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Southeast Region Fishing Report

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 that average about 10 inches long. (10-13-18)

Benches Pond

Good

Fishing is good at Benches Pond, especially early in the morning or later in the evening. The pond was last stocked on Aug. 14 with 500 rainbow trout that averaged more than 11 inches long. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners to catch them. Garlic PowerBait has worked especially well. The tributaries to Benches Pond are now open for fishing. (10-13-18)

Blue Lake

Good

The lake was stocked with 1,000 tiger trout this summer. Try using spinner lures or tube jigs to catch them. Recent snowfall may limit access to the lake. (10-13-18)

Boulger Reservoir

Good

Fishing has been good. This waterbody was most recently stocked on Aug. 14 with more than 500 rainbow trout. The fish averaged over 11 inches long. Try using nightcrawlers or PowerBait to catch them. (10-13-18)

Carbon County Community Fishing Pond

Good

The pond was stocked on Sept. 11 with 1,000 rainbow trout that averaged almost 11 inches long. The pond was also stocked on Aug. 22 with about 500 channel catfish. Try using nightcrawlers or PowerBait to catch them. (10-13-18)

Cleveland Reservoir

Good

The reservoir's water is being drawn down for irrigation needs, so we've raised the daily limit to eight trout at this waterbody until Jan. 1, 2019. If you're using fly tackle, try using a medium-sinking line with a black/orange woolly bugger with a bead head. Anglers have also had a lot of success catching rainbow trout while trolling with pop gear. (10-13-18)

Duck Fork Reservoir

Fair

Anglers have caught tiger trout and cutthroat trout at Duck Fork Reservoir, using various bugger, soft-hackle and leech flies in sizes 6 to 10. Fishing is best when you can get out into deeper water away from the shore. The reservoir was stocked with almost 1,300 cutthroat trout on July 2 and 1,560 tiger trout on Aug. 2. Recent snowfall may limit access to the reservoir. (10-13-18)

Electric Lake

Good

The boat ramp at Electric Lake was still usable on Labor Day, but water levels may have changed. Anglers have been successful catching cutthroat trout while trolling and jigging with gulp minnows and dead shiners. Anglers may not possess kokanee salmon from Sept. 10 through Nov. 30. (10-13-18)

Emerald Lake

Good

Emerald Lake was stocked with 1,000 rainbow trout over 10 inches long on June 19. Try using worms, PowerBait, yellow spinner lures or soft-hackle flies to catch them. Recent snowfall may limit access to the lake. (10-13-18)

Fairview Lakes

Fair

The lakes were stocked with about 7,000 rainbow trout this spring. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners to catch them. Water levels are low. (10-13-18)

Ferron Creek

Closed

As part of a project to restore native trout, all fish have been removed from Ferron Creek. We're currently planning to restock the creek in the fall of 2019. Contact our Price office (435-613-3700) for more information. (10-13-18)

Ferron Reservoir

Good

Anglers have been catching cutthroat, rainbow and brook trout, all between 11 and 19 inches. They've had success using size 8 bead-headed leeches in brown and plum, as well as soft-hackle flies in tan/green/pearl color combinations. Most of the fish are being caught in the shallow water along the edges. You might also try using a fly and a bubble from the shore. Recent snowfall may limit access to the reservoir. (10-13-18)

Gigliotti Pond

Good

Gigliotti Pond was most recently stocked on June 13 with about 750 rainbow trout. The fish averaged almost 11 inches long, and anglers have had an easy time catching them lately. Try using nightcrawlers or PowerBait to catch rainbow trout here. (10-13-18)

Gooseberry Reservoir

Good

The reservoir was most recently stocked on Aug. 20 with more than 1,200 rainbow trout averaging over 11 inches long. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners to catch them. Anglers have also had success catching cutthroat trout using Mepps spinners. (10-13-18)

Grassy Lake

Good

Grassy Lake was stocked with 2,600 tiger trout on July 5. Anglers have had success catching tiger trout using white jigs and spinners. Recent snowfall may limit access to the lake. (10-13-18)

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 produced some impressive brown trout in the creek below the Electric Lake Dam, near the bridge. (10-13-18)

Huntington Game Farm Pond

Good

Try using worms or PowerBait to catch rainbow trout here. Small flies may work well for bluegill. The pond was stocked with 500 rainbow trout on May 15. (10-13-18)

Huntington North Reservoir

Good

Anglers have been catching bluegill, rainbow trout and bass at Huntington North lately. The best fishing has been in 10 to 18 feet of water. If you'd like to use fly tackle, try using a size 6 or 8 bead head soft-hackle fly in tan/green/pearl or olive/pearl on a fast-sinking line. The rainbow trout have mostly been between 18 and 19 inches long. Anglers have also reported that midges and damsel flies have been plentiful at this reservoir, so lures that imitate those might be effective. The reservoir was stocked with about 10,000 channel catfish on Aug. 22 and with 3,000 rainbow trout on Sept. 25. (10-13-18)

Huntington Reservoir

Good

The reservoir is about 17 percent full, and the boat ramp is well out of the water. Fishing is still good, though, especially if you can fish from a float tube or a small boat. With fly tackle, anglers have been successful using size 6 bead headed crystal buggers in black/orange/pearl color combinations. You might also do well with bead headed soft-hackle flies with tan tinsel, brown/green/pearl crystal buggers, or plum leeches with a purple tail. The tiger trout have been between 14 and 18 inches long. (10-13-18)

Joes Valley Reservoir

Fair

Fishing has been slow to fair at Joes Valley Reservoir, although trout fishing should improve as temperatures begin to drop. Try using jigs tipped with chub meat or crankbaits to catch 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 now out of the water. (10-13-18)

Knight-Ideal Community Fishing Pond

Good

The pond was last stocked on June 13 with more than 500 rainbow trout that averaged almost 11 inches long. Try using nightcrawlers or PowerBait to catch rainbow trout here. (10-13-18)

La Sal Mountains

Good

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. This year, Kens Lake, Dark Canyon Lake and several others on the La Sal Mountains have been stocked with several thousand rainbow trout that averaged about 10 inches long. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners to catch them. Recent snowfall may limit access to some lakes. (10-13-18)

Lower Fish Creek

Good

Fishing below the dam at Scofield Reservoir is good if you're trying to catch chubs. Soft-hackle flies work well here. (10-13-18)

Miller Flat Reservoir

Good

The water is being drawn down for irrigation needs, so we have raised the daily limit to eight trout at this reservoir until Jan. 1, 2019. Rainbow trout have been biting on size 8 bead head soft-hackle flies in tan, as well as bead head crystal buggers in black/orange/pearl colors. Anglers have also had success trolling in small boats about 50 yards from shore while using small, gold Panther Martin and Jake's spinners. Small crayfish-imitation lures may also work well here. (10-13-18)

Petes Hole

Good

Petes Hole was last stocked on July 25 with 600 rainbow trout. Tiger trout were also stocked this summer. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners. Tributaries to Petes Hole are now open to fishing. Recent snowfall may limit access. (10-13-18)

Potters Ponds

Fair

The ponds were most recently stocked on Aug. 20 with about 700 rainbow trout each. Try using worms or PowerBait to catch trout here. Access to the ponds may be limited due to recent snowfall. (10-13-18)

Price River

Fair

The river was stocked with more than 2,000 tiger trout on Aug. 2. Try using spinners to catch them. (10-13-18)

Right Fork of Huntington Creek

Good

Anglers report good success catching brown trout in the afternoons. They are using elk-hair caddis dry flies along the edges of the channel where the water slows. (10-13-18)

Scofield Reservoir

Good

Anglers are catching mostly cutthroat trout from the shore. They are using worms, PowerBait and spinner lures. If you want to use fly tackle, try using a medium-sinking line with soft-hackle flies in tan/green/pearl or midnight fire, or a size 8 bead head crystal bugger in black/copper. Try fishing in the dam cove or along the western shore, including the Walk-in Access portion. Anglers have also been catching cutthroat trout using spoons or white or pearl sparkle tube jigs tipped with chub meat. Yellow garlic PowerBait and tube jigs have worked well for rainbow trout. Chub catch rates continue to decline, while catch rates for rainbow and cutthroat trout are increasing. Scofield was stocked on Sept. 13 and 19 with more than 20,000 rainbow trout that averaged about 12 inches long. Scofield has also been stocked with 12,000 cutthroat trout this year. A recent gill net survey also found several tiger muskie about 28 inches long, as well as healthy wiper and rainbow trout. (10-13-18)

Soup Bowl

Good

Soup Bowl was last stocked on July 25 with 250 rainbow trout. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners. Recent snowfall may limit your access to Soup Bowl. (10-13-18)

Straight Canyon Creek

Good

Anglers report 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. (10-13-18)

Willow Lake

Good

The lake was last stocked on Sept. 10 with about 1,000 rainbow trout. Willow Lake has also been stocked with tiger trout this year. Try using traditional baits and spinners or tube jigs to catch them. Recent snowfall may limit access to the lake. (10-13-18)

Wrigley Springs Reservoir

Good

The reservoir was stocked with nearly 900 rainbow trout on Sept. 10. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners to catch them. Recent snowfall may limit access to the reservoir. (10-13-18)


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