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BURRASTON PONDS: (March 06) Anglers report fair fishing with traditional baits and lures. Please pack out your trash when visiting the ponds.
CANYON VIEW PARK POND: (March 06) The pond still has some ice but we will stock fish as soon as it melts.
DEER CREEK RESERVOIR: (March 06) On March 5, the state park ranger noted that the edges are getting soft by the middle of the day. The reservoir is also filling with water, which adds to the soft edges. People are still getting onto the ice, but it can be tricky to get off of it on a warm day. The ice is more than 12 inches thick in most areas, once you're away from the edges. Keep in mind that conditions can change very quickly, and you are fishing at your own risk. Fishing has been slow for most anglers. For more information, please call Deer Creek State Park at 435-654-0171.
DIAMOND FORK RIVER: (March 06) Fishing is fair to good. Try using small flies or nightcrawlers. There isn't much fishing pressure.
GRANTSVILLE RESERVOIR: (March 06) The edges are starting to get soft. Do not try to fish from the ice at this time.
HIGHLAND GLEN PARK: (March 06) Fishing is fair to good. Traditional baits are your best bet.
JORDANELLE RESERVOIR: (March 06) State Park Ranger Natalie reports that anglers near the Hailstone area are catching several six- to seven-inch perch and many good-sized rainbow trout. They are also catching the occasional brown trout. Please remember the four-trout limit. The edges are still holding, and anglers have not reported too many problems getting onto the ice. Jordanelle has been a good reservoir to fish over the last month or so. The ice currently ranges from 10 to 12 inches, but always use caution — the ice will thin quickly as the weather gets warmer.
KIDNEY POND: (March 06) The pond was stocked this week, so stop by and drop in a line. Some of the other Salt Lake County fisheries (Midas, Sandy and Willow ponds) were also stocked. Fishing is fair to good with traditional baits and lures.
MILL HOLLOW RESERVOIR: (March 06) Snowy conditions prevent access to the reservoir.
NINE MILE RESERVOIR: (March 06) The state park ranger reported that as of March 5, ice still covered the reservoir. There were no details on ice thickness or fishing success. Please use caution. During this time of year, you are ice fishing at your own risk.
PALISADE RESERVOIR & STATE PARK: (March 06) The state park ranger reports that as of March 5, the reservoir still had about eight inches of ice. However, the edges are soft and may start to get rotten and thin as the weather warms. Success has been fair to good, but please use caution — you're fishing at your own risk. For more information, visit the Palisade State Park website or call 435-835-7275.
PAYSON LAKE: (March 06) The lake is closed for the winter, and there is no vehicle access beyond Maple Dell.
PROVO RIVER, LOWER: (March 06) On March 5, the water level looked 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 the Utah Fishing Guidebook for more information on special regulations.
PROVO RIVER, MIDDLE: (March 06) 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 06) The pond was stocked this week. You'll find fair to good fishing and not much fishing pressure. Traditional baits and lures are a good choice. The pond closes at 11 p.m.
SETTLEMENT CANYON RESERVOIR: (March 06) The reservoir is about 50-percent ice covered, and a couple of anglers were seen on the ice. Fishing is slow to fair in open-water areas with traditional baits and lures. Please stay off the remaining ice.
SPANISH OAKS RESERVOIR: (March 06) Spanish Oaks Reservoir was supposed to be open by March 1, but due to conditions, the gate is still closed. We will stock this reservoir as soon as access improves.
SPRING LAKE: (March 06) The lake has been stocked. Fishing is fair to good with spinners, PowerBait or nightcrawlers.
STRAWBERRY RESERVOIR: (March 06) Anglers are accessing the reservoir without many problems, and the ice is still thick. Conditions are somewhat slushy, so ATVs or snowmobiles may not be a good idea. Fishing is fair to good this week. Try using tube jigs tipped with bait. (White tube jigs have been 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 06) Fishing is fair to good, and water levels are low to moderate. Try using baits, lures or small flies. Please respect the landowners who live in the area.
TIBBLE FORK RESERVOIR: (March 06) One angler reports that the reservoir is almost completely ice-free and that fishing is fair to good. Try using traditional baits or float tubing with dark woolly bugger patterns. Stay off any existing ice.
UTAH LAKE: (March 06) Conservation Officer Shawn Bagley reminds anglers that the tributaries to Utah Lake are now closed. Most anglers report slow to fair fishing. Move around to try different locations, but use caution on the ice. If you find the schools of white bass, fishing can be good. Please do not release any northern pike you catch — we do not want them in the lake!
VERNON RESERVOIR: (March 06) Although there have been rumors about open water, Vernon is still completely iced over. A couple of anglers were on the ice on March 5, and the fishing was slow to fair. The ice will start to thin and rot in the near future, so please use caution.
VIVIAN PARK POND: (March 06) Fishing is slow. The pond won't be stocked until the second week of April.
YUBA RESERVOIR & STATE PARK: (March 06) Anglers report 8 to 12 inches of ice. Fishing is slow to fair for the occasional northern pike. Tube jigs tipped with bait or fish-imitating lures jigged up and down, are working fairly well at times. Pike will occasionally grab the lure on the way down. For ice conditions, call the state park at 435-758-2611.