Utah Division of Wildlife Resources southeastern region fishing report – June 17


ABAJO MOUNTAINS: (June 07) Conservation Officer Dennis Shumway reports fair to good fishing in San Juan County. He says that the bite in Blanding number three is a little better than number four. Trout at Monticello and Foy are becoming more active. At those waters, anglers are having success with PowerBait, worms, marshmallows and spinners. Fly fishermen at Foy have also been doing well. The water level at Recapture Reservoir continues to drop. More and more underwater structures are being exposed, allowing pike anglers to utilize them to their advantage. Some nice fish are biting. Largemouth bass are biting as well.

BOULGER RESERVOIR: (June 07) The pond was stocked on May 29 and fishing is good.

CARBON COUNTY COMMUNITY FISHING POND: (June 14) The pond was stocked on June 10. Fishing is good. Try using nightcrawlers and PowerBait in sparkle rainbow, chartreuse or lemon twist. The free fishing day community event on June 8 was very successful in terms of how many people attended and how many fish they caught.

CLEVELAND RESERVOIR: (June 07) On June 3, the reservoir was stocked with 2,500 nine inch rainbow trout. The influx of new fish should improve fishing success, which has already been good. Worms have been the bait of choice.

DUCK FORK RESERVOIR: (June 14) There are no recent fishing reports, but fishing should be fair. Access is open.

ELECTRIC LAKE: (June 14) The lake was stocked with 28,000 three inch kokanee salmon in mid-May. The species will be an exciting sport fishing opportunity in the next few years.

FAIRVIEW LAKES: (June 07) This past week, Fairview lakes were stocked with 7,000 nine inch rainbows. Fishing should be good.

FERRON RESERVOIR: (June 14) The reservoir was stocked this past week, so expect good fishing. The road is accessible.

GIGLIOTTI POND: (June 14) Fishing has been good since early spring. Try using baits like nightcrawlers or sparkle chartreuse PowerBait. On June 22, the Division of Wildlife Resources will host a community fishing event at the pond from 9 a.m. until noon. Rods, reels and bait will be provided. There will also be prizes for every child who comes to the event.

GOOSEBERRY RESERVOIR: (May 31) The access road just opened and stocking will occur shortly. Over the weekend, fishing for carry-over fish was slow. Gooseberry Reservoir tributaries are closed to fishing until the second Saturday in July.

GRASSY LAKE: (May 31) This lake is now accessible and ice free. The lake was stocked just before Memorial Day and the catch rate was good.

HUNTINGTON CREEK: (May 31) The creek has been devoid of fish since the Seeley fire. Restocking will not occur this year.

HUNTINGTON GAME FARM POND: (June 07) On May 2, the pond was stocked with 500 12 inch rainbows. Fishing should be good.

HUNTINGTON NORTH RESERVOIR: (June 07) Conservation Officer Devin Christensen suggests fishing early in the morning to avoid disturbance from other water recreationalists. On May 30, Tom Ogden fly fished from a tube for over four hours. He caught 10 rainbows with fast sinking line and size four woolly buggers or leeches. All fish were caught in 15 to 25 feet of water. Trout ranged from 17 to 19 inches.

HUNTINGTON RESERVOIR: (June 14) Fishing is good at this revervoir that is also known as Mammoth Reservoir. Tom Ogden fly-fished on June 10 and caught 12 tiger trout in five hours with slow sinking line and size six patterns, which included a bead head Canada blood leech, wooly bugger and soft hackle fly. The best colors were green, pearl, tan and black.

JOES VALLEY RESERVOIR: (June 14) Stephine Matkin fished with two partners last Sunday from 1 to 7 p.m. They targeted tiger muskies using crankbaits, but failed to catch any. 400 three inch tiger muskies were stocked to supplement the existing population on June 13. Anglers report catching and releasing tiger muskies as large as 36 inches.

LA SAL MOUNTAINS: (June 07) Spring stocking of mountain lakes has occurred and Sergeant Ben Wolford reports good fishing at Hidden, Dons and Oowah reservoirs. PowerBait has been the most popular bait for mountain lakes. Most trout range from 12 to 15 inches. The Rattlesnake ponds have been recently stocked and fishing is good. The water at Kens Lake continues to drop. There is an active emergency change that allows anglers to keep eight rainbow trout. The daily bag was raised to reduce possible waste. The best baits at Kens are worms and marshmallows.

LOWER FISH CREEK: (June 14) Walt Maldonado reported good fishing with black leech or wooly bugger patterns in black or olive green. He suggests drifting the fly through undercut banks.

LOWER GREEN RIVER: (June 14) Walt Maldonado reported great catfishing near the town of Green River. He recommends using chicken livers, nightcrawlers or commercial catfish baits. The best locations have been above Swasey’s Beach and south of town in Little Valley. Try dropping a line in backwaters or eddies for best results.

MILLER FLAT RESERVOIR: (June 14) The reservoir was stocked this past week. Expect good fishing for the eight  to 10 inch stocked rainbow trout.

PETES HOLE: (June 07) Stocking occurred just before the Memorial Day holiday. Fishing was excellent at that time.

POTTERS PONDS: (June 14) On June 2, each pond was stocked with 900 10 inch rainbow trout. Expect good fishing with artificial flies, baits and spinners.

RIGHT FORK OF HUNTINGTON CREEK: (May 31) The creek has been devoid of fish since the Seeley Fire. Stocking will not occur this year.

SCOFIELD RESERVOIR: (June 14) The catch rate has generally been slow, with a few exceptions. Landon Brewer of Price caught 17 trout on June 2 from the shoreline on the west side, north of the Bear Canyon tributary, using worms. A week earlier, Brewer caught 39 trout in the same area. Fishing is best in the early morning. Try fishing deeper water as the day advances. More than 82,000 eight inch cutthroat trout were stocked into the reservoir in early May.

SOUP BOWL: (June 14) Justin Shannon and his family fished this past week and reported good fishing using worms, PowerBait and a silver Blue Fox lure.

WILLOW LAKE: (June 14) The lake was stocked this past week, so expect good fishing. The access road is open.

WRIGLEY SPRINGS RESERVOIR: (June 14) Bait fishing has been good in the evening.

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