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Updated southeastern Utah fishing report

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Fishing has been slow from the shore of Huntington Reservoir but improves from small water craft or tubes.

•Cleveland Reservoir - Todd Munford of Big Pine Sports in Fairview reports good trolling with three colors of leaded line, dragging Panther Martin or Vibrax spinners.

•Duck Fork Reservoir - Catch-and-release fishing was good for cutthroat trout using a fly and bubble. Brown nymphs or black gnats are recommended. Tiger trout are growing faster than expected and promise a good sport fishery in the near future. Only artificial flies or lures may be used.

•Electric Lake - Success has ranged from poor to fair. Best fishing occurs off-shore with a full bubble and dead minnows or nightcrawlers. Some tubers/pontooners have done well off points in 20-30 feet of water with a full bubble and rainbow PowerBait.

•Fairview Lakes - Munford said fishing was good for shoreline anglers, throwing rainbow PowerBait with a full bubble on a four foot leader. Fly fishermen have had luck with sinking line and black leeches or chartreuse crystal buggers.

•Ferron Reservoir - The trout limit is four, but anglers may take a bonus limit of four brookies.

•Gigliotti Pond - The pond is planted with more than 600 bluegills, several dozen bass and hundreds of rainbow trout. One angler reported getting non-stop bites. Anglers should remember to dispose of garbage properly. Unwanted dead fish should be placed in the trash barrel. Clean fish at home and don't flush fish or entrails down the toilets.

•Gooseberry Reservoir - Munford reports good fishing with orange PowerBait or Zeke's Sierra Gold. The water level has dropped considerably and a lot of moss is showing up, so it's best to fish the channels.

•Huntington Creek - There are a lot of spooky trout just below the dam. Small dry flies such as an 18 or a 20 Griffith's gnat or para Adams have worked best. Downstream, try orange stimulators or a 16 grizzly wulffs. Below the forks, drop nightcrawlers in the deep holes for best results. Good left fork patterns have been the elk hair or Goddard caddis.

•Huntington Reservoir - Fishing was slow from shore, but somewhat better from small water craft or tubes. Deep-troll nightcrawlers or gold Jake's for best results. Some tigers run between 16-19 inches. The reservoir is closed to the possession of cutthroat trout and trout with cutthroat markings.

•Joes Valley Reservoir - Fishing conditions remain slow. The trout limit is two; only one over 22 inches; all trout from 15-22 inches must be immediately released.

•Lasal Mountains - Sergeant Edward Meyers reports excellent fishing for rainbow trout with PowerBait at Oowah. Fishing was very good at Hidden for rainbow and tiger trout with nightcrawlers. Fishing was spotty at Don's for splake and tiger trout using spinners.

•Scofield Reservoir - Munford, who hooked a four-pound rainbow trout last weekend, reported that shoreline fishing is best just as the sun comes up. Success slows way down during the day. Dead redside shiners seem to be the best bait. Fish a minnow with a half full bubble or try a nightcrawler/marshmallow combination. Boaters are generally having better success than bank fishermen. Trollers have to contend with moss and other aquatic vegetation as the reservoir becomes more shallow.

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