Southeastern Utah Fishing Report

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Photo courtesy of Chase Warburton. Tiger Muskie caught in May of 2018 in Joe's Valley.

Information compiled by Morgan Jacobsen

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Abajo Mountains – Good

In the past month, Monticello Lake, Lloyds Lake and Blanding Reservoir Nos. 3 and 4 have all been stocked with more than 1,000 rainbow trout, each averaging about 10 inches long. (06-06-18)

Academy Mill Reservoir – Closed

Academy Mill Reservoir may be accessible with four-wheel drive to the trailhead, but roads may still be muddy. Use caution. (05-23-18)

Benches Pond – Good

The pond was stocked with 2,000 rainbow trout in May. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners. (06-06-18)

Boulger Reservoir – Good

Anglers are catching rainbow trout with worms and spinners. Fishing has been best before noon. Boulger Reservoir was stocked with 2,000 rainbow trout in May. (06-06-18)

Carbon County Community Fishing Pond – Good

The Carbon County Community Fishing Pond has been stocked with about 3,000 fish this year, with the most recent stocking on May 15. Try using nightcrawlers or PowerBait to catch rainbow trout here. (06-06-18)

Cleveland Reservoir – Good

The fishing for rainbow trout has been good at Cleveland Reservoir, especially if you can get out on a float tube. If you’re using fly tackle, try using a medium sinking line with a plum leech, a black/orange woolly bugger or a brown/green/pearl crystal bugger, all with a beadhead. Most of the fish have been caught in 10 to 20 feet of water, well within casting distance from the shore. Cleveland Reservoir was stocked with about 5,000 rainbow trout near the end of May. (06-06-18)

Duck Fork Reservoir – Fair

Anglers are catching tiger trout that range from 14 to 18 inches long. The best time to fish is before noon. Try using beadhead soft-hackle flies in black/red/blue and black/green/pearl color combinations. (06-06-18)

Fairview Lakes – Good

The lakes were stocked with about 7,000 rainbow trout on May 18. To catch them, try using worms, PowerBait or spinners. (06-06-18)

Ferron Reservoir – Fair

Anglers have caught rainbow and cutthroat trout using beadhead soft-hackle flies in black/red/blue and black/green/pearl color combinations. A recent gill net survey yielded some large brook trout (some as long as 18 inches). Ferron Reservoir was stocked with 2,000 rainbow trout on June 4. (06-06-18)

Gigliotti Pond – Good

The pond has been stocked with about 2,100 fish this year, with the most recent stocking on May 15. Try using nightcrawlers or PowerBait to catch rainbow trout here. (06-06-18)

Gooseberry Reservoir – Good

The reservoir was stocked with 2,500 rainbow trout on May 29. To catch them, try using worms, PowerBait or spinners. (06-06-18)

Grassy Lake – Good

The water level is returning to normal levels. Anglers have had success catching tiger trout using white jigs and spinners. (06-06-18)

Huntington Creek – Slow

Fishing has been slow on Huntington Creek below Electric Lake. (05-23-18)

Huntington Game Farm Pond – Good

Try using worms or PowerBait to catch rainbow trout here. Small flies may work well for bluegill. The pond was stocked with 500 rainbow trout on May 15. (06-06-18)

Huntington North Reservoir – Good

Anglers are now catching wiper at Huntington North Reservoir, as well as rainbow trout. They’ve had success using a size 6 beadhead crystal bugger in brown/green/pearl colors. Fishing was best near the boat ramp. (06-06-18)

Huntington Reservoir – Good

The fishing has improved at Huntington Reservoir. You’ll have the most success if you can get out on a boat or a float tube. With fly tackle, anglers have been successful using size 6 and 8 beadhead green-tinsel leeches, brown/green/pearl crystal buggers, and plum leeches with a purple tail. The tiger trout have been between 13 and 19 inches long. (06-06-18)

Joes Valley Reservoir – Fair

Fishing has been fair at Joes Valley Reservoir. Try using jigs tipped with chub meat or crankbaits to catch trout and tiger muskies here. Anglers have also had some luck catching cutthroat trout using size 4 beadhead crystal buggers in black/silver and black/red/blue color combinations on fast-sinking fly line. (06-06-18)

Knight-Ideal Community Fishing Pond – Good

The pond has been stocked with about 2,500 fish this year, with the most recent stocking on May 15. Try using nightcrawlers or PowerBait to catch rainbow trout here. (06-06-18)

La Sal Mountains – Good

Kens Lake and Rattlesnake Ranch Pond have both been stocked with several thousand rainbow trout that are more than nine inches long. (06-06-18)

Lower Fish Creek – Good

Fishing below the dam at Scofield Reservoir is good if you’re trying to catch chubs. (06-06-18)

Miller Flat Reservoir – Fair

The Miller Flat Road is now completely open, making Miller Flat Reservoir and Potters Ponds accessible. The Forest Service is working to clear downed trees and debris on OHV trails in the Miller Flat area. (06-06-18)

Millsite Reservoir & State Park – Fair

The water level at Millsite Reservoir is still low, but it has risen by about 10 feet since the ice thawed. There isn’t enough water to launch a boat. The daily limit of 16 fish has also been extended for another year at Millsite. Anglers have had success using leeches and crystal buggers. (06-06-18)

Petes Hole – Good

Petes Hole was stocked with 800 rainbow trout on May 24. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners. (06-06-18)

Potters Ponds – Fair

Potters Ponds and other areas along the Miller Flat Road are now open and accessible. Both ponds were stocked with about 1,000 rainbow trout on May 24. (06-06-18)

Right Fork of Huntington Creek – Fair

Try using soft-hackle flies or renegades to catch brown trout in Huntington Creek. (06-06-18)

Scofield Reservoir – Good

Anglers are catching mostly cutthroat trout from the shore using worms, PowerBait, spinners and soft-hackle flies in tan/green/pearl or midnight fire. Try fishing in the dam cove or along the western shore, including the Walk-in Access portion. Anglers have also been catching cutthroat trout using white or pearl sparkle tube jigs tipped with chub meat. Yellow garlic PowerBait has worked well for rainbow trout. Scofield Reservoir was stocked with 12,000 eight-inch cutthroat trout on April 18. A recent gill-net survey produced several large tiger and cutthroat trout, as well as two tiger muskies that were 19 inches long. All these fish were found to be feeding on chubs between two and six inches long. (06-06-18)

Soup Bowl – Good

Soup Bowl was stocked with 350 rainbow trout on May 24. To catch them, try using worms, PowerBait or spinners. (06-06-18)

Straight Canyon Creek – Good

Anglers have had success catching brown trout using soft-hackle flies in Straight Canyon Creek. Anglers may catch more fish near the Joes Valley Dam, but the larger brown trout are further downstream. (06-06-18)

Willow Lake – Good

Willow Lake is now accessible. A recent gill-net survey yielded some healthy tiger trout. To catch them, try using spinners or tube jigs. (06-06-18)

Wrigley Springs Reservoir – Good

To catch trout here, try using worms, PowerBait or spinners. (06-06-18)

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