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Central Region Fishing Report

Burraston Ponds

Slow

Fishing is slow. Try using silver or gold Jake's Spin-A-Lures or a 1/16-ounce, neon-colored jighead with a 1.5-inch chartreuse Cut'r Bug. Tip with either a nightcrawler, maggot, or meal worm. (01-18-18)

Canyon View Park Pond

Closed

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

Deer Creek Reservoir

Good

There is no ice and plenty of individuals have been launching boats. Anglers are catching 14- to 18-inch rainbow trout by trolling. Fish are suspended anywhere in water depths of 15 to 30 feet. Try using chartreuse, fluorescent-pink or fluorescent-orange Mack's Wedding Rings Treble Series lure or silver, glass perch or pink clown Rapala Husky Jerks. Remember to tip with a white Berkley Gulp! Maggot or a nightcrawler and to scent with Pro-Cure Rainbow Trout Super Gel for an extra attractant. (01-18-18)

Diamond Fork River

Slow

Fishing is best in the early afternoon. Try using caddis nymphs, midge larvae and pupae or sow bugs. (01-18-18)

Grantsville Reservoir

Fair

Try using an olive shad or a clown-colored, 1.5-inch Acme Hyper Glide, a glow clown or gold Rapala Jigging Shad Rap, or a rainbow-trout or brass-colored Luhr-Jensen Krocodile spoon. There have been no reports of ice formation at this time. (01-18-18)

Highland Glen Park

Slow

There have been no recent fishing reports. The pond is frozen, but the thickness of the isn't known. Please use extreme caution as ice conditions continue to change with the warmer temperatures. (01-18-18)

Jordanelle Reservoir

Good

There is little ice formation, and individuals have still been launching boats. Anglers have been catching 18- to 20-inch brown trout and 14- to 18-inch rainbow trout. Try trolling at speeds of 2.0 to 2.2 mph and suspending in water depts of 10 to 20 feet. You should try using neon-colored wedding rings, silver or pink spoons and neon-colored squids and tipping with a maggot, nightcrawler or mealworm. (01-18-18)

Kidney Pond

Slow

There is no ice on the pond and the water level is down about 12 inches. Try using a nightcrawler tipped with a marshmallow or salmon egg. (01-18-18)

Midas Pond

Slow

Like Kidney Pond, there is no ice on Midas. Try using traditional fishing methods, Blue Fox Classic Vibrax spinners or Kastmaster spoons. (01-18-18)

Mill Hollow Reservoir

Good

The reservoir has 8 to 10 inches of ice. Please exercise extreme caution because ice conditions are constantly changing. Suspend your lure in 8 to 15 feet of water and try using a Kastmaster with an ice fly, Ratfinkee dropper, neon-colored tungsten jig, chartreuse PowerBait Atomic Teaser, or a 1/16-ounce jighead with a Maniac Custom Lure Gizzila. Remember to tip with either a nightcrawler, mealworm, maggot or waxworm. (01-18-18)

Palisade Reservoir & State Park

Slow

There is some ice on the west side of the reservoir. Traditional fishing methods should work well, but you can also try using Blue Fox Rattlin' Pixee spoons or Rapala Original Floating lures. (01-18-18)

Payson Lake

Closed

The gate to Payson Lake is closed for the season and will be reopened in the spring. (01-18-18)

Provo River, Lower

Slow

There are some sporadic midge hatches occurring. Fishing has been best from afternoon to early evening. Try using caddis nymphs, hares ears, BWO emergers, pheasant tails and midge larvae and pupae in smaller sizes. (01-18-18)

Provo River, Middle

Slow

Midge hatches are more consistent are more consistent in the Middle Provo River. Try using midge larvae and pupae, caddis nymphs, midge dry flies, sow bugs and pheasant tails. Although the brown trout spawn is over, please try to avoid disturbing the spawning areas (redds). (01-18-18)

Salem Pond

Slow

There is no ice on the pond. Try using 1/32-ounce jigheads with a white curly tail grub or a chartreuse or pink, 1/16-ounce paddle bug. (01-18-18)

Settlement Canyon Reservoir

Slow

We haven't received any reports of ice on the reservoir. Try using Blue Fox Classic Vibrax spinners, Luhr-Jensen Krocodile spoons or Mepps Aglia spinners. Remember to tip with either a maggot or nightcrawler. (01-18-18)

Silver Lake (American Fork Canyon)

Slow

The gate is closed for the season and will reopen in the spring. (01-18-18)

Silver Lake (Big Cottonwood Canyon)

Slow

The lake is frozen, but there haven't been any recent ice fishing reports. Please use extreme caution as ice conditions are constantly changing. (01-18-18)

Spanish Oaks Reservoir

Closed

Spanish Oaks Reservoir is closed for the season and will reopen in the spring. (01-18-18)

Spring Lake

Slow

The lake has some ice, but please use extreme caution because ice conditions are constantly changing. Try using traditional fishing methods or jigging white tube jigs scented with shrimp Smelly Jelly. (01-18-18)

Strawberry Reservoir

Good

Most of the lake is capped with 4 to five inches of ice. The exception is Soldier Creek, which has 8 to 10 inches of ice in the bays. There are still some questionable areas of ice, so please use extreme caution if you venture out on the ice. Anglers are catching 16- to 20-inch cutthroat trout and 15- to 18-inch rainbow trout. Try using 1.5- to 2-inch white tube jigs, white paddle bugs or pearl white Maniac Custom Lures Cut'r bugs. Remember to tip with either a nightcrawler, mealworm or waxworm and to scent with either Smelly Jelly or Pro-Cure for an additional attractant. (01-18-18)

Thistle Creek

Slow

There is some ice formation around pockets of slower moving water. Try using smaller-sized midge pupae and larvae, sow bugs and caddis nymphs. (01-18-18)

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Slow

The water level is low and will remain at the conservation pool level for some time. There are 10 to 12 inches of ice with some soft edges. Try using ice flies, Ratsos, tungsten jigs, Lindy Ice Worms or Lindy toads, and tip with either a nightcrawler, wax worm or mealworm. (01-18-18)

Utah Lake

Slow

Reports indicate 1.5 to three inches of ice, depending on location. Please use extreme caution because ice conditions are changing constantly. (01-18-18)

Vernon Reservoir

Fair

There are 10 to 12 inches of ice. Try using ice flies, Nuclear Ants, Shrimps or tungsten jigs tipped with a mealworm or waxworm. You may also want to try PowerBait Atomic Teasers or Gitzit Bait Savers tipped with a nightcrawler. (01-18-18)

Vivian Park Pond

Slow

The pond is frozen, but please use extreme caution because ice conditions are changing constantly. (01-18-18)

Willow Pond

Slow

There is no ice on the pond, but ice fishing is prohibited at Willow Pond. Try using PowerBait or a nightcrawler tipped with a white marshmallow. (01-18-18)

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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