BEAR LAKE - Fishing is good to excellent for cutthroats trolling Rapalas off the State Park Marina and on the east side of the lake, from First Point north to the Boy Scout Camp. Trolling on the surface, using monofilament line or lead core line, is also working well. Most fish are being taken in 25 to 50 feet of water. Lake trout fishing has been slow, although long liners are having some success by fishing with whole cisco. Only cutthroat with clipped fins can be kept.
BLACKSMITH FORK - The water is moderate in volume but clear. Anglers using flies are finding good success on the left hand fork.
EAST CANYON - Fishing is good. Use a pop gear/worm combination from boats for best success. From shore use salmon eggs and orange or green Power Bait.
LOGAN RIVER - Fishing is fair. A few brown trout are being caught by anglers fishing at the inlets. The river is closed to fishing, from Red Banks campground upstream, but will reopen July 11.
OGDEN RIVER - Because of high and rapid water, the river is dangerous and unfishable.
PINEVIEW - Smallmouth bass fishing good in the Narrows area. Minimum bass size is 15 inches. For best crappie success fish in heavy cover with small feather/plastic jigs, suspended 3 to 5 feet under a bobber. A good fishing experience for children. Tiger muskie fishing is catch and release only - several have been sighted and caught by anglers using spoons.
WILLARD BAY - Catching some wipers off the north dike, near the outlet. Wipers are also occasionally being caught In the southeast corner of the reservoir and off the South Marine, by those trolling Rapalas and jigs. One fisherman reported catching some 5- to 6-pound wipers in the North Marina. Walleye, perch and catfish are being caught off the South Marina in 14 to 16 feet, on chartreuse/silver spinner rigs.
LAKES OF THE UINTAS - North Slope lakes that have been stocked include Bridger, Marsh, Quarter Corner, Stateline, Lyman Lakes, Lily on the Bear and Whitney. Mirror Lake Highway lakes and rivers that have been stocked include Trial Lake, Lost Lake, the Provo River, Bear River, East Fork of the Bear River, Hayden Fork of the Bear River, Still Water, Lilly on the Provo, Teapot Lake and Beaver Creek.
STRAWBERRY - The reservoir is at maximum capacity. Shore fishing is tough due to flooded brush. For best success, look for areas with steep, rocky shorelines. Some large rainbows are being caught on jigs and Power Bait. Trolling success starting to pick up. Spinners and Rapalas fished near the surface are working well. Float tube fishing with Woolly Buggers near tributary mouths is spotty.
JORDENELLE - Fishing is good. Pop-gear and worms are working well. Smallmouth are starting to get active. The best lures are lead head jigs in florescent or dark colors.
PROVO RIVER - Fishing has been fair to good this week. The river is receiving moderate to heavy pressure on weekends. Bead head/Hares Ear nymphs and similar patterns seem to be working the best.
DEER CREEK - Several reports received of good smallmouth bass fishing around the reservoir, especially near submerged structure. Trout fishing is fair, with best success found trolling in the early morning hours.
UTAH LAKE - Channel and bullhead catfish success is good using stink baits or night crawlers. There's some nice white bass action when you find the schools. For best success use small, flashy, bait-tipped lures.
BURRASTON PONDS - The ponds have been stocked several times. Good fishing using Power Bait.
YUBA - Walleye fishing starting to drop off. Use gold or silver flashy minnow-imitating lures and fish slowly in 12 to 18 feet of water. Night crawler behind a small spinner blade is also a good method.
FLAMING GORGE - Rainbow trout are being caught from shore using a nightcrawler 4 feet below a bobber or casting small lures (Kastmasters, Panther Martins). Good areas include near the visitor center, Mustang and Sheep Creek. Boat anglers reservoir-wide are catching rainbows trolling shallow with lures, as well as a popgear/worm combination. Lake trout fishing has improved, with several good catches reported last week from Stateline and Antelope. Try jigging just off the bottom in 50 - 90 feet of water, long-lining a Rapala, or fish a flatfish or Rapala 100 feet behind a downrigger. Kokanee salmon action was very good last week using needlefish and small fluorescent spoons. Smallmouth bass fishing has been picking up, with a crayfish-colored jig/grub combination being most effective.
GREEN RIVER (upper) - A cicada hatch continues to provide good to great surface fishing using imitations and other terrestrial patterns (hoppers, beetles, ants). Also try Adams in size 16 and 20, Griffith's Gnat and midge in sizes 20 and 24. Other standby patterns include olive, tan or grey scuds in sizes 12 and 18, San Juan Worms, and black or olive Wooly Buggers in sizes 4 and 6.
LAKE POWELL - Wayne Gustaveson, DWR Lake Powell project biologist, reports that this has been a tough year for bass fishing and weather has played a big part in their poor showing. Gustaveson suggests anglers focus on stripers and catch bass as they are encountered. Striper fishing is best in the mornings, then picking up again in the afternoon. Mornings have been calm, while afternoons have been windy. The standard bait Is a one-inch chunk of sardine completely covering a relatively small bait hook. Use just enough weight, 18 inches up the line, to get the bait to the desired depth. With present temperatures, most action has been occurring in the upper 30 feet. Stripers will go deeper as the water warms. Gustaveson asks anglers to keep all stripers caught. The 12- to 15-inch stripers consume most of the small shad, so these stripers are the most important ones to harvest.