Fishing Report for Southeastern Utah May 10, 2012
ABAJO MOUNTAINS: (May 10) Sergeant J. Shirley reports that fishing during the past week was challenging. Wind, snow and rain kept a lot of anglers off the water. Shirley indicated that all San Juan County waters are ice-free.
BENCHES POND: (May 04) This pond lost its ice cap this week, but we haven't received any fishing reports yet. Expect slow to fair fishing.
BOULGER RESERVOIR: (April 27) There was still an ice cap on April 23 except for a small ring of open water that circled the shoreline.
CARBON COUNTY COMMUNITY FISHING POND: (May 10) Fishing has been good with worms, marshmallows and PowerBait.
CLEVELAND RESERVOIR: (May 10) The reservoir remains iced over.
DUCK FORK RESERVOIR: (May 10) Snow drifts block access to the reservoir.
ELECTRIC LAKE: (May 04) On May 2, Conservation Officer Devin Christensen reported that both north and south sides were ice-free and fishable from the bank. Anglers report good fishing success using red-sided shiners or Jakes lures.
FAIRVIEW LAKES: (May 04) Both lakes are still mostly covered in ice, though a ring of open water is appearing around the edges. Access will be very difficult.
GIGLIOTTI POND: (May 10) Anglers have had good luck with worms, PowerBait, marshmallows and nymph fly patterns.
GOOSEBERRY RESERVOIR: (May 04) On May 2, the reservoir was still covered in ice and the U.S. Forest Service gate was locked.
HUNTINGTON CREEK: (May 04) Fly anglers report fair fishing success using wet fly patterns. Huntington Creek has special regulations. Please refer to page 25 of the Utah Fishing Guidebook for details.
HUNTINGTON NORTH RESERVOIR: (May 10) State Park Manager Dan Richards reports that boaters trolling with minnow-imitating lures enjoyed good fishing this past weekend.
HUNTINGTON RESERVOIR: (May 10) Conservation Officer J.D. Abbott checked anglers at Huntington Reservoir on May 7 and reported that three groups of anglers did well with worms.
JOES VALLEY RESERVOIR: (May 10) Conservation Officer Ben Stearns reports slow fishing across the reservoir. The fishing near Lowry Water was better. Try using worms and PowerBait.
LA SAL MOUNTAINS: (May 10) Conservation Officer Tj Robertson reports that Colorado River fishing has started to pick up. Fishing at mile marker 6.5 on Hwy 128 has been a good spot, as well as at the portal. Hot dogs and squid seem to be the best baits for catfish anglers.
The fishing is reported as good at Dons Lake. Try using salmon eggs and brightly colored PowerBait. Dry flies with some gold or silver have been working for fly fishermen. Jakes lures in green and gold have been effective.
The fishing has been good at Hidden Lake. The recommended end tackle for Dons Lake works at this water body as well.
The fishing remains good at Kens Lake. Green, orange and red PowerBait have been working well for bait anglers. Nightcrawlers and nightcrawlers tipped with salmon eggs are other good bait selections. Dry flies have been popular among fly fishermen. Bass fishermen have been throwing small tube jigs in green and melon colors.
The fishing is good at Oowah Reservoir. The usual PowerBait colors, as well as most spinners or lures, have worked well.
The fishing is fair at the Rattlesnake Ponds. Most anglers have been using worms dropped about three feet from a bobber. One angler reported good luck with a small gold Rooster tail lure.
Warner Lake is open, but there are no recent reports on fishing success.
MILLER FLAT RESERVOIR: (May 10) The U.S. Forest Service gate was opened on May 9. There are no reports on fishing success in the area.
MILLSITE RESERVOIR & STATE PARK: (May 10) Mike Keller reports that on May 6, the fishing was good with worms and marshmallows. Orange PowerBait was also effective. A mixture of cutthroat and rainbow trout ranged from 12 to 14 inches.
POTTERS PONDS: (May 10) The U.S. Forest Service gate was opened on May 9. There are no recent reports on fishing success.
SCOFIELD RESERVOIR: (May 10) Tom Ogden says that during the past week, his party of four fly fishermen caught 23 cutthroats and 7 rainbows in 5.5 hours. Tom rated the fishing success as less productive than usual. Conservation Officer Devin Christensen wants to remind anglers about the dangers of transporting quagga or zebra mussels from one waterbody to another. DWR personnel (and information on invasive aquatic species) will be available for boaters at both state park units. Please check the special regulations for Scofield Reservoir. They are listed on page 30 of the Utah Fishing Guidebook.
STRAIGHT CANYON CREEK: (May 10) Conservation Officer Ben Stearns interviewed an angler who caught lots of small brown trout using a Royal Wulff fly pattern.
WILLOW LAKE: (May 10) Willow Lake lost its ice cap this week. The water is cloudy and fishing pressure has been light.
WRIGLEY SPRINGS RESERVOIR: (May 10) Officer Ben Stearns observed plenty of fish feeding at the surface. Recent fishing success is unknown.