Willard Bay is a 15.5 square mile diked impoundment that most people notice as they travel along I-15 either coming or going from Idaho to maybe Brigham City or Tremonton. It boasts a state park, great marinas, camping facilities, and other amenities, and I have wanted to explore the fishing opportunities there for a very
In hopes of teaching a couple of my fishing buddies a new technique, Kirk Rasmussen and Kerry Ward joined me on a short excursion up the canyon to Deer Creek Reservoir to learn to “drop shot” for smallmouth bass. This technique has been a large part of my fishing arsenal for nearly 20 years and
Springtime and especially the time just after the ice leaves our reservoirs in northern and central Utah is just right for targeting hungry trout.
Crazy things happen on a full moon. This is a story of two such moons that resulted in some incredible fishing for very nice trout. The first took place a few years ago on Flaming Gorge, and the second happened last Friday on a little-known reservoir northeast of Duchesne. Since I enjoy bass fishing
Even in cold water, anglers can target and catch cold water bass by downsizing their lures and slowing down their presentations.
At times, Mother Nature pulls a fast one and closes one window and opens another at the same time. Such was the case last week, when rain, snow, and wind in the high country kept me from a planned trip to Strawberry and forced me to stay closer to home. Determined to fish somewhere, I
Each angler finds his/her own "best practices" and tries to stick with a game plan for the tournament based on the the results of a few days on the water before an event.
Instead of describing how a jerkbait is thrown, retrieved, and "twitched," all you have to do is watch a video. The words (in my posts) will come to life and you will be able to see the lures, watch the casts, witness the hook sets, and take a look at the fish when they
Late Sunday evening, (during the snowstorm) I took a walk on the Provo River Trail (flashlight in hand) to look for fish coming up the river. It was dark, cold, and a biting wind cut through several layers of clothing. I enjoy this time of year near the Provo River; the river isn’t too swift,
A reader asks: “I remember the days on Utah Lake when we could catch walleyes almost every night in the early spring. We love to eat walleyes but where can I go nowadays to be sure to have a chance at catching some? And, is it even worth it to try for walleyes?” First, there