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My son, a friend and I went to Hyrum Dam Sat. morning.

Ice conditions: about 6" of good ice, with a layer of slush and snow on top.

Water depth: we were fishing in about 12'-14' of water just up off the bottom, towards the North East side of the dam.

Water conditions: temp unknown, but fairly clear. The dam is mostly full now.

What used: green colored ice flies worked the best tipped with a piece of nightcrawler. Also pink spikes on same. Wax worms yielded very few bites, and no fish.

Fish spieces: perch, rainbow trout.

Size: perch averaged about 6", but ranged from about 4 up to maybe 8 for the biggest. Trout anywhere from 9" to 13". Nothing big today, although there are trout to be caught up to around 4 pounds. My biggest this year so far is 19" and about 2 1/2-2 3/4 pounds. Didn't have my scale with, but it measured at 19". Next biggest has been 16 1/2".

How many: trout, 6. Perch, my friend wanted to keep a bunch, so we kept 45. We released several of the smaller ones, so I'm guessing, as I quit counting, about 65 perch. Most were caught using the piece of night crawler, and a few were caught on the spikes. The most I caught on one piece of worm was 4, and a 5th stole the worm. *(())*

Time: on the ice at 9:00 a.m., left about 1:00 p.m. Last hour produced very little, maybe 5 perch.

Three others fishing in the same area caught about 9 trout, the same size as ours, and an untold number of perch, though not nearly as many as we caught. For some reason, it was like we were in the middle of a huge school of perch. I think I caught about 8 before the other guy caught any. He started out using spikes, switched to worms, then caught a bunch, and finished off with spikes, catching several more. My son showed up about 1/2 hour after we got there.

No pictures. Nothing caught worth taking a picture of, unless you like kiddy fish porn, as some like to call it. Besides, I didn't bring my camera. The last time I tried to use it in cold weather, about 2 weeks ago when I got my cow elk, it froze up and wouldn't take pictures. Of course it was less than 10 degrees that day.

Then we went to dinner with the wives (my son and I) at the Olive Garden in Logan (thanks for dinner Randy), and my wife and I headed up to the Spectrum to watch USU beat New Mexico. A hard fought game, lousy officiating, and a great out come, 74-62.
All in all, a good day, :D except I didn't bring my sun glasses with, and my eyes are a little sunburned. :evil:

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I was there as well with my 5 year old and we had a blast. Altough the prefered color for us was yellow.

We maneged to ice about 30 perch and three trout in 2 1/2 hours it was a good day.
 

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Went back to Hyrum today, same people, same spot. We didn't catch as many fish, less than 1/2 the perch, and a total of 4 trout. My son, Happy Birthday!, caught the largest at about 16 inches. All were caught using the same ice flies and a piece of crawler, and a few on pink spikes. Tried a waxworm to no avail. Not even a bite.

My friend and I had a contest to see how many perch we could catch on one piece of worm.. We both ended up with 9! At about 10:30, it really slowed and we caught only a very few more, and we left at noon. My experience with Hyrum, is that by noon, the bite pretty well ceases. That seems to hold any time of year. Although, one might be able to get into perch or bluegill anytime of day. But even then, it tends to be worse come noon.

Tight lines ya'll!
 
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