Early October southeastern Utah fishing report
Abajo Mountains. Conservation Officer Paul Washburn reports that trout are hitting on traditional baits at all San Juan County lakes and reservoirs. Rapalas or spoons are recommended for pike at Recapture Reservoir.
Duck Fork Reservoir. Fishing has been good with a Jake's Spin-a-Lure. Tigers get up to 17-inches. Special regulations apply. Refer to the proclamation.
Fairview Lakes. Try rainbow PowerBait floated off the bottom with a slip sinker. A red crystal bugger on sinking line has been good for fly casters.
Ferron Reservoir. Fishing has been very good with nightcrawlers.
Gigliotti Pond.The catch-rate was super for the Kids' Fishing Day two weekends ago. Anglers using red and white daredevils had non-stop action. Nightcrawlers, salmon eggs and white PowerBait were also effective.
Green River. Cast pieces of nightcrawler into eddy pools for 12-inch catfish.
Huntington Creek. Good fly patterns include a number 10 beadhead Montana, number 12 beadhead hare's ear, or number 12 beadhead ugly. Special regulations exist on Huntington Creek. Please consult the proclamation.
Lasal Mountains. No recent report. A week ago, Conservation Officer TJ Robertson reported that smallmouth bass action was improving on the northwest side of Ken's Lake. Robertson recommended a brown Yamamoto doubletail plastic grub with green speckles. Trout were biting on worms and PowerBait.
Potter's Ponds. Throw a red and white Daredevil for fast fishing, according to Brian Archibald of Spring Glen.
Scofield Reservoir. Aquatics Program Manager Paul Birdsey fished last week and had good luck, trolling a gold flatfish for 14-18 inch rainbow trout. He fished with two and a half colors of leaded line in 15-17 feet of water.
Early last week, Tom Ogden fly-fished from a tube. He said that bank fishermen and tubers who were on the lake early had caught a lot of fish. For flycasters, Tom recommended black and red wooly buggers in size eight.
Dale Openshaw of Price says that fishing is very good in the evening after the sun leaves the water. He recommended nightcrawlers or salmon eggs, and observed that the trout are full of small crawdads.
Willow Reservoir. Fishing has been good with baits for the 14-inch trout.