Call the Bear Lake office at (435) 946-8501 for current conditions.
Birch Creek Reservoir
Please fish responsibly and do not keep more than your daily possession limit. Conservation officers will cite over-limit anglers.
Blacksmith Fork River
Conservation Officer Matt Burgess reports good fishing all along the river. Try using black gnat pattern flies around the dam.
Warmer weather means an increase in fishing activity at the lake. Please remember that the daily possession limit is two fish.
Conservation Officer Dave Beveridge reports that the ice is unsafe but should melt soon. The North Arm has plenty of open water with good fishing near the scout camp.
Cutler Reservoir & Marsh
Dedicated Hunter Luke Frazier reports good fishing with the warmer moving water. Anglers have caught bass, crappie and catfish with green or white curly tail jigs. For crappie, you should also try smaller, pink and white curly tail jigs. Try worms and shrimp for catfish.
East Canyon Reservoir & State Park
Park Ranger Jeff Dale reports that the ice has melted away from shore, leaving 10 to 20 feet of open water in most areas. The dangerous conditions and difficult access has led to a major decrease in ice anglers. Conservation Officer Jonathan Moser recommends fishing for rainbow trout the open water near the south end of the lake. Try using Salmon eggs, orange sorbet PowerBait and a worm.
Anglers report that the ice is unsafe.
Anglers report good success for 13- to 14-inch rainbows on the east end of the pond in six to eight feet of water with PowerBait. Flyfishing and spincasting were not effective on the day of the interviews. The day before, however, several anglers had fair success with small rooster tails or silver spoons. The pond was recently stocked with rainbow trout. The restrooms are still closed.
Holmes Creek Reservoir
Holmes Creek will receive its normal quota of rainbow trout this year.
Hyrum Reservoir & State Park
Dedicated Hunter Luke Frazier reports good fishing. Despite the receding ice, fishermen are having success in the spillway on the westside of the reservoir for rainbows and tiger trout with worms, various colors of jigs, PowerBait and small spinners. We have no reports of anglers catching bass because of the colder water.
Fishing is slow with not much action--although a couple of anglers caught fish in the 12-inch range. Try fishing worms off the bottom or using a perch-colored Booyah spinner bait. Parking and bench seats are available but the restrooms are still closed.
Anglers report good fishing with standard nymph patterns.
Lost Creek Reservoir
Conservation Officer Jonathan Moser reports that the ice is not safe. There is open water near the inlets.
Dedicated Hunter Luke Frazier reports that the ice is unsafe and there were no anglers out.
Dedicated Hunter Luke Frazier reports that the ice is slowly receding. Anglers are catching perch and a few bass from the dam with worms and jigs, or green ice flies tipped with a mealworm or waxworm. The cold water is still making the bass and tiger muskie lethargic.
Dedicated Hunter Cody Brice reports that the water is low and clear, so fish are very easy to find. The lower Ogden River (below Wall Ave.) has a good population of brown trout.
Conservation Officer Dave Beveridge reports that unstable ice is covering most of the reservoir. Use extreme caution. The ice is starting to thaw in the northwest arm and at Spring Creek. Crappie fishing should be good in a couple of weeks.
Dedicated Hunter Kevin Brown reported that fishing was slow in the early morning. Around noon, the salmon began biting on pink-and-green jigs with a waxworm. The anglers reported that it took them about two hours to catch their limit of salmon. The ice was 12 inches thick, but there was 18 inches of open water between the shore and the ice. Please use caution. Ice conditions are changing daily.
Conservation Officer Bruce Johnson reports poor fishing. Anglers report very few bites and the ice conditions are extremely poor. There is still ice around the shoreline, so very few shoreline locations have open water. The water extends 10 to 12 feet from the shoreline. The south end of the reservoir has open water near the inlet.
You can see fish schooling and feeding just below the surface, 10 to 30 feet off shore. The fish are feeding on small midges or anything else they can get. Anglers report good success for rainbows in the 10- to 18-inch range. Most of the anglers used a worm fished off the bottom or two to five feet behind a bobber. Others anglers report great success with PowerBait. Fly anglers report success fishing an attractor dry fly--either a size 16 to 18 pheasant tail or hare's ear nymph--with a small dropper nymph below.
Conservation Officer Bruce Johnson reports good fishing. Anglers are having success with midges and sow bugs. The water level increased slightly from last weekend.
Willard Bay Reservoir
Some anglers report catching big crappie from the shore. The inlet is closed to fishing until the last Saturday in April.