Quantcast
Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Fishing Utah
Brett Prettyman
Brett Prettyman writes about the outdoors, recreation and fishing for The Salt Lake Tribune

» E-mail

» Subscribe (RSS)




Ice fishing has started on Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Courtesy Ryan Mosley
Flaming Gorge Fishing Report - Ice forming its way down the reservoir

Ryan Mosley, Flaming Gorge Project Leader for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, sent in this report.If you go, dress warm.

Here's his report

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

Ice has been forming uplake and now extends down to about Currant Creek (see pic). South of Buckboard is still wide open, but as cold as it is, the conditions will change rapidly.

I fished the Confluence yesterday, where there was about 4-inches of clear ice. Further uplake around Firehole, there's 8-10 inches. Fishing for big, healthy rainbows was "red hot" (unlike the weather) in shallow water off from rocky points. Most of my fish came from 15-20 ft depths using Berkley Atomic Tubes and Power Nymphs tipped with meal worm. Many of the side roads uplake had substantial snow drifting, so 4WD and high clearance is highly recommended.



Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment


About Reader Comments


Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
 
Jobs
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Login to the Electronic Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.