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Central Region Fishing Report

Burraston Ponds

Slow

Try using a nightcrawler with a white marshmallow or salmon eggs suspended about one or two off the bottom. Target deeper pools or locations that appear to provide some refuge or shade. (08-09-18)

Canyon View Park Pond

Slow

Try using Panther Martin Brass Body spinners, Blue Fox Classic Vibrax Foxtail spinners or Worden's Original Rooster Tail spinners. (08-09-18)

Deer Creek Reservoir

Good

Recreation traffic is heavy, but fishing has been good. Anglers are catching smallmouth bass, perch, 18-inch rainbows and walleye. For trout, try trolling at 1.8-2.0 mph with the lure suspended in 25 to 30 feet of water. Try using Rapala X-Rap CountDown crankbaits, Rapala BX Swimmer crankbaits, Mack's Lures Smile Blades, or Mack's Lures Wedding Rings. For perch, try fishing from the north shore in about 25 to 30 feet of water. Use a neon colored 1/31 jighead or tungsten jighead with 1/2 inch of a nightcrawler about six to 12 inches off the bottom. For smallmouth, try using a curly tail grub, Gary Yamamoto Senko, and Lost Creek Trick Stick in whacky style rig, and Berkley Gulp! Minnow or Rat-L-Trap crankbait. (08-09-18)

Diamond Fork River

Slow

Fishing has been the best in the early mornings. Nymphing has been productive. Try using sow bugs, zebra midges, prince nymphs, elk hair caddis or streamers. (08-09-18)

Grantsville Reservoir

Slow

Anglers are catching eight-inch smallmouth bass. Try using curly tail grubs on a 1/16-ounce neon colored jighead and bounce the jig off the bottom while retrieving. Trout fishing has been slow, but try using Rapala Tail Dancer crankbaits in bleeding pearl or silver or Panther Martin FishSeeUV spinners. (08-09-18)

Highland Glen Park

Slow

Many of the community ponds are experiencing something known as the summer doldrum where seasonal conditions (including high pH/temperatures) prevent the pond from being stocked. During these doldrums, you can expect fishing to slow down significantly until late August or early September or when conditions improve. For catfish, try using a nightcrawler, Magic Bait Catfish Bait or PowerBait Catfish Bait Chunks. For bluegill, try using 1/32 jighead with a 1/2-inch piece of nightcrawler suspended about two feet off the bottom. (08-09-18)

Jordanelle Reservoir

Good

Recreation traffic is heavy, but anglers have been quite successful catching 16-inch kokanee, 15-inch rainbows and 16- to 18-inch smallmouth bass. For kokanee, try trolling at 1.3-1.5 mph with the lure suspended in 35 to 50 feet of water in front of the main boat ramp or adjacent to the dam. Try using orange or light pink squids with an orange/silver streak dodger tipped with pink Berkley Gulp! Maggots. For rainbows, try trolling at 1.5 mph with the lure suspended in 10 to 20 feet of water and use pink/silver, orange/silver, blue/silver or gold D&H Custom Lures spoons. (08-09-18)

Kidney Pond

Slow

Many of the community ponds are experiencing something known as the summer doldrum where seasonal conditions (including high pH/temperatures) prevent the pond from being stocked. During these doldrums, you can expect fishing to slow down significantly until late August or early September or when conditions improve. Anglers are catching channel catfish and black bullheads. For catfish trying using a nightcrawler, chicken livers encased in nylon, PowerBait Catfish Bait Chunks or Magic Bait Catfish Bait. (08-09-18)

Midas Pond

Slow

Midas Pond is fishing similar to Kidney Pond. (08-09-18)

Mill Hollow Reservoir

Fair

Anglers are catching rainbows. Try using a nightcrawler with a white marshmallow or Atlas Mike's salmon eggs two to three feet under a bobber. (08-09-18)

Palisade Reservoir & State Park

Fair

Anglers have been catching rainbows. Try using Worden's Original Rooster Tail spinners, Luhr-Jensen Shyster spinners, Rapala Original Floating Minnow crankbait or nightcrawler with two salmon eggs. (08-09-18)

Payson Lake

Fair

There has been a lot of recreation pressure, but anglers have been catching 10-inch rainbows. Try using PowerBait Trout Bait with a bobber, and retrieving the bait slowly back to shore. Remember to target deeper pools or locations that provide some refuge or shade. (08-09-18)

Provo River, Lower

Good

There has been a lot of recreation pressure, especially in the afternoons so fishing has been best early morning and late evening. Watch for pale morning dun mayflies and midge hatches. Try using sow bugs, PMD split-cased nymphs, San Juan worms, streamers or wooly buggers. (08-09-18)

Provo River, Middle

Good

Fishing has been best early morning and late evening. Watch for pale morning dun mayflies and yellow sally stoneflies hatches and various active terrestrials. Nymphing has been very productive. Try using cased-caddis nymphs, prince nymphs, PMD split-cased nymphs, sow bugs and various midges. (08-09-18)

Salem Pond

Fair

Many of the community ponds are experiencing something known as the summer doldrum where seasonal conditions (including high pH/temperatures) prevent the pond from being stocked. During these doldrums, you can expect fishing to slow down significantly until late August or early September or when conditions improve. Anglers have been catching rainbows, and early morning and late evening is the most productive. Traditional methods work well. (08-09-18)

Settlement Canyon Reservoir

Slow

Fishing has been very slow. For wipers, try using 1/16 ounce neon colored jigheads with Mister Twister Curly Tail Tri Alive grubs in baby bass, rainbow trout or Tennessee shad. (08-09-18)

Silver Lake (American Fork Canyon)

Good

Anglers are catching arctic graylings, cutthroats and rainbows. For artic grayling, try using dry-dropper rig or fly behind a bubble setup. Bring a variety of different type and colors of flies. (08-09-18)

Silver Lake (Big Cottonwood Canyon)

Fair

Anglers are catching 8- to 10-inch rainbows. Traditional methods work well, but you can also try using brass or silver spinners in smaller sizes. (08-09-18)

Spanish Oaks Reservoir

Fair

There has been a lot of recreational pressure on the reservoir lately. (08-09-18)

Spring Lake

Slow

Many of the community ponds are experiencing something known as the summer doldrum where seasonal conditions (including high pH/temperatures) prevent the pond from being stocked. During these doldrums, you can expect fishing to slow down significantly until late August or early September or when conditions improve. Anglers have been catching 18- to 20-inch channel catfish and wipers. For catfish, try using Magic Bait Catfish Bait, chicken livers encased in nude colored nylon or shrimp. For wipers, try using a neon colored 1/16 ounce jighead with a curly tail grub. (08-09-18)

Strawberry Reservoir

Fair

Fishing has slowed down, especially for kokanee. Anglers have been catching 15- to 17-inch cutthroat regularly and quite a few slot busters. For trout, try trolling at 1.5-1.8 mph with the lure suspended in 22 to 30 feet of water. Try trolling adjacent to rocky shorelines near the mouth of the Narrows and use Christenson's Lakeshore Tackle white, orange or pink squids with a silver dodger, or various crankbaits. (08-09-18)

Thistle Creek

Slow

Fishing is best early in the morning. Try using midges, sow bugs, zebra midges or cased-caddis larvae. (08-09-18)

Tibble Fork Reservoir

Fair

There is a lot of recreational pressure, but anglers have been catching 12- to 15-inch rainbows. Traditional methods work well, but you can also try using an olive or brown colored dry fly behind a bubble. (08-09-18)

Utah Lake

Good

Anglers are catching 25-inch (and larger) channel catfish, white bass, carp and crappie. For catfish, fishing at night has been the most productive and try using chicken livers encased in nude nylon, shrimp, nightcrawlers, white bass cut bait, or Catfish Charlie Blood Dip Bait. (08-09-18)

Vernon Reservoir

Fair

Traditional methods work well, but will also have success using gold or silver spinners. (08-09-18)

Vivian Park Pond

Slow

Spinners in smaller sizes are the most effective. (08-09-18)

Willow Pond

Slow

Many of the community ponds are experiencing something known as the summer doldrum where seasonal conditions (including high pH/temperatures) prevent the pond from being stocked. During these doldrums, you can expect fishing to slow down significantly until late August or early September or when conditions improve. Angling pressure has been heavy with little success. (08-09-18)

Yuba Reservoir & State Park

Slow

Water levels are critically low, and the Oasis boat ramp is the only ramp that remains open. Fishing has been slow for sportfish, but anglers are catching five-pound plus carp. For carp, try using bread, chicken liver, nightcrawlers or shrimp soaked in chicken blood. (08-09-18)


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