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POLL: Utah's best fishing hole and fish
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I was going to post a poll, but I guess we can't create one. Kind of a two part question, but trying to get some conversation going on the board.

1. With all things [size 1]considered[/size] i.e. Location, Success, [size 1]Scenery[/size], Skiers, etc.. What do you think is the best place to get a line wet??



2. What is your personal favorite species of fish to go after and what is your preferred method to catch them??
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[size 4]Of course the big hitter on this page will be the wiper. But, the walleye also holds a special place in my heart. And the place to do it is of course starvation. That body of water has bar none the greatest structural elements I have ever seen. I just love the place. Now, cranks are my favorite lures to use, who cares how you use them as long as they are catching fish? Starvation will also get you a smallmouth or two. Did anyone see the netting results this year? The average walleye size was 3 lbs. With the big ones topping the scales at 14 lbs. [/size]
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[Smile] Hey Teroy,

So far it's Jordanelle for me. There are special reason based on my style. It's reasonably close, I have found a way to access without paying those d---d fees, I am able to fish prime areas by hiking along the shore wading or float tubing, since I'm retired I'm able to go during week days getting away from jet skis, etc., and they have great small mouth!

I'm always on the outlook for new areas. I plan to try Willard later hoping that I can get into the wipers from the shore on a week day.

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[crazy] My vote goes to Mantua reservoir. You don't get much in the way of skiers and jet skies and the place is beautiful and its full of fish. You do have to wade through a few small bass to get a nice one but it's well worth the effort.
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[crazy] My vote goes to Mantua reservoir. You don't get much in the way of skiers and jet skies and the place is beautiful and its full of fish. You do have to wade through a few small bass to get a nice one but it's well worth the effort. [/reply]
I have never fished Mantua personally. I guess I've always kind of [size 1]shied [/size]away from there being the novice bass fisherman that I am. Someday when I can get a little more consistency under my belt, I will make a trip up there.
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[Smile] Hey Teroy,

So far it's Jordanelle for me. There are special reason based on my style. It's reasonably close, I have found a way to access without paying those d---d fees, I am able to fish prime areas by hiking along the shore wading or float tubing, since I'm retired I'm able to go during week days getting away from jet skis, etc., and they have great small mouth!

I'm always on the outlook for new areas. I plan to try Willard later hoping that I can get into the wipers from the shore on a week day.

[crazy]Leaky [/reply]
Jordanelle is a great place to go also. I have only been able to make it up there a few times on the weekends. It's get pretty busy on the weekends and is it just me or does the wind always seem to pick up in the afternoon??[crazy]
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[sly] You9 ought to hit it. You can use the same stuff you guys through at the wipers and also a great top water lake.
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[cool] Teroy,

Yes, it does seem that 9 out of 10 times it gets breezy, but late afternoon, most times, it dies down. I've been to Mantua about a half dozen times now and it seems like it gets breezy there about the same. Tough on float tubers. Is it just my luck or what? You need to go to Jordanelle on week days. Besides the water traffic, the water is much clearer.

Leaky [angelic]
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Hey Roadhog. Welcome to the BFT message boards. Please feel free to register your name and become a regular member!

I have never heard of Mill Hollow. Where is that located??? 5+ pound fish sounds like a blast no matter what the weather is[Wink]



Is the shore fishing staying pretty consistant at Deer Creek with the low water levels???
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Sounds like I need to make a trip to Deer Creek. How did you fish with the garden hackle did you use a bobber or on the bottom. What kind of sturucture did you find the fish in. I would apppreciate any info. By the way I would have to say that Mantua used to be me favorite place before it was poisned. But now I would have to say that Flamming Gorge is on the top of the list. That is because of the diversity of the fish you can catch. You can fish for Kokes, Macks, Smallmouth, Trout whatever sounds fun for that day. Plus the kokes are all giants. A bent rods a happy rod. SKEETER
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Mill hollow is just up the road from kamas. Its beautiful country, great camping, small lake - no boat ramp. But they keep it stocked up with small planters and it is as good as road hog said. That is if you want small fish. I hit it several times a few years back, mostly for the scenery. But its a nice place. Like he said, great spot to take the kids for a trip.
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