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Northern Region report

Information compiled by Erica Savage

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Bear Lake

Good

There haven't been any recent reports from anglers. (03-08-19)

Blacksmith Fork River

Fair

Anglers are reporting fair fishing for trout. Try nymphing in shallow riffles and deep runs. Try using gray midge size 18-22, gray magic midge size 18, white beadhead woolly bugger streamer size 8-10, red beadhead prince size 18-20, orange micro egg size 14-16 or a white zonker size 8-10. Midges are hatching in the afternoons on warm days. (03-15-19)

Bountiful Lake

Fair

Fishing is fair to good. Anglers are catching 8- to 16-inch rainbow trout. Try using PowerBait (any color), orange eggs or shrimp. (03-15-19)

Causey Reservoir

Fair

The reservoir is capped with at least seven inches of ice, with snow on top. The edges are soft five to six feet out and will require a plank to get onto the ice. Please use extreme caution as the ice conditions continue to change. Fishing is slow to fair and anglers are catching small planter rainbow trout and small planter cutthroat trout off the bottom in 20 to 30 feet of water. Try using green jig heads with green glow tubes, garlic-scented bait, gizzilla crazy glow bugs tipped with worm or shrimp or nuclear ants tipped with worm. (03-08-19)

East Canyon Reservoir & State Park

Fair

The reservoir is capped with 10 to 19 inches of ice with snow on top. The edges are soft 2 to five feet out. Please use extreme caution because the ice conditions continue to change. Fishing is fair to good. Anglers are catching 11- to 22-inch rainbow trout. Try using a green jig head on a white paddle bug tipped with a waxworm, small green tube jig, green atomic teaser with an orange tail tipped with corn or chartreuse PowerBait, green ratfinkees or a tungsten jig tipped with a waxworm. Highway 65 is closed for the winter. You can, however, still get to the park via I-84 from Morgan or Hennifer. (03-15-19)

Echo Reservoir

Fair

The reservoir is capped with 12 to 22 inches of ice. The edges are weak with open water six to 14-feet out; you will need a plank to access the ice. Please use extreme caution because the ice conditions continue to change. Fishing is fair to good. Anglers are catching 8- to 12-inch crappie on the west side of the reservoir in 5 to 15 feet of water, 18- to 22-inch brown trout, 14- to 18-inch rainbow trout and 6- to 10-inch perch in 25 feet of water near the bottom. Try using a dropper jig below a spoon tipped with a waxworm, small green ice flies, or a green or chartreuse tungsten teardrop jig tipped with cut perch meat or perch eyes. (03-15-19)

Farmington Pond

Slow

The pond is ice-free and few anglers are out fishing. Try fishing orange power eggs off the bottom, chartreuse or green PowerBait, or a green tube jig tipped with worm. (03-15-19)

Holmes Creek Reservoir

Good

The reservoir is capped at least nine inches of ice. The edges are soft 2 to eight feet out. Please use extreme cation as the ice conditions continue to change. Fishing pressure is low, try using traditional baits and lures. (03-15-19)

Hyrum Reservoir & State Park

Slow

The reservoir is capped with 10- to 12-inches of ice with three inches snow on top. The edges are becoming soft two feet out in areas. Please use extreme caution because the ice conditions are changing. Fishing is slow to fair and anglers are catching 6- to 9-inch perch and largemouth bass in 25- to 30-feet of water near the bottom. Anglers are catching rainbow trout in 35-feet of water suspended 10-feet down. The bite at Hyrum is light. Try using regular jigs tipped with a mealworm, anything pink or green tipped with a waxworm or perch meat or eyes, teardrop jigs tipped with cut perch meat or perch eyes, olive green Hali jigs tipped with waxworms or ice jigs tipped with waxworms. (03-15-19)

Jensen Nature Park Pond

Fair

Fishing has been fair to slow. The pond was recently stocked with 500 rainbow trout that averaged 10 inches in length. Anglers are catching rainbow trout off the bottom. Try using orange power eggs, chartreuse or green PowerBait or natural-colored jigs. (03-15-19)

Kaysville Ponds

Fair

Fishing is fair to good and anglers are catching eight to 22-inch rainbow trout and 16- to 18-inch broodstock. Try using a green tube tipped with maggot, an orange micro eggs, PowerBait, a gray midge size 18-22, a gray magic midge size 18 or a white beadhead woolly bugger streamer size 8-10. (03-15-19)

Logan River

Fair

Anglers are catching 10- to 22-inch trout and are reporting fair fishing. Try using San Juan worms, green sinking stoneflies, black stonefly nymphs, pheasant tail nymph, zebra midge or pink scuds. Midges are hatching in the afternoons on warm days. (03-15-19)

Lost Creek Reservoir

Fair

The reservoir is capped with 16 to 20 inches of ice with snow on top. Please use extreme caution because the ice conditions continue to change. The road from the dam to the boat ramp is not maintained in the winter, so you will need a four-wheel drive vehicle or a snow machine to access this part of the Reservoir. Fishing is good in the early morning and slows around 10:00 a.m. Anglers are catching rainbow and cutthroat trout under the slot limit in 25 feet of water near the dam. The bite at Lost Creek is light, try using a small black marabou feather jig, white tube jigs tipped with night crawler or mealworm, floating jigs, white or green jig head tipped with a manic craw plastic, spoons, jigs or cutter bugs. (03-15-19)

Mantua Reservoir

Good

The reservoir is capped with 12 inches of ice with snow on top. The edges are solid. Please use extreme caution because the ice conditions continue to change. Anglers are catching planter rainbow trout and 5- to 6-inch bluegill three feet off the bottom. They're also catching and 4- to 6-inch perch. Try using a small ratfinkee tipped with waxworms, Northland 'Gill Getters, Northland Bro Bugs, a number 12 ratfinkee tipped with a waxworm, a small tungsten jig tipped with perch eye, or a small green jig head with a small white gizzy bug tipped with perch meat. There are road closures at the reservoir for the Mantua East Spring Re-Piping Project. During the construction, access to the south side of the dike road will be closed. The Public Works Administrative Office will notify the public when access reopens. If you have questions about the project, please call 435-734-6615. (03-15-19)

Ogden River

Fair

Anglers report fair fishing for 16- to 20-inch brown trout. Try using a zebra midges, sinking rock rollers, green sinking stoneflies, buffalo midges or chamois caddis. Midges are hatching in the afternoons on warm days. (03-15-19)

Pineview Reservoir

Fair

The reservoir is capped with 7 to 20 inches of ice and soft edges 6 to 20 feet out. Please use extreme caution because the ice conditions continue to change. Few anglers are fishing the reservoir. If you head out, try using traditional baits and lures. (03-15-19)

Rockport Reservoir

Slow

The reservoir is capped with 9 to 15 inches of ice, the top 5 to seven inches of ice is covered with snow. The edges soft with 8 to 10 feet of open water from shore to the ice, so you will need a plank to access the ice. Please use extreme caution because the ice conditions continue to change. Fishing has been fair to slow, but anglers are catching 8- to 10-inch perch in 40 to 50 feet of water off the bottom and planter rainbow trout about 10 feet under the ice. Try using a white paddle bug with a green-neon head or a white tube with an orange tail tipped with a waxworm. (03-15-19)

Uinta Mountains

Good

All of the lakes and reservoirs are capped with ice, but please use extreme caution because the ice conditions continue to change. Most of the lakes and reservoirs are only accessible by snowmobile. (03-15-19)

Weber River

Fair

The water temperature is 40°F at midday with visibility of 18 inches. Fishing for trout is slow to fair. Wanship is the best stretch to fish from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Try using number 14-18 caddis larva, brown zebra midges, number 16-20 sow bugs, hares ear, pheasant tails, prince nymphs or wooly buggers. (03-15-19)

Willard Bay Reservoir

Slow

The reservoir is ice-free and the water temperature is 39°F. Walleye are starting to move closer to shore for their spawn. Fishing is slow and there are few anglers fishing. Fishing will improve over the next few weeks with the forecasted warmer weather. Try using traditional lures and baits. (03-15-19)