BY SHAIN GILLET
Clipper Sports Editor
BOUNTIFUL — The latest local fishing reports released by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources show that fishing is fair in most local ponds.
The most recent report was released by the agency on Friday, May 31.
Fish in Bountiful Lake are doing well thanks to the increase in catfish population.
The Farmington Pond is also reporting fair fishing for trout and catfish. The pond was also filled with 3.5-inch largemouth bass, so anglers who catch one are urged to release it.
At the Kaysville Ponds, fishing is good for small mudcats using worms, according to local anglers.
In Layton, Holmes Creek Reservoir’s fishing is picking up for small trout and bass by using traditional baits such as worms, spinners or wet flies. Anglers may use a small motorized boat, but the launch ramps are for members of the local water skiing club.
Andy Adams pond is reporting good fishing for rainbow trout using inline spinners and wobblers. Some anglers have reported catching eight- to 12-inch rainbow trout, and some have caught 18-inch trout as well.
At the Jensen Nature Park Pond in Syracuse, fishing is fair overall with the most likely catch being rainbow trout.
At most of the Davis County lakes and ponds, 3.5-inch largemouth bass were released.
Releasing such fish will allow time for them to grow, which will lead to better fishing in the late summer months.
Trout in the lake will not be stocked for the rest of the summer in those same waters, but catfish will.
More fishing reports for other fisheries can be found at the division’s website, wildlife.utah.gov/hotspots.