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Bear Lake Fishing Report
Updated November 12th, 2002
Provided by Utah Fish Finder
The lake trout spawning run has peaked and fish are beginning to
thin out. This past weekend anglers reported fair success catching lake trout
from shore off the Utah State Park Marina, casting glow-in-the-dark spoons
or #5 spinners. Remember that all foul-hooked fish must be immediately
released! Law enforcement officers issued several tickets last weekend to
people who were intentionally snagging fish. Trolling for lake trout from boats
has started to slow down. The best fishing has been in the early mornings and
during the evenings off the Utah State Park Marina or along Cisco Beach.
Trolling flatfish and rapalas off flat lines or down riggers, in 10-25 feet of
water, is working the best. Some anglers were reporting fair catches of
cutthroat trout being taken by trolling in depths of 30-45 feet of water using
flat fish and rapalas fished near the bottom. Water levels are suitable for
launching all sizes of boats at the Utah State Park Marina. The water depth in
the marina is between 8-10 feet. The boat ramps at Rainbow Cove and First
point are completely out of the water and the docks have been pulled out.
Launching on the east side of the lake is not advised, but some people are still
launching small boats with 4 wheel drive vehicles from the sandy shoreline or
along Cisco Beach.
Don't forget Special Regs. Trout limit 2. Only cutthroats with healed clipped fins may be kept. Cisco may be taken with a hand-held dipnet Jan. 1 to Feb. 13 (see proclamation for restrictions).