Fishing report - September 21

Story by Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
September 21, 2011
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Bear Lake

One angler recently caught a 17.5-pound lake trout. Anglers report good fishing success for lake trout by trolling Rapalas on the east side of the lake.

Blacksmith Fork River

Hoppers are still abundant, although many are small. Try using a #14 elk hair caddis or stimulator pattern. The water is still running high and is a little off-color for this time of year.

Causey Reservoir

Conservation Officer David Beveridge reports slow fishing. Salmon are running in the upper tributaries. Anglers have reported fair and consistent success for tiger trout with worms, spinners or Rapalas. Try fishing with a countdown Rapala in brown trout colors. To see hundreds of spawning salmon, hike to tributaries. To access these areas, park at the Skull Crack Gate area, which is on the far south side, across the dam, and hike approximately 2.5 miles. There are also several red kokanee salmon below the dam in the South Fork River. It is illegal to snag these kokanee. If you’re within the high-water mark of the reservoir, you may not possess kokanee salmon with any red color through 6 a.m. Saturday.

East Canyon Reservoir & State Park

Conservation Officer Jonathan Moser reports that shore anglers are catching fish with PowerBait. Try mixing green or orange PowerBait with white then floating it up off of the bottom. Anglers are catching some bass with worms. Try fishing early in the day or just before evening.

Echo Reservoir

Dedicated Hunter Todd Strong reports fair fishing trolling in a boat with black and yellow Mepps for brown and rainbow trout up to 18 inches. Fishing was much slower from the shore using PowerBait, worms, eggs and cheese for smaller rainbows up to 12 inches. The few anglers that caught their limit took half a day to do so.

Little Creek Reservoir

Anglers report good fishing. This reservoir is just the perfect place to escape crowds, sit back and enjoy fishing at its lazy best.

Logan River

Anglers report good fishing. The lower river impoundments were recently stocked.

Lost Creek Reservoir

Conservation Officer Jonathan Moser reports slow fishing. Try trolling with a wedding ring or a Jake’s lure with a gold and red pattern in the early hours of the day. Shore anglers had their best success using PowerBait or worms and a marshmallow. Bring a picnic and relax away from cell phone coverage.

Mantua Reservoir

Anglers report great fishing for bass and bluegill.

Pineview Reservoir

Conservation Officer David Beveridge reports some success for bass and tiger muskie. Bass jigs seem to work best. Fish near structures in the water and move along the shore trying different spots.

Rockport Reservoir

Dedicated Hunter Todd Strong reports very good fishing from a boat for brown and rainbow trout up to 20 inches and 10-inch tiger trout. Try trolling with popgear tipped with a worm. Shore anglers had good success for smaller fish using green PowerBait, worms and cheese. Most anglers were catching their limits within a few hours.

Weber River

Biologist Paul Thompson reports that the water flows are down and fishing has been good. Recent releases from Echo Reservoir have reduced the water clarity downstream, but fishing is still good. Spinners and crankbaits should work well. Try using nymphs (including pheasant tails), prince nymphs, zug bugs and hares ears in sizes #12–14.

Willard Bay Reservoir

Anglers report good fishing, but have had to spend a lot of time locating and chasing wiper boils.


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