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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. (07-07-17)

Academy Mill Reservoir

Fair

The reservoir received 3,000 smaller tiger trout recently. These smaller tigers will grow throughout the summer. Larger fish are also in the reservoir. Try spinners, worms and PowerBait to catch them. (07-07-17)

Benches Pond

Good

In June, the pond received about 2,000 rainbow trout. The most recent stocking happened June 21. Try spinners, worms and PowerBait to catch these newly stocked fish. You might also catch fish using fly patterns, such as leeches, bead heads and soft hackle flies. Tributaries to the pond will open to fishing on Saturday, July 8, at 6 a.m. (07-07-17)

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. In June, the reservoir was stocked with 2,800 rainbow trout. The trout averaged almost nine inches long. The latest stocking happened June 21. (07-07-17)

Carbon County Community Fishing Pond

Good

Rainbow trout at the pond are biting on worms, PowerBait and salmon eggs. (07-07-17)

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 success 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. (07-07-17)

Duck Fork Reservoir

Good

Anglers are catching tiger and cutthroat trout using medium- and fast-sinking lines with size 6-10 bead head leeches, woolly buggers and soft hackle patterns. (07-07-17)

Electric Lake

Slow

Those trolling with lures aren't finding much success. Some anglers have caught fish using dead minnows. The lake was stocked on May 23 with more than 28,000 kokanee salmon. The salmon should grow to a catchable size this summer. (07-07-17)

Fairview Lakes

Good

On June 19, the lakes received 7,000 rainbow trout. The trout averaged more than nine inches in length. Try worms, PowerBait or spinners to catch these newly stocked fish. (07-07-17)

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. (07-07-17)

Gigliotti Pond

Good

Anglers are catching trout using worms and PowerBait. The pond was stocked with 1,500 rainbow trout on May 9. (07-07-17)

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. Tributaries to the reservoir will open to fishing on Saturday, July 8, at 6 a.m. (07-07-17)

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. (07-07-17)

Huntington Creek

Fair

As the water continues to clear, it'll be easier to catch brown and cutthroat trout. (07-07-17)

Huntington Game Farm Pond

Good

Try using worms and PowerBait to catch trout and bluegill here. (07-07-17)

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. (07-07-17)

Huntington Reservoir

Good

Those using flies, in tan, green and pearl crystal bugger patterns, are catching tiger trout in the mornings. Black and orange woolly bugger patterns are also working. Anglers have also found success fishing a worm near the bottom. Anglers using PowerBait or spinners are also catching fish. Most of the fish are being caught in the deeper parts of the lake. Tributaries to the reservoir will open to fishing—with artificial flies and lures only—on Saturday, July 8, at 6 a.m. (07-07-17)

Joes Valley Reservoir

Good

Anglers are catching splake using chub meat near the rocky shorelines. If you're after tiger muskies, try swimbaits and J9 Rapalas in black/gold and black/silver. Buzzbaits, chatterbaits, gold Kastmasters, football jigs and jerk baits haven't been as effective. (07-07-17)

Knight-Ideal Community Fishing Pond

Good

To catch trout here, try worms, PowerBait or salmon eggs. (07-07-17)

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. (07-07-17)

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. (07-07-17)

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. (07-07-17)

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. Tributaries to Petes Hole will open to fishing on Saturday, July 8, at 6 a.m. (07-07-17)

Potters Ponds

Good

The ponds received more than 5,000 rainbow trout in mid and late June. The most recent stocking happened June 29. The trout averaged 10 inches in length. To catch them, try worms, PowerBait and spinners. (07-07-17)

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

Those trolling with rainbow- and frog-colored double leg flatfish are catching cutthroat trout between 6 and 10 inches long. Fishing has been best before 11 a.m. Some anglers have also had luck using worms and a marshmallow. Tributaries to the reservoir will open to fishing on Saturday, July 8, at 6 a.m. (07-07-17)

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. (07-07-17)

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 (07-07-17)

Wrigley Springs Reservoir

Good

The reservoir received more than 1,700 rainbow trout on June 20. The trout averaged 10 inches in length. To catch these newly stocked fish, try worms, PowerBait, spinners and other traditional lures. (07-07-17)

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