Other Bear Lake Valley fishing opportunities include the Garden City Community Fishery Pond and Laketown Reservoir. At the pond, fishing is excellent for rainbow trout. Use worms (about three feet under a bobber), flies and a bubble, PowerBait or marshmallows. Fly fishing has also been excellent using woolly buggers and nymphs. The best fishing is in the mornings and evenings when the sun is lower. At Laketown Reservoir, the water levels are low and fishing has been slow for hold-over rainbows from last year. These fish are 16 to 19 inches long and can weigh up to almost three pounds. The reservoir will not be stocked again this summer. You can drive to the reservoir, but you may need four-wheel drive, if the road is wet and muddy. Use woolly buggers and bead-headed nymphs. Worms on the bottom have also been working well.
BIRCH CREEK RESERVOIR: (August 02) The water levels are very low. Try fishing for tiger and rainbow trout in the morning or evening.
BLACKSMITH FORK RIVER: (August 02) The water is clear, so you can easily scare fish. Try fishing in deeper pools.
BOUNTIFUL LAKE: (July 26) Check the DWR stocking report for recent stockings of catfish.
CAUSEY RESERVOIR: (August 02) Anglers report slow fishing. There are a lot of swimmers and kayakers using the reservoir. Try fishing in the early morning and evening to avoid the crowds.
CUTLER RESERVOIR & MARSH: (August 02) Anglers report fair fishing. The Bear River above and below Cutler Dam offers some unique fishing opportunities for catfish and walleye. There is very little fishing activity during the week. Try fishing for catfish in the evening or at night. One angler reported good fishing for catfish in the evening using carp meat. He caught three fish over three pounds each, and one was seven pounds!
EAST CANYON RESERVOIR & STATE PARK: (August 02) Park Ranger Jeff Dale reports good fishing using green or yellow PowerBait or a fly rod. Bass fishing has been good with a wacky-rigged brown senko.
ECHO RESERVOIR: (August 02) Anglers report that fishing is good, though the water levels are very low.
FARMINGTON POND: (July 26) Check the DWR stocking report for recent stockings of fish.
HOLMES CREEK RESERVOIR: (August 02) Anglers report slow fishing and that the water levels are very low.
HYRUM RESERVOIR & STATE PARK: (August 02) Park Manager Chris Haramoto reports steady and consistant fishing for perch and bass. For rainbow trout, try using PowerBait.
JENSEN NATURE PARK POND: (July 26) Check the DWR stocking report for recent stockings of catfish.
KAYSVILLE PONDS: (July 26) Check the DWR stocking report for recent stockings of catfish.
LITTLE CREEK RESERVOIR: (August 02) Anglers report good fishing using PowerBait. The trout limit increased to eight fish on August 1. The eight trout limit will be in effect until October 1. Irrigation drawdowns are ongoing.
LOGAN RIVER: (August 02) Anglers report good fishing for rainbow trout at all three dams.
LOST CREEK RESERVOIR: (July 26) Volunteer Cody Gaskill reports that fishing on the shore of the northeast side of the lake did produce some luck; however, the fish caught had to be thrown back due to the length restrictions. Fishing from the shore close to the dam using worms and PowerBait has produced a few bites. One angler reports that the fishing in this area has been good over the past weeks.
Make sure you are aware of the new regulations at Lost Creek: There is a total trout limit of four fish. You are allowed to keep three trout under 15 inches and one trout over 22 inches. All fish, including rainbows, from 15 to 22 inches must be immediately released.
MANTUA RESERVOIR: (August 02) Anglers report good fishing once you find the places where fish are schooling. Look for current changes, like at inlets, or temperature changes, like underwater springs. Try using a psyco nymph pattern behind a bubble. Biologist Chris Penne reports good bluegill fishing using nightcrawlers under a bobber.
MIRROR LAKE: (August 02) Anglers report good fishing, but that there is a lot of fishing pressure and some congestion. Shore anglers should try using rainbow PowerBait and worms. Canoe and float tube anglers have had success using streamers and small nymphs. You may also want to try throwing a bubble with a fly behind, like a renegade or a gnat imitation.
We've also received reports about the following lakes near Mirror Lake:
Amethyst Lake: Sergeant Keith Fullenkamp reports good fishing for brook trout using flies and Panther Martin spinners.
Ostler Lake: Anglers report excellent fishing using worms. Some anglers were catching large tiger trout up to 17 inches in length.
Smith and Morehouse: Biologist Chris Penne reports good fishing for rainbow trout by trolling with small spinners, like Mepps or Panther Martins, near the shore. Shore anglers were doing well using PowerBait or flies.
Trial Lake: Angler report good fishing despite the low water level. One angler reported that he never sat down because he was too busy taking fish off of his kids poles. The majority of the fish were 8- to 12-inch rainbow trout and an occasional tiger trout. The angler recommends throwing a bobber out with a piece of worm about 14 inches below the bobber. Anglers were also catching fish using PowerBait and salmon eggs.
Washington Lake: Anglers report steady fishing for rainbow trout using PowerBait, salmon eggs or worms. The best time to fish has been in the morning. You may also want to try using spinning tackle with gold and copper spinners or a Panther Martin with a gold blade and a yellow body. Anglers using the spinners seem to catch a few more tiger trout than anglers who are using bait. The Uinta National Forest is still under a fire restriction. For details visit www.utahfireinfo.gov .
NEWTON RESERVOIR: (August 02) The lake level is dropping fast and boat launching is not recommended. Two anglers reported good fishing for 10-inch bass. They fished on a small, rubber pontoon using twister-tail grubs.
OGDEN RIVER: (August 02) Anglers report good fishing for stocked rainbow trout in the stretch below the mouth of the canyon using traditional baits.
PINEVIEW RESERVOIR: (August 02) Anglers report good fishing for bass. The water level is dropping fast, which some anglers feel will actually improve fishing for smallmouth bass.
PORCUPINE RESERVOIR: (August 02) Biologist Kent Sorenson reports good fishing for kokanee trout. He recommends trolling in 35 to 40 feet of water by a downrigging pink dodgers or scuds. Kent recommends a four-wheel-drive vehicle for boat launch sites. If you head to the East Fork Little Bear River, you may only use artificial flies and lures.
ROCKPORT RESERVOIR: (August 02) Joseph Hamby reports good fishing. Boat anglers have done well using lures, worms or PowerBait. The trout seem to be in 12 to 40 feet of water. Shore anglers report good fishing in the morning. Try using worms and marshmellows or PowerBait. The smallmouth bass are located in the rocky areas and around the docks. The water temperature is around 70 degrees. We are still in the process of replacing the fish cleaning station with a grinder type. The new cleaning station should be in operation soon.
WEBER RIVER: (August 02) Biologist Paul Thompson reports good fishing using standard nymphs. You should have some success with hares ears, prince nymphs, pheasant tails, scuds and sow bugs or midges this summer. With the warm weather, fishing has been the best in the morning or late evening. If you feel adventurous, try using streamers — like sculpin patterns, mice, and brown or black buggers — after dark when some of the larger brown trout are more active. Spinners and crankbaits have also been working well. You may want to check flow releases from Rockport and Echo reservoirs at USGS gaging stations before fishing.
WILLARD BAY RESERVOIR: (August 02) Anglers report slow fishing. Biologist Chris Penne has been conducting population surveys and says that the reservoir has an abundance of shad. This could account for the slow fishing because it means that the predator fish have abundant food.