Southeastern Utah fishing report for early March
Depending on elevation and weather conditions, lakes and reservoirs may be open or frozen on any given day. Smaller mountain waters generally freeze overnight and thaw by early afternoon. Larger bodies of water are more resistant to the daily freeze/thaw cycles. Unless you plan to fish a large body of water, schedule your fishing trip for the afternoon.
â¢Duck Fork Reservoir
Slow This reservoir is inaccessible, except by snow machine.
Slow Use extreme caution, especially on the north end where there are open water pockets.
Slow The reservoir is inaccessible, except by snow machine.
â¢Huntington North Reservoir
Slow The ice is melting around the edges, and the ice fishing season is over.
Slow Fishing is slow, and access is difficult. There's a deep blanket of snow and nearly two feet of ice.
â¢Joes Valley Reservoir
Fair Recently, fishing action has been best from 4 p.m. until dark. Most trout range from 13-15 inches. Anglers may have some success using green jig heads tipped with chub meat.
â¢Lower Fish Creek
Fair Anglers who use fly fishing tackle have the best success. Use floating line, a small sinker and one of the following fly patterns: a beadhead hare's ear, a beadhead prince nymph or a San Juan worm.
â¢Millsite State Park
Slow Beware of springs and open water potholes.
â¢Right Fork of Huntington Creek
Good Anglers who fly fish will have the best success. The bite is better at lower elevations. Use floating line, a small sinker and a size 12 beadhead Montana.
Slow Fishing is still very slow. Anglers haven't found any bait or tackle to be effective right now.
â¢Straight Canyon Creek
Fair Please be cautious around the icy boulders and steep slopes. Fly fishing tackle, floating line, a small sinker and a wet fly pattern will yield the best success.
â¢Wrigley Springs Reservoir
Slow Access is limited to OHV, due to mud and snow