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Southeastern Region Fishing Report - October 3, 2017



Abajo Mountains: Several lakes and reservoirs in San Juan County were stocked in September, including Lloyd's Lake and Blanding Reservoir. Try using worms and PowerBait to catch rainbow trout at these waters. (10-03-17)

Benches Pond: The pond was stocked with 1,500 rainbow trout on Sept. 20. Try using worms and PowerBait to catch fish here. (10-03-17)

Boulger Reservoir: The reservoir was stocked with 2,000 rainbow trout in August and September. Try using PowerBait and night crawlers to catch them. (10-03-17)

Carbon County Community Fishing Pond: Anglers are catching rainbow trout on PowerBait and worms. Flies have also been effective; try using a soft hackle fly in green or black with a slow- to medium-sinking line. The pond was stocked with 600 fingerling channel catfish on Sept. 20. (10-03-17)

Cleveland Reservoir: Anglers are catching rainbow trout on PowerBait with about four feet of leader on a sunken bubble. Night crawlers and marshmallows have also been effective. The reservoir was last stocked on July 12 with about 2,500 rainbow trout. (10-03-17)

Duck Fork Reservoir: To catch trout here, try using a bead head soft hackle fly in black and copper. The reservoir was stocked with 1,500 tiger trout on Aug. 18. (10-03-17)

Electric Lake: Try using minnows or tube jigs to catch trout here. Remember that you must wait until Dec. 1 to possess kokanee salmon. (10-03-17)

Fairview Lakes: The lake was stocked on June 19 with 7,000 9-inch rainbow trout. Try using worms and PowerBait to catch them. (10-03-17)

Ferron Reservoir: Fall temperatures are improving fishing at the reservoir. Try using worms and PowerBait to catch trout here. Spinner lures may also work well. (10-03-17)

Gigliotti Pond: Fishing is good at the pond. Rainbow trout are being caught on worms and PowerBait. (10-03-17)

Gooseberry Reservoir: Fishing is fair to good, and it will continue to pick up as the temperature drops. Try using a soft hackle fly or other wet flies with a medium sinking line. Standard baits may also work well to catch trout here. The reservoir was stocked with 1,500 10-inch rainbow trout on July 27 and with 1,500 fingerling Arctic grayling on Sept. 18. (10-03-17)

Grassy Lake: The lake was last stocked with 1,300 rainbow trout on July 17. Try using worms and PowerBait to catch them. To catch tiger trout, try spinners and soft hackle flies on fast-sinking line. (10-03-17)

Huntington Game Farm Pond: Try using worms or PowerBait to catch trout here. The pond was last stocked on Aug. 22 with 500 rainbow trout. (10-03-17)

Huntington North Reservoir: Anglers are catching bluegill and largemouth bass using a size 6 bead head olive leech and stripping it from the bottom with a No. 8 sinking line. Fishing for wiper should pick up as the fall temperature continues to drop. The reservoir was stocked with 1,000 10-inch rainbow trout on Aug. 22. It was also stocked on Sept. 20 with 10,000 4-inch channel catfish. The catfish will grow throughout the winter. (10-03-17)

Huntington Reservoir: Fishing has been best in the middle of the reservoir, while fishing has been slower along the banks. Anglers are finding success using a size 6 bead head crystal bugger in brown/green/pearl color combinations. A size 8 bead head woolly bugger, in black and orange, has also worked. If you're fishing with flies, try using a fast sinking line, such as a No. 8 fly line. Spinner lures may also work, especially in deeper waters. The reservoir was last stocked with 10,000 tiger trout on June 19. (10-03-17)

Joes Valley Reservoir: Fishing at the reservoir should pick up as the temperature cools. To catch trout, try using spinner lures. For tiger muskie, try spoons and Rapalas. Fishing is usually best on the rocky shorelines and in deep water. The reservoir was stocked with about 14,800 fingerling tiger muskie on April 29. More than 23,000 fingerling splake were stocked on Aug. 2. (10-03-17)

Knight-Ideal Community Fishing Pond: Fishing has been good at the pond. Try using worms or PowerBait to catch rainbow trout here. The pond was stocked with 1,600 10-inch rainbow trout on Sept. 7. It was also stocked on Sept. 1 with 400 fingerling largemouth bass. The bass will grow throughout the winter. (10-03-17)

La Sal Mountains: Several lakes and reservoirs near the La Sal Mountains were stocked in September, including the Rattlesnake Ranch Pond and Kens Lake. Try using worms, PowerBait and spinners to catch rainbow trout at these waters. (10-03-17)

Lower Fish Creek: The creek was stocked with 17,400 4-inch brown trout on June 14. The fish may soon reach a catchable size, if they haven't already. Try using soft hackle flies or woolly buggers to catch these trout and chubs that are also in the creek. (10-03-17)

Millsite Reservoir & State Park: The water level is low as work on the dam continues, but the fish are still active. Try using worms or spinners to catch trout here. (10-03-17)

Petes Hole: The reservoir was last stocked on July 17 with 1,200 10-inch rainbow trout. Try using worms and PowerBait to catch fish here. (10-03-17)

Potters Ponds: The ponds were stocked with 10-inch rainbow trout steadily through the summer. Try using PowerBait, night crawlers or spinners to catch them. (10-03-17)

Scofield Reservoir: The reservoir was stocked with more than 143,000 catchable cutthroat trout this summer. To catch them, try fishing in deeper water with spinner lures or chub meat. The reservoir also received about 7,000 7-inch tiger muskie. The muskie will likely be a catchable size by next year. (10-03-17)

Soup Bowl: The reservoir was last stocked with 700 10-inch rainbow trout on July 17. Try using worms and PowerBait to catch fish here. (10-03-17)

Wrigley Springs Reservoir: The reservoir was stocked this summer with 1,300 rainbow trout and 2,000 tiger trout. Try using worms, PowerBait, spinners and soft hackle flies to catch them. (10-03-17)