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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
2014-07-15
Fair
Fishing pressure is moderate. Anglers report fair fishing with traditional baits.
Canyon View Park Pond
2014-07-15
Fair
You'll find fair fishing at the pond with traditional baits, including PowerBait or worms.
Deer Creek Reservoir
2014-07-15
Good
Trout anglers report fair to good fishing from boats, and slow to fair fishing from the shore. The best time to fish is in the early morning hours before the recreational boaters get on the water. Bass fishing is quite good, but most fish are smaller than 13 inches. For more information about the reservoir, please call Deer Creek State Park at 435-654-0171.
Diamond Fork River
2014-07-15
Fair
Flies, spinners and worms have all been working fairly well. The fishing isn't fast, but anglers have reported catching decent-sized brown trout. The fishing pressure is light.
Grantsville Reservoir
2014-07-15
Good
The reservoir was stocked twice in two weeks! Trout fishing is good with traditional baits and lures.
Highland Glen Park
2014-07-15
Fair
Fishing is fair with traditional baits and lures.
Jordanelle Reservoir
2014-07-15
Fair
Anglers trolling from boats are catching trout. Bass fishing is fair, but most of the fish are smaller than 13 inches. Cast toward points and structure to catch bass.
Kidney Pond
2014-07-15
Fair
Trout fishing is fair with traditional baits and lures.
Mill Hollow Reservoir
2014-07-15
Fair
The water level is a little low. Fishing is fair to good with traditional baits, lures or flies.
Nine Mile Reservoir
2014-07-15
Fair
Trout fishing is fair with traditional baits and lures.
Payson Lake
2014-07-15
Fair
Fishing is slow to fair with traditional baits and lures.
Provo River, Lower
2014-07-15
Good
Fishing is fair to good with flies and lures. Green drake patterns are effective in July. Baits are allowed from below Olmstead Diversion dam all the way through town. Anglers report good fishing in the deeper pools and near the undercut banks. Please read the Utah Fishing Guidebook for special regulations on the river.
Provo River, Middle
2014-07-15
Good
Anglers report good trout fishing with flies (size 18 to 22). The arrival of July means that a green drake pattern will soon be a good choice. Bait is allowed in the stretch from above Charleston Bridge to the Midway Lane Bridge. Please read the Utah Fishing Guidebook for special regulations on the river.
Salem Pond
2014-07-15
Fair
Trout fishing is fair with traditional baits. Catfish fishing is best during the lower light hours.
Settlement Canyon Reservoir
2014-07-15
Good
The pond was stocked twice in two weeks! Fishing is fair to good with traditional baits and lures.
Spanish Oaks Reservoir
2014-07-15
Good
The reservoir was stocked this week and fishing is good with traditional baits or lures. Please give swimmers their space at the beach area.
Spring Lake
2014-07-15
Fair
Fishing is fair. PowerBait or nightcrawlers are the most popular baits.
Strawberry Reservoir
2014-07-15
Good
Kokanee salmon fishing is currently hot. This is likely the best success for salmon that we've ever seen at Strawberry. Try using squid imitations slowly trolled behind a flasher/dodger in about 25–30 feet of water. Trout fishing is fair to good. 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 four trout or kokanee salmon in the aggregate. 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 from the rainbow trout.
Thistle Creek
2014-07-15
Fair
You'll find fair fishing with baits, lures or small flies. Please respect private property.
Tibble Fork Reservoir
2014-07-15
Fair
Fishing is fair. American Fork Creek was stocked with rainbow trout again last week. Silver Lake Flat Reservoir is full and providing good success for mostly brook trout by using flies. The reservoir gets a bit crowded on weekends.
Utah Lake
2014-07-15
Hot
Anglers continue to report good fishing for channel catfish. Fishing is fair for white bass, bluegill and other panfish species. 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
2014-07-15
Fair
Fishing is fair with traditional baits and lures.
Vivian Park Pond
2014-07-15
Fair
The pond was recently stocked with trout. You'll find fair to good fishing for rainbow and brown trout with traditional baits and lures.
Yuba Reservoir & State Park
2014-07-15
Fair
Anglers report slow to fair fishing for walleye and pike. Fish with small fish-imitating lures or flies in 5 to 15 feet of water for pike. Please keep in mind that there is a fish-consumption advisory for walleye and northern pike in Yuba.

 

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