Many Utahns dread the winter season for the cold temperatures and the snow that has to be shoveled. But, great outdoorsmen will tell you that the winter months can offer some of the best fishing of the year. For those who haven't had the opportunity to go ice fishing, here in the Ogden Valley we are home of the #1 rated ice fishing spots in all of Utah.
This is a great spot to take the kids as the fishing can be fast and furious which will keep your children busy and not bored. The main target species during the ice season is perch and crappie. Fishing in depths from 15 to 35 feet of water is the most productive. Most fish stay pretty close to the bottom of the reservoir, but the crappie can be suspended at times and a fish finder is the most useful in locating these fish.
Early morning and late afternoon are the best times to fish for these species and suspended crappie can be active until late into the night. Small baits rigged under a castmaster or Swedish pimples are the best way to get your bait to the bottom fast, and baits such as ratso's, rat finky's, shrimpos & nuclear ants in various colors (white, green and red) work great.
Tip your baits with wax worms, meal worms, gulp maggots, spikes and after you have caught a few fish, some perch eyes or meat also work great for bait. Popular fishing areas include north and south of Cemetery Point, Browning Point and the narrows by the dam.
Size: 2,874 acres
Maximum Depth: 81 feet (average of 44 feet)
Species: Large mouth bass, small mouth bass, tiger musky, rainbow trout, crappie, yellow perch, and bluegill
So come visit the Ogden Valley today and go Ice Fishing.