Fishing report - June 19

Story by Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
June 20, 2013
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Bear Lake

Anglers should adjust their technique as the trout change their behavior with the warm weather. Anglers report catching cutthroat trout by trolling shallow spoons and jointed Rapalas. For updates, call the Bear Lake recorded message at 435-946-8501.

Birch Creek Reservoir

The reservoir will be stocked with fingerling trout in July. Many anglers report that they’re not catching any fish, though some shore anglers have caught cutthroat trout up to 16 inches using worms. You may find more success at nearby Woodruff Creek Reservoir. The reservoir is currently full.

Blacksmith Fork River

The water conditions are good. Fly anglers report fair fishing using Irresistible Adams and Parachute Adams flies. Anglers report catching 9- to 16-inch brown trout.

Bountiful Lake

3.5-inch largemouth bass were stocked in the lake. If you happen to catch one, release it so it can grow.

Causey Reservoir

If you’re fishing from a small boat or tube, try using countdown Rapalas for larger trout cruising along the cliffs. Anglers report good fishing from shore with worms, PowerBait and marabou jigs.

Cutler Reservoir & Marsh

Anglers report good fishing for catfish, which range in size from small to almost two feet long. Try using traditional baits. A lot of anglers fish at Benson at night — it can almost be shoulder to shoulder. The new state catch-and-release record was recently set at Cutler.

East Canyon Reservoir & State Park

Fishing is good for smallmouth bass and trout. Shore anglers are catching plenty of rainbow trout using PowerBait or worms, and plenty of bass using worms and lures. Anglers who are trolling have caught their limit of rainbow trout up to 16 inches in length. More than 10,000 rainbows have been stocked this year.

Echo Reservoir

Shore anglers are doing well with a fly and bubble rig. The water temperature is rising and bass fishing is picking up.

Farmington Pond

Fishing is fair. 3.5-inch largemouth bass were stocked recently. If you happen to catch one, release it so it can grow.

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Try traditional baits, spinners and wet flies. You can now fish from small, non-motorized boats. The boat launch, though, is only for members of a water skiing club that has access to the ramp. You’ll need to hand launch your canoe, kayak or float tube.

Hyrum Reservoir & State Park

The tagged fish contest will continue through the summer. If you catch a tagged fish, take it to the state park to claim your prize.

Jensen Nature Park Pond

Fishing is fair. 3.5-inch largemouth bass were stocked recently. If you happen to catch one, release it so it can grow.

Kaysville Ponds

DWR will be stocking eight-inch wipers in the Kaysville ponds. Try using small fish imitations like jigs, spinners or Rapalas in white or silver colors. 3.5-inch largemouth bass were stocked recently. If you happen to catch one, release it so it can grow.

Little Creek Reservoir

Anglers reported catching good quantities of rainbow trout early in the mornings using various flavors of PowerBait.

Logan River

Fishing should be fair with Rainbow Warriors, sow bugs or San Juan worms.

Lost Creek Reservoir

Recent surveys revealed good growth in cutthroat and tiger trout. Lost Creek has special regulations. Read the Utah Fishing Guidebook for details.

Mantua Reservoir

Anglers are catching good numbers of keeper bluegill. Fly anglers should try fishing in the morning and evening when the winds are down.

Mirror Lake

Mirror Lake Highway is open. Smith Morehouse was recently stocked and trout fishing is good. Grayling were also stocked at Smith Morehouse. In efforts to strengthen golden trout populations, DWR will be stocking fingerling goldens this summer. This stocking will not result in immediate fishing opportunities, but may provide fishing opportunities later. Personnel at the Kamas Fish Hatchery regularly fish the lakes of the Uintas and can answer questions about access and fishing conditions. You can call them at 435-783-4883.

Newton Reservoir

Anglers report fair fishing along the rocky shoreline for crappie, bluegill and bass using brightly-colored, curly-tailed jigs. Try fishing in the morning. The majority of the fish were in the 4- to 6-inch range. Anglers are starting to catch tiger muskies. The water clarity is good and you can easily see fish. Newton has special regulations about bait size and tiger muskie. Read the Utah Fishing Guidebook for details.

Ogden River

The water is clear and levels are low. The conditions are great for sight fishing, but the fish are very wary. Use your best leaders and stealthy presentations for success. Fish are actively rising for small midges in the afternoons.

Pineview Reservoir

Anglers report good fishing for tiger muskies, smallmouth bass and black bullheads. Muskie and bass anglers have had success using crappie imitations. Bullhead anglers are using nightcrawlers.

Porcupine Reservoir

Fishing is slow. To check the reservoir’s current water level, visit the Natural Resource Conservation Service website.

Rockport Reservoir

Fishing at Rockport is good. PowerBait, worms, lures and woolly buggers are working well. The boaters are reporting good fishing. The bass are now biting. If they’re not hitting in the area you’re fishing, try moving around.

Weber River

Anglers report good fishing from Morgan to South Weber. Spin anglers are having the most success with silver and black Rapalas or brown rooster tail spinners. Fly anglers have had good success in this section using sow bugs and PMD emergers. There’s been a nice PMD hatch during midday, as well as a caddis hatch in the late afternoon. From Morgan up to Echo Reservoir, the water is running high and off-color. The fishing has been fair in this section and bait seems to be working the best. Fly anglers are getting a few fish on streamer and worm patterns. All cutthroat trout, or trout with cutthroat markings, must be immediately released from Great Salt Lake to Echo Reservoir dam.

Willard Bay Reservoir

Anglers report good fishing for walleye and wipers.



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