Bear Lake Project Leader Scott Tolentino provided this report:
The fishing is red hot! Cutthroat trout and lake trout fishing has been phenomenal the past week. This past weekend anglers reported excellent fishing for cutthroat and lakers by either trolling or jigging. If trolling, good depths to target have been about 70-90 feet using large minnow type lure or flatfish. When jigging try castmasters or other vertical jigging spoons or use lead head jigs tipped with cisco. Good spots to try are off Gus Rich Point, the rockpile, and Cisco Beach.
Bear Lake still has quite a bit of floating ice, but it has mainly been concentrated in the area north of Garden City. There is a lot of ice off the Utah State Park Marina and launching is not recommended there, but boats can be launched at First Point, Rainbow Cove and the private marina as Spinnaker Point. However, depending on which way the wind blows the ice, it could stack up along the boats ramps and make launching difficult or even impossible.