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Regulations on Whitefish / Cutthroat Fishing Derby
Darin - 12/01/17

"Pugstones Sporting" Bonneville Whitefish Contest (Dec 1-9)
CONTEST OVERVIEW:

This is a 9 day, catch and keep (Bonneville whitefish) contest for the heaviest whitefish with the option of adding the longest Bear Lake Cutthroat. Anglers will be able to register for the whitefish derby and if you are registered for the whitefish derby you can all enter for the cutthroat derby as well.
- Bonneville whitefish "catch and keep"
- Cutthroat trout -"catch and release" Contest participation will be limited to the first 49 registered anglers in each category.

This is a"CATCH & KEEP" & "CATCH AND RELEASE" CONTEST - PROPER FISH HANDLING IS MANDATORY!

Contest organizers, fishing guides, and fishing outfitters are not eligible to participate in the contest.

OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES:

1) Contest Period:
The contest starts on December 1st at 7:15am and ends December 9th at 6pm. Anglers may start later in the day but no earlier than 7:00 am on the opening day. You must come into Pugstones Sporting to get your logo and to register with signature.


2) Participant Registration Fees
- BONNEVILLE WHITEFISH "CATCH & KEEP"
- $20 for each contestant
CUTTHROAT "CATCH & RELEASE"
- This is an extension of the Bonneville whitefish derby. You must be pre-registered in the Bonneville whitefish derby to qualify for this part of the derby.
$25.00 for each contestant


3) Contest Categories:
Contest participation will be limited to the first 49 registered anglers in each category.

Based off overall single weight of each Bonneville whitefish in pounds, which will be broken down to ounces and grams, prize money will be 100% payout of participant registration fees based on the following criteria:

Bonneville Whitefish:
Overall heaviest: 60%
2nd heaviest: 30%
3rd heaviest: 10%

Extension Cutthroat Trout:
Overall Longest: Gift Prize (Sponsorship Prizes)
2nd Longest: (Sponsorship Prizes)
3rd Longest: (Sponsorship Prizes)


Cash payouts will be 100% of registration fees in each category up to $1,999.00. Any registration fees collected above $1,999.00 per category will be donated to ABC Charity. Ties will equally split money. Whitefish will be measured to the nearest gram. Fish will be measured to closest 1/4". If 3 entries are not entered in each category, left over money will be added to the top entry in each category.

Contest organizers and sponsors will have no obligation to award any prize to any participant who does not comply with state and local laws, codes, rules and regulations.

Contest organizers, guides, and outfitters are not eligible to participate in the contest.

4) Fishing Laws and Rules:
All current Utah Fishing Regulations shall be followed. Any participant found to be in violation will be immediately disqualified, including other team members and will not be able to enter into any other derby sponsored and set up by Pugstones Sporting. Rules and regulations can be found at http://wildlife.utah.gov/dwr/fishing/.

5) Boating Laws and Rules:
All boaters shall comply with US Coast Guard / Utah Boating Safety Laws and Rules.

6) Aquatic Invasive Species:
All boaters and anglers shall comply with Utah Aquatic Invasive Species Laws and Rules.

7) Participant Registration and check-in:
Registration will take place before the day of the event (December 1st) and or before 9am Friday December 16th. Participation is limited to the first 49 registered anglers in each category. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged and in most cases mandatory.
Pre-registration will take place at Pugstones Sporting at 6 South Bear Lake Boulevard
(Center of town in "Raspberry Square"). Contact Darin Pugmire to pre-register by calling: 435-757-9430.

Registration on the day of the contest will take place at Pugstones Sporting starting at 7:15am

All registered participants must check-in on the day that they start. You will need to pick up a form and sign a waiver before you can start fishing.

8) Documentation of fish caught:
All entries for this Bonneville derby must be brought in the day of the catch before 5pm. If you canÃÆ'¢â‚¬â„¢t make it in until 6pm I can make a provision for this ÃÆ'¢â‚¬Å"IFÃÆ'¢â‚¬Â you contact me on my mobile phone. You can only enter 2 Bonneville whitefish in daily, per participant. Each participant must bring them into Pugstones Sporting to be weighed and registered. After weighing each whitefish, you will be required to gut the fish with Pugstones Sporting representative there to watch, view, and feel each fish. Anyone found to have added anything to the fish to increase the weight will be immediately disqualified from this and all future tournaments sponsored by Pugstones Sporting. Your money will not be refunded to you.
- SPORTSMANSHIP IS WHAT KEEPS THINGS FUN, HONEST, AND ENJOYABLE FOR ALL WHO PARTICIPATE.

For the those who participate in the cutthroat trout portion of the derby:
All entries shall have a picture of caught fish on a flat surface, adjacent to the contest supplied yard stick and the logo card. Fish not laid on same flat surface as yard stick and logo card will not be entered. Entries must be clearly visible, including: species, yard stick numbers and contest logo card. Entry length will be from tip of nose to longest part of tail laid naturally on the tape measure. Squeezing or pinching tail will not be a valid entry.

Photo entries shall be "texted" to:
Pugstones Sporting at: 435-757-9430

All fish will be entered and calculated along with a confirmation sent back once the entry has been received and entered. ÃÆ'¢â‚¬Å"Updates" will not be sent (texted) out from tournament officials throughout the day. Judges panel decision will be final.


9) Contest Area:
All participants shall fish on the Utah portion of Bear Lake proper. Any person and/or team violating this rule will be immediately disqualified from this derby and all future derby's.

10) Conditions and Disqualifications:
Cheating will result in participant/team disqualification.
Any disqualified participant/team will forfeit all entry fees and be banned from participating in any Pugstones Sporting derby in the future.

By registering and participating in this Contest, each contestant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Contest Rules and the decisions of Pugstones Sporting, which shall be final and binding in all respects.

The Contest is open only to legal U.S. residents. Contest is void where prohibited by law.

If we have a tie in either category we flip a coin.

November 25th,2017
Derrick Gallegos - 11/25/17

Bear Lake 11/22/17. Fishing started out slow then gradually picked up. Caught a total of 12 Cuts. I was able to get into them good near South Eden. At some points we couldn't keep em off the downriggers. Best lures were crocodiles and rapalas. I couldn't get the stubborn Macs to hit anything I threw at them. All around a good day on big blue. I think jigging is the best way to target the Macs right now.

Whitefish just around the corner
Darin - 11/17/17

Well thanks goes out to all that came out and did the last derby. It was a good turnout and we had some amazing cash back and prizes as well. Thanks to all of you that came and took advantage of that great derby.

We do have another derby coming up on Dec 1st-9th. It will be a whitefish derby that we will weigh them out. You have to come in and weigh your whitefish and I take care of that here at my store. It will go on for a full 9 days letting everyone be a part of it. I am limited to only 49 participants so if you are interested please call and get in on the list so you don't loose your spot. The cost is $20 per angler. This will also be a cash back derby with 60% for #1, 30% #2, and 10% #3. We will also be doing a cutthroat derby at the same time. The entry fee for this class will be $25 per angler. The prizes will be for the top 3 and we will also have some other raffle items as well. The cutthroat will be by catch and release like we have done on all of our other derby's up to this point.

Well the lake trout have still been out there and fun to catch. The spawn is all but over however we are seeing a few that are hanging around the edges. Usually that is your males that are still searching and in hope of some love from those females. Last year we still had some coming in until Thanksgiving but with the water temps being cooler this year than last you can pretty much call it for this lake trout spawn season.

The good thing about this time of year is that these big lunkers have gone back out and have started to feed once again. I have spoken with several anglers and those with the best success have been jigging mainly. Those trolling seem to have struggled a little more than those jigging. Either way though look for depths still in the 50-65' as well as 15-30'. Some of the larger lakers have been spotted out in the 75-95' but it seems they haven't been very generous in hitting what the anglers have been throwing down to them.

The cutthroat seems to be starting to pick up. Several of these trout have been caught in several different depths. Look for depths of 45-65' and usually you catch these when you are not around where the lake trout are being caught. Best locations have been off of Cisco Beach, 1st and 2nd Point, Rock Pile, and out in front of the marina.

The best lures have been Rapalas, Yozuri, Lucky Craft, and Luhr Jensen. As for the tube jigs they have been mostly in the sizes 5"-7" with my double lead head hooks tipped with Cisco or sucker meat. Jigging Kastmasters has also been favorable as well and the colors are what my pictures shows.

I have Cisco Nets getting ready to start showing up so if you are looking for that perfect Christmas Gift or if you need a net that holds up for these Cisco please just let me know. I will bringing in mostly 12'extendable handle nets like usual with a few 8' as well. If you think you would like something like a 18' I can get those as well but I don't recommend that size.

Best of luck to all of you guys out there. Enjoy your Thanksgiving break and search long and hard for those things that you are so grateful for...I hope they are endless.

DWR FISHING REPORT
Scott Tolentino - 11/09/17

Bear Lake surface water temperature is 48 degrees and dropping. The water level is nearly at full capacity and boat launching is possible at all ramps on the Utah and Idaho sides of the lake. This includes the Bear Lake State Park marina, 1st Point, Cisco Beach and Rainbow Cove boat ramps in Utah AND at the East Shore State Park and North Beach in Idaho.

The Lake Trout run is winding down and during the last week anglers have reported that they are still catching a few Lake Trout and Cutthroat Trout by both jigging and trolling. However, the weather has played a big part in being able to access the lake and has created a â€Å"hot fishing one day and poor fishing the next” type of report. Anglers are doing fair off the Gus Rich Point/Rockpile area and others did fair off the Cisco Beach/Rainbow Cove area. As the Lake Trout run winds down these fish will begin to feed and should become a little more predictable than they have been during the past month. If you prefer to jig; use tube jigs or swim baits in various colors in ½ to 1 ounce sizes and 3-6” long. Reliable colors are white, green and motoroil. You can tip your lure with Cisco/Sucker/Carp meat for better luck. If you are trolling; use flatfish in U-20 or similar sizes or minnow type lures in #9-13 sizes. The lake is pretty much the same temperature from top to bottom right now and therefore both Cutthroat and Lake Trout can be found in water from 10-100+ feet. Pay attention to your sonar, once you locate fish, and target that depth strata.

The Bonneville Whitefish should begin spawning right around the Thanksgiving holiday. They can be targeted along rocky, shoreline areas using light tackle. Fish in depths from 5’-30’ and use a medium action rod with 4-6lb line with 1/16-1/8 ounce jigs, spinners in size 1 or 2, or small (1-2” long) spoons. Tip your lure with a piece of worm or wax worm and keep it close to bottom. These fish can also be caught using sinking-tip fly line with wooly-buggers or egg-sucking-leach patterns fishing close to bottom. The Bonneville Whitefish are very good eating both fried and baked, but many anglers like to smoke them. The run should last until about the 15th of December. Good spots to try will be along 1st and 2nd Points, Cisco Beach and off the Utah State Park marina dikes.

Remember the Trout limit is two fish. Cutthroat Trout with a fin clip may be kept; Cutthroat Trout with all fins intact must be immediately released. Large Lake Trout take a long time to reach large sizes, and while they are legal to keep, many anglers are encouraging other anglers to release them.

Garden City Community Fishery Pond
The pond received its final stocking of the year with Rainbow Trout about 2 weeks ago. The fishing should be really good right up until it freezes. The self-service creel cards show that anglers are doing quite well. Try flies behind a bubble or casting with spinners and small jigs, or just simply a worm under a bobber. You can also try powerbait and marshmallows for bait as well.

Laketown Reservoir
Laketown Reservoir fishing is still producing some really nice fish. Fishing with bait, small spinners, or flys behind a bubble are working the best. Remember, please pack out all trash at this reservoir since there are no receptacles available. Access to this reservoir is dependent upon the anglers taking care of it

Bear Lake - Lake Trout Fishing Derby Nov 3-4
Darin - 10/16/17

BEAR LAKE - LAKE TROUT CATCH AND RELEASE FISHING TOURNAMENT RULES 11/3/17 - 11/4/17

Registration will take place before and through the days of the tournament, pre-registration will take place at Pugstones Sporting (6 South Bear Lake Blvd - Center of town "Raspberry Square). Registration is possible the day of at Pugstones Location ONLY! Please contact Darin Pugmire to register. You can also call him at: (435) 757-9430

1) Tournament will begin at 6:30 AM 11/03/17, fisherman may start later in day but no sooner than 6:30 AM Tournament will end at 6PM 11/04/2017 and all entries must be received by 6PM

2) $100.00 for each team of four, 65.00 for each team of two, $35.00 for single man teams. Only lake trout species may be entered. Based off overall length in inches, prize money will be 100% payout based on the following criteria-

Lake Trout - Longest 60% 2nd Longest 30% 3rd Longest 10%
Ties will split money, fish will be measured to closest 1/4". If 3 entries are not entered, left over money will be added to top entry(s).

3) All current Utah Regulations must be followed; anyone in violation will immediately disqualify your(s) team.

4) All boaters will comply with USCG/Bear Lake State Parks Boating/Saftey Laws

5) All boaters will comply with Utah Aquatic Invasive Species Rules

6) All participants must check in the before you start fishing. Supplied tape measure and log are required to be picked up, EVEN IF YOU'RE PREREGISTERED!

7) All entries must have picture of Fish on flat surface, adjacent to SUPPLIED tape measure WITH supplied logo. Fish not laid on same flat surface as tape measure will not be entered. Entries must be CLEARLY VISIBLE! (This includes species, tape measure numbers and unique logo) Entry length will be from tip of nose to longest part of tail laid NATURALLY on tape measure, squeezing or pinching tail will not be a valid entry!! Entries may be "texted" to Pugstones Sporting for official entry throughout the day at (435) 757-9430. Best MMS messages will be using Verizon and/or AT&T ... Not very reliable would be T-Mobile/Sprint. All fish will be entered and calculated along with a confirmation back to you once received and entered. No "updates" will be texted out from tournament officials throughout the day. Judges panel decision will be final. Please remember this is a CATCH AND RELEASE TOURNAMENT AND PROPER FISH HANDLING IS MANDATORY!

8) All participants must only fish on the Utah Half of Bear Lake proper. Any team violating this rule will be immediately disqualified from this tournament and all future tournaments as well.

9) Cheating will result in team disqualification from this tournament and all future as well.

10) Any disqualified team will forfeit any, and all entry fees.


GENERAL CONTEST PROVISIONS:

PUBLICITY RELEASE:
By participating in the contest, in addition to any other grants which may be granted in any other agreement entered into between contest officials and any participant in or winner of the contest, each participant irrevocably grants the Contest Entities and their respective successors, assigns and licensees, the right to use such participant's name, likeness, and biographical information and any photos that may be submitted, in any and all media for any purpose, including without limitation, advertising and promotional purposes and hereby release the Contest Entities from any liability with respect thereto.

GENERAL PRIZE CONDITIONS:
Prize winners, if any, shall be solely responsible for all federal, state and/or local taxes, and the reporting consequences thereof, and for any other fees or costs associated with the applicable prize. Any potential prize winner may be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, and (where imposing such condition is legal) a Publicity Release - collectively, "Prize Claim Documents".

GENERAL LIABILITY RELEASE:
By participating in the contest, each entrant agrees that the Contest Entities (i) shall not be responsible or liable for any losses, damages or injuries of any kind resulting from participation in the contest or in any contest related activity, or from entrant's acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of any prize, and (ii) have not made any warranty, representation or guarantee express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any prize and specifically disclaim all such warranties, including without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Prizes will only be awarded to a verified winner. The Contest Entities assume no responsibility for any damage to an entrant's or any other person's computer system which is occasioned by accessing the Website or otherwise participating in the contest, or for any computer system, phone line, hardware, software or program malfunctions or other errors, failures, delayed computer transmissions or network connections that are human or technical in nature. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, contest organizers and sponsors are not responsible for incomplete, illegible, misdirected, misprinted, late, lost, damaged, stolen, or (if applicable) postage-due submissions or prize notifications; or for lost, interrupted, inaccessible or unavailable networks, servers, satellites, Internet Service Providers, web sites, or other connections; or for miscommunications, failed, jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected computer, telephone or cable transmissions; or for any technical malfunctions, failures, or difficulties, printing errors, clerical, typographical or other error in the offering or announcement of the prize or in any prize notification documents, or other errors of any kind or nature; or for the incorrect or inaccurate capture of information, or the failure to capture any information. If, for any reason, the contest is not capable of running as planned, including, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of contest organizers which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this contest, organizers reserve the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify, suspend or extend the contest. Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to deliberately damage the Website or undermine the legitimate operation of the contest, or to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person in connection with the contest, is in violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, contest organizers reserve the right to disqualify the applicable individual and seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. If any provisions of these Official Rules are determined to be invalid or unenforceable, these Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision were not contained herein.

GOVERNING LAW/JURISDICTION:
ALL ISSUES AND QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE CONSTRUCTION, VALIDITY, INTERPRETATION AND ENFORCE-ABILITY OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES OR THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF ENTRANTS OR SPONSOR IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONTEST SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE INTERNAL LAWS OF THE STATE OF UTAH WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO ANY CHOICE OF LAW OF CONFLICT OF LAW RULES OR PROVISIONS THAT WOULD CAUSE THE APPLICATION OF ANY OTHER STATE'S LAWS.

WINNERS LIST:
To obtain a copy of any legally-required winners list, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Pugstones Sporting, P.O. Box 182, Garden City, UT 84028. All such requests must be received within six (6) weeks after the end of the Contest Period.

SPECIAL ADVISORY, UTAH:
Before boating, fishing or recreating on Utah waters, participants shall be familiar on how to stop the spread of Aquatic Nuisance Species. See this link before heading out to any Utah water body: http://wildlife.utah.gov/habitat/ans.

CONTEST ORGANIZERS:
Pugstones Sporting, LLC.

Muzzleloading or Fishing?
Darin - 09/22/17

Well it is almost that time for your Muzzleloader deer hunters to break ground and come up to our area and try your luck on not so many big mule deer bucks...the ticket is to by pass the hunt and go fishing instead ;)

It is good to see those leaves starting to change colors and we are only 1 day away from the first day of Fall...I sure love Fall in this beautiful valley! The trout also love the fall as well because they like to see those water temps start to come down from those summer water temps. The lake trout need it to be a certain temp before they will even think about coming into spawn and we are not where in that temp gauge, yet.

The lake level is so vital for our fishery. It is so nice to see the lake still only about 1'-3" below full! This will increase the numbers of fish on the lake. It helps all of those small minnows to find a refuge so they can survive which in turn brings in more of a supply of food for the larger trout. We will see the chub population increase again. We will see the crawfish, whitefish, sculpin, and of course our cutthroats increase in numbers as well. This is a phenomenon that I wish we didn't have to always sit around and wait for...I wish the lake would stay full all of the time and if it did go down it would only drop 2-4' maximum and then it would help to sustain not only the fishery but the beauty of the valley as well.

OK - with the colder temps finally starting to come around we will start to see our fish become more lively. They will start to feed more abundantly which in turn will allow you as anglers to catch more fish! The ticket though is to always try to help the fishery and the numbers of fish by doing CATCH AND RELEASE...we want Mother Nature to do her part but we must also do our part.

The lake trout as well as the cutthroat are still in the 70' mark. Most of the anglers are fishing by trolling but my few that are out there using the jigging technique are catching some great numbers and especially some of the larger trout.

This is usually due to how light of a bite it has been over this past 2 weeks. We all need to make sure we get up here and fish when the high moves in. That will help out all aspects of fishing on this lake, along with your success so please keep that in mind when you come up to Bear Lake.

As for the areas to fish it has still been good off of North Eden and Rainbow Cove. Those jigging have done really well off of the Points as well as on the edge of the Rockpile as well.
The best jigging sizes vary from 5"-7" and of course using my double hook lead heads it will improve your catch. Colors are also a variable as well. I like JB Specials, I also like white/pearl, white/glow, chartreuse, and then I have 3 other specialty ones that are custom size and color patterns. Stop in and check those out. My new batch should be here by the first weekend of October.

With the lake trout feeding readily I would also suggest to start looking along the shorelines as well, at least by the first weekend of September. The "Jacks" will usually start coming to the shoreline to investigate looking for a cute little female to mate with. Those "Jacks" are the young juvenile males looking for love :)

I will have all of your fishing supplies for Bear Lake during the next 3 wonderful months of fishing. Also don't forget on November 3rd & 4th, which is Friday and Saturday, we will be having another fishing derby! This will be for the Lake Trout Catch and Release method and so lets get the word out there so the return or the top 3 will be a good cash derby!

Best of luck and please call me if you have any other questions. I can't always answer but I will return calls, emails, and text messages in a timely manner.

Bear Lake and Reservoir Report
Scott Tolentino - 09/21/17

Thursday, September 21, 2017

UDWR Bear Lake Fishing Report:

Bear Lake surface water temperature is 63 degree and dropping. The water level is basically at full capacity and boat launching is possible at all ramps on the Utah and Idaho sides of the lake. This includes the Bear Lake State Park marina, 1st Point, Cisco Beach and Rainbow Cove boat ramps in Utah AND at the East Shore State Park and North Beach in Idaho.

During the last week anglers have reported that they have started catching some Lake Trout and Cutthroat Trout by both jigging and trolling. Some angler did well off the Gus Rich Point/Rockpile area and others did well off of the Cisco Beach area. As the Lake Trout prepare to spawn, this is a good time to target those fish while they are still feeding. If you prefer to jig, use tube jigs or swim baits in various colors in ½ to 1 ounce sizes and 3-6” long. You can tip your lure with Cisco/Sucker/Carp meat for better luck. If you are trolling use flatfish in U-20 or similar sizes or minnow type lures in #9-13 sizes. Try targeting 60-80’ of water, but you might want to try shallower or deeper depending on the day.

Remember the Trout limit is two fish. Cutthroat Trout with a fin clip may be kept; Cutthroat Trout with all fins intact must be immediately released. Large Lake Trout take a long time to reach large sizes, and while they are legal to keep, many anglers are encouraging other anglers to release them.

Garden City Community Fishery Pond
The pond has been stocked several times this summer with Rainbow Trout and some Cutthroat Trout. The self-service creek cards show that anglers are still catching fish. Try flies behind a bubble, small jigs, or just a worm under a bobber. You can also try powerbait and marshmallows for bait too.

Laketown Reservoir
Laketown Reservoir has also been stocked with Rainbow Trout and a few Cutthroat Trout. Fishing with bait, small spinners, or flys behind a bubble are working the best. Remember, please pack out all trash at this reservoir since there are no receptacles available. Access to this reservoir is dependent upon the anglers taking care of it.

LABOR DAY EXTRAVAGANZA
Brandt Larsen - 09/04/17

Great Labor Day weekend on big blue. Lot more people than last year! Tempatures we're definitely unseasonably warm. In between weaving in and out of jet skiers and ski boats we managed to put a few fish in the boat ! I hope the cool temperatures come and start turning the lake over!! All fish were caught down deep!

LABOR DAY
Darin - 09/02/17

Fishing on bear lake has started to pick up. With the water temperatures starting to cool down a little bit it has pushed the trout to come in from the deeper waters and to start to feed a little more.

Depths & Locations:
70-80' should be your target depths.
Early morning from 6am-8am I would start in around 60-70'.
- Cisco Beac / Rainbow Cove
- 2nd Point / Aquatics Camp
- Rock Pile/Gus Rich Point / Spinnaker Point
- Marina / Swan Creek
- Ledges / North Eden

As you jig in the early mornings make sure to give it a chance in the area that you pick. I would hold for at least 30 minutes and have some patience. If you have not seen any fish in this amount of time the. Look to try changes depths by 20'.

Always tip your heads with some soccer meet. If you do not have soccer me make sure use some worms.

Should start to turn to a little bit of light gold, blues, silvers, as the JB Special design.

Well and start to troll make sure you have the four different depths in the water column covered.
- Top Water: 5-10' Column
- Thermalcline: 30-40'
- Current Line: 50-60'
- Bottom: 3-5' from the bottom

Stop in or call if I can be of any more assistance. Let's get you out there catching some fish and please note that the fishing will only get better from here on out.

Have a great Labor Day and enjoy your weekend and SEND ME SOME PICTURES!

UDWR Bear Lake Fishing Report:
Scott Tolentino - 08/18/17

Bear Lake is basically at full capacity and boat launching is possible at all ramps on the Utah and Idaho sides of the lake. This includes the Bear Lake State Park marina, 1st Point, Cisco Beach and Rainbow Cove boat ramps in Utah AND at the East Shore State Park and North Beach in Idaho. Water temperature is 73 degrees.

Anglers have been doing fair for Cutthroat Trout by trolling minnow type lures and flatfish in 65-85’ of water. We sampled the lake recently and found the majority of Cuttrhoat Trout and Lake Trout in 85’-170’ of water. The highest concentrations of fish were off the east side. One interesting method to try is troll in the early mornings, before the sun comes up, off the mouths of North Eden and South Eden canyons. Troll chartreuse or green colored minnow-type lures on flat lines 100’ or more behind your boat. Even though the water is warm, in the early morning the canyon breezes sweep grass hoppers out onto the surface of the water where they are fed on by Cutthroat Trout. Sometimes fishing can be fast and furious. Later in the day use downriggers to get your line down within 5’ or so of the bottom and pay attention to your sonar unit. If you see fish continue to troll in that same area. If you are not seeing any fish, then move deeper. Use larger minnow-type lures and flatfish. Good spots are off Cisco Beach, 2nd Point and off the two canyon mouths mentioned above.

Remember the Trout limit is two fish. Cutthroat Trout with a fin clip may be kept; Cutthroat Trout with all fins intact must be immediately released. Large Lake Trout take a long time to reach large sizes, and while they are legal to keep, many anglers are encouraging other anglers to release them.

Garden City Community Fishery Pond
The pond is full has been stocked several times this summer with Rainbow Trout and some Cutthroat Trout. The self-service creek cards show that anglers are still catching fish. Try flies behind a bubble, small jigs, or just a worm under a bobber. You can also try powerbait and marshmallows for bait too.

Laketown Reservoir
Laketown Reservoir is full has also been stocked with Rainbow Trout and a few Cutthroat Trout. Fishing with bait, small spinners, or flys behind a bubble are working the best. Remember, please pack out all trash at this reservoir since there are no receptacles available. Access to this reservoir is dependent upon the anglers taking care of it.

Little Creek (Randolph) Reservoir
The water level is lower and it is about 50% capacity. Fish have been observed rising to insects on the surface but there has been low fishing pressure. Anglers typical have good luck using wooly buggers behind a bubble and still fishing with worms and powerbait.