Fishing report - June 6

Story by Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
June 6, 2012
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Bear Lake

One angler reports having fishing success from shore using a Blue Fox Vibrex spinner. For updates on trolling and jigging information, call the Bear Lake information line at 435-946-8501.

Birch Creek Reservoir

Walking access beyond the dam was limited due to high water, but that should change with warmer temperatures as the water levels decrease. Try baits, streamers and spinners. State Road 39 over Monte Cristo is open.

Blacksmith Fork River

Conservation Officer Matt Burgess reports that anglers are having good fishing success for browns at the dam using spinners.

Bountiful Lake

Conservation Officer Wyatt Buback reports that fishing is slow to fair. Mixed reports from anglers include some who caught nothing all day, and some who caught 15 fish using worms.

Causey Reservoir

Anglers are reporting good fishing success from shore with glitter PowerBait.

Cutler Reservoir & Marsh

Conservation Officer Matt Burgess reports that fishing is good for crappie, walleye, catfish and bluegill. Waters are warming up.

East Canyon Reservoir & State Park

Park Ranger Jeff Dale reports that the fishing has been average. A seven-pound, 21-inch smallie was caught from shore using worms.

Echo Reservoir

Anglers report catching trout from shore with worms, PowerBait, spinners and spoons. Bass are being caught on curltail grubs.

Farmington Pond

Conservation Officer Wyatt Buback reports that fishing has been slow the past couple weeks. Lures are working well in the evening hours. There has been some success with PowerBait during the day.

Holmes Creek Reservoir

One angler reported good fishing for rainbow trout with a #1 silver Blue Fox Vibrax. Conservation Officer Wyatt Buback reports that fishing with worms and marshmallows has been working ok. Some small bass are biting, but no consistent pattern has been established.

Hyrum Reservoir & State Park

Park Manager Chris Haramoto reports that fishing has been good from both the shore and by boat. The Hyrum State Park Fishing Classic tagged fish contest started May 26. Anglers can win great prizes from local businesses in Cache Valley. For more information visit the State Parks website or call the park at 435-245-6866.

Jensen Nature Park Pond

Conservation Officer Wyatt Buback reports that the fishing is slow. Some trout and catfish are biting.

Kaysville Ponds

Conservation Officer Wyatt Buback reports that the fishing is hot for bluegill, bullhead and catfish. Some trout are still biting — try green PowerBait. Good-sized channel catfish have been caught using various catfish patterns.

Little Creek Reservoir

Anglers report catching fat and feisty rainbow trout using worms tipped with orange Power Nuggets and PowerBait. For flies, renegades and olive Pistol Petes have been working well.

Logan River

Conservation Officer Matt Burgess reports that the fishing has been slow. Anglers are having some success catching browns and rainbows. The best success has been at the first dam off the bridge.

Lost Creek Reservoir

Fishing is good from shore near the boat ramp using PowerBait and worms. Anglers trolling were catching fish using Rapalas and squids with a dodger or pop gear. 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 Matt Burgess reports that anglers are having good fishing success for bluegill and perch using jigs.

Mirror Lake

Check the DWR stocking report for updates on stocked waters along the Mirror Lake Highway. These are great lakes to introduce youth and other beginners to trout fishing.

Newton Reservoir

Conservation Officer Matt Burgess reports that Newton is picking up for muskies. With warmer temperatures, recreational boat use will also pick up.

Ogden River

The water level is slowly coming down, but caution is still advised for wading. Try Trout Magnets—a small plastic worm that is suspended below a small bobber. They can be fished with a fly or spinning outfit.

Pineview Reservoir

Anglers report more tiger muskie and smallmouth action. Angler Justin Maguire from Vail, Colorado caught and released his first tiger muskie on a fly rod using a streamer. Justin also used a cradle net to remove the hook from the fish. This is an effective way of releasing the fish while keeping it in the water and horizontal.

Porcupine Reservoir

Anglers report that the fishing is slow. East Fork Little Bear River: Artificial flies and lures only.

Rockport Reservoir

Joseph Hamby of Rockport reports that the fishing has been good at Rockport. The boaters have done well with a variety of lures and baits. The trout seem to be 12 to 15 feet down. There are good reports from shore fishermen as well. All the large docks are in. The water temperature is around 54 degrees. We are still in the process of replacing the fish-cleaning station with a grinder-type station. There is a temporary fish-cleaning station at the wedge dock and we should have the new one in soon. There were 10,000 fingerlings (rainbows) planted this week.

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). This is also a great time of year to fish streamers (sculpin patterns and brown or black buggers). Spinners and crankbaits have also been working well. The flows released from Rockport appear to be increasing, so it would be wise to check the USGS gaging stations prior to fishing.

Willard Bay Reservoir

Anglers are starting to see some catfish action. Walleye and wiper fishing is reported as fair.

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