Bear Lake

Fishing report

  • Rating: Good
  • Conditions: Biologist Scott Tolentino reports that shore anglers are catching lake trout at the State Park Marina and Cisco Beach. Fly anglers are using white zonkers and spinning anglers are seeing success with a glow-in-dark #5 and #6. Boat anglers are trolling flatfish 55 feet deep. Boat anglers are also finding success jigging tube jigs near rockpiles in 55–65 feet of water. Please remember to keep your distance from other anglers.


  • 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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