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Northern Region report

Information compiled by Phil Douglass
DWR Northern Region Conservation Outreach Manager

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Waterbody Report
Bear Lake
2014-04-17
Good
Fly anglers are catching large cutthroat trout with muddler minnow-type sculpin imitations. And remember: if you want to keep a cutthroat trout from Bear Lake, it must have a healed fin clip (usually the adipose fin). If you catch a cutthroat with all of its fins intact — even if it's tagged — you must release it.
Birch Creek Reservoir
2014-04-17
Fair
You can find good fishing for large tiger trout and rainbow trout during ice-off at Birch Creek. Jigs and streamers are effective this time of year.
Blacksmith Fork River
2014-04-17
Good
Anglers report good fishing throughout the river. Fly anglers are having success with stoneflies, midge patterns and blue-wing-olive patterns. Here's a look at current water levels for many Utah waterbodies, including the Blacksmith Fork River. Many thanks to Round Rocks fly shop in Logan for the report.
Bountiful Lake
2014-04-17
Fair
Some anglers report slow fishing, while others are still catching fish. Chartreuse PowerBait with garlic scent is working best.
Causey Reservoir
2014-04-17
Slow
There is still some ice in the right finger. Anglers report fair fishing for kokanee from canoes.
Cutler Reservoir & Marsh
2014-04-17
Fair
The water is very murky, and visibility is low. Anglers report fair fishing for catfish, bass and crappie using white plastic jigs, shrimp and nightcrawlers.
East Canyon Reservoir & State Park
2014-04-17
Good
Anglers report excellent fishing from boats and from the shore using worms, PowerBait and lures.
Echo Reservoir
2014-04-17
Slow
An angler interviewed on April 12 caught three nice trout in four hours. Although catching rates are slow at Echo, the reservoir offers some large trout.
Farmington Pond
2014-04-17
Good
Water levels have risen and visibility is low. Cormorants have started coming to the area. The fish tend to stay near the shore and on the opposite side of the reservoir to avoid becoming the cormorants' next meal. DWR biologists recently installed new fish-habitat structures, which should improve fishing at this pond.
Holmes Creek Reservoir
2014-04-17
Hot
An angler fishing for bass from the dam was interviewed on April 14 — he didn't have any luck. Recently, anglers were catching trout along the east bank from the shore and float tubes. Try using worms or PowerBait just off the bottom, spinners, lil' jakes lures and Rapalas. The water is coming up and access is limited along the east and west banks. Please respect this privately-owned pond and remember to obtain your Walk-in Access authorization number. You can also see a map of other Walk-in Access areas across Utah.

Nearby Andy Adams Reservoir is now open, and the water is completely ice free. Anglers report good fishing. They are using worms and PowerBait suspended from a bobber. Many thanks to Kevin Hammer for the report!
Hyrum Reservoir & State Park
2014-04-17
Hot
Lorie Morrison from Hyrum State Park reports that the fishing has been great. Anglers are catching 10- to 12-inch trout from the shore and from boats. The fish seem to be favoring worms and PowerBait. The courtesy docks are now in place. Thanks for that report, Lorie!
Jensen Nature Park Pond
2014-04-17
Fair
Jensen was stocked with 1,000 rainbow trout on April 9 and fishing is good. There are many pelicans and double-crested cormorants at the pond. Jensen Nature Park Pond, and all other community fisheries, have a total bag limit of two fish per day. Any snagged fish (those hooked anywhere other than the mouth) must be immediately released. Report wildlife violations by calling 1-800-662-3337.
Kaysville Ponds
2014-04-17
Good
Kaysville was stocked with 1,200 rainbow trout on April 9 and fishing is good for both fly and bait anglers. A few double-crested cormorants are in the area.
Little Creek Reservoir
2014-04-17
Slow
Anglers report slow fishing this week. Try traditional baits.
Logan River
2014-04-17
Good
Some anglers report slow fishing at the dams, while other anglers report good fishing throughout the river. Most anglers are having success using stoneflies, small black winter dry flies, midge patterns, blue-wing olives and nymphs. The water is clear, but a little low. Many thanks to Round Rocks fly shop in Logan for the report. Here's a look at current water levels for many Utah waterbodies, including the Logan River.,
Lost Creek Reservoir
2014-04-17
Fair
Anglers report fair fishing from boats and from the shore. One angler had good success fishing from the shore near the boat ramp with PowerBait and worms.
Mantua Reservoir
2014-04-17
Slow
Anglers interviewed on April 16 reported slow fishing. The inlet is very turbid.
Mirror Lake
2014-04-17
Good
Uinta lakes and nearby Smith and Moorehouse are still ice-capped.
Newton Reservoir
2014-04-17
Slow
Not very many people have been fishing at Newton Reservoir. The water level has risen high enough to launch boats, but the water is very murky. We plan to complete fish population surveys at Newton in May.
Ogden River
2014-04-17
Fair
Fishing is fair for browns and rainbows. One angler had success using a black zebra midge on a bead-head pheasant tail. The water is high and a little off-colored. Here's a look at current water levels for many Utah waterbodies, including the Ogden River.
Pineview Reservoir
2014-04-17
Fair
Anglers report good fishing for bass with crayfish imitations. Anglers have been able to launch their boats from Port Ramp. The reservoir is still a little low. Please use caution and common sense to avoid hitting sandbars.
Porcupine Reservoir
2014-04-17
Slow
Porcupine is just a little below three-quarters full. There's still a lot of snow up high for the runoff. Fishing has been fair. An angler fishing from the bank caught a smaller brown and lost another fish before he could identify it. He was using worms for bait. Overall, the fishing party was having a great day and enjoying the beautiful weather.
Rockport Reservoir
2014-04-17
Good
Rockport finished the quad-fishalon last week. Many anglers participated and won some great prizes. The winning fish was a 17-inch brown trout. The fishing is good. Anglers are having success catching fish from boats and from the shore.
Weber River
2014-04-17
Good
Anglers report good fishing for brown trout. They seem to prefer 1/8-ounce countdown Rapalas in rainbow trout color. Target the eddies behind rocks or the deeper pools. Don't neglect the fast moving water though. Some small browns were hitting on a crankbait slowly retrieved against or across the current. Another angler landed a 21.5-inch brown on a jointed floating Rapala earlier in the week. All cutthroat trout, or trout with cutthroat markings, must be immediately released from the Great Salt Lake to Echo Reservoir dam. Here's a look at current water levels for many Utah waterbodies, including the Weber River. Many thanks to Kevin Hammer for the report.
Willard Bay Reservoir
2014-04-17
Good
Anglers report good fishing for wipers from the shore. Fly anglers have been using shad imitations, but shad raps on a spinning outfit should work great too. Other anglers report good fishing for catfish. There have been citations issued for over-limits of wipers. Please report illegal activities by calling the UTIP hotline at 1-800-662-3337.

 

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