Provo Fishing – East Bay Retention Pond Bassing!

Provo Fishing Bass

Provo Fishing at the East Bay retention pond can be really fun. Here are the logistics of my recent trip to this spot of how I caught some bass in this urban fishing hole. Plus, I’ve included some video footage to help you get a clear idea of what transpired. The mission here is to give you another fun place, and some tools to help you start “Kraken” more bass!

Provo Fishing – East Bay Retention Pond Bassing

Most people think of Provo fishing for bass out at Utah Lake. Still there is another sweet spot next to the East Bay Golf Course where you can wet a line, and potentially catch a few nice bass. This little retention pond drains into Utah lake, and is loaded with all kinds of vegetation and cover to help produce decent sized bass. There is also a nice little sign posted along the edge of it clearly indicating fishing is allowed. Let’s keep it clean and not leave our trash around, so they will keep it open for us anglers to try and catch a few fish.

My last trip to this place produced a few bass, and one was just shy of 4 lbs. Here is the details of the trip with conditions, the baits that worked, a map of the spots I fished, and a run down of how things transpired. Plus,  some video footage to help give you a better feel of what happened on the trip. Hopefully, you can pick up a few things and head out to this place and give it a try.

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Provo Fishing in the East Bay Retention Pond this sign is posted along the edge of the bank.

Provo Fishing Conditions

My Provo fishing near East Bay transpired on a warm summer day early in August. It was early in the morning from 6:30 – 8:00am.


Bright & Sunny. Air Temperature around 98 degrees at mid-day.

Water Temperature

74 degrees.

Water Clarity

Lightly Stained. It was clear were current flowed, and more stained in the stagnant areas.


Flat Calm. 0 mph.

Provo Fishing Lures

Here is what was used on this trip that got me some bites. There were three baits which caught all the bass. Here they are listed with details of how to use them yourself to catch fish.

Jackall Iobee Frog

The Jackall Iobee Frog produced my best, and biggest bass. The key was to throw it right along the edges of the bank where the bass were laying. Oftentimes, I’d throw the bait right up on the bank and lightly pull it into the water. Also, walking the Iobee frog was key. Get it moving side to side by using short pops of your rod with a slack line. You need a good baitcasting rod and reel, and I had my reel spooled up with 8 lbs. Fluorocarbon . This is Pretty light line, but in clear water it helps you get more bites.

Keitech Little Spider

The Keitech Little Spider is a super subtle finesse bait which caught me a bass while seeing fish cruising around. Throw this little bait out on a 1/10 oz mushroom head on super light spinning gear. Typically, I like 4 lbs. Fluorocarbon line to keep this bait looking natural. The little spider is a fun little thing to throw around. Cast it out, and let it fall to the bottom. Then lightly crawl the little spider along. It always gets bit, and works great when you can visibly see the bass.

Zoom Trick Worm

The Zoom Trick Worm rigged up on a 1/8 oz shaky head produced a bite for me on this trip. Green pumpkin was the color of choice. Throw your shaky head on a spinning rod and reel set up, and you will be in business. The key to fishing a shaky head is to let is set, and slowly crawl it along the bottom.

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Provo Fishing at East Bay the Jackall Iobee frog got choked!

Provo Fishing Report

In my morning of fishing I caught 4 bass, and missed two other bites. It wasn’t a bad excursion. It was especially epic because as soon as I pulled up to the spot on my first cast with the frog, I got smashed! Catching a bass that quick can either be a good or a bad sign. This time it proved to be a good sign. Here’s a photo of the first bass I caught.

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Provo fishing on my first cast this guy choked that frog down!

Shortly after my first fish, the frog produced two others. One went 3.8 lbs! My heart was in my throat the whole time reeling this guy in. Here’s a picture of the beast.

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Provo Fishing at East Bay this bass went 3.8 lbs. He was a beast!

Overall, it was a fun time Provo fishing at East bay smashing bass. Make sure to check out the video, to see the full action in the post below. All the bass of the trip were right around the thick cover. Plus, I saw a couple other cruisers I missed out on. Seeing these fish showed me It was especially important to make long casts. There was only one bass of the trip I was able to catch after seeing it using the Keitech Little Spider. It’s always cool to watch them hit, even though it was just a little one.

Provo Fishing Spots

Here’s the Provo fishing spots of where I fished and caught these bass next to the east bay golf course.

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Provo Fishing Video

Here’s the clips from my trip Provo fishing near East Bay crushing some bass. Hopefully, you can pick up a few tips from my narration for you to go “Krak” a few yourself. It was a fun morning of fishing.

Hope you enjoyed this post! Feel free to leave any questions or comments below about this trip. Don’t forget to subscribe to the blog to get informed of these reports in your email. Thank you for all your support and your thoughts. It keeps me fueled to help give you current, and legit information to help you “Krak” some bass!

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Gear Used

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5 Responses

  1. Awesome bro.I try to bank fishing no luck.but I go to same spot in my yak,and I catch some.i use the same lures for both bank and kayak ,can’t figure out what I’m doing wrong,any ideas.thanks bro.

    1. Could be several things, could be nothing. It’s hard to know what you might be doing wrong without observing you fishing. Make sure you use the right line, and make long casts. The thing about bass fishing is it usually is never the same way twice. My rule of thumb is, “if all else fails throw a 4 inch green pumpkin senko texas rigged on 8 lbs flourocarbon line on a spinning rod and reel, make long cast into the cover, and let that baby soak. Good luck!

  2. Hey JB I went over to this location and I think I was a little further north than your map suggested. I seen some carp but no bass. Water was way low, carp didn’t seem to mind as they weren’t spooked. That business park is pretty busy, was there about a couple hours ago. Are you fishing further south? Thanks in advance! Pat

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