DWR regional fishing report

Edie Fellows caught these kokanee salmon at Electric Lake using a silver Jake while trolling in a boat about 40 feet from shore. (Photo courtesy of Edie Fellows)

UTAH DWR — Updated fishing reports from around the area provided by Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) are as follows:

Benches Pond

Fishing is good at Benches Pond, especially early in the morning or later in the evening. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinners for catching these. Garlic PowerBait has worked especially well. Tributaries to Benches Pond are now fishable.

Boulger Reservoir

Fishing has been good at Boulger Reservoir. This lake is frequently stocked with catchable sized rainbow trout from May to October, and also contains some naturally occurring cutthroat trout. Both bait and lure/fly fishing are effective methods used here.

Cleveland Reservoir

The reservoir is accessible, full and spilling. Water temp. 51-55 degrees. Visibility is about 5’-6’. The fishing has been slow.

Electric Lake

The reservoir is full and spilling. Currently murky conditions. Kokanee Salmon, cutthroat and decent tiger trout. Shore access is limited to the north end and the south end near the dam. The concrete boat ramp located on the north end of the lake is accessible.

Huntington Reservoir

The reservoir regularly produces large tiger trout and contains a small population of native cutthroat trout. It is closed for the possession of cutthroat trout or trout with cutthroat markings. It is currently full and the water is murky. Float tubers usually have the best success, but shore fishing with bait and or lures/flies can also be productive.

Joe’s Valley Reservoir

The reservoir has a boat ramp and a Forest Service campground located on the west side of the reservoir. Anglers have caught trophy splake up to 16 pounds in the reservoir. Fishing is generally best from mid-October through June.

Miller Flat Reservoir

The reservoir is full and spilling. Water visibility is about two feet. Rainbow fishing is good and steady. Small boats, pontoons, and float tubes can be hand launched at numerous locations around the reservoir.

Palisade Reservoir

Fishing is fair. Try using 1/6-once brass/red spot or Y5D/silver Lil Jake Lures, 1/4-ounce gold or holographic tiger Panther Martin Willow Strike spinners, or 1/4-once hammered gold or chrome Acme Kastmasters. Also, Try using half of a night crawler, Berkley Trout worms, or garlic or corn trout dough bait fished 12- to 18-inches off the bottom using a fixed or slip sinker rig, or fished 20- to 30-inches below a bobber.

Scofield Reservoir

Fishing on Scofield has been great. Water temperature is 54-60 degrees at the surface. The reservoir level is 76 percent full and rising. There are plenty of rainbows, cutthroats and chubs.