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Southeastern Utah fishing report

By Sun Advocate

BENCHES POND: (November 09) Ice has been forming at night. The pond is expected to freeze very soon.
BOULGER RESERVOIR: (November 09) Ice has been forming at night. The reservoir is expected to freeze soon.
CLEVELAND RESERVOIR: (November 01) On Oct. 19, Tom and Steve Ogden fly fished from kickboats for 2.5 hours. During that time, they caught two cutthroats and 24 rainbows. Most of the fish ranged from 14-17 inches. The largest trout measured 20 inches and weighed more than three pounds. The Ogdens used size 6 beadhead brown/orange woolly buggers and size 6 beadhead Canada blood leeches. Tom said there were a lot of shoreline anglers. The ones on the northeast side were catching fish, but those near the campground were not.
ELECTRIC LAKE: (November 09) Aquatics Biologist Calvin Black reports good fishing using spinners or spoons from the shore. Try fishing for tiger trout with redside shiners.
HUNTINGTON NORTH RESERVOIR: (November 09) State Park Manager Dan Richards reported hot fishing for 12- to 16-inch rainbow trout. Richards said that trolling almost anything will put fish in the creel. Aquatics Biologist Calvin Black said that fishing is traditionally good this time of year. Try using spinners, spoons and Kastmasters from the shore. Black said that silver, brass and copper are great colors and he recommends moving along the shoreline until you find a place where fish are biting. Moving around is very important this time of year.
SCOFIELD RESERVOIR: (November 09) The reservoir was stocked last week with 8-inch tiger trout. You can easily catch the tigers in the dam cove using a gold or silver Kastmasters or Jakes Spin-a-lures. Anglers have been catching the biggest fish by jigging from a boat with silver Kastmasters or a tube jigs tipped with chub meat. For best results, try fishing over rocky structure or along points or drop-offs.
On Nov. 8, two anglers caught three 16-inch rainbow trout near the inlets of upper Fish Creek and Bear Creek. Conservation Officer Devin Christensen watched one angler cast and reel in a 23-inch cutthroat trout that was just off the rocks by Madsen Bay. On Nov. 4, Aquatics Biologist Calvin Black caught two 18- to 20-inch cutthroat trout and brought three others to shore. He used tube jigs tipped with chub meat.

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