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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
2014-08-15
Fair
Fishing is fair with traditional baits. Please take a minute to pick up any trash you see at the ponds.
Canyon View Park Pond
2014-08-15
Fair
Fishing is fair to good with traditional baits and lures.
Deer Creek Reservoir
2014-08-15
Fair
Success has tapered off a bit, and anglers are working a little harder to get a limit of trout. Smallmouth bass fishing is fair, but the fish are on the smaller side. Boats are still able to launch at the ramps. For more information, please call Deer Creek State Park at 435-654-0171.
Diamond Fork River
2014-08-15
Fair
Fishing is fair with terrestrial patterns, and fishing pressure is light. Worms are a good bait to use here.
Grantsville Reservoir
2014-08-15
Fair
Officer Hammond reports slow to fair trout fishing with traditional baits and lures.
Highland Glen Park
2014-08-15
Fair
Fishing is fair with traditional baits and lures.
Jordanelle Reservoir
2014-08-15
Fair
Anglers report fair fishing for smallmouth bass while jigging near shore and out to about 20-foot depths. Senkos or other bait-tipped jigs can provide fast action. Trout fishing has been spotty, but a few anglers have reported catching large brown trout.
Kidney Pond
2014-08-15
Fair
Anglers report fair trout fishing with traditional baits and lures.
Mill Hollow Reservoir
2014-08-15
Good
You'll find good fishing with traditional baits, lures or flies. This is a fun place to fish.
Nine Mile Reservoir
2014-08-15
Slow
Anglers report slow fishing.
Payson Lake
2014-08-15
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
2014-08-15
Good
Anglers report good fishing with small flies or spinners. Grasshopper patterns and green drake patterns are effective in July and August. 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
2014-08-15
Good
Anglers report fair to good trout fishing with flies that range from size 18 to 22. Green drake patterns and hopper patterns work well on this stretch of the river. Small-sized flies will also work, but be sure to switch patterns if the fish aren't biting. 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
2014-08-15
Fair
Trout fishing is fair with traditional baits. Fishing has slowed for catfish. Anglers report the best success for cats in the low-light hours.
Settlement Canyon Reservoir
2014-08-15
Slow
Anglers report slow fishing.
Spanish Oaks Reservoir
2014-08-15
Good
Fishing is fair to good with traditional baits or lures. Please give swimmers their space at the beach area.
Spring Lake
2014-08-15
Fair
Fishing is fair for trout and slower for catfish. PowerBait and nightcrawlers appear to be anglers' favorite baits.
Strawberry Reservoir
2014-08-15
Fair
Kokanee salmon fishing has slowed. Angler Dale reports good success while bottom fishing from a boat for rainbows and cutts. The tagged rainbow trout contest is bringing a lot of boat traffic to Strawberry on the weekends; weekdays are much less crowded. The 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 the Bear Lake cutthroat trout and the rainbow trout.
Thistle Creek
2014-08-15
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
2014-08-15
Fair
Anglers report fair fishing for catchable-sized trout with PowerBait or worms.
Utah Lake
2014-08-15
Good
Anglers report fair to good fishing for channel catfish. White bass, bluegill and other panfish species are also biting. Try fishing in shallower water (three to five feet deep) and near structure. Please keep in mind that there is a fish-consumption advisory for channel catfish and carp in Utah Lake. If you happen to catch a northern pike, please do not release it. We do not want pike in the lake!
Vernon Reservoir
2014-08-15
Good
Anglers report fair to good fishing with traditional baits and lures.
Vivian Park Pond
2014-08-15
Fair
Anglers report fair fishing for rainbows and browns with traditional baits and lures.
Yuba Reservoir & State Park
2014-08-15
Fair
The water level has dropped to the end of the Painted Rocks boat-launching area, so only small boats may lauch. 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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