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Southeastern Utah Region Fish Report

Information compiled by Morgan Jacobsen

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Abajo Mountains

Good

Monticello Lake was stocked with several thousand rainbow and tiger trout this summer. Try using worms and PowerBait for catching these. Spinner lures may also work well in deeper water. (11-01-17)

Academy Mill Reservoir

Fair

Academy Mill Reservoir was stocked with 3,000 fingerling tiger trout in June. Try using spinners or dark flies on fast-sinking lines for catching these. (11-01-17)

Benches Pond

Good

Benches Pond was stocked with 1,500 rainbow trout in late September, in addition to several thousand more rainbow trout earlier in the summer. Try using worms and PowerBait for catching these. (11-01-17)

Boulger Reservoir

Good

Boulger Reservoir was stocked with about 1,800 rainbow trout in August and September. Try using worms and PowerBait for catching these. (11-01-17)

Carbon County Community Fishing Pond

Good

The Carbon County Community Fishing Pond was stocked with rainbow trout in August and channel catfish in September. Try using worms and PowerBait for catching both species. (11-01-17)

Cleveland Reservoir

Good

Cleveland Reservoir has been stocked with several thousand rainbow trout during the summer. Try using worms, PowerBait or panther martin spinners for catching these. (11-01-17)

Duck Fork Reservoir

Fair

Duck Fork Reservoir was stocked with 1,500 tiger trout in August. Try using dark soft hackle or bead head flies for catching tiger and cutthroat trout here. (11-01-17)

Electric Lake

Fair

Try trolling with spoons for catching tiger trout at Electric Lake. Anglers may not possess kokanee salmon until after Nov. 30. (11-01-17)

Ferron Reservoir

Good

Anglers are catching rainbow trout, cutthroat trout and some tiger trout using medium- and fast-sinking lines with size 6 and 8 bead head flies in great/black/pearl, brown/green and white combinations. Some of the rainbow and cutthroat trout have been longer than 16 inches. Fishing has been slower in the mornings and picking up after noon. Fishing has also been better in the middle of the lake than from shore. (11-01-17)

Gigliotti Pond

Good

Try using worms and PowerBait for catching rainbow trout at Gigliotti Pond. (11-01-17)

Gooseberry Reservoir

Fair

Gooseberry Reservoir was stocked with several thousand rainbow trout this summer, as well as fingerling Arctic grayling, which will grow throughout the fall and winter months. Try using worms and PowerBait for catching trout here. (11-01-17)

Huntington Creek

Good

A recent electrofishing survey found hundreds of healthy, large brown trout in Huntington Creek below Electric Lake. Try using dark soft hackle flies or leeches for catching these. (11-01-17)

Huntington Game Farm Pond

Good

Try using worms and PowerBait to catch some of the several hundred rainbow trout stocked this summer at the Huntington Game Farm Pond. (11-01-17)

Huntington North Reservoir

Slow

Fishing has slowed down at Huntington North Reservoir, but anglers are still catching some largemouth bass and bluegill using flies on fast-sinking line. Try using leeches and soft hackle flies in black or green. Spinners and crayfish imitation lures may work for catching bass and wiper. Huntington North has also been stocked with rainbow trout and channel catfish over the past two months; try using worms and PowerBait for catching these. (11-01-17)

Huntington Reservoir

Good

Anglers have had success catching tiger trout at Huntington Reservoir trolling with spoons and using fast-sinking fly lines with size 6 and 8 hooks. Try using soft hackle flies in green or black, or bead head woolly buggers. Fishing has been best in the middle of the lake in 15 to 30 feet of water. (11-01-17)

Joes Valley Reservoir

Fair

A recent gill net survey at Joes Valley Reservoir found several large cutthroat trout, splake and tiger muskie. A look at stomach content found that the trout were feeding on small crayfish and flying ants, while the tiger muskie were eating chub. (11-01-17)

Knight-Ideal Community Fishing Pond

Good

The Knight-Ideal Community Fishing Pond was stocked with several thousand rainbow trout in September, as well as fingerling largemouth bass. Try using worms and PowerBait for trout, and spinner lures for the bass. (11-01-17)

La Sal Mountains

Good

Anglers should have success catching rainbow trout at Dons, Hidden, Oowah, Warner and Kens lakes using worms, PowerBait and spinner lures. Kens Lake has also been stocked with 10,000 largemouth bass, which will grow throughout the fall and winter months. (11-01-17)

Lower Fish Creek

Good

Anglers are catching brook trout using panther martin spinner lures. The Utah chub are very thick below the dam at Scofield Reservoir; catching these with a green soft hackle fly has been very easy. Lower Fish Creek was also stocked with more than 26,000 brown trout in June; the same lures should work well for these. (11-01-17)

Miller Flat Reservoir

Fair

Miller Flat Reservoir was stocked with 21,000 rainbow trout in June. Try using worms, PowerBait and spinners for catching trout here. (11-01-17)

Millsite Reservoir & State Park

Fair

The water level at Millsite Reservoir is still low while construction continues on the dam. This means the fish are more concentrated, and the daily limit is still 16 fish. Try using panther martin spinners, worms and PowerBait for catching trout here. (11-01-17)

Petes Hole

Fair

Petes Hole was stocked with several thousand rainbow trout during the summer, as well as 4,000 tiger trout. Try using spinners in deeper water, or worms and PowerBait for catching trout here. (11-01-17)

Potters Ponds

Good

Try using worms and PowerBait for catching rainbow trout at Potters Ponds. Some anglers have also had success using small shrimp. (11-01-17)

Scofield Reservoir

Hot

Anglers have had a lot of success catching cutthroat trout in while trolling in the mornings using an orange and gold hammered spoon. Scofield has also been stocked this fall with 24-inch and 14-inch rainbow trout, tiger trout, tiger muskie and wiper. Try using Jakes spinners, rapalas and gray plastic swim baits for catching all of these. (11-01-17)

Soup Bowl

Fair

Soup Bowl Reservoir was stocked with several hundred rainbow and tiger trout this summer. Try using worms, PowerBait and spinners in deeper water for catching these. (11-01-17)

Willow Lake

Fair

Willow Lake was stocked with several thousand rainbow and tiger trout this summer. Try using worms, PowerBait and spinners in deeper water for catching these. (11-01-17)

Wrigley Springs Reservoir

Good

Wrigley Springs Reservoir has been stocked with several thousand rainbow and tiger trout this summer. Try using worms, PowerBait and spinners for catching these. (11-01-17)

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