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Southeastern Utah Fishing Report

Southeastern Utah Fishing Report

CARBON COUNTY COMMUNITY FISHING POND: (October 03) Justin Shannon, the DWR's southeastern region wildlife program manager, reports good fishing with all colors of PowerBait.

CLEVELAND RESERVOIR: (October 03) Kathy Jo Martinez reported slow fishing last weekend, but caught one fish using PowerBait.

DUCK FORK RESERVOIR: (October 03) Tom Ogden and Perry Bunderson report good fly fishing from tubes. In four hours, they group caught 44 cutthroats and seven tiger trout. They used fast sinking lines and size 6 bead head leeches in purple and red, size 8 bead head soft hackle flies in black and green and size 6 leprechauns.

ELECTRIC LAKE: (October 07) Fishing is fair. Bait anglers should try using redside shiners, and lure anglers should try using Jakes Spin-a-Lure. The boat ramp is closed because of construction. Construction should finish in mid-October. You still can launch small, hand-carried watercraft.

HUNTINGTON GAME FARM POND: (October 03) Fishing was slow during the family fishing event last Saturday, despite the fact that 500 seven- to 10-inch rainbow trout had been planted several days earlier.

HUNTINGTON NORTH RESERVOIR: (October 07) On Oct. 2, Tom Ogden fly fished from a kick boat from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. and caught three 10-inch rainbow trout, seven 15- to 17-inch wipers and ten 12-inch chubs. Tom used fast sinking line with a size 4 bead head olive leech, and a size 6 bead head tan/brown soft hackle fly. The same day, Danny Curtis trolled with lures and caught a few brown trout, rainbow trout and chubs, but no wipers.

LOWER FISH CREEK: (October 07) On Sept. 28, Kathy Jo Martinez reported fair fishing. There were a lot of anglers fishing the creak that day. Minnows and crawlers have been popular baits in the area below the dam.

LOWER GREEN RIVER: (October 03) The water is running a rich brown color, and catfishing is slow. Stink baits will offer the best chance for a bite.

POTTERS PONDS: (October 07) On Sept. 29, Conservation Officer James Thomas said that fishing was so good that anglers couldn't keep their lines in the water. PowerBait was the ticket.

SCOFIELD RESERVOIR: (October 07) On Sept. 28, Kathy Jo Martinez reported good fishing along the east side of the reservoir using either minnows or nightcrawlers. Tom Ogden fly fished from a float tube near Mountain View State Park and caught 10 cutthroat trout, three rainbow trout, two tiger trout and one chub in five hours. The largest cutthroat was 15 inches, the largest tiger was 18 inches and the largest rainbow was 12 inches. All of the fish were caught within 15 feet of the bank. Tom used fast sinking line and size 6 bead head flies. He had the most success with a Canada blood leech with a gold rib, a black and copper wooly bugger and tan, green and pearl or black, red and blue soft hackle flies.

Aquatics Biologist Calvin Black and his crew gillnetted the reservoir last week. They found a number of two- to five-pound cutthroats and 18- to 24-inch tiger trout. The biggest fish was a 32-inch tiger trout that weighed just under 14 pounds. Black urges anglers to fish close to shore because the big, predatory fish appear to be cruising the shoreline for chubs.




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