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BURRASTON PONDS: (November 30) Anglers report slow fishing for trout. There are very few anglers at the ponds. Try using traditional baits. Please keep this area clean.
CANYON VIEW PARK POND: (November 30) Very few anglers are fishing the pond, but those who are report slow fishing. Most anglers are using worms or PowerBait.
DEER CREEK RESERVOIR: (November 30) The water is very low, but the ramps are open for small boats to launch. A small, single dock can be used at the Island area and a better dock is available at the Main State Park ramp. Boating traffic is very light. Trout fishing is considered fair and bass fishing is slow. For more information, please call Deer Creek State Park at 435-654-0171.
DIAMOND FORK RIVER: (November 30) Fishing is good using small fly patterns or spinners. There are not many anglers fishing the river. The brown trout spawn is happening right now. Please do not disturb their spawning beds, which often look like cleared-away depressions in the gravel. You can use bait on this river. Fishing pressure is light.
GRANTSVILLE RESERVOIR: (November 30) Fishing is slow to fair using traditional baits and lures.
HIGHLAND GLEN PARK: (November 30) Fishing is slow to fair using traditional baits. This pond, and the surrounding area, has been beautifully improved by Highland City.
JORDANELLE RESERVOIR: (November 30) Shoreline anglers report fair fishing for trout. Boat anglers report better fishing. Bass fishing is slow.
KIDNEY POND: (November 30) Fishing is slow. The pond probably won't be stocked for several months.
MIDAS POND: (October 18) Midas Pond was stocked recently. Fishing should be fair.
MILL HOLLOW RESERVOIR: (November 30) Access may be difficult due to snow conditions. The campground is now closed.
NINE MILE RESERVOIR: (November 30) Fishing is slow to fair, and very few anglers are fishing the reservoir. The water level is low.
PALISADE RESERVOIR & STATE PARK: (November 30) Fishing is slow using traditional baits and lures. There are few anglers fishing the reservoir. For more information, visit the Palisade State Park website or call 435-835-7275.
PAYSON LAKE: (November 30) The US Forest Service closed the gate to the canyon on November 15. The Maple Dell camp area is closed for the winter.
PROVO RIVER, LOWER: (November 30) Aquatics Manager Mike Slater says that this is a great time to fish the Provo River on warmer afternoons. There are many brown trout and several rainbows that tend to run up from Deer Creek Reservoir into the Provo River. Brown trout are aggressive right now because the November spawn has begun. There are very few anglers on the river through town and a few more in the canyon. There are no tubers drifting down the river now that the temperature has dropped. You can use bait in some stretches of the river. For information about the special regulations on this river, read the Utah Fishing Guidebook.
PROVO RIVER, MIDDLE: (November 30) Moderate angling pressure continues on the weekends (near the popular parking locations) due to the warm temperatures. For the spawning brown trout and an occasional rainbow trout, try using smaller-sized flies like scud patterns, San Juan worms, hares ear, green drake or glo bugs (egg-imitations). Spinners will be a good option for the next month or so. 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: (November 30) Fishing is slow to fair for the few anglers that are on the pond. Most anglers are using traditional baits and lures.
SETTLEMENT CANYON RESERVOIR: (November 30) Fishing is slow. Most anglers are using traditional baits and lures.
SILVER LAKE: (November 30) The lake is snowy and we don't recommend that you fish the lake until summer.
SPANISH OAKS RESERVOIR: (November 30) Spanish Oaks Reservoir is scheduled to close on December 1. It's best not to fish there until the spring.
SPRING LAKE: (November 30) Fishing is slow success using traditional baits and lures, and few anglers are fishing the lake.
STRAWBERRY RESERVOIR: (November 30) Anglers report good fishing. Strawberry is probably one of the best waters to fish in central Utah. Conditions can be snowy so access may be tricky in places, like the Renegade area. Very little ice has formed and most of the reservoir will likely remain open water for several weeks. Boat anglers report good success by trolling, casting or jigging. Traditional baits are working fairly well. Please remember when you're using bait to cut the line rather than pulling a hook from inside any fish that you're going to release.
Strawberry Reservoir has special regulations. Read the Utah Fishing Guidebook for more information. For help identifying Bear Lake cutthroat trout and rainbow trout, download the Strawberry Reservoir brochure.
THISTLE CREEK: (November 30) The brown trout spawn is active and anglers report good fishing. Try using baits, lures or small flies.
TIBBLE FORK RESERVOIR: (November 30) Fishing is slow to fair fishing using traditional baits and lures at Tibble Fork Reservoir and American Fork Creek. There are some spawning brown trout in the river that feeds the reservoir, which can provide good success. The Alpine Loop Road is closed past Tibble Fork Reservoir.
UTAH LAKE: (November 30) The lake level is low and it's not uncommon to have only three or four feet of water near popular fishing areas. There are few anglers out on the lake, but those who are targeting white bass are seeing fair success. Walleye success is considered slow and catfish success has slowed as well. Please do not release northern pike.
VERNON RESERVOIR: (November 30) Conservation Officer Troy Hammond reports that the water level is low and fishing is good. Fishing pressure is light. Officer Hammond recommends 4x4 vehicles due to the mud.
VIVIAN PARK POND: (November 30) There are very few anglers out on the pond and fishing is slow. Vivian Park is located about halfway up the canyon.
YUBA RESERVOIR & STATE PARK: (November 30) Anglers report fair fishing for northern pike using fish-imitating lures near structure by the shoreline areas. This reservoir is one of the best places to catch northern pike in the state. You can also catch carp using worms. For more information about the state park, visit the Yuba State Park website. For information on boating conditions, call 435-758-2611.