Southeastern Utah Fishing Report
CLEVELAND RESERVOIR WARNING! The Cleveland-Huntington Irrigation Company is releasing water from Cleveland Reservoir. This has created dangerously unstable ice conditions. The DWR strongly advises all winter recreationalists to stay off this reservoir until the spring thaw.
ELECTRIC LAKE There has been very light fishing pressure all winter. Last week, anglers who crossed the dam and fished off the east shoreline enjoyed fair success. Cutthroat trout in the 12-15 inch size class were taken in 30-40 feet of water, using Ã¯Â¿Â½ oz. white Tough Little Guy jigs tipped with a mealworm. Bait was kept anywhere between 1-7 cranks off the bottom.
HUNTINGTON CREEK Fishing has been best below the forks with a chamois caddis tipped with a wax worm. Another option is a red/orange San Juan worm. Brown trout are in the 8-14 inch size class.
HUNTINGTON NORTH RESERVOIR No report on angling success. Ice fishing has been slow much of the winter, even though the reservoir was stocked with 600 rainbow trout brood fish on Sept. 16 and with another 700 half-pound brown trout in November and December.
HUNTINGTON RESERVOIR (above Cleveland Reservoir) Dedicated hunter Daniel Ramsay performed a creel survey last Saturday. He interviewed four parties of fishermen. Fishing success was fair. Anglers were using jigs tipped with either mealworms or night crawlers. Tiger trout have ranged between 12-14 inches.
JOES VALLEY RESERVOIR WARNING! Water is being drawn from the reservoir, making ice conditions dangerous! Anglers are urged to stay off this reservoir until the spring thaw.
LAKE POWELL The Lake Powell fishing report home page is: http://www.wayneswords.com.DWR Biologist and Project Leader, Wayne Gustaveson, updates fishing conditions at this website weekly, except during the winter. Look for his weekly reports in March. He provides detailed information on locations, tackle, and techniques for each species in the lake.
SCOFIELD RESERVOIR Conservation Officer Mike Milburn checked more than 40 fishermen last Saturday. Milburn described fishing as fair, and said that those who arrived early in the morning caught more fish than those who arrived later. Milburn said the best baits seemed to be small jigs or ice flies tipped with baits such as night crawlers or mealworms. Fishermen appeared to do better when the bottom depth was between 10-16 feet. Best fishing was had near the bottom with baits suspended about 6-12 inches.
Ice is about 24 inches. Dedicated hunter Daniel Ramsay interviewed anglers for the second week and reported poor fishing conditions, when he checked fishermen.
Ramsay reported that most anglers were using white jigs tipped with mealworms in about 20 feet of water.