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Utah Ice Fishing Reports

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Revised 02-16-18


Links give descriptions of the lake and facilities available. Check proclamtion for details on fishing restrictions as these may not be complete.

WHIRLING DISEASE -- For waters indicated, please prevent the spread of WHIRLING DISEASE by cleaning mud from waders and equipment. DO NOT TRANSPORT any parts of fish caught here to other waters. Click here for DWR information.

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY -- For more information on individual lakes and fish species: Click here for DWR information.

Boulger Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Feb 16) Boulger Reservoir has stable ice, but access to the reservoir may be limited because of snow, ice and mud. Try using tube jigs tipped with mealworms to catch trout.

Regulations

Causey Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout, Kokanee Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Splake (hybrid), Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Feb 15) Anglers were still ice fishing the middle fork of Causey last weekend, but fishing has been slow to fair. We have not received any detailed ice reports about Causey for the past few weeks such as exact ice depths, so use caution if attempting to access the ice.

Regulations

Cleveland Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Feb 16) Cleveland Reservoir has stable ice. Try using tube jigs tipped with mealworms to catch trout.

Electric Lake

Cutthroat Trout

(Feb 16) Fishing has been slow to fair. Anglers are catching tiger trout through the ice near the boat ramp and off other points. The fishing has been best before noon using tube jigs.

Huntington Reservoir

Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Feb 16) Anglers have had success catching tiger trout at Huntington Reservoir using a paddle bug, tube jig or plain jighead tipped with worms. Red shiners have been less effective lately.

Regulations

Scofield Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Feb 16) Anglers have been ice fishing near the dam cove, near Madison Bay and near the island on the west side of the reservoir. Much of the ice around the edges, however, has become unstable, so use caution. Anglers have had success catching rainbow and cutthroat trout using white-and-chartreuse jigs tipped with chub meat or waxworms. Paddle bugs, clear-and-speckled tube jigs and green glow ice flies tipped with a waxworm have also worked well. Try fishing between 16 and 22 feet of water, close to the bottom.

Regulations

Strawberry Reservoir

Crayfish, Cutthroat Trout, Kokanee Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

(Feb 16) Ice thickness varies depending on location. There is 10 to 12 inches at the Strawberry Bay Marina, 10 or more inches of ice at Mud Creek and Chicken Creek, 7 to 10 inches at Soldier Creek and 7 to nine inches at Salamander Bay. There are many pressure ridges throughout the lake, so please use extreme caution of these ridges as the ice near these locations tends be extremely unreliable. Anglers are catching 16- to 22-inch cutthroats and 14- to 16-inch rainbows. Anglers are catching fish suspended anywhere from 8 to 25 feet of water, as well as 1 to two feet off the bottom. White is the magic color. Try using Maniac Custom Lures Cut'R Bugs with a split tail, tube jigs, paddle bugs, ice flies, or PowerBait Atomic Teasers, and remember to tip with 1/4-inch of nightcrawler, mealworm, maggot or waxworm. Fish are responding to a light jigging technique. If you see that a fish is interested give the jig some light movement to insight a strike.

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