I made a short friday morning excursion on Holmes Creek Reservoir bass fishing. I managed to “Krak” a couple bass, and missed a couple as well. It’s a beautiful little place with some matted vegetation that was fun to fish. Here are all the details for you of how I caught some bass, and the spots I caught them out of. Plus, what I used to catch them. Enjoy this fishing report!
Holmes Creek Reservoir Bass Fishing
Holmes Creek Reservoir is a small community fishing pond in Layton, Utah. It is regularly stocked with rainbow trout, but I’d heard there were bass lurking in it’s waters. I woke up early, and launched my personal pontoon on the place. It was a beautiful fall morning. I only managed to catch a couple bass, but it was still a fun little trip. Here is a report of the conditions, the spots I caught bass, and what I used to catch them. Hopefully, with this info you can go out and catch a couple yourself.
One other note about Holmes Creek is you need to make sure you get walk-in access permission before you go. It is relatively easy to do. Here is the link to the website to get your walk-in access to the lake: Walk-in Access
Holmes Creek Reservoir Fishing Conditions
I fished from 7 am – 10:30 am on Friday, October 2nd in a small pontoon. Hear are the other factors going on that day.
Weather: Air Temperature around 68 degrees, overcast cloudy with some rain.
Water Temperature: 70 degrees.
Water Clarity: Stained. Visibility 4 -6 feet.
Wind: 0 – 5 mph. Calm, with an occasional breeze.
Baits for Fishing Holmes Creek Reservoir
I tried a few different things, but only had strikes on one topwater bait. The Megabass Dog X in ayu caught everything. It was fun to see the topwater strikes so close to the water in a pontoon. The key was to walk it along the edge of the vegetation. I used a steady “walk the dog” retrieve, and they would come up and crush it.
Holmes Creek Reservoir Fishing Spots
I fished from a small pontoon boat, and was impressed with all the lilly pad style vegetation. I fished around the entire lake fairly fast, fishing both deep and shallow. All my fish hit in about 3 – 7 feet of water next to the vegetation.[/optinlock]
Holmes Creek Reservoir Report
It was a beautiful rainy calm morning out on the water at Holmes Creek. I only caught two bass the entire morning, and I had two others swipe at my topwater bait that I missed. It was a little frustrating because conditions seemed ideal, but the bass just weren’t jumping on what I was throwing. I’ve never fished the place before, so it makes me wonder how many bass are actually in the lake. The place has a ton of potential.
I started off throwing a topwater bait walking it parallel to the bank. Occasionally I’d throw out a jig, or a drop shot off the points out deeper if things looked good. After an hour, I finally got a blow up on the megabass dog-x topwater once I moved into more vegetation. I tried switching to a frog, to walk it over and through the cover, but nothing happened. I then switched back to the megabass dog x spook, and another one hit but missed. Two misses! I hate it when I get bit, and miss them. Especially on top!
I moved in next to the lily pad-esk vegetation, and flipped a soft plastic craw into the holes I could see. Still, nothing seemed to take that either. I switched back to the spook, and just started motoring around hucking it everywhere. Finally, I popped one! Then another! It was fun to finally hook up on a new body of water. The one bass was decent. The other was really small. Here’s a couple pictures of both of them.
I finished off the trip with nothing else to show for my efforts. I tried a small swimbait as well with no success. It was a gorgeous calm morning, and at least I didn’t have a skunk to show for my efforts.
I hope this can help you if you decide to go do some Holmes Creek Reservoir bass fishing. Please leave a comment about fishing this place if you have. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to the blog to keep you posted on other bass fishing trip reports.
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Loved seeing you in your pontoon. Nice post. Beautiful day. I hope the water wasn’t too cold. Keep up the good work!
I fish Holmes Creek a lot. Had a lot of success by the damn/boat dock/ launch ramp with a roboworm. A tube/pontoon is a great idea for that pond though. There’s not a ton of great shoreline to walk up to
I’ll have to give a roboworm a try! Thanks for the advice!
I live one mile from Holmes Creek aka Company pond! The Top water bite in July and August is amazing! I must say though since the water ski club and the pontoons have been allowed the last couple of years the numbers and sizes have gone down 🙁 Glad you were able to Krak ’em!
Good to know! Thanks!