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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
2014-09-19
Fair
Fishing is slow to fair with traditional baits. Please help clean up trash at this location.
Canyon View Park Pond
2014-09-19
Good
Fishing is fair using traditional baits and lures. Wipers were introduced last year and anglers reported catching some last week.
Deer Creek Reservoir
2014-09-19
Fair
The colder weather has made the fish very active. State parks employees report that trout fishing has been fair. Try using garlic PowerBait. Please call Deer Creek State Park for more information at 435-654-0171.
Diamond Fork River
2014-09-19
Slow
Fishing is fair using flies or worms, but there are very few anglers fishing the river. Try using a terrestrial hopper pattern.
Grantsville Reservoir
2014-09-19
Fair
Fishing is slow to fair for trout using traditional baits and lures.
Highland Glen Park
2014-09-19
Fair
Fishing is fair using worms. Anglers have recently caught trout, catfish and bass.
Jordanelle Reservoir
2014-09-19
Fair
Natalie at the State Park reports that you can launch a boat without a problem. The Rock Cliff arm is out of the water, but you can still hand launch a small boat. Fishing is fair for smaller smallmouth bass. Trout fishing is slow to fair.
Kidney Pond
2014-09-19
Slow
Fishing is slow for trout and catfish.
Mill Hollow Reservoir
2014-09-19
Good
Fishing is good. Try using flies or traditional baits and lures.
Nine Mile Reservoir
2014-09-19
Slow
The water level is very low. Expect slow fishing.
Payson Lake
2014-09-19
Fair
Fishing is fair for rainbow and brook trout using worms, spinners or PowerBait.
Provo River, Lower
2014-09-19
Good
Fishing is good using small flies, spinners or grasshopper patterns. You can use bait from below Olmstead Diversion dam down through the canyon through town. Anglers report good fishing in the deeper pools and near undercut banks. The Provo River has special regulations. Read the Utah Fishing Guidebook for details.
Provo River, Middle
2014-09-19
Good
Trout are very active in the mornings, and are biting fairly well on dry flies. There was an incredible caddis hatch on Sunday, and fish were rising all afternoon. Fishing is fair to good using size 18 to 22 flies. You can use bait in the stretch from above Charleston Bridge to the Midway Lane Bridge. The Provo River has special regulations. Read the Utah Fishing Guidebook for details.
Salem Pond
2014-09-19
Fair
Fishing is fair using traditional baits. Catfish fishing has slowed down. Try fishing for catfish during lower-light hours.
Settlement Canyon Reservoir
2014-09-19
Slow
Anglers report slow fishing again this week.
Spanish Oaks Reservoir
2014-09-19
Slow
There are few anglers at the reservoir and fishing is slow. The reservoir will close at the end of September.
Spring Lake
2014-09-19
Fair
Fishing is fair for trout and slow for catfish. Try using PowerBait or nightcrawlers.
Strawberry Reservoir
2014-09-19
Fair
Anglers report fair fishing with spinning gear and dodgers, and fair to good fishing using a variety of different 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
2014-09-19
Fair
There are few anglers fishing the creek. Fishing is fair using baits, lures or small flies. Please respect the private property.
Tibble Fork Reservoir
2014-09-19
Fair
The fall colors are beautiful, but fishing is slow. Most anglers are using PowerBait or worms.
Utah Lake
2014-09-19
Fair
Anglers report fair fishing for channel catfish. Fishing is fair for white bass, bluegill and other pan fish too. If you happen to catch a northern pike, please do not release it. We do not want pike in the lake.

Please keep in mind that there is a fish-consumption advisory for channel catfish and carp in Utah Lake.
Vernon Reservoir
2014-09-19
Good
Fishing is good using traditional baits and lures.
Vivian Park Pond
2014-09-19
Slow
Fishing is slow for rainbow and brown trout using traditional baits and lures.
Yuba Reservoir & State Park
2014-09-19
Fair
Anglers report slow to fair fishing for walleye and pike. For pike, try fishing with small fish-imitating lures or flies in five 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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