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Updated fishing report for southeastern Utah

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•Duck Fork Reservoir - 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.

•Ferron Reservoir - Conservation Officer Mike Milburn reports good fishing with nightcrawlers for 12 to 15-inch brook trout. The trout limit is four, but anglers may take a bonus limit of four brookies.

•Gigliotti Pond - The Division of Wildlife Resources will sponsor a Kids' Fishing Day at the pond on Saturday, Sept. 25, beginning at 7 a.m. The pond will be freshly stocked with trout prior to the event. Prizes will be awarded by drawing.

Please dispose of garbage properly. Unwanted dead fish should be placed in the trash barrel. Clean fish at home and please don't flush fish or entrails down the toilets.

•Gooseberry Reservoir - Try 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 a 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 - The trout limit is two; only one over 22 inches; all trout from 15-22 inches must be immediately released.

•Lasal Mountains - Conservation Officer Joe Nicholson reports fair to good fishing at Medicine Lake with salmon eggs or PowerBait. Nicholson says fishing has ranged from good to excellent at Oowah for eight to 12-inch trout, using nightcrawlers or orange PowerBait. Dark Canyon was slow to fair.

Anglers have been using salmon eggs. Now that the deer archery season is underway, anglers are encouraged to avoid situations, where they may be mistaken for game animals.

•Scofield Reservoir - The best baits have been dead redside shiners or nightcrawler/marshmallow combinations. Boaters have done better than bank anglers.

Trollers have had to contend with moss and other aquatic vegetation as the reservoir draws down.

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