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Southeastern Utah Fishing report for late June

ABAJO MOUNTAINS

Conservation Officer Dennis Shumway reports that worms and PowerBait have been the ticket at Blanding #3 and #4 reservoirs. The pike in Recapture Reservoir are hitting very well. Anglers from across the state have been fishing here for a chance at a good pike. The water at Lloyds Lake is really low, but the fishing is good. It was stocked a few weeks ago and the stocked rainbows have been easy to catch. Foy Reservoir and Monticello Lake are full and both offer good fishing.

CARBON COUNTY COMMUNITY FISHING POND

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(June 18) During the family fishing event last Saturday, kids and adults experienced excellent fishing. Try using nightcrawlers or PowerBait with glitter.

CLEVELAND RESERVOIR

(On June 6) Tom Ogden reported fair fishing. He fly fished for 2.5 hours in the afternoon and caught five rainbows. One rainbow was eight inches long. Four were 16 inches and fat. Tom used fast sinking line and size 4 wooly buggers in black/green/pearl or black/red/blue.

DUCK FORK RESERVOIR

(June 18) Lures are outperforming flies at Duck Fork Reservoir. Sergeant Stacey Jones reports that gold and orange-flecked spinners have been the most effective. Biologists have been stripping eggs and milt from spawning cutthroat trout this week. Fertilized eggs have been taken to Fountain Green Hatchery for hatching and developing.

On June 14, Tom Ogden fly-fished from a kick boat for 4.5 hours. All trout were 8 to 14 inches. He used fast sinking line with size 6 soft hackle flies in red/black and blue.

ELECTRIC LAKE

(June 07) Conservation Officer Devin Christensen reports slow fishing, but indicates that panther martins and blue foxes have been somewhat effective in a few colors. Rod Stephens says that there are plenty of fish and good opportunity in the tributaries, which are not protected from angling.

GOOSEBERRY RESERVOIR

(June 07) Conservation Officer Devin Christensen reports good fishing in the morning and evening. He reminds anglers that tributaries are closed to fishing until the second weekend in July. On June 6, Tom Ogden fly fished from a kick boat. In one hour he caught nine rainbows and one cutthroat. Each fish was small. Tom used a slow sinking line with a size 8 beadhead soft hackle fly in black/green or black/red/blue.

HUNTINGTON RESERVOIR

(June 07) On June 6, Tom Ogden fished for five hours in the late morning and caught eight small tigers. He used a size 6 beadhead wooly bugger in black/copper or black/red/blue.

LA SAL MOUNTAINS

(June 07) Conservation Officer Tj Robertson reports good fishing at Oowah Reservoir. He and his family fished last Sunday and caught 14 fish in a couple of hours. They used purple PowerBait and red Jakes Spin-a-Lures.

MILLSITE RESERVOIR & STATE PARK

(June 18) High winds produced poor fishing conditions last weekend.

RIGHT FORK OF HUNTINGTON CREEK

(June 07) Rod Stephens reports good fishing using a panther martin with a yellow body and blade with red dots.

SCOFIELD RESERVOIR

(June 18) Shoreline fishing is good on the east side for 8- to 10-inch tiger and cutthroat trout. The best baits are redside shiners and chubs or chub meat. For rainbow trout, use glitter PowerBait and nightcrawlers. Troll in deeper water with spoons (like Daredevils) for larger trout. Early morning is the best time to fish.

WILLOW LAKE

(June 18) Tom Ogden caught 22 tiger trout in 2.5 hours from a kick boat last week. Trout ranged from 12 to 16 inches. He used a size 8 bead head, black and red, soft hackle fly.

WRIGLEY SPRINGS RESERVOIR

(June 18) Powerful winds and blowing dust dampened the fishing success.




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