Updated Fishing Report
Cottonwood Creek - (in Straight Canyon below Joes Valley Reservoir) Aquatics Biologist Craig Walker recommends bright-colored flies and lures fished at the tails of pools for spawning brown trout. Walker advises anglers to use brown trout streamers, green wooly buggers with red tails, may and stone fly larvae imitations, as well as emerging may fly imitations. Walker says that trout are most active between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Trout range from 14-18 inches.
Duck Fork Reservoir - Duck Fork has been replanted with Colorado River cutthroat trout and fingerling tiger trout. Duck Fork regulations will protect the Colorado River cutthroat population for future egg collection and fish transplant operations. The DWR hopes that this measure will help keep the Colorado River cutthroat from being listed as threatened or endangered.
Huntington Reservoir - (above Cleveland Reservoir) Fisheries Biologist Justin Hart reports that worms or small black flies have been catching nice tiger trout. Some tiger trout are approaching 19-21 inches this fall. "One of the keys to catching tigers is to use dark-colored flies, lures, and jigs and keep them moving," says Hart. "The same goes for bait fishermen. Most tigers will strike when the bait is moved."
Scofield Reservoir - Hart reports that vegetation in the lake is beginning to drop to the bottom and out of the water column. Fishing should improve as the water clears. Hart says that east side anglers have been catching 12-inch trout on PowerBait.