Fishing Report for Central Utah June 21, 2012

BURRASTON PONDS: (June 21) The pond was stocked this week, and anglers report good fishing using spinners or traditional baits. PowerBait is also popular.

CANYON VIEW PARK POND: (June 21) Anglers report good fishing using traditional baits and lures.

DEER CREEK RESERVOIR: (June 21) Conservation Officer Brandon Olson reports very good fishing for bass using jigs and crank baits early in the morning and and in the evening. Anglers are also catching perch and panfish using smaller jigs tipped with worms. Boat anglers have had good success for trout fishing by trolling and drifting Powerbait. Shoreline fishing for trout is slow. For more information, call Deer Creek State Park at 435-654-0171.

DIAMOND FORK RIVER: (June 21) Anglers report fair to good success for trout using spinners, Rapalas and flies. Fishing pressure is light. You can use bait on the Diamond Fork River.

GRANTSVILLE RESERVOIR: (June 21) Anglers report fair to good fishing. Fishing pressure is moderate. The campgrounds are nearly full, but there is plenty of room around the lake to fish. Grantsville Reservoir is one of the waters in Cabela's Fish for Millions contest. The contest ends on July 8.

HIGHLAND GLEN PARK: (June 21) The pond was stocked with trout, and anglers report good fishing using traditional baits, like PowerBait.

JORDANELLE RESERVOIR: (June 21) Anglers report slow to fair fishing for bass. Shoreline anglers recommend using worms and PowerBait to catch trout. There are a lot of chubs in the reservoir, but there are also some large brown trout that weigh more than 15 pounds. Smallmouth bass fishing is fair.

KIDNEY POND: (June 21) The pond was stocked with trout, and anglers report good fishing using traditional baits and lures.

MIDAS POND: (June 21) The pond was stocked with trout, and anglers report fair to good fishing using traditional baits and lures.

MILL HOLLOW RESERVOIR: (June 21) Fishing pressure is light. Anglers report fair to good fishing for trout using various baits and lures. The campgrounds at Mill Hollow Reservoir are now open. For more information, call the U.S. Forest Service at 435-654-0470.

NINE MILE RESERVOIR: (June 21) Anglers report fair fishing for trout using traditional baits and lures.

PALISADE RESERVOIR & STATE PARK: (June 21) Anglers report fair fishing using traditional baits, flies and lures in the morning and evening.

PAYSON LAKE: (June 21) Anglers report good fishing from the shoreline and from rafts and canoes. Payson Lake has been stocked with trout and the U.S. Forest Service campgrounds are open.

PROVO RIVER, LOWER: (June 21) Anglers report fair to good fishing for trout using small dark fly patterns. If you're targeting brown trout, try using spinners. White bass success is still considered fair to good near entrance to Utah Lake. You can use bait in some stretches of the river. Read the Utah Fishing Guidebook for more information about the Provo River's special regulations.

PROVO RIVER, MIDDLE: (June 21) One angler reported catching several small brown trout using spinners. Fly anglers report good fishing using size 18 or smaller flies. The parking areas get full on the weekends. You can use bait in some stretches of the river. Read the Utah Fishing Guidebook for more information about the Provo River's special regulations.

SALEM POND: (June 21) The pond was stocked this week. Anglers report fair to good fishing with PowerBait or worms.

SETTLEMENT CANYON RESERVOIR: (June 21) Anglers report fair fishing using traditional baits and lures.

SILVER LAKE: (June 21) Anglers report good fishing for the recently stocked trout. Try using spinners, flies or bait.

SPANISH OAKS RESERVOIR: (June 21) Anglers report fair to good fishing using traditional baits or spinners. Try using egg-imitations, flies or spinners. Please be courteous of the swimmers! This reservoir is a popular swimming location.

SPRING LAKE: (June 21) Fair to good success continues for recently stocked trout by using traditional baits and lures.

STRAWBERRY RESERVOIR: (June 21) Anglers report good fishing from the shoreline or a boat. Strawberry Project Leader Alan Ward took his kids fishing from his boat and they caught eight rainbows and one cutthroat in 1.5 hours. Another angler reported good fishing in the late morning from the shoreline. If fishing slows down, try a different location or using techniques. Tom Ogden recommends using size 4 to size 8 wooly buggers, leech patterns and soft hackle flies from a tube. The best colors were black and green, red, and black, red and blue. On a recent fishing trip, his group caught 18 cutthroat trout, 18 rainbow trout and one chub. The fish ranged in size from 14 inches to 20 inches, and most of them were on the upper end of that range. The Strawberry Tagged Fishing Contest goes until October 15, 2012. At least 31 out of the 300 tagged fish were caught in this first week. Win up $25,000 or other prizes.

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 21) Anglers report good fishing. If you're targeting brown trout, try using worms or flies.

TIBBLE FORK RESERVOIR: (June 21) Anglers report fair to good fishing using traditional baits and lures. Silver Lake Flat Reservoir, which is just up the road, is providing fair to good fishing.

UTAH LAKE: (June 21) Anglers report catching good numbers of white bass, channel catfish and black bullhead catfish— as well as a few other species like largemouth bass, bluegill and crappie. Some of the bluegills are very large. For white bass, try using action lures. Channel catfish and black bullheads are biting worms or stink baits. If you catch any june suckers, please release them immediately. June suckers are spawning at this time. Carp bow hunters: Please avoid June suckers.

VERNON RESERVOIR: (June 21) Anglers report fair to good fishing for trout using traditional baits and lures.

VIVIAN PARK POND: (June 21) Vivian Park Pond is stocked weekly with trout. Anglers report fair to good fishing using traditional baits and lures.

YUBA RESERVOIR & STATE PARK: (June 21) Anglers fair fishing for northern pike, including an occasional monster pike, casting action lures and slow to fair fishing for walleye. Day-use at the park is $7 per vehicle with up to eight people. Tent, RV and boat-in camping are available for $10 to $16 per night. The park concession rents boats, personal watercraft and off-highway vehicles. There is also a store and a grill available with food, camping and boating supplies. For more information, reservations or boating conditions, visit stateparks.utah.gov or call 435-758-2611.

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