Fish Lake is entirely capped with eight to 12 inches of ice. Fishing pressure is heavy on the weekends. Fishing is fast for perch and small trout just outside the weeds in 12 to 20 feet of water. Use small jigs, ice flies, or jigging spoons tipped with meal worms, nightcrawlers or perch meat. Perch stay within a couple feet of the bottom, and you can find trout on the bottom or suspended. If you want to catch a lot of perch, focus on the north or south end of the lake. The sections through the middle have fewer perch due to a more narrow weed line. To increase your trout catch and average size, move out 20 to 40 feet and increase your jig size. You can also catch rainbows and splake suspended 20 to 40 feet down over deeper water. You may also catch an occasional kokanee salmon. For lake trout, head out to deeper water (50 to 100 feet) and fish large tube jigs tipped with cut bait (chub, sucker or perch) on the bottom. A good fish finder is essential to spot lake trout and react to their behavior. A heavy dose of patience is also required. It's typical to catch several pups and an occasional large lake trout. It's also common to see a lot of fish swim by and look without biting. Call the Fish Lake Lodge at 435-638-1000 before you go to check on current conditions and get up-to-date fishing reports.