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Utah - Central Region Fish Report

Information compiled by Chante' Lundskog

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Burraston Ponds

Fair

The ponds were last stocked on Aug. 14. Try using a dry fly under a bubble or a nightcrawler tipped with a marshmallow. (08-21-17)

Canyon View Park Pond

Fair

Traditional methods work best, but you can also try casting a gold Jake's Spin-A-Lure or a Blue Fox Red Twist Classic Vibrax spinner. (08-21-17)

Deer Creek Reservoir

Fair

Anglers are catching 14- to 16-inch rainbows near the mouth of the Provo River inlet using PowerBait. Shore fishing is slow, but anglers are having success trolling for rainbows. Try trolling with neon-colored Mack's wedding rings, orange or red Blue Fox Vibrax spinners, or Mack's Cha Cha Crawler Series Smile Blades. Anglers are also catching perch along the weedline on the northeast side (near the Charleston parking area) using a nightcrawler with a bobber placed about five feet above it. (08-21-17)

Diamond Fork River

Slow

Fishing is best in the early morning and late evening hours. Try using caddis larvae and pupa patterns, stonefly nymphs, sow bugs, freshwater shrimp and mayfly nymphs. If you're spin casting, try using gold or silver spinners and spoons. (08-21-17)

Grantsville Reservoir

Fair

Trout fishing has been slow, but anglers have reported catching smallmouth bass. Try using Keitech Swing Impact Fat swimbaits with a slow retrieval for the best results. (08-21-17)

Highland Glen Park

Fair

For rainbows, fish off the bottom with about 12 to 18 inches of leader with Lime Twist PowerBait. Fishing for catfish should pick up in the next week. For catfish, try using nightcrawlers on a size 6 worm hook and focus on fishing off the bottom. (08-21-17)

Jordanelle Reservoir

Good

Anglers are catching smallmouth bass and perch near Rock Cliff. The bite has been great in the early morning but has remained consistent throughout the day. Try a wacky-rigged green pumpkin four-inch Gary Yamamoto Senko or a green four-inch Yum Dinger for the best results. When smallmouth bass are less aggressive, you can also try using jerkbaits such as the Lucky Craft Ghost Minnow Pointer 65SP and Strike King KVD. Just remember to pause the bait after each retrieve. (08-21-17)

Kidney Pond

Slow

Fishing has been slow during the summer months, but fishing for catfish should begin to improve in the next week. For catfish, try using stinkbaits, chicken livers or nightcrawlers. (08-21-17)

Midas Pond

Slow

Conditions at Midas Pond are similar to Kidney Pond. Traditional methods work best. (08-21-17)

Mill Hollow Reservoir

Good

Anglers have been catching tiger trout. Fish near the inlet and try using red or orange spinners, a nightcrawler/marshmallow combo, or a clear bubble with a dry fly following 18 to 24 inches behind. (08-21-17)

Palisade Reservoir & State Park

Slow

Anglers report slow fishing. Traditional methods work well, but you can also try casting small spinners with a slow retrieve. (08-21-17)

Payson Lake

Good

Anglers have been catching 8- to 12-inch rainbows. Try fishing off the bottom with traditional methods. You can also try using a clear bubble with a dry fly following 18 to 24 inches behind with a slow-medium retrieve. (08-21-17)

Provo River, Lower

Good

You may see caddis and pale morning dun (PMD) hatches early in the morning and late evening. Try using caddis dries, larvae and pupae, as well as PMD emergers and nymphs (in sizes 16–18). (08-21-17)

Provo River, Middle

Good

The Middle Provo is fishing similar to the Lower Provo. Fishing in the early morning and late evening hours has produced the best results, but there's some sporadic caddis and pale morning dun (PMD) activity throughout the day. Try using caddis larvae and pupae, nymphs and PMD emergers. (08-21-17)

Salem Pond

Fair

Anglers have been catching largemouth bass and bluegill. For largemouth bass, try using swim baits with a medium retrieve. For bluegill, try using Ratfinkees tipped with a nightcrawler or a Berkley one-inch minnow. (08-21-17)

Settlement Canyon Reservoir

Slow

Fishing has been slow, but it should start to improve in the next few weeks. Traditional methods work well, but you can also try casting red and orange spinners and spoons with a slow-medium retrieve. (08-21-17)

Silver Lake (American Fork Canyon)

Good

Anglers are catching rainbows and Arctic graylings. For Arctic graylings, try using elk-hair caddis, black woolly buggers or black ant flies in sizes 12–16. (08-21-17)

Silver Lake (Big Cottonwood Canyon)

Fair

Angling pressure has been steady. Traditional methods work best. (08-21-17)

Spanish Oaks Reservoir

Slow

Spanish Oaks Reservoir was stocked on Aug. 21. Traditional methods such as PowerBait and nightcrawlers work best for rainbows. (08-21-17)

Spring Lake

Good

Anglers have been catching wipers and catfish. For wipers, try casting a white/pink curly tail grub tipped with a mealworm and use a slow-medium retrieve. Small neon-colored spinners also work well. There have been reports of dead catfish along the shoreline. If you see many dead fish, please contact Chanté Lundskog (385-225-4322) to report. (08-21-17)

Strawberry Reservoir

Fair

Fishing for cutthroat and rainbow trout has been fair. Anglers have had success drifting tube jigs and PowerBait, and while trolling rainbow-pattern Rapalas in 20 to 30 feet of water. Kokanee fishing has slowed down significantly, and there have been a few reports from those who've seen kokanee starting to run up the river. (08-21-17)

Thistle Creek

Slow

Angling pressure has been light. Try using mayfly nymphs, stonefly nymphs and sow bugs. (08-21-17)

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Fair

Anglers are catching rainbows using Orange Twist PowerBait, nightcrawlers and salmon eggs. You can also try using a gold Jake's Spin-A-Lure or a Mepps Aglia Marabou Spinner. (08-21-17)

Utah Lake

Fair

Anglers have been catching channel catfish and black bullhead catfish. Lincoln Beach, Utah State Park and American Fork Harbor have been great locations to fish, and anglers have reported success using white bass cut bait, nightcrawlers, stinkbait and chicken livers. (08-21-17)

Vernon Reservoir

Slow

Fishing has been slow, but it should start to improve over the next few weeks. Traditional methods work best. (08-21-17)

Vivian Park Pond

Fair

Anglers have been catching rainbows using PowerBait, nightcrawlers and salmon eggs. (08-21-17)

Willow Pond

Slow

Fishing for all species has been slow, but fishing for catfish should start to improve. For catfish, use a size 6 worm and fish primarily off the bottom while using a 3/8- to 1/4-ounce egg-weight sinker. Tip the hook with a nightcrawler or stink bait. (08-21-17)

Yuba Reservoir & State Park

Slow

Water has dropped to extremely low levels, and you can only launch from the Oasis boat ramp. Please use extreme caution when boating to avoid underwater hazards. For walleye, try using minnow-imitating lures and spoons that vibrate and rattle in order to attract walleye and encourage a strike. For northern pike, try using the Rapala Husky Jerk (in size 14) in any of the ghost color combinations. (08-21-17)

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