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Southern Region report

Information compiled by Mike Hadley
DWR Southern Region Aquatics Biologist

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Waterbody Report
Barker Reservoirs (North Creek Lakes)
2014-07-22
Good
Fishing is fair to good.
Beaver Mountain Lakes
2014-07-22
Good
Anglers report good fishing at all of the lakes. Anderson Meadow Reservoir has been drained in order to repair the dam and won't be filled until later in the summer.
Beaver River, Lower
2014-07-22
Fair
With releases from Minersville Reservoir, water flows are regular. There have been a steady number of anglers, and 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
2014-07-22
Fair
There is an abundance of small brown and rainbow trout. Flies and small spinners typically produce well in the summer.
Boulder Mountain
2014-07-22
Good
Anglers report fair to good fishing for most groups of 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
2014-07-22
Fair
The work to remove nonnative trout from the Clear Creek drainage is progressing. There aren't any fish in much of the drainage, except in between Fish and Shingle creeks and in the state park. Bonneville cutthroat trout were stocked in these sections in 2012 and 2013.
Corn Creek
2014-07-22
Fair
Summer fishing can be good with flies, small spinners or natural baits. Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked near campgrounds in Corn, Chalk and Oak creeks.
Duck Creek Pond / Aspen Mirror Lake
2014-07-22
Fair
Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked and fishing is fair to good. There are a lot of anglers fishing — especially on weekends.
East Fork Sevier River in Kingston Canyon
2014-07-22
Fair
Water flows are up to 200 cfs, which is making fishing a little difficult. Focus on the slower, low-gradient sections. 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
2014-07-22
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
2014-07-22
Good
There is an abundance of brown, brook and rainbow trout. Fishing is good throughout the summer using flies, lures or natural baits.
Enterprise Reservoir, Upper
2014-07-22
Good
The water level in the upper reservoir is below the boat ramp, but it is still possible to launch small boats. The dirt area below the ramp was recently smoothed out by a local volunteer. Rainbow trout fishing has slowed down a little, but fishing for smallmouth bass is good to excellent.
Fish Lake
2014-07-22
Good
Fishing has settled into its normal summer pattern. Fishing is good for rainbow trout for boat anglers trolling pop gear and for shore anglers using flies or bait near Twin Creeks. Yellow perch fishing is fast for anglers jigging just outside the weedline. 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
2014-07-22
Fair
A spring netting survey found that the splake and tiger trout that were stocked last year have grown up to 10 inches. There are also a few larger fish that were likely up in UM Creek when it was treated in 2012. The Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop reports fair fishing. Call the shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.
Fremont River
2014-07-22
Good
Water flows above Mill Meadow Reservoir have risen because of releases from Johnson Reservoir, but the Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop reports good fishing for small browns despite the flows. Fish are actively feeding on the surface on caddis, stones and baetis. Fishing is generally slow in the Bicknell Bottoms, but anglers have caught a few nice fish on brown wooly buggers. Patience is a must when fishing here. Call the Quiet Fly Fisher shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.
Gunlock Reservoir
2014-07-22
Fair
The boat ramp is closed for the rest of the summer because the water level is dropping. You will still be able to hand-launch float tubes, canoes and kayaks from the shore. Fishing has been fair recently. There is an abundance of eight- to ten-inch crappie, which you can catch in coves using small jigs. Bluegill and bass fishing has been fair to good.
Iron County Community Fisheries
2014-07-22
Good
Fishing is good to excellent for rainbow trout and catfish at the Lake at the Hills (Leigh Hill Reservoir) and Parowan Pond. Visit the new pond in Brian Head, which has also been stocked with rainbows.
Johnson Reservoir
2014-07-22
Fair
The water is fairly clear on calm days, and anglers have caught a few tiger muskies. Call the Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.
Kolob Reservoir
2014-07-22
Fair
Bait fishing is allowed until Sept. 13. The water level is very low because of water releases during the winter. Fishing is slow with bait, and fair with lures or flies.
Koosharem Reservoir
2014-07-22
Fair
Fishing is slow from shore, but trolling has produced fair to good results. There is no boat ramp, but you can launch small boats near the dam.
Lower Bowns Reservoir
2014-07-22
Hot
Fishing is good to excellent with lures and flies, and fair to good with bait. Call the Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.
Mammoth Creek
2014-07-22
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
2014-07-22
Fair
A recent netting survey found good numbers of rainbow and brown trout. These fish are very healthy and have grown fast since the reservoir was treated in 2012 to reduce the number of suckers. Fishing is reported as fair to good. Call the Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.
Minersville Reservoir
2014-07-22
Fair
The water level is dropping because of irrigation releases. Anglers report fair fishing for trout and wipers by trolling. Both flashy lures and minnow imitations are working well. Smallmouth bass fishing is fair to good.
Monroe Mountain Lakes
2014-07-22
Good
Fishing is good to excellent at the Box Creek reservoirs and north end lakes. Manning Meadow Reservoir is now open to fishing for the year.
Navajo Lake
2014-07-22
Fair
Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked and should provide fair to good fishing. Splake fishing slows down during the summer.
Newcastle Reservoir
2014-07-22
Fair
Trout fishing is fair. Wiper fishing has been fair to good. Trolling deep-diving lures can help you catch medium-sized wipers and a few trout. Smallmouth bass fishing is fair to good.
Otter Creek Reservoir & State Park
2014-07-22
Fair
Anglers who are trolling report fair to good fishing. Shore fishing slows down in the summer as trout move to deeper water, but you can find fair trout fishing around the steeper shorelines at the south end.
Panguitch Lake
2014-07-22
Fair
Fishing is slow to fair. Anglers are finding better results by trolling or bait fishing from boats.
Paragonah Reservoir
2014-07-22
Fair
Fishing is fair to good for fly and lure anglers. Trolling flashy lures can also provide good results. Natural baits, like nightcrawlers, are working better than PowerBait because the fish at Pargonah are wild.
Pine Lake
2014-07-22
Fair
Catchable-sized rainbows have been stocked and should provide fair to good fishing.
Piute Reservoir
2014-07-22
Slow
The water level is dropping fast because of irrigation releases. The reservoir is down to 25 percent capacity.
Quail Lake
2014-07-22
Fair
Bass fishing is fair to good. Visit the Quail Creek State Park website for the current boat ramp schedule.
Sand Hollow Reservoir
2014-07-22
Good
Bass fishing is good to excellent.
Sevier River in Marysvale Canyon
2014-07-22
Slow
Water flows are over 300 cfs, which is making fishing difficult.
Thousand Lake Mountain
2014-07-22
Good
Fishing is fair to good at all of the lakes. Fishing is fair at Meeks Lake using small spinners, lures or bait. The Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop reports good fishing using brown leech patterns. Adult damsel flies are starting to come out, and big fish are hitting dry patterns near the weeds. Call the shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.
Tropic Reservoir
2014-07-22
Fair
Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked.
Washington County Community Fisheries
2014-07-22
Fair
Trout fishing slows down with the hot summer weather, but largemouth bass and bluegill can provide good fishing throughout the summer.
Wide Hollow Reservoir
2014-07-22
Fair
Look for bass and bluegill fishing to start heating up.
Yankee Meadow Reservoir
2014-07-22
Slow
Fishing is slow to fair.

 

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