WOODS CROSS – Through mid-June, fishing in local lakes, rivers and other fisheries in Utah was either ‘good’ or ‘fair’ in Davis County.
In Bountiful Lake, largemouth bass are still being labeled “catch and release” by fisheries biologists from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.
The bass were only recently stocked into the lake and still need time to grow. Other likely catches at the lake are catfish, bluegill, carp, crapple, rainbow trout and walleye, among others.
At Farmington Pond, fishing is fair. Largemouth bass were stocked at the pond, so if anglers catch them, they are urged to place the fish back in the water.
Holmes Creek Reservoir in Layton is reporting good fishing for rainbow trout, as the fishery was recently stocked.
Traditional baits with a spinner or wet flies are getting the most catches. Those interested in treading out can now do so with small, non-motorized boats. The boat launch, however, is for members of a water skiing club only.
Other boats must be launched by hand.
At the Kaysville Ponds, fishing is good for small mudcats when anglers use worms. Largemouth bass were also stocked recently, so the “catch and release” method is advised.
Trout will not be stocked for the rest of the summer, but catfish will be.
At Syracuse’s Jensen Nature Park Pond, fishing is fair for all kinds of fish. The “catch and release” method is advised for largemouth bass.
Most ponds and lakes in Davis County are likely to offer up catfish, bluegill, carp, rainbow trout, walleye, and more, according to the latest reports from the division. Learn more at wildlife.utah.gov/hotspots.