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BURRASTON PONDS: (December 14) Conservation Officer Jay Topham reports that anglers are experiencing fair to good fishing using traditional baits. There are very few anglers at the ponds this time of year. Please keep this area clean.
CANYON VIEW PARK POND: (December 14) Conservation Officer Shawn Bagley reports that the pond is closed for the season.
DEER CREEK RESERVOIR: (December 14) DWR will be stocking 70,000 10-inch trout over the next few weeks. There are few anglers out on the reservoir, and the water is open. Fishing is reported as fair for trout. The water is still very low, but the ramps are open for small boats. A small, single dock can be used at the island area and a better dock is available at the main state park ramp. Boating traffic is very light. Bass fishing is slow. For more information, please call Deer Creek State Park at 435-654-0171.
DIAMOND FORK RIVER: (December 14) Fishing is good using small fly patterns, spinners or egg imitations. The brown trout spawn is tapering off. Please do not disturb their spawning beds, which often look like cleared-away depressions in the gravel. You can use bait on this river. Fishing pressure is light.
GRANTSVILLE RESERVOIR: (December 14) Anglers report slow fishing using traditional baits and lures.
HIGHLAND GLEN PARK: (December 14) Anglers report slow to fair fishing using traditional baits. There is a two-fish limit at community fishing waters.
JORDANELLE RESERVOIR: (December 14) Aquatics Manager Mike Slater reports open water and good fishing. Biologists are encouraged by recent sampling results. Trout numbers are looking better and fishing is currently fair. Boat anglers are having better success than shore anglers. Bass fishing is slow.
KIDNEY POND: (December 14) Community ponds in Salt Lake County are providing slow fishing and may not be stocked for several months. Remember the two-fish limit at community fishing waters.
MIDAS POND: (October 18) Midas Pond was stocked recently. Fishing should be fair.
MILL HOLLOW RESERVOIR: (December 14) Access may be difficult due to snow conditions. The campground is now closed.
NINE MILE RESERVOIR: (December 14) Fishing is slow, and very few anglers are fishing the reservoir. The water level is low.
PALISADE RESERVOIR & STATE PARK: (December 14) Anglers report slow fishing. There are few anglers fishing the reservoir. Try using traditional baits and lures. For more information, visit the Palisade State Park website or call 435-835-7275.
PAYSON LAKE: (December 14) The Maple Dell camp area is closed for the winter.
PROVO RIVER, LOWER: (December 14) The brown trout spawn is tapering off. Fishing pressure is light through town and in the canyon. Fishing is fair to good for trout using small dark fly patterns. Bait is allowed in some stretches of the river. See the Utah Fishing Guidebook for more information on special regulations.
PROVO RIVER, MIDDLE: (December 14) For the spawning brown trout and an occasional rainbow trout, try using smaller-sized flies like scud patterns, San Juan worms, hares ear, green drake or glo bugs (egg-imitations). You can use bait in the stretch from above the Charleston Bridge to the Legacy Bridge. For information about the special regulations on this river, read the Utah Fishing Guidebook.
SALEM POND: (December 14) Conservation Officer Shawn Bagley reports fair fishing and few anglers out on the pond. Traditional baits and lures are the preferred method. The pond closes at 11 p.m.
SETTLEMENT CANYON RESERVOIR: (December 14) Fishing is slow and most anglers are using traditional baits and lures.
SILVER LAKE: (December 14) The lake is snowy and we don't recommend that you fish the lake until summer.
SPANISH OAKS RESERVOIR: (December 14) Spanish Oaks Reservoir closed December 1. It's best not to fish there until the spring.
SPRING LAKE: (December 14) Fishing is slow and few anglers are out on the lake.
STRAWBERRY RESERVOIR: (December 14) The reservoir still has open water and fishing is fair to good. There aren't any boat docks available, so you need to use caution when launching. Very little ice has formed and most of the reservoir will likely remain open water for several weeks. Boat anglers are having the best success by trolling, casting or jigging.
Traditional baits work well, but remember to cut the line rather than pull a hook from inside any fish that are to be released when using bait. Strawberry Reservoir has special regulations. Read the Utah Fishing Guidebook for more information. For help identifying Bear Lake cutthroat trout and rainbow trout, download the Strawberry Reservoir brochure.
THISTLE CREEK: (December 14) Anglers report fair to good fishing and light fishing pressure. The brown trout spawn is tapering off. Baits and lures work fairly well, and small flies are effective as well.
TIBBLE FORK RESERVOIR: (December 14) Anglers are still having some success for rainbows and brown trout. An occasional lunker brown can be caught in this reservoir. Tibble Fork Reservoir and American Fork Creek are both providing fair fishing with traditional baits and lures. The Alpine Loop Road is closed past Tibble Fork Reservoir.
UTAH LAKE: (December 14) Officer Chad Bettridge reports that fishing is fair for white bass. American Fork boat harbor, west side of the lake and other areas are producing white bass. The lake level is low and it's not uncommon to have only three or four feet of water near popular fishing areas. Walleye and catfish fishing is slow. Please do not release northern pike.
VERNON RESERVOIR: (December 14) Conservation Officer Troy Hammond reports that the water level is low and fishing is good. There are few anglers out on the reservoir. Officer Hammond recommends 4x4 vehicles due to mud and snow.
VIVIAN PARK POND: (December 14) Fishing is slow and very few anglers are out on the pond. Vivian Park is located about halfway up Provo Canyon.
YUBA RESERVOIR & STATE PARK: (December 14) Anglers report fair fishing for northern pike using fish-imitating lures near structure by the shoreline areas. This reservoir is one of the best places to catch northern pike in the state. You can also catch carp using worms. For more information about the state park, visit the Yuba State Park website. For information on boating conditions, call 435-758-2611.