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Central Region report

Information compiled by Chante' Lundskog

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Waterbody Report
Burraston Ponds
2016-12-09
Fair
There aren't many anglers fishing the ponds. Those who are fishing have had success catching rainbows using PowerBait. Try using PowerBait, a nightcrawler and marshmallow and a dry fly under a bubble. The ponds don't have ice at this time.
Canyon View Park Pond
2016-12-09
Closed
Canyon View Park Pond is closed until the spring of 2017. The Festival of Lights has begun and will run until Jan. 1, 2017. The cost is $7 per car, $20 per large passenger van and $30 per bus. Tune into 99.9 FM while driving through the light displays.
Deer Creek Reservoir
2016-12-09
Fair
Fishing is best midday. Anglers are having success fishing from shore using a nightcrawler tipped with a marshmallow and PowerBait. Please use caution as ice begins to form on the reservoir.
Diamond Fork River
2016-12-09
Fair
Be on the lookout for brown trout on or near redds. Egg patterns are popular to use during the spawn. Popular egg colors include pinks, oranges, translucent yellows and peaches. Most of the significant hatches are over, so try using midges, leeches, scuds and worms. If spin casting, try using spinners in gold or silver to target spawning browns.
Grantsville Reservoir
2016-12-09
Good
Angling pressure has been light, but anglers are catching fish. Anglers are catching 18- to 20-inch browns using gold spinners or a nightcrawler and marshmallow. Rainbows are being caught on chartreuse PowerBait in areas where there is little ice formation on the edges. Ice is beginning to form on the east side of the reservoir and around the edges, so please use extreme caution.
Highland Glen Park
2016-12-09
Fair
There have been few anglers fishing the pond. Garlic PowerBait, nightcrawler tipped with a marshmallow and curly tail jigs tipped with bait are popular. Please stay off the ice at community fishing ponds.
Jordanelle Reservoir
2016-12-09
Good
Anglers report good trout fishing. They're catching four or more cutthroats and three-pound rainbows using PowerBait. Popular techniques include PowerBait under a bubble, curly tail jigs tipped with a worm, nightcrawler and trolling with white tube jigs tipped with salmon eggs and/or worm. Anglers are having success fishing from shore using a nightcrawler tipped with a marshmallow. Ice is beginning to form near Rock Cliff. Remember to use extreme caution as the reservoir begins to freeze.
Kidney Pond
2016-12-09
Fair
Fishing is fair, and there have been few anglers out. Traditional methods and chartreuse, garlic, and/or rainbow PowerBait, spinners and jigs tipped with bait work well. Try casting a leech pattern fly under a bubble.
Midas Pond
2016-12-09
Fair
Angling pressure has decreased. Traditional methods are working best. Please be cautious of any ice forming on or around the edges of the pond. The ice is unsafe.
Mill Hollow Reservoir
2016-12-09
Slow
The reservoir has frozen over and is covered with ice. Be aware of changing weather conditions and road closures for the upcoming winter season.
Nine Mile Reservoir
2016-12-09
Slow
The reservoir has been drained.
Palisade Reservoir & State Park
2016-12-09
Fair
There has been little angling pressure. Try using traditional methods and PowerBait, tube jig tipped with bait or spinners. The reservoir is about 85 percent covered with a very thin layer of ice (approximately 1/2 to 1 inch). Please use extreme caution until the ice becomes thick enough to walk on.
Payson Lake
2016-12-09
Closed
Payson Lake is closed for the 2016 season. The entrance gate is closed.
Provo River, Lower
2016-12-09
Good
The Lower Provo River is fishing similar to the Middle this time of year. The best fishing is mid morning to mid afternoon. Try a variety of egg patterns. Bright orange, translucent yellowish-orange, pink and peach-colored eggs work well during the spawn. As the spawn dwindles and there are limited hatches, switch to fishing midges, scuds, worms and leeches.
Provo River, Middle
2016-12-09
Good
Anglers are still seeing brown trout near redds. Egg patterns will work great as the spawn concludes. Use a variety of egg patterns and colors. Peaches, pinks and oranges are great color combinations to have on hand. Over the next few weeks, there will be few significant hatches happening, so it will be best to switch to tailwater bugs, midges, scuds and worms.
Salem Pond
2016-12-09
Slow
There have been few anglers fishing Salem Pond. PowerBait, nightcrawler and/or salmon eggs work well. You can also try casting a dry fly under a bubble. Pond Town Christmas is underway at Salem Pond. It will run until Jan. 2, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Be cautious of any light displays when fishing around the pond.
Settlement Canyon Reservoir
2016-12-09
Good
There is little angling pressure, but recent anglers report catching 12- to 14-inch rainbows using PowerBait under a bubble. Traditional methods such as Roostertails, gold spinners, nightcrawler tipped with a marshmallow and salmon eggs under a bubble are popular techniques. Ice is beginning to form around the edges, so please be cautious.
Silver Lake
2016-12-09
Closed
The lake has frozen over and is covered with snow. Please be extremely cautious when nearing the lake and be aware of changing weather conditions in the canyon.
Spanish Oaks Reservoir
2016-12-09
Closed
The pond is now closed for the winter season.
Spring Lake
2016-12-09
Fair
Fishing has slowed down. For trout, try using garlic PowerBait, nightcrawler tipped with a marshmallow, Roostertails and curly tail jigs tipped with salmon eggs and/or worms.
Strawberry Reservoir
2016-12-09
Fair
Fishing is fair. Anglers fishing from boats are having more success than shore anglers. Try using a white tube jig tipped with chub and/or worm, silver or black Panther Martin and rainbow Roostertail. Cast near shore or troll. Anglers have reported success from shore using rainbow and lime-twist PowerBait under a bubble. There is no ice on the reservoir at this time, but please use caution as conditions begin to change over the next few weeks.
Thistle Creek
2016-12-09
Fair
We have not had any recent reports. Try using an egg pattern in a variety of colors for best results. There is some ice beginning to form in slower moving waters and smaller pools.
Tibble Fork Reservoir
2016-12-09
Closed
Tibble Fork Reservoir has been drained and will remain under construction until Dec. 31, 2016.
Utah Lake
2016-12-09
Fair
The lake is beginning to freeze over. Utah Lake State Park Marina has frozen over with about one to two inches of unstable ice, and the edges of the lake are completely frozen. It is difficult to fish from the shore as there is a margin of ice extending from the bank, making casting difficult. Please use extreme caution around unsafe ice.
Vernon Reservoir
2016-12-09
Good
Anglers are catching 12- to 14-inch rainbows and 8- to 10-inch tigers. Rainbow and garlic PowerBait are common techniques. Also try using salmon eggs under a bubble or tube jig tipped with bait. Ice is beginning to form around the edges of the reservoir.
Vivian Park Pond
2016-12-09
Slow
The pond has frozen over. Please use extreme caution and stay off the ice.
Willow Pond
2016-12-09
Fair
Angling pressure has decreased. Try using a curly tail jig, dry flies under a bubble, PowerBait and spinners. Remember to stay off the ice at community fishing ponds, and use extreme caution when fishing around ice.
Yuba Reservoir & State Park
2016-12-09
Slow
We haven't received any recent angler reports. For trout, try casting lures or jigs tipped with worms and/or anchovies along the shoreline. Traditional methods such as PowerBait and/or salmon eggs under a bubble work well. Try catching northern pike on perch-colored jigs tipped with anchovies, minnows and/or spinner baits. There has been little ice formation on the reservoir.

 

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