Fishing report

Published: Wednesday, March 9 2011 6:00 p.m. MST

Bear Lake — Doing well off the pump house and First Point on the east side of the lake. Boaters report excellent catches of cutthroat and lake trout off the Rockpile area. Using tube jigs and jigging spoons tipped with cisco off the bottom. Fishing especially good while the Bear Lake whitefish are spawning. Fishing for larger whitefish should be good over the Rockpile area and along the weed beds south of Gus Rich Point in 20–30 feet of water. Seeing very little fishing pressure. Those targeting whitefish should use small Swedish Pimples or Kastmasters tipped with a mealworm or salmon egg.

East Canyon — The ice is at least 12 inches thick in most areas. Fishing is moderate to fast for rainbow trout. A couple of small groups caught up to 50 fish by noon. Other groups were able to catch up to 16-inch tiger trout using ice flies and cooked shrimp. Those targeting rainbows should fish 15 to 35 feet below the ice. Most anglers found success using green, pink or rainbow PowerBait on treble hooks in the bay near the main marina.

Echo — Slow fishing for rainbows near the dam. Some anglers were able to catch fish in the 2- to 2–1

2-pound range in the 15 to 18 feet of water. Try using green and orange medium-sized squid jigs tipped with wax worms or earthworms at depths around 14 feet.

Pineview — Hit and miss fishing for six- to eight-inch perch on the north side of Cemetery Point. Some groups reported slow fishing and others were catching their limit. For perch, try fishing on the bottom near rocky points using green ice flies tipped with perch meat or eyeballs.

Rockport — Trout have been the most active at about 15 feet below the ice. Try using a millworm or nightcrawler tipped with a pea-sized green PowerBait. There have been no reports of perch success.

Deer Creek — Fair to good success. The ice, however, becoming questionable.

Jordanelle — The Rock Cliff arm has some ice. Ice has also been reported north of Hailstone Marina. Anglers report fair success for trout. Use caution on ice.

Provo River — Trout success is fair on lower section. (Middle) Anglers encouraged to harvest legal-sized fish on middle section. Try using size 18 or smaller nymphs and dry flies. Blue wing olives, midges, sow bugs and gold-ribbed hare's ear are also decent patterns to try.

Strawberry — Ice conditions are mostly good, with some snow and slush on top. Fair to good success. Try moving around or trying different depths if no success. Strawberry is a good reservoir to try right now.

Yuba — Unsafe ice conditions today around most of the edges of the reservoir.

City Pond — Willow, Millrace, Sandy and Midas ponds are mostly ice free and open to fishing. Willow pond is a little slow, but the other ponds are fishing well.

Brough — Fairly good success. Check ice carefully before venturing out. The reservoir is being filled, so the edges are not as thick as the center ice.

Current Creek — Fair to good fishing. Access is by skis and snow machines.

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