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Spring weather is bring improved fishing to Utah.

 

Deer Creek Reservoir has open water and good fishing. Boat ramps are open.

 

Rockport has still had ice but that should be pulling back or be gone about now.

 

Strawberry has some fishable open water in front of the Ladders, but ice is still solid over most of the lake. It will still be a few weeks before it will start to pull back.

 

Lake Powell bass and striped bass are becoming more active and fishing is picking up. Action will be very good in April. Strangely, several rainbow trout have been caught recently in Lake Powell. Read the fishing report here for details.

 

Streams are running high and many have a little color, but are very fishable. Every day I go on a walk along Hobble Creek, near by home, and watch the trout. They are definitely becoming more active - I'm seeing more fish lurking in feeding lanes.

 

Yesterday I fished Sixth Water, which is a tributary to Diamond Fork. We hiked into the rugged canyon above the confluence of Sixth Water and Fifth Water, into an area that sees few fishermen. We did well for smaller trout, most about 12 inches long. Our biggest was a 16-inch brown. We caught browns, cutts and one rainbow.

 

The stream was flowing fast and it was hard to get deep enough to reach the fish. The water was a little muddy but not bad. I fished a Gulp Minnow on a colored jig head and had pretty consistent fishing. My companions fished worms along the bottom and caught more than I did.