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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
2014-04-04
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
2014-04-04
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
2014-04-04
Hot
There's open water across the reservoir. Boat anglers are still reporting very good fishing while trolling with various types of lures. Shore anglers report fair fishing with traditional baits. For more information on fishing at Deer Creek State Park, please call 435-654-0171.
Diamond Fork River
2014-04-04
Fair
Anglers report light fishing pressure and fair trout fishing. Try using a nightcrawler if the flies and spinners aren't working.
Grantsville Reservoir
2014-04-04
Fair
There's open water across the reservoir. Anglers report slow to fair fishing for trout with traditional baits and lures.
Highland Glen Park
2014-04-04
Good
The pond has been stocked with trout. Anglers report good fishing with traditional baits and lures.
Jordanelle Reservoir
2014-04-04
Fair
Fishing is slow to fair. On April 3, the park ranger reported that the ice is starting to pull away from the main boat ramp at Hailstone, but the ramp will not open quite yet because there is some ice remaining north of the ramp. 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
2014-04-04
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
2014-04-04
Slow
You'll need a snowmobile to access the reservoir.
Nine Mile Reservoir
2014-04-04
Slow
Anglers report slow trout fishing with traditional baits and lures. There are very few anglers out fishing the reservoir right now.
Payson Lake
2014-04-04
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
2014-04-04
Good
he 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
2014-04-04
Good
Angler Jim Roth reports recently fishing between 12:30 and 3:00 and catching more than 25 fish. Two were rainbow trout — one was over three pounds. Most were caught on a brown sow bug. He also used a size 20 black nymph. If the water stays at the current flow, fishing will remain great. 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
2014-04-04
Good
The pond has been stocked with trout. You'll find fair to good fishing with spinners or traditional baits.
Settlement Canyon Reservoir
2014-04-04
Fair
There's open water, and fishing is fair.
Spanish Oaks Reservoir
2014-04-04
Good
The pond was recently stocked with trout. You'll find good fishing with traditional baits and lures.
Spring Lake
2014-04-04
Good
The pond has been stocked with trout, and anglers report good fishing with PowerBait or nightcrawlers.
Strawberry Reservoir
2014-04-04
Good
Access to the ice is good; snowmobiles haven't had problems this week. There are about 20-30 inches of ice in most areas. There is a small patch of open water at the ladders where the water flows into the reservoir. Anglers report fair fishing in this popular spot. The gate is open and road has been plowed at the ladders. For most anglers, slush has not been a problem this week. Fishing is good with bait-tipped jigs. The surface can sometimes get slushy in the afternoons, so be cautious with snowmobiles or ATVs on the ice. Expect another couple of weeks of ice fishing at the Berry! here 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
2014-04-04
Fair
Fishing is fair, and there aren't many anglers out. Try using baits, lures or small flies. Please respect private property in the area.
Tibble Fork Reservoir
2014-04-04
Fair
Trout fishing is fair with traditional baits and lures.
Utah Lake
2014-04-04
Fair
We've received reports of some large walleye being caught! Success for walleye is still considered slow to fair, but this species is not typically an easy catch. Anglers report fair fishing for catfish, white bass, bluegill and other species. 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
2014-04-04
Fair
You'll find open water and fair fishing. The reservoir will be stocked soon. Anglers report catching rainbow, brown and tiger trout with traditional baits and lures.
Vivian Park Pond
2014-04-04
Fair
The pond was recently stocked. Trout fishing is fair with traditional baits and lures.
Yuba Reservoir & State Park
2014-04-04
Good
You'll find open water and fair to good fishing for northern pike. Anglers are catching at least a few of these large fish in a few hours. Success has improved this week. Fish-imitating lures (or even flies) in 5 to 15 feet of water are your best bet. Please keep in mind that there is a fish-consumption advisory for walleye and northern pike in Yuba.

 

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