Fishing Report for Central Utah June 7, 2012

BURRASTON PONDS: (June 07) The ponds were stocked this week. Anglers report good fishing success using spinners or traditional baits. PowerBait is the most popular bait at this location.

CANYON VIEW PARK POND: (June 07) Anglers report good fishing success using traditional baits and lures.

DEER CREEK RESERVOIR: (June 07) Angler Craig Clyde and his family report excellent fishing success for trout fishing from their boat. Walleye success has been reported as slow. Most anglers are using PowerBait, and some anglers report catching limits of 17-inch (or larger) trout. Orange, chartreuse and rainbow colors are popular color choices for 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 07) Anglers report fair to good fishing success for trout using spinners, Rapalas and flies. You can use bait on Diamond Fork River. The fishing pressure is light.

GRANTSVILLE RESERVOIR: (June 07) The fishing pressure is moderate, and campgrounds are nearly full—but there is still plenty of room around the lake to fish. The fishing success is fair to good. This is one of the waters in the Cabela's tagged-fish contest. There are lots of prizes left to win. Utah Lake and Grantsville are the two Central Region waters in this contest.

HIGHLAND GLEN PARK: (June 07) The lake was recently stocked with trout, and anglers report good fishing success using traditional baits and PowerBait. Remember there is a two-fish limit at community fishing waters.

JORDANELLE RESERVOIR: (June 07) Anglers Aaron and Katie Copple report slow success for bass. Some anglers report very slow success while others say it's fair. The best reports are from trout anglers from the shoreline using worms or PowerBait. There are a lot of chubs in the reservoir, but there is also a good population of large brown trout. Anglers report fair fishing for smallmouth bass.

KIDNEY POND: (June 07) The pond was recently stocked with trout. Anglers reports good fishing success using traditional baits and lures.

LITTLE DELL RESERVOIR: (June 07) The fishing success is reported as fair using flashy lures. Remember to use artificial flies and lures only. All cutthroat trout must be immediately released. Notice: Parleys Creek from Mountain Dell Reservoir to Highway 65 is closed to fishing throughout the year. From SR-65 upstream to the headwaters is closed to the possession of cutthroat trout. Anglers may use artificial flies and lures only, and this part of the creek is closed January 1 through the 2nd Saturday of July.

MANILA CREEK POND: (June 07) Anglers report good fishing success using traditional baits. Manila Creek Pond was recently stocked.

MIDAS POND: (June 07) Anglers report good fishing success using traditional baits. The pond was recently stocked with trout.

MILL HOLLOW RESERVOIR: (June 07) Anglers report good fishing success for trout using various baits and lures. For information on camping, call the USFS at 435-654-0470.

NINE MILE RESERVOIR: (June 07) Fishing success for trout is fair using traditional baits and lures.

PALISADE RESERVOIR & STATE PARK: (June 07) Fishing success is fair using traditional baits, flies and lures. Try fishing in the morning and evening.

PAYSON LAKE: (June 07) Anglers report good fishing success from the shoreline and from rafts and canoes. The Payson lakes have been stocked with trout and the USFS opened the canyon and campgrounds.

PROVO RIVER, LOWER: (June 07) Tributaries to Utah Lake are now open to angling! Above I-15: Fishing success if fair to good for trout using small dark patterns. Midge imitations are effective in the early afternoon. Bait is allowed in some stretches of the river—see the Utah Fishing Guidebook for more information and special regulations on this water. White bass success is considered good near the entrance to Utah Lake.

PROVO RIVER, MIDDLE: (June 07) Dark-colored fly patterns, size 18 or smaller or midge patterns are the most effective. The parking areas get full on weekends. Bait is allowed above Charleston Bridge to the Legacy Bridge. Harvest of legal-sized fish is encouraged. Please read the Utah Fishing Guidebook for the special regulations on this river.

SALEM POND: (June 07) The pond was recently stocked and anglers report fair to good success using PowerBait or worms.

SALT LAKE AND UTAH COUNTY COMMUNITY PONDS AND STREAMS: (June 07) Conservation Officer Mike Roach reports that the Salt Lake County urban ponds are fishing best in the morning and after sunset. The Jordan River is fishing well for cats and white bass. The streams are a little slow, but fishermen are catching a few trout. Silver Lake near Brighton is open for fishing and has been stocked. The warmer weather has slowed the fishing down during the day, so try fishing in the evenings.

SETTLEMENT CANYON RESERVOIR: (June 07) Anglers report fair fishing success using traditional baits and lures.

SILVER LAKE: (June 07) Anglers are having good fishing success for recently stocked trout. Try using spinners, flies or baits.

SPANISH OAKS RESERVOIR: (June 07) The reservoir is stocked with fish on a weekly basis. Anglers report fair to good fishing success using traditional baits or spinners. Egg imitations, flies and spinners were working well.

SPRING LAKE: (June 07) Good fishing success continues for recently stocked trout using traditional baits and lures.

STRAWBERRY RESERVOIR: (June 07) Strawberry Project Leader Alan Ward reports that we are still seeing good fishing at Strawberry. Rainbow fishing has remained good, while cutthroat fishing has been less consistent due to current fish spawning. Trolling small flashy lures down to about 20 feet has been working well on rainbows, a few cutthroats and even an occasional kokanee. Most shoreline anglers are catching fish averaging about 17–18 inches in length. 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.

The Strawberry Tagged Fishing Contest goes until October 15, 2012. At least seven out of the 300 tagged fish were caught in this first week. Win up $25,000 or other prizes!

THISTLE CREEK: (June 07) Worms or flies are effective for brown trout in this small stream near the town of Thistle.

TIBBLE FORK RESERVOIR: (June 07) Fishing success is fair to good using traditional baits and lures. You can now access Silver Lake Flat Reservoir (just up the road from Tibble Fork Reservoir).

UTAH LAKE: (June 07) Anglers report catching good numbers of white bass, channel catfish and black bullhead catfish. Other species like largemouth bass, bluegill and crappie are biting as well. Action lures work best to get the white bass to bite. Worms or stink baits work well for channel catfish and black bullheads. Please release any June suckers you catch—they are currently spawning. Carp bow hunters: Please be sure not to shoot June suckers.

VERNON RESERVOIR: (June 07) Anglers report fair to good fishing success for trout using traditional baits and lures.

VIVIAN PARK POND: (June 07) The pond is stocked with trout weekly. Anglers reports fair to good fishing success using traditional baits and lures. There is heavy pressure at times, due to the popularity of the park.

YUBA RESERVOIR & STATE PARK: (June 07) Anglers report slow to fair fishing success for smaller-sized northern pike. Located less than two hours south of Salt Lake City, this 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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