Fishing Report for Central Utah April 06, 2012

BURRASTON PONDS: (April 06) Conservation Officer Jay Topham reports good fishing success using traditional baits.

CANYON VIEW PARK POND: (April 06) The pond was recently stocked with fish. Anglers report good fishing success using traditional baits and lures. The fish tend to gather together in deeper water.

DEER CREEK RESERVOIR: (April 06) Anglers report fair to good fishing success by trolling in a boat, casting a jig or fishing the bottom of the reservoir with bait. Conservation Officer Orin Neal recommends that shore anglers fish in the Wallsburg Bay area. The docks are not in yet. For current information about the reservoir, call Deer Creek State Park at 435-654-0171.

DIAMOND FORK RIVER: (April 06) The US Forest Service has opened the gate, so you can now access the Springville Crossing area in a vehicle. Fly anglers report fair to good fishing success using blue-wing olives, nymphs and streamers. You can use bait on Diamond Fork River.

GRANTSVILLE RESERVOIR: (April 06) Conservation Officer Troy Hammond reports fair fishing success for shore anglers and good success for boat anglers. Shore anglers should try using brightly-colored PowerBait, or marshmallows and worms. Boat anglers have done well by trolling with flashy lures. Anglers aren't catching many fish, but the fish are averaging around 14 inches.

HIGHLAND GLEN PARK: (April 06) The pond is stocked weekly and anglers are reporting good fishing success. Most anglers are using traditional baits, like PowerBait.

JORDANELLE RESERVOIR: (April 06) Conservation Officer Orin Neal and other anglers report that the reservoir is ice free, but fishing success is slow to fair.

KIDNEY POND: (April 06) The pond was recently stocked with trout. Anglers report good fishing success with traditional baits and lures.

LITTLE DELL RESERVOIR: (April 06) Anglers report fair to good fishing success for the pre-spawn cutthroat trout using minnow-imitating lures like spinners. You can only use artificial flies and lures at Little Dell Reservoir, and you must immediately release all cutthroat trout.

MANILA CREEK POND: (April 06) The pond was stocked this week with trout. Anglers report good fishing success using traditional baits.

MIDAS POND: (April 06) The pond was stocked this week with trout. Anglers report good fishing success using traditional baits.

MILL HOLLOW RESERVOIR: (April 06) The US Forest Service reports that snowy conditions are still restricting vehicle access to the reservoir. If you snowmobile into this water to fish, please email a report to scottroot@utah.gov.

NINE MILE RESERVOIR: (April 06) The water level is quite high. Anglers report fair to good fishing success using traditional baits and lures.

PALISADE RESERVOIR & STATE PARK: (April 06) Anglers report fair to good success using traditional baits, flies and lures.

PAYSON LAKE: (April 06) The access gate in the canyon is still closed. You should be able to access the lake by mid-May.

PROVO RIVER, LOWER: (April 06) Anglers report good fishing success for trout above I-15 using small dark patterns. You may also want to try using midge imitations in the early afternoon. You can use bait in some stretches of the river. Read the Utah Fishing Guidebook for details. (Note: Utah Lake Tributaries west of I-15 are closed to fishing from March 1 until 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 5.)

PROVO RIVER, MIDDLE: (April 06) Fly anglers report good fishing success using size 18 or smaller dark fly patterns, or midge patterns. You can use bait from above the Charleston Bridge to the Legacy Bridge. You can see several osprey, which are nesting on the platforms adjacent to the river, diving for fish. Look for the osprey on the stretch between Deer Creek and Jordanelle reservoirs. Biologists encourage anglers to harvest legal-sized fish. The Provo River has special regulations. Read the Utah Fishing Guidebook for details.

SALEM POND: (April 06) The pond was recently stocked with trout. Sportsman for Fish & Wildlife have completed construction on a new wheelchair-accessible fishing area! Anglers report fair to good fishing success for trout using PowerBait.

We urgently need volunteers to help teach young anglers how to fish at the Spanish Oaks Reservoir, Highland Glen, Salem Pond and Spring Lake youth fishing clubs. The youth fishing program could be cancelled if we don't have enough volunteers. For more information, please contact Tonya Kieffer at 801–491-5662.

SETTLEMENT CANYON RESERVOIR: (April 06) Conservation Officer Troy Hammond reports slow to fair fishing success using traditional baits and lures. The reservoir has not been stocked yet.

SILVER LAKE: (April 06) There are no recent reports on fishing or access. Expect unsafe ice and snowy conditions.

SPANISH OAKS RESERVOIR: (April 06) The reservoir was stocked with trout this week. Anglers report good fishing success using traditional baits or spinners.

We urgently need volunteers to help teach young anglers how to fish at the Spanish Oaks Reservoir, Highland Glen, Salem Pond and Spring Lake youth fishing clubs. The youth fishing program could be cancelled if we don't have enough volunteers. For more information, please contact Tonya Kieffer at 801–491-5662.

SPRING LAKE: (April 06) Conservation Officer Shawn Bagley reports good fishing success for the recently-stocked trout using traditional baits and lures.

We urgently need volunteers to help teach young anglers how to fish at the Spanish Oaks Reservoir, Highland Glen, Salem Pond and Spring Lake youth fishing clubs. The youth fishing program could be cancelled if we don't have enough volunteers. For more information, please contact Tonya Kieffer at 801–491-5662.

STRAWBERRY RESERVOIR: (April 06) Strawberry Project Leader Alan Ward reports that there are several, large open water areas forming around the reservoir. Some open water areas are several hundred yards in size. This is the time to cast in the open water for hungry ice-off' trout! Remaining ice is starting to look dark and starting to get a little rotten.

Strawberry Reservoir has special regulations. Read the Utah Fishing Guidebook for details. Download the Strawberry Reservoir Brochure for help identifying the differences between Bear Lake cutthroat trout and rainbow trout."

THISTLE CREEK: (April 06) Anglers report light fishing pressure and fair fishing success. Try using worms or flies.

TIBBLE FORK RESERVOIR: (April 06) Anglers report fair fishing success using traditional baits and lures.

UTAH LAKE: (April 06) Conservation Officer Chris Rhea reports slow fishing success, though a few anglers have reported good fishing success for largemouth bass, white bass and even channel catfish. Try casting close to the edge of vegetation for largemouth bass. (Note: Utah Lake Tributaries west of I-15 are closed to fishing from March 1 until 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 5.)

VERNON RESERVOIR: (April 06) Conservation Officer Troy Hammond reports slow fishing success. The reservoir hasn't been stocked yet.

VIVIAN PARK POND: (April 06) A young angler reported catching a large, 30-inch plus brown trout in this small pond using part of a pancake. Expect fair fishing success using traditional baits and lures.

WILLOW POND: (April 06) Conservation Officer Mike Roach reports that Willow, Sunset, Sandy, Millrace Park, Midas and Kidney ponds have all been stocked with trout. Expect good fishing success—Officer Roach reports that the fish are hungry.

YUBA RESERVOIR & STATE PARK: (April 06) Conservation Officer Jay Topham reports slow fishing success for walleye and northern pike. For current conditions, call the state park at 435-758-2611.

 

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