DWR Southeastern Region Fishing Report June 21


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: (June 21) The pond is full of trout. It was restocked stocked on June 7. Nightcrawlers are recommended.

CLEVELAND RESERVOIR: (June 07) On June 6, Tom Ogden reported fair fishing. He fly fished for 2.5 hours in the afternoon and caught five rainbows. One rainbow was eight inches long. Four were 16 inches and fat. Tom used fast sinking line and size 4 wooly buggers in black/green/pearl or black/red/blue.

DUCK FORK RESERVOIR: (June 21) On June 13, Tom Ogden fly-fished from a kick boat. His catch consisted of 90 percent tigers and 10 percent cutthroats. Tiger trout ranged from 8 to 14 inches. Tom used a fast-sinking line with sizes 6–8 soft hackle flies in red/black/blue.

Another fly fisherman reported good fishing with a damsel fly pattern.

ELECTRIC LAKE: (June 21) Aquatics Biologist Mike Bolinski reported good fishing over the weekend for anglers trolling pop gear and worms. Conservation Officer Devin Christensen indicated that anglers were doing the best with redside shiners. Devin said that one angler caught an 18-inch tiger and an 18-inch cutthroat trout with redside shiners.

FERRON RESERVOIR: (June 21) A second treatment occurred last week. Restocking will occur before the July 4 holiday weekend.

GIGLIOTTI POND: (June 21) On June 19, the DWR and U.S. Forest Service hosted a fishing event for people with special needs. Fishing was excellent for rainbow trout ranging from 8 to 14 inches. The best fish-getter was a gold Jake’s Spin-A-Lure. Worms came in second place.

GOOSEBERRY RESERVOIR: (June 07) Conservation Officer Devin Christensen reports good fishing in the morning and evening. He reminds anglers that tributaries are closed to fishing until the second weekend in July. On June 6, Tom Ogden fly fished from a kick boat. In one hour he caught nine rainbows and one cutthroat. Each fish was small. Tom used a slow sinking line with a size 8 beadhead soft hackle fly in black/green or black/red/blue.

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: (June 21) DWR aquatics technicians report that the fishing last weekend was great. Almost anything brought in fish. One angler reported catching and releasing 23 trout. Boaters were using pop gear and worms. Shoreline anglers used worms. The best time to fish was between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.

JOES VALLEY RESERVOIR: (June 21) For anglers who have the knowledge and expertise to catch tiger muskies, fishing has been fair. Splake fishing has been slow. For either fish species, chub meat is the best bait. Spinners and crankbaits are also effective.

LA SAL MOUNTAINS: (June 07) Conservation Officer Tj Robertson reports good fishing at Oowah Reservoir. He and his family fished last Sunday and caught 14 fish in a couple of hours. They used purple PowerBait and red Jakes Spin-a-Lures.

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.

RIGHT FORK OF HUNTINGTON CREEK: (June 07) Rod Stephens reports good fishing using a panther martin with a yellow body and blade with red dots.

SCOFIELD RESERVOIR: (June 21) State Park Manager Jonathan Hunt reports that the fishing was excellent last weekend. He indicated that most boaters were catching 15–20 fish per hour. The anglers he interviewed said that fishing was better than they had seen in the past five years.

Last weekend, DWR fisheries technicians reported good fishing with almost any kind of bait or lure. Worms seemed to be the bait of choice. Kastmasters were the most popular spinner.

WILLOW LAKE: (June 21) On June 13, Tom Ogden caught 22 tigers in two hours using fly tackle. They ranged from 12–16 inches. Tom used slow sinking line with a size 8 bead head black/red soft hackle fly.

WRIGLEY SPRINGS RESERVOIR: (June 18) Powerful winds and blowing dust dampened the fishing success.

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