DWR Southeastern Region fishing report

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Southeaster Region Fishing Report as of September 20, 2012

ABAJO MOUNTAINS: (September 21) Water levels are low and angler pressure is light. Fishing success has improved with the cooler fall temperatures.

BENCHES POND: (September 21) The pond was stocked with a partial truckload of 10-inch rainbow trout on September 7.

BOULGER RESERVOIR: (September 21) The last stocking occurred on September 7. Over 500 10-inch rainbow trout were planted.

CARBON COUNTY COMMUNITY FISHING POND: (September 21) Worms and spinners have been effective. Experiment with a variety of spinners until you find the right one.

ELECTRIC LAKE: (September 21) Fisheries Biologist Dan Keller reports good fishing from boats and shore. A variety of baits and lures have been effective. Tyrell Mills caught a 21-inch tiger trout last weekend. Conservation Officer Devin Christensen noted that fishing has been especially good at the inlets.

FERRON RESERVOIR: (September 21) In early September, the reservoir was stocked with 1,000 10-inch rainbow trout. PowerBait and worms are working best.

GIGLIOTTI POND: (September 21) The last stocking occurred on August 29 when 406 12-inch albino trout were planted. Worms, PowerBait and Jakes Spin-a-Lures have been effective.

GOOSEBERRY RESERVOIR: (September 21) Conservation Officer Devin Christensen says that rainbow PowerBait has been the most effective. The best lures are Daredevils or gold-colored spoons. The last stocking occurred on September 4 when 1,248 10-inch rainbow trout were planted.

GRASSY LAKE: (September 07) This pond sustained a lot of fishing pressure last weekend. Worms were the most effective.

HUNTINGTON NORTH RESERVOIR: (September 21) On September 13, two anglers reported good fishing near the walk-in access with white Powerball soft bait.

HUNTINGTON RESERVOIR: (September 07) On September 5, Tom Ogden and a party of friends fished from 7:30 a.m. till 2:30 p.m. They used fast-sinking line and size 6-8 leech patterns in Canada blood and purple, as well as soft hackle flies in black/red/blue. Among the four anglers, they caught 62 tiger trout that ranged from 10-19 inches. The fishing party found trout close to shore as well as in the middle of the reservoir in 35 feet of water.

JOES VALLEY RESERVOIR: (September 07) Randall Stilson reports that he was witness to a 37-inch tiger muskie, caught by a Castle Dale resident. Sometime next year, there will be harvestable tiger muskies in the reservoir. This reservoir has special regulations that can be viewed in the Utah Fishing Guidebook.

LA SAL MOUNTAINS: (September 07) Conservation Officer Tj Robertson reports that anglers had good fishing at Dons Lake last weekend. Tj suggests dropping PowerBait to the bottom or using lures. Algae are beginning to interfere with spinners. Tj also checked Hidden Lake where the fishing was good with salmon eggs or PowerBait.

MILLSITE RESERVOIR & STATE PARK: (September 21) On September 19, Tom Ogden and a friend fished from kickboats from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tom said he couldn’t keep track of the number of fish they caught. Tom used fast-sinking line with sizes 6-8 soft hackle flies and woolly buggers in black/red/blue. He observed some shoreline anglers who appeared to catch their limits.

PETES HOLE: (September 21) This pond consistently produces good fishing during summer months. A wide assortment of lures and baits are typically effective. The last stocking occurred on August 24 where 600 11-inch rainbow trout were planted.

POTTERS PONDS: (September 21) The ponds were last stocked on August 31 when 708 10-inch rainbow trout were planted. Small dry flies are effective in the evenings. Try spinners and baits in the mornings. Fishing is best around sunrise.

SCOFIELD RESERVOIR: (September 21) On September 16, J. D. Abbott and a friend fished for 15 minutes and caught three trout. J.D. commented that success seems to have picked up from boats and shore.

Conservation Officer Devin Christensen says that fishing is starting to heat up. He talked to several anglers who had done well with chub meat. Worms have also been taking fish. Some anglers have been hooking trout with tube jigs. The algal bloom can be a problem when trolling or spin-casting. In open water, anglers who have trolled with Kastmasters, Spin-a-Lures and Triple Teasers have had good luck.

SOUP BOWL: (September 21) This pond receives less pressure than its neighbor, Petes Hole. On August 31, it was stocked with 100 10-inch rainbow trout. Traditional baits and a variety of lures have been effective.

WILLOW LAKE: (September 21) This lake has produced good fishing for most of the summer. It was last stocked on August 23 when 1,000 10-inch rainbow trout were planted.

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