Southeastern Utah Fishing Report

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Fishing for tiger muskie should be good at Joes Valley Reservoir this spring.

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Abajo Mountains

Fair – Some waters may be accessible on the Abajo Mountains, but road and ice conditions vary. Use caution. (04-20-18)

Academy Mill Reservoir

Closed – Academy Mill Reservoir and others above Joes Valley may be currently inaccessible using highway vehicles because of snow and mud. (04-20-18)

Benches Pond

Closed – Benches Pond is currently inaccessible using highway vehicles because of the recent snowfall. (04-20-18)

Boulger Reservoir

Closed – Boulger Reservoir has stable ice, but the reservoir is currently inaccessible using highway vehicles. Access may be possible with a snow machine. (04-20-18)

Carbon County Community Fishing Pond

Good – The Carbon County Community Fishing Pond is open again. The pond was stocked with 1,000 rainbow trout on Mar. 28. Try using nightcrawlers or PowerBait for catching rainbow trout here. (04-20-18)

Cleveland Reservoir

Good – Cleveland Reservoir will begin to thaw soon, and the snow and ice on the lake will be unstable. Use extra caution before venturing out. Anglers have had success catching rainbow trout using tube jigs tipped with mealworms. Fishing has been best before noon. (04-20-18)

Duck Fork Reservoir

Closed – Access to Duck Fork Reservoir and others on the South Manti may be limited because of snow, ice and mud. (04-20-18)

Electric Lake

Closed – Electric Lake is currently inaccessible using highway vehicles because of recent snowfall. The boat ramp is accessible, however, with snow shoes or a snow machine. Fishing may be best near the boat ramp and from other sloping terrain using tube jigs. (04-20-18)

Fairview Lakes

Closed – Fairview Lakes are currently inaccessible using highway vehicles because of recent snow. (04-20-18)

Ferron Reservoir

Closed – Ferron Reservoir and others on the South Manti are inaccessible for highway vehicles. (04-20-18)

Gigliotti Pond

Good – Gigliotti Pond was stocked on Mar. 28 with 750 rainbow trout. Try using worms or PowerBait for catching rainbow trout here. (04-20-18)

Gooseberry Reservoir

Closed – Gooseberry Reservoir is currently inaccessible for highway vehicles because of snow. (04-20-18)

Grassy Lake

Closed – Grassy Lake and other waters on the South Manti are currently inaccessible to highway vehicles because of ice on the road. (04-20-18)

Huntington Creek

Fair – Most of Huntington Creek has open water. Try using nymph or soft hackle flies for catching brown trout here. (04-20-18)

Huntington Game Farm Pond

Good – Try using worms or PowerBait to catch rainbow trout here. Small flies may work well for catching bluegill. (04-20-18)

Huntington North Reservoir

Fair – Huntington North Reservoir has been stocked with more than 3,000 rainbow trout so far this year. Many of those fish are more than 20 inches in length. A recent gillnet survey also produced several largemouth bass over three pounds. (04-20-18)

Huntington Reservoir

Slow – Huntington Reservoir will soon have unstable ice, if not already. Use extra caution before venturing out here. Try using tube jigs or plain jig heads tipped with worms to catch tiger trout here. (04-20-18)

Joes Valley Reservoir

Slow – Fishing has been slow at Joes Valley Reservoir. Try using jigs tipped with chub meat or crankbaits for catching large trout and tiger muskies here. (04-20-18)

Knight-Ideal Community Fishing Pond

Good – The Knight-Ideal Community Fishing Pond was stocked with 1,000 rainbow trout on Mar. 28. Try using worms or PowerBait for catching trout here. Since the pond reopened, a few anglers have caught trout between eight inches and 14 inches. (04-20-18)

La Sal Mountains

Closed – Many waters on the La Sal Mountains are either inaccessible to highway vehicles or covered with unstable ice. (04-20-18)

Lower Fish Creek

Good – Try using panther martin spinners or green soft hackle flies for catching trout and chubs from the upper end of Lower Fish Creek. (04-20-18)

Miller Flat Reservoir

Closed – Miller Flat Reservoir is currently inaccessible for highway vehicles. You might be able to reach the reservoir using a snow machine. (04-20-18)

Millsite Reservoir & State Park

Fair – The water level at Millsite Reservoir is still low. It has risen by about 10 feet since the ice thawed, but there still isn’t enough water to launch a boat. The daily limit of 16 fish has also been extended for another year. Anglers have had success using leeches and crystal buggers. (04-20-18)

Petes Hole

Closed – Petes Hole and other waters above Joes Valley may be inaccessible because of snow, ice and mud. (04-20-18)

Potters Ponds

Closed – Potters Ponds may be inaccessible using highway vehicles because of snow, ice and mud. (04-20-18)

Right Fork of Huntington Creek

Fair – Try using soft hackle flies or renegades for catching brown trout in Huntington Creek. (04-20-18)

Scofield Reservoir

Good – Scofield Reservoir is completely thawed. Anglers are primarily catching trout from the dam cove. (04-20-18)

Soup Bowl

Closed – Soup Bowl and other waters on the South Manti may be inaccessible using highway vehicles. (04-20-18)

Willow Lake

Closed – Willow Lake and other waters on the South Manti may be inaccessible using highway vehicles. (04-20-18)

Wrigley Springs Reservoir

Closed – Wrigley Springs Reservoir and others on the South Manti may be inaccessible using highway vehicles. (04-20-18)

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