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Fishing spot of the week: Currant Creek

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Directions: Travel about 30 miles east of Heber on U.S. Highway 40, past Strawberry, then travel 13 miles north over improved road to reservoir.

Description: 273 surface acres of water in a mountain setting. Some aspens and pines around shoreline. Road is kept open to dam year-round. All access to the reservoir in the winter is from the dam area.Fish: Cutthroat, Rainbow

What Works: Good place to try small plastic jigs and/or ice flies tipped with wax worm. Try some type of cheese bait on a treble hook, along with other traditional baits like night crawlers and salmon eggs.

Details: Most of the fish are caught in water between 5 and 35 feet. If no bites, then move around until you get some action. Best fishing along shorelines. Also walk across the ice to area along campground. About 1/4-mile north of the dam is a small bay that also offers some good fishing.

Notes: Like most winter spots, fishing in the middle of the day, when temperatures warm up a little, is a good time to fish. Currant Creek flows from the dam and also produces some good fishing. A good choice of flies here would be small nymphs such as Hare's Ear, Chamois Caddis or Prince.

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Pineview Reservoir

Perch fishing has been good. Some of the best success was fishing in about 20 feet of water. A lot of perch in the 7- to 8-inch range, but several going up to 11 inches. Ice flies, tipped with either wax worm or piece of perch meat, has worked well.