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Central Region report

Information compiled by Chanté Lundskog

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Burraston Ponds

Fair

Try using a Mepps Aglia Brite spinner, Mepps Little Wolf spoon or Worden's Rooster Tail spinner, and retrieve at a medium speed. (06-15-18)

Canyon View Park Pond

Fair

Anglers are catching eight- to ten-inch rainbows. Try using PowerBait Trout Nibbles or Gulp! Trout Nuggets. (06-15-18)

Deer Creek Reservoir

Good

Anglers are catching 18-inch rainbows, smallmouth bass, perch and some walleye. For trout, try trolling at 1.8 to 2.2 mph with the rig suspended in about 22 to 30 feet of water and trailing about six feet behind the downrigger. Try using Luhr-Jensen popgear, rainbow trout or perch colored Rapala BX Minnows, or chartreuse or fluorescent orange colored Mack's Wedding Rings. For those fishing from shore, anglers have reported success using a nightcrawler tipped with a white Kraft Jet-Puffed marshmallow or chartreuse or yellow PowerBait Glitter Trout Bait. Try fishing on the north shore closest to the dam or near Rainbow Bay Use Area. (06-15-18)

Diamond Fork River

Fair

Fishing is best early morning and evening. Try using zebra midges, sow bugs, nymphs and streamers. (06-15-18)

Grantsville Reservoir

Fair

Anglers are catching 16- to 18-inch browns and 14- to 16-inch rainbows. Try using Rapala Original Floaters, Blue Fox Classic Vibrax spinners, PowerBait Trout Bait or a nightcrawler. (06-15-18)

Highland Glen Park

Good

Anglers have been catching eight- to ten-inch rainbows and bluegill. For bluegill, try using a fluorescent pink or chartreuse Ratfinkee with a 1-inch Berkley Gulp! Minnow or PowerBait Crappie Nibbles. (06-15-18)

Jordanelle Reservoir

Good

Anglers are catching 16- to 20-inch rainbows, 18- to 22-inh browns, smallmouth bass and perch. Try fishing with your lure suspended in 18 to 25 feet of water, and try using nightcrawlers, PowerBait Trout Bait, Blue Fox Minnow spinners, or Luhr-Jensen Krocodile spoons. For perch try using 1/16 ounce VMO Pug Bug jigs tipped with 1/4-inch of nightcrawler, and bounce it off the bottom. For smallmouth try using a Yo-Zuri 3DB Vibe, Strike King KVD Squarebill, or Rebel Pop R, or Yo-Zuri 3DS Popper. Jerkbaits and crankbaits are best used in warmer waters, and remember to rip the bait in order to mimic the action of a wounded fish. (06-15-18)

Kidney Pond

Fair

Anglers are catching channel catfish and black bullheads. For catfish trying using a nightcrawler, chicken livers encased in nylon, PowerBait Catfish Bait Chunks, or PowerBait Catfish PowerPunch, and remember to fish within 12 inches of the bottom. (06-15-18)

Midas Pond

Fair

Midas Pond is fishing similar to Kidney Pond. For trout, try using spinners and retrieve at a medium speed. (06-15-18)

Mill Hollow Reservoir

Good

Anglers are catching 14-inch rainbows and some 15- to 17-inch tigers. Try using Mepps Aglia spinners and Panther Martin Hammer spinners. (06-15-18)

Payson Lake

Fair

Anglers are catching 10- to 12-inch rainbows using PowerBait Trout Bait under a 1.5-inch bobber and retrieving it slowly. (06-15-18)

Provo River, Lower

Good

The river is flowing fairly high which has pushed fish to the edges or near locations that provide some refuge from the higher flows. On cooler days there have been PMD mayfly hatches, while midges are still hatching regularly. Try using nymphs, streamers, sow bugs, zebra midges and caddis nymphs. (06-15-18)

Provo River, Middle

Good

The Middle Provo is flowing higher than normal. Focus on deeper holes, edges, or locations that provide some refuge from the higher flows. Caddis and midges are hatching regularly. Try using caddis nymphs, hares ears, split case nymphs, streamers and sow bugs. (06-15-18)

Salem Pond

Good

Anglers have been catching eight- to ten-inch rainbows and channel catfish. For catfish try using Berkley Gulp! Catfish Dough or Magic Bait Catfish Bait. (06-15-18)

Settlement Canyon Reservoir

Fair

Angling pressure is limited. Try using a nightcrawler tipped with Atlas Mikes salmon eggs or minnow-imitating lures. (06-15-18)

Silver Lake (American Fork Canyon)

Good

Anglers can expect to catch arctic graylings, rainbows, cutthroats and brook trout. Try using Blue Fox Vibrax Classic spinners, Panther Martin Hammered spinners, or Acme Little Cleo spoons. (06-15-18)

Silver Lake (Big Cottonwood Canyon)

Good

Anglers are catching eight- to 12-inch brooks and eight- to ten-inch rainbows. Try using PowerBait Trout Bait on a size 14 treble hook, nightcrawler tipped with an Atlas Mikes marshmallow, or an olive colored wooly bugger under a bobber. (06-15-18)

Spanish Oaks Reservoir

Fair

Try using a silver Jake's Spin-A-Lures, Panther Martin spinners, or PowerBait Trout Bait. (06-15-18)

Spring Lake

Good

Anglers are catching 18- to 20-inch channel catfish. Try using Magic Bait Hog Wild Dip Bait, Magic Bait Primo Original Catfish Dip Bait, nightcrawlers, or chicken gizzards encased in beige nylon. (06-15-18)

Strawberry Reservoir

Good

Anglers are catching 12- to 18-inch rainbows, 18- to 22-inch cutthroats, and kokanee. For kokanee try trolling at 1.3 to 1.6 mph with the lure suspended in 38 to 43 feet of water and trailed 20 to 30 behind. Try using fluorescent pink or orange D&H Custom Lures Hot Heads with a neutral dodger bent in the heads up/heads down orientation. Tip with Berkley Gulp! Maggots and scent with Mikes Garlic gel scent. For trout try trolling at 1.5 to 2.0 mph with the lure suspended in 25 to 30 feet of water. Try using Mack's Lures Wedding Rings, D&H Custom Lures spoons, or Worden's Flatfish lures. (06-15-18)

Thistle Creek

Fair

Fishing is best early morning and evening. Try using midges, sow bugs, midge larva and pupae or squirmy worms. (06-15-18)

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Fair

Fishing is best early in morning before the crowds move in. Try using PowerBait Trout Bait, Blue Fox Vibrax Classic spinners, Kastmaster spoons, or a nightcrawler tipped with a Kraft Jet-Puffed marshmallow. (06-15-18)

Utah Lake

Good

Anglers are catching plenty of white bass and two-pound plus channel catfish regularly. The white bass spawn is starting to subside, but anglers are still having success using neon colored 1/16 ounce jigheads with a chartreuse, pink, or tri-color curly tail grub. For channel catfish try using chicken livers encased in nylon, shrimp, Berkley Gulp! Catfish Dough, hotdogs or white bass cut bait. (06-15-18)

Vernon Reservoir

Fair

Angling pressure is limited. Try using silver Jake's Spin-A-Lures, Mepps Plain Aglia spinners, or Kastmaster spoons and retrieve at a medium speed. (06-15-18)

Vivian Park Pond

Fair

Traditional methods work well, but you can also try using spinners or spoons. (06-15-18)

Willow Pond

Fair

Fishing pressure has been heavy, and anglers are catching channel catfish. Try using Magic Bait Catfish Bait, hotdogs or nightcrawlers. (06-15-18)

Yuba Reservoir & State Park

Slow

Fishing has been slow, and the bite has been intermittent. For northern pike, try using spinnerbaits, jerkbaits or crankbaits with a fast retrieval. (06-15-18)