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UTAH FISHING REPORT

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NOTE: Most major waters statewide were heavily stocked with catchable-sized rainbow trout in early June. Stocking of catchables is usually scheduled every other week on heavily fished waters.

NORTHERN REGION

BEAR LAKE - Fishing is very good for lake and cutthroat trout. A lot of fish are being taken. Fishing from a boat on the east side of the lake seems to be the best producer. Fish are being taken trolling Rapalas and spoons. A few fish are being taken by shore fishermen.

BEAR RIVER - Catching quite a few large channel catfish between Corrine and bird refuge.

BLACKSMITH FORK - Anglers may now keep eight trout, one may be a cutthroat or trout with cutthroat markings. Slot limit has been removed above 2nd dam. Salmon fly hatch should be starting.

CAUSEY RESERVOIR - Fair fishing. Has been stocked. Use salmon eggs near the inlets. Tributaries are closed. Catching a few nice Kokanee.

EAST CANYON RESERVOIR - Fair fishing from shoreline for 8- to 14-inch rainbow trout. Trolling with pop gear and night crawlers is working well.

ECHO RESERVOIR - Lots of catchable sized fish stocked last fall - some fish up to 4 pounds were planted. Some are being taken from boats, along with a few small rainbows. Catching a few catfish at the inlet. Carp are spawning.

FARMINGTON POND - Water is high. Fishing slow. Started stocking last week.

HYRUM RESERVOIR - Anglers are catching nice rainbows and perch in 6- to 10-inch. Boat anglers are catching 1 to 11/2 pound rainbows. Bass fishing success will increase with higher water temperatures.

KAYSVILLE POND - Excellent fishing for bluegill. Fair fishing for bullheads and channel catfish.

LOGAN RIVER - Water level is normal and clear. Cutthroat trout limit is one. Flies and lures only from Card Canyon Bridge to Red Banks Bridge. River above Red Banks Bridge closed as of January 1st, check new proclamation. First dam stocked last week. Stone fly hatch is in progress.

LOST CREEK RESERVOIR - Good fishing for small rainbow trout with cheese baits and larger cutthroats on worms. Boat fishermen seem to be doing better.

NEWTON RESERVOIR - Fishing has been spotty. Catching some rainbows, perch and bluegills. Best fishing early and late in the day. Try trolling with pop gear trailing a flatfish or worm.

OGDEN RIVER - Fair fishing for rainbows. Good catches of brown trout in canyon. Flows vary with runoff. Flows are muddy.

PINEVIEW - Crappie fishing is good. Good time to try for tiger muskies, several large fish have been taken in last 2 weeks. Good fishing for mud cats in shallow bays.

PORCUPINE RESERVOIR - Fishing has been good for 12- to 16-inch rainbow trout. Few fishermen, should pick up as water warms.

ROCKPORT RESERVOIR - Catching some nice rainbows. Boat fishermen doing best. Recent netting showed good numbers of 10- to 12-inch rainbows with a few up to 18 inches.

SMITH AND MOOREHOUSE RESERVOIR - Reservoir is open and rainbow trout are being taken on bait.

UINTA LAKES - Mirror Lake Highway is open over the top.

WEBER RIVER - Upper river - catching some nice browns and few rainbows. Lower river - not stocked yet.

WILLARD BAY - Crappie fishing good in the main reservoir and both marinas. Use small 1/16-1/8 ounce jigs for crappie fishing along rocks. Catfish starting to bite along rip-rap areas.

CENTRAL REGION

WATERS STOCKED THIS WEEK: Tibble Fork Res., Am. Fork Creek, Daniels Creek, Snake Creek at Wasatch Mtn. State Park, Provo River from Murdock Diversion Dam through town, Chicken Creek (east of Levan), South fork of the Provo, Spring Lake (South of Payson), Salem Pond, Hobble Creek, Diamond Fork, Soldier Creek (in Spanish Fork Canyon), Thistle Creek, Nebo Creek, Payson Canyon Lakes (Box, McClellan, Maple), Santaquin Creek. NOTE: Jordanelle Reservoir is closed to fishing

STRAWBERRY RESERVOIR - Fishing success is fair and good at times. The DWR stocked 100,000 5-inch cutthroats, 500,000 3-inch kokanee, and 450,000 5-inch rainbow trout in May. These fish will grow extremely fast. Best success is from anchored boats casting toward shore with a black jig. Float tubers using black wooly buggers are having moderate success. Bait fishing is slow to fair. There is a one cutthroat limit.

DEER CREEK RESERVOIR - Stocked 20,000 catchables on May 23rd. Slow success for walleye. Use a green Mister Twister or similar plastic twist tail grub. Night fishing is more productive for walleye.

UTAH LAKE - Channel cats fair to good. Use shrimp or stink bait.

PROVO RIVER - Fishing pressure is moderate along the artificial-only section. Good fishing success using various nymphs such as the Pheasant Tail nymph, Griffin's gnat, midge pupa, hares ear or even a stonefly. Experiment with several types using sizes 16 -18. Some hatches are occurring and warmer weather has improved success. Artificial flies and lures only from the Olmstead diversion dam (1 mile upstream from Bridal Veil Falls) to the Woodland bridge. In this stretch anglers can keep two brown trout under. There are no size restrictions on whitefish. All rainbow and cutthroat trout must be released in this stretch of the river. Below Olmstead diversion dam the general regulations apply.

DIAMOND FORK & HOBBLE CREEK - Fair to good fishing as these streams were stocked this week.

PALISADE LAKE - Mostly open water with fair success. Most fish are about 8 inches with slow fishing. Some large cutthroats occasionally taken.

SALT LAKE CANYON STREAMS & JORDAN RIVER - The Jordan River from 90th South in Salt Lake to Bluffdale is fair fishing.

BURRASTON POND - Fair success. Worms and Powerbait are working the best.

GRANTSVILLE RES., SETTLEMENT CANYON - Both lakes have been stocked. Fair to good success. Try traditional baits.

TIBBLE FORK RES. - Fair to good fishing. Stocked this week. Try floating baits to get above bottom vegetation.

SOUTHERN REGION

FISHLAKE - Access is good. Ice is off. Good fishing for rainbows in open water. Look for deep holes and inlets along the shore. Try worms, powerbait or sucker meat. Some of the best splake fishing occurs during this time of year. No pressure.

REDMOND LAKE - Access is good. open water. Light pressure.

KOOSHAREM RES. -- Good access. Fishing is fair for 12- to 14-inch trout.

BEAVER RIVER -- Access is good. Fishing is good for trout water is fairly clear. Upper Beaver River stocked with rainbow up to 3 pounds. Power bait and worms are best from shore.

PINE VALLEY - Recently stocked with catchables rainbow.

OTTER CREEK - Access is good. Open water. Good fishing.

GUNLOCK - Access is good. High water. Very little pressure.