The annual Cisco Disco is scheduled for Jan. 23 at Bear Lake. For information on ice or water conditions, call the Bear Lake Office at (435) 946-8501. Scott Tolentino reports that, as of Jan. 4, boats can still be launched at Cisco Beach, but that the marina is iced up. Tolentino also reports some floating ice on the lake. Fishing has been good for trout near the rockpile in 40 feet of water.
Birch Creek Reservoir
The reservoir has over ten inches of ice. Birch Creek is cold and windy, so be prepared for extreme weather. Anglers report fair fishing for tiger trout. Try using a brown trout-colored countdown Rapala tipped with carp meat, ice flies tipped with meal worms, or pearl-colored tube jigs tipped with wax worms. The road from Woodruff to the dirt road turnoff is clear and plowed. The dirt road is snowpacked but accessible by truck.
Anglers report that the ice is nearly 11 inches thick. Fishing is slow.
Conservation Officer Rustin Nielsen reports slow fishing. Anglers are having limited success for rainbow trout using jigs tipped with PowerBait or worms. Fishing is extremely slow for perch. The ice is approximately six inches thick. The ice is thin at the edges, so use caution.
Holmes Creek Reservoir
One angler recently reported catching a few small rainbow trout. Fishing for trout will taper off eventually. Starting in 2010, the Division will stop stocking Holmes Creek with rainbows.
Hyrum Reservoir & State Park
Conservation Officer Matt Burgess reports good fishing with white or yellow jigs tipped with meal worm, or PowerBait. You can find splake in four to six feet of water and rainbows in eight to 12 feet. Fishing seems to be better in the early morning.
Jensen Nature Park Pond
One angler reportedly fell through the ice at the pond. The community fisheries aren't stocked until after the ice melts in the spring, so it's probably not worth the risk of falling through the ice. If you want to try a community fishery in the winter, call the local city office for ice and access conditions and to make sure the water is open (some cities close access to the waters during the winter).
Conservation Officer Mike Kinghorn reports that the ice is between nine and 12 inches thick. Fishing is slow but anglers have been able to catch a few trout. There have been quite a few anglers fishing.
Access is by snowmobile only to most of the lakes along Highway 150. Visit our YouTube channel to see a video about ice fishing in the Uintas.
Conservation Officer Matt Burgess reports slow success for perch and bass with jigs and meal worms.
Anglers report catching small perch with few keepers over eight inches. This is consistent with last fall's population surveys, which found large numbers of small perch with few larger fish.
Conservation Officer Matt Burgess reports the reservoir still has open water.
Joseph Donnell reports that the reservoir is completely iced-over and the ice is between eight and 12 inches thick. Fishing is good for large rainbows but slow for perch. You can catch rainbows in a variety of locations but should have the best luck around the marina and in the south end. The perch are in deeper water. Try fishing 40 to 50 feet deep.
Conservation Officer Bruce Johnson reports that fishing along the Weber River between Wanship and Coalville has been fair. Fishing pressure has been light to moderate. The Weber River has some ice forming and occasional ice flows. Please be careful.
Willard Bay Reservoir
There are a lot of reports of fair fishing at the marina.