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Southeastern Region report

Information compiled by Brent Stettler

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Waterbody Report
Abajo Mountains
2015-04-17
Good
Conservation officer Dennis Shumway says that fishing is improving in San Juan County. Thousands of rainbow trout have been stocked in the area reservoirs. These fish are hungry, so try fishing with PowerBait, marshmallows or worms. Dennis reports that bass and pike are both active at Recapture Reservoir, and tube jigs and gold lures have been working well.
Carbon County Community Fishing Pond
2015-04-17
Good
The pond is shallow, which has concentrated fish and made them compete for food. That means anglers have had good luck fishing with almost any bait.
Cleveland Reservoir
2015-04-17
Slow
The ice has receded from the shoreline and is soft and rotten. Ice off could happen at any time.
Duck Fork Reservoir
2015-04-16
Closed
Access to Duck Fork is restricted to prevent road damage.
Electric Lake
2015-04-17
Slow
At last report, the lake was capped with soft, rotten ice. Ice-off is imminent. Fly anglers have reported mixed results using a gnat pattern in the tributary on the north end.
Gigliotti Pond
2015-04-16
Fair
On April 10, Michael Johnson fly fished for five hours. He caught and released 11 nine-inch rainbow trout and one four-inch bass. All of them were caught with a beadhead purple/brown woolly bugger.
Gooseberry Reservoir
2015-04-16
Closed
The gate from Skyline Drive has been locked to prevent road damage to the reservoir and campgrounds.
Grassy Lake
2015-04-16
Closed
Anglers are encouraged to postpone any fishing trip until the road dries. Snow drifts, mud and snow make access difficult. Stocking will not occur until the road is dry.
Huntington Creek
2015-04-16
Slow
The only trout will be found within a mile of the dam, which is within the fly fishing-only zone. Anglers will not likely find trout below the flash flood zone.
Huntington North Reservoir
2015-04-17
Slow
Kathy Jo Martinez reported slow fishing. Fishing has been slow for several months, despite the reservoir being stocked less than a month ago.
Huntington Reservoir
2015-04-17
Slow
At last report, this reservoir (also known as Mammoth) was capped with ice that had receded from the shore and was soft and rotten. Ice off could happen at any time.
Joes Valley Reservoir
2015-04-16
Slow
The reservoir is ice-free, but splake fishing has been slow. Fish from a boat with chubs or chub meat for the best success. Aside from chub meat, anglers should also try spinners, spoons, Rapalas, swim baits and Berkley Gulp, all of which have been effective in the past. The tiger muskie bite will improve as soon as the water warms up. Last fall, anglers reported catching muskies larger than the 40-inch minimum harvest size. This year, we expect anglers will catch fish that are even larger.
Knight-Ideal Community Fishing Pond
2015-04-17
Slow
At last report, the pond was unfishable because of cloudy, murky water. Terry Sanslow explained that the pond was being filled by a pipe on the bottom and that had stirred up sediment. Water clarity should improve once the pond is filled. This pond was stocked in March with several thousand 8- to 9-inch rainbow trout.
La Sal Mountains
2015-04-17
Good
Kens Lake was stocked in March with 5,000 seven-inch rainbow trout. Expect good fishing.
Lower Green River
2015-04-16
Fair
Walt Maldonado reported fair fishing for catfish. The best baits are shrimp, chicken livers and stink baits. Fishing will slow down as the spring run-off peaks. Walt says that anglers are catching walleyes with worms near the Crystal Geyser.
May Day Pond
2015-04-16
Fair
This is a new Henry Mountains fishery that will be stocked on a regular basis. Its first stocking will occur soon.
Miller Flat Reservoir
2015-04-16
Closed
The U.S. Forest Service road between Cleveland and Joes Valley has been locked to prevent spring road damage.
Millsite Reservoir & State Park
2015-04-16
Fair
The catch rate has slowed and varies from day to day. Worms and PowerBait have been the most frequently used baits.
Petes Hole
2015-04-16
Closed
Snow, drifts and mud make access difficult. Stocking will not occur until the access road is dry and passable.
Right Fork of Huntington Creek
2015-04-16
Slow
The Seeley Fire and subsequent flash floods have killed the trout in the creek.
Scofield Reservoir
2015-04-17
Slow
Aside from a five-pound tiger trout and an eight-and-a-half pound tiger trout, fishing has been very slow during the past several weeks. Most anglers have been disappointed because they have very few fish to show after a day of fishing. Aquatics technician Mike Ault suggests fishing at the mouth of the dam cove—especially on the south side. One angler reported good fishing until 10 a.m. when it became really slow. You should try using chub meat, but you may have success with fish eggs or nightcrawlers. Of the fish anglers catch, most of the cutthroats are 12 to 15 inches long and skinny, and the rainbows are 9 to 14 inches long. Last week, anglers reported slow or very slow fishing. Many anglers caught nothing but chubs, but a few shore anglers did catch one or two trout per hour.
Soup Bowl
2015-04-16
Closed
Access is snowy, muddy and impassable. Please wait until the road dries to prevent unnecessary road damage.
Willow Lake
2015-04-16
Closed
To prevent road damage, the U.S. Forest Service locks out vehicles until the road is dry and passable. This saves taxpayers thousands of dollars in road-repair expenses.
Wrigley Springs Reservoir
2015-04-16
Slow
Ice-off is imminent or has already occurred. Spring stocking has not yet taken place.

 

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