Fishing Report for Southeastern Utah April 20, 2012

ABAJO MOUNTAINS: (April 20) Sergeant J. Shirley reports that fishing has been challenging. The wind, snow and rain prevented a lot of anglers from fishing. Shirley says that all San Juan County waters are ice-free.

BENCHES POND: (April 12) The pond remains iced over.

BOULGER RESERVOIR: (April 12) This pond is still covered with ice.

CARBON COUNTY COMMUNITY FISHING POND: (April 20) Anglers report good fishing success using worms, marshmallows and PowerBait.

CLEVELAND RESERVOIR: (April 20) The reservoir is still covered with ice.

ELECTRIC LAKE: (April 20) The lake is still covered with ice.

GIGLIOTTI POND: (April 20) Anglers report good fishing success using with worms, PowerBait, marshmallows and nymph fly patterns.

HUNTINGTON CREEK: (April 12) The creek is fishable and fly fishermen have been doing well with small midge patterns. Dark patterns have been effective.

HUNTINGTON GAME FARM POND: (April 09) The pond has thawed and the gate is open. The carry-over fish in the pond should offer good fishing success.

HUNTINGTON NORTH RESERVOIR: (April 09) In recent weeks, anglers have reported good fishing success just off the dam. Anglers are primarily catching rainbow and brown trout.

HUNTINGTON RESERVOIR: (April 20) The reservoir is still covered with ice, but the ice is unsafe.

JOES VALLEY RESERVOIR: (April 12) The reservoir is ice-free and has been good with chubs along the west shoreline near the Seely Creek inflow.

LA SAL MOUNTAINS: (April 12) Conservation Officer TJ Robertson reports that fishing is good at Kens Lake. Fly fishermen from shore have done well with small dry flies. Bait fishermen are using marshmallows and salmon eggs. PowerBait colors in red, green and yellow have been the most effective. Mountain lakes remain inaccessible.

LOWER FISH CREEK: (April 12) Tom Ogden fly fished on April 11 and caught one brown trout and one cutthroat near the confluence of the White River and Lower Fish Creek. He used floating line and a size 12 bead head hare's ear. He weighted the line with a split shot to get the fly down into the holes.

MILLSITE RESERVOIR & STATE PARK: (April 09) Tom Ogden fished from a kick boat on March 29 using a size 6 soft hackle fly in tan, green and pearl color combination. Tom's catch was 30 percent cutthroat trout and 70 percent rainbows trout. The reservoir is about 80 percent full and is rising slowly.

SCOFIELD RESERVOIR: (April 20) The reservoir is ice-free, and you can launch a boat. Anglers report good fishing success using a variety of baits and lures. Bait anglers should try egg sacs, dead minnows, rainbow PowerBait with sparkles, or nightcrawlers with marshmallows. If you're using a lure, try a Jakes Spin-a-Lure, Kastmaster or any Rapalas that imitate small trout or minnows. Leeches have also been a good fly pattern.

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