Electric Lake

Fishing report

  • Rating: Fair
  • Conditions: Officer James Thomas reported fair fishing using worms or PowerBait. Try using dead redside shiners that you can harvest from the lake in minnow traps. Mike Milburn recently caught 100 shiners in a trap baited with stale bread. While waiting for his minnow trap to fill, Mike used a perch-pattern spoon and caught two cutthroats and a tiger trout. The biggest cutthroat was 18 inches. Fishing is much better for anglers who troll or still-fish from a boat than who fish from the shore. Aquatics biologist Daniel Keller reports that anglers are catching kokanee salmon in deep water using tackle specifically designed for kokanee. He recommends using popgear with mini-flashers tipped with a worm harness, mealworm or white maggot Berkley Gulp on red hooks. You can find kokanee in 40 to 60 feet of water. On Sept. 10, Tom Ogden fished from a kick boat with fast sinking line and a size 6 bead head crystal bugger, soft hackle fly or size 8 Canada blood leech. He caught two cutthroats and eight tiger trout in the 10- to 17-inch range.


  • Location: Emery County
  • Directions: Drive south on Highway 10 from Price to Huntington, turn onto Highway 31 and drive about 26 miles
  • Type: Fishing
  • Size: 425 acres
  • Elevation: 8,575 feet
  • Hours: No restrictions
  • Likely catch: Cutthroat trout
  • Possible catch: Tiger trout, Kokanee salmon, Rainbow trout
  • Regulations: To see what statewide or special regulations apply to this waterbody, please read the current Fishing Guidebook.
  • Site amenities: A high-water boat ramp
  • Handicap access: None
  • Site description: Electric Lake is home to good populations of Yellowstone cutthroat trout.

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