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Utah - Southeastern Region report

Southeastern Region report

Information compiled by Morgan Jacobsen

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Abajo Mountains

Good

Several lakes and reservoirs on the Abajo Mountains and around Monticello have been stocked with rainbow trout. For example, Monticello Lake has received 1,300 rainbow trout over the past month. Catching trout at Lloyd's Lake has been relatively easy. Use spinners, worms and PowerBait to catch trout at these locations. (06-23-17)

Academy Mill Reservoir

Fair

The reservoir is now accessible, but use caution as the roads may still be muddy. To catch trout here, try worms or jigs and other traditional lures. (06-23-17)

Benches Pond

Good

The pond was stocked with 1,000 rainbow trout on June 2. Use worms, PowerBait or spinners to catch trout here. (06-23-17)

Boulger Reservoir

Good

Rainbow trout, and even some cutthroat trout, are biting on salmon eggs here. PowerBait has been less effective. Worms and spinners should also work well. On June 2, the reservoir was stocked with 2,400 rainbow trout that averaged almost nine inches long. (06-23-17)

Carbon County Community Fishing Pond

Good

The pond was stocked with 2,000 rainbow trout on May 9. Worms and PowerBait have been the best baits to use. (06-23-17)

Cleveland Reservoir

Fair

Anglers report slow to fair fishing. Some have had luck catching cutthroat and rainbow trout using spinners and PowerBait. You may also have luck using a fly; try using bead head buggers or leeches. On June 13, the reservoir was stocked with nearly 2,000 rainbow trout that averaged more than 10 inches long. (06-23-17)

Duck Fork Reservoir

Fair

The reservoir is now accessible. The roads might still be muddy, though, so use caution. Try using bead head buggers, leeches or other flies here; or spinners. (06-26-17)

Electric Lake

Slow

The water is still high and murky from the spring runoff. Most angles have been able to access the boat ramp, but they've had little to no success trolling with dodgers. (06-23-17)

Fairview Lakes

Fair

The lakes are now accessible, but the roads may still be muddy. Travel cautiously. Try worms, PowerBait or spinners to catch trout here. (06-23-17)

Ferron Reservoir

Good

The reservoir was stocked with 1,600 rainbow trout on June 14. Try worms, PowerBait, spinners or wet flies to catch trout here. (06-23-17)

Gigliotti Pond

Good

Anglers are catching trout using worms. PowerBait and salmon eggs have also worked well. The pond was stocked with 1,500 rainbow trout on May 9. (06-23-17)

Gooseberry Reservoir

Good

The reservoir was stocked with 2,200 rainbow trout on June 14. Try using worms, PowerBait, spinners or wet flies to catch trout here. (06-23-17)

Grassy Lake

Good

The lake was stocked with rainbow trout twice in June, adding about 2,200 9-inch fish to the lake. PowerBait, worms and spinners are a safe bet for catching trout here. (06-23-17)

Huntington Game Farm Pond

Good

Try using worms and PowerBait to catch trout and bluegill here. (06-23-17)

Huntington North Reservoir

Fair

Anglers using spinners or worms are catching bluegill and largemouth bass along the dam. To catch wipers, try crayfish imitation lures, tube jigs or other plastics. Fishing from shore has been difficult due to high water levels. (06-23-17)

Huntington Reservoir

Good

Anglers are catching tiger trout using flies in bead head bugger and leech patterns. Also, try fishing a worm near the bottom. Casting and retrieving a spinner is also a good method. (06-23-17)

Joes Valley Reservoir

Fair

Try using 1/4-ounce jig heads, with white plastic tubes or chub meat, to catch cutthroat trout, tiger trout and splake. (06-23-17)

Knight-Ideal Community Fishing Pond

Good

Worms or PowerBait are the best baits to use to catch rainbow trout at the pond. (06-23-17)

La Sal Mountains

Good

Several lakes on the La Sal Mountains out of Moab have been stocked with rainbow trout, including Dons, Hidden, Oowah, Dark Canyon, Warner and Kens lakes. To catch these recently stocked fish, try worms, spinners or PowerBait. (06-23-17)

Lower Fish Creek

Slow

The creek is running high, fast and murky, and fishing has been slow. As the water level drops, fishing for brown trout will improve. (06-23-17)

Miller Flat Reservoir

Good

The reservoir was stocked with 21,200 5-inch rainbow trout on June 12. These fish will grow quickly and add to the population of larger fish that are already in the reservoir. Try worms, PowerBait, spinners or wet flies to catch trout here. (06-23-17)

Millsite Reservoir & State Park

Slow

Fishing has been slow, but it may improve as water levels drop this summer. Try using worms, PowerBait and spinners to catch trout here. (06-23-17)

Petes Hole

Good

Petes Hole was stocked twice in June, adding 2,800 9-inch rainbow trout to the reservoir. To catch these trout, try worms, PowerBait, spinners or wet flies. (06-23-17)

Potters Ponds

Good

The ponds are open. More than 3,400 10-inch rainbow trout were stocked in mid and late June. Try worms, PowerBait and spinners to catch trout here. (06-23-17)

Right Fork of Huntington Creek

Slow

The creek is running high, fast and murky, and fishing has been slow. As the water level drops, fishing for brown trout will improve. (06-23-17)

Scofield Reservoir

Good

The water level is still high, but many anglers have had success catching spawning chubs. Once caught, the chubs can be killed and used for bait. The reservoir was stocked with 12,400 cutthroat trout on April 20. Try using worms, spinners and PowerBait to catch both chubs and trout. To catch the largest trout in the reservoir, try using chub meat for bait. (06-23-17)

Soup Bowl

Good

The lake was stocked with rainbow trout on June 8 and again on June 20, adding some 1,400 fish that averaged nine inches in length. To catch them, try using worms, PowerBait or spinners. (06-23-17)

Willow Lake

Good

On June 14, the lake was stocked with 1,600 rainbow trout that averaged more than 10 inches long. To catch them, try worms, PowerBait, wet flies or spinners (06-23-17)

Wrigley Springs Reservoir

Fair

Try worms, spinners, PowerBait and jigs to catch trout here. (06-23-17)

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