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Southeast Region Fishing Report

Abajo Mountains

Good

Blanding Reservoir Nos. 3 and 4 were each stocked on Sept. 18 and 19 with more than 1,600 rainbow trout. Monticello Lake and Lloyds Lake have also been stocked with rainbow trout that averaged about 10 inches long. Expect snow in most areas of the Abajo Mountains, which will limit access. (12-12-18)

Academy Mill Reservoir

Closed

Academy Mill and several other reservoirs within the Manti-La Sal National Forest are likely inaccessible to highway vehicles because of recent snowfall. (12-12-18)

Benches Pond

Unstable ice

Benches Pond has frozen over, but the ice may not be thick enough for ice fishing. Use caution here. (11-29-18)

Blue Lake

Closed

Blue Lake and several other waterbodies within the Manti-La Sal National Forest are likely inaccessible to highway vehicles because of recent snowfall. (12-12-18)

Boulger Reservoir

Unstable ice

Boulger Reservoir has frozen over, but the ice may not be thick enough for ice fishing. Use caution here. (11-29-18)

Carbon County Community Fishing Pond

Closed

The pond is closed for the winter. (12-12-18)

Cleveland Reservoir

Slow

Anglers have been able to find stable ice on Cleveland Reservoir, but fishing has been slow. (12-12-18)

Duck Fork Reservoir

Closed

Duck Fork Reservoir and several other waterbodies within the Manti-La Sal National Forest are likely inaccessible to highway vehicles because of recent snowfall. (12-12-18)

Electric Lake

Good

Electric Lake doesn't have any ice yet, but accessing the boat ramp may be difficult with highway vehicles because of recent snowfall. Anglers have been catching cutthroat trout while trolling and jigging with gulp minnows and dead shiners. Electric Lake was stocked with 15,000 fingerling cutthroat trout on Oct. 31. (12-12-18)

Emerald Lake

Closed

Emerald Lake and several other waterbodies within the Manti-La Sal National Forest are likely inaccessible to highway vehicles because of recent snowfall. (12-12-18)

Fairview Lakes

Unstable ice

Fairview Lakes and other waterbodies within the Manti-La Sal National Forest have had unstable ice lately — it might not yet be thick enough for ice fishing. Use caution here. (12-12-18)

Ferron Creek

Good

Ferron Creek was restocked with 24,000 fingerling Colorado River cutthroat trout this fall. These fish will likely reach a catchable size in 2019. (12-12-18)

Ferron Reservoir

Closed

Ferron Reservoir and several other waterbodies within the Manti-La Sal National Forest are likely inaccessible to highway vehicles because of recent snowfall. (12-12-18)

Gigliotti Pond

Unstable ice

Recent warm temperatures have made the ice at Gigliotti Pond too thin for ice fishing. Wait for colder temperatures and thicker ice before you fish here. (12-12-18)

Gooseberry Reservoir

Closed

Gooseberry Reservoir and several other waterbodies within the Manti-La Sal National Forest are likely inaccessible to highway vehicles because of recent snowfall. Gooseberry, however, is accessible with a snow machine. (12-12-18)

Grassy Lake

Closed

Grassy Lake and several other waterbodies within the Manti-La Sal National Forest are likely inaccessible to highway vehicles because of recent snowfall. (12-12-18)

Huntington Creek

Good

Anglers are catching brown trout in the afternoons while using elk hair caddis dry flies along the edges of the channel where the water slows. A recent electrofishing survey produced some impressive brown trout in the creek below Electric Lake Dam, near the bridge. (12-12-18)

Huntington Game Farm Pond

Good

Try using worms or PowerBait to catch rainbow trout here. Small flies may work well for bluegill. (12-12-18)

Huntington North Reservoir

Unstable ice

The reservoir still has some open water, and the existing ice is too unstable for ice fishing. See a current view of the reservoir's ice conditions on the Emery Water Conservancy District website. (12-12-18)

Huntington Reservoir

Good

The reservoir has stable ice. Try using jigs tipped with worms to catch trout here. (12-12-18)

Joes Valley Reservoir

Unstable ice

The reservoir still has a lot of open water, so please stay off any ice until it thickens. Anglers have had some success fishing from a float tube. Try using size 6-8 beadhead leeches and crystal buggers on medium- or fast-sinking line. See a current view of the reservoir's water/ice conditions on the Emery Water Conservancy District website. (12-12-18)

Knight-Ideal Community Fishing Pond

Closed

The pond is closed for the winter. (12-12-18)

La Sal Mountains

Good

Kens Lake was stocked twice in November with about 2,300 rainbow trout that were more than 11 inches long. Rattlesnake Ranch Pond was stocked with 2,000 rainbow trout on Oct. 10. Dons Lake and Hidden Lake were both stocked with more than 700 rainbow trout on July 9. Dark Canyon Lake and several others on the La Sal Mountains have been stocked with several thousand rainbow trout this year. The fish averaged about 10 inches long. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners to catch them. Access to waterbodies on the La Sal Mountains may be limited because of recent snowfall. (12-12-18)

Lower Fish Creek

Good

Fishing below the dam at Scofield Reservoir is good if you want to catch chubs. Try using soft-hackle flies here. This waterway may freeze over soon as snow accumulates. (12-12-18)

Miller Flat Reservoir

Closed

Miller Flat Reservoir and several other waterbodies within the Manti-La Sal National Forest are likely inaccessible to highway vehicles because of recent snowfall. However, you can reach Miller Flat with a snow machine. (12-12-18)

Millsite Reservoir & State Park

Unstable ice

The reservoir is currently capped in ice, but recent warm temperatures have made the ice too unstable for ice fishing. (12-12-18)

Petes Hole

Closed

Petes Hole and several other waterbodies within the Manti-La Sal National Forest are likely inaccessible to highway vehicles because of recent snowfall. (12-12-18)

Potters Ponds

Closed

Potters Ponds and several other waterbodies within the Manti-La Sal National Forest are likely inaccessible to highway vehicles because of recent snowfall. (12-12-18)

Price River

Closed

Much of the Price River through Price Canyon has frozen over. (12-12-18)

Right Fork of Huntington Creek

Good

Anglers report catching brown trout in the afternoons using elk hair caddis dry flies along the edges of the channel where the water slows. (12-12-18)

Scofield Reservoir

Good

The reservoir is covered in ice, but ice thickness varies across the reservoir, so use caution. Fishing has been good with jigs or paddle bugs (in various colors), tipped with chub meat. Try using white or green glow-in-the-dark jigs. Anglers have reported the fishing to be best when the fish see lots of movement from jigs. (12-12-18)

Soup Bowl

Closed

Soup Bowl and several other waterbodies within the Manti-La Sal National Forest are likely inaccessible to highway vehicles because of recent snowfall. (12-12-18)

Straight Canyon Creek

Good

Anglers report catching brown trout using soft-hackle flies in Straight Canyon Creek. Anglers may catch more fish near the Joes Valley Dam, but the larger brown trout are further downstream. (12-12-18)

Willow Lake

Closed

Willow Lake and several other waterbodies within the Manti-La Sal National Forest are likely inaccessible to highway vehicles because of recent snowfall. (12-12-18)

Wrigley Springs Reservoir

Closed

Wrigley Springs Reservoir and several other waterbodies within the Manti-La Sal National Forest are likely inaccessible to highway vehicles because of recent snowfall. (12-12-18)


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