Here is the latest report on fishing conditions round Utah.

NORTHERN REGIONBear Lake - Very good fishing for cutthroats and an occasional lake trout. Try jigging with spoons, "Gitzits" or feather jigs. Small boats and four-wheel drive recommended because of low water.

Birch Creek Reservoir - Fair fishing for 14- to 16-inch rainbow. Need to walk up dam to reservoir. Pond below is dry.

Blacksmith Fork - Remember slot limit and artificial flies/lures only. Good for browns and whitefish.

Causey Reservoir - Fair fishing.

East Canyon - Fair for small fish.

Farmington Pond - Pond is open to fishing. Good fishing for nice catchables. Fishermen can't get in before 6 a.m. and must be out by 10 p.m.

Holmes Creek Reservoir - Spotty for bluegill and crappie.

Hyrum Reservoir - Few fishermen. Fishing picking up for rainbow. Stocked recently.

Kaysville Ponds - Stocked with rainbow recently.

Logan River - Good with flies and lures. Impoundments till producing rainbows. River above Red Banks closed until Jan. 1. Remember special regulations.

Lost Creek Reservoir - Road in good conditions. Good fishing for 9- to 17- inch cutthroats.

Mantua - Reopened. Possible to catch bluegill and bass. All bass under 15 inches must be returned. Has been stocked with trout.

Newton - Slow for bluegill and perch. Stocked with rainbow.

Ogden River - Best with flies. Good fishing on restored stretch. Spotty in the canyon. Some good browns.

South Fork - Water level and conditions variable. Catching a few fish. Good place for whitefish.

Pineview - Fishing for perch fair in 10 to 30 feet of water and near rocks by dam. Minimum size limits on tiger musky muskies and bass.

Rockport - Little activity now, but good winter fishery.

Twenty-First Street Pond - Was recently stocked.

Weber River - Catching some browns on flies and lures below Rockport. Whitefish fishing should be getting better.

Woodruff - Fair for cutthroats.


Deer Creek - Water level rising. Rainbow fishing slowing down, but smallmouth bass fishing is still good.

Hobble Creek - Rainbow success fair. Some brown fishing available.

Provo River - Upper: Browns are spawning. Be careful not to step on spawning beds. Artificial flies and lures only. Lower: Rainbow fishing fair. Baits allowed.

Utah Lake - Not much fishing going on. Water low and no boats can launch.

Burraston Ponds - Slow fishing.

Yuba - Some perch fishing.


Koosharem - Iced over, but thin.

Johnson - Won't be much fishing until spring.

Fish Lake - Some lake trout. Some shore fishing at mouth of creeks for rainbow. Splake fishing will pick up.

Lower Bounds - Good for rainbow with baits.

Navajo, Paragonah, Yankee, Duck Creek and Alpen Mirror - Access tough, fishing poor.

Minersville - Water level low, but access good. Slow for rainbow.

Beaver River - Good access, but water flow is low. Fair for brown and rainbow.

Newcastle - Fair fishing. Some larger fishing being taken.

Baker - Good size rainbow and brown. Fair to good. Water level improved.

Gunlock, Pine Valley and Sandcoves - Slow.


Joe's Valley - Fishing pressure light.

Ken's Lake - Closed.

Lake Powell - Striped bass fishing decline, but still fair to good in upper lake. Stripers are running in two to three pound class. Striper action os best along walls or slick rock points. Good Hope Bay and the upper San Juan have provided good action in the past weeks. Other productive areas have been Moki, Hall's, Slick Rock and Iceberg Canyon. Good fishing for smallmouth and largemouth. Rocky shorelines or other structure provide best action. Stanton Creek, Rincon and Good Hope good choices. Recommended baits include "Gitzits," plastic worms and grubs, spinner baits and worms. Lures that imitate bluegill, shad and crayfish are good. Bluegill fishing has been good around trees and boulders.

Scofield - Getting some icing.


Big Sand Wash - Slow to fair.

Brough - Fair. Water level low.

Browne - Fair fishing. Road questionable.

Bullock/Cottonwood - Ice beginning to form.

Currant Creek Reservoir - Success has been good.

Currant Creek Streams - Fair to good. Artificial lies and lures only from Water Hollow upstream and only two of the six trout limit may be cutthroat.

Flaming Gorge - Fair from bank for 10- to 14-inch rainbow. Spinners, worms and traditional baits best. For lake trout try trolling or jigging with "Gitzits."

Green River - Fair with streams and "Wolly Buggers."

Red Creek - Light pressure. Water level low. Fishing will get better as it gets colder.

Strawberry - Opens Jan. 1.