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Utah - Central Region report

Central Region report

Information compiled by Chante' Lundskog

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Burraston Ponds

Good

The ponds were stocked on June 12. Traditional methods (nightcrawlers and PowerBait) work well, or you can try using a Panther Martin Classic Regular Gold spinner or a Panther Martin Holographic Rainbow Trout spinner. (06-20-17)

Canyon View Park Pond

Good

The pond was stocked on June 10. Anglers have been catching planter rainbows using traditional methods. (06-20-17)

Deer Creek Reservoir

Good

Anglers have been catching decent-sized rainbows and smallmouth bass. For rainbows, try fishing in about 10 to 15 feet feet of water and use Garlic Rainbow PowerBait or a nightcrawler. For smallmouth bass, try using Rapala DT 4–10, Bomber 6A or Yellow Perch Rapala Rippin' Rap. (06-20-17)

Diamond Fork River

Good

Water levels are still fluctuating, but the fishing has been good. Fish are actively feeding and are isolated near the edges of the river. Try using freshwater shrimp, mayfly nymphs, stonefly nymphs and sow bugs. (06-20-17)

Grantsville Reservoir

Fair

Anglers have been catching 14- to 16-inch rainbows using PowerBait or nightcrawlers. (06-20-17)

Highland Glen Park

Good

Anglers are catching planter rainbows and bluegill. Traditional methods work best for rainbows. For bluegill, try using Marabou jigs or 1/8-ounce white and pink curly tail grubs. (06-20-17)

Jordanelle Reservoir

Good

Anglers have been catching 14- to 18-inch rainbows and 18- to 20-inch browns. Try fishing for rainbows on the south side of the lake, using PowerBait, spoons and spinners. For browns, try using crankbaits and minnow-imitating lures. Perch-colored Rapalas appear to be the go-to lure for browns right now. (06-20-17)

Kidney Pond

Good

The pond was stocked on June 6. Anglers have been catching catfish using nightcrawlers. (06-20-17)

Midas Pond

Good

The pond was stocked on June 6. Traditional methods work well for rainbows. For catfish, try using a sinker setup with a nightcrawler off the bottom. (06-20-17)

Mill Hollow Reservoir

Fair

Anglers can now access the reservoir. They have been catching 14- to 16-inch tigers. For tigers, try using minnow-imitating lures, spinnerbaits or soft plastic jigs tipped with a nightcrawler or mealworm. (06-20-17)

Palisade Reservoir & State Park

Fair

Anglers have been catching 14- to 16-inch rainbows. Try using spinnerbaits, a silver or gold Jake's Spin-A-Lure, salmon eggs under a bobber, PowerBait or nightcrawlers. (06-20-17)

Payson Lake

Good

Anglers are catching 12- to 14-inch rainbows using salmon eggs and nightcrawlers. You can also try using gold spoons or spinnerbaits. (06-20-17)

Provo River, Lower

Good

Flows are still fluctuating on the Lower Provo, so please continue to use extreme caution. Fish are feeding heavily near the river banks, so river wading is not necessary to catch fish. Reports indicate plenty of stonefly and caddis activity. Try using caddis larvae and pupa patterns, stonefly nymphs, sow bugs, freshwater shrimp and mayfly nymphs. (06-20-17)

Provo River, Middle

Good

The Middle Provo is fishing similar to the Lower Provo. The high flows have isolated fish near the edges of the shore, and fish are active and hungry. Try using caddis larvae and pupa, sow bugs, freshwater shrimp, stonefly nymphs and mayfly nymphs. (06-20-17)

Salem Pond

Good

Anglers are catching rainbows and largemouth bass. For rainbows, traditional methods work best, but you can also try silver Panther Martin Classic Spinners or gold-black Mepps Aglia Marabous. For largemouth bass, try using either Gary Yamamoto Senkos or purple, black or brown Pepper jigs. (06-20-17)

Settlement Canyon Reservoir

Slow

Anglers are having success using PowerBait and nightcrawlers, but you can also try salmon eggs under a bobber. (06-20-17)

Silver Lake

Good

Anglers are catching planter rainbows and Arctic grayling. For trout, traditional methods work well. For grayling, try using red or gold Mepps spinners, Panther Martin, Phoebe minnow-imitating spoons or 1- to 1.5-inch paddle bugs or curly tail grubs using a 1/16- to 1/8-ounce jighead. (06-20-17)

Spanish Oaks Reservoir

Good

The reservoir was stocked on June 19. Anglers have been catching rainbows using Rainbow PowerBait, salmon eggs or nightcrawlers. You can also try using soft plastic jigs tipped with a nightcrawler or mealworm. (06-20-17)

Spring Lake

Good

Anglers are catching planter rainbows using Rainbow or Lime Twist PowerBait on a size 14 treble hook off the bottom. (06-20-17)

Strawberry Reservoir

Good

Shore fishing is fair, but anglers report great success fishing from boats. Anglers are catching 14- to 16-inch rainbows, 18- to 20-inch cutthroats and kokanee salmon. Kokanee fishing has been great. For kokanee, try using Mack's Lure Cha Cha Kokanee, 1- to 1.5-inch light pink Radical Glow tube jigs, Shasta Tackle Pee Wee Wiggle Hoochies, Yakima Flash Glo Squid Spinners or UV pink Rocky Mountain Tackle Super Squids. For trout, try using Gitzit Bait Savers, white or glow tube jigs (tipped with a nightcrawler or mealworm) or gold-black Mepps Aglia Marabous. (06-20-17)

Thistle Creek

Fair

Watch for hatches early in the morning and mid-afternoon. Try using variety of nymphs, midges, sow bugs and shrimp. (06-20-17)

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Good

Angling pressure has increased, and anglers have been catching 8- to 12-inch rainbows. Anglers report success using woolly buggers, nightcrawlers and dry flies under a bobber. (06-20-17)

Utah Lake

Good

Anglers have been catching channel catfish, bullheads and white bass. For catfish, try using chicken livers, hotdogs, stink baits or nightcrawlers. Use a 1/4- to 3/8-ounce egg weight sinker with 8 to 12 inches of leader. The white bass spawn is nearing its end, but anglers are still catching a few. For white bass, try using chartreuse, pink, or white curly tail grubs or paddle bugs. (06-20-17)

Vernon Reservoir

Fair

Anglers have reported catching rainbows. Traditional methods work well, but you can also try using silver Panther Martin Classic Spinners or gold-black Mepps Aglia Marabous. (06-20-17)

Vivian Park Pond

Good

The pond was stocked on June 19. Anglers have been catching planter rainbows. Traditional methods work well, but you can also try a dry fly or salmon eggs under a bobber. (06-20-17)

Willow Pond

Fair

The pond was stocked on June 7. Anglers are having success using PowerBait, nightcrawlers and bread. (06-20-17)

Yuba Reservoir & State Park

Slow

Reports indicate that fishing has been slow. For walleye, try using a Strike King Redeye Shad, a Rapala Shad Rap, a Gary Yamamoto 4-inch DT grub or a UV Buck-Shot Spoon. For northern pike, try using minnow-imitating lures or crankbaits. (06-20-17)

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