Southeastern Utah Fishing Report
CARBON COUNTY COMMUNITY FISHING POND: (July 14) Fishing is good. Early mornings and late evenings are more productive than during the heat of the day. Worms and PowerBait are recommended.
CLEVELAND RESERVOIR: (July 14) Multiple, often conflicting, reports indicate sporadic fishing success. On July 11, Randall Stilson reported fair to good fishing with nightcrawlers, green PowerBait or salmon eggs for 12- to 14-inch rainbow trout. Most anglers have been fishing with bait just off the bottom. On July 10, officer Thomas received reports of slow to moderate fishing during his checks of angler licenses. On July 7, Nathan Owens reported good fishing casting green Rapalas from a boat.
ELECTRIC LAKE: (July 14) Conservation officer James Thomas reports that minnows have been far more effective than worms or PowerBait. Thomas said that boaters have had the best fishing by trolling with popgear and a worm threaded onto a beaded hook. Lieutenant J Shirley recommends that bankside anglers use lures instead of baits.
FAIRVIEW LAKES: (July 07) Fishing is slow.
FERRON RESERVOIR: (July 14) Anglers report slow to fair fishing. Worms are the recommended bait.
GIGLIOTTI POND: (July 14) Fishing is excellent with almost any bait. Some of the anglers claimed to have caught and released fish all day long.
GRASSY LAKE: (July 14) Multiple, conflicting reports indicate varying fishing conditions. Lures and artificial flies seem to be more effective than baits.
HUNTINGTON CREEK: (July 14) A July 10 flash flood washed out the road and ripped through the stream channel. Several thousand 3-inch brown trout were stocked in May. Most of them are undoubtedly many miles downstream.
HUNTINGTON NORTH RESERVOIR: (July 14) Although trout fishing is slow, some boaters have been catching wipers. Shoreline fishing is still unproductive. Except at first light, the reservoir is primarily used by recreational boaters.
HUNTINGTON RESERVOIR: (July 14) On July 10, Tom Ogden fly fished from a kick boat for 7.5 hours. He caught a 17-inch cutthroat and 13 tiger trout, five of which measured 18 inches. He caught 14 trout total over the course of the day. Tom used fast-sinking line and sizes 6-8 bead head crystal buggers and bead head soft hackle flies. Shore anglers who have fished with bait have reported poor fishing. Most anglers are fishing just off the bottom with worms. Boat anglers have reported much better fishing and a higher catch rate.
JOES VALLEY RESERVOIR: (July 14) Fishing for tiger muskies is fair, but trout fishing is still slow. On July 1, Cody Edwards of Price caught a tiger muskie that was more than 40 inches long. Cody used fly fishing tackle and a red, black and orange articulated streamer. Cody fished from the bank on the rocky east side. The fish was reportedly as thick as a man's thigh. Other muskie anglers have been using Rapalas, spoons, spinners and chub meat. Remember: you must release any tiger muskies that are under 40 inches in length.
MILLSITE RESERVOIR & STATE PARK: (July 14) Conservation Officer James Thomas reported slow fishing from the bank and fair fishing from a boat. Most anglers have been fishing just off the bottom with worms and rainbow PowerBait.
SCOFIELD RESERVOIR: (July 14) Fishing should be fair. Try using chub-meat topped worms or PowerBait.