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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)
2014-09-12
Fair
Fishing is fair to good.
Beaver Mountain Lakes
2014-09-12
Fair
Anglers report fair to good fishing at all lakes. Anderson Meadow Reservoir has been drained for dam repairs.
Beaver River, Lower
2014-09-12
Fair
Water flows are regular with 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
2014-09-12
Fair
Small brown and rainbow trout are abundant. Flies and small spinners typically produce well in the summer.
Boulder Mountain
2014-09-12
Good
Anglers report fair to good fishing for most lake groups. A variety of flies, small lures, and marabou jigs can produce well. If you're fishing with bait, try using natural baits like nightcrawlers or grasshoppers. If fishing is slow at one lake, move to another.
Clear Creek
2014-09-12
Fair
Work is progressing to remove the nonnative trout from the Clear Creek drainage. Currently, there are catchable-sized Bonneville cutthroat trout in Clear Creek above the Narrows. Water flows are often muddy after rain storms.
Corn Creek
2014-09-12
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
2014-09-12
Fair
Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked and fishing is fair to good. There are a lot of anglers out fishing — especially on weekends.
East Fork Sevier River in Kingston Canyon
2014-09-12
Good
Water flows have dropped to 46 cfs: a perfect level for fishing. 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
2014-09-12
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
2014-09-12
Good
Brown, brook and rainbow trout are abundant and generally provide good fishing throughout the summer. Try using flies, lures or natural baits.
Enterprise Reservoir, Upper
2014-09-12
Fair
There are no recent reports, but smallmouth bass should provide fair to good fishing. The water level has been fairly low all year.
Fish Lake
2014-09-12
Good
Fishing is in its normal summer pattern. Boat anglers report good fishing for rainbow trout by trolling popgear. Shore anglers should try using flies or bait near Twin Creeks. Yellow perch also offer fast action if you jig 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
2014-09-12
Slow
The reservoir is filling, but fishing is slow. Call the Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.
Fremont River
2014-09-12
Slow
Fishing is difficult in the upper Fremont because water flows are murky and high from irrigation releases. Fishing is generally slow in the Bicknell Bottoms, but anglers have caught a few nice-sized fish using brown wooly buggers. Patience is a must when fishing here. Call the Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.
Gunlock Reservoir
2014-09-12
Slow
The boat ramp is closed because of the low water level. You can still hand-launch float tubes, canoes and kayaks from shore. Fishing is slow after the recent heavy rain.
Iron County Community Fisheries
2014-09-12
Fair
Fishing is fair for rainbow trout and catfish at the Lake at the Hills (Leigh Hill Reservoir) and Parowan Pond. The small bluegill can provide fast action for kids at Leigh Hill. Visit the new pond in Brian Head; it's been stocked with rainbows.
Johnson Reservoir
2014-09-12
Fair
Anglers have caught a few tiger muskies this summer. Call the Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.
Kolob Reservoir
2014-09-12
Fair
The reservoir closes to bait fishing on September 13. The water level has been fairly low this year. Look for fishing to improve with cooler fall weather.
Koosharem Reservoir
2014-09-12
Fair
Fishing is slow from shore, but fair for anglers that are trolling. There's no boat ramp, but you can launch small boats near the dam.
Lower Bowns Reservoir
2014-09-12
Good
The Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop reports good fishing from float tubes and small boats. The water is low and there is no boat ramp, so boats must be hand-launched from shore. Hare's ears, pheasant tails and brown wooly buggers have all worked well lately. You may also want to try fishing with flashy lures, spinners and spoons. Call the shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.
Mammoth Creek
2014-09-12
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
2014-09-12
Fair
The reservoir is mostly full. The Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop reports slow to fair fishing, but fish are fat and healthy. Call the shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.
Minersville Reservoir
2014-09-12
Fair
The water level is dropping due to irrigation releases. Anglers who are trolling report fair fishing for trout and wipers. Both flashy lures and minnow imitations are working. Smallmouth bass fishing is fair to good.
Monroe Mountain Lakes
2014-09-12
Good
Fishing is good at the Box Creek reservoirs and north end lakes.
Navajo Lake
2014-09-12
Fair
Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked and should provide fair to good fishing. Splake fishing slows down during the summer.
Newcastle Reservoir
2014-09-12
Fair
Trout fishing is fair and wiper fishing is 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
2014-09-12
Fair
Trolling is producing fair to good results. Shore fishing slows down in the summer as trout move to deeper water, but you can find fair fishing around the steeper shorelines at the south end.
Panguitch Lake
2014-09-12
Fair
Fishing is slow to fair. Best results for anglers trolling or bait fishing from boats.
Paragonah Reservoir
2014-09-12
Fair
Fly and lure anglers report fair to good fishing. Trolling flashy lures can also provide good results. These fish are wild, so natural baits like nightcrawlers work better than PowerBait.
Pine Lake
2014-09-12
Fair
Catchable-sized rainbows have been stocked and should provide fair to good fishing.
Piute Reservoir
2014-09-12
Slow
The reservoir is mostly drained and the remaining water will be treated with rotenone in November to reduce a dense population of Utah suckers. The trout bag limit has been increased to eight for the remainder of the year.
Quail Lake
2014-09-12
Fair
Bass fishing is fair to good. See the current boat ramp schedule at the Quail Creek State Park website.
Sand Hollow Reservoir
2014-09-12
Good
Bass fishing is good to excellent. Try using topwater lures and crayfish-imitating plastics.
Sevier River in Marysvale Canyon
2014-09-12
Fair
Fishing should improve because, with Piute Reservoir mostly drained, water flows have dropped to 35 cfs.
Thousand Lake Mountain
2014-09-12
Fair
Fishing varies by lake. If you're not having much luck, try a different lake. Call the Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.
Tropic Reservoir
2014-09-12
Fair
Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked.
Washington County Community Fisheries
2014-09-12
Fair
Trout fishing slows down when the weather is warmer, but largemouth bass and bluegill can provide good fishing throughout the summer.
Wide Hollow Reservoir
2014-09-12
Fair
Bass fishing is fair to good.
Yankee Meadow Reservoir
2014-09-12
Slow
Anglers report slow to fair fishing.

 

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