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Southeastern Region report

Information compiled by Morgan Jacobsen

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Abajo Mountains

Good

Blanding Reservoir Nos. 3 and 4 were each stocked on Sept. 18 and 19 with more than 1,600 rainbow trout. Monticello Lake and Lloyds Lake have also been stocked with rainbow trout averaging about 10 inches long. Expect snow in some areas and ice on some reservoirs. (11-20-18)

Academy Mill Reservoir

Unstable ice

Academy Mill Reservoir, and others on the Manti-La Sal National Forest, have had unstable ice. The ice is probably not be thick enough for ice fishing, so use caution. (11-20-18)

Benches Pond

Unstable ice

The pond has frozen over, but the ice may not be thick enough for ice fishing. Use caution here. (11-20-18)

Blue Lake

Unstable ice

Blue Lake, and others on the Manti-La Sal National Forest, have had unstable ice. The ice is probably not be thick enough for ice fishing, so use caution. (11-20-18)

Boulger Reservoir

Unstable ice

Boulger Reservoir has frozen over, but the ice may not be thick enough for ice fishing. Use caution here. (11-20-18)

Carbon County Community Fishing Pond

Good

The Carbon County Community Fishing Pond was stocked on Sept. 11 with 1,000 rainbow trout averaging almost 11 inches long. The pond was also stocked on Aug. 22 with about 500 channel catfish. Try fishing with nightcrawlers or PowerBait. This pond will close when the water freezes. (11-20-18)

Cleveland Reservoir

Unstable ice

The reservoir has mostly frozen over, but the ice may not be thick enough for ice fishing. Use caution here. You may find some open water that you can fish from the shoreline on the south side of the reservoir. (11-20-18)

Duck Fork Reservoir

Unstable ice

Duck Fork Reservoir has had unstable ice that may not be thick enough for ice fishing. Use caution here. (11-20-18)

Electric Lake

Good

A recent gillnet survey found lots of healthy tiger trout, including one tiger trout that was several pounds. Anglers have been successful catching cutthroat trout trolling and jigging with gulp minnows and dead shiners. Electric Lake was stocked with 15,000 fingerling cutthroat trout on Oct. 31. Anglers may not possess kokanee salmon from Sept. 10 through Nov. 30. (11-20-18)

Emerald Lake

Unstable ice

Emerald Lake, and others on the Manti-La Sal National Forest, have had unstable ice. The ice is probably not be thick enough for ice fishing, so use caution. (11-20-18)

Fairview Lakes

Unstable ice

Fairview Lakes, and others on the Manti-La Sal National Forest, have had unstable ice. The ice is probably not be thick enough for ice fishing, so use caution. (11-20-18)

Ferron Creek

Good

Ferron Creek has been restocked with 24,000 fingerling Colorado River cutthroat trout this fall. This fish will reach a catchable size in 2019. (11-20-18)

Ferron Reservoir

Unstable ice

Ferron Reservoir, and others on the Manti-La Sal National Forest, have had unstable ice. The ice is probably not be thick enough for ice fishing, so use caution. (11-20-18)

Gigliotti Pond

Good

Gigliotti Pond was most recently stocked on June 13 with about 750 rainbow trout averaging almost 11 inches long. Anglers have had an easy time catching these trout using nightcrawlers or PowerBait. This pond may soon freeze over, so use caution. (11-20-18)

Gooseberry Reservoir

Unstable ice

Gooseberry Reservoir has frozen over, but the ice is too unstable for ice fishing. Use caution here. (11-20-18)

Grassy Lake

Unstable ice

Grassy Lake, and others on the Manti-La Sal National Forest, have had unstable ice. The ice is probably not be thick enough for ice fishing, so use caution. (11-20-18)

Huntington Creek

Good

Anglers have had success catching brown trout in the afternoons using elk hair caddis dry flies along the edges of the channel where the water slows. A recent electrofishing survey found some impressive brown trout in the creek below the Electric Lake Dam, near the bridge. (11-20-18)

Huntington Game Farm Pond

Good

Try using worms or PowerBait to catch rainbow trout. Small flies may work well for catching bluegill. The Huntington Game Farm Pond was stocked with 500 rainbow trout on May 15. (11-20-18)

Huntington North Reservoir

Slow

Fishing has been slow at Huntington North Reservoir. Anglers have had some success catching rainbow trout using a brown, size 8 beadhead (white) leech or a tan/green/pearl beadhead (copper) soft hackle fly on the same size of hook. (11-20-18)

Huntington Reservoir

Unstable ice

Some anglers have reported four to six inches of ice, but the ice thickness varies. Use caution when fishing here. (11-20-18)

Joes Valley Reservoir

Fair

A recent gillnet survey found several large, healthy cutthroat trout and splake. Try using jigs tipped with chub meat or crankbaits for catching trout and tiger muskies here. Anglers have also had some luck catching cutthroat trout using size 4 bead head crystal buggers in black/silver and black/red/blue color combinations on fast-sinking fly line. The boat ramp is out of the water. (11-20-18)

Knight-Ideal Community Fishing Pond

Good

The Knight-Ideal Community Fishing Pond was stocked most recently on June 13 with more than 500 rainbow trout averaging almost 11 inches long. Try using nightcrawlers or PowerBait to catch the rainbow trout. This pond will close for the winter soon. (11-20-18)

La Sal Mountains

Good

Kens Lake was stocked on Oct. 10 with 700 rainbow trout averaging more than 11 inches long. Rattlesnake Ranch Pond was stocked with 2,000 rainbow trout on Oct. 10. Dons Lake and Hidden Lake were both stocked with more than 700 rainbow trout on July 9. Dark Canyon Lake and several others on the La Sal Mountains have been stocked with several thousand rainbow trout averaging about 10 inches in length this year. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners to catch these fish. Access to the waterbodies on the La Sal mountains may be limited due to the recent snowfall. Many of these waterbodies will freeze over soon. (11-20-18)

Lower Fish Creek

Good

Fishing is good below the dam at Scofield Reservoir for chubs. Try using soft hackle flies. (11-20-18)

Miller Flat Reservoir

Unstable ice

Miller Flat Reservoir, and others on the Manti-La Sal National Forest, have had unstable ice. The ice is probably not be thick enough for ice fishing, so use caution. (11-20-18)

Petes Hole

Unstable ice

Petes Hole, and others on the Manti-La Sal National Forest, have had unstable ice. The ice is probably not be thick enough for ice fishing, so use caution. (11-20-18)

Potters Ponds

Unstable ice

Potters Ponds, and others on the Manti-La Sal National Forest, have had unstable ice. The ice is probably not be thick enough for ice fishing, so use caution. (11-20-18)

Price River

Closed

Much of the Price River through Price Canyon has frozen over. (11-20-18)

Right Fork of Huntington Creek

Good

Anglers have had good success catching brown trout in the afternoons using elk hair caddis dry flies along the edges of the channel where the water slows. (11-20-18)

Scofield Reservoir

Unstable ice

Scofield Reservoir has had unstable ice lately that is not thick enough for ice fishing. There is still some open water in the dam cove, but the boat ramp is not usable. (11-20-18)

Soup Bowl

Unstable ice

Soup Bowl, and others on the Manti-La Sal National Forest, have had unstable ice. The ice is probably not be thick enough for ice fishing, so use caution. (11-20-18)

Straight Canyon Creek

Good

Anglers have had success catching brown trout using soft hackle flies in Straight Canyon Creek. Anglers may catch more fish near the Joes Valley Dam, but the larger brown trout are further downstream. (11-20-18)

Willow Lake

Unstable ice

Willow Lake, and others on the Manti-La Sal National Forest, have had unstable ice. The ice is probably not be thick enough for ice fishing, so use caution. (11-20-18)

Wrigley Springs Reservoir

Unstable ice

Wrigley Springs Reservoir, and others on the Manti-La Sal National Forest, have had unstable ice. The ice is probably not be thick enough for ice fishing, so use caution. (11-20-18)