Where to Fish
Most anglers opt to fish from boats, but you can have success at the Bear Lake State Park Marina and along the east shore of the lake near Cisco Beach.
Lake trout and cutthroat can both be caught while using downriggers between 50 and 100 feet with large spoons and Rapalas near Cisco Beach, Rainbow Cove and the Bear Lake Marina. Jigging is also a popular method once fish are found with sonar. Some anglers tip their lures and jigs with Bonneville cisco or sucker meat.
If you are hoping to land a lake trout on a fly rod, then you have a decent chance at doing so from a kick boat while the fish are spawning in the late fall. Cisco Beach is a good place to launch and fish.