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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
2014-10-07
Slow
The ponds were stocked two weeks ago and will not be stocked again this season. Try using traditional baits (worms or PowerBait) or spinners.
Canyon View Park Pond
2014-10-07
Slow
Fish are active now that temperatures have cooled. Anglers report catching some larger rainbow trout and a couple of wipers. For bait, try using PowerBait or worms.
Deer Creek Reservoir
2014-10-07
Slow
Smallmouth bass have been hitting on poppers and spinnerbaits. Colder temperatures will slow them down in the weeks to come. For rainbows, try Kastmasters and Rapalas this time of year. Water levels are up, so try the Wallsburg area or the deeper water near the dam.
Diamond Fork River
2014-10-07
Slow
The water may be murky after recent storms. Fishing will get significantly better as the water clears and the brown trout begin to spawn. Try using egg patterns.
Highland Glen Park
2014-10-07
Good
For catfish, use raw chicken as bait at the bottom of the pond. Bluegill have been easy to catch off the new docks. Also, try using Jake's spinners in gold and red for trout. Trout are also biting on flies and bubbles on a spinning reel.
Jordanelle Reservoir
2014-10-07
Fair
Anglers have seen fish in 15–25 feet of water. Use worms for bait.
Mill Hollow Reservoir
2014-10-07
Fair
Anglers report success while fly fishing with a strike indicator or using leeches. They are catching tiger trout and brook trout.
Nine Mile Reservoir
2014-10-07
Slow
Because of irrigation needs, the water was drained from the reservoir last month.
Palisade Reservoir & State Park
2014-10-07
Slow
Anglers report slow fishing with spinners off the shoreline.
Payson Lake
2014-10-07
Slow
Fishing has been slow this week, but the trout are still biting. Try using either PowerBait or Jake's spinners.
Provo River, Lower
2014-10-07
Good
At this time of year, you can use just about anything to catch trout on the fly. Midges, Adams and even hoppers have caught the attention of a few nice-sized trout. Expect some weeds because flows are low. The water temperature is around 50°F. Try fishing in the early morning and late evening.
Provo River, Middle
2014-10-07
Good
Water levels have dropped, and we're still seeing some good hatches on warmer days. It's the time of year to start getting excited about baetis fishing! Blue wing olives are best for dry-fly use (preferred size #20–#22). The water temperature is around 50°F. The brown trout spawn will be starting soon.
Salem Pond
2014-10-07
Slow
The water is pretty murky, but it's worth throwing a line off the docks or near the boat ramp. Try using worms or PowerBait.
Settlement Canyon Reservoir
2014-10-07
Slow
Use traditional baits like worms or PowerBait.
Silver Lake
2014-10-07
Good
Fishing is fast right now. Try using a fly rod and your dry fly of choice. Most trout are feeding topwater. Water levels are pretty low, but the fall colors make a trip up here worth it!
Spring Lake
2014-10-07
Fair
Catfish and trout are still biting. Try PowerBait or worms on the bottom for catfish. Try a bubble and PowerBait for the trout.
Strawberry Reservoir
2014-10-07
Hot
Cooler temperatures have fish very active at the Berry. Renegade has been a hotspot, so it may be fairly crowded. The best fishing seems to be in the morning. Try using white marabou jigs and/or tube jigs, leeches and olive woolly buggers.
Thistle Creek
2014-10-07
Slow
Fishing will be best in the early morning or just a couple of hours before sunset.
Tibble Fork Reservoir
2014-10-07
Fair
The reservoir is very busy, but fall weather is bringing fish closer to shore. This is a great time to catch some of the browns. The vegetation around the shoreline can sometimes make it difficult to fish. The reservoir was last stocked in September, and it will not be stocked again until spring.
Utah Lake
2014-10-07
Slow
With the duck hunt under way, fishing is best away from grassy shorelines. Water levels are extremely low, so you may want to check with the State Parks office or DWR office before launching. Try using raw chicken for catfish. Walleye fishing is slow, but they are still biting this time of year.
Vivian Park Pond
2014-10-07
Slow
Small trout are biting. Use a lightweight jig, like a Jake's spinner, or try PowerBait under a bubble. Now that the weather is cooler, the plants are dying off, and the fish are more active.
Willow Pond
2014-10-07
Fair
The fall trout stocking is coming to end. Try using a bubble with PowerBait or worms.
Yuba Reservoir & State Park
2014-10-07
Good
Try fishing in the early morning hours. Water levels near the island are very low. Spinnerbaits are effective off the shoreline.

 

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