

Check out the new video on the DWR YouTube Channel that features ice fishing at Whitney Reservoir. Biologist Wes Pearce says that the fishing seems to get even better on many Uintas lakes toward the end of winter. Be prepared for windy winter conditions.

Newton Reservoir

Anglers have reported that the ice around the edges is getting soft and that the water is very murky.

Ogden River

The fish are still actively taking flies from the surface on warm afternoons. The fish are very easily spooked.

Pineview Reservoir

The ice is 12 inches thick at the port boat docks. One angler who was interviewed hadn’t caught any fish.

Porcupine Reservoir

One angler who was interviewed hadn’t caught any fish. Ice conditions are holding up. Use caution.

Rockport Reservoir

Joseph Hamby reports that the fishing continues to be steady. The ice is solid, but always use caution. Fish seem to be in 15- to 20-foot depths, and they’re biting on the traditional baits: ice flies, wax worms, PowerBait and nightcrawlers. The fish challenge is still going on, and a tagged fish has been caught. For more information, visit

Weber River

Biologist Paul Thompson reports that flows from Echo Dam are still low, so the river is pretty small downstream until Lost Creek adds some water. Flows between Echo and Rockport have been holding steady between 90-100 cfs. Both reaches have been fishing well with standard nymphs. According to Sergeant Keith Fullenkamp, anglers reported great fishing on the Weber in Morgan County. Some of the fly fishermen caught and released more than 20 fish last Sunday morning. Midge and scud patterns were working well. Most of the fish were rainbows around 10 inches long. Browns were also caught. Spin anglers were having success as well, using Panther Martin-type spinners. The river is extremely low and clear.

Willard Bay Reservoir

Park Ranger Mert Russo reports open water. You can launch a boat, but the fishing remains slow. Remember that the wiper limit is now three fish, and the inlet will be closed from March 1 through 6 a.m. on April 28.


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