Fishing report - May 22

Story by Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
May 22, 2013
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Bear Lake

You can call 435-946-8501 for recorded updates on fishing conditions at Bear Lake.

Birch Creek Reservoir

Patient anglers will find good action for rainbow and tiger trout. The Monte Cristo Road will open Friday at 4 p.m. Check the UDOT website for updates on seasonal road closures.

Blacksmith Fork River

Conditions should be good for the salmon fly hatch that typically takes place in late May or early June. This hatch produces some of the most exciting fishing of the year!

Bountiful Lake

Trout stocking has ended for the summer. Check the DWR stocking report for updates on catfish stocking.

Causey Reservoir

Fishing is fair with rainbow PowerBait.

Cutler Reservoir & Marsh

Anglers report good fishing for catfish of all sizes. Some of the fish were almost two feet long. The new state record catch-and-release mark was recently set at Cutler. Now is a great time to go after catfish with traditional baits.

East Canyon Reservoir & State Park

The road is now open from Salt Lake to Morgan County (SR 65). Try using Rapalas, PowerBait and spinners from shore. Anglers who are trolling should use dodgers with spinners or spoons. The water level is low.

Echo Reservoir

Fishing has been fair. Anglers are catching trout from the shoreline using PowerBait. They have also caught trout from boats while trolling with pop gear and a worm. You’ll find the best fishing in either the early morning or evening hours.

Farmington Pond

Trout stocking has ended for the summer. Check the DWR stocking report for updates on catfish stocking.

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Fishing has improved for small trout and bass. Try traditional baits, spinners or wet flies. The water level is rising and is now up to the vegetation, which could make access difficult for the summer season.

Hyrum Reservoir & State Park

Fishing success has started to get a little spotty, so try different areas if the action slows down. You’ll find big fish and fun at Hyrum.

Jensen Nature Park Pond

Trout stocking has ended for the summer. Check the DWR stocking report for updates on catfish stocking.

Kaysville Ponds

Trout stocking has ended for the summer. Check the DWR stocking report for updates on catfish stocking. Anglers report catching small mudcats with worms.

Little Creek Reservoir

Anglers report good fishing from float tubes. Try using olive-colored Pistol Petes. The Monte Cristo Road will open Friday at 4 p.m. Check the UDOT website for updates on seasonal road closures.

Logan River

Anglers report fair fishing with Panther Martins and Blue Fox Spinners. They are catching brown trout in the lower section of the river.

Lost Creek Reservoir

Anglers report success with streamers, marabou jigs or spinners. Also try PowerBait or nightcrawlers.

Mantua Reservoir

Anglers report that bluegill are becoming more active. They are in the warmer water, in the shallows.

Mirror Lake

Hoop Lake is accessible by vehicle. The lake is still mostly covered with ice, but there is enough open water to fish, and the fishing is good. Stateline Reservoir is not accessible but should open up within a week or so. Whitney Reservoir is not accessible, and it may take a few weeks until conditions improve. Mirror Lake Highway is open to mile marker 22, Murdock Basin Road. Beaver Creek is running faster and higher than last week. The Provo River is higher, faster and dirtier than last week. Vehicles can get to Smith Morehouse Reservoir and there is some open water you can fish. Check the UDOT website for updates on seasonal road closures. Personnel at the Kamas Fish Hatchery regularly fish the lakes of the Uintas and can answer questions about access and fishing conditions. You can reach them at 435-783-4883.

Newton Reservoir

Water clarity in early May provides great opportunities to spot cruising tiger muskies.

Ogden River

The water is low and crystal clear. Fishing continues to be very good for fly anglers in the canyon. They are using rainbow warriors and zebra midges. Watch for the salmon fly hatch in both the canyon and on the South Fork. This hatch is short-lived, but it’s a lot of fun while it lasts,

Pineview Reservoir

Crappie action is fast for anglers who fish the shallows with small jigs. Anglers report some success for smallmouth bass.

Porcupine Reservoir

The water is approximately 10 feet below the spillway and rising. Anglers report slow fishing.

Rockport Reservoir

Boat fishing is good at Rockport Reservoir. Anglers are using all varieties of pop gear and lures. Shore anglers have not been as successful.

Weber River

Water levels appear to be rising in the rivers in south Summit County. The Provo and Weber Rivers are running faster and higher than last week. Water quality/clarity is starting to drop. Please remember that as of 2013 all cutthroat trout — or trout with cutthroat markings — must be immediately released from Great Salt Lake to the Echo Reservoir dam.

Willard Bay Reservoir

Catfish action should pick up soon. The south marina is open, and boats are launching. The north half of the reservoir has been closed and marked with buoys, and the closed area is being patrolled by boat.

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