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Fishing Report for SouthEastern Utah


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Cleveland Reservoir: Fishing continues to be slow to fair. Shore anglers should plan to fish very early in the morning. Boat anglers generally do much better. Some of the better lures have included Krocodiles, pink Triple Teasers, and black-yellow Panther Martin spinners.

Electric Lake: Fishing has been fair for anglers using black Panther Martin spinners with yellow or red spots. Orange flatfish, PowerBait, worms and marshmallows, or worms and salmon eggs have also been used successfully.Tributaries are closed to fishing until July 10 to protect spawning cutthroat trout.

Ferron Reservoir: Conservation Officer Mike Milburn reports excellent fishing for 9-13 inch brook trout with nightcrawlers and PowerBait. The trout limit is four, but anglers may take a bonus limit of four brook trout.

Huntington Creek: The creek is running high. Try a split shot with a hares ear, Montana, or prince nymph. Other good patterns include a #14 Royal Wulff or #18 Griffith's gnat. Use very light tippet in the fly-only zone for best results. Below the forks, anglers have had good success with nightcrawlers.

Huntington Reservoir: Fishing success has ranged from slow to fair for anglers with baits, and has been fair to good for fly fishermen. Best shoreline fishing occurs before 7 a.m. Bait fishermen should try using a straight nightcrawler behind a full bubble. The nightcrawler should be moved every once in a while to entice strikes. Dedicated hunter Ramal Jones said that while bait fishing was slow for him, he took home four tiger trout ranging from 15-19 inches in length. Float tubers and boaters have done well near the dam by vertically jigging a nightcrawler several inches from the bottom. Tom Ogden recommends using size 10 black leeches or dark green scuds in 12-16 feet of water. The reservoir is closed to the possession of cutthroat trout and trout with cutthroat markings.


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