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Revised 09-22-17


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WHIRLING DISEASE -- For waters indicated, please prevent the spread of WHIRLING DISEASE by cleaning mud from waders and equipment. DO NOT TRANSPORT any parts of fish caught here to other waters. Click here for DWR information.

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Abajo Mountain

Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 16) Several lakes in the Abajo Mountains have been stocked with rainbow trout this summer, including Blue Lake, Lloyds Lake and Monticello Lake. Try using traditional fishing methods, including worms, PowerBait and spinner lures.

(Sep 1) Monticello Lake was stocked with catchable rainbow trout, as well as fingerling tiger trout, several times this summer. Try using spinners, worms and PowerBait to catch them.

Baker Reservoir

Crayfish, Brown Trout, Green Sunfish, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 14) Trout fishing slows down during the heat of the summer.

Beaver Mountain Lakes

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 14) Fishing is reported as fair to good. Trolling gold Jake’s Spin-a-lures has worked well lately at Kent’s Lake for rainbow and tiger trout. Some rainbows are also being caught from shore with Power Bait.

Beaver River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Sep 14) Catchable-size rainbow trout have been stocked.

Regulations

Benches Pond Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 16) Benches Pond was stocked most recently on Aug. 9 with rainbow trout. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinner lures.

(Sep 1) The pond was stocked with about 2,500 rainbow trout this summer, most recently on Aug. 9. The trout averaged more than nine inches in length. Try using nightcrawlers, spinners or PowerBait to catch them.

Regulations

Boulder Mountain Lakes

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 14) Fall provides some of the best fishing of the year as the water cools down and fish get more aggressive. Fair to good fishing can be found across the mountain. Spin fishers should try marabou jigs, tube jigs, Gulp minnows, spinners, Jake’s, and Kastmasters. Focus on natural baits like night crawlers or cut bait (this is especially effective for large tigers and splake). Fly anglers should bring an assortment of streamers, terrestrials, beadhead nymphs, and your favorite dry patterns. Most Boulder lakes are full of freshwater shrimp, so scuds are a must in your fly box.

Regulations

Boulger Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 16) Boulger Reservoir was stocked on Aug. 9 with rainbow trout. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinner lures.

(Sep 1) The reservoir was stocked several times this summer. The most recent stocking happened Aug. 9, when 1,200 rainbow trout were released. Spinners, PowerBait and worms are a safe bet to catch fish here.

Regulations

Box Creek Reservoirs

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Clear Creek

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 14) Bonneville cutthroat trout are abundant throughout Clear Creek. Anglers have reported catching fish up to 15 inches. Fishing is good with dry flies, terrestrials, and nymphs. Spin fishers should use flashy spinners (Mepps, Panther Martin, Blue Fox) or natural baits like night crawlers or salmon eggs.

Cleveland Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 16) Cleveland Reservoir was most recently stocked with rainbow trout on July 12. Try using worms, PowerBait or spinner lures in deeper water for catching larger rainbow trout.

(Sep 1) The reservoir was stocked with more than 4,000 10-inch rainbow trout this summer. Try using worms, PowerBait, Jake's Spin-A-Lures or soft hackle flies to catch them.

East Fork of Sevier River

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Sep 14) Kingston Canyon: Flow has increased to over 300 cfs due to irrigation releases from Otter Creek Reservoir. Fishing is difficult at this flow.

Black Canyon: Fair to good fishing can be found using streamers and nymphs.

Upper: The upper East Fork Sevier River and many of its tributaries hold good populations of brown, rainbow, and brook trout. Look for mostly small fish, though an occasional big brown can be caught just above Tropic Reservoir. These streams are perfect for honing your fly fishing skills. Hopper-dropper combos can be particularly effective. Spin fishers can do well with small, flashy spinners. Bait anglers should focus on natural baits like night crawlers and grass hoppers. We have also begun work to restore native Bonneville cutthroat trout in this drainage. Blubber and Upper Kanab creeks were recently treated with rotenone to remove non native fish. Fishing opportunities will be limited in those streams until cutthroat trout are established in 3-4 years.

Regulations

Enterprise Reservoirs

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Sep 14) Some dead trout have been observed lately, resulting from warm water temperature. This does not mean that all the trout are gone, however. Most are able to escape the heat by going deep. Trout fishing is slow. Smallmouth bass fishing is good to excellent.

Fish Lake

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Mackinaw (Lake Trout), Splake (hybrid), Rainbow Trout, Yellow Perch

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Sep 14) Harvest of Kokanee salmon is now closed through Nov 30. The other typical summer fishing patterns continue, though we should see some increased trout activity as the weather and water cool off in the next few weeks. You will also see less fishing pressure in the fall. Fishing is best in the morning and evening. Rainbow trout can be caught while trolling or bait fishing from boats. Perch fishing is providing fast action. Anchor just outside the weedline and fish with small jigs tipped with nightcrawler. Remember that there is no limit on perch at Fish Lake and you are encouraged to harvest all the perch that you catch. You can also try jigging in 40 to 80 feet for splake, tiger, and larger rainbow trout. Call the Fish Lake Lodge at (435) 638-1000 or Bowery Haven Resort (435) 638-1040 before you go to check on current conditions and get up-to-date fishing reports.

Regulations

Forsyth Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Splake (hybrid), Tiger Trout (hybrid)

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Sep 14) Good success reported for nice tiger trout casting streamers from a boat or tube, as wells as fishing night crawlers from shore.

Fremont River

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Sep 14) Flow in the upper Fremont has increased.

Gunlock Reservoir

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Crappie, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Sep 14) Gunlock Reservoir was treated with rotenone in 2015 to remove illegally introduced smallmouth bass – which pose a serious threat to native fish in the Virgin and Santa Clara rivers. We have begun re-stocking largemouth bass, bluegill, and crappie, but fishing opportunities will be limited for 2-3 years while these populations establish. Recent surveys have found that fish stocked in 2016 spawned and the populations are building, though most fish are still very small (4-6 inches).

Regulations

Gunnison Bend Reservoir

Catfish, Largemouth Bass, White Bass

(Sep 14) Channel catfish and largemouth bass are being caught at Gunnison Bend and DMAD reservoirs. The outlets at both reservoirs are also good places to fish. A recent netting survey found good numbers of catfish in Gunnison Bend, up to nine pounds in size. Night crawlers and cut bait are good options for catfish.

Kolob Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 14) The reservoir is now closed to bait fishing until May 2018. Remember that the limit allows harvest of two trout under 15 inches or over 22 inches – all trout between 15 and 22 inches must be released. Fishing is fair to good for fly and lure anglers fishing from boats and tubes. Look for fishing success to improve as the water cools down in the fall.

Regulations

Koosharem Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 14) A recent netting survey found few trout, although a few big cutthroat trout were caught. It appears that water fluctuation in recent years has been pretty hard on the trout we stock here. You have the chance to catch some large fish at Koosharem, but you’ll have to put in plenty of time. Rainbow trout have been stocked this year.

Lake Powell

Bluegill, Brown Trout, Channel Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Striped Bass, Rainbow Trout, Walleye

STOP QUAGGAG MUSCLE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Sep 22) by Wayne Gustaveson

Lake elevation: 3,629 feet Water temperatures: 76–79°F

Lake Powell fishing is always amazing. While working on the lake this week, my goal was to get to Good Hope Bay to repeat the fantastic boils I experienced on my previous trip, but wind has complicated fishing all week. My first stop was the San Juan, where we expected a few striper boils. We did not expect the magnum boils that developed along the north wall of Neskahi Bay on the morning of September 19. Active stripers were leaping high out of the water and hitting our surface lures consistently. If they went down for a few minutes, we just dropped spoons and caught more until they returned to the top. We had to leave them boiling to head uplake for the Good Hope Bay experience.

More wind greeted us at Good Hope Bay, and we only found one short, small boil. The next morning we ran all the way to White Canyon and did not see anything but a few single stripers hitting the surface. We saw very few boils from September 16 to 20.

What does this mean for boils this week? There will be boils lakewide, but the timing and location are not assured. Stripers are very fat and aggressive, and are constantly chasing shad — but much of that is happening in deeper water now. Instead of just scanning the surface, it is more important to watch the graph to find resting striper and shad schools in deeper water. You can catch these fish in 30 to 90 feet of water on spoons, downrigger trolling and even on bait.

My plan for the rest of the 2017 fishing season is take three rods. Attach a surface lure to one, a spoon on the next and a plastic shad-shaped worm on the third. With this combination, you can catch fish in any location of any canyon on Lake Powell. Stripers will hit surface lures and spoons depending on their depth and location. Smallmouth bass will crush the plastic bait.

My goal for the rest of the year will be to look for surface action, but it is fine to catch bass and stripers while scanning for a boil. Here is what to expect over the length of the lake:

Southern Lake: Spoons will be the most effective striper lure from Wahweap to Rainbow. Stripers are moving toward the backs of canyons. Rock Creek has the best recent reports from the backs of the three canyons. Bass are hitting well on the breaking edge of brushy points where the depth quickly falls from 12 to 25 feet.

San Juan: Expect striper boils in Cha, Wilson Creek and Neskahi Bay and uplake to the Great Bend. Spoons will work consistently in most canyons from the mouth of the side canyon to about half way back. Bass fishing in the San Juan is unsurpassed lakewide.

Escalante: Striper boils and spooning will be best from 50 Mile Canyon to Cow Canyon. Smallmouth fishing is very predictable on every rock slide in the main canyon.

Bullfrog: Spooning is the best striper technique. Start at Dome Rock in Bullfrog Bay and travel as far as Iceberg and Slick Rock downstream or Moki to Hansen Creek upstream. Rincon is awesome for bass fishing.

Good Hope Bay to Hite: Boils will start up again but the start date is unknown. Until then, use spoons to catch a lot of stripers. Trachyte Canyon to White is my best guess, but the water color is murky. It may be better to spoon in clear water from Good Hope downstream. I wish I could pin this down better but I did not find a consistent pattern during the day I was there. I saw my best boil in Popcorn Canyon across from Ticaboo.

Have fun fishing now that summer is over and autumn has arrived. There will be some monster boils at random times on random days lakewide, but you'll catch more stripers from deep schools that you graph on the bottom while waiting for the lake to boil.

(Sep 14) by Wayne Gustaveson

Lake elevation: 3,629 feet Water temperatures: 78–81°F

I had the pleasure of fishing with Adam Eakle who hosts hunting and fishing videos for KSL TV (Channel 5 in Salt Lake City). Adam wanted to make a video of striper boil fishing. The video will air on KSL on Sept. 30 at 6:30 p.m. We agreed to fish in the northern lake on Sept. 7 because stripers were not boiling well in the southern lake.

Boils have been consistent in the northern lake from Good Hope Bay to White Canyon. The best time to see them is from 7–9 a.m. and 4–6 p.m. After the boils cease, you can still catch stripers on spoons in the vicinity of the boil.

With this information to guide us, we launched from Bullfrog at dawn and headed uplake scanning for boils as we cruised. We saw a nice sunrise at Buoy 110. A few minutes later, near Buoy 113, we saw our first boil. It was small and widespread, but we caught our first stripers of the day. Around the next corner, Buoy 114, we found the first big boil and caught stripers on top for the next 40 minutes. We cruised uplake, looking for more, and saw them near the left hand wall just past the floating restroom. We caught boiling fish constantly for the next 45 minutes. When the stripers went down, five anglers quickly filleted over 100 stripers with electric knives on our boat. With the fillets cooling in the ice chest, we resumed our trip to White Canyon. We were not disappointed to see a quick boil as we neared Battleship Rock. These fish did not stay on top long, so we used spoons to catch a few more. Then we turned around to head back down lake and ran into another boil at 10:20 a.m. The total count from White Canyon was 30 more stripers, which brought the morning total to 130 fish. Not a bad day. The breeze was increasing, so we headed in.

On Sept. 12, we launched at Wahweap Stateline and passed through the Castle Rock Cut. Anglers had caught stripers on the Warm Creek side of Castle Rock the day before using spoons, with a few fish hitting the surface. We saw a few fish come up behind Castle Rock. We headed for the splash rings, but no more fish surfaced. A quick look at the graph changed our attitude and we switched from surface fishing to deep water spoons. Once we deployed spoons, the stripers jumped into the boat for the next half hour. When the sonar screen went blank, we saw stripers breaking the surface near the shore. We grabbed the surface lures and rushed toward shore, where we caught another 10 fish in widespread boils. With 30 fish in the cooler, we headed toward the back of Warm Creek but were delayed near the floating restroom by a bigger and tighter boil. We caught 20 more stripers from this boil on surface lures. The surface action was over by 9 a.m. At the fish cleaning station, we counted 55 stripers that we had caught in less than three hours.

This week's report is simple. Look for surface action for the first three hours of each morning. Cast surface lures to the boiling fish. After they go into deeper water, find them on the graph and drop spoons to the bottom to catch many more. Striper fishing is hot. Expect this to continue through the rest of September and into October. Boil time is the first three hours after daylight and then the last two hours before dark. They also come up randomly during the day.

Smallmouth bass have been reportedly boiling with stripers on the San Juan. Stripers chase shad, which run toward the shore where they can hide in the brush line. Bass wait in the brush for shad to swim by and ambush them. Near shore this morning, we caught some nice two-pound smallmouth on surface lures while casting to stripers.

Fishing is heading towards a fall peak that has not been seen for a very long time. Don't leave home without a surface lure and a spoon close at hand.

(Sep 8) by Wayne Gustaveson

Lake elevation: 3,630.5 feet Water temperatures: 81–85°F

Lake Powell was busy over Labor Day weekend. The weather was warm and the winds were calm. Many visitors enjoyed camping in the warm and beautiful summer conditions. There will be another week or two of warm weather, and then the cooler fall weather will arrive. Right now the lake is capped with 80°F-plus water, which is warm for really good fishing. In the spring time, the best fishing occurs when the water warms into the 60s. Right now, we are waiting for the temperature to drop into the 70s. Once that happens, here is what you can expect:

Striped Bass: Small stripers are accustomed to feeding in really warm water. The quick boils of Labor Day weekend featured 8- to 13-inch stripers. Older stripers that have boiled the last two months have done very well. They are two inches longer, fat and strong. I didn't hear many reports about larger stripers feeding on top, which means that the bigger fish were too hot to boil, the lake was too busy or shad were moving away from main channel spots that were hot a week ago. It really does not matter why there were less boils because there are still huge schools of shad in the backs of the canyons. Stripers will now move out of the main channel and work toward the backs of the canyon. The next boil period will likely erupt as soon as stripers make the transition to searching the canyons, instead of the main channel, and find shad in side canyons lakewide. I predict that top water fall fishing will begin in mid-September and boils will be big and long lasting. Expect boils to be near shore instead of in the middle of the channel. Look for giant splashes in the backs of canyons.

It has been difficult to see stripers on the graph because the schools are spread out and chasing individual shad near the surface. When the schools become tighter and are move to shallower water, it will be easier to identify a striper school. During the fall, always have a top-water lure ready to cast, but use a spoon when you see a school on the fish finder.

Smallmouth Bass: You can find smallmouth in deeper water when the surface water is so warm. Recently, the best technique has been to visibly locate a submerged brushy reef near shore. Move to the breaking edge of the reef and fish on the next drop off where water depth is 15 to 30 feet deep. Smallmouth are grouped in schools in the deeper water. You can see these groups of fish holding near the bottom. Once you're over the school, drop plastic grubs on leadhead jigs or dropshot-rigged, shad-shaped worms into the school. Right now, bass fishing is a lot like striper fishing. You can locate bass on the graph rather than just looking for the right structure and bottom depth.

I have found the best bass schools by trolling a mid-depth crankbait along the breaking edge of the reef. When you catch a bass, check for curious followers by casting plastic grubs to them as they chase the hooked fish right up to the boat. Bass fishing has been quite good using this method. Catch bass until they leave the spot or the boat drifts away, and then troll again to find another hungry group.

Bluegill: Adult bluegill have grown quite large. You can find them in the deepest brushy water available. With the lake water level going down, those brush piles are getting shallower and are visible in the clear water. Drop mealworms or Gulp minnows down to the tops of the brush to catch some very colorful feisty fish.

Channel catfish: Catfish are active in the evening near camp. Use some leftovers from dinner right behind the houseboat on a sandy beach in water that is about 10 to 15 feet deep. Catfish really like the murky water near the end of the canyon where good campsites are found.

Fishing is still really good at the lake, but will get even better in the weeks to come.

(Sep 1) by Wayne Gustaveson

Lake elevation: 3,631 feet Water temperatures: 79–83°F

After returning from a week's vacation, there were a number of exciting fishing reports waiting. Striper boils were reported much closer to my home port at Wahweap. Normally, large boils require travel to the San Juan or Good Hope Bay. These boils were a short boat ride away at Castle Rock, Warm Creek and Navajo. With great anticipation, we loaded up and headed out Tuesday morning before dawn.

The sunrise was absolutely beautiful as we crossed Wahweap Bay on perfectly calm water. We saw single fish splashing near Castle Rock, but headed uplake looking for a larger fish concentration. As we turned the corner heading to the main channel, the wind came up which prevented us from going to the mouth of Navajo. We fought the wind all the way to Gunsight, then Labyrinth, Face and finally stopped at Gregory Butte. We didn't see any boils through the white caps. The wind finally quit as we headed back down lake to Labyrinth.

In flat water, we finally saw stripers hitting the surface. These stripers were in wide spread, small pods of three to six fish covering a large cove. We caught a fat, healthy striper each time our topwater lures landed near a surfacing fish, but only one fish from each pod with lots of chasing. These were not the large striper boils we were looking for. So we moved on.

One report indicted a consistent boil in the main channel between buoys 13 and 15. We found a school at mid-morning, but they went down before we could get to them. We caught one fish blind casting to the vacated spot. We saw a quick boil at Labyrinth wall, but they went down before we could cast.

In short, stripers did not welcome me back with open fins. The wind kept the stripers down during the morning prime time. When the wind stopped, the stripers stayed deep. My striper boil report is a recap of reports received recently from anglers that did catch a lot of stripers in boils in the southern lake. In the past few days, anglers reported striper boils at Castle Rock (Warm Creek side), mouth of Navajo, main channel between buoys 13 and 15, Gunsight, and Face Canyon.

Some of these boils were huge and lasted a long time. Stripers could be boiling right now at the spots I visited this morning. In fact, we met anglers at the fish cleaning station who caught boiling stripers at Castle Rock at 7 a.m. If we had gone down toward the dam instead of Warm Creek this morning, we would have witnessed an hour long boil in the cove halfway between Wahweap Marina and Buoy 1. More evening boils were reported near Buoy 9 just uplake from Antelope Point Marina. In short, boils are where you find them, but the morning and evening are still the best time to look.

Uplake, anglers found strong boils in the back of Halls Creek. Last week's hot spots seem to be quiet right now. Each time I make this report, though, those old boil spots take off again so don't be afraid to return to a spot that has recently boiled.

We stopped and trolled in a few spots this morning and found smallmouth bass, and an occasional striper willing to hit crankbaits, near rocky reefs or long primary points. We caught the best and biggest in the early morning shadows, particularly in the area just vacated by surface feeding stripers. In the bright sunlight, the size of smallmouth that we would catch declined dramatically. Smallmouth bass anglers were not doing well when we talked to them mid-morning. I suggest trolling to find a good bass spot and then using dropshot rigs with shad-shaped worms.

Fishing was tough for us this morning because of the wind. When that happens, stripers often feed at mid-day or again in the evening. I think I will go out again this afternoon. Catching stripers on top water lures is the most exciting fishing that happens in fresh water.

Regulations

Lower Bowns

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 14) Good to excellent fishing reported.

Mill Meadow Reservoir

Brake (hybrid), Brownbows (hybrid), Perch, Rainbow, Splake (hybrid), Tiger Musky (hybrid), Tiger Trout (hybrid)

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Sep 14) Fair to good fishing reported for small and medium-sized rainbow and brown trout casting streamers from float tubes. Slow to fair fishing from shore.

Regulations

Minersville Reservoir

Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Sep 14) Trout fishing should start to improve with cooling water temperatures. Some trout can be caught trolling in deep water. Also look for hatches in the early morning and late evening. Smallmouth bass are active and can be caught on crayfish-imitating tackle. Wipers are most active at sunup or sundown and can be caught trolling or casting topwater lures. Our annual monitoring survey found fair numbers of fat, healthy rainbow trout. Fish in the 17- to 22-inch range are readily available. Wipers are also doing fantastic, with 4- to 6-pound fish abundant. We also saw a few larger wipers, up to 8 pounds.

Regulations

Navajo Lake

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 14) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked and are providing fair fishing. Look for splake to get more active as the water cools down in the next few weeks.

Newcastle Reservoir

Smallmouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Wiper (hybrid)

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Sep 14) Wipers are being caught on anchovies or other cut bait fished from shore at night. Smallmouth bass are active and can be caught on crayfish-imitating tackle.

Regulations

Otter Creek Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

STOP WHIRLING DISEASE

(Sep 14) The water level is dropping with irrigation releases and the reservoir is at 49% full. Look for trout to start getting more active with cooling water in the next few weeks. Until then, summer fishing patterns will continue with best fishing from boats – both trolling and bait fishing. If fishing from shore, focus on steeper shorelines around the south end and state park. Anglers have noticed sores and spots on many rainbow trout caught recently. These are caused by parasites that attack when the fish get stressed by warm water. The meat is safe to eat if fully cooked and the sores should disappear once the water cools down in the fall.

Regulations

Panguitch Lake

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Sep 14) Trout have moved to deeper water due to warm temperatures, so fishing from boats is best now. Many anglers are bait fishing from boats and doing well for rainbow trout. Night crawlers and Power Bait are producing best. You can also troll lures and flies and catch plenty of fish.

Regulations

Paragonah Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 14) Access to Paragonah Reservoir is open, however, it appears that the trout population has been lost due to intense flooding and ash flow from the Brian Head fire scar.

Regulations

Pine Lake

Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 14) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked. A recent netting survey found that improvements to the water delivery system improved overwinter survival and there are plenty of holdover rainbow and cutthroat trout, as well. Fish in the 17-inch range are more abundant than in recent years.

Pine Valley Reservoir

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Regulations

Quail Creek Reservoir

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Sep 14) Bass fishing should be fair to good. See Sand Hollow report for techniques/tackle. Try fishing early and late to avoid the heat and pleasure boat traffic.

Regulations

Redmond Reservoir

Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike

No recent reports.

Sand Cove Reservoirs

Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

Sand Hollow Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass

STOP QUAGGAG MUSCLE

FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

(Sep 14) Largemouth bass are very active. Various techniques have been producing. The key is to find the fish and use a bait you are confident in. The “Ned” rig is increasingly popular and productive this year. The Ned rig is half a Senko threaded on a jig head. Wacky-rigged Senkos, swim baits, spinner baits, dropshots, and crayfish-imitating jigs can all be productive. Try fishing early and late to avoid the heat and pleasure boat traffic.

Regulations

Thousand Lakes Mountain

Trout

(Sep 14) Access is good to all areas. No recent reports but fishing should be fair to good.

Tropic Reservoir

Rainbow Trout

(Sep 14) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked.

Wide Hollow Reservoir

Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout

(Sep 14) Largemouth bass and bluegill are active and providing good to excellent fishing using jigs and minnow imitations. We began introducing black crappie this spring in order to establish a new population for anglers to target. If you catch any crappie, we request that you release them so that they can spawn next spring.

Willow Lake

Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout (hybrid)

(Sep 16) The lake was stocked several times this summer. The most recent stocking involved more than 650 rainbow trout that were almost 10 inches long. Tiger trout have also been stocked. The tigers will likely reach a catchable size as winter approaches.

(Sep 1) The lake was stocked several times this summer. The most recent stocking involved more than 650 rainbow trout that were almost 10 inches long. Tiger trout have also been stocked. The tigers will likely reach a catchable size as winter approaches.

Yankee Meadow Reservoir

Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

No recent reports.

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