Michelle Thomas of Spanish Fork holds the 2.5-pound albino rainbow trout she caught at Potters Pond on June 20, 2010.
Photo by Randall Stilson
ABAJO MOUNTAINS: (June 15) Sergeant J. Shirley reports slow fishing in the Monticello and Blanding area over the weekend, presumably due to the cold, windy and wet conditions. Very few anglers ventured to the area waters, but some good-sized fish were caught at Loyd's Lake, including a 4-pound, 22-inch rainbow. For Blanding #3 and 4, try baits like marshmallows, PowerBait or nightcrawlers. A Jakes lure is the best performing spinner. At Dry Wash Reservoir, try silver or gold Jakes lures. Two weeks ago, Sergeant Shirley reported good fishing at Recapture Reservoir for bass, pike and catfish. He recommended fishing for pike and bass from a boat or from another watercraft. Anglers should cast into shallow water toward the shoreline and then reel back out into deeper water. You can catch catfish at the reservoir with any type of bait.
CLEVELAND RESERVOIR: (June 15) The reservoir is ice-free. Fishing has been slow in the reservoir, but better in the creek. Baits have been less effective than flies or lures.
DUCK FORK RESERVOIR: (June 24) Anglers report good success for 14- to 20-inch tiger trout with gold or silver Jakes lures. The tributaries are closed until the second Saturday in July. Duck Fork has special regulations. Read the Utah Fishing Guidebook for more details.
ELECTRIC LAKE: (June 15) Anglers report good fishing. Pop gear tipped with nightcrawlers should help you catch 14- to 16-inch trout.
FERRON RESERVOIR: (June 15) Aquatics Technician Randall Stilson reports fair fishing for small brook trout and 14- to 15-inch rainbow trout. Nightcrawlers and PowerBait have been effective baits.
GIGLIOTTI POND: (June 15) Nightcrawlers, PowerBait, and Power Nuggets were the best baits at last week's fishing events. Try yellow, orange or lime green colored bait. The area around the dam seemed to offer better fishing than other locations. The limit at the pond is two fish.
GOOSEBERRY RESERVOIR: (June 24) Tom Ogden flyfished from a tube on June 22 and reported good fishing for fish under 13 inches. He used a size 10 beadhead black, purple and red soft hackle fly on medium sinkline.
GRASSY LAKE: (June 24) Although the lake has been stocked, anglers report slow fishing.
HUNTINGTON NORTH RESERVOIR: (June 24) Except for early mornings, the reservoir is used mostly for water sports. The reservoir has special regulations. Read the Utah Fishing Guidebook for more details.
HUNTINGTON RESERVOIR: (June 24) Tom Ogden flyfished from a tube on June 22 and reported very good fishing for 10- to 12-inch trout. His largest trout was 16 inches. Tom used a size 8 beadhead black and green soft hackle fly on medium sinkline. He cast toward the shore and let his fly sink before stripping in the line. The reservoir has special regulations. Read the Utah Fishing Guidebook for more details.
JOES VALLEY RESERVOIR: (June 24) On June 23, James Gilson reported slow fishing. He and his son fished caught six trout under 18 inches in about five hours from a boat. Try using chubs or chub meat.
LA SAL MOUNTAINS: (June 15) A week ago, Conservation Officer TJ Robertson provided the following report:
Dons Lake: Fishing has been good with bright-colored baits and all types of lures. Good choices include Jakes lures, small spoons and Roostertails.
Hidden Lake: Fishing has been excellent, regardless of the bait. Small spoons, Jakes spinners and Roostertails have been the best lures.
Kens Lake: Bass fishing is picking up as the water temperature rises. Typical bass lures, like doubletail divers, have been effective. Trout fishing is fair to good. Fish in the early morning or evening with PowerBait, nightcrawlers or salmon eggs for best results. The best spinner is a Jakes lure.
Oowah Reservoir: The access road is now open. Hold-over trout have been hitting small lures and flies. The reservoir should be stocked by the end of the week.
Rattlesnake Ranch: Fishing has been good with all types of baits. The property surrounding the lake is privately-owned. Please keep your vehicles on established roads and pack out any garbage.
Warner Lake: The gate is open but fishing has been slow. Stocking is expected to occur by the end of the week.
MILLER FLAT RESERVOIR: (June 24) Anglers report good fishing—especially with orange or green PowerBait.
MILLSITE RESERVOIR & STATE PARK: (June 24) Aquatics Technician Bill Mitchell reports slow fishing in the full reservoir. Bill said that bright green PowerBait outperformed nightcrawlers.
PETES HOLE: (June 24) Anglers report good fishing with nightcrawlers, Panther Martins or bronze or silver Jakes lures.
POTTERS PONDS: (June 24) Anglers report good fishing—especially with orange or green PowerBait. Michelle Thomas of Spanish Fork caught a 2.5-pound albino rainbow last weekend.
SCOFIELD RESERVOIR: (June 24) Aquatics Technician Randall Stilson reports fair fishing. He caught two big fish on June 12. Willy Brock caught a 27-inch, 8-pound tiger trout, and Ryan Jones hooked a 24-inch, 6-pound tiger. Both anglers used chub meat as bait. On June 16, Stilson interviewed five anglers who had been trolling with a Lucky Craft Rapala. The five anglers hooked 82 trout—ranging from 14 to 18 inches—in three hours. The catch included a mixture of rainbows, tigers and a few cutthroats.
Scofield has special regulations. Make sure you read the Utah Fishing Guidebook before you head out.
WILLOW LAKE: (June 15) Fishing is fair. Last weekend, Thad Morris caught three 16- to 17-inch tigers with nightcrawlers.
WRIGLEY SPRINGS RESERVOIR: (June 15) The reservoir may have winterkill. Stocking should happen soon.