Sand Hollow Utah – Fishing Tips & Report

Sand Hollow Utah Fishing Report & Tips

Here’s some Sand Hollow Utah Fishing Tips and a Report on what you can hope to find in these colder winter months. Inside this post you will learn some fishing techniques, and a map of some of the best area’s to catch a fish. Plus, I’ve got some of the action on film for evidence to give you a better understanding of these techniques. Hopefully, this fishing report will help you catch a few fish even when things are cool out at Sand Hollow.

Sand Hollow Utah – Fishing Tips & Report

Sand Hollow located in Southern Utah can still produce some bass in the winter months. Even though the bass slow down, with the right techniques and understanding you can catch a few from the shore or on a boat. In this post you will find the conditions of my trip out fishing Sand Hollow to know what to do if you find yourself in similar circumstances. Also, you will see a video of Sand Hollow Utah fishing in action with cold weather. Plus, a map of an area where you can catch a few fish, and a walk through of techniques to try to hopefully produce some fish. Enjoy!

Sand Hollow Utah Fishing Report & Tips
Sand Hollow Utah Fishing Report & Tips to help you catch fish like this even in the cold winter months.


Sand Hollow Fishing Report Conditions

This fishing experience reported on here consists of two morning trips out to Sand Hollow in the middle of January. During these two mornings of fishing the first morning I boated about 12 bass. The second morning produced 7. Here is what conditions where like on these days to help you if you find yourself in similar circumstances.


Flat Calm. 0 – 5 mph both mornings of fishing.


Air Temperature 50’s. Clear bright skies the first morning. Overcast skies the next morning.

Water Temperature

Cold. 46 – 47 degrees.

Water Clarity

Crystal Clear. Visibility 17 feet.


Sand Hollow Fishing Tips

Let’s dive into some fishing tips of the best techniques and baits to produce some fish out at Sand Hollow. I’ve experimented with a few different things, and the following three set ups where what I caught all my fish on. Hopefully, you can pick up some ideas and find success with these same things in the cold water months.

Float & Fly

The float & fly was hands down the best set up for getting bites out at Sand Hollow. The vast majority of the fish struck this better than anything else. It’s a fun way to catch bass because the strikes are so visual. Yet, it can be a little challenging to wait for the fly to sink down to where the fish are. The key was to make your leader super long, so you could get your fly down to 20 – 30 feet. All my fish were caught on the 1/8 oz spro phat fly bluegill at the bottom of a slip float with a line tie bobber stopper placed way up on the line. There is something magic about having a suspending minnow style bait the bass react to it well in the cold water.

Split Shot Rig

A split shot rig catches a few bass in the cold water with a small finesse fluke style bait. Things move slower in the winter, so this set up with a single split shot on your line 3 feet above your bait can catch some fish. I use a castaic finesse jerky j with a 2/0 offset worm hook on my split shot rig. The weedless presentation keeps your bait clean through the grass, and the small natural profile entices those bass to bite. The key is to bomb it out on a spinning rod and reel set up, and be patient to let it get to the bottom. Then just slowly pull the bait, and wait. The longer your bait sits, the better.


The bottom dweller spinnerbait in bluegill catches a few bass. This bait worked best when the sky was overcast, and things where a little darker. It was fun to throw, and get’s down extremely deep fast to bump along the bottom. All the bites on this bait came when it was slowly crawling just above the bottom. This spinnerbait is a nice change of pace to fish a little faster in the colder months. You can see more of this technique in action in the video below.

Sand Hollow Utah Fishing Tips
The float and fly is one of the great secrets for catching fish on Sand Hollow Utah in the winter time.


Where to Fish Sand Hollow

Here’s an area to find some bass on Sand Hollow in the cold weather season. These submerged rocks rising up from deep water tend to congregate the bass heavily in winter. I caught 6 bass off of one rock ledge on my trip recorded here. Hopefully, you can find some success in this area as well. I’ve also found from the shore the north side dam can be a good spot because the rocks warm up really well in the sun to draw in the baitfish.


Sand Hollow Utah Report Video

Here’s some video of this Sand Hollow Utah Fishing Report and tips. Coming out to Sand Hollow in the winter is a lot of fun. No crowds to deal with, and decent bass fishing. The mission here with this video is to give you a better understanding of what you can expect fishing here, and help you get some ideas to help you out on the water. Enjoy!

One more thing. The links above and below in this post are affiliate links were you can pick up baits, rod’s, reels, line, and anything else I use to “Krak” some bass at Sand Hollow Utah. Krakenbass receives a small percentage of the sales through these links. I only use links to baits, and gear I personally trust and know work. These links are supposed to be helpful for you, and not for the small amount I make for the sale of the products. I hope these products can help you “krak” some bass like they have for me. Thank you for your support!

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