Southeastern Utah Fishing Report
BENCHES POND: (May 23) On May 20, the pond was stocked with 500 9-inch rainbow trout. Try using worms or PowerBait.
BOULGER RESERVOIR: (May 23) The reservoir hasn't been stocked yet this spring. Try fishing the neighboring Benches Pond, which was stocked earlier this week.
CARBON COUNTY COMMUNITY FISHING POND: (May 23) On May 20, the pond was restocked with 1,000 9-inch rainbow trout. anglers had reported good fishing before the pond was stocked.
ELECTRIC LAKE: (May 23) You can fish from the shoreline on both the north and south ends. Anglers report good fishing in the tributaries. Boaters may have difficulty getting to the ramp because of the snow and mud on the access road. The ramp itself is open. Boat travel around the lake may be hampered by fragments of ice.
GIGLIOTTI POND: (May 23) Since ice-off, anglers have consistently reported good fishing using worms or PowerBait. On May 19, the pond was restocked with 770 9-inch rainbow trout, which will boost fishing success.
HUNTINGTON CREEK: (May 23) Flash floods following the Seeley Fire have wiped out the fish downstream. The only fishing opportunity will be in the fly-only zone from South Hughes Canyon upstream to the dam.
In early May, more than 4,000 4-inch brown trout were planted along the creek. Barring future flash floods, the fishery may return to its pre-fire productivity in a few years.
HUNTINGTON NORTH RESERVOIR: (May 23) Fishing is slow, even though 1,500 9-inch rainbow trout were stocked on April 30. Shoreline anglers will find better fishing along the face of the dam.
JOES VALLEY RESERVOIR: (May 23) Anglers have been reporting slow fishing since ice-off. Bait anglers should try using chub meat, sucker meat, dead minnows or nightcrawlers - but not PowerBait. Boat anglers will catch the most fish if they use a fish graph. The rocky east side, especially south of the dam, has provided the best fishing this spring.
LAKE POWELL: (May 23) On May 18, biologists accidentally captured - and released unharmed - a 45-inch striper in a trammel net at Good Hope Bay while working on endangered fish research. The biologists estimated that the striper weight 40 pounds. Biologists were sampling the water for razorback suckers.
LOWER GREEN RIVER: (May 23) Walt Maldonado reports good fishing using shrimp and chicken liver at the pump house and confluences of the Price and San Rafael rivers. The river, though, is running high and muddy. You can catch small catfish anywhere with worms.
MILLER FLAT RESERVOIR: (May 23) You may not be able to access the reservoir because of snow drifts or mud, and the U.S. Forest Service gates may be locked.
MILLSITE RESERVOIR & STATE PARK: (May 23) Since ice-off, fishing has generally been good. Boat anglers will have the advantage, especially if they use a fish finder. Try trolling along the face of the dam with jigs, lures or baits. 10,000 4-inch tiger trout were stocked in mid May.
SCOFIELD RESERVOIR: (May 23) On May 17, Melissa Anderson of Mount Pleasant caught a 17.75-pound, 33-inch length, 21-inch girth tiger trout while trolling with pop gear. Conservation Officer Wyatt Mecham says that anglers have recently caught fewer fish, but the fish they are catching have been larger.
Last week, the reservoir received a combined total of 73,000 of 9-inch cutthroat trout from multiple stockings. All of the Scofield tributaries are closed to fishing until July 12.
SOUP BOWL: (May 23) You can access Soup Bowl in a four-wheel-drive truck or an ATV. Expect mud, snow and melting drifts. Fish haven't been stocked yet.