SE Utah February Fishing Report
Abajo Mountains. DWR Conservation Officer Randall Scheetz reports little or no fishing activity at San Juan County waters. A new daily bag limit is in place at Blanding #4 Reservoir. The daily bag and possession limits of trout have been raised to 16 fish, because Blanding City plans to drain the reservoir. This change will remain in effect until March 15.
Electric Lake. No report. Bait is not allowed at this lake, where the trout limit is two.
Huntington Creek. Trout have been biting on #12 Montana nymphs. Trout average 11-12 inches. Harvest of brown trout on the left fork is encouraged, where the limit is four fish. On the left fork, fish must be taken with artificial flies or lures. On the Right Fork, from Flood and Engineer's Canyon upstream to Electric Lake dam, only two trout may be taken and artificial flies must be used. No bait or lures are allowed in this section of the creek.
Huntington Reservoir(near the top of Huntington Canyon). No recent report. Release of tiger trout is encouraged so that fish can grow larger. Any brown trout caught should be harvested. The reservoir is closed to the possession of cutthroat trout and trout with cutthroat markings.
Joes Valley Reservoir. DWR Southeastern Region Aquatics Manager Louis Berg reports that anglers, tipping a jig with a two inch dead minnow, are experiencing excellent success for 13-17 inch splake in Seely Creek Bay in 15-25 feet of water. Aquatics Biologist Mike Slater experienced good success on the west side in 10 feet of water, using a white curly tail jig tipped with a piece of chub or sucker meat. Berg encourages anglers to release all larger splake for the control of the abundant Utah chub population. The splake limit is two fish. All splake between 15-20 inches must be immediately released.
Lasal Mountains. Conservation Officer Edward Meyers reports that Ken's Lake is completely frozen. Ice thickness ranges from 10-12 inches. Meyers says that fishing has been very good. One angler caught 15 fish in three hours using a chartreuse jig and worm. Fishing seems to be best in 18-20 feet of water on the west side. Most fish are being caught 6-12 inches off the bottom.
Lower Fish Creek. Access to the middle portion of the stream on DWR property is closed until late spring. Only artificial flies or lures can be used below the railroad bridge, which is about 1 mile below the dam.
Scofield Reservoir. Fishing pressure has been heavy. No report on angling success. Release of all trout is encouraged.