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Central Region report

Information compiled by Scott Root

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Burraston Ponds

Fair

Fishing is slow to fair using traditional baits. This Juab County pond has picnic tables and portable restrooms on site. (11-29-18)

Canyon View Park Pond

Slow

Fishing is slow. Anglers have been using traditional baits. The Spanish Fork Festival of Lights is set up at this park. (11-29-18)

Deer Creek Reservoir

Fair

The Main and Island boat ramps are still open, with small loading docks in place. The ramps can be slick, though, so use four-wheel-drive vehicle and be very careful—especially if the ramp is wet or has snow. Shore fishing is fair. Most shoreline anglers are using PowerBait. (11-29-18)

Diamond Fork River

Fair

The lower portion of the canyon is open to vehicles. Fishing is fair using flies, lures and baits. Few anglers are out fishing. (11-29-18)

Grantsville Reservoir

Fair

Fishing is slow to fair. Try using traditional baits and techniques from the shore. (11-29-18)

Highland Glen Park

Fair

Fishing is fair and fishing pressure is light. Traditional baits are working best. (11-29-18)

Jordanelle Reservoir

Good

The water level is low. The main Hailstone ramp and the personal watercraft ramps are still open. The smaller wedge docks are still available too. Rock Cliff ramp is closed. Boat anglers report good fishing for trout. Remember: you cannot keep kokanee salmon from Sept. 10–Nov. 30. Anglers are mostly catching trout, but you may also catch smallmouth bass, tiger muskie, kokanee salmon or wipers. For camping information, call the state park at 435-649-9540. (11-29-18)

Kidney Pond

Slow

Fishing is slow using traditional baits. (11-29-18)

Midas Pond

Fair

Fishing is slow using traditional baits and lures. (11-29-18)

Mill Hollow Reservoir

Slow

There is snow on the access routes and more snow is on the way. On Nov. 27, you could only drive to the guard station. We recommend waiting to head to Mill Hollow until next summer. Ice conditions are unknown. If you snowmobile into the reservoir, please use extreme caution before trying to get onto any ice. (11-29-18)

Palisade Reservoir & State Park

Fair

Fishing is fair. The reservoir is currently 50 percent full. Ice conditions change daily. A thin layer of ice covered half of the reservoir on Nov. 27, but it had melted the next day. (11-29-18)

Payson Lake

Closed

Access to Payson Lakes in Payson Canyon is closed for the season. (11-29-18)

Provo River, Lower

Good

Brown trout are in the heart of their spawn. Trout are responding to spinners, fly patterns, sow bugs, egg imitations and similar approaches. Most fly anglers are using smaller sizes, between 18 to 22. Try using a copper-colored spinner. Please stay away from the cleared spawning beds, or redds, in the river. (11-29-18)

Provo River, Middle

Good

Fishing is good. Sow bugs, caddis, blue-winged olive pattern and small, dark nymph patterns are all effective during November. Egg patterns also work well. This is a great time of year to use spinners and other fish-imitating lures. (11-29-18)

Salem Pond

Fair

Fishing is fair using PowerBait. Salem often has some open water during the winter. Trout are the main cold-weather catch. (11-29-18)

Settlement Canyon Reservoir

Fair

Fishing is fair and fishing pressure is light. The reservoir was stocked a couple of weeks ago with rainbow trout. Most anglers are using traditional baits. (11-29-18)

Silver Lake (American Fork Canyon)

Closed

The road is closed for the season and conditions are unknown. Use caution if you hike in. (11-29-18)

Silver Lake (Big Cottonwood Canyon)

Unstable ice

Conditions are snowy and the ice is unsafe. (11-29-18)

Spanish Oaks Reservoir

Closed

Spanish Oaks Reservoir is closed for the season. (11-29-18)

Spring Lake

Fair

Fishing is slow to fair using traditional baits. (11-29-18)

Strawberry Reservoir

Good

There is about a foot of snow in Strawberry Valley. The water is mostly open but Mud Creek and some other areas have some thin ice along the edges. The thin ice can melt off on warmer days. Colder temperatures over the next week could create more ice, but it would be thing and unsafe for fishing. The Strawberry marina ramp has been plowed, but there are no docks in the water. You will need a four-wheel-drive vehicle to launch a boat. Ramps can become very slick on cold days. Anglers are catching trout that average about 17 inches. Remember: you must immediately release any cutthroat or fish with cutthroat markings in the 15 to 22 inch range. For additional special regulations, please read the Utah Fishing Guidebook. (11-29-18)

Thistle Creek

Good

Fishing is fair to good for brown trout using flies, worms and spinners. (11-29-18)

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Slow

The road ends at the Tibble Fork Reservoir parking area. The reservoir is mostly open water. This is not a safe destination for ice fishing because there are many soft spots on the ice. Please use extreme caution if you venture onto the ice this winter. (11-29-18)

Utah Lake

Fair

There is some open water. Shore anglers report fair fishing for white bass using small, bait-tipped action lures. There is a thin layer of unsafe ice forming along portions of the lake. This ice melts on warmer days. (11-29-18)

Vernon Reservoir

Fair

Expect fair fishing using traditional baits and lures. (11-29-18)

Vivian Park Pond

Slow

Fishing is slow and few anglers are at the pond. The pond has not been stocked in a few months, but there are a few trout in this small pond. (11-29-18)

Willow Pond

Fair

Fishing is fair. Anglers are mainly catching trout, but there are some sunfish and catfish in the pond. (11-29-18)

Yuba Reservoir & State Park

Slow

Only the Oasis campground is open. There are no docks, but you can launch a boat using the north two ramps at Oasis. We received no reports about ice forming. For more information, call the state park at 435-758-2611. (11-29-18)