Bear Lake

Fishing report

  • Rating: Good
  • Conditions: Biologist Scott Tolentino reports that shore anglers are catching lake trout in the morning and evening at the State Park Marina and Cisco Beach. Tolentino said that the spawning lake trout are biting less. Fly anglers are using white zonkers, or other large white colored streamers, and spinning anglers are seeing success with spoons and Fibrax spinners. Boat anglers are also finding success trolling flatfish off 2nd Point or 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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