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Central Region report

Information compiled by Tonya Kieffer
Central Region Wildlife Recreation Specialist

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Waterbody Report
Burraston Ponds
2014-11-13
Slow
We've completed fish stocking for the season. Anglers report slow fishing with the cooler temperatures. Try using traditional baits.
Canyon View Park Pond
2014-11-13
Closed
Fishing access is closed in preparation for the winter lights festival.
Deer Creek Reservoir
2014-11-13
Fair
This week, 70,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout were stocked. Traditional baits should work great as the fish get acquainted with their new surroundings. Try trolling near the island.
Diamond Fork River
2014-11-13
Fair
Brown trout are spawning. Try using glow bugs in an egg pattern with a dropper nymph.
Grantsville Reservoir
2014-11-13
Slow
Brown trout are spawning, so now is a good time to try your luck at the reservoir.
Highland Glen Park
2014-11-13
Slow
Now that temperatures are cooler, the fish are diving deeper. Trout are biting on flies and bubbles on a spinning reel.
Jordanelle Reservoir
2014-11-13
Fair
This week, we stocked 60,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout into the reservoir. You can expect fair fishing as the trout get acquainted with their new surroundings. Use traditional baits (worms, PowerBait) as well as lures, such as tube jibs. Perch have migrated to deeper waters, but you may have luck catching browns this time of year.
Kidney Pond
2014-11-13
Slow
Fish are still biting on traditional baits (PowerBait, Jake's lures and worms).
Midas Pond
2014-11-13
Slow
Fish are still biting on traditional baits (PowerBait, Jake's lures and worms).
Mill Hollow Reservoir
2014-11-13
Slow
The reservoir will ice over soon, and access will be difficult.
Nine Mile Reservoir
2014-11-13
Slow
Because of irrigation needs, the water was drained from the reservoir earlier this year.
Palisade Reservoir & State Park
2014-11-13
Slow
Fishing is slow, but some anglers are catching fish from the shore using spinners.
Payson Lake
2014-11-13
Good
There is some snow on the ground, but fishing is good. Try using traditional Jake's lures and PowerBait. Anglers report fast fishing. Be aware of changing weather and road conditions as you head up the canyon.
Provo River, Lower
2014-11-13
Good
Brown trout are now spawning, so please be cautious of their redds. The water flows are a little higher this week (around 187 cubic feet per second). The weeds are expected to be removed, but in the meantime, fishing access may be difficult. Streamers work well for catching aggressive brown trout on cloudy days. Try fishing early in the morning.
Provo River, Middle
2014-11-13
Good
Brown trout are now spawning, so please be cautious of their redds. Be on the lookout for some lingering caddises and start throwing streamers during this cloudy, cooler weather. Water flows are less than 151 cubic feet per second, and water levels are lower below I-40. Try using a Western Weedy Water Sedge and a tan Caddis, size 16. Ants and beetles are a good choice on sunny days. The Pseudos are very small this year and you'll need size 22 or 24 to be effective. Try fishing during the early morning. Water temperatures are around 50 degrees.
Salem Pond
2014-11-13
Slow
Try using a bubble, traditional worms and PowerBait. Jake's spinners also work great for catching trout off the docks or near the bridge.
Settlement Canyon Reservoir
2014-11-13
Slow
Try using traditional baits.
Silver Lake
2014-11-13
Slow
Water levels are pretty low. The lake will freeze over soon.
Spanish Oaks Reservoir
2014-11-13
Fair
Brood stock trout were stocked in the reservoir, and though the water level is low, the trout are very active! Use traditional baits (worms and PowerBait).
Spring Lake
2014-11-13
Fair
Brood stock trout were stocked in the pond. Try PowerBait and Jake's lures to land a nice 20-inch trout. You can also, try a bubble and PowerBait.
Strawberry Reservoir
2014-11-13
Good
The marina docks have been pulled and the restrooms are closed. Moss is starting to die off and the fish are starting to come closer to shore. Try trolling and jigging (tip a tube jig with minnow for great results). Anglers are catching nice cutthroat trout in the Meadow's area.
Thistle Creek
2014-11-13
Fair
Now that the browns are spawning, the best time to fish is early morning. Please be cautious of their redds. Try throwing streamers near riffles, especially on overcast days.
Tibble Fork Reservoir
2014-11-13
Slow
The brown trout in the reservoir are spawning and active.
Utah Lake
2014-11-13
Slow
The water levels are low, so you may want to check with Utah Lake State Park or the DWR Central Region office prior to launching. Catfish are biting on worms and raw chicken. For white bass or catfish, you can try using traditional spinner blades. There is a mandatory catch and kill on all Northern pike caught at Utah Lake. If you catch a pike, please call 801-491-5678 and let us know where it came from.
Vivian Park Pond
2014-11-13
Slow
Anglers are catching a few brown trout. Use a lightweight jig (Jake's spinner) or try PowerBait under a bubble. The moss is dying off quickly and the pond is beginning to ice over.
Willow Pond
2014-11-13
Fair
Try using a bubble, PowerBait, and/or worms. Corn and garlic-flavored PowerBait also work great. Some brood stock fish may still be lingering.
Yuba Reservoir & State Park
2014-11-13
Good
Some anglers in boats have reported catching northern pike.

 

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