Bear Lake

Fishing report

  • Rating: Hot
  • Conditions: Fishing at Bear Lake is hot! The pre-spawn lake trout are feeding aggressively. Fishing off Gus Rich point is proving successful. Cisco Beach is also a great area to catch fish. Most fishing reports came from anglers who were trolling, but jigging anglers did well too. You'll find the best fishing at depths from 75 to 85 feet down. Shore fishing is also picking up. Fly anglers have been catching large lake trout from the north dike, Cisco Beach and the Utah State marina. Most successful anglers are using large spoons and spinners. If you're fly fishing, try using a leech pattern and rabbit stripe flies. Remember, if you catch a cutthroat trout without a healed fin clip, you must release it.


  • Location: Northern Utah
  • Directions: From Logan, drive 38 miles east on Highway 89
  • Type: State park
  • Size: 70,000 acres
  • Elevation: 5,924 feet
  • Hours: No restrictions
  • Likely catch: Cutthroat Trout, Lake Trout
  • Possible catch: Bonneville Cisco
  • Regulations: To see what statewide or special regulations apply to this waterbody, please read the current Fishing Guidebook.
  • Site amenities: Open to fishing for all ages
  • Handicap access: This lake has handicap access in certain areas.
  • Site description: Bear Lake provides a cold-water sport fishery mainly for cutthroat and lake trout. A Utah or Idaho fishing license is valid on the entire lake.

    Bear Lake is located in a beautiful mountain setting and the blue color is produced by suspended carbonates in the water that reflect blue light.

    Bear Lake and its tributaries have a number of special regulations. Please see the Fishing Guidebook for more information.

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