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BEAR LAKE: (September 11) Last week an angler reported catching and releasing a tagged lake trout that was 29 inches long and weighed 14 pounds! DWR records indicated the fish was tagged in 1993 and was over 30 years old.
BIRCH CREEK RESERVOIR:(September 11) Angler Tom Ogden had a good day at Birch Creek this past week. He fished from a tube on Sept. 4 from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and caught two tigers — one was 18 inches and the other one was 21 inches and three pounds, five ounces). He also caught seven rainbow trout that ranged in size from nine inches to 17 inches. He used a fast-sinking line (#7) and a size 4 tan/green/pearl crystal bugger, size 6 beadhead olive leech with a gold rib, and size 8 bead head soft hackle patterns in black/green/pearl and black/red/blue. There were a lot of gray and some tan mayflies on the water in the late morning. The water level was about 20-25 feet from full. The water temperature was 61-63° and the visibility was about six feet because of the algae in the water column.
BLACKSMITH FORK RIVER: (September 11) This stream is one of the prettiest places to fish most of the year, but in the fall it's spectacular!
BOUNTIFUL LAKE: (September 11) The lake was recently stocked with 2,000 rainbow trout. Small spinners seem to be the best way to catch the trout.
CAUSEY RESERVOIR: (September 11) Wildlife Law Enforcement Sargent Dave Beveridge reported seeing spawning kokanee in Wheatgrass Creek this week. Please avoid stepping in the spawning beds in the inlets as eggs are deposited there. To protect spawning kokanee populations, Causey and its tributaries are closed to the possession of kokanee salmon with any red coloring from August 15 through 6 a.m. on the last Saturday of September.
CUTLER RESERVOIR & MARSH: (September 11) There haven't been as many reports of anglers catching catfish this week, but the fish should still be actively feeding.
EAST CANYON RESERVOIR & STATE PARK: (September 11) Fishing is good using PowerBait. Now that school is back in session, there will be less anglers on the water. The water temperature is in the mid to upper 60s.
ECHO RESERVOIR: (September 11) Jan Hoch reported good fishing for bass on the freeway side of the reservoir. She also reported a layer of algae near the dam.
FARMINGTON POND: (September 11) Surface temperatures are around 65°F. The pond was recently stocked with 1,000 rainbow trout. These stocked trout are biting spinners, brown PowerBait and worms.
HOLMES CREEK RESERVOIR: (September 11) The reservoir was recently stocked with rainbow trout. Even though the water level is low, fishing is hot for trout in the 7- to 10-inch range. One angler reports catching a fish with every cast using top water flies and spinners. Bass fishing has slowed down a little, but they are still biting on crankbaits. Don't forget to obtain your Walk-in Access authorization number before visiting this privately owned pond.
Nearby Andy Adams was stocked with rainbow trout on Sept. 10 and Hobbs Reservoir is open. Remember to use artificial flies and lures only. Please see theUtah Fishing Guidebook for more details.
HYRUM RESERVOIR & STATE PARK: (September 11) Fishing for trout has really picked up the last few weeks. Anglers are catching their limits in about four hours, and most fish are 18 inches and larger. Perch fishing is good right now, too. Many of the perch are small, but one angler reports catching some nice, 12-inch perch. The tagged fishing contest is ongoing until November 31. Many thanks to Park Ranger Eric Bradshaw for the report.
JENSEN NATURE PARK POND: (September 11) On Sept. 4, Jensen was stocked with 1,000 rainbow trout. These newly stocked trout are biting spinners and brown PowerBait.
KAYSVILLE PONDS: (September 11) Daytime angling pressure has gone down since most schools are back in session. Many bluegill can be seen swimming near the surface by the fishing pier in the third pond. Water temperatures are around 70°F.
LITTLE CREEK RESERVOIR: (September 11) Fishing success has been spotty throughout the summer, but fall fishing usually produces some nice fish.
LOGAN RIVER: (September 11) Anglers report good fishing throughout the Logan River. The water is very clear with great visibility. Anglers have had success using purple haze, Adams and PMDs. The river impoundments have recently been stocked with rainbow trout. Many thanks to Colton from Roundrocks Fly Shop for the report.
LOST CREEK RESERVOIR: (September 11) The last reports we received indicated good fishing near the dam. Try using worms and marshmallows.
MANTUA RESERVOIR: (September 11) Fall fishing should be good for trout, bluegill and bass.
NEWTON RESERVOIR: (September 11) The water levels are very low. We recommend that you avoid driving down to the water; the shore is still wet vehicles may get stuck.
OGDEN RIVER: (September 11) The water levels have risen and become more turbid this week. Use lures with good visibility and flash.
PINEVIEW RESERVOIR: (September 11) Brothers Jason and Ryan Cooper found cruising tiger muskies feeding near the shore this week. They were fishing with spinner and buzz baits. With much of the previous hides out of water, the muskies are hanging out near the flats and drop-offs. Fall can be a great time to fish at this reservoir!
PORCUPINE RESERVOIR: (September 11) Anglers report catching larger kokanee during the pre-spawn fishing. The kokanee are starting to turn red for the spawn. Possession of kokanee salmon is prohibited during the spawning run. This reservoir is closed to the possession of kokanee salmon with any red coloring from August 15 through 6 a.m. on the last Saturday of September.
ROCKPORT RESERVOIR: (September 11) Fishing activity seems to have tapered off, but fall fishing should be great.
UINTA MOUNTAINS: (September 11) Please remember that there are bears in the Uintas. See bear safety information.
The Uintas received snow this week! Be prepared for winter weather. These lakes are stocked heavily and the fishing is good. If you don't find good fishing at one lake, move on to another.
Smith and Morehouse Reservoir: Angler Jan Hoch reports good fishing using dry flies. Here have been a lot of anglers fishing near the dam.
Uintas North Slope Lakes: Be sure to take your fishing rod when you explore the north slope road on your ATV. The North Slope drainages include Bear River, Henry's Fork and Burnt Fork.
Red Rock Adventures has scans of the Lakes of the High Uintas booklet series available for download. The books, which are out of print, contain useful information on these lakes and how to find them. Download the pdf files.
WEBER RIVER: (September 11) On Sept. 10, the lower section of the river was turbid due to recent storms.
WILLARD BAY RESERVOIR: (September 11) Catfish and wiper fishing is good on the west side of the lake. Anglers are catching fish from boats and from the shore. Recently, wiper and catfish fishing has started to pick up at the inlet channel. One angler recently caught a 24-inch wiper. Many thanks to Park Ranger Travis Hancock for the report.