Southeastern Utah Fishing Report
Abajo Mountains.Foy Reservoir continues to provide good fishing with bait and lures. Fishing remains fair at Monticello Reservoir, which was stocked with 1,600 fish two weeks ago. Bait fishing continues to be good at Blanding #3, which will be regularly stocked during the summer. Blanding #4 is almost drained. At Recapture Reservoir, rainbow trout fishing has been fair for boat anglers trolling with spinners. Northern pike fishing has been good for anglers trolling with crankbaits.
Benches Pond. The pond will be repeatedly stocked throughout the summer. Good fishing can be expected.
Blue Lake(above Joes Valley). Reports have come in about 8-11 inch brook trout, being caught with flies and salmon eggs.
Boulger Pond. Good fishing is expected for 9-10 inch planted rainbow trout.
Cleveland Reservoir.This reservoir has been stocked with its total annual allotment of 4,000 rainbow trout. Anglers are encouraged to harvest the fish before the reservoir drains, which is expected by mid-August.
Colorado River. Conservation Officer Edward Meyers indicates that catfishing has been good with chicken livers, worms and shrimp.
Duck Fork Reservoir. Aquatics Manager, Louis Berg reports excellent fly-fishing from a float tube for tiger trout and cutthroat trout. All tributaries are closed to fishing until July 13. The trout limit is two. Fish may be caught only with artificial flies and lures.
Electric Lake. Fly fishermen have been doing well from float tubes and kick boats in the early morning and late evening. The water level is so low that boats cannot be launched. Tributaries are closed until July 13. A tributary is any moving water, which empties into a reservoir, even if that water is running within the lakebed.
Ferron Reservoir. Louis Berg, Aquatics Manager reports excellent fly-fishing from a float tube for brook, rainbow and cutthroat trout. Anglers are encouraged to harvest the illegally introduced brook trout, which may eventually overpopulate the lake, resulting in small fish in poor condition.
Gigiotti Pond. Angler pressure continues to be high. The pond was stocked for a second time on June 4.
Gooseberry Reservoir. No report. The reservoir was scheduled for stocking last week.
Grassy Lake. Fishing has ranged from fair to excellent for 11-14 inch rainbow trout using night crawlers and lures.
Huntington Creek. Fishing has ranged from good to excellent in the fly-only zone. Anglers fishing below the forks have had fair success for small rainbows using night crawlers and worms. Harvest of brown trout on the left fork is encouraged, where the limit is four fish. On the left fork, fish must be taken with artificial flies or lures. On the right fork, from Flood and Engineer's Canyon upstream to Electric Lake dam, only two trout may be taken and artificial flies must be used. No bait or lures are allowed in this section.
Huntington Game Farm Pond.Bass and bluegill may still be caught. The bluegill limit is 10. The bass limit is four, but only one bass larger than 15 inches. Limits are the same for all licensed anglers and unlicensed anglers under 14 years of age.
Huntington North Reservoir. Fishing continues to be generally slow for trout.Jigs have been working well for largemouth bass, where the limit is two. All bass over 12 inches must be immediately released.
Huntington Reservoir. Over-winter survival of tiger trout has been good. Fishing success continues to be sporadic for 12-14 inch tiger trout with night crawlers. Release of tiger trout is encouraged so that fish can grow larger. Any brown trout caught should be harvested. The reservoir is closed to the possession of cutthroat trout and trout with cutthroat markings.
Joe's Valley Reservoir. No recent report. A week ago, fishing was excellent for 10-23 inch splake in shallow water using tube jigs. Anglers using spinners, PowerBait and night crawlers also reported good results. Fishing remains poor to fair for rainbow trout. Anglers are encouraged to release all larger splake for control of the abundant Utah chub population. The splake limit is two fish. All splake between 15-20 inches must be immediately released.
Lower Fish Creek. The road to the DWR property is open and dry. Dry flies are recommended.
Mary's Lake. Stocking was scheduled to occur last week. No report on fishing success.
Miller Flat Reservoir. Last week the reservoir was stocked with its total annual allotment of 3,000 rainbow trout.