Utah Fish Report
Fishing is fair for trout and kokanee salmon, and good for smallmouth bass
by Utah Fish Reports Staff
The reservoir is 70% full. Fishing is fair for trout and kokanee salmon, and good for smallmouth bass. Anglers are catching good numbers of smallmouth bass from shore and when boat fishing a jig paired with a curly-tailed grub, hula grub, tube or creature bait. Bright colors like hot pink, yellow, chartreuse, orange and white seem to be working well. The bite is pretty steady throughout the day. Some shore anglers are seeing the bite slow down in areas around 11:30 a.m., but it picks back up by about 3 p.m. Boat angler's success is mixed — particularly for those targeting or trolling for trout and kokanee salmon. Trolling kokanee gear (dodger/flasher trailing a hoochie squid or wedding ring spinner), and trolling spoons and spinners seems to be producing fish. Actively casting spinner baits and deep-diving crankbaits can be effective for wiper, as well as vertically jigging spoons, tube jigs and drop-shot rigs baited with mussel meat or a dead minnow.