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BURRASTON PONDS:(March 27) Anglers report fair fishing with traditional baits and lures. Please pack out your trash when visiting the ponds.
CANYON VIEW PARK POND: (March 27) The pond has been stocked in preparation for the park's opening on April 1. See the DWR stocking reportfor details.
DEER CREEK RESERVOIR: (March 27) The ice is off the reservoir and open for boating. Fishing is good for large rainbows. About 9,500 11-inch rainbow trout were stocked earlier this week. Most shoreline anglers are using PowerBait. Tubers are using leech or woolly bugger patterns. For more information, please call Deer Creek State Park at 435-654-0171. About 9,500 11-inch rainbow trout were stocked earlier this week.
DIAMOND FORK RIVER: (March 27) Fishing is good with small flies or nightcrawlers. There isn't much fishing pressure.
GRANTSVILLE RESERVOIR: (March 27) Angler Tom Ogden reports that he fished Grantsville Reservoir from his kick boat. He caught two browns and two rainbows. Both browns were 18 inches and the rainbows measured 13 inches. He used a fast sink (#7) with a size 6 beadhead olive leech, #6 beadhead tan/green/pearl woolly bugger, #8 beadhead black/copper woolly bugger. The reservoir level looks to be about 15 feet below capacity.
HIGHLAND GLEN PARK: (March 27) Highland was stocked with trout again this week, and fishing is reported as fair to good. Try using traditional baits or spinners.
JORDANELLE RESERVOIR: (March 27) State Parks reports some larger pockets of open water around the personal watercraft ramp. They expect the ice to come off within a week. We recommend staying off any remaining ice. Anglers report good fishing in the open water. One angler reported catching a limit of trout, including a 21-inch brown.
KIDNEY POND: (March 27) Fishing is fair to good with traditional baits and lures.
MILL HOLLOW RESERVOIR: (March 27) Snowy conditions prevent access to the reservoir.
NINE MILE RESERVOIR: (March 27) The ice is off the reservoir. Anglers report fair fishing with beadhead or woolly fly patterns, or traditional baits and lures.
PALISADE RESERVOIR & STATE PARK: (March 27) The ice is off the reservoir. Anglers report fair fishing with traditional baits and spinners. For more information, visit the Palisade State Park website or call 435-835-7275.
PAYSON LAKE: (March 27) The lake is closed for the winter, and there is no vehicle access beyond Maple Dell.
PROVO RIVER, LOWER: (March 27) To protect spawning walleye from Utah Lake, the river below I-15 is closed to angling until May The water level remains quite low below Deer Creek Dam and down the canyon. Fishing is good with small, dark fly patterns. Bait is allowed in some stretches of the river. See theUtah Fishing Guidebook for more information on special regulations.
PROVO RIVER, MIDDLE: (March 27) The water level is moderately low, and anglers report good fishing. Try smaller-sized flies such as scud patterns, San Juan worms or hares' ears. 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: (March 27) The pond was stocked with trout again this week. Anglers report fair fishing and light fishing pressure. Try using traditional baits and lures. The pond closes at 11 p.m.
SETTLEMENT CANYON RESERVOIR: (March 27) The reservoir is ice free and anglers report fair to good fishing with traditional baits and lures in open water areas.
SPANISH OAKS RESERVOIR: (March 27) Spanish Oaks Reservoir is open and was recently stocked with rainbow trout. Spinners and traditional baits are good choices.
SPRING LAKE: (March 27) Fishing is good with spinners, PowerBait or nightcrawlers.
STRAWBERRY RESERVOIR: (March 27) Strawberry Project Leader Alan Ward reports that anglers could possibly still ice fish at the reservoir, but the season is starting to wind down. There are no areas of open water around the edges yet and ice-off fishing is likely still a few weeks away. Anglers report fair to good fishing this week. Try using tube jigs tipped with bait. White tube jigs continue to be the most popular color. There are special regulations in effect at Strawberry: the limit is 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. All cutthroat trout from 15 to 22 inches must be immediately released. Trout and salmon may not be filleted, and the heads or tails may not be removed in the field or in transit. Check the Utah Fishing Guidebook for more regulations. For help differentiating Bear Lake cutthroat trout and rainbow trout, download the identification brochure.
THISTLE CREEK: (March 27) Fishing is fair to good, and water levels are low to moderate. Try using baits, lures and small flies. Please respect the landowners who live in the area.
TIBBLE FORK RESERVOIR: (March 27) The ice is off the reservoir and anglers report good fishing from shoreline. Try using eggs or other traditional baits and lures.
UTAH LAKE: (March 27) The ice is off the lake and a few anglers report catching walleye. Other anglers reporting slow to fair fishing for most species. Conservation Officer Shawn Bagley reminds anglers that the tributaries to Utah Lake are now closed. Please do not release any northern pike you catch — we do not want them in the lake!
VERNON RESERVOIR: (March 27) The reservoir is mostly open water. Fishing is slow to fair.
VIVIAN PARK POND: (March 27) Fishing is slow. The pond will be stocked with trout beginning the second week of April.
YUBA RESERVOIR & STATE PARK: (March 27) The ice is off the reservoir and anglers report slow fishing for all species.