Fishing Time: 6:00 to 8:00 pM
Weather: Breezy, clear, T-70s
Moon Phase: 93% Moon
Location: Utah Lake
Best Bait: Worm 3' underneath a bobber
Who Went: John Schuler, Anthony Schuler, Devin Duncan, Dunc
I took Devin down to Utah Lake to our favorite honey hole to see if anything was biting yet at Utah Lake. A last-minute phone call added Bobber John and his 3-year-old son Anthony to the party. On arrival, I was amazed at the water level. I haven’t seen Utah Lake that high in quite a few years and there is still a ton of snow in the mountains. Hopefully it reaches full pool this year.
We started fishing and thought we may be a bit early in the year until Devin found the catfish honey hole. He began casting near some submerged bush and pulled out a few nice channel catfish. Then we helped Anthony cast into the honey hole and he added a couple fish to the mix. We must have fished it out though as no more fish came from that spot the rest of the night.
We moved around quite a bit with little luck. John caught a couple more channel catfish, but that was about it. I tried for bass, but nothing was doing. I took Devin over to an area where there were a bunch of carp swimming around. Devin has been wanting to catch a carp for a while now. He made a nice cast out to carp country and within a few minutes his bobber disappeared. I yelled at him to set the hook! Soon he had a battle on his hands. The big fish bent his little rod in half and took him left and right diving deep to the bottom. I was cheering him on when the fish decided he wanted nothing to do with Devin and made a hard run and snapped his line. My heart sank and I felt for him. We told him it must have been the biggest fish in the lake. He’s still talking about it.
Not our best trip to the honey hole, but can’t complain about 5-6 channel cats and a break off on the biggest fish in the lake. Devin is becoming quite the fisherman and makes me more proud every time I take him.