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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
2014-04-18
Fair
The ponds have been stocked with trout. Anglers report fair to good fishing with traditional baits. There's not much fishing pressure right now.
Canyon View Park Pond
2014-04-18
Good
The pond has been stocked with trout. Spinners have been the most effective technique, but PowerBait and worms also work fairly well. There are only one or two spots that offer good fishing on the pond; please allow other anglers to fish in these spots as well.
Deer Creek Reservoir
2014-04-18
Fair
Boat and shore anglers report that success has tapered off a bit over the last week or so, but most anglers are still catching a few nice rainbows. For more information on fishing at Deer Creek State Park, please call 435-654-0171.
Diamond Fork River
2014-04-18
Fair
Trout fishing is fair. Most anglers are using small dark flies with slow to fair success. Spinners can work well in deeper holes. Try using a nightcrawler if the flies and spinners aren't working.
Grantsville Reservoir
2014-04-18
Fair
The reservoir was stocked this week! Anglers report fair trout fishing with traditional baits and lures.
Highland Glen Park
2014-04-18
Good
The pond has been stocked with trout. Anglers report good fishing with traditional baits and lures.
Jordanelle Reservoir
2014-04-18
Fair
The reservoir is now completely ice free. State Parks has opened the restrooms for campers. Most anglers report slow to fair fishing from shore. Angler Tom Robertshaw reports that his party of six fished from the shore at the marina. The water was muddy and they didn't catch any fish in two hours. He saw a party of two with several trout fishing from the beach at the day-use picnic area. You can use the personal watercraft ramp at Hailstone to launch small boats. There's a substantial drop-off at the end of the PWC ramp (about 10 feet from the water's edge), so use caution and only launch small boats.
Kidney Pond
2014-04-18
Good
Kidney pond (and other Salt Lake community ponds) has been stocked with trout. You'll find good fishing with traditional baits and lures.
Mill Hollow Reservoir
2014-04-18
Slow
You'll need a snowmobile to access the reservoir.
Nine Mile Reservoir
2014-04-18
Slow
Anglers report slow trout fishing with traditional baits and lures. There are very few anglers out fishing the reservoir right now.
Payson Lake
2014-04-18
Fair
Access to Payson Lake is restricted because of snow conditions. The gates up the canyon usually open on Memorial Day. The U.S. Forest Service will open them earlier if conditions allow.
Provo River, Lower
2014-04-18
Good
The Provo River below I-15 is closed to angling from March 1 until May 3. Anglers report good fishing with midge patterns or sow bug patterns. The pale morning dun pattern has been effective as well. Special regulations apply to different areas of the river. Please read the Utah Fishing Guidebook for details.
Provo River, Middle
2014-04-18
Good
Anglers continue to report fair to good fishing with smaller dark flies size 18 to 22. Bait is allowed in the stretch from above Charleston Bridge to the Midway Lane Bridge. Special regulations apply to different areas of the river. Please read the Utah Fishing Guidebook for details.
Salem Pond
2014-04-18
Good
The pond has been stocked with trout. You'll find fair to good fishing with spinners or traditional baits.
Settlement Canyon Reservoir
2014-04-18
Fair
The reservoir was stocked this week. Fishing is fair to good with spinners and traditional baits.
Spanish Oaks Reservoir
2014-04-18
Good
The pond was recently stocked with trout. You'll find good fishing with traditional baits and lures.
Spring Lake
2014-04-18
Good
The lake was recently stocked and fishing is good. Be sure to try different spots if fishing is slow. PowerBait and nightcrawlers are good baits to use.
Strawberry Reservoir
2014-04-18
Fair
The ice is no longer safe; it's gray and rotting. The only open water is at the ladders, but pockets of open water may start showing up in the bays over the next week or so. 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. For help differentiating Bear Lake cutthroat trout and rainbow trout, download the identification brochure.
Thistle Creek
2014-04-18
Fair
Fishing is fair, and there aren't many anglers out. This is a good brown trout fishery. Try using baits, lures or small flies. Please respect private property in the area.
Tibble Fork Reservoir
2014-04-18
Fair
Trout fishing is fair with traditional baits and lures.
Utah Lake
2014-04-18
Fair
We've received reports of large, healthy walleye being caught! Success for walleye is still considered slow to fair, but this species is not typically easy to catch. Anglers report fair to good fishing for channel catfish, white bass, bluegill and other pan fish. Try fishing in shallower water (3 to five feet) and near structure. Don't forget that the tributaries below I-15 are closed to fishing from March 1 until May 3. 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
2014-04-18
Fair
The reservoir was stocked this week and fishing is fair to good. Anglers report catching rainbow, brown and tiger trout with using traditional baits and lures.
Vivian Park Pond
2014-04-18
Fair
he pond was recently stocked. Trout fishing is fair with traditional baits and lures.
Yuba Reservoir & State Park
2014-04-18
Good
Anglers report fair to good fishing for northern pike; they're catching at least a few of these large fish in a few hours. Fishing should be good until late May or beyond. Fish-imitating lures (or even flies) in 5 to 15 feet of water are your best bet. Please keep in mind that there is fish-consumption advisory for walleye and northern pike in Yuba.

 

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