Typically August is a slow month for fishing at Bear Lake. There will be a few guys out dragging downrigger balls around the lake seeing fish but not catching them. This year has been different. I started hearing reports about of couple of the Laketown boys catching some nice Mack off the east side. Then some of the boats out of the marina started doing the same thing but with a mix of cutthroat. Talk is one thing but seeing is reality and I have seen some great catches of fish along with stories that are almost unbelievable. So what is happening? Since I have not seen any of the fisheries data (I have asked) collected by DWR I don't know what they are seeing. I suspect that the high water and productive inflow have something to do with it. Maybe the zooplankton have bounced up or the record warm temperatures of the lake have speeded things up but one thing is for sure. If you want to catch big fish trolling now is the time to do it.