Fishing Report for Northern Utah April 12, 2012

BEAR LAKE: (April 03) Biologist Scott Tolentino reports good fishing for cutthroat trout in 43 feet of water. Try trolling jointed Rapalas (size 11) and flatfish in U20 and T4 sizes.

BIRCH CREEK RESERVOIR: (April 12) Conservation Officer Robert Johnson reports that the ice is gone.

BLACKSMITH FORK RIVER: (April 12) Conservation Officer Matt Burgess reports that fishing continues to be good for anglers who use small beadheads and bait.

BOUNTIFUL LAKE: (April 03) Check the DWR stocking report to see when trout were last stocked.

CAUSEY RESERVOIR: (April 03) The ice was really looking weak about ten days ago, and it's now possible to launch a canoe or kayak in the north arm.

CUTLER RESERVOIR & MARSH: (April 12) Conservation Officer Matt Burgess reports that anglers are catching channel catfish and walleye. Bait and jigs are working well.

EAST CANYON RESERVOIR & STATE PARK: (April 03) Park Ranger Jeff Dale reports that East Canyon is ice free and fishing has been good. Rainbows have been plentiful and some smallmouth bass are being caught. One angler reported catching a six-pound, 19-inch smallmouth on a woolly bugger.

ECHO RESERVOIR: (April 03) Conservation Officer Rustin Nielsen reports that fishing was fair over the weekend. Anglers were catching good-sized rainbow trout from the shore using PowerBait. They had the best success early in the morning. The water is still too cold for the bass to be active.

FARMINGTON POND: (April 03) Check the DWR stocking report to see when trout were last stocked.

HOLMES CREEK RESERVOIR: (April 03) Fishing has been good for small rainbows.

HYRUM RESERVOIR & STATE PARK: (April 12) Conservation Officer Matt Burgess reports that fishing is good. Anglers are using spinners to catch trout off the shore, close to the dam.

JENSEN NATURE PARK POND: (April 03) Check the DWR stocking report to see when trout were last stocked.

KAYSVILLE PONDS: (April 03) Check the DWR stocking report to see when trout were last stocked.

LITTLE CREEK RESERVOIR: (April 12) Conservation Officer Robert Johnson reports that the ice is gone.

LOST CREEK RESERVOIR: (April 12) Biologist Technician Phil Tuttle reports that the ice is gone, and the fishing is good. Marabou jigs, spinners and PowerBait continue to produce fish. Anglers have caught a few larger cutthroats, using both spinners and jigs. One key to success has been slow presentations. Fishing for smaller rainbows has been fast at first light, using PowerBait. Fly anglers have had success with woolly buggers and other leech imitations. Float tube and pontoon fishing have been effective. Anglers who are trolling pop gear and jigs have also caught a fair number of fish. Make sure you are aware of the new regulations at Lost Creek: 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: (April 03) Fishing has been good for trout and should soon improve for bass. The water temperature is still below 50 degrees.

NEWTON RESERVOIR: (April 12) Conservation Officer Matt Burgess reports that fishing is slow. Anglers are only catching a few of the reservoir's small warmwater fish.

OGDEN RIVER: (April 03) The water is running high and turbid.

PINEVIEW RESERVOIR: (April 03) Try slow, patient retrieves for bass. Crappie fishing should improve as water temperatures increase.

PORCUPINE RESERVOIR: (April 12) Conservation Officer Matt Burgess reports that fishing is still slow. Anglers are trolling for small kokanee and browns. Anglers had success catching a few smaller browns. On the East Fork Little Bear River, the water clarity is good. Flows have not increased much from last week. You may only use artificial flies and lures on the river.

ROCKPORT RESERVOIR: (April 12) Joseph Hamby of Rockport reports that there's open water at the lake. The fishing has been good, especially near the south end. The traditional baits are working well. The wedge dock is in for boat launching. Be cautious if you're in a small boat. It has been windy, and the water is 43 degrees.

WEBER RIVER: (April 12) Biologist Paul Thompson reports that water releases have decreased slightly this week (from both Rockport and Echo reservoirs ), and the entire river is clear and fishing well. Water clarity can change quickly with warmer weather, but when clarity is good, spring fishing on the Weber is excellent. Standard nymphs (hares' ears, prince nymphs, pheasant tails, scuds/sow bugs and midges) should work well this spring.

WILLARD BAY RESERVOIR: (April 12) Park Ranger Mert Russo reports that the fishing continues to be slow.

 

 

Categories: News

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *