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Southeastern Region report

Information compiled by Brent Stettler
DWR Southeast Region Outreach Manager

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Waterbody Report
Abajo Mountains
2014-10-17
Good
Conservation officer Dennis Shumway reported that there are fewer anglers out fishing since the beginning of the hunting seasons. Nonresident hunters, however, reported good fishing at Foy and Monticello reservoirs using worms, PowerBait, dry flies or marshmallows. Blanding #3, Blanding #4 and Lloyds Lake have all been recently stocked and should offer excellent fishing until winter.
Carbon County Community Fishing Pond
2014-10-17
Good
J Shirley reported excellent fishing on Oct. 10–11, but noted that there were a lot of anglers fishing at the pond. Nightcrawlers and green or rainbow PowerBait were the best baits. As far as spinners, Shirley recommended gold and silver Jakes. J was supervising three young boys who hooked a total of 21 trout in one hour.
Cleveland Reservoir
2014-10-17
Fair
Aquatics personnel conducted a population survey last week and biologist Calvin Black was pleasantly surprised at the health and size of the rainbow trout population. Most of the rainbow trout ranged from 11 to 17 inches, but one cutthroat trout measured 21 inches. The biggest surprise was a 23.5-inch, six-pound brown trout that was netted.
Duck Fork Reservoir
2014-10-17
Good
On Oct. 15, Tom Ogden and Randy Rodriguez fly fished from kick boats using sinking line and size 6-8 soft hackle flies, size 8 Canada blood leeches and olive leeches. In five hours, they caught 10 tiger trout in the 12- to 18-inch range, and 19 cutthroat trout in the 10- to 17-inch range. Fishing picked up after 1 p.m.
Electric Lake
2014-10-17
Fair
One angler reported sporadic fishing using worms. The Division conducted a gillnet sampling and collected a number of chunky tiger and cutthroat trout in the 13- to 19-inch range. No kokanee salmon were collected, but anglers have reported catching several in the 12- to 14-inch range.
Gigliotti Pond
2014-10-17
Good
Anglers report good fishing using PowerBait, nightcrawlers or salmon eggs. Rainbow or chartreuse PowerBait seem to outperform other colors.
Huntington Creek
2014-10-17
Slow
Recent flash floods have once again scoured the streambed. You'll find the remaining trout population within a mile of the dam. Expect better fishing closer to the outflow.
Huntington North Reservoir
2014-10-17
Fair
On Columbus Day, Rick Berg reported fair to good fishing using Rapalas for rainbow trout, wipers and bass.
Huntington Reservoir
2014-10-17
Good
One angler reported hot fishing. He caught tiger trout in the 16- to 18-inch range using worms. During the past week, aquatics personnel conducted a fish population survey. Biologist Calvin Black said that numerous, healthy tiger trout were netted. The trout were in the 12- to 26-inch range and one fish weighed six pounds. Black expects that anglers will see great fishing this fall and into early winter.
Joes Valley Reservoir
2014-10-17
Fair
On Oct. 13, Calvin Black fished using tube jigs, crankbaits, spoons and spinners without much success for tiger muskies or trout. On Oct. 9, Mike Milburn fished the reservoir hoping to catch more 40-inch-plus tiger muskies like the ones he's landed in previous weeks. On this trip, he caught one 34-inch and one 37-inch tiger muskie. Mike used a 5-inch paddle tail swimbait on a 3/8-ounce jighead.

Aquatics personnel surveyed the fish population during the past week. They collected numerous 14- to 25-inch splake, with most being around 18 inches and 1.5- to two pounds. They also netted several large cutthroat trout. The largest was five pounds and measured 24 inches. Six tiger muskie were collected, which ranged from 32 to 35 inches and 8 to 10 pounds. Fishing for splake and cutthroat trout should pick up in the next few weeks.
Right Fork of Huntington Creek
2014-10-17
Slow
Recent flash floods have scoured the streambed again. You will only find trout in the fly-only zone near the dam.
Scofield Reservoir
2014-10-17
Good
Multiple anglers report good to excellent fishing. On Oct. 9, an angler on BigFishTackle.com reported catching 22 cutthroats in 4.5 hours. He fished the southeast shoreline and said he got a bite or fish with every cast. He wrote that bait preferences changed as the day advanced. He used corn-flavored PowerBait, nightcrawlers and chubs over the course of the day. On Oct. 5, Makeda and Pat Hanson fished bait on the surface for about an hour with minimal success. After changing tactics and sinking chub meat to the bottom, Makeda said they couldn't keep the trout off their lines. They were bank fishing near the dam.

Fishing was a little too good for three anglers who recently put 23 trout on ice — most of which were within the slot — before being visited by a conservation officer. Only one angler had a fishing license. The trio had been using dead minnows and anchovies. You can read more about the story on our Officers on Patrol blog.

 

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