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BURRASTON PONDS: (February 08) Anglers report slow to fair fishing. Please stay off any ice.
CANYON VIEW PARK POND: (February 08) Closed for the season.
DEER CREEK RESERVOIR: (February 08) Anglers report that some edges are slushy and thin. Fishing success is fair. One anglers reports catching large perch at a depth of about 55 feet. Other anglers report slow to fair fishing for perch and fair to good fishing for trout. Once the fish are located, some anglers are having very good success. There are usually areas of thin at Deer Creek. Use caution: Ice fish at your own risk. For more information, call Deer Creek State Park at 435-654-0171.
DIAMOND FORK RIVER: (February 08) Angler Tom Ogden reported a day of great fishing on the river on Feb. 5. Tom used a floating line with size 10 bead head Montana and a small split shot to get it down. He caught four cutthroats and nine browns. The largest cutthroat was 12 inches and the largest brown was 15 inches. You can often have the river to yourself! Go to the DWR Facebook page to see Tom's photos.
GRANTSVILLE RESERVOIR: (February 08) There haven't been any recent report on fishing or ice thickness.
HIGHLAND GLEN PARK: (February 08) Anglers report open water and slow fishing.
JORDANELLE RESERVOIR: (February 08) Scott Root recently ice fished just north of the Hailstone Marina and caught about a dozen six- to seven-inch perch and one 17-inch brown trout. The ice was about 11 inches. The ice just south of the personal watercraft ramp was about six to seven inches thick. There was only one other group of anglers seen on that portion of the reservoir. There haven't been any ice safety reports on the Rock Cliff arm this week, but some anglers report fair fishing for perch and trout over there. Always use caution, and check the ice carefully before venturing out.
KIDNEY POND: (February 08) Kidney Pond may have some ice, but you should stay off of it.
MILL HOLLOW RESERVOIR: (February 08) You cannot access the reservoir with a vehicle right now because of the snow.
NINE MILE RESERVOIR: (February 08) A State Park Ranger reports that ice anglers are still on the ice, but we haven't receive any reports about ice thickness or fishing success. If you're going to ice fish, please use caution and check the ice carefully!
PALISADE RESERVOIR & STATE PARK: (February 08) Last week, the State Park Ranger reported that the ice was five to six inches thick. There haven't been any reports on ice conditions this week. Anglers experienced fair to good fishing for rainbow and tiger trout. For more information, visitstateparks.utah.gov or call 435-835-7275.
PAYSON LAKE: (February 08) The lake is closed for the winter. There is no vehicle access beyond Maple Dell.
PROVO RIVER, LOWER: (February 08) Fishing is fair to good using small dark fly patterns. Bait is allowed in some stretches of the river. Read the Utah Fishing Guidebook for Provo River's special regulations.
PROVO RIVER, MIDDLE: (February 08) Fishing is fair to good. Smaller-sized flies including scud patterns, San Juan worms, hare's ear, green drake or glo bugs (egg imitations) work well for catching brown trout (and an occasional rainbow or white fish). Bait is allowed in the stretch above Charleston Bridge to the Legacy Bridge. Read the Utah Fishing Guidebook for Provo River's special regulations.
SALEM POND: (February 08) Fishing is slow and there are few anglers on the pond. Try using traditional baits and lures. The pond closes at 11 p.m.
SETTLEMENT CANYON RESERVOIR: (February 08) There haven't been any recent reports.
SILVER LAKE: (February 08) We have never received an ice fishing report from anglers about this lake near Brighton Ski Resort. Anglers mostly use it during the summer and fall months. You could fish at your own risk during the winter, but you're probably better off waiting to fish here until it warms up.
SPANISH OAKS RESERVOIR: (February 08) Spanish Oaks Reservoir is closed until spring.
SPRING LAKE: (February 08) Trout fishing is fair, but there are some areas of open water. You should probably stay off the ice.
STRAWBERRY RESERVOIR: (February 08) Anglers report slushy conditions, so the use of ATVs or snowmobiles may not be a good idea. Just about every angler reports good fishing this week. Central Region aquatics manager Mike Slater reports fishing with his daughter on Tuesday. They caught two rainbows and about 15 cutthroat, and had a lot of fun missing others. They did well fishing just off the bottom; they would let the line go down, let it hit the bottom, and bring it up a couple of feet. If they were there for more than five minutes, they'd bring it back up again, 10 to 15 feet, and let it drop to the bottom, and then bring it up off the bottom a couple of feet &8212; then they would get hits almost immediately. They mainly used a 1/16 ounce or 1/8 ounce jig head tipped with PowerBait. They also used a spoon or some kind of flasher a couple feet above that to give it a little more weight and attraction. One angler caught a kokanee through the ice.
If you're using bait, remember to cut the line rather than pull a hook from inside any fish you are going to release. Strawberry Reservoir has special regulations. See the Utah Fishing Guidebook for more information. For help differentiating Bear Lake cutthroat trout and rainbow trout, download the identification brochure.
THISTLE CREEK: (February 08) Trout fishing is good, but parking may be limited because of snow. Try using baits, lures or small flies. Please respect the landowners in the area.
TIBBLE FORK RESERVOIR: (February 08) Anglers report some open water and a lot of unsafe ice. You probably shouldn't ice fish here this week.
UTAH LAKE: (February 08) The ice is very thick in most areas (up to 18 inches). White bass fishing is good once you locate the schools. The most popular spots to fish are near the marinas. Anglers report about three to six inches of ice in those areas. Please use extreme caution on the ice, and always check the thickness first. If you catch any northern pike, please do not release them: we don't want them in the lake!
VERNON RESERVOIR: (February 08) We haven't received any recent reports, but ice fishing is at your own risk. It may be a little difficult to access to the reservoir.
VIVIAN PARK POND: (February 08) The pond has some ice, but it's considered unsafe.
YUBA RESERVOIR & STATE PARK: (February 08) The reservoir is capped with ice. Though anglers report 8 to 12 inches of ice, please use caution. Fishing is fair through the ice for pike. One angler caught some nice-sized pike by jigging a Rapala quickly toward the ice and then letting it drop. Pike will occasionally grab the lure on its way down. Tube jigs tipped with bait work fairly well in some areas. For ice conditions, call the state park at 435-758-2611.