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Utah Lake

Rating - Good   

Friday, Jan 13 2023
December 9, 2022: Patches of ice are present in most marinas. However, ice is one inch thick or less and extremely unsafe. Anglers ice fishing from the docks at Utah Lake State Park are reporting good to great catch rates for yellow perch, and fair catch rates for black crappie and white bass. Vertically jigging orange, chartreuse or white colored ice fishing jigs tipped with worm is producing fish. December through February: Between the lake itself and its tributaries, anglers have open water fishing opportunities throughout winter. For the lake, ice does begin to form in the marina's/harbors in the Provo Bay/Mud Lake in December. Fishing the lakes open water is typically slow to fair, but white bass fishing can be good in areas - particularly around the Lincoln Beach warm spring. Most, if not all, of the marina's/harbors have fishable ice (ice that is at least 4 inches thick) around the first part of January. The lake can completely freeze over, but ice thickness and ice conditions is very wildly - cracking/fragmenting and ice movement often results in large ice stacking events along the shorelines, creating large areas of open water. Use extreme caution, particularly if/when fishing outside the marina's/harbors. Ice thickness in the marina's/harbors throughout January averages 4 - 6 inches, and fishing is typically good for white bass, yellow perch, black crappie and bluegill using small jigs (1/16 - 1/32 oz) tipped with nightcrawler, mealworm, or wax worm. Anglers typically fish from the docs in the marina's/harbors because they are safer angling strategy and the additional structure/cover the docs provide produce good numbers of fish. Late January into February, anglers targeting open water in the tributaries - namely Lower Provo River, Powell Slough, Mill Race, and Lower Hobble Creek - can see fair to good fishing for largemouth bass, black crappie, bluegill, white bass, and northern pike. We recommend using tube jigs, maragbou jigs, finesse baits, natural baits, and inline spinners, Reminder - northern pike are invasive to Utah Lake




Friday, Jan 13 2023



Access Info

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

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Utah Lake


Rating - Good

December 9, 2022: Patches of ice are present in most marinas. However, ice is one inch thick or less and extremely unsafe. Anglers ice fishing from the docks at Utah Lake State Park are reporting good to great catch rates for yellow perch, and fair catch rates for black crappie and white bass. Vertically jigging orange, chartreuse or white colored ice fishing jigs tipped with worm is producing fish. December through February: Between the lake itself and its tributaries, anglers have open water fishing opportunities throughout winter. For the lake, ice does begin to form in the marina's/harbors in the Provo Bay/Mud Lake in December. Fishing the lakes open water is typically slow to fair, but white bass fishing can be good in areas - particularly around the Lincoln Beach warm spring. Most, if not all, of the marina's/harbors have fishable ice (ice that is at least 4 inches thick) around the first part of January. The lake can completely freeze over, but ice thickness and ice conditions is very wildly - cracking/fragmenting and ice movement often results in large ice stacking events along the shorelines, creating large areas of open water. Use extreme caution, particularly if/when fishing outside the marina's/harbors. Ice thickness in the marina's/harbors throughout January averages 4 - 6 inches, and fishing is typically good for white bass, yellow perch, black crappie and bluegill using small jigs (1/16 - 1/32 oz) tipped with nightcrawler, mealworm, or wax worm. Anglers typically fish from the docs in the marina's/harbors because they are safer angling strategy and the additional structure/cover the docs provide produce good numbers of fish. Late January into February, anglers targeting open water in the tributaries - namely Lower Provo River, Powell Slough, Mill Race, and Lower Hobble Creek - can see fair to good fishing for largemouth bass, black crappie, bluegill, white bass, and northern pike. We recommend using tube jigs, maragbou jigs, finesse baits, natural baits, and inline spinners, Reminder - northern pike are invasive to Utah Lake


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