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Northern Region report

Information compiled by Nicaela Haig

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Bear Lake

Good

The average lake temperature is around 60 degrees. Fishing is fair to good on the lake for both cutthroat trout and lake trout. Both trolling and jigging have been working well. Anglers recommend varying the depths that you're fishing, as they're beginning to mark groups of trout in depths of 40 to 60 feet or deeper. Lure patterns that have been working well include gold and black, silver, silver and blue, or silver and green. If you're fishing deeper than 60 feet, be sure to use lures that are darker and have greater contrast. To increase your chances of success, anglers recommend fishing in the early morning or late evening. If you're jigging, try fishing in the morning between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. (06-22-18)

Blacksmith Fork River

Fair

We haven't received any recent reports. (06-22-18)

Bountiful Lake

Slow

Fishing at Bountiful Lake this week was slow to fair. Keep an eye on the stocking reports as fishing at the community ponds tends to be best within a few days after stocking. In general, your basic baits such as nightcrawlers or PowerBait are good to try. (06-22-18)

Causey Reservoir

Fair

Fishing at Causey is currently fair. Try using a worm under a bobber, a worm tipped with mini marshmallow, PowerBait or salmon eggs. (06-22-18)

East Canyon Reservoir & State Park

Fair

Fishing at East Canyon has been hit-or-miss for the past couple weeks. Some anglers are reporting decent fishing while others are getting no bites at all despite trying a variety of tackle and locations. One shore angler who was fishing the south end this week caught four smallmouth bass and one wiper. Another angler who was trolling from a canoe on June 17 got nothing from 7:00 p.m. all the way until dark. They were fishing near the dam and used flies, Rapalas and spoons. If you're fishing from shore, chartreuse PowerBait off the bottom is still working, according to a couple angler reports we received. Another reporting angler disagreed, though, saying that spinners were working for them better than PowerBait was. We also received several other reports of anglers receiving few or no bites recently. (06-22-18)

Echo Reservoir

Good

Fishing at Echo has been fair to good for smallmouth bass and rainbow trout. According to angler reports from this week and the last, the smallmouth bass are still biting in the usual place: the rocks up by the dam. Most of the smallmouths caught have been small in size. One group of anglers caught several decent-sized rainbow trout by trolling deep. Another angler caught several rainbows on a float tube using a perch-pattern Rapala. (06-22-18)

Farmington Pond

Slow

Fishing is slow at the pond right now. Keep an eye on the stocking reports as fishing at the community ponds tends to be best within a few days after stocking. In general, your basic baits such as nightcrawlers or PowerBait are good to try. (06-22-18)

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Fair

Fishing at Holmes Creek Reservoir appears to be fair to good right now. One family of anglers reported good success last week using PowerBait. They caught several planter-sized rainbow trout. Generally this is a good time of year to fish the reservoir for largemouth bass as well, but we have not received any recent reports on the quality of the bass bite at this location. (06-22-18)

Hyrum Reservoir & State Park

Fair

Fishing at Hyrum has been fair to good for bass, perch and trout. Shore anglers have reported that fish were biting readily on PowerBait or worms. One group last week did particularly well by tipping their worm with a mini marshmallow. (06-22-18)

Jensen Nature Park Pond

Slow

Fishing at Jensen Pond has been slow to fair. Keep an eye on the stocking reports as fishing at the community ponds tends to be best within a few days after stocking. In general, your basic baits such as nightcrawlers or PowerBait are good to try. (06-22-18)

Kaysville Ponds

Fair

Fishing at the Kaysville Ponds has been a bit slow for larger fish, but we received reports from several groups of anglers about their children having a blast catching tiny bluegill near the shore. Use a small piece of a worm on a small hook, and they can potentially be very easy to catch over and over. One angler last week also recommended using white bread, PowerBait, or insects that you find around the pond if you're targeting more than just the small bluegill. (06-22-18)

Logan River

Good

The river was stocked with approximately 1,400 planter-sized rainbow trout on June 19. Fishing has recently been fair to good on the river, but we have not received any recent reports of what fly patterns are working best. (06-22-18)

Lost Creek Reservoir

Fair

According to the small number of reports we received from anglers this week, Lost Creek is slow to fair right now. One angler fished for several hours and didn't even get a bite. Another angler reported catching one decent-sized rainbow trout. (06-22-18)

Mantua Reservoir

Good

Fishing is still good for bluegill, largemouth bass, perch and rainbow trout. A worm under a bobber is a cheap and simple rig that can potentially yield a good catch if you're fishing from the shore. Anglers last week also recommended fishing with PowerBait or a worm tipped with a marshmallow. Catches widely varied between reporting anglers. While one angler reported catching 50 bluegill, others reported catching rainbow trout or a mixture of species. (06-22-18)

Ogden River

Fair

We haven't received any recent reports. (06-22-18)

Pineview Reservoir

Good

Recently anglers have been reporting fair to good fishing for smallmouth bass as well as a decent catfish and perch bite. Try fishing early in the morning or late in the evening if you can. We've received several reports of particularly good catching in the coves. Some reports we received on bass indicated that decent-sized fish were also being caught — not just large numbers of smaller fish. In general, catching smallmouth bass was easier for anglers who had a boat compared to those fishing from shore. We also received several more reports of tiger muskies being caught this week than any previous week. Use big, flashy lures like crankbaits and spinnerbaits when you're targeting tiger muskies. (06-22-18)

Rockport Reservoir

Slow

A harmful algae bloom is currently affecting Rockport in select areas. Follow any directions posted by Rockport State Park. Anglers can still fish in waters where a bloom is occurring, but they are encouraged to clean the fish, discard guts, and wash their hands with clean water. Since toxins concentrate mostly in a fish's organs (fatty tissue and skin), discard these items and eat only the fillets. Fishing at Rockport has been hit-or-miss. We received reports varying from slow to good fishing last week, but this week most of the reports we received were slow to fair. Reporting anglers who had the most success were fishing from a boat. If you're fishing from shore, try using PowerBait in garlic or corn flavor. You could also fish a worm tipped with a marshmallow. (06-22-18)

Uinta Mountains

Good

Fishing in the mountains is currently good to hot. The Uinta Mountains are still a great place to relax and fish, and many of the car-accessible lakes are being stocked regularly. Anglers are reporting good fishing for tiger trout and rainbow trout throughout the area. One reporting angler who fished Smith and Morehouse Reservoir also caught a large number of small kokanee and trout. They reported getting a bite every 15 minutes or so. The Uinta rivers and streams are dropping — and the mosquitoes are getting thicker. Most of them currently have good to ideal conditions for fishing. Even Hayden Fork has dropped considerably. Mill Creek is prime. There are plenty of willows along the reach with quite a few open pockets. North Fork Mill Creek also has ideal pocket water conditions. (06-22-18)

Weber River

Good

The river is producing some nice fish, according to the small number of angler reports we've received this week and in recent weeks. Brown trout have been the most frequent catch, and many of the fish caught have been decent-sized. Fly fishers haven't recently shared what patterns were working best for them, but a silver Rapala did work well for one angler with a spinning rod. (06-22-18)

Willard Bay Reservoir

Fair

Willard was very hit-or-miss this week. From the reports we received, anglers either had a great catch or got no bites at all. Wipers were the catch we received the most reports of this week, but recently we've received several reports of a good smallmouth bass and catfish bite as well. Trolling has been working best if you're fishing for wipers. You can use a variety of lures to catch wipers, but one group of anglers who trolled the west dike during the evening at 2.5 mph caught wipers on a blue and white deep-diving Rapala. Recently, anglers have also recommended trolling the north end of the reservoir. (06-22-18)