Fishing Report for Central Utah June 1, 2012

BURRASTON PONDS: (June 01) The ponds were stocked again this week. Anglers report good fishing success using spinners or traditional baits. PowerBait is most popular bait at this location.

CANYON VIEW PARK POND: (June 01) Anglers report good fishing success using traditional baits and lures. At this shallow pond, fish prefer shady, deep water during the heat of the day.

DEER CREEK RESERVOIR: (June 01) Shoreline anglers report good fishing success for several species, including rainbow trout, brown trout, perch, smallmouth and largemouth bass, and a crappie or two. Some anglers report catching their limits of trout 17 inches and larger. Walleye success is slow. Most anglers are using orange, chartreuse or rainbow PowerBait. Trolling anglers report fair to good fishing success. For more information, call Deer Creek State Park at 435–654-0171.

DIAMOND FORK RIVER: (June 01) Anglers are report fair to good fishing success using spinners, Rapalas and flies. Fishing pressure is light. You can use bait at Diamond Fork River.

GRANTSVILLE RESERVOIR: (June 01) Anglers report fair to good fishing success. Fishing pressure is normal. There are a lot of campers and ATV riders, and campgrounds are nearly full, but there is still plenty of room around the lake to fish. This is one of the waters featured in the Cabelas tagged-fish contest.

HIGHLAND GLEN PARK: (June 01) The lake was recently stocked with trout, and anglers report good fishing success using traditional baits andPowerBait.

JORDANELLE RESERVOIR: (June 01) Some anglers report very slow fishing success, while others report fair fishing success. Shoreline anglers are having the most success using worms or PowerBait. There are a lot of chubs in the reservoir, but there is also a good population of large brown trout. A patient anglers could catch a brown trout that weighs 15 pounds or more. Anglers report fair fishing success for smallmouth bass.

KIDNEY POND: (June 01) The pond was recently stocked with trout. Anglers report good fishing success using traditional baits and lures.

MIDAS POND: (June 01) The pond was stocked with trout this week. Anglers report good fishing success using traditional baits.

MILL HOLLOW RESERVOIR: (June 01) Anglers report good fishing success for trout using various baits and lures. As of June 1, the Forest Service campground is not open yet. It should open in a couple of weeks. For more information on camping, call the Forest Service at 435–654-0470.

NINE MILE RESERVOIR: (June 01) Anglers report fair fishing success using traditional baits and lures.

PALISADE RESERVOIR & STATE PARK: (June 01) Anglers report fair to good fishing success using traditional baits, flies and lures. Try fishing in the morning and evening.

PAYSON LAKE: (June 01) The lake is now open and accessible. Anglers report good fishing success from the shoreline, rafts or canoes. The Payson Lakes have been stocked with trout. The Forest Service has opened the canyon and campgrounds.

PROVO RIVER, LOWER: (June 01) The tributaries to Utah Lake are now open to fishing. Above I-15, anglers report fair to good fishing success for trout using small dark patterns. Try using midge imitations in the early afternoon. Anglers report good fishing success for white bass near the entrance to Utah Lake. You can use bait in some stretches of the river. See the Utah Fishing Guidebook for details and for other special regulations.

PROVO RIVER, MIDDLE: (June 01) Anglers report good fishing success. Try using dark-colored fly patterns, size 18 or smaller, or midge patterns. The parking areas get full on weekends. You can use bait from above Charleston Bridge to the Legacy Bridge. Biologists encourage anglers to harvest legal-sized fish. The Provo River has special fishing regulations. Read the Utah Fishing Guidebook for details.

SALEM POND: (June 01) One anglers fished Salem Pond on May 31, and reported fair fishing success using PowerBait and worms. Most anglers report fair fishing success for rainbow trout. Salem Pond is stocked with trout weekly.

SETTLEMENT CANYON RESERVOIR: (June 01) Settlement Canyon Reservoir has been stocked with fish. Anglers report fair fishing success using traditional baits and lures.

SILVER LAKE: (June 01) Conservation Officer Mike Roach reports good fishing success for the recently stocked trout. Try using spinners, flies or baits.

SPANISH OAKS RESERVOIR: (June 01) Anglers Josh Root and Sam Coulon report fair to good fishing success using traditional baits or spinners. You may also want to try using egg imitations, flies or spinners.

SPRING LAKE: (June 01) Anglers report good fishing success for the recently stocked trout using traditional baits and lures.

STRAWBERRY RESERVOIR: (June 01) The Strawberry Reservoir Tagged Fishing Contest started May 26th and goes until October 15th. At least seven of the 300 tagged fish were caught in this first week. You could win $25,000 or many other prizes! Shoreline anglers report good success for 17- to 18-inch fish using PowerBait. If you want to release fish properly, makes ure you cut the fishing line rather than pull the hook out of the fish's stomach.

Strawberry Reservoir has special regulations. Read the Utah Fishing Guidebook for details. For help differentiating the Bear Lake cutthroat trout from the rainbow trout, view this brochure.

THISTLE CREEK: (June 01) Anglers report good fishing success. Try using worms or flies to catch brown trout in this small stream near the town of Thistle.

TIBBLE FORK RESERVOIR: (June 01) The reservoir was stocked with trout. Anglers report good fishing success using traditional baits and lures. You can now access Silver Lake Flat Reservoir, which is just up the road from Tibble Fork.

UTAH LAKE: (June 01) Anglers report catching good numbers of white bass, channel catfish and black bullhead catfish, and a few bluegill and crappie as well. Try using action lures to get the white bass to bite. Worms or stink baits should work well for channel catfish and black bullheads. If you catch any june suckers, make sure you release them immediately. They are spawning right now. Carp bow hunters: Please make sure you don't shoot June suckers! It could be embarrassing and expensive.

VERNON RESERVOIR: (June 01) Anglers report fair to good fishing success for the recently stocked trout using traditional baits and lures.

VIVIAN PARK POND: (June 01) The pond is stocked weekly with trout. Anglers report fair to good fishing success using traditional baits and lures.

YUBA RESERVOIR & STATE PARK: (June 01) Anglers report fair fishing success for smaller northern pike. Yuba is located less than two hours south of Salt Lake City and is a great destination for a day or weekend fishing trip. Day-use is $7 per vehicle (up to eight people per vehicle). Tent, RV and boat-in camping are available for $10–16 per night. There is also a park concession that rents boats, personal watercraft and off-highway vehicles, and has a store with a grill, food, and camping and boating supplies. You can make a reservation for the park online at stateparks.utah.gov. For information about boating conditions, call 435–758-2611.

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