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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
2014-10-30
Fair
On Oct. 24, Tom Ogden and Randy Rodriquez fly fished from kick boats. In two hours, they caught one cutthroat and five rainbow trouth, all of which were up to 19 inches long. They used fast sinking line with a size 6 black leech or size 4 bead head crystal bugger.
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
2014-10-30
Good
Fishing is good using worms or PowerBait. The pond was stocked for the last time this fall on Sept. 11.
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 Game Farm Pond
2014-10-30
Good
This under-used pond, located within the Huntington Wildlife Management Area, was stocked on Sept. 11 with 1,500 9-inch rainbow trout.
Huntington North Reservoir
2014-10-30
Fair
Fishing is sporadic. The reservoir was stocked for the last time this fall on Oct. 1 with 1,200 9-inch rainbow trout.
Huntington Reservoir
2014-10-30
Slow
On Oct. 24, Tom Ogden and four other anglers fly fished from kick boats. In 4.5 hours, they only caught four trout; none of which were very large. Tom said that anglers in four boats and three shoreline anglers didn't seem to be catching fish either.
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.
La Sal Mountains
2014-10-30
Good
On Oct. 27, Conservation Officer TJ Robertson reported good fishing at Kens Lake. The lake was restocked this past week with approximately 7,000 10-inch rainbow trout.
Lower Green River
2014-10-30
Good
Walt Maldonado reports that there aren't as many anglers fishing the river right now, but says that those who do report good fishing with chicken liver and shrimp. The water has cleared and Walt recommends fishing from Swasey's boat ramp upriver. You may also want to try fishing the pump house area and at the end of the L R Thayn walk-in access property.
Millsite Reservoir & State Park
2014-10-30
Good
On Oct. 27, State Park Manager Jonathan Hunt reported excellent fishing. He fished from the shore with a gold Jakes and caught numerous cutthroat trout. Later, he launched a boat and trolled with a Kamlooper spoon and caught nine cutthroats and one splake in two hours. He said the fish were about 16 inches and hefty. On Oct. 20, the reservoir was restocked with 13,000 9-inch rainbow trout.
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
2014-10-30
Good
On Oct. 21, Aquatics Program Manager Justin Hart reported that fishing is improving. One group of four anglers that they caught 70 trout in the 20- to 22-inch range the weekend before. The party fished from a boat and had been jigging vertically or casting spinners, spoons and crankbaits. Justin says that chub meat is the best bait. On Oct. 25, aquatics technician Rick Berg fished on the bottom with chub meat and said fishing was fast for cutthroat that were below or within the slot.

 

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