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Southeastern Utah Fishing Report

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Benches Reservoir: Fishing has been slow. The ice is 20 inches thick. Fishing pressure has been light. The best fishing occurs 30 yards south of the dam in 8-10 feet of water. Use a drop sinker with rainbow PowerBait suspended eight inches above the sinker for best results.

Boulger Reservoir: Fishing has been slow. Access is by snow machine or snowshoe only. The ice is 20 inches thick with a deep snow cap. For best results, fish off the dam near the spillway. Try a Kastmaster or Swedish Pimple, tipped with a wax worm.

Cleveland Reservoir: The Huntington-Cleveland Irrigation Company continues to draw water from the reservoir. This will continue until ice-off. Ice conditions are unstable and hazardous. The DWR urges winter recreationalists to stay off the reservoir until the spring melt!

Electric Lake: Todd Munford indicates that some nice cutts have been caught in open water on the north end of the lake. Try a nightcrawler tipped with a pink garlic egg. Access by sled or snowshoe only. Cutthroats are in the 12-16 inch size range. Ice fishing on any part of the lake is not recommended. Tributaries are closed to fishing until July.

Fairview Lakes: The lake is suspected to have winter-killed. Try somewhere else.

Huntington Creek: Fly fishing has been good below the forks with pheasant tails or Lil Brassies. A strike indicator is recommended as the bite is very light.Bait fishermen should try a nightcrawler drifted into tailout pools from riffles, for best results. The upper end of the creek is blanketed by deep snow and ice.

Huntington Reservoi: (on the Wasatch Plateau, Sanpete County) Sergeant Carl Gramlich reported slow fishing. Jigs tipped with bait seemed to be the preferred presentation. Tigers are in the 12-15 inch size class. Todd Munford reports that trout seem to be moving in the dam area in 12-15 feet of water. He recommends a straight nightcrawler above a 1/8 ounce split shot. The ice is 24-30 inches thick. The reservoir is closed to the possession of cutthroat trout or trout with cutthroat markings.

Huntington State Park: Ice fishing is over for the year. Patches of open water occur.

Joes Valley Reservoir: Ice conditions may be unsafe. Use extreme caution. The ice pack continues to soften, due to spring-like temperatures. Trout are generally below or within the 15-22 inch protected slot. Spoons and jigs, tipped with chub meat or meal worms are recommended. Special regulations apply. The limit is two trout, only one over 22 inches. All trout between 15-22 inches must be immediately released.

Lake Powell: The Lake Powell fishing report home page is:

LaSal Mountain: All LaSal Mountain lakes remain inaccessible. Kens Lake is open. Fishing has been slow with some anglers finding success using pink and green PowerBait, says Conservation Officer Joe Nicholson. Anglers should also find success by fishing wooly buggers and similar patterns behind a weighted bubble. Trout average 8-12 inches.

Lower Fish Creek: Try #22 WD-40s or #22 Lil Brassies for 12-16 inch brown trout.

Miller Flat: Access is by snow machine only. No recent report.

Millsite Reservoir: The reservoir is opening up.

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