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FISHING SPOT OF THE WEEK: DEER CREEK

Directions - Four miles south of Heber About 50 miles southeast of Salt Lake City - I-80 to U.S. 40 cutoff - or 10 miles from the mouth of Provo Canyon on U.S. 189.

Description - 2,500 surface acre of water. Fluctuates during summer. Lower elevation with sagebrush and oak brush around shoreline.

Fish: Rainbow and brown trout, walleye, perch, large and small mouth bass

What works - For walleye fish deep with heavy jigs and spoons,. Trollers do well with Triple Teasers or pop gear tipped with a worm for trout. Minnow imitation lures - early or late- for big browns on the north end of Wallsberg Bay. Jigs, crankbaits and plastic worms for bass.

Details: Secret to catching walleye is to fish very early mornings and very late evenings. Many fish at night. Fish structure for bass-around willows, old logs, rocky shorelines or under brush. Best perch fishing is in the winter through the ice. State walleye record set in April- 15 pounds, 9 ounces.

Notes: Very accessible and can by very productive, Carries a large population of browns and rainbow. Also a large number of walley. BAss under 12 inches must be returned. Many bass are now over the limit. Nice state campgrounds on the south end. Several parking areas. Concessionaire mid-lake. Also nice boat ramp. Limit on walleye is six. For something new try catching crayfish.

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