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Saturday, 16 February 2013 04:27

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Strawberry Lake in Utah reports: Anglers report slushy conditions, so the use of ATVs or snowmobiles may not be a good idea. Just about every angler reports good fishing this week. Central Region aquatics manager Mike Slater reports fishing with his daughter on Tuesday. They caught two rainbows and about 15 cutthroat, and had a lot of fun missing others. They did well fishing just off the bottom; they would let the line go down, let it hit the bottom, and bring it up a couple of feet. If they were there for more than five minutes, they'd bring it back up again, 10 to 15 feet, and let it drop to the bottom, and then bring it up off the bottom a couple of feet; then they would get hits almost immediately. They mainly used a 1/16 ounce or 1/8 ounce jig head tipped with PowerBait. They also used a spoon or some kind of flasher a couple feet above that to give it a little more weight and attraction. One angler caught a kokanee through the ice.


Utah DWR photo contest has some great entries including:

31" Lake Trout caught at Bear Lake, weighed in at 13lbs!!


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Utah's DWR is hosting a wildlife viewing event on Saturday, June 9, where people will have the chance to view big cutthroat trout swimming up the Strawberry River above the reservoir.

See more details about this event.

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Tuesday, 10 April 2012 16:28

Ice Is Coming Off Strawberry Right Now

The ice is pulling back right now at Strawberry Reservoir. With these warm temperatures it is coming off fast, and earlier than normal. There is already considerable open water, especially on the Soldier Creek side. It is impossible to predict how long it will take for the entire lake to open up. A warm storm coming in tomorrow may speed up the thaw. My best guess is there will be ice through this weekend, and the lake will be totally ice free sometime next week.

Many anglers anxiously awaite this time of year and try to fish when they can work baits and lures along the edge of the ice as it pulls back from shore. Action can be fast if you get in the right spot at the right time. But the fish can be finicky and success can be slow if you don't find the right spot.

Don Allphin has this article about fishing Strawberry at ice-off. It offers good tips and strategies. Here's one quote:

"Black marabou 1/4-ounce jigs are great lures to use during the ice-off period. At times, there might be a lot of open water in the main lake areas, but if you were to hike into some small, protected bays you may discover that the ice is just beginning to recede. Whenever possible, cast your jig onto the ice and then carefully bring it to the edge and let it drop in the water. This is a great way to manufacture a strike."

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Friday, 06 April 2012 16:21

Utah Fishing Report - Early April

Ice is now pulling back at Scofield. Ice-off fishing should be good there this weekend and early next week.


Strawberry ice-off may start later next week, still too early to know for sure. Watch for updates.


Many streams are now running high and a little muddy, but are still fishable. The best stream fishing now will be on protected stretches below dams:

Green River

Provo below Jordanelle and below Deer Creek

Weber between the dams

Ogden below Pineview

Huntington below Electric Lake


Lake Powell is now heating up for stripers, smallmouth, largemouth and other species. Peak spring action will probably occur late April and early May. I'm planning to head down the fist weekend in May. I still have room in the boat if anyone ways to come.


Flaming Gorge and many small reservoirs now offer good trout fishing.


I fished the stream below Joes Valley yesterday and did well using nymphs, catching small browns and cutts. The water was very low, very clear and very cold. Not much insect action.


We had planed to fish Joes from my little inflatable boat, but the wind was strong and gusty and we didn't dare launch.

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