Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Fishing report southern utah

Fish lake.
 Ice conditions remain good on both the south and north ends. There is still some very thin ice, that changes to open water at times towards the center.  Fisherman have been fishing on 6 to 8 inches of ice in the joe bush area, they have been fishing straight out from the Bowery haven marina also, looks like about 10 to 12 inches of ice there. Everyone I've talked to is catching tons of perch, with a hand ful of rainbows.
There has been very little snow on the ice, average temps at 11 am are 18 deg.
Access is difficult to impossible from fishlake to Johnson's.

Johnson's reservoir is accessible currently from the mill meadow reservoir side, they are done with road work for the winter so any storm could close the road, that being said. I drove from mill meadow to Johnson's and then up seven mile to the bridge crossing on dry roads yesterday. Crazy!!!  There have been a few fishers on the ice at Johnson's no reports on any musky coming in though.

Mill meadow reservoir has been consistently rising there has been little pressure, the sides are very soft. I fished the inlets of the reservoir from shore and did well for rainbows in the 2 pound range yesterday stripping a brown bugger, Also with pheasant tail nymphs.

Looks like there have been very few people on Forsyth reservoir as well. 

Thousand lake mtn.
Access is possible from the desert side as far as morrel pond, before snow limits access, fishing was good for 12 to 14 inch rainbows there.
You will need a four wheeler or snowmobile to access the basin lakes.

Boulder mtn.
A few people have been riding in to blind lake and have been doing well for splake, pressure has been light at all the other currently open lakes.
Check the proclamation for what lakes remain open.

Fremont river,
The upper has been fishing well. A beaded hares ears has been working good. Get up stream a little ways before you begin to fish.
 The bicknell bottoms has been fishing really slow, we have been crawling streamers slow along the bottom off the deeper holes for a few fish.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Ice Report Fishlake Jan 24

At 11am today at the lake the air temperature was 18 deg' with no wind,  ice appears to be 10 + inches on the south end, there were people fishing the shore line from lakeside all the way to the cabins near the fish lake lodge, straight out from the lodge there is still one open spot of water towards the east shore, use caution as always anywhere you fish on the ice.
 it appears that there is 8+ inches of ice out from joe bush, reports from this end of the lake were
that mostly perch were being caught, with a few rainbows. fishing seems to be better on the south end.


Thursday, January 16, 2014

Fish Lake ice conditions.

There are people fishing both the north end of the lake as far south as joes bush, there is some open water towards the center of the lake straight out from the mackinaw camp ground and then again just north of joe bush, all reports were of good fishing for both perch and trout, no reports on any macks being caught yet.
the temperature was in the 40s at the lake today, with no wind. good luck up there and be safe.
the following is video of the lake from today.  taken from the bowery haven area.

Thursday, January 2, 2014


Fish lake
There is Safe Ice on both the south and far north end.
there was a group of fisherman catching plenty of perch straight out from the joe bush parking area, ice looked to be only 4 inches or so.  there are still a couple open water sections, one just north of joe bush, and one straight out from the mackinaw campground.  use caution.  every one I saw and talked to where catching plenty of perch and a few trout.  I managed to drive from fishlake to Johnson valley res, although I would not recommend it there was one drift that was pretty bad. from Johnson valley to mill meadow the road was still clear, they appear to be done working for the season on the seven mile gooseberry road, so any storms will make the road impassable. 

the reservoir has safe ice there have been a few anglers out on the ice, fishing still has been best in the morning hours, there is a little open water at the UM inlet making nymphing possible, we also swing soft hackles this time of year for good results.

Fremont River.
 the fishing has been good. we have been suspending hares ears and prince nymphs about 18 inches behind a indicator for best results.