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Southern Region report

Information compiled by Mike Hadley

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Waterbody Report
Baker Reservoir
2015-06-26
Fair
Catchable-sized rainbow trout were stocked in early spring.
Barker Reservoirs (North Creek Lakes)
2015-06-26
Good
Catchable-sized rainbow trout were stocked in Barker and Lower Barker. Fishing is fair to good in all of the other lakes. Dougherty Basin Lake is closed to fishing until July 11.
Beaver Mountain Lakes
2015-06-26
Fair
Access is good and rainbow trout have been stocked in all of the usual lakes. Indian Creek Reservoir will not be stocked this year because the water level is low and the road conditions are unsafe.
Beaver River, Lower
2015-06-26
Fair
Fishing usually improves during irrigation flows. Recent surveys found some nice-sized brown and rainbow trout. Catchable-sized rainbow trout were recently stocked.
Beaver River, Upper
2015-06-26
Fair
Fishing is fair to good for small brown and rainbow trout.
Boulder Mountain
2015-06-26
Good
All areas of the mountain are accessible, including the Boulder Top. Fishing is good to excellent in numerous lakes across the mountain. Anglers have caught some very large tigers this year. When you're targeting these large fish, remember that they are predators and adjust your techniques accordingly.
Clear Creek
2015-06-26
Fair
Removal of nonnative trout in the Clear Creek drainage is now complete and stocking of Bonneville cutthroat trout is in full swing. Your best chance to find catchable-sized fish will be above the Narrows. Fingerling cutthroat stocked in fall 2014 in the rest of Clear Creek will be six to eight inches long by summer.
Corn Creek
2015-06-26
Fair
Access is good and catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked in Corn, Chalk and Oak creeks.
Duck Creek Pond / Aspen Mirror Lake
2015-06-26
Good
Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked. Brood brook trout were also stocked in April. Fishing has been good to excellent this year.
East Fork Sevier River in Kingston Canyon
2015-06-26
Fair
Irrigation water flows are up to 110 cfs. Fishing is a little difficult at this level, but you can target some of the slow-moving runs with large streamers, deep-diving lures or nightcrawlers. 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
2015-06-26
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.
East Fork Sevier River, Upper
2015-06-26
Fair
Small rainbow, brown and brook trout are abundant in the Upper East Fork of the Sevier and in most of its tributaries.
Enterprise Reservoir, Upper
2015-06-26
Good
The trout limit at Upper and Lower Enterprise Reservoir has been increased to eight fish for the remainder of 2015. Because of to a very poor snowpack, the lower reservoir will be drained for irrigation needs. All of the upper reservoir will be drained, except for the small, state-owned conservation pool.
Fish Lake
2015-06-26
Fair
Trolling and bait fishing are good to excellent for rainbow trout. You may also want to try jigging suspended over 75 feet. Anglers are catching a few splake with these methods too. For perch, try jigging near the bottom outside the weeds. Call the Fish Lake Lodge at 435-638-1000 before you go to check on current conditions.
Forsyth Reservoir
2015-06-26
Fair
Fishing is fair to good in the morning and evening with streamers and nymphs. Fishing from a float tube or boat helps. Call the Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.
Fremont River
2015-06-26
Fair
The Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop report good to excellent fishing in the upper Fremont with dry flies. Don't let the irrigation flows deter you. Call the Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.
Gunlock Reservoir
2015-06-26
Fair
The water temperatures are in the upper 70s. Most of the fish have finished spawning and have moved back out of the shallows, but there are still a few bluegill on beds.

Because of an increasing population of illegally introduced smallmouth bass — which pose a serious threat to native fish in the Virgin and Santa Clara rivers — Gunlock Reservoir will be treated with rotenone this fall. For the remainder of the year, the limits have been increased. The limit is now 12 for largemouth bass (with no size restriction) and 16 for channel catfish. There is no limit on crappie, bluegill or black bullhead. There is also no limit on smallmouth bass. You must keep all of the fish you catch. Largemouth bass, bluegill and crappie will be restocked in 2016.
Gunnison Bend Reservoir
2015-06-26
Fair
Fishing is improving because of the warming water in Gunnison Bend, DMAD and the river and canals.
Iron County Community Fisheries
2015-06-26
Fair
Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked in Leigh Hill Reservoir (Lake at the Hills), Parowan Pond, Forebay Pond and Brian Head Pond.
Johnson Reservoir
2015-06-26
Fair
Anglers have caught a few nice-sized tiger muskies. The water conditions are still very favorable for fishing. Call the Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.
Kolob Reservoir
2015-06-26
Good
Kolob Reservoir is open to bait fishing until September 12. Fishing is good for rainbow and cutthroat trout under the slot limit. Fish are fat and healthy. Major road construction will be taking place on the Kolob Terrace road from now through October and will limit access to the reservoir. Visit the National Park website for closure schedules. Access has been good on weekends.
Koosharem Reservoir
2015-06-26
Fair
A recent population survey found cutthroat trout up to six pounds and rainbow trout up to three pounds. Try trolling near the dam with chub-imitating lures. Ten-inch rainbow trout have been stocked.
Lower Bowns Reservoir
2015-06-26
Hot
Fishing is fast with size 12 wooly buggers. Also try using flashy spinners and lures, or natural baits like nightcrawlers. Call the Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.
Mammoth Creek
2015-06-26
Fair
Water flows have decreased and the water is starting to clear up in Mammoth Creek, Asay Creek and the upper Sevier River. Recent surveys found good numbers of brown trout, rainbow trout and whitefish in the upper Sevier River (in Hatch) and Asay Creek (along Highway 89). Call the Circle Valley Anglers fly shop at 435-577-2168 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.
Mill Meadow Reservoir
2015-06-26
Fair
Rainbow trout were stocked in March. The reservoir is full, but irrigation releases have begun. Fly fishing is good in the morning and evening with streamers and nymphs. Call the Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.
Minersville Reservoir
2015-06-26
Good
Trout fishing is fair to good. Bass and wiper fishing is also picking up.
Monroe Mountain Lakes
2015-06-26
Fair
Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked in the Box Creek reservoirs and north end lakes. Manning Meadow Reservoir is closed to fishing until July 11.
Navajo Lake
2015-06-26
Fair
Splake fishing is slowing down with the warmer weather. Catchable-sized rainbows have also been stocked and should provide fair to good results.
Newcastle Reservoir
2015-06-26
Fair
Bass fishing is fair. There are no recent reports on wiper fishing.
Otter Creek Reservoir & State Park
2015-06-26
Good
Fishing is good to excellent for rainbow trout for anglers trolling from a boat or using PowerBait from shore.
Panguitch Lake
2015-06-26
Fair
Fishing is fair from shore or a boat. A recent population survey found that 11- to 12-inch rainbows are abundant and growing fast. We also saw more rainbows in the 17- to 18-inch range than we have in recent years. As always, nice cutthroat and tiger trout are also plentiful.
Paragonah Reservoir
2015-06-26
Fair
Bait fishing is slow. Remember that the rainbow trout here are wild and don't take bait as well as they take lures and flies.
Pine Lake
2015-06-26
Fair
Rainbow trout have been stocked.
Piute Reservoir
2015-06-26
Fair
Because of the poor snowpack, much of the water in Piute Reservoir will be drained for irrigation this summer. The trout limit has been increased to eight fish for the remainder of 2015.
Quail Lake
2015-06-26
Fair
Bass fishing is fair to good. Visit the Quail Creek State Park website for the current boat ramp schedule.
Sand Hollow Reservoir
2015-06-26
Good
Bass fishing is good to excellent. The best fishing is coming on swimbaits in the evening. Anglers are also catching some nice-sized crappie. Recreational boaters are out in force on the weekends.
Sevier River in Marysvale Canyon
2015-06-26
Slow
Water flows have increased to over 300 cfs, which is making fishing difficult.
Thousand Lake Mountain
2015-06-26
Good
All of the lakes are accessible, and fishing is fair to good. Call the Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports.
Tropic Reservoir
2015-06-26
Fair
Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked.
Washington County Community Fisheries
2015-06-26
Fair
Largemouth bass and bluegill are present is most ponds and provide fair to good fishing during the summer.
Wide Hollow Reservoir
2015-06-26
Good
Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked. The state park reports good fishing for bass by casting plastics in the brushy areas.
Yankee Meadow Reservoir
2015-06-26
Good
Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked and fishing has been fair to good. The road be under construction next week. Access will be closed on June 30 and restricted on July 1. The road will be open by July 4. For more information, contact the Dixie National Forest or the Iron County Road Department.

 

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