Fishing Report for Northern Utah June 8, 2012

BEAR LAKE: (June 08) Biologist Scott Tolentino reports excellent fishing success for cutthroat trout and fair fishing success for lake trout. Scott recommends trolling with minnow-type lures with rattles along the west side of the lake in depths of 20 to 60 feet. The best spots have been off the marina, and in Swan Creek up into Idaho. Use four- to seven-inch minnow-type lures or trolling flatfish in the U-20-M2 sizes from downriggers. Many cutthroat will be feeding heavily until the water warms up because they have finished spawning and are returning to the lake. You can also try jigging with whole cisco or jigs tipped with cisco. A few anglers have also caught cutthroat trout by casting off the Utah State Park marina dikes in the early mornings.

BIRCH CREEK RESERVOIR: (June 08) Access is often limited by high water levels, but anglers should find good fishing success for tiger and rainbow trout. Try using baits, streamers and spinners.

BLACKSMITH FORK RIVER: (June 08) Anglers report good fishing success for brown trout.

BOUNTIFUL LAKE: (June 08) Conservation Officer Wyatt Buback reports slow to fair fishing success.

CAUSEY RESERVOIR: (June 08) Conservation Conservation Officer Dave Beveridge reports slow fishing success. Try using Kastmasters and Rapalas for splake and tiger trout.

CUTLER RESERVOIR & MARSH: (June 08) Officer Matt Burgess reports good fishing success for crappie, walleye, catfish and bluegill in the warming water.

EAST CANYON RESERVOIR & STATE PARK: (June 08) Park Ranger Jeff Dale reports fair fishing success.

ECHO RESERVOIR: (June 08) Shore anglers report fair fishing success for trout using worms, PowerBait, spinners and spoons. Bass anglers should try using curltail grubs.

FARMINGTON POND: (June 08) Conservation Officer Wyatt Buback reports slow fishing success. Try using lures in the evening hours or PowerBait during the day.

HOLMES CREEK RESERVOIR: (June 08) Anglers report fair fishing success, though trout success drops off during the heat of the day.

HYRUM RESERVOIR & STATE PARK: (June 08) Anglers report good fishing success. The Hyrum State Park Fishing Classic tagged fish contest started on May 26. Anglers can win great prizes from local businesses in Cache Valley by catching a tagged fish. For more information, visit the Website or call the park at 435–245-6866.

JENSEN NATURE PARK POND: (June 08) Conservation Officer Wyatt Buback reports slow fishing success for trout and catfish.

KAYSVILLE PONDS: (June 08) Conservation Officer Wyatt Buback reports hot fishing success for bluegill and bullhead catfish. For trout, try using green PowerBait. Anglers have had success catching good-sized channel catfish using various catfish patterns.

LITTLE CREEK RESERVOIR: (June 08) Anglers report catching fat and feisty rainbow trout using worms tipped with orange Power Nuggets, PowerBait, renegade flies or olive Pistol Petes.

LOGAN RIVER: (June 08) Hoppers are starting to show up on Logan River tributaries. Anglers report fair success using #18 stimulator patterns. The Division is proposing to treat the Right Hand Fork of the Logan in the fall of 2012 to remove brown and brook trout in order to protect cutthroat trout.

LOST CREEK RESERVOIR: (June 08) Anglers report good fishing success from the shore near the Boat ramp using PowerBait and Worms. Try trolling using Rapalas and squids with a dodger or pop-gear. Lost Creek has special regulations. Read the Utah Fishing Guidebook for details.

MANTUA RESERVOIR: (June 08) Anglers report good fishing success for bluegill and perch using jigs, nightcrawlers and nymph patterns. Bass fishing has also been good.

MIRROR LAKE: (May 31) Check the DWR stocking report for updates on stocked waters along the Mirror Lake Highway. These are great lakes to introduce youth and other beginners to trout fishing.

NEWTON RESERVOIR: (June 08) Conservation Officer Matt Burgess reports that fishing success is improving for muskies. Recreational boat use will also pick up with the warmer weather.

OGDEN RIVER: (June 08) Water flows are slowly reducing and the water clarity is good. One angler reports good fishing success for brown trout using a green drake fly patter. Conservation Officer Dave Beveridge reports that some anglers are catching good-sized brown trout.

PINEVIEW RESERVOIR: (June 08) Conservation Officer Dave Beveridge reports bass fishing success is picking up, and should get even better in the warmer days ahead.

PORCUPINE RESERVOIR: (June 08) Anglers report slow fishing success for smaller brown trout. Fishing pressure is light.

ROCKPORT RESERVOIR: (June 08) Joseph Hamby of Rockport reports good fishing success. Boat anglers have done well with a variety of lures and baits. The trout seem to be 12 to 15 feet down. Shore anglers are finding good success too. All of the large docks are in. The water temperature is around 60 degrees. The state park is still in the process of replacing the current fish cleaning station with a grinder type. There is a temporary fish cleaning station at the wedge dock and the new one should be finished soon. The tagged fish challenge is now over.

WEBER RIVER: (June 08) Biologist Seth Green reports good fishing success using standard nymphs, like hares ears, prince nymphs, pheasant tails, scuds/sow bugs and midges. Green also mentioned that water flows are good, but that releases from Rockport appear to be increasing so you should check the USGS gaging stations before fishing.

WILLARD BAY RESERVOIR: (June 08) Park Ranger Mert Russo reports report fair fishing success for walleye, and crappie by the south marina boat ramp. Wipers are still hit and miss.

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