CANYON VIEW PARK POND: (July 20) Fishing is slow to fair by using traditional baits and lures. Worms or PowerBait are the best baits to use during the day. Trout usually stack up in the deeper southwest corner of the pond.
DEER CREEK RESERVOIR: (July 20) The water level is dropping every day, so use caution when boating. Fishing success for bass has been good using jigs, plugs and crankbaits early in the morning and evening. Most rainbow trout are averaging about 17 to 18 inches in length. Fishing for trout has been good by trolling and drifting PowerBait from a boat. Shoreline fishing for trout has slowed down a bit. For more information, call Deer Creek State Park at 435-654-0171.
DIAMOND FORK RIVER: (July 20) July through November is a great time to fish this river. Fishing is fair to good for trout by using spinners, Rapalas, wet and dry flies. Send your fishing reports to firstname.lastname@example.org. Bait is also allowed on this river. The fishing pressure is light.
GRANTSVILLE RESERVOIR: (July 20) The Cabelas tagged fish contest ended on July 8. The angling pressure is moderate and fishing success is considered fair to good.
HIGHLAND GLEN PARK: (July 20) Anglers report fair fishing success for trout. Most anglers are using traditional baits, such as PowerBait. Remember the two-fish limit at community fishing waters.
JORDANELLE RESERVOIR: (July 20) The reservoir water level is dropping a bit. Anglers report fair fishing for smallmouth bass. The best reports are from trout anglers from shoreline that are using worms or PowerBait.
KIDNEY POND: (July 20) The pond was recently stocked with trout and anglers report fair fishing. Try using traditional baits and lures.
LITTLE DELL RESERVOIR: (July 20) Remember to use artificial flies and lures only. All cutthroat trout must be immediately released. Anglers report fair fishing by using flashy lures. Notice: Parleys Creek from Mountain Dell Reservoir to Highway 65 is closed to fishing throughout the year. From SR-65 upstream to the headwaters is closed to the possession of cutthroat trout. Anglers may use artificial flies and lures only.
MANILA CREEK POND: (July 20) Anglers report fair fishing success using traditional baits. This pond is stocked on a weekly basis.
MIDAS POND: (July 20) Anglers report fair fishing success by using traditional baits and lures.
MILL HOLLOW RESERVOIR: (July 20) This is a popular mountain reservoir for anglers during the heat of the summer. Fishing success is reported as fair to good for trout by using various baits and lures. Several trout species can be caught here, including: rainbow, albino rainbow and tiger trout. The trout are always fun to target with a fly. The campgrounds are now open. For more information on camping, call the USFS at 435-654-0470.
NINE MILE RESERVOIR: (July 20) The fishing success for trout is fair by using traditional baits and lures.
PALISADE RESERVOIR & STATE PARK: (July 20) Anglers report fair fishing by using baits, flies and lures. The best success is in the morning and evening hours.
PAYSON LAKE: (July 20) Conservation Officer Shawn Bagley reports fair to good fishing from shoreline as well as rafts and canoes. He also reminds campers to be careful with fires. Worms or PowerBait are the popular baits. Flies can be very effective during the low light hours when the surface is smooth. Try casting a bubble with several feet of leader and retrieving slowly toward the shoreline. Small black flies work well by using this technique.
PROVO RIVER, LOWER: (July 20) The water level is down a bit. There are lots of trout waiting to be caught in areas of the river near the mouth of the canyon. Trout fishing is fair to good using small dark fly patterns. Dry flies are working fairly well in the morning and evening hours. Bait is allowed in some stretches of the river. Please see the Utah Fishing Guidebook for more information on special regulations.
PROVO RIVER, MIDDLE: (July 20) This is a great time of year to try your luck on the Provo River. As usual, the green drake patterns or grasshopper imitations are working well. Small, dark flies and nymphs work well, too. Bait is allowed above Charleston Bridge to the Legacy Bridge. The harvest of legal-sized fish is encouraged. Please read the Utah Fishing Guidebook for the special regulations on this river.
SALEM POND: (July 20) Conservation Officer Shawn Bagley reports that fishing is fair to good with PowerBait or worms. The park closes at 11:00 p.m.
SETTLEMENT CANYON RESERVOIR: (July 20) Fishing is fair with traditional baits and lures.
SILVER LAKE: (July 20) The fishing success is good for 10- to 12-inch trout using spinners, flies or baits.
SPANISH OAKS RESERVOIR: (July 20) This reservoir is a popular swimming location (with a beach); please be courteous to swimmers. The fishing is fair to good using traditional baits or spinners.
SPRING LAKE: (July 20) Conservation Officer Shawn Bagley reports fair to good trout fishing in the open water using traditional baits and lures.
STRAWBERRY RESERVOIR: (July 20) Shoreline anglers report slower success this week. Boat anglers are doing well fishing for both trout and kokanee salmon in water depths of 30 to 50 feet. Over 50 tagged rainbow trout have been caught and turned in to the marinas for cash and prizes. The contest runs until October 15 and pre-registration is not required. Special regulations at Strawberry include a limit of 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. Please see the Utah Fishing Guidebook for more information on regulations at Strawberry. For help differentiating the Bear Lake cutthroat trout from the rainbow trout, check out this brochure.
THISTLE CREEK: (July 20) The fishing pressure is light. Worms and flies work well for brown trout in this small stream near the town of Thistle.
TIBBLE FORK RESERVOIR: (July 20) Tibble Fork Reservoir was recently stocked and anglers are having fair success with nightcrawlers or PowerBait. Flies and lures work fairly well in evenings and mornings.
UTAH LAKE: (July 20) Conservation Officer Shawn Bagley reports that there are fewer anglers on the lake this week. Anglers are doing fair on the channel catfish, but the hot whitefish action has slowed down. Carp bow hunters: Please be sure not to shoot June suckers.
VERNON RESERVOIR: (July 20) Anglers report fair fishing for trout using traditional baits and lures.
VIVIAN PARK POND: (July 20) The pond is stocked with trout weekly. Fishing is reported as fair to good by using traditional baits and lures.
COMMUNITY PONDS AND STREAMS OF SALT LAKE AND UTAH COUNTY: (July 20) The ponds are stocked on a regular basis and fishing has been reported as fair. Salt Lake County urban ponds are fishing best in the morning and after sunset.
WILLOW POND: (July 03) Conservation Officer Mike Roach reports that the summer heat has slowed fishing success. He encourages anglers to try the higher mountain lakes and streams. Salt Lake County urban ponds are fishing best in the mornings and after sunset.
YUBA RESERVOIR & STATE PARK: (July 20) A couple of large northern pike were caught recently. Both were about 45 inches and about 21 pounds! Be patient when fishing for these large fish. Try casting fish-imitating lures in moderately shallow water near vegetation. Day-use is $7 per vehicle with up to eight people. Tent, RV, and boat-in camping are available for $10 - $16 per night. The park concession rents boats, personal watercraft and off-highway vehicles and offers a store and grill available with food, camping and boating supplies. For reservations or more information, visit stateparks.utah.gov. For boating conditions, call the state park at 435-758-2611.