DWR Southeastern Region Fishing Report

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ABAJO MOUNTAINS: (May 31) Walt Maldonado reports that his friends did very well at Recapture Reservoir, catching northern pike using Mepps spinners with a red rooster tail. The pike weighed up to 12 pounds.

ACADEMY MILL RESERVOIR: (May 31) This water is now accessible and trout fishing has been good.

BENCHES POND: (May 31) The pond is ice-free. There haven’t been any recent reports on fishing success.

BOULGER RESERVOIR: (May 31) The pond has thawed. There haven’t been any recent reports on fishing success.

CARBON COUNTY COMMUNITY FISHING POND: (May 31) Head Start fished the pond two weeks ago; the leaders reported good fishing. Kids were catching a fish every 10–15 minutes. They had the best success with nightcrawlers, fished just off the bottom. On May 22, anglers took out fairly large trout on a regular basis. These measured 16 or more inches.

CLEVELAND RESERVOIR: (May 31) The poor weather over the holiday weekend kept most anglers home.

DUCK FORK RESERVOIR: (May 31) Randall Stilson reports good success for generally small-sized tiger trout a week ago. Almost any kind and color of lure was effective. This reservoir has special regulations. Please check the Utah Fishing Guidebook.

ELECTRIC LAKE: (May 31) The lake is ice-free. Conservation officers report fast fishing on the north end of the lake.

FAIRVIEW LAKES: (May 31) Access may be muddy. There haven’t been any recent reports on fishing success.

FERRON RESERVOIR: (May 31) Anglers should fish elsewhere. The reservoir was treated last fall and will be restocked in early July.

GIGLIOTTI POND: (May 31) Anglers have had good luck with nightcrawlers or chartreuse PowerBait with sparkles. Jakes are the most effective lures.

GOOSEBERRY RESERVOIR: (May 31) The U.S. Forest Service gate is now open and the reservoir is accessible. There haven’t been any recent reports on fishing success, although good fishing is expected.

GRASSY LAKE: (May 31) Conservation officers report good fishing with PowerBait and worms over the weekend.

HUNTINGTON NORTH RESERVOIR: (May 31) This reservoir was gill netted two weeks ago. Fisheries biologists were pleased to find that previous stockings of wiper fry and fingerlings had been successful. Appearing in the nets were some wipers, which measured 13 inches and weighed 1.25 pounds. State Park Manager Dan Richards reports fair fishing success for rainbow trout by trolling in 15–20 feet of water with spoons and minnow lures.

HUNTINGTON RESERVOIR: (May 31) Due to poor weather, angler pressure was low over the weekend.

JOES VALLEY RESERVOIR: (May 31) On May 28, Dan Richards caught and released a 9.75-pound tiger muskie that measured 33 inches. Dan used a casting spoon. Tiger muskies are protected until they reach 40 inches. This water has special regulations. The limit is four trout. Only one may be over 18 inches.

LA SAL MOUNTAINS: (May 31) Hidden, Dons, Oowah, Warner and Rattlesnake ponds have all produced good fishing this spring.

LOWER GREEN RIVER: (May 31) Walt Maldonado reports good fishing for 2 to 5-pound catfish with shrimp or chicken liver.

MILLER FLAT RESERVOIR: (May 31) Anglers’ reports ranged from good to excellent for 8- to 12-inch rainbow trout with bait.

MILLSITE RESERVOIR & STATE PARK: (May 31) On May 19, Tom Ogden and Perry Bunderson fly fished from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. They caught a total of 26 trout. They consisted of one cutthroat, four splake and 21 rainbows. All trout ranged from 12–16 inches long. Both anglers used wooly buggers and soft hackle flies in black, red, blue and purple.

PETES HOLE: (May 31) Conservation officers say that fishing is good with worms and PowerBait.

POTTERS PONDS: (May 31) Fishing was slow to fair over the holiday weekend. Baits were more effective than spinners.

SCOFIELD RESERVOIR: (May 31) Conservation Officer Devin Christensen reported very little fishing pressure during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Anglers caught mostly small pan-size fish with worms and marshmallows.

SOUP BOWL: (May 31) The pond is now accessible. There haven’t been any recent reports on fishing success.

STRAIGHT CANYON CREEK: (May 31) Fishing has been good for 8 to 10-inch trout with both wet and dry flies.

WILLOW LAKE: (May 31) A week ago, one angler reportedly caught a 21-inch tiger trout from the shore with a worm.

WRIGLEY SPRINGS RESERVOIR: (May 31) Conservation Officer Ben Stearns reports that a lot of trout are feeding on the surface. Pressure has been very light. There are no recent reports on fishing success.

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