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FISHING AND DERBY UPDATE
DARIN - 12/01/16

Well the Bonneville whitefish have started to come in but not with big numbers yet. Look for this weekend to be an OK time but the following weeks should prove to be better.

The Bonneville Whitefish derby I have moved to December 15-17th. I hope this won't cause crisis with anyone but I figure the larger Bonneville will be caught during that time. These fish are very healthy and are great to eat so enjoy them!

If you want want to get signed up for the derby please call me on my mobile or text me as well. I will make sure I get you signed up. If you want to use Credit Card I can bill you out with an app called VENMO which is very secure and it should help everyone out in making sure they get signed up. I am limited it 49 contestants so first get your name in it and 2nd help promote it! This is a NON PROFIT derby for me, I am doing this to help promote this wonderful fishery and allowing everyone the opportunity to catch somethings from shore, boat or from canoe.

While white fishing make sure you stay in the depths of 5-20 feet of water. Vertical jigging as well as casting and retrieving are all good sources, just remember to keep your lure on the bottom. You need to keep them within 8" to the bottom for best success.

Locations will be the Marina, Cisco Beach, 1st and 2nd Point, and some off of the Rock Pile but not as good in that area.

Look for rock structures and take 10 minutes trying to feel for the bit. Sometimes the bite is very subtle so pay close attention.

I will update again soon so if you have more questions please just call my mobile!

Darin
435-757-9430

BONNEVILLE WHITEFISH DERBY!
Darin Pugmire - 11/24/16

Ok guys and gals it is time for another fishing derby! On December 8th-10th we are going to do the largest, by weight, whitefish derby!

Rules will be same as the past with 1st place taking home 60% of the pot, 2nd place taking home 30% of the pot and 3rd Place taking 10%. This is a non profit derby so get the news out there and let's make this a good cash prize contest.

These BONNEVILLE Whitefish will be caught in shallow water as they are in spawning. You can do it from shore, motor boat, kick boat, canoe etc so known you don't have any limitations for this derby to be a positive one no matter what fishing technique you use.

I will also be adding in the largest, by length, cutthroat using "Catch and Release" to win a gift certificate or prize from some other sponsors. I will get that info to you as soon as I am able.

I will be weighing all of the whitefish so it gets completed by one scale. You can only enter 2 whitefish a day.

You can keep 10 of the whitefish for eating and that is fine but if you participate in this derby ALL trout will have to be IMMEDIATELY RELEASED. NO LEAVING THEM IN A LIVE WELL!

Contact me quickly to get set up and enter this contest. I will take cash, checks, or credit cards however for cards I will charge 2.75% for swiped cards and 4% for over the phone cards.

Cost to sign up:
Single = $35
Double = $65
Foursome = $100
Costs will go up the day of the events by 10% so call in or mail checks into as soon as possible.

IF you enter the whitefish derby and you can also sign up for the longest cutthroat contest and the cost will be the following:

Single = $25
Double = $45
Foursome = $80

This event will also be for the 3 consecutive days.
The prize gifts will be shared with you all shortly with only 2 prizes being awarded for 1st and 2nd place winners.

Submit your checks to:

Pugstones Sporting
PO BOX 182
Garden City, UT 84028

Or call me to enter it in with credit card or stop by anytime to get signed up within my store.

Mobile: 435-757-9430
Shop: 435-946-2855

Happy Thanksgiving everyone and remember to stop and think about all of those that have helped you as well as others that are around you. Find something to do today to show that thanks and give some back!

November 22nd,2016
Travis - 11/22/16

Fished Sunday and battled some of the craziest currents I have ever experienced on Bear Lake...the wife jigged up this bruiser colored up male before sun up, a great day on the water with a nice mix of cuts and lakers!

Super Moon Fishing!
DARIN - 11/15/16

Well for those of you who have been able to get out on the water from October 9-12 didn't see a lot of productivity. The fish didn't want anything to do with it. However, prior to that day the fishing was on FIRE! It looks as if yesterday was a productive day as well and so hopefully that leads us into and just after our SUPER MOON! Typically the fishing wouldn't be that great during this time of the lunar but it may surprise you if you give it a shot!

The weather is going to make a huge change come Thursday so it will be best to fish it today or tomorrow early because the wind will pick up Wednesday, midday, and that will push you off of the water. Get out while you can and then by the weekend get up here as well because it should be a perfect time to have some active fish on Bear Lake.

It seems like several have finally gone back to jigging and that has been those that have had the best productivity. Plan on keeping up with this trend for best fishing during the November-April time of year.

Depth will be all across the board. Mark your way points and then follow up on them the next time you are on the lake. Don't get ignorant with someone that happens to already be on your spot just go somewhere else:)

OK now just use your sonars to find the fish. Look for areas off of 2nd and 1st Points, Cisco Beach/North side of South Eden, Rockpile/Gus Rich Point, Spinnaker Point.

Good luck to everyone and just an FYI I am now out of CISCO SCENT until around MARCH. I will keep everyone updated when it arrives. I have plenty of Sucker Meat and mealworms for the upcoming Bonneville Whitefish run and I will get the date posted for the derby that I will be doing for that run as well.

I am open Friday and Saturday but am willing to meet any other time besides Sunday. Just shoot me a text or give me a call and I will work it out to be here to help you out!

435-757-9430

November 14th,2016
Muddyrudder - 11/14/16

Fished Saturday Morning before noon, had to leave for a prior commitment. The weather was beautiful for this time of year. The big fish were hungry. Jigged in one location and picked up 14 lbs laker, 7 lbs laker and 3 lb cut. One other big fish broke me off. Not red hot for fish numbers, but I will take 3 larger fish biting in as many hour fishing any day over numbers. Fished for just over 3 hours.

UDWR
Scott Tolentino - 11/10/16

UDWR Bear Lake Fishing Report:

Launching is available at the Utah State Park marina, First Point, Cisco Beach and Rainbow Cove boat ramps. Surface water temperature is 51 degrees. The water level at Rainbow Cove is becoming low, so if you are launching a larger boat, be careful about not backing in your trailer so far that it will go off the end of the concrete ramp. There is a large drop off at the end of the ramp and could ruin a trailer axle. The Lake Trout spawn is beginning to wind down and anglers are reporting good success by trolling parallel to shore off the mouths of South Eden and North Eden canyons and along Cisco Beach. The go-to lure at this time is a flatfish lure in the U-20 size range. Fish can be found in depths of 10-60'. Also, try trolling parallel to shore at Cisco Beach if there are no anglers casting from shore. Some anglers have been jigging for both Cutthroat Trout and Lake Trout with tube jigs tipped with cisco or sucker meat. Try off the rockpile near Ideal Beach and off South Eden and 2nd Points. Try water depths of 25-65'. Fishing action has slowed down for those anglers casting off the North Beach Jetty and Utah State Park marinas, but if you are fishing from shore, try to target the early mornings and evenings. Try using Blue Fox spinners which rattle if using spinning equipment and large rabbit hair flies with fly rods. Glow in the dark colors work well too. Snagging fish is illegal and foul hooked fish must be released.



We expect the Bonneville Whitefish to begin their spawning right around the Thanksgiving holiday. Fishing should be good this year since the water levels are low and fish will be concentrated on the narrow band of rocky shoreline habitat. Good spots should be off Cisco Beach and the Utah State Park marina.



Please remember, all Cutthroat Trout that are caught and don't have a healed fin clip must be released. Large Lake Trout are not very good eating and 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

Fishing has been good Rainbow Trout . Try wooly buggers fished on fly rods or behind a bubble on spinning rods. Also, small spinners with gold blades in size #0 or #1 in dark colors are working well. If it is calm, you can do well using dry flies in #12-#14 sizes. If you prefer bait, try fishing with a small piece of worm under a bobber. The pond is full and the angler pressure compared to the summer months is much lower.



Laketown Reservoir

Laketown Reservoir anglers are also reporting good fishing for both Rainbow Trout and a few Cutthroat Trout. Weeds are drying and the water is more accessible from shore. Try fishing with brown or green wooly buggers and nymphs on fly rods or behind a bubble. You can also try casting small spinners tipped with a worm or meal worm. A 4 wheel drive is recommended to access this reservoir since the road is rough.

November 9th,2016
Marvin Spidle - 11/09/16

Fished north the rock pile and marked fish all day. Unfortunately the catching didn't match the marks. Little slow but we did manage 6 nice cutts and one 10 pound lake trout. Weather was unbelievable! Jigging with standard tubes jigs tipped with Cisco

November 7th,2016
Jason - 11/07/16

We fished bear lake on November 4th & 5th. Fishing was excellent and the weather was even better. We landed 27 macs and 1 cut, all between 8 & 15 lbs, while jigging in 35-70 FOW off Gus rich point. Time of day did not seem to matter as bites came about 3-4 per hour. I was able to get my 9 year old son onto his first unassisted jigged up mac, he actually got 7 on his own (almost cost a rod/reel set up, but would have been worth it). We even had a double, which made for a couple crazy moments. Days like this on bear lake are rare, we never saw any waves in a day and a half. Great time to be on big blue!

Bear Lake DNR Fishing Report
Scott Tolentino - 10/24/16

UDWR Bear Lake Fishing Report:
Launching is available at the Utah State Park marina, First Point, Cisco Beach and Rainbow Cove boat ramps. Lake Trout are spawning now and anglers are reporting good success by casting off the North Beach Jetty and Utah State Park marina in the early mornings and evenings. Try using Blue Fox spinners which rattle if using spinning equipment and large rabbit hair flies with fly rods. Glow in the dark colors work well too. Snagging fish is illegal and foul hooked fish must be released.

Anglers who are trolling are picking up Lake Trout and some Cutthroat Trout off the mouths of South Eden and North trolling flatfish in depths of 10'. Also, try trolling parallel to shore at Cisco Beach if there are no anglers casting from shore. Jigging at this time of year can also produce some nice fish off both Cisco Beach and the Rockpile area in water depths of 40-60'. Use Buckshot Rattle spoons, Swedish Pimples and tube jigs tipped with cisco or sucker meat. During the Lake Trout runt the fish can be aggressive one day and very finicky the next, so you may need to switch lures and speeds until you find the right combination. As the water continues to cool this fall, the fishing will continue to improve. We expect the Bonneville Whitefish to begin their spawning right around the Thanksgiving holiday.

Please remember, all Cutthroat Trout that are caught and don't have a healed fin clip must be released. Large Lake Trout are not very good eating and 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
Fishing for Rainbow Trout continues to be very good to excellent. The best luck by far has come on wooly bugger fished on fly rods or behind a bubble on spinning rods. Also, small spinners with gold blades in size #0 or #1 in dark colors are working well. If it is calm, you can do well using dry flies in #12-#14 sizes. If you prefer bait, try fishing with a small piece of worm under a bobber. The pond is full and the angler pressure compared to the summer months is much lower.

Laketown Reservoir
Laketown Reservoir anglers are reporting very good fishing for both Rainbow Trout and a few Cutthroat Trout. Weeds are dropping slowly, and fishing with wooly bugger and nymphs on fly rods or behind a bubble has been working the best. You can also try casting small spinners tipped with a worm or meal worm. A 4 wheel drive is recommended to access this reservoir since the road is rough. The colors are changing on the leaves and this location is hard to beat for a beautiful time outdoors.

Halloween Fishing Uodate
Darin - 10/27/16

Well the lake trout spawn has gone over quite well. Fishing from shore has been good as well as those out in boats. However those in boats have my only been catching their fish out in the deeper waters. With this being said more fish could have been caused from boaters if they would have decided to fish closer to shore with side planers and other types of gear like that. The fishing from shore will continue to do well into the next week and into the weekend. The larger trout are starting to come in and are still coming in to Spohn and so a lot of larger trout have been caught. I do hope that we are still all trying to practice the catch and release method so that our fishery can sustain its self. It cannot stand alone to sustain itself so it is up to us as anglers to help with that improvement.

Best methods from shore are using spinners spoons in a variety of different colors from silvers and blues to silvers and greens to silvers and oranges etc. Also others are using small tube jigs that glow and they're doing them at night. I do have no problem with that however I do hope that we are not snagging the fish we are actually letting them hit our bait and not just snagging them when we see they're over top of whatever Luer or fly that we are using.

Best locations for mom a boat would be both off of the marina off of cisco beach off of South Eden off of gas which is point in close to shore as well as down along the north end however if you do go to the north end with a boat I would make sure it is an 18 foot minus with a flatter bottom because it is very shallow on that end of the lake.

If you have questions or comments please feel free to submit them at any time please upload your photos they are always great to see the success that all of you anglers are having. I appreciate all of the updates and information that I received so that I can help to post a good and productive fishing report.

My store is open on Fridays from nine till five and on Saturdays from eight until five and if you need something outside of that time please feel free to let me know and I can try to make it down to help you. I can do that usually on any day minus Sundays.

Good luck anglers and enjoy Bear Lake for the beauty that it brings!