DWR Southeastern Region Fishing Report

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ABAJO MOUNTAINS: (March 11) Conservation officer Dennis Shumway predicts that fishing in San Juan County should be pick up soon. The ice is off of all of the waters — except Foy and Monticello Lake. At Recapture Reservoir, pike and largemouth bass should be spawning soon and will be close to shore. Dennis recommends using gold lures or plastic jigs. Trout fishing is slow.

HUNTINGTON NORTH RESERVOIR: (March 14) On March 10, Tom Ogden and Perry Bunderson fly fished from tubes for more than five hours. They caught a total of five rainbow trout ranging from 14-16 inches. They hooked and lost a few others. They used fast-sinking line and sizes 6-8 leeches, crystal buggers and soft hackle flies.

JOES VALLEY RESERVOIR: (March 20) On March 17, Tom Ogden and Perry Bunderson fly fished on the east and west sides of the reservoir. In four hours, they caught three trout using fast-sinking line tied to a crystal bugger or leech patterns.

KNIGHT-IDEAL COMMUNITY FISHING POND: (March 20) This new Wellington Pond located at 850 E. 300 S. has been stocked with eight- and nine-inch rainbow trout. It is open during daylight hours and the limit is two fish.

MILLSITE RESERVOIR & STATE PARK: (March 20) On March 13, Tom Ogden and Perry Bunderson fly fished from tubes for 5.5 hours. They fished near the state park, because the top end was murky. They had best luck in 12-22 feet of water. They used sizes 6-8 olive leeches, crystal buggers, and bead head Green Meannies. Tom said they hooked a bunch of fish including rainbows, cutthroats, splake and tiger trout. Trout ranged from 10-17 inches.

SCOFIELD RESERVOIR: (March 20) Scofield State Park and wildlife officials encourage anglers to put away their ice fishing tackle and wait for the bank to open up. Although anglers continue to fish the deck, ice conditions and thickness change regularly. Continued ice fishing may be dangerous and is discouraged.

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