Bear Lake

Fishing report

  • Rating: Good
  • Conditions: There is no snow on ground, and you can launch a boat at the marina and both east side boat ramps at First Point and Rainbow Cove. There are courtesy docks in the water at all locations. Fishing continues to be very good for cutthroat trout; anglers are catching a few lake trout too. Anglers targeting the trout are fishing with tube jigs tipped with cisco and/or worms right on the bottom in 45 to 65 feet of water. The hot spots are off the rockpile near Ideal Beach, Second Point and along Cisco Beach toward Rainbow Cove. Some anglers are trolling and doing well using flatfish, Rapalas and dodger/squid combinations. The Bear Lake whitefish spawning is pretty much over and we haven't received reports of whitefish caught in the last week. Remember, all cutthroat trout without a healed fin clip must be released.


  • 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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