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BURRASTON PONDS: (January 22) Trout fishing is slow, and there are very few anglers at the ponds. Anglers are using traditional baits. Stay off any ice.
CANYON VIEW PARK POND: (January 11) The pond is closed for the season.
DEER CREEK RESERVOIR: (January 22) On Jan. 18, Scott Root watched ice anglers walk onto the ice from the Island boat ramp without any problems. He also saw ice anglers further out on the ice. There are probably unsafe portions of the reservoir, so be very careful and ice fish at your own risk. A few anglers report slow fishing. One group averaged 2 or three trout, which were at least 14 inches in length, for their entire trip. For more information, call Deer Creek State Park at 435-654-0171.
DIAMOND FORK RIVER: (January 22) Conditions are snowy, so use caution when driving up the canyon. Fishing is good using small fly patterns or spinners. You can use bait on this river. Fishing pressure is light.
GRANTSVILLE RESERVOIR: (January 22) Officer Troy Hammond has seen anglers on the ice, but there haven't been any recent reports on fishing or ice thickness.
HIGHLAND GLEN PARK: (January 22) Anglers report open water and slow fishing.
JORDANELLE RESERVOIR: (January 22) On Jan. 18, the reservoir was mostly capped with ice. The State Park Ranger reports that the ice near the dam is new and unsafe, but he has seen anglers were seen on the north and east arms of the reservoir. There are no reports on ice depth, so be very careful and ice fish at your own risk.
KIDNEY POND: (January 22) The pond is frozen and there weren't any anglers. Community Fishing Biologist Tonya Kieffer also reported on other Salt Lake County community fisheries. Willow Pond is frozen (except near the outlet), and there weren't any anglers. The Sandy fishery has some ice, but it's mostly open water. Fishing may be slow, and there was only one fly fisherman. Midas pond is mostly frozen, and there weren't any anglers.
MIDAS POND: (October 18) Midas Pond was stocked recently. Fishing should be fair.
MILL HOLLOW RESERVOIR: (January 22) You cannot access the reservoir with a vehicle right now because of the deep snow.
NINE MILE RESERVOIR: (January 22) One angler reports that there are up to 13 inches of ice on some parts of the reservoir, but thin ice on others. His fishing party had to rescue an angler that fell through the ice. Please use caution and check the ice carefully!
PALISADE RESERVOIR & STATE PARK: (January 22) The ice is not safe. For more information, visit stateparks.utah.gov or call 435-835-7275.
PAYSON LAKE: (January 11) The gate to the canyon at the Camp Maple Dell area is closed for the winter.
PROVO RIVER, LOWER: (January 22) Scott Root only saw a few anglers on the river this week. Fishing is fair to good using small dark fly patterns. The Provo River has special regulations. See the Utah Fishing Guidebook for more information on special regulations.
PROVO RIVER, MIDDLE: (January 22) There's light fishing pressure, likely due to the cold and snowy conditions, but plenty of parking in the lots. Try using smaller-sized flies like scud patterns, San Juan worms, hare's ear, green drake or glo bugs (egg imitations) to catch brown trout and an occasional rainbow or white fish. The Provo River has special regulations. See the Utah Fishing Guidebook for more information on special regulations.
SALEM POND: (January 22) Fishing is fair and there are few anglers on the pond. Try using traditional baits and lures. The pond closes at 11 p.m.
SETTLEMENT CANYON RESERVOIR: (January 22) Biologist Tom Becker reports seeing anglers on the reservoir ice, but there are no recent reports on ice thickness. Fishing should be slow to fair.
SILVER LAKE: (January 22) This lake does not receive much ice fishing pressure, likely because of the snowy conditions and safety issues. You may want to wait until it warms up to fish here.
SPANISH OAKS RESERVOIR: (January 22) Spanish Oaks Reservoir is closed until Spring.
SPRING LAKE: (January 22) Not recommended for fishing except in the open water. Stay off any ice.
STRAWBERRY RESERVOIR: (January 22) Fishing is fair. Most anglers are using white or green bait-tipped tube or curly-tail jigs. Anglers report 6 to 10 inches of ice in most areas, but other areas may be unsafe.
Join us for an Ice Fishing Clinic at the Strawberry Marina on Saturday, Jan. 26.
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: (January 22) Fishing is fair, but parking is limited due to snow. Try using baits, lures or small flies. Please respect the landowners in the area.
TIBBLE FORK RESERVOIR: (January 22) Unsafe ice conditions are found at this reservoir, with several areas with thin ice due to warm springs.
UTAH LAKE: (January 22) Ice has formed over the lake. Most anglers report slow fishing for white bass, but a few others have found white bass schools and caught a bucket load. Anglers report three of more inches of ice, but use extreme caution when you venture out and always check the ice thickness first. Please do not release any northern pike if you catch them: We don't want them in the lake!
VERNON RESERVOIR: (January 22) Biologist Tom Becker reports seeing a couple of anglers on the ice. There was a big circular area of open water in the center of the ice, though, so please use caution. It may be a little difficult to access to the reservoir.
VIVIAN PARK POND: (January 22) The pond is iced over with unsafe ice.
YUBA RESERVOIR & STATE PARK: (January 22) The reservoir is capped over with ice. Some anglers report six or more inches, but use caution. Fishing is slow for all species. For ice conditions, call the state park at 435-758-2611.