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Southern Region report

Information compiled by Mike Hadley
DWR Southern Region Aquatics Biologist

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Waterbody Report
Baker Reservoir
2014-08-28
Slow
There haven't been any recent reports.
Barker Reservoirs (North Creek Lakes)
2014-08-28
Fair
Fishing is fair to good.
Beaver Mountain Lakes
2014-08-28
Fair
Anglers report fair to good fishing at all lakes. Anderson Meadow Reservoir was drained for dam repairs.
Beaver River, Lower
2014-08-28
Fair
Flows are regular. There have been consistent releases from Minersville Reservoir. Fishing has been fair for rainbows. Call the Circle Valley Anglers fly shop at 435-577-2168 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.
Beaver River, Upper
2014-08-28
Fair
Small brown and rainbow trout are abundant. Flies and small spinners typically produce well in the summer.
Boulder Mountain
2014-08-28
Good
Anglers report fair to good fishing for most of the lakes. A variety of flies, small lures and marabou jigs can produce well. If you're fishing with bait, use natural baits like nightcrawlers or grasshoppers. If fishing is slow at one lake, move to another.
Clear Creek
2014-08-28
Fair
Work is progressing to remove non-native trout from the Clear Creek drainage. Much of the drainage is currently fishless, except for the stretch between Fish and Shingle creeks and inside the state park. Bonneville cutthroat trout were stocked in these two sections in 2012 and 2013.
Corn Creek
2014-08-28
Fair
Summer fishing can be good with flies, small spinners and natural baits. Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked near campgrounds in Corn Creek, Chalk Creek and Oak Creek.
Duck Creek Pond / Aspen Mirror Lake
2014-08-28
Fair
Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked, and fishing is fair to good. There is a lot of fishing pressure, especially on weekends.
East Fork Sevier River in Kingston Canyon
2014-08-28
Fair
Flows are at 140 cfs, so fishing may be a little easier. Call the Circle Valley Anglers fly shop at 435-577-2168 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.
East Fork Sevier River, Black Canyon
2014-08-28
Good
Fishing is fair to good with a variety of fly patterns. Call the Circle Valley Anglers fly shop at 435-577-2168 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.
East Fork Sevier River, Upper
2014-08-28
Good
Brown, brook and rainbow trout are abundant and generally provide good fishing throughout the summer. Your best bets are flies, lures and natural baits.
Enterprise Reservoir, Upper
2014-08-28
Fair
There haven't been any recent reports, but smallmouth bass should provide fair to good fishing. The water level has been fairly low all year.
Fish Lake
2014-08-28
Good
Fishing at Fish Lake has settled into its normal summer pattern. Boating anglers are catching rainbow trout while trolling pop gear. Shoreline anglers report catching trout on flies or bait near Twin Creeks. Try jigging just outside the weedline for fast yellow perch action. Call the Fish Lake Lodge at 435-638-1000 or the Bowery Haven Resort at 435-638-1040 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.
Forsyth Reservoir
2014-08-28
Slow
The water level is low, and fishing is slow. Call the Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.
Fremont River
2014-08-28
Good
Flows above Mill Meadow Reservoir have risen because of releases from Johnson Reservoir. Despite the increased flows, the Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop reports good fishing for small browns. Fish are actively feeding on the surface on caddis, stones and baits. Fishing is generally slow in the Bicknell Bottoms, but a few nice fish have been caught on brown woolly buggers. Patience is a must when fishing here. Call the shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.
Gunlock Reservoir
2014-08-28
Fair
The boat ramp is closed because of low water levels. It is still possible to hand-launch float tubes, canoes and kayaks from shore.
Gunnison Bend Reservoir
2014-08-28
Fair
There haven't been any recent reports.
Iron County Community Fisheries
2014-08-28
Fair
Anglers report fair fishing for rainbow trout and catfish at the Lake at the Hills (Leigh Hill Reservoir) and Parowan Pond. Small bluegill can provide fast action for kids at Leigh Hill. Visit the new pond in Brian Head, which has also been stocked with rainbows.
Johnson Reservoir
2014-08-28
Fair
A few tiger muskies have been caught this summer. Call the Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.
Kolob Reservoir
2014-08-28
Fair
Bait fishing is allowed until Sept. 13. The reservoir's water level is very low because of water releases during the winter. Fishing is fair for small fish with bait, lures and flies.
Koosharem Reservoir
2014-08-28
Fair
Fishing is slow from shore, but trolling has produced fair results. There is no boat ramp, but you can launch small boats near the dam.
Lower Bowns Reservoir
2014-08-28
Good
Fishing is good to excellent with lures and flies. Anglers report fair to good fishing with bait. Call the Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.
Mammoth Creek
2014-08-28
Fair
Fishing should be fair to good. Call the Circle Valley Anglers fly shop at 435-577-2168 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.
Mill Meadow Reservoir
2014-08-28
Slow
Fishing is hit and miss lately. Try fishing in the mornings and evenings for the best results. Call the Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.
Minersville Reservoir
2014-08-28
Fair
The water level is dropping because of irrigation releases. Trolling produces fair fishing for trout and wipers. Both flashy lures and minnow imitations are working. Smallmouth bass fishing is fair to good.
Monroe Mountain Lakes
2014-08-28
Good
Anglers report good to excellent fishing at the Box Creek reservoirs and the north-end lakes.
Navajo Lake
2014-08-28
Fair
Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked and should provide fair to good fishing. Splake fishing slows down during the summer.
Newcastle Reservoir
2014-08-28
Fair
Trout fishing is fair. Wiper fishing has been fair to good. Trolling deep-diving lures produces medium-sized wipers, as well as a few trout. Smallmouth bass fishing is fair to good.
Otter Creek Reservoir & State Park
2014-08-28
Fair
Trolling produces fair to good fishing. Shore fishing slows down in the summer as trout move to deeper water, but you may find fair fishing around the steeper shorelines at the south end.
Panguitch Lake
2014-08-28
Fair
Fishing is slow to fair. Anglers who troll or bait fish from boats are having the most success.
Paragonah Reservoir
2014-08-28
Fair
Fly and lure anglers are finding fair to good fishing. Trolling flashy lures can also provide good results. Natural baits like nightcrawlers work better than PowerBait because these fish are wild.
Pine Lake
2014-08-28
Fair
Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked and should provide fair to good fishing.
Piute Reservoir
2014-08-28
Slow
The trout bag limit has been increased to eight fish for the remainder of the year. The reservoir is being drained for irrigation use, and is now down to 12 percent of its capacity. The remaining water will be treated with rotenone in October to reduce a dense population of Utah suckers.
Quail Lake
2014-08-28
Fair
See the current boat ramp schedule at the Quail Creek State Park website. Bass fishing is fair to good.
Sand Hollow Reservoir
2014-08-28
Good
Bass fishing is good to excellent.
Sevier River in Marysvale Canyon
2014-08-28
Slow
Flows are higher than 400 cfs, which makes it difficult to fish.
Thousand Lake Mountain
2014-08-28
Fair
Fishing success varies by lake. If you're not having much luck, try a different lake. The Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop reports that fish are cruising near the weeds and taking damsel flies. Call the shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.
Tropic Reservoir
2014-08-28
Fair
Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked.
Washington County Community Fisheries
2014-08-28
Fair
Trout fishing slows down with warm temperatures, but largemouth bass and bluegill can provide good fishing throughout the summer.
Wide Hollow Reservoir
2014-08-28
Fair
Bass fishing is fair to good.
Yankee Meadow Reservoir
2014-08-28
Slow
Anglers report slow to fair fishing in recent weeks.

 

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