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Southeastern Region report

Information compiled by Brent Stettler

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Waterbody Report
Benches Pond
2015-08-24
Good
Fishing is good in the early morning or evening with traditional baits.
Blue Lake
2015-08-24
Good
Located near Grassy Lake, this shallow pond is home to many small trout that hide in aquatic vegetation close to the shoreline. Try salmon eggs, PowerBait or pieces of worm.
Cleveland Reservoir
2015-08-24
Fair
On Aug. 18, Tom Ogden and Perry Bunderson fly fished for three hours from tubes with fast-sinking line and wet flies. They caught five rainbows that ranged from 11 to 19 inches long.
Electric Lake
2015-08-24
Fair
On Aug. 21–22, Danielle Mills and her family spent two days trolling the lake. During their visit, they caught one trout on a Jakes lure and one on a rainbow trout-imitating spoon. On Aug. 20, Tom Ogden fly fished Electric Lake from a tube with fast-sinking line and size 6–8 beadhead soft-hackle flies. He caught six cutthroats up to 16 inches long and 18 tigers up to 17 inches long. Most of the tigers were in the 11- to 12-inch range. Although kokanee salmon are harder to catch, Tyrel Mills used leaded line, pop gear and kokanee killers to hook salmon up to 14 inches long.
Grassy Lake
2015-08-24
Slow
On Aug. 15, Kathy Jo Martinez rated the catch rate as slow. Fish weren't taking PowerBait, worms or lures.
Huntington Creek
2015-08-24
Slow
Until the slopes burned by the Seeley Fire see fewer flash floods and more stable vegetation, there will not be large-scale stocking at the creek.
Huntington North Reservoir
2015-08-24
Fair
On Aug. 16, Larry Jones of Price caught 16- and 17-inch wipers from the boat dock. One was hooked with a crankbait and the other with a nightcrawler. A week earlier, Biologist Joe Christensen caught 17- and 18-inch rainbow trout, using white tube jigs.
Huntington Reservoir
2015-08-24
Good
On Aug. 18, Tom Ogden and Perry Bunderson fly fished the reservoir with fast-sinking line and size 6–8 beadhead olive leeches, soft-hackle flies and Leprechauns. They caught 14 tigers ranging from 11 to 20 inches long.
Joes Valley Reservoir
2015-08-24
Fair
Aquatics Biologist Cody Edwards, who catches tiger muskies regularly, predicts that tiger muskie fishing will improve as temperatures cool down. Cody suggests using three-inch marabou jigs or jointed Rapalas in a fire-tiger or silver-shad pattern or soft plastics in root beer, chartreuse or red/black.
Knight-Ideal Community Fishing Pond
2015-08-24
Slow
Warm, murky water coupled with high daytime temperatures and low oxygen resulted in a fish kill during the past week. Few, if any fish, are expected to have survived. Restocking will not occur until later in the fall, after fresh water is pumped through the system and daytime temperatures fall.
Lower Fish Creek
2015-08-24
Good
Bait is not allowed on this portion of the creek, so Biologist Cody Edwards recommends a hopper-dropper set-up for fly-fishing anglers. He likes a Blue Fox in silver and gold and Panther Martins in yellow and red. Cody also has had good luck with a Panther Martin in yellow and red with a teardrop blade.
Lower Green River
2015-08-24
Good
Walt Maldonado says the water is clearing and flowing steadily. The catfish in this portion of the river can reach up to 16 inches and seven pounds. Try fishing with chicken livers, shrimp or Berkeley catfish nuggets. Walt recommends fishing near the pump house, the rock house or Little Valley.
Petes Hole
2015-08-24
Good
On Aug. 16, Kathy Jo Martinez fished Petes Hole with a friend and reported catching a trout with almost every cast. Worms worked best. Another successful angler recommended lures in gold, white or neon.
Right Fork of Huntington Creek
2015-08-24
Slow
Large-scale trout restocking will not occur — except in a few isolated areas — until revegetation stabilizes the slopes burned in the Seeley Fire.
Scofield Reservoir
2015-08-24
Slow
On Aug. 22, Lt. J. Shirley checked anglers at the reservoir. Anglers caught a lot of chubs and a fair number of trout, which ranged from 8–12 inches. DWR Aquatics Technician Mike Ault has been interviewing anglers at the reservoir on a regular basis since ice-off. He recommends putting a piece of worm on a hook and fishing close to shore to catch a few chubs. He suggests cutting the chubs up and casting them into deeper water for trout. Mike says that cutthroats will be the most common species caught. They will generally be small. Mike adds that spinners will sometimes out-fish chub meat, so keep your favorite hardware in the tacklebox just in case. Mike says that fly-fishing anglers who work the west side have frequently done better than bait or spincasters.
Soup Bowl
2015-08-24
Good
On Aug. 16, Kathy Jo Martinez found good fishing with Kastmasters and PowerBait. She reported reeling in a fish every two to three minutes.
Straight Canyon Creek
2015-08-24
Good
Live grasshoppers, terrestrial insects, worms and artificial hopper-dropper rigs are effective at this time of year.

 

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