Fishing report for Southeastern Utah

ABAJO MOUNTAINS: (March 27) Conservation Officer Dennis Shumway reports slow fishing during the past week. Blanding #4 is open and people are pulling out a few rainbows using spinners, PowerBait and worms. The ice is off at Recapture Reservoir, but little if any fishing pressure has been documented. Blanding #3 is now ice-free and fishing is fair using spinners, PowerBait and salmon eggs. Lloyds Lake, Foy and Monticello reservoirs are still ice-covered.

CARBON COUNTY COMMUNITY FISHING POND: (March 27) Conservation Officer Devin Christensen reports that the pond is open, but has little fishing pressure. The most popular bait has been PowerBait with no specific color.

CLEVELAND RESERVOIR: (March 16) Conservation Officer Ben Stearns reports thick ice. Ice-off isn't expected until April.

ELECTRIC LAKE: (March 27) Conservation Officer Devin Christensen reports that the lake remains ice-covered, but that fishing pressure is so light that success and the best baits are unknown.

GIGLIOTTI POND: (March 27) Conservation Officer Devin Christensen says that this community fishery is getting a lot of pressure. Salmon eggs have been the most productive bait. The best technique has been to suspend the salmon egg beneath a bobber with 1 to two feet of leader.

HUNTINGTON NORTH RESERVOIR: (March 27) The reservoir is ice-free. State Park Manager Dan Richards reports good fishing from a boat or shoreline. A week ago, one angler caught a 27-inch brown trout. On March 18, Richards caught some nice rainbows in the 3-pound range just off the dam. Larger trout are biting with jigs and spoons.

HUNTINGTON RESERVOIR: (March 16) The ice is very thick. Ice-off isn't expected until late April.

JOES VALLEY RESERVOIR: (March 16) Ice-off isn't expected for several weeks.

LA SAL MOUNTAINS: (March 27) Conservation Officer Tj Robertson indicates that the only accessible water has been Kens Lake, where fishing has been slow. The bait of choice is PowerBait in many different colors, but green or red seem to be the best. Nightcrawlers and salmon eggs have produced some fish as well. The water level has risen with spring-like temperatures and a good run-off.

MILLSITE RESERVOIR & STATE PARK: (March 16) Anglers report good fishing. The banks are open and you can launch boats.

SCOFIELD RESERVOIR: (March 27) Conservation Officer Devin Christensen reports that the edges at Scofield are too soft to convey a fisherman on or off the ice pack safely. Fishing has been slow. Trout are biting mostly in shallow water.

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