Fishing Report for Central Utah, March 09, 2012

BURRASTON PONDS: (March 09) Anglers report fair to good fishing success using various baits.

CANYON VIEW PARK POND: (March 09) Canyon View Park Pond will open to fishing on April 1.

DEER CREEK RESERVOIR: (March 09) Conservation Officer Orin Neal reports that fishing is excellent for rainbow trout at Charleston Bridge with any kind of PowerBait. Most of the ice on the reservoir is unsafe , and there is open water in several areas. For current ice conditions, call Deer Creek State Park at 435–654-0171.

DIAMOND FORK RIVER: (March 09) Anglers report fair fishing success using flies, lures or worms, though few anglers have been fishing the river this week. The gates to the Three Forks area are locked once you get up the canyon.

GRANTSVILLE RESERVOIR: (March 09) Grantsville Reservoir is ice free. Anglers report fair fishing success with traditional baits and lures.

HIGHLAND GLEN PARK: (March 09) Anglers report fair fishing success with PowerBait.

JORDANELLE RESERVOIR: (March 09) Conservation Officer Orin Neal reports that the ice is about 12 inches thick in Rock Cliff bay at Jordanelle. There is some ice was seen north of Hailstone Marina, but most of the reservoir is open water. The personal watercraft ramp is still open. Anglers report slow fishing. Try using yellow PowerBait.

KIDNEY POND: (March 09) Anglers report fair to good success with traditional baits and lures. The pond was recently been stocked with trout.

MIDAS POND: (March 09) Anglers report fair to good fishing success with traditional baits. The pond was recently stocked with fish.

MILL HOLLOW RESERVOIR: (March 09) Winter conditions are still restricting vehicle access to the reservoir, and the gate is still closed. If you snowmobile into this water to fish, please email a fishing report to scottroot@utah.gov .

NINE MILE RESERVOIR: (March 09) The reservoir was recently stocked with fish. Anglers report fair to good success with traditional baits and lures.

PALISADE RESERVOIR & STATE PARK: (March 09) The reservoir is mostly open water. Expect fair fishing success, though a few anglers have recently caught some large trout.

PAYSON LAKE: (March 09) The access gate in the canyon is still closed.

PROVO RIVER, LOWER: (March 09) Fly anglers report good success for trout above I-15 using small dark patterns. Try using midge-imitation patterns. The Utah Lake Tributaries west of I-15 are closed to fishing from March 1 until 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 5. The Provo River has special regulations. See the Utah Fishing Guidebook for details.

PROVO RIVER, MIDDLE: (March 09) Anglers report good fishing success using small dark fly patterns—especially on warmer mornings. Biologists encourage anglers to harvest legal-sized fish. You can bait from above Charleston Bridge to the Legacy Bridge. The Provo River has other special regulations. See the Utah Fishing Guidebook for details.

SALEM POND: (March 09) Anglers report fair to good fishing success for trout. Most anglers are using PowerBait. The pond was recently stocked with fish.

SETTLEMENT CANYON RESERVOIR: (March 09) The reservoir is mostly ice-free. Fishing pressure is steady and anglers report slow to fair fishing success. Try using gold spinners.

SILVER LAKE: (February 29) There weren't any reports of anglers on the ice.

SPANISH OAKS RESERVOIR: (March 09) The reservoir opened on March 1. Expect good fishing success.

SPRING LAKE: (March 09) Anglers report fair to good fishing success for trout in the open water using traditional baits and lures. You may also want to try worms.

STRAWBERRY RESERVOIR: (March 09) Anglers report good fishing success. One group of four caught 10 trout over a few hours using bait-tipped jigs. Other anglers have reported better success. Location is key; move around if you aren't finding success. The ice is thick enough in most spots that you may need a gas auger. There is some slush on the lake, and the warmer weather will make it worse, so don't snowmobile alone or at all if the slush gets worse.

THISTLE CREEK: (March 09) Fishing pressure is light and anglers report fair fishing success. Try using worms or flies to catch brown trout.

TIBBLE FORK RESERVOIR: (March 09) The reservoir is mostly open water. Anglers report fair fishing success using traditional baits and lures.

UTAH LAKE: (March 09) The Utah Lake Tributaries west of I-15 are closed to fishing from March 1 until 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 5. The lake is mostly open water and anglers report spotty fishing success for white bass. There are no reports of walleye success, but some anglers report doing well catching largemouth bass by casting close to the edge of vegetation.

VERNON RESERVOIR: (March 09) Anglers report fair fishing success. Vernon is mostly frozen, but ice conditions change quickly. Make sure to check and ensure that the ice is safe before you venture out.

VIVIAN PARK POND: (March 09) On March 7, most of the pond was covered with unsafe ice.

WILLOW POND: (March 09) The Salt Lake area community fisheries have recently been stocked with fish. Try using traditional baits and lures.

YUBA RESERVOIR & STATE PARK: (March 09) Division biologists netted and released a 21.5-pound northern pike this week. Look for the pike in shallow water, three to 10 feet deep, and try casting fish-imitating crank baits. For current ice conditions, call the state park at 435-758-2611.

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