DWR Southeastern Region Fishing Report

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ABAJO MOUNTAINS: (November 01) Conservation Officer Dennis Shumway reports that pike are hitting hard at Recapture Reservoir.

BENCHES POND: (October 18) Fishing is good. Todd Munford recommends fishing with nightcrawlers tipped with marshmallows, or rainbow sparkle PowerBait. He found good fishing for 10- to 12-inch rainbow trout.

BOULGER RESERVOIR: (October 18) Fishing is good. Try fishing with nightcrawlers tipped with marshmallows, or rainbow sparkle PowerBait.

CARBON COUNTY COMMUNITY FISHING POND: (October 18) Carbon County Fairground personnel report that one angler caught and released 75 fish in three hours. Other anglers seem to leave with their limit of two fish every day. Anglers have been using lures as well as nightcrawlers.

CLEVELAND RESERVOIR: (November 01) On Oct. 19, Tom and Steve Ogden fly fished from kickboats for 2.5 hours. During that time, they caught two cutthroats and 24 rainbows. Most of the fish ranged from 14–17 inches. The largest trout measured 20 inches and weighed more than three pounds. The Ogdens used size 6 beadhead brown/orange woolly buggers and size 6 beadhead Canada blood leeches. Tom said there were a lot of shoreline anglers. The ones on the northeast side were catching fish, but those near the campground

ELECTRIC LAKE: (October 26) Anglers report good fishing with redside shiners from a boat or the bank.

HUNTINGTON RESERVOIR: (November 01) On Oct. 19, Tom and Steve Ogden fly fished from kickboats near the dam. In three hours, they caught four small tigers. They were using sizes 6–8 soft-hackle flies. Tom said that shoreline anglers didn’t appear to catch many fish.

SCOFIELD RESERVOIR: (November 01) State Park Manager Jonathan Hunt reported that fishing success has been mixed. Many anglers did well during the past week, although some expected better fishing. Last Saturday, there were boaters who returned to the ramp without having caught a single fish.

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