Southeastern Utah Fishing Report

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Waterbody Report
Cleveland Reservoir
2016-01-11
Fair
On Dec. 30, Tony Wright ice fished for 2.5 hours. The ice was 8 to 10 inches thick. Tony caught three rainbows ranging from 13 to 16 inches long. He was fishing with a tube jig tipped with a mealworm in 15 feet of water. On Jan. 8, Conservation Officer TJ Robertson reported fair fishing. Anglers will need to hike through two feet of snow to access the ice. Typical tackle consists of jigs, tube jigs or Kastmasters baited with a worm.
Electric Lake
2016-01-11
Slow
A snow machine is the best way to access and cross the lake right now. Parking on the north end is limited to the pull-outs cleared by snowplows. On Jan. 4, one angler reported snowmobiling from the boat ramp to the dam. He reported the ice to be 10 inches thick. He fished in water that was 20 to 50 feet deep and found the bite to be very light. He used jigs, paddle bugs, Ratfinkies and spoons tipped with wax worms.
Huntington North Reservoir
2016-01-11
Fair
On Dec. 31, Joe Christensen ice fished the south end for two hours. He used white tube jigs tipped with PowerBait or chub meat. Joe caught five rainbow trout, which ranged from 10 to 17.5 inches long. The reservoir has iced over except for a single spot, kept open by ducks. When in doubt, follow the tracks and trails made by previous anglers.
Huntington Reservoir
2016-01-11
Fair
Fishing pressure has been moderate at this waterbody (also known as Mammoth Reservoir). Aquatics Biologist Calvin Black recommends using a Kastmaster attractant over a jig tipped with a worm, mealworm or wax worm.
Joes Valley Reservoir
2015-12-31
Slow
The reservoir has iced over, with the exception of a small area of open water on the north end. We haven’t had any reports on ice thickness or fishing success.
Millsite Reservoir & State Park
2016-01-11
Good
Fishing has been fair to good, especially from the boat ramp to the outhouse point. Try jigs, tube jigs or ice flies tipped with chub meat, mealworms or nightcrawlers.
Scofield Reservoir
2016-01-11
Slow
The Scofield ice fishing tournament took place on Jan. 2. The winning rainbow trout measured 14 inches and was caught by Brian Jensen. Chad Ward caught 181 chubs to win the Most Chubs category. Most anglers considered fishing slow, and chubs outnumbered trout. The best place to catch trout was in the dam cove. The best place for chubs was north of the island. The most popular baits for all fish were jigs, tube jigs or ice flies tipped with a piece of worm. Conservation Officer JD Abbott suggests that anglers fish in shallow water near the shoreline, if they want to target trout and avoid chubs. In general, larger tackle will hook more trout than chubs. On Dec. 19, one angler posted a report on the Utah Fishing Forum, saying his son caught a 29.5 inch, 10 pound tiger trout in the dam cove. They were fishing in 12 feet of water, using a jammin’ jig and wax worm.
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