January 26, 2013

More Perch On The Ice

Rob and I hit Pineview this morning with his daughter to see if we could get some more fast fishing like last week. We fished cemetery point. It took a little more time to find them this time around, but once we did, it was on! We fished in 26 feet of water and all the Perch came from fishing off the bottom. The three of us got our fill of catching, with only a few dry spells to speak of. White Jammin Jigs worked the best today.
There were a lot of people out fishing today. It was one of the biggest crowds I have seen out on the ice. It seemed that most of the groups around us were catching fish as well. If you're looking for a spot to take younger kids, Pineview would be a great place right now. It's as close to a guarantee for catching fish as you'll find.
Lots for people enjoying the fishing today.
 Lots of time spent unhooking Perch.
Pink Jammin Jigs took second place to the white ones.
A great way to end the day.

January 19, 2013

Pineview Perchin'

The Perch catching at Pineview was good for everyone today. All the groups around me seemed to be into the fish. I arrived around 1 p.m. (after getting skunked at Echo reservoir) and was into fish as soon as my jig hit the bottom. White and pink jigs tipped with a wax worm worked great. Others around me used chartreuse crappie jigs with a night crawler that worked just as well. In the two hours I fished, 41 perch were landed. All were between 6-10 inches. Several Perch made the long drive home with me, and even decided to stay for dinner.
Others enjoying the sunny day and Perch catching on Pineview reservoir.
A few keepers for fish tacos.
Looking West toward Ogden Canyon.

January 11, 2013

A.F. Boat Harbor

I hit American Fork boat harbor for an hour today during my lunch break. The ice is about eight inches thick and there was only one other group on the ice when I got there. I fished about 10 feet from the docks off the boat ramp and had action almost the whole time I was there. It was all small White bass (6-9") with the exception of one dinky Perch that was landed. I used white paddle bugs on a white jig tipped with a wax worm. I ended the hour with 22 fish landed. Not a bad lunch break in my book.
Average White Bass today. 
Tiny perch; the only one of the trip.

January 4, 2013

It's Ice Fishing Time!

We made it to Strawberry Reservoir just as the sun was poking its head over the horizon. As my neighbor and I stepped out of the truck, we instantly got slapped in the face with -18 degree temperatures. Luckily for us, we were going to be fishing in an ice tent I received for Christmas. The tent plus a heater made for a comfortable outing.
The fishing was really slow. The few fish that were caught were on pink jigs tipped with a wax worm. The fish finder was acting goofy so we had to guess on the depth the fish were holding which made it tough. After several hours and only three fish to show for it, we decided to pack up and hit a spot on the way home that I knew had fast fishing.
Yesterday I fished a community pond and couldn't keep the trout off my line long enough to get my second line in the water. I really wanted to get my neighbor into some fish, so I took him there. The average trout you catch here is around 8-12 inches, but there are trout in the 20 inch range that we've caught here in years past.
Once we arrived at our new spot, we were on the fish as soon as our lines hit the water. Fishing would come in bursts. It would be really fast and then nothing for a few minutes and then it kicked back up. That was the pattern the whole time we were there. Except for a lone Brown, all of the trout were Rainbows. It didn't seem to matter much what we used, the fish were not picky.
Once we had our fill of catching, we called it a day. We didn't keep count on the fish caught, but it was a lot! We plan to hit a new spot tomorrow. Hopefully it will be another productive outing.
We were not alone out on the ice today.
Maiden voyage using with my new tent. Christmas pretty much rocks!

20 inch Cutthroat. All three fish were this size from Strawberry Reservoir.
We hit a community pond for some fast fishing action!