BOUNTIFUL – Fishing at Bountiful Lake has been an up-and-down adventure for anglers this summer.
However; as the weather has gotten warmer, the fish are becoming more active and has led to greater amounts of fish being caught at the local fishery.
The latest fishing report released by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has the fishery’s condition as “good,” an improvement from the last fishing report released.
Most of the fish at Bountiful Lake have become very active along the shoreline and can be easily seen coming to the surface, making it easier to catch the fish there. Catfish is the most common fish caught there; however, bluegill, carp and rainbow trout can be had there as well.
The best time to fish at Bountiful Lake continues to be either early in the morning or late in the evening.
Bluegill fish have been a popular catch at Holmes Creek Reservoir in Layton. Most of them have been caught mid-day under any nearby structure that offers shade. Using small hooks with a small piece of worm or one salmon egg has seen the most success.
Anglers looking to catch bass will be able to near the shoreline with float tubes.
Visitors will need a walk-in access authorization number before entering the pond because it’s privately owned.
Fishing for catfish has slowed recently at the Jensen Nature Park Pond in Syracuse. Bluegill are still spawning there; however, and anglers have seen success using small hooks with salmon eggs or a small piece of worm.
The best local fishing condition is at the Kaysville Ponds, which is reporting “hot” fishing conditions for bluegill and bullhead catfish.
Bluegill can best be caught using worms near the pier in the third pond. Small bullhead catfish can also be caught if anglers use worms along the bottom of of the same lake.
The water may look a little dark, but visibility is still pretty strong.
For a full fishing report on all the waters in Utah, visit wildlife.utah.gov/hotspots.