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Southeastern Region report

Information compiled by Brent Stettler

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Waterbody Report
Abajo Mountains
2015-05-19
Good
Conservation Officer Dennis Shumway reports that fishing pressure at Lloyds Lake has been low, despite a good catch rate. Dennis recommends PowerBait, marshmallows or worms, floated off the bottom. At Recapture Reservoir, Dennis recommends gold spoons or lures, tube jigs or a crankbait. Blanding 3 and 4 are full and have been stocked. Traditional baits are effective. Dry Wash is empty. This spring, we stocked the following San Juan County fisheries: Blanding 3 and 4, Monticello Lake, Foy Lake, Lloyds Lake, Kens Lake and the Rattlesnake Ponds. For a detailed look at the number and sizes of fish that were stocked, please see the Fish Stocking Report.
Benches Pond
2015-05-19
Fair
The pond is ice-free. Stocking will occur soon.
Blue Lake
2015-05-19
Closed
Mud and snowdrifts continue to block access to this reservoir.
Boulger Reservoir
2015-05-19
Slow
According to Conservation Officer T.J. Robertson, the pond is ice-free but the catch rate is low.
Carbon County Community Fishing Pond
2015-05-19
Good
Near the end of April, the pond was stocked with more than 1,000 nine-inch rainbow trout. The pond is low, which concentrates the fish and makes them easier to catch. Worms and PowerBait are recommended.
Cleveland Reservoir
2015-05-19
Slow
Conservation Officer T.J. Robertson reports that fishing was slow last week. The campground is now open, and the reservoir is ice-free. Try nightcrawlers and chartreuse PowerBait.
Duck Fork Reservoir
2015-05-19
Closed
The gate blocking the access road will probably remain closed until the first week of June.
Electric Lake
2015-05-19
Slow
The lake is ice-free. Fishing has been fairly slow, except in the upper Huntington tributary.
Emerald Lake
2015-05-11
Closed
This high elevation reservoir is inaccessible because of snow drifts.
Fairview Lakes
2015-05-19
Closed
Access to the Fairview lakes should open up just before Memorial Day.
Ferron Reservoir
2015-05-19
Closed
The gate blocking the access road will remain locked until the road dries out and lingering snowdrifts are plowed.
Gigliotti Pond
2015-05-19
Fair
The pond was stocked two weeks ago with 750 eight-inch rainbow trout. Fishing has been good with baits during the day and dry flies in the evening. On June 20, the DWR will host a special family fishing event in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service. Hours will be from 8–11 a.m., and there will be prizes for children younger than 14.
Gooseberry Reservoir
2015-05-19
Fair
The reservoir is now accessible. Stocking should occur in the near future.
Grassy Lake
2015-05-19
Good
The lake is accessible. Dale Harbor and his friends fished on May 9 with Kastmasters. Dale said the catch rate was at least 10 trout per hour.
Huntington Creek
2015-05-19
Slow
The Seeley Fire and subsequent flash floods have left the creek with few fish, except for a mile or more below the dam.
Huntington North Reservoir
2015-05-19
Good
Aquatics Program Manager Justin Hart recommends spinners, spoons, plastic jigs or Rapalas for wipers. A blue-over-white color pattern is especially effective. Justin recommends either anchoring and still fishing where your fish graph shows fish or trolling in open water. We used gill nets to survey the reservoir on May 8. Aquatics Biologist Calvin Black reported catching numerous wipers ranging from 12–22 inches and one to five pounds. Several largemouth bass, one 23-inch brown trout and a number of green sunfish and bluegill were also caught. Fishing for wipers has been improving with warmer weather. Fishing is better in the morning before 11 a.m. The reservoir has been stocked with more than 5,000 seven- to nine-inch rainbows this year.
Huntington Reservoir
2015-05-19
Good
This reservoir, also known as Mammoth Reservoir, is totally ice-free. Try fishing a whole nightcrawler below a full bubble. Crankbaits, jigs and swimbaits should also be effective. Aside from nightcrawlers, minnows and chub meat are effective baits.
Joes Valley Reservoir
2015-05-19
Fair
The gate from Lowry Water to Indian Creek Campground remains locked. A fair number of tiger muskies will likely surpass the 40-inch minimum size for harvest this year.
Knight-Ideal Community Fishing Pond
2015-05-19
Fair
This new Wellington community pond was stocked with 2,000 seven- to nine-inch rainbow trout in early spring. Traditional baits are recommended. On June 6, the DWR will sponsor a family fishing event at this pond from 8–11 a.m. There will be rods and reels for public use. Bait will also be provided. All kids younger than 14 will receive prizes.
La Sal Mountains
2015-05-19
Fair
The gates to Warner Lake and Oowah Reservoir have been opened and are accessible. Hidden Lake and Dons Lake are accessible and have each been stocked with 850 eight-inch rainbow trout. As of May 13, Geyser and La Sal passes remained blocked by snowdrifts.
Lower Green River
2015-05-19
Good
Walt Maldonado reported good fishing with worms, chicken liver and blood-flavored commercial catfish baits. Walt recommends fishing the east side (just above the rock house) or near the pumphouse on the west side of the river. Kathy Jo Martinez reported good fishing with Primo catfish bait for 14- to 15-inch catfish.
Miller Flat Reservoir
2015-05-19
Closed
The gate from Highway 31 to Miller Flat Reservoir has been opened, but the lower Miller Flat Reservoir Road and gate remain locked.
Millsite Reservoir & State Park
2015-05-19
Fair
Su Jones of Huntington caught some 16- to 18-inch splake and rainbows several weeks ago using Velveeta cheese.
Petes Hole
2015-05-19
Closed
Access beyond the turn-off remains blocked by snowdrifts and mud.
Potters Ponds
2015-05-19
Closed
The gate from Miller Flat Road to Potters Ponds remains locked, but it could be opened at any time.
Right Fork of Huntington Creek
2015-05-11
Slow
The Seeley Fire and subsequent flash floods have left the creek without fish, except in the first mile or so downstream from Electric Lake Dam.
Scofield Reservoir
2015-05-19
Fair
On May 13, DWR aquatics personnel gillnetted fish at the reservoir. They collected quite a few large, fat cutthroat trout, many of which were more than 20 inches long. Several large tiger trout were also collected. The number of Utah chubs were about the same as last year but were larger. This could be a sign that younger age classes are being eaten and controlled by large tiger and cutthroat trout in the reservoir. Some of the best fishing reports come from anglers who fish the south side of the dam arm. In that area, worms, PowerBait and chub meat have been effective. A nightcrawler tipped with a salmon egg has also been a good bait combination, said Officer T.J. Robertson. In late April, Scofield was stocked with 14,000 nine-inch cutthroat trout.
Soup Bowl
2015-05-19
Closed
Due to lingering snow and mud, access is difficult except by ATVs.
Willow Lake
2015-05-19
Slow
Access to Willow Lake will be available by Saturday, May 23.
Wrigley Springs Reservoir
2015-05-19
Fair
The reservoir is accessible, and stocking will occur before Memorial Day.

 

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