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Northern Region report

Information compiled by James Abbott

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Waterbody Report
Blacksmith Fork River
2015-07-23
Good
Despite the rain, fishing and the water visibility are very good. Anglers report catching rainbows and whitefish using caddis flies, PMDs and pheasant tails.
Bountiful Lake
2015-07-23
Fair
The few anglers that fished the lake report poor fishing. Two anglers fished for six hours and caught many bluegill by fishing just off the bottom with worms along the shore and in the shallow areas that have good coverage.There are quite a few lake visitors kayaking and canoeing.
East Canyon Reservoir & State Park
2015-07-23
Good
Fishing is good in the mornings. Anglers have been catching bass on plastics and worms. The reservoir was recently stocked with 10,000 fingerling wipers. They should be catchable-sized by this time next year.
Farmington Pond
2015-07-23
Slow
Very few anglers are fishing the pond. One angler reported fishing for about 45 minutes with a worm and salmon egg without any success.
Holmes Creek Reservoir
2015-07-23
Good
Fishing should be good. Try using any topwater fly or fish with worms at a depth of about one to three feet under the surface. For larger bass, try fishing in the morning or late evening using traditional bass lures. Water visibility is excellent. There have been very fews anglers at the reservoir, which should make it a good place to fish during the holiday weekend.

Holmes Creek is a private pond and it is primarily reserved for a boat club. If there is a boater on the water, please use courtesy and give them space. And remember to pack out what you pack in so all anglers don't lose fishing privileges at the pond. Be sure to obtain your Walk-in Access authorization number and sign in at the box before visiting the reservoir.
Hyrum Reservoir & State Park
2015-07-23
Good
Fishing has slowed down over the last week. Some shore anglers have caught smaller perch and rainbows using Rapalas, spinners and worms.
Jensen Nature Park Pond
2015-07-23
Slow
Four anglers targeted catfish using cheese or worms on the bottom, but none of them had any success. Try fishing for catfish just before it gets dark with stinky or live baits.
Kaysville Ponds
2015-07-23
Hot
Fishing is hot for panfish at all four ponds. Anglers have also reported good bluegill fishing using worms suspended from a bobber about a foot under the surface. Fishing can be good from the piers or the bridges. You can also catch black bullhead catfish fishing on the bottom with worms almost anywhere in the pond.
Logan River
2015-07-23
Good
Fishing is good throughout the river. Anglers are catching brown and cutthroat trout using PMDs, pheasant tails and caddis flies. Fishing is slow from the third dam, but a few anglers are catching rainbows.
Mantua Reservoir
2015-07-23
Good
Fishing is very good. Anglers report catching a lot of bluegill by floating jigs tipped with a worm under two to three of water. You can also catch largemouth bass from the shore or a boat using Rapalas and other traditional bass lures. Some anglers have caught perch too. The best fishing seems to be on the east side of the reservoir.
Ogden River
2015-07-23
Good
Fishing, water flows and water visibility are good. There are a fair amount of anglers fishing during the week, and many more fishing during the weekend.
Pineview Reservoir
2015-07-23
Hot
Crappie fishing is awesome. One angler and his son caught over 100 crappie on a recent trip. They used anything pink and white or green and black. He recommend fishing in 10 feet of water where there is some vegetation. They fished from about 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Crappie will bite all day, but the best fishing is before 11 a.m.
Rockport Reservoir
2015-07-23
Good
Bass fishing is hot, but trout fishing is slow. The water temperature is in the mid-70s on the surface, so fish have gone down to depths of about 30 feet. So try using leaded line or downriggers, or fishing in the early morning or late evening. If you're fishing from the bank, try to fish off of the steeper banks.

Remember to certify that your vessel is clean and free of quagga mussels. You can find forms at the top of most boat ramps. Thoroughly clean, drain and dry your boat after every outing, especially if you have boated at Lake Powell or Deer Creek. Read more about the decontamination process.
Uinta Mountains
2015-07-23
Hot
Chris Haramoto reported great fishing at State Line Dam. He and his friends reported catching fish so quickly that they barely had time to get the fish off of the hooks. Chris used a yellow plastic jig floated with a bubble and caught a lot of trout.
Willard Bay Reservoir
2015-07-23
Good
Fishing improved last week for shore and boat anglers. The water temperature dropped, so fish are a little more active. You can catch catfish on many different kinds of bait and lures. Wipers have been more aggressive throughout the lake. The water level is still dropping, so use caution while you're on the water. The north marina ramp is at five feet and south marina ramp is at three feet.

 

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