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Early November fishing report for southeastern Utah

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Largemouth bass are a species that can be found when fishing in Lake Powell as this angler found out.

•Huntington Creek. Tom Ogden's recommendation is a number 10 beadhead Montana.

•Huntington North State Park. Aquatics Biologist Justin Hart fished Huntington North Reservoir several times last week. He caught a number of rainbow trout along the dam and on the west shoreline with a gold Swedish Pimple. He also caught a number of 7-16 inch largemouth bass with a silver Kastmaster or with a singletail, pumpkin-colored grub on a small jighead. Justin reported seeing large brown trout chasing chubs to the shoreline, and recommends throwing spoons or a crankbaits into the churning water, if you see this activity.

•Mammoth Reservoir. Aquatics Biologist Justin Hart fished last weekend with a 3-inch chartreuse curlytail grub on a 1/4 oz. jighead. He caught a few fish, including one beautiful 3-pound tiger trout. Anglers, casting nightcrawlers, didn't seem to be having much luck. This water is closed to the possession of cutthroat trout.

•Joes Valley Reservoir. The reservoir is closed to fishing as of Nov. 1 to protect spawning splake. The reservoir will reopen on Dec. 9.

•Lake Powell. Visit for the weekly report, provided by Wayne Gustaveson, DWR project leader.

•Scofield Reservoir. Todd Munford of King's Outdoor World fished the reservoir this weekend. He reported that fishing was fair to good from shore with orange PowerBait. Todd recommends that bank anglers use a long leader behind a full bubble. Try to keep the bait just above the moss, which is settling to the bottom. Boaters, who trolled with worms under two colors of leaded line or with pop gear, were successful. Boaters, who still-fished west of the island or along the east shoreline (south of the rocks), had good luck with nightcrawlers and a chartreuse garlic egg. Most trout were fat and ranged from 1-2 pounds.

Tom Ogden's fishing buddies substantiated Todd's report, documenting good trolling or still fishing at Scofield.

In early November, Tom traditionally has good luck from a tube using brown leeches, brown sparkle leeches, beadhead green sparkle leeches or beadhead sparkle wooly buggers in black or green. He uses size 8 for all of the above.

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