Utah Fishing Report – Upper Sand Cove Reservoir Largemouth Bass

utah fishing report upper sand cove reservoir

This is a Utah Fishing Report on Upper Sand Cove Reservoir. Upper Sand Cove Reservoir is great for some big Largemouth Bass! Here’s the details from a trip out to Upper Sand Cove Reservoir to help you if you ever head out here. Included in this Utah fishing report is the baits that worked best, a map of the spots that held fish, and some video footage of some of the big bass caught on Upper Sand Cove. Stay tuned, and enjoy this Utah fishing report!

Utah Fishing Report – Upper Sand Cove Reservoir

I’ve heard good things about bass fishing Upper Sand Cove Reservoir, and was able to head out one evening after work to give it a shot. In my short time out there I caught 9 bass, and one of them hit the scale at 5.6 lbs! Upper Sand Cove was good to me. Here are some details from this trip to hopefully help you out. Some of the items discussed in this post are the best baits, a map of spots, and the conditions at the time. In addition, I was able to catch some of the action on film to help you get a good feel for Upper Sand Cove Reservoir.

Upper Sand Cove Reservoir Conditions

This trip occurred on a Tuesday night on Sept. 19th from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm. Here are the conditions at the time.


Day Time High 85 degrees. Bright Sunny Skies


0 – 12 mph. Breezy from 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Then things calmed off to flat glass.

Water Clarity

Light Stain. Visibility 8 feet.

Water Temperature

67 degrees


Utah Fishing Report Upper Sand Cove
This Utah Fishing Report on Upper Sand Cove Reservoir produced some healthy largemouth bass. This fish weighed in just under 3 lbs.


Best Upper Sand Cove Reservoir Baits

With only a couple hours on the water I wasn’t able to try a lot of different baits. Yet, I came across two set ups which caught all my fish. Here’s the details of those baits, and how to use them for best success on Upper Sand Cove Reservoir.

Wheeler Buzzbait w/ Keitech Noisy Flapper

The finesse Jacob Wheeler Buzzbait paired with a Keitech Watermelon Noisy Flapper caught more bass than anything else I tried on this trip. This bait works well on a Medium Heavy Extra Fast Action Bait Casting Rod with a High Speed Bait Casting Reel. I use braided line on my set up to help keep the bait up on top of the water easier. The key to the buzzbait was to cast it out, and reel it along just slow enough to keep the blades turning on top of the water. The Noisy Flapper trailer really helps to get the bait rising up out of the water, so you don’t have to retrieve it as fast as other buzzbaits.

Daiwa Neko Fat

The Daiwa Neko Fat worm in green pumpkin didn’t catch the most fish, but it caught the biggest fish! I rigged this bait up neko style with a 1/16 oz nail weight, and a size 1 gamakatsu stinger hook. This hook seems to work better on a neko rig for hook up ratio’s. Plus, the light nail weight was perfect for this shallow pond to keep the bait from getting hung up to much in the grass. The key to fishing a neko rig is to let the bait fall to the bottom, and then on a semi slack line shake the bait along. Check out the video below to see how to work this bait, and the big fish this thing caught.

Utah fishing report bass upper sand cove reservoir
Upper Sand Cove Reservoir produced this giant 5.6 lbs bass on this Utah Fishing Report. This fish fell victim to the daiwa neko fat worm as mentioned above in the post.


Upper Sand Cove Reservoir Fishing Spots

Here is a map of the areas where I found fish on Upper Sand Cove Reservoir. On this trip I used my Airhead Fishing SUP to paddle around and get to the different areas of the pond. It was the perfect vehicle for finding the good fishing spots. Just subscribe in the form below to view the map for free of the best areas where fish were spotted or caught.


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Upper Sand Cove Fishing Video

Here is a video of this Utah Fishing Report on Upper Sand Cove reservoir. It always gets me jacked to go to new places, and find good bass fishing. Hopefully, seeing the details mentioned in here can help you in your fishing. Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel and the blog, so you can get notified of all the new stuff I create. The goal is to provide you with more oppurtunities and resources to “Krak” some bass!


Thank you for your support! Hopefully, you found this Utah fishing report information valuable to help you in your bass excursions. Don’t forget to subscribe to the blog, so you can be notified of any new posts in your email to keep you “Kraken” Bass! One more little side note, 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 used to “Krak” some bass on Upper Sand Cove Reservoir. KrakenBass.com 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 here to be helpful for you, and not for the small amount made on the sale of the products. I hope these products can help you “krak” some bass!

As always,

Stay stoked!


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