DWR Southeastern Region Fishing Report July 9

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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 06) The campground is under an evacuation notice. For current fire information, visit utahfireinfo.gov.

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 06) The lake has been declared an evacuation area. For current fire information, visit utahfireinfo.gov.

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.

GRASSY LAKE: (July 06) On July 2–3, conservation officer Devin Christensen reported fair fishing with night crawlers. On June 29–30, aquatic nuisance species coordinator Mike Bolinski reported good fishing with PowerBait or worms for rainbow trout. You may want to try using lures like Panther Martins or Jakes Spin-a-lures. Anglers report seeing a lot of albino trout.

HUNTINGTON CREEK: (July 06) Access is closed because of the Seeley fire. For current fire information, visit utahfireinfo.gov.

HUNTINGTON GAME FARM POND: (July 06) Fishing is slow. The pond will not be stocked with trout until September.

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.

JOES VALLEY RESERVOIR: (July 06) On June 30, Mike Bolinski reported slow fishing. Mike recommends using a J-13 or Rapala Super Shad in natural colors or in a silver or gold flash pattern.

MILLER FLAT RESERVOIR: (July 06) Access to the reservoir is blocked because of the Seeley fire. For current fire information, visit utahfireinfo.gov.

MILLSITE RESERVOIR & STATE PARK: (July 06) On July 2, Tom Ogden fly fished for six hours and caught 17 rainbow and 13 cutthroat trout. The largest cutthroat trout was 17 inches and the largest rainbow trout was 16 inches. He used a black, green and pearl size 4 bead head wooly bugger and a black, red and blue size 6 bead head soft hackle fly. Tom saw boat anglers catch fish on lures, but did not see any shoreline anglers catch fish.

PETES HOLE: (July 06) On June 29–30, conservation officer Devin Christensen reported fair fishing with night crawlers, and aquatics biologist Mike Bolinski reported good fishing with both worms and PowerBait. Most of the fish were eight to nine inches in length. Mike suggests using lures.

POTTERS PONDS: (July 06) Access to the pond is blocked because of the Seeley fire. For current fire information, visit utahfireinfo.gov.

RIGHT FORK OF HUNTINGTON CREEK: (July 06) Access is closed because of the Seeley fire. For current fire information, visit utahfireinfo.gov.

SCOFIELD RESERVOIR: (July 06) The Scofield Reservoir area is under an evacuation order. For current fire information, visit utahfireinfo.gov.

SOUP BOWL: (July 06) On June 29–30, conservation officer Devin Christensen reported fair fishing with night crawlers and aquatics biologist Mike Bolinski reported good fishing using worms. Anglers have had more success with worms in deeper water.

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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