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Southeastern Region report

Information compiled by Brent Stettler

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Waterbody Report
Abajo Mountains
2015-07-02
Slow
On June 25, conservation officer Dennis Shumway reports slow fishing because of the high temperatures. Morning and evening have been the best times to fish. Trout are most active at high elevation reservoirs, like Monticello Lake and Foy Reservoir, where fish take insects from the surface throughout the day. Dry flies will work well at both locations. PowerBait and marshmallows can be effective in the early morning. Pike and bass fishing have been slow in the warm water at Recapture Reservoir, so try to fish early morning or late evening.
Benches Pond
2015-07-02
Fair
Early morning anglers report good fishing with a combination of worms and marshmallows or worms and PowerBait. Fishing tapers off as the temperature rises. The catch consists of planted 8- to 10-inch rainbow trout.
Blue Lake
2015-07-02
Slow
According to a U.S. Forest Service report, access is by ATV only. It's unlikely that the lake has been stocked this year.
Boulger Reservoir
2015-07-02
Fair
For best results, fish in the early morning or late evening. Dry flies are often effective in the evening. Baits can be used at other times. All of the trout are planters and will usually be in the 8- to 10-inch size range.
Cleveland Reservoir
2015-07-02
Fair
On June 27, sergeant Stacey Jones reported fair to good fishing in the evening using worms and PowerBait. Last week, anglers reported slow fishing and that has been common since ice-off. Anglers are typically catching rainbow trout up to 16 inches.
Duck Fork Reservoir
2015-07-02
Fair
On June 27, sergeant Stacey Jones reported fair fishing with a fly and bobber at dusk. In the last few weeks, anglers had reported slow fishing with artificial flies or spinners.
Electric Lake
2015-07-02
Fair
On June 22, conservation officer TJ Robertson reported fair fishing with minnows near the boat ramp. The catch rate has been sporadic since ice-off. The Upper Huntington Creek, which flows into the lake, has also been a reasonably productive fly fishing destination.
Emerald Lake
2015-07-02
Slow
The U.S. Forest Service has reported that access is by ATV only. This pond has almost certainly not been stocked this year.
Fairview Lakes
2015-07-02
Fair
Both of the lakes have been stocked, but there are no recent fishing report.
Ferron Reservoir
2015-07-02
Slow
On June 27, sergeant Stacey Jones reported slow fishing with all types of baits and tackle.
Gigliotti Pond
2015-07-02
Good
Fishing is good in the early morning with bait and in the late evening with dry flies.
Gooseberry Reservoir
2015-07-02
Fair
The reservoir has been stocked, but fishing is only fair. The dam outflow is closed to fishing until July 11.
Grassy Lake
2015-07-02
Good
On June 27, sergeant Stacey Jones reported good fishing with PowerBait and worms. Since spring, almost all of the reports have been positive. Try using PowerBait in a variety of colors.
Huntington Creek
2015-07-02
Slow
The stretch from Electric Lake dam downstream to South Hughes Canyon is the best place to fish. This stretch lies within the fly-only zone. Below South Hughes Canyon, the Seeley Fire and subsequent flash floods have made it so that there are no fish in the creek. You cannot camp overnight from South Hughes Canyon to the forks of the Huntington because of a continuing flash flood threat. You can camp below the forks, but there are few, if any, fish there.
Huntington North Reservoir
2015-07-02
Slow
Multiple anglers report slow fishing. Fishing has been slow since ice off.
Huntington Reservoir
2015-07-02
Slow
On June 22, conservation officer TJ Robertson reported slow fishing, which is locally known as Mammoth Reservoir. Fishing has been slow to fair fishing since ice off.
Joes Valley Reservoir
2015-07-02
Fair
Both east and west side boat ramps are open. The campground will have water by July 2. During the past month, tiger muskie anglers have reported good fishing from the bank or a boat. Look for rocky structure on the east side where you can ambush chubs from cover. Jointed stickbaits with a green-over-yellow or green-over-orange color pattern have been effective. Fishing is fair for trout. Most trout have been caught with the same tackle intended for tiger muskies.
Knight-Ideal Community Fishing Pond
2015-07-02
Good
Fishing has been good at this new Wellington community fishery since spring. Since late February, the pond has been stocked with more than 4,000 pan-sized rainbow trout. Worms, PowerBait and salmon eggs have been popular baits.
La Sal Mountains
2015-07-02
Fair
On June 27, Sergeant Ben Wolford reported fair to good fishing at high elevation lakes. Fishing is best in the early morning or late evening. At lower elevations, anglers should be on the water at daybreak to avoid competition with other water sports. On June 23, recreation specialist Walt Maldonado reported good fishing at Kens Lake with Velveta cheese or multicolored PowerBait.
Lower Green River
2015-07-02
Fair
On June 23, recreation specialist Walt Maldonado reported fair fishing with chicken liver, nightcrawlers and stink baits. Walt noted that the water flows were still high, but they are dropping. The river dropped four feet in the two days before Walt's report.
Miller Flat Reservoir
2015-07-02
Fair
On June 27, sergeant Stacey Jones reported excellent fishing from a boat with green spinners, good fishing from a boat with worms, and slow fishing with PowerBait. On June 22, conservation officer TJ Robertson reported slow fishing. In preceding weeks, fishing has gone from one extreme to the other.
Millsite Reservoir & State Park
2015-07-02
Fair
On June 29, DWR officers reported good fishing with PowerBait. On June 27, sergeant Stacey Jones reported fair to good fishing from a boat in the early morning. Bait fishing had been most productive with PowerBait and worms suspended from a bobber. Stacey said that boat anglers had good results in shallow water by using spinners. Shoreline fishing has been the least productive. The state park now rents paddle boards, kayaks and canoes on an hourly or daily basis. The equipment is available for a modest fee on a first come, first served basis.
Petes Hole
2015-07-02
Good
Fishing is good with PowerBait and worms. Traditionally, Petes Hole is one of the best places to fish in mid-summer.
Potters Ponds
2015-07-02
Fair
On June 27, sergeant Stacey Jones reported fair to good fishing in the morning or evening with spinners, PowerBait or worms. On June 23, conservation officer JD Abbott reported good fishing dangling a worm and PowerBait from a bubble.
Right Fork of Huntington Creek
2015-07-02
Slow
Except from the dam downstream to South Hughes Canyon, the creek has mostly been scoured by flash floods since the Seeley Fire. The highest population of fish will be in the short stretch above South Hughes Canyon.
Scofield Reservoir
2015-07-02
Slow
On June 22, conservation officer TJ Robertson reported slow fishing. He thought that lemon twist PowerBait seemed to have had a slight edge over other baits that day. Cutthroat trout typically range from 10 to 12 inches, but may occasionally exceed the upper slot limit. Rainbow trout typically range from 8 to 14 inches. Few tiger trout are being caught and most measure below the slot limit. Cutthroats trout are the most frequently caught trout species because thousands are stocked every year — including more than 75,000 catchable-sized cutthroat that were planted last fall. On June 20, creel survey technician Mike Ault interviewed a number of anglers along the east shoreline. The anglers reported exceptionally good fishing for trout. The next day, fishing was poor though some anglers were catching chubs. In the recent weeks, Mike has said that the most consistent fishing is in the dam cove and the west side angler access is second best. Boaters have had good success by fishing around the island.
Soup Bowl
2015-07-02
Good
On June 27, sergeant Stacey Jones reported good fishing with spinners or with a fly and bobber. In recent weeks, good fishing has been the norm.
Willow Lake
2015-07-02
Good
On June 27, sergeant Stacey Jones reported good fishing with worms, PowerBait or spinners. In previous weeks, the catch rate has been slow, but variable.

 

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