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Northeast Region Fishing Report

Big Sandwash Reservoir

Fair

The water level is still extremely low. There's unsafe ice on the edges and it melts throughout the day. If you park at the Sportsman's Access point, be prepared for a walk to the shoreline, and use caution crossing the mud. Rainbow trout fishing has increased near the dam. (11-23-18)

Brough Reservoir

Slow

We haven't received any recent angler reports. (11-23-18)

Browne Lake

Slow

Biologists report the lake has five inches of ice in most areas. Please use extreme caution when entering the ice, and drill test holes. Let us know if you have any success. (11-29-18)

Bullock Reservoir

Slow

There's unsafe ice on the edges , and it melts throughout the day. Please let us know if you catch any tiger muskies. Remember, you must release any tiger muskies that have not reached the 40-inch length limit. Please use good catch-and-release techniques and obey the limits. (11-23-18)

Calder Reservoir

Unstable ice

The reservoir is capped with ice, but there is still open water near the windmills in the middle. Please use extreme caution when entering the ice, and drill test holes. The reservoir has special catch-and-release regulations. You must use flies and lures only — bait is not allowed. See the Utah Fishing Guidebook for details. (11-29-18)

Cottonwood Reservoir

Fair

There's unsafe ice on the edges , and it melts throughout the day. Please let us know if you catch any tiger muskies. Remember, you must release any tiger muskies that have not reached the 40-inch length limit. Please use good catch-and-release techniques and obey the limits. (11-23-18)

Currant Creek Reservoir

Unstable ice

The reservoir should cap with ice soon, if it's not already capped. Please use extreme caution when entering the ice, and drill test holes. (11-23-18)

East Park Reservoir

Unstable ice

The reservoir is capped with ice. Please use extreme caution when entering the ice, and drill test holes. (11-23-18)

Flaming Gorge Reservoir

Good

Firehole capped with ice, so you can no longer launch boats. Be sure use extreme caution and drill test holes in the ice before venturing out. Also, be aware there will be changes to the reciprocal permits announced within the next two weeks. This will apply to both residents and nonresidents that fish the reservoir. Please keep in mind that Sheep Creek (the physical creek) from Flaming Gorge Reservoir upstream to the Ashley National Forest Service boundary is closed until 6 a.m. on Nov. 24. The fishing at Flaming Gorge varies, depending on which species you're targeting.

Lake trout: Anglers report good fishing for small lake trout while trolling or jigging in 50 to 100 feet of water near the main channel points and ridges. Watch for suspended concentrations on your fish finder and vertically jig a 1/4- to 3/8-ounce 3.5-inch white or glow-in-the-dark tube jig (Dry Creek Outfitters) tipped with sucker/chub meat. If you're trolling, try spoons like RMT Viper Serpents, Northland Forage Minnows, Super Dupers and #3 Needlefish. Small lake trout (shorter than 25 inches) have become overabundant, causing competition for food and a decrease in growth rates. If this trend continues, it will affect the trophy lake trout (less food to grow big fish). Please help by harvesting your limit of lake trout smaller than 25 inches. This size class of fish is also a tasty meal for the dinner table.

Kokanee salmon: Closed to possession until Nov. 30.

Rainbow trout: As temperatures drop, expect excellent fishing from the shoreline and boats. A boat is essential to access most of the lower reservoir; however, there is shore fishing near the Dam Point Visitor Center and boat ramps. Marabou jigs are very effective, especially in earth tones and quarter-ounce weights. Spinners, spoons and other jigs will work as well. Boat anglers will likely pick up rainbows on small spoons and spinners trolled at depths of 20 to 40 feet.

Smallmouth bass: Fishing is slowing down with the recent drop in temperatures. Jigs mimicking crayfish, their primary forage, are usually a good option.

Burbot: Fishing has picked up now that water temperatures are in the mid to upper 40s. Typically, the highest catch rates are found near Firehole boat launch. It is currently iced in, so use caution when entering the ice. Target burbot on rocky points and shorelines in 20 to 40 feet of open water at night using glow-in-the-dark lures like Yamamoto grubs, Radical Glow tubes, Maniac Cutterbugs and Northland Buckshot spoons. Tip the lure with sucker/chub meat, recharge glow frequently, and jig the presentation a couple inches from the bottom. (11-23-18)

Green River below Flaming Gorge dam

Good

The average flow is holding steady at 1,500 cfs. (Check on current release from Flaming Gorge Dam.) The crowds are gone and now is great time to fish the Green River. Anglers are having good success using small beatis nymphs and dry flies, zebra midges and small ants. Streamer fishing has also picked up in light and dark color patterns. Spin fishing is always good. Marabou jigs or tube jigs in earth tones, white/chartreuse and ginger are a good option in shallow or deep water. Rainbow or brown trout patterned crankbaits also work well. Pinch down the barbs for quick release. (11-23-18)

Little Montes Reservoir

Unstable ice

The reservoir is capped with ice, so use extreme caution, as the ice melts throughout the day. Upper Montes Creek Reservoir was drained, resulting in a total fish kill. Be aware of pheasant releases and hunting near the reservoir through the month of November. (11-23-18)

Long Park Reservoir

Unstable ice

Biologists report the reservoir has six inches of ice in most areas. Please use extreme caution when entering the ice, and drill test holes. Road access might be limited with upcoming storms. (11-29-18)

Matt Warner

Unstable ice

The reservoir is capped with ice. Please use extreme caution when entering the ice. (11-23-18)

Moose Pond

Unstable ice

Biologists report four inches of ice in most areas. Please use extreme caution when entering the ice, and drill test holes. (11-29-18)

Pelican Lake

Closed

A rotenone treatment occurred in October. The reservoir is open, but fish haven't been restocked. (11-23-18)

Red Fleet Reservoir

Good

The reservoir is 41 percent full. Trout fishing is good from the shoreline. (11-23-18)

Sheep Creek Lake

Unstable ice

Biologists report the reservoir has five inches of ice in most areas. Please use extreme caution when entering the ice, and drill test holes. Reminder the trout limit is 2, and only one may be a cutthroat over 22 inches. All cutthroat trout 22 inches or smaller must be immediately released. (11-29-18)

Spirit Lake

Fair

Biologists report the reservoir has nine inches of ice in most areas. Please use extreme caution when entering the ice, and drill test holes. Road access may become limited via vehicle with upcoming storms. (11-29-18)

Starvation Reservoir

Fair

REMINDER: Anglers may not possess kokanee salmon from Sept. 10–Nov. 30. As of Nov. 6, the ranger dock was closed to public use. Rangers report that trout fishing has improved with the cooler temperatures. The reservoir's water level is holding at 67 percent, and water temperatures are hovering around 48 degrees. Please harvest small walleye to help balance the fishery and ensure healthier walleye populations. Also, if you catch crappie, we encourage you to voluntarily release them so their population can get better established in the reservoir. (11-23-18)

Steinaker Reservoir

Unstable ice

Small pockets of water have started to form unstable ice. Please use extreme caution on and around the ice. Shore access is scattered and may become nearly impossible when the mud and silt thaw during the day. There are less than five square acres of open water, which equates to about 400 acre feet. Although the water is at deadpool, many fish are still alive. We are now asking the public to harvest the fish, but consider leaving some for possible carryover during the winter season. Biologists are hopeful that some fish will survive and help repopulate the waters once the project is complete. There is no daily bag limit for any species, including largemouth and smallmouth bass, rainbow and brown trout, and bluegill. This change will remain in effect until Dec. 31, 2018. Work on the dam has begun and will continue through the winter. We will not stock brown trout or rainbow trout in 2018 or 2019, and we hope to be begin restoring the fishery in 2020. (11-23-18)


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