Southeastern Utah Fishing Report

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Abajo Mountains: Dark Canyon Lake, Monticello Lake, Lloyds Lake and Blanding Reservoir Nos. 3 and 4 have all been stocked with rainbow trout averaging about 10 inches long this year. Anglers have had success catching pike at Recapture Reservoir using gold Jake’s spinner lures. (09-13-18)

Benches Pond: Fishing is good at Benches Pond, especially early in the morning or later in the evening. The pond was stocked most recently on Aug. 14 with 500 rainbow trout averaging more than 11 inches long. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners for catching these. Garlic PowerBait has worked especially well. Tributaries to Benches Pond are now open for fishing. (09-13-18)

Blue Lake: Blue Lake was stocked with 1,000 tiger trout this summer. Try using spinner lures or tube jigs for catching these. (09-13-18)

Boulger Reservoir: Fishing is good at Boulger Reservoir. This waterbody was most recently stocked on Aug. 14 with more than 500 rainbow trout averaging over 11 inches long. Try using night crawlers or PowerBait for catching these. (09-13-18)

Carbon County Community Fishing Pond: The Carbon County Community Fishing Pond was stocked on Aug. 14 with 1,000 rainbow trout averaging almost 11 inches long. The pond was also stocked on Aug. 22 with about 500 channel catfish. Try using night crawlers or PowerBait for fish here. (09-13-18)

Cleveland Reservoir: The water level at Cleveland Reservoir is being drawn down for irrigation needs, so the DWR has raised the daily bag limit and possession limit to eight trout at this waterbody until Jan. 1, 2019. 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 bead head. (09-13-18)

Duck Fork Reservoir: Anglers have caught tiger trout and cutthroat trout at Duck Fork Reservoir using various bugger, soft hackle and leech flies in sizes 6 to 10. Fishing is best when you can get out into deeper water away from the shore. Duck Fork Reservoir was stocked with almost 1,300 cutthroat trout on July 2 and 1,560 tiger trout on Aug. 2. (09-13-18)

Electric Lake: The boat ramp at Electric Lake was still useable on Labor Day, but water levels may change. Anglers have been successful catching cutthroat trout trolling and jigging with gulp minnows and dead shiners. Anglers may not possess kokanee salmon from Sept. 10 through Nov. 30. (09-13-18)

Emerald Lake: Emerald Lake was stocked with 1,000 rainbow trout over 10 inches long on June 19. Try using worms, PowerBait, yellow spinner lures or soft hackle flies for catching these. (09-13-18)

Fairview Lakes: Fairview Lakes were stocked with about 7,000 rainbow trout this spring. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners for catching these. Water levels have been low at Fairview Lakes. (09-13-18)

Ferron Creek: As part of a project to restore native trout, all fish have been removed from Ferron Creek. It is anticipated the creek will be restocked in the fall of 2019. Contact the Southeast Regional Office for more information. (09-13-18)

Ferron Reservoir: Anglers have caught rainbow and cutthroat trout using bead head soft hackle flies in black/red/blue and black/green/pearl color combinations. Ferron Reservoir has been stocked with rainbow, cutthroat and brook trout in the past two months. (09-13-18)

Gigliotti Pond: Gigliotti Pond was most recently stocked on June 13 with about 750 rainbow trout averaging almost 11 inches long, and anglers have had an easy time catching these fish lately. Try using night crawlers or PowerBait for catching rainbow trout here. (09-13-18)

Gooseberry Reservoir: Gooseberry Reservoir was most recently stocked on Aug. 20 with more than 1,200 rainbow trout averaging over 11 inches long. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners for catching these. Anglers have also had success catching cutthroat trout using Mepps spinners. Tributaries to Gooseberry Reservoir are now open to fishing. (09-13-18)

Grassy Lake: Grassy Lake was stocked with 2,600 tiger trout on July 5. Anglers have had success catching tiger trout using white jigs and spinners. (09-13-18)

Huntington Creek: Anglers have had success catching brown trout in the afternoons using elk hair caddis dry flies along the edges of the channel where the water slows. (09-13-18)

Huntington Game Farm Pond: Try using worms or PowerBait for catching rainbow trout here. Small flies may work well for catching bluegill. The Huntington Game Farm Pond was stocked with 500 rainbow trout on May 15. (09-13-18)

Huntington North Reservoir: Anglers have been catching bluegill, rainbow trout and bass at Huntington North lately. The best fishing has been in 15 to 25 feet of water. If you’d like to use fly tackle, try using a size 10 bead head olive tinsel soft hackle fly or a size 6 bead head tan/green/pearl crystal bugger on fast-sinking line. The rainbow trout have mostly been between 18 and 19 inches long. Anglers have also reported that midges and damsel flies have been plentiful at this reservoir, so lures that imitate those might be effective. Huntington North Reservoir was stocked with about 10,000 channel catfish on Aug. 22. (09-13-18)

Huntington Reservoir: Fishing is very good when you can get out on a boat or a float tube into deep water away from the shoreline, though water levels have been low here. With fly tackle, anglers have been successful using size 6-10 buggers and soft hackle flies in green, tan and pearl color combinations. You might also do well with bead head 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, all of them caught between 15 and 35 feet of water. Tributaries to Huntington Reservoir are open to fishing. The boat ramp at Huntington Reservoir is out of the water due to dropping water levels. (09-13-18)

Joes Valley Reservoir: Fishing has been slow to fair at Joes Valley Reservoir, though trout fishing should pick up as temperatures begin to drop. Try using jigs tipped with chub meat or crankbaits for catching trout and tiger muskies here. Anglers have also had some luck catching cutthroat trout using size 4 bead head crystal buggers in black/silver and black/red/blue color combinations on fast-sinking fly line. The boat ramp is out of the water at Joes Valley Reservoir. (09-13-18)

Knight-Ideal Community Fishing Pond: The Knight-Ideal Community Fishing Pond was stocked most recently on June 13 with more than 500 rainbow trout averaging almost 11 inches long. Try using night crawlers or PowerBait for catching rainbow trout here. (09-13-18)

La Sal Mountains: Dons Lake and Hidden Lake were both stocked with more than 700 rainbow trout on July 9. Kens Lake and Rattlesnake Ranch Pond, as well as several others on the La Sal Mountains, have both been stocked with several thousand rainbow trout averaging about 10 inches in length so far this year. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners for catching these. (09-13-18)

Lower Fish Creek: Fishing below the dam at Scofield Reservoir is good if you’re looking to catch chubs. Try using soft hackle flies here. (09-13-18)

Miller Flat Reservoir: The water level at Millers Flat Reservoir is being drawn down for irrigation needs, so the DWR has raised the daily bag limit and possession limit to eight trout at this waterbody until Jan. 1, 2019. Rainbow trout have been biting on size 8 bead head soft hackle flies in tan, as well as bead head crystal buggers in black/orange/pearl colors. Anglers have also had success trolling in small boats about 50 yards from shore using small, gold Panther Martin and Jake’s spinners. Small crayfish imitation lures may also work well here. (09-13-18)

Petes Hole: Petes Hole was stocked most recently on July 25 with 600 rainbow trout. Petes Hole has also been stocked with tiger trout this summer. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners. Tributaries to Petes Hole are now open to fishing. (09-13-18)

Potters Ponds: Potters Ponds were most recently stocked on Aug. 20 with about 700 rainbow trout each. Try using worms or PowerBait for catching trout here. (09-13-18)

Price River: The Price River was stocked with more than 2,000 tiger trout on Aug. 2. Try using spinners for catching these. (09-13-18)

Right Fork of Huntington Creek: Anglers have had good success catching brown trout in the afternoons using elk hair caddis dry flies along the edges of the channel where the water slows. (09-13-18)

Scofield Reservoir: 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 spoons or white or pearl sparkle tube jigs tipped with chub meat. Yellow garlic PowerBait and tube jigs have worked well for rainbow trout. Scofield Reservoir was stocked on June 27 with 11,600 rainbow trout averaging about 10.5 inches long. Scofield has also been stocked with 12,000 cutthroat trout this year. Tributaries to Scofield Reservoir are now open to fishing. (09-13-18)

Soup Bowl: Soup Bowl was stocked most recently on July 25 with 250 rainbow trout. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners for catching these. (09-13-18)

Straight Canyon Creek: 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. (09-13-18)

Willow Lake: Willow Lake was stocked most recently on Sept. 10 with about 1,000 rainbow trout. Willow Lake has also been stocked with tiger trout this year. Try using traditional baits and spinners or tube jigs for catching fish here. (09-13-18)

Wrigley Springs Reservoir: Wrigley Springs Reservoir was stocked with nearly 800 rainbow trout on Aug. 2. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners for catching trout at Wrigley Springs Reservoir. (09-13-18)

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