Utah Division of Wildlife Resources southeastern region fishing report – Aug. 17

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ABAJO MOUNTAINS: (August 13) Conservation Officer Dennis Shumway reports slow fishing around the county. The heat has been keeping a lot of people in the water, rather than fishing it. Pike and bass fishing at Recapture can be good in the early morning with crankbaits, tube jigs or spinner baits. Fishing is good at Foy Reservoir using dry flies or PowerBait.

BENCHES POND: (August 05) On July 26, fishing was fair with plenty of angling pressure. Those who kept their bait above the moss with a bubble caught a lot more fish than those who didn’t.

BLUE LAKE: (July 29) Richard Berg reported good fishing for tiger trout. Using wooly buggers, Berg caught three 14 inch tigers in one hour. Aquatics Biologist Calvin Black had good luck with a mosquito pattern. Last weekend, Derrick Keisel reported catching a three to four pound, eight inch tiger trout using worms.

BOULGER RESERVOIR: (August 05) Last week, fishing was good with all kinds of baits. Cutthroats and rainbows ranged from 10 to 12 inches.

CARBON COUNTY COMMUNITY FISHING POND: (August 05) Fishing is good. Bait casters: please cut your line rather than removing a hook from fish that are deeply hooked and will be released.

CLEVELAND RESERVOIR: (August 13) Kathy Jo Martinez reported slow fishing last weekend from the shore or a boat. Tom Ogden and Perry Bunderson, though, reported fair fishing. They fished on August 5 from kick boats for over six hours and caught 23 rainbow trout ranging from 10 to 18 inches in length. Ogden and Bunderson used fast sinking line with size six bead head leeches in purple and Canada blood leeches and wooly bugger patterns in midnight fire and black and red.

DUCK FORK RESERVOIR: (August 05) On July 31, Ogden fished from a float tube for over three hours. In that time, he caught 24 tigers and 32 cutthroat trout. Fish ranged from 12 to 18 inches with most in the 12 to 14 inch size bracket. He used fast sinking line with size four to eight woolly bugger and leech patterns. Most fish were found in 12 to 22 feet of water. Shoreline anglers didn’t do very well throwing lures. Lt. J. Shirley recommends fly fishing with mosquito and renegade patterns.

ELECTRIC LAKE: (August 13) Due to the declining water levels, the boat ramp may not be suitable for launching motor boats. Use at your own risk.

EMERALD LAKE: (July 29) Derrick Keisel reported good fishing. He and his father caught four or five rainbow trout using either a Panther Martin spinner or a worm.

FERRON CREEK: (August 13) Aquatics Biologist Dan Keller reported good fly fishing last weekend. He caught seven cutthroat trout in an hour using dry flies and hopper patterns. Recent storms have added some color to the water. Fly fishing should improve as the water clears.

FERRON RESERVOIR: (August 05) A week ago, Kathy Wilde and her husband fished with live bait (grasshoppers and dragonflies). She said they had strikes with every cast. Most fish ranged from eight to12 inches.

GIGLIOTTI POND: (August 05) The best fishing occurs in the early morning or late evening. Recommended patterns include mosquito, black gnat, double renegade and woolly bugger.

GOOSEBERRY RESERVOIR: (August 05) Fishing was slow last week. When conservation officers checked the water on July 26, the best-performing bait was green or rainbow PowerBait.

HUNTINGTON RESERVOIR: (August 05) On August 1, Ogden caught 19 tiger trout ranging from 12 to 17 inches. He fished for six hours from a float tube using fly fishing tackle. Tom used fast sinking line and size four woolly buggers. Most fish were hooked in 18 to 25 feet of water.

JOES VALLEY RESERVOIR: (July 29) Three anglers reported slow fishing last week.

LA SAL MOUNTAINS: (August 05) Because of a drop in the water level, the boat ramp is closed.

LOWER GREEN RIVER: (August 13) Walt Maldonado reports good fishing with chicken livers in the slack water coves along the river.

MILLER FLAT RESERVOIR: (August 05) The bite will be best at dawn or dusk. Try fishing in deeper water.

PETES HOLE: (August 13) Martinez reported hot fishing last weekend. Every one at the pond was catching a lot of fish in a short amount of time. She used a worm along with green PowerBait with glitter.

POTTERS PONDS: (August 13) Martinez reported good fishing on the lower pond with green sparkle PowerBait.

PRICE RIVER: (August 05) Aquatics Biologist Black recommends grasshoppers, hopper patterns or streamers in gray or white.

SCOFIELD RESERVOIR: (August 05) Last week, Black experienced good fishing. He fished at first light from the shoreline with a white grub tipped with chub meat.

SOUP BOWL: (August 13) Conservation Officer JD Abbott reported good fishing during the week using traditional baits.

WILLOW LAKE: (August 05) Lt. Shirley reported good fishing on July 24. PowerBait was the bait of choice, and rainbow and orange were the best colors. Anglers were catching rainbows, tigers and cutthroats.

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