Monday, April 21, 2014


Fish Lake.
 There is still a good amount of ice on the lake, the temperature was 56 deg.
the ice was very rotten and soft, there were cracks running through most of the ice that is left, I would guess that in a week or so it will be mostly if not all gone.
 people have been fishing at the twin creek area and doing well for 12 to 18 inch rainbows.
we suggest a pheasant tail nymph and midge patterns.

the reservoir is ice free and fishing well, it was stocked with an additional 5000 rainbows,
fishing has been fast for those, there are still some nice browns and rainbows in the reservoir
that run between 12 to 18 inches.  we have been fishing brown buggers trailed with a pheasant tail nymph with good results. 

the reservoir has open water, fishing remains slow, the fish that are there are small.

access is still difficult from the forsyth area road, some 4 wheelers have gotten through, access is primarily from the desert side. road should be clear by the end of the week, into the Solomon basin.
it will still be some time before access to deep creek and round is possible.
the lakes are ice free in the Solomon basin area, fishing has been good.
we have been fishing a leech pattern and doing really well.
UPDATE.  as of Wednesday April 23rd access is now possible to the Solomon basin area from Forsyth, access is also possible to round lake.

the Boulder mtn area is open!!!!
access however is limited, there is access 7 miles of the donkey road, snow stops you just past bobs hole, 4 wheelers have made it as far as round lake, they reported ice on round lake Saturday.
bobs hole had some ice, that should be gone soon though, as it was there is plenty of open water to fish. access was also limited to the fishcreek and beaver dam area, one gentleman reported that there was still ice cover at both. most of the lower elevation lakes have open water, we suggest fishing a leech pattern early spring in black, browns, and purples, the takes are light so be ready, fishing has been good at the waters we have made it to so far.

Lower Bowns.
the fishing here has been some of the best over the weekend, the fish have been crushing leech patterns and pheasant tail nymphs, fish have been between 8 inches to 18 inches.

Fremont River.
 the upper fremont remains low and clear, fishing has been good for small browns using pheasant tail nymphs, hares ears, and zug bugs, in sz 14.  access is possible all the way around highway 25 from fish lake to millmeadow.
the bottoms have been fishing slow, use patience while fishing there.
below highway 12 is finally low and clear!!!!  fishing should be really good, you have a limited window of good water clarity on this stretch, that window is open now.

Johnson Valley Res.
the ice is opaque and cracking, there is a fair amount of open water in the sevenmile creek area,
spring can be a good time to target muskie, we suggest sz 4 zuddlers in tan and white, or olive and white.

The Boulders in the spring often requires a good assortment of leech patterns, we suggest fishing them slowly, the fish take them very lightly so be prepared.
here is a couple favorite patterns for spring....

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Fish lake.
 when I visited the lake on Monday there was still a lot of ice cover, there was actually a group of guys ice fishing straight out from the mackinaw camp ground area, they were fishing the weed line for perch and had been doing well.  there was a lot of open water in the twin creeks area, and there area good number of rainbows there. we are still catching plenty with buggers trailed with a pheasant tail nymph.

Thousand Lake Mountain.
access is still limited on the forsyth res side,
there is snow in the trees just past heart lake that is limiting access.
Solomon basin is accessible from the desert side, a 4 wheel drive is needed.
ice is off meeks, and mostly off of floating island, fishing has been good.

Boulder MTN.
 the mountain opens for fishing this Saturday.
access is possible the first seven miles of the donkey road, you will need a 4 wheeler from there, ice is coming off fast from bobs hole.
access is also limited to the fishcreek and Beaver dam areas, a 4 wheeler is helpful at this time of year.

Upper fremont
fishing remains good. we have been using a variety of bead headed nymphs with success.

Monday, April 7, 2014


Fish lake.
air temperature at the lake today at 9:30 am was 35 deg.
The lake still has lots of Ice cover, the edges are very soft and rotten.
the twin creeks area as open water and we did really well with a brown bugger trailed with a pheasant tail nymph.
Forsyth, Millmeadow, Koosharem, are all ice free.
access is possible to lower bowns.  access is also possible on the boulder mtn donkey rd as far as bobs hole, with a four wheel drive. ice is half to 3/4 gone on coleman.
 Thousand lake mtn.  access was possible as far as riley springs. youcan access the Solomon basin from the desert, you will need four wheel drive to cope with mud.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Southern utah fly fishing report

Ice still covers most of the lake, the edges are very mushy and unsafe. 
There is open water at the twin creeks area, there were several large fish feeding right along the ice sheet yesterday. We suggest pheasant tail nymphs there at this time of year. 

Ice is off, reservoir is nearly full.
There are still a good number of rainbows and browns in the reservoir, the rainbows have been staging any where there is gravel trying to spawn. They have averaged 14 to 18 inches.
Midge patterns and bead head hares ear have been working well.

 Ice chunks still present in the reservoir so use caution, there is very little pressure at the lake.
We fished it for a little while with no luck.

Access is difficult due to snow on highway 25.  
No reports of anyone fishing it lately.

Lower bowns.
Access is possible.
Fishing was fair when we fished it Friday, we caught 3 in the 45 minutes we were there.
We used brown buggers.
There is no ice left on the lake.

Fremont river.
The upper Fremont.
Access remains good as far as mamoit springs, there are lots of small browns in the river and some larger rainbows closer to the reservoir. We suggest a hares ear in black or natural. 
The bottoms have been slow. We have fished brown buggers there for best success.

Koosharem reservoir.
Ice is pretty much gone.
Fishing has been slow to fair. 
We have been fishing brown and black buggers deep and slow for the best success.

Boulder mtn.
Access is possible to Coleman res.
There is still ice over a lot of the lake.  There appeared to be some fish at the inlet.
Most lakes remain closed until April 19th.

Thousand lakes mountain.
Access is still only possible from the desert side, there is enough open water in the Solomon basin area that fishing is possible.
Access from the Forsyth reservoir area will likely need at least 2 more weeks of warm weather.