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Central Region report

Information compiled by Scott Root
Central Region Conservation Outreach Manager

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Waterbody Report
Burraston Ponds
2014-08-27
Fair
Fishing is slow to fair with traditional baits. Please take a minute to pick up any trash you see at the ponds.
Canyon View Park Pond
2014-08-27
Fair
Fishing is fair with traditional baits and lures.
Deer Creek Reservoir
2014-08-27
Fair
Fishing is fair from boats and slow from the shoreline. According to the State Parks personnel at the reservoir, the main boat ramp has about 15 feet of ramp left, and large boats are still able to launch. The Island boat ramp is lower, and only smaller boats can launch there. Smallmouth bass fishing is fair, but the fish have been on the smaller side. For more information, please call Deer Creek State Park at 435-654-0171.
Diamond Fork River
2014-08-27
Fair
Fishing is fair with flies or worms, and fishing pressure is light. Now's a good time to try a terrestrial hopper pattern.
Grantsville Reservoir
2014-08-27
Fair
Anglers report slow to fair trout fishing with traditional baits and lures.
Highland Glen Park
2014-08-27
Fair
Fair fishing continues with traditional baits and lures.
Jordanelle Reservoir
2014-08-27
Fair
Natalie at the state park reports that boats can be launched without a problem. The Rock Cliff arm is out of the water, but you can hand launch a small boat. Fishing is fair for smaller-sized smallmouth bass. Trout fishing is slow to fair.
Kidney Pond
2014-08-27
Slow
Fishing has been slow.
Mill Hollow Reservoir
2014-08-27
Good
Angler Dan reports that fish have been jumping like crazy. Flies are a good option. Traditional baits and lures are also working well. This is a good place to fish.
Nine Mile Reservoir
2014-08-27
Slow
Slow angling success.
Payson Lake
2014-08-27
Fair
Fishing is fair with traditional baits and lures. A fly-and-bubble combination can work well in the low-light hours.
Provo River, Lower
2014-08-27
Good
Anglers report good fishing with small flies or spinners. Grasshopper patterns are effective in August and September. Baits are allowed from below Olmstead Diversion dam, down through the canyon and town. Anglers report good fishing in the deeper pools and near undercut banks. Please read the Utah Fishing Guidebook for the special regulations on the Provo River.
Provo River, Middle
2014-08-27
Good
Anglers report fair to good trout fishing with flies that range from size 18 to 22. Bait is allowed in the stretch above Charleston Bridge to the Midway Lane Bridge. Please read the Utah Fishing Guidebook for the special regulations on the Provo River.
Salem Pond
2014-08-27
Fair
Fishing is fair with traditional baits. Catfish success has slowed down. The best time to fish for catfish is in the lower-light hours.
Settlement Canyon Reservoir
2014-08-27
Slow
Anglers report slow fishing this week.
Spanish Oaks Reservoir
2014-08-27
Fair
Fishing is fair with traditional baits or lures.
Spring Lake
2014-08-27
Fair
Fishing is fair for trout and slower for catfish. PowerBait and nightcrawlers appear to be anglers' favorite baits.
Strawberry Reservoir
2014-08-27
Fair
Anglers report fair to good fishing with a variety of methods. If you're using bait and the fish completely swallows the hook, please cut the line. Crowds are thinning out a bit now that school has started. The tagged rainbow trout contest runs until October 31, and there are still many prizes to be claimed. Registration is not necessary, so go catch a tagged rainbow trout! There are special regulations in effect at Strawberry: the limit is a combined total of four trout or kokanee salmon. No more than two may be cutthroat trout under 15 inches, and no more than one may be a cutthroat trout over 22 inches. All cutthroat trout from 15 to 22 inches must be immediately released. Trout and salmon may not be filleted, and the heads or tails may not be removed in the field or in transit. Check the Utah Fishing Guidebook for more regulations and for help identifying Bear Lake cutthroat trout and rainbow trout.
Thistle Creek
2014-08-27
Fair
Fishing pressure is light, and anglers report fair fishing with baits, lures or small flies. Please respect the private property along the creek.
Tibble Fork Reservoir
2014-08-27
Fair
Anglers report fair fishing for catchable-sized trout with PowerBait or worms.
Utah Lake
2014-08-27
Fair
Fishing is fair for channel catfish. Here's a new video about fishing for catfish at Utah Lake. White bass, bluegill and other panfish species are also biting. Please keep in mind that there is a fish-consumption advisory for channel catfish and carp in Utah Lake. Also, if you happen to catch a northern pike, please do not release it. We do not want pike in the lake!
Vernon Reservoir
2014-08-27
Good
Fishing is good with traditional baits and lures.
Vivian Park Pond
2014-08-27
Fair
You'll find fair fishing for rainbow and brown trout with traditional baits and lures.
Yuba Reservoir & State Park
2014-08-27
Fair
Because of low water levels, you can no longer launch a boat on the Painted Rocks side of the reservoir. The Oasis boat ramp has deeper water. Anglers report slow to fair fishing for walleye and pike. To fish for pike, use small fish-imitating lures (or even flies) in 5 to 15 feet of water. Please keep in mind that there is a fish-consumption advisory for walleye and northern pike in Yuba.

 

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