Highland Glen Pond
We have heard so many stories from several fisherman about how fun it is to take the kids to Highland Glen Park Community Fishing Pond. Fishing stories are fishing stories until you try it yourself, so we loaded up the kids and headed for Highland Pond. After arriving at the pond we found ourselves a nice flat shoreline location, baited the poles and started fishing.
It wasn't long before I was bringing in the first Rainbow Trout of the day, as a matter of fact the fish were biting so fast I stopped fishing to wait for Dan to arrive with his kids. Once Dan arrived at the pond I told him the trout were biting on Rainbow Power Bait. Dan got his boys pole set up and in the water, and started baiting his pole with some stinky blood catfish bait. Within a minute his son let out a scream "I GOT ONE". It was a beauty, a fat 16 inch rainbow. While Dan was helping his son get his fish off the line, I had to grab his pole to stop it from going in the pond. I handed the pool to Dan and he fought with a large channel cat that ended breaking his line.
By the end of the day we had caught several nice trout, some Channel Catfish and the catch of the day being one four pound catfish caught by Dan's son off Power Bait. This is a great location to bring the kids fishing! If the kids start to get bored you can enjoy the extensive trail system that surrounds the park. The park offers several park benches, picnic tables, kids play ground, barbeque grills, large grassy picnic area, and even a beautiful water fall. Of course don't forget the ducks and geese as they were always waiting nearby for you to throw them a snack.
If you plan on fishing this pond be prepared to keep most of the fish you catch. Although we were able to release some of the Rainbow Trout most swallowed the bait right down. The Channel Catfish however is a very tough species and can be released most of the time. Always check the current fishing regulations and be sure to help keep this place nice by cleaning up your trash.
Location: Highland, from I-15, take exit 287, go east on SR 92 (approx 6 miles) to 4800 W., turn right and travel south to stop light, just south of Lone Peak High School. Turn right and travel west to the parking area.
Size: 3 acres
Hours: 5am to 11pm
Daily Bag & Possession Limit: 2 fish total
Boating & Floating: Ok, no motorized vehicles
Likely Catch: Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout
Site Rules: Dog must be on leash, no camping, no fires
Site Extras: Playground, restrooms, picnic areas, pavilion, docks ( for reservations call 801-756-5751)
Handicap Access: Yes