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Central Region report

Information compiled by Chante' Lundskog

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Waterbody Report
Burraston Ponds
2016-11-17
Slow
Very few anglers are visiting the ponds, and it's expected to stay that way throughout the winter. Traditional techniques work best. Try using a nightcrawler and marshmallow, white tube jig with a worm, PowerBait, and/or curly tail jig.
Canyon View Park Pond
2016-11-17
Closed
Canyon View Park Pond is closed until the spring of 2017.
Deer Creek Reservoir
2016-11-17
Good
Fishing is good. Anglers are mostly catching stocked rainbows by using traditional methods. Try using garlic PowerBait, curly-tail grubs tipped with a worm and tube jigs tipped with salmon eggs.
Diamond Fork River
2016-11-17
Fair
Fishing is slowing down. Use blue-wing olives early in the morning, and then switch to caddis nymphs, dry flies and/or egg patterns later in the day. Remember to keep a variety of egg patterns on hand. Streamers work okay. The best colors are chartreuse, purple and white. Any bright, flashy colors will work well in enticing aggressive brown trout.
Grantsville Reservoir
2016-11-17
Fair
We haven't receive any recent angler reports. Try using imitation lures to target larger trout. Traditional methods work well, too. Early mornings and late evenings are the best times to fish the reservoir.
Highland Glen Park
2016-11-17
Fair
Fishing is slowing down. Garlic PowerBait, nightcrawler and marshmallow and curly-tail jigs tipped with bait are popular choices.
Jordanelle Reservoir
2016-11-17
Good
We stocked 42,000 rainbow trout on Nov. 14. Boat anglers are hitting their limits. Trolling with white tube jigs tipped with bait is a popular technique. Try using PowerBait under a bubble, curly-tail jigs tipped with a worm or a nightcrawler. The fish-cleaning stations at Hailstone and Rock Cliff are now closed.
Kidney Pond
2016-11-17
Good
Fishing is good. Anglers are consistently catching 8- to 10-inch rainbows. Some anglers have reported catching 20 or 30 fish in one day. Anglers are using white jigs tipped with a mill worm and/or red worm. Traditional methods — garlic PowerBait or a worm under a bubble — usually work well.
Midas Pond
2016-11-17
Good
Anglers are reporting good fishing. People are catching 8- to 10-inch rainbows by using traditional methods. Try using Panther Martin spinners (black body with yellow spots), curly-tail jigs tipped with a worm, a dry fly under a bubble or rainbow PowerBait.
Mill Hollow Reservoir
2016-11-17
Slow
We haven't received any recent angler reports. Be aware of changing weather and road closures for the upcoming winter season.
Nine Mile Reservoir
2016-11-17
Slow
Nine Mile Reservoir was drained.
Palisade Reservoir & State Park
2016-11-17
Good
Fishing for rainbows has been good. Anglers are catching large rainbows (20 inches plus) from shore using PowerBait. The best location to fish is near the boat ramp. Anglers have been using a variety of different PowerBait. Stick with traditional methods and you should get lucky.
Payson Lake
2016-11-17
Closed
Payson Lake is currently closed.
Provo River, Lower
2016-11-17
Good
Fishing conditions are similar to the Middle Provo River. Mayfly hatches have been better than usual for this time of year. Blue-wing olives sizes 22-24, caddis nymphs and egg patterns are popular techniques. Weed growth is still abundant on the Lower Provo River, and that could impact fly-fishing opportunities.
Provo River, Middle
2016-11-17
Good
Remember to match the hatch. Blue-wing olives, assorted nymph patterns and egg patterns work well. Success with streamers is varied; however, you should try using chartreuse, purple, or white streamers. Try a variety of egg patterns: bright orange eggs in size 1/4-inch, translucent yellowish-orange colored eggs in size 3/16-inch, off-white or cream colored eggs, and single egg to egg cluster patterns.
Salem Pond
2016-11-17
Fair
There aren't many anglers visiting the pond. Those who are fishing report success using rainbow or garlic PowerBait under a bubble. Pond Town Christmas runs from Nov. 25, 2016 to Jan. 2, 2017. Please be cautious of light displays and obstructions when visiting the pond.
Settlement Canyon Reservoir
2016-11-17
Fair
We haven't received any recent angler reports. Try using PowerBait, worms, dry flies or salmon eggs under a bubble. The cooler temperatures this week should increase trout activity around the reservoir.
Silver Lake
2016-11-17
Slow
Trout fishing is slow. PowerBait or a tube jig tipped with bait work well. Try using rainbow spinners and black and gold spoons.
Spanish Oaks Reservoir
2016-11-17
Fair
The reservoir is receiving limited angling pressure. If you're targeting trout, try using salmon eggs, a nightcrawler and marshmallow or PowerBait. Spanish Oaks Reservoir will close for the season on Nov. 30, and will reopen next spring.
Spring Lake
2016-11-17
Fair
Anglers are catching small rainbows (eight inches and smaller). Traditional methods appear to be working the best.
Strawberry Reservoir
2016-11-17
Good
Anglers report that fishing is still fairly good. Troll near shore using tube jibs tipped with bait. When fishing from shore, rely on traditional methods: spinner baits, PowerBait, nightcrawler and a worm. Trevor Bradshaw was the lucky winner of the pontoon boat for the 2016 Strawberry Bay Marina Tagged Fishing Contest. He caught a red-tagged rainbow near Renegade using lime twist PowerBait. Nice job, Trevor! The annual tagged fish contest is a great incentive to get the family outdoors. Thank you to all the participants and donators involved in the event.
Thistle Creek
2016-11-17
Fair
Fishing pressure is down. Try using blue-wing olives and caddis nymphs. Egg patterns in various colors are good to have on hand. Try casting a gold spoon, inline spinners and Rapalas.
Tibble Fork Reservoir
2016-11-17
Closed
Tibble Fork Reservoir will be drained and under construction until Dec. 31, 2016.
Utah Lake
2016-11-17
Slow
Low water conditions have made fishing difficult. A few shore anglers have reported catching white bass and crappie using jigs or worms under a bobber. Anglers have been fishing from the docks in the harbor at Utah State Park.
Vernon Reservoir
2016-11-17
Fair
We haven't received any recent angler reports. Try using PowerBait or a nightcrawler and marshmallow. If bait fishing is slow, try casting a Jake's Lure or spoon.
Vivian Park Pond
2016-11-17
Slow
Fishing is slow. Stick with traditional methods. The pond should begin to ice over in the next few weeks, depending on weather conditions.
Willow Pond
2016-11-17
Good
Fishing is good. Anglers are catching rainbows, and some report catching more than 20 fish in a day. Anglers are using white jigs tipped with a nightcrawler, salmon eggs and a mealworm. Traditional methods work great as well.
Yuba Reservoir & State Park
2016-11-17
Slow
We haven't received any recent angler reports. The park has begun to close amenities for the 2016 season. All water to Oasis and Painted Rocks campgrounds is turned off. Painted Rocks, Eagle View, North and West Beach campgrounds are all closed. Oasis is the only campground open. The Oasis boat ramp has two lanes open, but please continue to exercise caution as water levels are low and underwater hazards exist. Try using crankbaits or jigs near the bottom to target walleye. For trout fishing, try casting lures or jigs along the shoreline.

 

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