Southeastern Utah Fishing Report
BENCHES POND: (July 14) Fishing has ranged from good to poor based on reports from multiple parties. Early morning fishing is the most productive. On July 11, Randall Stilson reported good fishing with rainbow PowerBait. Tyr fishing with a worm and PowerBait combination. All of the fish in the reservoir are planted rainbow trout that generally range from nine to 12 inches.
BOULGER RESERVOIR: (July 14) Fishing has been sporadic. We've received three different reports: one for slow, one for fair and on for good fishing. Fishing is definitely better in the early morning and slows down as the day advances. Try using worms or PowerBait.
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.
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.
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.
LOWER FISH CREEK: (June 30) Fly fishing is good for brown trout upstream and downstream from the DWR access. Sawsha Perri reported catching a 17-inch brown, estimated to weigh four- or five-pounds, using a Mepps spinner. She has had good luck fishing rainbow-colored or pink Mepps spinners with a rooster tail.
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.
PETES HOLE: (July 14) Fishing is fair from the bank, and good from a tube, kick boat or canoe. Traditional baits are being used.
POTTERS PONDS: (July 14) Fishing at the ponds have bounced between fair and good. Likely, it depends on the day, the time of day or the bait you choose.
SCOFIELD RESERVOIR: (July 14) Fishing should be fair. Try using chub-meat topped worms or PowerBait. Boat anglers have reported better fishing by trolling with popgear and a worm or chub meat. That makes sense because 72,000 9-inchers were planted a month earlier.
SOUP BOWL: (July 14) Fishing is slow from the bank, but good from a canoe, tube or kick boat. Typical baits have been effective.
WILLOW LAKE: (July 14) Conservation officer James Thomas reported fair fishing. He recommends fishing off the bottom with worms. James suggested that casting Jakes Spin-a-Lures could be equally productive.
WRIGLEY SPRINGS RESERVOIR: (July 14) Fishing has been fair on good days and slow on others.