DWR Southeastern Region Fishing Report

ABAJO MOUNTAINS: Conservation Officer Dennis Shumway reports that worms and PowerBait have been the ticket at Blanding #3 and #4 reservoirs. The pike in Recapture Reservoir are hitting very well. Anglers from across the state have been fishing here for a chance at a good pike. The water at Lloyds Lake is really low, but the fishing is good. It was stocked a few weeks ago and the stocked rainbows have been easy to catch. Foy Reservoir and Monticello Lake are full and both offer good fishing.

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: (June 07) Good fishing continues with nightcrawlers fished off the bottom. Spinners and fly patterns have also been effective. The best fishing occurs in the early morning or late evening when the water is cool.

CLEVELAND RESERVOIR: (June 07) On June 6, Tom Ogden reported fair fishing. He fly fished for 2.5 hours in the afternoon and caught five rainbows. One rainbow was eight inches long. Four were 16 inches and fat. Tom used fast sinking line and size 4 wooly buggers in black/green/pearl or black/red/blue.

DUCK FORK RESERVOIR: (June 07) Chris Petersen fished over the weekend and reported that fishing had slowed down. Tiger trout were much less interested in lures than flies. There were reports of illegal activity, including fishing in the tributary, fishing with baits and littering. Anglers are encouraged to report these types of activities as quickly as possible, so that violators can be apprehended. Please refer to the reservoir’s special and its tributaries on pages 23–24 in the Utah Fishing Guidebook.

ELECTRIC LAKE: (June 07) Conservation Officer Devin Christensen reports slow fishing, but indicates that panther martins and blue foxes have been somewhat effective in a few colors. Rod Stephens says that there are plenty of fish and good opportunity in the tributaries, which are not protected from angling.

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: (June 07) Conservation Officer Devin Christensen reports good fishing in the morning and evening. He reminds anglers that tributaries are closed to fishing until the second weekend in July. On June 6, Tom Ogden fly fished from a kick boat. In one hour he caught nine rainbows and one cutthroat. Each fish was small. Tom used a slow sinking line with a size 8 beadhead soft hackle fly in black/green or black/red/blue.

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: (June 07) On June 6, Tom Ogden fished for five hours in the late morning and caught eight small tigers. He used a size 6 beadhead wooly bugger in black/copper or black/red/blue.

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: (June 07) Conservation Officer Tj Robertson reports good fishing at Oowah Reservoir. He and his family fished last Sunday and caught 14 fish in a couple of hours. They used purple PowerBait and red Jakes Spin-a-Lures.

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.

RIGHT FORK OF HUNTINGTON CREEK: (June 07) Rod Stephens reports good fishing using a panther martin with a yellow body and blade with red dots.

SCOFIELD RESERVOIR: (June 07) Conservation Officer Devin Christensen encourages anglers to fish in the early morning because the bite slows down by mid-morning. He says that the bait of choice is chubs or minnows, or worms with a marshmallow. If using PowerBait, be sure it sparkles. Rod Stephens fished last weekend on the east side from the bank. He described the fishing as good for 8- to 10-inch tiger trout and a fewer number of cutthroat trout. He used a yellow-colored panther martin with red dots. His partner had good luck using a black/yellow leech pattern. Stephine Matkin trolled with her husband over the weekend. In eight hours, they caught and released 37 trout. Most were rainbows. The average size was 12 inches, although it ranged widely. A few were as large as 22 inches and approached five pounds. They used a red/white or a red/silver Daredevil all day. On June 4, Tom Ogden fly fished from a kick boat. He said the fishing was good for small trout and fair for large ones. He caught mostly small cutthroats, a few small rainbows and two tigers. He used a wooly bugger pattern with a variety of colors on a size 6 hook.

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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