Fishing report - May 29

Story by Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
May 28, 2013
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Bear Lake

Anglers report fair fishing for cutthroats on the west side of the 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 is now open.

Blacksmith Fork River

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

Bountiful Lake

Trout stocking has ended for the summer. Check the DWR stocking report for updates on catfish stocking. Recently, 3.5-inch largemouth bass were stocked in community fisheries in Northern Utah. If you happen to catch them, please release them so they can grow.

Causey Reservoir

A group of anglers recently fished the reservoir, slow trolling with dodgers/triple teasers, Kastmasters and spinners. Although there were many fish on the sonar and they got several bites on Berkley Power Eggs, they caught no fish. Check the Natural Resource Conservation Service website for reservoir capacity information.

Cutler Reservoir & Marsh

The water is still high and muddy. You’ll find good bowfishing for carp in the upcoming weeks. Anglers report good fishing for catfish of all sizes. Some of the fish are 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

Try using Rapalas, PowerBait and spinners from shore. Trollers should use dodgers with spinners and spoons. The water level is low. Check the Natural Resource Conservation Service website for reservoir capacity information. The road is now open from Salt Lake to Morgan County (SR-65).

Echo Reservoir

Fishing has been fair. Anglers are catching trout from the shoreline using PowerBait and from boats while trolling with pop gear and a worm. You’ll find the best fishing during the early morning or evening hours. Check the Natural Resource Conservation Service website for reservoir capacity information.

Farmington Pond

Trout stocking has ended for the summer. Check the DWR stocking report for updates on catfish stocking. Recently, 3.5-inch largemouth bass were stocked in community fisheries in Northern Utah. If you happen to catch them, please release them so they can grow.

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Fishing has improved for small trout and bass. Try traditional baits, spinners and wet flies. Boat fishing is now allowed for small, non-motorized boats. Please note that the boat launch is only for members of a water-skiing club that has access to the ramp. Canoes, kayaks and float tubes must be carried to the water and hand-launched. Fishing at nearby Andy Adams Reservoir is very good from the shore. Anglers are catching rainbows in the 8- to 12-inch range. Some fish have been up to 18 inches long. Try using inline spinners, wobblers or dough bait (chartreuse) suspended off the bottom with a bubble bobber.

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. Check the Natural Resource Conservation Service website for reservoir capacity information.

Jensen Nature Park Pond

Trout stocking has ended for the summer. Check the DWR stocking report for updates on catfish stocking. Recently, 3.5-inch largemouth bass were stocked in community fisheries in Northern Utah. If you happen to catch them, please release them so they can grow.

Kaysville Ponds

Anglers report good fishing for small mudcats using worms. Trout stocking has ended for the summer. Check the DWR stocking report for updates on catfish stocking. Recently, 3.5-inch largemouth bass were stocked in community fisheries in Northern Utah. If you happen to catch them, please release them so they can grow.

Little Creek Reservoir

Anglers report good fishing from float tubes. Try olive-colored Pistol Petes. The Monte Cristo Road is now open.

Logan River

There haven’t been any recent reports from anglers.

Lost Creek Reservoir

Anglers report fair fishing while trolling with Rapalas. Also try PowerBait or nightcrawlers.

Mantua Reservoir

Anglers report catching quite a few good-sized bluegill.

Mirror Lake

According to the U.S. Forest Service, Mirror Lake Highway is now open from Kamas to Evanston, Wyoming. Hoop Lake is accessible by vehicle, and fishing is good. Stateline Reservoir will likely be accessible within a week or so. Whitney Reservoir is not accessible, and it may take a few weeks for access to open up. Beaver Creek is running faster and higher than last week. The Provo River is higher, faster and murkier than last week. Vehicles can get to Smith Morehouse Reservoir, and there is some open water along the shoreline. Personnel at the Kamas Fish Hatchery regularly fish the lakes of the Uintas and can answer questions about access and fishing conditions. They can be reached at 435-783-4883.

Newton Reservoir

Anglers are starting to catch tiger muskies. Water clarity is good, and fish are visible as they cruise through the reservoir. This will only last until recreational boating stirs up the water. Remember, bait-size restrictions have been enacted this year for tiger muskies, and all tiger muskies must be released.

Ogden River

The river has cleared up since last weekend’s storms. Beads, baits and spinners should all be productive. 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. Angling activity has picked up over the past couple of days.

Pineview Reservoir

Crappie action has really turned on for anglers. Try fishing in the shallows and use small jigs tipped with a worm — any color seems to work. Anglers are catching tiger muskie, smallmouth bass and black bullheads near the crappie spawning areas. Muskie and bass anglers have had success using crappie imitations. Anglers are catching bullheads on nightcrawlers. These catfish are plentiful in the reservoir, and they’re tasty to eat. Anglers interviewed recently were having a great time catching crappie, black bullheads and yellow perch from shore. Check the Natural Resource Conservation Service website for reservoir capacity information.

Porcupine Reservoir

Anglers report slow fishing. Check the Natural Resource Conservation Service website for reservoir capacity information.

Rockport Reservoir

Fishing at Rockport has been good. Approximately 20,000 rainbows were stocked last week. Try using PowerBait, worms or lures. Boaters report good fishing. Shore anglers have had success, especially those who are willing to move around if fishing slows down. Check the Natural Resource Conservation Service website for reservoir capacity information.

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. The water is murkier than it’s been in recent weeks. 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

One angler reported good fishing while trolling for wipers. Watch for catfish action to start picking up. 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. Check the Natural Resource Conservation Service website for reservoir capacity information.

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