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Provo River Inlet
Went down to the Provo river on the 22nd and fished from the center street bridge up towards Geneva Road for about an hour. I've never really fished for walleye, don't think I've ever even caught one. And if you want to know how the catching went, just know, I still haven't caught one. Hopefully I can get down there in a couple weeks and change that!
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Re: [RollWithiT] Provo River Inlet In reply to
Utah Lake tributaries, Utah County
(a) Including but not limited to tributaries west
of I-15: American Fork Creek, Beer Creek, Dry
Creek, Hobble Creek, Spanish Fork River,Spring
Creek and Spring Run Creek.

Provo River, Summit, Utah and Wasatch
counties
(a) From Center Street Bridge (entrance to
Utah Lake State Park) upstream to I-15 (Utah
County):
•All suckers must be immediately released.
•CLOSED to the possession of walleye
from March 1 through 6 a.m. on the first
Saturday of May

Just thought you should know. It is in the Proc.

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Re: [fishinfool] Provo River Inlet In reply to
why doesnt willard have the same rule?
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Re: [fishroof] Provo River Inlet In reply to
Ah, you had to go and save his butt !! People need to READ the proclamation and know what the rules are, so you don't get nailed by DWR.

AS to Willard, it used to have restrictions on snagging, but DWR couldn't control it so they gave in and let em have at it.

The main reason for the restrictions on Utah Lake is to protect the June Sucker. They don't want snagging of suckers and having them get injured or thrown on the bank. We should have TD recount some of the stories of the infamous "Geneva Dry Fly "days.
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Re: [Therapist] Provo River Inlet In reply to
Therapist wrote:
Ah, you had to go and save his butt !! People need to READ the proclamation and know what the rules are, so you don't get nailed by DWR.

AS to Willard, it used to have restrictions on snagging, but DWR couldn't control it so they gave in and let em have at it.

The main reason for the restrictions on Utah Lake is to protect the June Sucker. They don't want snagging of suckers and having them get injured or thrown on the bank. We should have TD recount some of the stories of the infamous "Geneva Dry Fly "days.

Sorry, but the DWR did not give in and allow SNAGGING. What the DWR do was allow anglers to fish the inlet and keep a legally harvested limit of walleyes. I realize that it's a hot button subject for some, but it is what it is. If someone is actually snagging and keeping snagged walleyes down there, PLEASE call the poaching hotline or DWR or even the sheriffs dispatch number and report them. I personally won't fish fish it because I hate fishing shoulder to shoulder with crowds of inconsiderate or grumpy anglers. Plenty of nice walleyes to be caught at night along the dikes anyway without dealing with the zoo at the inlet. The light pole is a great place to catch walleyes at night during the spawn......or at least has been in the past when I used to fish it.

Mike
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Re: [gmwahl] Provo River Inlet In reply to
Anglers need to be able to fish,i agree? All license sales and involvement are also a good thing and the new parking lot by the inlet brings in revenue,also a good thing.What is happening out at willard is this,many show up at night to snag under the cover of dark.MANY female walleye that came in first last week in the full moon were snagged out of there in big numbers.Why not close the inlet down at dark?Then people get to fish and the resources are saved.
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Re: [Therapist] Provo River Inlet In reply to
"We should have TD recount some of the stories of the infamous "Geneva Dry Fly "days."

The warm outflow from the now defunct Geneva Steel plant was a fish magnet...for all species. Also for happy harvester type anglers. When the walleyes were "in" the whole atmosphere changed. The night shift came on and the masses went wacko...slinging their "dry fly" rigs out into the darkness. These rigs sometimes were merely standard jigs. But many times they were big treble hooks with a bit of colored yarn for extra visibility. And the retrieves were seldom what you might call "finesse". They were more like someone trying to hook and land the fish on one wild sweep of the rod.


In all fairness, some walleyes were caught fairly...at least the hook was close to the mouth...or not too far back on the body. But almost all of the bigger females caught were "side smackers", "dorsal diners" or "tail takers". Amazing how aggressive those walleyes become at hitting lures during the spawn.


Also amazing was the lack of DWR interference in the melee. But when a CO or two did show up, the glazed-eyed wallie wackos still kept slinging their rape rigs. What was even more hilarious was when someone was caught blatantly bringing in a snagged fish...and keeping it...they were totally ticked when the officer refused to let them keep the fish. They seemingly didn't care about the ticket, but did care about having to forfeit their ill-gotten fish. And there were fistfights that broke out over who had actually caught a fish that two people had both snagged.



I was grossed out when a "friend" first took me there to show me that great fishery. I bravely fought my way out into the wading warriors and made some casts. Wonder of walleye wonders, I actually caught a small male...fairly...in the mouth. But when I left my place in the lineup to put the fish in a cooler I lost my spot. No worries. When I began to fillet that fish later my nostrils were assailed with the stench of creosote...from the foul-smelling discharge from Geneva Steel. I did not ever fish there again...until well after Geneva Steel closed down around Y2K.


And the rest of the story? When I got back to my car it was covered in soot and ash that had fallen out of the sky from Geneva Steel's furnaces.


Not exactly a postcard for pristine fishing.

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Re: [Therapist] Provo River Inlet In reply to
It's now legal to fish all of the Utah Lake tribs. It was changed from closed to no possession in the last couple years. As long as he doesn't keep any walleye above center street no rules broken.
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Re: [RollWithiT] Provo River Inlet In reply to
Yep, catch and release was the only thing on the agenda!
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Re: [harlin] Provo River Inlet In reply to
harlin wrote:
It's now legal to fish all of the Utah Lake tribs. It was changed from closed to no possession in the last couple years. As long as he doesn't keep any walleye above center street no rules broken.

Yes I agree with you but he said he was going after Walleye. That's the only reason I posted it. Just wanted make him aware that the walleye were off limits until the first of May. If you can't legal posses them why fish for them. They are spawning people should be leaving them alone so they can do there thing. At least I think so. Others may not care.

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