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UT
United States
40° 55' 6.564" N, 109° 26' 21.4692" W

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Fishing Report Provided by Utah Division of Wildlife - Phil Douglass
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Fishing Report
July 2, 2014
Fishing is fair to hot, depending on the species you target. Kokanee salmon: Fishing is fair to excellent. Some anglers have been catching kokanee in shallow water (the first 15 feet or so), and others are looking for schools. The shallow fish are not showing up well on the fish finders, and they are rather picky about flashers and lure colors. Just keep mixing it up until you find the right combination. If the schools are deep, try jigging with a small jigging spoon or trolling by just above the school. Rainbow trout: Most anglers report good fishing. Spoons, jigs and crankbaits work well from the shore or a boat. We've received reports of small schools cruising the shoreline. Fishing is good off rocky points and inlets, and in the backs of some of the bays. Anglers are also catching rainbows while fishing for lake trout, kokanee and bass. Lake trout: Fishing is fair to good. Schools, small groups and singles can be found anywhere. If you mark a group, try holding position and then drop a vertical presentation, like a jigging spoon (chartreuse) or three-inch tube jig (white). Tip your lure with a small chunk of sucker meat and vary jigging activity until you learn the fish's behavior. You could also try trolling through — or just above — the school and along the shorelines as the fish cruise for food. Try different crankbaits or brightly colored spoons. Deep trolling right on the bottom with small, white crankbaits or flatfish is also working well. Please keep your limit of small, tasty lake trout. It reduces competition among species and helps both the lake trout and kokanee fisheries. Smallmouth bass: The bass have moved up and some of the larger ones are spawning in the shallows. Anglers report good fishing with just about any kind of bass lure, including flies, grubs, wacky worms, crankbaits, spoons and toppers. Burbot: Anglers report good fishing starting just before midnight in 50 to 75 feet of water and moving shallower. Burbot will hit during the day, generally in the deeper waters (around 75 feet). They become more active, however, during the evening and twilight hours when they move into the shallows to forage. Try fishing for a few hours — starting around sunset — along the rocky points, cliffs and the old channels. You'll want to fish the bottom or just slightly above it. You should use just about anything that glows (spoons, tube jigs, curly-tailed jigs, minnow, jigging spoons) and tip our lure with some type of bait. (Cut bait, like sucker meat, is recommended.) Worms with a marshmallow placed about 6 to 12 inches above the weight have worked recently. Place your lure or bait within inches of the bottom and recharge the glow frequently. It is common to catch a fish immediately after recharging and dropping a lure. You'll help the Flaming Gorge fishery (including kokanee) by harvesting as many burbot as possible. There is no limit on burbot.
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Fishing Report Provided by Utah Division of Wildlife - Phil Douglass
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3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
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Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
May 12, 2014
The Utah portion of the reservoir is ice free, but be on the lookout for floating debris. Kokanee salmon: Fishing is fair to good. Some anglers have been catching them in shallow water (the first 15 feet or so), and others are looking for schools. The shallow fish are not showing up well on the fish finders, and they are rather picky about flashers and lure colors. Just keep mixing it up until you find the right combination. If the schools are deep, try jigging with a small jigging spoon. Rainbow trout: Most anglers report good fishing. Spoons, jigs and crankbaits work well from the shore and boats. We've received reports of small schools cruising the shoreline. Fishing is good off rocky points and inlets, and in the backs of some of the bays. Lake trout: Lake trout fishing is fair to good. Schools, small groups and singles can be found anywhere. If you mark a group, try holding position and then drop a vertical presentation, like a jigging spoon (chartreuse) or three-inch tube jig (white). Tip your lure with a small chunk of sucker meat and vary jigging activity until you learn the fish's behavior. You could also try trolling through — or just above — the school and along the shorelines as the fish cruise for food. Try different crankbaits or brightly colored spoons. Please keep your limit of small, tasty lake trout. It reduces competition among species and helps both the lake trout and kokanee fisheries. Smallmouth bass: A few bass are being taken, but the bite isn't strong. Most of the bass are still deep. Burbot: Start fishing at sunset along the rocky points, cliffs and the old channels. Burbot will hit during the day, generally in the deeper waters; however, they become more active during the twilight hours when they move into the shallows to forage. If you're fishing from the shore or from a boat, fish the bottom, or just slightly above it, in depths from 10 to 50 feet. Use just about anything that glows (spoons, tube jigs, curly-tailed jigs, minnow, jigging spoons) and tip our lure with some type of bait. (Cut bait, like sucker meat, is recommended.) Place your lure within inches of the bottom and recharge the glow frequently. It is common to catch a fish immediately after recharging and dropping a lure. You'll help the Flaming Gorge fishery (including kokanee) by harvesting as many burbot as possible. There is no limit on burbot, and in Utah they must be killed; they cannot be returned alive.
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