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Southeastern Region report

Information compiled by Brent Stettler

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Waterbody Report
Abajo Mountains
2015-01-21
Slow
Low elevation waters have unstable ice. Snow has blocked access to Monticello Lake and Foy Reservoir.
Benches Pond
2015-01-21
Slow
Access by foot from the road is not possible. There aren't many ice fishing trails and holes, which usually suggests that fishing is slow.
Blue Lake
2015-01-21
Closed
The pond may be inaccessible.
Boulger Reservoir
2015-01-21
Closed
The pond is only accessible via snowmobile.
Carbon County Community Fishing Pond
2015-01-21
Closed
Access to this Carbon Fairgrounds pond is prohibited during winter months.
Cleveland Reservoir
2015-01-21
Fair
The ice is solid and ranges from 8-17 inches thick, depending on where you're at on the reservoir. There haven't been many anglers out fishing. On Jan. 17, one party of anglers reported catching two fat 14-inch rainbow trout in their first 20 minutes. They used white jigs tipped with wax worms, sucker meat or chub meat. Another party of four failed to get a bite in hours. They were using worms, PowerBait and Spam.
Duck Fork Reservoir
2015-01-21
Closed
Snow drifts block access, even via snowmobile.
Electric Lake
2015-01-21
Fair
On Jan. 17, snow machine tracks from two sleds ran the length of the reservoir. Water had filled one track near the dam. Anglers were fishing on the ice near the mine water discharge, which has kept a pool of water open. Fishing is fair to good. Small jigs tipped with dead minnows or chub meat work best. You can access the boat ramp and lake using a snowmobile.
Fairview Lakes
2015-01-21
Slow
You may have difficulty accessing the lakes, even with a snowmobile. The trout population in both lakes is low because of reconstruction and minimal water storage.
Ferron Creek
2015-01-21
Closed
The creek is inaccessible, even with a snowmobile.
Ferron Reservoir
2015-01-21
Closed
Deep snow and drifts are making access impossible.
Gigliotti Pond
2015-01-21
Slow
A week ago, the ice was too thin to support an adult's weight. Please be extremely cautious when venturing out onto the ice.
Gooseberry Reservoir
2015-01-21
Closed
Large drifts are blocking the access road.
Grassy Lake
2015-01-21
Closed
Deep snow and drifts are making access impossible.
Huntington Creek
2015-01-21
Slow
The creek is open and the frozen banks are covered by snow. You won't find many (if any) trout below the flash flood zone.
Huntington North Reservoir
2015-01-21
Slow
DPR employee Jerry Jones reports four inches of ice with open water at the mouth of the inlet. Pressure cracks are common. The reservoir's ice thickness and stability can change quickly. Please be extremely cautious when venturing out onto the ice.
Huntington Reservoir
2015-01-21
Slow
Snowmobile track crisscross the surface of the reservoir. The ice pack is split by several layers of frozen slush. Each of two ice layers has been about a foot thick. Multiple anglers report very slow fishing.
Joes Valley Reservoir
2015-01-21
Slow
On Jan. 17, Conservation Officer James Thomas visited the reservoir and the ice was unstable. Open water occurs at tributary mouths. A day earlier, Tony Wright fished in shallow water near the rocky east side. In five hours, he caught one tiger trout and two splake. The fish were skinny and about 15 inches long. The ice was six inches where Wright fished. He urged anglers to be extra cautious around the dam cove or in Seeley Bay, where warm water springs can thin and soften the ice. Please be extremely cautious if you choose to venture out onto the ice.
Lower Green River
2015-01-21
Slow
Floating ice chunks regularly cut anglers' lines.
Millsite Reservoir & State Park
2015-01-21
Fair
On Jan. 17, Brandon Behling reported four or more inches of ice, depending on where he was on the lake. Thawing and refreezing was evident closer to shore. Fishing is good in the northeast corner of the dam just beyond the boat ramp. Some old ice holes were refrozen. The ice appeared solid. Because of its elevation, ice conditions at this reservoir could change rapidly. Please exercise caution.
Petes Hole
2015-01-21
Closed
Deep snow and drifts are making access impossible.
Right Fork of Huntington Creek
2015-01-21
Slow
Flash floods following the Seeley Fire have eliminated the trout population, except for the stretch between the dam and the uppermost flood zone.
Scofield Reservoir
2015-01-21
Fair
The ice is solid and ranges from 8-16 inches thick, depending on where you're at on the reservoir. Anywhere from two to five inches of snow may cover the ice pack. Most rainbows range from 9–13 inches. Cutthroat trout are around the same size, but on occasion you'll catch one up to 17 inches. Some anglers describe the trout in Scofield as skinny. Based on creel surveys, technicians say that tiger trout are rarely caught. Officer Thomas recommends using small jigs tipped with meal worms. Sport Fish Biologist Calvin Black has been successful with a yellow tube jig tipped with chub meat. Other effective rigs include a glow-in-the-dark spoon tipped with chub meat, a white lead head jig tipped with a worm, and a transparent tube jig with glitter, also tipped with a worm. Trout are generally caught in less than 10 feet of water. Chubs are more commonly found in deeper water and are typically caught with ice flies and small pieces of worm. Anglers report catching chubs up to 13 inches long. The catch rate varies by day, location and fishing party, but one fish per hour is about average. Anglers who locate 'honey holes' or who excel in ability and timing will catch considerably more.
Soup Bowl
2015-01-21
Closed
Deep snow and drifts are making access impossible.
Straight Canyon Creek
2015-01-21
Slow
Steep frozen banks are making access dangerous.
Willow Lake
2015-01-21
Closed
A large snowdrift is blocking access about 200 yards short of the lake.
Wrigley Springs Reservoir
2015-01-21
Slow
The reservoir is accessible, but we haven't received any recent fishing reports.

 

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