Fishing Report 5/28/2016We fished around the state marina on Saturday May 28th, we caught 2 macks the first one was 15# 35" trolling spoons 2.25 mph blue and silver and the 2nd one 8# on green and silver, we also caught 6 native cuts the largest was 6# 25 1/2 " all fish were released and were caught from the surface to 50' most in the 45 to 50 foot range, it was a great day to be on the water
Scott Wilkinson - 05/31/16
FISHING FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKENDWell the fishing derby went well for those that stuck it out and fought off wind and rain. Some didn't have as much success as others but that is usually depends on the amount of time you fish Bear Lake. All in all the winning went well for some and not so well for others. Thanks for all of you that made it out and enjoyed this little derby and mark your calendars because I am going to do some sponsored derby this fall the weekend after Labor Day. I will keep everyone updated as we get closer.
DARIN - 05/26/16
Fishing on the lake has still continued to be good. The best fishing is still earlier in the morning, for most parts. From 7am-10am and then a small window before it picks back up again. I would make sure to stick around because a lot of times with the colder temps and the rain that we have been getting the fishing would stay fishable until around 5pm.
Fishing close to shore still has been the best scenario. Depths are all across the board but stay in shallow for best fishing. If you have side planners your catching trout will increase. Either way though the ticket is making sure that you are way being the boat. I say at least 100' in depths of 30' and deeper and then 200' when you are above that mark. When using planner boards just make sure you have 80-100' behind your board and you will find 99% better fishing.
Colors patterns are also critical and speeds and scents. I can set you up with what you will need so stop by and I will gear you up for a wonderful weekend on Bear Lake. Look for Apex, HotSpots, Live Target, Rapalas, Luhr Jensen, along with several different spinners and spoons.
Shore fisherman would also be a perfect chance to catch some big fish. Remember you won't catch a huge number of trout on this lake but they will be large!
All cutthroat with all fins in tact must be immediately release back to the water. Even if you gill one and it looks as if it will bleed out, it still has to be released. If it won't go down I would pop the air sack, if you know what you are looking for, and let the fishing make its ways back to the deep water.
Thanks again and a huge shout-out to all of your Veterans and all of those that have passed before us. Lets help make those that are on the other side proud of us by doing what is required to protect our freedoms as well as our beautiful valley!
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Darin - 05/26/16
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TOMORROW FISHING DERBYThe tornado just rolled through Bear Lake...not really a tornado but some serious wind. We have that cold front coming in tonight.
Darin - 05/20/16
The fishing tournament will continue unless by tomorrow morning the lake is too rough. If that happens we will postpone it for another date.
Right now we have 10 different contestants per category...CUTTHROAT and LAKE TROUT. I am hoping, weather permitted, that tomorrow we will have several more show up. Remember that you can even do this from shore as well.
I will be here at my shop at 6:30 AM. It is mandatory that you do show up before the derby to make sure that you pick up your logo and yard stick along with signing a disclosure.
You can come in as late or as early as you would like but the tourney starts at 7AM and goes until 4 PM.
Feel free to text me in the morning before coming over if you would like. I will be up and able to respond by 6 AM.
Pass this along so everyone is on the same page and lets pray for some calm weather.
Slow Fishing Day 15lb Laker HoweverSlow day. Finally found a good one. 15lbs. Released. Marked fish from 20 to 60 feet, but they were all glued to the bottom. 2.3 to 3.4 mph. Used large natural colored baits. Beautiful day on the lake none the less!!!
Landon - 05/16/16
Monster Mackinaw33 1/2 x 19 /4
Landon - 05/16/16
CUTTHROAT TROUT SPAWNHey guys most of the news I received this week were mixed reviews. I think that most of the fisherman did ok but nothing with huge numbers. This is very typical for this time of year so nothing to alarming. Bear Lake is a quality fishery not a quantity fishery. I wish we had more quantity but I guess we get what we get. We can do our part by continuing our catch and release ways so keep that in mind.
DARIN - 05/16/16
Those that are catching fish are still using side planners to have the best success. Most fish are being caught within the top 20'. These are the cutthroat a as well as the lake trout that have come in feeding off of the little planters as well as the suckers that are now in and spawning.
Best areas would be from marina north and then past Fish Haven. East side off of 2nd Point and along the Aquatics Camp. Marina south down to city park area as well as the north end down around the inlet of Mudlake and along the east side from Indian Creek to North Eden.
The speeds will be critical so make sure and speed them up. Don't worry about even speeds up to or around 4mph. It will all depend on your lures of choice but you want to fast action lures to have the best success.
The fishing derby is pushing along and slated to be up and moving forward this coming Saturday at 7am. Remember to get signed up so that you can be registered before that day. I have had several fisherman send me in checks and some stopping by with cash as well as those just on a card. Either way just make sure you get signed up before the day of so you can save some money.
The contest is catch and release and we will have everything that you will need when you arrive. You can stop by my shop and pick them up and be in the water by 7am. I will be down there at 6:30am.
Talk to your friends and colleagues and make a business trip out of it if needed. This is the time to help try and get others to sign up and make this a yearly event that we can all look forward to.
Remember that this isn't a derby we set up to make money. All proceeds go directly back to you! I don't make nor did I want to make a dime, this is your event I just want to try and escalate it.
I am open daily from 9am-5pm and I will show up earlier if I need to so please just call and set up an appointment. My number: 435-757-9430 MOBILE
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE and have a great week!
May 15th,2016Fished cisco beach 05/14/2016. No fish. Moved to the west side. Managed a few fish between 5 guys and two boats in 7 additional hours of fishing. Rewarded with a couple good ones for our diligence.
Rocky Mountain Cod - 05/15/16
My brother had a carp eat a 7" lure so we decided to keep him and eat him. We have been wanting to try carp out of Bear Lake for a long time. If there was ever to be a good one to try eating, this one was it. It was great!! Bony, but had a great flavor. Breaded in corn meal and pan fried. Definitely worth eating again. We all went back for 2nds and 3rds. Much better than any lake trout I have ever eaten out of there!!! I'm going to call it Rocky Mountain Cod!
10lb Cutthroat!10lb cut caught on March 5 2016
TJ JOHNSON - 05/10/16
Low Pushing Out...In Comes the HIGHWell the low is slowly being pushed out and it is allowing the high to come in, which in turn will turn the fishing on an upward scale. That will only happen for a few days so the best times will be this week so if you can get up here because we should see the trout start to get a little more aggressive making the experience a lot more enjoyable.
DARIN - 05/11/16
Thanks to you that have posted your reports and pics directly to this site. I hope that more of you will do so. As you use this portal and submit them with pictures etc it lets me know and I review them and then make them live. I do this so that spam doesn't end up in the report. I can do it pretty quickly now so please take the time and post your success/no success reports and photos as you please.
Cutthroats are in spawning but they haven't peaked yet. Look for that to happen going into next week sometime. Make sure that you are getting in shallow while you are fishing and have patience while doing so. If you go back into my post report you will see other info on what I recommend for best technique.
We are now open from Monday - Thursday 9am-5pm and Friday and Saturday 8am-5pm. We have a bunch of new lures for you fisherman that like to tackle this lake so stop by and see what we can do for you.
Good luck and wind permitting get up here and enjoy this beautiful valley and wonderful fishery!
Don't forget the fishing derby will be going on SATURDAY May 21st. I still haven't received the final copy of the affidavit from the state but it isn't much different from last year. Stop in and start applying now to enter this CATCH & RELEASE tourney. All proceeds go back to the top 3 winners of each category.
Best of luck in all you are doing! Let me know what else I can help you out with because I would love to do so.
Remember that we have all sorts of guns and ammo in stock as well as making several special orders on any guns that you need as well. Check in before you go to those big chain stores because if I can't beat them I can at least match them for you.
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