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BURRASTON PONDS: (January 24) Anglers report slow fishing for trout, and few anglers are fishing the ponds. Try using traditional baits and make sure you stay off of any ice.
CANYON VIEW PARK POND: (January 11) The pond is closed for the season.
DEER CREEK RESERVOIR: (January 24) The reservoir is capped with ice and there were several anglers on the ice. Anglers have reported around six inches of ice in some areas, but you should always use caution. Fishing is slow to fair for trout. For more information, call Deer Creek State Park at 435-654-0171
DIAMOND FORK RIVER: (January 24) Conditions are snowy and parking is limited. Fishing is fair. Try using small fly patterns, though you can use bait.
GRANTSVILLE RESERVOIR: (January 24) Anglers have been out on the ice, but there haven't been any recent reports on fishing or ice thickness.
HIGHLAND GLEN PARK: (January 24) Anglers report open water and slow fishing.
JORDANELLE RESERVOIR: (January 24) The reservoir is mostly capped with ice. Anglers report fair fishing for small perch, trout that are 12 inches or larger, and an occasional large brown trout. Please use caution on the ice.
KIDNEY POND: (January 24) Kidney Pond may have some ice, but you should stay off of the ice.
MIDAS POND: (October 18) Midas Pond was stocked recently. Fishing should be fair.
MILL HOLLOW RESERVOIR: (January 24) You cannot access the reservoir with a vehicle right now because of the snow.
NINE MILE RESERVOIR: (January 24) 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 24) 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 24) Fishing is fair to good using small dark fly patterns. There are few anglers on the river this week. The Provo River has special regulations. Read the Utah Fishing Guidebook for more information.
PROVO RIVER, MIDDLE: (January 24) Fishing is good and there is 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 24) 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 24) Biologist Tom Becker reported seeing anglers on the reservoir ice, but there are no recent reports on ice thickness. Fishing should be slow to fair.
SILVER LAKE: (January 24) Few anglers ice fish the lake, 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 24) Conservation Officer Shawn Bagley reports fair ice conditions with limited open water areas. Use caution. Trout fishing is fair.
STRAWBERRY RESERVOIR: (January 24) Join us for an Ice Fishing Clinic at the Strawberry Marina on Saturday, Jan. 26.
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.
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 Utah Fishing Guidebook for more information. For help differentiating Bear Lake cutthroat trout and rainbow trout, download the identification brochure.
THISTLE CREEK: (January 24) Conservation Officer Shawn Bagley reports good fishing, 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: (January 24) Anglers have been out on the ice, but this reservoir always has some hidden thin ice spots. Ice fish at your own risk.
UTAH LAKE: (January 24) 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 to six 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 24) 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 24) The pond is covered with unsafe ice.
YUBA RESERVOIR & STATE PARK: (January 24) 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.