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Utah Lake

Rating - Good   

Monday, Aug 01 2022
Anglers are reporting fair to good fishing for black bullhead and channel catfish all throughout the lake, targeting rocky shoreline areas and outer edges of weed lines. Anglers report mixed success fishing mornings, and increased success fishing evenings/nights. Catfish: Night-crawlers, shrimp, fresh white bass and carp cut-bait all work well for summer cats. Fresh white bass meat does seem to be working best for a lot of anglers right now. Fishing the bait suspended off the bottom using a float rig, slip-float rig or a Santee-Cooper rig is producing fish. However, fishing bait off the bottom using a weightless rig (no weight added, just a hook and biat) or a classic slip-sinker rig also works well. When it comes to channel catfish, we recommend using a larger bait holder hook or circle/octopus hooks paired with heavy test line - the average Utah Lake channel catfish is 4-6 pounds. We recommend using a swivel to create a 1-2 foot leader section of line between the hook and your main line. When attaching the hook to the leader, try snelling your hook to give you a better hook set. And, when baiting the hook, try to keep the hook point exposed and make sure the hook gap remains open, meaning, don't fill or load the entire hook with bait. Having too much bait in the hook gap often prevents the hook from anchoring in the fishes mouth when you set the hook.




Monday, Aug 01 2022



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very accessible from boats or shore several state and private boat ramps.

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Utah Lake


Rating - Good

Anglers are reporting fair to good fishing for black bullhead and channel catfish all throughout the lake, targeting rocky shoreline areas and outer edges of weed lines. Anglers report mixed success fishing mornings, and increased success fishing evenings/nights. Catfish: Night-crawlers, shrimp, fresh white bass and carp cut-bait all work well for summer cats. Fresh white bass meat does seem to be working best for a lot of anglers right now. Fishing the bait suspended off the bottom using a float rig, slip-float rig or a Santee-Cooper rig is producing fish. However, fishing bait off the bottom using a weightless rig (no weight added, just a hook and biat) or a classic slip-sinker rig also works well. When it comes to channel catfish, we recommend using a larger bait holder hook or circle/octopus hooks paired with heavy test line - the average Utah Lake channel catfish is 4-6 pounds. We recommend using a swivel to create a 1-2 foot leader section of line between the hook and your main line. When attaching the hook to the leader, try snelling your hook to give you a better hook set. And, when baiting the hook, try to keep the hook point exposed and make sure the hook gap remains open, meaning, don't fill or load the entire hook with bait. Having too much bait in the hook gap often prevents the hook from anchoring in the fishes mouth when you set the hook.


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