Utah Division of Wildlife Resources southeastern region fishing report – June 28


ABAJO MOUNTAINS: (June 21) Conservation Officer, Dennis Shumway reports that rainbow trout fishing has improved at local reservoirs. Foy and Monticello have been fishing well with dry flies and a clear bobber. Bait anglers have had good luck with marshmallows or PowerBait. Largemouth bass have been hitting on tube jigs at Blanding number three. The pike bite has been good at Recapture Reservoir. Gold lures have provoked good bass action there.

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.

CLEVELAND RESERVOIR: (June 28) On June 26, Tom Ogden fly fished from a kick boat during the late afternoon. In  two hours, he caught 11 rainbow trout that ranged from 11 to 17 inches long. Ogden used size four sinking line and a variety of wet flies, including size six beadhead woolly buggers and soft-hackle flies and size four olive leeches. He indicated that seven of the trout were 16 to 17 inches long and were obviously holdover fish from 2012. Ogden fished near the bottom in 15 to 30 feet of water. He recommends that anglers fish from a watercraft rather than shore, where the water is warmer and more shallow.

DUCK FORK RESERVOIR: (June 28) On June 22, Ogden fly fished from a kick boat for five hours. He caught four tigers and 14 cutthroats. All trout ranged in size from 13 to 18 inches. Ogden used fast-sinking line and beadhead woolly buggers, leeches and soft-hackle flies. Most fish were caught in 15 to 24 feet of water near the bottom.

ELECTRIC LAKE: (June 28) The best fishing occurs in the early morning or evening. Aquatics Technician, Tyrel Mills recommends a Jakes lure in gold or silver. Redside shiners are also effective and can be caught in minnow traps at the lake. Sportfish Biologist, Calvin Black recommends using dog food to bait the trap. On June 24, Ogden flyfished for 5.5 hours and caught five cutthroats and three tigers, all ranging from 15 to 17 inches. He used fast-sinking line and soft-hackle flies, woolly buggers, leeches or Canada blood leeches — all with beadheads.

FAIRVIEW LAKES: (June 28) Chet Andersen, board member of the Cottonwood-Gooseberry Irrigation Company, reports that remodeling of the dam at Fairview lakes is scheduled to begin on July 1. The dam is made of earth and needs to be strengthened. Complete dewatering is expected by July 18.

FERRON CREEK: (June 21) Tom Dimick reports excellent fishing for small cutthroats. Use dry flies or nymphs.

FERRON RESERVOIR: (June 21) The reservoir was recently stocked and anglers report good fishing with baits, lures and flies. Worms, Jakes lures and nymphs have been especially effective.

GIGLIOTTI POND: (June 28) Fishing has been good or very good in the past few weeks. The best baits have been PowerBait with glitter (in chartreuse or rainbow), nightcrawlers or both of these baits. The best artificial flies have been mosquito and woolly bugger patterns.

HUNTINGTON NORTH RESERVOIR: (June 21) Fishing for wipers and bass has been fair with jigs and silver spoons. Fish early in the day to avoid the disturbance from other water recreationalists

HUNTINGTON RESERVOIR: (June 28) On June 26, Ogden fly fished from a kick boat on the upper end from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. During that time, he caught 40 tiger trout, ranging from 12 to 17 inches. He used size four sinking line with a beadhead woolly bugger or soft-hackle fly. He also used a size four beadhead olive leech. Ogden fished in 15 to 25 feet of water, and most fish were caught near the bottom. Ogden talked to two anglers from Sanpete County who had their limits of trout by noon. The pair had been trolling with pop gear and a worm.

JOES VALLEY RESERVOIR: (June 28) On June 25, a two anglers fished for eight hours. During that time, they caught three tiger muskies that ranged from 24 to 35 inches. They were caught on the west side and in the middle of the reservoir, using a silver Jakes or Kastmaster. They also caught 20 splake along the rock wall on the east side. They first located a school with a fish finder, and then jigged with tube jigs, tipped with chub meat. Most splake were 14 to 15 inches long.

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) 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 your line in backwaters or eddies for best results.

MILLER FLAT RESERVOIR: (June 14)  Expect good fishing for the 8 to 10 inch stocked rainbow trout.

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.

SCOFIELD RESERVOIR: (June 28) On June 28, Ogden flyfished on the west side from 6 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. He fished in water that was about 15 feet deep. In that time period, he caught two small rainbows and nine cutthroats, one of which weighed three pounds, 10 ounces. The rest of the cutthroats ranged from 11 to 13 inches. Along with the trout, he caught 32 chubs. Ogden fished with size two sinking line and used size six beadhead soft-hackle flies and size eight beadhead olive leeches.

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 21) The lake was recently stocked and good fishing continues.

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

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