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Central Utah Region Fish Report

Information compiled by Chanté Lundskog

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Burraston Ponds

Slow

There is ice formation. Please use extreme caution as ice conditions change. Try using an 1/8 ounce chartreuse jighead with a chartreuse shad Berkley Gulp! 1-inch minnow-tipped with a nightcrawler. (01-03-18)

Canyon View Park Pond

Closed

Canyon View Park Pond is closed for the 2017 season and will reopen in the spring of 2018. (01-03-18)

Deer Creek Reservoir

Slow

There is no ice formation and fishing is slow. Try using size #1 or #2 gold or hot firetiger Mepps Dressed Aglia spinners, size #2 with 2.5-imch gold red-white Mepps Comet Mino's, or gold neon red or gold Kastmaster Rattle Masters. If you are fishing from shore use PowerBait or a nightcrawler suspended in 10 to 15 feet of water. (01-03-18)

Diamond Fork River

Slow

Fishing is best mid-morning. The brown trout spawn has concluded and the fish are less active and aggressive. Try using sow bugs, baetis fly patterns, midges and hares ear nymphs. Focus on deeper, slower moving water to target fish. (01-03-18)

Grantsville Reservoir

Fair

Try using bleeding silver or gold shiner Blue Fox Classic Vibrax spinners, silver/plated silver Blue Fox Minnow Spin spinners, or silver or rainbow trout Rapala Jigging Rap's. There have been no reports of ice formation at this time. (01-03-18)

Highland Glen Park

Slow

The pond is frozen and please use extreme caution as ice conditions continue to change. Try using neon colored jigheads or tungsten jigheads tipped with a nightcrawler or wax worm. For trout suspend your lure in 8 to 12 feet of water. (01-03-18)

Jordanelle Reservoir

Slow

Fishing is slow, but there have been some reports of anglers catching 18- to 22-inch browns and 14- to 16-inch rainbows. Traditional methods work well, but you can also try using shad or rainbow trout Mepps Comet Mino's, hot firetiger Mepps Little Wolf's, gold Rapala Original Floater's, gold shiner or rainbow trout Blue Fox Classic Vibrax Foxtail spinners, or holographic silver/pink insert Blue Fox Rattlin' Pixee spoons. (01-03-18)

Kidney Pond

Slow

Fishing is slow. Traditional methods work well, and for trout suspend your bait about 1.5 to two feet off the bottom. There is no ice formation. (01-03-18)

Midas Pond

Slow

Midas Pond is fishing similar to Kidney Pond. There is no ice formation at this time, but please keep in mind that conditions can change quickly. (01-03-18)

Mill Hollow Reservoir

Hot

The reservoir has 8 to 10 inches of ice. Please exercise extreme caution as ice conditions continue to change. Anglers have been catching 10- to 12inch tigers, 12- to 14-inch rainbows, and there was a recent report of an angler catching an 18- to 20-inch tiger. Suspend your lures in about 8 to 15 feet of water and try using chartreuse jigheads with a chartreuse shad Berkley Gulp! 1-inch Minnow, green chartreuse or glow bright pink Rat Finkee's, or firetiger or orange crush Acme Pro-Grade Tungsten jigs. Remember to tip your jigs with either a nightcrawler, wax worm or mealworm. Recent reports indicate that the reservoir can only be accessed using snowmobiles. (01-03-18)

Palisade Reservoir & State Park

Slow

Fishing has been slow and there have been no reports of ice formation at this time. Traditional methods work well. (01-03-18)

Payson Lake

Closed

The gate to Payson Lake is closed the season. (01-03-18)

Provo River, Lower

Slow

Anglers have been catching 12- to 16-inch browns. Early January tends to be the slowest time of year for the river. The brown trout have completed their spawn and are not as active or aggressive, and there are no significant hatches occurring. Fish tend to reside in deeper, slower moving pockets so focus on these areas. Try using midges, sow bugs, and hares ears. (01-03-18)

Provo River, Middle

Slow

The Middle Provo River is fishing similar to the Lower Provo River and fishing is best mid-morning. There are occasional midge hatches, but no significant hatches happening. Try using natty sow bugs, gnats, black or olive zebra midges, and natty hares ear nymphs. (01-03-18)

Salem Pond

Slow

There is no ice formation at this time and traditional methods work best. (01-03-18)

Settlement Canyon Reservoir

Slow

There have been no reports of ice formation at this time. Traditional methods work well, but you can also try using Blue Fox Classic Vibrax spinners, Luhr- Jensen Krocodile spoons, or Mepps Aglia spinners. (01-03-18)

Silver Lake (American Fork Canyon)

Slow

The gate is closed for the season. (01-03-18)

Silver Lake (Big Cottonwood Canyon)

Slow

The lake is frozen and there have been no recent ice fishing reports. Please use extreme caution as ice conditions continue to change. (01-03-18)

Spanish Oaks Reservoir

Closed

Spanish Oaks Reservoir is closed and will reopen in the spring of 2018. (01-03-18)

Spring Lake

Slow

The lake has ice formation, but please continue to use extreme caution as ice conditions continue to change. Try using traditional methods, or neon colored jigheads or Rat Finkee's tipped with a nightcrawler or wax worm. (01-03-18)

Strawberry Reservoir

Fair

According to Strawberry Bay Marina and Lodge, most of the reservoir is open water. There was some ice formation on the south end of the lake, however with the current weather conditions that ice has disappeared. Please use extreme caution as ice conditions continue to change. Try using 1.5- to 2-inch white tube jigs or curly tail grubs tipped with a nightcrawler or wax worm, rainbow trout Original Floating Rapala's, or silver or gold Jake's Spin-A-Lure's. Also, scent the lure with Pro-Cure Rainbow Trout Super Gel for an extra attractant. (01-03-18)

Thistle Creek

Slow

There is some ice formation around pockets of slower moving water. Try using sow bugs, baetis fly patterns, midges and gnats. (01-03-18)

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Slow

The water level is low and will remain at the conservation pool level for some time. There is six inches of ice. Anglers have been catching 8- to 10-inch rainbows using neon colored Rat Finkee's tipped with bread. (01-03-18)

Utah Lake

Slow

There is some ice formation in the harbors and in various locations throughout the like. Reports indicate 1.5 to three inches of ice. Please use extreme caution as ice conditions continue to change. Anglers have reported catching white bass. Try chartreuse or pink jigheads tipped with a nightcrawler, wax worm, or mealworm, or chartreuse, white, or pink curly tail grubs. (01-03-18)

Vernon Reservoir

Fair

There is six inches of ice with soft edges and some slush, and there is some open water near the dam. Angling pressure has been heavy and anglers have reported catching 8- to 12-inch tigers and 10- to 12-inch rainbows. Try using ice flies, Marabou jigs, or tungsten jigs tipped with a mealworm or wax worm. You can also try using Maniac Custom Lures chartreuse holographic, crazy glow, or mindless orange gizzy bugs. (01-03-18)

Vivian Park Pond

Slow

The pond is frozen. Please use extreme caution has ice conditions continue to change. (01-03-18)

Willow Pond

Slow

There is little ice formation at this time and traditional methods work best. Please remember that as ice begins to form that ice fishing is prohibited at Willow Pond per city ordinance. (01-03-18)

Yuba Reservoir & State Park

Slow

There have been no reports of ice formation and there has been little angling pressure. (01-03-18)

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