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How deep is Utah Lake?
I have a coworker I am trying to prove wrong on the depth of Utah Lake in which he might win.

He says the deepest part of Utah lake is 14ft which is correct but I have heard of a secret fishing hole in Utah Lake that might be deeper.

I don't want to know where the spot is, I just want to know if there is a spot deeper then 14 ft and how deep that spot is.

I know this is a silly none important topic but it might be fun to see what people post.

Thanks for humoring me!
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Re: [Jeremypalms] How deep is Utah Lake? In reply to
How are you determining depth, how big of a spot?

Where the biggest spring comes in at Bird Island, a diver has gone down at least 60' but it was a narrow tube/cave, turbulent from the sand that is forced up and swirls, etc. The decent was by feel only, and he was tethered.

So, in theory, there is a spot 60' deep or more, but I know of no way to "fish it". So in practical terms, 14' is about the deepest, and then only when the water is at full pool, which seldom happens.

So, in this case, you win, and you lose. ROFLOL
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Re: [Anglinarcher] How deep is Utah Lake? In reply to
Thanks! I don't care about how big the spot is, just how deep it is! I would prefer a fishable spot but 60' deep is crazy and I might with with that!
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Re: [Jeremypalms] How deep is Utah Lake? In reply to
14' is deep for Utah Lake...even at full pool. But there are places around the lake that are deeper...usually the sites of former or current underwater spring inflows.

There are several such sites offshore in the northwest corner of the lake. Some only a few feet deeper than the surrounding lakebed. But one spot...known by some as "The Abyss"...has been measured at up to 50 feet in one small spot. However, it is about the size of a football field and is like a big flower...with the deep spot in the center and a wide area of shallower water.

I am attaching some ice fishing pics with sonar readings showing...some you will have to enlarge the picture to see the readings...of 20 feet or more. These were taken while fishing white bass over a big shelf area that was from 22 to 25 feet deep. The fish would come through in thick schools that would change the bottom reading to 13'...or whatever the densest part of the school was.

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Re: [Anglinarcher] How deep is Utah Lake? In reply to
keep in mind: that spring tube/cave/tunnel goes all the way through the core of the earth, and connects to Loch Ness. Occasionally, Nessy eats divers that attempt to find the actuall depth of the cave.

this begs another question: if a lake has no bottom...


....what's holding in all the water?



I couldn't help it. It just popped in there.
Dr. Raymond Stantz

(This post was edited by PBH on Aug 23, 2017, 11:31 AM)
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Re: [PBH] How deep is Utah Lake? In reply to
PBH wrote:
keep in mind: that spring tube/cave/tunnel goes all the way through the core of the earth, and connects to Loch Ness.

Thats silly. It doesn't hook up with Loch Ness. I've always heard it hooks up to Bear lake and Fish lake. Locals tell me they both have areas where the bottom can't be measured, you know.





I caught you a delicious bass.
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Re: [TubeDude] How deep is Utah Lake? In reply to
TubeDude wrote:
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There are several such sites offshore in the northwest corner of the lake. Some only a few feet deeper than the surrounding lakebed. But one spot...known by some as "The Abyss"...has been measured at up to 50 feet in one small spot. However, it is about the size of a football field and is like a big flower...with the deep spot in the center and a wide area of shallower water.
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I bet you have people offering you big bucks for the GPS location of this spot. LOL
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Re: [Anglinarcher] How deep is Utah Lake? In reply to
I do share...but very reluctantly and with a whole lot of "vetting". No problem with open water fishing but when the ice is on it can be. Unfortunately, the guy who showed me the spot and has the numbers (so do I now) accidentally divulged the spot to the happy harvesters. He took a few scouts out on wheelers and they were having a good time. Then they noticed a procession of whitie rapists following their tracks out and that was it.

The past few years it has been busy at ice time. And that crowd tends to leave behind a lot of trash on the ice too. The only good side of the down side is that the white bass population has been down and so have water levels. The past two years there has not been enough water around the hole to allow fish to move in...in the numbers they usually do.

You seem to be a good sort. PM me and MAYBE I will be able to steer you in the right direction. I can at least tell you where Utah Lake is.

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Re: [TubeDude] How deep is Utah Lake? In reply to
I HAVE WON!!! I should say we all win, I didn't think it was possible but I have had a few office peps that ruled in my favor due to all of your help!!

I am surprised on how much help I got, BFT has never fails me.

Thanks everyone!
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Re: [Jeremypalms] How deep is Utah Lake? In reply to
Glad to help.

Just pay it forward when you can. When someone asks a question to which you know the answer, give a polite answer and don't BURN them...as happens on many other websites.

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Re: [doggonefishin] How deep is Utah Lake? In reply to
doggonefishin wrote:


Thats silly. It doesn't hook up with Loch Ness. I've always heard it hooks up to Bear lake and Fish lake.


If A+B=C
and
B+C=D
then
A+(B or C)=D

If Utah Lake Hooks to Bear Lake and Fish Lake, and Bear Lake and Fish Lake hook to Loch Ness -- then of course Utah Lake hooks to Loch Ness!

Crazy

Fish Lake has no bottom.



(again: what's keeping the water from falling out?)



I couldn't help it. It just popped in there.
Dr. Raymond Stantz

(This post was edited by PBH on Aug 23, 2017, 1:50 PM)