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Fishing Report for Southeastern Utah

General: All fishermen (14 years of age or older) need to purchase a 2005 fishing license. The statewide trout bag limit remains at four fish. Refer to the 2005 Fishing Proclamation for special regulations on specific waters.

Cleveland Reservoir: The Cleveland-Huntington Irrigation Company will be taking water from the reservoir all winter long, making ice conditions unstable and hazardous. The DWR urges all winter recreationalists to stay off the reservoir until the spring melt!

Electric Lake: Deep snow makes access challenging. The ice may be unsafe, due to the warm (50-55 degree) inflow of mine water. A blanket of snow has also insulated the ice pack.

Huntington Reservoir: (on the Wasatch Plateau, Sanpete County) No recent report. Take a snow shovel to remove the snow covering the ice. Tiger trout move around the lake in schools, resulting in sporadic fishing action. The reservoir is closed to the possession of cutthroat trout or trout with cutthroat markings.

Joe's Valley Reservoir: Joe's Valley Reservoir ice is unsafe. Please wait at least one week before venturing out, and use extreme caution. Emery Water Conservancy District prohibits the use of snow machines or ATVs on the ice. The trout limit is two; only one over 22 inches. All trout 15-22 inches must be immediately released.

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

LaSal Mountains: Sgt. Edward Meyers reports that Ken's lake has a thin ice cover with little or no fishing pressure. All LaSal Mountain lakes are inaccessible.

Scofield Reservoir: Aquatics biologist Craig Walker reports that ice thickness is about six inches. Fishing success has been good. Anglers are catching predominantly rainbow trout, which range between 12-19 inches with an average of 15 inches. Anglers have been using attractants along with ice flies or jigs, tipped with a meal worm, nightcrawler or cut bait. Walker suggests that fishermen use "hot color" attractants. Metallic and gold also work well. He recommends changing bait frequently to maximize the scent around your bait. The bite has generally been light. Setting the hook can be tricky. Fishing action generally depends on the location of schooling fish.

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