Anglers come from miles around to enjoy the various fishing opportunities found in the Bear Lake valley.
Bear Lake is home to a trophy cutthroat trout fishery where the Idaho State record cutthroat of 19 lbs. was caught. Lake trout(mackinaw) also inhabit the lake and may grow to 30 lbs. Trolling and jigging from boats can be done throughout the year (winter and spring months being the most productive).
BEST TIME FOR LAKE TROUT SEPTEMBER 20TH – NOVEMBER 7TH
There are four endemic fish species in Bear Lake: Bonneville cisco (Prosopium gemmifer), Bonneville whitefish (Prosopium spilonotus), Bear Lake whitefish (Prosopium abyssicola), and Bear Lake sculpin (Cottus extensus).
The January-February spawning run of the Bonneville Cisco draws fishing enthusiast who dip nets to capture the small swift fish. Bear Lake is ice covered four out of five years and jigging for trout and whitefish is a favorite activity for those who brave the cold outdoors to fish.
If fly fishing is your game then the nearby Logan river located in Logan Canyon is great for fly fishing. There are many other small lakes and streams in the area as well.
BEST TIMES TO FISH IN BEAR LAKE
- CISCO JANUARY 7TH – FEBRUARY 10TH
- BEAR LAKE WHITEFISH FEBRUARY 27TH – MARCH 20TH
- BEAR LAKE SCULPIN APRIL 1ST – 10TH
- BEAR LAKE CUTTHROAT (WHICH IS NO LONGER LISTED AS AN ENDEMIC SPECIES). APRIL 1ST – JUNE 15TH BECAUSE OF THE COLORATIONS DURING THE SPAWNING SEASON
- BONNEVILLE WHITEFISH – NOV 26TH – DEC 15TH DURING THE SPAWN. THEY CAN ALSO BE CAUGHT UNTIL AROUND MARCH 15TH
To review the updated regulations for fishing Bear Lake please consult the Utah Fishing Guidebook
Visit: http://www.bearlake.org for fishing and licensing information
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Bear Lake activities and things to do in the fall!
It’s not just the relaxing atmosphere that draws people to Bear lake during the fall. There are endless activities and things to do in the fall in the Bear Lake Valley. With hundreds of miles trails winding through the beautiful mountains of Utah and Idaho. Pack up enjoy a getaway filled with all nature has to offer; along the way, you may encounter wildlife in abundance; squirrels, chipmunks, turkeys, deer, moose and many different species of birds are commonly seen around the valley. As always be respectful and pack out what you pack in leaving the area as you found it.
ATV Trails and Access
The Bear Lake valley is filled with hundreds of miles of ATV/OHV trails winding through the beautiful mountains of Utah and Idaho.
Mountain Biking around Bear Lake
Discover the best mountain biking trails all around Bear Lake, Utah. If you’re looking for road biking, we can give you tips there as well.
Bear Lake Horseback Riding
Take in the beautiful scenery and nature from the back of a horse. Horseback riding is another way to experience the beauty of Bear Lake. Learn more here.
Bear Lake Hiking
There’s plenty of ways to experience nature in Bear Lake. One of our favorites is hiking. Learn about hikes for families and for adventure seekers.
What’s a getaway without the food!
There’s so much to offer and something to please every pallet!
Where to stay…
Here at Bear Lake Premier