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Southeastern Region report

Information compiled by Brent Stettler
DWR Southeast Region Outreach Manager

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Waterbody Report
Cleveland Reservoir
2014-09-24
Fair
On Sept. 15, Tom Ogden fly fished from a kick boat with medium sinking line and a size 6 Canada blood leech or size 8 soft hackle fly. In six hours, he caught three cutthroat and nine rainbow trout. All of the fish measured between 12 and 17 inches long. Tom saw other boaters and bank anglers catching fish as well.
Duck Fork Reservoir
2014-09-24
Good
On Sept. 17, Conservation Officer James Thomas reported fair fishing using Rapalas from float tubes, and good fishing from the shore with the same tackle. On Sept. 22, Clay Lofley reported good fishing over the weekend.
Ferron Reservoir
2014-09-24
Good
On Sept. 17, Officer James Thomas reported good fishing with corn- or garlic-flavored, or rainbow-colored PowerBait.
Huntington North Reservoir
2014-09-24
Fair
On Sept. 20, Stephine Matkin and her companion trolled with silver Kastmasters for one hour and caught two wipers, which were as large as 18 inches, and 10 sunfish. On Sept. 15, Park Manager Jonathan Hunt reported that anglers had caught 20 to 30 small bass in a single day. The best location was on the shallow north end.
Huntington Reservoir
2014-09-24
Good
On Sept. 17, Tom Ogden fly fished from a kick boat with two other anglers. In six hours, the group caught 38 tiger trout in the seven- to 18-inch range. They used sizes 6-8 soft hackle patterns on sinking line. Fishing was better after 10:30 a.m. Tom also reported that fishing was good for other anglers in watercraft, but that fishing was slow for shore anglers. On Sept. 22, Russ Stevens reported good fishing over the weekend. He was trolling with popgear and a worm or a Kastmaster. Terry Sanslow reported similarly good results with popgear and a worm. Terry caught a dozen tiger trout up to 15 inches.
Joes Valley Reservoir
2014-09-24
Good
On Sept. 4, Mike Milburn caught eight tiger muskies in the 35- to 41.5-inch range. He estimated that the largest was about 16 pounds. A week later, Mike caught a tiger muskie that was just short of 40 inches in length, and he estimated was 13 or 14 pounds. Mike used a 5-inch, greenish-brown swimbait.
Lower Green River
2014-09-24
Fair
Walt Maldonado recommends using chicken livers if you're targeting larger-sized catfish. Nightcrawlers are good for small- to medium-sized cats.
Miller Flat Reservoir
2014-09-24
Fair
Green, yellow, orange or rainbow PowerBait have been the best baits.
Millsite Reservoir & State Park
2014-09-24
Fair
Fishing varies, with anglers reporting fair to good results with worms or PowerBait. The limit has not changed at Millsite, despite rumors to the contrary.
Potters Ponds
2014-09-24
Good
James Thomas reported good fishing with green, orange or yellow PowerBait and fair fishing with worms. There is some moss build-up, so try floating your bait just under a bobber.
Scofield Reservoir
2014-09-24
Good
On Sept. 20, Kathy Jo Martinez and her companion caught 30 12- to 15-inch cutthroat trout in three hours using a silver Kastmaster or rainbow Krocodile lure. The largest fish weighed nearly three pounds. On Sept. 20, State Park Manager Jonathan Hunt reported catching plenty of 8- to 14-inch cutthroat trout. He averaged six fish per hour, but noted fishing was sporadic throughout the day. Bank and boat anglers seemed to do well.
Willow Lake
2014-09-24
Good
Fishing was good last weekend using PowerBait, according to conservation officer James Thomas. Try using corn-flavored or rainbow-colored PowerBait.

 

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