BY SHAIN GILLET
Clipper Sports Editor
WOODS CROSS – Colder temperatures is leading to even colder fishing conditions in Davis County fisheries.
The latest fishing reports, released by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, shows most of the fishing waters in Davis County have slowed significantly, and some anglers aren’t getting any catches at all.
Bountiful Lake is reportedly covered mostly with ice except for the extreme southeast end between fishing piers. Some anglers said fishing in the morning is slow, but gets better in the afternoon hours.
The Farmington Pond has reported some good fishing near the inlet using a nymph. Those who like to ice fish may do so, as the lake is frozen in most areas.
Ice fishing is permitted, but anglers should be cautious of the conditions before venturing out into the lake.
In Layton, Holmes Creek Reservoir is reporting good fishing for rainbow trout using orange and yellow, rainbow-colored, or bright green PowerBait.
Other anglers have reported good fishing using worms and different lures as well.
At the Jensen Nature Park Pond in Syracuse, anglers are reporting good fishing for rainbow trout using nymphs, snails or pink worm patterns under an indicator.
The best time to fish is during the middle of the day.
At the Kaysville Ponds, trout are being caught with PowerBait, and others have had success using spinners and other lures.
Bluegill are also being caught with worms and jigs.
Anglers who want to catch whitefish will want to head north to Bear Lake soon, as the Bonneville whitefish run began recently.
While the fish are on the move, anglers should be able to catch fish from the shoreline areas at depths between five and 15 feet.
Jigs, spinners and small spoons tipped with worms will see success.
If anglers want to venture out with a boat, they will be able to catch cutthroat trout using jigs between 60-80 feet of water.
For fishing reports on the rest of Utah’s waters, visit wildlife.utah.gov/hotspots.