BOUNTIFUL – Memorial Day fishing may be over, but Davis County fisheries remain stocked full of fish and are good places to catch fish according to the latest fishing report by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.
The best fishing, according to the report, is currently at Holmes Creek Reservoir in Layton. The best place to fish at that location is near the dam and most are catching trout from that area using chartreuse, glittery or garlic PowerBait.
The best time to fish, according to the report, is during the weekend.
The pond is privately owned, so anglers who travel there will have to obtain a walk-in access number.
Bountiful Lake is reportedly slow; however, DWR biologists have been stocking rainbow trout at the lake since mid-February.
Biologists recorded stocking close to 1,000 rainbow trout on May 15 and have dropped at least 200 trout per trip over the last three months.
So far, catfish have been a popular catch in that area.
Farmington Pond is also reporting good fishing conditions and recently had 1,000 10-inch trout stocked there in mid-May.
Anglers said the best fishing can be done at the pier using garlic-scented PowerBait.
Syracuse’s Jensen Nature Park Pond is reporting fair conditions despite light angler activity during the weekdays.
The Kaysville Ponds is reporting good fishing for catfish in the first pond using worms at the bottom of the lake. Some catfish have also been spotted swimming towards the surface of the third pond.
The hottest spot in Northern Utah is currently Willard Bay, which reporting really good fishing for those looking to catch crappies. Both the north and south marinas are still going strong and just about anything is working.
Fishing reports come out on a bi-weekly basis and can be fully viewed on DWR’s fishing reports page.
For a complete list of fishing reports across the state visit wildlife.utah.gov/hotspots.