UT: Fishing Report DWR Northern Region December 29, 2011

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mussels and how to decontaminate your boat.

BEAR LAKE: (December 29) Call the DWR recorded information line at
435-946-8501 for updated information on boat launching and fishing
conditions. The peak of the cisco run is typically around the third
weekend of January. Fishing for trout can pick up as cisco stage
for the annual spawn.

BIRCH CREEK RESERVOIR: (December 29) Population surveys
conducted this fall by the DWR indicated good, consistent growth
rates for tiger and rainbow trout. The catch rates are rarely fast
and furious, but the fish are fat and healthy.

BLACKSMITH FORK RIVER: (December 29) Access to the river
continues to be good with light snow conditions.

BOUNTIFUL LAKE: (December 29) Conservation Office Brandon Baron
reports the fishing is fair.

CAUSEY RESERVOIR: (December 29) Anglers report that fishing has
been slow.

CUTLER RESERVOIR & MARSH: (December 29) Use extreme caution
when accessing the ice.

Rick Johnson reports anglers were having some success catching
rainbows in 15 feet of water using white paddle bugs tipped with
gulp or mealworms. The south arm of the reservoir is snow covered
with six-inch-thick white ice. There’s a lot of open water on the
north end. Very few anglers are out.

ECHO RESERVOIR: (December 29) Biologist Weston Pearce reports
that people are accessing the ice in the middle of the reservoir.
Anglers report good fishing for trout near the dam. One angler
reported good fishing for fat rainbows in 35 feet of water, but the
fish were suspended at eight feet.

FARMINGTON POND: (December 29) Vehicle access is closed for the

HOLMES CREEK RESERVOIR: (December 29) Conservation Officer
Brandon Baron observed one party of anglers over the weekend. Use
caution as periods of warmer weather may cause changes in the ice

HYRUM RESERVOIR & STATE PARK: (December 29) Park Ranger
Steve Bullock reports good ice on most of the reservoir. There are
five to six inches around most edges. There’s newer ice near the
inlet. Fishing is good for rainbow trout.

JENSEN NATURE PARK POND: (December 29) Conservation Officer
Brandon Baron reports that the pond is only partially frozen.
Fishing success was spotty.

KAYSVILLE PONDS: (December 29) Conservation Officer Brandon
Baron reports the ice is not safe. The anglers that have been
fishing report doing well.

LITTLE CREEK RESERVOIR: (December 29) The ice is plenty thick
and fish are concentrated in this small reservoir. Be prepared for
cold, windy weather. Use standard ice jigs tipped with

LOGAN RIVER: (December 29) Flows are good but there are large
slabs of unstable ice along the shores. Use caution.

LOST CREEK RESERVOIR: (December 29) Sergeant Keith Fullenkamp
reports the reservoir is now 80 percent iced over.

MANTUA RESERVOIR: (December 29) Conservation Officer Mike
Kinghorn reports fishing at Mantua has been very good for bluegill,
perch and trout. The ice is around ten inches thick. Anglers seem
to be having the best success on the east side by the knoll.

MIRROR LAKE: (December 29) Anglers report that fishing is good
at Trial Lake. Access is by snowmobile. Use caution when fishing
the lakes of the Uintas in winter.

NEWTON RESERVOIR: (December 29) Anglers report that fishing is
slow at the reservoir.

OGDEN RIVER: (December 29) River flows are low and clear with
almost no fishing activity during the week.

PINEVIEW RESERVOIR: (December 29) There is still some open water
near the dam, but most of the reservoir is covered with ice. From
the road the ice looks bad, but there are six inches of good ice at
the boat docks. On December 28, two drilled holes in the narrows
revealed three inches of solid ice. There are puddles of water atop
the ice and if warmer weather persists, the conditions may change
quickly. Use caution. Three anglers fishing on Wednesday, December
28, hadn’t caught any fish. They said the fish were biting very

PORCUPINE RESERVOIR: (December 29) The water is still open with
no ice forming.

ROCKPORT RESERVOIR: (December 29) Joseph Hamby reports the lake
is covered entirely with ice. Use caution. Fishermen are doing well
with traditional ice-fishing baits. The access has been good with
the low snow levels. Don’t forget the ice-fishing challenge for
tagged fish. The tagged fish will be planted this week and the
contest starts January 1 until March. Enjoy fishing at

WEBER RIVER: (December 29) Biologist Paul Thompson reports flow
releases were reduced from both Rockport and Echo dams this week,
so stream flows throughout the Weber River should be conducive to
good fishing. Fishing has been good with standard nymphs (hare’s
ears, pheasant tails, scuds and midges).

WILLARD BAY RESERVOIR: (December 29) Use caution when accessing
the ice. Warmer weather may change the ice conditions.


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