Trout fishing has been consistent with rainbows and brown trout taking PowerBait, night crawlers and marshmallows. Anglers have reeled in many bass in the one- to three-pound range. Crawdad fishing has been good as well. They can be attracted with a can of cat food, hotdogs, or other refrigerator leftovers.


Bass fishing has been phenomenal, according to Ben Johnson, supervisor at the Spring Valley and Echo Canyon state parks. Imitation crawdads have been the best bait with various soft plastics and night crawlers also working well. Anglers have caught fish as large as three and four pounds. PowerBait, night crawlers and marshmallows have been enticing the trout. Crappie are hitting on Gitzit lures in root beer brown with pepper spots.


Anglers are finding some success at the upper marsh for panfish and catfish. Mealworms or night crawlers below a bobber will catch fish.