The early hatch of shad have pulled the striped bass from the backs of the canyons and out into the open waters.
According to Wayne Gustaveson, lake biologist for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, there has been an extended period of surface activity during July and August.Feeding still occurs, but is more subtle and may appear only as a splash on the surface. Fishermen need to be watchful and quick, and move in immediately when they spot surface movement.
Best fishing has been in the early morning and the late afternoon and evening.
The next big movement of stripes will be in September and October, when the waters begin to cool down.
Smallmouth bass fishing has been best in the more inaccessible areas of the lake, but only fair in the mid and lower lake areas. Fishing for catfish has been excellent.