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Southeastern Region report

Information compiled by Brent Stettler

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Waterbody Report
Abajo Mountains
2015-09-02
Slow
Conservation Officer Dennis Shumway reports that fishing has slowed down at all San Juan County waters, except Foy Reservoir. Monticello Lake has too much moss for casting and retrieving. Recapture Reservoir has very low water levels. High temperatures have slowed the bite at both Blanding reservoirs as well as Lloyds Lake.
Benches Pond
2015-09-02
Good
The pond was last stocked on July 30. Fishing has been good with worms and PowerBait.
Blue Lake
2015-08-24
Good
Located near Grassy Lake, this shallow pond is home to many small trout that hide in aquatic vegetation close to the shoreline. Try salmon eggs, PowerBait or pieces of worm.
Boulger Reservoir
2015-09-02
Good
On Aug. 22, Vaughn Silcox fished for one hour in the early morning and caught his limit of fish. He described the fish as typical planters that ranged from 8–11 inches long. He fished off the bottom near the dam with green garlic PowerEggs. The reservoir was last stocked on July 30. Conservation Officer TJ Robertson confirms that fishing has been good.
Carbon County Community Fishing Pond
2015-09-02
Good
This pond will be stocked before Labor Day weekend with 8- to 10-inch rainbow trout. On Aug. 11, we stocked the pond with 400 two-inch largemouth bass. Fishing has been good.
Cleveland Reservoir
2015-08-24
Fair
On Aug. 18, Tom Ogden and Perry Bunderson fly fished for three hours from tubes with fast-sinking line and wet flies. They caught five rainbows that ranged from 11 to 19 inches long.
Duck Fork Reservoir
2015-09-02
Fair
On Aug. 28, Tom Ogden and Perry Bunderson fished for five hours. They used sinking line and soft-hackle flies, olive leeches and leprechauns in a wide variety of sizes and colors. They caught seven tiger trout that ranged from 11–17 inches and 13 cutthroats that ranged from 10–15 inches. Tom observed that all anglers at the reservoir caught at least one fish.
Electric Lake
2015-09-02
Fair
On Aug. 27, Mike Milburn fished near the boat ramp for 2.5 hours. Using a one-quarter-ounce perch pattern lure, he caught two cutthroats and one tiger trout. Using a dead shiner under a bobber, he caught one cutthroat. On Aug. 23, Tyrel Mills and Joe Christensen trolled close to shore with pop gear and kokanee killers as well as gold Jakes lures. Tyrel caught three salmon with kokanee killers and one trout on the Jakes. His biggest kokanee measured 15 inches. Joe used a rainbow trout-imitating Rapala or a gold spoon to catch four tiger trout that ranged from 14–16 inches. On Aug. 20, Tom Ogden fly-fished in a tube from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. He used fast-sinking line and size 6–8 beadhead soft-hackle flies and beadhead leeches in olive and Canada blood. His catch was 25 percent cutthroats and 75 percent tiger trout. The cutthroats were 13–16 inches long and the tigers were 11–17 inches. Conservation Officer TJ Robertson checked anglers over the weekend, and fishing was fair for those who used dead minnows as bait.
Gigliotti Pond
2015-09-02
Good
This pond will be stocked before Labor Day weekend. Fishing has been good with nightcrawlers and PowerBait.
Grassy Lake
2015-08-24
Slow
On Aug. 15, Kathy Jo Martinez rated the catch rate as slow. Fish weren't taking PowerBait, worms or lures.
Huntington Creek
2015-09-02
Slow
Regional Aquatics Manager Justin Hart says that three-inch brown trout fingerlings and 770 seven- to eight-inch Colorado River cutthroat were stocked this year. They were released in the right and left forks of Huntington Creek, in the periphery of the fire zone.
Huntington North Reservoir
2015-09-02
Slow
On Aug. 28, Dan Keller's fishing party of four trolled the lake at dusk and into the night. They used crankbaits, hoping to catch wipers. Instead, they caught one 15-inch rainbow, one 20-inch rainbow, one eight-inch bass and several green sunfish and chubs. They didn't hook any wipers during their four hours on the water. Dan described fishing as slow.
Huntington Reservoir
2015-08-24
Good
On Aug. 18, Tom Ogden and Perry Bunderson fly fished the reservoir with fast-sinking line and size 6–8 beadhead olive leeches, soft-hackle flies and Leprechauns. They caught 14 tigers ranging from 11 to 20 inches long.
Joes Valley Reservoir
2015-08-24
Fair
Aquatics Biologist Cody Edwards, who catches tiger muskies regularly, predicts that tiger muskie fishing will improve as temperatures cool down. Cody suggests using three-inch marabou jigs or jointed Rapalas in a fire-tiger or silver-shad pattern or soft plastics in root beer, chartreuse or red/black.
Knight-Ideal Community Fishing Pond
2015-08-24
Slow
Warm, murky water coupled with high daytime temperatures and low oxygen resulted in a fish kill during the past week. Few, if any fish, are expected to have survived. Restocking will not occur until later in the fall, after fresh water is pumped through the system and daytime temperatures fall.
La Sal Mountains
2015-09-02
Good
Conservation Officer Dennis Shumway checked anglers over the weekend of Aug. 29–30. He reported good fishing at Hidden Lake, Dons Lake, Warner Lake and Oowah Reservoir. Most people were using dry flies and casting to rising fish. Others did well with PowerBait.
Lower Fish Creek
2015-09-02
Fair
Kathy Jo Martinez fished last weekend using dry flies. She reported fair fishing for 10-inch brown trout.
Lower Green River
2015-09-02
Fair
Walt Maldonado reports fair fishing along the lower Green River. The best fishing spots are near the town of Green River. Walt specifically identified the islands and below the state park as the best places to fish. He recommends traditional baits, including crawlers, shrimp, stinkbaits and chicken liver.
May Day Pond
2015-09-02
Good
Walt Maldonado reports good fishing with PowerBait and nightcrawlers. The pond has been stocked with rainbow and tiger trout.
Millsite Reservoir & State Park
2015-09-02
Good
Jonathan Hunt, state park manager, reported that most anglers are catching their full bag limits of trout within a few hours of fishing. Jonathan said that anglers are happy with how large the trout have been.
Petes Hole
2015-09-02
Good
This pond has traditionally been one of the best places to fish during the heat of the summer. Fish will take a variety of baits and lures.
Potters Ponds
2015-09-02
Good
On Aug. 6, each pond was restocked with 800 10-inch rainbow trout. You should find good fishing with nightcrawlers and PowerBait.
Right Fork of Huntington Creek
2015-09-02
Slow
Regional Aquatics Manager Justin Hart says that three-inch brown trout fingerlings and 770 seven- to eight-inch Colorado River cutthroat were stocked this year. They were released in the right and left forks of Huntington Creek, in the periphery of the fire zone.
Scofield Reservoir
2015-09-02
Slow
Jonathan Hunt and his children fished on Aug. 30. They trolled with leaded line that went two colors deep. In six hours, they caught 16 fish. Their best lures were a red/white Daredevil and a five-of-diamonds spoon in yellow and red. Conservation Officer TJ Robertson checked anglers at Scofield over the weekend. One party that fished in the dam cove across from the state park had the best luck. They were using PowerBait and nightcrawlers to catch small rainbow and cutthroat trout. On Aug. 27, Jackson Harrison and Chris Dinkelman fished from shore and caught 20 fish in three hours. A third of the fish were chubs. Jackson said that when they fished with chub meat, they had lots of nibbles but no bites. They switched to lures and caught trout with almost any lure they had in the tacklebox. Jackson indicated that all fish seemed to be attracted to their more colorful lures. Their gray and silver lures seemed to catch more chubs. On Aug. 18, Kathy Jo Martinez fished from a boat. While trolling, her fishing party used Kastmasters and Jakes. When still fishing, they used worms and PowerBait. The catch among two anglers consisted of one 14-inch rainbow, eight 11-inch cutthroats and 15 chubs. She described fishing as slow.
Soup Bowl
2015-09-02
Good
This pond near Petes Hole has been a good pond for small rainbows and is often overlooked by anglers who go to Petes Hole. Worms and PowerBait are the most popular baits.
Straight Canyon Creek
2015-08-24
Good
Live grasshoppers, terrestrial insects, worms and artificial hopper-dropper rigs are effective at this time of year.
Wrigley Springs Reservoir
2015-09-02
Fair
On Aug. 4, the pond was stocked with 1,000 10-inch rainbow trout. Fishing success should improve when cooler weather arrives. Traditional baits are recommended.

 

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