DWR Southeastern Region Fishing Report Aug 17, 2012

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ABAJO MOUNTAINS: (August 13) Sergeant J. Shirley reports that fishing is fair to slow at blanding #3 and #4. Anglers should fish in the early morning or late evening for the best chance of success. Marshmallows or PowerBait have been the most effective baits. Fishing is fair at Dry Wash Reservoir and fishing is good at Foy Reservoir. Keep the bait or fly on the surface to avoid catching the moss. Loyds Lake has very little fishing pressure and fishing is good at Monticello Lake. A few smaller pike and a few largemouth bass are biting at Recapture Reservoir, but the fishing is slow, overall.

BENCHES POND: (August 17) Conservation Officer Devin Christensen reports good fishing using PowerBait nuggets.

BOULGER RESERVOIR: (August 17) Conservation Officer Devin Christensen reports good fishing using PowerBait nuggets.

CARBON COUNTY COMMUNITY FISHING POND: (August 13) Good fishing is expected due to a fresh stocking of fish just before the kids’ fishing day on Saturday, August 11.

ELECTRIC LAKE: (August 17) Conservation Officer Devin Christensen reports fair fishing using a dead minnow or a worm and marshmallow. Try to keep the worm and marshmallow off the bottom to avoid the moss.

GOOSEBERRY RESERVOIR: (August 17) Anglers report fair fishing using worms.

GRASSY LAKE: (August 13) PowerBait and worms are effective in catching 8- to 10-inch rainbow trout.

HUNTINGTON CREEK: (August 03) Flash floods and mudslides have wiped out the trout population from South Hughes Canyon downstream to the opening of the canyon and beyond. The fishery on the left fork has also been impacted significantly.

HUNTINGTON NORTH RESERVOIR: (August 13) State Park Manager Dan Richards reports that some anglers have been catching trout from the shore with PowerBait. Small to medium-sized bluegills are biting in the shallows. A few wipers in the 7- to 11-inch range have been caught by trolling.

HUNTINGTON RESERVOIR: (August 03) Aquatics Biologist Calvin Black reports fair success trolling using orange spoons with black dots or slashes. He also recommends trying a Jakes lures.

JOES VALLEY RESERVOIR: (August 17) Fisheries Biologist Dan Keller reports that tiger muskie fishing has picked up. One angler caught 10 tiger muskies in the 31- to 36-inch size range. Keller recommends using spoons, rattle traps and crank baits.

LA SAL MOUNTAINS: (August 17) Conservation Officer TJ Robertson provided the following reports:

Dark Canyon: Fishing is slow, though anglers have seen a lot of fish feeding on the surface.

Dons Lake: Fishing is good if you can get your bait, lure or fly beyond the moss. Try using a dry flies.

Hidden Lake: Fishing has been very good with salmon eggs, PowerBait or worms.

Kens Lake: The limit on rainbow trout has been doubled to eight fish. Officer Robertson reports that you can see dead fish seen along the banks because of the low water levels and the warm water temperature. Fishing is slow.

Oowah Reservoir: Fishing is good with almost any type of bait or lure. You can only access the reservoir from Sand Flats Road because of construction.

Rattlesnake Ponds: The water level is low and very few anglers are fishing the ponds.

Warner Lake: Fishing is good. Try fishing from the dam and using Jakes lures or salmon eggs.

MILLSITE RESERVOIR & STATE PARK: (August 03) On July 26, Tom Ogden fly-fished from a kick boat. He reported good fishing and said he lost track of the number of fish he caught, most of which were rainbow trout in the 12- to 15-inch size range. He used fast sinking line with sizes 6 and 8 black, red and blue bead head soft hackle flies or a size 4 black, green and pearl bead head wooly bugger. Tom also saw boat anglers catching fish using spinners and lures.

PETES HOLE: (August 13) Conservation Officer Ben Stearns recommends PowerBait or worms for 8- to 10-inch rainbow trout.

POTTERS PONDS: (August 13) Try worms or PowerBait for pan-size rainbow trout.

RIGHT FORK OF HUNTINGTON CREEK: (August 13) Access to the canyon is closed due to potential mudslides.

SCOFIELD RESERVOIR: (August 17) Sergeant J. Shirley and his family fished the reservoir last weekend and reported fair fishing from the shoreline using worms. His family caught far more chubs than trout. For trout, he recommends fishing in deeper water with a Jakes Spin-a-Lure. Conservation Officer Devin Christensen reports that the catch rate is slow. Devin said that gold Kastmasters are the best lure. He also recommends using chub meat for larger fish.

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