DWR Southeastern Region Fishing Report July 2

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ABAJO MOUNTAINS: (June 21) Conservation Officer Dennis Shirley reports good fishing for northern pike at Recapture Reservoir. There has been very little use of Lloyds Lake as well as Blanding 3 and 4. Most anglers are fishing at higher elevations to escape the heat. Fishing has been good at Monticello Lake and Foy Reservoir with either dry flies or baits.

BOULGER RESERVOIR: (June 21) Conservation Officer Devin Christensen reports that a worm and bubble are producing good fishing.

CARBON COUNTY COMMUNITY FISHING POND: (July 02) Conservation Officer JD Abbott reports good fishing for 8- to 17-inch trout using traditional baits.

CLEVELAND RESERVOIR: (July 02) On June 23, Tom Ogden fly-fished from a kick boat and caught nine small rainbows with fast-sinking line and size 6 wooly buggers, or soft hackle flies in black/red or black/green color combinations. He rated the fishing as fair.

DUCK FORK RESERVOIR: (July 02) On June 25, Tom Ogden and his wife fly-fished with a size 8 black/green or black/red soft hackle fly, or size 6 wooly buggers. They caught 25 cutthroats and 12 tiger trout. He said that fishing was good.

ELECTRIC LAKE: (July 02) Try fishing with redside shiners. When fishing at the inlets, use chub or shiner meat, or try traditional baits.

FERRON RESERVOIR: (July 02) Last week, 10-inch rainbow trout were planted at Ferron Reservoir. Those fish will be supplemented by a stocking of Colorado River cutthroat trout that will occur before July 4.

GIGLIOTTI POND: (July 02) Conservation Officer JD Abbott reports good fishing with worms, all colors of PowerBait and wet flies. A few trout are up to 17 inches long. Most are in the range of 9–12 inches.

GREEN RIVER: (July 02) Walt Maldonado reports that some Green River residents are catching catfish as large as five pounds. They are using stink bait in the pools.

HUNTINGTON GAME FARM POND: (June 21) The next stocking will occur in September. Currently, the incoming water is low and water chemistry is too alkaline for trout.

HUNTINGTON NORTH RESERVOIR: (June 21) The reservoir is very low and the water is too warm for shoreline fishing. For the best results, anglers should fish in deep water from a boat in the early morning hours.

HUNTINGTON RESERVOIR: (July 02) On June 23, Tom Ogden fly-fished Huntington (Mammoth) Reservoir from a kick boat. He caught eight tigers between 12–15 inches in 4.5 hours. Most boat and shoreline anglers reportedly didn’t do very well.

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JOES VALLEY RESERVOIR: (July 02) Catch-and-release fishing for tiger muskies has been fair. The fish are located along the east side and are suspended in 15–30 feet of water in the rocks. Fisheries Biologist Calvin Black recommends two- to three-inch Daredevils in a fire tiger color pattern. Another good end tackle option is a seven- to nine-inch deep-diving Rapala in a black over white pattern.

On June 22, Aquatics Biologist Dan Keller reported good fishing for splake using gulp minnows. His best fishing occurred along the steep shoreline just south of the dam. A week ago, 2,000 3-inch tiger muskies were stocked, thanks to a $5,000 donation from Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife.

MILLSITE RESERVOIR & STATE PARK: (June 18) High winds produced poor fishing conditions last weekend.

PETES HOLE: (June 21) Fishing is good with baits, flies and lures.

SCOFIELD RESERVOIR: (July 02) Last week, the roads to Scofield Reservoir were closed from either U.S. Highway 6 or State Route 31. Before the road closures, Conservation Officer Devin Christensen reported good fishing with chubs, nightcrawlers, worms, PowerBait and marshmallows. The best PowerBait or marshmallow colors were green and yellow. Just before the evacuation, Devin had good luck fishing with a gold Jakes Spin-a-lure. A week earlier, Devin and JD Abbott caught 19 trout in four hours. The largest fish was 19 inches. Both men fished from a boat and threw Kastmasters and Jakes lures. In general, those who still-fish or troll from boats have better luck than bank fishermen. Boat anglers land larger trout and fewer chubs.

On June 27, Tom Ogden fly-fished in the vicinity of the Pondtown Creek inlet. He used wooly buggers and soft hackle flies in size 6 with black/red/blue color patterns. He caught 14 cutthroats, seven tigers and one rainbow. The largest fish was a 17-inch cutthroat. Tom described fishing as good.

WILLOW LAKE: (July 02) On June 28, Tom Ogden fly-fished from a kick boat with slow sinking line and size 6–8 bead head leeches, wooly buggers and soft hackle flies with black/red or black/blue or black/red color patterns. He described fishing as good for tiger and rainbow trout.

WRIGLEY SPRINGS RESERVOIR: (July 02) On June 28, Tom Ogden fly-fished with the same tackle he used for Willow Lake. His catch consisted of 70 percent rainbows and 30 percent tiger trout. He reported a damsel fly hatch in progress and remarked that fishing was very good.

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