BOUNTIFUL – Although fishing in most waters in Utah is still relatively hot during the warm summer months, it has slowed down in local fishing holes.
Most of the fisheries in Davis County have reported slow fishing conditions, and the only fair conditions being reported are in the Kaysville Ponds.
At Bountiful Lake, fishing has been slow and anglers have reported using everything from worms to salmon eggs in order to catch fish. The most popular fish in the pond is the channel catfish; they were stocked earlier this summer and anglers were told to “catch and release” them.
At the Farmington Pond, fishing is slow using PowerBait, spinners and worms, and the Jensen Nature Park Pond in Syracuse is also slow using PowerBait and worms.
At the Kaysville Ponds, however, fishing is reportedly fair for bluegill, catfish and wipers. Anglers reported that fishing early in the morning is ideal, as the fish stop biting after 11 a.m.
The most commonly sought after fish in Davis County waters is catfish; however, bluegill, wipers, largemouth bass, and rainbow trout can also be caught at any of the local fisheries.
The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources removed its “catch and release” provision for catfish in its latest report.
The report online was posted on Wednesday, July 10.
To see fishing reports in more waters in Utah, visit wildlife.utah.com/hotspots.