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Southeastern Utah Fishing Report

ABAJO MOUNTAINS: (March 21) Conservation Officer Dennis Shumway reports that the ice is off at Blanding three and four reservoirs. He expects spring stocking to occur in the next few weeks. Windy conditions kept most anglers off the water last week.

CARBON COUNTY COMMUNITY FISHING POND: (March 06) The ice is off and fishing ranges from good to excellent. The pond hasn't been stocked, but plenty of trout have carried over from winter. Tom Ogden reported good fishing using fly fishing gear. He recommends a size 8-12 wet fly, nymph or streamer with some flash because of the murky water. Lt. J Shirley checked two groups of anglers on March 1. Both groups had caught a lot of small rainbow trout using Jakes lures and PowerBait. ELECTRIC LAKE: (March 21) On March 16, Sgt. Stacey Jones reported 100 yards of open water on the north end, but the south end was still iced over and covered with snow. To reach the lake, you'll need a snowmobile.

HUNTINGTON NORTH RESERVOIR: (March 21) On March 16, Tom Ogden flyfished from a kick boat on the southwest side. In five and a half hours, he caught seven rainbow trout. One was 16-inches long, and the others were 11 to 13 inches. He used medium sinking line with a size four bead head woolly bugger, size eight soft hackle fly and size six bead head olive leech. Black and green were the most effective colors.

HUNTINGTON RESERVOIR: (March 21) This is one of the last reservoirs to open in the spring. It still has well over two feet of ice and is blanketed by slush and snow.

JOES VALLEY RESERVOIR: (March 21) A shoreline angler reports good fishing with both Gulp! Minnows and jigs tipped with chub meat.

LA SAL MOUNTAINS: (March 21) Ken's Lake and the Rattlesnake ponds have been stocked with rainbow trout. Fishing should be good at these stocked waters. MILLSITE RESERVOIR & STATE PARK: (March 21) On March 17, State Park Manager Jonathan Hunt reported 'fantastic' fishing. He recommended trolling with a Jakes lure along the face of the dam. Anglers have been catching rainbow trout and big splake.

SCOFIELD RESERVOIR: (March 21) On March 21, Sgt. Stacey Jones reported unsafe ice around the edges and a heavy layer of slush on the ice pack. There haven't been many anglers at the reservoir, because the ice isn't safe.

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