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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
2014-10-23
Slow
Stocking is finished for the season. Expect slow fishing. Try using traditional baits like worms or spinners.
Canyon View Park Pond
2014-10-23
Slow
The fish are active because of the cooler weather. Try using PowerBait or worms.
Deer Creek Reservoir
2014-10-23
Fair
Fishing is fair. The water temperature is about 57°F. Spinner jigs are working for fish near the bottom.
Diamond Fork River
2014-10-23
Slow
The brown trout are starting to spawn. Pay attention to the local hatch, but you may also want to try using egg patterns.
Highland Glen Park
2014-10-23
Good
Catfish are biting on raw chicken 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 were also biting on flies and bubbles on a spinning reel.
Jordanelle Reservoir
2014-10-23
Fair
Fishing isn't fast, but anglers are catching very healthy fish. The best times to fish are from early in the morning to midday.
Kidney Pond
2014-10-23
Fair
The final stocking for the pond was last week. Expect the trout to be hungry and biting.
Midas Pond
2014-10-23
Fair
The final stocking for the pond was last week. Expect the trout to be hungry and biting.
Mill Hollow Reservoir
2014-10-23
Fair
Anglers report fair success for tiger trout and brook trout while fly fishing with a strike indicator or using leeches.
Nine Mile Reservoir
2014-10-23
Closed
Because of irrigation needs, the water was drained from the reservoir last month. It's unlikely that there are any fish.
Palisade Reservoir & State Park
2014-10-23
Slow
Anglers report slow fishing with spinners off the shoreline.
Payson Lake
2014-10-23
Slow
Fishing has been slow this week, but the trout are still biting. Try using either PowerBait or Jake's spinners.
Provo River, Lower
2014-10-23
Good
Water flows are steady at around 157 feet per second, but you should expect some weeds because of the low flows. Try using streamers to catch the prespawn brown trout. The water temperature is around 50°F. Try fishing in the early morning, late evening or on cloudy days.
Provo River, Middle
2014-10-23
Good
The water levels are still low and are running at about 160 feet per second. A variety of techniques are working right now. Try using streamers, dry flies, nymphs or hackles. Dry fly anglers should try size #18-20 blue wing olives, ants or beetles. The fish can be picky, though, so be willing to adapt your techniques. The water temperature is around 50°F. The brown trout spawn will start soon.
Salem Pond
2014-10-23
Slow
The water is cooling down and fishing is slow, but you still may find success throwing a line off the docks or near the boat ramp. Try using a bubble and worms or PowerBait. Jake's Spin-A-Lure also work great for catching trout off the docks or near the bridge.
Settlement Canyon Reservoir
2014-10-23
Slow
Fishing is slow. Try using traditional baits.
Silver Lake
2014-10-23
Slow
Fishing is slow. Most of the trout are feeding at the top of the water, so try using a fly rod or dry fly. You may also want to try tying a fly behind a bubble. You may catch a few trout on Jake's Spin-A-Lures.
Spanish Oaks Reservoir
2014-10-23
Slow
This will be one of the final weeks for stocking trout until next spring. Try using traditional baits like worms or PowerBait.
Spring Lake
2014-10-23
Fair
The pond has already been stocked for the final time this year. For catfish, try using PowerBait or worms on the bottom for catfish. If you're fishing for trout, try using a bubble and PowerBait.
Strawberry Reservoir
2014-10-23
Hot
Shoreline fishing is slow, but you may find success using a worm and bubble combination, or garlic, salmon egg or peach PowerBait. You may also want to try trolling using worms. You'll find fish in deeper parts of the reservoir, usually at depths from 30 to 40 feet. There is a lot of algae, which should disappear when the weather gets colder. Anglers report that fishing is good from the shore near Soldier Creek and the Narrows. The water temperature is in the low 50s. Fishing is best away from the algae and moss. You should try to cast past it from shore, and to avoid it in your boat or floattube. The best time to fish still seems to be around 10 a.m.
Thistle Creek
2014-10-23
Slow
Fishing will be best in the early morning or just a couple of hours before sunset. The deer hunt is underway, so you may wear hunter orange while you're out.
Tibble Fork Reservoir
2014-10-23
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 brown trout. 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
2014-10-23
Slow
The 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. Traditional spinner blades may also a good choice for white bass or catfish.
Vivian Park Pond
2014-10-23
Slow
Small, catchable trout biting. Try using 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
2014-10-23
Fair
This is the final week that the pond will be stocked, so try using a bubble and PowerBait or a worm. Corn- and garlic-flavored PowerBait worked great over the weekend.
Yuba Reservoir & State Park
2014-10-23
Good
Try fishing in the early morning. The water levels near the island are very low. Spinnerbaits are effective off the shoreline.

 

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