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Southeastern Region report

Information compiled by Brent Stettler

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Waterbody Report
Electric Lake
2015-02-23
Slow
On Feb. 19, a thread on the Utah Fishing Forum described ice and snow conditions as great. Fishing was reported as slow, but a little faster in shallow water.
Huntington North Reservoir
2015-02-23
Slow
On Feb. 18, State Park Manager Jonathan Hunt reported seeing fewer boats every day. Anglers have been catching rainbow trout, some in the four- to five-pound range. On Feb. 10, Tom Ogden fly-fished from a tube. In five hours, he caught four rainbow trout ranging from 11-16 inches. Tom said there were another ten hits. The bite turned off after noon. Tom used size 6 and 7 bead head soft hackle flies and bead head olive leeches.
Joes Valley Reservoir
2015-02-23
Slow
On Feb. 17, Aquatics Biologist Calvin Black reported 6-10 feet of open water between the bank and the ice pack. Calvin estimated that the was unstable for ice fishing. Conservation Officer James Thomas agreed.
La Sal Mountains
2015-02-23
Fair
Kens Lake has been stocked with 5,000 eight- to nine-inch rainbow trout. Good fishing is expected. The Rattlesnake Ponds are accessible, but may have some winter fish-kill. Fishing will be slow until we stock the ponds this spring. Access to Hidden and Dons Lakes is questionable. Spring stocking hasn't happened yet. The gates to Warner Lake and Oowah Reservoir are closed.
Millsite Reservoir & State Park
2015-02-23
Fair
The ice is off the reservoir. On Feb 18, Tom Ogden and Perry Bunderson fly-fished from kick boats. Tom described fishing as slow. In six hours, they caught ten trout, including cutthroats, tigers, rainbows, tigers and splake. The trout ranged from 12-17 inches long and were caught in 10-20 feet of water using size 6-10 bead head crystal buggers, leeches and Canada blood leeches. Tom talked to shoreline anglers who had been fishing as long as he had. Although they had taken a few fish, the bite was slow for them too.
Scofield Reservoir
2015-02-23
Fair
On Feb. 12, Joe Christensen reported 12-14 inches of ice. The shoreline was said to have melted and refrozen overnight. In four hours, Joe caught 12 cutthroats and three rainbows. All were under the slot limit (or close to it). Joe said the fishing was best in 4-6 feet of water. There were chubs in water deeper than 10 feet. The ice is reported as 12 inches thick. Afternoon anglers may find a gap between the shoreline and the ice pack. Depending on the day, there may be open water pockets near Madsen Bay. Almost all anglers continue to have best fishing in shallow water, less than 10 feet deep. Chub meat continues to be the best bait.

 

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