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BURRASTON PONDS: (January 08) Anglers reported slow fishing using traditional baits and lures
DEER CREEK RESERVOIR: (January 08) On Jan. 7, about 70 percent of the reservoir is capped by a glassy, slick surface of clear ice. There is some open water along the edges and in other spots, and some water on the ice, so use caution. About eight anglers were fishing on the ice, primarily on the Charleston and Island Resort portions of the reservoir. There were four to seven inches of ice in locations, but remember to be very careful since the ice is unsafe or there's open water in other locations. Anglers report fair fishing using bait-tipped jigs in depths from 10 to 30 feet. For more information, call Deer Creek State Park at 435-654-0171.
DIAMOND FORK RIVER: (January 08) There are six to 12 inches of snow around the river. Few anglers are fishing the river. Fishing is fair using small, dark flies, nightcrawlers or spinners. Try using egg imitations or baits. Please avoid walking in the river by brown trout spawning beds in order to protect their eggs.
GRANTSVILLE RESERVOIR: (January 08) There is ice is on the reservoir, but we've haven't had any reports about the thickness. Use caution and, if you fish Grantsville, please email your report to firstname.lastname@example.org.
HIGHLAND GLEN PARK: (January 08) Fishing is fair using traditional baits. Please stay off any ice that may form on the pond. The pond will not be stocked until next spring.
JORDANELLE RESERVOIR: (January 08) On Jan. 7, the reservoir was mostly open water. You can still fish from the shore near the Hailstone side. The Rock Cliff ramp side of the reservoir has some ice, but we've haven't received any recent reports on ice thickness.
KIDNEY POND: (January 08) Fishing should be fair. Please stay off of the ice.
NINE MILE RESERVOIR: (January 08) There is ice, but no anglers have been seen on it. Please use caution because the ice could be very thin.
PAYSON LAKE: (January 08) You can only access Payson Lake on a snowmobile. If you make the trek, use caution because you'll be far away from any help.
PROVO RIVER, LOWER: (January 08) There are very few anglers on the Prove this time of year because of the cold temperatures. Fly anglers recommend fishing with small nymph and egg-imitation patterns. Most anglers are focusing on the stretch from below Deer Creek Dam down to the Olmstead Diversion Dam. You can use bait on some stretches of the river. See the Utah Fishing Guidebook for details. Please avoid the spawning gravel areas in the river.
PROVO RIVER, MIDDLE: (January 08) On Jan. 7, there were no anglers fishing the river near the Highway 40 stretch. Egg imitations and small dark flies are still working well. Please avoid the spawning areas in the river. You can use bait in the stretch from above Charleston Bridge to the Midway Lane Bridge. See the Utah Fishing Guidebook for more information on the Provo River's special regulations.
SALEM POND: (January 08) There is open water, but fishing is slow to fair for trout by using PowerBait or worms. The pond will not be stocked again until late spring. Please stay off any ice.
SETTLEMENT CANYON RESERVOIR: (January 08) There are no recent ice reports. Fishing is slow to fair using traditional baits and lures.
SPANISH OAKS RESERVOIR: (January 08) The gate to parking area is closed for the season. Please don't fish here during the winter months. The reservoir can be hazardous with slippery concrete banks and ice.
SPRING LAKE: (January 08) Fishing is slow using PowerBait or nightcrawlers. Few anglers are using the lake.
STRAWBERRY RESERVOIR: (January 08) The long streak of good fishing has dropped off a bit. For most anglers, fishing is fair using jigs tipped with shrimp, worms or waxworms in 10 to 30 feet of water. Try using white bait-tipped jigs. Many of the access roads are being plowed, but you'll need to be very cautious. The road is slick once you drive south of the Strawberry Marina, and you'll need a four-wheel drive vehicle in some areas.
There are special regulations in effect at Strawberry: the limit is four trout or kokanee salmon in the aggregate. No more than two may be cutthroat trout under 15 inches, and no more than one may be a cutthroat trout over 22 inches. All cutthroat trout from 15 to 22 inches must be immediately released. Trout and salmon may not be filleted, and the heads or tails may not be removed in the field or in transit. Check the Utah Fishing Guidebookfor more regulations. For help differentiating Bear Lake cutthroat trout and rainbow trout, download the identification brochure.
THISTLE CREEK: (January 08) Fishing is fair using bait, lures or small flies. There is a lot of snow, and few anglers are fishing the creek. Please respect private property.
TIBBLE FORK RESERVOIR: (January 08) Ice is starting to form, but the reservoir is not a safe place to ice fish because there are some soft spots. Anglers report that you can fish through the ice, but you should use extreme caution if you're going to try.
UTAH LAKE: (January 08) Sergeant Chad Bettridge reports slow fishing for pan fish — like crappie, bluegill, perch and white bass — in many of the bays of the lake. If you happen to catch a northern pike, please do not release it. We do not want pike in the lake.
Please keep in mind that there is a fish-consumption advisory for channel catfish and carp in Utah Lake.
VERNON RESERVOIR: (January 08) The drive to the reservoir is slick, but anglers have been fishing have reported up to seven inches of ice. Fishing is fair for brown trout and rainbow trout using bait-tipped jigs.
YUBA RESERVOIR & STATE PARK: (January 08) Ice is covering most of the reservoir and a few anglers have reported catching northern pike or an occasional perch through the ice. Use caution.
Please keep in mind that there is a fish-consumption advisory for walleye and northern pike in Yuba.