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Central Region report

Information compiled by Scott Root

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Burraston Ponds

Fair

Fishing is slow to fair, but is often a good location to catch a trout or two. Traditional baits should work best. (10-12-18)

Canyon View Park Pond

Slow

Fishing is slow to fair. Traditional baits are the most popular. (10-12-18)

Deer Creek Reservoir

Fair

Anglers report fair fishing from the shore or by trolling with popgear or other minnow-imitating lures. Most shoreline anglers are using PowerBait. 60,000 10-inch rainbow trout were recently stocked. The water level is low, so use caution when launching boats. (10-12-18)

Diamond Fork River

Closed

Access to Diamond Fork Canyon is still closed due to fire and flooding conditions. (10-12-18)

Grantsville Reservoir

Fair

Fishing is slow to fair. Shore anglers have been using traditional baits. (10-12-18)

Highland Glen Park

Good

The pond was stocked this week. Fishing is good and there are only a few anglers out fishing. Traditional baits are working best. (10-12-18)

Jordanelle Reservoir

Fair

The water level is low. Boat anglers report better fishing for trout than shore anglers. Remember: you cannot keep any kokanee salmon from September 10–November 30. (10-12-18)

Kidney Pond

Fair

The pond was stocked last week. Fishing is fair to good using traditional baits and spinning lures. (10-12-18)

Midas Pond

Fair

The pond was stocked last week. Fishing is fair to good using traditional baits and lures. (10-12-18)

Mill Hollow Reservoir

Fair

You will run into snow when you access the reservoir. Ice is starting to form on parts of this high mountain lake because of the snow and cold temperatures. Fishing is fair to good, if you can reach the open water. You may want to wait for warmer weather before you head to Mill Hollow. (10-12-18)

Palisade Reservoir & State Park

Fair

Fishing is fair. The reservoir is 50 percent full and the shoreline is muddy. (10-12-18)

Payson Lake

Closed

Access in Payson Canyon is closed to Payson Lake due to fire and flooding. (10-12-18)

Provo River, Lower

Good

The brown trout spawn will happen soon, so trout are aggressively taking spinners fly patterns, sow bugs and similar techniques. Try using smaller sizes, like 18 to 22, and copper-colored spinners. (10-12-18)

Provo River, Middle

Good

There are still large crowds of anglers during the weekend.Mid-October to November is a great time to fish the Provo because of how aggressive brown trout are when spawning. Try using sow bug, caddis or small, dark nymph patterns. Egg patterns will start to work well in the next few weeks. Spinners work well in October and November. (10-12-18)

Salem Pond

Fair

The pond was stocked recently with rainbow trout. Few anglers have been out fishing, but those that have report fair to good success using PowerBait. Anglers primarily catch trout, but you may also catch catfish, bass or bluegill occasionally. (10-12-18)

Settlement Canyon Reservoir

Fair

Fishing is slow to fair. Most anglers are using traditional baits. (10-12-18)

Silver Lake (American Fork Canyon)

Good

Fishing is good. Try using small spinners, streamers or flies to catch grayling. (10-12-18)

Silver Lake (Big Cottonwood Canyon)

Fair

Anglers are catching a few small trout using small action lures, a small amount of PowerBait or flies. The are is snowy this week, so wear warm clothes and bring boots. (10-12-18)

Spanish Oaks Reservoir

Closed

Spanish Fork City has drained Spanish Oaks Reservoir for cleaning and maintenance. The reservoir is now closed, but will be filled and open for fishing and recreation on March 1, 2019. (10-15-18)

Spring Lake

Fair

Fishing is slow to fair using traditional baits. (10-12-18)

Strawberry Reservoir

Good

The reservoir was just stocked with 95,000 10-inch cutthroat trout. Anglers report fair to good fishing from the shoreline or a boat. Trout average about 17 inches in length. Remember: there are special regulations at Strawberry Reservoir. Read the Utah Fishing Guidebook for details. (10-12-18)

Thistle Creek

Fair

Brown trout fishing is fair using worms, spinners or flies. (10-12-18)

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Fair

Fishing is fair and there are fewer anglers out now that the summer is over. Most anglers catch rainbow trout, but you may catch a few brown trout too. Try using traditional baits and lures. (10-12-18)

Utah Lake

Fair

Fishing is slow because of the colder weather and fewer anglers are out fishing. One angler caught nearly a dozen white bass with a small action lure tipped with a piece of worm. Some anglers have also caught catfish. (10-12-18)

Vernon Reservoir

Hot

One angler reported that he and a friend caught their limit of trout in just over two hours using worms. They also caught some 12- to 24-inch tiger trout. The reservoir's water level has increased a little. (10-12-18)

Vivian Park Pond

Fair

Vivian Park Pond has not been stocked in a few months but anglers are still catching some trout. Try floating cheese bait between the clumps of floating vegetation to entice a trout out of hiding. (10-12-18)

Willow Pond

Fair

Fishing is slow to fair. Trout is the most common catch, but you can also catch sunfish or catfish. (10-12-18)

Yuba Reservoir & State Park

Slow

Fishing is slow. All of the boat ramps are closed for the season due to the low water level. There is a lot of mud around the shoreline, but you may be able to launch a canoe or small watercraft near Oasis Campground. Visit the Yuba State Park website for the latest updates. (10-12-18)