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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
2014-09-11
Good
Last week an angler reported catching and releasing a tagged lake trout that was 29 inches long and weighed 14 pounds! DWR records indicated the fish was tagged in 1993 and was over 30 years old.
Birch Creek Reservoir
2014-09-11
Good
Angler Tom Ogden had a good day at Birch Creek this past week. He fished from a tube on Sept. 4 from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and caught two tigers — one was 18 inches and the other one was 21 inches and three pounds, five ounces). He also caught seven rainbow trout that ranged in size from nine inches to 17 inches. He used a fast-sinking line (#7) and a size 4 tan/green/pearl crystal bugger, size 6 beadhead olive leech with a gold rib, and size 8 bead head soft hackle patterns in black/green/pearl and black/red/blue. There were a lot of gray and some tan mayflies on the water in the late morning. The water level was about 20-25 feet from full. The water temperature was 61-63° and the visibility was about six feet because of the algae in the water column.
Blacksmith Fork River
2014-09-11
Good
This stream is one of the prettiest places to fish most of the year, but in the fall it's spectacular!
Bountiful Lake
2014-09-11
Good
The lake was recently stocked with 2,000 rainbow trout. Small spinners seem to be the best way to catch the trout.
Causey Reservoir
2014-09-11
Fair
Wildlife Law Enforcement Sargent Dave Beveridge reported seeing spawning kokanee in Wheatgrass Creek this week. Please avoid stepping in the spawning beds in the inlets as eggs are deposited there. To protect spawning kokanee populations, Causey and its tributaries are closed to the possession of kokanee salmon with any red coloring from August 15 through 6 a.m. on the last Saturday of September.
Cutler Reservoir & Marsh
2014-09-11
Good
There haven't been as many reports of anglers catching catfish this week, but the fish should still be actively feeding.
East Canyon Reservoir & State Park
2014-09-11
Good
Fishing is good using PowerBait. Now that school is back in session, there will be less anglers on the water. The water temperature is in the mid to upper 60s.
Echo Reservoir
2014-09-11
Good
Jan Hoch reported good fishing for bass on the freeway side of the reservoir. She also reported a layer of algae near the dam.
Farmington Pond
2014-09-11
Fair
Surface temperatures are around 65°F. The pond was recently stocked with 1,000 rainbow trout. These stocked trout are biting spinners, brown PowerBait and worms.
Holmes Creek Reservoir
2014-09-11
Hot
The reservoir was recently stocked with rainbow trout. Even though the water level is low, fishing is hot for trout in the 7- to 10-inch range. One angler reports catching a fish with every cast using top water flies and spinners. Bass fishing has slowed down a little, but they are still biting on crankbaits. Don't forget to obtain your Walk-in Access authorization number before visiting this privately owned pond.

Nearby Andy Adams was stocked with rainbow trout on Sept. 10 and Hobbs Reservoir is open. Remember to use artificial flies and lures only. Please see the Utah Fishing Guidebook for more details.
Hyrum Reservoir & State Park
2014-09-11
Good
Fishing for trout has really picked up the last few weeks. Anglers are catching their limits in about four hours, and most fish are 18 inches and larger. Perch fishing is good right now, too. Many of the perch are small, but one angler reports catching some nice, 12-inch perch. The tagged fishing contest is ongoing until November 31. Many thanks to Park Ranger Eric Bradshaw for the report.
Jensen Nature Park Pond
2014-09-11
Slow
On Sept. 4, Jensen was stocked with 1,000 rainbow trout. These newly stocked trout are biting spinners and brown PowerBait.
Kaysville Ponds
2014-09-11
Good
Daytime angling pressure has gone down since most schools are back in session. Many bluegill can be seen swimming near the surface by the fishing pier in the third pond. Water temperatures are around 70°F.
Little Creek Reservoir
2014-09-11
Fair
Fishing success has been spotty throughout the summer, but fall fishing usually produces some nice fish.
Logan River
2014-09-11
Good
Anglers report good fishing throughout the Logan River. The water is very clear with great visibility. Anglers have had success using purple haze, Adams and PMDs. The river impoundments have recently been stocked with rainbow trout. Many thanks to Colton from Roundrocks Fly Shop for the report.
Lost Creek Reservoir
2014-09-11
Good
The last reports we received indicated good fishing near the dam. Try using worms and marshmallows.
Mantua Reservoir
2014-09-11
Good
Fall fishing should be good for trout, bluegill and bass.
Newton Reservoir
2014-09-11
Good
The water levels are very low. We recommend that you avoid driving down to the water; the shore is still wet vehicles may get stuck.
Ogden River
2014-09-11
Good
The water levels have risen and become more turbid this week. Use lures with good visibility and flash.
Pineview Reservoir
2014-09-11
Fair
Brothers Jason and Ryan Cooper found cruising tiger muskies feeding near the shore this week. They were fishing with spinner and buzz baits. With much of the previous hides out of water, the muskies are hanging out near the flats and drop-offs. Fall can be a great time to fish at this reservoir!
Porcupine Reservoir
2014-09-11
Slow
Anglers report catching larger kokanee during the pre-spawn fishing. The kokanee are starting to turn red for the spawn. Possession of kokanee salmon is prohibited during the spawning run. This reservoir is closed to the possession of kokanee salmon with any red coloring from August 15 through 6 a.m. on the last Saturday of September.
Rockport Reservoir
2014-09-11
Good
Fishing activity seems to have tapered off, but fall fishing should be great.
Uinta Mountains
2014-09-11
Good
Please remember that there are bears in the Uintas. See bear safety information.

The Uintas received snow this week! Be prepared for winter weather. These lakes are stocked heavily and the fishing is good. If you don't find good fishing at one lake, move on to another.

Smith and Morehouse Reservoir: Angler Jan Hoch reports good fishing using dry flies. Here have been a lot of anglers fishing near the dam.

Uintas North Slope Lakes: Be sure to take your fishing rod when you explore the north slope road on your ATV. The North Slope drainages include Bear River, Henry's Fork and Burnt Fork.

Red Rock Adventures has scans of the Lakes of the High Uintas booklet series available for download. The books, which are out of print, contain useful information on these lakes and how to find them. Download the pdf files.
Weber River
2014-09-11
Good
On Sept. 10, the lower section of the river was turbid due to recent storms.
Willard Bay Reservoir
2014-09-11
Good
Catfish and wiper fishing is good on the west side of the lake. Anglers are catching fish from boats and from the shore. Recently, wiper and catfish fishing has started to pick up at the inlet channel. One angler recently caught a 24-inch wiper. Many thanks to Park Ranger Travis Hancock for the report.

 

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