UT: Fishing Reort DWR Central Region February 16, 2012
BURRASTON PONDS: (February 16) Conservation Officer Jay Topham
reports good success this week using bait.
CANYON VIEW PARK POND: (February 16) Canyon View Park Pond is
closed for winter.
DEER CREEK RESERVOIR: (February 16) Anglers using bait-tipped
jigs report good fishing. Ice anglers report good fishing,
especially near the Charleston area. The ice is up to five inches
thick in some areas, but is thin and unsafe in other areas. For
current ice conditions, call Deer Creek State Park at
DIAMOND FORK RIVER: (February 16) Anglers report fair fishing
success in the lower stretches using flies, lures or worms. Fishing
pressure is light.
GRANTSVILLE RESERVOIR: (February 16) Anglers report that there
is open water on the north end. Other parts of the reservoir have
four to five inches of ice. Use caution before you venture onto the
HIGHLAND GLEN PARK: (February 16) Anglers report slow fishing
success and light fishing pressure.
JORDANELLE RESERVOIR: (February 16) Conservation Officer Orin
Neal reports that few people are on the ice in the Rock Cliffs
area. Shore anglers reported slow fishing using PowerBait in the
KIDNEY POND: (February 16) A thin layer of unsafe ice may form
in the morning, but anglers should not fish from the ice. Expect
MIDAS POND: (February 16) Anglers report that the pond is mostly
open water and that fishing success is slow.
MILL HOLLOW RESERVOIR: (February 16) Access is restricted
because of the weather and because the gate is closed.
NINE MILE RESERVOIR: (February 16) Last week, angler Tom Ogden
reported that his group of four caught 8 tiger trout and 14 rainbow
trout in 4-1/2 hours. Most of the fish were small, but we each
angler caught one 18-inch tiger trout. The largest rainbow trout
was about 14 inces. Fishing seemed to be better from 10:00 a.m.
until 12:00 p.m. Tom used a #6 fast sinking line with size 6 &
8 wooly buggers, leeches and purple, black, white and red soft
hackle flies. Another angler in the group used a #2 slow sinking
line with size 6 & 8 soft hackle and black and red wooly bugger
patterns. Tom saw about a half dozen shore anglers during the day,
but they were too far away to ask for fishing reports. The
reservoir is now about 50 percent open water.
PALISADE RESERVOIR & STATE PARK: (February 16) The ice is
not safe. There is a considerable amount of open water. Anglers
report fair fishing success.
PAYSON LAKE: (February 16) The access gate in the canyon is
closed for the winter.
PROVO RIVER, LOWER: (February 16) Anglers report good fishing
success using worms in the stretches where you are allowed to use
bait. Fly anglers report good success with small dark patterns.
Please read the Utah Fishing Guidebook for information about where
you can use bait and for other special regulations.
PROVO RIVER, MIDDLE: (February 16) Anglers report good fishing
success using spinners or small fly patterns like blue-winged olive
pattern, glo-bugs or size 20 or smaller midge patterns. Please read
the Utah Fishing Guidebook for information about where you can use
bait and for other special regulations.
SALEM POND: (February 16) Conservation Officer Shawn Bagley
reports fair fishing success for trout. Most anglers are using
SETTLEMENT CANYON RESERVOIR: (February 16) Anglers report that
the ice is unsafe and that an angler or two has even broken
through. Please wait for thicker ice before venturing onto this
SILVER LAKE: (February 16) We don’t have any reports of anglers
fishing Silver Lake. Expect slow fishing.
SPANISH OAKS RESERVOIR: (February 16) Conservation Officer Shawn
Bagley reports that the reservoir is closed until spring for safety
SPRING LAKE: (February 16) Conservation Officer Shawn Bagley
reports that anglers are having good success for trout in the open
water by using traditional baits and lures this week. Worms are a
STRAWBERRY RESERVOIR: (February 16) Anglers report good fishing
success from the ice using bait-tipped jigs. There are about five
inches of snow and slush on the surface. which can create problems
for OHVs. Some anglers report catching and releasing over 30 fish.
The parking lots around the reservoir are plowed and access around
the lake is good. The West Side Road is closed at the turn off to
Strawberry Bay marina and the Dam Road is not passable by vehicles
beyond the day-use area.
Fishing has been good reservoir-wide, but the best fishing
reports for rainbow trout have been coming from the Soldier Creek
side of the lake. If the fish aren’t biting, try different
presentations and depths and don’t be afraid to move around-there
are always fish biting somewhere on the lake. Strawberry Reservoir
has special regulations. Please read the Utah Fishing Guidebook for
details. For help identifying Bear Lake cutthroat trout and rainbow
trout, download the fish identification brochure.
THISTLE CREEK: (February 16) Anglers report fair success and
light fishing pressure. Using worms or flies are your best bet for
catching the brown trout here.
TIBBLE FORK RESERVOIR: (February 16) The ice may not be safe in
many areas. Anglers should probably avoid this water.
UTAH LAKE: (February 16) Conservation Officer Shawn Bagley
reports that Utah Lake is mostly open, and that white bass fishing
VERNON RESERVOIR: (February 16) Anglers report fair success for
trout using bait-tipped jigs or traditional baits.
VIVIAN PARK POND: (February 16) The ice is unsafe. Use extreme
WILLOW POND: (February 16) Some of the ponds in the Salt Lake
County area have been stocked with trout recently. Anglers report
the best fishing at Willow and Sandy ponds. Try using standard
baits and spinners.
YUBA RESERVOIR & STATE PARK: (February 16) Officer Jay
Topham reports that the ice is questionable and is likely unsafe.
For current ice conditions, call the state park at