Anglers report fair fishing. Bear Lake can be a dangerous place during an unpredictable spring storm, so use caution. Call the information line after 6 p.m. at (435) 946-8501 to hear an updated report.
Birch Creek Reservoir
Anglers report good fishing. Birch Creek is in a remote area of Rich County. During the summer, you can access the reservoir over Monte Cristo on State Road 39. The road can open as early as Memorial Day in light winters, otherwise, the best access is from the Wasatch Front through Evanston or via Bear Lake.
Anglers recently reported catching big walleye at Bountiful Lake. Drew Cushing, the DWR's warmwater fisheries coordinator, said that walleye consistently appear in fish population surveys at this popular community fishery. He also noted that walleye exist and reproduce in the Jordan River. Currently, the DWR does not stock walleye in any Utah waters. In an update on other northern Utah fishing waters, Conservation Officer Chad Wilson reports that Roy and Glassman ponds have been stocked with fish and offer good fishing. Ogden's 21st Street Pond is open, and anglers report good fishing with PowerBait and spinners. REMINDER: There is a two-fish daily limit at Utah's community fisheries.
Conservation Officer Chad Wilson reports unsafe ice conditions, but fishing has been good in the open water near the Boy Scout camp.
East Canyon Reservoir & State Park
Fishing is good for rainbow trout if you use silver-colored spinners. The water temperature is 42 degrees, which is still a little cold for smallmouth action, but that will change as the weather warms.
Dedicated Hunter Jeremy Willden reports that the reservoir is ice free. Anglers had slow success. Try targeting smallmouth bass with spinners.
Hyrum Reservoir & State Park
Anglers have used small lures to catch a few fish from the bank.
Conservation Officer Matt Burgess reports that fishing at Logan River's First Dam is slow, but anglers have caught a few trout from the docks.
The water temperatures are still on the cool side, but anglers report catching an occasional bass or fat healthy rainbows.
Anglers report catching some crappie, but the water temperatures are still in the 50s. Fishing should pick up after a string of warmer days.
Conservation Officer Chad Wilson reports that the Ogden River is low, and anglers are catching fish with flies or Rapalas.
Conservation Officer Chad Wilson reports that the ice is unsafe.
Conservation Officer Matt Burgess reports that the edges are open around the reservoir.
Conservation Officer Bruce Johnson reports fishing success at Rockport Reservoir is fair to good. The ice has been slow leaving the shoreline. There is some open water around the edges, depending on your location. The south end of the reservoir has open water, and water levels appear to be rising.
Conservation Officer Bruce Johnson reports that fishing pressure is light along the Weber River between Wanship and Coalville. Fishing success is good. Anglers who use midges and sow bugs are having more success than anglers who use spinners and lures. Water quality is still good. Water levels are up from two weeks ago. If you visit the Weber River between Wanship and Coalville, take a look at how clean the area is. Two dedicated hunters spent many hours fixing crossovers at the access points. They also spent hours picking up garbage. These access points had become eyesores, littered with trash. The DWR greatly appreciates their hard work to clean up and fix this area.
Willard Bay Reservoir
Aquatic Technician Mike Bolinski reports that anglers who fished Willard Bay on April 2 and April 4 reported no success for black crappie, wiper or walleye. Shore anglers floated nightcrawlers or scented bait underneath a float and then slowly retrieved the float. The addition of small tube jigs beneath the float did not increase success. Boat anglers reported no success while trolling. The recent cold weather may have slowed fish activity. Anglers reported a water temperature of 46 degrees, so the crappie bite should pick up as soon as the weather warms.
--Utah Division of Wildlife Resources