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Updated fishing report for southeastern Utah


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•Cleveland Reservoir - The Cleveland-Huntington Irrigation Company is releasing water from Cleveland Reservoir. This has created dangerously unstable ice conditions.

The DWR strongly advises all winter recreationalists to stay off this reservoir until the spring thaw.

•Electric Lake - Anglers are still catching some nice cutthroat trout on the east shoreline north of the dam. Access is tough. Best fishing occurs in 20-30 feet of water.

Try Kastmasters or white Gitzits, tipped with a night crawler.

•Huntington Creek - Fishing has been best below the forks with a chamois caddis tipped with a wax worm. Another option is a red/orange San Juan worm.

Brown trout are in the eight to 14-inch size class.

•Huntington Reservoir - (above Cleveland Reservoir) The best tackle is still a Swedish pimple or white Gitzit tipped with a mealworm.

Fishing is best in 10-12 feet of water from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tiger trout have weighed as much as three pounds and have been as long as 20 inches.

Be prepared to auger through layers of snow, slush and thick ice.

•Joes Valley Reservoir - Water is being drawn from the reservoir, making ice conditions dangerous. Anglers are urged to stay off this reservoir until the spring thaw.

•Lasal Mountains - Conservation Officer Vance Mumford reports that all mountain lakes are still snowed in.

•Millers Flat - Try fishing off the point on the southwest end of the reservoir with a 1/32 ounce white Gitzit, tipped with a mealworm or night crawler. Fish in 10-14 feet of water. Rainbow trout have been in the 10- to 15-inch size range.

•San Juan County - Conservation Officer Randall Scheetz said that the ice is starting to melt on Recapture Reservoir and Blanding 3 Reservoir.

•Scofield Reservoir - Conservation Officer Stacey Jones reports that Scofield still has 25 or more inches of ice with a top layer of slush and snow.

The anglers she spoke with described fishing as fair early in the day and very slow thereafter. Sergeant Carl Gramlich fished the reservoir with his daughter and reported good fishing from 7-9 a.m.

He fished in seven feet of water with a white jig and said the trout stopped biting after 9 a.m.

Todd Munford of Big Pine Sports in Fairview believes that fishing is improving to some extent. He suggests fishing in 12-15 feet of water about 150 to 200 yards off the east shoreline.

Munford caught the most fish between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. using egg sacs with one-eighth ounce split shot.


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